Briefs

An evening of song, poetry, prose

An evening of song, poetry, prose

BAFTA award winning actor and singer/songwriter Ryland Teifi teams up with Roisin Clancy from the famous Clancy Brothers familyfor an evening of entertainment at the Brewery Lane Theatre on Friday 16th September.

The show will feature folk songs intertwined with stories, drama and poetry from the work of Yeats, Joyce and Dylan Thomas.

Admission will be €10 and there will be refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased at Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre (051) 640200.

Rathgormack’s set dancing festival

The 8th annual set dancing festival “Dance ‘Neath the Comeraghs” takes place in Rathgormack.

The festival opens on Friday night with the Johnny Reidy Ceili Band leading a ceili in the village’s Community & Hiking Centre at 9.30pm.

Deenagh Ceili Band will perform at the dancing in the centre on Saturday night the music will be supplied by Deenagh Ceili Band and on Sunday afternoon Pat Walsh and Tony Dunne will supply the music at the closing ceili at 3pm.

Joan Pollard Carew will host a set dance workshop at the centre on from 10.30am to 1pm and from 2.30 to 5.00pm.

There will also be music sessions in the local pubs over the weekend.

Film club launch

The launch of Carrick on Suir Film Club takes place in Brewery Lane Theatre and Arts Centre next Tuesday, September 13 at 8.15pm. Membership is €20 and €4 per film.

The opening film is included in the membership fee.

Cost to visitors is €7 per film.

The film next Tuesday night is “Crazy Heart” and there will be a pre-film wine reception.

Membership enrolment will be from 7pm.

Handball Club membership fees

Carrick-on-Suir Handball and Racquetball Club wishes to remind members that membership fees for the coming year are due to be renewed this month

Adult membership costs €20 and juvenile membership is €10.

New members are always welcome and booking sheets are available for members’ convenience.

Eucharistic adoration

Many of the people, who gave an hour of their week in the company of the Blessed Sacrament in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Nicholas Parish Church have passed on, or are currently unable to fulfil the commitment.

If anyone has an hour to spare, they might consider doing this worthwhile hour a week.

Please contact any member of the committee or one of the priests in either parish if you are interested.

Church gate collection

The annual church gate collection in aid of Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre takes place in both St Nicholas and St Molleran Churches this weekend, September 10 and 11.

Carers group meeting

Carrick-on-Suir Carers Support Group resumes its monthly meetings after the summer break next Tuesday, September 13 in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre at 11am.

Bridge club agm

The annual general meeting of the 88 Bridge Club takes place in the Carraig Hotel on Thursday, September 15 at 7.30pm

Musical Society quiz

Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s fundraising table quiz takes place in the Theatre Bar this Friday night starting at 8.45pm.

A table of four costs €20 with lots of prizes to be won.

The production will be a mix of musical numbers from hit shows that have appeared on Broadway, such as Phantom, Annie, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Wicked and the wonderful thought evoking Ragtime.

Performing on the night will be singers and dancers from the Society, some old friends from visiting societies and also some new faces such as Karen Martin from Tullamore, Sinead Usher from Dublin, and local hip hop dance group “Sublime Vibes”.

Meanwhile, ticket booking is brisk for Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s “Best of Broadway” show in the Strand Theatre on Saturday, September 24 at 8pm.

The Strand Theatre manager has booked some outstanding upcoming attractions including the Story of the Carpenters, Reeling in the Showband Years hosted by RTE’s Ronan Collins, the High Kings, the Fureys and the D’Unbelievables.

For further information or to book please contact Willie at (051) 645050 or on mobile at (086) 3571403.

Parishes’ news

A pilgrimage from the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore to the Holy Land begins on October 20 and will run for nine nights.

A spiritual director from the Diocese will accompany the pilgrimage.

There are still some places available. For more information call 051 878900.

Condolences to the families and friends of Margaret O’Shea (nee Bolger), Castle Street; Jack Wall, Seskin and Gort, Co. Galway; Patrick Power, Collins Park and Portlaw; Peggy Meagher (nee Murphy), O’Mahony Avenue; Tess Hanrahan, Brittas, South Lodge; Thomas Power, Windgap, Co. Kilkenny; Michelle Blackmore, Mountain View; Jim Byrne, Owning; Carolyn Howard, Pennsylvania, USA; John Ryan, Piltown; Bridget Power, Hugginstown and Sean Daly, Marian Avenue all of whom died recently.

Retirement group back in action

Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club resumes this Thursday, September 8 at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre from 2pm to 4pm. All active retirement people are invited to come along and enjoy dancing, singing, a chat, a joke, a cup of tea and some light exercise.

Members will be given information about the holiday break to Co. Wicklow.

The committee passed a vote of sympathy to the Hanrahan family, South Lodge on the sad death of Tess, who had given members all much entertainment and kindness over the years. May she rest in peace.

Boxers resume training

St Nicholas Boxing Club members have returned to training after the summer break.

Training continues on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm to 8pm in the Parish Community Hall, Greenside.

New members are always welcome.

Donation to Meals-on-Wheels

Carrick-on-Suir Meals-on-Wheels has received a €725 donation from the Clonmel Veteran and Vintage Car Club.

The Club raised the money during its annual vintage car run in May, which included a display of vehicles in Powerstown Park Racecourse in Clonmel.

Michael Lavin, Chairman of the Veteran and Vintage Car Club, presented the €725 cheque to Jim English, treasurer of Carrick-on-Suir Meals-on- Wheels.