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Market research talk

ew Ross Library will host an online event on Friday, March 11, from 10 am to 11 am Booking is required

‘Mintel’s Demystifying Market Research’ takes a look at some of the basic tenets of market research, explaining them in terms that new entrepreneurs and start-ups can digest easily. This workshop offers an overview of primary and secondary research, techniques and information relating to sampling and demographic planning through the lens of Mintel’s own day-to-day research.

Brian O’Connor is Mintel Ireland’s senior consumer analyst and research production manager and he will give the talk.

Country Markets

Country Markets are back in the Rugby Club on Friday mornings at 10 am with homemade bread, cakes and crafts. Call in for tea or coffee.

New producers wanted for baked goods and crafts. Call in for a chat or phone 083 0590882.

STEM degree courses

Institute of Technology Carlow has announced two new STEM degree courses that will provide skilled graduates in biomedical electronics, and in robotics and automated systems.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Electronics is suitable for students interested in high-tech industry, advancing medical devices for state-of-the-art healthcare.

See for more details.

Ramsgrange NS enrollment

Ramsgrange NS is now taking enrollments for the 2022/2023 school year. Forms are available in the school or by calling Karen in the office on 051 389363.

Alternatively, you can download the form on the school website or email

St Oliver’s NS

Any parent/guardian who wishes to enrol their child/children for September 2022 in St Oliver’s National School, Duncannon, please contact the school at 051 389206 or email on or before March 31.

Reader pens

Reader Pens read words and full lines of text aloud for independent reading. Those with dyslexia, or difficulty with reading or pronunciation, those learning languages ​​or with vision problems, will find the pens extremely helpful pieces of technology.

The pen reads text out loud with a natural speaking voice. The devices have built-in dictionaries, offering users the option to access definitions of the words as they read them

Ask staff for more information or phone 051 421877.

Study spaces

New Ross Library provides six study spaces that can be used in two hourly slots.

Booking is required for these study spaces using the LibCal booking system, which can be accessed on Wexford County Council’s Library webpage.

Musical Society

Artist Danny Brennan has donated a fantastic original watercolor ‘Dunbrody at Ross’, which New Ross Musical Society is offering as a prize to one lucky supporter.

Every €5 donation will keep New Ross Musical Society going and will receive one entry into the draw.

The painting is currently on display in Brian Bailey’s, South Street and tickets are also available there. Alternatively, donations can be made via Revolut: @Derek17fq or PayPal: @NRMSdunbrody, or by calling 085 7848635.

Ballyhack NS

St Catherine’s National School, Ballyhack is now taking enrolments for the school year 2022/2023. Your child must turn four on or before September 1, 2022.

If you would like your child to start school in Ballyhack, then please contact the school by phone at 051 389368, by email: or call into the school for an enrollment pack. The closing date for returning your application forms to the school is Friday, March 11.

Wexford Libraries’ app

Wexford County Council Public Library Service now has its own user-friendly library app. It offers access to the library catalog and to the library user’s account, so you can reserve and renew items from anywhere once you have internet access.

Families with numerous cards can keep the entire family’s account details in one place, with loans and requests for everyone available at a glance.

eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines, courses, as well as other resources, can be downloaded directly to your device.

The app allows library members to simply tap the item they wish to borrow with their smartphone and the item details are registered to their account.

The library app is available on both Google Play and the Apple Store – just search for ‘Wexford Libraries’ and download for free.

Duncannon art gallery

The Cockleshel Art Room Duncannon’s spring /summer exhibitions have been announced, with a wide range of works from original paintings, to pebble works, and from gold leaf pieces to framed prints.

“We will also have some crochet angels, and new to The Cockleshell we will have some hand wood carvings, and a few other surprises too, not forgetting drone photography,” gallery curator Peter Murphy said.

The Cockleshel Art Room Duncannon will be open for its first stint from March 17 until March 21 from til each day.


This newspaper offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The obituary tells the story of the person’s life, celebrating their personality and outlining their work and family life in a way that honors their memory.

The service is available free of charge, and will be completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests.

Contact David Looby, whose details are listed above, if this is something that interests you as a way of having a permanent record of the life of a loved one in print.

Bereavement support

Due to the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, Bethany Bereavement Support Group have now recommended services to all who are bereaved.

The Drop-In Service will be held on the first Thursday of every month, commencing on Thursday, March 3, in St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael St from 11 am to 12 pm

If you are suffering loss of any kind at this time, please call the group’s confidential number on 087 3846577.

Age-friendly library

Would you like to be able to access your local library eServices on the internet, download your favorite eBooks or listen to eAudio books but you’re not sure how to do this? Let the Library Digital Ambassador show you how to get online. Contact Yvonne Smith at or call 053 9196720 for information.

West results

Whist every Monday night YMCA Hall New Ross at 8 pm; results top score Ray Shannon, 1st lady Anne Murphy and Teresa Dollard, 2nd Anna Lawlor, 1/2 time lady Mairead Frisby, 1st gent Lily Treacy, 2nd gent Jim Lennon, 1/2 time gent Ann Minogue. Specials Helen Ryan, Billy Shannon, Marion Dalton and Paddy Cody. Raffles Mary Whitty, Sean Walsh, Ann Doyle, Johnny Minogue and Peggy Malone.

Chime hearing support

To mark World Hearing Day on 3 March, Chime, the national charity for deafness and hearing loss, has challenged the perceived stigma around hearing loss.

It is reminding Wexford residents worried about a deterioration in their hearing that they can contact the charity for free advice and support.

Its most recent survey revealed that 59pc of respondents said that people who develop hearing difficulties delay getting a hearing aid because of the ‘stigma’ associated with them.

The survey was carried out amongst a sample of the Irish population aged 50 years and older, the age when hearing loss first begins for many people.

Brendan Lennon, head of Advocacy, Research and Public Affairs for Chime, said: “We are asking people in Wexford to get a hearing test in the same way they’d get an eye test, or their blood pressure checked. One of the biggest problems in trying to overcome the stigma around hearing loss is that people don’t talk about it enough. Due to worries about ageism and perceived social embarrassment, people deny it, hide it, or ignore it. The truth is the reverse, if people take steps to tackle a deterioration in their hearing, their quality of life improves exponentially as a result. Research has shown that 80 per cent of people who get hearing aids say they have improved their mental wellbeing and social relationships and wish they had got them earlier.”

Many successful people are known for wearing hearing aids, among them former US president Bill Clinton, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg and Jodie Foster, alongside singer Chris Martin.

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