Carnew notes week November 14

Carnew Camogie AGM

Carnew Camogie Club’s AGM will be held on Tuesday, 22 November at 8pm in Hogan’s The Lodge.

Fiddler on the Roof

Carnew Musical Society’s 50th production Fiddler on the Roof opening in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Monday night next the 21st of November and running until Saturday the 26th .   . You don’t need to be a “Rich Man” to enjoy a fabulous night of Musical theatre, so don’t miss this powerful and moving production which includes instantly recognisable favourite songs including, Tradition, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker Matchmaker, To Life, The Sabbath Prayer and of course that iconic tune If I were a Rich Man. 


Admission: Monday & Tuesday (Floor only): Adults €12  O.A.P.’s, Children and Students €8.  WednesdaySaturday:  All Seats: €15.00.  Balcony Seats €16.00 every night.

Booking: Booking now open.  087-6985275 MondayFriday from 11am to 1pm or 1.30pm to 4.30 pm.


On Sunday November 20 the walk is at Ballymanus (Grade B, 10k approx, 3 hours approx). Meeting in Tinahely at 10.30. On Sunday November 27 the walk is at Annagh Hill (Grade B, 9k approx, 2.5 hours approx). Meeting in Tinahely at 10.30 (or 10.45 at the Gap). Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

Table Quiz
Shillelagh Area Community Games Committee will hold it’s annual fund raising table-quiz on Friday Fri 18th Nov at 9pm in Park View House, Shillelagh. As usual there will be loads of spot prizes so come along and get involved. Don’t worry if you are not part of a team as we will be creating adhoc teams on the night. Entry fee €40 per table of 4. For further details find us on Facebook.



The Foget me Not Christmas tree will be in Askamore again this year, baubles will be on sale at €3 each or two for €5, all proceeds towards Askamore Childcare Centre.


The GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 11,14,18,20, lucky dips were Miley O’Keeffe, Coolboy. Desperate Hosewives. Michael O’Neill, Ballytarsna. Bob Jordan, c/o Pat Doran. The next draw is on 21st November in The Lodge and the jackpot is €3,600.


The winner of 11th November was Joan Behan, Coollattin Road winning €300, many thanks to everyone for their support to date for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew and look forward to your continued support.


Many thanks to everyone who supported, donated or helped in anyway at the Community Care November Fair on 11th November, your support is greatly appreciated. Winners of the raffle were €300 Denis Kenny, Kennystown. €200 James Fitzgerald, Brideswell. €100 Bridie Ryan, Tomacork. season hamper Lauren Edwards. Fuel voucher Geraldine Austin, cake Cathrine Osborne, Quilt Annette Nolan, c/o Nancy Byrne, cuddly bear Peggy Doran.


Please note as and from the weekend of 26th November masses will be in Askamore on Saturday evening at 6pm, Sunday morning 11am, Kilrush Saturday evening 7.30pm, Sunday 9.30pm.


This is the last call for anyone interested in taking part in the LipSync battle before rehearsals start on 28th November , 13 acts have already signed up, if interested contact Larry Butler 0872376879 or P.J. Nolan 0879554198. Fundraisers being held are Split the Pot for the gardening group with draw every Tuesday night in the hall, 20th 11.30am coffee morning in the hall, 27th after mass in the hall frocks and cakes, Sunday style for under a tenner and cakes, 28th Last man standing – ongoing fundraiser. Monday 28th first rehearsal night in the hall, Dec 4th Santa dash 12 noon, 5th card drive in the hall, 9th table quiz, 11th Fooige event in the hall, 16th childrens disco at 7.30pm, 26th Sliabh Bhui walk Stephens Day at noon, 26th Social dancing in the hall. More to come after Christmas.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust

The K B R T was set up in 2013 by Colin Bell and his family in Newry Co. Down. The Bell Family got the deveststing news that their 26 yr old son was killed in a hit and run incident in Newyork I’m 2013. It’s every parents nightmare to receive this news and the Bell Family like so many didn’t know what to do or how to go about organising the repatriation of their son home from Newyork. The cost involved is very high.
The community of Newry came together and fundraised to help the family and raised  £150,000 pounds. Kevin s employer paid for the repatriation and the Bell Family were left wondering what they were going to do with the money.
Some short weeks later another family known to the Bells died abroad and this is when the family decided to set up the Trust. They brought him home and continued to repatriate loved ones back to Ireland.

With repatriation there is so much to do and family are not able to deal with the issues that arise. The Bell Family organise all that needs to be done,  without any one having to travel. Each country being different and maybe language a barrier, but not so for the Bell Family.  They take this weight off your shoulders. In the 3 yrs since KBRT was set up they have done 217 repatriations to Ireland.

The only funding they receive to keep going is “fundraising” done by family and friends of loved ones that have needed the Bell Family’s help.
On the 8th August 2016 Una Somers Butler Carnew got the deveststing news her 25yr old Son Matthew had took his own life in Sydney Australia. Matthew was in Australia for the past 3 1/2 years and loved it over there. Managed a women’s football team in Sydney with central coast gaa and was loved by many, he was life and soul of any party as he would quote ” he was living the dream ” That dream ended for Matthew on the 8th August. Una was left not knowing what to do next. The KBRT did know and after that 1st phone call to Colin Bell he organised Matthews repatriation back to Ireland as quickly as possible. Matthew was laid to rest on the 19th August.  Una is entirely gratefull to Colin Bell and his family for their help.
So fundraising to give back to the trust was set about. A charity music concert was held in Blacktoms Tinahely Co Wicklow on the 4th Nov with all proceeds going back to the trust. A great line up of artists donated their time. Mack Fleetwood, Feel the Pinch Surreal Audio & Mary Graham, People have been very good donating Money, attending the concert, donating prizes and sponsering the event.

The concert on the night raised  €1,800 on door and raffle. This will be added to tickets sales and donations that are still coming in and a final figure will be announced at a later stage.  Online donations can still be made to
This is an amazing charity and the Bell Family are truly amazing.


The next bingo is 20th November at 2.30pm, all welcome and thanks to all for their support todate.

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