Clonmel News in brief.....

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter egg hunt in aid of the Carers Association will take place in Mulcahy Park in Clonmel at 2pm this Sunday, March 24.

Admission is €5 per child and every child is guaranteed an Easter egg.

CBS High School Clonmel

A Table Quiz organised by the Parents’ Association of CBS High School, Clonmel, will be held on Thursday, 21st March in Carey’s Bar, Irishtown, at 8.30 pm. Teams of 4 j20. All are welcome.

Alzheimer Cafe

Join us for our next Alzheimer Cafe at the The Community Resource Centre Kickham Street, Clonmel

on Thursday 28th March, 2013 at 11.00 am to 1.00pm.

The guest speaker is Claire McCarthy,a solicitor with Binchy’s. Claire will discuss legal issues, Enduring Power of Attorney, etc.

The Alzheimer Café is a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia, their families and health and social care professionals can come together for a unique blend of education and support. It is a place where people can share experiences and talk about dementia.

Anyone who is affected by dementia is welcome to come to an Alzheimer Cafe.

The Alzheimer Café facilitates support, information and education. It promotes openness and inclusion.

We look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments provided – no fee charged.

Clonmel & District Horticultural Society

The next meeting will be held at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd April at the Clonmel Park Hotel. Our guest speaker is Kristin Jameson of the splendid Tourin, Gardens, Cappoquin, overlooking the river Blackwater. Tourin is predominantly a Spring garden, and the walled garden is a riot of colour in the summer, with a collection of over 100 bearded irises, a sight not to be missed.

Clonmel Lions Club

On the 11th and 12th of March, the Clonmel Lion’s Club, in conjunction with Intel, ran a very successful Youth Ideation Camp in Hotel Minella.

Patricia Mathews, President of the Clonmel Lions Club, stated that,” the purpose of the project was to bring Transition Year students from all schools in the Clonmel area together and take them through two unique days of education designed by Intel.”

Over 100 students attended the camp and enjoyed a talk by local entrepreneur Gary Gubbins, Red Nose Wine. Lion’s Club member, Donagh McMahon chaired the event in conjunction with J.J. Killian, Ignite Business Solutions, who facilitated the two days.

The students were split into teams, containing individuals from each school, and taken through a process to encourage them to become entrepreneurs and innovators. Each team was coached by Lions club members and local business people, who brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the students.

All of the students worked extremely hard over the two days and created some amazing solutions to the problem they were set, which was to use technology to enable senior citizens to live longer, healthier, happier and more independent lives.

On day two the teams pitched their business concepts to the judging panel comprising of Ita Horan, Tipperary SR County Enterprise Board, Brian Cleary, CEO Clonmel Chamber of Commerce and Michael Wright, Home Instead Senior Care. The judges had an extremely hard task to select a winning team and after much debate Team Eagle was selected and will now proceed to the All Ireland Final. This will be hosted by Intel in Lexlip on 20th April 2013, where they will pitch their business idea and compete for the main prize, a trip to Intel’s HQ in Silicon Valley, USA.

De Puy Hip Recall

A free information meeting for Irish patients affected by the De Puy Hip Recall of 2010 will take place on Tuesday, 26th March in Clonmel Park Hotel.

The seminar, which will be hosted by Peter McDonnell & Associates, will provide attendees with an array of valuable information about commencement of the litigation process and, crucially, alert affected patients – several hundred of whom are in South Tipperary – to the fact that they still have time to take action against the Medical Devices giant.

GIY Clonmel -

Our next meeting is on Thursday 21st March at 7pm, Clonmel Library. Lily de Sylva is back by popular demand, and will give us an informative talk on Success with Seeds & Herbs, what, when and where to plant. This will give us all a kick start to get planting! so come along and meet fellow gardeners!