Cahir News in Brief....

Active Retirement Association

Active Retirement Association

The results of “25” Card Game held at the McAuley Room on Friday, May 24: First with 10 Games, Ted Dillon, Lexi Sheehan. Second places, Kieran O’Brien, Red Burke. Mary English, Bridget Condon. Josie Quinlan, Billy Tarrant.

Lucky Table: Rita Walsh, Tim Fitzgerald. Dave white, Willie O’Neill. Raffle: Mary English, Jim Tobin.

Next game will be held on Friday, May 31.

Trip to Gowran Park Race Course on Sunday, June 23. Details from committee members.

Knockgraffon Cards

In first place with 10 games were Tom and Biddy Burke and in joint second place with nine games each were John Oliver Looby/William Burke, Donal O’Dwyer/Sandra English and Bernie Farrell/Kitty Byrne. Table Prize: Joe Ahern/Eileen Bell. Raffle: Donal O’Dwyer, Kitty Byrne and Tom Burke. First Sweep: John Cooney/Liam Harty. Second sweep: Tom and Biddy Burke. Well done all!

Convent Of Mercy School Reunion

Calling on all past pupils of the Convent in New Inn. Come back for a day of laughter and memories on Saturday, June 22. Mass at 2pm in New Inn Parish Church and then down to the New Inn Community Centre for a chat and a meal. Tickets €20 on sale now in Purcell’s Shop or The Rovers Inn, New Inn or contact 0871823110.

Scoil Chriost Ri

1973 Leaving Certificate Student Reunion (40 years) will take place in Cahir House Hotel on Saturday, June 15.

If you were a student in this class for any period from 1968-73 and would like to join in the above celebration please call Carmel D’Arcy at 06256228.

Guided Forage Walk

A Forage Guided Walk by Wild Food Mary at Cahir Castle Woods, Thursday, May 30. Meet at 7pm prompt at the Swiss Cottage Car Park. This is a gentle ramble approximately 1-1.5 hours, suitable footwear advisable. This must-do, free family event promises to be a most entertaining and enlightening evening walk in this ancient woodland, with a wealth of wild plants in season to explore. For more info on ‘Wild Food Mary’, log onto

GAA Field Day

Don’t forget that the much anticipated Cahir GAA Field Day will take place this Sunday, June 2, and as usual promises to be a fun filled family day out - even the pigs are well primed for their race! There will be lots of side shows, stalls and entertainment for the children and the usual teas, coffee, cakes and a barbecue on site for everyone too. Times are 1.30pm until 6pm.

Cahir Anglers

An Open Evening Fly Fishing Competition will take place on Saturday, June 8. Entries will be taken at 7pm in the Shamrock Lounge, Cahir. All MRTAC rules apply. For enquiries please contact Paul or Kevin.

Dragon Paddlers Take To The Water

The Suir Dragon Paddlers will be attending the Clancy River Festival in Carrick on Suir on Monday, June 3. We are a group of breast cancer survivors, so why not come along and see us in action. It will be a lovely family day and there is fun to be had by everyone who attends. We hope to see you there.

For more information about us you can contact Elaine on 0860871645 or CARE Centre, Clonmel, on 0526182667.

Community Lotto

There was no Jackpot winner of the Draw that took place on Wednesday last. The draw was witnessed by Pat Lonergan. The numbers drawn were 10, 25, 26 and 29. There were four lucky dip winners each taking home €25 and they were Kathleen Moloney, Castlegrace, Clogheen; Ollie Ryan, KBB, Cahir Business Park; Josie Rowlands, Ballydavid, Bansha; and Margaret Lonergan, Bengurragh, Cahir.

The next draw will take place on Wednesday, May 29 in Cahir Day Care Centre at 12 noon. The Jackpot will then be €3,900.


Last month’s 50/50 Draw winners were: John O’Donoghue, Ann Burke, Aoife Peters and Aoife Hanrahan. Sincere sympathies are extended to the Kinane Family on the recent deaths of Frances and Willie Kinane, rest in peace.

Ballingeary ICA

The next Guild meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 5, at 8pm in Ballingeary school house. Hostesses for the night will be Marie Davis, Katherine Hickey, Rebecca Cagney, Rosaleen Seery and Alice Blake. Antje Hogan will speak about a new website called www. which hosts information on lots of community activities in Tipperary.

All are welcome to our meetings.