Carnew notes week July 17th


Congratulations to Jennifer Young, Bolinrush and Daniel Egan, Park Bridge on their engagement.

Patrick and Margaret Shortall, Tomacork View, Carnew would like to thank all who celebrated with them on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you to Fr Casey for the beautiful mass, Mary Butler for the flowers on the altar, Annemarie Keogh for the lovely photographs, to our sons, daughters and grandchildren for organising the party, Melissa and Eugene for the use of the lounge and to everyone for the cards and gifts, it was very much appreciated.


The Askamore annual car and tractor run will be held on Sunday 23rd July at 12.30pm in aid of Ballyroebuck National school building fund, all welcome.


 Come join our Two Exciting Summer Camps not to be missed.  Venue: Carnew National School, Date: 17th- 21st July, Age group: 4-12, Time: 9.30-12 (Art Camp) 12-1 (Activity Camp).  Art in the morning ( Candles with Photo/Sculpture/ T-Shirts Design/ Art & Science Projects & lots more, with art competition on the last day).  Activity camp in the afternoon (Introduction to Tae-Kwon-Do, circuit training, exercise to music & lots more).  Presentation of medals & certs on the last day.  Join us for the Art Camp or Activity camp only or both.  Over 16yrs experience delivering Art Camps to the community & over 20 years Tae-Kwon-Do experience.  For Booking Contact: Trish Murphy (087)6390370 for further information.

It is with regret that Carnew First Responders are currently  no longer in a position to provide 24 hour cover to the community and as result at different times during the week we will not be in a position to respond. At present we only have 5 active responders trying to cover around the clock which is becoming more and more difficult with such few numbers and as a result some calls are unfortunately not being responded to. In order to resolve this issue we need people to volunteer, be willing to attend regular training and go on call for as much as you can in any given week whether it’s for 2 hours or 20 hours every little helps. Please contact 0872413293 if you are interested in becoming a responder. Should  you need a responder please dial 999 and ask for the ambulance service.


A 1 day Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat will take place on Saturday 22nd July from 11am – 4pm, cost is €60 and you must book before 5pm on 17th July by contacting Susan Martin on 0868869090 or Why not try this relaxing, restorative day for body, mind and soul, embrace the opportunity to develop or deepen your capacity for stillness, peace of mind and well being in a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment.

Fr. Peter McVerry.

St. Kevin’s Church, Kilaveney, Tinahely was the setting for a very special Mass led by well known campaigner and champion for the homeless Fr. Peter McVerry on Saturday 8th July last at 7.30p.m. Fr. McVerry was assisted by Fr. Raymond Gahan, Parish Priest in Kilaveney/Crossbridge and music and singing was performed by Kilaveney Folk Group.

Fr. McVerry gave the homily, the theme of which was ‘Homelessness a challenge for the Gospel’. His insightful and thought provoking  message had a great impact on the large congregation.  The impact was so strong that when the Mass was finished,   people were eager to lend their enthusiastic support to the work of Peter McVerry Trust. 

There was no appeal for funds, however an impressive €1,225.50  was very generously donated  and this illustrated the big-hearted generosity of everyone  present in the Church.  All proceeds to the Peter McVerry Trust, a charity which has been responding to the needs of  people effected by homelessness since 1983.

Thanks to everyone for your extraordinary  generosity to such a worthwhile cause.  Fr. McVerry was overwhelmed by your kindness and support.

This was also an opportunity for Transition Year YSI Students from Colaiste Bhride, Carnew to  present Fr.McVerry with a cheque for  €1,216.00.   This amount was raised during a colour run fundraiser organised by these students in May for Peter McVerry Trust.

KARE Open  Evening.

We invite you to visit KARE Tinahely Local Service on Friday 28th July 4p.m.  The aim of this open evening is to inform our friends, supporters and the community about the support services and facilities available to our Service Users.  This will be an opportunity for you to view the new sensory room, class room downstairs and sensory garden.  There will be an exhibition of the wonderful work by the our Service Users.

Founded in 1967, KARE  provides support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families.   Tinahely Local Service  was established in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength ever since  The centre is presently housed in a purpose built unit in Tinahely Community Hall on the School Road. The catchment area includes Tinahely, Annacurra, Clonmore, Carnew, Shillelagh, Coolboy, Aughrim, Knockanana and Hacketstown.   

The local service take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you  for your generosity and valued support over the years.

Tea and coffee will be served in the Community Hall. Bring your family, friends and neighbours along. Everyone is welcome to join us.


On Sunday July 23, the walk will be the Coolmeelagh Loop, (Grade B/C, 12km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30 or Coolmeelagh at 11.00. On Sunday July 30, the walk will be at Ballycrystal, (Grade B+, 12km, 3.5 hours) meeting in Bunclody at 10.00. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.


Ballamon Bull Fest will be held on Saturday 22nd July in Harry and Amanda Murphy’s, all proceeds to St Patrick’s Special School and Kilrush/Askamore GAA club, tickets €10 from any committee member, buses available from Carnew, Bunclody and Ferns.


The annual patron in Kilrush is 6th August at 1pm, Coolfancy 6th August.

A sincere thank you to everyone who helped in anyway before hand, on the day and afterwards for Tomacork patron last Sunday, to all who donated items for the various stalls, hampers, etc, it was very much appreciated.

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