RTE Radio’s Liveline Show will be broadcast live from Carrick-on-Suir tomorrow Thursday (March 28) to help promote local business and cultural initiatives that are trying to bring extra visitors to the town.
The show will be broadcast from The Carraig Hotel, the day Carrick-on-Suir Business Association officially relaunches its “Golden Years Discount Days” scheme and the Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival officially launches its festival programme of event over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
This is an initiative that will run every Wednesday afterwards to encourage retired people to visit Carrick’s historical sites and avail of special offers and discounts in participating shops, hair and beauty salons, cafes and restaurants.
Local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the launch by providing discounts, special offers and prizes over the Easter break.
There will be free draws for over 65s and active retirement groups in local shops on launch day. Look out for the ‘Golden Years’ posters.
The Joe Duffy ‘Funny Friday” Liveline radio show will be broadcast a day early due to Good Friday from The Carraig Hotel from 1.45pm to 3pm.
As the number of people allowed to attend the show are small, COSBA says the programme will be broadcast over the town’s speaker system so that nobody misses out.
Carrick-on-Suir Business Association said it was a major coup for the town to have this flagship RTE radio show, providing good and positive publicity.
The Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival, meanwhile, will officially launch their programme of events at 12 noon on Thursday with Irish music and dancing.
Entertainment will also include the Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society, fresh from their 100th production ‘West Side Story’. They will perform for shoppers outside the Carraig Hotel at 3.30pm after the radio show.
The TV cameras will also be in town again to film the launch. They have been around town over the past couple of months, as part of RTE’s Local Heroes Show, filming the lead up to the ‘Discount Day’ launch.
Joe Duffy, who also fronts the TV show, will visit Ormond Castle to learn more about the Butler Trail and to see what’s on offer for visitors to the area.
“Thursday should be a great day and we are encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the launch,” said a COSBA spokesperson.
“Lots of active retirement groups from around the South East have been invited, including Mai Quaid, the National Chairperson, who will be in town for the day.”