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Local Notes.

Local Notes.

Local Notes.



The Enniscorthy Guardian offers tribute obituary pieces for bereaved family members and friends within the local community who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one.

The weekly service is offered free of charge, with all obituaries completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests.

The obituaries are also shaped entirely by your direction and they are written in full consultation with you at all times and at all stages.

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This ensures that they are a fitting tribute to the deceased person.

Please don’t hesitate to contact journalist Brendan Keane through brendan.keane@peoplenews.ie if an obituary tribute piece is something that you would like this newspaper to honour the memory of a loved one close to you who has passed away.

Traffic concern

To help progress traffic safety concerns in Bree village, the local Tidy Towns group has created a petition that will be submitted to all relevant public representatives.

The group is encouraging all of the community to support this important campaign either by signing the online petition, which can be found at https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/bree-village-traffic-safety-measures or signing in person in Bree Post Office and Hammel’s, Centra, Bree. 

Rattlesnakes on the way

The Presentation Arts Centre in Enniscorthy will provide the venue for an intriguing new play which was written and directed by two names synonymous with top-quality theatre in the town.

‘Ratttlesnakes’ was written by Paul O’Reilly and is being directed by Fintan Kelly.

The two will be very familiar to theatre-goers in the town and it’s expected there will be great interest in the forthcoming production which will be staged on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11.

The show features a formidable cast and includes some very well-known names such as Leona Eustace-Breen, Christine Quinn, Jennafer Rigg-Miller Boyd, Clodagh Doyle, Naoise O’Connor, John Kirwan and Paul O’Reilly.

Tickets for the show, priced €10, are available from the venue and through www.presentationcentre.ie.

Open call entries

Application forms are now available for the 7th annual Open Call exhibition in the Presentation Arts Centre, in Enniscorthy.

Last year’s initiative was hugely successful as it gave artists the opportunity to shake off the lockdown cobwebs and such was its popularity that 139 artists, from all backgrounds and experience levels participated.

A spokesperson for the centre took delight in announcing this year’s Open Call applications are now open.

Submissions can be in a wide range of media including animations, burnished prints, ceramics, drawings, encaustic wax, fashion, glasswork, and installations.

Drop-off days are February 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the opening taking place on March 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Pool night

Kilmuckridge Macra na Feirme hosts a Pool Night in Marty’s Bar, Oulart, every Tuesday night. 

All are welcome to attend as the craic and entertainment gets under way at 9 p.m.

For updates, keep an eye on the Kilmuckridge Macra Facebook and Instagram page.

For further information contact Cliona O’Leary at 087 3107010 and Sara Steacy on 087 7804240.

Oulart-the Ballagh lights 

Everyone is welcome to use to the Oulart-the Ballagh GAA Club walking track to participate in ‘Ireland Lights Up’ in partnership with Operation Transformation.

The lights will be on from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. every Monday to Thursday night until the end of February.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to use the facility to improve their wellbeing and general fitness.

Oulart enrolments

Enrolments are now being taken for pupils who intend starting primary school in Scoil Mochua, Oulart in September 2023.

Enrolment forms can be collected from the school between 8.40 a.m. and 2.40 p.m.

Parents and guardians can also contact the school on 053 9136177 or by email at  oulartns2@oulartns.com to request an application form.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, February 8.

Oylegate ICA

The next meeting of Oylegate ICA branch will take place on Wednesday, February 1 at 7.30 p.m. in Oylegate Community Centre.

Running club open night

Sliabh Buidhe Rovers Running Club is now looking to recruit new members for 2023.

Club membership for the year is €40 and the club caters for all levels from beginners to seasoned runners.

The club will be holding a club league in late February into early March, that will be suitable for all levels.

The club will be holding an open night in Ferns Community Centre on Wednesday, February 1, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Those interested in getting involved with the club will be able to speak to current members that night or alternatively, contact the club Chairperson, Luke Kehoe at 087 3222914 or Club Secretary Louise Kehoe at 086 8276661.

Boolavogue enrolments

Boolavogue National School is now accepting expressions of interest from parents or guardians who hope to enrol their child in the school for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Full details, including an online enrolment form, can be had at  www.boolavoguens.ie/enrol.

Kiltealy parade

Plans are well under way for the first ever St. Patrick’s Day parade in Kiltealy village.

The organisers said a number of floats have been confirmed already and the  committee would welcome more participants.

The parade will begin at 1 pm in the Community Hall car park.

After the parade there will be a kiddies’ disco in the hall for all under 12s, who must be accompanied by their parents.

Everyone is looking forward to a great day out in the village and everyone is welcome to attend the hall after the parade to celebrate the day with family and friends.

Anyone interested in entering a float is asked to contact James Quirke at 087 6899749.

Drive-in bingo

Rathnure Drive-in Bingo is back on Bank Holiday Monday, February 6, at 2 p.m.

The event will take place at Rathnure soccer pitch and gates will open at 1 p.m.

There will be up to €3,200 in prizes and gates will open at 1 p.m. The Snowball will be €700 and the Eircode for the venue is Y21 F5F9.

Parents and toddlers

Little Angels Parent & Toddler group meets in Ballindaggin Community Hall every Thursday from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The playgroup will be open on Thursday mornings during primary school term, with playtime, songs, arts and crafts.

 There will be tea, coffee and a chat for the ‘big’ ones and all children aged up to four years are welcome to attend with an accompanying adult. The initiative is very welcoming and parents and guardians can relax and the children are in a very safe environment.

For further information, contact Charlotte at charlottecookman@gmail.com.