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Last Fri­day saw the clos­ing of Ban­now PO a sad day for the peo­ple of Car­rig and sur­round­ing ar­eas. Ni­cola, who was Postmaster for the last 33 years was sad to say good­bye to all her cus­tomers and wants to wish them well for the fu­ture.

Olive in Wellingtonbridge will look af­ter you all well and don’t for­get Bredas Cor­ner Shop where you can pay lots of the bills that you paid at the PO and do the logo as well. The post box will be left where it is and post will be col­lected ev­ery day, stamps will be on sale at Bredas also. So please sup­port her so we don’t loose the shop as well, as they say use it or loose it. Thanks to all the teach­ers and school chil­dren who came to the PO to post let­ters and say good­bye it was just bril­liant an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence.

Thanks to ev­ery­one who sup­ported the post of­fice dur­ing my time as postmaster I will miss the chats, tears, jokes and fun. Lastly I would like to thank Marie Carthy and He­lena Tyler, who were great as­sis­tants and to Jack the for­mer Post­man and An­thony the new post­man it was great work­ing with you also. Adios.


Cullenstown com­mu­nity group monthly meet­ing is Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, at 8 p.m. in the At­lantic Bar cullenstown. ALL are very wel­come.


The Ban­now par­ents’ coun­cil have Christ­mas Me­mo­rial Discs for sale again this year at a cost of €3 each. Al­ter­na­tively you can re­use last year’s disc for €1. Please con­tact Michelle Power at 086 3785780 or Breda’s Cor­ner Shop to place your or­der.


Danc­ing con­tin­ues in Tír na nÓg ev­ery Thurs­day night with mu­sic this Thurs­day 29 th Tom Power the Latchico. Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, no dance, Satur­day De­cem­ber 8 Adrian Ryan, Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13, Christ­mas party night mu­sic by Delta Dawn Free Ad­mis­sion, De­cem­ber 20 mu­sic by Michelle and Tom Mur­phy, Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 27, No Dance. New Years Eve danc­ing with Jimmy Barn­well all wel­come re­fresh­ments served.

Happy Christ­mas and New Year from Bal­lymitty Hand­ball club.


Join Green Road for a night of foot-tap­ping mu­sic at Grantstown cul­tural cen­tre and sing along to old favourites, the truly great songs of the Ir­ish Folk Tra­di­tion.

AP­PEAR­ING AT GRANTSTOWN CHURCH SATUR­DAY 15TH DE­CEM­BER. DOORS OPEN l 7.30 PM, CON­CERT START­ING 8 p.m. This is a fully seated con­cert. Ad­mis­sion €12 un­der-14s €7. Tick­ets avail­able from Wal­laces Depart­ment Store, Cost­cut­ters and Grantstown Day­care Cen­tre Reception. Tick­ets

Cora Brazil and Re­becca St Ledger at the New Ross Pan­tomime So­ci­ety Christ­mas craft fair in the Youth Cen­tre.

also avail­able at door on the night. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on this ex­cit­ing band, please see our Face­book page.


Up­com­ing Events in Grantstown Com­mu­nity Vil­lage – Tues­day the fourth: Christ­mas party in Horse and Hound, Bal­lina­boola. Wed­nes­day the fifth: Pongo/ Lo­cal Quiz in the morn­ing and Bridgetown Vo­ca­tional Col­lege com­ing for Christ­mas Art/Card Mak­ing in the af­ter­noon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thurs­day the sixth: Pongo/Chair Ex­er­cises in the morn­ing and Christ­mas Crafts/Cards/ Games in the af­ter­noon. Mon­day the 10th: Cards/Games/Ex­er­cises with Mairead in the morn­ing and Pongo in the af­ter­noon.

Christ­mas and New Year Ar­range­ments – Closed: Mon­day the 24th, Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 25, and 26. Re­open: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 27. Closed: Mon­day, De­cem­ber 31, and Tues­day, Jan­uary 1. Re­open: Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 2. A Big Thank You for all your sup­port dur­ing the year from the Board Mem­bers, man­age­ment and staff at Grantstown Com­mu­nity Vil­lage.

Christ­mas Bak­ing – Pud­ding: 2lb for €15, 3lb for €20. Christ­mas Cakes: eight inch round iced €30. Lux­ury Mince Pies: €8 per dozen. Last day for all or­ders this year is Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6. Please phone reception at 051 561016 to place your or­der.

Hair­dresser – Due to the pop­u­lar­ity of the hair­dress­ing ser­vice, we’re de­lighted to an­nounce that Cathri­ona Cullen will be here on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Please phone 051 561016 to book your ap­point­ment.


Lotto num­bers were 1, 3, 12 and 28. Alan Bar­den was a match-three win­ner well done. Next jack­pot will be €9,500.

Wel­come to our club our new Games Pro­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Marty Ka­vanagh. Only six Clubs are lucky enough to have a GPO in place for the up­com­ing sea­son. Check­out our Face­book page for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Ladies AGM will take place on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, at 7.30 in the com­plex. All mem­bers are en­cour­aged to at­tend this very im­por­tant meet­ing.


The par­ish of Ban­now-Bal­lymitty were very sorry to hear of the death of Cristy Mor­ris for­mer Postmaster of Bal­lymitty PO Christy died af­ter a car ac­ci­dent last Satur­day. Christy was beloved hus­band of Eileen, fa­ther of John, Anna and Róisín and brother of Mary (Murtagh). Sadly missed by his lov­ing fam­ily. rel­a­tives and friends.

He re­posed in Ryan’s fu­neral home Wellingtonbridge on Tues­day, Novem­ber 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wed­nes­day the 28th from 4 p.m. with fu­neral prayers at 6 p.m. Cre­ma­tion will take place pri­vately. May he rest in peace.


Deep­est sym­pa­thy to Henry Lam­bert and fam­ily on the death of his sis­ter Josephine Lam­bert late of Old­court, Adamstown and Grantstown Court, Wellingtonbridge. She re­posed in St Ab­ban’s church or­a­tory Adamstown on Sun­day, Novem­ber 25, from 7 p.m. With Re­moval on Tues­day the 27th to St Ab­ban’s church for fu­neral Mass at 2 p.m., with burial af­ter­wards in the ad­join­ing ceme­tery. May she rest in peace.


At SWWFRC we run projects with a group of core staff, a team of CE work­ers (of which there is al­ways space to join) and a ded­i­cated group of volunteers. We are ask­ing for peo­ple to join us – sim­ply by of­fer­ing their time. A few hours a week can make a huge dif­fer­ence to the ser­vices we can of­fer. Full train­ing (if nec­es­sary) will be given. WE NEED YOU. If you can help, con­tact reception for more de­tails. We look for­ward to hav­ing you on board.


Evening courses start­ing in Jan­uary 2019: Health Care Sup­port Level 5: Care Skills. Health and safety in the Work Level 5. Work Ex­pe­ri­ence Level 5.

Courses will run sub­ject to min­i­mum num­bers con­firmed. Re­cip­i­ents of so­cial wel­fare may be en­ti­tled to fund­ing to­wards courses. Easy pay­ment plans can be availed of for all courses. Phone Jan/Diane at 051 389418 for fur­ther de­tails or to book a place on any of the above courses.


Blokes with Cam­eras are back meet­ing in South West Wex­ford Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre in Rams­grange on Wed­nes­day. Begin­ners and ad­vanced pho­tog­ra­phers wel­come, and you don’t need a fancy cam­era to en­joy photography. We will be run­ning a ba­sic photo shop course so you can have more fun with your pho­tos. Make a note, come along and en­joy photography in a relaxed at­mos­phere. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact reception at 051 389418 or Jack at 087 1358254.


The St Louis Stitch­ers Group meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South West Wex­ford Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre (SWWFRC) Rams­grange ev­ery Wed­nes­day morn­ing. New mem­bers very wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact SWWFRC Reception at 051 389418.


The Shel­bourne Women’s Group meet on Mon­days at 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at South West Wex­ford Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre (SWWFRC) Rams­grange. New mem­bers very wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact SWWFRC Reception at 051 389418.


Yoga classes are run­ning ev­ery Mon­day evening 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at South West Wex­ford Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre. Classes are €10 drop in or six class cards for €50. Con­tact Fi­nola at 087 3641540 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Yoga classes are run­ning ev­ery Thurs­day evening from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at South West Wex­ford Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre. Con­tact Brid­get at 089 4549029 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Ir­ish danc­ing classes ev­ery Mon­day 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at South West Wex­ford Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre will recom­mence af­ter Christ­mas.


Veronique Rooney will be hold­ing her next ‘Mind and Body’ class on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at South West Wex­ford Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre.


St Louis Day Care Cen­tre are hold­ing a Christ­mas Bak­ery Fair on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, be­tween 9 a.m. to mid­day in the Day Care Cen­tre.

We are also tak­ing or­ders for Christ­mas Bak­ing – Or­der your Mince Pies, Christ­mas Pud­ding and Christ­mas Cakes. Last date for or­ders is De­cem­ber 12 – Phone 051 389509 or call to the cen­tre to or­der.


The Christ­mas Lights Road Run is on De­cem­ber 9 – regis­tra­tion 4 p.m. start­ing in Campile trav­el­ling through vil­lages of Dun­main Bal­ly­cul­lane Salt­mills Fethard-on-Sea Tem­ple­ton Rams­grange Dun­can­non and fin­ish­ing in Arthurstown with hot food served com­pli­ments of the Kings Bay Inn Arthurstown. Come and see Ire­land’s largest trac­tor on dis­play in Campile at 4 p.m. All pro­ceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care cen­tre Rams­grange. En­quiries con­tact John at 087 2028450.


To book your seat on the Lo­cal Link Bus please con­tact the of­fice at 053 9196276 or email wex­[email protected]­call­


Next monthly meet­ing is on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7, 2019, in St Louis Day Care Cen­tre start 2.15 p.m. This will be when we have our AGM Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come.

Paint­ings and Crafts Fair by Old court Paint­ing Group and friends in the Bran­don House Ho­tel on Satur­day and Sun­day, De­cem­ber 15, and 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Works by lo­cal crafts­peo­ple.

An­nual Hol­i­day: Thishas been ar­ranged with South East Tours for Mon­day, May 13, to Fri­day, May 17. Stay­ing in the Mar­itime Ho­tel Bantry, Cost Per per­son Shar­ing €529. Sin­gle sup €25 per night ex­tra. Cost in­cludes Bed/Break­fast/Evening Din­ner, Trans­port to and from Bantry, Day Trips/En­trance fee/Gra­tu­ities. De­posit €100 payable at Oc­to­ber meet­ing.

Why not ask a friend to join you non-mem­bers wel­come at no ex­tra cost. To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.


Slim­ming World Classes are held in South West Wex­ford FRC on Satur­day morn­ings, weigh in time is 9.30. Please con­tact Yvonne Byrne at 086 3147332 for more de­tails.


45 Card Game will be played ev­ery Thurs­day night at 9 p.m. at the Kings Bay Inn.


Rams­grange Com­mu­nity Mar­ket is on ev­ery Fri­day morn­ing from 9.30 a.m. in Rams­grange Com­mu­nity Hall (op­po­site Cen­tra). Pop in and have a cuppa and a chat and take the op­por­tu­nity to meet and buy from lo­cal food pro­duc­ers and crafters.

A New En­ter­prise Stall is be­ing set up to sup­port lo­cal crafters es­tab­lish and pro­mote their prod­uct and/or new craft/food busi­ness. If you have a prod­uct or prod­ucts that you would like to show­case on this stall con­tact us for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

If you want to book a stall for any week con­tact Ann at 085 7555844 or email rams­grangecom­mu­ni­ty­mar­[email protected] or drop in and see us on Fri­day morn­ings.

Pa­trons of the Com­mu­nity Mar­ket can park at Rams­grange Church carpark just 100m away from the hall.


There was no win­ner of the €9,200 jack­pot in last Tues­days draw. The win­ning num­bers were 1, 3, 12 and 28. St James Club had one match-three win­ner; Holly and James Myler, Bal­ly­hack. Jack­pot for the next lotto draw on De­cem­ber 11 will be €9,500. Lotto tick­ets are avail­able from com­mit­tee mem­bers and lo­cal shops and pubs. €50 yearly lotto tick­ets are also avail­able from 086 8820773.


The light­ing of the Christ­mas tree will take place in the church car park on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, af­ter 7.30 p.m. Mass.

Af­ter­wards you are in­vited for mince pies, re­fresh­ments and Christ­mas Mu­sic at the Slainte Bar. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there.


There is a weekly game of bingo be­ing held in Campile Hall ev­ery Mon­day night at 8.30 p.m. in aid of the on­go­ing devel­op­ment of the hall, with prize money of €1,250 ap­prox­i­mately be­ing paid out each night with a rolling in house lotto and Snow­ball also be­ing played each night. We wel­come each and ev­ery one se­nior cit­i­zens, young and chil­dren alike to try it and en­joy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

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