Carnew notes week March 7th


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Theresa Doyle nee Sheridan Kilcommon View, Tinahely who died during the week and was buried on Thursday in Coolfancy cemetery.

To Caroline Doyle, Croneyhorn her family and relatives on the death of her mother Mary Lacey, Ballycarney during the week.

To the family and relatives of Paddy Gahan, London and formerly of The Glen who died recently in London and was buried last week.


Scor na Nog is back on 11th Marchin Blessington Categories are Solo singing, Recitations, Instrumental music, question time, you must be under 17 on 1st January, contact the club if interested in taking part.


Poetry Evening

Art Bank are very excited about the upcoming Poetry Evening on Friday March the 11th

This will be a gathering of well-known poets will be reading their work including

Phelim Kavanagh,  Farmer, poet; Stephen James Smith  Musical Artist, Ben Mac Caoilte,  Actor / poet form Kilkenny, Rónán Byrne, Actor, Bunclody, Jennifer Byrne Bunclody community choir director, singing her own song; Niall Toner, Musician  and Dr Derek Coyle Poet and lecturer in Carlow College. Also participating are as some budding young novice poets. Although this particular event is booked out, it promises to be an entertaining and inspirational evening and a hope of things to come.  

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.

Carnew St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

For the community, by the community

Excitement is building for the return of the Carnew St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday 17thMarch at the earlier time of 12.30pm. Entry forms are now available from Carnew TDC and Candy’s. New for 2022 we have a €200 cash prize for the ‘Judge’s Choice’ which is a community spirit award for a non-profit organisation.

The parade is a community event and we would like to invite community members to participate in helping out. Anyone interested in joining the committee, or available to help with barriers or stewarding on the day is asked to contact us on Facebook or call Carnew TDC on 053-9426555. 

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.


Indoor bowls returns on Monday 7th March at 8pm and social afternoon returns on Wednesday 9th March at 2pm, enquires to 0539426510.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. 


Carnew GAA lotto was not won numbers were 5,6,8,12, lucky dips were Bridget Kinsella and Terry Keogh, Snr, the next draw is 14th March and the jackpot is €10,200 and tickets can be bought on line or in any of the local shops.

Split the Pot – Ballyellis National School
Winner of  “Split the Pot” on Friday 4th March 2022  is Clare Bannon, Shrule, Craanford –  winning €182.  “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.


Congratulations to this weeks’ Split the Pot winners of Scoil Aodan Naofa CARNEW Jackpot of €240 went to Tommy Doyle.Seller’s prize of €10 went to Josh Nolan and the lucky dip to Jake HarrisThanks to everyone for your continued support.Next draw is on Friday 11th March.

Split the Pot 

Congratulations to Sue Dagg, Coolroe who was this week’s winner of €220 in our Parents’ Association weekly Split the Pot Draw. Well done to Adam Kavanagh, 3 Ash 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.


Happy 21st birthday to Harry Molloy, Tomacork.

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