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Newbawn Hall fundraiser

A virtual run and walk takes place from October 29 to October 31 in aid of Newbawn hall. People can do a 5k or 10k walk, run, cycle or jog at their own poace at a location of their choice.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for online donations called Newbawn Hall Fund. Liam Gill (086 2612799), Karen Doyle (086 8355559), Angela Looby-Howlett (087 9790539) and Pádraig Dunleavy (083 0593562) are taking donations also.

Participants can send on a photo to newbawndevelopmentgroup@gmail.com

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New Ross Youth Club

The youth club will open for free registration on Friday, October 29, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Youth Centre, New Ross.

It is open to all secondary school young people and will run every Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with all volunteers fully Garda vetted and Child Protection trained through FDYS. This will be a safe space for young people to meet, socialise and do activities. A parent/guardian is asked to attend to complete the registration form.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Michelle Sinnott, FDYS on 087 2490122.

Panto group January show

The New Ross Pantomime Society are back with a bang.

They have announced their January 2022 show – oh yes they have! And it’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, which has been given a fresh and funny update by Keith Flanagan. It will be directed by Linda Grace Cox. Dates for the show are yet to be confirmed.

Christmas craft fair

There will be a Christmas craft fair in Campile Hall on Sunday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in selling crafts on the day, please contact Mary on 087 6825268.

Green Road at theatre

Green Road play St Michael’s Theatre on Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m. The five-piece ballad/folk band from south Wexford play a blend of Irish ballads and traditional tunes infused with flavours of bluegrass and americana.

With many years’ experience competing at fleadhs, performing in theatres and music sessions throughout the country and overseas, these five musicians have come together to produce their version of the very best of folk music and ballads.

The combination of five String Banjo, uilleann pipes, mandolin, guitar, and bass along with the unique vocals of PJ Sinnott they are guaranteed to give you a musical experience to remember.

Tickets cost €20 each. Phone 051 421255 or book online at https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/shows/873628260.

Fusion Youth cafe

Fusion Youth Cafe at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre is back open again. A taster session for fifth class students takes place on Tuesday, October 5, followed by a taster session for sixth class pupils the following Tuesday.

Both sessions will run from 3 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. with lots of exciting activities planned. Booking is essential on 087 3605595 or 087 3607450. All Covid protocols will be in place.

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.

Contact 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.

St Canice’s Rosbercon

St. Canice’s National school Rosbercon is now taking applications for enrolment for Junior Infants 2022.
An application form for enrolment is available by phoning the school at 051 422813 or by emailing info@stcanicesns.com.

Active Retired

New Ross Active Retired Association are back. Their doors reopened on Friday, October 8, at 10.30 a.m. for their general meeting at the Youth Centre in Nunnery Lane.

Cartoonist’s magic mix-up

Wednesday, October 27, 11-12 Sarah Bowie is an illustrator, author and cartoonist who lives in Dublin. She is a founder member of The Comics Lab and her work has been published in a range of books, comics and magazines. Sarah Bowie’s first picture book, Let’s See Ireland, was published in Spring 2016 and was followed up in 2018 with We’re Going to the Zoo. Excuse me, I think you’ve got my bum. Hey, you’ve got my head! Could I have my legs back please? Relax everybody. All in good time. For now, join author and illustrator Sarah Bowie as she demonstrates the magic of mixed-up animals in this group drawing workshop. Be warned, things are going to get a little bit crazy in the Animal Mashup Drawing Jam.

Suitable for 7-12 year olds. Booking is essential as places are limited. You can book online or phone 051 421877. When booking online, please only register the child/children and not the parent also.

Study spaces

New Ross Library has re-opened its study facility.
The library will provide six study spaces in two hourly slots, that are strictly for individual use.
Booking is required using the LibCal booking system which can be accessed on Wexford County Council’s Library webpage.

Children’s Book Festival

Children’s Book Festival 2021 has turned a new leaf at New Ross Library where staff will be greeting lots of fantastic schools and hosting family events throughout October and November.

Bingo is back in Campile!

Campile Hall Committee are delighted to announce that bingo will

resume in Campile Hall on Monday night next, November 1 starting at

8 p.m. with up to €1,300 in prize money, in addition to a snowball of €400 in 44 numbers and the in house lotto of €850.

In line with current government guidelines, people attending are required to be fully vaccinated and produce a vaccination cert and also must wear a face mask until seated.

Trad House returns

Trad House New Ross have opened their doors.

The aim is to give all children the opportunity to learn an instrument and have access to Irish traditional music.

Class sizes are being reduced to make sure organisers are following Covid guidelines and to try and keep students and teachers safe.

If you have any queries, contact Ellie on 086 4528226.

Spooky Family Fun Run

All roads lead to Rathgarogue this year for a spooktacular Halloween fancy dress run around the block.

It’s the time of year when the undead and ghosts of the past are said to live in the ditches and dykes of Rathgarogue. Your job is to don your Halloween costume and navigate this infernal route without yielding to your fears and falling into a drain with fright.

Have your walking shoes ready for the two route options available on Sunday, October 31: 1. a 3km Walk; 2. a5 Mile Run, Jog or Walk;

The Rathgarogue Spooky Halloween Run is a family friendly event for runners of all abilities and ages. The run will be marshalled by ghouls and monsters to guide you safely on your way. All proceeds raised at this event will go towards purchasing a community field to develop community amenities for all to enjoy.

Refreshments and Halloween treats will be available after the event;

Prizes for the most scary Halloween costumes; Medals for the fastest runners; Register online at https://buytickets.at/rathgaroguefunrun/592643

Register in person at Rathgarogue Community Hall on Sunday October 31, between 10.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. - Number pickup and registration 12.00pm - the 5 Mile Run / Walk / Jog will begin. Runners in front and walkers behind. 12.10pm - the 3km walk will start 1.00pm – Refreshments will be served 1.30pm - Prizegiving. Light refreshments (water, milk, oranges) will be handed out as you cross the finish line. This event is suitable for any age, all abilities. Your ticket will include your event number, water on the route, light refreshments at the finish line.