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New Ross Standard


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.

Duncannon Art Room

The Cockleshell Art Room in Duncannon will open from 11.a.m. til 5.p.m. from Thursdays to Mondays, inclusive from next Wednesday.

The gallery – which features the work of numerous local artists – will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Radon meetings

Two public meetings will take place in New Ross Library on June 28.

June on the topic of radon gas at 1.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Exposure to radon gas in Ireland is linked to 350 lung cancer cases each year in

Ireland so it is a significant public health hazard.

The meetings are hosted by Wexford Public Libraries, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and supported by Healthy Wexford.

Come along and you can meet experts in radon and find out straightforward and practical ways of protecting your family from radon.

The meetings are an opportunity for those who have measured high radon levels but who are unsure of the actions they can take and who are unaware of the radon risk in the area.

By attending you will find out about radon, what it is and how to protect your family, learn about the Digital Radon Monitors loan scheme that you can borrow free with your library card from your local library to measure radon levels in your home and much more.

Ask any questions to the experts in attendance in the Q&A session

Booking is essential by calling 051 421877.

John Curtis Memorial Run

The John Curtis Memorial Tractor Run & walk takes place in Raheen on Friday, June 24.

Registration is from 6 p.m. at Raheen Community Centre for the event held in memory of the community minded family man who passed away two years ago. All vehicles are welcome. Contact Pauline on 087 2960709 or Sean (087 9517200).

Proceeds are in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and Raheen Parish Graveyard.

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

Ballyhack NS enrolment

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: or call into the school for an enrolment pack.

Bus to Knock in June

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.

Masculinity survey

A major attitudinal study by Men’s Development Network (MDN), which is marking 25 years of work in the sphere of male health, wellbeing, and transforming masculinities, is underway across Ireland.

The Men’s Attitudes Now (MAN) Survey is being conducted with input from Equimundo (newly rebranded from Promundo-US), a global leader in engaging men and boys to promote gender equality and prevent violence.

The survey – which is entirely anonymous – aims to gain a better understanding of men’s concepts of masculinity and gender, and to gather insights into how they feel about themselves and their role in society, including their wellbeing and attitudes towards relationships and social issues.

Open to all men throughout the island aged 18 upwards, the survey (#irishmansurvey) is seeking a representative demographic sample of 1,000 respondents. Many of the questions are focused on the social conditioning and influences that affect men and their relationships in modern Ireland.

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.

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.

Hooked on Sea festival

A host of marine-themed events for all ages will feature at Hooked on the Sea, the summer festival at Hook Lighthouse, over the June Bank Holiday.

The barbecue will be fired up; there will be games on the lawns and there are reports of pirates on the horizon with Pirate Pat leading the posse. For World Environment Day on June 5 and World Oceans Day on June 8, Hook Lighthouse will be hosting talks on sustainability and environmental living.

On Sunday evening of June 5, a very special Traditional Fish and Chip Supper event will take place at 7.30 p.m. at the lighthouse. Guests can enjoy a bespoke guided tour of the venue, followed by a supper of locally caught fresh fish batter in beer batter and chips, including a drinks reception of local craft beers and wines.

There will also be activities on and off the water, paddle boarding, boat trips on the estuary, local produce picnics, foraging, sea-themed children’s events and more.

For further details, see

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.

Battle of Ross talk

The story of the Battle of Ross on June 5, 1798, will be the subject of a talk and leisurely walk from 3 Bullet Gate to The Tholsel on Thursday, June 9.

Starting at 7 p.m. at Three Bullet Gate, the guide will be NHRS member, Jim Sutton. One of the great heroic struggles in Irish military history, took place at 3 Bullet Gate in the early morning June 5, 1798, when the United Irishmen, fronted by the Bantry Battalion led my John Kelly and Thomas Cloney, after hours of fierce engagement, drove in the defences and captured the strongpoint.

The defenders, with the Dublin Militia in the van and followed by droves of men, women and children fled headlong through the streets and across the bridge and safety.

These and other happenings in town on that fateful day will be dealt with during the walk on Thursday evening, June 9, which is the 224th anniversary of the date of the Battle of Ross. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Hooley in the Park

All roads leads to Gusserane on Saturday, June 18, for the Hooley in The Park.

Taking place at Eircode Y34YX47 in Gusserane, the music will include performances by Joe Davitt and Green Road. Gates open from 3 p.m. and there will be a full bar and barbecue for the duration of the hooley which runs from 4 p.m. till 9 p.m.

Tickets cost €25 and are available through the Hooley in the Park Facebook page and on Eventbrite.