Carnew notes week March 20th


Knock pilgrimage.

Kilaveney Parish Tinahely Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Saturday/Sunday 1st and 2nd July.

A bus will depart from Tinahely on Saturday 1st July at 9a.m.   We will stop for a coffee break on the journey to Knock.  There will be an evening meal with bed and breakfast in the Knockhouse Hotel. The bus will  return from Knock on Sunday 2nd July.   There has been a very good response to this pilgrimage.

The cost of the bus  will be based on the number of people travelling. 

More information and bookings to: Tel: 086 8700843

All are welcome to participate in this pilgrimage and encouraged to join in prayer as we honour Our Lady of Knock.

Members of Parishes in the surrounding areas are most welcome.


God bless all the children from Askamore and Kilrush parish making their confirmation this Sunday 26th March.



On Sunday March 26 the walk will be at Mangans Loop, (Grade B, 10km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30.  On Sunday April 2 the walk will be at Kirikee/Glenmalure, (Grade B/C, 10km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30, or Glenmalure Hotel Car Park at 11.00. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

50 Years of Carnew Musical Society – 50th Anniversary Concert

Carnew Musical Society will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Anniversary Concert on Easter Sunday night, 16th April in St. Brigid’s Hall. Rehearsals have begun and over fifty past and present members are joining together under the musical direction of Lar Duffy to perform what will be a wonderful and nostalgic trip down memory lane. Many of those who played principal roles over the years will be performing on the night together with many of the old and young familiar faces.   A concert not to be missed.


Shillelagh Area Community Games – Athletics training for 2017 commences on Tuesday 28th March from 6:30-7:30pm on Shillelagh GAA pitch. Events include: 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 600m,1500m, relays, hurdles, long-jump, shot-putt and javelin. Registration fees are €5 per athlete. New members are warmly welcomed. For further details contact: Breda (0879365735) or Hugh (0876207193) or find us on FB as Shillelagh Comm-Games.

KARE Fundraiser.

Tea, coffee,cakes and sandwiches galore will be served in the Tea RoomCommunity Hall, Tinahely on Saturday 22nd April 10a.m. – 3p.m.  All proceeds from this fundraiser to KARE Tinahely Local Service. 

This springtime  event will be held in conjunction with  the upcoming Wicklow Fleadh 2017 in Tinahely.  KARE is a voluntary organization which was founded in 1967 by parents and friends of people with an intellectual disability.

Fundraising is a vital source of additional income for KARE.  The Tinahely Local Service was established in 2003 and  ensures that individuals with intellectual disabilities, can avail of the service in their own community and as close to their home as possible. The catchment area includes Tinahely, Annacurra, Clonmore, Carnew, Shillelagh, Coolboy, Aughrim and Hacketstown.

A special thanks to  our local Tinahely branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann for generously making this fundraiser possible for KARE.  So bring your family, friends and neighbours along to enjoy the best of traditional music and culture. 

There will be plenty of tea and coffee to go round as well as a selection of delicious home-made cakes and tasty sandwiches. Many thanks for your valued  support to KARE.   All are welcome.



X-FACTOR is coming to McCrea’s on Saturday 25th March at 8pm with €1,000 in prizes, entry fee €5 admission €5, all proceeds towards Carnew CFC.


The winner of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew Split the Pot was Shem Levingstone winning €228. Tickets available from the school or local shops, thanks to everyone for their support to date.


The next bingo is on Sunday 2nd April and 16th April at 2.30pm, all welcome.


Get well wishes go to Din Doran, Croneyhorn. Fr Matt Brennan, Main Street.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Aoinette Hogan cook in Carnew Community Care, her family and relatives on the death of her husband John  suddenly, during the week and was buried on Friday in Bunclody cemetery.

To the family and relatives of Winston Young, Staplestown Road, Carlow who died during the week, his remains were removed to All Saints Church Carnew on Wednesday for 2pm service, followed by burial in the adjoining church yard.


Congratulations to Pamala Young, Bolinrush and Jamin O’Keeffe, on their engagement.


There was  no winner of the GAA lotto numbers were 5,14,21,28, lucky dips were Mary Deegan, Loughletrim. William Behan, New Line. Tom Byrne, Brideswell. Raymond Byrne, Carnew, the next draw is 27th March in Jim Byrne’s and the jackpot is €5,400, tickets only €2 from any player or local shop, thanks to everyone for their support.

DVD’s for Tops of the Parish, Carnew can be ordered @€10 by contacting 0876611916 if you want one by 23rd March please

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