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David LoobyNew Ross Standard

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 12, 11 a.m., 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.

Terrerath car boot sale

Terrerath Community Centre will be holding a Car Boot Sale Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s €2 per car for parking, tables indoors or car boots €20 each. Please contact Deborah Kehoe, Vice-Treasurer, on 085 7249466 for bookings.

Donations of unwanted items (must be in a re-saleable condition) needed. Planning a clear out? Things you don’t need? Please drop off your items at the Hall on Saturday, May 13, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

This is to help raise funds for the Astro turf pitch being planned for this year. Please show your support for this much-needed facility.

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.

Volunteer Centre talk

Drop into New Ross Library on Wednesday, May 10 between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m., to learn more about volunteering in New Ross and County Wexford with Volunteer Development Officer Ewa Juodis. Ewa will answer any questions you may have regarding volunteering and will go through all of the available opportunities in the area.

There’s no need to book, just drop in. All are welcome.


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 €7,000. Match 3 prize fund – €200. Ticket price – €2.

The next draw is on Wednesday, April 26, 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. This month, a beaver team won a county event in Tomhaggard, the cubs went orienteering in Courtown and two of the rovers competed in the national Master Mariner competition in the Maritime College, Cork. 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.

‘When Harry met Sally’

Theatre Vamps Drama group presents ‘When Harry met Sally’, a modern take on a romantic comedy classic in Campile Hall (Eircode: Y34DT10) on Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost €15 and are available on Eventbrite or pay on the door on the night.

Ross Town FC Split the Pot

​Denise Furlong won €969 in last week’s Split The Pot. Caroline Gardiner sold the winning envelope. The seller’s prizes of €30 each went to Mike Buckley and Trisha Maher.

The next draw is at O’Neill’s 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.