Centenary Garda event
A special event marking 100 years of the gardaí in New Ross takes place at New Ross Garda Station on Wednesday, November 30, at 1 p.m.
All retired members of the force and their relations and relations of deceased gardaí based in New Ross are invited to attend.
This will include gardaí who worked at the old station near the courthouse and their families.
Call 051 426030 to let gardaí know if you plan to attend the day which will feature old photographs and a time capsule.
Duncannon National School is hosting a Coffee Morning on Friday, November 25 at 10 a.m. in the school.
This is being held as a school fundraiser and your support would be very much appreciated.
The senior citizens and community Christmas Party will be held in the Horse and Hound on Thursday, December 8 at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome.
Invitations are on the way, but if someone doesn’t receive an invitation and would like to attend, please bring it to the attention of the Parish Council.
The annual parish publication is now on the shop shelves and is very good value at only €8. It is on sale from the post office and from shops in the parish and some shops in neighbouring parishes.
This year’s contents include stories about a popular Boley man who has reached 100 years, the origins of the belfry in Gusserane church, the story of a man who came back from the dead, a farewell to a Gusserane school principal as well as round ups of various organisations throughout the parish from sporting to ploughing and rowing.
See www.mountcarmellace.com for details on the wonderful Mount Carmel lace story.
Ross Panto Craft Fair
The ever-popular New Ross Pantomime Society Christmas Craft Fair is back after a two-year break on Sunday, December 4, from 12 midday until 4 p.m.
The venue is once again the Youth Centre, Nunnery Lane, New Ross. If you are a crafter with handmade goods and would like to book your space, contact the page. Spaces are €20 and you need your own table.
All proceeds go to getting the society’s January 2023 production of ‘Snow White and the 7 Dwarves’.
This is an ideal opportunity to get your Christmas shopping all in one venue and support local crafters.
The November 14 YMCA Whist results are as follows: Top score Paddy Walsh, Top lady Brid Murphy and Peggy Malone, 1/2 time score Kathleen Treacy, Top gent Jack Frisby, 2nd gent Ray Shannon, 1/2 time gent Tom Treacy, Specials Anne Murphy, Dinah Proctor, Eamonn Doyle, Marion Dalton and Kathleen Slattery, Raffles; Dinah Proctor, Jack Frisby, Triona Moffitt and Peggy Malone.
The next Death Cafe will be held in The Hub cafe Thomastown, on Wednesday, November 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Following the tenets set in place by the originator of the Death Cafe, John Underwood, who set up the first meeting in 2011, the event was 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 is free to attend. For further information or to book your place contact Rosie Saunders on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Junior Book Club
The Junior Book Club for 9-12 year olds is back.
Join Trish in New Ross Library for a new season of the Junior Book Club full of fun discussion and fantastic reads. It’s on the last Thursday of every month, 3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. A parent or guardian must stay in the library for the duration of the event. To register, phone 051 421877.
Creative writing workshop
A fun Creative Writing Workshop called ‘Roald Dahl’s The BFG How to write Splendid Settings’ with Tina Callaghan takes place at New Ross Library on Saturday, November 26, from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Join Tina and learn how to bring your story alive in a whoppsy setting! Explore adjectives, imagery, smiles and more with the BFG.
Learn about choosing a setting, awesome adjectives, swashboggling synonyms, curious comparisons and much much more....
Roald Dahl’s creative writing sparks creativity, builds confidence and inspires young writers through wonderful worlds of these best-loved stories.
Suitable for 7-12 years. A parent or guardian must stay in the library for the duration of the event.
Booking is essential as places are limited. To book phone 051 421877.
Trad House in New Ross
Trad House music lessons meet every Friday evening in the old CBS primary school and the group cater for kids aged five and up to adults on a range of traditional instruments, which your child will learn over the coming months.
For more information about this excellent local initiative, you can contact Ellie on 086 4528226 or get in touch via our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information.
Shoe box appeal
The New Ross Active Retirement craft class are collecting for the Christmas shoe box appeal.
They are particularly looking for items/clothes for boys and girls aged 10/14.
Please contact Callie on 086 3098720.
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.
St Canice’s enrolment
St Canice’s NS, 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 email@example.com.
Ballycullane NS is holding its annual open night on Wednesday, November 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All parents, children, future parents and members of the community are invited. It’s a great way to meet up and look at work and enjoy some light refreshments.
Meanwhile a clothes collection takes place in the school on Friday, November 25.
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.
Food and Craft Fair
A Food and Craft Market will take place in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday, November 27. For information or to book a stall contact 089 2722808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Historical society talk
New Ross Historical Society’s next lecture is on Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m. in the St Michael’s Pastoral Centre (Y34N799).
The lecture will be delivered by Dr Ida Milne on The Elmes Papers which were discovered in the family home of Dr. W. K. Elmes at Robinstown, Old Ross in the 1950s.
The letters give us an insight into the turbulent times of 1798
This is a free event.