Around the Districts: Ramsgrange to Tullogher-Rosbercon

Kate Power from Tullogher and Mary Quigley from Rosbercon at the Darkness Into Light walk ograniged by Sue from Slimming world at the rugby club.

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Connect Café Volunteers

SWWFRC have received funding from the WWETB to run a Connect Café through our centre here in Ramsgrange. We are looking for 10 volunteers to buddy up with 10 non-English speaking people. A tutor will be running a program of events to include art therapy classes, an offsite trip and lunch will be served in our Community Cafe each week. If you have three hours to spare each Monday, for 10 weeks we’d love to hear from you. Please call Esther at 087 0985706 for more information.

Room Hire and Remote Working Hub

Did you know that here at SWWFRC we have a number of rooms for hire, to suit both large and smaller groups? We also provide a Remote Working Hub, which offers an affordable, modern, multi-purpose working space to small businesses and private individuals. On-site admin. support is available, with Wi-Fi access, interactive screens, tablets and laptops. Tea or coffee and light refreshments can also be provided.

Secretarial Support

Don’t forget that here at SWWFRC we can assist you with all your secretarial needs. We provide printing, photocopying, typing, laminating and a wide range of other services. We also provide a computer with internet access for those wishing to access online services. Why not drop in to reception or contact us on or 051 389418.

Social Welfare Application Forms.

Application Forms for all Welfare Payments are now available at SWWFRC Just drop in to reception at the centre and we will print you off a copy. We can also give assistance with filling in these forms, if required.

Tourism with Business Course at SWWFRC

We would like to thank everyone who dropped in to visit us at the Further Education and Training open day in New Ross. Our leaners enjoyed a very informative guided tour of Dunbrody Abbey recently and very much enjoyed tea and cake in their onsite café so we would like to say thank you to all involved.

Our course on Tourism with Business (Level 5) will be commencing again in September 2023 and are currently recruiting new learners. If you would like to find out more about these modules/course, please contact Christina at 087 4552980 or email

Dementia Café at St Louis Day Care Centre.

This is an opportunity to meet a support group after the couple of tough years we have had since Covid for people with dementia and their families.

We will have the café on the second Thursday of every month. The Café provides a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends, social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learning.

For further information on how to attend please email or telephone 051 389509.

Trip to Knock Shrine

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 2, to mark Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up points are Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. The cost is €73, including two meals. Please contact Nicholas Bowe at 087 9418661 to book a place, or for further details.

Hooley in the Park

This great event will take place in the Gusserane GAA grounds on the June Bank Holiday Sunday, June 4. There’s a great line-up of performers – Trilogy will be on stage from 5 p.m., followed by Tulua at 7 p.m. The headline band, Corner Boy, will come on stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at in the park, or on Gusserane O’Rahilly’ s GAA Facebook page. Gates open at 4 p.m.

St James GAA

Important date to mark in your diary. St James GAA will hold their annual barn dance on Saturday, June 3, in Nolan’s Barn Clonsharragh. Music will be provided by Running on Empty, followed by a disco. More information in the coming days.

Scrap Metal Collection

Fethard St Mogue’s Ladies’ GAA Club have organised a scrap metal collection on Saturday, May 27. The collection point is at the back of Droopy’s in Fethard village, and it will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridges, microwaves, televisions, or household rubbish will not be accepted.


St Anne’s GAA Club

Lotto: jackpot Numbers drawn this week were 17, 21, 28 and 31.There was NO jackpot winner. There were two match-three winners of €100: Ann Tector, Rathnure; James Barry, Maddoxtown. Our next lotto draw will take place Live on our Facebook page at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. Next week jackpot is €15,000.

Rathnure GAA Shop: will be open every Monday and Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mystery Envelope draw: Rathnure GAA Club are running a Mystery Envelope draw over the coming weeks. Sellers will be calling to all houses in the parish and would really appreciate your support. Prizes are €500, €250, €125...You can’t win if you’re not in.


Congratulations to Jamie Phillips, bingo, the lucky winner of €390. Next Draw is planned for Tuesday, May 23, at the bingo. Envelopes are available locally. Please support.


Bingo is played in the John Kelly Memorial Hall every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Our jackpot is €450 in 43 calls this week.



There was no Jackpot winner in the Tintern Lotto draw last week. Michael Sinnott Jnr, Ballinruane and Richard Molloy Jnr, Ballycullane were the only match three winners and each received €100. The numbers drawn were; 15, 20, 27, 28.

Next week’s Jackpot is €13,250 and next weeks match three winners will share €200. Tickets are on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.

Saltmills/St Kearns Development Group

Saltmills St Kearns development group are holding a fundraising quiz on Friday night 26th May at 8pm in Vine Cottage Saltmills. Tables of 3 or 4 €10 per person. Please support. All proceeds to community development group.

GAA events

On Sunday June 4th the Hooley in the Park returns to Gusserane. This year the hugely popular Corner Boy will headline the outdoor event with traditional Irish fusion band, Tulua, in support. The inaugural “Hooley” was a great success last year and this year the organisers hope to build on that success. Tickets will be going on sale shortly.

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 .


Cemetery Masses 2023.

The list of Parish Cemetery Masses for 2023 has now been confirmed and the following are the dates and venues. Ballyneale, Monday, June 19, Shanbogh, Tuesday.

June 20, Friday, June 23, Rosbercon New Cemetery. Monday, July 3, Listerlin Old Cemetery, Tuesday, July 4, Rosbercon Old Cemetery, Friday, July 7, Mullinarrigle. All Masses will start at 8 p.m.

Historical Society

The South Kilkenny Historical Society have arranged a Coach Trip to Doneraile Court and Mallow in Co Cork on Saturday, May 27, The cost is €65 for members and €75 for those who are not paid-up members for 2023. These costs include coach hire, a guided tour of Doneraile Court, a walking tour of Mallow, and an evening meal at the Talbot Hotel in Clonmel. Lunch is not included in the deal.

For further information about the trip please contact Brigid Barron, Blossom Hill, Kilmacow, at 087 9507295, email, or Mary Ryan, ‘Gort Glas’, Aglish, Carrigeen, Mooncoin, 086 3790655, email, A €20 non-refundable deposit per person will apply.

Late Tom Kennedy

The death occurred recently of Tom Kennedy from Ballykenna Tullogher after a long illness. A native of Ballymagill, Tom was one of nature’s gentlemen, well-known and a popular figure in the area.

Married to the former Mary Murphy from Glenmore they farmed extensively in Ballykenna and raised their family there. Tom was a keen follower of the Tullogher hurling and football teams dating back to the era when his late brothers, Pat and Simon were stalwarts in both hurling and football.

He will be sadly missed not alone by his family but also by those to whom he came into contact down the years. Sincere sympathy goes to Mary and the extended family in their great loss, may Tom rest in peace.


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If you would like to become a volunteer with Alone or learn more about them, please visit the website, If you or an older person you know needs help of any kind, please contact Alone on 0818,222024, line open seven days a week, 8 a.m-8 p.m. or email,

Late Teresa Murphy

Another of our much-respected parishioners in the person of Teresa Murphy (née Hamilton) from Tinneranny passed on last week.

Originally from Ballyneale, she moved to Tinneranny when she married Tom Murphy from Brownsford. She was a lovely woman always good for a chat and a joke and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. This was the second death to hit the Hamilton family as Teresa’s sister, Brigid O’Neill, died only a few weeks ago.

Teresa was waked in Jamie Doyle’s Funeral Home, The Old Rectory on Thursday, May 11, and was laid to rest in Rosbercon Cemetery after midday Requiem Mass on Friday last. Pre-deceased by her husband, Tom, Teresa is survived by her sons, Tommy and Paudie, daughters, Catriona, Carmel Ann, and Treasa, the extended Murphy and Hamilton families to whom sincere sympathy is extended at this sad time.