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Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Murrintown, Kilmore, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Taghmon-Camross


Jo Hayes and Rose Colfer at the opening of Jeanne Ffrench and Laura Harpur’s exhibition at 93 North Main Street

Jo Hayes and Rose Colfer at the opening of Jeanne Ffrench and Laura Harpur’s exhibition at 93 North Main Street

Jo Hayes and Rose Colfer at the opening of Jeanne Ffrench and Laura Harpur’s exhibition at 93 North Main Street

Bannow-Ballymitty: One-act Plays - In conjunction with Corach Ramblers the Ballycogley Players will perform three One-act Plays in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Sunday, November 10.

Entertainment kicks off at 8 p.m. so come along and enjoy a night of fun and Craic. Refreshments served at the interval. Your support on the night would be greatly appreciated.

Dancing in Carrig

Dancing continues in Carrig community centre on the third Friday of every month - next dance is on Friday 15 h November with music by Art Supple.

GAA notes

Lotto draw is on this Tuesday evening with the jackpot still at €14,000. The reserve pot is at €3,800. Tickets can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace s Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

Hard luck to the under-15 football team who narrowly lost by a point to Blackwater in their county semi-final. Many thanks to all their parents and Mangement team of Tom Moran, John Roche and Connor Neville. Last Sunday the under-15 had their Hurling semi-final v Marshalstown in Enniscorthy.

Well done to Peter O'Brien, who has secured his Mangement skills and position with the Wexford Football Minor Ladies. Congratulations Peter from the club.

Don't forget this week the Ladies' Football Club are holding a Clothes Collection on Tuesday the 29th, Wednesday the 30th, Friday, November 1, at 8 p.m. ,on Saturday the second at 2 p.m. and on Monday the third at 8 p.m. They will take clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts, hats and scarves, suitcases and backpacks. They will not take pullows, duvets, cushions, teddy bears, kids toys or bed linen.

Our under-20 boys played football in Taghmon on Saturday evening last. All details on Facebook page and Twitter account.


Results w/e October 22: 1. Oona Dwyer and Theresa Foley. 2. Imelda Crosbie and Margaret Cullen. 3. Rich Howlin and Pax Morris. 4. Rosarii Donovan and Dora Furlong.

The Hederman cup is tonight October 29. There is a draw for partners so come early.

Table quiz

Come Join in a night of fun with the Little Sea Musical Society's general knowledge table quiz on Tuesday, October 29, in Tír na nÓg at 8 p.m. - Tables of 4/5 €10 per adult and €5 per child - everyone welcome'

Social dancing

dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, October 24, by Delta Dawn and Thursday, October 31, by Adrian Ryan. All welcome, refreshments served.

Corach Ramblers

The Men's A team exited the Junior Cup on a 2-1 score line. Niall Harney scored from the penalty spot but the Rams could not close the gap.

The B team enjoyed a 3-0 versus Carne Utd and continued to progress nicely in their division.

The Women's team finished the soccer weekend with a tight 2-1 win over Kilmore to progress to the Premier shield quarter finals. Aisling Waters was the player on fire with both goals.

Off the field, Mick Rossiter from Ballycullane picked up €513 in the weekly split-the-pot.

Grantstown News

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday, October 29: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and Cards/Halloween Crafts with Anne in the afternoon. Wednesday, October 30: Pongo in the morning and Halloween Games/Party in the afternoon. Thursday, October 31: Imagination Gym/Pongo in the morning and Cards/Music with Owney/Halloween Fancy Dress in the afternoon. Monday, November 4: Exercise with Mairead/Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website: grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday, October 29: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday, October 31: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Imagination Gym from 11.30 a.m. Monday, November 4: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. - Monster Christmas Drive-in bingo. Friday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Art Exhibition. Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Christmas Craft Fair. Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. - Tomi Reichental.

CHRISTMAS DIARY DATES - Monday, December 2, at Daycare Centre - Client's Christmas party. Thursday, December 12, at Ferrycarrig Hotel - Client's Christmas party. Sunday, December 22, at Grantstown Community Village - Carol Service

Monster Christmas Drive-in Bingo

All are invited to the Monster Christmas Drive-in bingo at Grantstown Community Village this Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. There will be €1,500 in prize money, a raffle with lots of prizes - and tea or coffee and Cake

Art Exhibition

There will be an art exhibition at Grantstown Community Village on Friday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to exhibit your work phone 051 561016 or email grace@grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

Christmas Craft Fair

The Christmas Craft Fair will take place at Grantstown Community Village on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to book a table phone 051 561016 or email grace @grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

Advertise in the newsletter

Why not advertise your business in our Newsletter. Phone 051 561016 for more information.

Shoe Box Appeal

It is that time of year again. Make some child's Christmas special. Leaflets available from Breda's Corner Shop, Bridie Breen 051 563177 and Maudie Walsh 051 561257. Closing date November 8 Many thanks for your support.



The winner in the last draw was Lisa Delaney, winning €600. Lisa bought the lucky ticket in the Department of Agriculture. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

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 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 the community centre at 053 9139328.

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.


Active Retirement

The Kilmore Seals bowling team had a good win in the county league on Wednesday last in the Stella Maris Centre where they beat Ferns Warriors by 24 points to two, team was Margaret Howlin, Joe Barry, Séamus O'Keeffe and Noel Howlin. The Kilmore Gulls team's game with Gorey Gold has been postponed to Wednesday, November 6, at 2 p.m. in the SMC.

Reminder of November meeting on Thursday the 7th at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA clubrooms, names for Christmas dinner on December 4 should be submitted at this meeting, also the National raffle tickets should be returned.



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 one match-three winner. The winning numbers were 11, 14, 27 and 34. The winner was Richard Brophy Rathangan Parish Hall. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, October 29, and the jackpot now stands at €4,600.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Bernard Finnegan Jnr winning €115. Next draw will take place on October 31 in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.

Table quiz

Come join in a night of fun with the Little Sea Musical Society's general knowledge table quiz on Tuesday, October 29, in Tír na nÓg at 8 p.m. Tables of 4/5 €10 per adult and €5 per child everyone welcome.

Ballycogley Players

Our one-act plays were staged for three nights in St Michael's SVP Hall last weekend and went down very well with audiences.

Next stop for the casts and crews of these productions are Our Lady's Island on Saturday, November 2, followed by Ballycogley Hall on Saturday, November 9 (start time 8.15 p.m.) and Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday the 10th. We look forward to your support.

Rehearsals for our full length festival play are coming along nicely, applications to festivals both county and countywide have been sent and we await our line up for 2020. As always keep an eye on our Facebook page for news on 'all things drama'.


Camross Drama Group

The group had three very successful and well attended performances in Camross Hall, Arts Centre and Fethard-on-Sea last week. Thanks to the audiences who supported us. The festival play, 'Pity about Kitty' by Jimmie Chinn starts the circuit with Goresbridge this Friday, followed by Kilmallock on Sunday. Break a leg.

Last chance to see it and the comedy 'Last of the Last of the Mohicans' by Hugh Leonard next Wednesday, October 30, in Horse and Hound, 8 p.m. Tickets €10 plus raffle. Like us on Facebook for updates.

GAA club notes

There was no winner of the club lotto draw last week and the next draw takes place tonight, Tuesday, October 29, 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 €3,800. A winner of the big prize will surely be along soon. 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 at the centre or from usual outlets.

Another concert is being lined up for the community centre on the last Saturday of November. Big Generator will be playing live at the centre and tickets will cost €10. Our camogie club are running a fundraiser in collaboration with the Hope Cancer Foundation. Tickets will be on sale around the village.

Keep an eye on social media for details of social events and the AGM over the winter.

Dancing at Camross

2020 is just around the corner and Camross Hall committee will welcome 2020 with a Super New Year Draw. How can you enter this draw? You will receive a free ticket at the November, December and January dances and the grand draw will be held at the January dance on Friday the 3rd. What are the prizes? There will be monetary prizes to the value of €400 plus lots of extra prizes, so come along to our dancing events because if you're not in you can't win.

T-Bone Country will have you all dancing the night away on Friday, November 1. Shane Moore on Friday, December 6. and Peter Burke will get 2020 off to a great start on Friday the third. Jan.

Taghmon ICA Guild

A meeting of Taghmon ICA Guild took place on October 16, sympathies were extended to to the Winters, Leacy, Whelan and Devereux families on their recent bereavements.

Members will attend the Federation Quiz in Rochford's Lounge and the Bowling in Leisure Max which are coming up shortly. The Christmas Shoe Boxes can be handed in to the Chemist Shop before November 2.

Afer the business was dealt with, Stella was presented with a card and gift for the occasion of her special birthday recently.

The speaker at the meeting was Nicola Roche from Adamstown Pharmacy and Eden Lodge Beauty Salon, her talk on skin care and make-up was very interesting. Meabh had her make-up done by Nicola using some of the Flormar products. The winner of the competition for the nicest handwriting was Helen and Mary Monaghan was second.

Our next meeting is on November 20 when our competitions will be for the nicest autumn leaf and the nicest pair of slippers. The slippers will be donated to the Wexford Women's Refuge as we do every year. New members as always, are very welcome.

What's on in TAG Centre

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo - Doors open 7.30 p.m., start-time 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jiving/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 7.30 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: First Friday of every month. Next visit - Friday, November 1.

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