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Denise English and Ciara Smith at the final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel

Denise English and Ciara Smith at the final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel

Denise English and Ciara Smith at the final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel

Bannow-Ballymitty: Comedy in Carrig - 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.

Ballymitty National School

Ballymitty National School/An Choill Bheag have been put forward for the Tesco Communtiy Fund (blue tokens). So anyone who does their shopping in Tescos please pop your blue tokens in for Ballymitty National School/An Choill Beag. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the Colfer family Newtown on the death of Alice Colfer née Carthy in her 91st year who passed away last week. Beloved wife of the late John and mother of Margaret, Pádraig, Seán and Mary. Sadly missed by her loving family she reposed at Ryan's funeral home Wellingtonbridge on Tuesday, March 12, with removal on Wednesday to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow for funeral Mass. Burial was afterwards in Bannow cemetery. May she Rest in Peace.

Social dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, March 21, by the Wicklow Man and Thursday, March 28, Larry Campion from Laois. All proceeds in aid of handball clubs new build, all welcome and refreshments will be served.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 19th: Talk by Aidan Power in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday the 20th: Hum that Tune/Pongo in the morning and music with Jimmy Barnwell in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 21st: Mass with Fr Pender in the morning and Chair Exercises/Pongo in the afternoon. Monday the 25th: Walks/Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 19th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 20th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 21st: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment - All these services are available to everyone in the community.

Computer Course

Another beginners computer course will commence in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, April 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for five weeks. This is a free course and laptops will be supplied by the tutor, so all you need to bring is yourself. Spaces are limited so phone reception at 051 561016 to book your place.

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.

Beginners Yoga

Eternal Beginners Yoga continues 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.

GAA club news

There is a lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €11,300. Tickets are only two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Costcutters Wellingtonbridge, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

The FINAL Bodibro fitting night Will take place this Tuesday evening from 7.30-8.30 in the complex. This is the last day for orders this year.

Congratulations to Shane Carroll and Joe Delvin, who were drawn from the club to enter the county draw for the Irish Scholarship that takes place in Good Counsel this summer.

The Junior B Football had a great comeback in the second half over Horeswood. They were 2-3 to 2points down at half time. Final score B/b 2-06 H/w 2-07.

Our ladies' football team had a great match and win over Cushinstown with a scoreline of B/b 10-08 to C/t 7-05.

The Intermediate Footballers played St Fintan's in a home game and took the points in their league match. 1-18 to 1-07. Well done to all the teams.

The Ladies' Football committee are looking for All star Talent around our Parishto enter into the Wexford Talent competition organised by the County Board. The show will take place this Friday evening in Ferrycarrig at 8 p.m. Anyone interested in singing, dancing, acting or have an unique talent contact the Suzannah Murphy or Mary Cosgrave.

All details of fixtures and results are on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

Condolences to the Colfer Family.

Our Parish Journal

If you have any old photos or if you celebrated a special birthday please drop of your photo to Nicola or to Breda in the shop put in envelope with your name on it. If you have any article or just graduated please let us know.

Rosslare Harbour

Men's Shed

With effect from Tuesday, March 26, the Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Men's Shed will open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In order to comply with health and safety regulations and our insurance cover, there must be a minimum of two adults on site during these times. New members are always welcome, and we would be delighted to see you even if you just want to pop by for a cuppa and a chat.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for our full length production 'Same Old Moon' continue, with only a few weeks to our first performance. This play is the life of Brenda Barnes and her story as a young nine-year-old girl right through to her forties. As we accompany her through her life we witness many challenges she faces including having a short - tempered mother and a father who is his worst enemy.

Performance dates are as follows: Sunday, April 7, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre; Thursday the 18th, Friday and Saturday, April 19, and 20, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support.

Area Responders

Rosslare Harbour Area Responders (RHAR) would like to thank Des and Alan Murphy and all their wonderful staff for hosting us at our recent launch in Murphy's SuperValu, Rosslare Harbour. To you, our community and local businesses - thank you very much for your generosity and continued support going forward with our fundraising endavours.

Rosslare Strand

Public Meeting

Rosslare Development Association will host a public meeting Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. in Rosslare Community Centre. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the Association's recent activities, including feedback from meetings with government ministers and plans for capital investment in the village. There will be further discussion on the rollout of the village survey, designed to give all residents an opportunity to shape the future of their community.

Social dancing

Fancy giving it a whirl? Sessions will be held every Wednesday from February 27 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Rosslare Community Centre. For more information, contact the centre at 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Join us for weekly activities, hang-out, regular outings and great fun with your friends. We meet every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosslare Community Centre. Follow our Facebook page for all the latest news.

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare

The school is now enrolling pupils for September 2019. There are a number of ways to enrol; you can call to the school for a Registration Form, download the form from the school's website scoilmhuirerosslare.ie, or phone the office to at 053 9132501 to have a form posted to you. Please note completed forms should be returned to the school as soon as possible.

Tidy Towns Volunteer Group

We are confident that there are many people of all age groups interested in the protection of our Natural Environment especially our Beach and Sand Dunes.

We have been working with Clean Coasts Ireland and particularly with the Clean Coast Officer for Wexford and we would ask everyone with an interest in Beach and Costal Protection to note that on Saturday, March 30, at mid-day we will commence with the restoration work on the Sand Dune beside the Life-Guard Tower.

Clean Coast Officers and personnel will be present to give a Demonstration on the replanting of Marram Grass and everybody is welcome. The Environment Dept of Wexford County Council is also supporting and working with us on this project.

Further information will be available on Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers Facebook page also on our website: rosslaretidytowns.com but Please Remember the Date: Saturday, March 30, Mid-day.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

With a touch of Spring in the air, why not treat yourself? We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 - five and offer a wide range of clothing, bric-à-brac and small household goods. Good quality donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Rosslare Strand FC

Rosslare Strand FC will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner dance on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. at Coast Rosslare Strand. We are calling on all past and present players, officials and supporters to come and help us celebrate this tremendous milestone. With music provided by Wrecking Ball, tickers are priced at €30 and can be purchased from all club officials. For further information contact David Clancy (chairman) 087 7631605 or Mick Walsh (secretary) 086 8987497.

St Mary's camogie club

Our under-10s are playing on Wednesday night in a shed tournament in Horeswood. The girls have competed well so far winning two, drawing one and losing one game. All memberships are now due. Please see your coach for a membership form if you haven't got one. Last date for payment is March 25.

Cois Barry Community House

We currently have the following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare.

Monday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club (5.30-6.30 code club); 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. School of trad music

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group ; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Getting On the Road - Driver Theory Training and Test practice and Road Safety course; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Beginners' Guitar.

Wednesday: 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (kids); 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (adults).

IMPORTANT DATES - Digital Skills Course - starting on March 29 at 10.30. Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use internet and email safely, how to make video calls, how to pay motor tax online, pay your bills onlone or order your shopping to be delivered online. We can also teach you how to order your library books to be delivered on the library bus. Best if you can bring your own laptop or phone, but if you can't no worries, we will sort it out. Course is free for all individuals over 45, members of farming community, anyone with disabilities.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page, email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Community/Sports Centre

Schoolboys/Girls' Soccer Club - Academy Saturday 11 a.m. to midday/under-11s Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-15s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-12s 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nines Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-12s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.

St Paul's Athletics Club Mon and Wed on Rosslare Track 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Fridays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Find us on Facebook.

Menapians Athletics Club - Tues, Thurs and Friday at 7 p.m., seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

Boxing Club - nine years + boys and girls. Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Come along on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m/€2 per week/first to sixth year students. Lots of activities, discos and trips. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine at 086 8177679 rosslarebowlsclub.com.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Men's Sheds - Mon, Tues and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim at 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Jackie at 087 6468677 or Paula at 086 7870696.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)


Ladies' night

Less the two weeks to go now to our ladies' night. Our stalls are now full and are absolutely fabulous. Tickets will be in sale in the centre on Tuesday the 19th from 8.45 to 10.30, make sure of your place at what will be the most glamorous event of the year.

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