Carnew notes January 12


The 6th Annual Carnew Model Exhibition will take place in Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew on Sunday 8th February, 2014 between 11am and 5pm.

This year the proceeds will be divided between Coláiste Bhríde School, Mischief Makers Parent & Toddler Group, Chillax Youth Café and Carnew Chess & Draughts Club.

We are completely booked out this year with well over 75 exhibitors and traders from all parts of Ireland coming with exhibits ranging from Farm Dioramas and Construction Die-Cast Equipment to Dolls Houses. There will also be Model Boats and Model Aircraft with Model Railways and Model Engineering and a scaled model of the last rescue helicopter to operate out of Waterford.

An extra feature on the day will be a competition to test the skills of the younger people in operating remote control tractors.

Admission to the show will be €5 for adults and children are free. We would like to see a lot of local support for the show as it is for very worthy local causes and it is a great fun day out for all the family.


A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities. Men’s sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place where you can share you skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop you old skills. New members are always welcome and can be assured that there is something of interest for everyone as the men have ownership of their Shed and projects and decide their own program of events.
The objective of a Men’s Sheds is to enhance and maintain the well-being of the participating men.

Are you interested in starting up a Men’s Shed in the Carnew area?
If so, please leave your name and details into Carnew Training & Development Centre or contact May or Mary at 053 9426555.


Carnew Training & Development Centre is delighted to be able to facilitate another FREE ‘Taking Control’ workshop run by SHINE at Carnew Resource Centre, Mill Lane, Carnew on Friday 6th March, 2015 from 9am to 4pm.

The ‘Taking Control’ Workshop is about taking some time to focus on your own values, goals and wellness. It looks at practical ways to face life’s challenges, whilst maintaining, developing, and taking control of your physical and mental wellbeing.

To secure a place on this Workshop please contact May or Mary at 053 9426555. Early booking is advised as places are limited.


Carnew Community Care committee, sisters and staff would like to wish everyone a very happy new year and a big thank you to everyone who donated items, supported and helped out in anyway during 2014. Your generosity was very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in 2015.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Essie Lynch (nee Kinsella, Umrigar) Naas who died during the week and was buried on Thursday.
To Caroline Conroy, Coollattin Oaks, her family and relatives on the death of her mother Cathy Conroy, Tinahely who died during the week and was buried on Wednesday in Kilquiggan cemetery.

To the family and relatives of Roisin Eillott, Arklow who died during the week and was buried on Thursday.
To the family and relatives of Pat Cushe, Clonamona, Craanford who died during the week and was buried on Wednesday.

To the family and relatives of Sam Murphy, Ballamon, Ferns who died during the weekend, his remains were removed to Kilrush church on Tuesday for mass of the angels at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining church yard.

Get well wishes go to Dawn Tully, c/o Quinns, Lousie Austin, Coollattin Oaks. Kathlyn O’keeffe, Annacurra.

The GAA lotto was not won numbers were 1,6,9,11, lucky dips were Tommy Collins, Kilcavan. Bob Jordan, Community Village. Nuala Molloy, Coollattin Road. Desperate Housewives. The next draw was 19th January in Sinnotts and the jackpot is €8,000. Tickets only €2 from any player or local shop, your support is greatly appreciated.


Winners of the Pride in Carnew lotto were 7th January Bert Cogley, seller Dermot Kenny. 31st December Mark Kennedy, 24th no winner, 17th Mary Hall, 10th Colin Smith, seller Una Butler, 3rd Margaret O’Toole, seller Una Butler, congratulations to all and thanks to everyone for their support for 2014 and look forward to your continued support for 2015, happy new year to all.


Scoil Aodan Noafa, Carnew National School is now accepting applications for enrolment to its junior infants class for September 2015. Please contact the school office at 0539426315 to request a registration form. Scoil Aodan Naofa is a co-ed, vertical primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Ferns.


The card games continue on Monday nights in Askamore with 12th January Community games, 19th Foroige, 26th Badminton club, 2nd February camogie, all card players welcome.

Penny bank has re-opened in Askamore and is collected after the weekend masses or for more details contact Anne on 0876339682.

Craft classes will resume on 20th January afternoon from 1.30 – 3.30 pm or evening 7 – 9pm, if you would like to join or want more details contact Eileen on 0862584616.

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