Around the Districts: Our Lady’s Island to Rathangan-Cleariestown





allycogley Players

Ballycogley Players will present ‘The Beacon’ by Nancy Harris in Our Lady’s Island Community Hall this Friday, March 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 available at the door.


‘A mysterious accident. A dead husband. People are talking. Secrets are resurfacing from the depths. Beiv, a celebrated artist, has moved from her suburban home in Dublin to her holiday cottage off the Cork coast. Her estranged son and his new young wife arrive and she has to face some difficult questions’. It’s an intriguing, thoughtful and humorous play with some adult themes. Over-16s.



Our Lady’s Island GAA bingo will continue in community hall every Tuesday at 8 p.m. with a jackpot of €600. Now there is also an option to play Online. €10 for entry. Contact 087 2548236 to enter. Our lotto can now also be payed online using Revolut or PayPal. Text 087 2548236 to enter.


Community Coffee Shop

Our Community Coffee Shop is seeking new volunteers, so if you have an hour or six hours per week to spare we would be delighted to hear from you. No experience necessary as training will take place after Easter. Also if you have youth 12 years or older by end June 2022 and they are too young to get jobs and too old to sit around at home for summer and would like to help their community and get experience we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact Louise Morris 087 2053305.

Upcoming events – On St Patrick’s weekend we will be open Saturday the 19th with Classic Car Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday the 20th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the moment we are only open Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Love to see ye all for the cuppa and chat and of course the beautiful home-baking.


GAA club news

Our adult footballers begin their season this Saturday in Carne against Gusserane. Throw – in at 5 p.m. Please come along and support our lads. Wishing them every success.

Our adult footballers begin their season on Saturday in Carne against Gusserane. Throw in at 5 p.m. Please come and support.

Bingo continues on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Option to play online or in the hall. Contact 087 2548236 for more details.

I.C.A. guild

A meeting of Our Lady’s Island I.C.A. will take place on Monday next, 14th March at 11a.m. in the Community Centre. Looking forward to seeing all the ladies!


Development Lotto

Results of Curracloe United AFC Development Lotto for Sunday, March 6th. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 19 & 24. There was no jackpot winner and 3 match 3 winners who each received €50, Louise Blake, Ballinablake, Curracloe; Don and Noreen Hearne, Galbally, Curracloe: Valerie Cloake, c/o Clubforce Online. Next weekends jackpot stands at €8,000 and the draw will take place in the Curracloe Tavern at 7.p.m on Sunday evening, March 13th.

Easter Camp

The ever popular Easter Csmp run by the the combined Shelmalier GAA Clubs is coming back. The camp will take place on Monday April 11th, Tuesday April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th, daily from 10 a.m until 1 p.m. This year they are celebrating its 10th anniversary. You can pre-register your child and get a free commemorative T-shirt.

Registration will take place on Monday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 16th at 8 p.m. €40 per child with a maximum of €100 per family. Book your child’s place now and don’t be disappointed, this is one not to be missed.

GAA Lotto

Resuls of Shelmalier GAA Lotto for February 28th. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 24 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and 2 match 3 winners. The jackpots stand at €15,000 (1st) €15,000 (2nd) and (€13,800) third prize.


Send in those news items, notices re meetings or match reports etc to or text to Anne on 086-1980775 by Sunday night of each week.


Parish Draw

The winners of the February Parish Draw were as follows – first prize €200: Vera Garry. Second-5th prizes of €50 each: Sarah Dempsey, Anne McEvoy, Jay and Connie Shanahan and Linda Byrne.

Baby and Toddler Group

Glenbrien Baby and Toddler Group has resumed gathering every Tuesday during Primary School Term-Time in Glenbrien Old School Community Cen-tre from 9.15 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, contact Ana Egan 086 1939997 or Anne Marie O’Connor 087 2973324. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa and a chat.

Church news

Stations of the Cross – The Stations take place after Mass in Oylegate on Friday mornings during Lent.

The Future of Oylegate Parish – Our new Bishop, Ger Nash in his recent Pastoral letter reminds us that church life in our parishes will undergo change in the coming years. People of Faith in our parishes will be invited to participate in this new reality. Today priests are older and fewer in number and the day is approaching when there may not be a resident priest in Oylegate and Glenbrien Parish. We now have to begin to prepare for this new reality.

As a first step we will hold a parish meeting in the community centre on Thursday, March 24, at 8 p.m. We need to bring together a team of people to look after the parish church finances (the future of the weekly envelopes and Parish Draw) along with the maintenance of the church, Parochial House, Prayer Gardens and the use of the church car park.

Weekday Masses – Glenbrien: Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 a.m. Oylegate: Wednesday and Friday at 9.30 a.m.

Date for your Diary – Bishop Ger Nash will celebrate the weekend Masses in Oylegate and Glenbrien on May 21 and 22.

Patrons 2022 – Glenbrien: Sunday, June 26. Oylegate: Sunday, July 3.


Active Retired

Easter Raffle – Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club are holding their Easter Raffle (two Hampers) Lines on sale now €2 each or three for €5, this is our only fundraising event so your support is very much appreciated. Thank you.

New Members – New members are very welcome €20 for year. Please call any Tuesday to the Knockingall Org Community Centre between 2.30-4.30 to join.

Proposed Outings and events – March 29: Solicitor Lisa McDonald will give a talk at the Active Retired Meeting at 2.30 p.m. on Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney. Everyone welcome – no charge, come along and enjoy a cuppa and have your questions answered on this topic.

Day Trip to Croke Park/Glasnevin Cemetery (lunch at own discretion in Croke Park) evening meal on way home at Chester Beatty Restaurant Ashford. Price confirmed shortly.

April 28 (joint with Rosslare ARA): Guided Tour of Waterford Crystal and Japanese Gardens Tramore. Four Course Meal at Horse Hound evening. €50.00pp.

May 11 (joint with Rosslare ARA): Guided tour of Kilmainham Jail plus vist to Mt Usher Gardens and four course evening meal at Ashdown Park Hotel €55 pp

June 8 (Joint with Rosslare ARA): Guided tour of Russborough House and garden full lunch at café there. €50 pp. no evening meal organised.

Riverdance at Gaiety Dublin: June 18, More details later on times, and costs.

Trip on Banagher Boat Trip and visit to Birr Castle July timeline. More details later.

Yoga – Chair Yoga will commence on Tuesday, April 5, in the Knockingall Org Community Centre at 2.45 p.m. Six weeks of classes.

Notes contact

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If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 577046 between 9.30 a.m. and midday on Wednesdays and Fridays or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to

Community Employment Scheme

Community Employment application forms available at Rathangan hall Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 or by emailing Areas covered are: Rathangan, Cleariestown, Duncormick, Ballymore, Mayglass, Kilmore, Tomhaggard, Drinagh, Murrintown and Bridgetown Village.

Bannow and Rathangan Show

We are delighted to announce that the Bannow and Rathangan Agricultural Show is running on July 14 this year. We will have the usual classes and attractions. Put this date in your diary and enjoy A fun day out for all the family. More details later.

New Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: Cleariestown – 6 p.m.; Caroreigh – 8 p.m. Sunday: Trinity – 9 a.m.; Taghmon – 10.15 a.m.; Rathangan – 11.30 a.m.

This ensures there is a vigil Mass and Sunday morning Mass in both parishes. No special Masses on Sundays for funerals.

Christmas, Easter, Holyday and holiday schedules will be worked out in due course. The 11.30 a.m. Mass in Rathangan can also be viewed on the webcam at

School enrolment

Enrolment forms for St Anne’s NS Rathangan for September 2022 are now available from the school office or available to download from the school website: please contact Jenny at 051 563167.

St Clomaun’s walkway

Due to flood damage to the walkway in Duncormick, the walkway is now closed to public use till further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Field Names Group

We are proud to announce our new community initiative whose aim is to record and publish the ‘Field Names’ of Rathangan/Cleariestown along with their history, features, name origin and folklore.

As this is a community initiative we will be asking for as much support as possible from people in the community to aid us with their local knowledge. What we are looking for is things such as names of fields, crossroads, walls etc. If you could provide us with the name, location and ideally background/history of the field that would be great too but not essential.

We hope everyone will get involved in this endeavour to ensure that these old names and local knowledge is preserved through time.

Guided walks on Forth Mountain

The Three Rocks and Forth Mountain Trails Group are starting monthly free guided walks on Forth Mountain for anyone who would like to join us. Come along on Saturday, March 12, at 10.30 a.m. starting at Pennylands Carpark.

Wear walking shoes and a rain mac and we look forward to meeting you. The walk will be easy with an option of a longer walk for anyone who is interested.

Killag Graveyard

A workshop on the care and maintenance of historic graveyards will be carried out in Killag Graveyard by a built heritage advisor. It will take place on Sunday, March 13, at 1.30.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players present to you ‘The Beacon’ by Nancy Harris. Directed by Breda Hayes. Before we go on the Drama Festival circuit this year we will have a performance on March 10 in Our Lady’s Island. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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