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Around the Districts: Rosslare Harbour to Taghmon-Camross


Doireann Ní Mhadáin and Hannah Kelly enjoying the performance by the Holy Family Confraternity Concert Band in The Memorial Park, Rosslare Harbour. The concert was presented by KRH Tops Community Group in support of their Ukranian families staying in local hotels.

Doireann Ní Mhadáin and Hannah Kelly enjoying the performance by the Holy Family Confraternity Concert Band in The Memorial Park, Rosslare Harbour. The concert was presented by KRH Tops Community Group in support of their Ukranian families staying in local hotels.

Doireann Ní Mhadáin and Hannah Kelly enjoying the performance by the Holy Family Confraternity Concert Band in The Memorial Park, Rosslare Harbour. The concert was presented by KRH Tops Community Group in support of their Ukranian families staying in local hotels.



RNLI fundraising

Here are the RNLI fundraising events for the coming year: Costal run-walk Sunday, May 29; barbecue Saturday, July 9; golf classic Friday, August 19; Fun Cycle Sunday, September 11; Fish Supper Friday, October 28; Coffee morning, Tuesday, November 8; table quiz Friday, December 2.

Our first event will be our costal run-walk on Sunday, May 29, at 10 a.m. on Rosslare Harbour Beach. Registration from 9.15 a.m. on the day, Adults €10 Teenagers €5. Choose between two routes 5k Rosslare Harbour-St Helen’s and back or 16k Rosslare Harbour-St Helen’s and back.

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Rosslare Community Centre

The centre is open every day, closing at 9 p.m. on weeknights and 5 p.m. at weekends. We offer a wide range of exercise classes, athletics training, football and tennis tuition opportunities. We are currently putting our summer calendar together and a range of summer camps and classes, including dance, drama, soccer and ballet. Many of these are already available to book and spaces are filling fast. For information and booking, please visit rosslareholidayresort.ie – all camps are added to the website as details become available.

July 24 sees the return of our annual family day – Rosslare SummerFEST promises to be a great day out for all the family focusing on the creative arts, children’s entertainment, and of course food. We are now taking applications for food vendors for the event – if you would like more information, contact Maria on manager@rosslarestrand.ie.

Our tennis courts, golf course, bowling green, running track and playground are available to families for a very reasonable €100. Individual and couple memberships are available for even less. Call into the centre to collect your application form or contact us at rcda@outlook.ie.

Little Steps – Our parent/toddler group continues every Thursday from 9.30.11 a.m. This is a lovely opportunity to meet with other parent/carers and children in a friendly relaxed settting. Refreshments, soft play area, and toys will be provided. A voluntary donation €2 is suggested. No need to book, just come along on the day. If you need any further information, please call us on 9132202.

Covid-19 booster

Rosslare Pharmacy are running clinics offering the Covid-19 booster for persons over the age of 65 years and those over 12 years who are deemed immunocompromised. We are also still offering first and second dose vaccines for those over 12 years and first booster doses for those over 16 years. Appointments are available by phone at 053 9173414.

Social nights

Rosslare Community Centre, in association with Rosslare Befrienders, launched its first evening social event on Tuesday, May 10, offering an opportunity for friends old and new to get together in a warm and friendly setting.

The next event will be held on Tuesday, May 24, and on the first and third Tuesday of each month from June onwards. The evening runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; an initial registration fee of €5 applies (to include refreshments) and thereafter a €3 charge is made for refreshment/rental costs. For more information, contact the centre at 9132202.

Bridge Club

Rosslare Bridge Club meet twice weekly at Coast Hotel – on Mondays from 10.30 to 12.30 and Thursdays from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The club welcomes players of all levels, and is open to visitors to the area during their stay. For more information please contact Mary O’Connor at 086 3857679 or 053 9132508.


A group meet regularly at Rosslare Community Centre every Saturday morning and are always keen to welcome new members. For more information contact Isabel at 087 9192550.

Access for All Garden

There’s a definite touch of summer about in the garden. Our volunteers work tirelessly all year round to create this little haven and visitors are very welcome to appreciate their labours. Now that the temperatures are on the rise, why not arrange to meet a friend for a coffee – it’s any ideal spot to put the world to rights.

Split the Pot

The fortnightly draw will take place this coming Friday May 20, leaving you a couple of days to make your entry, envelopes available in all the usual outlets, even Nosh n Coffee in town or Cushen’s in Tagoat. So no matter where you are you will always have a chance.


TAG News

Bingo continues every Tuesday evening in TAG Centre Taghmon Y35 C2DE. Doors open at 7pm starts at 7.30pm. Why not try your luck at ‘Find the Joker’ and ‘TAG Split the pot’ available to purchase before and after bingo. Tea/coffee & snacks available to purchase. Thanks to everyone for all your support

Taghmon NS news

We are holding an open evening here in the school on Wednesday 1st June from 5pm to 7pm to showcase what we offer to pupils.

Taghmon Athletic Club

Taghmon A.C are very excited to announce we will be holding a couch to 5k programme! This will be available to people at ALL fitness levels. Whether you’re a complete beginner to running or maybe did 5ks in the past and want to get back into, there’s a space for you here. Great opportunity to improve your fitness in time for Summer.

Every Monday and Thursday for 6 weeks starting Monday 23rd May. €30 per person, includes insurance and club membership. Qualified coaches, approved training plan, for age 18 years and older. Taghmon Camross GAA community centre, 7-8pm. Book your spot today on 0876288547.

GAA club notes

Our Intermediate footballers play away against Ferns in the League on Sunday (2pm). The minor footballers play away to Ratharogue Cushinstown on Monday evening at 7pm and our U15s play Shamrocks away this Thursday night at 7.15. Your support at all our games is really appreciated.

Bookings are being taken for Cúl Camps on the Kellogg’s website. The camp in Taghmon runs from 18-22 July.

Cúl Kidz Academy is now running each Monday evening from 6.30-7.15 for boys and girls aged 4-7 in the Astro pitch. Parents need to stay and observe whilst the Academy is going on.

Finally please note that there will be a bonus payout on lotto match 3 winners for the next four draws until or unless the jackpot is won. €1000 will be shared amongst the match 3 winners, up from the usual €200. Tickets can be bought online on the Klubfunder website. Good luck to all players.

Camross Hall News

Dance–Friday June 3rd, Dancing to John Molloy from 9.30pm till midnight, €10 incl. Tea. Please note the later start time

Dates for your Diary–June 15th Health and Wellbeing Evening 6pm-10pm; July 1st Dancing to Stuart Moyles; August 5th Dancing to Olivia Douglas. Check out Camross Hall Facebook Page for further details or Kay Doyle on 087-2680273.

Taghmon Community Games

Taghmon Community Games Art & Handwriting will take place on Sunday, 22nd May in Taghmon Community Centre at 11am. Registration will commence from 10.30am. €2 entry per child. Paper will be provided. Children to bring their own pencils, crayons, markers etc.

Art–for boys and girls U8 over 6; U10 over 8; U12 over 10; U14 over 12; U16 over 14

An exhibit must be based on a Community Games Activity, and can be a painting, drawing, collage or a cartoon.

U12, U14 and U16 will have to choose from one of the following: Debating, Pitch and Putt, Long Puck, Cross Country, Tag Rugby, Discus, Quiz, High Jump, Group Music, Model Making, Handwriting–for boys and girls

U10, U12 will be required in their own handwriting, to copy a piece of text. For U10 this text will be between 100 and 150 words in length. For U12 this text will be between 200 and 250 words in length. Paper type: single A4 sheet paper ruled. Writing to be on one side only. Pencil size HB or equivalent.

For more details, please contact Diarmuid on 087-4121899

Caroreigh Church news

Dates for your Diary: St. Garvan’s National School Caroreigh, First Holy Communion Saturday May 28th.Kilgarven Cemetery Patron, Sunday June 26th, please advise family and anyone outside the area. Check out our Caroreigh Community Page for all Church Notices.

Taghmon Golf Society

Another great day out for Taghmon Golf Society at Gowranpark. Results as follow. 1st Malcolm Mcloughlin 45ps! 2nd Eddie Cousins 43pts! 3rd Edward Cousins 36pts! Cat1 Ryan Cashin 34pts! Cat2 Jason Mcloughlin 32pts! Cat3 Seamus Mcloughlin 36pts! F9 Tom Delaney 18pts! B9 Joe Cashin 24pts! N pin Edward Cousins ! 2s club Eddie Cousins €120! Bonus ball Chris Anglim €100! Well done to all winners! Next outing Faithleg 28 May! Thank you to Gowran Park for their hospitality

St. Garvan’s N.S. news

Parents who wish to enrol their child for September 2022, can contact Maura on 053-9134294 or call into the school office for an Enrolment Application Form, this form can also be downloaded from the school website stgarvansns.ie

Taghmon ICA April meeting

The April meeting took place on Wednesday the 20th, in the Scout Hall. Apologies were received from Mary Noonan, Stella Cullen, and Marie Greene. A vote of Sympathy as passed to the O’Leary, Furlong, Morrissey, McNamara, Roche, and O’Byrne families on their recent bereavements RIP.

Acting President, Mary Monaghan, welcomed Joan Furlong, our information officer, who joined us to oversee the AGM. The meeting opened with the ICA prayer and a minute’s silence. Carol Gray agreed to take the minutes and be a temporary PRO. Mary gave an incredibly detailed report, which covered 2019-2022. Our treasurer, Eithne McGee gave us an up-to-date financial report.

AGM results: Eithne McGee agreed to take the role of President, for 1 year. Mary Monaghan becomes Voce President, Kathleen Murray and Chris Whitty are Joint Secretaries, and Helen Power becomes Treasurer. The Role of PRO will be filled at the next meeting.

Chris Whitty provided us with a welcome cup of tea, and we presented Joan with a lovely plant. We then discussed the upcoming Special Occasion Competition which takes place in June. We will hold an extra meeting on May 11th, to discuss the competition. The May meeting will take place on May 18th and the Demonstration will be the art of Quilling, and our demonstrator will be Breda Furlong from Bridgetown and Tomhaggard Women’s Shed. New Members are always welcome.

Taghmon History Society

We are currently working on our 2023 Calendar and would love to see your old photographs, these gems are often hidden in a suitcase, in the attic or under the bed, it’s time to dust them off and have a look back through the lens of time. We would love to scan them and return them to you immediately. If you can locate any, please contact Kay Doyle on 087-2680273 email: kaynolandoyle@gmail.com or any member of the committee.

Camross ICA

ICA’s Got Talent–Camross Novelty Act, winners of ICA Got Talent competition. The final was held in Camross Hall Thurs. 12th May last and our National President, Hilda Roche and her sister Gwen were in attendance. There were 16 entries and the top 5 received awards. 1st, Camross Novelty Act, ‘ Husbands’ Breda Nolan and Breda Banville, 2nd Ann Dunne, Bree , Solo singing, ‘ My Irish Molly O ‘, 3rd Killinick Novelty Act, ‘ The Challenge’, Mary Quirke, Jessie Keane, Mary Sinnott, Violet Kehoe, Joan Furlong, Breda Wright, Mary Crotty, Marie McNeidhe and Philomena Gould. 4th Breda Jacob, Oulart, Recitation, ‘ Michael Dwyer’ and 5th Marie Kehoe, Duncannon , recitation, ‘ A Dublin Girl’s First Communion. Special thanks to Camross Hall Committee, Camross ICA, Michael Stafford on lights, Tommy Murphy on sound, Marie Asple, adjudicator. Thanks to guest artists, Joan Quigley, Peter Hughes and Phil Power who almost brought ‘ the house down. All enjoyed a cup of tea at the end of the evening.

A date for your Diary: The Annual Ann Power Walk in aid of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, Wexford Branch, will take place on Sunday May 29th, leaving Camross Hall at 6.30pm.

Your correspondent for notes

If you would like a notice included, please contact Kay Doyle on 087-2680273 or email: kaynolandoyle@gmail.com Please do send in all notes, as we need to keep everyone informed.