Carnew Notebook – May 12

Kilrush Drama Group 50th Anniversary  Celebrations

Fr. Joe Power PP Kilrush and Hon. President of Kilrush Drama group and the honour of launching Kilrush at Drama  the book which was compiled to mark the 50th Anniversary of Kilrush Drama Group.  A large crowd consisting of members of the group, many of the people who had been involved with Kilrush Drama Group over the years and  representatives from  many  of the Drama Groups in Wexford and supporters of drama  were in St.  Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Friday last the 2nd of May to join in the celebrations.


The newly renovated St. Brigid’s Hall looked splendid for the occasion and a joyful and festive atmosphere abounded.  Official proceedings were conducted by P.J. Arthur who was MC for the night who added a great sense of fun to the occasion, as did other speakers on the night including Chairman, Ger Byrne, the man of the moment, Mick Byrne (Founder Member and director of 64 of the productions produced by the group), Fr. Joe who launched the Book and Michael Stafford, Representative from the  DLI (Drama League of Ireland)


The Chairman thanked a hard working committee and paid tribute to the committees, actors and backstage crew who had worked tow the success of Kilrush Drama Group down through the years. When Mick Byrne approached the stage to speak, he was greeted with a spontaneous standing ovation and tumultuous round of applause. Mick thanked everyone who helped with the book and spoke about Davy Donohoe’s contribution of the keeping of records which were published in a booklet produced for the Group’s 40th anniversary.  At the end of the official proceedings Fr. Joe launched the book Drama at Kilrush and paid great tribute to everyone who has involved in producing the book which is a fantastic record of the story of drama in Kilrush over the years, including all the contributors (there are contributions from 21 people who had been involved over the decades); to those who spent countless hours, typing, proof reading and editing and to those who provided photographs for the book. He paid  particular tribute to Mick Byrne who had written memoirs chronicling each production performed over the years and to Eamonn Doran for a great pictorial record  of many of the productions. Eamonn was also responsible for the design of the book and for co-ordinating all of the articles and photographs.

 The Book also includes a wonderful poem penned by Marcella Byrne.


 This excellent 150 page publication is available for sale in Candy’s Carnew, Carnew IT Centre and from Mrs. Kennedy, Main Street Carnew from at a cost of just €15.00.



 A General Meeting of the Tinahely Agricultural Show Society will be held in
Unit 16, Riverside Business Centre, at 8.30 pm on Monday 19th May, 2014.
New members are always welcome.


On Sunday May 18 the walk is Djouce (grade B, 13km/3 hours approx), meeting in Tinahely Square at 10.00am. On Sunday May 25 the walk is New Railway Loop, Ballycumber, (grade C, 10-12km/3 hours approx), 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.



Congratulations to Declan nolan and Terese Jordan, Coolboy who were married last week.



All graves in Askamore cemetry must be cleaned before 21st May and all rubbish etc not to be left in the graveyard.



There will be a table quiz on Friday 16th May in Kenny’s Carnew at 9pm with Reiteoir Davy Donohue table of four €30, all welcome to come along, proceeds to the Astra turf pitch.



Get well wishes go to Peg Monroney, Coolboy.



Congratulations to Marcus Naylor, Tomacork and Evlynn O’Neill, Ballytarsna on their engagement.



Carnew GAA lotto was not won numbers were 1,11, 16, 20 lucky dips were Pat Fitzgerald, Arklow. Gerald Dolan, 6 Brookfield. Sean Driver, Kilcavan. Mai O’Brien, Aughrim, next draw was 12th May in Jim Byrne’s and the jackpot was €4,400 tickets only €2 from any player or local shop.



A coffee morning will take place on 3rd June from 10.30 am – 12 noon in Siobhain Eades, House in 6 Tomacork View in aid of Friends of local People with MS, all welcome to come along.



Winners of the Pride in Carnew lotto 30th April Liz Butler seller Mary Hall, 23rd Dermot Morrisey, seller Kieran Tyrell. 16th Bernadette O’Connor seller Mary Hall, well done to all tickets only €2 a week from any member your support is greatly appreciated.



Jim and Ann Gilbert Askamore is holding a table quiz to help bring Dennis home from Chernobyl this summer in Askamore Community Centre on Sunday 18th May at 8pm table of four €40.00, all welcome to come along.



An open meeting will be held on 26th May at 8pm in St Brigid’s Hall Carnew to organise Fr Casey’s 40th ordination in June all welcome to come along.



The Redevelopment Committee of St Brigid’s Hall Carnew are holding a meeting on this Wednesday 14th May at 8pm in the hall, all organisations, clubs, schools, former hall members, etc are invited to come along and would welcome suggestions as to additional use of this treasured facility.



Carnew Heritage club annual road run is on this Sunday 18th May at 12 noon from Carnew mart, all welcome to come along, proceeds to South East Cancer Trust.



Well done to the u16’s who had a great win on May 7th against Kiltegan/Donard (final score 6-0 to 4-04). This followed another great win against Annacurra 94-05 to 3-02) on April 30th.


The u14’s have received walkovers from Kilcoole and Arklow and were due to play Knockananna on Monday 12th, they also competed in the Feile competition in Dunalvin on Saturday May 10th.


Meanwhile the u12’s have done very well in their blitzes hosted by Ballincor, Carnew Emmets and Avondale and the league is set to start shortly. Likewise the u8’s and u10’s will be taking to the field on May 17th when the blitzes kick off.


At adult level, the intermediates unfortunately lost out to Avondale and Arklow and are looking forwards to settling some scores in the championship.


The camogie and ladies football clubs are launching major fundraising events for the year ahead for the developments of the clubs. We are looking for some keen twinkle toe dancers for Strictly Come Dancing! And there is the opportunity to participate in the Drop Off. So if any of these appeal to you or anyone you know please give your name to any of the committee members.



If you would like to participate in the Strictly Come Dancing for Carnew Emmetts GAA club then please get your names in as soon as possible.  

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Elizabeth Murray, Motabower who died recently.
To the family and relatives of Brother Mark Brennan, Manchester and formely of Tomacork who died recently.

John Sheridan, Munny and John Osborne, Kilcavan are taking part in the above cycle run on Saturday 5th July 2014 in aid of Pieta House Suicide Crisis Centre, if anyone would like to give a donation or sponsorship please contact John 0876757058 or 0861295792.

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