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David LoobyNew Ross Standard

Pantomime society AGM

The New Ross Pantomime Society AGM takes place on Wednesday, May 31, at St Michael’s Theatre at 8 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ros Tapestry lecture

A lecture called ‘Making A Living in the Leinster Lordship’ takes place in the Dunbrody Visitor Centre on Thursday, June 1, at 7.30 p.m.

Medieval Historian at Carlow College, Dr Margaret Murphy, will discuss the 12th panel of the Ros Tapestry which is called ‘The Thriving Port of Ros’ and this is the theme of Dr Murphy’s Lecture.

The panel depicts bankers from prominent Italian companies offering loans, facilitating exports and investments as well as the usual local trade in wool and animals.

We see the import of wine and exporting of horses for the armies of Europe, among other details

In this lecture, Dr Murphy will explore how people made their living, where they lived, and other details of daily life in Ros Ponte.

Blind charity music night

A fantastic night of music and dancing takes place at Tír na nÓg in Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, June 3, from 9.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. with music by Theresa & The Stars and up-and-coming musician Rossi M.

The entry fee is €10 and all money raised goes to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.

Death Cafe

The next Death Cafe takes place at The Cracked Teapot, Mary Street, New Ross, on Thursday, June 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All are welcome to come along to discuss the subject while enjoying tea and cake.

For more information email or Everyone is asked to please support thr venue by buying teas, coffees, cakes.

Activator pole sessions

New Ross Library will host three sessions of Activator Poles in May.

Activator Poles were designed by therapists and are particularly suitable for people with balance concerns or mobility issues.

The unique features of the poles include: bell-shaped tips, ergonomic strapless handles, anti-vibration features and secure button locking system. The Activator Poles are available at the library on Friday, May 26, 11 a.m.

These sessions will take place in Library Park, weather permitting.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Phone 051 421877.

Family cycling

Would you like to cycle with your children but aren’t sure where to start? Join cycling mothers Clare Hartwieg and Claire McCreesh for an introductory talk about all things family cycling on Saturday, May 20 in New Ross Library, from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Learn about keeping safe, choosing the right equipment, current trends in active travel, and much more. Discover a fun and healthy way to travel with children. This is a family friendly talk.

Cockleshell Art Room

As from Thursday, June 1, The Cockleshell Art Room in Duncannon will open six days a week till the end of September. from 11.a.m. to 5.p.m. each day (closed on Wednesdays).

The gallery currently have the works of ten artists and two wood turners on show. The gallery are happily celebrating 25 years of The Cockleshell Art Project and to mark this milestone they will make a donation to Fethard On Sea RNLI.

Bereavement support

New Ross Bethany Bereavement Support Group are holding an Open Evening with Denis O'Connor for all who are suffering loss at this time on Thursday, May 25, at 7.30 p.m. in St Michael's Pastoral Centre, Michael Street, New Ross.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group are there if you need to call them. The volunteers have a private meeting room if you wish to share your grief. They hold a Drop-In Service on the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. at St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael Street.

The confidential telephone number is 087 3846577.


This newspaper offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The obituary tells the story of the person’s life, celebrating their personality, and is free of charge. Contact David Looby, whose details are listed above, if this is something that interests you.

Irish Civil War library talk

Reflections on the Irish Civil War in County Wexford from March 1923 with Historian-in-Residence, Barry Lacey is a talk at New Ross Library on Tuesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. Join Barry Lacey who will talk about the incidents that took place in Wexford during March 1923 as part of the Civil War.Barry will review how the incidents were reported in the local newspapers of the time.

Rugby Club Lotto draw

The current weekly New Ross Rugby Club Lotto jackpot is €7,400. Match 3 prize fund – €200. Ticket price – €2.

The next draw is on Wednesday, May 24, at New Ross RFC at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in local businesses throughout New Ross or play online -

New Ross RFC is calling on us all to support local businesses.

ALONE library info session

Drop into New Ross Library on Wednesday, May 24, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. to learn about the services that ALONE provides to support older adults to age happily and securely in their own homes, and with close links to their communities.

Support Coordinator Natalia will be on hand to provide all the information you require and answer your queries. No need to book, just drop in. All are welcome. Should you require additional supports to attend this event please contact New Ross Library.

Art exhibition at library

New Ross Library is delighted to host an exhibition of work including paintings, drawings and 3D wire sculptures from local BTEI art students.

The launch of the exhibition of local artists work takes place on Wednesday, May 31, in New Ross Library, with the exhibition running until Wednesday, June 7.

Ross Scouts

A fundraising drive for New Ross Scouts to refurbish the old hall on Marsh Lane is under way.

Since 1965, the Sea Scout group has been very active, delivering a weekly, activity-based programme to 6-25 year olds in New Ross.

Youth members enjoy camping, hiking, orienteering, bushcraft, pioneering, rowing, sailing and kayaking. Members participate in competitions, national events, tall ship exchanges, and more.

The scouts and sea scouts are working together to develop New Ross scout hall into a modern facility to serve the youth of the town.

“The hall was built in 1841 and is used by the local sea scouts and by community groups for training courses and events. The group has carried out small-scale renovations, but the building needs to be fully renovated to improve energy efficiency and to meet fire safety regulations to facilitate overnight groups,” said Alex Kelly of the Sea Scouts.

The group has planning permission for extensive renovations. It has been approved a grant of €178,755 by the Community Centres Investment Fund, Department of Rural & Community Development.

The group now needs to match fund €16,882 and cash flow the final 10 per cent (€17,875) towards the end of the project. Works are to be completed by December 31 this year.

Book club

Meeting every second Tuesday at 7 p.m., the New Ross Library’s Adult Book Club is free to join.

Why not combine curling up with a good book with a regular social event and join us. Book clubs are a chance to meet up with like-minded bibliophiles and are a fantastic opportunity to make new friends. You can register online or phone 051 421877.

Ross Town FC Split the Pot

Junior Cashin and Adnieszka Ozanska won the €956 prize in last week’s Split The Pot.

The Penguin sold the winning envelope. The seller’s prizes of €30 each went to Damien McDonnell and Ciara Bennett. The next draw takes place in the Theatre Tavern.

Bus to Knock

The St Mullins and surrounding parishes bus to Knock leaves Drummond at 6.30 a.m., Glynn at 6.40 a.m. and Borris at 6.50 a.m. on Sunday, June 4.

The cost is €25 for adults and €15 for juveniles.

Contact John Cody on 087 3330558 or 051 424628, or Loughlin Doyle on 085 8089125 for more information.

Whist results

Last week’s whist results YMCA hall: Top lady Bridget Rockford, 2nd lady Marion Dalton, 1/2 time Brid Murphy, Top gent Paddy Walsh, 2nd gent Eamonn Doyle.

1/2 time gent Paddy Bennett, specials Billy Shannon, Anne Doyle, Dinah Proctor, Garry O Farrell, raffles Sean Walsh, Jim Lennon, Billy Shannon and Bryan Furlong.