Newcastle Historical Society was recently set up with the aim to promote and remember past events in our community. One of the first projects is to commemorate the soldiers from Newcastle and surrounds who died in the Great War 1914-1918. We have established that John Dunne, John Mansfield, John Forbes and John Hickey as being from the Newcastle area, but we need help to authenticate whether John Hickey is from Newcastle. The following is the information we have on John Crotty: he is on the 1901 census aged 14 from Middlequater living with his mother Catherine; he is also on the 1911 census aged 24. A John Crotty enlisted in Cahir, he was born in Cahir and living in Ballymacarbery when he enlisted. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment, Unit 6th Battalion, and Service no. 11263. He was killed in action on June 7, 1917, at the age of 30. His grave/memorial reference is B12 cemetery, Irish House Cemetery Belgium. We believe that he may be the same person, if anyone would be able to shed some light on this we would love to hear from you. Contact Aisling Lansley 0866021875 or email

On Monday, November 5, there will be a lecture on the results of excavation at the royal site of Rathnadrinna.


Deputy Mattie McGrath will hold a public meeting in relation to the government’s proposed changes to sick pay arrangements, on Friday, October 12, at 8pm in Cahir House Hotel. Guest speakers include Mark Fielding, Chief Executive ISME, and Senator Mary Ann O’Brien, Entrepreneur and Chairperson Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates.


Newcastle ICA Guild will meet in the Community Hall on Wednesday, October 10, at 8pm. All members are asked to attend, as final arrangements for a number of events have to be put in place.


Following a meeting in September, which discussed Community Texting, a meeting will be held this Wednesday, October 10, at 8pm, in the GAA Meeting Room. The meeting is hosted by the local Community Council and chaired by James O’Neill from Muintir Head Office.


U10 hurling - Our U10 hurlers finished their season by coming second in a series of matches played in Ballylooby Castlegrace last weekend. Well done to Jack Rice Fitz, Ciaran O’Loughlin, Alice Ryan, Yvonne Clancy, Connor Butler, Max Zimmerman, Tom Ross, Joshua McGlean, Stephen O’Connor, Jack Kelly and Cailean McGrath.


Newcastle Foróige would like to thank the following for their donations to our recent fundraising raffle: Yummy House Cahir, Jim Freeman L.I.P.F., Get Your Locks Off Clonmel, Murphy Fuels Cahir, Mattie McGrath TD, McCarra’s Londis Newcastle, Morrissons Chemist Cahir, O’Dwyers Foodstore Newcastle, The Outback Hair Studio Ardfinnan, Abrakebabra Clonmel, O’Keeffe’s Bar Clonmel, Tina Zimmann Newcastle and Promo-Tee Newcastle. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

2012 Estate Management Exhibition: On Wednesday, October 10, in The Gallery, County Museum, there will be an exhibition of all local Community Houses, Residents Associations and Garden Plot Projects to display who and what they are, their projects, achievements, and plans for the future. From 6.30pm to 9.45pm all welcome. Buffet and entertainment.

Comhrá: Irish conversation for adults starts back on Wednesday, October 10, at 7.30pm in Tigh na nDaoine. Contact Helen McGrath 0872405061 for info.


A table quiz will be held this Friday, October 12, 9pm at the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge, in aid of a new play area for the Naionra Chaisleain Nua. Quizmaster PJ Cullinan. €20 for table of four.