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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty


At the launch of the Bannow & Rathangan 70th Agricultural Show: from left Eileen Cullen (Joint Treasurer), Ronnie Scanlon (Joint Treasurer), Walter Kent (Vice Chairman), Paddy Murphy (President), Betty Stafford (Vice Chairperson) and Liz Freeman (Secretary)

At the launch of the Bannow & Rathangan 70th Agricultural Show: from left Eileen Cullen (Joint Treasurer), Ronnie Scanlon (Joint Treasurer), Walter Kent (Vice Chairman), Paddy Murphy (President), Betty Stafford (Vice Chairperson) and Liz Freeman (Secretary)

At the launch of the Bannow & Rathangan 70th Agricultural Show: from left Eileen Cullen (Joint Treasurer), Ronnie Scanlon (Joint Treasurer), Walter Kent (Vice Chairman), Paddy Murphy (President), Betty Stafford (Vice Chairperson) and Liz Freeman (Secretary)

Ballymore-Mayglass: Wamboree - Kilmore Scouts hosted a fundraising Scout camp in Kilmore Quay last weekend. Campsite was situated at back of Stella Maris Centre with activities on the Beach, Burrow and around the village.

The place was buzzing and we had great weather Friday and Saturday but we had to finish camp early on Sunday due to poor weather. 250 youth members and adults had a great time and enjoyed the hospitality of Kilmore Quay.

We would like to thank Kilmore Quay Development Association for providing facilities and RNLI volunteers who showed everyone the Lifeboat and did water safety sessions in the RNLI House. Thank you also to Sofrimar, IOAC, NJH Engineering, Ballycogley Players, Kilmore Variety Group and Pat Murphy, who sponsored or provided materials/equipment. Camp Proceeds will go to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch.

Scouts group

Kilmore Scouts Group had their end of year party on Wednesday night in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Progression and Skills badges were awarded, shield team who have qualified for the all-Ireland Phoenix Scoutcraft Competition in Cork in August were introduced to the crowd. Brendan Thompson showed off his Irish Contingent Scout Uniform as he is the sole representative from Kilmore and Wexford, who along with 400 youths and IST Staff will attend the World Scout Jamboree in Virginia USA in July. The evening finished with an action packed foam and water fight much to the delight of youth members and parents who enjoyed watching the antics.

The group will take part in the Seafood Festival Parade on Thursday night, July 4. Everyone meet at Coast Hotel and wear kneckers and Neon and we'll parade with Wamboree theme.

Women's Shed

The Shed ladies have plenty of outings on at the moment. Last week 13 ladies visited the Dail on Tuesday which was arranged by Minister Paul Kehoe. They enjoyed lunch, a guided tour of Dail Chamber and Seanad. On Friday 10 ladies visited Aras an Uachtarain as part of a Country Music evening. They enjoyed refreshments, met several country music stars who performed on the night. They also met president, Mrs Higgins and I heir beloved dogs. On Friday, June 28, a group will enjoy a day trip to Cobh and Fora Wildlife Park.

Community Drama Project

The Creative Ireland funded project has started. Meetings Mon and Thursday 7-9.30. participants are devising, writing and performing performance pieces which will be performed during the St Anne's Novena.

Annual barbecue

The Bargy Vintage Club will host its annual barbecue in the Coopers Inn on Saturday, July 13, next. Starting at 6.30 p.m. till late. As usual there will be lots of tasty barbecue food with a variety of good music which will be provided by Tom and Michelle Murphy, the Murphy Brothers and the well renowned and very popular Point Blank.

All money raised from our barbecue will be divided between St Fintan's GAA Club and the refurbishment of Ballycogley Hall, both organisations are doing trojan work in our parish something which we should all feel very proud of and very worthy of your support.

There will also be lots of spot prizes on the night and anyone who wishes to sponsor a prize please call 086 2550704. Tickets will be available from all our club members. Here's looking forward to seeing you all there on the night.

Annual Patron

The patron will be held in Ballymore Cemetery on Thursday, August 8, at 7.30 p.m. and in Mayglass on Friday, August 9, at 7.30 p.m.

Drama Workshop

Ballycogley Players have secured a small Grant from Creative Ireland towards a four-week interactive workshop to develop acting, writing and research skills in the community. There's no upper age limit and min age limit is sixth Class (11-12 the olds). The objective of the project is to Devise, Write and Perform a Public Performance based on the historical background of the area while demonstrating common themes which are relevant today.


The jackpot now stands at €4,800. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Annette Farrell shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 1, 14, 21 and 28. Many thanks for your continued support. Remember you can also sign up to a 10-week club lotto subscription for €15 where your numbers will be entered each week for you and you will receive a weekly lotto text. Make it easy to never miss a draw by contacting Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498 to sign up.

Open Garden

Alice Mernagh Moorefield is holding a fundraising open garden day in aid of dogs for the disabled charity 17821 on Sunday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a very special charity and the day will consist of tea, plant sale, raffle etc and a great opportunity for garden lovers to meet for a chat.

Fancy Dress Fun Run

Calling all kids. We need your help. Our mission is to install a new Community Playground. We need to raise some money to make it happen.

By taking part in our super fun 2km run on July 7 at 11 a.m. in Casey Park you can help us to get the few bob needed to get our playground finished by summer 2020. All you have to do is get as much sponsorship as possible and bring your completed card along on the seventh (with your coolest costume)

There will also be boring activities (coffee morning and bake sale) to keep the adults busy while you have fun.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Paudie Murphy Busherstown Mayglass, Paudie sadly died during the past week and his remains were laid to rest in Mayglass cemetery following his funeral Mass in Mayglass church. May he rest in peace.


Congratulations to Pat Wright also known as (Tiger) who won Rosslare club captain Michael Dempseys prize during the recent past. Pat's victory possibly makes him the first major winner from this area.

Another member of the parish Bob Quilty was also in the winners circle when together with his partners Dave McCabe won a fourball competition also in Rosslare golf club.

Congratulations also to Ger Carthy from all his friends and supporters from this area on becoming the first chairman of the newly - convered Rosslare Municipal District Council. Ger received the unanimous support of his four fellow councillors.

Coiste na nÓg

The St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island under-13 football team travelled to Clongeen to take on the home side in the New Ross Standard Division 5 13 a side championship and though soundly beaten the lads battled hard up to the final whistle. Later in the week the lads had a home fixture when they took on Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in the Gorey Guardian under-15 football Roinn one South championship with the result not yet to hand.

Songs Of Praise

A service of songs of praise will be held at St Enoch's church Killinick on Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m.


Grantstown news

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday, July 2: Imagination Gym/Pongo in the morning and a visit to Taghmon Daycare Centre in the afternoon.

Wednesday, July 3: Pongo/Reminiscence Chat in the morning and music with Jimmy Barnwell in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4: Pongo in the morning Games/Cards in the afternoon. Monday, July 8: Walks/Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday, July 2: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Imagination Gym at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thur July 4: Hairdressing on Tuesday only this week. Monday, July 8: Group Physio with Mairead.

TRIP TO KNOCK - The annual trip to Knock will be on July 26/27. The cost per person is €145 all inclusive. Places are limited so a deposit of €20 is required to secure your seat. Contact Betty at 087 9057391 or Stella at 087 6568207 for more information.

Tomi Reichental

Grantstown Community Village is honoured to host an evening event - Journey of remembrance, Tomi Reichental a Holocaust Survivor. Friday, July 19, at 7.30 p.m. This is a Free Event. No Booking Necessary. All Welcome.

Monster Drive-In Bingo

This will be on Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m. at Grantstown Community Village. €1,500 in prize money to be won, plus a Monster Raffle. Tea, coffee and homemade confectionery being served.

Self Help For Africa

Please support the Self Help for Africa church gate collection which will take place on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, at Carrig Church and Ballymitty Church. Self Help works with the poorest of the poor in a number of African countries to lift them out of their poverty trap.

Parish Patrons

Ballymitty: Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Ballingly: Sunday, June 30, at 7.30 p.m. Carrig: Sunday, August 11, at 7 p.m. Bannow: Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m. Shemogues: Sunday, August 18, at 7 p.m.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers 11, 15, 24 and 29. No match-three winners and the next jackpot will be €13,700.

Well done to the Boy's and Girls Rackard League, who had their medal presentation in Danescastle on Tuesday last. There was a special appearance by the Cork Hurling manager John Meyler.

Speedy recovery to Joe Sinnott, who picked up a serious injury during the league game against Duffry Rovers on Saturday last.

Fixtures for this coming week: Tuesday the under-13 Hurlers host Crossabeg at 7.30. Thursday takes the under-15 Hurlers to Taghmon for a 7.30 throw in. The under-14 girls are away to Bunclody also on Thursday. Next Tuesday the camogie ladies are away to St Martin's in their next round of the championship.

Killag Show

The 70th Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place on Thursday, July 11, at Killag, Duncormick schedules available for more information contact 087 7560871 or bannowrathanganshow.com Music Festival the Tullicanna Music Festival takes place on Sunday, July 14, at Stafford's of Tullicanna from 5 p.m.

Social dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night at Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, July 4, El Passo, July 11 Delta Dawn, July 18 Séamus Moore and Tom Power the Latchico Man and July 25 Southbank. All welcome refreshments served.

Coffee morning

The McCormack family would like to thank all who attended the cake sale and coffee morning in Carrig Community hall on June 1 for their extreme generosity. A total of €2,870 was raised on the day and goes towards Relay for Life.


The winner of last week's split-the-pot was Asa Wallace €506.

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