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Around the districts: Carnew, Craanford-Monaseed


Willie Walsh and John Doyle who were taking part in the annual Markie Doyle memorial vintage road run in Craanford

Willie Walsh and John Doyle who were taking part in the annual Markie Doyle memorial vintage road run in Craanford

Willie Walsh and John Doyle who were taking part in the annual Markie Doyle memorial vintage road run in Craanford

Carnew: Retirement - Carnew Ploughing Society would like to wish the very best of luck to Edward Dowse, Kilcavan, who has retired after 22 years as chairman from Wicklow County Ploughing Society.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Tom Culkin, Croneyhorn his family and relatives on the death of his father Patrick Culkin, Mayo recently.

Chair Yoga

At Carnew Community Care. Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. €8 per class. This is a very gentle exercise class for seniors aiming to improve flexibility, strength and mobility. Chair yoga can also help promote balance, co-ordination and improved overall health and well-being. For more information or to book a place, please contact Siobhán Rice at 086 8199498.

Gentle yoga class

At Carnew Community Care. Tuesday mornings from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. €8 per class. This class comprises gentle yoga stretching movements synchronised with the breath which promotes mindful awareness and reduces stress. The pace is gentle and postures are modified. Gentle yoga increases flexibility and strengthens muscles and bones while improving posture. For more information or to book a place, please contact Siobhán Rice at 086 8199498.

Tinahely Walking Club

The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club. Sunday, February 9, is Askamore. Level B, 12km, three hours. Meet at Askamore car park 10.30 a.m. February 16: Kirikee and Glenmalure. Level C, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Ballinaclash 10.30am.

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.


The following are some of the courses available in Carnew Training and Development Centre Manual Handling 12th February €50 6-8.30pm, PHECC First Aid 3 days 14th, 21st &28th €250 9am - 5pm, 6th February Basic First aid 1 day €90 9-4pm, safepass 8th February €100 8-5pm, Fork lift for beginners Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March €400 9-5pm. Chainsaw operations Thursday's 20th, 27th and 5th March€320 9.30 - 4.30pm. Forklift Experienced non certified Friday 6th or Saturday 7th March €225 9-5pm. Forklift refresher €175 9-5pm. Certified Principles of HACCP and food safety €140 9.30 - 4pm. MEWP mobile Elevated working €200 9-12. Train the trainer (QQI level 6) Tuesday 4,11,17,25 February €500 9.30- 4.30pm, every Tuesday for 4 weeks. Basic computers Wednesday 29th January €30 10am -12pm. TBC payroll €280 Monday evenings. TBC Book keeping €280 Tuesday evening.

All courses subject to change , CE rates and Social Welfare participants may qualify for DSP funding. For more information or to book a place contact Carnew Training and Development Centre on 0539426555or e-mail sales@carnewtdc.ie.


A beginners course for pilates will commence on Friday mornings in Askamore from 11 a.m. to midday, there's is classes also on Wednesday mornings from 8.45 a.m. - 9.45, boot camp from 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m., and over-55s from 11 to 12 and in Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, on Friday evenings begging at 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. followed by boot camp from 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m., all welcome.

Dance yourself happy

A Taster class will be held on February 5 in Askamore cost €7 on the night, followed by a six-week term for €35, designed with beginners in mind, SOSA will have you up dancing routines and having fun straight away, it's a high energy but low impact dance fitness class, for more information phone 086 3856944.


The next bingo is on Sunday, February 9, at 2.30 p.m. in St Bridget's Hall, Carnew.

Split the pot

The lucky winner of €245 in our split-the-pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Amelia Mulhall. Congratulations. The seller's prize winner was Adam Collins, who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky-dip winner was Cillian Molloy. Congratulations. Next draw is Friday, February 7. Thank you for all the support.

Ballyellis National School

Enrolment - Enrolment forms are now available for those wishing to enrol in September 2020. If you know of anyone wishing to have a child enrolled in Ballyellis please inform them that these forms are now available. Please contact the office at 053 9426159 or email the school at ballyellisns@eircom.net if you wish to have an enrolment form sent out or call into the school to collect form.

Grandparents Day - The pupils and staff would like to thank all the grandparents and parents that came to 'Grandparent's Day' celebration on Wednesday, January 29, in Ballyellis School. A very large attendance attended a prayer service and tree planting ceremony with songs and music provided by the pupils and was followed by a cuppa and lots of chats and reminiscences. A lovely day was had by all.

Split-the-pot - Winner of split-the-pot on Friday, January 31, is Jack Sheridan, Munny - winning €170. 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.

Singing classes

Our singing classes with Honor Heffernan are proving to be hugely popular but there's always room for more budding singers to come along. The classes run on a Tuesday evening from 7.30 p.m. in the Activity Centre Askamore. Contact Paula at 086 8759824 for further detai.ls or to book your place.


Schools enrolment

Monaseed NS will hold their enrolment week from February 10 till February 14 Please contact the school at 053 9428330 or email monaseedns@gmail.com for an enrolment form. Craanford Playschool will also have them.

Craanford NS enrolment week takes place from February 10 to February 14 Please contact the school at 053 9428333 or email craanfordns@gmail.com to receive an enrolment form. Craanford Playschool will also have them. There will be an open day on Friday the 14th from midday till 2.30 p.m. Parents are welcome to visit us during that time and bring their children with them.

Monaseed ICA

The most recent meeting of Monaseed ICA guild was held in the Monaseed Hall on January 8. The president Olive Doyle welcomed everyone to the meeting. There were 20 members present. Gwen Stewart held the first of a series of exercises for older people, which everyone really enjoyed.

The competition winners were Lynn Cox and Gwen Stewart. The raffle winners were Dolores Tindall, Winnie Doyle. The Hostesses for February are Bríd O'Rourke and Julia Redmond.

The final details of the anniversary dinner in Whites hotel will be discussed at February's meeting on Wednesday, February 5.

First Responders

The importance of CPR training cannot be stated strongly enough. Heart attack is the most common cause of death in adults. A defibrillator is not always readily available on the scene, and the administration of CPR can buy enough time for first responders to show up with one. The extra time that CPR provides the victim can save their life.

CPR training will teach the need for responding to a cardiac arrest patient as quickly as possible. When a victim receives CPR the blood flow continues to pump through their heart and you help to keep the body oxygenated. What this means is the victim is less likely to suffer from brain damage or death. Statistics show that 88% of cardiac arrests occur in the home which is another reason for the importance of CPR training. Why not consider been trained this year in this most important life skill. If interested you can leave your name and contact details in the parish office.


On Friday, January 24, the prize of €145 was won by Amy Greene. Congratulations, Amy. Thanks to Oliver Murray and Annmarie O'Sullivan for arranging the draw. The coordinating team for Friday, February 7, is Team 8: Claire Hyland and Lena Greene.

Church news

Mass Intentions: Sunday, February 9: Eddie and Kitty Doran, Monbay. Saturday, February 15: Michael Curran, Monbay. Sunday, February 16: John Bolger, Carrigbeg. Saturday, February 22: Dan Byrne, Banntown Sunday, February 23: Mogue Doran, Monbay.

Craanford Masses this week: Mon to Thursday at 9.15 a.m.

Adoration: will take place in Craanford Church on Monday, February 3, from 9.45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from May 9 to May 14. Each year we run a parish lottery draw to select a person to represent the parish of Craanford-Monaseed. Entry to the lottery costs €10 and is available before and after Masses in Craanford this weekend and for the next few weekends. The winning entry will be drawn at 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 9. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Supporting Cranford Parish; If you would like to register to support Craanford parish please telephone Fr Richard at 087 6923280 to receive either a box of envelopes or the details you need to set up a Standing Order via your bank. Many thanks.

Visitation of the sick and Housebound: We are anxious to visit those who cannot celebrate Mass with us due to illness, handicap or age. Arrangements to receive the sacraments at home can be made by calling Fr Richard or Fr Felix. Kindly notify us of parishioners who are housebound or hospitalised so they can be visited. We are always pleased also to receive invitations to visit your home or to give a house blessing.

GAA News

Strictly 2020 is up and running, a word of thanks to all our dancers who have being so generous with their commitment towards this project. We are running a table quiz on Friday, January 31, in Cooney's Hollyfort at 9 p.m. table of four at €40. Spread the word, bring a friend. Want fire wood, win a trailer full of logs €2 a line or three lines for €5 - lines will also be on sale on the night in Hollyfort. Charity auction in Craanford Community Centre on Sunday, February 23, in aid of Strictly 2020. Anyone wishing to donate items please contact Peadar Whitty 087 9422322.

The hugely popular 'Ireland Lights Up' walking initiative has returned in partnership with the GAA, Operation Transformation, and Get Ireland Walking. Lights are on at the pitch in the evening, so we invite you to avail of the opportunity and encourage you to get out walking.

National Club Draw tickets will be on sale shortly and we thank you for your support. All proceeds from this draw are reinvested back into the club. Tickets are €10.

GAA lotto - jackpot €2,200. No Winner. Numbers Drawn: 13-14-21-25. Lucky-dip winners: Martin Kavanagh, Gary Keating, Lee Brennan, Bernie Kavanagh, Noel Kelly. Seller's prize: Michael Shortle. Next week's jackpot is €2,300. Lotto tickets available in Cooney Communications, Craanford, Donals Main Street Gorey, Cooney's in Hollyfort, Doyle's Londis on Carnew Road and Lamberts in Camolin or any club member. Tickets may now be collected and dropped back to Cooney Communications in Craanford by 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening and afterwards into Cooney's Pub by 9 p.m. for inclusion in the draw.

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