Around the Neighborhoods: Gusserane to Raheen

GUSSERANE

all alley

The newly appointed Gusserane Racquetball Committee has been busy updating the lighting system in the ball lane in recent weeks. Brighter, more energy efficient lights are now in place and the place is good to go.

A registration evening will take place on Tuesday 30 from 8:30 p.m. in the alley and anyone interested in using this facility in the coming months is invited to register. Membership is € 55 for players and € 25 for non-players.

Members of the community whose days of play are behind them but who would like to see the fairway flourish can join the non-playing members. The committee also intends to organize a Christmas raffle to offset the cost of the new lights. Your support for this fundraising in the coming months would therefore be welcome.

Christmas bakery

The St Louis daycare now takes orders for the Christmas pastry. Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cakes. The deadline for orders is December 13th. Call 051-389509 or call the Center to place your order.

They will be holding a Christmas bakery fair on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the nursery. All Covid restrictions will be in place and social distancing will comply with government guidelines.

Craft Fair

The Campile room committee is organizing a Christmas craft fair on Sunday December 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Electronic code Y34DT10.

Many crafts will be offered that day. They also organize a Christmas raffle in conjunction with the craft fair with a 1st prize of € 200 in cash and a 2nd prize a Christmas basket worth € 100 and many other prizes to be won. Tickets are on sale from Committee members and the draw will take place at the Crafts Fair. This week’s jackpot is € 2,900.

GAA club AGM

The Gusserane GAA club will hold its annual general meeting on December 28. Members are requested to forward any motions or nominations for positions to secretariat.gusserane.wexford@gaa.ie no later than December 19. This year’s meeting may have to be held virtually again, but a final decision on this will be made sooner and will depend on HSE guidelines.

Lotto

There was no Tintern Lotto jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 5, 13, 27 and 28. The winner of match three was Seamus Cullen of Kinnagh who took home € 200.

Christmas market

The Christmas market takes place on Sunday December 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall in Fethard on Sea.

Various food and crafts, including wreaths. Reserve your homemade Christmas cake. Check the market’s Facebook page, Fethard on sea Country Market for all dates and information. Buy local !!

Sympathy

Our sincere condolences to Kathleen Corcoran of Nash on the sad passing of her brother Owen O’Connor of Knockea after a courageous battle with illness. Owen was a very popular member of the community and our hearts go out to his wife Marie, sons Niall and David and daughter Therese and brother Robbie.

CHESTNUT

Historical calendar

The historic Horeswood 2022 calendar is now on sale in local stores. It contains nearly 50 photos and extracts from history. It is also available from Tom Grennan, John Flynn or Denis Cadogan. Cost 10 €.

Christmas bakery

The St Louis daycare now takes orders for the Christmas pastry. Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cakes. The deadline for orders is December 13th. Call 051-389509 or call the Center to place your order.

They will be holding a Christmas bakery fair on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the nursery. All Covid restrictions will be in place and social distancing will comply with government guidelines.

Christmas craft fair

The Campile room committee is organizing a Christmas craft fair on Sunday December 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eircode Y34DT10 with many superb crafts on offer during the day. We also organize a Christmas raffle in conjunction with our craft fair with a 1st prize of € 200 in cash and a 2nd prize a Christmas basket worth € 100 and many other prizes to be won, tickets are on sale with the members of the committee, drawing lots to take place at the Craft Fair.

Sympathy

The Horeswood GAA club extend their condolences to the O’Connor family, Knockea, on the sad passing of Owen last Wednesday. Owen has shown great commitment to the club as vice president, president on 2 separate occasions, county and district council representative and coach with many teams from Under 12 to Intermediate. His burial took place at Horeswood Cemetery last Friday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Racket league

Horeswood Men’s and Women’s Racketball League reached the round of 16 after 7 rounds and the quarter-finals will be played next week.

GRAIGUENAMANAGH

Graig’s Notes

Email news, club events, announcements, and more. for notes to graignotes@outlook.com. The deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.

Parish news

Duiske Abbey returns to its usual opening hours, with weekend mass on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and weekday mass at 10 a.m. except Saturday.

Lotto

The numbers drawn in the Graig GAA and Highview Athletitc lottery draw were 4, 14, 20 and 22, there was no winner. The winners of the € 30 consolation each were Val Lonergan, Marian Ryan, Anna Brown, Liam O’Shea, Louise Doyle. Next week’s jackpot is € 18,250 and the reserve jackpot is € 10,000. Tickets are available from any committee member.

Tidy Towns Jackpot

Results of the week: 1st Prize, Deirdre Butler 346 €. 2nd Prize Ann Foley, Glynn € 50. 3rd Cian Dunne Prize € 25. The draw continues every Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Abbey Center on Convent Lane.

Closing

The local Citizen Information Office recently closed in Graiguenamagh. This is a huge loss for the city and the surrounding neighborhoods after nearly 30 years of service to the people.

It follows the closure of the Bank of Ireland on October 1.

In addition, the public toilets have been closed and removed which is a huge inconvenience for everyone in the city and especially vacationers visiting the city.

Horses race

Local jockey Danny Sheehy rode Kalu Pande for Ray Connlly, coached by Leanne Breen, in second place @ 100/1 in the 4.30 at Dundalk on Wednesday November 24th. It would have been a good bet, especially if he had come first.

Christmas market

A Christmas market will take place on December 4 and 5 in the Abbey Hall, Graiguenamanagh from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be over 30 stalls, art, photography, craft decorations, bags, baby blankets, jams, chutneys and pickles, woodturning, food, beautiful hats , scarves and jewelry, soaps, candles and cosmetics, beeswax candles and ink and handmade prints, candy, candy and baked goods, And much more.

NOVELTY

November monthly raffle

The November parish draw took place last Sunday. The winners will be announced in the notes next week.

Divide the pot

The bi-monthly Split the Pot continues every second Thursday night at Foley’s Bar. The next draw will take place on Thursday, December 2.

Last week’s winner was Amy Keating from Gusserane. She was the lucky winner of 160 €. Congratulations to Amy.

School cleaner

Newbawn National Sacred Heart School is looking for someone who is interested in school cleaning. If you are interested, please email shnsnewbawn@gmail.com for details. Those interested should contact the school before December 3, 2021.

Christmas Split the Pot

A Split the Pot Christmas special is back in operation this year. Tickets cost € 10 and will make a handy Christmas present or stocking filler. The draw will take place right after Christmas and the winning ticket can be up to € 1,000, so register early and buy your ticket as it is a limited draw. Tickets are available at the usual points of sale.

Elderly Christmas Party

Due to the continued presence of COVID 19 still in the community, the parish council has decided to postpone the Christmas party until January / February of next year.

The late Breda stack

Much sadness and regret was caused in and around Newbawn with the death of Breda (née Murphy) Stack. Sympathy extends to her husband Bobby, daughter Sarah, sister Bess Rossiter and brother Eddie Murphy. Breda is predeceased by her sister Molly Dolan and her brother Jack Murphy. His burial took place at Newbawn Cemetery after Requiem Mass in the nearby church last Sunday. May she rest in peace.

RAHEEN

Parish cleaning

Well done and thank you to everyone who volunteered on Saturday November 7th. Everyone had a great day and the place hasn’t been so beautiful in years.

Special mention to Shane McDonald and the parish committee for organizing everything the day and weeks before.

Christmas collection

It is a difficult time of year for many families in our community who are struggling to approach Christmas. We collect non-perishable food, new toys and toiletries. Items can be dropped off at the Parish House or Raheen Daycare every day Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. until the end of November.

Volunteers

We are currently in need of volunteers to help occasionally with our services for the elderly. If you are available, please contact Moira on 051 442888.

Home security tips

It is important to be aware of the safety of the home during the winter months.

Here are some tips to keep you and your belongings safe.

Turn on: If you don’t plan on staying home, use timers or smart plugs on lights to make sure your home is well lit. With darker evenings, the most common time for a break-in is between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Out of Sight: Keep valuables and Christmas gifts away from windows and doors.

Lock all doors: A third of burglars will enter the house through the front door.

Close windows and avoid running electrical cords through cracks in windows.

Do not keep spare keys outside: rather leave them with a trusted neighbor.

Unwanted Visitors: Before answering the door, check for unwanted visitors.

Ask for ID from anyone who asks to enter your home for any type of “maintenance reason”.

If you have an alarm: Remember to activate your alarm when you are not at home.

Men’s shed

The Men’s Shed has kindling available for sale in Raheen every Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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