Carnew notes May 25


Pride in Carnew – Tidy Towns
In Carnew we have a beautiful town, we have a dedicated Pride in Carnew committee/Tidy Towns group, plans are in progress and we’re all starting to see improvements around the area – BUT WE STILL NEED MORE HELP. We would love more people to get involved and we invite other community groups in the town to get involved. We need people from all walks of life. You don’t need to be involved regularly; you can drop in and out. Maybe you have an interest in wildlife, an interest in gardening, an interest in heritage, an interest in just getting out and about and getting to know some new people?

Tidy Towns – what’s it all about? Most people think it is little more than picking litter, keeping streets clean and sticking up hanging baskets in the summer. In fact that impression is completely wrong! Litter accounts for 10% of the Tidy Towns concept and hanging baskets are no longer recommended. The best groups have a mixture of people from the whole community involved; school kids, teenagers, young adults, retired people, pensioners, male and female.

Tidy Towns itself covers nature, wildlife, heritage, waste minimisation, environmental awareness, civic spirit, in due course raising the prosperity of the town and most importantly pride in your local community.
Take the step and get involved, make some new friends, you’ll be glad you did!

For more details:
Contact: Carnew TDC @ 053 9426555 or text Marion @ 087 2793165

Get well wishes go to Peg Fleming, Gorey Road. Ann Myers Ballingate. Richard Wilkinson, Croneyhorn.

Congratulations to Timmy Collins, Kilcavan and Niamh Byrne, Shillelagh who were married during the week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of John Kenny, Shillelagh who died during the week and was buried on Monday morning in Shillelagh.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Mrs Shannon, Gorey and Carnew who died during the week.

Happy 50th birthday to Bernie Hughes, Coollattin Road.

The walk on 31st May is Ballycumber (grade C, 10 km, 3 hours) meet at Tinahely Square at 10am, Sunday 7th June the walk is Art’s Lough, (grade B, 12 KM, 3hours), meet Tinahley Square at 10am, Please make sure and wear proper walking boots, bring adequate food and drink, and bring or wear rain gear. All walks are on the Tinahely website.

Lena Donohue, Coolroe would like to say a big thank you to Naas and Peamount Hospital, the ambulance crew and Tinahely First Responders. Fathers Hayden and Hammel, all who visited me in hospital and at home, for all the mass cards, get well cards, welcome home and phone calls that I received. To everyone who kept watch on my house. To Mollie for the lovely balloons, all my wonderful neighbours, friends and family. God bless you all

The collection of blankets, hats/booties/mittens for the Coombe Hospital will take place on Wednesday 24th June at 3pm in Carnew Community Care. Blanket sizes 12″ x 18″ and 20″ x 24″.

We would appreciate if you could bring all the items to the Community Care before 17th June in order to have them all out on display before the presentation. Looking forward to seeing you on 24th. Mary/Shelia.

Happy 40th wedding anniversary to Stephen and Ursula Ellis, Ballyconran.

God bless all the children from Coolfancy and Carnew who made their First Holy Communion last weekend.

A tournament will be held in McCrea’s Lounge Carnew on 31st May, entry fee 10 euros, register from 1.30 with kick off at 2pm, all are welcome, in aid of boys and girls feile fund.

The Gaa lotto was not won numbers were 3,4,9,18, lucky dips were P.J. Conway, Kildavin. Larry O’Hara, Donishal. Marie O’Hara, Donishal. Elaine Murphy. Next draw was 25th May and all proceeds are going towards the feile fund.

A darts exhibiton will be held in The Lodge, Carnew on Saturday 6th June by Andy Hamiliton, in aid of Carnew ladies GAA.

A social night will be held on 31st May in Murphy’s Tinahley with dancing from 9.30 – 12, music by Sam Anderson and friends, all welcome in aid of Carnew Community Care.

The next bingo will be held in Carnew on Saturday 6th June at 8.15pm, all welcome.

A leg waxing will take place on Saturday 30th May at 9pm in McCrea’s, entry fee 5 euros, come and see Ken Redmond, Tochar Kinsella, Damien Nolan, Jim Bob Doyle, Martin Murphy jnr, Enda Donohue get tortured, all proceeds towards boys and girls feile fund.

A Songs of Praise Service will take place on 31st May at 7pm in All Saints Church Carnew, all are welcome.


Taking Control’ WORKSHOP

Carnew Training & Development Centre is delighted to announce that we are, once again, able to facilitate another FREE ‘Taking Control’ Workshop run by Shine. The previous two workshops were booked out and deemed a great success by the all who participated.

The ‘Taking Control’ Workshop is about taking some time to focus on your own values, goals and wellness. It looks at practical ways to face life’s challenges, whilst maintaining, developing, and taking control of your physical and mental wellbeing. Over the past number of years, hundreds of people around the country have benefited directly from participating in this workshop.

The aims of the workshop are:
§ To raise awareness of already existing positive factors in one’s own life, internally and externally.
§ To build resilience in the face of life’s challenges and setbacks.
§ To enchance coping skills, expecially pre-existing ones.
§ To develop and support self-esteem and confidence.
The workshop takes place at Carnew Resource Centre, Mill Lane on Friday 19th June, 2015 from 10.30am – 4.30pm Tuesday. To book a place (and places are limited) please contact Carnew Training & Development Centre at
053 9426555.

The Askamore patron mass is on Sunday 31st May at 1.30pm

The Askamore pilgrimage to knock is on 6th and 7th July, if interested please contact Mary Kenny 0861541948.

The annual BBQ for the Hospice will take place on Sunday 31st May in The Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, tickets 25 euros contact Mary Kenny 0861541948.


Two Exciting Summer Camps not to be missed

Come join our Two Exciting Summer Camps not to be missed. Venue: Carnew National School, Date: 27th July- 1st Aug 15, Age group: 4-12, Time: 9.30-12 (Art Camp) 12-2 (Activity Camp). Art in the morning (Stop Motion Animation, Sugar Craft, Design/Paint your own fairy door & lots more, with art competition on the last day). Activity camp in the afternoon (Introduction to Tae-Kwon-Do, circuit training & lots more). Demonstration & Competition on the last day, with medals & certs. Join us for the Art Camp or Activity camp only or both. Over 14yrs experience delivering Art Camps to the community & over 20years Tae-Kwon-Do experience. For Booking Contact: Trish Murphy (087)6390370 for further information

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