Carnew notes November 23


Carnew Musical Society – Me and My Girl

Me & My Girl opened in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew last night (Monday)  and will run until Saturday night next the 28th. There are still a number of seats available for some of the nights, so book now and don’t miss this amazing show.

Step back in time to the costumes and music of the 30’s, Me & My Girl is a fantastic musical with music by Noel Gay and revised book by Stephen Fry The show is about a poor cockney played by Bill Stafford, who discovers he’s the heir to a snobby noble family and must be turned into a gentleman. Bill’s cockney girlfriend Sally will be played by Ellie Willoughby and the action is set in Hampshire, Mayfair, and Lambeth.
Carnew MS are renowned for their strong choral singing and the chorus numbers in Me & My Girl  under the musical direction of Lar Duffy is wonderful, with audiences tapping away to the musical numbers such 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 energetic and lively dance routines were set by choreographer Graham Finnerty.
This hilarious show hosts a talented cast under Director, Michael Dunbar who keeps the show running at pace. 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 plays the role of Sir Jasper Tring and the Family Solicitor, Parchester, is being played by Robert Donnelly.
Lord and Lady Battersby are being played by Seamus Burnell and Joan Duignan.  Charles  The Butler is being played by Paul Doran and Mrs. Browne is being played by Mandie O’Keeffe.  The Pearly King and Queen are being played by John Duignan and Mary Doran.
The show will be staged in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew from 23rd – 28th November 8pm nightly.

Admission: Monday & Tuesday: Adults €12  O.A.P.’s, Children and Students €8.

Wednesday – Saturday:  All Seats: €15.00.  Balcony Seats €15.00 every night.

Booking: Booking now open.  Phone:  087-6985275 MondayFriday from 11am to 1pm or 1.30pm to 4.30 pm.



Carnew Musical Society Super Raffle

Carnew Musical Society run a special raffle each year to help cover the costs of the show.

This year we have three fabulous prizes:

1st Prize:    €300.00 Voucher for Home Heating Oil (Sponsored by Ultima Oil)

2nd Prize:   Beautiful Marcasite Necklace & Ear Rings (Sponsored by McGuire Jewellers, Esmonde Street, Gorey.

3rd Prize:   Super Christmas Hamper Sponsored by C.J. O’Loughlin & Co.


Raffle Tickets are now available for sale from all Carnew Musical Society members, and will be available during the nights of the show.  Tickets are €2.00 each (book of 3 for €5.00). The Draw will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew after the last performance of Me & My Girl by CMS on Saturday next the 28th of November 2015. 


Kilrush Drama Group

Don’t miss Kilrush Drama Group’s autumn production of “The Far Off Hills”  by Lennox Robinson which is presently running in the cosy setting of Ballyroebuck Hall until Saturday night next the November 5th.  This year’s production a three act comedy by Lennox Robinson was directed by Michael Byrne. 


The cast for the play include, PJ Arthur in the role of Patrick Clancy, Maurice Ruth in the role of  Oliver O’Shaughnessy, Margaret Nolan plays Susie Tynan, while James Doran plays Dick Delany  Patrick’s daughters, Marian, Pet and Ducky are being played Michelle Butler, Cora Byrne and Shelley Behan, while the romantic lead, Pierce is being played by Michael Kelly. Enda Morris takes on the role of Harold Mahony and Mary Doran plays Ellen Nolan (the servant).  This light hearted comedy set in rural Ireland in the 1930’s promises a good old fashioned feel good factor.


Kilrush Drama Group – Festival Play

The members of Kilrush Drama Group are presently in rehearsals for their 2016 Festival Play, “The Far Off Hills” by Lennox Robinson. This will be the group’s first production to travel around the country in the Open All Ireland Drama Circuit, following their win last year in the All Ireland Confined Drama Festival which was held in Kilmuckridge earlier this year. The play will once again be directed by  Michael Byrne. 


The cast for the play include, Ellie Condren who plays the central character, Marian Clancy with her father Patrick Clancy being plaaed by PJ Arthur. Maurice Ruth in the role of  Oliver O’Shaughnessy, Jane Kinsella  plays Susie Tynan, while Seamus Burnell plays Dick Delany  Patrick’s other daughters,  Pet and Ducky are being played by Caitlin Clauson and Anna Dillon while Fionn Stafford takes on the role of Harold Mahony and Mary Doran plays Ellen Nolan (the servant).  This light hearted comedy set in rural Ireland in the 1930’s.



On Sunday Nov 29 the walk will be at Garryhoe-Mangan’s Loop (Grade B, 10km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30.

On Sunday Dec 6 the walk will be at Tara Hill (Grade C, 8-10km 2.5 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.00 or at Tara Hill school car park at 10.30.

Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.



Anyone who is interested in buying the book of Carnew A Town and History can contact Noelle Keogh on 0894733672 as soon as possible, thanks or Victor Young’s New’s agency, Main Street, Carnew


Carnew Emmetts GAA club are holding their AGM on this Friday 27th November at 8pm in Colaiste Bhride, all welcome to attend.


Get well wishes go to Emma Fitzgerald, Valley Heights.


The winner of the Pride in Carnew lotto was Aggie Somers, Croneyhorn, seller Victor Young.



Carnew Day Centre flower arranging Christmas Bells with Frances, Betty and Paula will take place on Wednesday 25th November at 7.30pm with raffle of arrangements and door prize on the night, admission €7, all welcome to come along, proceeds to Carnew Day Centre and St Vincent de Paul.


If you would like to take part in the GAA’s Strictly Come Dancing please contact any of the committee.



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