Around the Districts: Ramsgrange to Tullogher-Rosbercon

Boys and girls from the Beaver section of 36th Ramsgrange Scout Group who took part in a beach clean at Duncannon.

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Connect Café Volunteers

SWWFRC have recently received funding from the WWETB to run a Connect Café through our Centre here in Ramsgrange. The goal of the Connect Café is to explore ways to help us connect with others, and with the local community. We are still looking for 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 3 hours to spare each Monday, for 10 weeks we’d love to hear from you. Please call Esther on 087 098 5706 for more information.

Parent & Toddler Group

Finger Painting proved to be a big hit with our Parent and Toddler Group recently.

The group will hold a Buggy Walk in Duncannon Park on Tuesday the 23rd May at 10am. (weather permitting). Refreshments are provided and as always, new members are more than welcome to join us

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

Enrolment is now open for our new major award course in Tourism and Business. This is a fully funded course and due to commence in September. If you would like any further information, please contact Christina @ 0874552980 or email

Next semester we hope to reach out to local Businesses who may be in a position to offer suitable employment to our current learners. If you are a business who may have a vacancy arising, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Christina @ 0874552980 or email

FREE Book Library at SWWFRC

Lots of lovely books in our FREE book library at the moment. Romance, thrillers, biographies, crime and much more. June Bank Holiday weekend coming up soon so drop in and pick up some holiday reading. Although we have loads of adult books, we are very short of teenage and children’s book, so if you have any to donate, we would be very grateful. Just drop them to Reception

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

Trip to Knock Shrine

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday 2nd July, 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 on 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, 4th June. There’s a great line-up of performers -Trilogy will be on stage from 5pm, followed by Tulua at 7pm. The headline band, Corner Boy, will come on stage at 9pm. Tickets are available at in the Park, or on Gusserane O’Rahilly’ s GAA Facebook page. Gates open at 4pm

Scrap Metal Collection

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

Ballymitty Carboot & Indoor Market

Why not check out the Carboot & Indoor Market at Ballymitty Church Carpark Y35 K221 Saturday 27th May from 10am to 2pm. Will continue over the summer on the last Saturday of every month. To book a stall or for further information contact or call 089 2722808.


Rathnure St Anne’s GAA

Club lotto: jackpot Numbers drawn this week were 4, 5, 6 and 23.There was NO jackpot winner. There were five match-three winners at €40.O Dwyers Staff Ballywilliam. Danny Foley Bahana. The Foley Family Bahana. Breda Ryan Ballywilliam. Harry Codd Askinfarney. Our next lotto draw will take place Live on our Facebook page at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. 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.

Rathnure race night

Rathnure Senior camogie team are hosting a club fundraiser, Saturday, June 17, 7.30 p.m., Conran’s Bar. If you would like to buy a horse please contact a member of the senior camogie panel.

If you have a business or know someone who might like to sponsor a race please contact Louise at 087 3564911. Sure to be a great night of craic and racing, Stick it in the Diary.



There was no Jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Tricia Doran, Tintern was the only match three winner and she received €200. The numbers drawn were; 7, 12, 15, 27. Next weeks Jackpot is €13,400 and next weeks match three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members. Draw takes place every Tuesday night at 9 o clock.

Saltmills/St Kearns Development Group

Saltmills St Kearns development group are holding a fundraising quiz this 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.

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 .

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 are €20 and can be purchased on the Gusserane O’ Rahilly’s Facebook page.

Dementia Cafe 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 cafe on the second Thursday of every month.

The cafe 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 email or telephone 051 389509


Community Games

The Glenmore/Tullogher/Rosbercon Community Games Area Athletic Finals will take place this coming Friday (May 26th) in Rosbercon Sports Grounds. The competitions are open to boys and girls who live in the catchment area of Glenmore, Tullogher and Rosbercon.

Recent Deaths

There were two deaths with parish connections in the past week. Mikey Maher formerly of Tinneranny died in Hertfordshire England, and was interred there. Jimmy Bird of Hoodsgrove died suddenly in Lucan Co Dublin with funeral arrangements later.

Safeguarding Representatives

If anyone has a safeguarding problem, please contact our two Parish Safeguarding Representatives. They are, Ann O Sullivan from Ballykenna and Brid Vereker, Millbanks Grove Rosbercon. Safeguarding Statements are displayed in all three churches of the parish.

Synod 2021-2024

In October 2021, the Catholic Churches Synodal process on the theme of Synodality began and it was the first time that a world-wide listening process and consultation with dioceses and parishes like Ossory and Rosbercon in Ireland was attempted.

This document was sent to the Synod Office in Rome in August 2022. It also formed part of a global document entitled “Enlarge the Space of Your Tent” which was presented by the Irish delegation that travelled to Prague last February for the first ever Continental Assembly of the Catholic Churches synodal process. For more on this please go to to find out more.