Friday 24 May 2019

Tintern Review hits shops

The success of the O'Rahillys hurlers, RTÉ in Ballycullane and numerous happy social occasions feature in this year's edition of the Tintern Review, which is in shops now.

Edited by Billy Downes, the colourful 50-page booklet is on sale in shops locally for €7.

2016 was a great year of celebration in the parish. The GAA stalwarts won the county GAA final for the first time in 41 years. Colourful photographs of local residnts leap from the pages, from the South East Motor Club run, to Ballycullane Christmas Market. Included is a moving tribute to Paddy Kehoe, a feature on local man Michael Whelan's successful year as cathaoirleach of New Ross Municipal District, continuing in his father Seamus's footsteps on the political scene in the county. John Whelan, who recently regained the world title in reversible ploughing, features in a segment on when RTÉ visited Ballycullane to chronicle his success.

There is a mix of history and a poignant piece on how Grantstown Church closed it doors for the last time. The rich history of Dunmain National School, which dates back to 1845, is chronicled and there is a two-page spread on St Leonards FC. The St Kearns commemoration and other milestone events in the area are also covered, along with some fantastic pictures from yesteryear and details of baptisms and marriages in the area. Farming also features and there is even an informative feature article about cattle droving in Australia.

New Ross Standard