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Around the Districts: Clonroche-Poulpeasty to Fethard


Kai and Lolo O’Connor and Mathew Rochford enjoying some fine weather on Duncannon beach.

Kai and Lolo O’Connor and Mathew Rochford enjoying some fine weather on Duncannon beach.

Kai and Lolo O’Connor and Mathew Rochford enjoying some fine weather on Duncannon beach.



Cloughbawn GAA

Lotto: There was no winner of the weekend lotto draw, There was 1 winner of match 3 which was Mary Furlong The Villas, next draw on Friday 19th.

Relegation Matches: We had mixed results over the weekend, with the senior team losing out to neighbours Rathnure in Wexford Park.The Junior A team won their match against Rathgarogue Cushinstown on Saturday retaining Junior A status.

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Split the Pot

The winner of this week’s Split the Pot drawn in the Post is Mickie Ryan, Clonleigh. The Pot was €378. Thanking you for your continued support

Paul Fortune

One of our most dedicated and hardworking people employed in the maintenance of the village completed his period of employment with the Community Employment scheme on Friday last.

Paul Fortune was dedicated to keeping Clonroche village looking in top class condition over the past three and a half years. It is particularly to Paul’s dedication and credit that he helped to maintain all the good work done, including the maintenance of the Clonroche Amenity Park, during the recent pandemic when most people did not, and need not, turn in for work. At that time, we were in danger of losing all the good work achieved over the previous years and it is to Paul’s credit, and our debt to him, he “kept the show on the road”.

Paul was engaged in many of our projects, including getting the Amenity Area off the ground with tree and hedge planting and the installation of the new Fountain in the Millennium Park. We are indeed sorry to lose the comradeship and loyalty of Paul and the humor. I’m sure Paul will miss the preaching at 8.30am on Monday Tuesday & Friday mornings.

On behalf of Clonroche Development Association CLG and the community of the village we wish Paul well in his future endevours.


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: (1) Diane O’Hara. Next Week: (2) Marian McKee

Altar Society – August 13: Kathleen Colfer, Bridget Kennedy and Theresa Foley. August 20: Marian McKee and Margaret Molloy.

Anniversaries – Please remember in your prayers the repose of the souls of Johanna Doyle, Kathleen McDonald, Bridget and Patrick Colfer, Walter and Theresa Kent, Rose and Eileen Delaney, whose anniversaries occur about this time. May they all rest in peace.

Envelopes – Number of envelopes: 12. Amount collected: €161. Thanks to all who contributed.

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.

Newsletter Sponsor – Many thanks to ‘a parishioner from Mersheen’, who prefers to remain anonymous, sponsor of the Parish Newsletter for the month of August. Anyone interested in sponsoring the Newsletter, please contact Fr John at 087 6746799.

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.

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

Here is the news about our upcoming outings. You will need to pay for these trips to secure your place. Kelly is the contact to call on (087) 637 2084 if you want to add your name to a trip list or if you just want some more information.

We have an evening outing to Kilkenny to hear Ollie Grace do his show on Irish folklore on the 11th August. 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.

This month’s day trip is to Cork and the English market on the 24th of August, cost will be €25 for members and €30 for non-members, this includes a cup of tea and a scone on the way at the Park Hotel in Dungarvan. 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.

Our next meeting is on 8th August at 2pm 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.

Barn dance

The Fethard St Mogue’s barn dance returned bigger than ever on the Bank Holiday weekend. A large crowd were entertained by Sharon and Lee and the Divine Invention on the Sunday night with a great night had by all.

The organising committee would like to thank the many people who made the night such a huge success: Tommy O’Loughlin SEF, Vivion Tubritt, Séamus Molloy Electrical, Ray Culleton, Brian Cullen, Matty Hyland and Tony and Aisling for the use of their freezer van. To the Security company and the local gardaí. To all the St Mogue’s volunteers who looked after parking, barbecue, the Bar and many other duties.

A very special word of thanks to Tom and Ann Nunan and family for the use of their premises which is very much appreciated.

Fethard St Mogue’s GAA

The Intermediate Hurlers played Taghmon-Camross in the quarter-final of the championship. A disappointing first half performance saw them trail by nine points at the break. They staged a strong come back in the second half and went a point ahead half ways through the half. Taghmon struck back to regain the lead and managed to maintain that advantage to the end as they won on a 2-15 to 1-16 scoreline.

Fethard bow out of the championship in a year disrupted by injuries and absences but have had the benefit of giving some promising younger players a taste of championship action. Taghmon have since qualified for the County Final and the St Mogue’s club wish them and Horeswood all the best in their respective finals.

The Junior B hurlers played Clonard in a county quarter-final in Grantstown last Sunday morning. While the early exchanges were close enough Fethard were guilty of some bad shooting with nine first half wides leaving them trailing by six points at the break. An early Peter Mullan goal on the resumption brought Fethard back into the game and they reduced the lead to just two points. However, they couldn’t keep up the momentum as Clonard won out in the end by 1-13 to 1-9 and so end Fethard’s involvement in this year’s championship.

Saltmills and St Kearns Development Association Congratulations to Niall Stafford, Balliniry, who was the July winner of the Saltmills and St Kearns split-the-pot, well done

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

Fethard Coiste na nÓg held their Fun Day on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend. The club was delighted to see a return of this very popular event after a two-year absence.

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 online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Tri the Hook

With August now upon us, the annual Tri-the-Hook Sprint Triathlon is just over a week away. Tri the Hook ‘22 is taking place across the Hook Peninsula on Saturday, August 20, starting in the beautiful Baginbun beach and finishing up in the Fethard St Mogue’s GAA Pitch. Tickets are moving quickly and are now 80% sold out, so be sure to confirm your place by visiting trithehook.com.

The swim takes place on Baginbun beach and is marked out with buoys on the day. The route is 250m out from the beach, 250m across the bay and 250m back to the beach. The cycle route is clockwise out the mini-roundabout between Slade and the Hook Lighthouse and back via Templar’s Inn. Where the cycle route is on open roads competitors must follow the rules of the road at all times. The run route is counter clockwise down to Fethard Dock and back to the GAA pitch. For more info on this year’s race, the route and all other aspects, just visit our website trithehook.com See you all very soon.

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.