Rathangan Cleariestown Local Notes 14/02/2017


Community Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of  €4500 The winning  numbers were 6, 17, 26, 27. Congratulations to the two match 3 winners who each received €150. The match three winners were Keith Scallan and John Walsh. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday 14th February 2017 and the Jackpot now stands at €4,800.

Oklahoma-Dates for your Diary
Rathangan Variety Group are full swing into rehearsals now for their forthcoming production of “Oklahoma” which takes place in Rathangan Hall from 22nd February to 25th February inclusive, 8pm nightly. Tickets now on sale, contact Angela on 0870909541 or available in Rathangan Hall on Sundays 12th&19th between 2 -5pm, €10 Adult, €8 Children. Please like our Facebook page, Rathangan Variety Group, for further information and updates.

Cleariestown school table quiz.
Congratulations to all 25 teams who took part in the Schools table quiz on Friday 27 th of January in
Carrig community centre. It ended up to be an exciting finish in the ‘A’ team- under 11’s competition
with a tie breaker between 4 teams and St. Anne’s National school Rathangan coming out with first
prize. Team 11A who consisted of Conor Stone, Alex Scott Frame, Eoin Browne & Aidan Brennan. First Prize in ‘B’ under 13’s competition went to Kilmore National School with team 2B comprising of Conor O’Reilly, David O’Reilly, Eimear Fortune & Kennedy Cullen. Well done to all who attended! Many thanks to Jess and Valerie who helped out on the night as well as the children and parents who stayed behind to tidy up. I hope the dentist didn’t have to be called! Also thanks to our Quiz Master Billy Mc Loughlin who as usual done a great job.
Cleariestown Credit Union are proud to be associated with the schools table quiz as students are a
valuable part of our community. If you would like to join our credit union call into us in Baldwinstown Friday 2-6pm & Saturday 10-6pm or our collection point in Carrig Community centre on Friday evenings 6.30-7.30pm. Everyone who lives or works in our area is welcome to join.

Tintern Run/Walk
Folks remember to keep this Sunday 19th Feb free as Gusserane Coiste na nÓg are hosting the Tintern Fun Run/walk in the grounds of Tintern Abbey.  Starts at 11:00 on the day. Registration can be done online https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?=41818352 - Tintern Run  on Facebook or on the day. We hope to see everyone at this great social event.

Ballycogley Players are putting on their festival production Lay Me Down Softly by Billy Roche In St Michaels Hall Wexford on 17th&18th February at 8pm. Tickets €10 at the door.  Set in the burlesque world of the Travelling roadshow in 1960's we meet characters who are drawn together in Delaney's boxing academy.  The arrival of Theo's estranged daughter and a professional boxer sets in train a sequence of events which have far reaching consequences for everyone. The play has Billy's trademark mix of real life, emotion and humour. Some strong language.


Tomhaggard social centre 

Monday Women's Shed 10-1, Roman Blind Tutorial. Yoga 6-7.30. Tuesday Art,  Wednesday 7-8.30 and Saturday 17 10-11.30 Scouts.  Thursday Tai Chi 10.30-12.  Reading Room open to public when Centre in use. Sunday morning walking group in Johnstown castle at 10 am so if you're training for a 5/10k, or just want exercise you're welcome to come along.  Coffee/ tea afterwards in coffee shop. 



Rathangan Cleariestown Local Notes 27/01/2017

Community Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of  €3.900 The winning  numbers were 3, 8, 26, 30. Congratulations to the five match 3 winners who each received €60. The match three winners were Rosaleen Keegan, Hilda Roche, A Winters, Lena Ryan, Anne Hore. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday 31st January 2017 and the Jackpot now stands at €4,200.

Parish AED's

We're delighted to now have Four AED's in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan.  They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan.  They're in a bright yellow box.  If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999 / 112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team.  We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 401 1688.  Volunteers for the team are always required.  Call Jacqui on 087 2219 302 for more information or facebook.com/RathanganDefib/


Sunnydays Afterschool Rathangan Homework Club
This service is provided for the kids who attend between 2-3pm and 3-6pm. Kids who attend from 2-3 remain in our afterschool room in the school. Children who attend from 3-6 are cared for in Rathangan Hall. We have a designated homework room were the children can concentrate without distraction. We offer assistance and guidance to allow them to complete their homework at their own pace. When homework is complete we provide a range of fun and activities.



St. Anne’s NS
Applications for enrolment for St Anne's NS are now being accepted for September 2017. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring Jenny on 051-563167 or from the school website- www.stannesns.weebly.com

Southeast Country Music Festival 2017

Five of Ireland’s leading artists are confirmed to play the South East Country Music Festival 2017 at Killag, on 30th July 2017. A stellar line up of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews. Tickets are on sale, priced at just €25.00.  Available online or at the following local outlets: PJ Murphy’s Kilmore, Brady’s Mace Kilmore Quay, Bridgetown Post Office, Wallace Wellingtonbridge(Drapery Dept), Martina’s Hairdressing Knocktown and Rathangan Hall. For further information please see the website www.southeastcountrymusicfestival.com or contact 089-2029871

CPR / AED training
Are you interested in being trained in CPR & AED? Our next training session is on Saturday 11th February in Rathangan Hall.  This half-day certified course costs €20 per person.  Please text Jacqui on 087 2219302 for further details or to reserve a place.

Keep Fit - TRX Classes & Pilates Classes
TRX Classes take place in the Club House every Monday and Wednesday evenings @ 6.30pm and Tuesday and Friday mornings @ 9.30am.  For further details please contact Kevin Cogley on 086-3656233.
Pilates Classes take place in Baldwinstown Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.  Bring a mat, towel and drinking water.  Cost is €9 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Theresa White on 089-4620552

Rathangan Senior Citizens Party

The committee would like to thank the proprietor and staff of The Rathangan Bar for the use of the premises on Sunday last January 15th, also a huge thank you to all our sponsors and those who kindly donated by other means. Thank you to Tony Jeffers and The Ballycogley Players for the entertainment, a great day was had by all. A huge Thank You to all. The Committee.

B&R Vintage Ploughing 2016
Bannow Rathangan Vintage Ploughing Club held their 12th Annual Vintage Ploughing match on Sunday 30th Dec 2016 on lands kindly given by the Cullen family. Weather was very  good and 25 men and 1 woman ploughed the stubble ground, with a lot of spectators  viewing the plots.
Results were announced and prizes presented  after the meal. The raffle was well supported and thanks to the ticket sellers. All proceeds from the day are being presented to Wexford Hospice Homecare   a very worthy organisation. The Club and Hospice  would like to sincerely thank all who contributed to this worthy cause including all our generous sponsors. A special Thanks to all those who helped make the event a success ,especially the ladies for providing the stew, sandwiches and tea. Go raibh maith agaibh go leir.

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Candlemas
Candles for church use and home use will be blessed on Friday 3rd February 2017.
Feast of St. Blaise - Friday 3rd  February
Blessing of candles and blessing of throats during 9.30am mass in Cleariestown.
Blessing of candles and blessing of throats in Rathangan at 11am
Retreat day for Confirmation Class in Ballyvaloo - Wednesday 14th February
Wednesday 8th March - 1st confessions in the school at 7.30pm.
Saturday 25th March-Confirmations in Rathangan at 11am.
Saturday 13th May-1st Communions in Rathangan at 11am.
Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes - Invalid Pilgrim Application Forms now available.
If you or someone you know is struggling with life, the following organisations can help. Remember it’s OK not to feel OK...and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help!!!
Aware: Lo-call 1890 303 302
Pieta House: 1800 247 247
Samaritans: Freephone 116 123
Walk in my shoes: 01 249 3535
It’s good to talk: 053 91 26596

Oklahoma-Dates for your Diary
Rathangan Variety Group are full swing into rehearsals now for their forthcoming production of “Oklahoma” which takes place in Rathangan Hall from 22nd February to 25th February inclusive, 8pm nightly. Tickets going on sale shortly, €10 Adult, €8 Children. More details later. Please like our Facebook page, Rathangan Variety Group, for further information and updates.  


Cleariestown Senior Citizens   Christmas Party
Thank to all who organised, all who sponsored, all the staff and especially all who attended the Annual Christmas Party which took place last Sunday. Thanks also to Maureen Codd and the musicians and to the  Ballycogley Players. The music and entertainment was brilliant. A great afternoon was had by all. Many thanks again!!!

Split the Pot – St. Anne’s Ladies GAA
Last week’s Split the Pot winner was Sammy Sinnott, winning €147. Next draw is 2nd February 2017 in Rathangan Pub. Thank you for your support.




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