Carnew notes week October 16th


The winner of Scoil Aodan Nofa Carnew Split the Pot of 6th October was Tristan Massey winning  €271, tickets on sale from the school and local business.


The annual Harvest Thanks giving Service will take place on Sunday 22nd October at 7pm in All Saints Church Carnew, everyone welcome to come along.


The annual Tinahely/Carnew Union of parishes Bazaar will take place in Colaiste bhride Carnew on Friday 27th October at 7pm, with all the usual stalls, raffles, teas, cakes, vegetables, bottle stall and more, all welcome.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Jack Raleigh, Bunclody who died during the week and was buried on Friday.


Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 4,5,15,29, lucky dips were Avril Lancaster, Ballyconran. Martin and Lena Byrne, Kilcavan. Eoin Prendergast, c/o Willie Driver. Craig, c/o Paul  Nolan. The next draw is 23rd October and the jackpot is €8,400. Tickets on sale from the club or local shops.


Swimming is starting back on Monday’s, leaving Community Care at 12 noon and back at 2.20pm, anyone interested please contact Mary on 0877950903 or office on 0539426510 for more details.


Our next knitting/crochet project will be fro Crumlin Hospital Intensive Care unit, booties, hats, mitts and blankets 24″ X 34″. A big thank you to all the people who have been contributing to our knitting projects.


Congratulations to Robert Roche, Coolfancy and Niamh O’Donnabhain, Cork who were married on Saturday.


Congratulations to Conor Behan, New Line and Ciara Healy, Aughrim on their engagement.


Kilrush Drama group are holding their Autumn production in Ballyroebuck Hall from Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st October at 8.30pm nightly, admission is €7. The first play is The Quiet Land by Malachy McKenna and will feature P.J. Arthur and Maurice Ruth, the two longest serving members of the group. The second production is Bar and Ger written by Geraldine Aaron. This play is a complete contrast featuring the two newest members Olivia Matthews and David Dee, booking is essential by phoning 0871429325.


The Point to Point races will be held at Fairwood Tinahely on Sunday next the 22nd October.  First race is at 2,00 pm.
Coolboy Gaa Juveniles are holding their annual presentation evening on Friday 27th October from 6 – 6.30 in the Little Moon Coolboy, followed at 7pm by a Family Table Quiz which is open to all in the locality !Your support as always is gratefully appreciated and ensures the future success of our juvenile club. We look forward to seeing you on the 27th.
The next bingo is on Sunday 22nd October and 5th November in St Bridgid’s Hall, Carnew at 2.30pm, thanks to everyone for their support to date.


There is a race night on 11th November in McCrea’s Carnew at 9pm, horses €10 available from any of the committee or local shops, all proceeds towards the Back Alley Community Project. All welcome.



On Sunday October 22, the walk will be at Derrybawn (Grade B, 12km, 4 hours) meeting details TBC.


The annual cabaret for Tomacork church will be held on Friday 3rd November in the usual venue, all welcome.

Halloween 2017 at Coolattin House

In an exciting joint venture between the Coolattin House Committee and the South Wicklow Drama Festival Committee Coolattin House will be open on Saturdayand Sunday

28th & 29th October, 2017 for halloween tours for both adults and children. Tours will take place for Children Age 6 years and upwards from 3 – 7 pm on Saturdayand Sunday.

The children’s guided tour of the house and grounds will include Story Telling, a Puppet Show and fun crafts will cost just €10.00 per person with

All Children must be accompanied by an Adult.

Adult Guided Tours will take place from 8.30 – 10.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday

All visitors will have an opportunity to check out the nooks and crannies and experience the hidden secrets of the house and to meet some of the fascinating characters who are coming along to bring the house to life for this one spooktacular weekend.

Adults will have an added extra on the Sunday night with Dracula’s Ball taking place from 10 till late on the Sunday night. We would encourage people to get into the spirit of the occasion and come to Dracula’s Ball in Fancy Dress, but of course this is purely optional. There will be a prize for the best dressed.

Adult Tour: €10.00 – Dracula’s Ball: €10.00 and adults can go on tour and attend the ball for just €15.00. Booking (Essential) Open 1st of October (Watch this space for booking details)

Tinahely Walks

On Sunday October 22, the walk will be at Derrybawn (Grade B, 12km, 4 hours) meeting details TBC. On Sunday October 29, the walk will be at Mount Leinster (Grade B, 10km, 4 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.

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