Carnew notes week February 6th

Kilrush Drama Group – The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh

Kilrush Drama Group  are busy preparing for  the All Ireland Open Circuit with one of the modern classics of Irish theatre. The Beauty Queen of Leenane by world renowned playright, Martin McDonagh. It is set in the mountains of Connemara and tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship, sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

Mick Byrne will direct this powerful drama and the role of Maureen Folan will be played by Joanne Logue. Playing the formidable role of Mag Folan, Maureen’s mother, is Mary Earle, New comers to the group are Niall McGrath and John Joe Murphy who play the roles of Pato and Ray respectively.

The first performances of the production will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall Carnew  on Friday the 24th and Sunday the 26th of Februarynext at 8pm.  Please do come along and support the production before it heads off on the Circuit. 

South Wicklow Drama Festival

The dates for the 2023 South Wicklow Drama Festival are March 18th to March 26th. Once again the Festival has a varied and interesting line-up for Drama Lovers. The launch of the Festival will take place in Jim Byrne’s Lounge, Carnew tomorrow, Thursday the 9th of February, and to carry out the launch is the Chairman of Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group, Rory Kinsella. 

Coláiste Bhríde Split the Pot 

Congratulations to this week’s winner of our Split the pot, Breda O’Neill, Killacloran, Aughrim. The winner of the seller’s prize  was Adam Kavanagh 5 Oak.  


The lucky winners of our split the pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew who won €300 were Stephaine and David Nolan. Congratulations.

Ella Kennedy won the seller’s price and Katie -Mae Skelton the lucky dip winner. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Our next split the pot draw takes place next  Friday 10th February. 

Split the Pot

Winner of “Split the Pot” on Friday 3rd February is Robert Kasza, Munny  – winning €165.  

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.

The previous weeks winner was Edward Doran, Burrow c/o Thomas Doran – winning €175. Many thanks for your support.


Foroige is looking for parents and adults to help set up a youth club in Askamore for ages 12 and up

Come along to our open evening for young people and adults on Monday, February 13th at 7.30pm in Askamore Community Centre.

For more information contact Gail on 086-2316302 or

Lots of activities taking place at Carnew Community Care for 2023.

Starting on Tuesday 24th January – light exercise sessions to help everyone keep on moving, this is suitable all levels even those who don’t more a lot.

Sessions are delivered by Maire Doran, Sports Physiotherapist – a contribution of €3.50 per session or 5 for €15 is requested from participants.   

Time 11.30am until 12. 15am –  

Also starting on Tuesday 24th – Free Style Embroidery with the crafting group from 2pm to 4pm each Tuesday.  All are welcome to attend , plenty of help and encouragement will be given by those who know There are lots of materials available to help get everyone started.  Come along and enjoy plenty of social chat and a cuppa as well as the embroidery.

€20 requested toward the 6 sessions. 

Lunch continues to be served Monday to Friday at 12.15 (€7 for three courses) just call 053 9426510 to book in.

Bingo continues Wednesdays at 1.45pmfollowed by afternoon tea and our famous sitting room music, singing and fun sessions take place every Monday from 1.30pm to 3pmfollowed by tea.

Watch out for Circle Drumming starting on Wednesday 8th of Feb !

All are welcome to come along to any of the above activities. More information available by calling 053 94 26510 .


Carnew GAA lotto was not won numbers were 15,17,19,26, lucky dips were Linda Wafer and Liam and Kaka, the next draw is 13th February and the jackpot is €12,600 tickets on sale at local shops or any member.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Tommy Murphy, Kilmyshal who died recently and was buried on Tuesday.

To the family and relatives of Aidan Roche, Bunclody who died recently and was buried on Tuesday in Bunclody cemetery.


Scor na Nog is back on Friday March 10th in Blessington GAA club with Trath na gCeist, solo singing, figure dancing, instrumental music, ballad group, set dancing, recitation and novelty act, Carnew are holding auditions on Thursday 9th February at 6.30pm in the Club House. Contact Shelly for more information or to register your child’s interest.

The Mens exercise programme will resume on January 9th for 8 weeks at €40 in the meeting room in the GAA grounds for more information contact or contact Denise O’Shea on 0879669634 or come along on the first day and see for yourself, more men welcome.

The meeting room in the club house is available for meetings, etc if you would like to book please contact Niamh on 0877702498.

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