Carnew notes week April 10th



The times for the Easter Ceremonies are Holy Thursday

Carnew 7.30pm, Tomacork 8.30pm, Askamore 7.00pm Kilrush 8.00 pm

Good Friday
Carnew 3.00 pm, Tomacork 1.30 pm, Askamore and Kilrush 3.00 pm Stations of the cross in  Carnew at 7.30 pm

Easter Saturday
Carnew 7.00 pm, Tomacork 8.30 pm, Askamore 7.00 pm, Kilrush 7.30 pm. Sunday usual times

Confession in Carnew on Holy Thursday 7 – 7.20. Good Friday 12 noon to 1 pm and after ceremonies and in Tomacork after Holy Thursday Ceremonies

Happy 21st birthday to Alison Smith, Cummer.

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 commencing at 8pm. This is a 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. Don’t miss this truly special event.

South Wicklow Drama Festival

Once again audiences for South Wicklow Drama Festival were treated to a wonderful feast of Drama which saw St. Brigid’s Hall full to capacity on many of the nights. The festival was officially closed by Fr. Joe Power PP, Kilrush and President of Kilrush Drama Group, but before that, the Ajudicator gave his final adjudication and results for what was an incredible nine nights with  plays performed to an extremely high standard.  However as it was a competition, someone had to win and the results for the 2017 South Wicklow Drama Festival were as follows:


Confined Section

1st – Sillan Players with The Trappe Family

2nd – Take 5 with The Telephone Exchange

3rd – Lislea with Juno and the Paycock


Open Section

1st – Bunclody- Kilmyshall with Agnes of God

2nd – Bridge Drama with An Inspector Calls

3rd – Kilrush with Hedda Gabler


Confined Section:

Best Supporting Actress – Deirdre Coulter, Lislea

Best Supporting Actor – John Campbell, Lislea

Best Actress -Anne Garvey

Best Actor – David Clarke – Sillan

Best Director – Paddy Farrelly – Sillan

Open Section:

Best Supporting Actress – Anne Sheridan, Kilrush

Best Supporting Actor – Matt Furlong, Kilmuckridge

Best Actress – Kate Power, Bunclody

Best Actor – Paul Tobin, Bridge

Best Director – Kieran Tyrrell, Bunclody


Adjudicator Award 1 – Most challenging play – Tribes, Gorey

Adjudicator Award 2 – Most challenging play – The Telephone Exchange, Take 5.

Adjudicator Award 3 – Best Lighting, Eddie O Brien, Gorey – Tribes

Best Comedy Performance (Jim Tighe Trophy) – Brendan Farrelly, Sillan

Magic Moment in Theatre (Pat Connaughton Award) – ‘LIAR’ – Bunclody

Audience Cup (Carnew Credit Union Award) – ‘Agnes of God’ – Bunclody-Kilmyshall

Best Presentation – Bridge Drama, An Inspector Call


Fleadh and KARE.

Tinahely CCE will host the Wicklow County Fleadh on Saturday 22nd April in Tinahely N.S. This festival of traditional music and culture is set to attract entries and visitors from all over the county.

Tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches galore will be served in the ‘Tea Room’ Community Hall, Tinahely from 10a.m. – 3p.m.  All proceeds from refreshments will go to KARE Tinahely Local Service.  Fundraising is a vital source of additional income for KARE.  A special thanks to  our local Tinahely Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann branch for generously offering the proceeds from the refreshments to KARE.  

KARE  provides support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families.  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, Knockananna and Hacketstown.

There will be plenty of tea and coffee to go round as well as a selection of delicious home-made cakes and sandwiches.   So bring your family, friends and neighbours along to the Fleadh to enjoy the best of traditional music and song.  We look forward to seeing you there!


 Sunday April 16 is Easter Sunday and no walk is scheduled. On Sunday April 23 the walk will be at Lowbawn/Sugarloaf (Grade B, 14km, 3.5 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.00. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Michele Greene, Knocknalour , her family and relatives on the death of her mother Marie McKenna, Meath during the week.


There was no winner of the GAA lotto numbers were 5,11,20,26, lucky dips were Sophie Kenny, c/o Aoife Doran. Tony Brennan, c/o Don Hyland. Ella, Drew and Millie Brennan. Cathrine Osborne, Kilcavan. The next draw was 10th April in The Lodge and the jackpot was €5,600.


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


Get well wishes go to Eamonn O’Neill, Ballytarsna.


Wishing everyone a very happy and holy Easter.

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