Carrick-on-Suir News in Brief

Retirement club meets with John Hume

Retirement club meets with John Hume

Fifty members of Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club met with one of the great architects of the Northern Ireland Peace Process - John Hume - during their holiday break in Derry.

The former SDLP leader made a surprise visit to the hotel the Carrick-on-Suir contingent were staying in.

John is not in the best of health at the moment but the Retirement Club members were all very pleased to meet him.

The first of this season’s afternoon dinner dances was in Carlow last Sunday and enjoyed very much.

New members are welcome to come along to the fortnightly meetings in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre every second Thursday from 2pm to 4pm.

Bridge results

92 Club: 1st Betty Moran and Tilly O’Donnell, 2nd Maureen Nolan and Vera O’Donnell.

Tuesday Club: 1st Milena Mullins and Marie O’Conner, 2nd Marie Phelan and Phyllis Fogarty, 3rd Kitty Mullins and Biddy Skelly.

Thursday Club: Kathleen Coffey and Elizabeth Malone, 2nd Tess O’Shea and Irene Purcell, 3rd Marie Phelan and Biddy Skelly.

Golf Club: 1st Delma Morrissey and Peggy Cooney, 2nd Breda Feeney and Vera O’Donnell.

Senior Citizens Party

St. Colman’s St Vincent de Paul Youth Conference threw a party for Carrick-on-Suir’s in the Swan Recreational Hall on Monday, October 1

On behalf of the Youth Conference, Sarah Dunne thanked the Swan GAA Club for use of the hall, the musicians Noel, Sean and Audie, the Venturer Scouts and the Hutton Family for donating money towards the cost of the function.

A minute’s silence was observed for senior citizens who died during the year.

Day Care Centre thanks

Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre thanks all who contributed so generously to the recent church gate collections in the town and surrounding communities.

Harvest Mass

The St Nicholas Church Liturgy Committee thanks all who helped make the recent Harvest Thanksgiving Mass a great success.

Halloween Pool Party

A Halloween party for children aged five to 14 years old will take place at the Sean Kelly Sports Centre swimming pool on Tuesday, October 30 at 5.45pm.

Fund good for business

South Tipperary County Councillor Bobby Fitzgerald has welcomed the announcement of a €90m fund for businesses refused credit from banks.

The “micro-enterprise” funding means that businesses and sole traders refused credit from banks will be able to apply for a loan from this fund.

“The investment is expected to create 7,700 jobs over the next ten years in over five thousand micro enterprises,” said Cllr Fitzgerald.

Businesses and sole traders across all sectors employing ten people or less will be able to apply for a loan up to €25,000. Further details, guides and application forms can be obtained from County and City Enterprise Boards and at

Card drive

The monthly Progressive 25 Card Drive in aid of Rathgormack Community & Hiking Centre takes place at the Centre on Thursday, October 25, at 8.45pm.

September winners were Sean Bourke/John Power, Michael Maye/John Mackey and Mary Terry/Denis Cullinane.

Librarian seeks ideas

Carrick-on-Suir’s new librarian Maura Barrett is looking for new ideas to attract more people from all age to the town’s public library.

Scrabble games are among the social activities already taking place at the library every Monday morning between 11am and 1pm.

The sessions are very well attended and is enjoyed very much.

There is always a place for new members so please feel free to come and play scrabble at the Library any Monday morning.

There is also a very industrious knitting circle. Its members span all age groups and all levels of ability. You might be surprised how easy it is to knit everything from a tea cosy to a quilt.

The group meet every Thursday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New members are always welcome.

Local artists Claire Moore and Teresa Moran are currently exhibiting their artwork at the Library, so please drop in and browse, admire and see Carrick-on-Suir and the surrounding area from an artist’s perspective.

For more detailed information please telephone Librarian Maura Barrett at (051) 640591during opening hours.