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Around the districts: Over the Water, Piercestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare, Strand

Over the Water: Pilates - A pilates class commenced in Blackwater community centre today, Tuesday, January 21, at 11.30am and the next class will take place on Thursday at 8.15pm. These will continue for the foreseeable future every Tuesday and Thursday.

Debbie is qualified in Joseph Pilates and Stott Pilates and Advanced Pilates. She has additional qualifications in pregnancy pilates, Pilates pilates for back ache and also for the older population. She has been a qualified registered Nurse for over 20 years and has been teaching pilates successfully for over eight years. Debbie can be contacted at 086 8122535 for further details.

Pilates in Castlebridge

Pilates classes with Debbie are now taking place in Castlebridge community centre on Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Debbie's contact number is 086 8122535.

Drama production

Bridge Drama Group will present 'Men Should Weep' by Ena Lamont Stewart, which is being directed by Trish Doyle in the National Opera House from January 29 to January 31 inclusive, nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets at €15 and €12 are available from nationaloperahouse.ie or by contacting 053 9122144. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Development lotto

results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, January 12, The numbers drawn were 3, 15, 21 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and eight match-three winners who each received €20, Dan Doyle, Ballyvaloo; Jim and Theresa Doyle, Ballyvaloo; Aidan Doyle, Ballyvaloo; Paddy Doyle, Begerin; Eileen Kinsella, Ballinacoola; Eileen Furlong, Curracloe; Anita Morris, c/o Billy Donnolly and Marian Keville, Curracloe.

Partners 45

Weekly winners of the partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Murt Kelly and Eddie Harding. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m till Easter. There is an open draw and all are welcome.

Split-the-pot winner

Congratulations to the recent winner of the Curracloe national school split-the-pot draw, Karen Bates, who won €104. Envelopes are on sale in all the local Curracloe businesses as well as the school for €2 for one draw, six draws for €10 or 12 draws for €20. The next draw will take place on Wednesday, January 22.

School enrolments

Curracloe national school are now accepting enrolments for the 2020/2021 school year. Please contact the school secretary at 053 9137283 for a registration form, or download a form from the school website curracloens.ie.

GAA Club lotto

results of the Shelmalier GAA Club lotto draw for January 13 the numbers drawn were 6, 7, 14 and 18. There was no jackpot winner and six match-three winners, who each received €35, John Coffey; Mrs E O'Gorman; Adam Murphy; Joey Sinnott; Aileen and Richard Ormonde; Martin Doyle.

Items welcome

News items such as details on meetings, births, sports, engagements, etc are most welcome. Items must be submitted by Thursday night for inclusion in the paper, which comes out on the following Tuesday.

Send items to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775.

Fitness programmes at Shelmalier GAA Club

Shelmalier GAA Club are starting two new programmes in their pitch in Hollymount. They have a 'Couch to 5k' programme beginning tonight, Tuesday, January 21, at 7 p.m to help anyone wanting to run 5k non-stop.

They have also an Operation Transformation programme starting on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m to help anyone wanting to lose weight, get fit and active. There is a weekly fitness plan, nutrition advice, measurements in private and group sessions. Kick start 2020 and head over to the Shels GAA Club.

Piercestown

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.

AGM: Our group AGM will be held on Tuesday, February 25, at 3.30 p.m. in St Martin's GAA Club. Everyone welcome, come along and join us for a cuppa after the meeting.

Playschool

Piercestown playschool are now enrolling for September 2020 limited spaces available contact catherine at 053 9158379 for further information.

Your news

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Rosslare Harbour

Kilrane National School news

Kilrane National School First Holy Communion Preparation Masses will take place on Saturday, January 25, February 15, March 21 and April 25 at 7 p.m. in St Patrick's Church Rosslare Harbour. Looking forward to seeing parents and guardians of the KNS First Holy Communion children there.

Environment Group news

The Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group AGM was held on Friday, January 10, $5. At the AGM the following officers and committee were elected for 2020. President: Connie McCabe. Chair: Micheál Delaney. Vice-Chair and PRO: David Laheen. Secretary: Vera Fox. Treasurer: Sharon Fox. Asst. Secretary: Donal O'Neill Committee: Pat Doyle, John Dromey, Charlie Hill, Sam Horan, Tony McCormack and Paul McCormack. Junior Committee: Kyle and Kieran.

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

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, DVD players, hairdryers, electric drills, Christmas tree lights etc. situated at the back of the Railway Social Club and is open on Saturday mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

Active Retirement Group

The next Ordinary general meeting will be on Tuesday, February 4, at the Railway Social Club at 3 p.m.

A Committee Meeting will take place at 2 p.m.

The annual general meeting elected the following members as its Management Committee for 2020. Officers of the group is chairperson Mairead Carr, secretary Mavis Harmsworth, treasurer Jim Dinan, Vice-chairperson Mary Kirwan.

Committee members are Jane Boyle Alice Cummins, Rosalind Keane and Margaret Keane. Subscriptions were set at €20 for the year and are now due and should be paid before, or at, the next meeting. Jane will be in Lilly's Café between 11 a.m. and midday on Saturdays to collect from anybody wishing to pay.

We would bring the following activities to the attention of members: - The Whist Group on Tuesdays at 2.30 p.m. and the Scrabble Club on Fridays at 2.30 p.m., both at the Railway Social Club.

The Walking Group on Mondays and Thursdays at 11.30 a.m., meet at the new car park by the playground on St Martin's Road.

The Brush with Art Group on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and the Knitwits (knitting and knitted handicrafts) on Fridays at 11 a.m., both at the Maritime Museum on the N25.

The annual Holiday for 2020 will be to the Castle Court Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo. A booking is being sought for as early in September as possible. Prices will be in the order of €385 per person sharing for five days, four nights. There will be a singles supplement of €80 total.

Full details will be available at the next meeting.

Upcoming play from the Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan are going from strength to strength and with only a few weeks to go to our debut with this wonderful play, it's time to book your tickets.

Our pre-circuit performances will take place from February 14 to February 16 in the National Opera House, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support

Rosslare Strand

Youth Club

Rosslare Youth Club meet every Friday at Rosslare Community from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. New members always welcome - see our Facebook page.

Active Retirement news and upcoming events

Our AGM was held on January 14 when a new committee was elected and membership renewed.

Our next outing is a guided tour of Johnstown Castle on January 27 at 2.30 p.m., we plan to meet in the Castle Cafe at 1.30 p.m. for a light lunch.

The holiday in Westport booked from April 19 for five nights b and b with four evening meals, daily tours out and nightly entertainment, cost €395pps. Castlecourt Hotel is central in Westport and a pool and spa is available in the hotel.

The annual lunch is booked for February 20 in Kelly's Hotel, money and names to be given on Tuesday, January 21, cost €15 for members, non-members may join us on the day cost €25.

We have chair yoga starting on Tuesday, January 28, at 10.45 a.m. This will run each Tuesday for six weeks.

Our coffee mornings continue each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. in Coast Hotel.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

We would like to wish All candidates in the forthcoming General Election All the Best in their Campaigns.

Unfortunately the bulk of the posters are made from single use plastic and are certainly not kind to the planet.

For those who decide to use posters we would respectfully ask that they are put in place securely also that they will be removed, together with the cable ties, within seven days of the Polling Day as set out in the Littering Act 1997 and 2009. Failure to do so can lead to an on the spot fine of €150.

All posters must have the name and address of the printer and publisher printed on the front, again failure to have this information could result in Court proceedings and potential substantial fines.

We do wish to be as co-operative as possible in recognising the traditional use of posters but we are moving towards a Poster Free Village, meanwhile we ask for the co-operation of all candidates.

Bible studies evening

A Bible studies evening will be held each Wednesday in the Fort Room, Rosslare Community Centre (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.). The evening will involve discussion in an informal and friendly setting. All are welcome; for more information contact Avril or Jenita at 086 6627681.

Seven-week Sewing Course

Following a very popular first run last year, this course recommences on Monday, February 3, from 10.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and runs for seven weeks. The course covers operation and maintenance of sewing machine, along with a range of techniques. Attendees must bring their own machine. Course costs €120, with a €20 deposit payable in advance. To book please contact the tutor Noeleen Ennis Hickey at 086 40575567.

Cois Barry Community House

Cois Barry Community House has teamed up with Kelly's Resort Hotel to introduce a free course in the Hospitality Industry. The course will include Barista training, Table waiting and Bar - Tending.

This course will commence late February To register or more information please call to community house or contact David at 087 7631605.

We have following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare Strand.

Monday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club; 7: 30-8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons). Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar, 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Youth Drop in Centre (087 7631605) Wednesday: 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar. Our rooms are available to rent, get in touch if you are interested.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page: facebook.com/CoisBarryHouse/, instagram.com/coisbarryhouse/or email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631605. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

St Mary's camogie

St Mary's camogie club AGM will be held in the clubhouse in Tagoat on Thursday, January 23, at 8 p.m. We would encourage all parents and adult members to attend.

We are always looking for people to volunteer and assist with the running of the club. Looking forward to another successful season.

Community/Sports Centre events

Schoolboys/Girls' Soccer Club - Academy Saturday 11 a.m. to midday/under-11s Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-15s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-12s 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nines Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-12s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.

St Paul's Athletics Club Mon and Wed on Rosslare Track 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Fridays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417.

Menapians Athletics Club - Tues, Thurs and Friday at 7 p.m., seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

Boxing Club Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m/€2 per week/first to sixth year students. Lots of activities, discos and trips. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

Rosslare Bowls Club. Call Catherine at 086 8177679 rosslarebowlsclub.com.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Men's Sheds - Mon, Tues and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim at 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Jackie at 087 6468677 or Paula at 086 7870696.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Judo - Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. (age 3-12 years) Contact Fabiola at 083 0335866.

Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. Fridays. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Pilates with Theresa on Fridays at 10 a.m. €10 per class. Call 089 4620552 for further info.

DANCEFIT. - Saturday at 10 a.m. Hi energy, heart pumping, body toning. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome.

Active Dance 50+ - Dance exercise to music. Every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339 to book.

Visitors and drop-ins always welcome

Wexford People