Carnew notes week May 16

On Sunday May 22 the walk is at Avondale, Rathdrum (Grade C/B 12k, 3 hours) Meeting in Tinahely at 10.30.

On Sunday May 29 the walk as at Mount Leinster (Greenogue), (Grade B, 4 hours, 16k). Meeting in Tinahely at 10.00 or Bunclody at 10.45.

Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

Carnew Emmets GAA are hosting a fundraising Barn Dance on Saturday June 4th, the Bank Holiday weekend, in Mick Kenny’s barn. The theme of the event is the 1916 Rising so please do come in your 1916 costumes and paraphernalia!
Music on the night will be by Jorum so a really good session is guaranteed. The Barn Dance is preceded by a night of Irish Music in the main lounge of Kenny’s which promises to be most enjoyable.
Admission will be by ticket only and, since there will only be a limited number available, buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Further details of the event and how to purchase tickets will follow closer to the date.


Carnew GAA lotto was not won, lucky dips were Lorraine and Sean Kenny, Ballybeg. Oisin Doyle, Kilcavan, Betty Nolan, c/o Paddy Doyle. Darragh Doyle, Kilcavan, the next draw is 23rd May in Sinnott’s and the jackpot is €5,200.


The winner of last weeks Scoil Aodan Naofa Spilt the Pot  was Shirley Byrne winning €340, congratulations, the sellers prize was won by Cathal Rooney, the next draw is Friday 20th May, many thanks for your support.

Coolfancy stages play from the west
The Coolfancy Players will present Wake in the West, a three act comedy by Michael J. Ginnelly, for three nights ; Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May at 8pm in Coolfancy Hall. Directed by Noel Dalton, the comedy is set in the 1980s on the outskirts of a small west of Ireland town and tells the story of a series of unfortunate events surrounding the wake of Tom Healy. A great laugh is guaranteed for all who attend. Tickets are €10 and are available from Coolboy Post Office, Coolfancy National School and cast members. All proceeds will go towards redecorating the hall.


Askamore patron will be held on 5th June, Kilrush 31st July.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Sister Clare Stakelum, Carnew and Tipperary who died during the week.
Come join our Two Exciting Summer Camps not to be missed.  Venue: Carnew National School, Date: 25th– 29th  July, Age group: 4-12, Time: 9.30-12 (Art Camp) 12-1 (Activity Camp).  Art in the morning ( Painting/Sculpture/ Tye-Dye T-Shirts/ Art & Science Projects & lots more, with art competition on the last day).  Activity camp in the afternoon (Introduction to Tae-Kwon-Do, circuit training, exercise to music & lots more).  Demonstration on the last day, with medals & certs.  Join us for the Art Camp or Activity camp only or both.  Over 15yrs experience delivering Art Camps to the community & over 20 years Tae-Kwon-Do experience.  For Booking Contact: Trish Murphy (087)6390370 for further information.
Fun 5km Walk or Run in aid of new playground in Ballyellis N.S. on Sunday, May 29th at 12 noon starting from Askamore Hall. €10 per person, €30 per family.  BBQ and music after in the park.  Promises to be a great day!
The next Sunday bingo is on 29th May at 2.30pm in St Brigid’s Hall, Carnew all are welcome.


A sincere thank you to everyone who attended, supported or helped in anyway at Carnew Heritage clubs annual road run last Sunday in aid of Parkinsons, thanks to all who baked cakes and buns, made sandwiches and helped in the kitchen, your help was greatly appreciated.

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