Around the Districts: Carnew, Dunlavin, Hollywood and Tinahely



Congratulations and well done to all who took part in the Feile last weekend and to all who traveled to show their support.

Hard luck to the boys who were narrowly beaten in the sheild final and well done to the girls who won all their games and won the final.

Carnew Musical Society

A large contingent of Carnew Musical Society travelled to Killarney for the AIMS Awards night. Congratulations to Graham Finnerty on his Best Male Singer Runner UP Award, to Best Comedienne Runner Up – Maria Forrest and the Society on receiving the Adjudicators Special Award Runner up for – The Best Moment in Theatre for the Male Dance in Luck Be a Lady.

The CMS Members were on hand to celebrate with our neighbouring Musical Society and good friends from Gorey. Congratulations to everyone in Gorey Musical Society on their outstanding achievement in winning Best overall show in the Gilbert Section and to all who won individual awards, for their fantastic production of “West Side Story”.

Split the pot

The lucky winner of the split the pot draw for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Ellie Mae Fortune, who won €265. Congratulations. Our sellers prize winner was Jake House and Lucy Kennedy the lucky dip. Thank you for your continued support. Our split the draw will be back in September.

Ballyellis NS Split the Pot

Winner of Split the Pot on Friday 23th June were: 1st Prize €140 – Ms. Finan,c/o Ballyellis NS, 2nd Prize €50 – Grace Mai Nolan, Ballytarsna, 3rd Prize €25 – John and Ciaran Kinsella, Castlewhite.

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.

Agricultural show

The Carnew & District Agricultural Show will take place Saturday 15th July at Umrigar, Carnew. Competitions & Trade Stand Bookings are now open. For more information see

Competition Entries close Thursday 6th July at 10pm. No late entries will be taken. On the day entries will be taken in the following areas only: Handy Hunter — Day entry only; Horses – Qualifier Classes only (25,27,28,37,38,40,42,44,46 &47); Ponies – Classes 15,16,17 & 18 only; Sheep – All Classes; Indoor – All Classes; Dog Show – Entry on the day €4 for classes 125-136. €3 for Dog Qualifier classes 137A & 137B

2023 Contact Details – Email: [email protected] Phone: 087 721 2876 (After 7pm) Trade Stand Queries by email only – [email protected]


The annual patrons in Carnew and Tomacork are on Sunday 23rd July: Carnew at 1.15pm, Tomacork 2pm.

Coolfancy Patron is on Sunday 6th August at 2pm, Shillelagh Sunday 13th August at 2pm.

Knock pilgrimages

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

Kilrush day pilgrimage is Tuesday 11th July contact Margaret Murphy 0877612556.

Velocity Cheer & Dance Group

Velocity Cheer & Dance Group hold lessons for 4-12 year olds in Askamore Hall. Boys & Girls. Starting Monday July 3rd at 3.30pm and Thursday July 6th at 3.30pm

Velocity Cheer & Dance Group will hold a Summer Camp in Askamore Hall from Mon-Thurs July 17th to 20th, from 10.30am-1-pm daily. For Girls & Boys 4-12 year olds. Cost €60 per child. Activities includes Hip hop, Cheerleading,Tumbling, Stunting and Performance Cheer. Bookings and Enquiries to Lisa 086 3674305 or Eilish 085 2156848

Askamore Hall

Social Dance in Askamore Hall on Friday July 7th. Music by Michael Collins. Doors open at 9pm. Dancing starts at 9.30pm. Admission €10. Refreshments served. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Pop-Up Garda station every month on the last Thursday evening @ 6pm. This month it’s June 29th. Great information on Home security & Road safety. Forms signed All welcome

Kids Disco 7pm on Friday 30th June @ 7pm

Velocity Cheer & Dance Group for 4-12 year olds. Contact Lisa 0863674305

Pilates with Finch weds mornings at 9am.


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. For further information contact Sue on 0872281999.



Sympathy is extended to the family of Mary Parke who died last week. Mary who was predeceased by her niece Liz and nephew Vincent was mourned by nieces Murial, Theresa, and Angela, nephews John and Eamonn and many relatives and friends. Mary’s concelebrated funeral Mass took place in St Nicholas of Myra Church Dunlavin on Thursday June 22nd. May Mary rest in peace.

Annie Ward R.I.P.

The death also took place last week of Annie (Nan) Ward (Nee Whelan), Killinane, Dunlavin. Peacefully in her 105th year in the loving care of the management and staff of Curragh Lawn, Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Thomas and mother of the late Kevin, Deeply regretted by her loving son Tommy daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Phil, sister Phylis, daughter-in-law Helen, son-in-law Jim, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, Nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. Annie’s funeral took place in Crookstown. May she rest in peace.

Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland will take place in the Dunlavin Parish Centre on Friday July 7th at 11am. A raffle will take place with many prizes. Raffle cards are available in local shops/businesses. .

Church news

Daycare Collection – Baltinglass Daycare annual collection will take place on the weekend of June 30th , (outside Centra) and a Church Gate Collection on July 1st and 2nd. Please Support.

Parish Monthly Draw – We will be hosting a monthly Parish draw to raise funds for the Church, with the first draw taking place in September. We are looking for volunteers to sell tickets and tickets are now on sale from the Parish centre at €10 per month. For any information please contact Breda on 086 3598866 or the Parish office on 045 401871. Thank you.

Adoration – Adoration of the Blessèd Sacrament takes place on Thursday evenings, in St Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin, from 8pm-9pm. All are welcome!

Date for your Diary

Dunlavin Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, August 13th at 7pm. Please let family and friends know. Thank you.

Baby and Toddler Group

Dunlavin Baby and Toddler Group meet in Seomra (Imaal Hall) on Wednesdays from 9:30am-12noon. Please come along for a play and a cuppa. All welcome

Friendship Club

Dunlavin Friendship Club meet every Friday at 3pm. All are welcome. Check if a neighbour needs a lift.

Dunlavin Library

Dunlavin Library’s opening hours are now as follows: Tuesday 5-8pm, Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm and Saturday 11am-1pm.

Your Library card gives you free access to books and audio materials as well as access to online materials and resources including magazines, courses and Find My Past which will allow you to discover your family history. Printing and photocopying service also available. Joining is free and no late fees are chargeable on overdue items. Great selection of new films in stock for young and old.

St. Vincent De Paul

Dunlavins St. Vincent De Paul would be delighted to welcome new members to their committee. If you wish to give back to your local area and assist this wonderful charity, please contact 085-1923152. Also, if you require assistance from St. Vincent De Paul please contact the same number.

Mobile Recycling

Mobile Recycling takes place in the following locations/days – Dunlavin: 2nd Saturday outside Church of Ireland 10am to midday. Blessington: 1st Saturday, outside Secondary School (Naas Road) 10am to midday. Hollywood: 3rd Saturday outside the National school 10am to midday.


Music Generation

Music is taking a break for the summer and will return in September.

Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.00pm with two jackpots to be won with one jackpot of €5000 and second €2100.

Hollywood Pre-School

Due to expansion the playschool have more ECCE places for September.

Hollywood Pre-School are in the Hollywood Centre every morning from 9.00 until 12.30 for further information contact Barbara on 0833376499

Friendship Club

We are taking a break for the summer and will return on 13th September. Contact Marie Tutty on 085 1072356 or 045 864289

Hillbillies Football

Football is taking a break for the summer and will return in September in the Hollywood Centre from 8.15 – to 9.15 pm. For further information contact Paul Clarke on 083 1522272.

Hollywood Bowls

Hollywood Bowls are taking a break for summer and will return in September.

Dance School

Sinead O’Brien Dance School are taking a break for summer and will return on 8th September.Contact Sinead fordetails on 087 2924559.


Adult Badminton takes place every Wednesday night from 8.00-10.00pm in the Hollywood Centre. For further details contact Deirdre Keogh on 087 6193509.

GAA Club Lotto

Hollywood GAA Club Lotto draw results for 21st June. The number drawn were 3, 16, 24, 27. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller’s prizes went to Cathy Corrigan 47. The €50 winners were Darragh Burke 193, Elaine Kelly 515, Frances Farrington online 413, Ann Kearney online 13. The next draw for a jackpot of €9,800 will be held on the 5th July at the Hollywood GAA club house. Tickets can be bought online at and from the usual local outlets. Thanks for your continued support and good luck.


To book the Hollywood Centre, or place a notice in the district section of the Wicklow People please contact the Centre on 045 864979 or Email: [email protected]. All notes MUST be in the Hollywood Centre before 11am on Friday for the following week.


Coffee morning

Tinahely Tidy Towns are hosting a coffee morning fundraiser in the Courthouse Arts Centre on Saturday 1st July from 10am to 1pm. Tea/Coffee, Home baked cakes, cupcakes, Plants for sale, Raffle on the day, Music, Great day out, Everyone is welcome.

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. It is a great place to find that perfect gift. For further information contact Sue on 087 2281999.

Coollattin Golf Club

Beginner Golf Lessons for Ladies and Gents: This is an 8 week course with PGA Professional Mark Peat. Ladies lessons will commence on 29th June at the following times: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Gents lessons will commence on Sunday 2nd July, 6-7p.m. and 7-8p.m.

All aspects of the game are covered, Putting, Chipping, Pitching, Bunker Play, Long game and Course Management. For further information contact Mark on 053/9429125 ext.3

Dance Classes

Join us for dance classes every Thursday night at Crossridge Community Hall. Jive, Line Dancing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep. From 7pm to 8.30pm. Beginners & Advanced. No Partners needed. All Welcome.

Your news

If you have an upcoming event in the Tinahely area and surrounds. Please email details to us at tinahel[email protected]. It’s a great way for people to see your event.

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