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Thursday 21 November 2019

Around the districts: Askamore, Camolin, Carnew

Francis and Eileen Porter enjoying the Gorey Musical Society’s social dancing event in the Shamrock Hall, Kilanerin
Francis and Eileen Porter enjoying the Gorey Musical Society’s social dancing event in the Shamrock Hall, Kilanerin

Askamore: Ballyellis NS split-the-pot - Winner of split-the-pot on Friday, October 25, is Marie Murphy, Grange, Tullow, Co. Carlow - winning €140.

We thank everyone for supporting split-the-pot. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any parent and from Ashling Walsh after Sunday Mass in Askamore Church.

Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis School. Many thanks for your continued support.

Biodiversity talk

Dear all, you are cordially invited to an important public meeting on Monday, November 11, at Askamore Community Centre 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ms Bernadette Lacey will give a talk on her plans to create and develop a space dedicated to a model of living which respects and nurtures all interdependent species, including animal, vegetable, and mineral.

This will be in an effort to reduce our human imprint on the earth to a more sustainable and organic level with a distinct emphasis on biodiversity, allowing all to flourish and grow naturally through the life cycle, thus leaving a legacy we can be proud of, not remorseful of.

Refreshments will be provided for the meeting and all are welcome to attend, this will be important to the local community as employment will be created as the space develops and evolves.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Muintir na Tire have now reopened this scheme. To avail of an alarm you can download an application form their website muintir.ie. Forms are also available in Askamore CC Ph. 087 7795922 Monday to Thursday mornings for more info.

Ellen Volunteers to travel to Fiji with Vessa.

A coffee morning will be held in Liz Doran's house, Burrow, Ballyellis to help with the fundraising for Ellen Doran's charity trip to Fiji in July 2020. The coffee morning will take place on Wednesday, November 6, between 9.30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Art Exhibition

This year's exhibition will once again be in November. The preview evening will be on Thursday, November 14, and from 15th to the 18th the exhibition is open to the public. The prime aim remains the encouragement of the artists of Askamore and this year we are opening the exhibition up to include artists from the wider community. If you are interested in exhibiting or simply want to find out more about this event please contact Alison Bayne 053 9414543 or 089 4450490.

On Monday evening, November 11, Ms B Lacey will give a talk in Askamore Activity Centre on biodiversity etc. And also on her plans to develop 'The Soul Sanctuary' in our area. This is a talk not to be missed as we all must educate ourselves and be proactive in matters relating to climate change, recycling and protecting our environment for future generations.

First Aid Course

A first aid course will be held on Mondays November 25 to December 2 and nine. This excellent certified course run by AMPM Safety and has proved very popular and worthwhile. Places are limited so get your name in and book your place. Phone 085 1817962.

Coffee Dock

The coffee dock is now open Monday to Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a coffee/tea/hot chocolate and biscuits for €2. Our new 'state-of-the-art' coffee machine (which takes €1 or €2 coins, self service) will guarantee the best cuppa coffee in the area. We have been asked to organise talks of interest to all ages, so if you have any topic you would like covered please let us know.

Rural Transport

Local Link accepts Free Travel Pass or €3 each way/Gorey. Arrangements can be made to collect people from their own door along the route. Local Link will change from Thursday to Friday from July 19 next. Bus leaves Askamore Church car park Mondays at 9.30 a.m. approximately arriving in Gorey 10 a.m. Bus departs Gorey at 12.30 p.m., departs Fridays at 9.45 a.m. Plenty of time to shop, meet friends and have a coffee. Contact Stacy at 087 9922481 or Willie 087 2449167 for details.

Finches Fitness

The fit for anything group is very popular with people who may have health issues or want to take gentle exercise at their own pace. If you would like to take part, come along on Wednesday mornings from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and stay for a cup of tea or coffee and chat afterwards. Pilates classes in Askamore at 8.45 a.m. every Wednesday followed by fitness classes at 10 a.m. and Fit for Anything group 11.15-12.15. Contact Finches Fitness 086 8468165.

Ballyroebuck Rambling House

For a great night's entertainment, come along to Ballyroebuck Rambling House on the last Saturday of every month. Enjoy the music, song and story. Refreshments are served and a raffle is held each night.

Kilrush Ladybirds

Kilrush Ladybirds, Brownies are back on Thursdays at 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Ballyruebuck hall, Kilrush. Contact Emily Warren 087 3667525 for Brownies. Sarah Beale 087 1306095 for Ladybirds.

Carnew NS split-the-pot

The lucky winners of €208 in our split-the-pot draw was John and Jessica Collins. Congratulations. The seller's prize was won by Katie May Skelton, who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky-dip winner was Alfie Behan. Next draw is Friday, October 25. Thank you for all the support.

Charity table quiz

Deep in the northwest of Kenya is an area the size of the Ireland, live the Turkana tribe, with Lodwar as district city. Kit Kenny (Brideswell/Ballygarrett) worked there in the 80's and had a very successful fundraiser in Askamore hall at that time to build a health centre there.

Presently, due to HIV and famine, many children as young as 4 and five, roam the streets of Lodwar and scavenge for food. Sexual exploitation of these children is common.

In response to the problems a centre was established Nadirkonyen where these 'children without a future' were given a place to rehabilitate and develop. For the children, this meant a new home, food, safety, security and a promise of a future through education.

Presently there are 238 children, in the centre. The children get sponsored for their education and attend boarding schools from the age of five. Kit spent a month there last August, helping with the organisation of activities. The centre is in great need of funds to help these children. Kit wishes to get some funds for this very deserving centre which she will personally bring there herself.

Please support this table quiz in Askamore Community Hall on Friday, November 8, at 8.30 p.m. Setting the questions for this event is Davy Donohoe, who will ensure there are questions that will cater for everyone.

Carnew Musical Society

'Oklahoma' will be staged by Carnew Musical Society in St Brigid's Hall, Carnew from Monday the 25th - Saturday, November 30. Music Rehearsals are well under way at the moment. Sponsorship and Priority Booking Tickets for the show will soon be available from committee and cast.

Super Draw

Also to help with the cost of staging their annual show, Carnew Musical Society have a wonderful Super Draw each year and this year the prizes are once again, well worth winning.

First Prize: Designer Necklace (Value €250) Sponsored by McGuire Diamonds, Gorey.

Second prize €200 Sponsored by Ian Pearson, Orbital Fabrications UK.

Third Prize: Super Christmas Hamper including Turkey (Value €150) Sponsored by CJ O'Loughlin Quality Foods, Courtown.

Fourth prize: €100 Fuel Voucher Sponsored by Glen Fuels, Gorey.

The draw will take place after the final performance of Oklahoma on Saturday, November 30.

Camolin

GAA lotto won

Congratulations to the winner of last week's jackpot in the St. Patrick's GAA club lotto, Liam Kielthy; winning numbers were 6, 7, 12 and 13. Five matched three numbers to each receive €30: Rian and Eabha, the Pike Men, Ann Byrne, Maureen Weeks, Paul McCauley.

House of Stories

Storytelling continues at Ár mBréacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff every first Tuesday of the month from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Next Storyhouse is on Tuesday, November 5. Phone 087 2119151. Email storyhouse1@gmail.com.

Harvest cake sale/coffee morning

Ballyoughter parents' association will hold a Harvest cake sale/Coffee morning on Sunday, October 27, in Ballyoughter school at 10 a.m. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Carnew

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Nick Kelly, Croneyhorn, who died during the week and was buried on Thursday in Tomacork cemetery.

To Lilly Molloy, Loughleitrim on the death of her mother Mrs Gorman, Tullow, who died during the week.

Get well

Get well wishes go to Graine Fleming, Valley Heights.

GAA Lotto

Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 7, 8, 15 and 29, lucky dips were Joseph Byrne c/o Jody. Oisin Doyle. Kathrine Kinsella, Arklow. Kevin Keane, c/o Sinnott's. The next draw is October 29 in Kenny's and the jackpot is €2,400. Tickets only €2 from any player or local shops.

Rings Tournament

There will be a rings tournament on November 2 at 9.30 p.m. in McCrea's Lounge Carnew, admission only €5 with a door prize and raffle on the night, all proceeds towards Carnew Christmas lights appeal, all welcome or if you would like to purchase a ticket contact Anto in the vegetable shop.

Community Games

Shillelagh Community Games events: Cross Country (Mondays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sign-in at the Shillelagh Courthouse at 7 p.m. Contact 087 6207193) and Draughts (Mondays 6: 15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Venue: Shillelagh Courthouse. Contact 087 6785233)

Coffee Dock

The coffee dock in Askamore is now open on Monday to Fridaymorningfrom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., coffee/tea/hot chocolate and a biscuit €2, the state-of-the-art coffee machine takes €1 or €2 coins, self service. We have been asked to organise talks of interest for all ages, so if you have a topic you would like discussed please let us know. Why not meet your friends or family and have a cuppa and a chat.

Christmas Concert

A Christmas concert will take place in Kilrush Church on Friday, December 6, with music by Des Willoughby and the Celtic Brothers, admission €20, special offer for families.

Finches Fitness

The fit for anything group is very popular with people who may have health issues or want to take gentle exercise at their own pace. If you would like to take part come along on Wednesday mornings from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and stay for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards.

Pilates classes take place at 8.45 a.m. every Wednesday morning followed by fitness class at 10 a.m., if you are interested please come along or contact Finches Fitness at 086 8468165.

The pilates classes also takes place on Friday evenings at 6.45 p.m. in Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, followed by the fitness class at 8 p.m.

Christmas Lights Appeal

Reminder to please return your Christmas Lights Donation Envelope to Carnew Training and Development Centre as soon as you can. We will appreciate any donation, however big or small. The main thing is that everyone knows that we have to raise money to light up the street for Christmas, unfortunately we are only starting out again and we need a lot of money to replace the old stock of lights - bit by bit we can get there but it is going to take time and money. Thank you for your support.

Bingo

The next bingo in St Bridget's Hall, Carnew is on Sunday, November 3, and 17 all money raised will go towards the hall renovation fund, thanks to everyone for their support to date it is greatly appreciated.

Tinahely Walking Club

The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club. November 3: Askinagap. Level B, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Askinagap 10.30 a.m. November 10: Avondale. Level B-, 10km, 2.5 hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Rathdrum carpark 10.30 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink. Please check Tinahely Walking Club Facebook page for any changes to the scheduled walks.

Split the Pot

The lucky winner of €290 in our split-the-pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Liz O'Brien. Congratulations. The hampers were won by Billy Doyle, Patrick Sinnott and Donna Moynihan. Congratulations. The seller's prize was won by Katie May Skelton and Dylan Lunch, who both won Hallowen hampers. Next draw is on Friday, November 8. Thanks for your support.

Ballyellis NS Split the Pot

Winner of split-the-pot on Friday, October 25, is Marie Murphy, Grange, Tullow, Co. Carlow - winning €140.

We thank everyone for supporting split-the-pot. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any parent and from Ashling Walsh after Sunday Mass in Askamore Church. Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis School. Many thanks for your continued support.

Gorey Guardian

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