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Leanne Sheridan, Lizzy Gibbon, Marika Sheridan and Joanne Powell at the Australian Bushfire Benefit concert in Wexford Arts Centre on Friday night (31st)

Leanne Sheridan, Lizzy Gibbon, Marika Sheridan and Joanne Powell at the Australian Bushfire Benefit concert in Wexford Arts Centre on Friday night (31st)

Leanne Sheridan, Lizzy Gibbon, Marika Sheridan and Joanne Powell at the Australian Bushfire Benefit concert in Wexford Arts Centre on Friday night (31st)

Kilmore: Meals on Wheels update - We wish to thank everyone who supported the coffee information morning re the meals on wheels service.

It was a very successful get together and a special thanks to all those who volunteered their time to the service.

We would like to emphasise that this service is an extension of the existing service already in operation through the Stella Maris Centre. Our aim is to broaden the service to the local community of Bridgetown, Mulrankin, Baldwinstown, and all the surrounding areas.

If you know of anyone who would like to avail of the service in your area, please contact us here in the AOH Hall and we will arrange the service for you. This service is not just for the house bound or invalided people, it is a service for people who are living alone, isolated, finding it difficult or hard to cater for themselves, let it be through a brief illness or recuperation following an illness. It might be one of the only social contacts people living in isolated areas experience during their week. As always we would again like to see more voluntary drivers assisting so that we can cover a wider area throughout the communities.

For any further information please contact John, Stella Maris Centre at 053 9129922 or Margaret in the Bridgetown Information Centre 087 9731471. Thank you.

Kilmore Quay songs wanted

The Ballycogley-based singer-songwriter Ian Barry, who has impressed many with his Kilmore Quay song 'The Remembering Garden', is looking for more songs about the area.

As he explains, 'I'm familiar with songs by Liz Jefferies and Mike Flynn, but there must be more songs about Kilmore Quay and its environs, and I'd love to hear them as I may be able to use them in a new project I'm working on. Who knows, I might even sing them or record them.'.

Ian would welcome any information, such as titles, writers or composers, at his email address: ianbarry@eircom.net or ianjbarry@gmail.com.

Barry wrote 'The Remembering Garden' for inclusion in Jackie Hayden's book Sea Fever about the fishing community in Kilmore Quay and has written two more songs of equal relevance. He is currently working on his third CD album which he plans to release during the coming months.

Kilmore AC

Under-23 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Well done to Katie Daly fourth in the under-23 800m at the Irish Life Health National under-23 Indoor Championships in Athlone on Saturday. Great to have Katie back racing again.

CLUB AGM - Our annual general meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 29, at 7.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Centre. All members should attend.

GOOD LUCK - This Thursday is the South Leinster Secondary Schools Cross County Championships. Carlow Town Hurling Club will play host to the race. Good luck to our members running.

TRAINING - Younger Juveniles training on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. Older juveniles and seniors also starting at 6.30 p.m. now. Training every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., on the track in Enniscorthy. New members, aged seven in year of competition always welcome, contact Mary at 087 7564888.

Ballycogley Players

Have you booked your tickets for our pre-festival performances of this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan? Our first performance will be in Our Lady's Island Community Hall on Monday, February 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 at the door. Then there will be performances in the National Opera House from February 14 to February 16, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144.

A flavour of the play: 1934, a rural pub in a village on the south coast of Ireland. Returned Yank, Johnny Kinnane has eight hours to salvage the rapidly decaying carcass of a 60 foot whale. General Eoin O'Duffy plans to attend the Blueshirt Dance in the Parish Hall while a 16-year-old would-be jockey dreams of victory in the Cemetery Sunday Races and a Jewish refugee with a clarinet and a clapped-out truck sets out to make a new life for himself and his daughter. An electricity generating bicycle, an open air jazz dance and a daring triumph of the imagination in a climate of communal hysteria - these are just some of the elements which combine to form this fantastic piece of theatre.

Under the brilliant direction of Breda Hayes, the hardworking cast are as follows: Johnny - Seán Carthy, Dinny - Will Troy Walsh, Teddy - Colm Doyle, Cassidy - Diarmuid Buttimer, Beate - Justine Murphy, Stefan - Chris Maddock, Doc - Shay Hannon and Grace - Trish Boyce.

Kilmore Quay ICA

The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday next, February 5, at 8 p.m. I Stella Maria Centre new members always welcome.

Women's Shed

The Shed plays host to over 40 members of Deise Women's Shed on Monday, February 3. The group from Dungarvan will share ideas on activities, crafts etc before enjoying a light lunch.

Watercolour Art Class

Watercolor art classes are ongoing in Tomhaggard Social Centre with Maria Murphy Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - a few places available. Phone 086 3848364.

Bowling

The Kilmore ARA Gulls team had a great game with Slaney Pride (Enniscorthy) in the County Wexford indoor bowling league on Wednesday the 29th in the Stella Maris Centre. It was nip and tuck all through but the Gulls came out winners at the end by 10 points to eight. Gulls team was John Foley, Tom Dunne, Agnes Behan and Anne Lawless.

On Wednesday, February 5. Kilmore Seals will play Slaneyside at 1 p.m. and Kilmore Gulls will play Ballagh Blue at 2.30 p.m. - both games in the Stella Maris Centre.

Rathangan-Cleariestown

Notes

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 One jackpot winner this week of winning €4,000. There was five match-three winner's. The winning numbers were 2, 12, 19 and 25. The match-three winner's were Grainne Maher, Pádraig Byrne, Davy Corish, Carol Foley and Doris Hynes. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, February 4, and the jackpot now stands at €3,000.

Split-the-pot

Last week's split-the-pot winners were Ciaran and Roise winning €85. Next draw will take place on Thursday, February 6, in the Sammy's. Thank you for your support.

Parent and Toddler Group

Our Parent and Toddler Group will commence on 12th and February 19 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.

Hairspray

Rathangan Variety Group oresents the ultimate feel good 60's Musical/Show 'HAIRSPRAY' Rathangan Hall 19th February 22 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.

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.

St Anne's Athletic Club

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. Unfortunately this has now being changed to April. We will confirm a date closer to that time.

Ballycogley Players

Have you booked your tickets for our pre-festival performances of this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan? Our first performance will be in Our Lady's Island Community Hall on Monday, February 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 at the door. Then there will be performances in the National Opera House from February 14 to February 16, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144.

A flavour of the play: 1934, a rural pub in a village on the south coast of Ireland. Returned Yank, Johnny Kinnane has eight hours to salvage the rapidly decaying carcass of a 60 foot whale. General Eoin O'Duffy plans to attend the Blueshirt Dance in the Parish Hall while a 16-year-old would-be jockey dreams of victory in the Cemetery Sunday Races and a Jewish refugee with a clarinet and a clapped-out truck sets out to make a new life for himself and his daughter. An electricity generating bicycle, an open air jazz dance and a daring triumph of the imagination in a climate of communal hysteria these are just some of the elements which combine to form this fantastic piece of theatre.

Under the brilliant direction of Breda Hayes, the hardworking cast are as follows: Johnny - Seán Carthy, Dinny - Will Troy Walsh, Teddy - Colm Doyle, Cassidy - Diarmuid Buttimer, Beate - Justine Murphy, Stefan - Chris Maddock, Doc - Shay Hannon and Grace - Trish Boyce.

Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday, March 14, will be St Anne's GAA Club's Strictly Come Dancing semi-final in the Gymnasium in Bridgetown Vocational College where our 10 Couples will go head to head/toe to toe to qualify for the final, only five Couples go into the final. (Kilmore GAA Club's semi-final Night is Friday, March 13) and final will be held on April 4.

We have Niamh and Liam's Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser - 'Last Man Standing' of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 2020 Campaign. You could be in with a chance to win €200. If you're not in you can't win...To enter 'Last Man Standing' contact Niamh at 086 1623476 or Liam at 087 7558953.

Áine and Paddy will host their Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser on Sunday, February 2, with a Family Fun Run/Walk. Registration will commence at 11.20 a.m. and the Fun €Run/Walk will start at midday Entry Fees are €5 per adult and €3 per child. Other activities include Hang Tough Challenge - Crossbar Challenge - Penalty Shootout Challenge and Face Painting for children. We hope to see lots of support for Áine and Paddy on Sunday, February 2.

Ann, Mustard, Janny and Jason's Strictly Come Dancing 2020 Fundraising Night is 'Lip Sync Battle' on Saturday, February 8, at 9 p.m., this is Ann and Michael 'Mustard' O'Brien and Jenny Cloney and Jason Kennedy's Strictly Couples Fundraiser. If you have what it takes to 'Lip Sync' and would like to take part in what promises to be great night of fun and entertainment contact Ann at 086 0595689 or Jenny at 087 4189210. Admission on the night is €10 or you can pre-purchase your ticket from Ann or Jenny.

Mary and Kevin will host their Strictly Come Dancing Fundraising Night on Friday, February 28, with a fun table quiz in Rathangan Bar. More details to follow.

Charlie White and Ciara Doyle's Strictly Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 22, at 5 p.m. upstairs in the clubhouse. More details to follow.

Camogie Foundation Course

Wexford camogie will hold camogie Level 1 Foundation Courses in Crannford GAA Club on the following dates: Friday, January 24, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, January 25, 9.15 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, February 1, 9.15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that if you intend on coaching in the club for the 2020 Season and haven't completed a recognised Football GAA course you will need to complete this course before you can coach. If you are interested please contact Triona Doyle at 087 2055889.

GAA Club weekly Bingo

No Snowball Winner last week so the €1,000 snowball still stands. There's an extra number each week so this week it's up to 43 numbers. Weekly St Anne's Bingo, starts Wednesdays at 9 p.m. in Rathangan Bar.

Kickstart Preschool

Kickstart Eduction and childcare is enrolling for 2020. Contact us to pre-book your place 086 3365018. Kickstart Preschool Kilrane (9 a.m. to 12 or 1.20 p.m.) or Kickstart Preschool Rathangan (9.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.). Free ECCE preschool places as well as subsidised NCS places for children aged two to five years.

Sympathy

We extend sympathy to the relatives and many friends of John (Sammy) Sinnott, Duncormick, who died last weekend may he rest in peace.

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