What’s on this week!

Week Beginning 11th December 2017

Food cloud
Volunteers needed urgently.
Please contact Sharon Kennedy on 051-389418


We are presently recruiting for a Community Café Assistant and Front Desk Receptionist/Administrator CE.
Contact Tilly Carroll on 051 389418 for Application Form.

New evening courses starting in January 2018:
Early Childhood Level 5:
Health Care Support Level 5
Social Care Level 5
Business Level 5
Book-keeping Manual and Computerised
Business Level 6:

Courses will run subject to minimum numbers confirmed. Phone Jan/Diane on 051-389418.

Getting Citizens Online at SWWFRC
Avail of 10 hours free training to enhance your digital skills by Getting Citizens Online. Next class commencing shortly. Please call reception at 051 389418 to secure a place.

St Louis Stitchers
Meet every Wednesday 11am -1pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC). New members very welcome. Reception: 051 389418.

Shelbourne Women's Group
Meets every Monday 10:30am -12:30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC). New members very welcome. Reception: 051 389418

Blokes with Cameras
Meet every Wednesday at 7pm in (SWWFRC) for more information please contact Reception on 051 389418.

Every Monday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at SWWFRC. Classes are €10 drop in or 6 class cards for €50. Contact Finola on 087-3641540 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement
Next monthly meeting
January 2018. in St Louise Day care. start 2-15pm,
Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members welcome.

Cinema Wexford.
Trip to Omniplex Cinema, Wexford Wednesday 13th December to see Wonder. Cost 12 Euro, Bus leaves Ramsgrange at 12 noon Sharp, Pickups from Ramsgrange to Wexford. to book please call 389012, 087 0544976.

May Holiday 2018.
From MONDAY 14th May to FRIDAY 18th May.,
Staying in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Cost Per Person Sharing 335 Euro single Room Supplement 70 Euro for the 4 nights. Cost includes 4 nights Bed and Breakfast and evening meal. Day Trip each day. Transport to and from Arklow and Gratuities. Booking Fee of 100 Euro (Non-Refundable) required. Booking open to Non- Members from 1st February 2018. Enquires to 051 389012 or 087 0544076.Travel Insurance -Allainzie.IE Tel 01 4484848

Ramsgrange Community School
Gym/hall is available for hire. Very competitive rates. Contact Bridget on 051-389211 to book.

St. Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange
Assisted Home Living for the Elderly provide the following services: Meals on Wheels (daily delivery), Day Care Service, Home Baking Service, (Sweet & Savoury Orders can be catered for), Medical Service and Counselling services, including Bereavement Support, Chiropody and Hairdressing. Services by appointment. For more information ring the Centre on 051-389509.

We are now taking orders for Christmas Baking -Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding, and Christmas Cakes - last date for orders is 12th of December – Phone 051-389509 or call to the Centre to order. We are also holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday the 9th of December 2017 between 9am to 1pm in the Day Care Centre

Bluebell Café
The Bluebell Café is open on the first Wednesday of every month, to older people, their families and carers who are coping with memory loss issues. We welcome you to come in, enjoy a cup of tea, chat and meet with others in similar situations. We offer you an opportunity to obtain information and to speak with health care professionals in your area.
ALL WELCOME at St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co Wexford Tel 051 389509

Local Link Wexford
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office on 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Slimming World
Saturday mornings at SWWFRC, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne on 086 3147332 for more details.

New Personal Training
Business in Ramsgrange / Campile area. Tailored exercise & nutrition programs to suit your goals. Classes of 6 people due to start from next Tuesday with the aim to increase Strength and Fitness over a number of weeks. Contact Gary on 087-2223450. Please see 'garywatersfitness' on Facebook for up-to-date information on the classes or if you have any further questions.

Hook Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
A Counselling and psychotherapy practice has been established in Duncannon .Working with clients who experience issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, addiction, from her base in Duncannon, Ann Cadogan can be contacted by phone or email.annpcadogan@gmail.com phone 089-7055256

Campile Hall
There is a weekly game of Bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm in aid of the ongoing development of the Hall, with prize money of €1,250 approx being paid out each night with a rolling in House Lotto and Snowball also being played each night. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

Weekly Meditation classes with Reiki Therapist, Ann Considine of Tranquil Healing will take place at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, Ramsgrange commencing on 11th of October, 2017 on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 11am. The cost of each class will be €10. To book a place contact Ann at 085 7555844 or 051 389703. Facebook page: Tranquil Healing

Campile Hall Study Group
Campile Hall Parents Supervised study group is going well so far but we still have some places available if anyone else is interested in joining, this study group is the perfect opportunity to get homework or study done without any of the usual home distractions three evenings a week here in Campile Hall, It is open to anyone in 3rd, 5th or 6th years that might be interested in joining, study is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm at a cost of €20 per month to book in or to make inquiries contact Nicholas on 0879418661 or Campile hall on 0872183300

Irish Classes for parents.
Introduction to Irish for parents of primary school children. These classes are for beginners and are designed around the primary school curriculum with view to helping your child with Irish homework. These classes are starting on Wednesday 4th October for 10 weeks and the venue is South West Wexford FRC. These classes are delivered by a fully qualified tutor in a relaxed and learner friendly environment. For more information or to book your space contact Denise Murphy on 051 389418.

Rathnure Pantomime Society
Rathnure Pantomime Society presents their Christmas Panto "A Fairytale Wedding: And You're Invited! A show not to be missed!! Call the Box Office now on 0870687801 or 0876954112 to book your tickets now. The show runs from Dec 10th @ 6.30pm, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7.45pm, 17th @ 6pm, 18th @7.45pm, 27th & 28th @ 6pm, 29th @ 7.45pm.

Childminder available
Childminder available to mind child in her own home in Ramsgrange. Contact Ann 086-1687644

St Louis Stitchers Group


The St. Louis Stitchers currently have 50 registered members in their group.  They continue to meet weekly with up to 30 people at each session.  The skills of the members are highlighted throughout the year with examples of beautifully made crochet and knitted garments.  Other crafts in evidence to date include such as embroidery, various types of needle run lace, bobbin lace, jewellery, amazing handbags and more. 



There are currently 50 names on the register, however, attendance has been down to 25-30 members coming each week. 

For the last few weeks of 2014 attendance has been reduced further with only 15-20 members attending.  Despite this, the members continue to produce intricate and stunning pieces of needlework. 

Some examples of the groups work are wool crochet, fine cotton Irish crochet, cross stitch, tatting, knitting, beading, quilting and embroidery.  One of the members made 2 beautiful beaded and crocheted wedding ring cushions and another member a quilt 100% made from recycled materials.

Additionally some of the group members formally shared their skills by running short courses in:-Mount Mellick embroidery, beading and card making.



2014 Committee elected at the AGM on 22nd January

Maimie Chapman – Chairperson

GraceO’Mahoney –  Vice Chairperson

Kathleen Whelan – Treasurer

Avril Murphy – 2nd Treasurer

Rosemary Butler – Secretary

Mary Caulfield – 2nd Secretary

Maire Hodman

Catherine Moore

Shirley Doyle

Mary Bassett

Frances Delaney

Betty Murphy

Breda Walsh


New Appointments

SLS Secretary elected as the Convenor, New Ross Area Coummunity Forum in February and nominated by the County Wexford Community Forum as a member of the newly formed Local Community and Development Committee (LCDC) in May.


Little Christmas Kinsale 6th January

Six members of the group attended a Women’s Little Christmas event in Kinsale organised by Veronica Stuart, chairperson of the Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland.  The evening started with a champagne reception and dinner followed by an antique lace fashion show.  The fashion items ranged from some having been rescued from rubbish skips to those purchased in various parts of the world.  All the items had been collected by and restored to their original delicate fine quality by the traditional lacemaking group.  The next morning there were a series of workshops covering the many varied forms of Irish lace.  A good time was had by all.


Replica of the Helen Blake

The weekend of 22 – 23 February commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the Helen Blake tragedy.  The Helen Blake was an Irish lifeboat based at Fethard on Sea.  While attempting to rescue the crew of the Norwegian schooner Mexico in February 1914, the Helen Blake was lost with nine lives. Relatives of some of these men still live in Fethard.  Following the commemoration ceremonies, a local committee was set up to organise the building of a replica of the Helen Blake.  SLS have been asked by this committee to make a commemorative piece to be put on permanent exhibition.  Additionally SLS were invited to submit some garments made 100% from recycled materials to the Trashing Fashion fundraising event.


Mam of the Year 2014

SLS Chairperson was nominated by her daughter for the Women’s Way 2014 Mam of the Year.  She was shortlisted as 1 of 3 finalists in Leinster.  Unfortunately she did not win the Leinster title; however, she is the St Louis Stitchers Mam of the year!


International Connections – Visitor from Australia

At the beginning of May, SLS Chairperson had a visit from Marie Laurie, from Australia.  Following a visit to Borris House by Marie and Annette Meldrum in 2006, the 2 women decided to investigate the possibilty of cataloguing and publishing the history of the almost completely unknown collection of Borris antique lace.   Marie and Annette were successful in getting funding from the Australian Government to catalogue and document the Borris Lace Collection; the book The Borris Lace Collection also written by Marie and Annette was published in August 2010.  Marie gave the chairperson some examples of lace that had made and the chair said she would photograph and share them with the group.   Marie said she will return to Ireland next year and will hopefully meet SLS chairperson again to maintain the contact.  Linked to Marie and Annette’s involvement in cataloguing and documenting the Borris Lace collection there had been previous meetings with Grainne Doran, County Wexford Archivist, regarding the cataloguing and documenting of the New Ross Lace collection held at Mount Carmel.



Some of the members went to a specialist craft and needlework shop in Clonmel in June.  In November members went on the annual pilgrimage to the Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS.  

Social Inclusion Grant – County Wexford Communiy Forum

The group was awarded €400 from the Community Forum to buy heaters for the activity room.


Christmas Party

The group rounded 2014 off by holding a party before breaking up for the Christmas Holiday.




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