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Local Notes.

Local Notes.

Local Notes.


Rosbercon road run

The annual Tullogher/Rosbercon vintage and classic club event takes place on Sunday, September 18, with everyone assembling at 11.30 a.m. at Rosbercon Parish Centre.

There’s no modern vehicles on display.

Tractors, cars, bikes and trucks will be on display, with a barbecue taking place afterwards.

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Tractors will travel along Mile Bush road, Ballyneale and Tullogher, arriving in Listerlin at 2.15 p.m. Cars will travel to New Ross, St Mullins, Graiguenamanagh, Insitioge and Listerlin. Tractors and cars will leave Listerlin at 3.30 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go to local groups. To confirm your entry to the event contact David on 087 7382301, Jamie on 087 6889137 or Fergus on 087 6746216.

Flower arranging

On Saturday, September 17, New Ross Library hosts a flower arranging workshop at 2.30 p.m.  

Join professional florist Rose Walsh for a creative flower arranging workshop and learn first hand how to create your floral masterpiece.

The story of Peter Whelan

On Tuesday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in New Ross Library, the story of Peter Whelan: From Ballycullane to Madison County, Mississippi will be told by Celestine Rafferty.

While doing some research on Fr Whelan’s Wexford ancestry, genealogist Celestine Murphy came upon a reference to the priest’s previously unknown nephew, Peter Whelan. Intrigued, she set about tracing the younger Peter’s origins.

What emerged was an astonishing life story which included his service on the Confederate side during the American Civil War, his two marriages and children, and finally the discovery of his descendants in Mississippi

Booking is essential for all events as places are limited. Book online at https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/ or contact the library at 051 421877.

Bereavement support

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.

Cumas to play on Culture Night

Friday, September 23, is Culture Night, with Cumas trad band performing at 4 p.m. in New Ross Library.

Everyone is invited to join them for a lively session to celebrate Culture Night.

St Canice’s enrolment

St Canice’s National School, Rosbercon  is now taking applications for enrolment for Junior Infants 2023.

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

Spiritual book for charity

Author Tony Dunne has released a book set in India for the adventuring soul and the spiritual seeker.

The motorcycle adventure called ‘Finding Ramana’ starts in New Ross driving overland to the spiritual mountain of Arunachala in southern India, with its many twists and turns passing through some of the greatest roads and vistas on a journey of self-realisation.

“The psychological battle and realising the true self being the greatest adversary while digesting the teaching method of self-enquiry from the great Indian sage Sri Ramana Maharshi,” said Tony.

This is his second book, after ‘Become Wise Or Wounded’.

Tony plans to donate all from this eBook sales towards the Wexford homeless housing action group.

The eBook by the New Ross author only costs £3.30 and the royalty is £1.16 per sale.

Race Night

Gusserane Handball and Racquetball Club will be holding a Race Night in Paul Morrissey’s Bar in Cassagh on Saturday, September 24 to raise money for continued repairs to the ball alley in Gusserane. Work has already commenced on replacing the roof.

Horses will be on sale throughout the area in the weeks leading up to the Race Night, so your support would be most welcome.

Liam Spratt will be master of ceremonies on the night.

Irish group

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.


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.

Whist results

YMCA Monday night whist results are as follows:  Top score Anne Murphy, Top lady Dinah Proctor, 2nd lady Anne Doyle, 1/2 time lady Mary Whitty, Top gent Pat Doyle, 2nd gent Billy Shannon, 1/2 time gent Ray Shannon, specials lowest last 3 games Peggy Malone, best 5 games Eamonn Doyle, lowest 5 games Noreen Raftice, lowest score Bryan Furlong, Raffles Mary Whitty, Pat Doyle, Peggy Malone and Billy Shannon.

Death cafe at Corcoran’s

A new community initiative 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.

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.

“I’m an occupational therapist (OT) and work in the mental health sector,” says Rosie Saunders. “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.” The Wexford Death Café is free to attend. For further information or to book your place contact Rosie Saunders on rosie.quigley@gmail.com.

Peer support

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.

Fashion show for musical

A fashion show extravaganza for New Ross Musical Society, which is due to take place in Brandon House Hotel & Solas Croi Spa on Thursday, October 6, will be featuring the latest fashion trends from: Lady Melia, Revolution, Freedom Footwear, T-Squared, Clothesline, Lou Lou’s, Amy Jane, Coopers, Bonita, Blossoms and Mr H Menswear.

This promises to be not only a great evening’s entertainment but will feature the best fashion the south east has to offer.

Tickets are €15 and can be purchased through any committee member or by contacting us via newrossms@gmail.com. All proceeds on the evening will go towards the group’s 2023 production of ‘Chaplin The Musical’.

Lego table

Lego table is available every Saturday in New Ross Library from 10.30 a.m. Booking is recommended. Adult supervision required. Contact 051 421877.

History talk

The Forgotten Kennedy - History talk with Seamus Kiely takes place at New Ross Library on Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m.

The favourite child of Joe Kennedy and favourite sister of Jack, Kick Kennedy was spirited, vivacious and legendary for her charm. Kick was sister to President John F. Kennedy and lived a tragically short yet rebellious life.


A Horseshoe Tournament will be held in the field behind The Slaney Inn in Oylegate this Sunday, September 18, starting  at 2 p.m.

There’s fabulous prizes and all proceeds go to the local branch of The Irish Wheelchair Association.