Rathangan Cleariestown Local Notes 20/10/2017

Community Lotto
Due to recent storm Ophelia last Tuesday’s Lotto had to be postponed. The draw will take now take place on Tuesday 24th of October. Jackpot 5800€. Apologise for any inconvenience! 

Bag Collection
Cleariestown Community Playgroup  will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday 27th November.  Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.  You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30am -12.30pm.

Knitting and Stitching Show 
Anyone interested in going to the Show on Saturday 11th of November?  The Women's Shed have organised a bus and there's seats available. They will be stopping on the way home for a meal. Contact Carol 0872450655 for details

Tomhaggard social centre Activities
All activities have resumed following Ophelia,s visit during the week. Thankfully everyone in the community was safe. Mon 10-1 Women's Shed,  6-7.30 Yoga,  7.30-9 Ventures. Tues 7-9 Art, Wed 7-8.30 Cubs and Scouts, Thurs 10-1 Mosaic Class, Sat 10-11.30 Beavers. Drama Mon Thur Fri 8pm. Ballycogley Players present three hilarious Comedy Plays in St Michaels Hall Wexford 19-22 Oct at 8pm

22 beavers from Kilmore joined approx 150 others from around the County at an Emergencies Day in Piercestown Scout centre last Sunday. They received demonstrations, talks and exercises from Gardai, Marine Watch, Coast Guards, Order of Malta, RNLI and a Fun Base also. A wonderful day had my all.

Drama in the Community
Ballycogley Players have been successful in sourcing a Grant to do Community Theatre in Tomhaggard social centre starting beginning of Nov. It's a 6/8 week course covering basic drama techniques,  exercises,  create a short piece for performance in Dec. Open to Secondary school students to senior citizens. For details or to book a place contact 0876858480Mosaic 
The Women's Shed have a mosaic class underway and intend creating a wall mural depicting community life and history of Tomhaggard.  They need strong coloured wall tiles, not beige, white, black, etc to do the designs. Contact 0876858480 if you have any no longer needed. 

Hurling All Star Nomination

Congratulations to Dee O'Keeffe on his Hurling All Star Nomination.  Well deserved both on and off the field and as a Club and Community we are very proud.  All will be revealed at a Gala Black Tie Banquet in Dublin's Convention Centre on Friday 3rd of November and will be screened live on RTÉ


Fastnet Rovers:

Our Monthly Mega Money draw got off to a great start with Connor & Mathew McGovern winning €485 in our September draw. Envelopes are now available for our October draw from all players and from all leading local retailers. This replaces our weekly minute ticket draw and is key to funding the running and development of the club. Your support is appreciated.


Rose of Rathangan

Are you up for a laugh? – come support our ‘Rose of Rathangan’ fundraiser on November 25th in Rathangan Bar. Tickets are only €5 or €10 on the door. Check out Facebook to find out more about this fun filled evening & see local lads as you never seen them before vying for the crown. Our season is now underway and we have introduced a new Academy (U6 & U7) on Sunday morning & U8’s on Saturday. Please contact the club or check our Fastnet Rovers AFC page on Facebook for more details.


St. Anne's Shop - Christmas is Looming!!!!
St. Anne's Shop for those Surprise Christmas Presents -   Shorts, Jerseys, Training Tops, Hoddies, Polo Shirts, Skirts, Socks, Rain Jackets and Beanie Hats. St. Anne's Skinny Tracksuit Pants  - Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14  €35  - Age15-16, Small, Medium Large etc €40 - Call/text  Ann 087/2076869  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Little Breeches Preschool & Montessori
Rathangan's Little Breeches re-opened on Tuesday 5th of September. It offers a warm and welcoming environment where children can explore, play and learn in our outdoor and indoor environments. Limited places are still available for this term and we are now taking bookings for the Spring and Summer terms. Contact Sinead on 087-9852960 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to book your place.

Defibrillation & CPR Training.
A provisional date of Saturday, 21st October has been booked for the next training date.  This is a morning or afternoon session of approximately three hours.  Each session is limited to six people so please book early to secure a place.  The cost is €20 per person and the course will be held in Baldwinstown Hall. To book a place please text your name and number to 0872219302 or 0862317821

Parent and Toddler Group
Parent and Toddler Group in Rathangan Hall, Tuesday mornings from 10.30 -12 pm. Babies to pre school age. Come along and enjoy a coffee and a chat.


Rathangan Housing Completion
The homes are not yet fully let so we are still open for inquiries and interest from anyone considering a move. Further information from members of the committee or at the parish hall or call Willie at 0868106672.

Yoga Classes
Yoga class in Rathangan Hall will resume on Wednesday 27th at 7pm. Suitable for beginners and improvers. €10 per class or five classes for €40.  Contact Julie on 087 1250720 for details. Please bring a mat.



Forever Fit- Amanda Burke
Dance Fit Classes  in Rathangan Hall continues September 21st 2017 and every Thursday Night @7.30pm. Contact Amanda  by text or call 087 9713339 to register your interest.

It's all go at the moment as over 80 youth members engage in weekly and Co activities.  Beavers made flagpoles and catapults and have Emergencies Day in Piercestown on 15 October, Cubs had their night hike from White Hole to Social Centre followed by Hot Chocolate. Two new leaders starting training this week.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Maura O’Neill, Rochestown who died during the week . May she rest in peace .

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