Askamore Walk, Sat Sept 24th 2016

Thanks to all the walkers who turned up to walk our new 10k St. Brigid’s Loop – and walk it we did, regardless of the rain!

25 brave souls headed off and completed the 10k in just over 2 hours – soup and stories awaited in Askamore Community Centre.

Thanks to the two Margarets who looked after everyone so well when they returned to Askamore, and to Maura Kavanagh and Marcella Byrne who shared their family history with the walkers.

 

 

Today’s Wexford Walking Festival Walk in Askamore

Forecast is bad, but walk is going ahead at 11.30 – registration from 11 am in hall.

Come to the Community Centre in Askamore.

We’ll have the stove lit, the soup on, the local storytellers sitting by the fire, and if people  don’t feel like walking in the rain, that’s no bother. We’ll even bring some cards and rings!
We can shorten the walk by car-pooling the road section so instead of 10 km we’ll cut it down to 6km.
That’s plan b.

Bring the gear and it’ll be grand!

Knit, Stitch and Natter Group – join us this Autumn

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Do you like to craft, or would you like to learn? Can you crochet, knit, sew or do some embroidery? This Monday, September 26th @ 8 pm in the new kitchen in Askamore Community Centre sees the return of this popular group. Any age or level of ability welcome – from absolute beginners to top notch needle wielders. Bring your needles or just come along for a chat. And the cuppa!

For more information, contact Aileen on 087-256 2953.

Walk your local festival this weekend

askamore-map-new-for-websiteAskamore’s new addition to its existing 3 looped walks, the St. Brigid’s Loop, will be introduced to locals and visitors alike this weekend, Saturday 24th, when it becomes a feature walk as part of Wexford Walking Trails Festival 2016.

Registration takes place at the Community Centre at 10.30 am on Saturday morning, and the 10km walk will start at 11 am.  The start of the walk follows the same route up the Hill Road as the existing 3 trails, and then branches back along Sliabh Gower and back to Askamore via the road.

As part of the festival experience, we will have two locals telling some of our local stories. Maire Deegan Kavanagh will talk about her aunt’s involvement in the 1916 Rising, and other family history stories, and Marcella Byrne will talk about the archaeological and historical significance of the famine graveyard and St. Brigid’s Well areas of Askamore.

A light lunch will be served in the Community Centre following the walk.

All are welcome, but come prepared for the weather and the 10km terrain.

There are also walks in Enniscorthy and Bunclody on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so check out the brochure below for details.

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Askamore’s new walk featured on WWT Festival 2016

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Askamore’s latest addition to its existing suite of 3 looped walks is the new St. Brigid’s Loop.

This new walk is the featured Saturday morning walk as part of Wexford Walking Trail’s 2016 walking festival. The walk will begin on Saturday, September 24th at 11.00. Registration for the walk will take place at the Community Centre.

The new walk begins from the same trailhead in the Church carpark, proceeds along with the other 3 walks until it divides on the top of the first section of walk, and comes back along to Shrule, down on to the road and back to Askamore passing the Blue School along the way. It is named after the local St. Brigid’s well, close to where the walk comes back out on to the road.

Strumasong Guitar Classes

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Strumasong Guitar classes for children have just resumed in Askamore Activity Centre on Wednesdays – same class time as last term unless advised by Jackie of a time change. For details contact Jackie on 085 7028890.

There will be a new Beginner Guitar Class commencing next term. If interested please contact Jackie on number above, as places are limited.