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Teenage years seminar

Teenage years seminar

A consultant psychiatrist will present a seminar on bringing up teenagers at Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan on Saturday, March 26.

The seminar by Dr Vincent Molony, who has a special interest in the development of children and adolescents, will run from 10.30am to 4pm.

He will talk about the ten golden rules to help you know your adolescent child, the price of privilege and rearing teenagers.

Advance booking is required. Anyone interested should telephone (052) 6133181 from Monday to Friday between 10.30am to 4pm. Tea/coffee and lunch provided.

Carers learn about mobile opticians service

Carrick-on-Suir Carers Support Group’s latest meeting was addressed by two representatives from a mobile opticians firm.

Dungarvan based “Eyes on the Road” is the only mobile optician in the South East and was set up by Kolette Enright who is a fully qualified optometrist with over twenty years experience. She visits people who are housebound and /or immobile due to illness or disability and need eye tests in their own homes or in nursing homes, day care centres and hospitals.

Under the Medical Card Scheme, eligible patients who cannot leave home unaccompanied are entitled to a free eye test in their home.

Carers Manager Richie Molloy thanked the guests speakers for their very informative talk, and wished Carers Support Group member Bridie Lynch a speedy recovery from her recent illness.

Strand Theatre table quiz

A fundraising table quiz in aid of the Strand Theatre’s building fund takes place in the Theatre Bar on Friday, April 1 at 9pm.

There will be cash prizes for first and second places and prizes for novelty rounds.

The annual Easter Bingo takes place at the Theatre on Good Friday, April 22 at 8.30pm and will feature a €1,000 Jackpot game

Upcoming attractions at the Strand Theatre include the a production of Annie by members of Carrick Musical Society’s Academy of Performing Arts and return visit by the popular Tommy Fleming later in the year.

All shows at the theatre can now be booked online with links available at or

Bridge results

92 Club: 1st Adrienne Blanco and Giancarlo Laiso, 2nd Leish Galvin and Eileen Butler.

Tuesday Club: 1st Claire Shanahan and Honora Murphy, 2nd Ita Power and Mairead Phelan, 3rd Tess O’Shea and Betty Moran.

Thursday Club: 1st Rosaline Dowley and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Maudie Walsh and Maureen Coffey, 3rd Vera O’Donnell and Nellie Hearn.

Golf Club: 1st Peggy Cooney and Delma Morrissey, 2nd M. Conway and J. O’Doherty.

Big demand for

fashion show tickets

Keen followers of the latest fashion styles and trends, who are planning to attend the Clodiagh Playground Committee’s upcoming fashion show, had better purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

The organisers of the show, which takes place at the Carraig Hotel on Friday, March 25, report a significant demand for tickets. They are advising people to book their tickets to avoid disappointment.

This event, in aid of the new playground for Rathgormack and Clonea, kicks off with a cheese and wine reception from 7:30 pm. The fashion show at 8 pm will feature the latest styles from shops in Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Dungarvan including sports wear, children’s clothes, bridal wear and ladies and gents clothes from casual wear for teenagers to clothes for the more mature person.

Tickets cost €10 and can be reserved by calling Maura at (087) 911982 or Anne at (087) 9650114 or by contacting any Clodiagh Playground Committee member.

Doggie poo bins on the way

Five doggie poo bins will be erected around Carrick-on-Suir over the next few weeks.

The bins are being installed by Carrick-on-Suir Town Council in a bid to reduce the amount of dog droppings spoiling footpaths and green areas.

Extra signage is to be erected to alert dog owners walking their pet pooches of the presence of the bins.

Cllr Liam Walsh, who called on the Council to install the signage along The Quay, told a recent Council meeting that it was an issue he shouldn’t even have to raise as it only took a bit of human decency for dog owners to have regard for fellow walkers.

Lions Club tops in Ireland

Carrick on Suir Lions Club was awarded the 2010 Club Efficiency Award at the annual Lions Convention in Clontarf Castle Hotel last weekend.

Lions Club District Governor Terence Mangan, who attended the Club’s February meeting, told the ceremony that Carrick Lions Club President Maria Madden presided over one of the best meetings he ever attended

He spoke of the various discussions at the meeting, ranging from issues of poverty and depression to youth.

He added that very good decisions were made, following which the local entrants and winner of the local Youth Award competition joined the meeting with their families.

He concluded by lauding the wonderful spirit of community service in Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club and he recommended it highly as a club worth visiting.

At the District Convention, President Maria Madden received a special award in appreciation from the District Governor for Heroic Opportunities Positively Embraced.

Film Club movie night

The recently formed Brewery Lane Film Club will show three short movies by Ballyneale born IFTA award winning film maker Tommy Fitzpatrick this Saturday, March 19 at 8pm.

The three films are ‘Lackendarra’, the ‘Brother’ and the IFTA award winning ‘Small Change’.

Admission is €7 at the door on the night or if you wish to book in advance please telephone 086 1274736. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are now on sale at the Heritage Centre, Main Street for Brewery Lane Drama Group’s production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Telephone (051) 640200.

The play will be staged at Brewery Lane from Saturday, March 26 for one week.