Askamore Spring Clean

The annual spring clean 2014 for Askamore and surrounding townslands will take place over the coming weeks.

Bags, gloves and a limited number of litter pickers are available from Jim Gilbert.

All collected rubbish to be left at top of priest’s yard where it will be collected by Wexford County Council on Monday 28th April.

Why not organise a litter pick in your area and help keep the community looking as well as it can?

Please Vote Again for Joanne’s brilliant Junk Kouture creation until this Friday, 25th April

Pheasant Dress front view (Small)As part of a Transition Year module in school, Joanne Doran entered ‘Junk Kouture’, which is a competition for all schools in Ireland. Students have to make an outfit out of recycled material. Her dress is made of hay, peacock and pheasant feathers and egg-shells.
Pheasant Dress Shoes (Small)
Joanne has now reached the GRAND FINALE of the recycled fashion competition Junk Kouture which takes place in the O2 in Dublin soon. She is now looking for votes again. Voting opened on Monday 14th April at 9am and continues until Friday 25th at midnight. To vote log on to and click on ‘E’ (for east region). The name of the dress is ‘HEY BIRD’.
junk kouture dress (Small)
Each person can vote once daily and she would be very grateful if you would vote for her outfit.
Thank you, Joanne Doran (designer) and Roisin Dunbar (model)

Walk for North Wexford Hospice - and your Community

map of routeWalk from the Banks of the Slaney in Clohamon to the foothills of Sliabh Bhuí in Askamore, a distance of 13 km on Sunday, May 4th, @ 2pm.This walk is jointly in aid of Askamore Community Council and North Wexford Hospice Association. Gather in Askamore from 1 – 1.15 pm for transport to Clohamon for a 2 pm start. The walking route will head for Kilrush with a 15-minute break at Codd’s Pub, Kilrush. Then on through Bolinrush, Ballytarsna and into Askamore. There will be refreshments and trad music in Askamore Community Centre following the walk. Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult All walkers must have a sponsorship card. Please contact Catherine Byrne for cards and further details - 087 2144 630.

North Wexford Hospice Home Care is a voluntary charitable group  which seeks to raise funds for home-based palliative care. It is part of the County Wexford Hospice Home Care Team Ltd, which was set up in 1990. It relies on the generous support of the public and all monies raised are used for the sole purpose of the expenses of the nurses and their home-care visits. The demand on the service has increased over the past 24 years and in 2012 the 5 nurses performed over 5000 home visits. Please support this worthy cause, and your local community.

Computer Classes for Absolute Beginners


internetThese free classes (aimed particularly at the over 50s and the unemployed) will take place in Askamore Activity Centre, beginning the week of April 28th.

There will be 8 x 2-hour sessions. The course is designed to get you online, using email, paying bills, and other basic internet uses.

Places are limited so to express an interest, please contact Stacy on 087 9922481 as soon as possible.