Carrick-on-Suir News in brief...

Retirement Club meeting

Retirement Club meeting

The fortnightly meeting of Carrick on Suir Active Retirement Club takes place this Thursday, February 7

February from 2pm to 4pm at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre.

New members are always welcome to come along and enjoy light exercise, dancing, singing, good entertainment and a cup of tea.

Information will be available at the meeting about upcoming afternoon dinner dances including the

local one and also about some holiday break plans. Annual membership fees are now due.

Nagle Centre courses

The Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre is taking names for a number of useful courses it’s running over the next few months.

Upcoming courses include an Introduction to Beauty Therapy, Refresher Occupational First Aid, Basic First Aid, Cardiac First Response, Hand Massage and Sign Language.

The Resource Centre is always open to suggestions for new courses, services or

networking ideas. Please call in anytime or telephone (051) 642418, e-mail carrickresource@eircom or find the Centre on Facebook.

Bridge results

Monday Club: 1st Breda Feeney and Vera O’Donnell, 2nd Liz Brennan and Breda McCarthy.

Golf Club: 1st Breda Feeney and Vera O’Donnell, 2nd Michael Kennedy and Kathleen Hickey.

Tuesday Club: 1st Rosaline Dowley and Aileen Brett, 2nd Marie O’Connor and Irene Purcell, 3rd Marie Phelan and Phyllis Fogarty.

Thursday Club: 1st Rosaline Dowley and Tilly O’Donnell, 2nd Breda Feeney and Peggy Cooney, 3rd Joan O’Sullivan and Maureen Coffey.

Lions Club Monthly Meeting

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club members unanimously agreed to donate €1,000 to the “Katie’s Wish to Walk” fund-raising appeal at their latest monthly meeting.

The campaign is raising E60,000 to pay for an operation in St Louis in the United State that will give three year-old Katie Lonergan from Owning near Carrick-on-Suir the chance to walk independently. Katie has Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia and is daughter of Aisling and John Lonergan. Also at the meeting, President Stephanie Keating reviewed a number

of fund-raising events the Club ran over the Christmas period including the fashion show at Dove Hill and the

street flag day.

The Christmas hampers and senior citizens party were also reviewed and there was general agreement that the revised senior citizens rarty was an improvement on the previous celebrations.

Rev. George Cliffe was thanked for the Christmas Carols in Piltown, which raised €550.

The annual Lions Convention takes place in Athlone in early March and any members intending to attend should contact President Stephanie.

Town Council Monthly Meeting

Carrick-on-Suir Town Manager Pat Slattery was welcomed back to Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s recent monthly meeting following his recent illness.

Mr Jimmy Harney, who filled Pat’s shoes during his absence, was thanked by the councillors and Town Council staff.

Social media course

Carrick on Suir Community Business Centre is taking names for a social media course it is organising.

The course aims to get people up and running on the Internet and email and to teach them about social media like Twitter and Facebook.

The Centre is also keen to run an advanced Excel Course. Anyone interested please telephone Susan

at (051) 645588 any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning or call to the Business Centre, which is based at the Nano Nagle Community

Resource Centre.

Brewery Lane agm

The Brewery Lane Theatre annual general meeting takes place at the theatre on Wednesday, February 13 at 8pm.

All members should attend and new members will be made most welcome.