Carnew notes week July 9th


Askamore annual tractor run will be held on Sunday 22nd July at 12.30pm in aid of Local People with MS, all welcome


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Teresa Jordan, Shillelagh who died recently.

To the family and relatives of Pat Behan, Coollattin Street, Shillelagh who died during the week.


Congratulations to Mikie Carton, Donishal and Joanna Breen, Kiltealy who were married last week.


Horse shoe competition

The Horse shoe club members would like to thank the Cheshire Home for sponsorship of prizes, thanks to players for turning up on the day, winners were Kieran O’Brien and Shem Levingstone. Runners up Thomas Whitmore and Andy Green.


Our Wicklow Way walks continue with the following: On Sunday July 15, the walk is from Glendalough to Luggala Gates. Grade A, 17km, 5 hours, meeting at 9.15am, Glendalough. On Sunday July 22, the walk is from Luggala Gates to Curlestown. Grade A, 15km, 5 hours, meeting at 9.15am, Roundwood Coach House.

Buses are being hired as appropriate. Keep an eye on these notes or the club Facebook page for further details. As well as the usual advice about bringing proper food and clothing we also ask you to make a realistic assessment of your fitness levels and stamina. All Wicklow Way modules are graded A and are from 15km to 25km in length


Sunday 15th July – Carnew  1-15p.m. Tomacork at 2p.m.
People are asked to come in time next Sunday to Tomacork Patron and co-operate with those directing traffic. Parking will be at on one side of the road – along the cemetery wall – between Croneyhorn Cross and Tomacork Church. There will be parking at Hughes’ Field and Doran’s yard as usual. Traffic can approach those places from Croneyhorn Cross and the Union Road. There is now a pedestrian gate at Hughes’ field which we ask people to exit from after parking. The space between the cemetery gate and the church gate at the wall side at Tomacork church will be a drop-off area only. People with disabled parking permits or with mobility difficulties can park opposite the church on the opposite side of the road. Please come early as these spaces are limited. There will be no trough traffic between the Union Road and Croneyhorn Cross and vis-a-versa. The public road must be kept clear for emergency traffic – Ambulance, Fire Engine or Garda vehicles.



Kilrush Drama Group – Flight to Grosse Ile

As part of the programme of events planned to welcome our Canadian Visitors who are coming to the area from July 14th to July 21st in conjunction with the Canadian/Coolattin Connection, Kilrush Drama Group under the direction of Mick Byrne will present Flight to Grosse Ile an award winning play by Nenagh Schoolteacher, Jim Minogue – which deals with various aspects of the Great Famine of the 1840s.

This is a most ambitious production and is about an Irish family forced to emigrate to Canada at the height of the Great Famine. There are over fifty characters involved in this production which is a moving  portrayal of the journeys undertaken by Irish emigrants in their quest for a new life at the other side of the Atlantic. The cast includes actors, musicians, singers and dancers.

Playing the two main lead roles are Timmy Connaughton and Kate Power with a huge back up of supporting actors including, Jimmy Spellacy, Lar Duffy, Martin Hayden, Maurice Ruth, Garry Lombard, Kieran Tyrell, John Young, Fergus Garrett, Seamus Burnell, Richard Kimmons, Margaret Nolan and Eddie McGlynn to name just a few. Paddy Byrne on sound is playing a key role in the preparations as most of the dialogue and music is being pre-recorded. Paddy’s expertise in this area is paramount to the success of the production. Another key element of the production is the music for which Lar Duffy is responsible. Also paramount to the production is the lighting for which Kevin McEvoy’s expertise will come into play.

The costume department for the huge cast, comprise Jacinta Kavanagh, Cathy Tighe, Alyssa Henbridge, Mary Doyle and Louise Fox. Jacinta and Cathy are also in the cast along with Anne Sheridan, Mary Jo Byrne and Mary Doran. Some of the younger members of the cast include Cora Tyrell, Olivia Matthews, Aoife and Caitlin Clauson.

The huge task of stage management for this production will be undertaken by Tommy Kavanagh, Stage Manager and his crew.

The play/pageant will be staged in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew on the 19th and 20th of July. Admission: €10.00. Coollattin Canadian Connection


Background to Project

The background to this project ties in with the large and growing interest being shown by dependents of Coollattin families who emigrated to Canada during the first half of the 19th Century.

Up to ten thousand people from Coollattin would have availed of assisted emigration by Earl Fitzwilliam.

Since 2017 Carnew and Smiths Falls, Ontario have engaged in a twinning partnership. Part of this  twinning arrangement involves biannual trips between Ireland and Canada.


The Canadian visitors can look forward to a good old Irish welcome  to South Wicklow with flags and bunting and a full itinery of sightseeing and events planned for the week, most of which has been organised by Kevin and Eleanor Lee who are both passionate about this project.

We are inviting you all to come along and support our next fund raiser to develop the Back Alley, a coffee morning will be held in the Old Butchers on the Main Street, Carnew on Saturday 28 th July from 10am – 1pm, all welcome. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


A Balloon burst will take place on Monday 6th August at 5pm in Murphys Tinahely, two balloons will contain €250 plus lots of other prizes, tickets €5 available from any of the committee , all proceeds towards the Robert Nolan fund.

Carnew Agricultural Show Saturday 21st July. Schedules available now. For digital version email or text name & address to 087 1429325 for postal version.
Closing date for entries for inclusion in the Show Catalogue Thursday 12th July

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