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Around the Districts: Raheen to Tullogher-Rosbercon


Wiktor Koper and Evie Howard from Ballinaboola at the WACT art exhibition in St Michael’s Theatre.

Wiktor Koper and Evie Howard from Ballinaboola at the WACT art exhibition in St Michael’s Theatre.

Wiktor Koper and Evie Howard from Ballinaboola at the WACT art exhibition in St Michael’s Theatre.



Sacred Heart SVP Conference

The society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) is one of the largest voluntary charitable organisations in Ireland. SVP members are volunteers who provide practical help and support to people who are struggling to manage for whatever reason.

These volunteers form part of local SVP Conferences which aim to meet the needs of local communities.

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In 2017, a local SVP Conference called the Sacred Heart Conference was established to provide support where possible to people in the Raheen, Newbawn and Adamstown area.

If you need help or support, you may contact the local Conference telephone at 087 9032375 or through the SVP website by visiting ‘Request help online – St Vincent de Paul’. A member of the local Conference will then contact you to discuss the help you need. Following consideration of your request and the resources available the SVP member will reply to your request as soon as possible.

All SVP requests are confidential, this means that any information given by the person seeking help will not be shared outside the SVP Conference without your permission.

The Sacred Heart SVP Conference continues to provide help and support where needed, thanks to donations received and the support of the local community for our annual collection.

If you are struggling to manage, the Sacred Heart Conference is here to listen and help.


Summer camps

Sugradh Childcare Centre at SWWFRC are running a number of summer camps during July. These camps are suitable for children from the age of four to 10 years. There will be arts and crafts, bus trips, sports, disco and lots of games and activities. For further information or to make a booking, please contact us at 051 389418 or email reception@swwfrc.ie.

Free Bike Maintenance and Road Safety Camp.

This will be a hands on workshop provided by Shielbaggan Outdoor Pursuits covering various aspects of bike maintenance and road safety. The Camp will run from Tuesday, July 19, to Thursday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is suitable for children from eight to 12 years. For further information or to book contact us at 051 389418 or email reception@swwfrc.ie ‘Slice of summer’ Camp.

There will be a free activities camp in St Mary’s Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, from Monday, July 4, to Friday, July 8. Lots of fun guaranteed with loads of activities, including singing, acting, dancing and games. This camp is suitable for children aged from eight to 12 years and will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact us at 051 389418 to book or for further information.

Fusion Youth Café

The Youth Café are also holding a number of summer camps and Workshops. Check out their Facebook page or phone 087 1769843 for details.

Community Employment scheme

SWWFRC currently have vacancies on our Community Employment Scheme for a caretaker, a groundsman, a childcare worker and an admin support worker. Please email Jane on cecoordinator@swwfrc.ie or ring 085 2569680 for more details or to check if you are eligible.

Local Training Initiative

The Local Training Initiatives are project-based training and work experience programme carried out in the local community and run by local community groups such as ourselves here in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre.

Register Now for QQI Level 5 Tourism with Business Course. Free Places still available. Study Part Time and Training Allowance Available. Location: South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Contact 058 4552980. Email annemarie@swwfrc.ie. Discover what’s on our doorstep.

Fethard country market

The Market will take place every Saturday morning throughout the summer in St Mary’s Hall, Fethard. This is your opportunity to buy fresh local produce and a wide variety of crafts and gifts.

The market opens from 10.30 a.m. to midday, and we will have the usual mix of delicious baking, fresh eggs, jams, chutneys, chocolate, creative crafts and plants.

Our members will give you a warm welcome and we are really looking forward to seeing everyone again, so please come along and say hello.

Duncannon beach market

The Beach Market will be back again this summer. It is planned to open every Sunday in June from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays during July and August from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A limited number of spaces are available so contact Dawn at 085 8718936 or Sarah at 087 1386534 for more information.

St James’ GAA

Winning numbers in the last draw were 21, 23, 24 and 31. No jackpot winner. Match-three winners who share €1,000: James Walsh, Shielbaggan; Derek O’Hanlon, Taghmon; Eleanor Murphy, Taghmon. The next draw takes place on June 28 at 8.30 p.m. in Taghmon GAA Club – jackpot €14,000 If the jackpot is not won, match-three prize win or share €1,000 (This match-three prize will run for next two draws).

The club would like to wish all the very best to Matthew O’Hanlon as he plays in the quarter semi-final against Clare on Saturday.

St James Coiste na nÓg together with Duncannon FC/Seaview United will hold a Fittest Family 2022 competition on Sunday, August 14 – more details to follow in the coming weeks. Make sure to save the date and mark it in your diary.

Active Retirement Group

We have a planned a half day trip to Johnstown Castle and Kilmore Quay for fish and chips on June 22 Pick – ups at Ramsgrange at 10 a.m. and then Wellingtonbridge at 10.30 a.m. We should be back around 3.30 p.m.

On July 6 we are going to the cinema to see a film about Elvis Presley’s early life with his manager Tom Parker. It should be a good entertaining film with plenty of good music. The coach will leave Ramsgrange at 11.30 a.m. picking up in Wellingtonbridge 11.45 a.m. We will stop at Meadow and Byrne’s or Mac.

Donald’s (your choice) for lunch and a browse, arriving at the Cinema for 1.45 p.m. Price for cinema and coach is €15, members to book their place and pay at the July meeting.

Please contact Kelly at 087 6372084 for more information.

Notes Deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Ramsgrange notes is 4 p.m. on Friday. Please email reception on reception@swwfrc.ie if you would like to have an item included.



There was no Jackpot winner in the Tintern Lotto draw last week. Three lucky punters matched three numbers and each received €70. They were: Ger Ryan, Clonmines. Carrie Browne, Coole and Harry Twomey, Yoletown. The numbers drawn were; 1, 3, 15, 18. Next weeks Jackpot is €6,200 and next weeks match three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.


The annual patron in Clonmines Cemetery will take place this Friday June 24 at 7.30 p.m. The Patron in St Leonards Cemetery will take place on Sunday next June 26 at 12 noon.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 3, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick up points: Wellingtonbridge 6 a.m., Ramsgrange, Campile, 6.30 a.m. New Ross, 6.45.am. Fare €65 including two meals in Athlone Springs Hotel. Contact Nicholas Bowe phone mobile 087 9418661.

There will also be an overnight trip on Sunday and Monday, July 3/4. Starting from the Rower at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, July 3. Pick up points: New Ross, Ballinaboola, Terrerath, Ferry Bridge, Inistioge, Thomastown.

Evening Meal and B/B in St Mary’s, Knock on Saturday. Evening Meal on Monday on return journey. Cost: €120. Contact details: Angela Power, 087 9044082.

Coach organisers for our Diocesan Day are urgently needed across the Diocese. If considering organising a coach, please contact the Sec. for further information at 087 2933545.


Community Employment

The Rosbercon Community Employment Scheme has two vacancies on their books. They are Looking for an Environmental Worker in Rosbercon Parish and an Office Administrator in New Ross Parish Office. For further information please contact 051-425093 or Mobile, 086-3642592 or email rosberconparish@gmail.com. Department of Social Protection, Community Employment Terms and Conditions apply to applicants for both positions.

Cemetery Masses

The first of this years Parish Cemetery Masses takes place in Ballyneale on this coming Monday June 27th. Then on the following evening Mass will be celebrated in Shanbogh Cemetery and on Friday the 1st of July the week is rounded off with Mass in Rosbercon New Cemetery. All Masses commence at 8 P.M.

Safeguarding Representatives

Our two Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker from Millbanks Grove and Ann O Sullivan from Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding problem do not hesitate to contact Brid or Ann. Safeguarding Statements are on display in the poches of the three churches in the parish.

Improvements to Parish Hall

Rosbercon Parish Hall and Sports Centre recently upgraded the security fencing of the premises. The project was part funded by Kilkenny County Council LCDC. The Hall committee are most grateful to the Council for their continued support of local projects.

Golf Classic

The Tullogher/Rosbercon and Glenmore GAA Clubs combined to run a very successful Golf Classic at New Ross Golf Club last Friday. Over 60 teams took part in support of the fundraiser in glorious weather.

At the presentation of prizes that evening both respective chairmen, John P Aylward for Glenmore and John Ryan from Tullogher/Rosbercon thanked all the teams who took part, the generous sponsors of prizes, New Ross Golf Club for use of the course, Breda & Co in the bar, and chef, Anthony Connick for serving up top-class meals on the day, and the course staff for the magnificent condition of the course.

Former Tullogher/Rosbercon dual player and now captain of New Ross Golf Club, George Walsh welcomed all, and then presented the prizes to the winners.

1st Prize, John Kennedy, Billy Redmond, John Farrell and John Joe Murray (104); 2nd Prize, Nicky Forristal, Martin Forristal, Kay Kelleher, Ursula Forristal (100); 3nd Prize, John Heffernan, Andy Lawlor, Eamon Kehoe, Brian Downey (99); 4th Prize, Denis Kirwan, Jimmy Ryan, Mick Gannon, Jamesie Murphy (98) B9; 5th Prize, Joe Kelly, Owen Conway, Ann Conway, Kay Bolger (98)

6th Prize, Jim Turner, Colin Morrisey, Neddy Morrisey, Sean Bates (96) B9; 7th Prize, John Phelan, John O Grady, John Galavan, Liam Mernagh(96); 8th Prize, Eamon Dungan, Martin Carroll, Leo Carroll, Ned Conway; 9th Prize, Donncha Larkin, Nicholas Mackey, Stephen Cotterell, Niall Cullen; 10th Prize, Richard Brazil, Paul Walsh, Seamus Phelan, Kevin O Shea

Prizes for Non -GUI Competitors: 1st, David Heffernan, Stephen Heffernan, Patsy Farrell, P. J. Farrell (101); 2nd, Willie Bolger, Philip Farrelly, Leo Mahon, Rory O Donnell (94); 3rd, Neil Lyng, John Barron, Eaddie Walsh, Michael Drea (92) B9; 4th, Stephen Dooley, John Grennan, Paul Grant, Jonathan Baldwin (92)