Carnew notes week December 14th


Happy 21st birthday to Aoife Cunningham, Hillbrook.Happy 50th birthday to Geraldine Barnes, Hillbrook.Happy 60th birthday to Bridget Keogh, Minebridge.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Pat Sheppard, Waterford and formerly of Community Care, Carnew who died last week.To the family and relatives of Liam Fanning, Ballytegan, Gorey who died recently.

GET WELL Get well wishes go to Stephen Kavanagh, Croneyhorn.

MARRIAGE Congratulations to Frank Doyle, Castlewhite and Marie Goff who were married last week.


If you are able to knit or crochet Blankets, cardigan’s, mitts, booties, and hats are still being collected for Crumlin, The Coombe and Wexford Hospital. Also squares which are put together for the Missions. Thank you to everyone who has donated to date it is very much appreciated.


Askamore are selling the Baubles again this year where you buy a bauble and write  on it your intention , for someone sick, or those who have passed away, etc, mass will be said for all the intentions on the Christmas tree on Christmas Day, they are €3 each or two for €5 and can be purchased after mass or from Ashling Walsh. All  proceeds from the sale of the baubles this year are going towards the church which is in need of much needed funds at the moment as it is struggling. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Masses are back in all churches, Carnew Tomacork parish has the following masses Carnew Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening at 7.30pm, Sunday 11.15am, Tomacork Sunday 8.45am, Coolafancy Saturday 5.30am and Sunday 10.00am, Shillelagh Thursday 9.30am, Saturday 6.30pm, Askamore Sunday 11am, Kilrush Saturday 6pm, Sunday 10am, please wear a mask, social distance and use the sanitizers provided.

Stay safe.


The Penitential Service will be held in Askamore Church on Monday 21st December at 6.30pm and in Kilrush at 7.30pm, please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer provided and social distances.


The Drive in bingos are back in Carnew on Sunday 27th Decemberand Sunday 3rd January at 2pm in Quinn’s mart Carnew. Single book €10, Double €15, Baby book €5, prizes 1 line €30, 2 lines €50, full house €100 and every 3rd page €200. Single sheet €3 or two for €5, prizes 1 line €50, 2 lines €100, full house €300. Jackpot sheet €3 each two for €5, prizes 1 line €50, double line €100, full house €500.

Please note change of venue.


Would dog owners please clean up your dog dirt if you have them out for a walk especially along the paths along the town, down by the churches and over Coollattin Road, it’s terrible when your out for a walk and you don’t see it and step on it and then have to get into your car.

There is lots of bins around the town to dispose of it, many thanks.


The Pop Up Shop on the Main Street, Carnew will open  Friday 18th December from 9am – 2pm with Christmas gift sale and great bargains for all the family, all welcome.

Please wear a mask.


The Recycling Centre at Colaiste Bhride Carnew is open on Saturday mornings from 10am -11.30am.

The following are the times for the Christmas masses . Christmas Eve Shillelagh 4.30pm, Coolfancy 5.30pm, Shillelagh 6.30pm, Carnew 7.30pm, Tomacork 8.45pm, Askamore 6.00pm, Kilrush 7.30pm.
Christmas Day Shillelagh 8.00an, Tomacork 9.00an, Coolfancy 10.00 am, Carnew 11.15am, Askamore 11am, Kilrush 10am.
Confessions in Carnew Christmas Eve 10am -12noon and 2-3pm, please wear a mask, social distances and use a hand sanitizers, stay safe.

A Huge thanks too Geraldine Austin who organized a virtual walk and raffle in aid of South Wicklow Hospice Home care .

€810 euro was raised, many thanks too the businesses in Carnew that sponsored prizes and too the ladies that helped out Geraldine on the day .

Prize winners were:
Claire Blake, Mary Catherine Murphy ,
Jennifer Osbourn, Margaret O
Toole , Lena Elliott, Rhianna Mulhall,
Tom Driver, Meria Blake, Noel Lyons , Mia o Neil,
Michael Hennessy, Pauline Shepard, Peig Rooney,
Michelle Blake,Majella Walsh, Timmy Rose Hennessy, Colette Mulhall .

Well done to all.

Congratulations to Tammy Hennessy on doing a run on Sunday morning in Tominafinogue wood in aid of Aware and raised over €2,000. Thanks to everyone for their support it was greatly appreciated.

The lucky winner of our Split the Pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Aliyah Brennan who won €356. Congratulations Aliyah. 

Our winners of our Christmas Hampers were Kaite Doyle and Tommy Doyle. Congratulations.Our sellers price was won by Finnan Kinsella Our Lucky dip winner was Fraya O’Brien Congratulations to all winners.

 Next draw in Carnew’s biggest and best Split the Pot  is Friday 18th December with  Half the Pot, a €50 One for All Voucher and 6 Christmas Hampers.·        

Ballyellis NS – Split the Pot
Winner of “Split the Pot” on Friday 11th December 2020 is  Paul, Thomas and Kate Doran, Burrow, Ballyellis  – winning €190.   We thank everyone for supporting “Split the Pot”.  We are having a monster Christmas draw with hampers and other prizes on Friday 18th December.  Envelopes can be got from any parent in Ballyellis School.  Many thanks for your continued support.Virtual GOAL Mile – New Year’s Day 2021 

Gaol Mile

The 7th Tinahely GOAL Mile will be a virtual event taking place between Christmas and New Year’s Day. This is a national family friendly event to help raise funds for GOAL’s work globally.

You can complete your GOAL Mile in your own backyard, in the local park, or even inside your own home.. it’s up to you! 

It’s a great excuse to get outdoors, get fit and look after your physical and mental health. This year we will run apart, but we will stand together to help people in crisis.

DONATIONS –  Donations can be made here:

FOR FURTHER DETAILS –  find us on FaceBook or contact Hugh on 0876207193


The winners on Carnew Community Care Christmas raffle was 1st prize €400 Peg Cahill, 2nd prize Firewood (value €160) Finbar O’Mahony. 3rd €50 voucher for Centra Terry Keogh Snr, 4th €50 voucher for Topline Corrells Jimmy Cunningham. 5th €50 voucher for Ultima Oil Amelia Jordan. 6th hamper Aidan Bolger. 7th Hamper Maura Dollard.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone for your support during 2020. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from the committee, staff and residents of Carnew Community Care.

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