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Around the Districts: Askamore to Ballygarrett


Peter Sunderland, Josh Scully and George Murphy enjoying the Gorey v Boyne rugby game in Gorey recently.

Peter Sunderland, Josh Scully and George Murphy enjoying the Gorey v Boyne rugby game in Gorey recently.

Peter Sunderland, Josh Scully and George Murphy enjoying the Gorey v Boyne rugby game in Gorey recently.



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St. Brigid’s Church, Askamore

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Feast of St. Brigid: Mass for the feast of St. Brigid will take place in Askamore next Sunday, February 5th at 11 o’clock mass.

Ecumenical Celebration for St. Brigid’s Day will take place on Wednesday February 1st at 7.30pm in the Church Of Ireland Kilrush. All are invited to the gathering which will be celebrated by Fr. Power and Rev. Trevor Sargeant. Refreshments served.

Heartiest Congratulations

Heartiest congratulations to the Kilrush Camogie Minor team who last weekend won the Premier Championship. Well done to everyone involved players, coaches, mentors, and parents.

Social Dance

The next Social dance will take placeon Friday nexty the 3rd February 2023. Music will be by Checkers. Doors will open at 9pm. Dancing starts at 9.30pm Admission €10. Refreshments served. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Foroige volunteers needed

Foroige is looking for parents and adults to help to once again set up a youth club in Askamore for ages 12 and up. Come along to our open evening for young people and adults on Monday, February 13th at 7.30pm in Askamore Community Centre. For more information contact Gail on 086-2316302 or gail.osullivan@foroige.ie

Rural Transport

Please contact Willie on 087 244 9167 or Stacy on: 087 992 2481 to book a seat or for more details.

GAA lotto

There was no winner of the last draw in the Kilrush-Askamore GAA lotto. The numbers were 6, 15, 21 and 22. Jackpot is now at €6,700. Lucky-dip winners were Jack Quinn, Jim Byrne, Jimmy Dunbar and Pat Murphy. Seller’s prize: Angela Power. Next Draw is on Tuesday, January 31, in St Aidan’s GAA Grounds at 10 p.m.

Ballyroebuck Hall

Ballyroebuck Hall hosts a weekly social get together on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to midday For €4, you can play a few books of community bingo and enjoy a cupof tea and the old catch up while you are there.

Kilrush Drama Group

Kilrush Drama Group are busy preparing for the All Ireland Open Circuit with one of the modern classics of Irish theatre, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by world renowned playright, Martin McDonagh. It is set in the mountains of Connemara and tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship, sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

Mick Byrne will direct this powerful drama and the role of Maureen Folan will be played by Joanne Logue. Playing the formidable role of Mag Folan, Maureen’s mother, is Mary Earle, New comers to the group are Niall McGrath and John Joe Murphy who play the roles of Pato and Ray respectively.

The first performances of the production will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew on Friday the 24th and Sunday the 26th of February next at 8pm. Please do come along and support the production before it heads off on the Circuit.

South Wicklow Drama Festival

The dates for the 2023 South Wicklow Drama Festival are March 19th to March 26th. Once again the Festival has a varied and interesting line-up for Drama Lovers. The launch of the Festival will take place in Jim Byrne’s Lounge, Carnew on Thursday the 9th of February, and to carry out the launch is the Chairman of Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group, Rory Kinsella.

Ballyellis NS Split the Pot

Winner of Split the Pot on Friday 27th January is Edward Doran, Burrow, C/o Thomas Doran - winning €175. Split the Pot envelopes can be had from any parent in the school or by calling into the school. Many thanks to everyone for your support. It is much appreciated.


Zumba Class

An adult Zumba Class has started at Ballycanew National School Hall, continuing on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Introductory offer: five weeks for €35. Drop in rate: €9. With Latin music and basic moves from all over the globe, Zumba is a fun way to get fit and release feel good endorphins. All levels are welcome and no previous experience needed.

What to Wear: Comfortable active wear What to bring A drink of water and a towel (if needed) Contact ainezumba@gmail.com.

Split the Pot

Congratulations to the Saturday, January 28 winner of Split the Pot, Vicki Cooney - prize was €178. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

St Patrick’s GAA

Lotto - There was no winner of the jackpot in the last draw; winning numbers were 4, 15, 19, 27; two matched 3 numbers to each receive €75: Carol Doyle, Fiona and Amy.

Gaelic4mothers&others - St Patrick’s Gaelic4mothers&others is back on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the astro in Camolin. All newcomers are welcome, no experience necessary.

Little Ducklings Playschool

Little Ducklings Playschool are now taking enrolments for September 2023. Avail of the free playschool facility with Little Ducklings for your child. Limited places available so contact Andrea at 087 9437166 to secure your child’s place now.

Dog walkers note

If you are using the parish field to walk your dogs could you please ensure that you pick up after your dog especially around the fence and the gateway into playground as this is where small children use every day.

Clothing Banks

Reminder. Please do not leave bags at the clothing bank if the bank is full. Bring it home and come back another day. The bank is emptied regularly.

Ballyoughter Drama Group

The fantastic Cast and Crew of Ballyoughter Drama Group is set to return to the stage and transport audiences back to the 60s in their latest production of ‘It’s the Real McCoy written by Tommy Marren.

The play, billed as Ireland’s favourite comedy is set in rural Ireland in the cottage of Madge Molloy where she has to contend with nosey neighbours, a gormless postman who wants to marry her only daughter, a priest with a tale of his past and a wayward husband who wants to meet her to explain why he vanished without trace some 40 years ago.

Experience the comedy, craic and confusion in the Real McCoy with a stellar cast on January 27 and 28 and again on the following weekend February 3 and 4 in Camolin Parish Hall at 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets can be booked by contacting Margaret at 086 8531927.

Ballycanew Resource Centre

Check out all the facilities available at your local community resource Center in Ballycanew. Scooch, table tennis, shortmat bowls, 3d printing, conference facilities including an interactive white board with conference seating, printing service, use of community garden and potting shed, outdoor seating, cinema, escape room, free parking and free WiFi for more details check out our website for booking https://www.ballycanew.ie/

Here to help

Ballycanew-Ballyoughter Community Development Association is here if anyone is in need, whether it be a chat or anything else. Just give us a call 087 2127614 or drop an email to info@ballycanew.ie.

Local notes

If you have anything that you would like to be included in the local notes then please contact Ann at 087 7433684 by 5 p.m. on Sundays evenings or email annkehoe@yahoo.ie


Cahore Book Club

Cahore Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Strand Restaurant, Cahore from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Due to an amazing turnout we have now reached our full quota of members. Our next meeting will be on February 9. For more information contact Jackie on 086 3895654

Ballygarrett Golf Society

We finally got through our Ned O’Connor sponsored Christmas outing played in Arklow GC , we had a great turnout and as is the usual there was a prize for everyone who played. Joe Kenny continued his good form winning the day with 20 pts, Joe was also the winner of the John Jordan’s golfer of year which was presented by John’s widow Rose. Emmet Doyle was the recipient of the Martin Lacey club person of the year again Martin’s widow presented the trophy.

Thanks to all the families who attended, thanks to Ned for the prizes. Thanks to John Sweeney and First Glass who sponsored the Golfer of the Year. We remember the late Jim O’Brien RIP whose company NATCOM sponsored the club person of the year.

Winner. Joe Kenny. 20. (11). Cat 1. Paddy Sinnott. 16. (8). Cat 2. John Wafer Jnr 16.(25). Visitor Kevin Byrne (10) 20. Alan Goff 2’s (Par 3) Hole 3. We will be back in March.

Couch to 5K

Ballygarrett Realt na Mara is organising a Couch to 5k at the pitch in Ballygarrett. All are welcome. We will meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday over a 5-week period. Participation is free to club members and €25 for anyone else. For further details please contact Valerie Power on 087 6289327. Well done to all who are participating so far, it is proving to be a great success. Excellent progress is being made each week and we are well on our way to achieving our goal.

‘Ireland Lights Up’

Réalt na Mara GAA’s ‘Ireland Lights Up’ initiative returns this January in partnership with RTE’s Operation Transformation, Get Ireland Walking and the Irish Life “My Life” app. We are delighted that the club will be taking part in the initiative with community walks every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. starting on January 18. It’s a great way to socialise and get together during the winter evenings so why not get your walking shoes on and join us!

Killenagh Wanders

We are very happy to announce that our new indoor sports hall Astro Surface was completed this week. A major part of our Club Development programme for 2023, the new Astro will be of huge benefit to all our teams, players and the local community for years to come. We want to thank all our sponsors and doners who contributed towards our fundraising drive. The club committee have been working tirelessly over the last few months to make this project happen. Thank you Bob Hammel and all the team at Expert Hardware Kilmuckridge for your new sponsorship sign at Killenagh Park.

Lotto - The Killenagh Wanderers lotto can now be played online at clubforce.com/clubs/soccer-killenagh-wanderers-afc-wexford. All online entries must be made by 6 p.m. on the evening of the draw. Paper tickets continue to be on sale and can be bought at Rath’s Stores Ballygarrett and from usual ticket sellers. Numbers Drawn on January 23 were 3, 7, 14, 19. No winner of jackpot of €8,700. One Match 3 Winner: congrats Catriona Bolger, you have won €100.

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul is available to assist families who maybe experiencing particular financial stress, especially with basic necessities. Help is available by contacting SVDP on the confidential help line 085 1159495

Gentle yoga classes

Gentle yoga classes are taking place every Thursday from 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. in Riverchapel Community Complex. Suitable for all levels of experience, these classes are aimed at promoting relaxation and helping you to connect to your body and mind. Classes cost €10 and booking is essential. For more information or to book, contact Amy at 086 0765613 or amylewis578@gmail.com.

Local Notes

If you have anything that you would like to be included in the local notes then please contact Ann at 087 7433684 or email ballygarrettnotes@gmail.com by 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings.