Carnew notes week February 21st


Carnew GAA lotto was not won numbers were 1,11,12,22, lucky dips were Yvonne Edwards and Theresa OToole. The next draw is 28th February and the jackpot is €10,100, tickets can be bought on line or in any of the local shops. Thank you to everyone for their support todate it is greatly appreciated.


Carnew will be holding the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade on 17th March so get your thinking caps on for an entry for the parade. 

Coláiste Bhríde Split the Pot 

Congratulations to Bridget Keane, Munny, Askamore who was this week’s winner of €358 in our Parents’ Association weekly Split the Pot Draw. Well done to Isabelle Lowe year who won the sellers prize of €20. Remember, if you are not in –  you can’t win!

You can pick up envelopes for Split-the-Pot in a few places in addition to the school – including Shillelagh post office and Aughrim post office. Please let us know if your local shop would like to keep a stock? Don’t forget to get your envelopes for this Friday’s draw back to the school by 2pm on Thursday! Thank you for your support.


Congratulations to Michelle Byrne who won this week’s jackpot of €227 in Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew split the pot. Well done to Aine Brennan who won €10 sellers prize and to Conor Carroll who won the lucky dip.Thanks again for your continued support. Next draw takes place Friday 4th March. 

Split the Pot – Ballyellis National School
Winner of  “Split the Pot” on Friday 18th  February 2022 was Robert and Angela Tomkins, Brideswell  –  winning €151.  “Split the Pot” envelopes can be had from any parent in the school or by calling into the school.  Many thanks to everyone for your support. It is much appreciated.

Enrolment Form for Ballyellis National School

Enrolment form for Parents wishing to enrol their child in Ballyellis School in September 2022 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 a form.TEXT ALERT 
Carnew Text Alert is up and running, there is still time to join, if interested the forms are available in the Barracks or Victor Young’s shop on the Main Street.

Kilrush Drama Group

Class – Kilrush Drama Group will present the amateur premiere of Class by Iseult Golden and David Horan as their 2022 festival production. The play will be performed in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th February, and also on Thursday 3rd and

Friday 4th March at 8pm.  Director, Pat Whelan and actors, Michael Dunbar, Catherine Stafford and James Whelan have been busy working onClass for a number of months now and following their Carnew performances will go on to take part in the Open Section of Festivals around the Country.

Little Gem  In addition, for the first time ever Kilrush Drama Group will have two plays taking part on the Festival Circuit, with Mick Byrne directing Little Gem, a comedy by Elaine Murphy and starring Mary Earle, Margaret Nolan and Caitlin Clauson. This will be staged in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Sunday the 27th of February (for one night only), and will then be travelling the country on the Festival Circuit, partaking in the Confined section of the All Ireland Drama.

Finches fitness takes place in Askamore Community Centre on Wednesday mornings Pilates at 9am, fitness 10am, fit for anything 11.15am, Wednesday evening fitness at 7.30pm.
Colm ONeill fitness gym opening hours Monday-Friday 6.30am-10pm, Saturday 10am -4pm. Teen fitness every Tuesday &Thursday at 4pm & 4.45pm ages 12-15.

Old postage stamps are collected for St Patrick’s mission’s Kiltegan, leave a piece of paper around the stamp and can be left into the front porche of Askamore church.

Scoil Aodán Naofa Carnew is  now accepting enrolments for the junior infant class 2022/23. See details on school website or ring the school office @ 0539426315.

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