Carrick-on-Suir News in Brief...

Social networking course

Social networking course

A new social networking course teaching computer users about Facebook, Twitter, the internet and email is to be run by Carrick-on-Suir’s Community Business Centre. .

The course will help you find old friends, share pictures and help you to follow local events such as activities at The Strand and Brewery Lane Theatres.

If the course runs into Christmas, there will be a break and it will resume in the New Year.

The Business Centre, which is based at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre, is alsocurrently taking names for a beginnings computer course.

It is aimed at those who have absolutely no experience with computers and the lessons are given in a very relaxed peaceful atmosphere.

For further information about either of these courses, either drop in to the Nano Nagle Centre or give Susan a call any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings to discuss.

The telephone number is (051) 645588.

Craft fair

Camphill, Grangemockler will hosts its annual craft fair on Sunday, November 25 from 2pm to 5pm.

Hand-woven items ideal for Christmas presents including rugs, scarves, gloves, baskets and pottery as well as home produce will be for sale.

There will also be lots of goodies for children including face painting.

Teas and festive fair will add to the occasion. All are welcome.

Bridge results

Monday Club: 1st Ita Power and Betty Moran, 2nd Tilly O’Donnell and Vera O’Donnell.

Tuesday Club: 1st Joan English and Marie Cooney, 2nd Emer Musiol and Irene Purcell, 3rd Ann Connolly and Annette Wyse.

Golf Club: 1st Biddy Skelly and Ann Ellis, 2nd Tess O’Shea and Maureen O’Donoghue.

Retirement Club news

Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club’s next meeting will take place at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Thursday, November 29.

New members are always welcome.

Final arrangements were made for the holiday break in Killarney from December 3 to 7 at the Club’s last meeting last Thursday at which the large attendance enjoyed two hours of dancing, singing, tai chi, a chat and a cup of tea.

A small number of seats are available on the coach for Killarney and anyone interested should contact Jimmy at (051) 640398.

The Club’s last fortnightly meeting in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre took place last Thursday.

Rathgormack card drive

The monthly Progressive 25 Card Drive in aid of Rathgormack Community Hall takes place on Thursday, November 29 at 8.45pm.

Last month’s winners were Michael Prendergast and Gerry Carroll.

Book publishing course

An article in last week’s issue about the upcoming self-publishing a book course at the Public Library, Greenside gave the correct dates for the course but the days were incorrect.

The course takes place this Friday, November 23 and on the following Friday, November 20 from 10am to 2pm on both days.

The tutor is Ruby Barnes, who is a self-published author of four novels.

He is based in Kilkenny and is a graduate of NUI Maynooth Creative Writing for Publication.

Floral art demonstration

A Gala Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration, hosted by Glasha Flower and Garden Society, will take place in The Carraig Hotel on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm.

Demonstrator is Eileen O’Brien from Kinsale and the theme will be “In Festive Mood”.

Admission is €10 and will include raffle, tea and Christmas food.

Proceeds from the show will be donated to St. Brigid’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Suir and the World Association of Flower Arrangers.