Around the Districts: Clongeen to Fethard

Niamh O'Rourke, Katie Phelan, Anna Bolger, Millie Young and Niamh O'Brien enjoying Europe Day at Rathgarogue National School.

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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.

Over 35’s Soccer

The over 35’s continued indoors in Grantstown last weekend with 12 players taking to the pitch is rather warm conditions and a very competitive but also an enjoyable game.

The indoor cost is €5 per player where a good hours play takes place starting at 6pm sharp on Saturday evenings. As the indoor sometimes has a tight schedule, please get there for Sat eve’s at 5:45pm at the latest to kick-off on time. You can also give Dave a call on 086 859 6627 if you’re thinking of getting involved and be added to the group messages.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sun 2nd July for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up points for the trip will be as follows: Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile & New Ross. The fare will be €73 per person which includes two meals on route there and back. For further details, please contact Nicholas Bowe on 087 941 8661.

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.


Annual Patrons

Dates for annual patrons. Friday 2nd June: Killegney Graveyard 6.45pm - Donard 7.30pm. Cloughbawn: Sunday July 9th at 2pm.

Cloughbawn AFC

Congratulations to the ladies with a hard-fought win over a very good Carnew side in the Gaynor Cup final.

The girls went 1-0 down in the 1st half and came out for the 2nd half with great determination. Katie Sweetman scored a goal bringing with 1 all with 20 mins to go. It looked like the game was going to extra time but the girls were strong on the attack with Jessica Martin scoring the winner in the 90th minute. Great team performance well done to the full panel and management Eileen Cullen, Danielle Kehoe & Cathal Spratt.

GAA golf classic

Cloughbawn Hurling and Camogie Club are holding a golf classic on Friday, June 16th in Enniscorthy Golf Club in aid of pitch development. Tee times are booking up fast, contact Brendan to book a slot at 087 7998946. Teams of 4 entry fee €200 including meal.

Charity Match in aid of Noah Lambert

Wonderful turnout on Saturday in Castleboro for the charity hurling match to support Noah’s treatment financially between Cloughbawn and the Rapparees. A great and generous crowd turned up raising €1,950. The cup presented was the Séamus Walsh memorial cup, a stalwart of Cloughbawn GAA club. Thanks to both clubs for their contribution.


Notes contact

Contact Rita Gaffney Mobile 087-9914202, email Notes must be in by 8pm Sunday night.

Patron Masses/Blessing of Graves 2023

St Mary’s Parish Church, Cushinstown: Sunday August 13th. Patron Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cushinstown at 1.30pm (11 am mass will not be celebrated in the church on this date)

St Anne and St John’s Church, Rathgarogue Sunday July 23rd 2023. Blessing of the graves at Ballyanne Cemetery at 1.30 pm and Patron Mass in Rathgarogue Cemetery at 2 pm (10 am mass will not be celebrated in the church on this date)

St Brigid’s Church, Terrerath: Monday August 14th 2023. Blessing of the graves at Carnagh Cemetery at 6.30 pm and Patron mass at 7 pm in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Terrerath.

Help wanted

The people that tend to the green areas around Rathgarogue church and community centre are looking for new members to help with the planting and watering of flowers for the coming season. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved (there may be tea n biscuits) please contact Nicola on 0874153926 or Lee on 0879418394 For more info.

Terrerath Community Centre

What’s on in the week: Monday Nights Beginners Badminton, 7.30pm 8.30pm. Wednesday Bingo, 8.15 10pm. The Committee thanks all the regular Bingo players for their continued support of the Hall. Friday Youth Club, 8.30pm 10pm. 1st Sunday of every month Cushinstown Bingo, starts 7.30pm sharp

Hall Hire Charges: Hall available, please contact Deborah on 085724466 for bookings. €10 per hour (for Badminton), €15 per hour (for Parties), €10 per booking Sound System Hire be your own DJ, play music on your mobile phone/MP3 player/lap top (must have a jack plug). €25 per hour (venue only) for Bouncy Castles, includes electricity surcharge and free sound system hire. Astroturf fundraisers - Car boot sale 14th May, 10am 2pm. €2 per car for parking. Tables/car boot €20 each please contact Deborah on 085724466 for bookings.

Old clothes recycling We’re moving the blue bin to the other side of the doorway. Please bring your old or unwanted clothes, this includes paired & bagged shoes, belts & bags are accepted (sorry, no bedding, sheets, duvets, blankets, cushions or toys). Help to raise funds towards running costs of the Hall. Please make sure all bin bags are tied up to keep the rain out. The blue bin is available at all times, Terrerath Muintir Na Tire Community Council thanks everyone for their support. (Terrerath Community Centre, Eircode Y34 A027).

Rathgarogue Split the Pot

Congratulations to this weeks lucky winner of €284, Mr. Tom Furlong, Camblin. Tom purchased his lucky €2 envelope in Ballyanne Bar lastnight. Thanks to Robert Ryan & Sean Jordan for carrying out the draw this evening in Paulines Bar. As always, huge thanks to all those who support us weekly online. And to the publicans & customers in The Top Place, Ballyanne, Corcorans Bar and Off Licence, Paulines & The Green Door.

Community Games

The Table Quiz County Final is on Thursday 25th May in Bree Hall. U14 Mixed Teams of four can be entered, please let a member of the committee know if you are interested in entering a team.

Art and Handwriting county final will take place in Barntown NS on Sunday 28th May, start time 10/10.30 am will be confirmed closer to the day. The whole event will take place at the same time, not divided into two sessions as in previous years. Art time limit is 3 hours and handwriting is 1 hour. We are looking for volunteers to help supervise this event, please let the committee know if you can help out. Please see our Facebook Page: Rathgarogue Cushinstown Community Games for more information.


St James GAA

Lotto - There was no Jackpot winner. The winning Numbers 10, 19, 29, 30. There were four match 3 winners:- Eileen Walsh, Cooleskin; Carmel Doran, lotto online; Katrina O’Connor, lotto online; Bridie Lacey, Bannow. The next Jackpot will be €14,000 and the Reserve Jackpot is €14,000. The 2nd Reserve Jackpot €2,300 - €300 will be added to 2nd reserve on a no win basis. Match 3s win or share €200. Next draw in St James GAA Clubhouse at 8:30 pm on 30th May.

The St James GAA Annual Barn Dance takes place at Nolan’s Clonsharragh on Saturday, 3rd June - a date for your bank holiday weekend. Music will be provided by Running on Empty, followed by a disco. More information in the coming days.

Our senior men top the hurling league table and will be in a hurling semi-final next weekend so we wish them the very best of luck


Local Notes

Please note that any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at before 7p.m. on the Friday before publication at the latest.

On The Hook

This year’s edition of the very popular On The Hook magazine is currently on sale in Dillon’s Londis. Full of many great pictures and articles the magazine is a must buy every year.

Fethard Community Development

Great news for Fethard on Sea courtesy of The Community Recognition Fund. Fethard Community Development Association was awarded €30,000 for establishing the community garden adjacent to Scoil Mhaodhoig Poulfur and The Hall Committee was awarded €122,703 for improvements to St Mary’s Hall. Huge thanks to Wexford County Council for their support.

Scrap Metal Collection

Fethard/St.Mogues Ladies Club are holding a Scrap Metal Collection on Saturday 27th May at the back of Droopy’s from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. Collection service also available from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th

The following will be accepted, all steel, metal galvanise, aluminium, copper, vehicle batteries, lead, stainless steel, old bikes, alloy/steel rims, cans, brass, old slides, washing machines, dishwashers and cars. No fridges, freezers, microwaves, televisions or household rubbish. Contact Neilus 087-9192986, Irene 087-2839693 or Mairead 087-7820259.

Saltmills and St. Kearns Community Group

Tghere is a Fundraising Quiz in the Vine Cottage on Friday 26th May at 8p.m. Entry of Team of 3 or 4 is e10 per person. All proceeds to community development.

Fethard/St.Mogues GAA

On a busy week for Fethard players on Wexford county teams first up were the U20 Hurlers who took on Offaly in the Leinster Final in Carlow last Wednesday. It was to be a disappointing evening for Eoin, Cian and Cillian as they lost out by two points. The Byrne brothers contributed 16 of Wexford’s 22 points in the game and gave their all to try and secure victory.

On Saturday evening Richie Waters and John Tubritt featured as substitutes with the Wexford senior footballers who played Antrim in Wexford Park. Despite leading by five points in the first half the lost out to a strong second half performance from Antrim. They play Leitrim in two weeks time knowing a win will see them progress to the knockout stages.

Mikie Dwyer was among the scorers as Wexford senior hurlers led Westmeath by 16 points at half time in Wexford Park on Sunday. It all went wrong in the second half as Westmeath got four goals to grab an unlikely victory. Wexford need to beat Kilkenny next weekend to be sure of avoiding relegation for next year’s championship.

The Fethard/St.Mogues Junior B hurlers play Geraldine O’Hanarahan’s in New Ross next Friday evening at 7.30 in the first round of the championship. They are away to Bannow on the following Friday evening.

Country Market

The June Bank Holiday Country Market is on Saturday the 3rd June from 10.30am to 12 in St. Mary’s Hall in Fethard on sea. This is the first of the summer markets throughout June /July /August. Handmade, homemade & home-grown products. Shop Local. Check out the Market Facebook page, Fethard on sea Country Market or Instagram for information.

Cul Camps

This years Cul Camp will be on From Monday July 24th to Friday July 28th. You can book your place online at We had a great year last year, perfect weather and lots of kids having fun for the week.

Fethard Split the Pot

Congratulations to Agnes Waters, this fortnight’s winner of Split the Pot. Thanks to all who participated, to the businesses who have the buckets (without whom we couldn’t do it) and to Josephine Kehoe for organising it. Buckets are located in Dillon’s Londis, The Wheelhouse Cafe, Fethard Pharmacy, Molloy’s Bar, Geminii Hair and Beauty, Fethard on Sea Tourist Office, Milano’s Takeaway, Baginbun Lodge, Beautiful U, Salon 60 and Hook Lighthouse. Draw every 2nd Wednesday.