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Around the districts: Clonard, Our Lady’s Island, Piercestown, Rosslare Strand, Taghmon-Camross

Clonard: Clonard lotto - Results for Wednesday, July 31. This week's winning numbers 5, 8, 13 and 26. No jackpot winner.

Seven match-three winners receive €93 each: Eithna O'Grady; Ann O'Brien; Dylan, Ryan; Abbie and Adam; John Hendrick; Michael Driscoll; Caroline Kirwa, and Caroline O'Connell.

Jackpot for Wednesday, August 7, is €16,350. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promotor. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m.

Collection Thanks

The Able-Disable club would like to thank you all for supporting their concert last weekend. A total of €3,075 was raised for the club. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Why not give guides a go? We cover a wide range of activities and outdoor stuff, all in a fun and safe environment. If you have a daughter between the ages of 5 and 18, or if you would like to become a leader, everyone is more than welcome.We meet every Tuesday in Clonard Community Centre from September to July 5 to July 7 years. - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 7-10/11 years. - 5.15 p.m. to 7 p.m., 11-15 years. - 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., 15-18 years. - 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact us at clonardcygnetsbrigins@gmail.com. Our registration night is Tuesday, September 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Calling Wool Gatherers

Third Age Summerhill has established a new project 'Knitting Memories Together' in partnership with Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. To know more, or to donate wools, please contact Third Age, Summerhill 046 9557766/046 9558231.

Our Lady's Island

Parish Patron

The annual Parish Patron will take place on Sunday next, August 11, as follows: St Iver's 6 p.m. Old Cemetery on Island 6.15 p.m. Churchtown 6.30 p.m. Main Cemetery 7 p.m.

Choir Rehearsals

Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage is opening on August 15, Mass at 3 p.m. Choir Rehearsals with Olga in the church this Tuesday, August 6, at 7 p.m. and Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m., music and words provided. All are welcome contact 087 3600919.

Coffee Shop

Our new Community Coffee Shop is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are looking forward to welcoming you all again, for the beautiful home baking, tea and chat our Good as New and Craft shop is now open also. Now taking orders for flowers for graves for patron on Sunday, August 11. Full display in Coffee Shop.


Congratulations to Marian Lynch on winning €220 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour Post office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesdsay night in OLI Community Hall at 9 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €850 - come along for your chance to win.

Table quiz

The recent table quiz in memory of the Late Eddie Sweeney, held in Lighthouse, Carne, realised the sum of €2,248 for the Irish Heart Foundation. A Big Thank You to all who supported this very worthy cause.


ARA Club

Coach Trip to Westport - Due to a cancellation two seats/places are available on the above trip to Westport at Castlecourt Hotel on August 26 for three nights DBB, price sharing €350. Please ring Ann at 087 6677411 to book.

Scout Group

Please note; Registration night will be on Friday, August 23, at 7 p.m. in the Scout and Guide Hall - all current members will re-register on this night and new members are welcome. Please ring 087 6677411 Ann if you have any queries. thank you to everyone for their support during this scouting year and we look forward to your continued support in 2019/2020 scouting year.

'American Tea Party'

The board of Knockingall Community Centre are once again organising the 'American Tea Party' type community social night on Friday, September 20, details will be sent to all groups late August and we hope you will all come along and support this fundraising event. Tickets will be €10 same as last year. Live music this year.

The eight Skylight Windows need replacing in the centre due to seal perishing. we are also seeking grants and have received some grants, to upgrade the kitchen units etc. All ground work completed eg. new barbecue area and Campfire area have all been upgraded with money obtained through grant aid, our new outdoor furniture also is grant aided, so thanks to Wexford County Council and Community Development Section in the council - so once again thanks to all for their support.

Multi-Activity Camp

Linda and Lisa Bolger will be running a summer camp for four- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 14-year-olds in St Martin's GAA Complex from Monday, August 12, to Friday, August 16. Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Camp will include a variety of fun activities including fun games, obstacle courses, orienteering, scavenger hunt, ball sports, team challenges, arts and crafts, Masterchef and much much more. Cost is €50 per child. To book your place or for more information, text or ring Linda or Lisa at 086 3419042 or 087 6159026.

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Rosslare Strand

Summer Events

After a busy and fun-filled July, our August schedule has yet more fun on offer.

A Fairy door workshop is scheduled for August 8 - contact Natasha at 089 4401222. The Nutty Scientists are setting up their laboratory at Rosslare from August 6 to August 9 - to book, visit nuttyscientists.com/Ireland/our-programs-events/camps.

Fun in the Sun comes to Rosslare on August 10, offering a range of outdoor activitie including GAA, Rugby, Cricket, Climbing wall and much more. The Event is free but pre-booking is essential. Visit eventbrite.ie for more information and booking.

Claymazing return with their unique take on clay modelling. There are two sessions being held on Wednesday, August 14, at 2 and 4 p.m. Contact Helen for details at 087 9246976. Our annual Bake sale takes place on Sunday, August 18, between 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Access for All Garden (weather permitting). Tea and coffee available.

Summer camp (4-12 years) continues from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday till August 16. Register from 9.15 on the day. Every day is filled with fun activities, playground time, beach trips and much more.

Our hugely popular family bingo evenings take place every Wednesday at Coast Rosslare - doors open at 7.30 p.m., with eyes down at 8 p.m. Come early.

Shine Bright Theatre presents a super silly puppet show every Tuesday evening at 7.30.

For details of these, and all our other summer events, pick up a copy of our summer Brochure at local outlets, check out our Facebook page, or contact us at 053 9132202. Field day 2019.

This year's event was a hugely enjoyable family day out, with craft stalls, food vans, dogs of all shapes and sizes, music, dancing and wine. The weather was on our side, which put the cherry on the cake - our only regret was that we couldn't sort the final score between Wexford and Tipp.

All such events are the result of a huge amount of time and effort and Rosslare Community Development Association would like to express their gratitude to staff and volunteers whose hard work made it all possible. Our thanks also to those who attended - we hope you enjoyed the day and we look forward to welcoming you.

Active Retirement

Our coffee mornings continue each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. in Coast Hotel. A big crown attended last Tuesday which was great, it's always good to keep in touch over the summer so we're hoping it will continue along those lines. If there's anything to be related there's always some committee members there too. As we are all aware there are no meetings for July and August so it's good to keep in touch and have a chat. Non-members are welcome to join us and hopefully potential new members.

Our outing to the Dublin Bay Cruise is planned for Tuesday, August 13, when we will travel by train to and from Dublin and hopefully have a nice relaxing lunch in Howth at the end of the cruise. For information re cruise ring 086 1917190.

St Mary's GAA

We are looking for more people to help sell lotto tickets. The seller of a winning jackpot ticket will win €500 and there will be a monthly voucher seller draw for €50. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

We are always looking for new players to join at all levels so if interest ring one of our managers or our Underage chairman Derek Howlin 087 8371879.

The shop is open on home match days and is stocked with socks, nick, tops, hurls etc. in the colours of the club. So come a long and wear the club colours.

If anybody wishes to help in anyway please contact chairman Conor Roche at 087 2027202. We need your help to make our club even more successful.

Camogie club news

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we learned of the sad passing of our wonderful camogie club president Mrs Kitty Walsh (RIP). Kitty has been club president for the last 26 years and was in her 102nd year. A native of Co. Tipperary and a fantastic camogie player in her day - St Mary's camogie club were very proud to have Kitty as our president. As a mark of respect all matches and training was cancelled. Ar Dheis De Go Raibh A H-Anam.

No fewer than five St Mary's players are part of the Wexford under-13 camogie development squad. What a super achievement for Tegan Fortune, Ruby Lambert, Amy O'Hagan, Alanna Culleton and Annie Kelly. We wish the girls the best of luck at county level and we are super proud of you.

The under-10s were in action away to St Anne's in Rathangan. The girls kept up their unbeaten run for the year in what was a very close match. There was fantastic skills on view and we fought really hard to come from behind and win courtesy of a fantastic point by Sarah Deevy. There were brilliant and determined performances by our players all over the pitch on a really hot night. The girls ran themselves to a standstill to defeat a previously unbeaten St Anne's team.

Our under-eight ladies are continuing to train weekly in preparation for their next county bliz on August 11. They took a well earned break from the normal session for a fun beach session last Wednesday. They had great fun in the glorious sunshine. Good luck to them next Sunday in their blitz.

Cois Barry House

We are currently preparing for the Pride of Place awards 2019 competition. All our staff and volunteers are working hard to showcase our community and estates to the rest of our magnificent country. IPB Pride of Place 2019, the prestigious Pride of Place Competition, the original community recognition awards runs for the 17th consecutive year. The organisations behind this competition are Co-operation Ireland, its local authority partners, in this case Wexford County Council, and the headline sponsor IPB Insurance.


Camross Drama Group

Rehearsals continue for both the festival play 'Pity about Kitty' and the fundraiser comedy 'Last of the last of the Mohicans. Dates and venues for autumn performances will be announced shortly.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, August 6, at 8.30 p.m. in Camross Hall - if you are interested in acting or helping backstage, do come along. See our Facebook page for updates.

What's on

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 (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Getting Citizens Online Courses Class 1: 10 a.m. to midday Class 2: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: Irish Dancing 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Chiropodist First Friday of every month. Next visit September 6. Ring Tag Office 053 9134997 to make appointment.

Sunday: Gospel Choir. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the summer months

Counselling Service - Mona: 085 1083539.

GAA notes

There are championship matches in the centre tonight when there is a Senior Football double header involving Shelmaliers and Starlights at 7 p.m. followed by Fethard playing Horeswood.

The club's under-15 Footballers play Kilmore on Thursday night at 7.30 while the minor hurlers play the same opposition the following Monday evening at 7.30.

Our intermediate hurlers are back in championship action against Monagear on Saturday in Hollymount. The game takes throws in at 6 p.m. The game is followed by Senior Hurling game between the Rapparees and St Martin's.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week so the next draw takes place tonight. The jackpot will remain at €14,000 till we get a winner. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online Taghmon-Camross page on the KlubFunder website. The deadline for online sales is at 6.30. Call up to the bar in the centre if you miss that deadline. You can buy multi-draw tickets through either option.

Robert Mizzell will be returning to the community centre again in August after his very successful concert there last summer. Tickets for the concert which will take place on August 30 will cost €15. Sabrina Farrell will also play on the night.

Caroreigh Field Day

The 51st field day, held on Saturday, July 27. last was a resounding success once again. The Fancy Dress and Vintage parade were led off by the New Ross and District Pipe Band with the three Leinster Cups taking pride of place at the front of the parade. Results of parade: Children, 1st Modja Travel, 2nd. Kilkenny Cats lick their wounds, 3rd Donald Trump Wall in Caro, twelve groups received prize money in the children section. Adults 1st. Love Island, 2nd. Fr. Roberts house for sale and 3rd, Air B&B. Adjudicators award, Love Island.

Results of various competitions: Hang Tough, Issy Doyle, Guess weight of lamb, Kay McGuire, Best cow milker, Gus Connick, Rings, Aileen Kennedy, Darts, Martina and Jane Sinnott, Golf, Eamonn Codd and Kara Delaney, Guess amount of coins in Jar, Kacey Maher and Bernie Bradley, guess name of dolls, Clarissa guessed by Ann Curran and Tristan was guessed by Kay Ryan, dolls donated by Dympna Kelly and Ellen Nolan, hurling puck, Tommy O'Loughlin and Basketball Ciara Goddard. Winner of food hamper, donated by Pettitts, Bishopswater was Rita Condon, New Ross.

Results of Grand Raffle: 1st prize €200, Betty Kavanagh, Camross, 2nd, Meal voucher, donated by Silver Fox, Mary Smith, 3rd, Meal voucher donated by Horse and Hound, Ann Doyle, Barrys Cross, 4th, meal voucher donated by Whitford House Hotel, Toddy Winters, Park, Duncormick, 5th, voucher donated by A&M Hardware, Kathleen Kelly, Little Cullenstown and 6th, Whiskey donated by Fr Robert was John Bolger, Camross. Lar and Bridget Doyle received meal voucher donated by Country Bistro for selling most tickets. The printing of tickets was sponsored by Cederwood and Glen Fuels. Overall winners in dog show were Margo Murphy and Kathleen Murphy and dog food was donated by Red Mills.

Other prizes were donated by, Boggans, Wexford, Irish Pride, OHanrahans Spar, Taghmon, Wexford Book Centre, Tom Fox, Kates Farm Shop, Apex Swimming Pool, Wexford Swimming Pool, Heritage Park and Leisure Max,.

Sincere thanks from Father Robert to all who worked before, during and after the event, to all for donations to the various stalls and to all the above mentioned for their sponsorship. Thanks also to Paddy OGorman and family for the use of the field once again.

Best Wishes

Caroreigh Community congratulates Father Robert on his appointment as Administrator of Taghmon Parish and sends him good luck and best wishes. and wish Father Sean all the best, may he have an enjoyable and healthy retirement.

Wexford People