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Around the districts: Piercestown, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand, Tagoat


John Boyce and Jim Power at the launch of Jackie Hayden’s book‘Sea Fever’ in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay

John Boyce and Jim Power at the launch of Jackie Hayden’s book‘Sea Fever’ in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay

John Boyce and Jim Power at the launch of Jackie Hayden’s book‘Sea Fever’ in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay

Piercestown: Missing cash box - Knockingall Centre (Scouts and Guides) wish to thank you all for asking about the cash box. It was found in a ditch during last week.

ARA Club news

Plans are currently being finalised for upcoming trips in March, April and May. More details later.

March 5, five places left for the New Ross Society Musical of 'Funny Girl' at St Michael's Theatre New Ross. Ticket/Coach and Evening Meal for 35.00pp. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your places. Leaving Wexford 4 p.m.

Wexford County Fire Service will give a free fire safety in the home presentations to all members of Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club and to anyone in parish who are interested in coming along. Two fire-fighters from your local fire station will come to this meeting, deliver the presentation and answer any questions you may have. This event will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at 2.30 p.m. in St Martin's GAA Centre organised by ARA Club. Please come along to this very informative presentation. No charge. Cuppa Tea afterwards, open to non-members.

Westport 2019 trip August 26 - Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club annual Coach Tour to Westport, Staying at Castlecourt four Star hotel, Westport three dbb, €350 pp sharing (price locked in before hospitality tax goes up) book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 - very few places left on this trip, don't miss the bus.

Pieta House Talk

Sally Griffiths CEO of Pieta House will come and speak to members and friends on Tuesday, February 19, at the St Martin's GAA Community Centre at 2.45 p.m. Please come along for a very informative talk on mental health. FOC and cuppa tea afterwards. Open to members and non-members. no charge.

School open night

Piercestown National School will host an Open Night on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. Come along to hear what Piercestown NS has to offer your child. We look forward to seeing you on the night. For further information, please contact us at 053 9158854.

Watercolour classes

Places are available in the watercolour class wgich takes place every Thursday evening in Murrintown community centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Phone Maria at 086 3848364 for details.



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 winner of last week's jackpot of €17,800. The winning numbers were 4, 14, 25 and 31. There were seven match-three winners who received €30 each.

The winners were Audrey Devereux, Angela Meyler, Paddy O'Neill, Pat Whitmore, Denice Wright, Sarah and Kacey Rooney, JP Cahill. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, February 5, and the jackpot now stands at €18,000.

St Anne's NS

St Anne's NS are currently taking enrolments for September 2019. Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office Tel: 051 563167.


Last week's winner was Barry Redmond winning €102. Next draw Thursday, February 7, in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.

Rathangan Variety Group

Rathangan Variety Group proudly presents '9 to 5' - The Dolly Parton Musical in Rathangan Hall, from February 20 to February 23 at 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets will be on sale from February 1 by contacting 087 0909541 Adults €15.00/Children €10

Get your tickets early, a great night's entertainment not to be missed.

St Anne's Athletic Club

Training begins on Tuesday, February 5, for children aged six years+ up to and including second class at 6.30 p.m. to 7.20 p.m. in GAA complex.


We extend sympathy to Veronica White, Killag on the death of her father, John Cahill, Barntown, during the week. May he rest in peace.

Rosslare Harbour

KRH Tops

Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Group stage their one night only Gala Tops Show on Friday, April 5, in Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. We will be joined by special guest performers and comedy sketches will be performed by the Ballycogley Players. Admission €12 Adults and €6 Children with Family Admission applied. A great nights entertainment guaranteed.

St Mary's GAA

Our Jim Byrne Football team have worked very hard in January and have been very competitive against teams who will be playing in higher divisions in the championship. It has being great to see our own team compete in the Jim Byrne Cup for the first time in over 20 years.

We are holding our registration day for all underage teams on Sunday, February 10, in our clubhouse in Tagoat at 11 a.m. You will get to meet team managers and we look forward to a big turnout on the day. Registration is €40 per child.

Our lotto is €20,000 and tickets can be bought off committee members and around the locality. The numbers for January 29 were 2, 6, 13 and 32. No winner or match-three winners. Lotto dip winners were Alice Sinnott, Pat Whelan, Aoife/Ella/Cara Shortle, Jim Hillis and the four Meylers. Next draw is February 5 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.

Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Youth Club

We are seeking help from a tech savvy volunteer to help set up some IT/Music equipment. New members always welcome. Join us for weekly activities, hang-out, regular outings and great fun with your friends. Youth Club meets every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosslare Community Centre. Follow our Facebook page for all the latest news.

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare

The school is now enrolling pupils for September 2019. There are a number of ways to enrol; you can call to the school for a Registration Form, download the form from the school's website scoilmhuirerosslare.ie, or phone the office at 053 9132501 to have a form posted to you. Please note completed forms must be returned before February mid-term break (February 21/22)

Charity Boutique

There is a sale now on at New 2 U Charity Boutique All our winter stock is now available at unbelievably low prices - choose from a great selection of women's and children's clothing. We are open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Tidy Towns

Please help us in keeping the village clear of litter by picking the area outside your home/business. We will have the first formal beach clean of the Year in early February; date and times will be published later.

Tidy Towns is part of a nationwide group of volunteers, who enjoy keeping their Villages and Towns looking their best. We welcome New Members; Please feel free to join. Contact Margaret at 086 1257487.

Cois Barry Centre

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

MONDAY - 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group Waves; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Code Club for primary school aged kids (please note we will change times from next week); 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Youth Club; 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. School of trad music.

TUESDAY - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet Club; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Getting On the Road - Driver Theory Training and Test practice and Road Safety course; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Beginners' Guitar.

WEDNESDAY - 11 a.m. to midday Computer Skills for Beginners of all ages; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (kids); 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (adults).

You can still join our classes and activities, get in touch to find out more. We are preparing several more courses and activities in the coming weeks, please refer to our website for news and updates.

OPEN DAY - We would love to show the community what we are doing and how everyone can benefit from our services. We hope you will be able to join us on Thursday, February 21. We will update the information as soon as we have the schedule ready. Find us on Facebook, email us at coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or call at 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Kettle Club

Clara and Melonie at Swing and Spin Kettle Club are offering a wide range of spinning and fitness classes with attractive drop in rates and membership packages available. Visit their website (swingandspin.ie) for more info.

Community/Sports Centre

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 Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-10s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-11s Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-9s 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. Find us on Facebook.

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

Boxing Club. Enrolment for this season on Tuesday, September 4, nine years + boys and girls. Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Come along on Fridays 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 - Finals on 15/16 and September 22/23. 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. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

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

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Full Body Circuit Classes - Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. with qualified personal trainer Liam Kehoe.

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

Forever Fit 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.

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


School Enrolment open evening

There will be an open evening for all prospective parents and children held on Monday, February 11, in Tagoat NS at 7 p.m. Parents and children will have the opportunity to meet the staff and representatives from our various student committees. The classrooms will be open with displays of work. Refreshments will be provided by our wonderful parents' association.

St Mary's Day Centre

We have a number of places available in the Day Centre at the moment. (bus may be available depending on location) If you would like to have a bit of fun, a three course lunch, or just to socialise then give us a call at 053 9132624 for details.

Ladies' night

Mark your calendars. We will be running out ladies' night this year on Thursday, March 28, at the fabulous Coast Rosslare Strand hotel. We have already got very strong interest in stalls for the night so if you are interested in a stall for the night call 053 9132624 as soon as possible as places are limited.

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