The entry of Ballymacarbry Community in “The Pride of Place Competition 2011” takes place on July 21, at 9.45am.

Supporters of the Souvenir Booklet for the day are invited to be listed as sponsors. E20 is the expected sponsorship. Please contact Thomas Crotty on 087-2741196 or Ellen Kelly on 087-7518839.


Notice to landowners in Ballymacarbry and surrounding areas

Sliabh gCua, Nire Valley and Four-mile water Gun Clubs Wild Deer Control Program.

As you will no doubt be aware the wild deer numbers are increasing in the area and this has given rise to a number of problems and potential problems: Wild deer are causing damage to crops and fencing; Wild deer can carry TB and other animal diseases; Wild deer can cause serious traffic accidents.

In order to assist landowners in controlling this problem and reduce wild deer numbers to a more sustainable level, the three local gun clubs Sliabh gCua, Nire Valley and Four-mile-water put in place a Wild Deer Control Program.

The clubs have assembled a team of experienced deer stalkers with excellent local knowledge of the area. The team members are fully insured and details of same can be provided.

The team will be making contact with landowners affected by this problem and outline what assistance can be provided. This service is provided absolutely free of charge.

If any landowner would like to avail of this service please contact any member of your local gun club.

“Local problems are best solved locally”


With deep sorrow, we record the death of Nora Hogan, (nee Wall), Knocknaree, Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, which occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2011, in the excellent care of the nurses and staff at St. Anthony’s Unit, surrounded by her family. Nora was pre-deceased by her loving husband Din, brother Tommy, sister in law Phyllis, also Katie, daughter in law Margaret and her lifelong friend Mary Whelan (Lynch).

Following the rosary and prayers recited by Fr. Billy Meehan, removal took place from O’Donoghues Funeral Home on Monday evening to St. Helena’s Church, the Nire, where her remains were received and blessed on arrival by Fr. Connie Kelleher P.P. and Fr. John Delaney P.P., Kilrossanty and Fews, in the presence of a large concourse of mourners from all walks of life.

On Tuesday morning, requiem mass was celebrated by Fr. Connie Kelleher, concelebrated by Canon Brendan Crowley. The lessons were read by her daughters Kathleen and Angela, while Nora sung the Psalm, gifts were brought to the altar by her grandchildren Kevin, Laurissa and Samantha, while prayers of the faithful were shared by Joseph, Catriona, Mairead, Robert and Kelly Ann. The reflection was sung by Nora, a fitting tribute to her mother, some lovely hymns were rendered by the Nire church choir. Nora was carried from the Church by her sons and grandsons to her final resting place in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery and as the sun shone brightly on a glorious summers day, one of the Nire Valley’s most respected residents was laid to rest.

Chief mourners - Daughters Nora, Josie, Kathleen and Angela, Sons Michael, Denis and Jackie, Sons-in-law Tom V, Anthony and Ger. Daughters-in-law Majella and Helen, Grandchildren, Brother Michael, sister-in-law Peg, wonderful support of Brendan and also Margaret, Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends. Nora’s month’s mind mass will be celebrated at St. Helena’s Church, The Nire at 8pm on Friday July 15. May her gentle soul rest in peace.