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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty to Clonroche-Poulpeasty


Chloe and Raquel Devitt having fun at the family fun day at New Ross Educate Together National School.

Chloe and Raquel Devitt having fun at the family fun day at New Ross Educate Together National School.

Chloe and Raquel Devitt having fun at the family fun day at New Ross Educate Together National School.



Bannow/Rathangan Show

The 71st Bannow/Rathangan show will take place this year on Thursday, July 14, at Killag, Duncormick.

Social dancing

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Dancing continues in Carrig Community Centre this Friday the 24th woith music by Delta Dawn. All welcome refreshments served.

GAA club notes

Club lotto – Winning Numbers – 21, 23, 24, 31. No jackpot winner Next jackpot Amount – €14,000. Reserve jackpot – €10,000. Match-three winners share €1,000 – James Walsh, Shielbaggan; Derek O’Hanlon, Taghmon; Eleanor Murphy, Taghmon. Next Draw June 28 at 8.30 p.m.

Summer camp - Bannow-Ballymitty GAA Club are delighted to announce that they are back for a summer Camp again this year. The summer Camp will run from Monday, July 4 to Friday July 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. To register a child, please contact Ger at 087 1626216.

Cúl Camp

Camp at Grantstown runs from July 11 to July 15 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Register now at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Ballymitty Hall

Taekwondo – Classes are ongoing every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Contact John Phillips at 086 3893382 for more information.

Yoga classes – Yoga continuies in Ballymitty Hall on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Contact Ger at 083 0277053.

Monday Night Bingo – Come play at our Drive-in Bingo (Ballymitty Church Carpark) or play online via Zoom in comfort of your own home or with friends. Mondays at 8 p.m. For more info contact 089 2722808 or ballymittybingo@gmail.com. Ballymitty Bingo is a fundraiser in aid of the new Ballymitty Community Centre.

Grantstown news

Thank You – A huge thank you to Irene Kelly, who opened up her gardens to visitors for the whole weekend to raise money for Grantstown Daycare Centre. Irene, her horticulture group from Grantstown and friends worked tirelessly on Saturday and Sunday serving tea and homemade cakes, collecting the admission fee, selling the artwork that was created in Grantstown by the clients and residents as well as raffle tickets.

CE Scheme Vacancies – We currently have a number of positions available on our CE Scheme for Carer’s, Maintenance Workers and Kitchen Assistants here in Grantstown Daycare Centre. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or unemployed for over 12 months, you may eligible for a CE Scheme. To be part of a CE Scheme is a great opportunity to access training and to build on your existing skills or to learn and train in a new skillset. The position involves working 19.50 hours per week. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you at 051 561016 or email karen@grantstownpriory.com. More information on these positions can be found on the Jobs Ireland website.

Calling all volunteers – If you are available to volunteer any hours to help us deliver our service please phone us at 051 561016 for a chat.

Bingo – Our Drive-in bingo is on every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Caroreigh Church News

Kilgarven Patron will take place this Sunday, June 26, Mass at 2 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

Caroreigh field day will take place on Sunday, July 31, starting at 1.30, more details will follow.

Check out our Caroreigh Community Page for all Church Notices.

Camross Hall news

Health and Wellbeing Evening – The recent health and Well-being evening in Camross Hall was a huge success, our thanks to all our stand holders and everyone who attended on the evening. A very informative and enjoyable event.

Concert – On June 25 a concert will take place in Camross Hall, featuring Green Road and special guests. Free Admission, this is a ticketed evet, check out our Facbook page for link to claim your ticket.

Dance – Friday, July 1, dancing to Stuart Moyles 9.30 – midnight, €10 incl. Tea. Please note later start time.

Dates for your Diary – August 5 Dancing to Olivia Douglas, September 4, dancing to Michael Collins, October 2 Dancing to Checkers.

Check out Camross Hall Facebook page for further details or Kay Doyle at 087 2680273.

Camross ICA

The last meeting of Camross ICA was held in Camross Hall on Monday, June 13, sympathy was passed for anyone who have experienced a bereavement.

Congratulations were extended to Breda Banville and Breda Nolan for winning the ICA got Talent with their sketch ‘Husbands’, also to the group singing and Solo singing – Breda Nolan for taking part. Get well wishes were extended to Margaret Kelly. Arrangements were made for the Special Occasions competition in Bree.

A date was arranged to present a cheque to the Parkinson’s Association Wexford Branch for the proceeds of the Ann Power walk.

The recent trip to Cork to see Riverdance 25th Anniversary show, some shopping and a delicious meal in Lawlor’s Hotel was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and thanks were expressed to the organisers.

Breda Banville gave a report on the National AGM which took place recently. Arrangements were made regarding having a stand at the health and Well-being evening. Competition Winners were Trish Sweeney and Ann O’Gorman.

Next Federation Meeting will take place in Camross Hall on June 27 Next meeting will be held on September 5 at 8 p.m.

Taghmon History Society

We are currently working on our 2023 Calendar and would love to see your old photographs, these gems are often hidden in a suitcase, in the attic or under the bed, it’s time to dust them off and have a look back through the lens of time. We would love to scan them and return them to you immediately. If you can locate any, please contact Kay Doyle at 087 2680273 email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com or any member of the committee.

We are also working on a unique, special edition Photo Book, with the photos from the last 20 Calendars included. If any business in the area would be interested in being part of this celebratory keepsake edition, in the form of an advert, please contact Kay Doyle, 087 2680273 or email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its last meeting on Wednesday, June 15, in the Scout Hall. President Eithne Magee opened the meeting. Sympathy was extended to the Stafford and Gaynor families on their recent bereavements, may they RIP.

The Special occasion competition planning was finalised, the competition will be held in Bree on June 22 at 6 p.m.

Next Federation meeting will be held on June 27 in Camross.

Plans for our summer outing were also discussed, a visit and tour of Johnstown castle and gardens followed by a meal in Ferrycarrig Hotel.

Raffle was won by Kathleen Murray.

Competition; was won by Mary Monaghan. The Tom O’Donnell Trophy was won by Josephine Grennan. (most points won in monthly competitions).

Next guild meeting September 21.The meeting ended with a delicious tea and cakes.

Taghmon-Camross GAA

Many thanks to everyone who responded to the recent survey. This highlighted the desire for a wider variety of activities at the centre. Please contact the club PRO George Hussey if you would like to discuss any new activity. He can be contacted through the clubs Facebook page or by email on pro.taghmoncamross.wexford@gaa.ie.

Bookings are open now for Cúl Camps in July (July 18 to July 22) and for the Multisports camp in August (August 15 to August 19). Bookings can be made online on the relevant websites for each camp.

Please note that the lotto match three jackpots are increased to €1,000 for another two draws unless we have a jackpot winner. Three match-three winners including Eleanor Murphy and Derek O’Hanlon of Old Boley shared the €1,000 last week. Please consider buying tickets online on the clubs KlubFunder website.

Finally please note that our under-13 footballers play away to St James next Tuesday after a good win in New Ross on Tuesday night. The adult hurling championship will begin next weekend. The first fixture for our intermediate team will take place against Blackwater in Bellfield next Sunday evening at 6.30 and junior b games will resume soon too at District Quarter Final stage. Keep an eye on social media for details of these games. Your support in the championship would be greatly appreciated.

Notes correspondent

If you would like a notice included, please contact Kay Doyle at 087 2680273 or email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com Please do send in all notes, as we need to keep everyone informed.



Can you please send any information to be put in the Clongeen Notes via email by 9 a.m. on Mondays please prior to the Wednesday publication. The email to use is: grooney@hotmail.com – thanks.

The Forge Vintage Club

Our members are eagerly awaiting our overnight trip after a two-year gap. This year we will be leaving Sinnotts Shop in Clongeen this Saturday, June 25, at approximately 9.30 a.m. and heading to Tramore via New Ross, Waterford and Kilmeaden. We are hoping to arrive in Tramore late in the afternoon where we will park up and stay overnight and return back to Clongeen on Sunday the 26th late in the afternoon or early evening.

This year any money raised from this event will be going to Wexford Hospice homecare and other local charities. We will be out with buckets along the route and all members have sponsorship cards if anyone would like to make a donation.

With our sponsorship cards, anyone who makes a donation will be entered into a draw for the following three prizes: first is €200 in cash sponsored by Crosbie Transcar; second is €100 in cash sponsored by Carroll’s Bar in Clongeen; and third is a €100 all-for-one gift card sponsored by Crimewatch Security.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generosity and to everyone for their support. And finally, don’t forget that if you see us along the way, give us a beep and a wave.

Wheelchair Association Wedding

A large crowd gathered on Sunday afternoon last at Whites’ pub to join in the ceremony by the celebrant Jack Barden for the union of the Wonderful Pinkie (Pinkie Sinnott) to the Beautiful Alison (Alison Rooney), all under the watchful eyes of the Bestman Jimmy Cadogan and the flower girl Mauritius (aka Martin McClements).

The ceremony was well under way when it seemed to take a turn with the interruption by the Fabulous Philly, who had also been promised the hand of the Wonderful Pinkie – not to mention a beautiful lawn mower as stated in the detailed prenuptial agreement.

For a minute or two the outcome of the event seemed uncertain, but things got resolved promptly, to the relief of all, with the celebrant marrying not only one, but two couples as the Bestman took the opportunity to join the Fabulous Philly in matrimony too. As they say ‘all’s well that ends well’ with the four newly weds being taken for a tour of the village in the recovery truck kindly provided and truly driven by Tom White.

After the ceremony, great entertainment was provided by Stephen Cullen and delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all. The organisers would like to thank everyone who took part in this great fundraising event and who helped in any way – too many to be mentioned here.

And let’s not forget the audience that turned up in numbers to celebrate this wonderful event and most importantly who supported the Wheelchair Association – at the last count they had raised over €400. Finally, thank you to everyone who donated some great prizes for the raffle.

Clongeen Golf Society

The recently established Clongeen Golf Society plays every Saturday morning and this week we are in St Helen’s Bay Golf resort in Rosslare for the final week of the June monthly prize which has been kindly sponsored by Carroll’s Bar in Clongeen.

Afterwards the society will meet in Carroll’s for the prizes and finger food from 5 p.m. All members and/or anyone else that may be interested in joining are encouraged to come along. Contact details for anyone interested in joining are: Stephen at 087 9437501 or Willie 086 0887335 – either would be delighted to hear from you.


Annual Patron

The annual patron will be held on July 10 in Cloughbawn cemetery.

Cloughbawn GAA lotto

The next lotto draw will take place on Friday night June 24, Tickets are available at local shops or online at cloughbawn.gaa.ie.

Clonroche History Society

The History Society will hold a meeting in the Cloch Ban on Thursday, June 23, at 8 p.m. all are welcome to attend.