Carnew notes week September 19th

KARE Tractor Run

The 10th annual tractor run will take place in Tinahely on Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 12noon. Proceeds to  KARE Local Service Tinahely (promoting inclusion for  people with intellectual disabilities).

This fundraising event will start in Tinahely and will take a scenic route around the highways and byways of Tinahely. 

Refreshments will be served before and after the tractor run. For further details and sponsorship card please contact either Johnny Carroll 086 8416901 or Sean Connolly 059 9156123

Thank you for your generosity and valued support.


The monthly bingo in Carnew will resume on Sunday 25th September at 2pm.


Carnew walking club meet every Thursday evening at 7.30pm at Carnew Training and Development centre please come along and keep this service going, there is no fee and you can walk at your own pace.


Do you have some spare time available to you? Would you like to become a Director/Volunteer Committee Member of Carnew Credit Union? Carnew Credit Union has been in existence for nearly 50 yeas now serving the local community and surrounding areas. If you are 18 years or over and a member of our Credit Union and you would like to be one of our volunteers that are vital in taking a hand in continuing that success story why not give us a call?

As the year end is fast approaching the Nomination Committee are currently seeking expressions of interest from anyone interested in becoming a Board Director or other Volunteer Committee member.

Successful candidates for positions on the Board of Directors will be elected by secret ballot at our Annual General Meeting later in the year.

If you are interested please contact our office on 0539426570 or email Closing date for consideration in this years nomination is Friday 30th September 2016.


Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew has resumed their fund raiser Split the Pot and the winner for the second draw was Molly Wilkinson winning €270, congratulations. Tickets are on sale from the school and all local shops, many thanks for you support over the last yea and look forward to your continued support for this year.


Congratulations to Willie and Mary Collins, Kilcavan on the birth of their son.


Get well wishes go to Andy Travers, Croneyhorn.


Congratulations to all students on their junior cert results.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Jim Raleigh, Graiguemore who died during the week and was buried on Saturday in Bunclody cemetery.


Congratulations to Richard and Andrajana Kelly,Croenyhorn on their recent marriage.


Congratulations to Shem Fitzgerald, Valley Heights on his 50th birthday.


Carnew Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday 8th October at 12 noon. Good luck to all taking part in the All Ireland Ploughing Match this week, especially Kevin Doran, Billy Molloy, Nathan Barnes, John Somers, Leslie Handbridge, Tommy Pierce and Tom Donnelly from Carnew club.


Conor Behan, New Line would like to say a belated thank you to all those who sponsored him on his sponsored cycle, a total of €700 was raised for Living Life Councelling Services in Arklow.

New Defibrillator for Carnew.

Carnew got a new Public Access Defibrillator recently. Local company Irish Flexible Packaging  purchased the defibrillator and placed it on an outside wall so that it is available to members of the public in the event of a cardiac arrest.In a cardiac arrest the person becomes unresponsive and not breathing ,the ambulance needs to be called straight away, CPR commenced and the defibrillator used as soon as possible.The Irish Flexible Packaging factory,which is in Carnew for 27 years and employs 35 people, is situated on the Aughrim road ,Carnew. Their defibrillator brings to 6 the number  of defibs in the area[one at Carnew Emmets G.A.A. pitch,McGirrs Chemist ,Candys service station,Colaiste Bhride, and Carnew First Responders]. Anyone wishing to train in cpr and aed use can contact Patricia on 0872413293

Carnew First Responders are holding their AGM on Monday 3rd October at 8pm in Colaiste Bhride Carnew .

The next training weekend for new members is 1st and 2nd October, if you have a bit of spare time and would like to join the Responders then please contact Susanne 0876204562


A 6 week Introductory Course in Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation starts on Monday 3rd October 10 – 11,30am or evening 7.30 – 9pm in Transformations Studios Donishal, Carnew, cost is €80 with a deposit of €20 payable by Monday 26th September to secure your place.

To book your place or for more enquires contact Susan Martin at 0868869090 or email


On Sunday September 25 the walk is in Clara Vale (new route for the group), (Grade C 7k, 3.5 hours approx). Meeting in Tinahely 9.00 or Rathdrum (outside Glanbia Yard at bottom of town) at 9.30.

On Sunday October 2 the walk is at Mullinacor and Cullentragh (Grade B 16k, 5 hours approx). Meeting in Tinahely 9.30 or Glenmalure Lodge at 10.00.

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

A needlework class in Mountmellick embroidery will commence on Wednesday 5th October for eight weeks from 7 – 9pm in KWETB Rooms, Main Street, Carnew. This class is sponsored by the KWETB Further Education Programme, a few places still remain to book contact Brenda 0404 64055 or Eileen 0862584616.

Jimmy Osborne, Kiltilahane, Askamore would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone for their kindness to him and his family during his recent illness, to all those who called to see him both in the hospital and at home, to all who telephoned, sent get well cards, mass bouquets and gifts, a special thanks to Fr Power, Fr Casey and Fr Ffrench and our kind neighbours and friends. It is very much appreciated.

The GAA lotto was not won  numbers drawn were 1,4,18,22, lucky dips were Eirinn Deegan, Coollattin Road, Collette Mulhall, Tomnafinogue. Jack Doyle, Tombrean. Darragh and Thomas Rawson. The next draw is 26th September in McCrea’s and the jackpot is €7,000., Tickets only €2 from local players and shops, your support is greatly appreciated.


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