Carnew Notebook – May 19

Active Week in Ballyellis School


Following on from our Active Flag award last year, the children took park in a very successful Active Week in Ballyellis School from Monday 12th May to Friday 16th May.  The children also took part in many other activities during the week including, zumba, basketball hoop challenge, skipping and  hoopla hoops.   


During the week the children under took the challenge of trying to run a marathon.  All the children ran laps around the school to reach the 42 kilometres.


They finished the week with an adventure walk around Sliabh Bhuí in Askamore followed by a picnic in Le Chéile Park with the children and many of the parents. Mr. Enda  Morris school Principal and Ms. Bridget Kenny – Active Week co-ordinator thank the children and their parents for making the week  such a success.


Carnew Emmets Camogie

We’re thrilled that our U14 team will be heading to Feile na nGael in June, representing Wicklow alongside Knockananna. Our team will be hosted in Bailieboro, Co Cavan on the weekend of June 20&21.

To kickstart our fundraising for Feile, we had a cake sale last Saturday night (May 17) after evening Mass. We were also very appreciative of a joint fundraising Table Quiz on Friday night (May 16) in Kenny’s Lounge which also raised funds for the U14 hurlers who are also going to Feile this year. Our next event is a Junior Table Quiz and Disco on Thursday night, May 22 in St Brigid’s Hall at 7pm. Quiz first, Disco afterwards! €10 entry. And save the date: Jorum will be playing a fundraising gig for us on Friday, June 6, in Kenny’s Pint Depot!

Meanwhile, the U16s have continued their winning streak, beating Arklow Rocks 4-05 to 0-9 last Wednesday night – their third win in a row. Unfortunately, our U14s lost out to Knockananna last week after their great effort at the Feile qualifiers.

The U12s are getting set for the League which starts next week. And the U8s and U10s had an enjoyable start to their season with a blitz in Kiltegan last Saturday morning. Blitzes for this age group will be run every second Saturday until September.

Tinahely Walking Club


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. On Sunday June 1 the walk is at Lough Tay, (grade B, 14km/3.5 hours approx), meeting in Tinahely Square at 9.30am. 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.



Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Wayne Twamley, Ballingate who died last week, his remains were removed from McCrea’s funeral home Carnew to Church of the Most Holy Rosary Carnew on Thursday with burial in Tomacork cemetry.



Winners of 14th May was Deirdre Minogue, seller May Brennan Kavanagh, 7th John Kinsella seller Kieran Tyrell.



John Sheridan, Munny and John Osborne, Kilcavan are taking part in the above 180km cycle on Saturday 5th July in aid of Pieta House Suicide Criss Centre, if anyone would like to give a donation or sponsorship then please contact 0876757058 or 0861295792.



God bless all the children from Carnew N.S who make their First Holy Communion on Sunday 25th May at 11am.

Also the children of Askamore who make their First Holy Communion on this Sunday 25th.



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



A plant sale will take place in Carnew Day Centre on Wednesday 28th May at 3.45pm, bring a plant, buy a plant, great prices. Everyone welcome, in aid of Carnew Community Care.



The patron in Askamore will take place on Sunday 1st June at 1.30pm, please attend to family graves and have them neat and tidy and bring all rubbish home please.



The Askamore pilgrimage to knock will take place 7th and 8th July cost €115 pp contact Sean 0877515788.



A coffe morning kindly sponsored by Drummin Woodcfart will take place in Siobhain Eades, 6 Tomacork View on 3rd June from 10.30am – 12 noon, all proceeds to Friends of local people with M.S.



Carnew Heritage Club would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended or  supported their road run last Sunday, to all who helped with the run, making  sandwiches and tea, to Carnew Mart and Colasite Bhride for the use of their premises, it was very much appreciated.  Proceeds to South East Cancer Trust.


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