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Around the Districts: Rosslare Strand and Taghmon-Camross


Veronica Brimson, Anne Dunne and Tricia Rolfe at the party for volunteers with Rosslare Harbour Friends of Ukraine in The Dock Boutique, Hotel Rosslare Harbour.

Veronica Brimson, Anne Dunne and Tricia Rolfe at the party for volunteers with Rosslare Harbour Friends of Ukraine in The Dock Boutique, Hotel Rosslare Harbour.

Veronica Brimson, Anne Dunne and Tricia Rolfe at the party for volunteers with Rosslare Harbour Friends of Ukraine in The Dock Boutique, Hotel Rosslare Harbour.



Community and Sports Centre

Membership 2023 – St Patrick’s holiday weekend is almost with us, with the changing clocks and the Easter holidays not far behind. Why not consider a family membership at Rosslare Community and Sports Centre to make the best of the lengthening days. €120 per family gives unlimited access to tennis courts, bowling green, crazy golf, running track and playground facilities to parents, children and a set of grandparents till December 2023. Joining couldn’t be easier – call in to the centre to complete an application, give us a call at 053 9132202 or apply online via rosslareholidayresort.ie.

St Patrick’s Weekend Opening Hours – The centre will be open over St Patrick’s holiday weekend. Opening hours Friday the 17th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday the 18th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday the 19th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note the office will not be open on Friday, March 17.

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Spanish Classes – Our very popular Spanish classes have just started their new term – not too late to sign on. For more information and to register for class, please call Ernesto at 089 4061606 or email OlaLanguagesWX@gmail.com.

Social Evenings – Our second March event takes place on March 21 at the community centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come along, bring a friend, meet new friends over a cup of tea and a light snack. All are welcome €5 to include registration – €3 to those returning.

Boxercise – Phil’s Thursday evening class is proving very popular – a couple of places remain. For more information please contact Phil Kelly at 086 8802000.

Yoga/Pilates – Hatha yoga classes are held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. – call Sharon at 086 1943527 for info.

Or join Theresa’s Pilates class at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings at the centre. Please bring mat and water bottle to all classes.

Little Steps – The group meet every Thursday between 9.30 and 11 – it’s a lovely opportunity to meet other parents/carers and little ones under four in a warm friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided – a voluntary donation of €2 is appreciated tho not obligatory.

Nutty Scientists Easter Camp

The ‘Nutties’ will be holding an Easter Camp at Rosslare Community Centre on 11th – April 14 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). For more information and to book your place, contac wexford@nuttyscientists.com or call 087 9116117.

Rosslare Men’s Shed

The group meet on Mondays. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the community centre – New members are always welcome. For further information please contact Ray at 086 2577603 or Jim at 087 6815029.

Tennis Club

Rosslare Tennis Club meet every Friday morning at the centre at 10 a.m. New members always welcome.

Women’s Shed

Rosslare Women’s Shed meet every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the community centre – new members are welcome.

Rosslare Youth Club

The club meets every Friday evening at the centre (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Suitable for all secondary school age groups. Contact rosslareyouthclub@gmail.com.

Active Retirement Association

For members who haven’t been to a meeting or coffee morning, the following are the outings arranged so far for this year. In March we have a guided tour of Dublin Castle and the Custom house with a meal in the Ashdown Park Hotel on the return journey. April a trip to Avondale house and trees walk.

In May we have some members travelling to the Cotswold district for a five night stay in Cheltenham. The holiday includes day trips to Oxford, Windsor Castle, and Stratford on Avon. In June we go to Mount Congreve Gardens.

No meetings or outings in July or August though we do continue to meet for coffee each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. in Coast Hotel.

In September we have a holiday in the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport for five nights and in October some members are travelling to Malta for a four night short break.

We are delighted to have a good few new members join us this year and we would be delighted to welcome any more who may be interested in joining us any Tuesday for coffee and a chat. If anyone would like further information on any of the above trips please ring 086 1917190 or talk to any committee member.


Church News

Check out our Caroreigh Community Page for all Church Notices.

St. Garvan’s National School

St. Garvan’s National School is now open for enrolments for September 2023

Camross Hall News

Dancing at Camross–The very popular Peter Burke will provide the music and song for the April dance which will be held in Camross Hall on Fri. 7th April. Adm. €10 including The Tea.

KDG stage ‘Hunger Strike’–Killorglin Drama Group staged its Civil War Drama ‘Hunger Strike’ on Fri. 10th and Sat.11th March last in Camross Hall. Huge crowds attended and it was wonderful to have large numbers of Dr. Jim Ryan’s relatives in the audience on both nights. The play, written by Máirín Cregan, wife of Dr. Jim Ryan, is based loosely on Máirín’s own experiences of her husband’s hunger strike, and the play presents a fascinating glimpse into the realities of the time and familial political divisions. The group thanked all people, who came from near and far, for their support and paid special thanks to the Camross Hall Committee for organising and publicising the event and especially for their hospitality. The group thoroughly enjoyed their weekend in Wexford.

Check out Camross Hall Facebook Page for further details on all upcoming events or contact Kay Doyle on 087-2680273.

Camross ICA

Dympna Kelly was congratulated at the March meeting on winning the Federation round of Simnel Cake competition, sponsored by Gempack, she will represent Wexford at the National final on Mon. 3rd April. Wexford Federation has an exhibition in Enniscorthy Castle ‘ Enterprise and Determination’ running until June, Mairead O’Gorman has some beautiful craft items on display. Well done to Maggie Morrissey, Marian Donnelly and Margaret O’Gorman, Poulpeasty on representing the guild in ICA Quiz held recently and President Mary Nolan thanked all who made our 200 stars in the Million Stars project. Ann Power memorial walk has been provisionally scheduled for 28th May and several members attended a wonderful production of ‘Chaplin the Musical’ in New Ross last week. Marian Donnelly helped us brush up our Irish for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Mary Kelly was winner of the competition for ‘smallest teacup’ and a welcome cuppa was served by Esther Rynhart and Marian Donnelly. Sympathy was extended to Margaret O’Gorman, Caro on the passing of her aunt Mary O’Connor. A Social half hour followed the meeting. The next meeting, scheduled for Mon 3rd April, will be the AGM and our Information Officer, Mary D’Arcy will attend.

St. Fintan’s N.S.

St. Fintan’s NS are now taking enrolments for the 2023/2024 school year. Please visit the school website taghmonns.com or contact the office on 053-9134219 for enrolment forms.

Taghmon United AFC

Congratulations to Tommy O’Brien, this week’s winner of €336. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

TAG News

Bingo every Tuesday night TAG Centre Taghmon Y35C2DE. Doors open at 7pm bingo starts 7.30pm.

Sound Bath Meditation Classes continue on Mondays from 7.30-8.30pm. Cost €10.for more information contact Eimear Bell 087–9956382.

Bookings can now be made for the TAG Digital Hub on the Connected Hubs website at


Call into the TAG office also for information and viewing of the hubs.

Taghmon Camross GAA

Registrations for 2023 for players and members is open and all players and mentors must be registered. There are no increases in membership fees this year and it would be greatly appreciated if any members not already registered could log onto Foireann and update their membership as soon as possible.

The New Ross District dinner dance took place on Saturday night in The Horse and Hound. Billy Nolan was presented with clubman of the year by District Chairman Denis Nolan. Derek Kent’s recent appointment as Leinster Chairperson was also marked by a special award.

Games are underway again across various age groups. Our adult hurling team lost out to St James in Taghmon last Friday and continue their football campaign again St. Fintans on Thursday night in Taghmon at 8pm. Our minor hurlers play away to Crossabeg Ballymurn next Sunday at 10.30am. All support is welcome.

Finally the club has announced that it is to hold a Golf Classic in Rosslare GC on Friday May 26th. You can book a tee time for a fourball online (€200 including a meal for all players) or individual players (€50) using our Klubfunder account or by calling Tom Banville on 087 6796857. Similarly go to the Klubfunder page or call Tom if your business would like to sponsor a tee or green for the event which costs only €50. Specific tee times can now be booked by calling Tom at the number above.

Irish Dancing Lessons

Tara Academy of Irish Dancing are delighted to launch a new Irish dancing class in

Taghmon GAA complex every Friday evening at 6pm. For information on the class please contact Kay on 087-9035296 or alternatively just turn up on the night. Come along and learn to dance for fun, fitness or competition. First class is free for new pupils.

CúChulainn Archers

One of the two biggest competitions in the Irish Archery calendar, the Irish National Indoor Archery Tournament, was held recently in Galway. Hosted by University of Galway, this event is attended by archers from every province in Ireland. This year, two members of the newly opened CúChulainn Archers also made the trip.

They are Éamonn Rogers, competing in Compound Senior Men and Christina Rogers competing in Compound Senior Women.

Éamonn seeded 3rd in the qualification round and was unfortunate to be knocked out in the quarter final by just one point. However, he went on to take Gold in the Compound team event.

Christina seeded 6th in the qualification round and was unfortunate to be knocked out by the eventual winner, in a quarter final match which went down to the last arrow to see who would progress to the semi finals, however she also went on to take Gold in the team event.

Archery is great sport for all, men.women, girls and boys and the new club, which meets in Rathangan Hall every week, will hold beginner courses throughout the year.

All enquiries to cuchulainnwexford@yahoo.com

Your Correspondent

If you would like a notice included, please contact Kay Doyle on 087-2680273 or email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com