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Sandra and John Hore  at the barbecue in St. Mary's GAA Centre, Tagoat on Saturday night.

Sandra and John Hore at the barbecue in St. Mary's GAA Centre, Tagoat on Saturday night.

Sandra and John Hore at the barbecue in St. Mary's GAA Centre, Tagoat on Saturday night.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €5,100. The winning numbers were 6,18,23,24. Congratulations to the 12 match 3 winners who each receive €25. The winners were; Marie Carthy, Karen Jones, Derek Taylor, Peter Colfer, Una Gallagher, Joe Sinnott, Rich Miskella, Darragh Byrne, Jo Moore, Paudie Jackman, Thomas Callaghan, Brian McGovern. The next jackpot stands at €5,400 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 21st July at 8:30pm.

Annual Patrons

Dates and times for the Rathangan Annual Patrons are as follows: Sunday 9th August, Rathangan Old Cemetery (after 11am mass). Monday 10th August, Killag 7pm, Kilcowan 8pm. Tuesday 11th August, Duncormick 7pm, Ambrosetown 8pm. Saturday 15th August, Rathangan (new cemetery) mass 1.30pm

Parish Council

Rathangan Parish Council will be looking after the maintenance of Killag and Ambrosetown graveyards in the coming days.

Charity Drive

A Charity Drive in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will take place on Sunday the 9th August at 12.30pm, from Ballymagyr, Duncormick. For more information contact Paddy on 086 3344815.

School Bus

A School bus is being arranged from Duncormick/Rathangan/Bridgetown then on towards Wexford. Other areas in the locality can be discussed. Contact Padraig 085 7242385.

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles visited Druids Glen this week for our Jubilee Course and a fantastic day was had by everybody in glorious weathe. John Doyle edged out Johnny Doyle for 1st place on countback and Fred Curtis coming in 3rd. Stephen Bennett also won the Birdie club on the day.

A lovely meal was had afterwards in Jack Whites for everybody except the 2 who forgot to take the right exit. Now its back to the monthly competitions. Good luck all.

Month's Mind Mass

Fr. Patrick Breen M.S.C., Carrignavar, Co. Cork and formerly of Newhouse, Baldwinstown. Mass in Rathangan Church on Friday 24th July at 7.30pm

Forth Walking Group

The Wednesday evening walks for the month of July are as follows: 22nd July-KilmoreQuay; 29th-Tintern. All meetings at 7pm

Tractor Run

A tractor run will take place in Cleariestown on Sunday 26th July at 1pm. Registration is at 12 noon.

6K Trip to Cullenstown

The Phil Murphy weekend are holding a 6K trip to Cullenstown Run on Friday 24th July at 7.30pm. Starting in Carrig on Bannow village entry is 10 euro in advance or €15 on the night. To enter call 0857740751.All welcome come and run walk or crawl.

Fitness Summer Camp

MACFIT PT & Fitness is running a summer camp this year in Rathangan. It is a themed sports camp to keep your little lads/ ladies fit and healthy. There will be plenty of variety for the kids. The camp is for boys & girls aged 7+.

It is reasonably priced at €55. The children will be made aware of healthy eating and the choices they make along with fun and exercise elements involved. There will be discounts for multiples in the one family. The camp will run from 3rd-7th of August 10am-2.30pm. If you require any more info have a look at the brochure or give me a call. Brian 0861551315.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Town's Competition with judging from June-August. We are appealing to everyone to help us in obtaining better results this year and be proud of our village. We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

Phil Murphy Weekend

The 24th Phil Murphy Weekend will take place from 23rd-26th July in Carrig-on-Bannow. The Kilfenora Ceilí band will play on Saturday 25th July and Finbar Furey will play at this year's festival on Sunday 26th July. For more info Email: philmurphyweekend@gmail.com phone: 0857740751 box office.


We meet every Monday evening at 7pm, (except Bank Holidays and weather permitting). During this fine weather we will meet every 3rd Monday at a different location. The Strollers receive a text message with relevant details.

We have some lovely trails and loops in Wexford all within a short distance. On the other Mondays we meet at Rathangan Hall at 7.00pm, stroll for 35-45 mins. We have a cup of tea/ coffee and most importantly a chat afterwards. We would like to invite anyone who would like to get out for a stroll/walk, who may have very low fitness levels but would like to get active and fit. Our strolls are designed to cater for many fitness levels. Please contact any of our 3 Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders for more info. Jacintha Cloney 087-9234121, Philomena Cahill 086-8700839 or Martin Furlong 089 4363834.

Scouts Fundraiser

Kilmore Scouts are holding a Cake Sale with Tea/Coffee on the Lawn after Mass in Kilmore Church on Sat 1st Aug,Sun 2nd Aug and in Mulrankin Church Sun 9th Aug. The Competition team will spend five days in Limerick and we hope to bring the other team for the weekend as they all trained together over the past year and the Junior team put in such a good performance in the County Competition. Your support would be greatly appreciated


Ballycogley Players Play reading committee of Fintan Murphy, Nick Hayes, Brenda Murphy, Con Doyle and Terence O Byrne are currently reading One Act Plays for the Autumn season. Readings for parts will be held in August with Rehearsals from September. Anyone interested in joining the group, acting, set building, backstage etc should contact Fintan on 0876812690.

The full length play, The Cripple of Inismaan, by Martin McDonagh will be directed by Breda Hayes, readings for parts of 5 Men 4 Women will be held shortly. Anyone interested should contact 0876858480. Rehearsals will commence in September.

Ballycogley celebrate 40 years of drama this year and hope to mark the occasion with a suitable function before the end of the year. Anyone with memorabelia, photographs, anectdotes etc should contact Nick on 0872605506. The group, suitabily attired,took part in the Opening Parade of the Seafood Festival on Thursday.

Rosslare Harbour

St Pauls A.C.

We had 3 athletes competing at Day 2 & 3 of the National juvenile track and field championships. Gergely Pap won bronze in the U14 Shot with a fine throw of 11.78 whilst also finishing 5th in the discus with a throw of 28.37m, within a metre and a half of third place! This goes with his 4th place finish in the hammer last week.

Tara Connick also won bronze in the U18 Discus not far off her PB with a throw of 24m. This was Tara's first national medal, a great achievement for the young athlete! Daniel Halligan, fresh off his 3rd place hurdles race the week before, was in action in the U15 High Jump finishing 5th with a height of 1.55m. Well done all!

This was a great year for our juveniles with multiple County, Leinster and National medals, new members, new PBs and huge potential going forward into next year. Training has finished for our juveniles for the summer. We commend the athletes on their hard work and dedication to training. We also thank the coaches, Eamonn, Peter, Leo, John and Tara for the continued work they put into the athletes. Finally we want to thank the parents for their support to the both the athletes and the club. Cross country training begins mid-August.

Finally our Road Race Online Entry is now open at www.active.com, check our Facebook page for details and link to the entry page. The race takes place 5th September at 5pm.

KRH Raffle Results

Winners n the Community Weekend Raffle were: Supervalu Hamper-Maura O'Connor, Kilrane; Dee Quirke Cake-Ron "Oz" Osman, Rosslare Harbour; Rum and Ginger Hamper-Eileen Morris, Kilrane; Tigger Toy-Bernie Maugham, Dublin; Biscuit Hamper-Johnny Mythen, Wexford; Bottle Red and White Wine-Ann Fox Reville, Killurin; Bottle White Wine-Eileen Morris, Kilrane.

Thank you very much to all who participated in and supported Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Weekend. KRH Bringing the community back into our villages.

Cemetery Clean Up

In preparation for the Annual Patron ceremony due to take place on the 2nd August 2015 at St. Aiden's Cemetery , the committee have nominated the next two Tuesday evenings of 21st and 29th July for cleaning and preparation of both graves and surrounding areas. Weather permitting, work will commence at 7 p.m. All are welcome and your assistance would be greatly appreciated

St Mary's GAA

Lotto: €4,900 Jackpot; numbers 8-24-27-30 Bonus 38; No winner; No match 3 winner; Next draw 20th July 2015

Club Shop: The NEW club shop is now open for business. The shop will be open most evenings from 6:30pm. Club gear can be ordered/collected here, gym membership, application forms, lotto tickets, teas, coffees, cold drinks, snacks all available!

Cul Camp 2015: Just a quick reminder that booking for this year's Cul Camp is now open on line. This year it will be from 20th to 24th July in Tagoat and it really is a great week of fun. This year kids get a back pack, a jersey and a half zip training top! Book on line at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Sympathy: The club extends it sympathy to the Walsh family on the recent loss of their mother Grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Ar dheis de go raibh a hanam.

Camogie news

St Mary's Raffle Results - many thanks to SuperValu Rosslare for their continued support. 1st Gillian Devereux - Hamper; 2nd Mary Fitzpatrick - Bottle Brandy; 3rd Derek Curran - 1 Yr Gym M'ship; 4th Bernie Mullen - 100 Free Prints; 5th John McCaffery - 2 x Summer Session Tickets; 6th Aisling O'Kelly - Picture Print; 7th Mary O'Donohue - Goody Bag; 8th Steven Meagher - Wine

Upcoming Matches: U14: 21 July Ger O'Han v Rosslare @ 7 pm; U12: 24 July Rosslare v Shamrocks @ 6.30 pm; U10: 21 July Kilmore v Rosslare @ 6.30 pm. Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

Results: U12: 13 Jul - St Martin's White 0-0, Rosslare 2-2 - Well done girls! U10: 7 Jul - Rosslare 2-0, Glynn/Barntown 3-1 - you competed so well, next time. U8: 15 Jul - Rosslare 14-0, Buffers Alley 4-0-Great result girls, well done!

svp Summer Collection

St Patrick's conference of St Vincent de Paul wishes to express their sincere thanks to all who contributed to the recent St Vincent de Paul summer collection. The church gate collection amounted to € 792.23.

Your generous community support is very much appreciated and all contributions received are distributed, without any deductions, by volunteers, in our own area throughout the year. Local Vincent de Paul contact number is 086 3918080

Active Retirement

Next Meeting: Note the change of date. Due to the Group annual holiday the next meeting has been moved to Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location. This year the holiday will be to the Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co Cork, on 31st August, 2015, with Joe O'Brien. Prices for 5 days/4 nights are €315 PPS and €355 single. A number of places are still available. Final Payment is now due, please contact Mairaid on 053 9133702.

12th August, 2015: Outing to Cashel and Holycross Abbey, Co Tipperary. The charges are:-K&RH ARA Members €5, other ARA Group Members €7 and non ARA members €10. The Coach will leave the RSC at 09.00am. If you are interested in coming along Jim Dinan and/or Mairaid Carr will be in the foyer of the Hotel Rosslare between 11.00am and 12.00noon on each Friday up to and including Friday, 7th August, 2015.

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill


Deepest Sympathy is sent to the family and friends of Nick (Busty) Morris, St Brendan's Estate, Rosslare Hbr and late of Mooretown, Bridgetown who passed away on July 5th at Knockeen Nursing Home. Nick had been in failing health for some time. To his sisters Lucy and Patty, sister-in-law Una, nephews,nieces, relatives and friends we offer our sincere sympathy.

Ronnie Lowthian, Kilrane, passed away on July 2nd. His funeral service was held in St Peter's Church Kilscoran with burial afterwards in St Aidan's Cemetary, Kilrane. Deepest

Sympathy is extended to his children Trevor, Gillian and Mandy, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Condolences to James Walsh and family Ard Na Mara and Trish Kavanagh and family St Brendan's Estate on the death of their mother Grace, Corish Park, Wexford, who passed away at Wexford General Hospital on July 7th. She was the beloved wife of John and mother to a large family. Grace was laid the rest in St Ibar's Cemetary, Crosstown after funeral Mass in Clonard Church.

May they Rest in peace.


Enjoy an action packed week of Dance, Drama, TV Presenting and so much more in Rosslare Community Centre. Learn routines, Act out scenes, Practice being a Tv Presenter, Build confidence,work as part of a team and above all....HAVE FUN!!!

Dates: 3rd-7th August and 17th-21st August 2-6pm Daily Age:6-12 Years. Cost- €65 (Family discounts available) Call 086 3275636 or 087 2994909

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