There's a lot happening around Tipperary this weekend to suit all tastes.
Events range from family fun days to social dancing, exhibitions to historic talks, plus a well known Clonmel baker celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Cashel choir fundraiser
On Friday night Cashel Community School will hold a fundraiser in aid of the school choir's forthcoming trip to New York.
The school choir (pictured) will sing favourite tunes, and for those who have enjoyed school shows in the past there will also be extracts from school musicals both past and present.
Tickets are available on the door and also from Mr Murray.
See you in Ardfinnan
One of the big events is the family fun day on the banks of the Suir in Ardfinnan on Sunday with activities starting at 2pm. There will be fun for all the family with a special focus on the beautiful Suir as it passes through the village.
Arts Centre celebration
South Tipperary Arts Centre in Nelson Street, Clonmel is hosting a party this Saturday to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The fun starts at 12.30pm, continuing until 5pm, and includes performances by Banna Chluain Meala and On Your Toes dancers.
South Tipperary Beekeepers Association will hold their annual Honey Show on this Saturday and Sunday in the Central Technical Institute, The Mall, Clonmel
The show is open to the public on Sunday from 2 to 4pm. Admission is €3 and €5 for a couple/family.
An exhibition of watercolours by Mary Burke and glass art by Anji Butler opened in Clonmel Library on Thursday and continues until October 1st and all paintings and glasswork are for sale. Mary’s watercolours reflect our rural surroundings, its flora and fauna, with many paintings of local places.
In contrast, Anji’s glass paintings, featuring iconic musicians of the 20th century, should make this exhibition a diverse and exciting one.
Hewitts celebrate golden jubilee
Hewitts home bakery and coffee shop in Mitchel Street, Clonmel is celebrating fifty years in business.
People are invited to call into the shop on this Saturdayfor lots of freebies and special offers to say thank you for helping them reach this amazing milestone.
Remembering Fr Sheehy
In 1766 Fr Nicholas Sheehy, Parish Priest of Clogheen, Burncourt and Ballyporeen was hung, drawn and quartered, having being tried and found guilty of being an accessory to murder.
On Saturday at 11am in The Main Guard, Clonmel the County Museum will host a talk to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his execution.
The talk will be given by Professor Maurice Bric of University College Dublin. Admission is free. To book your seat please contact Julia on 076-1065254 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrick family fun
A free Family Fun Weekend sponsored by Carrick-on-Suir & District Lions Club takes place in Carrick-on-Suir this Saturday and Sunday.
The first event will be the "Art in the Park" chalk art competition for children at Town Park on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. All children aged 4 to 14 are invited to draw with chalk in the Town Park. Prizes will be awarded for each age category.
Mass will be celebrated in St. Nicholas Church on Saturday at 7.30pm. The Suir Valley Choir will sing at the ceremony.
The festival will finish with a Family Cycle from Carrick-on-Suir to Faugheen and back to Carrick on Sunday. Cyclists will leave from the Library Car Park at 2pm. Cyclists will break for ice cream in Faugheen before returning to Carrick.
Ulysses in Carrick
Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick on Suir, will present “Strolling Through Ulysses!” this at 8.15pm.
“Strolling through Ulysses!” is a guided humourous tour through the curious events and quirky characters of “Ulysses” the story of Bloomsday, June 16, 1904.
This entertaining and informative journey, written and performed by Robert Gogan, hones in on extracts from the novel, which explores the eclectic style of Joyce’s writing.
Folk group concert
“Ar Log”, the first Welsh language professional folk group, will perform at Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir this Saturdayat 8.15pm.
The group is celebrating 40 years of touring in 20 countries over three continents.
Tickets cost €15. To book telephone: 086-1274736.
On Friday night Halla na Feile in Cashel will hold social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Music is by Checkers, refreshments served and admission is €8.
Social Dancing Classes on Tuesdays with dancing from 8.30pm to 10.45pm, admission €5. The Autumn programme is in full swing. Beginners and improvers are always welcome.
The Annual Thanksgiving for Harvest will be held at St Paul's Church of Ireland, Cahir, on Sunday at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
A coffee evening and raffle will take place in Monard Hall after 6.30pm Mass this Saturday, September 24, in aid of South Tipperary Hospice. You are invited to come along and support this very worthy cause.