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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Kilmore and Taghmon-Camross


Special guest Mary Kennedy from RTE with Andy Culleton at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event in Taghmon Camross Community Centre

Special guest Mary Kennedy from RTE with Andy Culleton at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event in Taghmon Camross Community Centre

Special guest Mary Kennedy from RTE with Andy Culleton at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event in Taghmon Camross Community Centre

Bannow-Ballymitty - Death: Deepest sympathy to the Walsh family Grange on the sad Passing of Johnny Walsh last Monday. Johnny is survived by his brothers.

Dave, Peter, Matt, Paddy, and Nicky his sister Ann and the late Nellie and Bobby. Sadly missed by his loving family sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

He Reposed in Ryan's funeral home Wellingtonbridge on Tuesday, November 13, from 2 p.m. with removal at 6.30 p.m. to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow. Funeral Mass was on Wednesday the 14th at 11 a.m., with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Disney Magic

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Disney Magic and Christmas Classics' concerts. Performances also by the KSM Young Voices.

In three locations: Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre - Thursday, December 6, at 8 p.m.; St Mary's Hall Fethard - Friday, December 7, at 8 p.m.; Camross Community Centre - Saturday, December 8, at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online thelittleseamusicalsociety.com or call us at 089 9765414.

Come and join us on for a wonderful magical night's entertainment this December. Mulled wine, mince pies and sweets available during the interval. Adults €14 Children €8 (under 16 years)

Balloughton Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas sale will take place in Balloughton hall on Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. There will be home baking, jams, bric-à-brac, plants etc and the raffle. Tea and cakes will be available on the day. Everyone welcome and we would appreciate your support.

Social dancing

dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday 22 nd by Richie Halpin, Thursday 29 th Tom Power the Latchico. All are welcome - refreshments served.

Bannow parents' council

Bannow parents' council will have Christmas Memorial Discs for sale at a cost of €3. Alternatively you can recycle last year's disc for €1. Please contact Michelle Power 086 3785780 or Bredas Shop.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 5, 12, 21 and 25. Next jackpot will be €9,200. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

Our AGM will take place on Sunday, December 2, at 5 p.m. over in the complex. All members are encouraged to attend this very important meeting.

Well done to our Rackard League Boys from Carrig and Ballymitty schools for getting to the County League Final. Great achievement even making the local Paper.

Condolences to the Walsh Families.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Deirdre Corcoran and family on the death of her mother Netta O'Brien in hospital last Wednesday. Netta was 89 years old and is survived by her daughters Noelle, Bernadette, Deirdre and sons Kieran and Tomas. Sadly missed by her loving family and friends. She was waked at her home in Baldwinstown on Friday, November 16, from 1 p.m. with removal at 6.30 p.m. to the Church of the Assumption, Rathangan. Funeral Mass was on Saturday at 11 o'clock, followed by burial in Rathangan Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Ballymitty Hall

The Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, November 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come along for a chat and a catchup with the neighbours and sample some tasty bites.

Monster Drive-In Bingo is on Sunday, November 25, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes including Special page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and cakes served.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village 

Tuesday the 20th: Pongo/Exercises/Cards in the morning and music by Tony Jeffers in the afternoon. Wednesday the 21st: Pongo/Hymns/Yoga in the morning and chair/balloon exercises in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 22nd: Games/Cards/Imagination Gym in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday the 26th: Exercises with Mairead/Games/Cards 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 20th: Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Wednesday the 21st: Holistic Therapy from 10.30 a.m. and Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 22nd: Hairdressing from 1.30 p.m. Monday the 26th: Group Physiotherapy at 11 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services.

Historical Society

The Bannow Historical Society's annual Christmas party and dinner takes place in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Saturday, December 1, at 8 p.m. It includes a four course meal and music will be provided by Delta Dawn, there will also be a surprise act on the night and spot prises will be given out. All are welcome and do bring along a friend to this fun packed night which only costs €25. For enquiries and tickets call 087 0925853 or 086 086 8469131.

Our field names project will eventually be completed and put into booklet form by spring 2019. The society hosted another very successful talk by Mr Jim Hurley on the keerock Islands last month with a large atten.dance.


Ballycogley Players

The fifth annual Leo Carthy weekend took place back in August and we were delighted to be part of it. On Friday, November 9, in Our Lady's Island we were one of the groups presented with a cheque from the proceeds raised over the weekend. We would like to thank the committee for their very kind donation and look forward to being involved next year.

Thank you to the audiences in Carrig-on-Bannow and Our Lady's Island, who supported our One Act Comedies over the last week. Well done to the directors, cast and crew of all three plays for their hard work and entertainment over the last few months. A special word of praise must go to our new members who did a fine job on stage with some of them making their debuts with the Ballycogley Players.

The full length play to be staged next March will be 'Same Old Moon' by Geraldine Aron. Auditions for this production will take place on Monday and Thursday, November 19, and 22, at 8 p.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. If you would like to get involved either in acting, backstage, lighting etc please feel free to give our director Breda Hayes a call at 087 6858480 or send us a message through our Facebook page.

Tomhaggard Community Development

The AGM of Tomhaggard Community Development Committee took place recently and the following we're elected to the committee. Chair. Nick Hayes Vice-chairman Mairead Devereux, secretary Breda Hayes, treasurers Mary Boggan and Angela Byrne Committee From Jim Doyle, Con Doyle, Carol Gray, Eric Byrne, Pauline Doyle, FR Billy Caulfield.

It was decided at the meeting to introduce a Sign In/Signout Book for safety and Insurance purposes from Monday, November 19. It will be in the Hallway and also help record numbers using the centre. We would appreciate your assistance and help in this important issue.

Active Retirement news

Our Christmas lunch is fast approaching; it's on Wednesday, November 28, at 1 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, three course lunch and social with John afterwards. Members or indeed any non-member who wish to attend please book in immediately with Des (087 2512719) stating your choice from Turkey and Ham or Salmon for main course. All welcome members and non-members for a lovely afternoon

Bowling: next week, the Kilmore Gulls are away to the Ballagh on Monday the 19th at 2 p.m. while the Kilmore Seals are at home to New Ross Beta on Wednesday the 21st at 2 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre. Bowls practice on Tuesday at 7-00 as usual in the SMC.


Disney Magic

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Disney Magic and Christmas Classics' concerts with performances also by the KSM Young Voices.

There will be three locations, Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre - Thursday, December 6. 8 p.m., St Mary's Hall, Fethard - Friday, December 7. 8 p.m. and Camross Community Hall - Saturday, December 8. 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at thelittleseamusicalsociety.com or call 089 9765414. Tickets can also be purchased in Camross Hall on Monday, December 3. from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Come and join us for a magical night's entertainment. Mulled wine, mince pies and sweets available during the interval. Adm. Adults €14, Children €10 (under-16).

Table quiz

Rochfords Lounge, Camross will be the venue for Camross Drama group's table quiz which will be held on Friday, November 23, at 8.30 p.m. Table of four, €20. Raffle and spots.

St Garvan's Well

Congratulations to St Garvan's Well, Caroreigh on securing first place in the Best New Entry in Keep Wexford Beautiful competition. Awards were presented by Wexford County Council in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday evening. Lots of daffodils and tulips to be planted in the near future. Well done to Camross ICA also who received a Highly Commended Award in Best Heritage Preservation and Conservation project for the ICA Rockery.

Memorial Mass

There will be a Memorial Mass in St Garvan's Church, Caroreigh on Tuesday, November 27. at 8 p.m. for the late Molly Barron née O'Gorman, late of Caroreigh and Sonny Fanning late of Raheen, Foulksmills. Both passed away in Redditch, England in October.

Molly's funeral Mass and burial took place on Monday, November 5. and Sonny's on Thursday, November 8. last. May they both rest in peace.

Dancing at Camross

Liam Mannering will have you all dancing the night away at the December dance which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday December 7, with dancing from 9.30 p.m. to mid night. Admission is €10 including the tea.

Camross Drama Group

The cast and crew of 'Lucy in the Sky' travelled to Cork Arts Theatre last Saturday for the drama festival - despite a good performance and praise from audience members, unfortunately there were no placings and so no points. The ups and downs of the festival circuit. We travel to Carrigallen and Rossmore this Saturday and Sunday, hopeful of the adjudicators' positive comments and placing.

Date for your diary - annual Fundraising table quiz on Friday, November 23,830 p.m. in Rochford's Bar, Camross - €20 per table - Spot prizes and Rafffle

Rehearsals for three-act comedy 'Canaries' continue and dates to be announced shortly - Like Camross Drama Group on Facebook for updates.

Taghmon ICA

Next meeting of Taghmon ICA is on this Wednesday, November 21, at 7.30 p.m. in the Scout Hall. Guest speaker will be Cliodhna Connolly, Environmental Officer, Wexford County Council. Competition: Nicest pr of slippers,(allslippers will be donated to Wexford Women's Refuge). New members are very welcome, for information contact Mary Monaghan 087 9726239.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting was held on November 5 in the Old School Caroreigh. The ladies congratulated Mary Kelly for a very successful Cookery Demonstration which was held in Mary and Ger Kelly's on October 4. Congratulations also went to Breda and Denis Banville for holding a great Hospice Homecare Coffee Day on Saturday, October 6. We discussed the preparations for the Citizen's Christmas dinner.

The winner of the 'nicest centre piece decoration' was Mary Margaret Roche with a truly magnificent centre piece well done Mary Margaret. Our meeting was followed by our Ecumenical Prayer Service which was jointly held by Fathers McGuire and C. O'Leary. Eileen Redmond and Ann Murphy served some truly delicious tea with homemade scones and apple tarts.

Our senior citizens Christmas party will be on November 25 in Taghmon GAA Complex. The next Federation Meeting will be on Monday, November 26, in the Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Our own Christmas dinner will be in the Oak Tree, Foulksmills on Sunday, December 9. Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 3, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the 'prettiest Christmas Tree decoration'.

Did you know that the age for joining the ICA is still 16? But it is never too late or too early to join the ICA and meet new friends.

GAA Update

The club's Under 20 hurlers (who play with Adamstown as Munna Abainn) will play the replay of the County Final against Tara Rocks next weekend in St.Patricks Park in Enniscorthy. The Under 20 footballers will be out soon against Kilanerin in the County Quarter Final.

The Club will be hosting a Race Night on Friday December 7 at the Community Centre. You can support the event by way of race sponsorship, buying space in the programme or by buying a horse in one of the races. Speak to the club's officers in respect of sponsorship or buy horses from any of the squad of the recently crowned Top Oil Intermediate A County Hurling Champions. There will also be a tote facility and full bar at the centre on the night. Hopefully a large crowd will attend. Any contribution or assistance in this regard would be very welcome.


The AGM of the Camross IFA will be held on Tuesday, November 27, at 8 p.m. in the new school in Caroreigh. Speakers on the night will be JJ Kavanagh (IFA) and Brendan Moore (Crime Prevention Officer). Existing members and new members are welcome to attend.

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