Carnew notes February 23

Happy 80th birthday to Annie Mulhall, Ballisland.

Carnew Training & Development Centre

Handheld pesticide application and Boom Sprayer pesticide application courses will be held in Carnew over Easter (30th March – 1st April & 7th -10th April).  These courses satisfy the “Sustainable Use Directive” that anyone professionally using pesticides have to be trained in the safe use, storage, disposal and application of pesticides. Please contact the centre 053 9426555 for bookings and more information.


Kilrush Drama Group

Poor Beast in The Rain by Billy Roche

Kilrush Drama Group will present Poor Beast in the Rain by Billy Roche in St. Bridget’s Hall, Carnew on Saturday February 28th and Sunday March 1st commencing at 8pm. Five of the six cast of last year’s production of The Calvacaders are the same: Michael Dunbar, Ellie Condren, Jane Kinsella, Maurice Ruth, Timmy Connaughton and joining the cast this year is Tony Hickey.  The group will be taking part in eight Drama Festivals around the country during the month of March, They will be in Mountmellick on the 6th Lislea 7th Gorey, 9th   Wexford 10th,   Ballyduff 13th Shercock 14th  Rathangan 20th and in Holy Cross 28th in their quest to reach the All Ireland Final which will take place in Kilmuckridge this year.

Poor Beast in the Rain was written in 1989 and the setting for the play is a Wexford betting shop on the day of the all-Ireland Hurling finals: “A former Wexford man rekindles lost dreams and forgotten heartaches. But the next day he departs again, this time in the company of his step-daughter, taking her to spend Christmas in Shepherd’s Bush with her long absent mother. An interlocking drama, which is rich in the comedy of self-deception, reflects the transience of youth and fretful middle-age.


On Sunday March 1 the walk is at Lough Dan (Grade A/B, 16km, 4 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square at 9.00am. On Sunday March 8 the walk is at Croghan (Grade B, 14km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square at 9.00am. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear. (Walk grades: A is the hardest and C is the easiest – depends on gradient and duration.) Full walking schedule is on the Tinahely Website.


Wexford Tops Variety Group presents ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ in aid of THE HOPE CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE in Dun Mhuire Wexford on Friday 27th February at 8 p.m. Tickets €12 adults, €8 euro children can be booked by contacting Anne O’Gorman on 083-4702500 and are also on sale at the box office Dun Mhuire on Saturday 21st February from 2- 4 p.m. and Sunday 22nd February from 3 – 5 p.m. There will also be a raffle on the night.


Tickets are going well for the boxing night on this Friday 27th February in The Amber Springs Hotel Gorey between Carnew and Tinahely at 8pm, they can be purchased from any boxer or Victor Young’s Main Street. 


The next bingo in St Brigid’s Hall Carnew is on Saturday 7th March at 8.15pm proceeds towards hall refurbishments, all welcome to come along.


Carnew Camogie club are holding a race night on 13th March, horses on sale from any committee member, all welcome.


All help is needed for to run the local St Patrick’s Day parade on 17th March in Carnew, if you would like to help please contact Carnew Training and Development Centre on 0539426555.


A fancy dress style back to the 80’s disco will be held on Saturday 14th March in The Lodge Carnew admission €7.50 including finger food and raffle, contact Tomi 0872254206.


Sincere sympathy is extended to John Myler, Beechmount, his family and relatives on the death of his brother Brendan in Bray during the week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Kevin Fitzpatrick, Dublin and formely of The Rock, Coollattin who died during the week, his remains were reposing at McCrea’s funeral home Carnew on Monday and burial took place on Tuesday in Tomacork cemetery.
To the family and relatives of Mary Kearney, (nee Dempsey) Coolboy and formely of Quarry Street, Shillelagh who died during the week and was buried on Wednesday in Shillelagh cemetery.

A service of World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 6th March at 4pm in Carnew Community Care Centre. Tea will be served at 3.30pm. This year the service is compiled by the women of the Bahama Islands, all are welcome to come along.

The GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 5,9,14,28, lucky dips were Sandy Dempsey, Marshaltowns, Aisling Rosney, Donishal, Eddie Brennan, Glenview, Mary Walsh, Donishal. The next draw is 2nd March and the jackpot is €8,400. Tickets only €2 from any player or local shop. 

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