Picturesque village

New Ross Community Notice Board –

Fundraising for the hospital

here will be a fundraiser in aid of New Ross Community Hospital at Ballyanne Bar on Sunday 17th April. Starting at 9 p.m. with music from DJ Ollie. Tickets cost €5 and there will be door prizes and a raffle in the evening.

Hook Boardwalk Hike

On Saturday 23rd April the annual Hike to the Hook, a 20km walk on one of Ireland’s most scenic routes, takes place.

Starting at Tintern Abbey, the route will pass through the picturesque village of Saltmills with views over Bannow Bay, then on to Fethard-on-Sea, past Fethard Castle, with a stop and junction point at RNLI Boat House. Those who join here will still have 12.5 km to go.

Walkers will then pass the historic Baginbun, above the hill near Templetown Church, taking in the magnificent panoramic views of our coastline to Sliabh Coilte. Walkers will then pass the infamous Loftus Hall, where families are welcome to join for the final 3.5 miles to Hook Lighthouse.

Walking options and entry prices: 20km from Tintern Abbey to Hook Lighthouse, over 18s only, €25.

12.5km, RNLI Boat House to Hook Lighthouse, over 12s only, adults €15 and children 12-16 €12.

3.5km, Loftus Hall to Hook Lighthouse, adults €7 and children €5.

We are also delighted and proud to share that proceeds from Hike to the Hook will now be donated to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Business tourism

The SWWFRC will soon be launching a free two-year part-time training course covering a wide range of tourism/business skills.

The course will prepare you for employment in the tourism industry and provide you with practical, hands-on customer service experience. Course content will include digital skills and IT training, entrepreneurial skills development, life and career coaching, barista skills and waiter service, essential skills for mental wellbeing and development and product design.

This course begins at the end of April and will take place over three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Participants can work part-time and still participate. If participants receive a social assistance allowance, they can keep this allowance during their studies. For more information or to reserve a place, please call us on 051 389418 or email [email protected]

Three Peaks Challenge

A Wexford woman is tackling three of Ireland’s tallest mountains to help raise money for Parkinson’s Ireland.

Ruth Donegan takes on Mount Brandon (952m), Cnoc na Péiste (988m) and Carrantuohill (1,038m) on the weekend of April 22.

The Taghmon woman will be accompanied by her friend Michelle O’Gorman and some climbing experts to take on the challenge.

You can donate at or idonate at

CE scheme

The SWWFRC currently has a number of vacancies in its community employment program. These include a Community Café position, an administration position, and a maintenance position.

Email Jane on [email protected] or call 085 2569680 for more details or to check if you are eligible.


Don’t forget that SWWFRC can help you with all your secretarial needs. We provide printing, photocopying, typing, lamination and a wide range of other services. We also provide a computer with internet access for those wishing to access online services. Why not come to reception or contact us at [email protected] or 051 389418.

Guys with cameras

This group meets weekly at 7:00 p.m. at the SWWFRC. Although our main activity is photography, we also do a lot of other things, including carpentry, computer training and outings. All are welcome and for more information contact Jack on 087 1358254.

Country Market

The Country Markets are open on Good Friday morning at the Rugby Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Group of active retirees

Membership of the South West Wexford Family Resource Active Retired Group this year will cost €10 to cover room and insurance, and we will be back to €20 next year. Please contact Kelly on 087 6372084 for general group information.

New members are always welcome. Trips, tours, events and holidays to Castlebar are scheduled for September 19-23. New members and non-members alike are invited to join us for this long-awaited vacation. Please call Mary on 087 2073966 for more holiday information.

Show postponed

Shirley Valentine’s performance at St Michael’s Theater has been postponed.

Whist results

1st Lady Kathleen Young, 2nd Lady Marion Duggan, 1/2 time Ladies Brid Murphy and Martina Furlong, 1st gent Pat Doyle, 2nd gent Bridget Murray, 1/2 time gent Bryan Furlong, Specials Kathleen Slattery, Billy Shannon, Dina Proctor, Johnny Minogue, Eamonn Doyle and Triona Moffitt

Raffles: Bridget Murray, Anne Doyle, Ann Minogue and Anne Doyle.

Easter Sunday party

Join the team at Fethard St Mogues on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2-4pm, for a day of family fun in aid of Coiste na nÓg.

It’s a great opportunity for the local community and visitors to enjoy a fun day out. During the day there will be an amazing arts and crafts fair, bake sale, entertainment and games.

So, add the event to your diary and enjoy a great day. Arts and crafts fair traders wanted. Contact Christina on 086 3795902 to reserve a place.

The organizers would be extremely grateful for any donations baked on the day.

GAA Club Celebration

The Geraldine O’Hanrahan GAA club invites everyone to a special 25th anniversary party celebrating winning the Junior A Hurling Championships in 1995, at the Three Bullet Gate pub on Friday 29th April.

Delayed for two years because of the Covid, the event will bring back fond memories of the team’s success. Anyone can attend from 8pm and the event is preceded by a special mass for club members at the parish church at 6.30pm that evening.

Registration at Ramsgrange NS

Ramsgrange NS is now taking registrations for the 2022/2023 school year.

Forms are available from the school or by calling Karen in the office on 051 389363. You can also download the form from the school website at or email [email protected]

St Oliver’s NS

Any parent/guardian wishing to enroll their child(ren) for September 2022 at St Oliver’s National School, Duncannon, please contact the school on 051 389206 or email [email protected]

Ballyhack NS

Sainte-Catherine National School, Ballyhack is now taking registrations for the 2022/2023 school year.

Your child must be four years old by 1 September 2022. If you would like your child to start school at Ballyhack, please contact the school by phone on 051 389368, email: [email protected] or call school for an enrollment file.

Study spaces

New Ross Library offers six study spaces that can be used in two time slots. Booking is required for these study spaces using the LibCal booking system, which can be accessed on the Wexford County Council Library webpage.

Bereavement support

The Bethany Bereavement Support Group has now resumed services to all bereaved. The walk-in service will be held on the first Thursday of each month at St Michael’s Pastoral Center, Michael Street from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you suffer a loss of any kind at this time, please call the group’s confidential number on 087 3846577.


This newspaper offers articles of tribute to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The obituary tells the story of the person’s life, celebrating their personality and describing their work and family life in a way that honors their memory.

The service is available free of charge and will be supplemented sensitively to your personal wishes and requests. Contact David Looby, whose contact details are given above, if you are interested.