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Local Notes.

Local Notes.

Local Notes.



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.

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Group AGM

The New Ross Active Retirement will hold their AGM on Friday, February 3, in the Youth Centre, Nunnery Lane, at 10.30 a.m. All welcome.

Rugby Club Lotto draw

New Ross Rugby Clun run a weekly club Lotto and the current jackpot stands at €4,000.

There is a Match 3 prize fund of €200.

Tickets can be purchased in local businesses throughout New Ross or

Play online - https://clubs.clubforce.com/clubs/rugby-new-ross-rugby-club-wexford/

Please support local businesses.

Denver to play Campile

One of Ireland’s top entertainers Mike Denver, with special guest Aishling Rafferty (winner of Glór Tire), will be live at a concert in Campile Hall on Sunday, March 5.

Tickets are available from the hall secretary on 087 2183300 at a cost of €30.

Tickets are also available on Eventbrite at €30, plus booking fee.

Ramsgrange enrolments

Ramsgrange Central NS is now taking enrolments for September 2023. Enrolment forms are available in the school, or on the school website www.ramsgrangens.com or by contacting Karen in the office on 051-389363/ramsgrangens@hotmail.com.

The three-teacher school is situated in the heart of Ramsgrange village. Parents/guardians are invited to feel free to visit the school and/or speak to our Principal, Lorraine Kennedy, at any time during the school day.

​Fethard Rangers

Fethard Rangers Soccer Club recently held a book launch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club’s formation. Called Fethard Rangers AFC, the book contains many photographs and articles about the history of the club over the last 50 years and is for sale at Dillon’s Londis, costing just €12.

Tintern Review

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.

Literacy Support

South West Wexford FRC now offer Literacy Support through the Adult Education Office. If you would like help with reading, writing, spelling or math, please call Laura on 087 0943023 or Rory on 087 6678748. They can also help with using the internet and how to get the most out of your smartphone. The classes are free of charge, and both small group and one-to-one sessions are available.

AA Group meeting

The AA Group continue to meet at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre every Saturday evening. Please ring 051 389418 for more information.

45 Card Games

Don’t forget 45 Card Games are run every Friday night in The King’s Bay Inn, starting at 9pm.

Ballyhack NS enrolment

Ballyhack National School is now taking enrolments for September 2023. Your child must turn 4 on or before September 1, 2023. If you would like your child to start school in Ballyhack in September then please contact the school by phone: 051-389368, by email: ballyhackschool@gmail.com, or call into the office for an Enrolment Pack.

The school’s Open Evening takes place on Thursday, February 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All past, present and future students are invited to visit the school and meet the wonderful staff and view its excellent resources. Closing date for returning your application forms to the school is Friday, March 10.

Scoil Naomh Úna 2023

If you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Naomh Úna, for the academic year 2023/2024, enrolment forms may be collected from the school until February 13. The school can be contacted by email: shielbagganns.ias@gmail.com or by telephone 086 0210824.

If you would like to visit the school or speak to the Principal, Kevin Nimmo, please contact the school to make an appointment.

Dreambig walking group

Dreambig South East Walking group started meeting on Wednesday, January 18. Meeting at 10.15 a.m. at the exercise equipment beside the track at Pearse Park, New Ross.

The group is provisionally fortnightly but organisers can make it weekly if there is sufficient interest.

A chance to get together, exercise and chat.

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.

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.

Junior Book Club

New Ross Library Junior Book Club for 9-12 year olds runs at New Ross Library on one Thursday a month from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. A parent or guardian must stay for the duration of the event.

Whist results

This week’s whist results are as follows;

Top lady Teresa Dollard, 2nd lady Biddy Naddy, 1/2 time lady Nora Kehoe, Top gent Paddy Bennett, 2nd lady Marion Dalton, 1/2 time gent Lily Treacy. Specials Peggy Malone, Mairead Frisby, Paddy Walsh and Dinah Proctor. Raffles Brid Murphy, Nora Kehoe, Lily Treacy and Peggy Malone.

​Irish group

Are you interested in being part of an informal Irish Conversation Group for adults at New Ross Library? Perhaps you could learn, or help others improve their Irish language skills? Join in the new ciorcal comhrá which takes place every three weeks at 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

This group is self-facilitated. To register, phone 051 421877.

Creative writing group

New Ross Library Adult Creative Writing Group is a self-directed group guided by New Ross library staff member and published author Tina Callaghan.

This writing group involves writing exercises and voluntary sharing of work.

It is intended to be a safe, creative environment which offers support and advice from fellow writers. All novelists, short story writers, non-fiction authors, poets and playwrights welcome.

The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

To register, phone 051 421877.

Sensory Hour at library

Anyone visiting New Ross Library can expect an especially calming experience for an hour every week, as sensory hour has come into place at the Barrack Lane facility.

Every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sensory Friendly Hour is observed in New Ross Library.

The staff have introduced measures to ensure a calmer library experience. The Sensory Friendly Hour provides an environment that seeks to reduce noise across the library along with lighting and distractions for our customers on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory needs.

During the hour, the lights are dimmed, and noise will be reduced as much as possible. The measures will also include temporarily silencing of self-service machines, scanning devices, book replenishing activities etc.

The library is also introducing extended hours for users with the Open Library initiative. Contact 051 421877.