Out & About in South Tipp



In summer the holiday brings/Lots of unusual things/A Bruce Springstein date/A baby for Kate/And a lot of my favourite things/Donegal were put to the sword/Monaghan became the new broom/And the great Tour of France had us in a trance/The winner was Christopher Frome/For missing the half-way cut/Rory was doing his nut/But oh what a thrill for American Phil/Who won with a great birdie putt/And there by the Liffey was Riverdance/Breaking new records and ground/With legs in the air and skirts everywhere/Faint-hearted were not to be found/Dave Norris was back to his best/And full of his linguistic tricks/Attacking Regina in the Senate arena/A sequel to ‘Kick Against the Pricks’/And the heat of the sun in the sky/Had many saying that they would die/If it didn’t stop like flies they would drop/And that’s not a word of a lie/We also had walking on water/By a man without safety or halter/He sat on one leg then fried up an egg/And finished his walk without falter.

Canvassing for the next election should be interesting. ‘If you vote for me I promise not to press the wrong button when voting on vital issues; pull no other TD onto my lap during crucial debates and drink in moderation when I’m working in the Dail.’ Was it the Seanad they were trying to abolish?

Isn’t it time that all sportsmen and women who refuse to use performance enhancing drugs for improvement are banned from their respective sports? With so many athletes, cyclists, swimmers etc using illicit substances isn’t it high time that non-users were prevented from ruining sport with their honesty? That’s one way of cleaning up sport.


The annual outdoor healing mass in Glencomeragh will take place on Thursday July 25 July at 7.30 pm.

All are welcome.


Clonmel Youth Information Centre – currently the services available within the centre are CV and cover letter consultancy, photocopying, typing, fax and laminating service at a competitive rate. We provide a confidential information service for young people including education, careers, travel/emigration, rights and entitlements. For more info on the above and much more drop in to your local Youth Information Centre at 12 Upper Irishtown, Clonmel, Tel/Fax: 052 6125518, alternatively email clonmelyic@eircom.net.


Well done to Stephanie Culligan (owner of Stephanie’s Hair Salon, Fethard) who participated in the Dublin mini-marathon recently for charity.

Stephanie raised €720 for Suicide Aware.


Large sum of money on Thursday last - either on Main Street in Carrick-on-Suir or at Dunnes Stores on the Davis Road.

The zip lock bag contained €50 notes and sterling. Please call 052 6121382 if you have any information.


The ISPCC in Waterford are recruiting for a variety of volunteer roles.

If you are passionate about supporting and empowering children and would be interested in volunteering with Ireland’s oldest children’s charity then please attend one of their upcoming volunteer information meetings, which will take place at 6.30pm at the ISPCC Waterford office, Unit 4B, Cleaboy Business Park, and Old Kilmeaden Road, Waterford on: Wednesday August 7 or Monday August 12. Full training and support is provided. For application form and to confirm your attendance please contact Sinead McKee on smckee@ispcc.ie or 086 722 6788.


The countdown has begun for the Helvick Swim & BBQ scheduled for Sunday August 18th with the festivities kicking off on Helvick Pier at 1.30pm.

Preparations are under way on shore and sea to ensure the success of this major family fundraising event in aid of the Helvick Lifeboat.

Info: 087 8210420; 086 8134597; rnlihelvick@gmail.com


Clonmel & District Wheelchair Society had their annual pilgrimage to Knock in May and a great weekend was had by all. And in June the sun shone bright as they day-tripped to Tramore. Another great day for our members.

Last weekend they had their tea party in Clonmel Og, whgere there was great company, food and craic. Many thanks to Clonmel Og for the use of their facilities, to Billy “Bop” Fitzgerald and Rita for the great music. A special word of thanks to Alice for the lovely sandwiches, bus drivers and all committee members who work so tirelessly to make events such a success.


Wishing the best mother, daughter and friend in the world, Tina Murphy, a very happy birthday.Tina celebrates her special day on Friday July 26. Have a fabulous day Tina, this comes with lots of love from your daughter Saoirse, mam and dad, brother PJ and all the family, and Sandra and Samantha.

Wishing Nicola, from The Manor, a very happy birthday from all your family and friends, hope you had a great day nicola and celebrated in style.


For Newcastle Community Alert and Tigh na nDaoine is taking place on Thursday July 25 at 9pm at Clonmel Park Hotel.

Tickets available at door or by contacting 086 8262422 / 087 1846393 or 052 6129155. Please support this worthy cause while enjoying traditional music, song and dance at its best.


The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) has developed Help My Kid Learn - a simple website that brings together relevant information for parents and the wider community to support children’s literacy and numeracy development.

The South Tipperary County Childcare office is urging all parents to check out www.helpmykidlearn.ie or see www.facebook.com/helpmykidlearn.ie for more information.


The South Tipperary Suicide Bereavement Support Group is there for anyone aged over-18 and bereaved by suicide.

The group meets in the Clonmel Community Resource Centre, Kickham Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Contact Catherine Fahey 086 8328709. This group is supported by the HSE & the Regional Suicide Resource Office.


The weekly bank bailout protest march takes place on Sunday mornings, meeting at 11am in Mary Street car park (please note this is a change in location).

The march takes about 20 minutes and members of the public are invited to attend. See Facebook ‘Clonmel says No’. Call 087 6051826 for more info.


The South Tipperary Autism Support Group is a support network for parents of children with autism, and the children themselves.

If you would like more information please contact the South Tipperary Autism Support Group (Clonmel Community Resource Centre) on 052 6129529 of 086 3106530; email info@southtippautism.ie


There are seats available on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, leaving on Saturday August 10.

The total for this seven-day trip in €660, and a deposit of €100 secures a seat. for further details contact John Connors 087 7912476.


Shining Stars Preschool Lisronagh National school have their open day on Saturday July 27 from 11am-4pm.


Frugal Fridays, the resourceful group currently based at Spafield Family Resource Centre in Cashel continue to meet on Fridays at 10am.

The group employs a motto of ‘Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are’. This week they will make homemade dishwashing powder and deodorant. There is a reserve list of names being taken for this group so please contact Cher Quinlan, community developmnt worker at 062 63622 or text 087 6595890 to add your name to the list.

The womens health group continues with Monica each week on Tuesdays at Spafield Family Resource Centre at 7.30pm please come along and bring a friend. Recent topics have included reflexology and acupuncture.


Bunny Hop, Music and Movement includes activities which enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement and instruments.

Classes in Fethard, Clonmel, Cahir and Rosegreen. For information and to join us Nicola 087 6742401 or www.bunnyhop.ie


PAWS animal rescue charity shop needs donations to stock the shop on Gladstone Street.

Donations can be dropped at the shop from 10.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.


Mother and Baby/Breastfeeding Support Group meet every Monday at 2pm to 3.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

The group is facilitated by community mothers and held in the Clonmel Community Resource Centre, Kickham Street, Clonmel. All mothers and babies welcome. For further enquires please contact Jill on 052 6128199.


A newly formed Autism Support Group has formed this year in Tipperary Town.

The group meets once a month and offers support and activities to families. All are welcome. Contact: tipperarytownautism@gmail.com


The Powerstown National School Gathering takes place on Saturday August 17, 2013.

The gathering/reunion are for all who attended Powerstown School both the old school and later the new school up to the year 1970. Partners are welcome and more details from Patsy Hartigan chairman on mobile no 087 8280072, secretaries Michael Mackey on 085 1868585 or Bernard Lennon 086 2937220.


A Jack Russell, (brown and white) was found in Kilnamack Woods area. Tel: 086 8061008.


Clonmel Baptist Church

Anglesea Street. Sunday 10.30am, Sunday school and creche; 7pm evening worship

All are welcome. website www.clonmelbaptist.ie


Clonmel Christian Bible Church Sunday Service is at 11a in the Clonmel Park Hotel.

For information about our Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, Sunday School etc., please contact 087 9340892.or see www.clonmelchristianbiblechurch.ie