Sunday, 19th August 2018
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Our last meeting before the Summer break will be in the Woodlands Hotel on Thursday, 14th June. Please bring €50 deposit for the Westport trip, and €55 for Riverdance in the Gaiety on 17th July. And, most importantly, please don’t forget to bring your work for our Arts and Crafts exhibition!

Beat The Ferryman

The 3rd Annual "Beat The Ferryman" Open Water 600m Swim is on Saturday June 23rd at 3pm from Ballyhack Co Wexford to Passage East Co Waterford. Open to all Competent swimmers over 15 years. Entries are being taken at the moment on totaltiming .ie An exclusive Swim Hat to first 250 entries received online. Wet Suit and Non Wet Suit Categories for both male and female.Last year the event had an entry of 200 from many parts of Ireland .This is a fund Raiser for Passage East Hurling Club and Passage East Community Centre is the Race Headquarters. A Family Fun day will also be held on Race Day.

Free Inter Rail tickets for young people

A scheme has been announced this morning which will offer 140 free Inter Rail tickets to 18 years olds across Ireland. The aim of scheme is to get young people interested in Europe. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed the scheme saying it will help young Irish people learn about and see other EU countries. Ms Clune said: "This is a fantastic initiative which is aiming to encourage young people to see more of Europe. There is so much to learn across Europe and a scheme such as this is very welcome in helping young people as they learn and develop." Ms Clune added: "The scheme is being introduced on a pilot basis and if successful will be extended. Across the EU 15,000 18 year olds will be offered the opportunity to travel between one and four countries over the summer as part of the scheme." Anyone who is 18 can apply for the tickets online next week on the European Youth Portal. Online applications will be open from 12th to 26th June 2018. Selection will be by a jury of European Commision officials and winners will be notified in early July. To apply this year a person must be 18 years old on 1st July 2018.

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