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Neomie Van Der Blaike put the children through their warm-up exercises before the start of the Junior Park Run in the Irish National Heritage Park

Neomie Van Der Blaike put the children through their warm-up exercises before the start of the Junior Park Run in the Irish National Heritage Park

Neomie Van Der Blaike put the children through their warm-up exercises before the start of the Junior Park Run in the Irish National Heritage Park

Adamstown: Bingo - Raheen FRC is hosting a Coffee Break and bingo in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, January 22, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Cost is €5 with tea or coffee and Toast included. Everyone welcome to come along.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing classes in Cushinstown old school every Monday morning 10.30 a.m. This dancing is great way to get and stay fit while losing weight. Come along and see for yourself. Also every Tuesday and Thursday night in Parish Hall Rosbercon New Ross Beginners 7 p.m. For further info on any of these classes please ring Sarah at 087 9792483.

Community Centre AGM

The AGM of Adamstown Community Centre will take place on Wednesday, January 16, at 8 p.m.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, January 18, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be: Ann McDonald, Una McDonald and Sinéad O'Gorman. Catering on the 25th will be Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer and Margaret Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.


Our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Catherine (Kitty) Wickham, Templenacrow, who died on Monday, December 24. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St John Paul the Second Church, Raheen on Thursday, December 27, with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Our sympathy also to Ian Cullen and family, Barrack's Road and Pádraig O'Gorman and family, Kellystown on the death of Martin Ryan, Forrest, Barntown (formerly Old Boley, Taghmon). Also sympathy to his sons, daughters and extended family. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Lawrence's Church, Glynn on New Year's Day with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Adamstown Lotto results

The winning numbers in the first lotto draw for 2019 were 4, 19, 22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. The following four players matched three numbers and got €50 each. Oisin Redmond, Brocurra, Jake Cadogan c/o Brad Óg's, John Morrissey, Rathsilla and Kathleen Flood, Oldcourt. The next draw takes place in the community centre on January 18 for a jackpot of €14,500


Many thanks to all who supported the recent church collection in aid of the Enniscorthy Community Workshop.

Notes contact

Going forward into 2019, if any club, organisation or individual wishes to place a note in the newspaper please use the following contact details as inclusion can only be guaranteed via this route. Email annemarieoshea@gmail.com or phone/text 087 7681866 after 5 p.m. Deadline for inclusion is Thursday lunchtime.


Danescastle School

Application forms for enrolment in Danescastle NS September 2019 are currently available from the school secretary. These forms are also available from the Play School and Montessori. Those wishing to enrol a child should return form on or before January 31.

Study Centre

The Study Centre in Wellingtonbridge re-opened Monday Monday, January 7. Running Monday to Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students can avail of individual days. Availability on Saturday for students that want to attend Saturdays only. Please contact Margaret Moran 087 2040823 or Marie Carthy 087 9709901 for further details.

Dancing in Tír na nÓg

Dancing stats back on Thursday night, January 17, with music by Mary Prendergast. We also will have €100 spin the wheel.

GAA club news

Lotto numbers were 1, 5, 14 and 26. Congratulations to Paddy and Kathleen Kehoe, who were match-three winners. Next jackpot will be €10,100.

The camogie AGM will take place on Sunday, January 20, at 5 p.m. in the complex. Anyone wishing to help out in any way please attend this very important meeting for the upcoming season.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 15th: Pongo in the morning and Cards/Music with Jimmy Barnwell in the afternoon. Wednesday the 16th: New Ross Community Hospital visiting/Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 17th: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and Cards/Yoga with Julie in the afternoon. Monday the 21st: Baking with Geraldine/Exercises with Mairead in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available In Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 15th: Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Wednesday the 16th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 17th: Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Monday the 14th: Group Physiotherapy at 11 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

CE Scheme Vacancies - Do you want a new challenge this January? We have the following positions available in Grantstown. Carers, Kitchen Assistants and Bus Drivers. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. If you are interested in learning new skills while helping others then we would love to hear from you. Phone 051 561016 for more details.

Walking Group

Are you interested in going for an early morning walk? A few of the residents at Grantstown have started walking in the Bannow-Ballymitty GAA Ground at 9 a.m. You are more than welcome to come and join us and everyone at their own pace.

Horticulture Group

The Horticulture group are restarting after their Christmas break Friday, January 11, in Grantstown. If you would like to join the group please phone 051 561016 for more information.

Community Games

Next meeting is on Thursday, January 17, in Ballymitty Hall at 8 p.m. following Draughts practice 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for national school children from the Carrig and Ballymitty area.

It was suggested at the last meeting that we consider entering Draughts; Chess; Handball; Art and Handwriting; Music; Soccer; Basketball and Athletics.

Proposed date for Draughts competition is Saturday, January 26, or Saturday, February 9, in Bree, so not much time left. Chess is on February 7 in Piercestown. Art and Handwriting in Castlebridge National School - date to follow.

So, come along to the meeting on Thursday, January 17, so we can decide going forward what we can take part in. Contact Anne Reville on areville@eircom.net or 051 561629 after 6 p.m.


ICA Guild news

Kilmore Quay ICA will commence their craft classes on Wednesday next, January 16, at 2 p.m. in Stella Maris centre and every following Wednesday new members always welcome.

The first guild meeting of the new year will be held on Wednesday, February 6, at 8 p.m. in Stell a Maris Centre.

Camogie news

This year's Registration will take place on Friday, January 18, in our clubhouse from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

80th birthday Congratulations to the very well known Pádraig Flynn, The Hill, Kilmore, who celebrated his 80th birthday last week. Pádraig celebrated this special occasion with a party at Quigleys last Saturday week. A great night was had by all who attended. Here's to many more years Pádraig.


The very sudden and unexpected death of Stephen Lawlor, The Hideout, Tomhaggard took place last week. Stephen was a very popular and well known man and sympathy goes out to all his family and friends on their great loss of a lovely man.


All sections resume weekly meetings next week. Cubs, Scouts and Ventures are back Wednesday the 16th and Beavers return January 19. 90 family members enjoyed a great night at Robin Hood Panto in the Dun Mhuire on Thursday night, January 10.

Pilates Class

The Women's Shed have sourced funding through Active Ireland towards a six-week pilates class starting Wednesday, February 6, 10 a.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Classes are between 1.5 and 2 hours duration. There are a number of places available. For details and to book a place contact Mary at 085 7768638.

Active Retirement

Kilmore ARA held an EGM on Thursday January 10, in the GAA clubrooms at which the following officers were ratified from the AGM or elected where there was a vacancy.

Chair -Tom Dunne; vice-chairperson-Margaret Byrne; Hon secretary-Des Behan; Ass. Secretary-Anne Lawless; treasurer-Mai Sadler; PRO-Séamus O'Keeffe. Executive committee: the officers plus Margaret and Noel Howlin, Séamus Byrne and John Rossiter. Social committee: Margaret Byrne, Noel Howlin and Pat Dunne.

All committees will meet before the next general meeting, fixed for Thursday, February 7, to draw up a program of activities for the first half of the year.

Best wishes for a speedy return to good health was extended to Breda Whelan and Mollie Roche while Grainne and John Dullard were welcomed to the meeting as new members.


Kilmore Gulls had a good win the county indoor bowls league on Wednesday the 9th in the Stella Maris Centre against the Ballagh Red team on a score line of 12 points to 10.Team was Margaret Howlin, Tom Dunne, Séamus O'Keeffe and Agnes Behan.

On Tuesday next the Kilmore Seals team are away to Ferns in the league at 2 p.m. Practice will be in the SMC on Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m.

From January 22 onwards our practices will be on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m.


Camross Drama Group

We would like to wish all our loyal audiences a very Happy New Year.

Group members took a well earned break over the holiday period but ready now to plan for a dramatic 2019.

A meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 8 p.m. in Caroreigh Old School - new members welcome. Like us on Facebook for updates.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its last meeting on December 12 in the Scout Hall. President Mary Noonan opened the meeting. Sympathy was extended to the Doran family.

Demonstration of Christmas Flowers Arrangements by Pauline Kehoe was open to visitors. Pauline made it all look very simple, festive and elegant. All arrangements were raffled. Hostess Mary Monaghan served a lovely festive tea. Competition was won by Suzanne Kelly, nicest Christmas Candle.

Next meeting is on January 16 at 7.30 p.m. in Scout Hall. Speaker: Sasha Roche Kelly on 'Wellness'. Competition: Most unusual Christmas card. Make a New Year resolution: Join your Local ICA Guild.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting was held on Monday, January 7, in Camross Hall. The ladies enjoyed a Mary Kelly recalled our most enjoyable Christmas dinner which took place in the Oak Tree in Foulksmills.

Mary wished everyone a happy new year. The winner of the funniest Christmas card was Berna Cadogan. Breda Nolan and Ann O'Gorman served some truly delicious tea and homemade scones.

This was followed by a most interesting talk from Cliona Connolly, Environmental Awareness Officer for Wexford County Council. She talked about how to reduce waste and recycle plastics in our homes. She told us of the new list of recyclables. Everything that goes in our bins of recyclables must be clean, loose and dry. We learned that most black plastics cannot be recycled and that shredded papers should go in our brown bins. There is a lot of new information on recycling at mywaste.ie. She also gave a great tip on how to do a shopping list: take a picture of the content of your fridge.

Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 4, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the '6 chocolate chip cookies'.

Did you know that the ICA has a website ica.ie where you can find out all about the ICA and your local guild?

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