Carnew notes week August 24th


Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 19, 20, 24,31, lucky dips were Christine O’Keeffe. John Cosgrave winning €50 each, the next draw is on Monday 31st August in the Club House and the jackpot is €5,600.

Thanks to everyone for their support to date.

The committee of the Garden County Country Fest has regrettably announced the cancellation of this years three day heritage and music festival. This was due to take place in September from 18th – 20th and unfortunately due to the pandemic it has had to be cancelled.

The health and well-being of everyone in our community is our main priority and there is no feasible way of trying to run such a large scale event, at this time with the current restrictions and guidelines from both the HSE and the government.

Hopefully we will be back next year with a bigger and better country music weekend.

Numerous local charities have benefited from the events over the years such as Talk to Tom, South East Cancer Trust, Friends of local people with MS.

We hope that you and your families stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all in the future.


The recycling at Colaiste Bhride Carnew has resumed on Saturday mornings as the new Centre in Tinahely has opened. Black bags can no longer be accepted along with certain plastic even though no 5 is on them ie butter or margarine tubs, meat and vegetables containers, yougurt bottles.


Askamore/ Kilrush GAA club are holding a drive in Monster Bingo on Sunday 30th August at 2pm in their new pitch in Borris, Kilrush Single books€10, double €15, baby €5 prizes 1 line €30, double line €50, full house €100 and every 3rd page €200.

Jackpot sheet €3 or two for €5 prizes 1 line €50, double line €100, full house €500. Single sheet €3 or two for €5 prizes 1 line €50, double line €100, full house €200. 


Carnew Training and Development Centre has re-opened with numerous courses taking place, Saturday 29th August Basic first aid €110 9.30 am – 4.30pm Saturday 12th, 19th & 26th September PHECC first aid course €300, 9.30 – 4.30pm TBA Tuesday Certified Principles of HACCP and food safety €140, 9.30-4pm also available online Saturday MEWP Mobile Elavated €200, 9-12noon available on line Abresive wheels €50 at your own pace Infection Prevention and control course €50 Covid19 Compliance Officer course €75 at your own pace.

To enquire about any of the courses you can phone them on 05394265550876417172 or e-mail dermot.kenny@carnewtdc.ie or web www.carnewtdc.ie


The following are the mass times from 29th August Saturday evenings Shilleagh 6.30pm, Carnew 7.30pm (possible changes for summer).

Sunday’s Tomacork 8.45am, Coolafancy 10am, Carnew 11.15am.


A funeral to Shilleagh on a Saturday evening before the 6.30 mass. A funeral to Carnew on a Saturday evening after the 7.30 mass.  A funeral to Tomacork and Coolafancy arrange with the priest.

Sunday funeral/burial A funeral/burial A funeral mass and burial Tomacork on a Sunday- the 8.45 am mass. Coolafancy on a Sunday-the 10am mass. Carnew on a Sunday the 11.15 am mass. Shilleagh will take place on a Monday, all other funerals and burials to be arranged with the priest.

Weekday masses

Coolafancy Monday’s 9.30am, Carnew Monday’s 7.30pm (+Miraculous Medal Devotions). Wednesdays 7.30pm. Shillelagh Thursday’s 9.30am. Day Centre Thursday’s 11.45am. Tomacork Friday’s 9.30am

Carnew no 10am mass on Saturdays after 22nd August (22nd is the last).

Extra masses in Lent and November for the dead to be announced.


Carnew Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 7.10pm. Shillelagh Saturday before the 1st Sunday of the Month at 6.10pm.. Coolafancy before the 10am mass on the first Sunday of the month. Opportunities for additional confessions will be announced. 


Carnew or Tomacork on the 2nd & 4th Sunday’s of the month at 12 noon. Shillelagh on Saturdays at 5.30pm. Coolafancy at 3pm on 1st & 3rd Saturday’s of the month, Months mind and anniversary masses will be shared in all churches.

Station of the cross there will be one in each church are during lent. May and October devotions in Carnew only. 

First Friday calls Shillelagh/Coolafancy-Thursday before 1st Friday. Carnew/ Tomacork 1st Friday. 

Holy Week and Christmas will be announced.

Fr Casey will have Tuesday’s off when the above programme starts 29/30th August.


The items for the premature babies are still being accepted and the Rotunda and Temple Street Hospitals are looking for bereavement blankets size 36×36 in white pink or blue.

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