Carnew notes week July 30th

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Willie Adair, Connecticut U.S.A. and formerly of Ballyellis who died recently in the USA.

Get well wishes go to Megan Doyle, Main Street, Carnew.

Tickets are still on sale for the Balloon Burst on Monday 6th August at 5pm in Murphy’s Hotel Tinahely, with two prizes of €250 and many more prizes, tickets €5, all proceeds towards the Robert Nolan recovery fund, many thanks to everyone for their support to date.


Tinahely Walks

On August 12 the walk is in Avoca – Grade B, 17km, 4.5 hours. Meeting in Tinahely at 10.00 or Avoca at 10.30.

On August 19 the walk is at Coolmeelagh Loop – Grade B, 12km, 3 hours. Meeting at Carnew Mart at 10.30.

As usual, remember to bring food, proper footwear, appropriate clothing.


Kilrush Drama Group – Flight to Grosse Ile

The Canadian Visitors, his Excellancy Kevin Vickers (Canadian Ambassador to Ireland) and all of the people who attended Kilrush Drama Group’s production of Flight to Grosse Ile were treated to a moving and emotional night of drama in St. Brigid’s Hall on both Thursday and Friday nights the 19th and 20th of July last.

The play was written by Nenagh Schoolteacher, Jim Minogue and deals with various aspects of the Great Famine of the 1840s. The production which was directed by Michael Byrne received high accolades from all who attended.  The large cast included members aged from 7 years to 85 and each and every cast member played an important role in the success of the production. There were many outstanding individual performances in the play including stunning performances by four of the lead characters who were played by Kate Power, Timmy Connaughton, Jimmy Spellacy and Brendan Doyle.

The cast were also delighted to be joined by Jim Minogue’s wife and sons who travelled from Nenagh on Friday night, and also by members of the 1997 All Ireland winning cast of Flight to Grosse  who travelled to see the play both on Thursday and Friday nights.


Carnew Musical Society  – My Fair Lady


Carnew Musical Society will present My Fair Lady in St. Brigid’s Hall from November 26th to December 1st next. One of the all time favourite shows, My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.


This will be Carnew Musical Society’s second time to do the show, having performed it before in 1994. The production team for the show are Director: Michael Dunbar, Musical Director: Lar Duffy and Choreographer: Frances Ryan.


Cast:  Eliza Doolittle will be played by Joanne Logue and Henry Higgins will be played by Rory Robinson; Sean Hallahan who played Higgins in the 1994 production will play Colonel Pickering and John Young will play Alfred P. Doolittle. Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Pearse will be played by Jennifer Byrne and Mandie O’Keeffe while Professor Zoltan Karpathy will be played by Malcolm Byrne and Freddy Eynsfort Hill will be played by Padraig D’Arcy. Mrs. Eynsfort Hill will be played by Eileen Tormey McCabe and Harry and Jamie will be played by Paul Doran and Jimmy Spellacy.


Rehearsals will commence on Tuesday the 4th of September. If you would like to join Carnew Musical Society for this coming production please email for further information.

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