Clonmel in Brief

Remembrance service for deceased babies

Remembrance service for deceased babies

A service of remembrance will be held at 7.30pm at the Education Centre of the South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel on Friday, November 11th in memory of all babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or any other cause during their short lives. Refreshments will follow the service and all are welcome.

Further information is available from the hospital’s gynaecology ward on 052-6177096/6177183 or SCBU on 052-6177097.

Choirs join forces for charity

St. Mary’s Choir in Irishtown and The Royal Free Singers from Windsor are holding a free concert at St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel at 7.30pm on this Saturday, November 5th. A collection will be taken up at the interval in aid of the Cancer CARE Centre.

Old Bridge

With the dark evenings upon us, all residents are reminded to be part of Neighbourhood Watch. Anyone noticing any suspicious activity should report it immediately to the Gardai.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Nellie Dempsey, late of William O’Brien Street, where she reared her family, who died recently. She will be sadly missed by her family. Sympathy is also extended on the death of Mary Lawless (nee Roche), the last remaining member of the Roche family of William O’Brien Street.

Sincere sympathy is also extended to Noel and Kitty Denmead and family on the death of their daughter Bernadette.

Congratulations to Shane Clancy and Claire Melligan, who got engaged at the weekend.

Cancer CARE Centre

Have you been affected by cancer? Do you support or care for someone who has? If so then the Cancer CARE Centre at 14, Wellington Street warmly invites you to visit.

Whether you have just been diagnosed, are currently undergoing medical treatment or even if you have completed your treatment you will be very welcome.

You will find a calm and relaxing environment where you can take time to explore what the centre has to offer. All the services are free and are available to anyone affected by cancer. The service is totally confidential and you can phone to arrange a time.

The centre is open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 2pm. Tel: 052-6182667,

Table quiz for Autism Support Group

A table quiz in aid of the South Tipperary Autism Support Group will be held on Sunday, November 27th at Gavin’s lounge/bar, Irishtown, Clonmel at 8.30pm. Tables of four cost €20. There will be raffle prizes and your support would be very much appreciated.

Charity concert

The City of Cork Symphony Orchestra will perform at St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel on Saturday, 12th November in aid of The C.A.R.E. Cancer Support Centre, Clonmel. Tickets are available from the Centre at 14, Wellington Street, or phone 052-6182667.

Fundraising dance for hospital

A fundraiser dance in aid of the Cardiac Exercise Department of the South Tipperary General Hospital will be held at the GAA Centre, Clonmel from 9.30pm-12.30am on Saturday, November 5th.

Music will be by DJ Brian. The admission is €20 per couple and €15 for single tickets.

Donations of prizes for the raffle will be gratefully received. For more information contact Thomas Cummins on 087-9928547.

Whist at Bridge Centre

Whist will be played at the Clonmel Bridge Centre, Cashel Road at 2.30pm this Sunday, November 6th. Juniors are also welcome.

Place 4U Cafe

Cafe for the active ageing at Morton Street, Clonmel, open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 12.30pm. Tea, coffee, scones and snacks are available daily.

Halloween Treat - on this Thursday, 3rd November at 11.30am, Faulty Towers.....The Dining Experience featuring Basil, Sybil and Manuel returns to Clonmel to visit the cafe and promises you a feast of comic delights.

Book Club (free) – next meeting 21st November at 11am (monthly)

Memoir Writing Workshop (free) – next meeting 7th November at 11am (every second Monday)

Craft Classes (free) – 11am (every Tuesday). Classes are given by Marie Crean, All Ireland Craft Person 2008

Art Classes (free) – 11am (every Wednesday)

Irish Music Session (free) – 11am (every Thursday), musicians are also very welcome.

Friendly Senior Yoga (minimal charge) – 1.15 to 2.15 (every Friday, except November 4th).

Card Game (free) – 11am (every Friday), 25s and Whist

Enrolment is currently taking place in the cafe for a one-week computer course, facilitated by Transition Year students from Loreto Secondary School, which is being held this week. All those participating should check allocated class times posted in the cafe.

Migraine information evening

The Migraine Association of Ireland [MAI] will host a migraine/headache information evening at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on this Thursday, November 3rd from 7.30pm.

Dr. Eddie O’Sullivan, Director of the Cork Headache/Migraine Clinic will present on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of migraine and other headache disorders, before opening the floor to questions from the audience. The event will also feature a presentation on the services and supports available to those affected by migraine/headache.

MAI staff will answer questions and distribute free leaflets to all those in attendance. There is no charge to attend. To book a place call 1850 200 378 or e-mail

South Tipp Art Group

Junior South Tipp Art Group (STAG) members are asked to take note that winter sessions for Juniors, from 9 years up to Leaving Certs, will return to the Art Room of Ss Peter and Paul’s Infant school on Saturday, November 12th at 10.30am. This session is now full.

Adult STAG Artists will have their art trip to the Dublin Galleries on Sunday, 27th. This trip is open to non-members. STAG acknowledges with thanks a grant from the Arts Act 1973 received through Clonmel Borough Council and Arts Office towards the running of the trip to the Dublin Galleries. Contact the Organiser Maureen Purcell at 086-8096823 as there are only a few places left.

Library exhibition

An art exhibition by Kathleen Kelly, entitled Inspired by Nature, opens at Clonmel Library at 7.30pm next Tuesday, 8th November.

Al Anon meeting

An open Al-Anon meeting is being held at the Clonmel Resource Centre, Kickham Street, Clonmel next Tuesday, 8th November at 8pm. All are welcome.