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Local Notes.

Local Notes.

Local Notes.


Comedy for theatre

One of Bernard Farrell’s most famous comedies, ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’, is coming to St Michael’s Theatre. Produced by local theatre company Four Rivers, ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ will star well-known stage and screen actors Catherine Byrne (Fair City) and Mark Lambert (Veronica Guerin), and is in New Ross for one night only, on Saturday, June 4.

This is a much-loved and hilarious comedy on the savage politics of a dispersed, suburban family to commit their aging, yet resilient, mother to the uncertain fate of a nursing home, and is directed by playwright Jim Nolan from Waterford.

Grieving in these times

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New Ross Bereavement Support Group is organising an open evening entitled: Grieving in Exceptional Times later this month.

The evening will be facilitated by Grief Counsellor Brid Carroll and will take place on Thursday, May 26, at 7.30 p.m. in St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael Street, New Ross.

St Oliver’s NS

Any parent/guardian who wishes to enrol their child/children for September 2022 in St Oliver’s National School, Duncannon, please contact the school at 051 389206 or email info@duncannonns.com.

Blokes with Cameras

This group meets every week in SWWFRC. Although our main activity is photography, we also do lots of other things, including woodwork, IT training and outings.

All are welcome and for more information contact Jack at 087 1358254.

Ballyhack NS

St Catherine’s National School, Ballyhack is now 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 phone at 051 389368, by email: ballyhackschool@gmail.com or call into the school for an enrolment pack.

Study spaces at library

New Ross Library provides six study spaces that can be used in two hourly slots. Booking is required for these study spaces using the LibCal booking system, which can be accessed on Wexford County Council’s Library webpage.

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 St 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.


This newspaper offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The obituary tells the story of the person’s life, celebrating their personality and outlining their work and family life in a way that honours their memory.

The service is available free of charge, and will be completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests.

Contact David Looby, whose details are listed above, if this is something that interests you.

Spanish students

Host families are required for the return of Spanish students to New Ross from July 4 to 31.

The students will attend school in St Mary’s New Ross to learn English.

If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact 087 6535311 for further information. All host families will be Garda vetted.

Knock pilgrimage

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 3, for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick-up points in Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross

Cost is €65, including two meals. Contact Nicholas Bowe on 087 9418661.

Sleep coach parenting

A Silent Night Sleep Coach Parenting talk with Danielle Cleary takes place at New Ross Library this Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

Are you a parent of a young child who would like to learn more about your child’s sleep?

Join Danielle Cleary, Pediatric Sleep Consultant and the founder of Silent Night Sleep Coach, who has helped many families to understand and improve their child’s sleep habits and sees sleep as a necessity not a luxury.

This talk will be aimed at parents of babies and children from newborns to four years, as well as expectant parents. 

Booking is essential as places are limited

Medieval New Ross talk

A presentation on Medieval New Ross with Myles Courtney of New Ross Street Focus takes place at the library on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m.

New Ross abounds in history and heritage. Join Myles Courtney on a virtual tour/talk through the medieval heritage of New Ross town, covering a wide range of New Ross history.

WACT Youth Theatre

WACT youth theatre have been facilitating youth theatre in the south east for the last decade and bring their fun workshop to New Ross Library on Friday, May 27.

Budding actors aged five to 19 years are invited to come along at 4 p.m., as part of the first ever South East Youth Theatre and Arts festival.

Young WACTors will bring the classic and much-loved tale of The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, to life and will also perform a hilarious murder mystery. A first time for young performers to experience a live audience and WACT hope that children their age will come along and enjoy the fun.

Secretarial support

Don’t forget that SWWFRC can assist you with all your secretarial needs. We provide printing, photocopying, typing, laminating and a wide range of other services.

The centre also provides a computer with internet access for those wishing to access online services.

Why not drop in to reception or contact us on reception@swwfrc.ie or 051 389418.

Make a Bee Hotel

Make a Bee Hotel with Rob Marrey from Red Meadow Woodworkery at New Ross Library on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. till 12 p.m. for this fun-filled bee hotel workshop. Learn all about solitary bees in Ireland and how to make a bee hotel to encourage them into your garden.

Use your problem-solving abilities to fill the bee hotel structure with recycled materials, including small branches and pine cones. All participants get to take the bee hotel home with them at the end of the session, along with a leaflet to help identify the most common solitary bees in Ireland.

The talk is suitable for 6-12 year olds. Booking is essential as places are limited.


Ramsgrange NS is now taking enrolments for the 2022/2023 school year.

Forms are available in the school or by calling Karen in the office on 051 389363. Alternatively, you can download the form on the school website at www.ramsgrangens.com or email ramsgrangens@hotmail.com.

Bus to Knock

A bus is being put on from St Mullins to Knock on Sunday, June 6 through the diocese.

Contact John Coady on 087 3330558 or Loughlin Doyle on 085 8089125 for more details.

Whist results

Monday week ago’s results are: Top lady Ann Minogue, 2nd lady Marion Dalton, 1/2 time lady Nora Kehoe.Top gent Johnny Minogue, 2nd gent Bryan Furlong, 1/2 time gent Paddy Bennett, Specials Steven Graham, Teresa Dollard, Peggy Malone, Garry Farrell and Marion Duggan, Raffles Marion Duggan, Peggy Malone, paddy Bennett and Mary Whitty.

Viking dig library talk

On Saturday, June 11, children and young people are invited to take part in a range of events created by Wexford artists, creatives and organisations.

The School of Irish Archaeology ‘The Big Dig’ comes to New Ross Library Park where participants will be introduced to the next step in the evolution of creative and hands-on learning for the younger generation.

Their replica ‘Viking House’ and excavation site allows children and young adults to explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig.

The workshops will give children and young adults the chance to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house.

There will be six sessions available throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m.

This event is suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

Mixed ages can be booked altogether.

Booking is essential as places are very limited.

Book online or phone: 051 421877.