Carnew St. Patrick’s Day Parade – ‘For the Community, By the Community’

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The annual Carnew St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Friday 17th March at 1 o’ clock. The parade has gone from strength to strength since it began and once again promises to be an enjoyable family event this year. Local businesses and groups are encouraged to join the parade and help to make it the best parade yet. Parade Categories include: Best Overall Float, Most Entertaining, Most Topical, Best Youth Entry, Best Walking Group and Best Window Display. Entry forms are available from Carnew TDC, Victor’s Newsagents and Candys.

The Grand Marshall this year is community man, Edward Dowse. Edward has served as Church Warden and been a member of the Select Vestry. He is a member of the Carnew Ploughing Society and the current Chairman of the Wicklow County Ploughing Associataion. Edward will be bringing his collection of Nuffield tractors which he has restored himself to the parade, one of which he used to win a National Ploughing title.

The presentation of prizes will take place after the parade in Coláiste Bhríde.

 

Volunteers are needed to help out on the day to put out barriers in the morning and collect them after the parade, to steward and to help with teas in Coláiste Bhríde afterwards. Volunteers are asked to contact Carnew TDC if available to help for an hour or so on the day. Donations of buns, cakes, tarts etc would also be greatly appreciated and can be left in to Carnew TDC on Thursday 16th March or in to Coláiste Bhríde on the morning of the parade.

The bees – talk tonight in Askamore

Betty Lancaster Kehoe will give a talk on Bees and Pollination – our role in how to ensure our gardening helps to increase the essential bee population –  tonight Monday March 13th at 8 pm. 

This is an important topic for anyone even slightly interested in the natural environment. It is part of a national biodiversity campaign the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Spread the word.

Askamore Activity Centre – 8 pm. €3. There will be a cuppa afterwards.pollinator-plan-pic

Planting the spuds! Join Us!

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First spuds being planted in Askamore community garden this week – 100 days from now we’ll hopefully be digging up these beauties. They were all part of our last year’s crop – we’re learning!

All are welcome to join – no gardening experience needed.

Come along on a Tuesday morning to Le Chéile Park around 10.30 – for a cuppa and a chat if nothing else!

 

The bees and the bees – public talk

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Betty Lancaster Kehoe will give a talk on Bees and Pollination – our role in how to ensure our gardening helps to increase the essential bee population – Monday March 13th.

This is an important topic for anyone even slightly interested in the natural environment. It is part of a national biodiversity campaign the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Spread the word.

Askamore Activity Centre – 8 pm. €3.