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Around the Districts: Rosslare Strand to Tagoat


Members of Camross ICA guild who took part in the group singing at the Wexford Federation's ICA Got Talent event in Camross Hall: (front) Maggie Morrissey, Marian Donnelly and Margaret O'Gorman; (back) Mary Nolan, Dymphna Kelly, Breda Nolan, Breda Banville, Patricia Sweeney, Bernie Cadogan and Mary Kelly.

Members of Camross ICA guild who took part in the group singing at the Wexford Federation's ICA Got Talent event in Camross Hall: (front) Maggie Morrissey, Marian Donnelly and Margaret O'Gorman; (back) Mary Nolan, Dymphna Kelly, Breda Nolan, Breda Banville, Patricia Sweeney, Bernie Cadogan and Mary Kelly.

Members of Camross ICA guild who took part in the group singing at the Wexford Federation's ICA Got Talent event in Camross Hall: (front) Maggie Morrissey, Marian Donnelly and Margaret O'Gorman; (back) Mary Nolan, Dymphna Kelly, Breda Nolan, Breda Banville, Patricia Sweeney, Bernie Cadogan and Mary Kelly.



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.

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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.

Station RoadBridge

The Good news is Station Road Bridge is under active consideration for renewal, the bad news is not just yet.

At a meeting arranged by Cllr Lisa McDonald and representatives of Iarnrod Eireann, the RDA heard at first hand that they expected to have a design hopefully agreed between Wexford County Council and themselves within the next 7 to 8 months.

So not this year then? No hopefully next year. They did agree to consult with us and did take on board our suggestions that the bridge should have a pedestrian walk way an active way (that’s a cycle lane) ample carriage space for cars trucks etc and street lighting. As we hear more so shall you.

Split The Pot

Last friday’s draw resulted in Ken Power picking up €183 euro next draw on June 3. Isn’t time flying by.


St. Garvan’s NS news

We would like to wish all the boys and girls good luck on Saturday as they make their First Holy Communion

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

Caroreigh Churchnews

St. Garvan’s National School Caroreigh, First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday 28th May. Best wishes to all the boys and girls as they receive the Sacrament.

Parish Meeting on Wednesday 1st June, in Camross Hall, we would encourage everyone to attend.

Kilgarven Cemetery Patron, will take place on Sunday June 26th, please advise family and anyone outside the area.

Check out our Caroreigh Community Page for all Church Notices.

Camross Hall News

Dance - Friday June 3rd, Dancing to John Molloy 9.30 – midnight, €10 incl. Tea Please note Later start time

Health & Wellbeing Evening - June 15th Health and Wellbeing Evening 6pm-10pm, full line-up of stands will be announced soon. If you would like to take a stand please phone Kay on 087-2680273

Dates for your Diary - 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.

Camross ICA

The last meeting of Camross ICA took place on 9th May. President Mary Nolan opened the meeting with the Prayer and Song. Sympathy was passed with everyone who had experienced a bereavement. Apologies were read. Well wishes were sent to any members under the weather at present. Minutes from the last meeting read and matters arising dealt with. Mary congratulated Breda Banville and Kay Doyle for their work at the Seniors Show and all the follow up work since. Camross ICA now has a Facebook Page.

At the recent Federation AGM Breda Banville’s Bouquet of Lilies Entry received 3rd Prize. Camross ICA now have 4 Officers on the Wexford Federation Committee. Congratulations went to Mary Nolan our International & Tour Officer, Dympna Kelly our New Produce Officer, Breda Banville our new Development Officer and Kay Doyle our new PRO. Congratulations was extended to Camross Drama Group for their very successful run with “The kings of the Kilburn High Road”, reaching the All-Ireland Final in Ballyshannon. Margaret Nolan read the correspondence from the ICA National Newsletter, the national AGM will take place in Trim on Saturday 28th May, Wexford Federation will be running a bus to the AGM.

Mary F. Kelly gave us a run down of finances. Kay Doyle will enter the Competition Letter in the Special Occasions Competition in June, letter due on May 20th. Wexford Federation ICA’s Got Talent to take the stage in Camross Hall on May 12th. Entries in the Group Singing, Sola Singing and Novelty Act, best wishes were wished to everyone taking part.

The Ann Power Annual Walk will leave Camross Hall on Sunday 29th May at 6.30pm – this year’s charity is The Irish Parkinson’s Association Wexford Branch. All are welcome. Our Annual Tour will take place on June 4th. The next Wexford Federation Meeting will take place in Camross Hall on Monday 27th June, all arrangements will be made at next meeting. The Competition for the evening was the smallest Perfume Bottle (not a sample), winner was Ann O’Gorman. Competition for next meeting is a Window (Flower) Box made from all recyclable material. Our Guest Speaker for the evening was Anne Molloy of Natural Cosmetics, who gave us a very enjoyable workshop and demonstration, a great evening was had by all. Our next meeting will be on Monday June 13th at 8pm Jo Flood Life Coach will be our guest next meeting. New Members are always welcome.

Check out our Camross ICA – Wexford Facebook Page to keep up-to-date with everything.

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.

We are also working on a unique, special edition Photo Book, with the photos from the last 20 Calendars included. If any business in the area would be interested in being part of this celebratory keepsake edition, in the form of an advert, please contact Kay Doyle, 087-2680273 or email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com by June 1st.

St Fintan’s NS news

St Fintan’s National School, Taghmon are holding an open evening in the school on Wednesday 1st June from 5pm to 7pm to showcase what we offer to pupils. Please come along and see all our facilities and have a chat with us.

GAA Notes

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 three 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.

TAG news

Hidden Treasures Clothes Shop is TAGS ‘new shop. Previously known as the Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday 10–4pm. Great selection of ladies, gents and childrens clothes available and who doesn’t love a little bric–a–brac!. Why not drop in and treat yourself.

Bingo every Tuesday evening at TAG Centre Taghmon Y35C2DE. Doors open at 7pm starts at 7.30pm. Why not try your luck at “Split the Pot” and “Find the Joker” available to purchase before and after bingo. Tea and coffee and snacks available to purchase.

Wood Lane Counselling, provides private, confidential, affordable one-to-one counselling for adults (18+). Situated at the TAG centre in Taghmon, a qualified counsellor and pre-accredited member of the Irish Assoc. of Counselling and Psychotherapy, offers a safe and confidential space to receive support and explore whatever is troubling you without judgement including Anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship issues. “It starts with a conversation …” For more information or to make an appointment contact Helena – 089-2340348 “There are times when we all need a little support…”

Public Talk

Bethany Bereavement Support Group will hold a public talk by Brid Carroll-Grief Counsellor. “Grieving in exceptional times”, Thursday 26th May 7.30 pm in St. Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael’s Street, New Ross. All Welcome

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.


Tagoat Steam Rally

A meeting is scheduled for the Tagoat Steam Rally on Wednesday, June 1, at 8.30 p.m. A big Thank You to everyone who has committed already. We need all the help we can get and look forward to seeing everyone at the community centre. Everyone is very welcome.

St Mary’s Day Centre

St Mary’s Day Centre are holding their annual general meeting on Tuesday, May 31, at 8.30 p.m. in the community centre.

Women’s Mini Marathon

Several ladies in the local community are taking part this year to raise funds for St Mary’s Day Centre – thank you very much. If there is anyone else out there who would like to do the same just let us know and we can get you a sponsorship card, there are some still in the centre. We really appreciate everyone who is doing this on our behalf.