Carnew notes week March 28th


Hospital demand is rising while blood supplies are low. We urgently need blood donors for our clinic to attend in The Community Centre, Tinahely on Thurs 31st March from 3.45pm – 8pm. Please ring 1800 222111 for an appointment. We are counting on you. Thanks IBTS

Askamore Community Text Group

Askamore Community Text Group will host a Public Information Evening in Askamore Community Hall on April 5th 2022 @8pm. Members of An Garda Siochana and Muintir Na Tire will address the meeting. Home Safety & Security, Senior & Monitoring Alarms and Community Texting will be top of the agenda. This is an ideal opportunity to meet other community groups and share ideas. Looking forward to seeing you all. Everyone welcome.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of John The Hats OKeeffe, The Bridge, Coolboy who died recently and was buried on Friday in Coolfancy cemetery.

Split the Pot 

Congratulations to who was this week’s winner Aaron Murphy from Drummond, Gorey, Co Wexford who won €318 in our Parents’ Association weekly Split the Pot Draw. Well done also to Odhran Dillon, 2nd 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.

Split the Pot

Winner of “Split the Pot” today Friday 25th March 2022 is  –  Robert Kasza, Munny, Askamore winning €140.   “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.

 No Uniform Day

Many thanks to the pupils and staff who supported our No Uniform Dayrecently for the people in most need in Ukraine.  A sum of €340 was raised and was sent to the Irish Red Cross.

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.

Split the Pot

Congratulations to this week’s Split the Pot winners. Jackpot of €244 went to Mackenzie Cousins. Sellers prize of €10 went to Ciara Edwards and the lucky dip Easter eggs went to Tomás Darcy  Lucy Kennedy and Ellie Mae Fortune. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Our next Split the Pot draw takes place next Friday 1st April.

Askamore Text Alert

Askamore text alert new text alert phone number for Askmore  089-4641097askamore community text alert will hold an information meeting in Askamore hall on Tuesday April 5th @8pm. Everyone welcome.

Social dancing social dance in Askamore hall Friday April 1st 2022.doors open @9pm. Dancing starts @ 9.30pm. Music by Olivia Douglas and Jack Keogh. Admission e10. Refreshments served. Hope to see you all there.

Chamber Music Recital

Why not join us for an evening of music in The Pillared Drawing Room in Coollattin House on Saturday 9th April from 7pm. 

Music by Mozart, Max Reger, Roussel & Ferdinand Riesperformed by the Fitzwilliam Ensemble featuring the brilliant Lithuanian Flautist Silvija Ščerbaviciūtė.

Tickets €25. 

For reservations contact or phone087 3497924


Carnew Emmets GAA, camogie and ladies football dinner dance is on the 2nd April at 7pm in the Arklow Bay. Tickets €40 can be got off any committee member.


First Responders are starting back and need new people to join if you are interested please contact 0876204562 or 0851641849.

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.

DATE: Friday 1st April 2022

VENUE: Askamore Community Centre

TIME:  7-9pm

DONATION:  10 Euro Please wear warm comfortable clothes and bring slippers


The Dances of Universal Peace are a gentle yet powerful way to connect with others and to the earth, to experience the true heart of many spiritual traditions and are a beautiful and unique form of meditative and celebratory body prayer.  Through moving, chanting and singing together we create a sense of peace and harmony which radiates through our being to all we share our lives with and nourishes and enriches us body and soul…So badly needed in our world right now

Facilitator:  Bernadette Lacey Gestalt Psychotherapist, RGN, Sacred Dance mentee, lover of life in every form and founder of Soul Sanctuary at Raheenwoods.

If you would like to join this joyful celebration of life and help to create peace in the world please do contact me:

Tel: 087 9921340


Places limited to 12

Congratulations to Carnew novelty act and Abby Doran in the recitation who made it through to the Leinster Scor final on this Sunday in Dundalk, best of luck to all.

The Winners of the 2022 South Wicklow Drama Festival

Confined Section
1st – Kilmuckridge Drama Group – ‘The Playboy of the Western World’
2nd – Camross Drama Group – ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’

Open Section
1st – ‘The Good Father’, Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group
2nd – ‘Class’, Kilrush Drama Group
3rd – ‘God of Carnage’, Prosperous Dramatic Society

Confined Section:
Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role – Annette McCarthy, Kilmuckridge
Best Actor in a Major Role – Ben Murphy, Kilmuckridge
Best Director – Anthony O’Connor – Kilmuckridge

Open Section:
Best Supporting Actress – Catherine Stafford, Kilrush
Best Supporting Actor – James Whelan, Kilrush Best Actress – Mairéad Connaughton, Bunclody Best Actor – Pádraig D’Arcy, Bunclody
Best Director – Kieran Tyrrell, Bunclody

Adjudicator Award 1 – Scene in which Colm & Donal discussed their relationship- Ballycogley

Adjudicator Award 2 – Ensemble & crew for work and commitment – Camross

Adjudicator Award 3 – Dance scene in ‘Class’, Kilrush

Best Comedy Performance (Jim Tighe Trophy) – Old Mahon – Richard Devereux, Kilmuckridge.

Magic Moment in Theatre (Pat Connaughton Award) – Old Mahon by the fire talking about the loss of his son – Richard Devereux, Kilmuckridge

Audience Cup (Altura Credit Union Award) – The Good Father, Bunclody Kilmyshall

Best Presentation – Bunclody-Kilmyshall, The Good Father, Bunclody-Kilmyshall

Coffee morning for Ukraine

The Tinahely Craft market are hosting a coffee morning to raise money to help the Ukrainian people. It is on between 10 and 1 o’clock on Friday the 1st of April. Our market takes place opposite the butchers. Please come along for a cuppa and cake…. We need to show our support for Ukraine.

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