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Last Sunday, the Loch Garman Band performed, in public for the first time since early 2020, at the beautiful grounds of Balloughton Church, near Carrig-on-Bannow. An outdoor Harvest Thanksgiving Service, led by Chancellor Arthur Minion, was eagerly supported by the Balloughton community. More than eighty families worshipped in song and prayer, through glorious sunshine. The Service was also broadcast via the Wexford Union of Parishes social media channel and was widely viewed.

Last Sunday, the Loch Garman Band performed, in public for the first time since early 2020, at the beautiful grounds of Balloughton Church, near Carrig-on-Bannow. An outdoor Harvest Thanksgiving Service, led by Chancellor Arthur Minion, was eagerly supported by the Balloughton community. More than eighty families worshipped in song and prayer, through glorious sunshine. The Service was also broadcast via the Wexford Union of Parishes social media channel and was widely viewed.

Last Sunday, the Loch Garman Band performed, in public for the first time since early 2020, at the beautiful grounds of Balloughton Church, near Carrig-on-Bannow. An outdoor Harvest Thanksgiving Service, led by Chancellor Arthur Minion, was eagerly supported by the Balloughton community. More than eighty families worshipped in song and prayer, through glorious sunshine. The Service was also broadcast via the Wexford Union of Parishes social media channel and was widely viewed.

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PIERCESTOWN

Active Retired

Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club are back again thankfully, with meetings now held in Knockingall Org Community Centre (Inc Piercestown Scout and Guide Hall) on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

We look forward to having all our members back now and we also would love to see new members coming along and joining our group, the more we have the more activities we can organise. Anyone over 55 years are welcome to join, its not just for the older person.

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We will be having a ‘planning meeting’ to organise a few activities including a shopping trip to Kilkenny end Nov next Tuesday, so why not come along and give us your ideas.

We have the facility of a mini bus pick up from your home anywhere within Piercestown-Murrintown areas – with minimum charge, you can be collected at your door and dropped home after the meeting.

This is a fantastic help to a lot of people who have no transport – so call Ann/secretary at 087 6677411 if you wish to join or just come down. Once we have a list for the Minibus we can notify the times and addresses to the Driver David.

So come along, you have been ‘locked in’ for far too long, come on down and have some fun.

Knockingall Org Community Centre.

In view of the fact that all our groups can now return in hubs or in full to our Community Centre and for visiting groups, we like to advise that we have purchased a Temperature Gauge to be used for all group members to check their temp on arrival at the centre. Each group is responsible to carry out this check on their own participants. Thank you for your co-operation.

Not Around Us initiative

Knockingall Org Community Centre are delighted to sign up after a discussion with all the youth members in our Scout and Guide groups to the Not Around Us initiative towards a tobacco free Wexford.

Signage and information will be erected at the site and thank you to everyone who will observe the agreement and refrain from smoking or vaping at our centre. thank you to Wexford Co Co for offering us this opportunity.

CGI Girl Guides

Piercestown-Murrintown Girl Guides are back for 2021/2022. New members welcome. Cygnets 5-7 years, Brígíns 7-11, Guides 10-17, Rangers 14-19. New leaders are also welcome. Come along and see what Girl-Guiding is about.

25th Piercestown Scout Group

If you have any cub jumpers (Navy Blue) or scout shirts that you no longer are using please let us know and we can resell for the coming scout year – please contact Ann at 087 6677411 or drop down to the centre any Thursday.

We have a lot of new members joining and to keep costs down we would like to make use of any unwanted jumpers and shirts so please contact us. Thank you.

RATHANGAN-CLEARIESTOWN

Notes

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 1.30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com.

Sympathy

We extend sympathy to the family of Richard (Cruise) O’Brien, Duncormick, who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Wexford Ballads

Paddy Berry has reissued his two Ballad books out of circulation now for a generation. ‘Wexford Ballads’ and ‘More Wexford Ballads’. There are many local gems included as well as some historical stories relating to Wexford in singable verses. I you are looking for something to raise a tickle or learn the story of a local event of times past even set it to your own music you will find it in these Ballad Books. Contact Paddy Berry. email paddy@bawndevelopments.ie, ph 087-2591310.

Mass times

In the absence of Fr Cahill there will be no Saturday evening Mass in Rathangan. Mass times are as follows.

Cleariestown: Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Rathangan: Sunday morning at 11 o’clock which will be streamed on the webcam at churchmedia.ie/our-lady-of-the-assumption-st-laurence-otoole/

We pray for Fr Cahill and wish him a speedy recovery.

Rathangan Cemetery

Due to limited space in the Cemetery the Parish Council has decided to cease the practice of pre-booking graves with immediate effect.

Remote Working Hub

Thinking about September and study, work or future? McCalls Community Centre, Rathangan has 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 and Toddler Group

There is interest in starting up a Mother and toddler group. Anyone interested can call Rathangan Hall at 051 577046 or you can reach us on our Facebook page.

Notes contact

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

ROSSLARE STRAND

Rosslare Community and Sports Centre.

We are happy to announce that with the lifting of restrictions around indoor activities from September 20, we now able to welcome centre users inside. Many of our usual classes have resumed or will be returning in the coming few weeks.

Yoga classes are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. – contact Sharon at 086 1943527 to book. Dance.

Fit and Dance 50+ with Amanda return on Saturday, September 25 – call Amanda at 087 9713339. Pilates returns to its usual Friday at 10 a.m. slot from October 1 – contact Theresa at 089 4620552.

We are also pleased to welcome back Lisa’s Shine Bright theatre classes. Rosslare Boxing Club and Rosslare FC are now in full swing with training sessions for junior and senior players, and athletes from St Paul’s and Menapians are back in training on the track.

Walking Football

This hugely popular activity will be returning to the centre on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m., starting on Tuesday, October 5. All levels of fitness are welcome, with the emphasis placed on participation and teamwork, and of course the post-match tea and biscuits. If you would like to get involved, contact the centre at 053 9132202 or come along at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, to register.

Rosslare Youth Club

The club hope to open as soon as we are permitted to do so. In the meantime, we have work to do in preparation. Can all leaders please get in touch with the club via their Facebook page to arrange Garda vetting updates. We are always on the lookout for new leaders so please get in touch if you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved. Contact the club via their Facebook page.

Sewing Class

Our very popular Sewing Courses, for beginners and advanced students, has returned to the community centre, with classes available to both beginners and the more experienced. For more information please contact tutor Noeleen Ennis Hickey at 086 4057567.

Active Retirement

Our first meeting will take place in Coast Hotel on Tuesday, October 12, at 10.30 a.m. We hope to see a good turnout after such a long absence. As per government guidelines in all hotels it will be necessary to wear a mask on entering the hotel and also to have your Covid vaccination certificate available for hotel staff to check when you arrive.

It’s been a long break for all of us and hopefully we have all remained well throughout. We look forward to getting together for our weekly coffee mornings each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. Our first get together will be a meeting where our future committee for 2022 will be discussed so we do hope to see a big number of our members present. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Upcycling/Shabby Chic course

We are hoping to run an course in the very near future, dependent on sufficient numbers. The course will include the piece of furniture for each student to work on. If this appeals, contact staff at the centre at 053 9132202.

St Mary’s camogie club

The club’s AGM will be held via Zoom on October 20 at 8 p.m. Please contact Sue at 087 8263017 for the link.

Charity Boutique

Drop in for a browse we have a wide range of ladies’ fashions, household items and interesting bric-à-brac.

On your visit, take a few minutes to enjoy the beauty of our Access for All garden, with its fresh new planting, and additional features including flowering arches and new hedging. An idea spot to sip your takeaway coffee and catch up with a friend while the autumn sun is still with us.

Invitation

The simple words of Jesus are being shared in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. An invitation is extended to the wider community. Any enquiries, please contact Avril at 086 6627681.

TAGHMON-CAMROSS

Hospice coffee morning

Camross ICA will hold a coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Camross Hall on Saturday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Evening of music and Song

Theresa and the Stars will provide an evening of music and song in Camross Hall on Friday, October 1, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adm. €10. All Covid regulations will apply, Covid Certs, ID and face covering worn till seated. We hope to see once again.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial Tractor Run is being held on Sunday, October 3, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 1 p.m. Tea and refreshments served before the run.

GAA club news

Our Junior B footballers continue their campaign at the weekend with a home game, fixture to be confirmed. The intermediate footballers will have their first game against Duffry Rovers the following weekend. The under-15s hurlers play Gusserane on Wednesday at home with throw in at 7.30. Your support for all our teams is greatly appreciated.

Tickets are still required for all adult club games and these can be purchased on the Wexford GAA website or in Pettitt’s SuperValu stores. Juveniles will be admitted without charge if accompanied. Holders of club cards can attend all games with their card. Reduced prices are available for OAPs and students with the relevant ID.

Coiste na nÓg will be having a clothes collection fundraiser on November 6 with other drop off dates to be confirmed. Take the chance to declutter but please note that no duvets or pillow can be accepted.

The club lotto resumed recently but we are still waiting on a winner of the €14,000 jackpot. We had five match-three winners in the most recent draw. Numbers drawn were 11, 12, 20 and 25. Tickets can be bought online through our KlubFunder account or through normal sources and the next draw takes place on October 5 Finally thanks and best of luck to everyone that purchased tickets for the club and county draw. This draw and the lotto are very important to the funding of club activities and your continued support is very much appreciated.


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