BANNOW PO CLOSES
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
Cullenstown community group monthly meeting is Wednesday, December 5, at 8 p.m. in the Atlantic Bar cullenstown. ALL are very welcome.
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL DISCS
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.
GAA CLUB NOTES
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.
EDUCATION AT SWWFRC
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
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.
ST LOUIS STITCHERS
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 WITH BRIDGET
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.
MIND AND BODY
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.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ROAD RUN
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.
LOCAL LINK WEXFORD
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office at 053 9196276 or email wex[email protected]callink.ie.
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] gmail.com 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.
ST JAMES GAA LOTTO
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.