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Around the Districts: Newbawn to Tullogher-Rosbercon


Taking part in the Memorial Walk in John F Kennedy Arboretum were (from left) Mag Sidney from Taghmon; Breda Nolan, Camross; Helan Sugrue, Thurles, Carol Clarke, Camross; Pam Doyle, Ashaggard and Catherine Waters, Taghmon.

Taking part in the Memorial Walk in John F Kennedy Arboretum were (from left) Mag Sidney from Taghmon; Breda Nolan, Camross; Helan Sugrue, Thurles, Carol Clarke, Camross; Pam Doyle, Ashaggard and Catherine Waters, Taghmon.

Taking part in the Memorial Walk in John F Kennedy Arboretum were (from left) Mag Sidney from Taghmon; Breda Nolan, Camross; Helan Sugrue, Thurles, Carol Clarke, Camross; Pam Doyle, Ashaggard and Catherine Waters, Taghmon.



October Monthly Draw

1st prize of €300 Bridget Cullen Gusserane; 2nd prize of €200 Martha Davis Co. Meath; 3rd prize of €100 Kiera Banville The Pillar Lane. Congratulations to the winners. The November draw takes place on Sunday 28th November.

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Congratulations to Thomas Breen of Scullabogue who was last week’s winner of €176. The last Split the Pot draw took place on Thursday 18th in Foleys Bar. The results of the draw will be in next weeks notes.

Christmas Split the Pot

A Christmas special Split the Pot is up and running again this year. The tickets are €10 and will make a very handy Christmas gift or stocking filler. The draw will take place just after Christmas where the winning ticket can be anything up to €1000, so get in early and purchase your ticket as this is a limited draw. Tickets are available at usual outlets.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Due to the continued presence of COVID 19 still in the community, the Parish Council decided to postpone the Christmas party until January/ February next year.

Footballers exit

The local St Abban’s Adamstown football team made their exit from the Intermediate A Championship recently when they went under to neighbours Cloughbawn in a penalty shootout having been level after extra time. The absence of Inter County player Michael Furlong through injury was sorely felt. Cloughbawn later went under to our other neighbours Clongeen by a single point in the County Final on a score of 0-10 to 1-6.


Free 4-eek Meditation Course

Four relaxing sessions of simple tips to help us manage our stress levels and re-energise in a mindful way. The facilitator is Linda Shalloe, a well-known complementary therapist, who will guide us through gentle exercises, giving us a chance to slow down enough to notice all the small things inside ourselves and in our environment, without judgement.

These sessions will run for four Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to midday, starting on November 17 and continuing on November 24, December 1 and 8. For more information or to book a place please email manager@swwfrc.ie or call 051 389418.

Fusion Youth Café

The Youth Café is now open every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for fifth and sixth National School classes. This is a safe place for young children to hang out with their friends and to try out lots of fun activities.

Covid protocols are in place so make sure you have filled in a Covid screening form before you come. Forms available if you ring 051 389418 or download one from our Facebook page Fusion Youth Café Ramsgrange.

Fusion is also open for Secondary school students every Wednesdays, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Here teenagers can meet their friends, have and have fun, and learn new skills. A bus service is available to drop students home afterwards at a small charge of €2, but booking for this is essential.

Again, Covid protocols are in place so make sure you have filled in a Covid screening form which can be downloaded from our Facebook page Fusion Youth Café Ramsgrange.

Parent and toddler group

This group will shortly be returning soon to SWWFRC. It will run every Tuesday afternoon from 10 a.m. to midday For further information please call Lorraine at 051 389418 or email community@swwfrc.ie.

Community Employment scheme

We currently have a number of vacancies on our Community Employment Scheme. These include a childcare assistant, after school assistant, café assistant, administrative and maintenance positions. Please email Jane on cecoordinator@swwfrc.ie or ring 085 2569680 for more details or to check if you are eligible. Free QQI courses are offered as part of the work so this gives participants a great opportunity to gain new qualifications.

Community Herb Garden Project

We would like to thank everyone that participated in this very enjoyable community project, and a very particular thank-you to Annette Wickham, the course tutor. We learned a lot, laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed every session. A cookery demonstration by Executive Chef, Mo Yansane, rounded off the whole experience nicely.

Blokes with Cameras

We are now back to our Wednesday evening meetings in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. The group meet at 7 p.m. and although our main activity is photography, we also do lots of other things, including woodwork, IT training and outings. All are welcome and for more information contact Jack at 087 1358254.

Horticultural Group

Just to let you all know that the Horticultural Group is now back up and running. We meet every Wednesday morning from 10.30 a.m. till midday at SWWFRC All are welcome.

St James GAA lotto

The club would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for last Tuesdays draw. There was no winner of the €14,000 jackpot in the draw and the winning numbers were 5, 7, 14, and 30. St James Club had four match-three winners: Dickie Butler, c/o Roches, Joan Dalton, Ballyhack, Ber Walsh, Monachee and Mikie Hodman, Aldrige. Jackpot for the next lotto draw on November 30 will be €14,000 (reserve jackpot €11,000). Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops and pubs.

Upcoming Craft Fairs

Why not kick-start the Christmas season by attending any of a number of Craft Fairs held around the area over the next few week. There will be loads of gifts from local artists and craft workers on display so this the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early.

Venues include: Duncannon Parish Hall on Sunday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campile Hall on Sunday on December 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adamstown Community Centre on Saturday, December 11, from midday to 5 p.m.

Fethard Country Market

Our next Market will be held in St Mary’s Community Hall on Sunday, December 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come along and enjoy our lovely selection of Christmas treats, baking, crafts, jams and chutneys, and much more. Covid protocols will be in place so please wear a mask.

St Louis Day Care Centre

We are presently selling tickets for a variety of gorgeous Christmas Hampers. The draw will take place on Monday, December 20, and tickets are available from the Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange post office, Sportsman’s Inn, Kings Bay Inn, Caulfield’s Centra, Campile, Templer’s Inn, Templetown, and Daybreak, Ballycullane. We are so grateful to the businesses for donating to this fundraiser and all support would be greatly appreciated.



There was no Jackpot winner in the Tintern Lotto draw last week. Garreth Finn, Kinnagh mathced three numbers on two separate tickets to claim the €200 prize. The numbres drawn were: 22, 23, 24, 28. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,750 and next week’s match three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.

Tintern Review

This year’s Tintern Review book has now hit the shelves of shops in the locality and is expected to sell very well once again this year.

Articles include a local sportsman that made world news, local GAA, ladies football, soccer, ploughing, skittles and rallying round ups, Cunningham’s Corner restoration, a day in the life of our local dog warden, two Gusserane artisan crafts exponents, tributes to the Culletons and to Sr Mary Byrne, a WW1 hero from Boley, the Letts of Curraghmore, numerous other stories as well as countless photos and snippets of information. The cost is only €7 each.


Dance cancelled

Due to rising Covid numbers the monthly dance in Camross Hall on December 3 has been cancelled. We look forward to resuming our dances in the new year.

Camross Christmas market

A big Christmas Market is taking place in Camross Hall on Sunday November 28. It will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. There will be up to thirty stallholders selling a wide selection of items from crafts to cookery. We will also have a grand draw for a load of firewood. In keeping with Covid guidelines, mask wearing and personal responsibility is essential.

TAG Bingo

Taghmon Action Group Bingo continues every Tuesday night in TAG centre Y35 C2DE Starts at 7.30 p.m. doors open at 6.30 p.m. Jackpot €625. TAG split-the-pot draw on the night. Envelopes can be purchased at reception. Follow us on our Facebook page.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its meeting on November 17, a 7.30 p.m. in the Scout hall. President Mary Noonan opened the meeting. Sympathy was extended to the McNamara, Sweeney, Gallagher, McGuirk families on their recent bereavement, may they R.I.P.

The Cooking demo in Oylegate scheduled for November 20 has been cancelled, due to current Covid advice, while our Christmas dinner will be postponed until it is safe in 2022.

18 Shoe-Boxes (a record) were collected for Team Hope, a big thank you for your generosity.

Competition: nicest slippers was won by Josephine Grennan, all slippers will be donated to Wexford Womens Refuge. Raffle was won by Chris Whitty.

History Society calendars

The Taghmon History Society’s 2022 calendars will be available in the following shops from Friday 27th November: A&M Hardware, Daybreak and Spar Taghmon - cost €10 each.


Special Mass

There will be a Special Mass and Anointing of the sick for the over-55s in the Church of the Assumption Rosbercon on Sunday, December 12.

The Mass will be followed by the Parish Draw at 4 p.m. approx. All are welcome to attend the Mass and the draw. For those who cannot attend proceedings can be viewed on the Web Cam, rosberconparish.ie.

Listerlin Tidy Towns

Well done, to the Listerlin Tidy Towns Group, who two awards in this year’s SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition. The first was a regional Covid 19 award which was also won by Blessington, Cobh and Ballina. The second was the Kilkenny Endeavour Award for the most improved performance since 2019. The committee of the Listerlin Tidy Towns Group wish to express their deep gratitude to the people of Tullogher-Rosbercon for their help both manually and finance assistance in helping to achieve both these coveted awards.

Community Alert

The annual general meeting of the Tullogher-Rosbercon Community Alert will be held in the Parish Hall Rosbercon on Wednesday evening, December 1. All attendees are asked to wear masks, sanitise your hands and keep your social distance. As always, any suspicious activity should be texted to the community help-line which is, 1999585, and action will be taken immediately.

Shanbogh NS

Shanbogh National School are now taking enrolments for junior infants, School year 2022/2023. Application forms can be had by phoning the school at 051 880308 or email, shanboghns@gmail.com. Latest date for completed forms is Friday, December 10.

County Final

It is hard to explain why Tullogher-Rosbercon junior hurlers ended up losing to Mooncoin by 3-19 to 3-11 in the Kilkenny final. They made a blistering start and were seven points clear after only a quarter of an hours play.

Then things happened which had a definite bearing on the final outcome of the match. They started firing wides both from frees and play and gradually let Mooncoin back into the game. But perhaps the biggest game-changer of all was the outright cynical challenge on Walter Walsh which even neutrals agreed deserved a straight red card. Instead, referee, Seán Cleere, took no action and with their star performer, ‘Big Walter’ now a virtual passenger due to his injury, the game slipped away from Tullogher, even though they still had a goal lead at half-time. Mooncoin were the better team in the second half and went on to win by eight points in the end.

Late Fr Michael Norton

A former parish priest of Rosbercon, Fr Michael Norton died last week in Archersrath Nursing Home Kilkenny and was laid to rest in Rosbercon Cemetery after Requiem Mass on Saturday, November 13. Full obsequies in next week’s paper.