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David LoobyNew Ross Standard

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.

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.

Walking with Activator Poles: improves stability, reduces impact on hips/knees, develops core strength, improves posture and promotes better gait pattern.

The poles are suitable for post hip/knee surgery Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Osteoarthritis, fall prevention.

The Activator Poles are available at the library on Friday, May 19, 11 a.m., 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.

Ross Bridge Club results

The New Ross Bridge Club results form April are: April 3: 1st Margaret O’Neill and Billy Whelan, 2nd Stasia O'Dwyer and Mary Bennett, 3rd Bridie Sweeney and Thereasa McDonald.

April 17: 1st Frances Ryan and Kevin Treacy, 2nd Mary Murphy and Marie Walshe, 3rd Anne Kennedy O' Brien and Lorrie Butler.

April 24: 1st Marie Walshe and Mary Murphy, Joint Second Carmel Delaney and Annette Kelly, Lorrie Butler and Kathleen Farrell, 3rd Mairead Crowe and John Halpin.

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.

Bereavement support

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.

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.

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.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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.

Rugby Club Lotto draw

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

The next draw is on Wednesday, May 17, 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.

Craft workshop

A Natural Materials Craft Workshop for Adults with Zdenka Maksimova will be held at New Ross Library on Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

It’s the time of year for enjoyable walks in the woods and by the sea. Why don’t you pick up some natural materials while walking and get crafty with it. Zdenka will show you how to make some beautiful wall decorations with your finds.

Booking is essential as places are limited

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 group helps with local community projects, festivals and regattas, national events and contingents to world jamborees.

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 regularly used by the local sea scouts and by community groups every day, 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

Mick O’Farrell (Jets) from Berkley won €962 in last week’s Split The Pot. The Hillside Bar sold the winning envelope. The seller’s prizes of €30 each went to Joan and Dylan Sinnott.

The next draw is at Pauline’s Bar this Friday, May 12.

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.

Bridge results

The April results of the Viking Bridge Club are:

April 6: 1st John Halpin and Rosario Donovan, 2nd Johnny Hosey and Maura Reinhardt, 3rd Bernie Sweeney and Sile Hayden.

President’s Prize held over two nights, April 13 and April 20: 1st Watt Hayes, 2nd Dora Furlong, 3rd Joan Hayes, 4th Rosario Donovan.

April 27: 1st Patsy Farrell and John Halpin, 2nd Declan Harte and John Sinnott, 3rd Mary Ryan and Anne Bailey.

Whist results

Last week’s whist results YMCA hall;

Top score Paddy Bennett, Top lady Marion Duggan, 2nd lady Mairead Frisby, 1/2 time ladies Peggy Malone, Noreen Raftice, Top gent Sean Walsh, Jim Lennon, 1/2 time gent Billy Shannon, Specials Eamonn Doyle, Garry O Farrell, Paddy Drennan, Brid Murphy, Bridget Murray, Raffles Mary Shannon, Patricia Drennan, Bryan Furlong and Bridget Murray.