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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Murrintown, Our Lady's Island, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Tagoat


James, Audrey and Eve Carroll enjoying a visit to the live crib in the Friary

James, Audrey and Eve Carroll enjoying a visit to the live crib in the Friary

James, Audrey and Eve Carroll enjoying a visit to the live crib in the Friary

Ballymore-Mayglass: Ballycogley Bingo - Ballycogley Bingo has taken a two-week break for Christmas. Bingo will return to the hall on Sunday, January 5, at 7.30pm with 10 games of bingo, higher/lower and spin the wheel as well as the jackpot game which now stands at €300.

Many thanks to everyone who has supported the bingo over the past four weeks and we look forward to seeing you all back and many new faces in 2020.

St Fintan's GAA Club

The club would like to wish all our players, adult and underage, members and supporters a Happy New Year. We thank everyone who has supported us in any way over this past year, 2019 has been a wonderful year both on and off the field and we look forward to 2020 with great energy and excitement.

Women's Shed

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


The jackpot now stands at €3,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 each week. 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.

We have now taken the Christmas break and will resume on January 5, we wish you all a very happy Christmas.

Ballycogley Hall

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

All Blacks AFC

Wishing all players, managers and parents a very happy New Year and the very best for 2020.


Community Centre

The community centre will will re-open on Monday, January 6, 2020. We would like to wish you all a Prosperous New Year.

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke at 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

PILATES - Fridays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine at 086 8431723.

IRISH DANCING - Sullivan Academy of Irish dancing in Murrintown Community Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Sarah at 087 7863165.

FOREVER FIT - Dancefit Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Pay as you go €10. Classes also held in Piercestown Scout Hall. Ongoing every week since 2010 please call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

SQUASH COURT - The Murrintown Community Centre squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328

MANDALA DRAWING CLASSES - Mandala drawing classes are on every Friday morning from 9.30 a.m. till midday in Murrintown Community Centre. Contact Bernie Sheridan at 086 0782563.

Our Lady's Island

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga with Eileen Rowe will commence in Our Lady's Island Community Hall on Tuesday next, January 7, at 7 p.m. come along for a good start to the New Year. For more info please contact Patricia Grindon 087 9041300 or Eileen 087 6804279.


The draw on Sunday, December 15, was won by Mary Lambert - €115. The draw on December 22 was won by Hannah Power €80. The next draw will take place on Sunday, January 5, in the Community Hall. Envelopes are available from O'Doherty's, Meyler's and Rosslare Harbour post office. Thanks for your continued support.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo will resume on Tuesday next, January 7, in the Community Hall at 8 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €625 would be nice start to the New Year come along for your chance to win.

GAA lotto

The lotto tickets will be distributed to sellers this Thursday, January 2, and the first draw for 2020 will take place next Tuesday, January 7, in Rathangan Hall. Please return tickets to Anne on Monday evening.

Community Coffee Shop

The Community Coffee Shop will now be open only on Sundays from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Do come along for the cuppa, some nice home-baking and the chat. Thanks for all your support.

Healing Mass

The monthly Healing Mass and Blessing with Fr. Jim Cogley will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island Church this Wednesday, January 1, at 3p.m.



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 jackpot winner this week. There was four match-three winner's. The winning numbers were 5, 6, 19 and 27. The match-three winner's were Anthony Nolan, Breda Walsh, Kathy Breen and Linda Rankin. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 7, and the jackpot now stands at €3,400.


Last week's split-the-pot there were two winners were Charlie White and Nick Cullen winning €130 each. Next draw will take place on Thursday, January 9, in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.

Parent/Toddler Group

Group meets every second Wednesday starting January 8 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. Upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.

Senior citizens party

The Rathangan senior citizens New Year's Party will take place on Sunday, January 5, in Rathangan Bar at 2 p.m. Invitations will be distributed over the next couple of weeks. If you don't receive your invitation please contact Gerry at 087 6951360. We look forward to seeing you all on January 5 from the Rathangan senior citizens New Year's Party Committee.

Southeast Country Music Festival

Southeast Country Music Festival tickets which will be held on Sunday, July 26, at Killag, Co. Wexford. Tickets are now on sale from the following outlets Murphy's Daybreak, Mace Kilmore quay, Billy Doyle's footwear Wexford and Enniscorthy, Rathangan Hall, Fr Kevin Cahill Rathangan, Odlums Shop Baldwinstown and southeast festival committee members.

Ticket prices are €25 each children under-14 are free accompanied by an adult. Full Bar and Food service, Dance Floor, free on-site parking provided. Bands featuring Mike Denver and band, Gerry Guthrie, Olivia Douglas, Lee Mathews, Patrick Feeney supported by the Conquerors. Hope to see you there.

St Anne's GAA Book

St Anne's GAA Book October 2000 is still for sale from the usual outlets including Anne Barry's Club Sales in the club house every Tuesday night from eight to 8.30 p.m.


Bingo in Rathangan hall on Sunday, January 12, at 2.30 p.m. in aid of Church Restoration Fund. Your support would greatly appreciated by attendance or donation. Thank you.


Rathangan Variety Group presents Ultimate feel good 60's Musical/Show 'HAIRSPRAY' at Rathangan Hall from February 19 to February 22 2020 at 8 p.m. Bookings or enquires call 087 0909541. Adults €15 Children €12 (up to 12 years) Based upon the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.

Rosslare Harbour

Senior citizens party

The Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Senior citizens community Party will be held in Hotel Rosslare at 1pm on Saturday January 4. Cost €5 per person, all our usual guests very welcome. If you would like to attend please leave your name in post office.

St Mary's GAA

The last lotto was not won - jackpot €9,700. The numbers were 14, 15, 19 and 31 on December 17. One match-three winner Sheila Lacey. Next draw is next year January 7, 2020, in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €9,850. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee and places around the parish.

Our next lot of winners for the 12 days of Christmas draws were: Day 2 - Billy Doyle, Rosslare Strand; Day 3 - JW Rowe, Ballymore; Day 4 - Jim Henessy, Rosslare Strand; Day 5 - Pauline and Mary Barron, Barntown; Day 6 - Bob Butler, Our Lady's Island, Day 7 - W O'Keefe, Dublin; Day 8 - Jo Roche, Rosslare Harbour. Best of luck to all for Day 9 to 11 and the big draw on day 12.

We are holding a re-union ball on December 29 at 7.30 p.m. in Ferrycarrig hotel. We are presenting medals to 1994,1999 and 2019 winning county teams. Tickets €28 can be bought off Conor Roche 087 2027202 and Corinna Shiel 086 8681925.

Rosslare Resource Centre

A big thankyou to everybody who has dropped in to the office situated beside SuperValu in Rosslare Harbour. We are delighted with the footfall and plan to extend our opening hours early in the New Year. We are here to help with IT, secretarial services, photocopying, printing and the provision of a library service in return for a small donation. We look foward to supporting you in 2020.


We extend sympathy to the following families from our parish, who have suffered bereavements recently.

Mairead Carr and family on the death of her sister Olive O'Neill, whose funeral took place in Birmingham.

Maura O'Connor and family on the passing of her brother-in-law Danny O'Dwyer, whose funeral took place in London.

Moggie and Toddy Murphy on the death of Moggie's nephew Thomas Howlin, Maynooth and formerly Kilmore Quay, who passed away on December 3rd.

May they rest in peace.

Happy New Year

To all contributors and readers of the Rosslare Harbour Notes, a very happy and peaceful and healthy New Year. Please continue to support the district notes in 2020 and remember notes need to arrive at Madeleine.quirke@gmail.com no later than the Friday prior to the week of publication.


Christmas in Tagoat

A great evening was had last week at the Christmas in Tagoat festivities. The lights looked absolutely beautiful and an evening of merriment followed which was capped by a visit from Santa himself. We would like to thank everyone who made the evening possible especially those who gave their time to ensure great fun was had by all. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.

St Mary's Day Care Centre

The board of management, staff, volunteers and Patrons would like to thank everyone who supported us throughout 2019. Your presence, financial donation and participation in any and all of our fundraising activities was greatly appreciated. Without the support of all of you we would find it extremely difficult to continue to provide the essential services we currently provide. So, a very big thank you, you all know who you are. Looking forward to starting all over again in 2020 and hopefully we will have you the community on board with us.

Wexford People