Cahir News in Brief

Flower and Garden Club

Flower and Garden Club

Cahir Flower and Garden Club will hold their next meeting in Cahir House Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, at 8pm.

Con Traas of “The Apple Farm,” Cahir, will give a talk on growing fruit trees, apple, plum, etc., also pruning and taking care of same. All welcome.

Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Cahir house Hotel on Sunday, December 2. Bookings are now being taken. Contact Mary Jenkins (052)7442236 or 086 8298224.

Active Retirement Association

The results of the first round of the South Eastern Active Retirement Table Quiz held at Cahir House Hotel on Tuesday, October 9: 1st with 73 Points Tipperary No 1.Team Margie Eldridge, Chrissie Keogh, Maureen Duffy Breda Marnane; 2nd with 71 Points Cahir No. 2. Team Mary O’Donnell, Bob Condon, Michael Halpin Ted Clarke; 3rd with 71 Points Killenaule No.1 Team Patricia Burke, Nora Byard, Gerald Fitzgerald, John Burke; 4th with 70 Points Killenaule No.2 Team Mary Sirr, Lena Slattery, Maureen Hayes, Mary McGinn

Raffle: 1st Prize Joyce Roberts, Clonmel; 2nd Prize Kitty Slattery, Cahir; 3rd Prize Margaret Quinlan.

Many thanks to Quiz Master John Costigan, and inspectors Pat O’Malley, Denis Hartnett.

The results of “25” Card Game held at the Catherine McAuley Room on Friday, October 12. 1st with 12 Games, Margaret Quinlan, Jim O’Donnell. 2nd with 11 Games, Bob Condon. Paddy Holleran. Lucky Table, Pat & Anne Butler. Maurice Condon, Timmy Fitzgerald. Raffle, Jim O’Donnell, Rita Walsh.

The next game will be held on Friday, October 19.

Annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, at 2.30pm in the Catherine McAuley Room. Our monthly meeting takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Information regarding Cahir Active Retirement Association may be obtained by contacting The Secretary cahiractiveretirement@gmail.com Phone 0527441892.

Happy Birthday

Birthday wishes go to Ger O’Donovan for a very happy 30th birthday, from mother Jo, Lisa, Thomas, Cathal and all the O’Donovan and English families.

Volunteers needed for Charity Ride

Calling all volunteers, October 21 is this Sunday. Volunteers are needed to help out with stewarding the roads for The Gussy Morrissey Charity Horse Ride in aid of the Oncology Unit in Cork Hospital. Time of meeting is 1pm at the Cahir Mart. Induction and direction will be given. Locations are Cahir Mart, Swiss Cottage, Kilcoran and Ballylooby. Transport to venues and lunch will be provided. Contact Con O’Brien on 0872580338 and don’t miss a great opportunity for a day out and all for a great cause!

Halloween Workshop
An invitation is extended to all children to come and take part in a Halloween themed craft workshop for children aged five to 12 years. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 31, and children are invited to dress up for the occasion. Details updated on our facebook page or please phone 0527441473 to book.

Blas Award for Oakpark Foods

Cahir’s Oakpark Foods has won a first prize at the Blas Awards - Blas na hEireann is the national Irish food award.

This weekend’s Blas na hEireann, National Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition of quality Irish produce ever seen on the Island of Ireland. The judges looked for products that are made using top quality Irish ingredients. We have had the biggest number of entries to date this year.

According to research undertaken earlier this year, 54 per cent of Irish shoppers surveyed now recognise the Blas logo, as a quality symbol on products, and are more inclined to buy them. Blas recipients have also reported a sharp increase in sales from the time that the winners are announced.

Knit ‘n’ Natter Club

Cahir library’s ‘Knit and Natter Club’ are running a bus to the Knitting and Stitching Show at the Crafts Fair in Dublin again this November. Places are still available and can be booked in the library. The cost is €25 for the bus which will leave the library at 8am on November 2. As the name suggests, the show covers knitting and stitching but so much more; crochet, embroidery, patchwork and quilting, felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellery-making, card-making, felt and embossing and the list goes on! See www.twistedthread.com for more information