Clonmel Briefs

55 Social Club

55 Social Club

The 55 Social Club will hold their next social evening on Friday July 12th.Venue The Coachman Parnell Street.Music by Paddy Blanche.Members all enjoyed last month with music from the Piano Man.Hope to see you all on Friday...new members always welcome.

Suir Dragon Paddlers

The Suir Dragon Paddlers, a determined breast cancer survivor team will hold a Sponsored Paddle on 16th August, 2013 at 6pm in the Clonmel Rowing Club. All are welcome to come along and see us in action. All sponsorship or any donation big or small is greatly appreciated. For more information please call Elaine on 086 0871645.

Clonmel ‘52’ Bridge Club

Summer bridge continues every Wednesday at 7:30 at the Clonmel Bridge Centre, Cashel Rd. Clonmel. All welcome.

Results 26 June 2013:

1st Gross: Joe and Clare Fogarty.

2nd Gross: Gemma and Frances Burke.

1st Nett: Lecia Callaghan and Ann Danaher

2nd Nett: Beana Higgins and Kathleen Campbell.

Village Dance

The date for the Marlfield Village dance has been set for September the 20th in the Park Hotel. This dance is our main fundraising function and the monies raised pays for the maintenance of the village. In the coming weeks the village committee will be selling tickets and we are asking for your support. More details from any of the committee or secretary on mobile no 0862937220

Morpeth Roll

An exhibition on the Morpeth Roll will travel throughout Ireland in 2013–14. The exhibition will tell the story of why the roll was created and how it was pieced together. The exhibition is now visiting Clonmel until August 11th at the Main Guard.

In 1841, on stepping down as chief secretary, George Howard, Lord Morpeth, received a grand farewell testimonial from the people of Ireland. This took the form of over a quarter of a million signatures on sheets of paper wrapped around a gigantic bobbin; when unwound, the testimonial measures a staggering 420 metres. After decades of lying in obscurity in Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, the Morpeth Roll has been the subject of intense research, digitization and conservation. It is now being seen in public for the first time in 170 years as part of a touring exhibition held in conjunction with The Gathering.