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

Our Progress to Date

 Our Progress to Date 2016-2017

In looking at where we have come from as an organization and where we are wanting be in the future I think that first and foremost we need to acknowledge that it has been challenging for us , at times, to ensure that the kind of work we do here at SWWFRC and why we do it is understood and valued.

Our direct experience has shown us that this work has been a mix of community development, community education , social inclusion and now family support work .

Trying to place a value on the impact of this work in our community cannot be measured only in units or targets or numbers . It is how local people see us, feel about the work that happens here that affects them and their families and also that they understand how much poorer this community would be if this organisation and this building were not at the heart of it.

Learning from this we hope that we can meet the challenges set out for us in the ambitious long –term outcomes as set out in our Strategic Plan 2016-2018 by taking practical steps to showcase our work in the local and national media and on the relevant social media platforms.

Alongside this however we as members and Directors must also contribute to strengthening this understanding of our work locally and countywide at every opportunity.

Every staff member of SWWFRC, volunteer, Director and member here must take responsibility for spreading a positive and reinforcing message that SWWFRC is strong , resilient and there for our local families.

We need this commitment at every level in the organization to begin to repair relationships and restore public trust and confidence in charities like ourselves given the barrage of bad media in the press in recent years.

Internally at SWWFRC, in the last year we have been managing the change into the FRC Programme with much work gone into consolidating the organisation’s understanding of family support as well as implementing actions agreed in the Annual Plan. This has paid off and there has been a good start in providing a strong wrap around service where people can progress through programmes and also receive individual support.

Through the delivery of the Childcare Service, youth supports, in schools and the Glor Project the FRC has also built up greater access to parents. This has led to trusting relationships being built so that needs can be better identified and met.


There has been a great deal achieved despite:

  • the hidden work of additional administration / reporting / accountability structures and systems for different funders;
  • Managing changes to programmes such as ETB / Pobail – Childcare / CE etc.
  • Changes of staff within the Glor Project
  • The fact that an FRC this size only has 2 full time FRC positions with will never be enough to cover all that needs doing;
  • Making the transition into the FRC Programme;
  • Have a large building to maintain and clean with very little resources


On the positive side, to help get through the challenges above the Project also has:

  • Up-dated and developed Policies in 2016 through the FRC being on the Governance Code Journey;
  • Maintained and developed existing internal management  practices and procedures;
  • Has a very competent Project Manager who deals with all the day to day issues;
  • Has a strong Board with a hands on Chairperson;
  • Has a professional, committed and creative staff team who want to see new opportunities and supports available to children and their families in the area in which they serve.


To enable us as a company to provide the community services to this rural part of Co. Wexford requires a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff, and we as a company are very fortunate to have such a team. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the board of management to thank Sharon as manager and all of the staff for the way they have coped with the demands made ­­of them by this ever changing environment.

There has also been a visual transformation in the makeup of the board of management over the past few years and 2016 followed this trend with four new directors joining the board Pat Kent, Carole Faulkner and Tim and Dawn Bradley.

Alan Ryan and Mary Lawlor, will also retire at this AGM as Directors and members of the Company.

Rachel O’Connor, Don Kenny and Nuala Murphy stepped down from the board during 2016/2017 and are also due to retire at this AGM Directors and Members of the Company and I would like thank all of these board members for their many contributions to SWWDCG during their tenure as Directors.

Without underestimating the challenges ahead I believe that we are now in an era at SWWFRC that is transformational and that opportunities exist that if we embrace them with passion, openness, ambition and bravery can bring to us dynamic programmes and projects to ensure we are around for a long time to come .

I thank you all for your continued support

Jack Butler




28th August 2017











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