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Around the Districts: Rosslare, Rosslare Strand


Josie Dunlop. Aidan Connor, Ann Cosgrave, Sam Crosbie and Emma Cosgrave at the the bake party in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in their premises in Drinagh

Josie Dunlop. Aidan Connor, Ann Cosgrave, Sam Crosbie and Emma Cosgrave at the the bake party in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in their premises in Drinagh

Josie Dunlop. Aidan Connor, Ann Cosgrave, Sam Crosbie and Emma Cosgrave at the the bake party in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in their premises in Drinagh

Rosslare Harbour. St Paul's AC. We held our 1st 'Mini Olympics' Event of 2019 last Wednesday and what a success it was with 41 children participating, congratulations and well done to all of you and thank you to all parents/guardians who helped out on the night.

We have a busy couple of weeks coming up, Sunday 7th April is Ferrybank A.C. Open Track & Field Sports Day, Sunday 21st is our own St Paul's Easter Road Race followed by St Senan's A.C. Open Track & Field Sports Day on Easter Monday full details on our Facebook page. We would encourage as many athletes as possible to compete in these events as it is great experience for them ahead of the Mr Oil County Juvenile Track & Field Championships which take place over the first two Sundays May at the track in Enniscorthy full details to follow.

We wish Maeve Hayes and Danika Gilsinan the very best of luck this weekend in Day 1 and 2 of the All Ireland Indoor Track & Filed Championships in Athlone.

Environmental Group Notes

The annual An Taisce National Spring Clean for the area is on Saturday, April 6 (All volunteers are welcome). The volunteers will be provided with gloves, litter pickers and bags. Once again the skip will be provided and sponsored by AES the ICA will be kindly providing refreshments afterwards in Kilrane Community Centre.

A coffee morning fundraiser is to take place on Tuesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in Hotel Rosslare.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

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

Active retirement

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2 at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 3 p.m. A Committee Meeting will take place at 2 p.m.

The Group's annual holiday has now been booked for August 26 to August 30, 2019 (five days and four nights) at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. The price will be €300pps with a €60 total single supplement. Deposits of €50. Non-members welcome to join us.


Rosslare Harbour Ramblers are walking every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday morning at 11 a.m. All walks start at the viewing point opposite the K garage in Rosslare Harbour. Coffee/tea and scones on Saturday morning after walk (cost €3.50).

ICA outing

Rosslare/Kilrane ICA are having an outing to Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin on Tuesday, April 30. The cost is €30 and includes the bus and guided tour of Glasnevin. A limited number of spaces are still available. If you would like a very enjoyable day out contact Carmel on 087-7551865.

Ballycogley Players

With just a under a week to our first performance of 'Same Old Moon' please take note of our venues and dates: Sunday, April 7, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18, 19, and 20, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144.

Synopsis of the play: From age nine into her forties, Brenda is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society. The play is a captivating and non-uncritical look at family life that features some wonderful roles. This year's cast (which involves both our old stalwarts and new members) look forward to your support with this production.

Macra Na Feirme reunion

This year is the 70th Anniversary of Macra Na Feirme in County Wexford. To mark this wonderful achievement we are organising a Macra reunion and dinner dance on Saturday, April 13, in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy at 7.30 p.m. Tickets can be booked by contacting Sarah at 085 113308. We are also reaching out to past Wexford Macra members for any pictures they might have from their time in Macra. These can be emailed to wexfordmacra19@hotmail.com.

Rosslare Strand

Community Walk

The community centre, in partnership with Rosslare Historical Society, will host a group walk at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3. The walk will start from the community centre and the route takes in some of the historic sites around Rosslare Village - walkers are advised to wear comfortable footwear and hi-vis jackets if possible. Post-walk refreshments will be provided to participants.

Social dancing

Fancy giving it a whirl? Sessions are held every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosslare Community Centre. An opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones, keep fit, and maybe pick up a few fancy moves along the way. Teacher available for any debutantes. For more information, contact the centre at 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Join us for weekly activities, hang-out, regular outings and great fun with your friends. We meet 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 to at 053 9132501 to have a form posted to you. Please note completed forms should be returned to the school as soon as possible.

Tidy Towns

Friday, April 19, at 10.30 a.m. is the annual Clean - up day for Rosslare Community. Please lend a hand in giving the village a Spring Clean to kick off the 2019 Season.We hope to cover the Beach and Dunes from Mauritistown Steps down to the Point, as well as the entire village.

Heavy Bags/Items will be collected on an ongoing basis so there will be no heavy lifting involved. All equipment will be made available at the Assembly Point which is the Community Hub in the Main car park. We will be starting with our ever popular annual Spring/summer raffle, Great Extra Prizes added this year together with the Bonus of Hampers, All for €2 a line and three for €5.

Voluntary work on the many planters has started as has some painting, weeding, sweeping, so Please join in and be part of the National Tidy Towns movement, help us in keeping our Place as No. One in the county.

Please note that on the Clean-up Day (April 19) we will have a Metal Recycling Facility set up - as last year - at the rear of the Public Toilets. This is Free and will be available till approximately 3 p.m.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

With a touch of Spring in the air, why not treat yourself? We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 - five and offer a wide range of clothing, bric-à-brac and small household goods. Good quality donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Camogie Club news

The dates for blitzes are now available. The under-10s first blitz is on April 20 and the under-12s start on April 16. The under-10 mini league will start on June 13. Under-12 mini league starts on June 11. under-14s first match is on May 2 while the under-16s start on April 1. The under-18s will be out on April 17.

Membership for 2019 is now due. It is club policy that only paid up members are allowed to participate in games for insurance reasons.

There will be a coaching development evening on April 8 in the club house. All coaches and helpers are requested to attend.

Rosslare Strand FC

Rosslare Strand FC will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner dance on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. at Coast Rosslare Strand. We are calling on all past and present players, officials and supporters to come and help us celebrate this tremendous milestone. With music provided by Wrecking Ball, tickers are priced at €30 and can be purchased from all club officials. For further information contact David Clancy (chairman) 087 7631605 or Mick Walsh (secretary) 086 8987497.

Cois Barry community house

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; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club (5.30-6.30 code club); 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. School of trad music.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group ; 4 p.m. to 7 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: 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (kids); 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (adults).

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page, email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Befriending Group

This is a free service offering companionship to older people through weekly visits and telephone calls.

Volunteers are trained by 'Alone', and are Garda vetted and reference checked. We complement other services such as home help, homecare etc., but do not replace them. Self-referrals and professional referrals are welcome. If you, or someone you know, would benefit please call 085 8526866 for information.

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 information

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 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 - 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 - 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)

Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €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. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome

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