Around the Districts: Askamore to Carnew

Bróna Ní Chionnfhaolaidh performing during the evening of music and traditional song in The Bridge Bar.

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St Brigid’s Church News

Patron details for 2023 – Askamore: Sunday, June 4, 1 p.m. Kilrush Sunday, August 6, 1 p.m. There will be no 11 a.m. Mass in Askamore on June 4 no 10 a.m. in Kilrush on August 6.

Knock Pilrimages – The annual Askamore two-day pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Monday, July 10/Tuesday, July 11, Please contact Mary Kenny 086 1541948 to book your place or with any enquiries.

Kilrush’s annual pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Tuesday, July 11, Please contact Margaret Murphy 087 7612556 to book your place or make an enquiry.

Askamore Prayer Group continues in the Prayer Chapel in Askamore Church each Thursday at 7 p.m.

Ballyellis NS

Winner of split-the-pot on Friday, May 19, was the Dee Family, Knocknamota – winning €140. Split-the-pot envelopes are available from any parent in the school or by calling into the school. Many thanks to everyone for your support. It is much appreciated.

First Communion

Congratulations to the second class children of Ballyellis National School, who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 13, in Askamore Church.

Askamore Community Council

Pop Up Garda Station in Askamore Community Centre on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. Please come along for a chat.

Steps and Styles dance lessons every Wednesday evening 8.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Pilates every Wednesday morning in Askamore Hall at 9 a.m.

Zumba Classes will take placed every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Askamore Hall.

Kilrush-Askamore GAA

Lotto – The lotto jackpot of €8,800 was won in the last draw. The numbers were 5, 14, 23 and 32. Congratulations to Mary and Eamonn Doran. The next jackpot starts off at €3,000. Lucky-dip winners were Garry and Lin Doran, Emma Murphy, Colin Sunderland, Brigid Clauson. Seller’s Prize: Mary Owens. Next draw takes place on Tuesday, May 23, in Ferns St Aidan’s GAA Pitch at 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any club member, in Jim Byrne’s, Codd’s Kilrush and Coleman’s Tombrack.

Club and County Draw – A big thank you to all who supported the draw. The funds raised from this draw helps towards the running cost of our grounds. Congratulations to Raymond Lancaster on winning a €50 Co. Wexford chamber shopping voucher. Next draw takes place on Wednesday, May 31.

Ballyroebuck Hall

Ballyroebuck Hall hosts a weekly social get together on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to midday For €4, you can play a few books of community bingo and enjoy a cup of tea and the old catch up while you are there.

‘The Addams Family’ auditions

Auditions for Carnew Musical Society’s upcoming production of ‘The Addams Family’ will take place on Tuesday, June 13. Please see Facebook or email for further information.


Ballymore Schoolhouse Open Garden for Hope

Ballymore Schoolhouse gardens, Camolin Y21 K8X7, is opening in support of Hope Cancer Support Services on Sat 27th & Sun 28th May and Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June, 12-5pm (last entry). Donations at the gate. Teas and treats tent in aid of Holy Trinity Church Ballymore.

Repair Cafés

Repair Cafés are meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find like-minded people to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. This is an area where skills are shared to help in fixing items.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. More details on

Where and when? Ballycanew Resource Centre. Time: Fridays 7:30pm to 9pm Weekly Starting: June 2nd.

Split the Pot

Congratulations to the Saturday May 20 winner of Split the Pot, Sean and Elaine - prize was €135. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.


7 more classes left before summer break take advantage of this great class on your doorstep. Pilates is on every Thursday from 7pm till 8pm in the Ballycanew Resource Center. €8 per session. A great workout for men and women alike. Drop down and try. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Volunteer Opportunities

Ballycanew-Ballyoughter Community Development Association are thrilled to announce that our group is fully committed to organizing a wide range of engaging activities throughout the summer months, catering to people of all ages in our beloved village.

Our primary goal is to bring the community together and create a vibrant atmosphere where everyone can enjoy themselves. To achieve this, we are in need of dedicated volunteers like you! We would be delighted if you could spare just 2 hours a week to help supervise the activities at the community center. Your contribution will make a significant difference in ensuring the success of these events.

For more information about the planned activities and how you can get involved, please visit our website at . We have created a dedicated page that will contain all the details, including dates, times, and specific roles we need assistance with. Feel free to explore the website, as it also serves as a valuable resource for staying updated on community news, initiatives, and more.

As a community-driven organization, we strongly encourage new members to join our team. If you know someone who would be interested in volunteering or if you have any friends or neighbors who might want to contribute, please pass on this message or direct them to our website for further information. The more hands we have on board, the better we can serve our community.

We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support and dedication to our village. Together, we can make this summer a truly memorable one for everyone. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any ideas or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We value your input and are always open to new ideas.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to working alongside you to bring the best possible experiences to our community!

FRHPT Fittness Classes

Ballycanew Resource Centre. Ladies fitness class every Tuesday morning. New time of 9 am. This class is suitable for all levels of fitness. Some small weights and floor exercises involved. Remember to bring a mat. €8. Text or call 0858887182 for more info or to book a place

St Patrick’s GAA

Cul Camps - 2023 Official Wexford GAA Cul Camps are now live for bookings. Clg Naomh Padraig dates are from July 17 to July 21. Visit to book.

Gaelic4mothers and others – St Patrick’s Gaelic4mothers and others is back on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the astro in Camolin. All newcomers are welcome, no experience necessary.

Little Ducklings playschool

Little Ducklings Preschool is now taking enrolments for September 2023. If you have a child ready for preschool, why not drop in some morning for a tour of the setting and see what we are all about. Alternatively give me a ring and we can arrange a time that suits you if mornings don’t suit.

Looking forward to meeting new little ducks. Call Andrea on 0879437166.

Dog Walkers

If you are using the parish field to walk your dogs could you please ensure that you pick up after your dog especially around the fence and the gateway into playground as this is where small children use every day.

Clothing Banks

Reminder. Please do not leave bags at the clothing bank if the bank is full. Bring it home and come back another day. The bank is emptied regularly.

Local notes

There is a change of date for submitting any items for the local notes. If you have anything that you would like to be included in the local notes then please contact Ann on 087-7433684 by 5pm on Sundays evenings or email . Where a bank holiday occurs items to be included must be with me by 5pm on Thursday evenings


FAI Soccer Camp

The FAI Summer Soccer School is coming back to Killenagh Park this summer. 17-21 July 2023 (10am-1pm daily). The camp is suitable for boys and girls aged 6-14years of age. Booking is now open. Visit for more details. A fun filled way to spend a week over the summer holidays and develope your football skills

Killenagh Wanderers FC

The Indoor Astro pitch is now available to hire for childrens parties and 5a side soccer. Contact Danny Whelan - .

Lotto - The Killenagh Wanderers lotto can now be played online at All online entries must be made by 6 p.m. on the evening of the draw. Paper tickets continue to be on sale and can be bought at Rath’s Stores Ballygarrett and from usual ticket sellers.

Numbers drawn on 15th May were 4,14,21,28. No winner of jackpot of €10,300. No Match 3 Winners.

Cahore Book Club

Cahore Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Strand Restaurant, Cahore from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Due to an amazing turnout we have now reached our full quota of members. For more information contact Jackie on 086 3895654

Old GAA memorabilia

Réalt na Mara GAA Club are decorating our Bar area with Significant Photos and Memorabilia etc. If you have photos or items of interest please send to Claire 085 7262206 email or Emmet 086 0472361 email

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul is available to assist families who maybe experiencing particular financial stress, especially with basic necessities. Help is available by contacting SVDP on the confidential help line 085 1159495

Gentle yoga classes

Gentle yoga classes are taking place every Thursday from 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. in Riverchapel Community Complex. Suitable for all levels of experience, these classes are aimed at promoting relaxation and helping you to connect to your body and mind. Classes cost €10 and booking is essential. For more information or to book, contact Amy at 086 0765613 or

Local Notes

If you have anything that you would like to be included in the local notes then please contact Ann at 087 7433684 or email by 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings.a



Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Carmel Stedman (nee O’Brien), Millbank, Shillelagh who died during the week and was buried on Saturday.

To Mary Walsh, Donishal, her family and relatives on the death of her brother Tom Butler, Crossabeg who died recently.

To the family and relatives of Har Nolan, Clonegal who died recently.

Barn Dance

Carnew GAA club are holding a barn dance on 4th June in Kenny’s barn Carnew with music by Drops of Green, DJ till late with BBQ admission €15 from any member.

Split the pot

The lucky winner of our split the pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Tristan Massey, who won €235. Congratulations. Our seller’s prize winner was Kathleen Molloy and Tabita Crisan the lucky dip winner. Our next split the pot draw takes place next Friday 26th May. Thank you for your continued support.

Ballyellis NS

Winner of Split the Pot on Friday 19th May was the Dee family, Knocknamota–winning €140. 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.

Congratulations to the 2ndClass children of Ballyellis National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 13th May in Askamore Church.

Askamore Community Centre

Pop Up Garda Station in Askamore Community Centre on Thursday May 25th at 6pm. Please come along for a chat. All welcome.

Pilates every wednesday morning at 9am in Askamore Hall

Zumba every wednesday evening at 7pm in Askamore Hall

Steps & Styles dance lessons in Askamore Hall every Wednesday at 8.30pm

Askamore Patron

The annual patron in Askamore is on Sunday 4th June at 1pm.


The annual 2 day pilgrimage to knock from Askamore is on Monday 10th July–contact Mary Kenny at 0861541948

The Kilrush day pilgrimage is on Tuesday 11th July–contact Margaret Murphy 087 7612556.

Show date

The Carnew & District Agricultural Show will take place Saturday 15th July at Umrigar, Carnew. Competition Entries & Trade Stand Bookings will open soon. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates.

Visit the website, email pr phone 087 7212876 (After 7pm) for more information. For Trade Stand Queries contact by email only to Find us on Facebook–Carnew Agri Show


Pilates classes take place on a Tuesday night in Colaiste Bhride Carnew and Thursday night in the GAA grounds, to book your place go to Kpilates on Facebook and book your slot.

Mens classes are also starting on Wednesday nights and classes must be pre booked also on Kpilates on Facebook.

GAA club room

The meeting room in the club house is available for meetings, etc if you would like to book please contact Niamh on 087 7702498.

Tinahely Craft Market

The Tinahely Craft Market is on every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. It is situated opposite Murphy’s butcher. There is a wide variety of fabulous crafts including up cycled and recycled textiles, stained glass, macrame, jewellery, candles and soap, embroidery and various art works. Please come along see all the work from these very talented local crafters.

There is a slow stitching group meeting at the market on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am-12.30pm. Slow stitching involves just a needle, thread & fabric. It is very relaxing and good for calming the mind. If you are interested please call 087 2281999 for further info.