Around the neighborhoods: from Askamore to Carnew


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Please email your notes to [email protected]

Askamore Community Council

Free Beginners Beekeeping Course From February 2022 Why not join us in Askamore for six weeks (one evening a week) and learn all the essentials to get started in beekeeping. Practical tips for getting started, growing your hives and being able to harvest honey in the future. There will be tips and talks from local beekeepers. Numbers will be limited so send us a message to register your interest now for this great course.

Community Center

Finches Fitness – Wednesday morning: Pilates – 9 a.m. Fitness 10 a.m. Fit for any (over 50) 11:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Fitness Class 7:30 p.m.

Colm O’Neill Fitness – Gym Hours Monday Friday – 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Teen fitness Every Tuesday and Thursday 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. from 26 October 12 to 15 years old. Closed for Christmas from December 23 to January 3.

rural transportation

Please contact Willie on 087 2449167 or Stacy on 087 9922481 to reserve a place or for more details.

Church News

Askamore remembers our loved ones – A folder containing plastic sleeves will be placed at the back of Askamore Church. Each family can insert a page in the record to remember their deceased family member. You can put whatever you want, for example, a photo, a memory card, the date of death, the place of burial, etc.

It will be presented in alphabetical order, so place your insert below your family initials, i.e. B for Byrne, D for Doyle, etc. Feel free to put it for people who no longer have family in the area. The page can be opened on your loved one’s birthday if you wish.

This will not only help people remember, but will also be of great help to future generations. For further information please contact Jim Gilbert 086 8406786 or Eileen Doran 087 4154673.

Postage stamps for missions – Thank you to everyone who left stamps in the box on the main porch of St Brigid’s Church, Askamore. Used stamps are always welcome. Remember to leave some space around the stamp. Thank you.

Lotto GAA

There was no winner of the last Kilrush-Askamore GAA lotto draw on January 11. The numbers were 5, 16, 24 and 29. The lucky hits went to Shane Tomkins. James Lancaster, James Devereux, Heidi Fortune. Seller’s Award: Joe Kenny. The next draw will take place on Tuesday, January 25 at the GAA Grounds in Ferns St Aidan at 10 p.m. The jackpot increases and now stands at €16,200. If you’re not in, you can’t win.

Every step counts

The Every Step Counts Walking Challenge returns this year from January 19 to February 23. This challenge is a great initiative designed to get us moving and getting more active…with some healthy competition along the way. Last year we racked up over 16,900km between us, finishing in 46th place overall. To register for the challenge: Download the My Life Register app – Go to Challenges, select Leinster GAA, then find Kilrush-Askamore; Please sign up and spread the word.

Upcoming courses at Ballyroebuck Hall.

David M Power will be giving a food safety course on Saturday 22nd January at Ballyroebuck Hall (9.30am-3am approx). Places must be booked in advance and are free with funding from MAED David is a graduate of University College Cork in dairy science and holds a postgraduate degree in food science and technology. He is a certified trainer with the EHAI and has delivered the course locally and nationally for the past 22 years. HACCP Level 2 training is essential for those working in hospitality, food manufacturing, hotel restaurants, supermarkets or canteens. This course is certified by the Environmental Health Association of Ireland. All reservations at Lorna 087 6436637.

Bunclody Library Book Club

We are currently taking names to join our adult book club, which will meet online once a month on Thursday evenings via MS Teams, with a view to holding this in person at the branch once it is safe. Register your interest by emailing [email protected]

For the monthly book club, you will receive an email with a link to the meeting in MS Teams, all you need to do is install the MS Teams app on your device. Everyone is welcome to join.


School enrollment 2022/2023

Ballycanew National School is now accepting registrations for September 2022 from 10th January to 4th February. Our admissions notice is now available on our website along with our admissions policy. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in sending your child to a Ballycanew NS, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Registration Little Ducklings 2022

Take advantage of free daycare with Little Ducklings for your child. Little Ducklings Nursery School is now accepting registrations for September 2022. Places are limited, so contact Andrea on 087 9437166 to secure your child’s place now.

Ballycanew Resource Center

Coming soon to Ballycanew Resource Center – Active Retirees Club: Thursday or Friday mornings with bingo, bowls, computer classes, lectures, odd lunches, day trips, old movies, woodworking machines, 3D printing.

Garden Club – This service will be provided free of charge. We are delighted to provide this service to our community and hope to see you all in the coming weeks.

Modern Jive Dancing – Free flowing Modern Jive every Tuesday evening at the Ballycanew Resource Centre. Take the opportunity and go out, have fun and have fun. It’s been a long time coming. No partner needed.

Registrations for Ballyoughter NS 2022

Ballyoughter National School will be accepting entries for September 2022 Undergraduates from 10th January to 31st January. You can view our admissions notice and a copy of our admissions policy on our website For more information please contact [email protected] If you, or someone you know, might be interested in sending your child to a Ballyoughter NS, please take a look and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Ballyougther website

A new website has now launched at

Clothing banks

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


If you have anything you would like to see included in the local notes, please contact Ann on 087 7433684 by 5pm on Thursday evening or email [email protected]


Local remarks

If you have anything to include in the Ballygarrett Notes, please email [email protected] by 5pm on Thursday or by phone on 087 7433684.

Ireland Lights Up Walking Campaign

The ‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking campaign returns in January 2021, in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation. In support of the Irish Government’s ongoing ‘Keep Well’ campaign, Ireland Lights Up 2021 will continue under current Covid-19 restrictions, but with the start date delayed from Wednesday 12 January to Wednesday 2 March.

The “Keep Well” campaign aims to help communities and individuals take care of their mental and physical health over the coming months.

Our club will be open every evening for the duration of the campaign. All members of the community are welcome to come and use the lighted walking track at Ballygarrett GAA Club and the Riverchapel Community Complex. The walking paths are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions, physical distancing must be maintained throughout the walk.

Wanderers of Killenagh

Killenagh Wanderers Lotto can now be played online at All online entries must be made by 6:00 p.m. on the night of the draw. Paper tickets continue to be on sale and can be purchased at Rath’s Ballygarrett stores and from regular ticket vendors. In the January 10 online draw, the numbers drawn were 5, 7, 25 and 28. No jackpot winner, no match-three winner.

Killenagh Wanderers are looking to add new players to their Under-16, Under-14, Under-12 and Under-11 schoolboy panels for the next league season. Players born in 2006 or 2007 are eligible to play at Under-16 level. Players born in 2008 or 2009 are eligible to play under 14. Players born in 2010 or 2011 are eligible to play under 12. Players born in 2011 or 2012 are eligible to play at Under-11 level. For more information, visit

Irish dancing lessons

Irish dancing lessons are held every Monday evening at KMH Kilmucridge from 5.30pm to 6.10pm. Classes also take place in the Harneys Ballyedmond lounge on Thursday evenings from 5.00pm to 5.40pm – both classes are suitable for beginners aged four and over. Please contact Deirdre for further details on 087 6487684.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Anyone in need of assistance from St Vincent de Paul should contact them on their confidential helpline 085 1159495.


Coláiste Bhríde shares the pot

Congratulations to this week’s split pot winner, Raymond Lancaster of Craanford. who won €370 in this week’s draw. The seller’s price of €20 went to Amber Walsh, three Elm.

Each student receives their envelopes on Monday which must be returned on Thursday. Enter as many times as you like and give your friends and family the chance to win. Additional envelopes are available at reception or from any member of the parents’ council. Thank you for your continued support.


Scoil Aodán Naofa Carnew is now accepting entries for the 2022/23 junior infant class. See details on the school website or call the school office on 053 9426315.

Share the pot

Congratulations to this week’s split pot winners from Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew €265 jackpot goes to Steph and David Nolan. Seller prize winners Tomás Darcy €10 Voucher for Victors and Jake Harris lucky dip. Thank you for our continued support. Our next draw will take place on Friday, January 21.

Thank you

The family of the late John McEvoy would like to thank everyone for their messages of sympathy, help and support following his passing in October. Special thanks to Father Casey, McCrea’s funeral directors and Breda O’Sullivan.


The recycling center is open every Saturday morning at Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. where you can recycle cardboard, newspapers, bottles, milk cans, tin cans, small electrical equipment. Thank you to everyone who is available for this service.

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