Carnew Notebook – March 10


The Friends of Stephen Dee in association with the Hope Cancer Support Centre presents Remembering Stephen Dee.

The Talbot Hotel, Wexford Wednesday 12th March (Stephen Murphy & Tony Ryan House Band, The Madcaps, The Silent Mikes plus special guests).

The Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy Monday 24th March (Theresa & The Stars, The Madcaps, The Silent Mikes plus special guests).

Admission €10. Doors open 7.30 pm. Tickets on sale in the Hope Shop, Enniscorthy, The Talbot Hotel, Wexford, The Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy and the Heritage Park, Wexford.

Proceeds to the Hope Cancer Support Centre.


Save the date …..Friday 28th March…that’s when this year’s Daffodil Day is taking place and you can be part of it by joining us for a Coffee Morning in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, 10 a.m – 1 p.m.   All proceeds will benefit The Irish Cancer society. Thank you as always for your valued and wonderful support.


On Sunday March 16 the walk is in Brocknagh Loop (grade B, 10km), meeting in Tinahely Square at 10.00am. On Sunday March 23 the walk is Crossbridge – Dying Cow – Railway Walk (grade C, 12m), meeting in Tinahely Square at 11.00am.

Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear. Full walking schedule is on the Tinahely Website.

Kilrush Drama Group 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Kilrush Drama Group’s quest to reach the finals of the All Ireland Confined Drama which will be held in Claremorris this year has begun.  Following two nights in Carnew last weekend,the group have gone on to perform  Wexford Man, Billy Roche’s play The Cavalcaders  in Kilmuckridge and Rush Drama Festivals, winning the Confined section of the Kilmuckridge Festival and coming 2nd in Rush. In both Kilmuckridge and Rush Festivals,  Ellie Condren won best Actress and Jane Kinsella won best Supporting Actress. Other awards in the Kilmuckridge Festival were:  Maurice Ruth won best supporting Actor, Mick Byrne, Best Director and Lar Duffy won the Adjudicators special award for music.  They have also performed in Lislea, and will go on to perfrom Wexford, Ballyduff and Gorey Drama Festivals. We wish them the best of luck in each of the festivals and in their quest to reach the All Ireland in this special year.

This is a busy time for the group who are also compiling a book of memories and photographs which they hope to launch on the 1st of April in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew 50 years to the day from their first performance. Included in the book is an interesting record of plays and events over the 50 years written by Mick Byrne (founder member of the group).  The book will also include articles by a number of other people who have been involved with the group at various stages throughout the years.

Everyone who has been involved with the group in any way over the 50 years are invited to attend for the main Golden Anniversary Celebrations.

South Wicklow Drama Festival  20th – 28th March, 2014

This year South Wicklow Drama Festival is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. The launch of the 10th Festival was held on Friday night last in  The Lodge, Carnew on Friday the 28th  and performed by Michael Byrne. Michael is the Director/Founder Member of Kilrush Drama Group who are celebrating 50 years in existence this year.  Mick is also one of the founder members of the South Wicklow Drama Festival. Mick’s contribution to drama in this area is immeasurable having directed over 120 productions over the years.

Kilrush Drama Group will host the 10th South Wicklow Drama Festival in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew from the 20th to the 28th of March next. Thanks to a hard working festival committee under the leadership of Chairman, Brendan Doyle, and loyal support from the local businesses the festival continues to run successfully. When the South Wicklow Drama Festival 2014 is complete this year, 89 productions performed by groups from all over the country will have been staged over the ten years of the Festival bringing a wealth of culture and drama to our doorstep. Testament to the quality of plays selected each year for the festival, six of the productions performed in Carnew have gone on to win the All-Ireland in their respective sections.

The Adjudicator for this year’s festival is Patrick Sutton (Director of the Gaiety School of Acting, the Natioanl Theatre School of Ireland.


Old mobile phones are being collected by Jordan Doyle Colaiste Bhride Carnew she needs 320 to purchase 2 ipads for local austic children Carnew/Askamore, theres is a collection box in Carnew Post Office or McCarthy’s second hand furniture shop or contact 0876713265 for collection.

Another collection is being made for a little local girl with austsim collection box in Candy’s Carnew or phone 0863146233for collection.


Colaiste Bhride lotto held 25th Febraury was not won numbers were 12,14,16,18 match three were Michael and Mary O’Neill, Askamore and Mary Rossiter, Coolboy, next draw is 11th March and the jackpot is €5,000 tickets only €2 from any parent ot the school.


A sincere thank you to everyone who supported the draw for the trailer load of sticks and congratulations to Liz Keogh who won them, thnaks to everyone who helped and for your support.


The Tinahley/Killaveney annual run will take place on 16th March starting from Killaveney church at 12 noon, registration from 11 am in aid of South Wicklow Hospice, all welcome to come along.


The annual St Patricks day parade will take place in Carnew at 2pm all entries to be in by Saturday 15th, entry forms available in Candy’s, Victor Young’s, Gavin Nolan or Michael Kinsella.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Neveille Lanzby, Barnadown, Tinahely who died during the week.


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