Carnew notes week March 20th


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Edward Dowse, Kilcavan who died during the week, his remains were removed to All Saints Church Carnew on Monday for 2pm service followed by burial in the adjoining church yard.


Carnew GAA lotto was not won numbers were 1,14,20,27, lucky dips were Karen Collins and Aisling Rosney. The next draw is 27th March and the jackpot is €12,900, tickets only €2 from any member or local shops.


Congratulations to all winners in the final of SCOR na Nog in Blessington and good luck to all in the Leinster semi finals in The Downs in Westmeath on April 2nd, especially Carnew’s Abby Doran in the recitation and the novelty act.

Split the Pot

Winner of “Split the Pot” on Thursday 16th  March is Tommy Byrne, Kiltilahane,  – winning €115.  

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 lucky winner of our split the pot draw who won €212 was Rachel Fortune.Congratulations.

Our Easter Egg winners were Conor Carroll, Jack Byrne, Keeva Ryan, Kate Myers and Muireann Doyle. 

Our next split the pot draw takes place next Thursday 23rd March. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Coláiste Bhríde Split the Pot 

The winner of this week’s split the pot draw was Florrie Bower, Carnew. The seller’s prize went to Angela Austin, Carnew.

 Carnew Community Art Group – Exhibition

Carnew Community Art Group will be holding an Art Exhibition in Roberts Garage (adjacent to St. Bridget’s Hall, which will run from March 16th until March 24th in conjunction with the 2023 South Wicklow Drama Festival.  

The group are delighted to welcome Marion O’Toole, to open the Exhibition.  Marion is a renowned for her work in the professional Theatre and Film Industry and has worked on Game of Thrones, Mooneboy and on the IFTA winning creative hair team on Vikings. Marion works freelance and is mobile based in Carnew.    Marion recently worked on Disney’s Disenchanted, supervising the dancer and crowd hair looks, “It was a challenging and exciting experience, with all the style and glamour of Hollywood”.   Marion is always on hand to help local Musical Society and Drama groups with hair and make up and her contribution is invaluable.  

The Official opening of the Art Exhibition will take place on Thursday March 16th at 7pm and will be open to the Public on the following dates: 

Exhibition Opening Hours:

St. Patrick’s Day Friday the 17th from 11.30 am, –  4pm , 

Saturday 18th 2.30 pm –  4.30 pm and 7.30 pm – 9.30pm,

Sunday 19th from 11.30 – 1.30pm  and 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Monday 20th to Friday 24th from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm  and 7.30 to 9.30 pm. 

The will be free admission to the Exhibition but donations welcome for Carnew Community Care.

The Exhibition will comprise of a very diverse and interesting range of Art from local artists, displaying the wonderful talent that is in the area.  Most of the Art on display will be on sale. The exhibition is free, but a donation if desired may be given for Carnew Community Care. 

 Stories from Sliabh Bhuí – Project Summary 

Askamore Community Council is interested in offering an opportunity for Creative Writing in our local area. 

Writer-Facilitator Sylvia Cullen approached the group to suggest a six-week project followed by a launch, gathering together a series of stories from the environs of Sliabh Bhuí and beyond.

An application is being considered, to be made under Wexford Co. Council’s Creative Communities Scheme. This scheme covers the writer’s fee, with Askamore covering ‘in kind’ costs, as well as the cash cost of printing a booklet if desired.

Participants will be adults who are keen to try their hand at memoir writing.

No previous experience is necessary!

When this idea was put to several of the local community groups, there was a very positive response from members with a strong expression of interest in the project. 

Timeline: during May/June 2023, over a six-week period, we will host the proposed series of Creative Writing Workshops at the Community Hall in Askamore, on Monday mornings. 

Aim: Producing a new collection of memoir writing, will be our main goal. 

Workshops: This series of workshops is an exciting opportunity for people who live in the Askamore area. Participants will each decide on a story they wish to write and receive guidance, help and encouragement along the way – sharing their own particular take on life in the locality. Participants will be free to choose their own theme, writing style and story setting – contemporary or historical. 

Celebration: Our aim is to gather all the new writing together in a specially-designed booklet, which will be launched at an inclusive public event.

Please contact 0852156848


A Creative Writing course  will be held in Askamore Hall during April and May. Dates and times will be decided to suit our participants.Funded by Wexford County Council for more details and to book your place please phone Eilish on 085 2156848

Men on The Move

The men on the Move programme has secured part funding to continue in Carnew GAA complex until June 18TH and will start again in early September 2023.

The wellness and physical activity programme is designed for community based beginners physical activity for inactive adult men.

The instructor who delivers the programme on behalf of HSE and Sport Ireland provides group sessions and individual advise to engage men around exercises to improve their mobility issues.

This programme caters for men who do not want to join a gym but want to improve mobility and fitness in fun, friendly and non- judgemental manner. The banter and group dynamics inspires all participants to practice muscle and joint movement and becomes an enjoyable social gathering.

The knowledge acquired by those involved is a long terminvestment in good health practice.

The next 8 week term starts on March 6th costing €40. This is €2.50 per session.

Every Monday 10 am and Thursday 10am for one hourexercises to improve physical fitness are practised in CarnewGAA complex.

All men are welcome from the surrounding areas. NOW is the time to come and see what the programme can do for you.


 Pilates every Wednesday morning in Askamore Hall @ 9am. 

Zumba Classes every Wednesday @ 7pm in Askamore Hall.

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


Craft classes continue on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm in CARNEW Community Care please come along if you are interested or just to spend a few hours with other people and bring your own craft. All welcome.


Tomnafinnoge A.C – Wicklow’s newest athletics club welcomes new members aged from 8 – 88 to register with us here: Join us, along with our special guest, at our launch event on Sat 25th March at 4pm in the Shillelagh Courthouse to avail of a 25% membership discount. Find us on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Leslie Robert’s, Carnew on the death of his brother Dermot, Ballintemple, Ardattin who died last week and was buried on Saturday,

Pilate classes take place in Carnew NS on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and in Carnew GAA premises on Thursday evening at 7pm or 8pm to join go into Kpilates on Facebook or contact 0830077602.
Also there is Pilates on Friday evening at 6.45pm in Colaiste Bhride followed by fitness at 7.45 pm by Finch’s fitness. 

Tinahely Craft Market

Tinahely Craft market is open on Saturdays from 10-4. There is a fabulous variety of locally handmade crafts including needlework, handmade soaps & candles, macrame, beaded jewellery heirloom quilts made from recycled fabrics and many more crafts…… we have new pastel paintings in, done by  Iryna who  also does pet portraits. Come in and check them out…

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