Cahir News in brief...

Gardai Climb Croagh Patrick For Day Centre

Gardai Climb Croagh Patrick For Day Centre

Three local Garda have announced that they will climb Croagh Patrick to raise funds for the Day Care Centre in Cahir. Gardai Denis Stack, Lorraine Costelloe and Jennifer Gough will undertake this huge challenge on Saturday, March 9.

Fundraising cards are in place in several local businesses and donations are also gratefully received for this worthy cause in any of the following places: Cahir House Hotel, the Shamrock Lounge, The Heritage, The Lazy Bean, The Galtee Inn or Cahir Garda Station.

Game Council Mass

Mass for the living and deceased members of South Tipperary Regional Game Council will take place on Friday, March 1, at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Cahir.

Refreshments will be available after Mass in the Shamrock Lounge.

Our Lady Of Mercy Primary School

Parents / guardians of children wishing to enroll in Our Lady of Mercy Primary School in September 2013 are advised that application forms are available for collection from the school office.

Children must be four years of age before September 2013 to be eligible for enrolment. Completed application form should be accompanied by birth certificate. Please return completed application form to the school office as soon as possible to ensure that a place is reserved for your child.

Cahir Ladies

Football Club

Training for seniors, juniors and minors each Friday evening and Sunday morning. All three groups will train together.

The 2012 minor A final against Clonmel Commercials is fixed for Sunday, February 24. Venue TBC. Please come along and support the girls.



The last card game of ARA was held on Friday, February 15, in the McAuley Room. First, 12 games, Leisha Shine and Teresa Prendergast. Second, 11 games, Red Burke and Kieran O’Brien. Lucky table: Tom McGrath, Tom O’Mahony, Margaret Quinlan. Raffle: Rena O’Connor and Margaret Quinlan.

Next game will be held on Friday, February 22. Thanks to all the people who support the cards so loyally.

Dance/Social will be held in Cahir House Hotel on Wednesday, February 20, at 2pm. Hope to see you all there as a great evening is promised.

Music of a

Spring Evening

‘Music of a Spring Evening’ will take place in Cahir House Hotel on Saturday, February 23, at 8pm. Taking part will be the Cork Garda Male Voice Choir, Choral Society, Cahir, Belle Voci Singers and solo singers. Tickets available from the hotel, John Quirke or Hilary Carter 0863634457. Also at Cahir Library and Marians, Clonmel. Please come early to get a good seat. Concert will start on time. All proceeds will go to Cahir Community Hall Restoration and St. Paul’s Church Guided Tours.

Cahir Pantomime

Society AGM

Cahir Pantomime Society will hold their AGM at 8pm at the Parish Rooms on Thursday, February 28. New members welcome. Thank you for your support to date.

Craft Granary


Due to popular demand, Cahir Craft Granary will now hold a Mother’s Day Cupcake Workshop. Mother and child welcome on Saturday, March 9. Times are 11am to 1pm. Cost €5 per person. Please call to reserve your place 0527441473.

Cahir Community Lotto draw

There was no Jackpot winner of the draw that took place on Wednesday, February 13. The draw was witnessed by Nellie Burke. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 24 and 27. There were four lucky dip winners each taking home €25 and they were Albert O’Dwyer, Barrack Street, Cahir, Jack Bell, The Mill Cottages, Cahir, Kitty Fogarty, Mountain Rd, Cahir and Eamonn Elliott, Beechpark, Cahir.

The next draw will take place on Wednesday, February 20, in Cahir Day Care Centre at 12 noon. The Jackpot will then be €2,500. Tickets are available in local shops and also at the Enterprise Centre.

New South Tipperary Railway Website

Bernard Allan has launched a non-commercial informational website primarily about the South Tipperary railway line (Waterford-Clonmel-Limerick Junction). It may be viewed at:

There are two pages about Cahir - one detailing the tourist aspects (for inbound tourism) and another the rail times and sample fares - local, national and international fares (including the little known SailRail tickets which allow travel from say Cahir to Manchester).

Also on the site is a ‘Days out by Train’ page. Check it out and Bernard welcomes any feedback/ contributions on the website.