Carnew notes week February 11th


The next bingo is on Sunday 17th February and 3rd and 10th March at 2.30 pm in St Bridget’s Hall, Carnew all welcome.



Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Mick Lennon, Coolboy who died last week and was buried on Monday in Coolfancy cemetery.

To the family and relatives of Ann Kilbride, Coolboy who died during the week and was buried on Friday in Coolfancy cemetery.

To the family and relatives of Eddie Byrne, Coolboy who died during the week and was buried on on Saturday in Coolfancy cemetery.



Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were Lucky dips were Amy Istead, c/o Ted Kennedy. Susanne O Sullivan. Alice Balfe, Kilcavan. Daithi Roberts, Bunclody. The next draw is 18th February in Kenny’s and the jackpot is €3,800. Tickets only €2 from any player or local shop. Thanks to everyone for their support today.



The very best of luck to Christy and Mary Gregan, Coolboy on their retirement from Coolboy Post Office, the shop will remain open and we wish them the very best.



Scoil Aodán Naofa, Carnew is now accepting enrolments for incoming Junior Infants for the school year 2019/20.

Scoil Aodán Naofa is a Co-Ed, inclusive, vertical school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Ferns. We are pleased to announce this year the opening of a class for children with autism in September 2019 subject to Dept. of Education funding and the fulfilment of criteria as laid out in the school’s admission policy for it’s ASD Class.

The school has many National Awards to it’s credit including Active Schools Flag, Green Flag Status, Science and Maths awards and School of Excellence awards for Literacy. The staff are looking forward to welcoming new pupils in the new school year. Please contact the school office at 053 9426315 or for forms.



Little Acorns Playschool and after school registration night will take place in Little Acorns, Carnew from 8pm to 9pm on Wednesday 20th February, places are limited all welcome.

Ballyellis National School Enrolment Forms for September 2019

Enrolment forms are now available for those wishing to enrol in September 2019.

If you know of anyone wishing to have a child enrolled in Ballyellis please inform

them that these forms are now available. Please contact the office on 053 9426159

or email the school at  if you wish to have an enrolment

form sent out or call into the school to collect form.


Ballyellis National School “Split the Pot”

Friday 8th February  2019   winner of  “Split the Pot” is John Kinsella, Drummond  –  winning €250 .   We thank everyone for supporting “Split the Pot”. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any Parent and from Ashling Walsh after weekend Mass in Askamore Church.Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis School. 


Kilrush Drama Group – Festival Play

Don’t miss the first chance to see Kilrush Drama Group’s forthcoming production of The Steward of Chrisendom. The Steward of Christendom is a 1995 playwritten by Irish playwright Sebastian Barry. It focuses on Thomas Dunne, loosely based on Barry’s great-grandfather, the former chief superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, (1932) confined to a psychiatric facility. The play recounts Dunne’s personal and public life throughout the 1910s and into the early 1920s. The play is being directed by Mick Byrne and the role of  Thomas Dunne is being played by Michael Dunbar. His three daughters, Anne, Maud and Dolly are being played by Cora Tyrrell, Máire Doran and Olivia Mathews. The warder in the Hospital (Smith) is being played Joe Sinnott and the seamstress Mrs. O’Dea is being played by Jane Kinsella. Matt Kirwan (Maud’s husband) is being played by Brendan Doyle and the Garda Recruit is being played by Stephen Kehoe, and Thomas’s son Willy who is a boy soprano is being played by Niall Kehoe.

The play will open in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew next Friday night the 15th of February at 8pm and will also be staged on Sunday the 17th February at 8 pm.



The following are the walks for the next two weeks on 

February 17: Ballymanus, Level B, 10km, 3hrs. Meet Tinahely 10am

February 24: Slievebawn-Tomduff, Level B, 10km, 3hrs. Meet Bunclody 10am

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food & drink.



Coláiste Bhríde’s annual Rise and Shine walk to Sliabh Bhuí will take place this Friday, February 15th.Students will be walking back to Coláiste Bhríde on the main Ferns Road between 7.30 and 9 am. Please be mindful of pedestrians on the road.



The winner of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew Split the Pot of the 8th February was won by George Lynch who won €284. Congratulations.
The sellers prize was won by Kayleigh Cullen Kennedy who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky dip winner was Karen O’Brien.
Next draw is on Friday 15th February. Thanks for your support.

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