Thursday 21 November 2019

Around the districts: Annacurra, Carnew, Coolgreany-Johnstown

Annacurra: Mass Notice. From Saturday night, November 2, Evening Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m.

Shoe Box Appeal

Annacurra National School will be accepting filled shoe boxes for the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Boxes can be left on or before November 8. Thank you.

Table quiz

Annacurra Parish Council are holding a table quiz in the Saltee Pub on Saturday, November 9, starting at 8.30 p.m. It's €10 per person, with four per table. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


There will be a whist drive in Annacurra Community Hall next Saturday night, November 2, starting at 9 p.m.

Remembrance Mass

In November, we remember. During the month of November, we remember in a special way our beloved deceased family members, relatives and friends who have gone before us in faith. The annual Remembrance Mass will take place in St Kevin's Church, Killaveney on Saturday, November 9, at 7.30 p.m.

If you have lost a loved one during the last 12 months, and whose funeral Mass was celebrated in St Kevin's Church, your family are invited to this Remembrance Mass.

We will also remember parishioners' loved ones whose Funeral Mass was celebrated elsewhere. 'Eternal Rest grant unto their souls O Lord'. All are welcome to join in this Remembrance Mass to remember and pray for family, relatives and friends who have gone home to our Lord. If you wish to include a loved one, please contact Ellen or Mary so that a commemorative candle may be available to you during this special Mass. Together as a community, we remember them in prayer.

GAA lotto

Results for October 21. No jackpot winner Numbers drawn were 8, 17, 21 and 28. Jackpot is now €4,800. Match-three winner; Helen Finn c/o Bernie Byrne. Draw held in Saltee on Monday night.

Date for your Diary

Friday, December 6. Come and have some fun and dance the night away in the Community Hall.


Items to be included in Annacurra notes can be emailed to by 9 p.m. on Sunday evening or phone 083 3136925.



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 wishes go to Graine Fleming, Valley Heights.


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.


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.


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)


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Halloween hampers. Next draw is on Friday, November 8. Thanks for your support.


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.


Cancer Support coffee

There will be a coffee morning in aid of Arklow Cancer Support and Cancer Trials Ireland, on Saturday, November 2, in the May Byrne Trust House Coolgreany from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be a Home Baking sale and a Raffle Draw on the day kindly donated by local businesses and families. Raffle tickets are on sale €2 per strip or three strips for €5, to be in with a chance to win cash prizes, vouchers, hampers and gifts, with tickets available from Frances Millar, Ann Kavanagh, Siobhán Hayes, Áine Rothwell and Cullen's Shop in Ballyfad. Your support would be much appreciated.

Rathpierce Community Group

The above group will hold a progressive 45 Card Drive in the Woodenbridge Hotel on Sunday, November 3, at 7.30 p.m. Big Raffle on the night, don't forget to bring your partner, All are welcome to come along for a great night of card playing.


The local community extend their deepest sympathy to Fred Jameson and family, Coolastingan on the recent death of his wife Monica, whose funeral Mass was held in Templerainey Church on last Friday, with Cremation Service afterwards. May She rest in peace.


Congratulations and birthday greetings to Kayla Kennedy, Coolgreany, who celebrates her fourth birthday on Wednesday, October 30, and congratulations and good wishes also to Eoghan Killoran Kilahurler, who will celebrate his seventh birthday on Thursday, October 31.

Tidy Towns

The results of the Keep Wexford Tidy Competition will be announced in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday night, November 11.

Golden Circle Social Group. Saturday, November 20, shopping trip to Belfast city centre, bus departs KFC side of Tesco carpark at 07.30, cost €20 Sunday, December 8, Christmas Dinner and dance at the Arklow Bay Hotel, doors open 2 p.m., dinner served at 3 p.m., cost €25, this is a full four course Turkey and Ham, traditional Christmas Dinner, Contact Gertie at 083 4042746 to book any trip or event.

Great War Commemoration at Woodenbridge

There will be a Great War Commemoration this Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. in Woodenbridge. Principal speaker her excellence the ambassador of Germany to Ireland Ms Deike Potzel followed by wreath laying. Opening address by the CEO of Wicklow County Council Mr Frank Curran. All are welcome at this moving event. Refreshments after in Woodenbridge Hotel. For further details please contact Pat Power at 086 1731215.

Buy My Dress night

A Buy my Dress night will be held in O'Rafferty's Lounge on Wednesday, November 6, at 7.30 p.m. where everyone will have an opportunity to purchase Dresses, Coats, Handbags and many other items of quality, all proceeds will go to help upgrade the Christmas lights in the village. Please come along and support on the night.

Local Notes

All contributors to the Coolgreany Notes, please be aware that all notes must be with me by 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the very latest for publication in the newspapers the following week. Phone 087 4605166.

Wicklow People