Gentle Movement Class with Saoirse Doyle Dance takes place this Saturday, August 13, at 11 a.m.
The class is suitable for people aged 50 and over.
Booking is essential as places are very limited. Register online or phone 051 421877 to book your place.
Magical Harry Potter event
To celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter magic, join the wizards at New Ross Library for a magical event this Thursday at 12 noon. You too can be a magician!
Make your very own magician’s wand with Dawn from Craftcentral. Suitable for children aged 7-12 yrs.
Join Joe the Magician from RTÉjr! Joe will bring his spectacular children’s comedy magic and illusion show to our library for some spectacular mind-boggling fun.
The event will take place from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and is suitable for all ages. It will take place (weather permitting) in The Library Park or indoors in New Ross library.
Booking is on 051 421877.
Bethany Bereavement Support Group have now recommenced services to all who are bereaved.
The drop-in service will be held on the first Thursday of every month in St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael Street in New Ross from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you are suffering loss of any kind at this time, please call the group’s confidential number on 087 3846577.
Are you interested in being part of an informal Irish conversation group for adults? Perhaps you could learn, or help others improve their Irish language skills?
We meet once a month in New Ross Library. Group is self-facilitated.
Contact New Ross Library for details at 051 421877.
Cumas Golf Classic
The Cumas Golf Classic takes place at New Ross Golf Club on Friday, August 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tee and green sponsorships are available. There will be first, second and third prizes for nearest to the pin and longest drive.
The cost to enter is €120 for a team of four – all for a great cause. Contact Terry on 087 9975620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
This newspaper offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. The obituary tells the story of the person’s life, celebrating their personality, and is free of charge.
Contact David Looby, whose details are listed above, if this is something that interests you.
The end of July New Ross whist results at the YMCA hall are as follows: Top lady Anne Murphy, 2nd lady Brid Murphy, 1/2 time lady Dinah Proctor, Top gent Ray Shannon, 2nd gent Eamonn Doyle, 1/2 time gent Marion Duggan, Specials longest sitting Peggy Malone, 120 + John Halpin, lowest score Bridget Murray, lowest last 3 games Biddy Naddy, lowest 4 games Jim Lennon, Raffles Biddy Naddy, Brid Murphy, Ray Shannon and Eamonn Doyle.
Death cafe at Corcoran’s
The title may cause you to baulk, to shy away, but according to one of the people behind Wexford’s first ever Death Café it’s not quite as maudlin, as morbid, as you might think.
“People say it must be morbid, but it’s the opposite of that; it helps to increase your awareness of life, how finite and precious it is, and to make the most of it. You become more conscious about life and learn that you need to live the breadth and length of it,” explains Rosie Saunders of a new community initiative which invites people who wish to discuss the topic of death to do so in a safe and confidential environment.
The first meeting will be held in New Ross, in the upstairs room in Corcoran’s on Wednesday, September 14 from 7-9 p.m. and will follow the tenets set in place by the originator of the Death Cafe, John Underwood, who set up the first meeting in 2011. Styled as a place where people could “discuss, over tea and cake, life, the finality of life and why we fear it” the Death Cafe movement has grown and expanded to include more than 5,000 worldwide, but this will be the first one held in Wexford.
And, given her professional background, Rosie is well-placed to co-host this event with her colleague Sharon Bacon.
“I’m an occupational therapist (OT) and work in the mental health sector,” says Rosie. “I’ve been doing that for 10 years and I’ve seen what needs are there. I’m currently studying to be an end-of-life companion and as part of that I wanted to set up a death cafe, while I was looking into doing that I came across Sharon who was trying to do the same, so we joined forces. During Covid we had done some over Zoom, but this can be a heavy subject so it’s much better to do it face-to-face.”
But what can those who attend expect?
“Death is still a taboo subject, but we all know we’re going to die eventually. So much time is put into planning a wedding but death, which we know will happen, doesn’t receive the same amount of time,” Rosie says.
She says you don’t have to be imminently affected by death to attend.
The Wexford Death Café is free to attend. For further information or to book your place contact Rosie Saunders on email@example.com.
Musicians, craft makers and music lovers will descend on Inistioge this August for the inaugural Keep Her Lit Folk and Trad Festival on August 13 and 14.
Keep Her Lit is dedicated to the memory of local heroes of Irish music and culture musician Dave Donohoe and publican Johnny O’Donnell.
The two-day festival will host traditional and folk concerts, trad sessions, music workshops and commemorative forest walks, food and craft markets and more.
With something for all the family, this is a festival not to miss. Lisa O’Neill, Niamh Regan, Brigid Mae Power and many more also perform across the festival.
The festival begins with a nature walk with Maura Brennan at noon on Saturday, followed by an afternoon trad session from 4 p.m. to 6 .m. at The Otter bar and Woodstock Arms. Lisa O’Neill and Claire Sands perform from 7.30 p.m. till 10 p.m. at St Mary’s Church, with music afterwards in The Otter bar and the Woodstock arms from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
On Sunday, a craft and food market takes place from 11 p.m. till 6 p.m. in the Market Square. There are music workshops for all ages from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at Cois Abhainn.
Frankie Lane & friends Counter Attack play in the Millennium Garden from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. and there are trad sessions in the two pubs from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m.
Niamh Reegan and Brigid Mae Power perform at the Cois Abhainn centre from 7 p.m. till 9.30 p.m., with more trad sessions in the two pubs from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
Ballyhack NS enrolments
St Catherine’s National School, Ballyhack is taking enrolments for the school year 2022/2023.
Your child must turn four on or before September 1, 2022. If you would like your child to start school in Ballyhack, then please contact the school by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, August 20 there will be a Moo Music session at New Ross Library at 11 a.m.
Moo Music is a fun and interactive regular music session for 0 to 5 year old children. Children can sing, dance, play, learn and have lots of fun while doing it.
Booking is essential, places are very limited. Book online or phone 051 421877.
Groovers dance fun
On Saturday, August 27, at 11 a.m. come and join the 2 Many Dance Moves team as they bring Groovers aged 6-10 on a creative journey exploring modern and creative dance with a touch of mindfulness. Booking is essential.
New Grow mental health peer support group starting in New Ross every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 3, St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, New Ross, Co Wexford, Y34 N799.
If you would like to talk to others who have experienced mental health challenges, come along and see if Grow is for you.
The group is free, confidential and open to all. Contact Felicia at 086 1034332.
Lego table is available every Saturday in New Ross Library from 10.30 a.m. Lego will encourage young children to play and have an opportunity to build and create using Lego. Booking is recommended. Adult supervision required. Contact 051 421877.