Carrick-on-Suir News in Brief....

St Nicholas Parish accounts

St Nicholas Parish accounts

The St. Nicholas Parish of Carrick on Suir and Faugheen has presented its set of accounts for last year.

Total cash receipts including all collections amounted to €163,252.

Total cash outgoings amounted to €164,396 including €40,898 remitted to the Diocese and others, which left a deficit of €1,144 for the year.

A total of €36,000 was repaid on the no interest Diocesan Heating Loan last year leaving a balance of €111,314 still outstanding.

Weekend retreat

Jim Curran is presenting a weekend retreat for living the 12 Step Programme at Glencomeragh House Retreat Centre, Kilsheelan commencing this Friday evening, May 24 until Sunday, May 26.

The retreat offers meetings, reflection and relaxation.

For further information please telephone (052) 6133181 or e-mail

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

The Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre’s management committee thank all who supported the recent Alzheimer’s Tea Day at the Centre.

A total of €300 was collected and has been passed on to the national headquarters.

Bealtaine events

Carnation Theatre will present “Music Hall” at Carrick on Suir Day Care Centre at 11am this Thursday, May 23 as part of the Bealtaine Festival.

Other upcoming Bealtaine events include a talk on the World War 1 Battle of Le Pilley at Carrick-on-Suir Library on Friday from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm and there will be a Genealogy Resource with Tipperary Studies event at the Library on Wednesday, May 29 starting at 2.30pm.

Admission is free to all events. To book a place please call to the Library or telephone (051) 640591.

Lions Club news

Former Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club President Maria Madden has won the Lions International Past President’s Award.

She was congratulated on her success at the Club’s May meeting.

Arrangements were put in place at the meetnig for the for the Club’s annual charity walk. Health and Safety Officer John McNamara discussed the requirements in relation to the marshalling of the walk along the route.

Members agreed to have a stand at the Clancy Brothers Music Festival Family Day in Sean Healy Park on Bank Holiday Monday, June 3.

Thank you letters were read from the local Daffodil Day Committee and the Christian Brothers Secondary School Building Fund acknowledging donations received.

Letters of thanks and congratulations on the club’s celebratory evening in the Carraig Hotel from Adam Harris winner of the 2013 Lions Annual Youth Award and Pat and Caroline Foley Kearns from the New Ross Lions Club were also read to the membership.

It was agreed to give donations to the Order of Malta and Ronald McDonald House.


The manager of Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre thanks all who contributed to the church gate collection in aid of the centre in the parish of Piltown, Owning and Templeorum.

Brewery Lane’s Input to the Clancy Festival

As has been the case since its inauguration, the Clancy Musical and Arts Festival will feature a number of events produced by the Brewery Lane Theatre. Rehearsals are currently in progress for ‘The Pot of Broth’ written by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, which will be the Lunchtime Theatre Play on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June at 1.00pm followed by a light lunch. The play is directed by Roseanne Glascott and the cast includes Jim English, Paula O’Dwyer and Walter Dunphy. Admission is €12 and booking is at the Heritage Centre, Main Street – telephone 051 640200.

There will be an Opening Concert on Wednesday 29th May featuring Roisin Clancy, Ryland Teifi and Donal Clancy with admission €15. On Thursday May 30th at 8.15pm an Informal Session in the Theatre Tearoom – admission €5. On Friday night May 31st Jimmy Crowley in Concert with admission €10 and on Saturday night 1st June Charlie McGettigan in Concert – admission €15.

Christy Moore show.

Singer Christy Moore is to perform in concert at The Strand Theatre on Friday, June 14.

Tickets for the show are now on sale at the Strand Theatre Box Office, telephone (051) 645050.

Bridge results

Thursday Club: 1st Marie O’Connor and Vera O’Donnell, 2nd Biddy Skelly and Betty Moran, 3rd Joan O’Sullivan and Marie Cooney.

Economic forum returns

A second one day conference examining Carrick-on-Suir’s economic future will takes place in The Carraig Hotel on Friday, May 31.

The Economic Forum called “The Future of Our Town” is being organised by Carrick-on-Suir Tourism and Economic Development Committee in view of the success of its 2011 Economic Forum in Ormond Castle.

The one-day conference in 2011 examined how Carrick on Suir’s economy could fight back in the recession and it came up with a shopping list of ideas to revive the town’s fortunes.

The areas agreed at that Forum included how to sell and market the town, the renewal of the town centre and how to ensure a strong retail and business presence. The 2011 Forum also resolved to develop initiatives in the food and tourism sectors and encourage start-up businesses to locate in the town.

The goal of this year’s event is to develop a strategy to help drive the economic development of Carrick-on-Suir with a particular focus on how the town would look like in 30 years time.

The conference will run from 10am to 4.30pm. Clonea born economist Jim Power will act as facilitator and there will be guest speakers followed by the opportunity to get involved and to contribute ideas.