Le Chéile Park – the story in pictures from the start

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Card Drives in Schoolhouse Bar up to Christmas 2014 – please support your area

November 3rd Console / Askamore Community Alert
November 10th Kiltilahane  Ballytarsna
November 17th Askamore  Munny
November 24th Ballyconran  Brideswell
December 1st Ballyellis  Burrow
December 8th Castlewhite   Drummond
December15th Donishall  Bolinrush

George Lee interviews locals for RTE

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George Lee, RTE’s agriculture correspondent spent yesterday, Saturday, June 14th, interviewing in South Wicklow and North Wexford on the subject of rural isolation and poverty.

He first visited Quinn’s Mart in Carnew and spoke to farmers and workers there, and then paid a visit to Askamore. He interviewed Paddy Byrne, representing Muintir na Tíre locally, Pat Murray who spoke on behalf of IFA, Mary Donohoe of Askamore Community Alert and Jim Martin, chairman of Askamore Community Council. The interviews are to be broadcast on Wednesday next, June 18th on 6.01 News.

Sponsored walk in joint aid of Hospice and Community Council

Well done to all the walkers (and runners) who made light work of the 13 km from Clohamon to Askamore yesterday. Many thanks to them all for their fundraising and their physical efforts.

Also thanks to all the helpers and support team.

Amount raised will be announced when known, and there will be a presentation night for the North Wexford Hospice group locally.

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.

Community Council Funding Appeal 2014

Opening Le Cheile Park LK (10) (Small)

Askamore Community Council is now at the end of its first year of fundraising which allowed the Council to keep up repayments on a loan of just over €50,000. This loan covered the new Park (local contribution to the €150,000 cost of the Park was just over €37,000), plus the balance on the refurbishment of the old squash court in the Hall to provide the Activity Centre meeting rooms. The debt is now approximately €38,000, which is due to the support received locally through people like yourselves agreeing to pay €10 monthly. Considering that over €1.3 million euro worth of developments have taken place in Askamore since 2005 (Childcare, Hall refurbishment, Le Chéile Park being the major projects) this debt is not a lot when you take into account the facilities Askamore now has.

Askamore Community Council would like to encourage you to please continue this commitment for one more year, starting from March 2014. This will again allow the Council to cut its debt by over €10,000, which should then be down to below €27,000 by this time next year.There will then be a  change of direction as to the type of fundraising that’s being done, but  this coming year is needed to put new financial plans into place.

Some of you have already committed to the second year and we are extremely grateful for this commitment to our work for the local community.

There is a lot of work ongoing in the Community Centre and there are further projects which are being investigated for their value to the community. There is a funding commitment needed to keep the work of the Council going and the work to date could not have happened with the help and financial support of the local community.

If you would like to make a contribution of any type, please contact a Community Council member.

Support your local community.

Askamore Community Council fundraising – winner of October draw

The eighth monthly draw in Askamore Community Council’s fundraising was made  on Saturday night last.

The winner of October’s €100 is Mary Kenny, Brideswell.

The next draw will be held on Saturday, November 30th.

If you would like to sign up to the €10 monthly support of our community development, please contact a member of the Community Council