Around the Districts: Kilmore to Our Lady’s Island


ridgetown Information and IT Centre

The office in the AOH Hall is open Monday to Wednesday 9 am to 4 pm Library and IT room are also available during these hours.

All office services are available. All Social Welfare forms are available. The hall is available for hire for private functions and events. Please call in and see the facilities and services which are available for the general community.

Kilmore B-Friending

Feeling lonely, isolated or just needing a call from one of our volunteers, please call Margaret at 087 9731471, Fr Pat at 086 2256794 or Sr Mary at 087 6784830.

Ballycogley Players

Director Ellen Cloney has announced her cast for the groups 2023 Full Length Circuit Play ‘The Red Iron’ by Jim Nolan. Ellen has been involved in the group for many years and takes over from our long-standing full length director Breda Hayes, many thanks to Breda for all her hard work over the years.

The cast for Red Iron is as follows: Dog – Seán Carthy; Scabs – Diarmuid Buttimer; Zorro – Pat Sinnott; Kel – Colm Doyle; Dettsie – Trish Boyce; Charley by Catherine Murphy.

We wish Ellen and the cast the best of looks as they begin their preparations for the 2023 festival circuit. We recently had the pleasure of once again performing our sketches at the annual Leo Carthy Weekend in Our Lady’s Island. Thanks to the committee for having us and to the wonderful audience for attending.

Memorial Garden

The annual Memorial Garden commemoration will be held at the Memorial Garden in Kilmore Quay on Sunday, August 28, at 2 pm Everyone is welcome.

Write By the Sea

The annual Write By the Sea literary festival will be held in the Stella Maris center from September 23 to September 25. See the Write By the Sea website for all guests and other details.

Remembrance Mass

Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Kilmore, on Friday evening 19th at 7.30 pm, to remember Paul Younger (formerly Bastardstown}, who passed away last year in Gloucestershire, UK.

Autumn Dip

The autumn Dip Fundraiser in memory of Paul takes place at 4 pm on Saturday evening 20th on Ballyhealy Beach. Your support for the chosen charities, Kilmore Quay Lifeboat, Kilmore Community First Responders, Wexford Alzheimer’s Association would be much appreciated.

You are most welcome to join in the swim. Sponsorship cards are around the community or you can donate on the day. For information call 086 8384195 or 086 7756007.

Charity Cabaret

There will be a Cabaret in aid of the cycle run from Lourdes to Enniscorthy, to raise funds for Hope Cancer Support Center and Wexford Hospice, on Friday, August 19, at 9 pm in Greenacres Pub, Tenacre. Music will be provided by Mick Troy, Tony Who, The Reville family, plus other guests. Tickets are just €5. Raffle prizes and door prizes. Come along for a great night.

Lifeboat Station 175 years

An exhibition marking 175 years of lifeboat service in Kilmore Quay curated by author and historian John Power will be held at the Stella Maris Center from August 26 to August 28. The exhibition will take you from the foundation of the station in 1847 to the present day service. Open Friday at 6 pm, official launch 7 pm Saturday 11 am 5.30 pm and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm

Community lottery

Winning numbers for August 9 were 1, 3, 22 and 28. There were three match-three winners. Jackpot stands at €4,600.


Bingo continues every Wednesday in Saltees Coast hotel at 8 pm



Bingo continues on Mondays at Murrintown Community Center from 8 pm to 10 pm Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30pm, Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 pm Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 pm Whiterock Hill 7.20 pm

CE scheme

The Community Employment scheme is available at Murrintown Community Centre. Application forms are available from the Community Centre,, local Intreo office or by contacting Colette on 086 2204457.

Community Centre

We are in urgent need of volunteers for morning and evening. Should you have some free time and are willing to volunteer, please contact the community center at 053 9139328.

Dancefit with Amanda Burke – Monday Dancefit 9.45 am to 10.45 am, Dancefit 50+ 11 am to midday; Tuesday Dancefit 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm; Thursday Dancefit 50+ 11 am to noon. Please call 087 9713339 to book your place.

Taekwon-Do – Monday 5 pm to 8.30 pm and Wednesday 5 pm to 8.30 pm Wexford Taekwon-Do School, instructor Master Patrick O’Rourke (seventh Degree). Contact Pat at 085 7068222 email

Yoga with Adrienne – Tuesday 8 pm to 9 pm; Thursday 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm Phone 086 8348111.

Yoga with Sharon – Thursday mornings from 9.15 am any inquiries call Sharon on 086 1943527.

Library – The Murrintown Community Center Library is now open. Pop in to read or borrow a book. No registration necessary. Please deposit return books in box provided. Book donations accepted in sealed containers.

Murrintown Community Center squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328.

The center is available for hire from 9.30 am to 8.30 pm Size suitable for social distancing. For more information contact Murrintown Community Center at 053 9139328 or email


WB Yeats in Story & Song

Join us for an evening of story and song inspired by William Butler Yeats–venue Sigginstown Castle

Anna Skrine of Butlerstown Castle has composed music to WB Yeats poems, and Denise Leahy will narrate her story in the person of Maud Gonne, a long-time friend and love-interest of Yeats. Liz and Gordon Jones from Sigginstown Castle will accompany on voice and instrumental

Event is free with donations encouraged to benefit Tacumshane Old School building renovation. The program is about an hour in total. Commencing at 8 pm on Saturday, August 20 at Sigginstown Castle, Tacumshane

GAA news

Adult football championship: Our footballers open their championship campaign away to Blackwater on Friday, 26th August at 7pm. The following week they are at home to Monageer at 6pm. Best of luck to the team and mentors.

“Last man standing” competition involving Premier League fixtures starting August 26th. €10 to play with €250 to the last man or indeed woman standing. Payment by Revolut or PayPal. Closing date for entries is August 24th. Contact 0872548236 to enter.

Community Coffee Shop

The Community Coffee Shop is open every day from 11 to 5 p.m. Do come along to sample our beautiful home-baking. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Lady’s Island Gift Shop

Lady’s Island Gift Shop is open every day from 11am to 5pm. Our shop is run by volunteers and all profits support the community.

So if possible shop local and support this community. If you would like to join our team or have any enquiries, or would like to gain access outside these opening hours, we always try to facilitate by arranging an appointment, please phone OLI Gift shop at 089 260 2050.

We have a large selection of Mass cards, religious candles, incense, gifts of Communion, Confirmation, Baptism, Weddings, Anniversaries and much more.

“Split the Pot”

Congratulations to Anne & Margaret O’Brien on winning €122 in last week’s “Split the Pot” draw. Envelopes are available in O’Doherty’s Supermarket and the Coffee Shop (when open). Your support is very much appreciated.