Around the neighborhoods: from Askamore to Coolgreany


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Askamore Community Center

Classes as follows. Finches Fitness – Wednesday morning: Pilates – 9 am Fitness 10 am; Suitable for everyone (over 50) 11:15 am; Fitness class Wednesday evening 7:30 p.m.

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

Ballyroebuck son bombing exhibition.

Opening hours in the Ballyroebuck room. Saturday October 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday October 3, 10:30 a.m. noon. Please come and see the wonderful work that the group is doing. Refreshments will be served. A donation box will also be available – for the benefit of Bunclody Hospice Home Care.

Inexpensive Irish Houses

In this program, the second in the Maggie Molloy series from Ballytarsna, Askamore is once again on a mission to find the cheapest accommodation in Ireland. She meets buyers with an open mind and not afraid of a bit of hard work and shows them properties they never thought were within their reach. If you haven’t seen any of the shows in the show yet, tune in Tuesday nights at 8:30 p.m. on RTÉ One to see Maggie with co-host Kieran McCarthy on what is a most entertaining and informative series. Well done, Maggie.

Rural transport

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

GAA Loto

There was no winner in the last Kilrush-Askamore GAA lottery draw which, the numbers were 12, 19, 21 and 32. The lucky dives went to one. Jim Byrne, two. Joe Kenny three. James Dunbar four. Marie Kenny. Vendor’s Prize: Jimmy Ruth.

The next draw will take place this evening Tuesday, September 28 on the grounds of Ferns St Aidan’s GAA Club at 10 p.m. Tickets will be distributed by players and ticket promoters. The jackpot now stands at € 13,800. If you’re not in it, you can’t win.


Local Notes

If you have anything to include in Ballygarrett’s notes, please email [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Thursday or call 087 7433684.

GAA “Buy a Brick” Club Fundraiser

These are exciting times for Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara as they undertake a significant development of the facilities at the GAA complex.

The development will feature state-of-the-art all-season terrain, a floodlight-lit walking track, booth and scoreboard, all of which will benefit the entire community and generations to come.

In order to bear the financial cost of this development, Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara is launching a Buy a Brick fundraiser.

In order to be a part of this historic development and to be a permanent part of the fabric of the club, Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara invites interested members, former members, community members, businesses and friends of Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara to buy a Brick or a block.

The purchased bricks or blocks may be engraved with a personal message, family or business name, or buyers may also wish to create a keepsake of a loved one.

Once the brick or block is purchased, it will be displayed on a purpose built wall at the club for everyone to see.

The cost of an engraved brick is € 100 and blocks are € 250 with corporate prices also available. Anyone who makes a purchase will also be entered into the 2022 National Club draw with a chance to win a car.

For more information on this wonderful development, please visit: or contact a committee member.

Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara would like to thank in advance all those who support this important fundraiser.

Charity partner jersey

Cahore Inshore Rescue Service and Killenagh Wanderers FC have teamed up with Cahore Inshore Rescue Service to launch a special charity jersey which is now available to order from our online store. A percentage of all sales will go to this amazing local organization.

Killenagh Wanderers FC

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

The Killenagh Wanderers Lotto can now be played online at All online entries must be made before 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 regular ticket vendors.

In the online draw on Monday, September 20, the jackpot was € 1,700; the numbers drawn were: 26, 12, 22, 11. No jackpot winner, one match 3 winner at € 100: Anne Whelan.

Walking track

Ballygarrett GAA has a lighted walking track which is open nightly until 10pm. If you are not already a member of the club and want to take advantage of social membership to use this equipment. Social membership is 25 €. All the money raised goes to the development of the club. Other questions: 087 6289327.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Anyone needing assistance from Saint Vincent de Paul should contact her on her confidential helpline 085 1159495.


Divide the pot

The winner of our raffle for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew, who won € 261, was Ciara Edwrds. The seller’s prize was won by Ciara Edward, who took home € 10 and the lucky winner was Mason Stevenson. Congratulations. Our next draw will take place on Thursday, September 30.

Wedding anniversary

Congratulations to PJ and Sharon Fortune, Main Street, Carnew on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Carnew text alert

La Garda in Carnew is setting up an SMS alert in the area, forms have been distributed to most houses and if you are interested in joining please return the form by the weekend to Garda station or to Victor Young we hope to have it up and running by the end of the month, if you have not received a form and want to register, the forms can be obtained from Garda Barracks, Victor Youngs or the post Office.


Coolgreany Community Alert

Due to the large number of burglaries that have taken place in our area over the past few weeks, we are having a public meeting in the May Byrne House next Thursday evening, September 30th at 8pm, we hope to have members of Garda Síochána present to answer any questions that may arise. Please spread the word as much as possible. Everyone is welcome.

May Byrne House

The Community House is once again open for meetings and gatherings. The café is open every Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with homemade cakes and pies on offer. You can get away socially in the yard where a pretty flower bed is replanted, so bring a friend for coffee and cake.

The community house is also available for rent for meetings.

Golden Circle social group

Our vacation to Killarney will depart from Tesco parking lot on Sunday 3rd October at 9am. Can travelers be on the bus 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time, make sure you have your covid vaccination certificate with you as you may be asked for it at the entrance of cafes, pubs , etc.


The local community offers its deepest condolences to the Ó Lionáin family, Ballykilty on the sad passing of Cuimin, whose burial took place last Saturday at Ballyfad cemetery after the funeral mass at St David’s Church in Johnstown. May he rest in peace.

Happy birthday

Congratulations and birthday wishes to Georgia Kelly on Main Street, who is celebrating her ninth birthday on Tuesday, September 28th. I wish you a good day.

EC scheme

There is a vacancy in the village of Coolgreany for a CE employee, working 19½ hours per week. The candidate must have a full driver’s license. Please phone Siobhán on 087 1145021 for more details if you are interested.

Local Notes

Remember to send me all the notes before 8 p.m. Thursday evening so that they can be included in the journal for the following week. Dan phone: 087 4605166. E-mail [email protected]

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