All eyes on Carrick for event launches last week

An initiative launched in Carrick-on-Suir last week by the Carrick on Suir Business Association (COSBA), will encourage the active retired from the county to visit the town’s historical sites and avail of special offers and discounts in participating shops, hair and beauty salons, cafes and restaurants.

An initiative launched in Carrick-on-Suir last week by the Carrick on Suir Business Association (COSBA), will encourage the active retired from the county to visit the town’s historical sites and avail of special offers and discounts in participating shops, hair and beauty salons, cafes and restaurants.

‘Golden Years Discount Days’ was officially launched last Thursday, and RTE radio’s top presenter Joe Duffy was in town for the occasion with his Funny Friday radio - a day early because of Good Friday. The special event also coincided with the official launch of the Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival which takes place from May 31 to June 3. Entertainment was also provided by the Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society, fresh from their 100th production ‘West Side story’, who performed for shoppers outside the Carraig Hotel at after the radio show.

Local businesses pulled out all the stops for the launch providing discounts, special offers and prizes over the Easter break. Many active retirement groups from around the South East were invited, including Mai Quaid, the national chairperson, who was be in town for the day.

And the television cameras were also in town again to film the launch, having visited on several occasions over the past couple of months, as part of RTE’s Local Heroes show, filming the lead up to the discount day launch.

Joe Duffy, who also fronts the TV show, will visit the Ormond Castle, the only Tudor Manor in Ireland, to learn more about the Butler Trail and to see what’s on offer for visitors to the area.