Clonmel in brief...

Historical Society discusses Kickham Barracks

Historical Society discusses Kickham Barracks

The next meeting of the Clonmel Historical and Archaeological Society will be held in the Main Guard next Monday evening, 21st, when Michael Dolan will talk about ‘Kickham Barracks - stories and events relating from 1785 to the present day’. The meeting starts at 8.15pm.

Words and Music at Old St. Mary’s

Clonmel Writers and St. Mary’s Senior Choir will perform in Old St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, 1st December at 8pm in aid of C.A.R.E - the Cancer Care Centre. This is the fifth year that both groups will promote this hugely popular event and they’re calling on all their supporters and friends to come along and make this the best one yet. Admission is free.

Award-winning author Sebastian Barry at library

Award-winning author Sebastian Barry will visit Clonmel Library on this Friday, 18th at 7.30pm and meet Sebastian Barry. Tipperary Reads 2011 has chosen Barry as the countywide read and his book, A Long Long Way, has been read and enjoyed all through the county since last June. All are welcome and this event is free of charge.

55 Social Club

The 55 club will hold their next social night on this Friday, 18th in The Coachman, Parnell Street, Clonmel. Music will be provided by Richie Halpin. The Mass for deceased members will be celebrated at 8pm before the music starts.

Polar Express Storytime and Pyjama Party

Places are filling up very quickly for this annual event in Clonmel Library on Friday, 23rd December at 6pm. Call to the library and book your ticket now. All children are welcome but places must be pre-booked. The party is for children aged 4-12 years and is free of charge.

Peaks Mountaineering Club

Both walks this Sunday, 20th are in the Galtees. The early walk is led by Kevin Bowen, assisted by Ken Quinlivan. The noon walk will be led by Bernard Lennon, assisted by Jimmy Trehy and Seamus Maher. Both walks have a pick-up in Cahir at Morrison’s garage about 10 minutes later than the time of departure from Eldon’s.

The 10 o’clock group, led by Greg Kenny and Alicja Kaminska, worked hard on Sunday. Their route in the Knockmealdowns took the form of a figure of eight. With a height gain of 950 metres, and a distance of 18 kilometres, the group returned to the starting point at Kilballyboy Wood knowing that they’d had a tough day in the hills. The weather was windy, and the visibility was poor above 500 metres, but it was so mild that it felt more like a mid-summer’s day rather than mid-November.

The club party night is booked for Saturday, 3rd December with music, food and dancing on the menu. More details are available from Helen Shanahan or any of the committee.

More club details are available from Bernard on 086-2937220 or drop into Eldon’s any Sunday evening after the walks return, which at this time of year is about 5pm or a little later.

Multi-cultural Mass

A multi-cultural mass and Carol Singing will be celebrated in the Church of Resurrection on Sunday, December 11th. This will start at 9.45am and continue into the 10am Mass. If anyone would like to represent a different culture or nationality and take part please contact Breid Greene on 085-1058568.   

Thanks from Autism Support Group

The South Tipperary Autism Support Group thanks all those who supported and helped in any way with their table quiz last Thursday night, including Gavin’s of Irishtown for their hospitality. The event was a huge success.