ew Grow mental health peer support group from New Ross, every Tuesday 2-4pm in Room 3, St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, New Ross, Co Wexford, Y34 N799.
If you want to talk to others who have experienced mental health issues, come see if Grow is for you.
The group is free, confidential and open to everyone. Contact Felicia on 086 1034332.
The Rathgarogue Mini Movers Club takes place at Rathgarogue Hall on Saturday August 6, 13 and 20.
From 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., it will be supervised by Catriona Hendrick at a cost of €12 for three sessions. For children aged four and five, this club will improve flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and discipline, help develop endurance and improve memory, help develop gross motor and motor skills fine, will provide an opportunity to develop social skills and make new friends, build self-esteem and confidence, and encourage participation and team play. All material will be provided.
To reserve a seat, go to https://buytickets.at/rathgarogueminimovers/732115.
Places are limited so book early. Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothes and shoes (runners). And bring a nice cold drink. All Mini Movers sessions will be conducted in accordance with public health guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact 087 2027224.
Guitar Festival 2022
The first evening of the Guitar Festival will take place on Thursday August 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Ballykelly Church.
John Feeley is described by The Washington Post as “Ireland’s finest classical guitarist” and by Michael Dervan in the Irish Times as “a pioneer…in guitar and guitar playing in Ireland”. Highly regarded for his interpretations and recordings of new works by Irish composers, he has had many works written for him.
David Creevy is currently Head of County Wexford School of Music where he also teaches classical guitar. He was the winner of the JS Bach Guitar Prize, the George Louden Senior Guitar Prize and a finalist for the Yamaha European Guitar Foundation Prize. David has toured across America, Colombia and Europe.
The Bethany Bereavement Support Group has now resumed services to all bereaved. The walk-in service will take place on the first Thursday of each month at St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael Street in New Ross from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you are experiencing loss of any kind at this time, please call the group’s confidential number. at 087 3846577.
Cumas Golf Classic
The Cumas Golf Classic will take place at New Ross Golf Club on Friday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tee and green sponsorships are available. There will be first, second and third prizes for the drive closest to the spindle and the longest. The registration cost is €120 for a team of four, all for a good cause. Contact Terry on 087 9975620 or email [email protected] to register.
Are you interested in being part of an informal Irish conversation group for adults? Maybe you could learn or help other people improve their Irish language skills? We meet once a month at the New Ross Library. The group is self-animated. Contact New Ross Library for details on 051 421877.
This journal offers articles of tribute to bereaved family members who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. The obituary tells the story of the person’s life, celebrates their personality and is free. Contact David Looby, whose details are given above, if you are interested.
The New Ross whist results at the end of July at the YMCA are as follows: Top gent Sean Walsh, 2nd lady Triona Moffitt 1/2 time lady Nora Kehoe, Top gent Billy Shannon, 2nd gent Marion Dalton, 1 /2 gent Pat Doyle, Specials Anne Murphy, Kathleen Slattery, Mary Whitty, John Harlin and Peggy Malone, Raffles Triona Moffitt, Garry O Farrell, Anne Murphy and Sean Walsh.
Corach River Field Trip
There is a Corach River trip with local naturalist Jim Hurley on Aquatic Heritage Day, Sunday August 21 between 2 and 4 p.m., in Foulksmills.
The plan is to fish in the river, discover the wonderful world that exists on the river bed, see what life forms can be discovered, and then use the results of the experiment to estimate the quality of the water.
The event is free and everyone is welcome.
It is desirable to enter the water up to the ankles, therefore rubber boots and a fishing net are recommended.
The field trip is preceded by an illustrated, preparatory and introductory indoor lecture at 7 p.m. at Wexford Library on Thursday, August 18.
Both events are sponsored by the Local Authority Waters Programme.
Death Coffee at Corcoran
The title might make you hesitate, scare you, but according to one of the people behind Wexford’s first-ever Death Café, it’s not as tearful, as morbid, as one might think.
“People say it has to be morbid, but it’s the opposite, it helps to realize life, how finite and precious it is, and to make the most of it. You become more aware of life and learn that you have to experience its breadth and duration,” says Rosie Saunders of a new community initiative that invites people who want to discuss the subject of death to do so in a safe and confidential environment.
The first meeting will take place in New Ross, in the upstairs room of Corcoran’s on Wednesday, September 14 from 7-9pm and will follow the principles laid out by Death Cafe creator John Underwood, who set up the first meeting in 2011. Conceived as a place where people could “discuss, over tea and cake, life, the purpose of life and why we fear it”, the Death Cafe movement developed and expanded to include over 5,000 people worldwide, but it will be the first held in Wexford.
And given her professional background, Rosie is well-placed to co-host this event with her colleague Sharon Bacon.
“I’m an occupational therapist (occupational therapist) and I work in the mental health sector,” says Rosie. “I’ve been doing this for ten years and I’ve seen what the needs are. I am currently studying to be an end of life companion and as part of this I wanted to put together a death cafe, while I was looking to do this I came across Sharon who was trying to do the same so we have joined forces. During Covid we had done some on Zoom, but it can be a heavy topic, so it’s best done face-to-face.
But what can those who attend expect?
“Like an OT death is the most meaningful thing I deal with, and becoming more aware of it allows you to become more aware of life, it gives you perspective, reminds you how precious life is,” says Rosie. “Death is still a taboo subject, but we all know that we will eventually die. So much time is spent planning a wedding, but death, which we know will happen, is not given the same amount of time.
Keen to emphasize that this is not a bereavement service or an information clinic, Rosie would also like to invite anyone who wishes to attend, whether they are currently facing death or not.
“Someone with a terminal diagnosis could attend, but like I said earlier, we’re all going to die at some point, so in a sense, we all have a terminal diagnosis. Anyone can attend, the only requirement is that you are respectful and that everything discussed is kept confidential, all communities and belief systems are welcome. There will be no judgment. »
The Wexford Death Café is free. For more information or to reserve your place, contact Rosie Saunders on [email protected]
Musicians, artisans and music lovers will head to Inistioge in August for the first Keep Her Lit Folk and Trad festival on August 13 and 14.
Keep Her Lit is dedicated to the memory of local heroes of Irish music and culture, musician Dave Donohoe and publican Johnny O’Donnell. The two-day festival will host traditional and folklore concerts, traditional sessions, music workshops and memorial forest walks, food and craft markets, and more.
With something for the whole family, this is a festival not to be missed. Lisa O’Neill, Niamh Regan, Brigid Mae Power and more also perform throughout the festival. Full details available at www. keepherlitfestival.ie.
The Cushinstown Community Development Group is inviting everyone in the area to an open information meeting to talk about the creation of a new community center.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday August 3 at 8 p.m. at the Horse & Hound hotel.
“Everyone is welcome and we encourage everyone in the area to attend,” said one of the organizers, Bridín Lyng Moloney.
Ballyhack NS Registrations
St Catherine’s National School, Ballyhack is taking enrollment for the 2022/2023 school year.
Your child must be four years old by September 1, 2022. If you would like your child to start school at Ballyhack, please contact the school via email: [email protected]