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Around the Districts: Ramsgrange to Tullogher-Rosbercon


Jos Holden, Noreen Raftice and Sandra Fitzpatrick from Mullinavat Active Retirement at the Kennedy Summer School Afternoon Tea Party in the JFK Arboretum.

Jos Holden, Noreen Raftice and Sandra Fitzpatrick from Mullinavat Active Retirement at the Kennedy Summer School Afternoon Tea Party in the JFK Arboretum.

Jos Holden, Noreen Raftice and Sandra Fitzpatrick from Mullinavat Active Retirement at the Kennedy Summer School Afternoon Tea Party in the JFK Arboretum.



Foodcloud at SWWFRC

Our “Foodcloud” service is currently experiencing a high level of need in our area and we are trying to find a solution to this but at present need immediate support to help as many local families as we can. If anybody has any food in their cupboards that they feel will not be used by their family it would be greatly appreciated.

This is a tough time for everyone and if anyone feels they need any support please contact our centre or ring/text Sinead 087 3605595. A box will be in our reception here at the Centre if anybody can spare anything. Thank you.

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Money Advice & Budgeting at SWWFRC

MABS, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, will be visiting the Centre on Friday, October 7th, at 10am. They will be giving advice on the type of issues that are of great concern to many people at the moment, such as the rising costs of living, increasing utility bills, rent arrears, Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) and mortgages, amongst many things. If you would like to discuss any of these issues, please come along as all are very welcome to attend this information morning.

Fusion Youth Café

Fusion Youth Café is undergoing some restoration work at the moment but we are looking forward to opening as soon as we can. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Parent & Toddler Group

The Parent & Toddler Group has returned to SWWFRC every Tuesday from 10am – 12noon. We were delighted to see so many faces attending our first session. This group gives parents and their toddlers a chance to socialise and interact while having fun. There is a €3 entry fee. Call Lorraine on 051-389418 or email community@swwfrc.ie for more information.

Sugradh Childcare Centre

There are now afternoon ECCE sessions available at Sugradh Childcare Centre, Ramsgrange, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. To book a place or for further information, please email the Childcare Services Co-ordinator at childcare@swwfrc.ie, or phone 087 1719320.

St. Louis Stitchers

Do you love to knit, crochet or sew? The St. Louis Stitchers meet together at SWWFRC every Wednesday, from 11am to 1pm. We invite anyone interested in these crafts to come along and we are always delighted to welcome new members. Contact 087 1607430 for more information.

Blokes with Cameras

If you would like to join our group and learn how to use your camera more effectively and efficiently contact Jack on 087 1358254 for more information about this group. We also do lots of other things, over the years we have done an astronomy course, a cookery course, and woodwork workshops, including woodcarving and garden furniture making.

There are a number of photography and Photoshop courses in the pipeline, and, as a community group, we have worked with various local groups using our photography skills. We meet at South West Wexford FRC every Wednesday evenings at 7pm, and we would be delighted to have new members join us.

Active Retirement Group

Our next meeting is on 3rd October at 2.00pm at the SWWFRC. New members are always welcome. Just come along and meet us and decide if you would like to join.

Since we will have 35 members away on our annual holiday during September, we will not be arranging any additional trips for the group. Instead of the planned table quiz event in mid-October, we will be going to see the ‘Hits from The Musicals’ show at Clayton White’s Hotel on 2nd November. This is an evening event and cost to members will be €35, price includes the cost of coach and the ticket.

Kelly is the contact to call on 0876372084 if you want to add your name to a trip list or if you just want some more information.

QQI Level 5 Tourism with Business Course

The LTI Tourism with Business course, located in South East Family Resource Centre Ramsgrange, are thrilled that members of the Ukrainian Community have joined their course. We look forward to getting to know them over the next year and learning about their country and traditions.

The course is beginning new modules this semester, namely Customer Services and Tourism Principles and Practices. If anyone would like to complete this course, contact Anne Marie for further information annemarie@swwfrc.ie or 0874552980

St James GAA/Coiste na nÓg

The field day on Sunday was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who dropped in donations during the week, who helped on the day and everyone who came along to support this fundraiser. Well done to the senior football team on their win last weekend they now play Castletown in the last round, Junior B team have a bye.

The next Lotto draw will be held on 20th September in Taghmon/Camross GAA Club.

Campile Bingo

Bingo goes ahead in Campile Hall on every Monday night at 8pm. Prize money of €1,085, with a chance of winning our in-house Lotto of between €500 and €1,750 weekly and our Snowball game of between €300 and €700.



There was no Jackpot winner in the Tintern Lotto draw last week. Julie Cooney, Kinnagh matched three numbers and she received €200. The numbers drawn were; 1, 6, 12, 17. Next weeks Jackpot is €8,150 and next weeks match three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members. Draw takes place every Tuesday night at 9 o clock.

St Louis Day Care

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.

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


Bingo takes place in St Mary’s Hall, Fethard every Thursday night at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Prizes galore. Everyone is welcome.


Caroreigh Church News

Check out our Caroreigh Community Page for all Church Notices.

Camross Hall News

Dance – Following on from our very enjoyable September dance, Friday, October 7, dance the night away to Checkers 9.00 – 11.30, €10 incl. Tea. Please note Change of times.

Hospice Coffee Day – Camross ICA will hold a Coffee Day in aid of hospice from 11 to three Saturday, September 24, your support would be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Dates for your Diary – Camross Drama Group – three one-act plays – October 14 including this year’s Festival Play ‘Glacier Boy’ a comedy drama.

Annual Christmas Market – November 27 Following on from last year’s very successful market tables are filling up quickly. Book your spot now to avoid disappointment.

There was a great turnout for our annual variety concert, a wonderful night of entertainment was had by all. Camross Hall Committee would like to thank all who attended the concert, and all the artists.

Check out Camross Hall Facebook page for further details on all upcoming events or Kay Doyle at 087 2680273.

Camross ICA

Coming up in our very active guild are as follows:

Hospice Coffee Day in Camross Hall Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; next Meeting Monday, October 3 – Competition autumn Leaves display; Cookery Demonstration Wednesday, October 12, in Ferrycarrig Hotel 8 p.m. Sharp; Our November meeting will be our annual Ecumenical Service for deceased members; Our senior citizens Party will take place on Sunday, December 4. More details will follow on all the above closer to their dates.

Federation News – Wexford Federation ICA are holding a cookery demonstration in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Wednesday, October 12, with Chef Edward Hayden cost is €15 per ticket contact Dympna for any enquiries at 086 8652898, raffle and Door Prize.

Taghmon History Society

We are currently working on our 2023 Calendar and would love to see your old photographs, these gems are often hidden in a suitcase, in the attic or under the bed, it’s time to dust them off and have a look back through the lens of time. We would love to scan them and return them to you immediately. If you can locate any, please contact Kay Doyle at 087 2680273 email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com or any member of the committee.

We are also working on a unique, special edition Photo Book, with the photos from the last 20 Calendars included.

If any business in the area would be interested in being part of this celebratory keepsake edition, in the form of an advert, please contact Kay Doyle, 087 2680273 or email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com.

Closing shortly, so please contact this week if you do require a space.

Camross Drama Group

Over the last few weeks, group members have been busy rehearsing three One-act Plays. This year’s festival play is ‘Glacier Bay’, a comedy drama by Frederick Stoppel, directed by Kellie Cox, cast is Philip Howlin, Mary Brown and Jennifer Cox. We also have ‘Fourteen’ by Alice Gerstenberg and ‘A Bit of Land’ by Agnes Adams. Keep these dates: Friday, October 14, in Camross Hall and Saturday, October 15, in Fethard-on-Sea – two great nights of comedy and drama.

Notes correspondent

If you would like a notice included, please contact Kay Doyle at 087 2680273 or email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com Please do send in all notes, as we need to keep everyone informed.


Late Jean Lackey

The death occurred last week on another of our more residents in the person of Jean Lackey from Brownstown. A native of Burton-on-Trent and Derby in England, Jean was a lovely lady who endeared herself to all. She had her own cross in life when she lost her husband, Jim, way back in 1989, but she carried on regardless rearing her family in Brownstown and becoming a vital part of our parish community.

Jean was waked in Jamie Doyle’s Funeral Home on Friday last, and after 10 A.M. Requiem Mass in St David’s Church, Listerlin, on Saturday her body was taken to Glasnevin Crematorium for a Cremation Service.

She is survived by her son, Kevin, daughters, Shivaun and Sharon, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and a large circle of friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

St Vincent De Paul

The local St Moling Chapter have in recent weeks experienced increased and genuine requests for food and back to school cost assistance from within the Parish of Rosbercon.

These requests are primarily from single parents with children who are in most cases dependent on Social Welfare income from which they have to provide for such necessities such as excessive rent, high heating costs, food, and clothing. Where children are concerned, we tend to move quickly to ensure they are neither hungry, or in need of warm clothing and footwear.

Thanks to donations received for parishioners over the past year, the Chapter is able to provide the necessary assistance to the best of its financial ability. Given the present economic climate, we expect requests will be weekly occurrence over the winter months.

It is important to note that all such requests are carefully examined to ensure that they are genuine before any assistance is given. To enable us to help out in these troubled times any donations from parishioners or organisations will be greatly welcome.

If you would like to help, please contact any of the Committee Members, Richard McElwee, Catherine Cottrell, Seamus Waters, Mary B Conway, Margaret Saunders or Brid Vereker.

League Final Victory

The Tullogher/Rosbercon junior hurlers had a great victory in the J. J. Kavanagh sponsored Section A Kilkenny Final on Saturday last.

The game against Piltown was played at a sunny Slieverue and there was no doubting the result as Tullogher kept piling on the points in a 0-21 to 14 points win. In control for most of the game the margin however could be much closer except for poor shooting by the Piltown forwards.

They now await their opponents in the championship which will be confirmed after an open draw.