This week's news from Carrick-on-Suir and surrounds
Dick Meany Tribute Evening
With another successful pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk put to bed just to say a big thank you to all involved on stage /back stage /front of house for all their efforts over the past 6 weeks especially all the children in the Academy and their parents and our Production team of Padraig, Catriona & Sarah for their commitment and hard work, but as they say there's no rest for the wicked so straight away into rehearsal this week for our Tribute Evening for our beloved Dick Meany to be held on Sunday 7th November at 8pm.
This will be a night of Nostalgia with many stars of the society over the years coming together to pay tribute to a man who has given a lifetime to the Society as member, actor and director .It will certainly be a night not to be missed so be sure and secure your tickets at the Strand Box Office 051-645050.
There will be a Cheese & Wine reception at 8pm followed by the concert so be sure be there and enjoy a wonderful evening of memories….
Irish Red Cross
The Carrick-on-Suir Branch of the Irish Red Cross will be holding a Practical First Aid Course aimed at teenagers every Tuesday night from 7.30pm to 9pm starting on 9th November 2010 to 7th December 2010 in the Carrickbeg Community Hall. Topics covered range from C.P.R., Choking casualty, Paediatric casualty, Fracture Management, Bleeding and a number of other injuries. Places are limited so please book early.
For more information or if you have any queries contact us on 087 9158529 or email email@example.com
Carrick on Suir Youth Information Centre
New Opening Hours
Mon 1pm to 5pm; Tues & Wed 10am to 5pm; Thurs 1pm to 5pm;
Fri 1pm to 4.30pm.
Also CAO 2011 Forms available now.
Booklets/Brochures/Leaflets etc on a wide range of subjects
Services offered at a reasonable rates eg CV's / Updating, Photocopying etc. Contact Lisa 051/641946 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eunice Power Cookery Demo in the Carraig Hotel in aid of Clodiagh Playground
Clodiagh Playground Committee (Rathgormack/Clonea) is pleased to announce a very special upcoming event-a Cookery Demonstration by Eunice Power, which will take place in the Carraig Hotel, Carrick-on-Suir on Wednesday 3rd November 2010. The evening will start at 7.30 p.m. with a cheese and wine reception, while the demonstration itself commences at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the evening are just €10 and are available from any committee member or by simply calling Lynda at 086-1575340 or Anne at 087-9650114. All proceeds from the evening go towards the development of a community playground for Clonea/Rathgormack.
Other events in aid of the Playground:
Congratulations to local athletes Kieran Kennedy and Paul, Paddy & Johnny Brunnock who recently completed the Dublin City Marathon in aid of the playground.
A Variety Concert, also in aid of the playground, with local musicians and singers will take place in the Nano Nagle Resource Centre, Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday 14th November at 8 p.m. Full details will be announced over the coming weeks-so watch this space!
New Nutrition Publication for Athletes
Cycling Legend Sean Kelly recently launched a special publication that aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding sports nutrition. Compiled by independent nutrition experts 'Nutrition Wise' the publication is the result of findings of a survey that assessed Irish athletes' dietary habits, sports nutrition knowledge and their attitudes in relation to current sports nutrition evidence. The publication titled 'Fact or Fiction' was a follow-up to the aforementioned survey and it aims to address some of the gaps that exist in nutritional knowledge and how athletes put that knowledge into practice. It also includes some tips, menus and a number of recipes for all types of meals and eating occasions.
Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the booklet should contact the Brand Manager at the company Dolores Whelan at email@example.com or by telephoning 051 294107.
A Change in Train Timetable
Iarnrod Eireann has announced a change to the time of the Limerick Junction /Waterford service which now leaves the Junction at 18.50 calling at Tipperary at 18.59, Cahir at 19.22, Clonmel at 19.39, Carrick on Suir at 20.09 and arriving in Waterford Station at 20.30.
Healthy Reading Collection
A joint initiative "Promoting Well-Being Through Books" between the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Tipperary Libraries provides easy access to a range of highly recommended books that can help people tackle issues such as stress, depression, bereavement, self-esteem etc. and can help to equip you with the information to improve your life. The service is available at the Libraries in Clonmel, Nenagh, Thurles and Carrick on Suir and the books are shelved in the Medicine / Health area.
For any further information please call to or telephone your local library – the Carrick on Suir Library number is 640591.
Farmers and Pension Entitlements
If a farmer has paid Class S PRSI contributions for most of his working life he will probably be eligible for a Contributory State Pension on reaching age 66. He can then claim for his wife as a qualified adult on his pension although any income she has will be taken into account. If the wife was a partner in the business she may be able to qualify for a non-means tested contributory State Pension in her own right. If the farmer and his wife were farming in a partnership but did not claim partnership status when making tax and PRSI returns, the partnership status can be claimed retrospectively but each case is investigated by the Department of Social Protection under the spouse's partnership criteria.
For any further information, please contact your local Citizens Information Centre, and a representative from the Clonmel Centre attends at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre every Tuesday from 11.00am to 1.00 pm.
Big Maggie at Brewery Lane
Brewery Lane Theatre will stage John B Keane's popular play 'Big Maggie' from the 20th November for one week. The plot involves around the central character Maggie, a formidable woman who has endured a loveless marriage and a cheating husband. Big Maggie is a straight-talking stone- hearted woman who rules her family with a rod of iron. The title role will be played by experienced actress Moira Clancy and the other cast members include Tom Nealon, Mary O'Hanlon, Julieanne Denby, Brian Coady, Walter Dunphy, Colm Power, Claire O'Sullivan, Claire O'Regan, Bernadette Comerford and Enda O'Driscoll. The production will be directed by Peg Power and the play will commence at 8.15 pm. Booking is at the Heritage Centre, Main Street – telephone no. 640200.
ICA Gala Dinner a Fantastic Success
Over one hundred ladies attended the much-awaited Gala Dinner in the Carraig Hotel on Saturday 16th October. It was a fantastic success and was preceded by a special Mass in St. Nicholas Church celebrated by Fr. Richard Geoghegan CC. President Phil Coffey welcomed the Federation President Ann O'Connell and the Vice President Betty Williams, also Peggy Drohan, Clonmel who was representing her late sister Lily Aylward the first President of the Carrick on Suir ICA Guild.
An apology was received from the first Treasurer of the Guild Mary Casey due to a family bereavement.
It was very pleasing to see so many daughters present representing their mothers, in particular Josie Healy and her daughter Marian who travelled from England for the occasion. Many others travelled from Dublin, Wexford and Kildare. It was nice to see Dilly Healy from the once vibrant Carrick Beg Guild present, together with some other past members of that Guild. Likewise, Annette Sheehan who was a very active member of the Carrick on Suir Guild before taking up residence in Cahir, and the near neighbouring Faugheen Guild was well represented. It was much appreciated to see some visitors from Rathkeevin and Clonmel Guilds present. Many former members and supporters came along to take a trip down memory lane and all were treated to a slide show of events covering past years. The travel photographs starting with the first trip to Paris in 1983 prompted some funny stories and great memories. The music for the night was provided by Doc & Co. whose music was ideal for the occasion, and the ladies danced the night away proving they are still as lively as ever. The evening ended with tea and coffee and a delicious birthday cake made by the chief hostess Margaret McNamara.
The next meeting of the Guild takes place on Wednesday 10th November at 7.30 pm and the members would be delighted to see some new faces coming along as guests, with no commitment. Ladies from the new Health Shop will be attending to show their products and have a chat. Arrangements will be made to travel to the County Museum in Clonmel on Saturday 13th November to take a more extended view of the wonderful exhibition and history of the South Tipperary ICA Federation currently on display at the Museum. Many members are continuing to attend the Set Dancing classes in the Carraig Hotel on Tuesday nights at 8.00 pm, which are good fun and others are welcome to join.
Meals on Wheels may have to Close Down
According to the earliest records available, the Carrick on Suir Social Services Meals on Wheels service began in 1971. While there is no actual figure available for the number of dinners supplied, the cost of food for the meals in that year was 252. In recent years, the struggle for survival has become increasingly difficult and dependent largely on donations and particularly on the Annual Draw.
An indicator of the present situation is that the overall annual expenses are in the region of €20,000 over an annual 45 week period of service for approximately thirty people.
Despite the best efforts of the hard-working committee and voluntary ticket sellers, the income from the Draw has been declining for the past number of years. The current National and International financial situation has made ticket sales break-even prospects extremely doubtful at the present time and the decision had to be taken to cancel the Draw rather than risk greater losses. In light of this position it is with great regret that the committee wish to make it known that if some major assistance is not forthcoming both financial and worker help, Meals on Wheels will not be sustainable and may possibly have to be closed down at the end of this year.
Tuesday Night Club – 1st Joe and Marie Cooney, 2nd Irene Purcell and Emer Musiol, 3rd Marie Phelan and Phyllis Fogarty. Thursday Night Club – 1st Kitty Moloughney and Tilly O'Donnell, 2nd Biddy Skelly and Betty Moran, 3rd Ena Mulcahy and Teasie Blanchfield. Golf Club – 1st Biddy Skelly and Martin Ellis, 2nd Brid Coghlan and G. Walsh. 92 Bridge Club – 1st Phil Brannigan and Betty Moran,
2nd Leish Galvin and Adrienne Blanco.
News from the Parishes
A Lectio Divina Workshop in which, participants will be guided through the different steps by Fr. Brendan Clifford O.P. will take place in St. John's Pastoral Centre on this Thursday night 28th October at 7.30. Booking is essential so please contact the Pastoral Centre on 051 874199. A donation of €5 includes light refreshments.
The Annual Bereavement Mass will take place in St. Nicholas Church on Wednesday 3rd November at 7.30 pm. This Mass is for everyone but in particular, members of families who buried a loved one from the Parishes since this time last year are invited.
Condolences to the families and friends of Joan Maher, Tullamore; Eddie Power, Kickham Street and New York; Betty Aylward, Carrick on Suir and Dublin; Mary Murphy (nee Curry), Mass Road; Kevin Keegan, Coolnamuck Road; Francis Casey, Marian Avenue; John Fitzpartick, Seskin; Sr. Therese Creed, Convent of Mercy and Christopher Ajaegbu Nwaiwu, Nigeria all of whom died recently.
Active Retirement Club
The Carrick on Suir Active Retirement Club meets this Thursday 28th October at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Please come along and enjoy a cup of tea, light exercise, singing, dancing and a chat. Deposits for the holiday break in Killarney next month will be taken up at the meeting.
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