Carnew notes week January 20th



The next bingo is on Sunday 26th January at 2.30pm in St Bridget’s Hall, Carnew.

All welcome.


 Carnew Community Care.  8 classes from Tuesday 21st January 2020.  10am to 11am.

This is a gentle exercise class for seniors aiming to improve flexibility, strength and mobility.  Chair yoga can also help promote balance, co-ordination and improved overall health and well-being.  €8 per class.  For more information or to book a place, please contact Siobhán Rice on 086 8199498.


 Carnew Community Care.  8 classes from Tuesday 21st January 2020.  11.15am – 12.15pm.

This class comprises 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

An 8 week introductory course in the Healing Art of Mindful Writing will start on Tuesday 28th January at 10am – 11.30am In Transformations Studio, Donishal, Carnew , cost is €100 with a €30 deposit to secure your place.

Write from the heart – my healing art of mindful writing course is designed to help you overcome obstacles while discovering and experiencing the joy, peace and calm at the heart of your being.

It’s a simple yet profound mindful writing practice which is applicable, in a very practical way to everyday life and how you live it. It can also be enormous fun.

Absolutely no previous writing or meditation experience required.
To book phone Susan on 0868869090, email transformations11@gmail.com or Facebook Susan Martin – Transformations.


Saints National School Carnew are having an open day on Thursday 30th January from 3-4pm, all welcome to come along.


The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club on Sunday January 26th is  Sean Linehan Loop. Level B, 11 km, 3 hrs. Meet Tinahely 10.15 am or Aughrim 10.30 am.

February 02nd  Spinc & Miners’ Village. Level B, 10 km, 3 hrs. Meet Tinahely 9.45 amor Glendalough upper car park 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 lucky winner of €226 in our Split the Pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Kathleen and Mag Molloy . Congratulations. The sellers prize winner was Sean McCrea who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky dip winners was MJ Hughes and Tomas Kinsella Congratulations. Next draw is Friday 24th January.  Thank you for all the support. 

Ballyellis National School 

Enrolment Form for September 2020

Enrolment forms are now available for those wishing to enrol in September 2020.

 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 ballyellisns@eircom.net if you wish to have an enrolment form sent out or call into the school to collect form.

Ballyellis NS – Split the Pot

Winner of “Split the Pot” on Friday 17th January 2020 is the Lancaster Family, Ballyconran –  winning €159.   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.

Kilrush Drama Group – The Salvage Shop

Kilrush Drama Group are all systems go at the moment in preparation for their Festival Play, The Salvage Shop by Jim Nolan. Sadly, Mick Byrne has had to step down from directing this play due to illness, but the group are extremely lucky that Pat Whelan has stepped into breach. Pat was to play the role of Josie Costello in the play, and when Mick was unable to continue with direction, Pat agreed to direct. Pat is a two time All Ireland Director, having directed Bridge Drama Group to wins in both the Confined and Open All Ireland Drama Finals.

The group are also lucky to have a super strong cast with Michael Dunbar playing the role of Sylvie Tansey. Michael won the Best Actor award in the All Ireland Open Drama Finals in Athlone 2019 for his portrayal of Thomas Dunne in Kilrush Drama Group’s production of The Steward of Christendom. The group also welcome multi-award winning actress, Ellie Willoughby back to portray the role of  Katie Tansey (Sylvie’s granddaughter, while the Sylvie’s son Eddie is being played by Joe Sinnott.  The role of Rita Shanahan is being played by Catherine Stafford, P.J. Arthur plays the role of Stephen Kearney.  Replacing Pat Whelan in the role of Josie Costello is John Redmond.

The ever reliable stage crew under the direction of Lar Duffy are busy building the set at the moment and the first staging of the production will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew on Thursday and Friday the 20th and 21st of February.

The Salvage Shop is set in Garris, a small coastland town. The grace notes are silent at Garristown Brass Band but alcoholic bandmaster and opera buff, Sylvester Tansey is haunted by personal betrayal and the memory of a glorious past and won’t let go of the baton. As the band moves to replace him, Sylvie clings to the lifeline of the Annual Regatta. Meanwhile his son Eddie, euphonium player in exile, invokes the intervention of the great Luciano Pavarotti as he struggles to forge a reconciliation with his father.

Other dates for your Theatrical Diary

The 2020 South Wicklow Drama Festival will run this year in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew from 20th – 28th March next.  The  adjudicator for this year’s festival is the Geoff O’Keeffe ADA and the line up for the Festival is as follows:

Friday 20th Wayside Player’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

Saturday 21st Ballycogley Player’s Dreamland by Jim Nolan

Sunday 22nd Camross Drama Group with The Year of the Hiker by John B. Keane

Monday 23rd Kilrush Drama Group’s The Salvage Shop by Jim Nolan

Tuesday 24th Bunclody/Kilmyshal’s The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly

Wed 25th Kilmuckridge Drama Group with Daughter from Over the Water  by MJ Maloney

Thursday 26th Tinahely Variety Group with Juno & the Peacock by  Sean O’Casey

Friday 27th Insight Theatre Group with Alone it Stands by John Breen

Saturday 28th Bridge Drama with Men Should Weep by Ena Lamont Stewart

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