September 15, 2013

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The Navigator

Newsletter for Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour

September 15, 2013

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Collecting ‘chanies’

For well over a hundred years fragments of pottery of various shapes, sizes and colours have washed up on a two-mile stretch of beach known locally as Moran’s Bay, situated between Greenore Point and Rosslare Harbour in Co. Wexford. Many local people have collected these pieces and one collection in particular, by Margaret Hartigan, inspired a project to be undertaken by Terry Fortune and Michael Clancy of the Documenting Rosslare Group. This research based project entitled The Magpies Nest was facilitated by artist Michael Fortune in conjunction with the Bealtaine Festival and The National Library of Ireland and resulted in an exhibition of the group’s findings in the library in May 2009. The practice of collecting ‘chanies’ was common in coastal communities throughout Ireland in the past. Evidence of this can be found in the various mosaics which people used to decorate piers, walls and paths. What is remarkable about the Rosslare Harbour collection is the abundance of the material washed up. These are not once-off pieces from different shipwrecks that haphazardly wash up. Instead they appear to be from a ship which sunk in the mid 19th century, and contained a cargo of pottery from a variety of potteries from Staffordshire in England. The fragmented depictions of foreign festivities and landscapes found on these pieces continue to amaze and create wonder in the minds of the people who find them to the present day. The Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre on Wednesday last (11th Sept) played host to representatives from The Magic Attic, a history and heritage organization based in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The representatives, Ann Walsh and Graham Nutt, had travelled to Rosslare Harbour on the invitation of local resident Helen Delaney who had contacted them following a recent find on a nearby beach by her husband Seamus. Samples of the pottery and ‘chanies’ are on display in the Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre every Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 6pm, together with maritime photographs and memorabilia.


St. Marys Camogie Club

Huge congratulations to The Rosslare/Kilmore U-14 camogie team who beat St Annes in the county final on Friday 6th Sept in Piercestown on a scoreline of 8-1 to 2-3. The girls played their hearts out with some fantastic skill & determination shown throughout the game. Players from our own St. Marys club were Siadhbh Sheil, Ciara Butler, Aishling Gouldson, Emma Sinnott, Carla Howlin & Niamh Clooney. Aishling Gouldson scored 2 goals & was also awarded player of the match. Enjoy the winning feeling girls, they are very precious moments.


ICA News

The ICA had their first meeting after the summer break on Wednesday 4th September. President Betty Halligan presided. Events over the summer months were discussed. Some members are joining Wexford Federation at Johnstown castle on Sunday 29th September for a fun walk in aid of Wexford hospice homecare & Wexford women refuge. Ray Murphy, assistant chief fire officer gave a talk & powerpoint presentation on fire safety in the home. Maura Lambert thanked him on the guilds behalf. The next federation meeting is being held in Duncannon on Monday 30th September. Best wishes are sent to Anne Hore who is unwell at present & is wished a speedy recovery. Competition for the evening was the nicest necklace & was won by Maura O Connor. Next meeting is October 2nd at 8pm & new members are always welcome.


Rosslare Rangers Ladies Soccer

Rosslare Rangers Ladies Soccer Training is now on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at 7pm in Rosslare Rangers AFC Grounds. If you have any queries, please call Aishling on 0876533810.


Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour ARA

This week’s diary:

• Thursday 25th September, South East Region will host a Ten Pin Bowling competition at Leisuremax, Drinagh.

Cost Euro 7 per person (Euro 12 including Lunch) Jim will be at the Harbour View Hotel on Friday 20th September, from 11 am to 12 noon to collect from those interested.

• Harbour Drifter’s Walkabout: Monday and Thursday from 11 am to 12 noon. Meet in the car park.

• Whist: Tuesday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm in the Railway Social Club.

• Knitwits: Friday from 10.30 am to 12.30 in the Harbour View Hotel.

• Scrabble: from 2.30 to 4.30 pm in the Railway Social Club.

We continue to remember our ARA members who are currently ill.


Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes have now resumed every Monday and Thursday in the Railway Social Club at 5 30. For further information, please call 0879586726


Scout News

The scout year has started again . Every Tuesday night from 6.30 to 8pm in the community centre in Kilrane . We cater girls and boys form 6 years old  Wwe have an action pack year ahead for learning sailing to going on hikes.  Any enquires contact 0851398199.


Scripture/Prayer Reflection

In St Patrick’s Parish Office next Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 7 pm for a time of prayerful reflection on God’s Holy Word. We welcome and encourage all to come along.


St. Helen’s GC

09/09/13 September Monthly Medal, 1st Bernie Furlong (20) 69nett, 2nd Joanne Hare (15) 70nett countback, 3rd Joy Elliott (24) 70 nett. Well done to our winner today Bernie with a fantastic score of 69nett, glad to see you back in the winners enclosure Bernie, keep up the good golf! A very special well done to Verona Mc McConalogue who had a hole in one on the 7th! Congratulations Verona!

08/09/13 Singles stableford, 1st Kathleen Murphy (23) 38pts, 2nd Brona Cloonan (20) 37pts, 3rd Janet Slattery (20) 36pts. Well done to all our winners today and well done to Kathleen who came in with a fantastic score of 38pts. Congratulations and keep up the good golf.

04/09/13 Open Seniors, 1st Sarah O’Sullivan (v) 45pts, 2nd Kathleen Murphy (23) 42pts, 3rd Mary Mooney (v) 39pts. Well done to all our winners today with exceptionally high scores, keep it up ladies.

Mens Competitions:

1. Sunday 8th September – Monthly Medal – Strokes – BlueTees – CSS 72

Winner Paul Phillips (8) 66

Strokes nett

Category 1 Paul Brennan (6) 71

Category 2 Danny Kenny (13) 70

Category 3 Paddy Dunne (20) 71

The weather for today’s final monthly medal competition was very pleasant and combined with the excellent course conditions provided an inviting challenge for the 75 players. Paul’s outstanding score off the back sticks of two over gross was the by far the best score on the day.

2. Saturday 7th September – Open Singles Stableford – White Tees – CSS: 72 (36 points)

1st Padraig Bail (16) 42 points

2nd Mark Evans (23) 39 count-back

3rd Patrick O’Connor (5) 39


A field of 48 players enjoyed today’s competition kindly sponsored by Anne Byrne and John O’Mahony who presented the prizes at a well attended and lively prize-giving. Well done to the winners and special congratulations to Pat O’Connor who enjoyed the satisfaction of a hole-in-one on the 7th.

3. Wednesday 4th September –

Open Seniors (Over 50) – Singles Stableford – White Tees – CSS:

1st Paul Conlon (11) 41 points

2nd Seamus Thornton (17) 41 count-back

3rd Dick Murphy (25) 41 count-back

Today’s Open Seniors competition was sponsored by GLP and had been deferred from an earlier date due to poor weather. There were no such difficulties for the 29 players today. Scoring was very good and once again the count-back rule was required to separate the podium places.

4. Upcoming Fixtures & Events

Wednesday 11th September – Open Singles – Gents & Ladies

Friday 13th September – Open Wine Competition

Saturday 14th September – Singles Stableford – Gents & Ladies

Sunday 15th September – Singles Stableford (Hampers) – Gents & Ladies

Wednesday 18th September – Open Seniors (Over 50) – Singles – Gents & Ladies

Friday 20th September – Open

Wine Competition Saturday 21st September –

Singles Stableford – Gents & Ladies

Sunday 22nd September – Singles Stableford (Hampers) & Club Matchplay Finals – Gents & Ladies

Wednesday 25th September – Open Singles – Gents & Ladies

Friday 27th September – Open Wine Competition

Saturday 28th September – Clare Redmond Trophy – Singles Stableford (Members of St Helen’s Bay & Foxrock GC) – Gents & Ladies

Sunday 29th September – Singles Stableford – Gents & Ladies

Parish Weekly Envelope

The parish priest offers sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the Parish Fund in the weekly envelope collection for week 37; they donated a total of €218.70


For Sale

Horsebox @ €550.00 and small square bales of hay @ €3.00 each. Please phone 087 6718106


Church Gate Collection

This weekend, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, September, Collectors will attend at the Church gates to take up a collection in aid of Intellectually Disabled.



Religious Ceremonies in St. Patrick Church

(For 24th week in ordinary time.)

Sat Sep 14, 7.00pm Mass.

Sun Sep 15, 10.30am & 11.30am Mass

Fri Sep 20, 9.30am Mass

Sat Sep 21, 7.00pm Vigil Mass

Sun Sep 22, 10.30am & 11.30am Mass.



Religious Ceremonies in St. Ruan Church

(For 24th week in ordinary time)

Sun Sep 15, 8.30am Mass

Mon Sep 16, 9.30am Mass

Tues Sep 17, 9.30am Mass

Wed Sep 18, 9.30am Mass

Sun Sep 21, 8.30am Mass.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each week we gather to adore the Blessed Sacrament in:

St. Ruan Church at Kilrane on Mondays 10.00am to 1.00pm

St. Patrick Church at Rosslare Harbour on Wednesdays 10.00am to 1.00pm



Do you wish to spend some time in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament?

We urgently need volunteers to ensure that the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues. You may volunteer to adore for a quarter of an hour, half an hour or for a full hour. For any information about this glorious task, please contact Timmy O’Connor, Bridie Stafford, or Diarmuid Desmond PP




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