Carnew notes week March 27th


The Leinster semi final of Scor Na Nog will take place on this Sunday 2nd April at 2pm in St Bridget’s Hall Carnew good luck to all who are taking part especially all who are representing Wicklow and Carnew in The Recitation and the Novelty act.

Split the Pot

Winner of “Split the Pot” on Friday 24th  March is John & Josie Kinsella, Drummond   – winning €145  

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

Coláiste Bhríde Split the Pot

Congratulations to JoJo McGuinness, Arklow, who was this week’s winner of the Split the Pot draw.  The seller’s prize was won by Florrie Bower.

Men on the Move

The instructor for the Men on the Move Programme will provide advice and demonstrate a range of physical exercises to improve core strength and mobility. This will take place in Carnew, Sports field on Thursday March 30th, Monday April 3rd and Thursday April 6th between 10 am and 11 am. This free trial of the activities (outdoor, weather permitting) is the first step to improve muscle strength.


The lucky winner of our split the pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew who won €236 was Bob Jordan. 


Our seller’s prize winners were Matthew Kinnear, Nadia Zambrucka and Lucy Kennedy. 

Our next draw takes place next Friday 31st March.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Askamore Mobile Garda Station will be in The Hall on Thursday March 30th 2023 from 11am to 12 noon. All welcome.

The Askamore Text Alert List for 2023 is being finalised. Thank you to everyone who has joined. If you would like to be part of this group please pay €10 to Paddy Byrne, Stacy Gilbert, Noeleen Deegan, Brian Buttle or The Hall Office before the end of March. Thank you.


Pilates by Finches fitness every Wednesday morning in Askamore Hall at 9am. In Colaiste Bhride Carnew on Friday at 6.45pm followed by fitness class at 8pm

A Pilates class also takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm book by going into K Pilates .

Zumba every Wednesday evening in Askamore Hall at 7pm


Congratulations to everyone who took part in the parade and especially to all who entered floats and to everyone who helped on the day, and to all who turned out to look despite the weather, it was greatly appreciated .

The winners were Best overall entry (The Pat Doran perpetual cup) and the judges choice award Carnew Community art group. Most entertaining Gaps art festival. Most Topical Nolan agri contracting. Best walking group Carnew Emmet’s GAA club , LGFA and camogie. Best youth entry Kathleen Molly. Best window display Carnew Library. Well done to all.

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

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.


Congratulations to Gavin and Maire Nolan on the birth of their daughter.

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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