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Molly Donohoe and Ciara Godkin enjoying an entertaining show at the second semi-final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel

Molly Donohoe and Ciara Godkin enjoying an entertaining show at the second semi-final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel

Molly Donohoe and Ciara Godkin enjoying an entertaining show at the second semi-final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel

Bannow-Ballymitty: St Patrick's Day parade - Get ready your floats for our 10th St Patrick's Day parade on Sunday 17 th March at Carrig-on-Bannow starting at 2 p.m. More information contact Greg at 086 8174231 or Marie 087 9709901.

Dates for your Diary

Camross drama group will perform three one-act comedy plays in Carrig community centre on Friday, April 26, A night of laughter and fun. Come along and enjoy the fun.

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Over the May bank holiday weekend we will be celebrating 850 years of the Norman Landing. Further information to follow later.

Social dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, March 7, by Michelle Murphy, March 14 by Richie Halpin, March 21 by the Wicklow Man and Thursday, March 28, Larry Campion from Laois. All proceeds in aid of handball club's new build, all welcome and refreshments will be served.

Tribute to ICA

At a recent meeting of Carrig Community Centre Committee, tributes were made to Carrig-on-Bannow ICA guild. The guild was founded in 1964 and ever since, it has been actively involved in our community, having catered for the senior citizens Christmas party each year and also forming the Sunshine Club. The guild held numerous talks, demonstrations and classes in the community centre which were well attended and enjoyed by members and non-members.

However, due to declining numbers over the past couple of years, it is with regret that the guild had to make the decision to close down. The community centre committee thanked the guild for their work and commitment to the parish. It has been much appreciated.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, March 5: Imagination Gym/Family Fortunes/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: Tap2Heal with Vero in the morning and Cards/Pongo/Games in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and music with Owney in the afternoon. Monday, March 11: Exercises with Mairead/Walks/Art/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, March 5: Chiropody from 10 a.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Chiropody from 10 a.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

Chiropodist - The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday and Thursday, March 5, and seven, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, March 6, from 3.10 p.m. to 3.40 p.m. Membership is free and you can pick up an application form here in Grantstown Daycare Centre.

Bingo Night

Come along to Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesdays for the Bingo Night commencing at 8 p.m. Enjoy two hours of fun with Mary and the gang. Have a cup of tea, coffee, or a Cappuccino if you are really lucky, with some home baked cakes. Books cost: €10 Double. €5 Single. €2 Baby.

Beginners Yoga

Eternal Beginners Yoga every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. throughout the spring in Grantstown Daycare Centre. €10 per class or €85 for 10 classes. Contact Sorcha Hyland at 087 7022262 for more details.

Sad passing

The death has occurred of Teddy Quirke, Grantstown Court, Wellingtonbridge, formerly Kilcaven. Beloved husband of Mary, father of Martin, Ted, Philip, Tommy, Paddy, Dick and Jimmy and brother of Kitty, Eileen, Larry, Mary, Nancy, Stella, Tommy, Jimmy, Teresa and the late Patsy and Birdie. Sadly missed by his loving family daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Teddy moved to Grantstown with his wife Mary in 2018. He always had a smile for everyone and was liked by all, young and old. He really enjoyed his wife's beautiful cooking and baking and loved sitting in his chair by the window watching the world go by. He will be sadly missed by all at Grantstown.

GAA club news

Our lotto draw takes place this Tuesday eveningwith a jackpot of €11,000 to be won. Tickets are Two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Staffords Tullycanna, Costcutters Wellingtonbridge and from any Club Officer.

The Horse and Hound District Awards will take place on Friday, March 15. Our worthy recipient for this year's award is Niall Murphy Brandane. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Jason Sinnott 086 8107111. Well done, Niall.

Congratulations to Evan Roche and Adi Roche O'Leary, who both have secured a place in the final of Wexford has talent this Saturday night starting at 8 p.m. in Whites.

The club's Scor group are in the Leinster Final this Sunday in the Opera House starting at 2 p.m. Great achievement for them.

Thanks to everyone who attended the fundamental course on Friday last only two more to go.

Also massive Thanks to you all who attended the four Regristar evenings. Remember deadline for your membership is March 31.

During the next couple of weeks we will be doing some more Bodibro fitting evening's. You will know more through Facebook and the club text.

The junior football team will travel to Horeswood this Friday while our intermediates take on St Fintan's in Grantstown at 3 p.m. in the first round of the league.

Deepest condolences to the Quirke Families.


Ladies Football

After the recent club AGM and EGM, we still have a significant numbers of officer positions to be filled. The club cannot operate successfully while these positions remain vacant. It puts undue pressure on the people who have volunteered to take officer roles and threatens the viability and future of the club.

The club is pleading with former players, parents and supporters to become more involved with the running of the club.If you are interested in taking a position, or know of someone who is, please contact Nicola at 087 0680511 or Tommy at 086 8151402.


Yoga Classes at the Stella Maris Centre at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Gentle stretching harmonising with breath. Contact Mary for details 087 2250736.

Kilmore AC

COUNTY NOVICE ROAD RACE - Well done to all the Kilmore crew who competed in the Mr Oil County Novice Road Race in Rathgarogue. We had three Women taking on the 3k race and five men running the 6k race. Every single one of them can be very proud of their efforts. The women were lead home by Shauna Cousins while the men were lead home by Gordan Quinn. Full results below. The next county road race is the intermediate on March 24, hosted by Slaney Olympic Women 13th - Shauna Cousins (13: 31) 24th - Suzanne Foley (13: 54) 25th - Sinéad Fortune (13: 56) Men 16th - Gordon Quinn (22: 26) 19th - Michael O'Flaherty (22: 35) 30th - Nicky Foley (23: 18) 36th - Ger Power (23: 42) 57th - Adrian Reville (26: 17)

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to all our members competing next weekend in the Leinster Indoors Junior, Masters and seniors in NIA Abbotstown, Dublin.

TRAINING - Senior Training continues at Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Enniscorthy Sports Hub Saturday at 10 a.m. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

Juvenile Training: We train in Kilmore GAA Grounds on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. under-11s train indoors on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Centre. We also train on the track in Enniscorthy on Saturday at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wednesday in Kilmore GAA Centre at 6.30 p.m. for juvenile members. See training programmes for details. Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members welcome, parents can contact us on Facebook, Twitter (@ClubKilmore) or by emailing kilmoreathleticsclub@gmail.com.

COUCH TO 5K - Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds we will hold our Couch to 5k Programme. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.


Sympathy to Tony Wickham and family on the recent sad passing of his sister.


Pilates class resumes Wednesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre.


The annual Scout Investiture takes place in Kilmore Quay on March 10 at 2 p.m. This year we are including a Family Treasure Hunt as part of the Investiture. As usual, Kilmore Scouts will be taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade in Wexford on March 17. Other upcoming events include Co Event 'I'm a Beaver Get Me Out of Here' at Raven on Sunday, March 3, and Provincial Spraoi Weekend for Scouts and Ventures in Lacken Wicklow March 22 to March 24.

Seussical the musical

Kilmore variety group are performing Seussical the musical on March 16 and 17 in the National Opera House at 8 p.m. on the 16th and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the 17th Tickets are available from the Opera house.

Scope members meet

Kilmore Scope/Bridgetown Information Centre committee held a meeting on Wednesday last in the AOH hall which was very productive and encouraging.

Preparation for the setting up for an internet café-IT Centre were put in place and by the end of March should be up and running. Plans were also made for the erection of a shed to hold excess material and so free up hall space. It was also decided to hold a social evening by popular request and the date settled on was Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m.

Thanks was expressed to everybody who took part in the centenary celebrations of the hall before Christmas, special thanks was expressed to Councilors Jim Moore, Michael Roche and Ger Carthy for making donations to the event which was gratefully appreciated. Our annual General meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 27, at 2.15 p.m. in the AOH hall.

Active Retirement news

The monthly meeting takes place of Kilmore ARA on Thursday the seventh at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA clubrooms at which the program of events will be distributed and discussed. Following the meeting there will be a talk and slide show on Fire safety by Neal O'Grady, Assistant Chief Fire Officer to which all members and anybody interested is welcome to attend.

On Thursday March 14 we will have our annual fundraising fun table quiz in Quigley's of Kilmore at 8 p.m. to which we invite all those interested. Table of four costs €20. If you haven't got a table we will make up tables on the night, so please come along for a fun night out.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,200. The winning numbers were 4, 18, 24 and 32. There were five match three winners who received €40 each. The winners were Colm Kinsella, Richard C/o Seller, Denise Doyle, Gary Cullen, James Cleary. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday 5th March and the Jackpot now stands at €3,400.

Split the Pot

Last week's winner was Tricia Walsh winning €115. Next draw Thursday 7th March in Sammy's. Thank you for your support.

PJ McCall Musical Evening

Wed 6th March 2019, marks the day of PJ McCall's death, a century ago, in 1919, and the day of his birth in 1861. To mark the double event, a musical evening will take place at Rathangan Bar on Wednesday 6th March from 8pm. Events will include songs, music and stories of PJ McCall, along with memories of the Eigse PJ McCall, that so enlivened Rathangan from 1981-1986. This promises to be a great night for young and old. Admission Free

Table Quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Friday 8th of March at 9pm. Tables €20. Refreshments served.

Duncormick Tidy Towns

It's that time of year again, when we begin preparations for the Tidy Towns Competition. Please help us in keeping the village and environs clear of litter. We will have the first clean up in March, more details to follow.

Seussical The Musical

Kilmore Variety Group are performing 'Seussical The Musical' at The National Opera House on March 16/17. Tickets available from The Opera House. Matinee on the 17th at 3pm and 16th and 17th at 8pm.

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