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Around the Districts: Fethard to Raheen


Nicola Barden, Michelle Boland, Mairead Foley and Paula Rayo at the Fethard St Mogues GAA dinner dance in the Brandon House Hotel.

Nicola Barden, Michelle Boland, Mairead Foley and Paula Rayo at the Fethard St Mogues GAA dinner dance in the Brandon House Hotel.

Nicola Barden, Michelle Boland, Mairead Foley and Paula Rayo at the Fethard St Mogues GAA dinner dance in the Brandon House Hotel.



Local Notes

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St Patrick’s Day Parade

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We will be having our wonderful St Patrick’s Day Parade again this year on Friday 17th March at 2pm. Lots of fun for all the family. For float entry forms please email fethardfuture@gmail.com or call into Lorraine in Geminii Hair & Beauty. Hope to see everyone there.

Country Market

The St Patrick’s Day Country Market is on Friday the 17th of March from 1pm to 3.30pm in St. Mary’s Hall in Fethard on Sea. Handmade, homemade & home-grown products. Shop Local. Check out the Market Facebook page, Fethard on sea Country Market for information.

RNLI Lifeboat Open Day

Fethard RNLI Lifeboat Station is delighted to offer you an exciting opportunity to become one of our team. We are recruiting and we would love for you to visit us at our Open Day on March 18th from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Volunteers are needed for the Lifeboat Crew, Shore Crew and Fundraising Team Members.

Fethard/St Mogues GAA Club

The achievements of our football team last year were recognised when Fethard/St.Mogues were crowned winners of the Club of the Year at the New Ross District Awards last Saturday night. Johnnie Power was a very worthy winner of an award for his work for the Fethard club. Another clubman, Seamie Wall was also the recipient of an award for his achievement in winning a European Handcycling title last year. Fethard players were heavily involved with Wexford teams over the weekend. Morgan Ellis featured with the Wexford U20 football team who lost out to Wicklow in the Andrew Corden Cup final last Saturday. Cian Byrne and his brother Cillian and Eoin Whelan all featured with the Wexford U20 Hurlers who played Cork in a practice match. Mikie Dwyer was an early substitute on the Senior hurling team that lost out to a last minute goal to Cork.

St Leonards Car Boot Sale

It’s Car Boot Sale time again in St Leonards with the first car booth sale of 2023 taking place on St Patrick’s Day Friday March 17. All the usual conditions. Gates open at 7am. All are welcome.

Saltmills Split the Pot

Congratulations to Vivien Tubritt the January winner of split the Pot in aid of Saltmills and St Kearns Community Group. Don’t forget that tickets are available for the next draw at all the usual venues.

Coiste na nOg

Traders/Crafters sought for Easter Sunday Family Fun Day Arts and Crafts Fair 9th April in St.Mogues GAA grounds, Fethard. Contact Michelle on 087 9908115 for further information.

Fethard Development Association

The Fethard Development Association would like to thank all those people who came out to help with the clean up last Saturday. We collected more than 60 bags of rubbish, the village and surrounds are even more lovely now.

Congratulations to Johanna Rossitter, this fortnight’s winner of Split the Pot. Thanks to all who participated, to the businesses who have the buckets (without whom we couldn’t do it) and to Josephine Kehoe for organising it. Buckets are located in Dillon’s Londis, The Wheelhouse Cafe, Fethard Pharmacy, Molloy’s Bar, Geminii Hair and Beauty, Fethard on Sea Tourist Office, Milano’s Takeaway, Baginbun Lodge, Beautiful U, Salon 60 and Hook Lighthouse. Draw every 2nd Wednesday.

St Louis Day Care Centre

St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange would be delighted to welcome to our Centre, older people in our community who would like to avail of the services we offer.

Why not give yourself a day out to meet with friends, old and new, join in activities, have a chat and a laugh & enjoy delicious freshly prepared meals from our kitchen. Our Cook is here to assist with special dietary requirements. Our Nurse is on hand to deal with any minor medical issues.

The services provided include bus collection, laundry, bakery, GP clinic, chiropody, hairdressing, assisted showering, Meals on Wheels Monday to Friday. We like to think of St. Louis Day Care Centre as a home away from home where you will be warmly welcomed.

If you think you, or if you know anybody who would benefit from attending the Day Care Centre please contact us on 051 389509 or email us at stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com

Catering – If you have a Communion/Confirmation this year please contact St Louis Day Care Centre for your catering needs. We provide a full range of outdoor catering, sweet and savoury foods, confectionery, cakes made to order, at reasonable rates for your special occasion, by collection. One weeks’ notice required for orders. Contact St Louis Day Care Centre 051-389509 or email: stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com for further details



Winners in the hall last week were Johnny Larkin, PJ Doyle and Jim Kehoe. Second went to James McDonald, Dick Power and David Murphy while third went to Johnny Flynn, Siobhan Doyle and Willie Kehoe. The Last Game Draw winners were Nick Doyle, Pat Ryan and Stasia Furlong. Raffle winners were Stasia Furlong, James McDonald and Larry Power.

Tintern Lotto

There was no jackpot winner in the local lotto last week when the numbers drawn were 12, 17, 26 and 27. The two match three winners were Richard Molloy of Boley Hill and Trish Power of Kinnagh. This week’s jackpot stands at €11,900.

Coffee Morning

The annual Daffodil Day coffee morning will take place in Gusserane Hall on the morning of Friday 24th March. All are welcome along for a cuppa and chat and to raise some much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

Fittest Family

Gusserane’s Fittest Family and the Gusserane Gathering 2023 will take place in the GAA pitch on 7th May. There will be adult and children’s Fittest Family competitions. Full details/rules are available on the Gusserane O’Rahillys’ social media accounts or by contacting either David Wall, Jess Meyler, Shane Doyle or Deirdre Power.


Congratulations to Brian Hennessy on receiving his New Ross District award in the Horse and Hound last weekend. Brian was chosen by the Gusserane club to receive the award this year in recognition of the tireless work that he continues to do for the club.

Split The Pot

Winner of the St Leonards soccer club’s Split the Pot draw last weekend was Ryan Whitty who collects €356.

Car Boot SaleIt’s Car Boot Sale time again in St Leonards with the first car boot sale of 2023 taking place on St Patrick’s Day. All the usual conditions. Gates open at 7am and all are welcome.

Online Raffle

A final reminder that Gusserane GAA club are holding their online raffle again this year. This initiative arose from the need to fundraise during lockdown and is now becoming an important annual source of income for the club. It also offers you the chance to win a holiday voucher to the value of €1,500 with Cassidy Travel so get your name in fast.

The raffle closes on 17th March with the draw taking place in the clubhouse on 18th March. The link to buy tickets is widely circulated on Gusserane O’Rahilly’s social media accounts. Tickets cost €10 but you can get two for €18, three for €25 and eight for €50.


Graig notes

Email news items, club events, announcements etc for the notes to graignotes@outlook.com. Deadline is Saturday 6 p.m.

Lotto Draw

The numbers drawn in the Graig GAA and Highview Athletic lotto draw on March 6 were 5, 11, 14 22. There was no winner. The following won €30 each: Ann Hayden, Elish Costello, Dawn McConnell, Eleanor Doyle, Kitty Tobin. Jackpot now stands at €17,700. Tickets are available from any club member.

Graig Tidy Towns draw

Winners on March 9 were: 1st Prize - Shelly F, €399; 2nd Prize - Thomas Doyle, €50; 3rd Prize - Eva & Abi Ryan, €25. Draw takes place in the Abbey Centre at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

Duiske Players

Duiske Players are putting on their play ‘Drinking Habits’ in the Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh on March 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. After many evenings of rehhearsals under the directorship of Peter Predergast with a cast including Edel Bolger, Stas Bolger, Lilly Brenan, Edward Hayden, Brid Moloney, Rebcca Murphy, John Meaney and Jack Murphy. A good night’s entertainment is guarenteed.

Weekly clinic

Cllr Peter Chap Cleere will have his weekly Clinic on Saturday mornings at 9.30 a.m. at his office in Main Street, Graiguenamanagh.


Church news

Mass in St. John Paul 11 Church Raheen on St. Patrick’s Day at 9.45am.

Irish dancing classes

Irish dancing classes have resumed in the Raheen Community Hall every Tuesday evening. Beginners at 6pm , Advanced at 7pm. New members are most welcome. All grades catered for.

Tuition with Kay Sutherland A.D.C.R.N and Aileen Sutherland O.D.C.R.N. For further details contact 0879035296

ARC family resource centre

Latin dance with Michael Cruz coming to Raheen Community Hall. Beginning Thursday 23rd February, 11am for 6 weeks. Call us on 051 442888 to book your place

Tree Planting: Supported by WWETB Community Education programme, we will be planting trees this Spring in the Raheen, Adamstown and Clonroche areas. Join us in greening our communities and developing your tree planting skills.

Join our Parent & Toddler Group for tea, chats and workshops. We meet Thursday mornings 9.30-11am in the Raheen Hall. Text Rachel on 087 9669553 for more details.

Call for Volunteers: Get involved in your local community and voluntee with our Day Care Centre. Call 051 442888 for more info.

Community Employment

ANCCR Area Development CLG have vacancies for the following positions:

Community Employment General Operatives in the following areas, Adamstown, Newbawn, Cushinstown/Terrerath and Caroreigh; Community Employment Childcare Assistant in Adamstown/Raheen; Office Administrator in Raheen

In order to apply for any of the above positions you need to be over 21 years and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 12 months

This is a brilliant opportunity to get back into the workforce/training. If interested in any of those positions, please contact your local Intreo Office or phone Kay, CE Supervisor at ANCCR on 087 4144313. We would love to hear from you.


Badminton is played every Thursday evening at 8pm in Raheen hall.

Walking club

Would you like to join Raheen walking club? Phone Mark at 087 9949185 for information.

Raheen youth club

Raheen youth club are looking for more volunteers to help out. If you are interested, call Mark at 087 9949185.