Clonmel News in Brief

South Tipperary Suicide Bereavement Support Group

South Tipperary Suicide Bereavement Support Group

A support group for anyone over 18 bereaved by suicide meets in: Clonmel Community resource Centre, Kickham Street, Clonmel on the first Monday of each month.

For further information please contact Catherine Fahey 0868328709

This Group is supported by the HSE & the Regional Suicide Resource Office.

“Church of Ireland - Clonmel Union of Parishes - Anglican & Episcopal - 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

8.30am - Holy Communion - Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

9.30am - Holy Communion - Holy Trinity, Fethard

9.30am - Morning Prayer St Paul’s, Cahir

11.00am - Holy Communion -Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

Wednesday @ 10.30am in Old St Mary’s - Divine Worship

Our choir meets in Old St Mary’s on Friday evening @ 8pm - new members welcome!”

Allotment News

Clonmel Allotments and community Gardens Association, Plaisín Gort Na Meala are holding their annual general meeting on Tuesday night the 22nd of January in Hearn’s Hotel at 8pm.All the plot holders licence agreements will be renewed for 2013 and of course monies will be collected for your plot. If you cannot attend the meeting please let the chairman, secretary or committee member know if you are renewing your licence. As this is the annual general meeting there is a full agenda for the meeting which will include election of officers and details of how the committee managed the association during 2012. No new plots will be allocated at the meeting as the availability of plots will not be known until the business of the meeting ends. New intending members are welcome to the meeting and if you are not on the list for available plots you can get on the list. Please circulate the notice of the meeting to your friends in the association and to interested new members. The Chairman Billy O Donoghue can be contacted on mobile no 0860869999or the secretary Bernard Lennon on mobile no 0862937220.If you need more information on any aspect of the Clonmel Allotments and Community Gardens Association do not hesitate to call the above numbers. See you all on the 22nd at 8 pm.

Place 4 U - Community Cafe

Venue: Morton Street, Clonmel

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 10am to 12.30pm

Tea, coffee, scones and snacks available daily.

Programme of Upcoming Events

Monday: Crafts at 10.00 Memoir

Book club last Monday of each month.

Tuesday: Family Tree Genealogy at 11.00

Wednesday: Art and paper craft at 10.00 each week

Thursday: Ceramics commencing 10th February (small fee to cover materials)

Cards, game of 25’s running for 6 weeks from Thursday 7th January at 10.30

Friday: Friendly Yoga from 13.15 – 14.15 new classes commencing 11th January (small charge)

Computer class –There a number limited number of places available for our computer classes, please leave name and contact details at the Café, these will be commencing immediately.

Bring a book and take a book, whereby you donate a book and take one of the books available.

Free WiFi available

Most classes are free unless otherwise stated, but we ask you to please buy a cuppa instead to cover daily expenses.

Thank you for your continued support. For further information please ask our volunteers at the counter.

Ceramics - limited space, place book your place.

Clonmel Baptist Church

Anglesea St

20th January Run the Race. 2 Tim.4:7

7:00 pm Bible study

All are welcomed.

Youth Club every Friday at Loreto gym. Juniors (Primary School 3rd-6th class) 7:00pm-8:00pm

Seniors (Secondary school) 8:00pm -9:00pm

For information on Ladies Bible Studies and all other enquiries please contact:0861527663 or see our website.

Clonmel Toastmasters

Our first meeting of 2013 saw five new people come along for an evening of scintillating entertainment with finely crafted speeches and a lively session after the break in table topics where the meeting is open to all to have a say in a more spontaneous speaking style . With Toastmasters you can develop and gain confidence by building the skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. If you would like to try something new this year then Toastmasters is for you. Guests are always welcome and will be as enthused as those who saw Irene Gerety confess to us in her speech about her Mr Bean moment when she put an armchair into her car but on arrival home she could not get it back out again! Pat Kinsella advised on how to overcome speech nerves in a most unconventional way. We all agreed he never lost his bottle while he extolled the fortifying powers of its contents. Peter Butler in an impromptu speech explained the workings of Toastmasters as a nationwide and worldwide organisation and especially how the competitions work for those who choose to enter them. The speeches were evaluated by Claire Moore, Jim Keating and Alan O Flynn. Toastmaster on the night was Nell Cooney with James O Brien as grammarian and topics master was Mick White. Suzanne Dunne as general evaluator provided feedback on the overall conduct of the meeting. Get off to a great start this year and visit us at www.clonmeltoastmasters.com

Learn the ancient craft of beekeeping

South Tipp Beekeepers will hold a information night on all aspects of beekeeping in Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel on Tusday Jan. 22nd. at 8 pm.

All are wellcome

Beginners course will start on Monday February 4th. in LIT College on the Clonmel bypass starting at 7.30 pm

To book a place phone 087 9109360 or 0526125600 or email tom@southtippbees.com

Website www.southtippbees.com

Pro-Life Vigil

Next Saturday, 19th January at 4.30 p.m. there will be a Pro-Life Vigil in Merrion Square in Dublin.

This will be an opportunity- quite possibly the last opportunity - for people to make their feelings known in numbers too large to be ignored.

A bus will leave St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, at 12.30 p.m. for anyone wishing to attend.

Seats may be booked by phone at St. Mary’s Parish Office, Irishtown, 052-6122773, Mon. - Fri., 9a.m – 1 p.m. all this week

(Outside of office hours times the answering machine will take your booking).

Bring a packed lunch

The Faith of the Catholic Church

Are you interested in learning about the faith of the Catholic Church? Have you ever wondered what it’s all about? Do you have children who ask ”why do we believe that”?

2012 - 2013 is the Year of Faith and is an opportunity to learn more about what the Catholic Church believes. Fr. Bartholomew Parys will give a second series of open and free talks on “Faith and the Catechism” on Thursday nights from 17th January – 14th March 2013, from 8.00 to 9.30 p.m.. The venue is the Central Technical Institute, The Mall, Clonmel. The Catechism of the Church is a summary of the beliefs of the faith.

Regardless of your own religious denomination or philosophy, whether or not you believe in a God - join us at one or all of the talks. Everyone is welcome, entry is free and there are no strings attached. Each talk will be followed by discussion, an opportunity for questions and tea / coffee.

For more information please contact: St. Mary’s Pastoral Centre, Irishtown, Clonmel, email: pastoralcentreclonmel@eircom.net or phone: (052) 6122773.

Texaco Art Competition

For the fifty-ninth year since the competition was first held, the search is underway to find the young artists who will win awards in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Brochures setting out details of the competition have been sent to all registered primary and second level schools throughout Co. Tipperary in which the attention of pupils and teachers is drawn to the closing date for entries which is Friday, 22nd February next.

Copies of the brochure are also available through Texaco service stations and full details are available on-line at www.texacochildrensart.com.

Judging will take place throughout the month of March and winners will be announced in mid-April, with prize giving to follow in mid-May.

Annually, some 30,000 students compete for the top prizes that are awarded across seven age categories, including one exclusively devoted to special needs students.

Distinguished past winners include Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn TD, artists Dorothy Cross, Graham Knuttel and Robert Ballagh, fashion designer Paul Costello, broadcasters Thelma Mansfield and Terry Prone, ICTU General Secretary David Begg, actress Jean Anne Crowley and musician Ethna Tinney.