Art of Songwriting exhibition planned

River, wildlife and history walks lined up for Clancy Brothers Festival

Art of Songwriting exhibition planned
by @nationalist.ie @TheNationalist

The 9th annual Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art over the June Bank Holiday Weekend will have a full programme of arts and heritage events for all ages and tastes.

Join local historian, Tom Walsh on Saturday June 4 for a guided tour of Carrick-on-Suir. Tom will share his great knowledge of the town’s historic landmarks and hidden corners, colourful history and its people. The walk starts from the Heritage Centre at 10am and costs €5 each.

The popular River Walk returns on Sunday, June 5. It will start from the Standing Stones in Seán Healy Park and followthe River Suir to Dove Hill. Breakfast will be on offer to all walkers when they arrive at Dove Hill Irish Design Centre. The walk begins at 9.30am and is €10 per person including breakfast. Transport back to Carrick-on-Suir is also provided.

A free guided wildlife walk along the River Suir completes the trio of Festival walks on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6. "A Walk on the Wild Side" will be led by Brian White, a former environment officer. Along with Brian’s wildlife stories and history, walkers can see, hear, smell, touch and even taste some of what nature has to offer. This walk is suitable for all ages and begins at Ormond Castle at 9.30am and ends at Miloko.

The Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail continues to grow with new and established artists from all over the South East coming together to showcase their latest work from June 3 to June 6.

Included in this year's trail is ‘The Art of Songwriting’ project where artists have created an original work based on the lyrics of a song or a portrait of the songwriter. The results will be exhibited at The Tudor Artisan Hub and prints will be on view at artists’ venues on the Art Trail. Also stay tuned for performances by the songwriters along the Art Trail on Monday June 6.

Carrick-on-Suir's Seán Healy Library will showing a film of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Reunion Concert in the Ulster Hall Belfast 1984 at 3pm on Friday, June 2. The film will feature a mix of concert footage and interviews. There’s an opportunity to meet and chat with members of the Clancy family in the intimate upstairs gallery in The Tudor Artisan Hub on Saturday, June 4 from 3pm to 6pm.

The Sonny Cash Photographic Exhibition will also be on show in Carrick Heritage Centre during the Festival weekend. This exhibition commemorates the Carrick-on-Suir photographer who died 100 years ago, and shows Carrick and its people as they were a century ago.

Active Retirement Club Carrick-on-Suir

The Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club passed a vote of sympathy to the Family of the late Nellie O'Shea (Doyle) on the tragic death of Nellie. Our meeting last week was cancelled

as a mark of respect. Thanks to all our members who turned up for the guard of honour on

both days including the funeral.

We'll meet this Thursday May 19th from 2.00 to 4.00pm at the Nano Nagle Centre. Please come along for the T’ai Chi, cup of tea, dancing, music and chat.

We'll talk of our trip to the Garda College in Templemore. Due to the tragic week, we made no arrangements for holidays.

Brewery Lane Theatre

Brewery Lane Theatre laments the passing of Tom Power whose family is synonymous with theatre in Carrick-on-Suir. Tom met his future wife Peg Clancy when they were cast members in a play together during their teenage years. It was indeed a happy coupling, which endured well over sixty years. Tom was also an actor and played many roles with the Musical Society from it's foundation up to the middle sixties. He is best remembered for his comedy roles in Pantomime with Christy Butler and John Hurley. Tom lived a long, full and happy life although it wasn't without its shadows. The members of Brewery Lane Theatre convey their heartfelt condolences to Peg, sons Kevin and Colm, brother Noel, sister Bridget, grandchildren, daughters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Solus na bhFlaitheas Dá Anam Dílis. WD

Wind Turbines Clinic in Faugheen

There is less than a week left to submit comments to Tipperary County Council about the draft Wind Energy Strategy. The new proposals would close the south side of the hills from Carrigadoon to Slievenamon to commercial wind turbines, however there are now plans to open north side around Newtown School and Ahenny to wind. While the closing of the south side is welcomed, the opening up of the north side would have disastrous consequences for the protection of heritage sites and the local communities, environment and businesses.

It is imperative to act now and for as many people as possible to do so in order to save the Foothills of Slievenamon from large scale, commercial wind turbines. ‘Faugheen Against Pylons’ will run an advice clinic in the Clubhouse, Faugheen, to help with submissions to Tipperary County Council about the draft Wind Energy Strategy this Sunday May 22nd from 10am - 12 noon. Any completed submissions can also be dropped off here to ensure they are submitted on Monday morning to Tipperary County Council. Closing date for submissions to the council about the new Wind Energy Strategy is Monday May 23rd. Further information from www.faugheenagainstpylons.wordpress.com, email faugheenaction@gmail.com or tel. 086 854 8381.

Bridge Results

92 Bridge Club - The Old Mill - Monday 9th May 2016

1st Leishe Galvin and Marietta O'Keeffe

2nd Breda Nolan and Eleanor Nolan

3rd Teasie Blanchfield and Pauline Fitzgerald

Tuesday 10th May 2016 - The Carraig Hotel

1st Peggy Cooney and Margaret Comerford

2nd Anne Connolly and Biddy Skelly

3rd Aileen Brett and Rosaline Dowley

Arts and Heritage at the Clancy Brothers Festival 2016

Spectacular Walks

The 9th annual Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art has a full programme of arts and heritage events for all ages and tastes. Join local historian, Tom Walsh on Saturday June 4th for a guided tour of Carrick-on-Suir. Tom shares his unrivalled knowledge of the town’s historic landmarks and hidden corners, colourful history and its people. The walk starts from the Heritage Centre at 10am and is €5 each. On Sunday June 5th the popular ‘River Walk’ returns. Starting from the Standing Stones in Seán Healy Park, following the River Suir to Dove Hill, this walk is a great way to clear the cobwebs and on arrival at Dove Hill Irish Design Centre breakfast is on offer for all walkers. The walk begins at 9.30am and is €10 per person including breakfast. Transport back to Carrick-on-Suir is also provided.

A free fun guided wildlife walk along the River Suir completes the trio of walks this year on Bank Holiday Monday June 6th, ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ is led by Brian White, a former environment officer. Along with Brian’s wildlife stories and history, walkers can see, hear, smell, touch and even taste some of what nature has to offer. Suitable for all ages this walk begins at Ormond Castle at 9.30am and ends at Miloko.

The Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail

The Art Trail continues to grow with new and established artists from all over the South East coming together to showcase their latest work from Friday June 3rd to Monday June 6th. This year’s trail launches ‘The Art of Songwriting’ where artists have created an original work based on the lyrics of a song or a portrait of the songwriter. The results will be exhibited at The Tudor Artisan Hub and prints will be on view at artists’ venues on the Art Trail. Also stay tuned for intimate performances by the songwriters along the Art Trail on Monday June 6th.

On Friday June 3rd the Seán Healy Library will be showing an afternoon film at 3pm, ‘The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Reunion Concert in the Ulster Hall Belfast 1984’ with a mix of concert footage and interviews. And on Saturday June 4 from 3 - 6pm there’s an opportunity to meet and chat with members of the Clancy family in the intimate upstairs gallery in The Tudor Artisan Hub.

The Sonny Cash Exhibition is also on view during the festival weekend in the Heritage Centre. This exhibition commemorates the Carrick-on-Suir photographer who died 100 years ago, and shows Carrick and its people as they were more than a century ago.