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Around the districts: Our Lady's Island, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour


Harry Sherlock, Rory Davis, Jack Halpin and Conor Wicherley taking part in the annual GOAL Mile Run/Walk on Wexford Quay on St Stephen’s Day

Harry Sherlock, Rory Davis, Jack Halpin and Conor Wicherley taking part in the annual GOAL Mile Run/Walk on Wexford Quay on St Stephen’s Day

Harry Sherlock, Rory Davis, Jack Halpin and Conor Wicherley taking part in the annual GOAL Mile Run/Walk on Wexford Quay on St Stephen’s Day

Our Lady's Island: Community Coffee Shop - The Coffee Shop will now be open only on Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Do come along for the cuppa, some nice home-baking and the chat. Thanks for all your support.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga with Eileen Rowe commences in Our Lady's Island Community Hall this Tuesday, January 7, at 11 a.m. For more info, please contact Patricia Grindon 087 9041300 or Eileen 087 6804279.

OLI Youth Club

We will be back again this Friday, January 10, from 7.45 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in Our Lady's Island Community Centre. New members welcome.

GAA Bingo

GAA bingo starts back again tonight Tuesday, January 7, in the Community Hall at 8 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €625 would be nice start to the New Year come along for your chance to win.

Tacumshane Knitting Group

Tacumshane Knitting Group starting back on Monday, January 13, and the Sewing Group are back on Thursday, January 16. Newcomers welcome phone Kitty at 087 9233296 or Frances 086 8118967.


Our Lady's Island ICA will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, January 13, at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Hall. New members always welcome.


We would like to say a special thank you to the kids at Scoil Mhuire for their beautiful cribs they made. They were fantastic and really enhanced our church. You can collect them now and keep for next year. Well done.



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.

Parent and Toddler Group

Group meets every second Wednesday starting January 8 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. Upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.

Southeast Country Music Festival

Southeast Country Music Festival tickets which will be held on Sunday, July 26, at Killag, Co. Wexford. Tickets are now on sale from the following outlets Murphy's Daybreak, Mace Kilmore quay, Billy Doyle's footwear Wexford and Enniscorthy, Rathangan Hall, Fr Kevin Cahill Rathangan, Odlums Shop Baldwinstown and southeast festival committee members.

Ticket prices are €25 each children under-14 are free accompanied by an adult. Full Bar and Food service, Dance Floor, free on-site parking provided. Bands featuring Mike Denver and band, Gerry Guthrie, Olivia Douglas, Lee Mathews, Patrick Feeney supported by the Conquerors. Hope to see you there.

St Anne's GAA Book

St Anne's GAA Book October 2000 is still for sale from the usual outlets including Anne Barry's Club Sales in the club house every Tuesday night from eight to 8.30 p.m.


There is bingo in Rathangan hall on Sunday, January 12, at 2.30 p.m. in aid of Church Restoration Fund. Your support would greatly appreciated by attendance or donation. Thank you.


Rathangan Variety Group presents Ultimate feel good 60's Musical/Show 'HAIRSPRAY' at Rathangan Hall from February 19 to February 22 2020 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.

Rosslare Harbour

Environment Group Notes

The AGM of the Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group will take place in the Railway Social Club at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 10.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'.

St Mary's GAA

A Happy and healthy New year to all involved in St Mary's Rosslare GAA Thank you for all you help over the last year.

The lotto was not won €9,700. The numbers were 14, 15, 19 and 31 on December 17, 2019. One match-three winner Sheila Lacey. Next draw is next year January 7 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €9,850. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee and places around the parish.

Our 12 days of Christmas draw was a great success for the club and we wish to thank all who helped and bought tickets. The winners list was as follows. Day 1 - Aiden Waters, Day 2 - Billy Doyle Rosslare Strand, Day 3 - JW Rowe Ballymore, Day 4 - Jim Henessy Rosslare Strand, Day 5 - Pauline & Mary Barron Barntown, Day 6 - Bob Butler Our Lady's Island, Day 7 - W O'Keefe Dublin, Day 8 - Jo Roche Rosslare Harbour, Day 9 - John Devlin Kilrane, Day 10 - Mrs M Howlin Wexford Town, Day 11 - Tony Petit Our Lady's Island , Day 12 - €50 winners Karen Donohue Rosslare Strand , Ned Power Kilrane, Emma & Paul Kehoe Kilrane and Laura Cardiff Carlow. €500 winners Paula Hore Kilmore and Paddy Meyler Tagoat. The winner of €5,000 was Rita Byrne (Noonan) Tagoat. Well done to all the winners.

We held our re-union on Sunday, December 29, in Ferrycarrig Hotel, who served up a lovely meal and we thank their hospitality which made the night so enjoyable. Our special guest were county chairman Derek Kent and Liam Og McGovern Wexford county Hurler. We honoured our County Minor winners of 1994 and County Junior Hurling Champions 1999. It was great to see some of our old players who live away. We celebrated our new Junior Hurling Champions of 2019 with a medal presentation by Liam Og.

We wish to thank Paul Kavanagh and his band Freeway, who played into the wee hours and got us all on the dance floor. We look forward to 2020 and holding our next dinner dance.

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