Carnew notes week July 31st



Congratulations to Pamela Young, Bolinrush and Jamin O’Keffee, on their marriage.


Congratulations to Dave and Gina O’Reilly, Croneyhorn on their 25th wedding anniversary.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Andy Kehoe, Ballyroebuck who died recently.


The Social Dance in Askamore on Friday 4th August at 9.30pm with music by T Bone Country, all welcome admission €8 and supper is served.


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

Souvenir DVD of The 2017 Ferns Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Did you travel to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage in May 2017 or have you thought about travelling in the future. Next year will be the 50th Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage and may be a good time to think about travelling.

For those who travelled this year, the much awaited Lourdes 2017 Souvenir DVD which was produced by Eamonn Doran is now available. The DVD comprises a wonderful record of video and photographs of this year’s pilgrimage and includes unique footage of Lourdes itself and its many aspects. Captured in the DVD’s are the spiritual, joyful and serene aspects of the pilgrimage, and some of the work that goes on behind the scenes. For those who have never been, the DVD will give you a flavour of what you can expect if you do decide to travel in 2018.

The 49th annual pilgrimage was lead by Bishop Denis Brennan and evident on the DVD is the significant contribution that the youth of the diocese make to the pilgrimage under a wonderful group of leaders.

The focus of the DVD’s however are the Invalids who travel each year and it is evident how much the five days in Lourdes means too them.

This year’s DVD is dedicated to two special friends of the Ferns Pilgrimage who died in April and June of this year, Charlie Murphy RIP and Tommy Larrissey RIP. Both gentlemen were an integral part of the Pilgrimage for many years and are greatly missed by everyone involved with the pilgrimage in any way. Copies of the DVD are now available in Myles Doyle’s Store, Main Street, Gorey and in Billy Doyle’s Shoe Shop, Enniscorthy and Wexford and in Ferns Parish Office or phone 087 2646410. The cost of a DVD is €20.00 and once again all proceeds will go towards the Lourdes Invalid Fund.


On Sunday August 6, the walk will be at the Blackstairs (Grade A/B, 12km, 5 hours) meeting in Bunclody at 9.30. On Sunday August 13, the walk will be at Glenmalure (Grade A, 17km, 6.5 hours) meeting at Glenmalure Lodge at 10.00. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.


Kilrush Drama Group are hosting a serious of Drama Workshops for adults and teenagers over 14, the workshops will cover various aspects of theatre, performance, direction and technical. Workshops will be held on Wednesday and Thursday 2nd and 3rd of August and on Wednesday and Thursday 9th and 10th of August from 7 – 10pm nightly in St Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, see Kilrush Drama Facebook page or email Kilrush Drama Group@gmail.com for further details, all welcome.

District agricultural show

Carnew and district agricultural show held the after show meeting on Monday night, chairman Karl stressed how he appreciated the help and support of the show committee, the wider community, also neighbouring shows.

It was a successful and enjoyable show with good entries in all sections. It was great to  see so many young people helping and doing such a good job. Thanks to all sponsors, everyone who helped get the show up and running again. The after show party was also a great success and enjoyed by all who attended.

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