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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty to Fethard


Aisling and Aoife Moran from Ballyleigh who took part in the St Joseph's AC Pink Rock run and walk.

Aisling and Aoife Moran from Ballyleigh who took part in the St Joseph's AC Pink Rock run and walk.

Aisling and Aoife Moran from Ballyleigh who took part in the St Joseph's AC Pink Rock run and walk.



Sad Passings

Deepest sympathy to the Crosbie family Haggard on the death of Dennis Crosbie last Saturday, July 23, Dennis was 85 years of age and is survived by his sisters Eileen and Imelda, brother-in-law Séamus, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Dennis reposed at Ryan’s funeral parlour on Sunday afternoon with removal to Carrig-on-Bannow church on Monday for Mass at midday followed by burial in Bannow cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy to Paul Hillis and family on the sad passing of Bridget Hillis, Coolbrook, Wellingtonbridge last Tuesday the 26th. Bridget is survived by her husband Paul, daughters Elaine and Kathy, son Billy, brother Michael, sister Deidre her grandchildren many relatives and friends. Her remains reposed at Ryan’s funeral parlour on Thursday with removal to St Peter’s church Ballymitty for funeral Mass on Friday at midday with burial afterwards in Bannow cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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Deepest sympathy to Helena King and family Carrig on the death of her uncle Paddy Mullane, Waterford City last Wednesday. Paddy was the son of Seargent John Mullane, who spent some years as Seargent in Carrig-on-Bannow before moving on to Rosslare and then Waterford. Paddy is survived by his wife Kathleen, daughters Sarah and Niamh, son John, sister Sr Virginia (Bridget), grandchildren, relatives and friends. Paddy’s Mass was in the cathedral Waterford at 10.30 a.m. Saturday followed by private cremation. May he rest in peace.

Ambrosetown Patron

The patron is taking place in Ambrosetown Cemetary, at 6 p.m., on the evening of Tuesday, August 16. A collection for the upkeep of the cemetary will take place.


This week’s winner was Peter Walsh winning €194.

Social dancing

There will be no dance in Carrig on the first Friday of every month as it would clash with the dancing in Camross.

Dancing in Carrig community center for August is as follows: Friday the 12th music by Teresa and the Stars, Friday the 19th Adrian Ryan and Friday the 26th T & N dance band. All welcome refreshments served.

Grantstown news

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.

Meals on Wheels – Our Meals on Wheels service is available for delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Anyone, who wants to avail of this service is required to have their order in before 1 p.m. on Monday for Tuesdays delivery and before 1 p.m. on Wednesday for Thursdays delivery. This service makes it easy to avail of a 2-course meal which includes a nutritious main course and a delicious desert, all at a very affordable cost. Orders can be placed by calling 051 516016 or emailinfo@grantstownpriory.com.

Befriending Programme – Anyone interested in joining a befriending programme please call 051561016. If you would enjoy calling to visit and chat with some elderly people in the community this programme might suit you. Training will be provided.

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.

GAA club news

Lotto – Winning numbers were 2, 3, 23 and 24. No jackpot winner. Three match-three winners share €200 Mary Doyle, Ballyhennigan John Cullen, Killesk Jane Drought, Killesk. Next jackpot €14,000 Reserve jackpot €9,600 – €300 will be added (on reserve) on no win basis Match 3’s win or share €200 Next draw takes place in Taghmon-Camross Clubhouse on August 9 at 8.30 p.m.

Fixtures – Thursday, August 4, under-15 boys’ Hurling at home at 7-30 against Oulart. First rd Championship Junior Ladies’ Football v Adamstown away.

Saturday, August 6, under-12 girls’ Football v Gusserane yellow away Sunday Relegation final Hurling Junior Men take on Marshalstown midday (no venue at the moment).

Monday, August 8, under-10 girls’ Football v Kilmore away.

Please check our social media pages Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for venues and times as they regularly change.

Ballymitty Hall news

The Car Boot and Indoor Market is on the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ballymitty Church Carpark and Ballymitty Hall, Y35K221. To book a stall or for further information contact 089 2722808or ballymittycarboot@gmail.com.

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.


Church news

Mass Times – Tuesday, Friday 9.30 a.m. Sundays and Holydays: Vigil, 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. on the day.

Eucharistic Ministers – This Week: (3) Martin Kennedy. Next Week: (1) Diane O’Hara.

Altar Society – August 6: Ciss Wallace and Mary Wallace. August 13: Kathleen Colfer, Bridget Kennedy and Theresa Foley.

Anniversaries – Please remember in your prayers the repose of the souls of Simon and Patrick Wallace, Patsy Downes, Ethna Horan, Johanna Doyle and Kathleen McDonald. May they all rest in peace.

Wedding – Congratulations to Philip Molloy and Laura Butler, who were married last Saturday. May they have a long and happy life together.

Envelopes – Number of envelopes: 18. Amount collected: €204. Thanks to all who contributed.

Newsletter Sponsors – Once again, we’re looking for sponsors for our weekly newsletter. It only costs €50 for a month’s sponsorship and for that you get your company advertised on the Parish Facebook page – facebook.com/DuncannonParish/ – and on the newsletter itself for the whole month (or not, if you’d prefer to sponsor anonymously). So if anyone or any business would like to sponsor the newsletter, and help the parish at the same time, please contact Fr John directly or email duncannonparish@gmail.com. Thank you.

Our Lady’s Island 2022 – New Ross Pastoral Area Mass on August 18, at 8 p.m. Coach leaving car park Opposite the Dunbrody Visitor Centre on the Quay at 6 p.m. Stopping at Cushinstown Parish Church and Carrigbyrne. Closing Mass on September 8, at 7 p.m. Coach leaving car park Opposite the Dunbrody Visitor Centre on the Quay at 5 p.m. Stopping at Cushinstown Parish Church and Carrigbyrne. If you wish to attend either one or both, please contact the New Ross parish office to book a seat at 051 421 348. Cost is €10 per trip.

Duncannon NS

We are looking for a caretaker/maintenance person for our school. This is a Tús position and will be for 19.5 hours per week. The duties will include overall responsibility for general maintenance and upkeep of external/internal areas of the school.

Eligible criteria will apply, such as in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for a minimum of one year. Please forward your CV to the principal at: info@duncannonns.com.

St James GAA

Lotto Results – Winning numbers were 2, 3, 23 and 24 – No jackpot winner. Match-three winners share €200: 1) John Cullen, Killesk. 2) Jane Drought, Killesk. 3) Mary Doyle, Ballyhennigan. Next draw takes place on August 9 at 8.30 p.m. in Taghmon GAA Club. Next jackpot €14,000 – Reserve jackpot – €9,600. If the jackpot is not won, match-three prize winner (s), win or share €200.

Cockleshell Art Room

The Cockleshell Art Room is open from Thursday to Monday inclusive, from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. each day – closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement

We are putting together a list for an evening outing to Kilkenny to hear Ollie Grace do his show on Irish folklore on August 11. Get your name down quickly with Kelly if you are interested in coming with us. If we have enough of us going, we will qualify for a discount on the price.

If you prefer a day trip, we are heading to Cork and the English market on August 24, cost will be €25 for members and €30 for non-members. We will visit Fitzgerald’s Park and the museum for a nice stroll and stop for a meal on the way home at the Old Thatch. Call Kelly to book this.

Given the enthusiasm for joining our outings, you will need to pay for these trips to secure your place. Kelly is the contact to call at 087 6372084 if you want to add your name to a trip list or if you just want some more information about one of the upcoming outings.

Our next meeting is on August 8 at 2 p.m. at the SWWFRC. We will have Yvonne from Slimming World to speak to us about healthy eating for all ages. She will have recipe leaflets and meal plans to help us maintain a healthy diet.

Please contact Kelly at 087 6372084 for more information. Very important: If you are going on the holiday in September, you must pay in full by the August meeting.

Notes deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Duncannon Notes is 5 p.m. on Thursdays – email duncannonnotes@gmail.com.


Local Notes

Please note that any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at tony46murphy@eircom.net before 7 p.m. on the Friday before publication at the latest.

Fethard Development Association.

The Fethard Development Association split-the-pot is back in action with buckets in Dillon’s Londis, The Wheelhouse Cafe, Fethard Pharmacy, Molloy’s Bar, Neville’s Gastropub, Geminii Hair and Beauty, Fethard-on-Sea Tourist Office, Milano’s Takeaway, and soon to be in Baginbun Lodge, Beautiful U, Salon 60 and Hook Lighthouse. Draw every second Wednesday.

Thanks to Josephine Kehoe on all her hard work getting it going and all the local businesses who are displaying the buckets for us. True community spirit. Jimmy Butler won e112 in last week’s draw.

Coiste na nÓg

This year’s Cúl Camp in Fethard St Mogue’s is on from August 15 to August 19 from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. daily. Book your place at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Tri the Hook

These bright, beautiful mornings and longer evenings are providing a great basis to fine tune your training ahead of this year’s Tri-the-Hook, which is taking place across the Hook Peninsula on Saturday, August 20, Tickets are flying out, so be sure to grab yours now by visiting trithehook.com.

This year, we’re delighted to partner with two local businesses here in the Hook for our big June Bank Holiday competition, so your weekend is fully sorted in August. To win the following prizes, make sure you’re following our social channels and get liking/tagging/sharing, three Tri the Hook Complimentary tickets, an Irish Experience for two, breakfast for two at the Baginbun Lodge.

Massive thanks to both the Irish Experience and Baginbun Lodge for supporting the Tri the Hook and please make sure to check out their websites and social media page.

Fethard St Mogue’s

The Intermediate Hurlers played Taghmon-Camross last Friday evening in the quarter-final of the championship, full report in next week’s paper.

Country Market

The Fethard-on-Sea Country Market takes place every Saturday morning from 10.30 a.m. to midday in St Mary’s Community Hall till the end of August. Make sure you drop in.

Fethard Bingo

Fethard Bingo in St Mary’s Hall Thursdays at 8 p.m. Bus services running as normal, half an hour earlier to match the new start time.