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Ross Panto Society AGM

 The New Ross Pantomime Society will be hosting its AGM on Friday, October 1, at 8 p.m. in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross.

All are welcome to attend.

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St. Canice's National school Rosbercon are now taking applications for enrollment for Junior Infants 2022.

An application form for enrolment is available by phoning the school at 051 422813 or by emailing info@stcanicesns.com .

Theatre group returns

Wexford Artists Community Theatre (WACT) are delighted to be heading back on stage and will be opening their doors from September 21.

WACT are looking for new members to join the wonderful world of youth theatre.

WACT Youth Theatre have been working with children and young people between the ages of seven to 19 years since 2013. They facilitate youth theatre workshops in Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford.

WACT provide professionally led weekly drama workshops culminating in an end-of-year production that showcases the talent, creativity and innovation of their members.

WACT look forward to performing their end-of-year showcase in St Michael’s Theatre in May 2022, mindful of Government guidelines with regard to Covid-19 and adhering always to advice from Youth Theatre Ireland.

“The plays that WACT focus on are written for young people and we also encourage our young people to devise their own work. WACT focus on creating a safe space for young people to be themselves and we strive to support our members to express themselves with confidence. It is a great place to make drama and lifelong friends. If you are interested this sort of thing, I would encourage you to take the brave leap and join,” Joanne Donohoe, WACT drama and arts facilitator, said.

Check out WACT youth theatre on Facebook and Instagram for more details and email wactyouththeatre@gmail.com to register as a member before September 21, 2021.

Parenting talk on anxiety

A talk entitled Parenting Today 2021: Back to School Anxiety: Supporting your child or teenager as they return to school, presented by Dr Malie Coyne, is now available online on all Wexford County Council Public Library Service Facebook pages and the Wexford Libraries YouTube channel.

Dr Malie Coyne is a best-selling author, clinical psychologist, lecturer at NUI Galway and infant mental health advocate.

In this online talk, Dr Malie Coyne will speak about the anxiety children face in returning to school and share practical suggestions using her SAFE compassionate approach from her critically acclaimed book ‘Love in, Love Out: A compassionate approach to parenting your anxious child’.

Rhymetime at library

Outdoor Baby and Toddler Rhymetime runs every Thursday at 10.30 a.m., weather permitting, in Library Park.

Join Trish for an outdoor Rhymetime session that’s suitable for babies and toddlers.

Booking is no longer required, however, it is essential to check in at the library before this event for contact tracing purposes.

Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Adults will be required to wear face masks when attending the event.
All events are weather permitting and may be cancelled/postponed at short notice.

Digital radon monitors

New Ross Library is working with the EPA on a research project called RadoNorm.
For Science Week (November 7 to November 14), the EPA will offer a three-month test free of charge to a limited number of library members who have borrowed a digital monitor and found their one-month test results are high. If this three-month test confirms that radon is high, there will be practical support from the EPA for a small number of householders to carry out remediation.
You can borrow a digital radon monitor from New Ross Library in the same way as you borrow a book. Keep it for four weeks and then return it to the library for the next person.
For more information, phone 051 421877.

Services at the library

New Ross Library is open for browsing, ‘contact and collect’, along with printing, photocopying and scanning services, with normal opening hours.

Computer access and study facilities remain unavailable till further notice.

Visit your local library and select items for yourself and your family. We recommend a visit of 30 minutes or less.
Order your favourite books online. We will text you when they are ready for collection.
Library staff will pick a bag of up to six books/DVDs/CDs in your chosen genre/subject. We will let you know when they are available for you.

To return items, just drop them into the returns bin and go. There is also a Book Call Service for homebound citizens. You can request a bag of books and we will deliver directly to your door.

The online library is available 24/7 and offers free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eLanguage learning, online courses, comics and graphic novels, business and company research and more. See wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/.

Youth club in Clonroche

Volunteers are needed for a new youth club in Clonroche.

“We are recruiting volunteers to run a new youth club in Clonroche in September under the club section of FDYS. The volunteers will be required to complete Garda vetting and child protection training provided by FDYS,” Michelle Sinnott of Ferns Diocesan Youth Service (FDYS) said.

Anyone interested can contact Michelle at 087 2490122 or email michelle.sinnott@fdys.ie.

Mental health walk support

See Change Mental Health Awareness ambassador Johnny Hunt walked 84km on Wednesday from Wexford to Wicklow to raise awareness of mental health – a cause he is passionate about.

“I also have my own mental health issues. I have done previous walks but this is the longest one yet,” he said.

You can support and donate to Shine, Sea Change Mental Health Awareness at https://www.idonate.ie/423_shine.html.

Eugene’s 10 mile Hope run

New Ross man Eugene Cashin has set himself a tough challenge – to run 10 miles in aid of the Hope Centre in Enniscorthy, which provides fantastic supports to people on their cancer journey.
At the start of the year, he challenged himself to complete one tough run per month and true to his word he’s taking on the Hope run this week.
The virtual run will see people across Co Wexford raise money for the organisation.

He said the Hope Centre is there for anyone who needs it.

He can be reached for sponsorship at 087 9306354.

SVP appeal

Anyone who would like to donate to the SVP can do so by leaving a donation into the parish office in Robert Street. You can also ring the helpline number: 085 8313073.

Obituaries – free service

This newspaper offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.
The obituary tells the story of the person’s life, celebrating their personality and outlining their work and family life in
a way that honours their
memory.

The service is available free of charge, and will be completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests.

Please contact the journalist David Looby, whose details are listed above, if this is something that interests you as a way of having a permanent record of the life of a loved one in print.

Contact the office on Fridays, or Monday mornings at 051. 421184.

Cockleshell Art Room

The Cockleshell Art Room in Duncannon’s current exhibition will continue from 11.a.m. till 5.p.m. every Thursday to Monday for September, with the final day of exhibition for 2021 on Thursday, September 30.

“We have a 10 per cent discount off all higher priced pieces and many deals on everything else,” gallery manager Peter Murphy said.

Among the artists exhibiting presently are: Eileen Cloney, Sean Curran, Maria Dowling, Verna Goff, Ethna Horan, Betty Murphy, John Nolan, Pat Sherriff, Rachel smith Michelle Territt, and Joyce Wyatt, with wood turnings by Matty Molloy.

Scouts seek support

Over the years, New Ross Sea Scouts has taught life skills to thousands of young people in the community and now the voluntary organisation is calling on people to row in and support it as the Sea Scouts aim to enter a new phase in their storied history.

The old 18th century hall is no longer fit for purpose for being a centre of excellence for children. To this end, a GoFundMe page – gofund.me/59af77ad – has been set up to raise €80,000.

Two major outstanding challenges are the refurbishment of the scout hall and boat storage and river access.


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