Carnew notes September 27


On Sunday Oct 4 the walk will be the Railway Walk and Tomnafuinnogue Wood (Grade C, 8km, 2 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square at 11.00am. On Sunday Oct 11 the walk will be on Lugnaquilla (Grade A, 20km, 6 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square at 9.00am or Glenmalure Hotel at 9.45am. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

Kilrush Drama Group Autumn Play – Unforgiven by John McDwyer
A night out to look forward to for all the family, as Kilrush Drama Group present their autumn play from October 13th – 17th in Ballyroebuck Hall. This year’s production, directed by the busy Mick Byrne, is Unforgiven by John Dwyer and is a real circus of a play set in County Leitrim and promises a laugh a minute. It is an exposition of Irish rural life where nothing is ever as it seems to be. P.J. played by Joe Sinnott awaits the death of his father so that he can inherit the farm and marry his neighbour Mary and live happily ever after. (We welcome the return of Kay Cahill in the role of Mary) His brother Seamie played by Brendan Doyle (AKA One Word) holds a watching brief while Mary is blissfully unaware of P.J.’s plans for her.

When the father ultimately dies, another brother Eamonn played by Tony Hickey arrives home from America and a colony of cats land among the pigeons in this hilarious play. Booking opens the week of the 6th. Booking Number: 087 – 1429325. Children are welcome and will enjoy the hilarity – but be advised that the play does contain some strong language.
Carnew Musical Society

Stars in their Eyes
The first ever Stars in their Eyes was hosted by Carnew Musical Society in St. Brigid’s Hall, on Saturday last the 19th of September. Congratulations to the

Mulkorans who were the overall winners of the competition with their version of the Amy Winehouse song Valerie. They won the much coveted trophy for themselves and also won €500.00 for your Carnew Emmet’s Camogie Club. The atmosphere at the show was fantastic and the audiences were treated to twelve superb acts, including takes on Elvis, The Spice Girls, Kenny Rogers, Rob Strong, Taylor Swift, Loui Armstrong, The Phantom of the Opera, The Blues Brothers, Garth Brooks and Kacey Musgraves. The job of MC for the evening was performed excellently by Michael Dunbar and the night overall was both very enjoyable and successful.

Me and My Girl
Rehearsals are well underway for Carnew Musical Society’s production of Me & My Girl.
Me and my girl is a fantastic musical with music by Noel Gay and revised book by Stephen Fry. The musical is set in the late 1930s and tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman Bill Snibson played by Bill Stafford who learns that he is the 14th Earl of Hareford. Bill’s cockney girlfriend Sally will be played by Ellie Condren and the action is set in Hampshire, Mayfair, and Lambeth. The show under the musical direction of Lar Duffy, includes such wonderful musical numbers as: The Lambeth Walk, Leaning on the Lamp-post, The sun has got it’s hat on and of course the title song: Me and My Girl. The music will have audiences dancing in their seats and the cast are certainly being put through their paces at the moment by the energetic and lively dance routines set by choreographer Graham Finnerty.

Michael Dunbar will once again direct the production and the role of the Duchess is being played by Jennifer Byrne while Sir John is being played by Jimmy Spellacy. Lady Jacqueline and Gerard Bolingbroke are being played by Catherine Stafford and Gary Stephens respectively. In his 47th show with Carnew Musical Society, Sean Hallahan will play the role of Sir Jasper Tring. Lord and Lady Battersby are being played by Seamus Burnell and Joan Duignan, while The Pearly King and Queen are being played by John Duignan and Mary Doran, and the butler and cook are being played by Paul Doran and Mandie O’Keeffe.

The show will be staged in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew from 21st – 26th November next.
Coffee Morning.

The countdown to Halloween has begun.

Come to the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely for a fun Halloween experience on Friday 30th October 10a.m – 1p.m. Enjoy a cuppa, cake and chat. Halloween attire is optional! Thank you as always for your generous and wonderful support. Everyone is welcome.

KARE Tractor Run.
The 9th annual tractor run will take place in Tinahely on Sunday 4th October 2015 at 12 noon. Proceeds to KARE (supporting adults with intellectual disabilities). This event will start in Tinahely. For more details contact Johnny Carroll 086-8416901 and Sean Connolly 0599556123. Thank you for your continued generous support.

Carnew ploughing Association will hold their annual ploughing match on Saturday 10th October at 12 noon in Coollattin, entries to Kevin 0876732437.

Are you crafty or would you like to learn a new craft? Can you crochet, knit, sew, embroidery?the first meeting of the Askamore group will meet on Tuesday 6th October at 8pm in the Old School Bar, any age or level welcome from absolute beginners to top notch needle wielders. Bring your needles or just come along for a chat, for more information contact Aileen on 0872562953.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Byrne, Ballard her family and relatives on the death of her sister Bridie Widel in the USA recently.
To the family and relatives of Peg Gahan, nee Fox, Tinahely who died during the week, her remains were removed to Killavaney on Thursday for 12 mass followed by burial in the adjoining church yard.

Get well wishes go to Bridie Fox, Mill Lane. Peg Cahill, Carnew.
Carnew: A Town of History & Heritage, a book covering Carnews rich history and heritage with fascinating facts about the many thriving businesses established in the town, its agricultural heritage, rich sporting history and information about residents who served in the Great War.
Available at Victor Young & Sons Newsagents Carnew or by contacting 089 4733672. Price €18

The very best of luck to the seniors who play their final on this Sunday at 2.30pm in Aughrim against Bray Emmetts.

Congratulations to Mellissa Breen, Kilcavan and Edward Scott, Dublin who were married last week.

Carnew Ploughing Association are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday 10th October in Coolroe, Coolboy on lands of Kevin Doran, all plots in lea, starting at 12 noon please book by Wednesday 7th October. Well done to all who took part in the All Ireland Ploughing Championships in Laois but especially Billy Molloy who came 4th in his class.

A reminder if anyone has 1 and 2c coins that you wish to get rid of, Siobhain Eade, 6 Tomacork View will take them from you and count and bag them, all proceeds towards Friends of Local People with MS.

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