This is a list of Askea,  Bennekerry and Tinryland Parishes and Community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information. If you would like your community group or service to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office.

  • Askea Childcare Centre
    Askea Childcare Centre :
    Browneshill Road
  • Askea Community Group

    Chairperson: Marian Heary

    Our group started in 1990 as one of the Parish Groups.

    We have done general work like fundraising, helping out with activities in the Parish.

    Fifteen years ago we decided to start Askea Senior Citizens and over the years have built up a membership of 80 – 90 people. Our activities include: – A Social Night on the last Wednesday of every month; Christmas Party; Easter Party; Summer Outing; Holidays – usually two over the past 3 to 4 years in May and September.

    We would be delighted to have new members join. For information contact Marian Heary 059 91 43010.

  • Askea Liturgy Group

    Liturgy Group Secretary: Mary Redmond

  • Baptism Group

    Baptism Group Chairperson: Mary Redmond

    c/o Askea Parish Community Centre – 059 91 42565

  • Carlow Day Care Centre
    Brownshill Road,

    Please click here to view Carlow Day Care Centre information leaflet

    Carlow Day Care Centre Manager: Agnes Noud


    Carlow Day Care Centre was officially opened by President of Ireland Mary McAleese on the 11th March 2005.

    Our day begins at 10.30am and finishes at 3.45pm. We provide the option of our minibus that can collect you at your door and return you in the afternoon. The cost per day is €10 and this includes your four course meal and the bus service.

    We are situated in the town beside Askea Church and Askea Community Childcare Centre on the Browneshill Road.

    The Carlow Day Care Centre gives you a chance to meet friends old and new and enjoy sharing fun activities. If you would like to know more about joining, just phone Agnes on 059 91 35977.


    • Four Course Mid-day meal
    • Hairdresser at subsidised rates
    • Shower – assisted if required
    • Laundry
    • Monthly Chiropody Clinic at reduced rates
    • Public Health Nurse visits
    • Free Mini Bus Service
    • Holistic Massage / Reflexology / Physical Therapy / Stress Massage. Therapist available at reduced rates.

  • Carlow College of Music
    1 Larkfield,
    Green Lane,

    Courses: Group and individual lessons for all adults and children in Piano, Jazz Piano, Double Bass, Guitar, Clarinet, Violin, Irish Trad Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute / Recorder, Voice Training, Musicmakers (4-6 year old), Theory, Junior & Leaving Certificate.

    Other Courses: Sing Aloud, Carlow Youth Orchestra, Carlow Junior Orchestra

  • Go Léir Women’s Group Carlow
    Askea Parish Community Centre,

    Go Léir Women’s Group was set up in June 1998 by a group of women who had taken part in various self development and assertiveness courses run in Askea Parish Community Centre.

    The name Go Léir is an Irish word meaning “all together” and the image that we use to represent this, are linked hands which is our group’s logo.

    Our aims are…….

    To end exclusion and isolation, to enable each individual to become part of the community, to encourage each member to bring their own special gifts to the group for the benefit of everyone, to allow each person to share in the greatest gift of all……the gift of friendship.

    Our Vision statement:

    “Go Léir Women’s Group pro-actively supporting women, through inclusion. By providing social and educational activities, in a fun, united and friendly environment”.

    If you are looking for fun and friendship….why not join us!

    For more information contact Askea Parish Centre at 059 91 42565.

  • National Council for the Blind – Carlow

    National Council for the Blind in Ireland NCBI.

    Working for people with Sight Loss.


    Local Contact details:

    Judith Martin, Community Resource Worker / Mobility Officer
    Email [email protected]
    Phone 059 91 30104

  • Palatine Gaelic Football and Hurling Club

    Palatine Club received a major face-lift with upgrading of pitch and completion of four new dressing rooms and was officially opened in spring 2011. The weekly Lotto Draw each Monday night is a major help in providing finance and the Executive Committee really appreciates the marvelous support given by our supporters week after week.

    Gaelic football and hurling is promoted by the club, starting with Juveniles and finishing with players much older – without an upper age limit!

    Coiste na nÓg
    Pal. Juvenile Club holds sessions on Saturday mornings for the youngest group – the Under 6 and Under 8 players. Fun games are organised for these during the summer weeks as well. The Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 14s, Under 16s all train twice a week with matches in the Championship and Tournaments.

    Chairman, Nicky Parle, 087 237 8848
    Sec. , Seán Heneghan, 086 852 1975
    P.R.O ., Bernard Duff, 087 797 9125

    Senior Club
    Adult football is catered for at Minor, Under 21, Junior B and Senior levels, while the hurlers play at Intermediate level.

    Chairman , Frank McGarry 087 242 4660
    Sec . Tommy Fitzharris 086 851 1630
    P.R.O. John Browne 087 811 7845

    Club website:
    Website contact [email protected]

  • The Marie Cashin School of Dance

    The Marie Cashin School of Dance.

    The school runs in Eire Og Club House, every Saturday for boys and girls aged 3-19yrs.

    Dance types include jazz, hip hop, tap, pop, musical theatre, singing and games too!

    For more information contact Marie on: 086 1654740 / 059 91 43687.

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