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Cockleshell Art Room

For our first stint in 2023 we will open from March 17th til March 21st inclusive, 11.a.m. til 5.p.m. each day. This year we are marking twenty five years of The Cockleshell Art Project. we will exhibit the works of our regular Artists as well as  new artists.

Bridge results

The February New Ross Bridge Club results are: 

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February 6: 1st Dora Furlong and Helen Murphy, 2nd Bridie Sweeney and Theresa McDonald, 3rd Michael O' Neill and John O'Gara.

February 15: 1st Cathy Casey and Colette Aylward, 2nd John Halpin and Theresa McDonald, 3rd Breda Farrell and Sean O' Riordan.

February 20: 1st Margaret O ' Neill and Jane Parker, 2nd Dora Furlong and Martin Burke, 3rd Patricia Quinn and Theresa McDonald.

February 27: 1st Merle Redmond and Patsy Coppola, 2nd Mary Murphy and Patricia Quinn, 3rd Kathleen O' Farrell and Lori Butler.

Flowers for Magdalene

Flowers for the Magdalene Commemoration takes place on Sunday, March 26 at 12 p.m. in St Stephen’s Cemetery, the Irishtown, New Ross.

Maureen Sullivan will chair the event and Mary Dunlevy Green and Teresa Doyle O Connor will share calling out the names of our departed survivors buried in the Magdalene Grave.

Mary Dunlevy Greene’s granddaughters will lay the flowers for the Magdalene’s and all councillors and TDs are invited to attend, along with the people of New Ross to come out and support the event.

Death Cafe

The next Death Cafe to discuss all things death takes place at Thomastown Community Centre on Saturday, March 25, from 2.30 p.m. till 4.30 p.m.

Described as a place to have a coffee and enjoy some cake while discussing our morality in an open and non-judgemental space, a €5 donation is suggested to cover costs.

Contact Rosie at rosie.quigley@gmail.com or Sharon on mandala7@outlook.ie for more information.

Whist results

The following are last week’s New Ross Whist results:

Top score Mairead Frisby, Top lady Anne Murphy, 2nd lady Kathleen Slattery, 1/2 time lady Mary Shannon, Top gent Paddy Walsh, 2nd gent Eamonn Doyle, 1/2 time gent Marion Dalton, Specials: Peggy Malone, Jos Holden, Bridget Murray, Noreen Raftice, Raffles Jos Holden, Nora Kehoe, Bryan Furlong, Sean Walsh and Brid Murphy.

Ballyhack talks

The Residents Association have organised a short series of talks on subjects of local interest. They will be held in Byrnes pub on Thursday evenings during March at 8 p.m.

All welcome and free to attend.

On March 16, the talk is The Paddle Steamers Era: The Duncannon, New Ross and Waterford Route.

Cheekpoint historian Andrew Doherty will bring us back to times gone by with his illustrated talk on the paddle steamers that plied their trade on the River Barrow.

On March 23, the talk is called Our Local Biodiversity and the Bigger Picture.

Well-known Wexford naturalist Jim Hurley will provide us with all the knowledge we need when observing biodiversity on the stunning walk from Ballyhack to Duncannon, along the recently opened walking trail.

CPR and AED at Terrerath

Terrerath Muintir Na Tire Community Council are holding CPR and AED training in March/April 2023.

The exact date is to be decided; there are limited places available, so it’s first come first served.

The training will be run on a weekday evening from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. and will cost €25, which includes a PHECC CFR Community Certificate per participant.

For more information and to express interest, please contact Enda McDonald 087 2561976 or email Terrerathcommunitycentre2019@gmail.com.

Cushinstown fashion show

A fashion show featuring great spring and summer clothes takes place at the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola, on Thursday, March 30, at 7.30 p.m. in aid of Cushinstown NS.

Organised by the school’s parents association, admission is €15 and there will be door and spot prizes on what promises to be a fun night.

Pop up shops will feature on the night with clothes from the following shops modelled: LuLu Boutique, Amy Jane’s, Cooper Kids & Menswear, Lady Melia and Revolution, Wallace’s of Wellnigtonbridge, The Clothesline Boutique, T-Squared, Blossoms and Mr H Menswear.

​Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day, the main annual fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society, takes place on Friday, March 24 at supermarkets and New Ross Credit Union.

One of the volunteers, Cllr Anthony Connick, is calling on people to support the fundraiser by donating a euro or two. “We’ll be selling pins and daffodils and 100 per cent of the money raised goes to the Irish Cancer Society.”

People can donate to boxes around the town that day.

Ross Town Split The Pot

Claire Smith from Nunnery Lane, New Ross won the New Ross Town FC Split The Pot draw of €925 on Friday night. Claire bought her winning ticket online. The seller’s prize went to Mary Walsh and Brid Rowe.

The next draw takes place this Friday at Murray’s Bar at 8 p.m. this Friday. All support of the club – which has big plans in 2023 – is greatly appreciated.


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.

Rugby Club Lotto draw

The current weekly New Ross Rugby Club Lotto jackpot is €5,400

Match 3 prize fund - €200

Ticket price - €2. The next draw is on Wednesday, March 15 at New Ross RFC at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in local businesses throughout New Ross or play online - https://clubs.clubforce.com/clubs/rugby-new-ross-rugby-club-wexford/

New Ross RFC is calling on us all to please support local businesses.


The next New Ross Historical Society lecture is on Thursday, March 30, in St. Michael’s Pastoral Centre Y34N799 at 8 p.m.

South Kilkenny Historian, Jack Burtchaell, will deliver a lecture on the fortunes and disasters that marred both New Ross and Waterford  since they were founded.

The Norman town of New Ross and the Viking City of Waterford have competed for trade over the centuries. Our maritime connections to our neighbours in the UK, Europe and the West brought prosperity to both city and towns. But the competition was not always friendly. In Medieval times New Ross was one of Ireland’s largest and busiest maritime ports, due to factors explored in the talk.

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.

Brandon Bridge Club

The club is actively looking for new and lapsed members to return. Contact Johnny Hosey (PRO) on 087 9553343.

Ballyhack NS enrolment

Ballyhack National School is now taking enrolments for September 2023.

Your child must turn four 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 at ballyhackschool@gmail.com or call into the office for an Enrolment Pack.

The closing date for returning your application forms to the school is Friday, March 10.

Youth club volunteers

New Ross Youth Club is actively seeking volunteers to help keep the club open. The club meets in the Youth Centre on Friday nights from 7.30 p.m. All volunteers will be Garda vetted and complete Child Protection Training through FDYS. For more information, contact Michelle Sinnott, FDYS, on 087 2490122.

Bereavement support

Bethany Bereavement Support Group are there if you need to call them. The volunteers have a private meeting room if you wish to share your grief. They hold a Drop-In Service on the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. at St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael Street. The confidential telephone number is 087 3846577.