The official opening of the refurbished Community Hall took place on Friday last, with local man Tipp F.M.’s Seamus Martin cutting the ribbon and declaring the hall open!
There was a large attendance at the opening, which included Chairman of South Tipperary County Council, Michael Fitzgerald, members of South Tipperary Development Company who part funded the project, builder Arthur Morrissey and many local community groups, as well as Cahir Gardai. The hall has had a complete makeover, from roof to floor.
Cahir Country Markets were in full swing on Friday morning, providing tea and cakes and also selling their delicious fresh produce.
If you wish to use the hall please contact Hilary Carter, or John Quirke.
On Friday next, March 30 , from 9 a.m. to 12 noon there will be a coffee morning fundraiser to help defray the cost of refurbishing the hall.
This historic building dates back to the 1840s when it is believed to have been a store.
In the 1940’s it was the home of the local Vocational School, until the Ceard Scoil was built in Church Street.
To this date, the community hall is an active part of community life in Cahir, from Monday right through to Saturday the Hall is in use.
For over four and a half years the hall committee have being trying to get funding to refurbish the building, from various bodies. A South Tipperary Development Company grant of 50% of the total works greatly aided the work.
Work began on the building after Christmas with a new roof, insulation, windows, new toilet facilities, kitchen, emergency lighting, repainting, tiling and the iron vents on the walls were painstakingly restored by Cahir Engineering Company. Many local trades people where possible, were recruited to do the work.