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Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Murrintown, Piercestown, Rathangan-Cleariestown

Bannow-Ballymitty: Our Parish Journal - Last call for graduation photos, pls photos of interest, a baby photo for our guess whose age?

And anything of interest you would like to include in the journal. Contact Nicola at 087 6859868.

GAA News

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €12,200 and tickets can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Costcutters, The Homeplace, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer over in the complex.

The Junior Hurling team played in their second round of the championship last Saturday against Monageer. Final score Bannow-Ballymitty 13 points M/B 1-20. Speedy recovery to John O'Leary, who received a nasty eye injury during the first half.

The junior camogie squad travelled to Ramsgrange in their league match while on Tuesday the Junior Ladies' Football Championship match v Davidstown took place. Brilliant performance from both games well done ladies.

This week's fixtures Thursday under-15 hurling v Cluain o Rahilly away at 7-15. Saturday, May 4 Junior camogie play a home game to Cushinstown while on Sunday the fifth the Junior Hurlers travel to Horeswood for a league game at 3 p.m.

Of course all these times and venues can change so please keep up-to-date with the latest news on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Best of luck to all our students in their collage exams.

Deepest condolences to the Joseph families.

Rest In Peace

Darren Joseph was laid to rest at the family plot in Shemogues cemetery last Monday. A moving service was held in the graveyard with beautiful music by his nephews and nieces, attended by his family and many friends. May he rest in peace.

Study Centre

The Study Centre in Wellingtonbridge reopened 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.

Bannow 1169 Festival

The 850th Anniversary of the Norman landing will be celebrated on May 4 and 5 in Bannow Church grounds and in the village of Carrig-on-Bannow.

The official opening will be carried out by Dr Pat Wallace and will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Bannow church.

There will be re-enactments with 28 fully trained warriors for two combat displays each day with the first re enactment starting at 11.30 each day and the second re enactment at 4.30 each day. There will be warrior training for children after each battle.

Turtle Burbury will give a historical talk in Colfers marquee at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, There will be an Inaugural performance of 'Bannow 850 'composed and performed by Gregg French at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, this will be followed by the Norman band Strand Hugg in concert.

Sunday's historical talk will be by Emmett Stafford followed by concert by Strand Hugg and local group Green Road.

There will be a living history tented village and living history craft displays. There will be free archery displays and free replica Norman Coin for children.

Admission to battle re enactments is €5 and admission to concerts is €15. Children free. So come along everyone and enjoy a fabulious unique weekend.

Grantstown news

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 30th: Chiropody from 10 a.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thur May 2: Chiropody from 10 a.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday, May 6: Closed for Bank Holiday. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Upcoming events - Tuesday the 30th: Line Dancing/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1: Exercise/Pongo in the morning and DVD/Decorating the May Bush in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2: Pongo in the morning and music with Owney in the afternoon. Monday, May 6: Closed for Bank Holiday. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.


The chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone in the community.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, May 1, 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.

Imagination Gym

A free six-week Imagination Gym workshop will commence in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday, June 4, with our fully trained staff. All you have to do is lie or sit in a warm, comfortable space and listen to a guided 30 minute meditation. You will wander along a forest path, meet a deer and stop at a wishing well. This therapy is excellent for insomnia, stress management and promotes creative problem solving. This workshop is available to everyone in the community, however places are limited, so if you would like some more information or would like to book your place phone 051 561016.

Corach Ramblers FC

Congratulations to Niamh Miller, who won an all-Ireland playing with Wexford WSSL in the under-19 FAI Interleague Cup Final last week, what a great achievement for her. Niamh is a members of the Corach ladies' team who are gathering alot of silver ware themselves this year under the management of Davie McDonald.

This week's winner of split-the-pot was Gavin Browne €510, week before was Ciara O'Brien, who won prize money of €516, the club really appreciates the support from everybody as we build our funds to move onto the next phase of our development.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, May 2, Delta Dawn, May 9 the Wicklow Man, May 16 El Paso (Dick and Ted), May 23 Donnie O'and May 30 Bandit. All welcome refreshments served all in aid of new handball alley extension.

Ballymitty Hall events

Big Breakfast Morning - The next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. We will be serving a tasty Full Irish Breakfast on the morning. Come meet with your neighbours and enjoy a fun morning. Children's crafts and decorating a May Bush on the morning.

Songs for Hope

Dont forget to drop into Stafford's pub in Tullycanna on Sunday, May 5, any time after 4 p.m. for some great live music, from Folk to Rock, Jazz to Country. All in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre. We had a great turn out last year and raised over €2,300 with your help. Your support again this year will be greatly appreciated. Free admission. There will be a raffle on the day.

Cullenstown Community Group

Cullenstown Community Group are holding a meeting in Cullens pub on May 1, at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


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.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

Community Centre 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.

CE Worker vacancy

We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE Supervisor) at 051 563038 or email southeastcom@gmail.com.



Aerobics with Pat Dobbs takes place in St Martin's cemtre every Monday night from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Cost €7 pay-as-you-go - all levels of fitness welcome - just bring a mat and water.

ARA Club news

Day Trip - on Tuesday, May 21, the group will take a trip on the Kilmeaden Steam Train in Waterford, followed by visit to the Japanese Gardens in Tramore and some free time in Tramore. Meal on way home in Horse and Hound Restaurant. Price including Coach €50 pp. minimum of 20 required for this trip.

Weekly meetings of Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club will resume on Tuesday, April 30.

Your news

Please forward notes for the paper to peadar.dempsey57@gmail.com.



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

Congratulations to Noeleen O'Byrne, our winner of last week's jackpot of €4,000. The winning numbers were 2, 7, 12 and 28. There were eight match-three winners who received €75 each. The winners were Sandra Furlong, Amy Stafford, Margo Moran, Willie Donohoe, Geraldine Berry, Alan Barry, Cathriona Crispin, Kathleen Crowley. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, April 30, and the jackpot now stands at €3,000.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Sarah and Amy Berry winning €102. Next draw will take place on May 2 in Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown. Thank you for your support.


We extend sincere sympathy to Maria Breen, Redmoor and John Paul Raftery, Belgrove on the death of their mother, Carmel Raftery, Kilmore Quay last week. May she rest in peace. Coffee morning.

The Cousins family are hosting a coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare on Sunday, May 5, at Kilmore Community Hall from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. We will also have a raffle on the day with some lovely prizes. So tell your friends and come along. All support would be very much appreciated.

Used Clothing Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collectionon Monday, June 17. Due to new regulations we can no longer accept bed linen, towels, curtains and soft toys. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts.

You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All proceeds from this collection will go directly to the parish council to help with the running costs of our playroom within the community centre. Thank you for your support.

Songs for Hope

Dont forget to drop into Stafford's pub in Tullycanna on Sunday, May 5, any time after 4 p.m. for some great live music, from Folk to Rock, Jazz to Country. All in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre.

We had a great turn out last year and raised over €2,300 with your help. Your support again this year will be greatly appreciated. Free admission. There will be a raffle on the day.

Wexford People