Carnew notes week March 25th


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Margaret (Ciss) Murray, nee Devereux, Cummerduff, Gorey who died last week, her remains were removed to Coolafancy on Monday evening for 7.30pm and burial took place on Tuesday following 12 noon mass.

To the family and relatives of Sarah Dunne nee Gilbert, Ballybrack, Dublin and Carnew who died during the week and was buried on Monday.



Happy 21st birthday to Jack Doyle, Umrigar.



Congratulations to Daniel Egan, Parkbridge and Jennifer Young, Bolinrush who were married recently.



The following are the walks for Tinahely walking club

Mar 31: Annagh Hill, Level B, 9km, 3hrs. Meet Tinahely 10.15am; or The Gap 10.30am.

Apr 7: Fraughan Rock Glen – Table Mountain, Level B, 14km, 4hrs. Meet Glenmalure Hotel car park 9am.

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


GENTLE YOGA CLASS, Carnew Community Care.  8 classes from Tuesday 26th March, 11.15am to 12.15pm.
This class comprises of gentle yoga stretching movements synchronised with the breath which promotes mindful awareness and reduces stress.  The pace is gentle and postures are modified. Gentle yoga increases flexibility and strengthens muscles and bones while improving posture. €8 per class.
For more information or to book a place, please contact Siobhán Rice on 086 8199498 or contact Carnew Community Care.



This is the true story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty’s War time Exploits written and performed by Donal Courtney will take place in St Bridget’s Hall, Carnew on Thursday 4th April, tickets €12 in aid of St Bridget’s Church Askamore, all support welcome.



The next bingo is Sunday 31st March at 2.30pm in St Bridget’s Hall, Carnew all welcome. Thanks to everyone for their support today it is greatly appreciated.


TRANSFORMATIONS Don’t worry be happy 

A 6 weeks Introductory course in Mindfullness, meditation and relaxation starting on Wednesday 3rd April mornings 10 – 11.30 an or evening 7.30 – 9pm in Transformations studios Donishal , cost is €80 with a deposit of €20 payable by Wednesday 27th March to secure your place. To book your place contact Susan Martin at or 0868869090, Facebook Susan Martin-Transformations. This very popular courses have been designed by me to help you experience peace in the present moment, learning to let go of stress , anxiety and procrastination while at the same time opening up to the reality of joy, happiness and possibility in your every day life.


Confirmation –  Ballyellis National School      

Congratulations to the 5th /6th class boys and girls of Ballyellis National School who were confirmed by Bishop Denis Brennan and assisted by Fr. Power P.P on Sunday last 24th March in St. Brigid’s Church, Askamore.    It was a lovely ceremony and we thank everyone involved in making it such a special day for the Confirmation children.


Ballyellis National School “Split the Pot”

Friday 22nd   March  2019   winner of  “Split the Pot” is Aisling O’Toole, Burrow, Ballyellis,   winning €151.   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.


Ballyellis National School Enrolment Forms for September 2019Enrolment 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.


God Has no Country

The true story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty’s War Time Exploits

Written and performed by Donal Courtney

Directed by Antoinette Duffy

Will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall, CarnewThursday 4th of April, 2019 at 8pm.

(in aid of St. Brigid’s Church, Askamore)Admission: €12.00

To book phone 087 9323990


The Play

God has no Country tells the fascinating story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty’s war time exploits in Rome. Told from the Monsignor’s point of view,  the play focuses on O’Flaherty’s struggles as he and his colleagues set about the task of protecting those in need, from German occupancy of Rome. After the outbreak of WW2, in autumn of 1942 the Monsignor hid many anti-Fascists and Jews from the Gestapo, in monasteries and convents and in his own residence.  In spring of 1943, defying a Gestapo order to arrest him on sight, with the help of brave friends he established The Rome Escape Line to hide Allied escapees. By the end of the war, they had secured the safety of over 6,500 people.

The story was also the subject of a film made in 1983, The Scarlet and the Black which starred Gregory Peck in the role of the Monsignor.



Donal Courtney  grew up in Killarney, as did Monsignor O’Flaherty and went to the same school. However it was not know the full extent of the great man’s exploits until he started his research for the play.  Donal is a widely acclaimed actor who trained as an actor at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin where he now teaches acting.



The winner of last weeks Split the Pot of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew of 22nd March was won by the Wafer Family who won €211 . Congratulations.

The sellers prize was won by Niamh Wafer who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky dip winner was Katie Wafer.

Next draw is on Friday 29th March. Thanks for your support.


Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 11,18,21,22, lucky dips were Charlie Murphy, c/o Jimmy Barnes. Joshua Kenny, c/o Jimmy Barnes. Aisling Balfe, Kilcavan. Marion Kinsella, Croneyhorn. The next draw will be on Monday 1st April in McCrea’s and the jackpot will be €4,400. Many thanks to everyone for their support to date.

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