Askamore Community Council Raffle – Results

Askamore Community Council ran a Grand Raffle over the past number of months as a fundraiser to pay off the remaining debt on the newly refurbished Activity Centre. This was deliberately aimed outside the half parish of Askamore, as people in the half parish had already generously supported the refurbishment effort.

The draw took place in Askamore Activity Centre yesterday, October 27th at 5pm, with Fr. Power drawing the prize winning tickets.

Winners of the prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: 2 weeks self-catering holiday for 2 people in Croatia: – Patrick Skelton, 10, Castle Manor, Ferns

2nd Prize: Weekend in 4 star hotel in Ireland: – Carol Doyle, Villa Pio, Ballinacoola, Craanford

3rd Prize: €100: – Bernadette Moulds, Coolbawn, Ferns

4th Prize: €100: – John Byrne, Clonamona, Craanford

5th Prize: €100: – Helen Byrne, The Brook, Annagh

6th Prize: €100: – Catherine Redmond, Ballyduff

7th Prize: €100: – Eilis Doyle, Grove House, Knockbrandon, Craanford

Congratulations to our 7 prizewinners, and many thanks to all the people who supported our raffle.

Tinahely Show – Askamore Muintir na Tíre Community Council tent

Tomorrow is the annual Tinahely Show, and this year Askamore Community Council, under the auspices of Muintir na Tíre, will have a tent where people can get information on how to set up community texting to combat rural crime.

The Council members will also be selling their raffle tickets on the stand.

Bring your wellies and come visit us in Aisle B – opposite S & N Granite.

Ballyellis N.S. Parents’ Association News

Our annual field day will be taking place on Sunday 3rd of June
following the patron mass in Askamore. Baking donations, homemade
buns, cakes etc. would be greatly appreciated for the cake stall and
tea tent.

All houses will also be asked to donate items for the bottle
and book stalls.

Raffle cards are also out now and all proceeds from
both fundraisers will be going towards the building of the new

Work on this is due to commence during the mid-term break
in May and is scheduled to be completed by Sept 2012.

The recent cake sale held after mass in Askamore on April 15th raised
€548.60 which will also be going towards the building. This is
appreciated as is the continued support of the people, especially in
these tough economic times. The school extension is a major project
which is necessary due to numbers increasing and it will be a huge
benefit to the comfort and education of our children for years to

Askamore Refurbishment Committee – the Final Push

Recently at a meeting of the Askamore Refurbishment Committee, it was decided to run a fundraiser to pay off the final debt on the newly refurbished Activity Centre. This final fundraiser will be a draw for a ride-on lawnmower, worth over €4000.

The focus for the ticket-selling for the ride-on lawnmower is being held outside the parish, as it was felt that it would not be fair to come back to the same people again, and tickets will be on sale at the Ploughing Championships in Heathpark, New Ross in September, and at various agricultural shows around Co. Wexford and further afield throughout the summer, although if local people wish to buy tickets for the draw, they will not be turned away!

When the refurbishment was first mooted, people in the Askamore area were asked to give €240 towards the cost of rebuilding the old squash court. This was a very successful venture, and over 170 people committed to paying this amount.

When the final payment is made in November 2012, everyone who has paid the full amount is eligible for the €1000 prize – so it’s still not too late to donate to a very good local cause.

Tickets will be €5 each, or 3 tickets for €10.

The outstanding debt on the refurbishment is approximately €20,000.

Ballyellis NS Parents’ Council Christmas Draw

Christmas raffle cards are currently on sale. Lines are €2 each and
all families with children in the school have them to sell. Proceeds
will go towards the purchase of net-books for the school. Great prizes
of hampers and draw will take place in the school on Dec.22nd. Santa
will also visit the school on this day.