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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Clonard, Taghmon-Camross


Ciara Clancy and Pauline Cullen enjoying the Christmas concert in St Catherine’s church, Tachumshane

Ciara Clancy and Pauline Cullen enjoying the Christmas concert in St Catherine’s church, Tachumshane

Ciara Clancy and Pauline Cullen enjoying the Christmas concert in St Catherine’s church, Tachumshane

Ballymore-Mayglass: Ballycogley Bingo New Time - Starting this Sunday, January 12, Ballycogley Bingo will have a new start time of 6.30pm.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with first game at 6.30 p.m. There will be 10 games of bingo, the jackpot game aswell as high/low and wheel of fortune. A great couple of hour fun for all the community.

Operation Transformation walks

St Fintan's GAA Club are thrilled to this year take part in the hugely popular 'Ireland Lights Up' walking initiative in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation. The club will host a community walking group two nights a week during the eight-week broadcast period of the hit RTÉ show.

The first date to host 'Ireland Lights Up' 2020 is this coming Thursday, January 9, The walks will take place between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday night for the eight-week period. There will be various tips and advice throughout the eight-week period. The aim is to make exercise more accessible on the dark winter nights and to offer our local community an opportunity to get together and socialise in a healthy way. As this is an organised event, walkers will need to sign in each night before commencing your walk.

Wexford u-20 Football

St Fintan's player Shane Pettit is currently a member of the Wexford County under-20 Football panel. The panel travelled to Carlow for the Andrew Corden Cup under-20 Football round one Wexford V Carlow on Friday, January 3, Round two Wexford V Tipperary is due to be played this coming Saturday the 11th with venue and time not known at time of notes submission but will be detailed in the sports section of this paper.

Women's Shed

The Shed will resume on Monday, January 13, and the majority of ladies will celebrate Mollah na mBan with a lunch at Meyler's.


The jackpot now stands at €3,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 each week and Linda Rankin shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 5, 6, 19 and 27.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.

Ballycogley Hall

Forever Fit class continues each Wed night at 7.30 and pilates for over-50s on Friday mornings at 11.30. The bingo returned on January 5. For queries and information re hall availability and bookings please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Paddy Keane Mayglass, who married his sweetheart Róisín Kehoe Tenacre Tomhaggard in Tomhaggard church during the recent past. We wish them both many years of good health and happiness together.

Happy New Year

We wish all contributors and readers of the Ballymore-Mayglass notes a very happy, peaceful and healthy new year. Please continue to support the district notes in 2020 and remember notes need to arrive at conzarcat@hotmail.com no later than 7 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the week of publication. A big thank you and good wishes to the people newspaper group for affording us the column for our local news which is enjoyed locally and by our friends and relatives overseas.


Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society's next tal;k will be on Saturday, January 25, at 2.30 p.m. in Colfer's Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow. Speaker will be Brendan Hayes. Topic: Carrig-on Bannow, from Duff's Turn to the Cross of Carrig'.

Grantstown News

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday, January 7: 'Who Am I' Game/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, January 8: Imagination Gym/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Thursday, January 9: Sonas/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year from all the Board Members, management and staff at Grantstown Community Village.

Why not make 2020 the year you really make a difference in your community by volunteering in Grantstown Daycare Centre. There is no one more deserving of your time than the elderly. We do our best to provide them with an enjoyable day out when they visit us here in the Daycare Centre. We strive to provide the care that we would expect for ourselves when we reach our golden years and with your help we can achieve this.

CHIROPODIST - The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday and Thursday, January 7, and nine, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone in the community.

OUR DOORS ARE ALWAYS OPEN - Do you keep saying you are going to get out a bit more? Why not make a New Year's resolution to come to Grantstown Daycare Centre to meet people and avail of our wide range of activities. If you live in our catchment area we can arrange transport, you can also avail of a wide range of services we provide once you get here. We have an on-site nurse and transport for medical appointments if you are feeling a bit under the weather. You can book an appointment with the Chiropodist, the Counsellor or the Physiotherapist. If you are feeling a bit stressed then why not try a Reiki, Imagination Gym or Sonas treatment with our fully trained staff. For more information on any of our services phone 051 561016. We will be glad to help.

Meals On Wheels

Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a Meals On Wheels Service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.

Social dancing

Social dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, January 9, by Southbound, January 16 by Bandit, January 23 by Richie Halpin, January 30 by the Wicklow Man and February 6 by Hogan and Kenny. All proceeds in aid of the handball new build.

Dancing in Carrig

The next dance in Carrig Community Centre will take place on January 17 with music by Michelle Murphy.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, December 18: winning numbers 4, 6, 15 and 19. No jackpot winner. 13 match-three winners receive €50 each. Jackpot for Wednesday, January 8, is €4,650. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged.

Clonard lotto and bingo will re-commence on Wednesday, January 8. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary; Taize Service Sunday, January 12, 7 p.m. in the Day Chapel.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages: April - October 2020: seven Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Telephone 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity: January 18 to January 25. 'They showed us unusual kindness. (Acts of the Apostles 28: 2)' Ferns Diocesan Ecumenical Service at St Iberius Church on Sunday, January 19, at 7.30 p.m. Preacher: Fr James Murphy. (parish priest of Rosslare and Tagoat).

Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.


Camross Drama Group

First, we would like to wish all our audience members and fellow drama groups a very Happy New Year. There is a Drama Group meeting on Thursday, January 9, in Camross Hall. All are welcome, especially new members.

Cast and crew of 'The Year of the Hiker' have been busy rehearsing, gathering props, costumes, designing sets etc all over the holiday season. The first performance in Camross Hall on Friday, January 31, will arrive quickly.

More dates for your new 2020 diary. Sunday, February 2 - Fethard-on-Sea. Saturday and Sunday, February 8/9 - Clonroche. Saturday and Sunday, February 15/16 - St Michael's Hall, Wexford Town. Like Camross Drama Group's Facebook page for updates.

Taghmon NS

Well done to the boys and girls of St Fintan's NS, Taghmon, who held a no uniform day recently to help raise money for an orphanage in Belarus. Past pupils Liam Winters and Conor Foley will be heading out there soon and they were delighted to collect a cheque for €340. We wish them well in their venture.

What's on in TAG

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo 8 p.m., doors open 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever - Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jive/Quickstep with Paul 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Drama Classes 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Irish Dancing: 6.10 p.m. to 7.10 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: First Friday of every month. Next visit-Friday January 10.

Counselling Service: Mona 085 1083539.

Taghmon ICA

Next meeting is on January 15 at 7.30 p.m. New members are most welcome, join us for a few meetings and see if the ICA is for you.

GAA Club news

The lotto jackpot wasn't won in December. The next draw is this evening, January 7 at 8.30. The jackpot will remain at €14,000 till we get a winner but the reserve jackpot will keep going up while we wait. It's now up to €4,700. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the online Taghmon-Camross page on the KlubFunder website. The deadline for online sales is at 6.30 on draw night and the minimum spend on the online system is €6. Tickets can also be bought from usual outlets.

The club AGM will take place at the centre on Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m. Deadline for nominations and motions is this Friday (January 10) at 5 p.m. Please ensure any nominees are informed if you are putting their names forward for club posts.

Camogie Notes

Important date for your diary. Our AGM will take place on Monday, January 14, at 7.30 p.m. in the club house. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.

Skills Funday: If you have a daughter between the ages of 6 and 12 that has an interest in playing camogie, please bring her along to the centre on Saturday, January 11, at 10 a.m. for an introduction to camogie. More information will be available next week.

If you have a daughter under-14, under-16 or under-18 tha wants to play this year please contact Sarah (086 2127038) and she will go through your options.

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