Carnew notes week October 2nd



Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 5,16,19,25, lucky dips were Ted Kennedy. Aisling Rosney. Jimmy Barnes, Wally and Ella Collins, Kilcavan. The next draw is 9th October and the jackpot is €8,2000.


The winner of Scoil Aodan Noafa Split the Pot on 22nd was Mary Donohue, winning €252. Tickets on sale at the school and local businesses.


There is a cabaret on 6th October in Parkview house Shillelagh in aid of Friends of Local People with M.S. admission only €5, all welcome.


A sincere thank you to everyone who supported and donated to Ailish Walsh’s coffee day recently and all who donated cakes, to date €835 has been raised. Sincere thanks to all.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Ann Myers nee Nolan, Ballingate who died during the week, her remains were removed to Carnew for 2pm mass on Friday, followed by burial in Tomacork cemetery.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Pat Deegan, Ballyknocker who died recently.


Congratulations to Candy’s Gala Carnew on receiving their Silver Award in Killarney last week, well done all.


Carnew ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday 14th October at 12 noon on lands kindly sponsored by James Doran, Croneyhorn on the Main Carnew/Shillelagh Road.


The next bingo is on Sunday 8th October at 2.30pm in St Brigid’s Hall, Carnew.


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


Venie and Joan’s annual coffee morning will be held on Thursday 12th October from 9am – 2pm in St Bridget’s Hall, Carnew in aid of South East Cancer Trust and the Palliative Care unit in Gorey District Hospital, donations of cakes welcome.


On Sunday October 8, we join Carlow Walking Festival. There will be A, B & C walks on offer. Small fee involved; details to be confirmed. On Sunday October 15, the walk will be at Avondale (Grade B/C, 12km, 3 hours) meeting in Rathdrum Car Park. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

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)

PADDY BEHAN’S BOOK Part of this Place
Copies of Paddy Behan’s memoirs “Part of this Place” are now available in Victor Young’s, Main Street, Carnew and from Paddy’s home in Corner House, Shillelagh.
Music Lessons  
Tinahely CCÉ offers traditional music and singing lessons to children of all ages. We teach tin whistle, flute, accordion, concertina, guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bodhran in a very relaxed atmosphere. Classes take place every Friday evening in Coolfancy National School commencing at 6:30pm. The new term is now underway and you can join us any time. Call 087 6284848for further details.

All Saints and Singers Concert Coming to Carnew


All Saints’ Church in Carnew is set to reveal itself in style after lengthy restoration works that have been ongoing during this summer. A concert of local talent – choral, traditional, and musical – will raise the roof on Friday October 13th to gather much needed funds to complete the works, and to welcome in and entertain the local community.

The current church was built in 1847 of granite stone, but there’s been a church on that site since the 1600’s. Before the older church (of which the old bell tower still exists) was condemned in the 1840’s and replaced by the one that now stands, an extension was made which cost “two hundred and seventeen pounds, eighteen shillings and eight pence”.

Earlier this year, parts of the marble commemorative plaques, which date back to the original building, began to drop from the walls. It transpires that works to render the walls in the middle of last century sealed in moisture and prevented it from running away. This eventually eroded the metal spikes which held the plaques in place, and got into the window frames of the five stained glass windows on the south-facing side, turning the wood to sponge. Works began this summer to take down the plaques, remove the windows to re-set into new frames, and strip all the plasterwork from the whole of the inside south wall. It’s been a huge undertaking, the last works due to complete in the coming weeks. But that’s not the end of the story. Unfortunately, the west facing window has suffered a similar fate, and work is underway to raise funds to begin the second phase to remove and re-set this window.

To raise funds for this, and to celebrate the reopening of the church following the first phase of works, a concert is planned on the evening of Friday 13th October. The sparkling line-up includes gospel, traditional, and choral music from artists such as The Quaids, the Revival Gospel Choir, the Tullow Singers, Deirdre Starr and pupils from the local and parish schools. It’s set to be an exciting event, with a raffle of delightful prizes too! Tickets for this event will be sold through the local parish and All Saints’ and Kilcommon schools, so make sure you get in early and bag yourself a seat!




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