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Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty and Rosslare Strand

Bannow-Ballymitty - GAA: Lotto numbers were 6, 9, 12 and 20. Well done Pat Cullen, who was a match-three winner. Next jackpot will be €12,500.

The junior and intermediate football teams had great wins during the weekend well done lads.

This week's fixtures under-13 boys' football away to Kilrush on Tuesday. The Kinsella cup is down for this Tuesday also home to Horeswood in junior hurling. Under-16 girls' football play Kilmore away on Wednesday. On Thursday under-15 football away to Kilmore with a throw in at 7-15. Saturday the Junior Hurlers have a home game to Marshelstown at 7 p.m. Of course these fixtures change so keep an eye on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

Wishing all our boys and girls from Carrig, who celebrate their holy communion this Saturday.

Condolences to the Butler family at this sad time.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Mag and Liam Butler and family on the death of their mother Statia (née Crosbie) of Newcastle and formerly from Bannow.

Statia, who was in her 85th year, was the beloved wife of the late Pat, mother of Mai, Michael, Declan, Eileen, Eric, Geraldine, Liam, Roy, Margaret, Lucia and Séamus and sister of Denis, Imelda and Eileen. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Removal was on Tuesday, April 30, to St Aidan's church Clongeen for funeral Mass at 11 a.m., burial afterwards in the new cemetery Clongeen.

May she rest in peace.

Study Centre

The Study Centre in Wellingtonbridge re-opened Monday, April 29, following Easter Holidays. 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 for further details.

Students, who want to recycle their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert books that are on the course curriculum can leave books into study centre at the end of the academic year. These books can be availed of by students attending the centre. Students that drop in books and are still in the study centre for the fore coming year will have priority to books.

Social dancing

dancing in Tír na nÓg for May as follows Thursday, May 9 - The Wicklow man, Thursday the 16th - El Paso (Dick and Ted), Thursday the 23rd - Donie O'and Thursday the 30th - Bandit.

Our Parish Journal

Very last call for graduation photos, any photos of interest, a baby photo for our guess whose age. If you got married in the last year a photo would be welcome and anything of interest you would like to include in the journal. Contact Nicola at 087 6859868. Closing date for this year's Journal is May 7.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, May 7: Mass in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Yoga with Sorcha/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9: Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday, May 13: Baking with Ger/Exercise 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, May 7: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday, May 13: Group Physiotherapy from 11 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are 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 come along and join us for a day out to meet people and enjoy our 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. Feeling a bit stressed? Then why not try our Reiki, Imagination Gym or Sonas with our fully trained staff.

CE Scheme Vacancies - We have the following positions available in Grantstown Daycare Centre: Carers, Laundry Staff and Bus Drivers. We also have a position available in Carrig-on-Bannow village for a Maintenance Person.

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.

Volunteers Needed - We Need Volunteers, who are willing to drive clients to doctor and hospital appointments in our car. We Need Volunteers with a (D1) minibus license to collect clients in the morning and drop them home in the afternoon in one of our buses. We Need Volunteers to assist the clients in the Daycare Centre to ensure they are enjoying their day out. You could be making a cup of tea and chatting with the clients or helping them with pongo, games and crafts and having fun yourself. Please phone us at 051 561016 for more details.

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.

Bingo Night

Come along to Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday night for the bingo commencing at 8 p.m. Enjoy two hours of fun with Mary and the gang. Have a cup of tea or coffee with some home baked cakes. Books cost: €10 Double. €5 Single. €2 Baby.

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.

Parish clean-up

The clean-up is on for the next two weeks and the trailer will be in the usual place from next week. So would people do their roads and a bit beyond and try to collect as much rubbish as possible. Bags and gloves-can be got from Nicola.

Church gate collection

There will be a church gate collection on the weekend of May 18/19 in aid of multiple sclerosis south Wexford branch to fund continuing support to people affected by this neurological condition. Thanks for your support.

Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Village Survey

Rosslare Community Development Association (RCDA) wish to express their appreciation to Maria and the office staff of Rosslare Community Centre, who printed, sorted and organised the distributio of our village survey. They also wish to thank the 20 local volunteers who delivered these surveys by hand around the village.

If your home was missed by the volunteers, please can you call to the community centre where extra copies can be obtained. Please make sure all surveys are returned to the various collection points or given to our volunteers when they return to collect them.

Montessori School

White House is a well established school operating since 1996. Incorporating a fun learning approach in our home from home setting. Spaces available for the coming school year. ECCE scheme offered. Contact Deirdre for more information 087 8268203. Opened daily from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Email whitehousemontessori@gmail.com.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

This is the time of the year when we look for help. We are now asking all business owners and all owners of private properties to take a few minutes to look at the exterior of their properties. This is the Mind Your Own Patch model and generally works very well, it does take people to make it work.

It is mostly about weed control and litter control also proper management of bins where appropriate at retail outlets. Of course your help is not confined to this, we do need your on going help and enthusiasm as well as financial help for planting, painting, maintenance etc.

At the recent Spring Clean up day we were delighted that over 30 adults plus many younger people turned up and worked in a very dedicated way while also making it a fun day. We now say a very sincere Thanks to All, who turned up and helped to kick start the season. We also Thank Wexford County Council, who supplied two very helpful operatives who worked the beach buggy to great effect.

We have very willing volunteers but we do need more who are prepared to don the yellow jackets and help Rosslare to further success and to becoming a Silver Medal einner. Please join the effort to Keep Rosslare Beautiful.

Field day 2019

Our annual field day will take place on Sunday, July 28. There are a limited number of spaces available if you would like to book a stall for this year's event. Contact Rosslare Community Centre at 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Youth club meet every Friday at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome - contact us via our Facebook page at any time. We are always happy to hear from volunteers who would like to get involved with the club.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

Looks like summer is finally on its way - wny not mark the occasion with one (or five) additions to your summer wardrobe. Some lovely new and almost new spring/summer clothing currently in stock. We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer a wide range of clothing, bric-à-brac and small household goods. Good quality donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Active Retirement

Rosslare Active Retirement Association have planned a trip to JFK Arboretum on Wednesday, May 8, where they will attend a talk on rhododendrons. This will be followed by a guided tour of Kilmokea Gardens and a talk on this history of the house and gardens. The day ends with a meal in the Horse and Hound. Total cost is €35 and the trip is open to non-members. The Association's next meeting will be held in Coast Rosslare on Tuesday, May 7 - all new members welcome. For further information please contact Anne at 053 9132633.

Open Garden

Doyle's, Orchard Park are opening their garden to the public every Sunday. All are invited; proceeds will be divided between Tagoat Parish Church and Tagoat Day Care centre.

St Mary's camogie club

Our under-10 girls were in action at a blitz in Piercestown on Easter Saturday. The girls defeated St Anne's in their first match and followed this up with another victory over Clonard. We rounded off the day with a win against the hosts, St Martin's. Three wins from three matches. Well done, girls.

Membership is now overdue. Players will not be permitted to train or play unless paid up as they are not insured.

St Mary's GAA Club organised a wonderful Easter camp including an Easter egg hunt. Great fun was had by all. Thanks to all involved.

Second hand helmet appeal: If you have helmets which are no longer in use, please consider donating them to us for our younger players. We promise they will be put to good use. Helmets must be in good condition.

Cois Barry Community  House

We currently have the following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare.

MONDAY: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club (5.30-6.30 code club) ; 7.30-8.30 p.m. School of trad music lessons.

TUESDAY: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group ; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

WEDNESDAY:: 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar. NEW ON WEDNESDAY: Spanish language lessons. Two class times available. Must register to attend. Call 087 7631305 or email us at coisbarryhouse@gmail.com. Classes are Wednesday at 11 a.m. or Wednesday at 7 p.m.

* Meditation Evenings - on Fridays, 7: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tea, coffee and snacks served afterwards. Only €10 per person.

* Digital Skills Course - for total beginners. Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use internet and email safely, how to make video calls, how to pay motor tax online, pay your bills online or order your shopping to be delivered online. We can also teach you how to order your library books to be delivered on the library bus. Best if you can bring your own laptop or phone, but if you can't no worries, we have equipment in our IT room. Dates and times changing, contact us to find out more.

COMING SOON - French and German lessons and yoga.

JOB VACANCY - Cois Barry Community House is looking for an office administrator. Training will be provided. This is a Tús scheme position. Anyone interested must be on the live register for over a year and should you need further information please contact Aidan at 087 7830520.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page: facebook.com/CoisBarryHouse, email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Befriending Group

This is a free service offering companionship to older people through weekly visits and telephone calls. Volunteers are trained by 'Alone', and are Garda vetted and reference checked. We complement other services such as home help, homecare etc., but do not replace them. Self-referrals and professional referrals are welcome. If you, or someone you know, would benefit please call 085 8526866 for information.

Kettle Club

Clara and Melonie at Swing and Spin Kettle Club are offering a wide range of spinning and fitness classes with attractive drop in rates and membership packages available. Visit their website (swingandspin.ie) for more information

Community/Sports Centre

Schoolboys/Girls' Soccer Club - Academy Saturday 11 a.m. to midday/under-11s Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-15s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-12s 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nines Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-12s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.

St Paul's Athletics Club Mon and Wed on Rosslare Track 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Fridays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Find us on Facebook.

Menapians Athletics Club - Tues, Thurs and Friday at 7 p.m., seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

Boxing Club - nine years + boys and girls. Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Come along on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m/€2 per week/first to sixth year students. Lots of activities, discos and trips. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine at 086 8177679 rosslarebowlsclub.com.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Men's Sheds - Mon, Tues and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim at 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Jackie at 087 6468677 or Paula at 086 7870696.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Pilates with Theresa on Fridays at 10 a.m. €10 per class. Call 089 4620552 for further info.

Forever Fit Dancefit. - Saturday at 10 a.m. Hi energy, heart pumping, body toning. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome.

Forever Fit Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music. Every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339 to book. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome

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