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Trad Sessions

Do you play an instrument? Can you sing? Do you enjoy listening to Traditional Irish music in the comfort of a bar with a nice, friendly atmosphere?

If so, then you’re in luck! Askamore will be running monthly Traditional Irish music sessions in The Schoolhouse Bar beginning on Sunday, June 3rd 2018 from 4.00 – 6.00pm.

The music will be playing, the bar will be open and the craic will be mighty so make sure to bring any instruments you have, your best singing voice and shoes for tapping your feet.

We look forward to seeing you there. For further information, please contact Stacey on 087 992 2481

Askamore Community Garden

Askamore Community Garden group is holding an information meeting next Monday night, April 23rd at 8.00pm in the activity centre for any budding (or expert!) gardeners in the community who would like to get involved.

The gardening group has been running with great success for the past 2 years, it has grown from strength to strength as can be seen in the raised beds & polytunnel in Le Cheile Park. As well as learning to grown organic fruit and vegetables, it’s a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and to meet new people. The more people who get involved, the better we can make the community garden so why not come along to see what it’s all about and what you can do to help.

Keep Askamore Beautiful

Over the next 2 weekends, (21st/22nd and 28th/29th April 2018) Askamore Community will be participating in  the “Keep Wexford Beautiful” campaign.

Everyone is asked to take a small area outside of your own houses and pick up any litter. Doing this will help to improve the look of the whole area before judging from Wexford County Council begins.

A 2km stretch of road around the village will also Be entered individually into the “2km clean”.

Gloves, bags and hi-vis vests will be provided for any litter, please contact Jackie Christian on 086-2329865.

All litter should be brought to the designated collection point at the back of Askamore Community Centre where it will be picked up by Wexford County Council on April 30th 2018

 

 

Exercise Class for over 55s

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A gentle exercise class for all those who find exercise difficult, but who realise they still need to keep their bodies in the best shape they can, this Wednesday morning class with Finch will help you tone and get in shape while not putting too much stress on older joints etc.

Wednesday morning in Askamore Activity Centre from 11.30 – 12.30 Give it a go. €5 per class.

Pass on the word to friends and family. Just come in comfortable clothes and shoes.

Meitheal Easca Mór – Askamore Working Together – a new way of community development for all the community

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The word meitheal describes the old Irish tradition where people in rural communities gathered together on a neighbour’s farm to help save the hay or some other crop. Each person would help their neighbour who would in turn reciprocate. They acted as a team and everybody benefited in some way. This built up strong friendships and respect among those involved in the meitheal.

Askamore Community Council needs your support to maintain services to the Askamore community. The Council has set up a new community-based plan to invite you and everyone in the community to help maintain and develop community activities and events.

This project will be called Meitheal Easca Mór (Askamore Working Together). You and everyone in the community are being asked to volunteer four hours IN THE YEAR to your local community. No meetings, no long-term commitments being sought, other than a commitment to give a small amount of your time and energy to keep your local community going in a coherent, vibrant, new way.

Members of Askamore Community Council and Community Centre groups will be asking you, their friends and neighbours, to choose an area of work in which you would be comfortable giving some voluntary hours.

The main areas requiring volunteers on a regular basis are the Community Centre, Le Chéile Park and Tidy Towns. A detailed list of works needed will be available to volunteers.

When you volunteer for your particular area or areas of interest, your name will be included on a rota. You will receive a call seeking your help as the need arises. If you are not available at that time, you will be asked to volunteer at a more convenient time for you.

Meitheal Easca Mór is an attempt to have a simple system to continue the outstanding voluntary work of the past forty years. The future sustainability of community within the Askamore half-parish area is now dependent on your help.

If you would like to volunteer or would like more details, please call or text Geraldine in the Community Council office (Monday  – Thursday mornings,  9.30 – 1pm) on 087 11 666 34. Alternatively a member of one of the local community groups will be in touch in the near future.

Askamore Community Council is registered as a Charitable status company under the name Askamore Muintir na Tíre Community Project Ltd. The following are the 18 voluntary members:

Paddy Byrne, Brian Buttle, Helen Kearney, Davy Donohoe, Margaret Nolan, Pádraic O’Connor, Larry Butler, Ann Butler, Mairéad Kinsella, Stacy Gilbert, Jackie Christian, Paula Mulroe, Seán Byrne, Alyson Bayne, Noeleen Deegan, Peter Cooper, Ann Potignano, Ger Blackbyrne

Night Walk in Askamore tonight

Freedom-Fit-Night-Walk-AskamoreAskamore, Co Wexford, tonight at 6.45pm – 9pm

As part of north Wexford’s Freedom Fit Festival, Wexford Walking Trail has organised a night walk on Askamore’s short loop, the Askamore loop.

Beginning from the trailhead in the car park in the Askamore village, our 6km looped night walk will take you through scenery reminiscent of an Austrian valley, with trees sweeping below you, and wonderful views to the Wicklow Hills and beyond. However, given that this is a night walk, you will need to return another day to appreciate the views!!
Our walk will take place on Friday the 16th February at 7 pm.
Participants should bring a torch, high viz jacket, appropriate warm clothing and footwear. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Walkers under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. As part of our safety procedures, participants must submit a mobile phone contact number at registration.
Registration fee €5.
Registration for this event takes place on the night at 6.45pm in the Askamore Centre or contact AskamoreCommunityCouncil@Gmail.com / Geraldine 087 7795922 for more information.

Night Walk in Askamore this Friday, Feb 16th at 7 pm

Freedom-Fit-Night-Walk-AskamoreAskamore, Co Wexford, Friday, 16 Feb, 6.45pm – 9pm

As part of north Wexford’s Freedom Fit Festival, Wexford Walking Trail has organised a night walk on Askamore’s short loop, the Askamore loop.

Beginning from the trailhead in the car park in the Askamore village, our 6km looped night walk will take you through scenery reminiscent of an Austrian valley, with trees sweeping below you, and wonderful views to the Wicklow Hills and beyond. However, given that this is a night walk, you will need to return another day to appreciate the views!!
Our walk will take place on Friday the 16th February at 7 pm.
Participants should bring a torch, high viz jacket, appropriate warm clothing and footwear. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Walkers under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. As part of our safety procedures, participants must submit a mobile phone contact number at registration.
Registration fee €5.
Registration for this event takes place on the night at 6.45pm in the Askamore Centre or contact AskamoreCommunityCouncil@Gmail.com / Geraldine 087 7795922 for more information.