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Alison O’Gorman and Eimear O’Brien at the opening of the Mum Gym in Clonard Village

Alison O’Gorman and Eimear O’Brien at the opening of the Mum Gym in Clonard Village

Alison O’Gorman and Eimear O’Brien at the opening of the Mum Gym in Clonard Village

Rathangan-Cleariestown: Southeast Country Music Festival - Southeast country music festival tickets are now on sale.

They are available 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.

Special early bird price €20 for the month of December. The tickets would be an ideal Christmas present and o supporting our local parishes.

Notes

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 one match-three winner. The winning numbers were 16, 22, 25 and 27. The match-three winner was Ben Moore. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, December 17, and the jackpot now stands at €3,200.

Split-the-pot

Last week's split-the-pot winner was Jack O'Brien, winning €124. Next draw will take place on Thursday, December 19, in Sammy's. Thank you for your support.

Parent and Toddler Group

Parent and Toddler Group meet every second Wednesday starting December 18 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. Upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.

St Anne's GAA Book

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

Senior citizens New Year's Party

The Rathangan senior citizens New Year's Party will take place on Sunday, January 5, 2020, in Rathangan Bar at 2 p.m. Invitations will be distributed over the next couple of weeks. If you don't receive your invitation please contact Gerry at 087 6951360. We look forward to seeing you all on January 5 from the Rathangan senior citizens New Year's Party Committee.

Christmas Lights

A large crowd enjoyed the Christmas Tree Lighting in Duncormick on Saturday night last despite the bad weather. The lights were switched on by Sammy's able deputy Donnacha. With carols from the Rathangan Choir followed by a great session in Sammy's.

The following are the winners of the raffle: Hamper - John Byrne, Mulrankin. Timber/Blocks - Celine Hunt, Knocktown. Turkey - Darren Moore, Rochestown. Voucher - Colette Kennedy, Cleariestown. Voucher - John Redmond, Duncormick. Voucher - Tadhg Doyle, Duncormick. Voucher - Alannah Doyle. Voucher - Matt Crispin, Duncormick. Voucher - Mary and Andrew Dwyer. Voucher - Matt Crispin. Voucher - Matt Walsh, Bannow. Bottle of Brandy - Susan Kennedy. Bottle of Jameson - Ciaran Breen. Hamper of Wine - John Redmond. Tower of Treats - Margaret Doyle. Wine and Sweets - Peter Devereux, Kilmore. Sweets - Mary Redmond, Gibberwell. Sweets - John Roche. Biscuits - Aidan Brennan, Bridgetown.

A big thank you to everyone that supported the night in any way.

Rosslare Harbour

Walk for Trócaire

On December 26, St Stephen's morning the residents of Rosslare Harbour and Kilrane are holding a fundraising 3km walk on behalf of Trocaire. This family friendly event begins at 11.30 from the Railway Social Club, traveling down Ballygillane, returning on the main road and finishing at the Railway Social Club, who have kindly sponsored tea or coffee on our return.

Donations of €10 per couple/family would be gratefully received for this wonderful charity. Last year with your help we raised over €800 for Trocaire, this year we would love to reach the €1,000 mark. Please bring your Santa Hat on the day to make it a festive occasion. Please help us make a difference and support this wonderful charity. For further details contact Claire O'Rourke 087 2533328.

Until Love Conquers Fear This Christmas Trócaire are asking you to remember the children affected by the conflicts in warn torn countries around the world. The people of Somalia, Syria and Gaza have suffered decades of conflict, violence and lawlessness. They now face a future of climate disaster with severe and frequent droughts. Right now 3.1 million people require life-saving assistance.

Trócaire supports vulnerable communities when emergencies strike. Your support will help build a more just world and change lives for the better.

Ballycogley Players

Our 'comic members' have been very busy recently performing sketches for fundraisers and Christmas parties over the last few weeks which included a concert in aid of Baby Lucy Wall on Saturday, November 30, in Rathangan Hall, Bannow Historical Society's Christmas party in Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 7, and Our Lady's Island Old Folks Christmas party in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Sunday, December 15.

Well done to all the students at Bridgetown College, who took part in their recent production of 'All Shook Up' but a special mention must go to our members Josh Quigley-Power, Jack O'Brien and Justine Murphy, who were all excellent on stage and also to Rory, Conor and Cian Cassidy, who were part of the backstage and lighting crew. We are very proud of you all. C.

hristmas party time took place for us on Friday, December 6, in Mary Barry's, Kilmore where we got together and enjoyed a fabulous meal (washed down with a few beverages) Thanks to the staff for looking after us so well, a great night was had by all.

Rehearsals for our circuit play; 'Dreamland' have been going very well but unfortunately due to illness one of our stalwart members, Con Doyle has had to take a step back from his character. Readings took place to replace his character last week and Shay Hannon was the successful candidate and will now play 'Doc'. Best of luck, Shay.

We wish our dear friend Con all the best and look forward to having him back threading the boards very soon.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. A special thank you for all your support in 2019 and hope 2020 is good to you all.

St Mary's GAA

The lotto was not won €9,550. The numbers were 6, 10, 11 and 13 on December 12. One match-three winner Kevin Power. Next draw is December 17 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €9,700. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee and places around the parish.

Our first winner of the 12 days of Christmas draw was Aiden Waters on December 11. Next week will have the next seven days result so best of luck to all.

We are holding a re-union ball on December 29 at 7.30 p.m. in Ferrycarrig hotel. We are presenting medals to 1994,1999 and 2019 winning county teams. Tickets can be bought off Conor Roche 087 2027202 and Corinna Shiel 086 8681925.

The club would like to extend its condolences to club member Ciaran Lynch on the sad passing of his mother Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends.

Rosslare Strand

Christmas Holiday

The community centre will close on Friday, December 20, at 12.30 and will re-open on Monday, January 6, 2020, when all classes/events will resume as usual.

Light for a Life

Christmas is a time when our thoughts turn to those we have lost. If you would like your loved one remembered on the Rosslare Community Centre Christmas Tree (located in the Access for All Garden), you can do so by donating €2 and a light will be lit in remembrance. They will also be remembered at Christmas Mass on December 25. Donations can be made at Rosslare Pharmacy, Boggans Supermarket or New2U Charity shop.

Christmas Day Swim

The annual dip before dinner will take place at Rosslare Strand at midday on Christmas Day. All are welcome to participate. Soup and mulled wine will be served. There will be a bucket collection on aid of St Mary's Day Care Centre.

Rosslare Youth Club

We are now officially on holiday and our New Year kicks off with a trip to Dundrum on January 3. To keep up to date with our activities, follow our Facebook page.

Active Retirement

December 17 marks our last coffee morning before Christmas; complimentary mince pies will be served with our usual cuppa. The AGM will be held on January 14 when a new committee will be elected and membership will be renewed for 2020.

A holiday is planned to Westport on April 20 for five nights. The cost will be €395 which will include the coach to and from Rosslare, five nights B&B, four evening meals, daily outings by coach and nightly entertainment in the Castlecourt Hotel. Non-members welcome but must have their own travel insurance. Deposits taken to book a place contact any member of the committee or ring 086 1917190.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

We would like to thank everyone who helped us throughout 2019. We will be looking for your support in 2020 so that we can bring more success and good cheer to the Community. We wish You all a very happy Christmas and good health for 2020.

Cois Barry Community House

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; 10: 30 Beauty Course; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Code Club; 7: 30-8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons). Tuesday: 10: 30 Hairdressing Course; 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: 11 a.m. to midday German lessons; 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 GAA

The lotto was not won €9,550. The numbers were 6, 10, 11 and 13 on December 12. One match-three winner Kevin Power. Next draw is December 17 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €9,700. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee and places around the parish.

Our first winner of the 12 days of Christmas draw was Aiden Waters on December 11. Next week will have the next seven days result so best of luck to all.

We are holding a re-union ball on December 29 at 7.30 p.m. in Ferrycarrig hotel. We are presenting medals to 1994,1999 and 2019 winning county teams. Tickets can be bought off Conor Roche 087 2027202 and Corinna Shiel 086 8681925.

The club would like to extend its condolences to club member Ciaran Lynch on the sad passing of his mother Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends.

Community/Sports Centre Events

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 at 8.15 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

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

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 Dance50+ - 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

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. 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 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. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

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