This week there was a great rumour doing the rounds that Jackson’s pub in Skeheenarinky was going to close, and Mick would like to reassure all his customers that there is absolutely no truth in the rumour that the pub is closing. We look forward to the upcoming social evening next Saturday, and I am told - by a man who should know - that the cards in Skeheenarinky are going as well as ever. Long may it last!


We have been reminded that, even though the County Council have replaced the two large Skeheenarinky signs (for which everyone is grateful) , there are still many empty poles around the area that require new signs. We trust it is only a matter of time before those signs will be supplied and fitted. One of the signs missing is the one for ‘Galteemore’ at the junction of Black Road and Main Road and will be very welcome when it returns.


Skeheenarinky Flower and Garden Club ‘Social Evening’ takes place on Saturday, 30 July, in Jacksons, with the ever popular Tom O’Brien and ‘Jack the Flute’. This promises to be a great fun-filled evening.

Another reminder that entry forms for the Show should be returned with appropriate entry fees by Saturday, August 6. Details are on the entry forms. There are many classes and categories, so there is sure to be a section to suit you, young or not-so-young! Whether you are experienced or an absolute beginner, there will be a great welcome in Skeheenarinky for you. Be sure to read the tips and rules. We are all looking forward to a great show. The management committee politely remind everyone that they can’t accept late entries. So get those entry forms in on time. Watch out next week for details of upcoming garden club coffee morning. Inquiries to Doug on 086 8051564 or by email


Results: 1st. Helen O’Brien & Mary Hyland; 2nd. Mossie Hanley and Dinny Wallace; 3rd. (Shared by) John Sherlock & Seanie Crotty with Ned Condon & Jack Shealy. Lucky Tables: 1. Fr. Joe Flynn & James Fox; 2. Peggy Cleary & Margaret Cavanagh . Tickets: Brigid O’Brien; John Sherlock; Ned Condon; Eddie Fitzgibbon.


A reader of the notes asked this week if there was any information locally on a castle that is said to have stood in Dromroe some hundreds of years ago, or if anyone knew of a disused and long hidden cemetery in that townland. We will be happy to pass on any information.


There was a great gathering of Caplices in Cahir last weekend, on July 23, when sons and daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Mattie and Bridget Caplice of Skeheenarinky held a Family Get-Together. Over sixty members of the family were present, and for some it was the first time getting together in almost twenty years. Congratulations to all the family, and whoever did all the organising deserves to be complemented.