Tuesday 16 January 2018

'Song and Story' tribute night

Tribute night

A SONG and Story tribute night in memory of Myler Moran is being held in Rathgarogue Community Centre on Friday at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Carducci Quartet

WELL KNOWN classical music group the Carducci Quartet will perform a concert in St Mary's Church on Friday, March 28, at 8 pm.

Mother's Day hamper

A MOTHER'S Day competition for boys and girls to win a Mother's Day hamper is currently taking place. Entrants must write a letter outlining why their mother is the best mother and leave it into the customer service desk Tesco, New Ross, for Mary McGrath, Community Champion. Letters must be in before Mother's Day.

Car boot sale

A CAR boot sale is being held at Tesco, New Ross, on Saturday, March 29, and one will be held on the last Saturday of every month: the cost is €10 per car; €15 for van and €20 for van and trailer. The car boot sale runs from 8 am to 3 pm and is in aid of Tesco's Charity of the Year, Aware. For more information contact Mary McGrath at 089 4558252.

Library events

ON WEDNESDAY, March 26, you can check to see if you are registered to vote at a Register of Elections information session at New Ross Library on Wednesday, March 26, at 2 pm.

A gardening talk is taking place on Tuesday next, March 25, at 7 pm at which you can learn how to make beds in your vegetable garden.

The monthly poetry group will meet on the same day at 7 pm, focusing on the works of Emily Dickinson.

A junior reading circle group will meet at 3:30 pm on Friday, March 28 at 3:30 pm. This is for nine- to 12-year-olds and new members are always welcome.

Phelim Byrne cookery

CHEF Phelim Byrne will hold a cookery demonstration to raise funds for Ballykelly Scouts on Thursday, April 10, at 8 pm in the Horse & Hound. The doors open at 7:30 pm and tickets cost €12. Tickets are also available from scout leaders. There will be trade stands and door and spot prizes. All money raised will go towards maintenance costs associated with the Ballykelly Scouts hall.

Brandon Bridge

THE LADY President of Brandon Bridge Club Wendy Cahill welcomed members to her President's Dinner on March 7, where prizes were presented following recent bridge nights.

The following were the winners: Carol Freaney (1st); Kitty Boden (2nd); Marie Walsh (3rd); Kathleen King (4th); Pat Walsh (5th); Patricia Quinn (6th). A wonderful night was had by all and the President's Prize was greatly admired. The President praised the Brandon House Hotel for a wonderful meal.

The competition was held over a fortnight. The winners on February 19 were: Carol Freaney and Kitty Boden (1st); Marie Walsh and Pat Walsh (2nd). The February 26 winners were: Carol Freaney and Joan Foley (1st) and Frances Ryan and Josepha Taaffe (2nd).

Training courses

WEXFORD LOCAL Development plans to run a range of courses and workshops in New Ross aimed at individuals wishing to wet their feet in the education field again and individuals and groups interested in learning more and improving their skills in community development and community leadership.

The following courses are being considered for the New Ross area: pre-ECDL, working with young people, conflict resolution for groups, introduction to facilitation skills, social media training, kitchen garden growing group every Friday in the allotments, introduction to community development, Fetac Level 6 minor award in 'Train or Trainer' or facilitation and group's work skills (depending on numbers and budget), Fetac Level 5 minor award in Community development and First Aid in community development.

Contact WLD at 10, Mary Street, New Ross, by text at 0872328574, call 0539155885, or email

Forge Vintage Club

ON SUNDAY all roads lead to Foulksmills village where the Forge Vintage Club will host an all vehicle road run. All new and old vehicles are welcome on the day. Registration begins at 11.30 am. Vehicles will be leaving Foulksmills at around 12.45 pm and heading in the direction of Fethard and returning to The Oak Tree Bar where a hot dinner will be served. All proceeds will go to local charities. More information from 085 1055452.

Funky Kids Show

THE CHILDREN of Gusserane National School will present their Funky Kids Show on Saturday and Sunday in the Tintern Complex, Ballycullane, at 7 pm. This show is produced to raise funds for the parents' association and your support would be greatly appreciated. Tickets are available at the door – adults €5 and children €2.

Graiguenamanagh talk

GRAIGUENAMANAGH HISTORICAL Society is hosting a talk by Dubliner Ray Talbot who will speak on 'The Dublin I Knew' on Friday, March 28, at 8 pm. The admission is €3 for non members. All are welcome to attend.

Rugby Club

NEW ROSS RFC will hold a fundraising clothing recycling drive in aid of the club on Saturday, March 22, and Saturday, April 5, at the club grounds, Southknock, New Ross.

Please drop off all items between 10 am and 12.30 pm each collection day. You can donate all your clean unwanted clothes and also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and reused and other items will be recycled for items such as industrial wipes or soundproofing.

Laptops must be intact with their power lead and mobile phones are accepted but please keep separate. Books are accepted but no school books, texts or copy, magazines or diaries.

No household bric a brac. If you cannot make it before April 5 contact Debbie Quinn on 087 2387314 to make arrangements for collection.

St Mary's Class of 1994

A REUNION for the girls of St Mary's Secondary School class of 1994 is being held in Corcoran's, Irishtown, on Sunday, April 20, at 8 pm. Please see the Facebook page for further details.

Weight management

THE HEALTHY Eating and Lifestyle Weight Management Programme 'Changes for Life' will commence on March 26 at Scoil Mholainge, Listerlin National School.

This six-week programme will take place each Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 pm and will be run by a professional dietician. It will cover a wide range of topics essential to successful long term weight management.

The programme fee is €30 (50 per cent discount on usual programme cost). All monies will go towards fund raising initiative by the Parents Association of Scoil Mholainge Listerlin National School. To secure your place please contact Joanne at 086 8790423.

River Search charity

NEW ROSS River Search and Rescue is opening a new charity shop at the Woodbine Business Park in the coming weeks. The organisation is looking for any unwanted furniture, books, clothes, electrical items and unused gifts. Please contact Rita at 085 8144326 or Sinead at 087 3349128.

Console Walk

A 10km walk and run in aid of Console is taking place on Easter Monday, April 21 at 2 pm from Corcoran's Bar, Irishtown. There will be a cash prize for the first man/woman; first Over 50 and first U15. Sponsorship cards are available or you can make a donation on the day. Contact Kara on 086 2366575 or see Kara Katus Doran on facebook. There will also be a family fun day with Mickey & Minnie and lots more.

Youth Cafe

THE SHAMBLES Youth Cafe is providing a welcoming space for teenagers in New Ross.

It is open every Thursday from 4 pm until 7 pm for young people of 15 years plus. The youth café is a safe space that is welcoming for all young people to socially interact with their peers. An art project is currently in progress on Friday afternoons 2.30 pm to 4 pm which involves creating a mural on the wall of the youth café. The theme for this has been chosen as music, so if you are interested in leaving your artistic marks do come along – it's free to attend!

Line dancing classes

LINE DANCING classes are being held every Tuesday, Albatros Hall, 7:30 pm. Men and women are welcome to attend. Intermediate and advanced class will take place every Tuesday and Thursday night. For information call 087 9792483.

Trad session Wednesdays

PRENDERGAST'S pub is holding trad sessions on Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm.

Rachel Allen demo

A COOKERY demonstration with Rachel Allen will be held at Dooley's Hotel on the quay in Waterford on Thursday night. Tickets are available on the GYI website. There is a discounted group rate for 10 people or more. The event is a fundraiser for Grow HQ.

Country markets

NEW ROSS Country Markets are held at the Rugby Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday. The usual range of foods and crafts are available. There is home baking, savoury produce, fresh eggs, vegetables, local honey, fruit jams, chutneys. Hand-knitted crafts, jewellery, handmade cards and an excellent range of plants for your garden are also available.

Music sessions

THE LAST Friday Sessions take place on Friday, March 28, at Bolg Bui with a great selection of music to be heard. Since beginning in 2012 the initiative has been gaining in popularity and regularly enjoys a large enthusiastic audience of original music fans. Contact Brendan at or call into Tina in Bolg Bui, Mary Street.

Singing lessons

NEW ROSS Singers choir rehearsals are starting again now in preparation for a summer concert of light music. They take place in St Mary's Secondary School on Monday nights at 8 pm. New members are welcome. If you would like to join the choir call 051 421766.

Irish group

CUMANN NA bhFiann is an Irish language youth club for fourth class to third year students. The club is held every Wednesday in the sports hall at St Mary's Secondary School, New Ross, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. New members welcome. Contact Cáit on 087 9160819.

Set Dancing

THE SCOUT Hall is the venue for set dancing on Thursday nights from 8 pm to 10 pm. Beginners welcome. Irish dancing has also resumed at the same venue from 6:30 pm to 7: 30 pm on Thursdays with Irish dancer David O'Neill. Contact David at 086 1653147.

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