For Newcastle Community Alert and Tigh na nDaoine is taking place on Thursday, July 12, at 9p.m. at Clonmel Park Hotel. Tickets available at door or by contacting (086) 8262422 or (052) 6129155/6188700. Please support this worthy cause while enjoying traditional music, song and dance at its best.


For children of school going age and upwards is taking place in Tigh na nDaoine on Wednesday’s from 11am to 12:30pm starting on Wednesday, July 18. Cost is €E5 per class and will be ran by Kiara Heffernan artist/teacher. Please phone/text Mandy on (087)1846393 for more information or to book a place.


Basic IT training for the unemployed or people over 55 using a specially designed free six-hour training programme that will take place in the IT centre in Newcastle, Clonmel. To book your place or for more information contact Mandy (087)1846393.


Anyone interested in forming/joining a Parent & Toddler Group in Tigh na nDaoine please contact Mandy on (087)1846393 or (052) 6120141.


A wonderful weekend to commemorate Seamus O Maolchathaigh of Cruan took place in Newcastle from Friday, June 29, to Sunday, July 1. Newcastle celebrated its rich cultural and language heritage with Irish lectures, fiddle making, Sean Nos, art workshops, cookery demonstration, heritage and nature walks, plus a wonderful ceolchoirm of local and national talent, Club Leabhar and Tai Chi in Irish. The very successful weekend concluded with Aifreann on Sunday, concelebrated by Fr Gareth Desmond P.P. Newcastle, assisted by Fr Sean Nugent P.P. and Fr Jim Mulcahy P.P. son of Seamus O Maolchathaigh. Fr Jim celebrated 65 years in the priesthood on June 15 last.

Oidhreacht An Caislean Nua, Newcastle Heritage Group want to say mile buiochas to all volunteers, participants, supporters of the Eige, particularly to Newcastle Vintage Club, local FAS scheme, Muintir Na Tire Community Council for all their assistance. A special thanks to Marjorie O’Flynn for enabling a much admired exhibition of local artists work in the Community Hall over the weekend.


Names are now been taken for the annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine in August. Please contact Alice O’Shea, Newcastle, at 052 6136140 anytime.


Munster Hurling Final Tickets- The tickets for the Munster Hurling Final will be distributed in the GAA complex on Thursday evening next, July 12, between 8.30pm and 9pm. Anyone who has ordered tickets please collect them at this time.

Junior A Football Fixture- The junior footballers will play Ardfinnan in the next round of the championship on Friday evening next in the Ned Hall Park. Check the South Board fixtures for time.

Congratulations to John and Bridget McCarra on the birth of a baby boy Eanna, a brother for Saoirse, Orlaith and Aoibhinn. No doubt a future footballer and hurler for the club.