Around the Districts: Ballycullane to Clongeen

Aoife Codd and Conor Dalton at the New Ross Rugby Club dinner dance in the Brandon House Hotel.

New Ross Standard


Tintern Review

The 2023 Tintern Review is being compiled and the committee would welcome contributions for the 13th issue of a magazine which is growing in popularity.

If you have any photos of people/events of high interest from times gone by or more recent times, we would be grateful if you could let us have them. Also of interest to us are the names for inclusion in a Births, Marriages and Deaths column.

These can only be accepted from the families in question. Some people may have some funny real-life true stories to share and these are particularly welcome.

Committee members may be contacted at these email addresses: , , and

Knock pilgrimage

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 2, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up Points are Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross. Fare is €73 which includes two meals. Contact Nicholas Bowe at 087 9418661.


Ballymitty Hall news

Community Garden – Meetings Thursday evenings at 7.30 in Ballymitty Hall. Come along and help plan our Community Garden More info contact 087 2664412.

Car Boot and Market – The Car Boot and Indoor Market returns Saturday, May 27, in Ballymitty Church Carpark and Ballymitty Hall, Y35K221. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To book a stall or for further information contact 089 2722808 or

Monday Night Bingo – Ballymitty Drive-in bingo and Online Bingo is on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Come play at our Drive-in Bingo (Ballymitty Church Carpark) or play online via Zoomin the comfort of your own home or with friends. More info contact 089 2722808 or

Women’s Shed – Meet on Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to midday Re-connect or make new friends.

Community Games

Well done to our under-13 and under-16 chess teams who competed in the county final. Under-16 team was Harry Murphy, Gemma Carroll-Nugent, Grace French, Tiernan Crotty, Zak Dake and Aidan King and this team won silver.

Our under-13 team won Gold and they are Aidan Breen, Greg Neville, Ryan King, Fiona Martin, Fischer’s Crotty and Cormac Keane. Well done to all. We wish all our musicians and singers best of luck in the county competition in Bree on Saturday the 13th.

Sad passings

Deepest sympathy to the Leonard family, Haggard, Bannow on the death of Paul last Sunday, May 7. Paul, who was in his late sixties is survived by his wife Mary, sons Tony, Paul, John and Garry, daughters Michelle and Lorna, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. Paul’s remains were brought to Carrig church on Wednesday for funeral Mass with burial afterwards in Bannow cemetery. May he rest in peace.

We would like to extend sympathy to Bridy Kelly, Kiltra on the death of her brother Paddy Doyle, Foulksmills on Saturday, May 6. Paddy’s funeral was in Clongeen church on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial afterwards in Clongeen cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Parish defibrillators collection

Monies collected for the upkeep of the Parish defibrillators took place recently. We would like to give an enormous thank you to the following, included in the picture: Kathleen Colfer, Oliver Devlin and Mary Wallace, not in the picture: Josephine Foley, Monica Treacy, Ciara McCormack and Mary Boyse.Also to Peg Moran who organised defibrillator training in Ballymitty. Total amount collected came to €1,645.

GAA club news

Lotto Date for Bannow Ballymitty this month is May 30. Make sure you play online at Klubfunder. Simply search for Bannow Ballymitty.

GAA Club Bingo continues this week and every week in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre. More info on

Bridge Results

1st Joe Hall and Betty Sexton; 2nd Mary McNamara and Eileen Mullally; 3rd John Reville and Peter Mageean; 4th Pax Morris and Breda O’Connor.

The Bridge Club AGM will take place on May 30. If anybody would like to put any proposal or put forward any amendment could they please put it in writing and give it to our secretary Oona.

Social dancing

Glor Tire young Aishling Rafferty from Tipperary was last year’s winner of this TV competition this young up and coming country singing star and her band will be performing live on stage in Carrig community centre this Friday night, May 19, from 9 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Admission €10 refreshments served not to be missed. Next week’s we have Bernie Heaney in Carrig.

Dancing in the Horse and Hounds this Wednesday night, May 17, with Glen Flynn.

Grantstown News

Community Employment Scheme Vacancies – If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. We currently have vacancies for a Driver, carers, Kitchen Assistants, Maintenance and Groundskeeper. Please note no qualifications are needed for the above positions as full training will be provided free of charge which will enable you to find work in the future. We have had great outcomes in getting people back to full-time employment. Phone us at 051 561016 for more information.

Drive-in and Sit-in bingo – Bingo with raffle and split-the-pot every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. in the car park to raise much needed funds for Grantstown Daycare Centre. Why not come along and support this worthy cause and win a few euro for yourself when you are here. Tea, coffee, minerals, chocolate, fruit pastilles and crisps on sale every night. You can now sit inside and play if you wish.

Meals On Wheels – Would you like to have Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a Meals on Wheels service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, May 31, from 3.10 p.m. to 3.40 p.m. If you would like to join, membership is free. It’s not just books you can borrow from Wexford Library, it’s e-Books and e-Audiobooks. If you’re already a library member, you can collect a reserved book from the Mobile Library.


Congratulations to this week’s split-the-pot winner ‘The Bates Girls’ who won €187

Corach Ramblers would like to thank everyone for their continued support and best of luck in next week’s draw.


Church News

Check out our Caroreigh Community Page for all Church Notices.

Caroreigh parish council

Dates for your diary: Ecumenical service at St Garvan’s Well on Saturday, June 17, after 8 p.m. Mass; Patron in Kilgarvan Cemetery on Sunday, June 25, 2 p.m.; Caroreigh field day, Sunday, July 30, at 1.30 p.m.

St Garvan’s NS

St Garvan’s National School is now open for enrolments for September 2023.

Taghmon History Society

Our Photobook ‘Taghmon Through the Years’ is still on sale. A fabulous keepsake, or wonderful gift for friends visiting.

We are currently working on our journal, any queries re Taghmon History Society please call Kay Doyle, secretary, 087 2680273.

Camross Hall News

Dancing at Camross – Back by popular demand Stuart Moyles will provide the music and song for the June dance which will be held in Camross Hall on Friday, June 2. Adm. €10 including the tea.

Check out Camross Hall Facebook page for further details on all upcoming events or contact Kay Doyle at 087 2680273.

Camross ICA

Monthly meeting of Camross ICA was held on Monday, May 8. A busy agenda was dealt with efficiently and courteously.

A new member, Ellen Nolan, was warmly welcomed to our guild and made to feel at home among us. Welcome Ellen, great to get new members in our fold.

Four members to attend National AGM in Athlone on Saturday, May 27, next. Keep the Camross flag flying girls. Our team for Special Occasion competition are working on their entries.

Breda Banville won the monthly competition, photo of Pet, which will be our entry in competition at next Federation meeting in Duncannon, on June 26.

Guest speaker, Ann O’Gorman, from Only Natural Limited, Wexford, gave a terrific talk, and a question-and-answer session on natural products, and how they can help us live healthier lives. A very relaxed and worthwhile session. Thank you, Ann.

Berna Cadogan and Margaret O’Gorman, Caroreigh, won the raffle prizes. Ann O’Gorman, Camross, served a lovely tea to all, and a lovely time was had by all. New members are always welcome.

Taghmon United

Congratulations to Paddy Murphy this week’s winner of split-the-pot winning €350. Thank you, everyone, for your continued support.

TAG News

Bingo every Tuesday night TAG Centre Taghmon Y35C2DE Doors open at 7 p.m. and start at 7.30 p.m.

Hidden Treasures Charity shop TAG Centre Taghmon open Mon – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. All donations are kindly welcome. Why not come in and have a browse?

Bookings can now be made for the TAG Digital Hub on the Connected Hubs website at. Call into the TAG office also for information and viewing of the hubs.

Taghmon-Camross GAA

The club would welcome assistance from anyone in the parish willing to help with a Finance Committee or with Green Clubs Committee. The Green clubs committee can cover Transport, Waste, Biodiversity, Water and Energy. If you have an interest in any of these areas, please contact Tom Banville (087 6796857) or George Hussey (087 9803039) if you would like to assist with either initiative. T.

hank you to everyone that supported the club and county draw. The second and third draws take place on May 31.

Finally, the club is holding a golf classic in Rosslare GC on Friday, May 26, Bookings are going very well for the day with very limited availability remaining. Please call Tom (087 6796857) or visit the clubs Klubfunder page if your business would like to sponsor a tee or green for the event which costs only €50.

Community Employment

ANCCR Area Development CLG (CE Programme) have vacancies in the areas of Raheen, Cushinstown/Terrerath, Carroreigh, Newbawn for: Community Employment General Operatives. Community Employment Childcare Assistant

Learn a new skill on the job and get an opportunity to re-train with a professional qualification

In order to be eligible the following applies: Over 21 years (in special circumstances 18 years) and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 12 months Ukrainians in receipt of jobseekers payment for 9 months Dependant Qualifying Adults on Jobseekers.

If interested in any of those positions, please contact your local Intreo Office New Ross 051 440910, Wexford 053 9165400 or phone Kay, CE Supervisor at ANCCR on 087 4144313. We would love to hear from you.

Your Correspondent

If you would like a notice included, please contact Kay Doyle at 087 2680273 or email



Can you please send any information to be put in the Clongeen Notes via email ? The normal deadline is 9am on Mondays prior to the Wednesday publication but on a Bank Holiday weekend, the deadline is earlier - it’s midday on Friday. Either way, the email to use is: - thanks.

Recent bereavements

Our sympathies go out to several families in the area with the recent deaths in the Reville, Doyle, Curtis and Molloy families. Just over a month ago Agnes Curtis passed while a couple of days later Joan Reville also passed away. Their months mind mass was celebrated in Clongeen church over the weekend gone.

Since then Clongeen has also just lost two of its oldest residents in Paddy Doyle who was possibly the oldest man in the parish and only a couple of days ago, Biddy Molloy who was approaching her 100th birthday, passed away on Friday last. Biddy is likely to be dancing her way up the stairs at this point to her heavenly ballroom in the skies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Clongeen GAA news

The results of Clongeen Monthly Members draw are as follows: January Draw - Marty Reville €50, Martin Whelan €100 and Oisin & Fionn Murphy €300; February Draw - Enda Bennett €50, Paddy Bennett €100 and James Curtis of Loughnageer €300; March Draw - Foulksmills Stores €50, Niamh & John Quigley €100 and Annette Donnelly €300.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your continued support. Tickets are on sale for the coming years draw, please contact any committee member or contact the GAA phone on 087 602 4492.

Finally, best of Luck to Michael Dundon and his team as they play the Under-20 Leinster Hurling Final this Wednesday 17th in Dr. Cullen Park where your support would be greatly appreciated.

Dance Night

Another 70’s/80’s style dance will take place locally, but this time it’s scheduled for Tir Na nÓg in Wellingtonbridge on Sat 3rd June. Music on the night will be provided by Theresa and the Stars, with special guest Rossi M.

Dancing on the night will be from 9:30pm until 11:30pm and the cost of entry will be €10 per person. Teas & refreshments will be available at the bar as usual. Thanks to all those who came to the last few dances in Clongeen, unfortunately the numbers made it not feasible to continue, hence the change of venue which hopefully will be well supported.