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Around the Districts: Piercestown, Rosslare Strand


Deirdre Brady, Noel Howlin, Joan Radford and Margaret Howlin at the coffee morning in aid of Lochlann Doyle in St Martin’s GAA clubhouse.

Deirdre Brady, Noel Howlin, Joan Radford and Margaret Howlin at the coffee morning in aid of Lochlann Doyle in St Martin’s GAA clubhouse.

Deirdre Brady, Noel Howlin, Joan Radford and Margaret Howlin at the coffee morning in aid of Lochlann Doyle in St Martin’s GAA clubhouse.

Piercestown: Scout Group. Please note; Registration night will be on Friday, August 23, at 7 p.m. in the Scout and Guide Hall - all current members will re-register on this night and new members are welcome. Please ring 087 6677411 Ann if you have any queries. thank you to everyone for their support during this scouting year and we look forward to your continued support in 2019/2020 scouting year.

Girl Guides

Cygnet, Brigins, Guides and Rangers: Registration night will be on Monday, September 2, from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in the Guide/Scout Hall. We will resume the following Monday night, September 9, at the usual times.

The Link up ceremony will take place on Monday, September 16, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to the new Guiding year.

'American Tea Party'

The board of Knockingall Community Centre are once again organising the 'American Tea Party' type community social night on Friday, September 27, details will be sent to all groups late August and we hope you will all come along and support this fundraising event. Tickets will be €10 same as last year. Live music this year.


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Rosslare Strand

Summer Events

Claymazing return with their unique take on clay modelling on Wednesday, August 14, at 2 and 4 p.m. Contact Helen for details at 087 9246976.

Our annual Bake sale takes place on Sunday, August 18, between 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Access for All Garden (weather permitting). Tea and coffee available.

Summer camp (4-12 years) continues from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday till August 16. Register from 9.15 on the day. Every day is filled with fun activities, playground time, beach trips and much more.

Our final bingo evening of the season take place every Wednesday at Coast Rosslare - doors open at 7.30 p.m., with eyes down at 8 p.m.

Shine Bright Theatre presents a super silly puppet show every Tuesday evening at 7.30.

For details of these, and all our other summer events, pick up a copy of our summer Brochure at local outlets, check out our Facebook page, or contact us at 053 9132202.

Active Retirement

Our coffee mornings continue each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. in Coast Hotel. A big crown attended last Tuesday which was great, it's always good to keep in touch over the summer so we're hoping it will continue along those lines. If there's anything to be related there's always some committee members there too. As we are all aware there are no meetings for July and August so it's good to keep in touch and have a chat. Non-members are welcome to join us and hopefully potential new members.

Our outing to the Dublin Bay Cruise is planned for Tuesday, August 13, when we will travel by train to and from Dublin and hopefully have a nice relaxing lunch in Howth at the end of the cruise. For information re cruise ring 086 1917190.

Open Garden

Doyle's, Orchard Park are opening their garden to the public every Sunday. All are invited; proceeds will be divided between Tagoat Parish Church and Tagoat Day Care centre.

St Mary's GAA

The lotto was not won and stands at €6,850. The numbers were 1, 14, 19 and 32 on August 6. One match-three winners Gordon Kavanagh. Next draw is August 13 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €7,000. We are looking for more people to help sell tickets. From next week the seller of a winning jackpot ticket will win €500 and there will be a monthly voucher seller draw for €50. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish. The winning sellers ticket was sold by Claire and David McDonnell.

A big thank you to all who supported our Guess the score competition - there was no correct score. Congratulations to Ruby Lambert on winning the draw for €100.

Our under-20 Team is with Kilmore and the Hurling championship and our district semi-final will be on Tuesday, August 20, at 7 p.m. in Carne against Our lady's Island. Manager is Conor Roche 087 2027202.

Under-seven boys Well done to our under-sevens on Wednesday, August 7, in Piercestown playing two very good football matches. Training this week is on Monday.

Under-nine boys Training Tuesday the 13th at 6.30 p.m. under-10 Hurling blitz in Ferns Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. under-eight Hurling match Sunday the 18th against Cushenstown TBC.

Under-11 boys' Hurling training Monday, August 12, 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Hurling match on Wednesday the 14th in Kilmore at 7 p.m. Please support our boys.

Under-13 boys Are playing their quarter final championship football match against Monageer-Boolavogue on Tuesday, August 13. Please come and support our boys who are having a very good season.

Under-15 boys' Hurling training Tuesday the 13th seven to 8.30. Hurling match against Bannow-Ballymitty in Tagoat 7.30 Thursday the 15th. Rising stars football match against St Anne's in Tagoat at 11 a.m. Sunday the 18th. Please support our boys.

We are always looking for new players to join at all levels so if interested, just call one of our managers or our Underage chairman Derek Howlin 087 8371879.

The shop is open on home match days and is stocked with socks, nick, tops, hurls etc. in the colours of the club. So come a long and wear the club colours.

If anybody wishes to help in anyway please contact chairman Conor Roche at 087 2027202. We need your help to make our club even more successful. We are looking for a PRO at present. If anybody interested in Facebook/Twitter etc and would be interesting in helping please give us a ring.

Camogie Club news

Brilliant stuff from our under-12 girls. 21 players travelled to St Anne's for an exciting match. Both teams created loads of chances and we took an early 2-0 lead. Excellent skills and sheer determination saw us come away with a 4-01 to 0-01 win. Superb work girls.

The under-10s had a practice match in Tagoat against St Anne's. A screamer of a goal from Zara was enough to seal the win in a tight match. There were some excellent skills on display especially from some of our younger players.

Our under-eights were in action in their last county blitz of the season in Ferns. They played three matches and showed off the skills they have learned all summer at training. It was a super day out. Thanks to all the coaches and parents for travelling.

The under-14s next match will be on Monday (12th) in Tagoat when the girls take on Ferns in what promises to be a close match.


We are currently preparing for the Pride of Place awards 2019 competition. All our staff and volunteers are working hard to showcase our community and estates to the rest of our magnificent country.

IPB Pride of Place 2019, the prestigious Pride of Place Competition, the original community recognition awards runs for the 17th consecutive year. The organisations behind this competition are Co-operation Ireland, its local authority partners, in this case Wexford County Council, and the headline sponsor IPB Insurance.

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

Monday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 7: 30-8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons). Trad rehearsal on Monday the 22nd, performance on Wednesday the 24th. Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar. Wednesday: 11 a.m. ITALIAN lessons; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

Coming in September: French and German lessons.

Digital Skills Course - for total beginners. Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use internet and email safely, how to make video calls, how to pay motor tax online, pay your bills online or order your shopping to be delivered online. We can also teach you how to order your library books to be delivered on the library bus. Best if you can bring your own laptop or phone, but if you can't no worries, we will sort it out.

Our digital skills course is going to run in September/October 2019. We are taking bookings now.

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 7631305.

Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Befriending Group

We are currently seeking volunteers to act as befrienders. Volunteers have found it to be a hugely enriching experience, as beneficial to their own wellbeing as that of the people visited. If you think you might have an hour or so to contribute every week, please consider becoming a Befriender. To find out more, call us at 085 8526866 - we anticipate a training session will be scheduled for September.

Keep fit Programme

Yoga - Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Boot Camp - Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

Legs Bums and Tums - Wednesdays at 10.30 a.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

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. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome

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