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Around the districts: Murrintown, Our Lady's Island, Piercestown, Rathangan-Cleariestown


Shane O’Brien, Nuala Sheridan, Mary Ryan and Philip McMahon enjoying their night out at the Able Disable Christmas party in the Riverbank House Hotel

Shane O’Brien, Nuala Sheridan, Mary Ryan and Philip McMahon enjoying their night out at the Able Disable Christmas party in the Riverbank House Hotel

Shane O’Brien, Nuala Sheridan, Mary Ryan and Philip McMahon enjoying their night out at the Able Disable Christmas party in the Riverbank House Hotel

Murrintown: Split the Pot - The winner in the last draw was AnnMarie Foley, winning €620; winning ticket was bough in Clonard Chemist. 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.

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.

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 p.m.

Christmas craft fair

All are welcome to the Christmas craft fair in aid of Multiple Sclerosis South Wexford Branch in Murrintown Community Centre on Sunday December 1 from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Our Lady's Island

Fun Variety Concert

Our Lady's Island is the place to be next Saturday, November 30. at 8 p.m. We have a wonderful line up for you, singers, dancers, comedy, and fun fashion show with some very interesting females? A night to have a good laugh and a night you will certainly remember. Tickets €5 All proceeds in aid of parish funds.

Light up Lady's Island/Christmas Market

We are having a big Christmas Market on next Sunday, December 1, noon 6 p.m. with all kinds of stalls, handmade gifts, games, music and dancing and of course Santa will be arriving by unusual transport and we will have the turning on of Christmas lights for the very first time in the Island and bring the whole community together. Mrs Clause will be arriving at 4 p.m. to read stories and have milk and cookies for all children. Hope you will join us. All stalls are booked now, thanks to all stall holders.

Remembrance Christmas Tree

This year the Christmas Tree in the church grounds will be for remembering our loved ones at Christmas, home or abroad, unwell or deceased. Personalised wooden ornaments to hang on the tree will be available to purchase for €5 at the community centre from Sunday, December 1, 12 six. Prayers for the names on the tree will be offered at Mass on Saturday, December 21, 7 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at 087 0541606.


Congratulations to Caroline Newport (Behan) on winning €76 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour post office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sun. Mass.

Community Coffee Shop

We are open every Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. 5 p.m..and look forward to you joining us for the cuppa and chat. Thank you all for your continued support.

Save the Date

Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane senior citizens senior citizens Christmas party plus 50th Anniversary of our Christmas parties will be held on Sunday, December 15, in Ferrycarrig Hotel. A committee member will be in touch over the coming days. You can also contact Rosie at 087 9355340: Kelly Ann 087 2845025, Sharon 087 6200143 if you have any queries.


Christmas Carol Concert

The Valda Chamber Choir and Piercestown church children's choir will present a beautiful evening of Christmas carols and songs on Monday, December 9, in Piercestown church. This is a fundraiser for the Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal.

The Valda choir celebrated its 21st anniversary this year. They have performed in concerts all over Europe so we can look forward to a very special evening.

Scouts news

Piercestown Scout Group are holding a Christmas Collection as a community event and they will all receive a Community Merit Badge for their efforts. They will collect all non-perishable Christmas goods, e.g. or even toiletries. All items will then go into the gift parcels distributed by SVDP in our local community for Christmas.

Collections will be on the following dates: Friday, November 29, at 2 and 3 p.m. at the hall - we hope all school parents will support us too. Saturday, November 30, at 7 p.m. just before Mass, and on Sunday morning December 1, after 10 a.m. Mass outside the church. Your support will mean such a lot to the young members of our Scouting Group and also by the SVDP local committee who are delighted with our gesture.

CHRISTMAS DRAW - Tickets are now on sale by Scout Group youths and leaders for the 12 Days of Christmas Draw €2 per ticket, please support, great prizes - go on try your luck. thank you for your support.

ARA Club news

Seats are still available for Shopping day to Kildare Village and Whitewater Centre Newbridge and Newbridge Silver Shop on Tuesday, December 3. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your seat. Cost €50.00 pp incl evening meal on way home.

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of the senior citizens Christmas party will be held in Jordans pub, Murrintown on Saturday, December 7, at 8.30 p.m. - come along and support this worthy cause.


The St Martin's AGM will be held on Friday, December 6, at 7.30 p.m.

Forever Fit

Fitness classes with Amanda Burke: Dancefit Mondays at 10 a.m. or DanceActive50+ Mon and Thursday at 11.30 a.m. 'pay-as-you-go' €10 p.p. Ongoing classes weekly in the Piercestown Scout Hall. Please call 087 9713339 for more info. or just come along.

Your news

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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 two match-three winners. The winning numbers were 9, 15, 28 and 31. The winners were Catherine Meyler and Pauline Moore. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, November 26, and the jackpot now stands at €5,400.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Thos Ryan winning €118. Next draw will take place on Thursday, November 28, in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.

Parent/Toddler Group

Every second Wednesday starting December 4 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. Upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.

St Vincent de Paul

The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all of the churches of the diocese of Ferns on the weekend of December 7/8. For some Christmas is 'most worrying time of the year.' Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

Christmas Tree Lights

The Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on in Duncormick on Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m. There will be carols, music and light refreshments and Santa will drop by for a visit.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

A fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer will be held in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Friday, December 6, at 8 p.m. A great night of music and dance with 'Green Road and DJ Julie' - Christmas Dress Encouraged Raffle and Spot prizes. No entry fee - donations on entry. All proceeds Irish Cancer Society.

Mary Poppins

The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them to open this year's Christmas Season with 'Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics 'an event for all the family with our Christmas treats at the interval in Carrig Hall on December 5 and 6 and Fethard on December 7. Tickets on sale now at thelittleseamusicalsociety.com and in local outlets.

Rathangan Parish Council

Rathangan parish council wish to thank everyone who helped and supported our bingo on Sunday, November 10. Our next bingo is on Sunday, December 1, at 2.30 in Rathangan hall. The snowball will be €500 in 46 numbers. Also our Country Music Festival will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Tickets will be on sale for this on December 1. Watch this space for more details soon.

Housing Association AGM

The annual general meeting of Rathangan senior citizens Housing Association Ltd will take place in Rathangan Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 6. annual Report and accounts will be presented along with information on work and plans at the McCaul Community Centre (old house). All and everyone welcome.

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