Carnew notes week January 27th


Congratulations to Nick Skelton on his GAA All Star Award for Intermediate Hurler of the year, we’ll done Nick.


Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 16, 19, 23, 29, lucky dips were Denise Osborne. Brayden House c/o Justin. Bernie Dunne c/o Marion Kinsella. Tommy Nolan c/o K. Keogh.

The next draw is 3rd February in Sinnott’s and the jackpot is €3,800. Tickets only €2 from any committee or local shop.


The following are some of the courses available in Carnew Training and Development Centre Manual Handling 12th February €50 6-8.30pm, PHECC First Aid 3 days 14th, 21st &28th €250 9am – 5pm, 6th February Basic First aid 1 day €90 9-4pm, safepass 8th February €100 8-5pm, Fork lift for beginners Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March  €400 9-5pm. Chainsaw operations Thursday’s 20th, 27th and 5th March €320 9.30 – 4.30pm. Forklift Experienced non certified Friday 6th or Saturday 7th March €225 9-5pm. Forklift refresher €175 9-5pm. Certified Principles of HACCP and food safety €140 9.30 – 4pm. MEWP mobile Elevated working €200 9-12. Train the trainer (QQI level 6) Tuesday 4,11,17,25 February €500 9.30- 4.30pm, every Tuesday for 4 weeks. Basic computers Wednesday 29th January €30 10am -12pm. TBC payroll €280 Monday evenings. TBC Book keeping €280 Tuesday evening.

All courses subject to change , CE rates and Social Welfare participants may qualify for DSP funding.

For more information or to book a place contact Carnew Training and Development Centre on 0539426555 or e-mail


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

February 02: Spinc & Miners’ Village. Level B, 10 km, 3 hrs. Meet Tinahely 9.45 amor Glendalough upper car park 10.30 am.

February 09: Askamore. Level B, 12 km, 3 hrs. Meet Askamore 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.

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 Festivalwill 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’sDreamland by Jim Nolan

Sunday 22nd Camross Drama Group withThe 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


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


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


A beginners course for Pilates will commence on Friday mornings in Askamore from 11am – 12 noon, there’s is classes also on Wednesday mornings from 8.45 am – 9.45, boot camp from 9.45 – 10.45am, and over 55’s from 11-12 and in Colaiste Bhride, Carnew on Friday evenings begging at 6.45 – 7.45 pm followed by boot camp from 7.45 – 8.45 pm, all welcome.


A Taster class will be held on 5th February in Askamore cost €7 on the night, followed by a 6 week term for €35, designed with beginners in mind, SOSA will have you up dancing routines and having fun straight away, it’s a high energy but low impact dance fitness class, for more information phone 0863856944.


There will be a table quiz on Friday 31st January at 8.30pm in Askamore Community Centre in aid of Ellen Doran’s volunteering trip with VESA to Fiji this July. Table of four €40, all support greatly appreciated.


The lucky winner of €211 in our Split the Pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Liz Driver. Congratulations. The sellers prize winner was Josh Kinsella who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky dip winner was MJ Hughes. Congratulations. Next draw is Friday 31st 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 if you wish to have an enrolment form sent out or call into the school to collect form.

Grandparents Day

The pupils and staff are having their annual  ‘Grandparent’s Day’ celebration on Wednesday the 29th January 2020 at1pm in Ballyellis School as part of Catholic Schools Week 2020, on the theme ‘Living in Harmony with God’s Creation’  

Ballyellis NS – Split the Pot

Winner of “Split the Pot” on Friday 24th January 2020 is Mary and Amber Walsh, Donishall –  winning €164.   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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