Carnew notes week September 26th

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.



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.

On Sunday October 9 the walk is the Ballycumber Loop (Grade B 10k, 3 hours approx). Meeting in Tinahely 11.00.


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


Carnew had a very comprehensive victory over Bray Emmets (B) team when they met at the Centre of Excellence Complex in Ballinakill on Saturday September 17th. This victory was never in doubt as Carnew came out with all guns blazing in the first half and had built up a substantial lead by half time.
Carnew, who had a big panel of players to choose from, gave everyone some game time and the players that came on were as clinical as their predecessors and so the scores kept ratcheting up on the score board. A beautiful autumn afternoon for a game of football and both teams obliged with an entertaining game.
Daniel Redmond accepted the cup on behalf of the Carnew team and in his captain’s speech he thanked all those who had helped during the year. The lads are now looking forward to the hurling final and expecting a tougher challenge from the same rivals who undoubtedly will be seeking revenge for such a grubbing in the football. Never the less the Carnew lads are well up for the challenge and hope to make it two out of two for the second year running.
Get well wishes go to Jim O’Sullivan, Umrigar.
Sister Mary extends sincere thanks to all those who sent her good wishes, prayers, had mass offered, sent Get well cards during her recent surgery. She is happy to say that she is well on the road to recovery and hopes to resume her ministry in Carnew Community Care in the near future. Each of you will be remembered during the Evening Prayer of the Church which the Sisters say together in their Oratory at evening time.
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.


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.


Carnew Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday 8th October at 12 noon, on lands on the Main Carnew/Gorey Road kindly sponsored by Mick Healy. Well done to all who took part in the All Ireland Ploughing Match last week,  Kevin Doran, Billy Molloy, Nathan Barnes, John Somers, Leslie Handbridge, Tommy Pierce and Tom Donnelly from the Carnew club.


Happy 30th birthday to Jason Keogh, Minebridge.


The First Responders AGM is on Monday 3rd October  in Colaiste Bhride, Carnew.


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

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