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Around the Districts: Our Lady’s Island to Rathangan-Cleariestown


Lauren Casey, Estelle Gooden and Teegan O'Brien who were in taking part in Olga Conway's Discovering Drama's end-of-year showcase "Spellbound" in the National Opera House.

Lauren Casey, Estelle Gooden and Teegan O'Brien who were in taking part in Olga Conway's Discovering Drama's end-of-year showcase "Spellbound" in the National Opera House.

Lauren Casey, Estelle Gooden and Teegan O'Brien who were in taking part in Olga Conway's Discovering Drama's end-of-year showcase "Spellbound" in the National Opera House.



World annual Rosary Relay

The World annual Rosary Relay for priests will take place in Our Lady’s Island Church this Friday, June 24, at 8 p.m. All welcome in the church. Also available on webcam ourladysisland.ie/live-webcams

Seniors Tour

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Just a reminder to anyone wishing to come on OLI/Tacumshane Seniors Tour, there will be committee members to take registration and payment in the community centre on Sunday next, June 26. Be sure to come along and book your seat as places are limited.

OLI Gift Shop

Our Lady’s Island Gift Shop is open every Saturday of June from midday to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Our shop is run by volunteers and all profits support the community. So if possible shop local and support this community.

If you would like to join our team or have any enquiries, or would like to gain access outside these opening hours, we always try to facilitate by arranging an appointment, please phone OLI Gift shop at 089 2602050.

Community Coffee Shop

Our Community Coffee shop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m. for June. From July 1 till September 30 open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Your support is greatly appreciated.

GAA news

Hard luck to our adult hurlers who lost the league final last Sunday to Glynn-Barntown. Attention now turns to the championship which starts in the next week. Please check locally for fixtures.

Well done to Emmet Kennedy Power, Aaron Ennis and Charlie Ellard selected for the Wexford under-15 Hurling squad. Last weekend they played Cork in New Ross. Well done, lads.

Well done also to Taidhg McGrath who has been selected for the Wexford under-15 football squad. Keep up the great work Taidhg.

Story Night

The Monthly Story Night in Tacumshane Community Hall will take place on Friday, July 1, at 8 p.m. Do come along for great music, song and craic and of course the tea and cakes.


Congratulations to Anne-Kelly Osbourne on winning €74 in last week’s split-the-pot draw. Envelopes are available in O’Doherty’s Supermarket and the Coffee Shop (when open). Your support is much appreciated.


Summer Soccer School

A reminder that Curracloe United FAI Summer Soccer School will take place from July 4 to July 8. Book online at summersoccerschools.ie

Development Lotto

Results of the Curracloe United Lotto draw for Sunday, June 19th as follows. The numbers drawn were 2, 9, 10 & 18. There was no jackpot winner and 8 match 3 winners who each received €40, Kathleen Rossiter, Wexford town; JackTim Murphy, Curracloe; Kak Redmond, Newfort, Screen; Sean Foley, Ballymurn; Penny Kirwan, Ballinablake, Curracloe; James Gordon, Curracloe; Maureen Lambe, Kilmacoe, Curracloe; Roisin Doolan, Riverglen, Curracloe.

Next weekend’s draw takes place at The Curracloe Road Tavern on Sunday, July 26th at 8 p.m. and the Jackpot stands at €11,750.

Cul Camps 2022

Shelmalier GAA Club Cul Camp will take place from July 11th to July 15th, daily at Hollymount from 10 a.m until 2.30 p.m. Places are limited so check out www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/?camp=3687 for details.


Send in those news items to tworedcow@outlook.com or text to 086 1980775 by Sunday night of each week.


Glenbrien Patron

Glenbrien Patron will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m. Prayers and the blessing of graves will take place in the cemetery at 2 p.m., to be followed with the blessing of graves around the church. If you wish to have your deceased remembered on the List of the Dead read out during the Prayers, please drop in the list to the sacristy at weekend Masses or to the Parochial House in Oylegate.

Oylegate Patron

The Oylegate Patron will take place on Sunday, July 3, at 2 p.m. The names of the deceased to be prayed for at the patron can be dropped into the sacristy after Masses or into the Parochial house by Thursday, June 30.

Baby and Toddler Group

Glenbrien Baby and Toddler Group has resumed gathering every Tuesday during Primary School Term-Time in Glenbrien Old School Community Centre from 9.15 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, contact Ana Egan 086 1939997 or Anne Marie O’Connor 087 2973324. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa and a chat.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 3, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Depart Bride Street at 7am sharp. Pick up in Enniscorthy on Main Dublin Road outside Dunnes at approx 7.20am. pick up at Holy Trinity Church , Bunclody, approx 7.45am. Breakfast and evening meal in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. Cost is 60 Euros per person, with discount for children. Contact details: Neil Foley 087 9740120, or Sean Kinsella at 053 912 3819

Coach organisers for our Diocesan Day are urgently needed across the diocese. If considering organising a coach, please contact the Sec. for further information at 087 2933545.



Battle of the Bands

There will be a Battle of the Bands at Knockingall Org Community Centre, Piercestown on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale now €10 each. Contact: wexfordbattleofthebands@gmail.com, ph 089 4270831, instagram: wex.botb. A great night of entertainment organised by Luke Turner and Oscar Boras-Nogueira – Don’t miss out, buy your tickets now.

Piercestown-Murrintown ARA

A few seats are still available on the annual Coach tour to Midleton Park Hotel on July 3 with 3DBB at the Midleton Park Hotel, two days touring and lots of fun. Cost is €350pp sharing and single room supplement applies. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book. THis is our first trip since 2019 so everyone is very excited to get back out on tour again.

Junior Tennis

Teen Tennis for ages 12-16 will run at St. Martins from June 20-24. All enquiries to 087 9266055.

Parks Tennis for ages 6-16 will take place during the month of July. Children can be booked in for any 2 or 3 week period. Forms are available in local shops.

Notes contact

Please forward notes for the paper to peadar.dempsey57@gmail.com.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 577046 between 9.30 a.m. and midday on Wednesdays and Fridays or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com.

Annual Patrons

Prayers in Ballyconnick Cemetery Saturday, July 2, at 4.45 p.m. Prayers in Kilmannon Cemetery Saturday, July 2, at 5.45 p.m. Mass in Cleariestown church Saturday, July 2, at 6 p.m. for Kilmannon and Ballyconnick. Mass in Cleariestown Cemetery on Sunday, July 3, at 1.30 p.m.

Mass Times

Saturday: Cleariestown 6 p.m., Caroreigh 8 p.m. Sunday: Trinity 9 a.m., Taghmon 10.15 a.m., Rathangan 11.30 a.m. This ensures there is a vigil Mass and Sunday morning Mass in both parishes. No special Masses on Sundays for funerals.

Christmas, Easter, Holyday and holiday schedules will be worked out in due course. The 11.30 a.m. Mass in Rathangan can also be viewed on the webcam at churchmedia.ie/our-lady-of-the-assumption-st-laurence-otoole/

Community Employment scheme

Community Employment application forms available at Rathangan hall Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 or by emailing southeastcom@gmail.com. Areas covered are: Rathangan, Cleariestown, Duncormick, Ballymore, Mayglass, Kilmore, Tomhaggard, Drinagh, Murrintown and Bridgetown Village.

Rathangan Remote Working Hub

Thinking about study, work or future? McCalls Community Centre, Rathangan includes a Remote Working Hub where an office or a desk with top speed WiFi, printing etc are now available. If you need good WiFi for an interview etc just get in touch. Special rates for students and local enterprise. Apply to Annette Walsh at 086 1257595.

Mother & Toddler Group

We are delighted to announce that the Rathangan Parent and Toddler Group is now back every Wednesday between 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. If you would like to attend, contact us at 051 577046.You can also reach us at 051 577046.

Bannow and Rathangan Show

We are delighted to announce that the Bannow and Rathangan Agricultural Show is running on July 14 this year. We will have the usual classes and attractions. Put this date in your diary and enjoy A fun day out for all the family. More details later.

School enrolment

Enrolment forms for St Anne’s NS Rathangan for September 2022 are now available from the school office or available to download from the school website: stannesns.weebly.com please contact Jenny at 051 563167.

St Clomaun’s walkway

Due to flood damage to the walkway in Duncormick, the walkway is now closed to public use till further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Field Names Group

We are proud to announce our new community initiative whose aim is to record and publish the ‘Field Names’ of Rathangan/Cleariestown along with their history, features, name origin and folklore.

As this is a community initiative we will be asking for as much support as possible from people in the community to aid us with their local knowledge. What we are looking for is things such as names of fields, crossroads, walls etc. If you could provide us with the name, location and ideally background/history of the field that would be great too but not essential. We hope everyone will get involved in this endeavour to ensure that these old names and local knowledge is preserved through time.

Rathangan Parish Journal

For those who missed out on getting a copy the first time around there are still a limited number of copies of ‘Rathangan A parish and its people is currently on sale in Rathangan Hall for €8.’ Rathangan A parish and its People’ was originally launched in 2012 by the balladeer Paddy Berry. All of the articles in the Rathangan Parish Journal were written by local people and includes stories of local known characters who were important in historical or sporting circumstances. The Parish Journal can also make a great gift for those abroad and who may be yearning for a taste of home. We can also provide information and help regarding posting the journal as a gift to people in other countries. To inquire about getting a copy please call into the hall or ring us at 051 577046.

New Website

We are proud to announce that the new and improved Rathangan Hall website is now live. Rathanganhall.com aims to be the hub of local activity. So whether you want to find out how to book Rathangan Hall or what services do we offer or even what are the Mass times in the churches you will find it all and much more on our website. We also have information on the many organisations active in the community which you may wish to join.

Hip Hop Dance School

Next Level Hip Hop Dance School 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Rathangan Hall, mixed age class from 6-12 years. Contact Joelle White 087 9768864.

Fastnet Rovers Ladies

Any girls interested in joining our club would be much appreciated. Contact Seán Sinnott at 087 9018193 or Michael Furlong 086 2549741 or Murt Sinnott 086 3050383.