Carnew notes week March 27th


Get well wishes go to Mary Hall, Coollattin Road, Carnew


Happy 70th birthday to Mick Sinnott, Croneyhorn.


Shillelagh Community Games
Congratulations to Shillelagh No.1 National School on winning the County Wicklow Community Games U14s Quiz Final 2017 on Friday 24th March held at Annacarra Community Centre. It was a closely fought contest that required four tie-breakers to decide the eventual winners. 
The other teams that represented Shillelagh CG on the night were Coolfancy N.S and Tinahely N.S who had two teams. Many thanks to the principals and teachers for preparing the students. 
Shillelagh No.1 N.S will now go on to represent Wicklow at the All Ireland Community Games Finals to be held at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on 6th May. Best wishes to all concerned.
Outdoor Athletics Training
Athletics training takes place every Tue and Thurs evening on Shillelagh GAA pitch between 6:30-7:30 for ages 5-16. The annual registration fee is €5 per child. New participants are warmly welcomed to join us. For full details find us on Facebook as Shillelagh Comm-Games or contact 0876207193


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. On Sunday April 9 the walk will be at Crossbridge & Tomnafinnogue (Grade B, 12km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.


South Wicklow Drama Festival

The 13th South Wicklow Drama Festival was opened Friday night the 24th of March last in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew by the Chairman of The ADCI, Mr. John Travers. The festival got off to a great start with a comedy by Tommy Marren, The Banshee of Crokey Hill which was performed by Kilworth Dramatic Society from Cork. Performing tonight (Tuesday 28th) is Gorey Little Theatre Group with their production of Tribes by Nina Raine and tomorrow night Bridge Drama Group will present An Inspector Calls. The festival will continue on Thursday and Friday with The Trappe Family by Sillan Players, Shadow of a Gunman by Sean OCasey and the Final play of the festival will be Agnes of God by Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group. The plays start at 8 pm nightly with the exception of the final nights play which commences at 7.30 pm.

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. Brigids Hall commencing at 8pm. Rehearsals are well under way for this once in a lifetime concert, which has brought over fifty past and present members 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 have played principal roles with the society will be performing in the concert along with lots of familiar faces from choruses over the years. Choreographer for the past two shows, Graham Finnerty, will be taking on the role of directing the concert.

Tickets at a cost of €15.00 for Adults and €10.00 for Students are now available from Mrs. Kennedy, Main Street Carnew, from Carnew Training and Development Centre or from any of the Carnew Musical Society Committee.


Our compulsory Code of Ethics workshop has been organised in conjunction with Carnew Camogie club for Friday April 14th at 7.30 in Colaiste Bhride.

Please be sure to spread the word and make it your high priority to attend.
Get well wishes go  to Mike Doyle, Ballyellis.
The winner of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew Split the Pot was Mary Brennan Lancaster winning €255, tickets only €2 from the school or local shops.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Dick Byrne, Beechmount who died during the week and was buried I Dublin on Wednesday.
To the family and relatives of Tom Doran, Kevin Street, Tinahely who died during the week and was buried on Sunday in Killavaney cemetery.
The Social Dance on this Friday in Askamore from 9.30pm with music by The Moynihan Brothers, food served, admission €8, all welcome.

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.



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

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.

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