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Kate Gleeson, Anne Doyle and Sarah Cousins at the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp at Kilmore GAA pitch.

Kate Gleeson, Anne Doyle and Sarah Cousins at the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp at Kilmore GAA pitch.

Davy Cullen and Tadhg McGrath having fun at the soccer summer camp at All Blacks AFC.

Davy Cullen and Tadhg McGrath having fun at the soccer summer camp at All Blacks AFC.

Sean Halpin  in action at the soccer summer camp at All Blacks AFC.

Sean Halpin in action at the soccer summer camp at All Blacks AFC.


Kate Gleeson, Anne Doyle and Sarah Cousins at the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp at Kilmore GAA pitch.



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 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,600. The winning numbers were 17, 22, 28 and 31. There were two match-three winners Each receiving €100 each. The match-three winners were Scallon Gang and Matty Mowatt. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, August 8, and the jackpot now stands at €3,800.


We extend sympathy to the family of Betty Wall, Longridge and also to Trish Burrell and family, Seafield, Duncormick on the death of her sister Ann Hannon, Coolcull-Taghmon. Both who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Gardening Show

An invitation is extended to keen gardeners to compete in this year's Gardening Show, to be held in the Agricultural Museum (Johnstown Castle) on September 9 and 10. Any flowers, fruit, and vegetables can be entered as well as homemade Preserves, jams, pot plants, and floral arranging, there are special sections for children. New category Best Scarecrow. This is a show all the family can take part in. For full details contact Jimmy 087 7653924.

School Transport

There is a School Bus to Wexford town serving Baldwinstown, Rathangan, Duncormick, Scar, Geelans Shop. Weekly payment applies. Contact 087 6465257 or email gcgormhill@gmail.com.

Youth Pilgrimage

There is a Youth Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island on Saturday, August 12. Pilgrims are welcome to join us at 2.30 p.m. in Tomhaggard to walk to Our Lady's Island for Holy Mass at 7 p.m. This will be followed by a talk for youth and a barbecue. Families and young adults are especially welcome.

Late Fr Fintan Morris

A sincere word of thanks to Fr Kevin Cahill, Fr Bernard Cushen, Tony, Ger, Mona, Jacqui, the altar servers, the choir and all those present for the celebration of Holy Mass on Friday, July 28, in Rathangan. This Mass was offered to remember and acknowledge the trojan work that Fr Fintan did in the three churches in the parish during his ministry here. May he rest gently in his native Wicklow and his soul rest in peace.

Charity Drive

A Charity Drive in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will take place on Sunday, August 13, at 12.30 p.m., from Ballymagyr, Duncormick. For more information contact Paddy at 086 3344815.

Ambrosetown Patron

The annual patron will be held in Ambrosetown, on August 8, at 8 p.m. Thank you to Cllr Michael Whelan for his ongoing help and advice and in matters concerning the graveyard, to Eoin and John Harpur of Wellingtonbridge for manufacture of a new gate to the graveyard, also to Wexford County Council for financial assistance for our new gate, finally to Father Cahill and Rathangan parish council, for continuing to maintain the graveyard.

McCall's Cottages

The homes will be open for general public viewing after the patron on August 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The homes are not yet fully let so we are still open for inquiries and interest from anyone considering a move. Further information from members of the committee or at the parish hall or call Willie at 086 8106672.

Fastnet Rovers fc

The Fastnet Rovers annual camp night will be on Saturday, August 12, Bring the family, pitch your tent, grab some food and have some fun.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Towns 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.

Patron Dates

Tuesday, August 8, Duncormick at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, Ambrosetown at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 13, Rathangan old cemetery after 11 a.m. Mass Tuesday, August 15, Rathangan new cemetery at 2 p.m.

Please note there will be a collection in Killag and Rathangan old cemeteries to help fund the cost of maintenance during the year.

Rosslare Strand


Puppet Show - Every Tuesday. Kiddies' Disco - Every Sunday. Family Fun Night - Every Thursday. Farmers Market - Every Sunday. Beach Party - August 5. Live the best Life ever - Lecture by Dr Darrell Wolfe - August 11. Dip in the Nip - August 13. Homeowners Meeting and summer draw - August 13.


Rosslare summer camp - July and August. Rosslare Tennis Camp - July and August. Daily Soccer - July and Aug. Watersports Kids Camps - July and August. Kids Golf Camp - July and Aug. Shine summer School - August 7 to August 11. Fun in the Sun - August 12.

Fun in the Sunday, August 12 - A fun day full of sports, free to attend but you must register on eventbrite.ie.


Dr Darrell Wolfe will deliver a lecture 'Live the best life ever' on August 11 at 6.30 p.m. Discover how your thoughts make and shape you, uncover what hurts you, heals you. Email info@energymassage.ie for more details.

Dip in the Nip

August 13 - Fundraising event for Hope Cancer Support - Call 087 6804279 for full details.Lollitots

Lollitots Community Childcare will be holding car boot sales throughout the summer. The next one will be held on Sunday, August 13. The venue will be the school field beside Rosslare Golf Club. Admission €2, Cars €10 and Vans €20. Gate will open at 8 a.m. and sales will start at 8.30 a.m. till 1 p.m. Future car boot sale dates will be Sunday, August 6, and 13. For further information contact Lollitots at 053 9132770.

The Lollitots summer camp continues to Friday, August 18. The cost per day is €13 or €55 for five days. The times are from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The age groups are 3-7 and 7-12. Lots of fun activities and camp games are planned by our qualified and professional childcare staff. For further information contact Debbie or Paula at 053 9132770.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Forever Fit Active 60's - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339. Pilates - Friday at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552. Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach. Forever Fit - Saturday at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339. St Paul's Athletics Club - Monday and Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7 p.m. Call David at 085 1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679 Rosslarebowlsclub.com. Men's Sheds - Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029. Women's Sheds - Thursday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833. Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2 Rosslare Badminton Club - Every Saturday at 11 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 Counselling Service - Available Thursday mornings and Sat afternoons. €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394. Restorative Yoga - Fridays at 9 a.m. Call Sharon at 086 1943527. €5pp (payg). Bring blanket/mat and cushion suitable for all ages and fitness levels.


Congratulations to this week's winner Janice Brady, who picked up €141. Do you have family or relatives away from home? If you think they would like to play please tell them to contact us via face book. Our envelopes are available from Cushen's Tagoat, Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre, The Lotus Restaurant, Turners Garage, McGuire's Hardware, Lollitots, Tides, The Bay, Centra, Kelly's Cafe in Meadows and Byrne, Cois Barry House, Kelly's Hotel Swimming Pool, The Pharmacy, The Hospital Shop, Rosslare Bookies and Seashells.

Please Like Us on Facebook for all the latest info. The next draw will take place in Cushen's on Friday, August 4.

Cois Barry House

The Community House is now taking bookings for 2017 so if you want to hold a party or meeting etc, please contact David Clancy 087 7631605.

Taekwondo is extending their classes on a Saturday morning: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Adults, 11 a.m. midday: Advanced students, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.: Beginner students.

AA Meetings are on every Sunday Evening at 8 p.m.

Spinning Classes - Tuesday morning 9.45 and 6.30 p.m. that evening also Thursday 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. come along and join in we promise no pot holes.

Penny Bank

Rosslare Penny Bank is open every Thursday 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the nuns' chapel in St Bridget's Church Rosslare. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, new savers welcome.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns Volunteers continue with the necessary maintenance work of Litter Control, Weed Control and in general keeping the Village Clean and Tidy. This is for the benefit of all residents and visitors and we welcome help and involvement from anyone who shares our commitment for the village and community.

We have already had the first of our Review Meetings the purpose is to reflect on all the work and projects completed since January and to learn from the various experiences.

We will be having further such meetings before the results of the 2017 competition are announced so that we can take an objective view of the progress that we have made.

Also to consider the levels of co-operation we received from the various groups and Agencies and to identify our best way forward and how best to commence implementing the various projects that we have in the pipeline.

Meanwhile we continue to ask for your co-operation and as always Tidy Towns offer. the most genuine manner of volunteering.

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