Carrick-on-Suir news in brief...

Public meeting

Public meeting

Carrickbeg Development Group will host a public meeting to discuss the new Carrick-on-Suir Town Development Plan in Carrickbeg Community Hall at 3pm this Sunday, January 27.

The meeting will discuss what submissions to the plan should be proposed for Carrickbeg and surrounding areas.

The Development Group is urging the people of the town to attend the meeting and have your say about the future of your town. All are welcome.

Road repairs

Funding has been secured to repair potholes and other damage on the N24 Clonmel to Waterford road passing through Carrick-on-Suir and the work will be completed by March.

That’s the good news Carrick-on-Suir Town Engineer Eoin Powell conveyed to councillors at Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s January meeting.

He said the Council had managed to get funding to carry out reinstatement works on the N24 between the railway bridge and the Three Bridges. It may take until March to complete the repairs, he pointed out.

He informed Cllr Margaret Croke that repairs to the damaged road surface outside the vets practice on the Clonmel Road were part of this project.

He also told Cllr Patsy Fitzgerald that repairs to a damaged section of road around the railway bridge at Sir John’s were also included in the project.

Enterprise contest

deadline looms

Piltown Community Enterprise Group’s Start Your Own Business Competition has been attracting a good deal of attention with enquiries coming from as far afield as England.

The Enterprise Group has received large number of requests for application forms at their office with an even larger number coming in via the website.

Closing date for entry to the competition is January 31 so the organisers are urging entrants to sit down and put the finishing touches to their business plan and submit it.

It is not only the winner of the competition that will receive mentoring and assistance from the Enterprise Group.

The hope is to receive numerous entries that, with a little help and guidance, will establish themselves as a feasible business and thus ensure the creation of jobs going to the future.

For further information contact (051) 643152 email: website:

Carrick’s quest for

more Wifi coverage

Carrick-on-Suir is included in a Chamber of Commerce application seeking improved Wifi coverage for South Tipperary’s main towns.

Fianna Fail Cllr Kieran Bourke said he will update Carrick-on-Suir Town Council members on the application next month.

He was responding to a motion Cllr Margaret Croke tabled at last week’s Council meeting calling on the Town Council to explore avenues and funding to provide blanket Wifi cover in Carrick-on-Suir.

Cllr Croke called for improvements to Carrick-on-Suir’s Wifi internet coverage to make the town more attractive for tourists.

Cllr Bourke said he was approached by a representative of Clonmel Chamber about an application they were making for improved Wifi coverage and they were including towns like Cashel, Tipperary and Carrick-on-Suir as well as Clonmel in the application. That application had been submitted and he would find out the updated position on it for the next meeting, he promised.

Nevin Maguire

cookery night

Ballyneale Community Hall Restoration Committee will host a cookery demonstration by chef Nevin

Maguire at the Clonmel Park Hotel on Thursday, February 7.

The demonstration will commenc at 8pm but people attending the event can check out local foods, arts and crafts stands at the hotel from 7pm

Tickets cost €20 and are available from Dove Hill; Phelan Shoes, Main Street; Carrick-on-Suir, Park Hotel,

Clonmel; Eason’s Book Shop, Clonmel; Marian at 086 3268031 or any committee member.

There will also be a raffle and door prizes on the night.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Irish Heart Foundation’s Cardiac Arrest in the Young and Ballyneale Community Hall Restoration Fund.

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of Carrick-on-Suir Dippers Swim Club will take place at The Carraig Hotel in the town this Friday, January 25. The quiz kicks off at 8pm.

Bridge results

Monday Club: 1st Betty Moran and Tilly O’Donnell, 2nd Breda and Eleanor Nolan.

Golf Club: 1st Marie O’Connor and Martin Ellis, 2nd Mary Quinn and Anna Howley.

Tuesday Club: 1st Mary O’Brien and Marie O’Connor, 2nd Mary Arrigan and Tilly O’Donnell, 3rd Honora Murphy and Bernadette Cleary.

Thursday Club: 1st Marie Cooney and Joan O’Sullivan, 2nd Mary Arrigan and Marie O’Connor, 3rd Teesie Blanchfield and Brid Coghlan.

Ballyneale FC

Ballyneale FC’s away league game against St Kieran’s was called off on Sunday because the pitch was not suitable to play on.

Active Retirement Club

Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club resumed their fortnightly meeting after the Christmas break.

The next meeting is this Thursday, January 24 at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre from 2pm to 4pm.

New members are welcome to come along and enjoy light exercise, entertainment a chat and a cup of tea.

The annual membership fee is now due.

Practice your cupla focal

Conradh na Gaeilge has resumed its weekly Ciorcal Comhra evenings at the Old Mill in New Street, Carrick-on-Suir.

The Irish speaking get together takes place very Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9.30pm.

People are invited to come along to the Ciorcal Comhra and use their cupla focal of Irish.

For more information contact (086) 3189538 or (051) 640583.


The Irish Pilgrimage Trust thanks all who generously made donations to the Christmas Crib at St Molleran’s Church in Carrickbeg during the festive season.

A total of E440 was collected in the donations box for the Pilgrimage Trust, which will bring a number of young people with special needs from the area to Lourdes on a pilgrimage this Easter.