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Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Oulart, Our Lady's Island, Rathangan-Cleariestown

Bannow-Ballymitty: Historical Society - Next talk will be on Saturday, January 25, at 2.30pm in Colfer's Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow. Speaker: Brendan Hayes. Topic: Carrig-on Bannow, from Duff's Turn to the Cross of Carrig'.

Bridge results

Results W/E January 7: 1st Roisin Kelly & Theresa Foley. 2nd Pax Morris and Rich Howlin. 3rd Maureen white & Kathleen Kennedy. 4th Marie French and Claire O Connor

Results W/E January 14: Rich Howlin & Pax Morris. 2nd Tony Jeffers & Oona Dwyer. 3rdAnn Lawlor & Sheila Chapman. 4th Theresa Foley & Roisin Kelly.

Danescastle National School

Application forms for enrolment in Danescastle NS September 2020 are currently available from the school secretary. These forms are also available from the Play School and Montessori. Those wishing to enrol a child should return form on or before January 31.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to the MacCormac family Dublin on the death of their mother Eileen last week. Eileen was wife of the late Dessie and both spent a lot of time at their summer house in Cullenstown. Eileen is survived by her daughters Adrienne, Lisa, Caroline and Aoife son-in-laws and grandchildren. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor with burial afterwards in Mount Venus Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Corach Ramblers news

The Men's A side had a long and eventful day today in the first round of the Neil O'Sullivan Cup. The game ended 1-1 with Hermy on target and only 10 players on the pitch. Extra time ended 2-2. Niall Harney's free kick was saved but Conor was in the right place to tap it in. The drama finally ended with a 9-8 penalty shoot out win with Kieran Furlong saving two along the way. Well done, lads.

Unfortunately the B side ran into a tough Cloughbawn side and were soundly beaten.

The ladies lost 1-0 to Bree Utd in a frustrating game that they should have won well and tightened their grip on the league title.

Fair play to all our underage players who braved some nasty weather on Saturday. Hard luck to the hard working under-14 boys who lost 1-0 to Courtown Hibs. The under-12 boys reversed this scoreline when they won 1-0 v Ferns Utd with a goal from Alex Lambert. Finally, hard luck to the under-12 girls who were beaten 5-0 by the All Blacks.

The club would like to acknowledge the success of some underage players. Congratulations to Laura McCarthy who made the under-13 county panel - Lorcan Breen at Youths level and Shane Carroll and Cillian Cullen, who now have a Leinster final to look forward to with the under-15 county side.

Off the pitch William Cullenton won a trip for two to Old Trafford to watch a game (plus flights/hotel) in the recent FAI draw and Anna Chatman won €510 in the clubs split-the-pot.

GAA club news

Lotto draw takes place this Tuesday eveningwith a jackpot of €14,000 and the reserve pot rises to €5,300. Tickets are Two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Dry Cleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer over in the complex.

Congratulations to Tòmas Murphy Coolhull on receiving his Seana Ghael Award in Ferrycarrig recently. Hoping Tòmas and his family had a great evening.

The following were elected at the camogie AGM president Monica Ferguson, chairman Ken Foley, Assist Chair Francis Quigley, secretary Pam McCormack, Regristar Breda O'Sullivan and PRO Monique Foley. Well done to all on your new positions.

Deepest condolences to the McGrath Family and to the families of Richard Neville, who was joint president to our club. Richard was a fine football player in his day to the Bannow-Ballymitty Club. He was in his 100th year what a great age to be up and active.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 21st Talk by Dan Redmond on 'Down Memory Lane' at 11 a.m/Chair Exercises in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday the 22nd: Pongo in the morning and Games/Cards in the afternoon. Thursday the 23rd: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and music with Stephen Murphy in the afternoon. Monday the 27th: Physio with Mairead/Sonas/Cards 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 the 21st: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 22nd: Counselling from 12.30 p.m. Thursday the 23rd: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 27th: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

Information evening on dementia

Are you a Business owner? If so we are inviting you to attend an information evening on dementia in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Thursday, January 23, at 7.30 p.m. Jackie O'Toole from the Dementia Understand Together campaign will be the keynote speaker on the night. She has travelled to communities nationwide giving this business specific presentation. The aim of the evening is to raise awareness of dementia in the community and to outline how local businesses can play a vital role in supporting Wellingtonbridge and surrounding areas to become dementia friendly. Back-up training and support will be provided to local businesses to enable them to respond positively and supportively to people with dementia in all day-to-day interactions. We would urge your business to come on board and we would love to see you in Grantstown on January 23 If you have any queries please phone Annie at 051 561016.

Free cookery course

A free cookery course is starting in Ramsgrange Community School on February 4 for six weeks. Theme: 'Healthy food made easy' and 'Cooking on a budget' To book a place call or text Sharon at 089 2211764. Limited places available.

Camross Drama Group

Camross drama group are staging the Year Of the Hiker in Camross hall on January 31 at 8 p.m. and St Mary's Hall Fethard on Sunday, February 2, Clonroche hall Saturday and Sunday, February 8, and nine, St Michael's Hall Wexford on Saturday and Sunday, February 16, and 17. Admission €10 starting at 8 p.m.

This play is full length, directed by Michael Stafford and Philip Howlin. It is our entry for the DLI Confined Festival this spring. If you require further details, email or text 086 6038989.

Ballymitty Hall

The next Monster Bingo is on Sunday, January 26, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and sandwiches served. (fundraiser in aid of new hall development fund).

SUNDAY CAFE - no Cafe in January. Next Sunday Cafe is Sunday, February 23 - we will be serving pancakes on the morning. Looking forward to seeing you all after the year end break.

BALLYMITTY HALL AGM - Tuesday, February 4, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Update on the progress of the planned new hall will be provided on night. All welcome, PLEASE come out and show your support.

BALLYMITTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN - a meeting will take place in Ballymitty Hall on TUESDAY 18th FEBRUARY at 8 p.m. All from the locality are encouraged to attend to have an input into a development plan for the area.

YOGA CLASS - Ballymitty Hall every Thursday night at 7 p.m.(starting back Thursday, January 30). Beginners welcome. Contact Ger at 087 0640081.

TAE KWON DO CLASSES - Ballymitty Hall every Wednesday and Friday evening. Contact John Phillip's at 086 3893382.


Local Notes

If you want coverage of your organisation, club or family's important occasions or successes please contact your Local Correspondent, Breda Jacob by phone, text (086 1686978) or email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk no later than 8 p.m. on Thursday prior to publication.

Primary School enrolment

Enrolment forms for pupils starting school in Oulart, in September2020 are available from the school office from 8.40 a.m. to 2.40 p.m. It would be greatly appreciated if you would encourage parents/guardians of pupils due to start in September, to register as soon as possible.

Oulart Crafters

A group of local people, interested in traditional crafts, meet every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Snug, in Marty's Bar, Oulart. All craft workers are welcome to attend. Contact Teresa Lee at 086 3957896 for further information.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Eucharistic Adoration in St Mochua's Chapel, Oulart will continue each Tuesday from 9.30 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Community Centre AGM

Oulart Community Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, January 27, beginning at 8.30 p.m.

Get well wishes

Best wishes for a speedy return to full health to all Oulart residents who are sick or recovering from treatment at home or in hospital. For privacy and security reasons names of the sick will not be published in these Local Notes unless requested by themselves or their family. Nevertheless, be assured that they are remembered in our prayers.

Operation Transformation

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club, through its Healthy Club Officer, Breda Flood has signed up, once again for the RTÉ Operation Transformation 'Ireland Lights Up' that was so successful in 2019. Beginning on Monday, January 13, and continuing till February 24, the lights at the Upper Pitch will be on Monday nights from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. to enable walkers/runners to participate. People are asked to sign-in so that the numbers taking part can be recorded.

Baptisms in the Parish

Oulart and Ballaghkeene Baptism dates for 2020 have been published and will take place on Saturdays at midday or 4 p.m. Three weeks' notice is required. Application forms are available from P Lacey for the Ballagh (086 3030492) and M Davis for Oulart, Tuesdays 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., phone 053 9136139.

Our Lady's Island

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan are going from strength to strength and with only a few weeks to go to our debut with this wonderful play, its time to book your tickets. Our pre-circuit performances will take place from February 14 to February 16 in the National Opera House, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support folks.


A Seminar 'Getting the Past out of the Present' by Fr Jim Cogley will take place on Saturday, February 15, 10 4 p.m. in OLI Community Hall. For bookings, please contact Jacinta at 086 0782404.

Community Coffee Shop

The Community Coffee Shop is now open only on Sundays from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Do come along for the cuppa, some nice home-baking and the chat. Thanks for all your support.


Congratulations to Helen Ellard on winning €84 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes are available from O'Doherty's, Meyler's and Rosslare Harbour post office. Draw takes place in the Community Hall after Sunday Mass. Thanks for your support.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night in the Community Hall at 8 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €650 come along for your chance to win.

GAA lotto

Congratulations to John Pierce c/o Island Bar (seller Island Bar) on winning the match-three prize last week €200. Tickets just €1.50 available from the usual outlets.



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 15, 19, 29 and 33. The match-three winner was John Pierce. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 21, and the jackpot now stands at €3,800.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Paddy O'winning €109. Next draw will take place on Thursday, January 23, in the clubhouse. Thank you for your support.

Parent and Toddler Group

We willmeet every second Wednesday starting January 22 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. Upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.


Rathangan Variety Group presents the ultimate feel good 60's Musical/Show 'HAIRSPRAY' in Rathangan Hall from February 19 to February 22 2020 at 8 p.m. Bookings or enquires call 087 0909541. Adults €15 Children €12 (up to 12 years)

Based upon the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.


Congratulations to St Anne's Clubman and Wexford District chairman Thos Ryan, who was acknowledged for his services to Wexford Co. Board at County Convention held in Whites Clayton Hotel recently. Thos, who was manager of St Anne's in 2000 when they won both Senior Hurling and Senior Football titles was presented with a framed Wexford jersey signed by the Senior Hurling panel.

Southeast Country Music Festival

Southeast Country Music Festival which will be held on Sunday, July 26, at Killag, Duncormick, Co. Wexford. Tickets are now on sale from the following outlets Murphy's Daybreak, Mace Kilmore quay, Billy Doyle's footwear Wexford and Enniscorthy, Rathangan Hall, Fr Kevin Cahill Rathangan, Odlums Shop Baldwinstown and southeast festival committee members. Ticket prices are €25 each. Children under-14 are free accompanied by an adult. Full Bar and Food service, Dance Floor, free on-site parking provided. Bands featuring Mike Denver and band, Gerry Guthrie, Olivia Douglas, Lee Mathews, Patrick Feeney supported by the Conquerors. Hope to see you there.

School enrolment

Enrolment forms for St Anne's NS Rathangan, September 2020 are now available from the school office please contact Jenny at 051 563167. Please return all forms before Friday, March 6.

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who supported and helped at the bingo on Sunday, January 12. Total profit raised was €625. Our next bingo is on Sunday, March 8. Snowball is €600 in 48 numbers.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan are going from strength to strength and with only a few weeks to go to our debut with this wonderful play, it's time to book your tickets. Our pre-circuit performances will take place from February 14 to February 16 in the National Opera House, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support folks.

Senior citizens party 2020 - thank you

On behalf of the senior citizens committee we would like to thank the following: The management and staff of Rathangan Bar for the venue, Tony Jeffares for the music and song, The Ballycogley Players for the entertainment, Richie Doyle Butchers, Richard Odlum and J & C Fortune and Tony Kehoe for their sponsorship. A great day was had by all.

St Anne's Athletic Club 40th celebrations

The club is celebrating 40 years in existence and invite all adult members past and present to join us on January 24 in Rathangan Bar at 8.30 p.m.

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