Carnew notes week November 20th



Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Georgina Stretch, Oakfield Nursing Home and Umrigar, Carnew who died last week,  her remains were removed to All Saints Church, Carnew on Friday for 2pm, followed by burial in adjoining church yard.

To the family and relatives of Liz Garrett, Nee Brennan, Soldiers Bench, Carnew who died during the week, her remains were removed to Carnew on Sunday morning for 11am mass, followed by burial in Tomacork cemetery.


The winner of Scoil Aodan Naofa, Carnew Split the Pot of 10th November was Libby and Jenifer Byrne winning €288.


A sincere thank you to everyone who supported and attended the annual cabaret for Tomacork recently, to all who sold and bought tickets, John Flood for the music, it was very much appreciated.


Carnew Emmetts Gaa clubs AGM will be held on Friday 8th December at 8pm, all welcome.


There will be a Christmas bazaar in Shillelagh Courthouse on Saturday 2nd December from 3-8pm, stalls include flowers, cakes, bread, knitwear, books, antiques, bric a brac, vegetables, jewellery and much more, proceeds in aid of Shillelagh Christmas lights and Wicklow Animal welfare, post your letter to Santa – free, say hello to the good man himself. Raffle for a trailer of logs, carol singing from 5-6pm, tea, coffee and cakes served.


The Willoughby Brothers are holding a Christmas concert on Sunday 10th December in Kilrush church starting at 8pm, tickets €20 from parish office or available after mass.


The Carnew Emmet’s GAA Juvenile Club AGM will be held in early December. We are now putting together the annual report and are seeking any questions or suggestions for inclusion in the agenda for the night. The AGM is the night on which important decisions regarding the club going forward are made. We would appreciate a full attendance from parents/guardians and interested parties and invite people to take this opportunity to make their opinions heard.

We would also invite people who are available to help out as mentors across all juvenile age categories from 5 -17 to come to the AGM and/or let us know that they are available.

Further details on the date and time of the AGM will follow.


Carnew Emmets Camogie Club AGM will be held upstairs in The Lodge on Friday, November 17 at 8pm.

Fundraiser Quiz Night
Alanna Davidson from the Coolboy area, is organising a table quiz to raise funds for a trip to Ethiopia in February with Gorta Self Help Africa. Alanna will travel with another student and teacher from Colaiste Bhride to visit and witness some of the projects first hand. The quiz takes place on Friday 24th November at 8.30pm in The Little Moon, Coolboy. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Carnew Musical Society – Sister Act  50th Anniversary Year Production


The Press launch for Sister Act took place in Jim Byrne’s Lounge, Carnew (Main Sponsor) on Friday night last the 17th of November with cast and crew excited and ready for opening nighton Monday next.

St. Brigid’s Hall is now ready to rock and roll to the music of Sister Act running from November 27th in Carnew, This will be Carnew Musical Society’s 50th anniversary year production and one not to be missed and includes songs such as Take me too Heaven, Raise your Voice, Fabulous Baby, Sister Act, Spread the love around and Sunday Morning Fever.


As well as great music, Sister Act is hilariously funny and will be a great hit with the audiences. Naoimh Penston from Arklow, is both Musical Director and will the role of Deloris is teaching the nuns and the men of course…how to groove, while Graham Finnerty is teaching us all how to move to the groove as choreographer and Michael Dunbar as director is getting out the dramatic action and comedy . 


Booking will open for the public on Monday 20th of  November next  Between 11 am and 12pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm daily.       Booking Number 087 698 5275


Congratulations to Alan Young, Bolinrush and Liz Collins, Kilcavan who wer married last week.



On Sunday November 26, the walk will be a new route beginning at Phelan’s Pub, Ballinaclash (between Aughrim and Rathdrum) (Grade B, 10km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely 10.00, or Ballinaclash at 10.30. On Sunday Dec 3 we are doing the Sean Linehan Walk in Aughrim (Grade B, 12k, 3.5 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.00 and Aughrim at 10.30. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.


Crumlin Hospital

Collection of blankets and baby knitwear for Crumlin hospital in Carnew community care on Wednesday 29th at 3.00 all welcome. Would like to thank everyone who have contributed to this great cause.

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