Carrick-on-Suir briefs....

Walking tours

Walking tours

Local historian Tom Walsh’s fascinating weekly walking tours of Carrick-on-Suir have resumed for the summer season.

The guided tour cover 800 years of the town’s political, social and economic history and includes

The tour leaves from Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre every Wednesday at 3pm.

For further information contact the Heritage Centre at (051) 640200.

Tractor run

A tractor run in aid of Carrick-on-Suir’s St Brigid’s Hospital will take place in the Grangemockler area on Saturday, July 13.

Grangemockler Vintage Club’s annual tractor run will be followed by a field evening and barbecue in the Michael Hogan Sports Field from 6pm to 9pm. It will feature fun and games for all age groups and its proceeds will be donated to the Grangemockler Sports Field.

GAA Cul Camp

Ballyneale/Grangmockler GAA Club is accepting registrations for its Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp that will run from August 12 to 16.

Registration for the GAA skills summer camp can be made online at

For more details contact the Club’s Cul Camp co-ordinator Carmel Hanrahan (087) 6725211

EP launch night

Musician and singer Pete MacGowan has produced his debut EP, “Stop The Clocks”, which will be officially launched in the well known music pub Powers of Tullahought at 8pm on Saturday, July 13.

The EP features MacGowan on lead vocals, guitars and harmonica and Breege Phelan on lead and backing vocals. All five songs on the EP are originals, inspired by folk, blues and roots music.

The EP launch night will include a lively music session. Pete and Breege, who both live near Faugheen, will perform with support from musicians Panie Bartley, Paddy Walsh, Maria O’Shea Enright, Caroline Ború, Marietta O’Keefe and Dave Cooney.

Stop the Clocks will be on sale at the launch night for €5. The EP is also available from, local shops, and online from, iTunes and Amazon MP3.