Carnew notes week October 8th


Ailish Little, Donishal would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported or donated to her coffee morning and cake sale recently in aid of the Hospice, also to anyone who made or brought cakes on the day,  total raised to date is €800,  your support is greatly appreciated.


Venie and Clare Kinsella held their annual coffee morning on Thursday last 4th October in St Bridget’s Hall, Carnew, a sincere thank you to all who supported or donated or brought cakes, it is very much appreciated.



Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew Split the Pot of 27th October was Sam Austin winning €234, tickets available from the school or local shops, sincere thanks to everyone for their support to date.



Carnew ploughing Association will hold their annual ploughing match on Saturday 13th October at 12.30pm on lands kindly sponsored by Kevin Doran, Coolboy, entries to Kevin on 0876732437.




Details of Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks for the next two weeks: Oct 14: Ballivore/Fraughan, B, 11km, 3.5 hours. Meet at Glenmalure Lodge at 10.00. Oct 21: Wicklow Gap to Art’s Plaque, A/B+, 14/17k depending on route chosen on the day 4-6 hours. Meet at Lynhams of Laragh at 9.30. As usual, please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.




Carnew Credit Union Ltd We will open  on Thursday 4th October, 2018 from  9.30am – 4pm as Altura Credit Union, Carnew Branch

MONDAY        9.30am to 4pm
TUESDAY       9.30am to 4pm
THURSDAY      9.30am to 4pm
FRIDAY        9.30am to 4pm
SATURDAY      9.30am to 3pm



Ballyellis National School “Split the Pot”

Friday 5th October winner of   “Split the Pot” is Maya & Keily Kavanagh, Drummond  –  winning €202.   We thank everyone for supporting “Split the Pot”.

Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any Parent and from Ashling Walsh after weekend Masses in Askamore Church.

Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis School.



Kilrush Drama Group

Autumn Productions – The Tailor and Ansty

The Autumn Production The Tailor and Ansty by Eric Crosse will be staged in Ballyroebuck Hall from Tuesday the 16th to Saturday the 20th of October.   Mick Byrne will be directing  and PJ Arthur  will be playing the role of The Tailor. Kilrush Drama Group welcome Mary Earle back to the Ballyroebuck Stage in the role of The Tailor’s wife.

The Tailor and Ansty were a well-respected local married couple, who lived in the townland of Garrynapeaka near Gougane Barra.

Anastasia (1872-1947) was from this valley and the Tailor Buckley ‘Tim’ (1863-1945) was born in Kilgarvan in Co. Kerry and married into Ansty’s homeplace. He was a tailor, a well-known and much respected story teller and a conversationalist who conversed with many famous Irish writers and Gaelic scholars when they visited him in Garrynapeaka.

The Tailor and Ansty’ was written, unknown to the couple, by a regular visitor to their house, a journalist, Eric Cross, detailing many of the Tailors stories and  everyday happenings in their lives. The play is full of entertaining stories and is a brilliant depiction of the rural life at the time.


The Stuttering Lovers

In addition, a short comedy sketch The Stuttering Lovers will be performed by Maurice Ruth, Kay Cahill, Seamus Burnell and Mairead Kinsella.



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