Carnew notes week Novmeber 25th

Carnew & District Agricultural Show Society

Annual General Meeting on Monday 9th December 2019 at 8.30pm in Kenny’s Lounge, Corner House, Carnew.

All Welcome

Thank You

Carnew Heritage Club in conjunction with Carnew Emmets GAA Club would like to say Thank You to everyone who supported the Garden County Country Fest and Carnew Heritage Day back in September. It was a fantastic success and a jammed packed weekend from start to finish. From our Teen Disco on the Friday evening, and the Country Fest on Saturday, to the main day its self where there was something for all the family. 

We would like to thank the many volunteers who gave up their time and energy so freely to put this show together and also all the people who travelled with exhibits to our show without you we would have no show. Many thanks must also go to our neighbouring vintage clubs who supported us on the day. 

We really appreciate the support given by local businesses, sponsors and the public visitors who came in their hundreds over the full weekend. 

The profits from the event were split between the two clubs with Carnew Heritage donating their share to following three main Charities:  €5,500 to Carnew Community Care, €5,500 to Friends of Local People with MS and €5,500 to St. Aidan’s Services, Gorey. Smaller donations of €500 each were also made to the following: Carnew First Responders, Scoil Aodan Naofa, Carnew Christmas Lights and Carnew Community Hub.

The Garden County Country Fest Weekend was a great community effort and a big thank you must go to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it such a great success.


The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club on Sunday

 December 1st is : Kilbrannish. Level B, 12 km, 3.5 hrs. Meet Bunclody Main St car park 10 am.

December 8th is Stranahely – Table Mountain. Level B, 12 km, 3.5 hrs. Meet Tinahely 10 am or Fentons 10.30 am.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food & drink. Please check Tinahely Walking Club Facebook page for any changes to the scheduled walks.

 The AGM of the Tomacork Craanford Kilrush Community Employment Scheme was held on November 12 last. The Chair, Mr. Eamonn Doran, reported on another very successful year smoothly & thanked the participants for their cooperation & work. He asked the supervisor to convey this to the participants, Pat promised to do it on behalf of the committee. He also complimented the committee for their hard work & commitment during the year. He thanked the Supervisor for the smooth running of the Scheme. He welcomed Dani Horton to the meeting & the Scheme, pointing out that Dani was the new Assistant Supervisor. He wished her many successful years with the Scheme.

The Supervisor, Pat Leacy, then gave his report expressing thanks to E Doran, D Kenny & Jacqui Christian for their support during the year, and mentioning their role re the Assistant recruitment process. He thanked M Ormonde & P Redmond for their help in securing an assistant position. He looked forward to spending more time with the participants once Dani was more au-fait with the paperwork. He thanked the clergy for their financial support for the Scheme in buying lawnmowers which was a great help to the finances of the Scheme. 

There are

•​32 participants out of a possible 33 on the Scheme at the moment

•​Lost 12 participants during the year; 2 retired, 6 got jobs, 4 returned to social welfare• Giving a progression rate of 55%

•​42 courses completed including 2 major awards & 21 minor awards

•​10 Special purpose awards such as Train the Trainer etc.

•​He had requests for extra people in various areas & he is trying to achieve this 

Pat thanked the sponsors for their support. He believed theparticipants took pride in their work & everyone pulled together, which made it so much easier to get things done.

•​Fr Lawless thanked the Scheme for the Parish secretary, which allowed the parish office to be open 5 mornings per week

•​J Christian thanked Pat, the participants for their work in Askamore & on the Tidy Town’s plan

The Treasurer, Dermot Kenny, then gave the Financial Report:

The Scheme broke exactly even as it should as it is ‘a money in money out’ scheme. He went through the balance sheet, profit & loss account & cash flow statement. The Sponsors, as always, were happy to the Scheme’s PRSI on a pro-rata basis. Income & expenditure accounts of €516,294, completely breaking even. 

This represents money coming into the local communities & businesses, not to mention the upkeep of so many local assets or amenities & local services which would fall without the Community Employment support. Also, 33 people every year at least gained invaluable work experience in any area that interested them. They were also eligible to any training that they were interested within a budget.

All in all, the communities benefit & the participants, great projects completed or delivered by top quality people can only mean one thing: that Community Employment works for everyone and yet has become so part of Irish life that it passes under the radar as if it runs itself. That belies the great work of so many people from sponsors, supervisory staff & of course the participants. 

We, in Tomacork Craanford Kilrush Community Employment Scheme, would like to sincerely thank again the Dept. of Social Protection, and its staff including Mr. Michael Ormonde & Mr. Paul Redmond who do sterling work behind the scenes.CABARET The annual cabaret for Tomacork will be held on Friday 6th December at 9pm in Coollattin Golf club, admission €5 with a door prize, raffle, music by John Flood, all support welcome.BINGO  the next bingo in St Bridget’s Hall, Carnew is on Sunday 1st December, the next is the 8th and 15th, thanks to everyone for their support today it is greatly appreciated. There is a monster raffle on the 15th December, tickets only €2 per line, prizes are 1st a Christmas hamper, 2nd Poole’s voucher, 3rd Kerry foods fresh meat hamper, 4th Kerry foods hamper, 5th George Forman, 6th bottle of whiskey, 7th sweets and biscuits, 8th cuddly toy. BAZAAR A sincere thank you to everyone who supported the Bazaar in Carnew Community Care on 15th November, to all who sold and bought tickets and especially all those who helped on the night. The winners of the Mini raffle were 1st cake Rose Masterson. 2nd Christmas table set Margaret Quaid, 3rd Newgrange Christmas Betty Browne. 4th pudding Susanne O Sullivan. Monster raffle 1st €400 Fergal Rossiter, 2nd firewood (value €160) Ann Travers. 3rd hamper Angela Nolan, 4th hamper Tom Doyle (Snr), 5th €50 voucher for Centra Jack Tinker, 6th €50 voucher for Correll’s Hardware Kathleen Gummerson. Samsung Tablet Rita Wilson. Well done to all.COFFEE MORNING A sincere thank you to everyone who supported Venie and Clare’s coffee morning, to all who donated cakes and buns and helped on the day, a total of €2,000 was raised with  it being divided between Arklow Cancer Support group and Friends of Gorey District Hospital, your support is greatly appreciated.

Carnew Emmett’s GAA club are holding their AGM on Friday 29th November at 8 pm in the clubhouse, all welcome to attend.

Carnew Playground Committee is bringing Santa to town on Sunday 8th December from 5-7 pm, €5 per child in Colaiste Bhride Carnew. Post your letter to Santa, get a Santa certificate, have your photograph taken, receive a gift from Santa and face painting, all welcome to come along.

Thank You – The Shillelagh Area Community Games Committee wish to thank everyone that supported our recent quiz night held on Fri 15th Nov. We raised a fantastic €1,512.

Special thanks to the following individuals and local businesses for their continued support and generosity:
None So Hardy Forestry (Shilleagh), Eugene Kenny, Parkview House, (Shillelagh), Linda and David Blake, Auto Image (Carlow), Centra, (Carnew) Walkers (Shillelagh), Winners Enclosure (Shillelagh), Unique Hair Design (Shillelagh), Milan Take Away (Shillelagh), Kennys Central House (Shillelagh), Dee Light Beauty Salon (Shillelagh), Olde Shillelagh Stick Makers (Shillelagh), Wise Owls Montessori School (Coolkenno), HKS Big Baler Services (Tinahely), O’Connors (Tinahely), Murphy’s Hotel (Tinahely), Tinahely Pharmacy, Murphy’s Butchers (Tinahely), The Edge Hair Salon (Tinahely), Centra (Tinahely), Chambers (Tinahely), Manor Farm (Cavan) Sonya Darcy at The Irish House (Tinahely), Mims Bargains, Laura Curley, Fergus Kinsella, Noelle O’Connor, Clare & Laurence O’Toole, Sarah and Andrew Stratton.


The lucky winners of €253 in our Split the Pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Anita House and Mary Butler.  Congratulations. The sellers prize was won by Michael Kinsella who won €10 and the lucky dip winner was Dylan LynchNext draw is on Friday 29th  November. Thanks for your support.Last weeks winners of Spit the Pot were Lilly and Ellen Doyle who won €223.The sellers prize was won by MJ Hughes and the lucky dip winner was Dylan Lynch,.

Ballyellis NS – Split the Pot

Winner of “Split the Pot” on Thursday 21st November 2019  is Laura Hennessy & Saoirse Grant, Brideswell  –   winning €112.    We thank everyone for supporting “Split the Pot”. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any Parent and from Ashling Walsh after Sunday  Mass in Askamore Church.. Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis School. Many thanks for your continued support.

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