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Eileen and Pat Lacey, Trinity enjoying the Taghmon senior citzens party in the Oak Tree, Foulksmills

Eileen and Pat Lacey, Trinity enjoying the Taghmon senior citzens party in the Oak Tree, Foulksmills

Eileen and Pat Lacey, Trinity enjoying the Taghmon senior citzens party in the Oak Tree, Foulksmills

Kilmore: Ballycogley Players - The group is busy rehearsing and preparing for their upcoming performances in the Jerome Hynes Theatre February 14 to February 16 and on the Drama Circuit with their festival play Dreamland by Jim Nolan.

The group would like to extend their sympathy to member Trish Boyce on the tragic loss of her uncle Joe Sinnott. They would also like to send good wishes to Con Doyle, who is unwell at the moment.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

All activities resume at the Social Centre this week. Monday: 10am to 1pm Women's Shed, 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art, Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts, Ventures. Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing, Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers. Drama - Mon, Tues, Thursday 8 p.m.

Sewing classes

Beginners sewing class one will be held in Tomhaggard social centre beginning on Thursday, January 23, and finishing on February 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The courses will be limited to eight students with a fee of €75 and the payment and enrolment for the course will take place on January 14 at Tomhaggard social centre postcode Y35D527 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. or payment may be made by paypal and your payment secures your place on the course.

Beginners' class two will begin on Monday, January 27, and will be completed on February 17 from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. For further information please contact Angela at 087 2840272 or email angelasquillos@gmail.com. Requirements: 1) a working sewing machine, 2) a sharp scissors 3) pins 4) good quality thread (such as Guttermann) 5) bobbins to suit your machine 6) tape measure ans 7) a stitch ripper.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga starts back on Monday, January 13, at 6 p.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Beginners welcome. Phone Eleanor at 087 2074282.

Bridgetown Information and IT Centre

We have enquiries regarding the Agri online and Getting Citizens online Computer courses, we are planning on starting courses in the New Year, we have spaces available, if you wish to enrol please contact us at 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. The office is open Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the community are welcome to call in any time for a chat and a cuppa, our door is open. If there is any services or activities the community would like to see commencing such as exercise classes, dancing, children's parties etc. please let us know as we now have the new floor completed and can accommodate such activities. The AOH Hall is the community centre for the Bridgetown area, and is open for anyone to come in for a chat, a cuppa or just for a bit of company throughout the day. We would be delighted to see you. If there is any service you would like to see in your area, please let us know and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.

Kilmore camogie club

Happy New Year to all our Players, mentors and parents. We look forward to kick starting our camogie season with Macfit's Brian McGovern next Tuesday, January 14, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for our under-16/Minors and Juniors Teams. We will commence with six weeks in Kimore GAA Club. Please bring €3 to cover fitness session. We look forward to seeing you there.


Sincere sympathy to the Sinnott family on the tragic news of Joe Sinnott, Seaview, Kilmore, who lost his life at sea last week.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association has re-fixed its annual General meeting for Thursday, January 23, at 2 p.m. in Mary Barry's. Members and intending members or anybody wishing to gain an insight into our activities will be very welcome at the meeting.

ARA Bowls

Kilmore Seals had a ding dong battle with Gorey Silvers in the county league on Thursday last in Gorey but had to give best in the end to the Gorey team, by 14 points to 11. Kilmore team was Margaret Howlin, John Foley, Séamus O'Keeffe and Noel Howlin.

Kilmore Gulls will be playing away to Ballagh Blue on Friday the 17th at 2 p.m. also in the county league.

Bowling practice as usual every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre, if interested please come on down for a taste of this popular sport.

Lagoons public meeting

A public meeting on lagoons in Co Wexford will take place in the community centre, Our Lady's Island on January 14 at 7.30 p.m.

The meeting will address water quality issues in the Wexford Lagoons Catchment and follows on from consultation on the draft River Basin Management Plan in 2017.

The Local Authority Waters Programme will be undertaking work gain a better understanding of what is happening in the Wexford Lagoons Priority Area for Action. Information on plans for this area will be made available at the public meeting.

This is a new approach to water quality management in Ireland. Come along to the meeting and hear how you too can get involved.

There will be refreshments afterwards. Further info onwatersandcommunities.ie.



Our first lucky winner of 2020 was Marian Burrell, winning €1,000. Ticket was bought in Devereux's. 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 p.m. 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 at 053 9145773.

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

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

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

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

FOREVER FIT - Dancefit Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Pay as you go €10. Classes also held in Piercestown Scout Hall. Ongoing every week since 2010 please call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339 or just come along.

SQUASH COURT - The Murrintown Community Centre squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328

MANDALA DRAWING CLASSES - Mandala drawing classes are on every Friday morning from 9.30 a.m. till midday in Murrintown Community Centre. Contact Bernie Sheridan at 086 0782563.

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 

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 Engagement Day

There will be a'stand' in Londis Piercestown from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, January 31, relating to National Community Engagement Day, this stand will be manned by two Wexford Gardaí. Please come along and discuss any issues you may have in or around the community. There will be leaflets handed out on day on various subjects.

Scout Group news

Cubs and Beavers re-opened on Thursday, January 9, at 6.30 p.m., please note change of night and time for cub meetings from Jan onwards.

Cubs are on a Co Hike on February 16 - more details later.

National Draw results will be notified end of January when draw takes place at our National Office Dublin. thank you to everyone who supported this year again.

ARA Club news

CLUB REGISTRATION - Registration for the Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club is now due in January, still same charge of €20 as in previous years. Anyone over 55 will be more than welcome to join, gets you membership card which covers discounts in some stores, attend our yoga classes and more.

YOGA DAY - Our Yoga classes are back next week January 14 with Niamh Boggan from 2.45 - 3.30, chair and floor yoga available so do come along and try it with us.

ANNUAL COACH TOUR DONEGAL - Deposit for this tour (€100 per person) will be collected at St Martin's Centre on Tuesday, January 28, at 7.30 p.m. Trip is on August 24. Price for weekend €300 - three nights DBB at Great Northern Hotel Bundoran Co Donegal. SRS €15 per person per night.

DAY TRIPS - April 21: trip to Banagher Co Offaly, trip on river Shannon, with visit to Tullamore Dew in Tullamore and lunch at Flynns in Banager all included in price. Evening tea on way home at own discretion. Please ring Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place.

May 26: trip to Dublin with trip on Liffey cruiser and then visit to Farmleigh house in afternoon, Evening meal on way home in Chester Beatty Hotel in Ashford. Price to be advised. Ring Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place.

Your news

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Camross ICA

The first meeting of 2020 was held on Monday the sixth last in Camross Hall with Mary Kelly presiding. Sympathies were extended to Mary Margt Roche and Berna Cadogan on recent bereavements. Minutes, correspondence and finance were dealt with by Margt Nolan, Mary Nolan and Dympna Kelly.

Guild members will visit St John's Hospital for sing song and chat on Sunday, January 19, leaving Camross at 1.30 p.m. There will be a Craft Night at Mairead O'Gormans on this Wednesday, January 15, at 7.30 p.m., members bring your unfinished pieces.

Mary Somers, Federation Arts and crafts promoter has organised a Heron Making class for Saturday, January 25, in Oylegate Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with teacher Imogen Stafford. For more details contact Mary at 087 9120667.

Our annual Irish Night to raise funds for 2020 Seniors Christmas party will be held in Rochfords Lounge on Friday, March 13, this will be the March Trad Night and not to be missed. Alice Whitty won the competition for the nicest slice of Christmas Cake and Ann O'Gorman and Dympna Kelly served us a delicious tea on Nollag na mBan. A game of 'Fun Bingo' followed the meeting.

Our February meeting will be held on Monday, February 3. 8 p.m. in Camross Hall, new members are always welcome.

Camross Drama Group

Cast and crew of 'The Year of the Hiker' have been busy rehearsing, gathering props, costumes, designing sets etc all over the holiday season. The first performance in Camross Hall on Friday, January 31, will arrive quickly.

More dates for your new 2020 diary. Sunday, February 2 - Fethard-on-Sea. Saturday and Sunday, February 8/9 - Clonroche. Saturday and Sunday, February 15/16 - St Michael's Hall, Wexford Town. Like Camross Drama Group's Facebook page for updates.

What's on in TAG

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo 8 p.m., doors open 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever - Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jive/Quickstep with Paul 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Irish Dancing: 6.10 p.m. to 7.10 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: First Friday of every month. Next visit-Friday February 7.

Counselling Service: Mona 085 1083539.

Taghmon ICA

Next meeting is on January 15 at 7.30 p.m. New members are most welcome, join us for a few meetings and see if the ICA is for you.

GAA club news

The lotto jackpot wasn't won on Tuesday night. Five match-three winners shared €200. The next draw is on January 21 at 8.30. 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 €5,000. 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 from usual outlets.

The club AGM will take place at the centre on Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m. Deadline for nominations and motions has now passed (Friday, January 10). Please ensure any nominees are informed if you have put their names forward for club posts.

Ladies Football

We are running our Walking to Keep Fit 2020 in conjunction with Operation Transformation! It will be taking place down in the centre every Monday and Wednesday night from 7:30pm-8:30pm starting on Monday January 20. So grab your walking buddies and get ready to kick start your fitness regime for 2020.

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