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Loreto Secondary School students taking part in exercises as part of their Active Day recently

Loreto Secondary School students taking part in exercises as part of their Active Day recently

Loreto Secondary School students taking part in exercises as part of their Active Day recently

Rosslare Harbour: Irish dancing - Irish dancing classes under the tuition of Kay and Aileen Sutherland continue every Monday evening from 6pm to 7pm in the Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Community Centre.

New members are most welcome to join. For further information please contact Kay at 087 9035296 or contact us via our Facebook page 'Tara School of Irish Dancing'.

Ballycogley Players

Have you booked your tickets for our pre-festival performances of this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan?

Our first performance will be in Our Lady's Island Community Hall on Monday, February 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 at the door. Then there will be performances in the National Opera House from February 14 to February 16, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144.

A flavour of the play: 1934, a rural pub in a village on the south coast of Ireland. Returned Yank, Johnny Kinnane has eight hours to salvage the rapidly decaying carcass of a 60 foot whale. General Eoin O'Duffy plans to attend the Blueshirt Dance in the Parish Hall while a 16-year-old would-be jockey dreams of victory in the Cemetery Sunday Races and a Jewish refugee with a clarinet and a clapped-out truck sets out to make a new life for himself and his daughter. An electricity generating bicycle, an open air jazz dance and a daring triumph of the imagination in a climate of communal hysteria - these are just some of the elements which combine to form this fantastic piece of theatre.

Under the brilliant direction of Breda Hayes, the hardworking cast are as follows: Johnny - Seán Carthy, Dinny - Will Troy Walsh, Teddy - Colm Doyle, Cassidy - Diarmuid Buttimer, Beate - Justine Murphy, Stefan - Chris Maddock, Doc - Shay Hannon and Grace - Trish Boyce.

Rosslare Strand

Cookery Demo/Classes

Back by popular demand. Chef Daithi takes to the kitchen again for a three-week cookery/demo at the community centre. The course will run for three weeks from Thur 20. Cost €20 for all three sessions to include all ingredients and handouts. Please contact Rosslare Community Centre on 9132202 to register your interest - places strictly limited.

Sewing Class

Last year's course was a huge hit and a second course commences on February 3 for seven weeks.

If you own a sewing machine and don't know how to use it, this might be the course for you. Learn how to operate and maintain your machine with confidence. This course will cover upcycling techniques, pattern reading and projects suitable for beginners Attendees must bring own machines to class. Course costs €120 - €20 booking deposit required. For more information, call tutor Noeleen Ennis Hickey at 086 4057567.

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare

Enrolments for September 2020 now being taken. Please call into the school office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for an Enrolment Booklet or phone 053 9132501 to have one post to you. Alternatively you can download the form from our website scoilmhuirerosslare.ie.

Befriending Group

We are currently seeking volunteers to act as befrienders. A training session will take place on Thursday, January 30, at Rosslare Community Centre (9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m.) and a limited number of places remain - please contact Anne at 085 8526866 for more info. 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.

Rosslare Youth Club

Following our Christmas break, we're back to our usual schedule and will meet every Friday at Rosslare Community from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. New members always welcome - see our Facebook page.

Active Retirement

We had a good turnout at last week's coffee morning. Deposits were paid for our holiday in Westport on April 19 and our annual lunch in Kelly's Hotel on February 20. Places still available for Westport when we head off for five nights B&B with four evening meals, daily guided tours out, nightly entertainment and coach to and from Rosslare, staying at the Castlecourt Hotel in central Westport.

Chair Yoga classes take place on Tuesdays 10.45 a.m. and will continue for six weeks; this is a very popular activity and hopefully it will be enjoyed by all.

Our next meeting is on February 11 and the weekly coffee mornings continue each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m.

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.

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

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. 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. 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)

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Walking Soccer - Tuesdays at 11.00 €4 per session (includes light refreshments). Contact Yvonne at coachymcgrath@gmail.com.

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

Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. 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.

ActiveDance50+ - 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

Tagoat

Pilates

Pilates is ongoing in Tagoat Community Centre every Wednesday from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Improve flexibility, strengthen core, Improve concentration and posture, reduce stress. Contact Sandy at 086 8906332.

Baby and toddler group

Little Acorns Baby and toddler group are in Tagoat Community Hall on a Thursday morning (Following Tagoat NS Holidays) from 10 a.m. till midday, all welcome, would love to see everyone there.

Ladies' night

Five weeks to go to the most fabulous night of the year. Everything well on track with only a couple of stalls still available. If you are interested in running a stall please contact Mairead or Siobhán at 053 9132624. Watch this space for further updates.

Irish dancing

Irish dancing classes under the tuition of Kay and Aileen Sutherland continue every Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Community Centre. New members are most welcome to join. For further information please contact Kay at 087 9035296 or contact us via our Facebook page 'Tara School of Irish Dancing'.

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