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Bealtine events

Bealtine events

Carrick-on-Suir Public Library is running a series social and cultural events this month as part of the Bealtaine Festival celebrating older people’s creativity.

Scrabble takes place every Monday from 11am to 1pm and there is chess in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Knitting continues every Thursday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 14 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Silver Surf online reading, writing and publishing takes place this Friday, May 10 from 11am to 1pm.

There are two lectures during the month. The first is about the Battle of Le Pilly on Friday, May 24. It will deal mainly with the men from the Carrick-on-Suir area, who fought in World War 1. The second is a repeat visit of the Genealogy Resources with Tipperary Studies on Wednesday, May 29.

Carrick-on-Suir Library’s opening times are Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 5.30pm, Wednesdays from 1am to 5pm and 6pm to 8.30pm, Thursdays from 10am to 5.30pm and Fridays from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm.

The Library can be contacted at (051) 640591 and online at

Library exhibition

An exhibition of contemporary etchings by Carrick-on-Suir artist Peter Binder will open in Carrick Library on May 15 and will run until May 31.

The show called ‘Contemporary Etchings with a Classical Edge’ is the first exhibition in Carrick-on-Suir of the work of the artist, organic farmer and producer from Garryduff, South Lodge.

Peter curated a very successful exhibition last year in Kilkenny and some etchings from that show will be included in the forthcoming exhibition, along with some impressive works he has created over a number of years.

The exhibition’s official opening at 8pm on May 15 is open to the public. For more information about Peter Binder, check out

Bridge results

Thursday Club President’s Prize: 1st Martin Ellis and Biddy Skelly, Gross Ita Power and Mairead Phelan, 2nd Tess O’Shea and Irene Purcell, 3rd Betty Moran and Tilly O’Donnell, 4th Maudie Walsh and Maureen Coffey, 5th Kitty Mullins and Milena Mullins, 6th Phyllis Fogarty and Kitty Lalor, 7th Mary Arrigan and Eithne O’Sullivan, 8th Peggy Cooney and Kay Burke, 9th Marie Phelan and Mary Galvin.

Monday Club: Eleanor and Breda Nolan, 2nd Ita Power and Marietta O’Keeffe.

Tuesday Club: 1st Joan O’Sullivan and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Vera O’Donnell and Pearl Nealon, 3rd Mary Arrigan and Tilly O’Donnell

Care Centre collection

Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre’s annual church gate collection will take place outside Piltown,

Owning and Templeorum Churches this weekend, May 11 and 12.

Medjugorje Night

Glencomeragh House Retreat Centre is hosting a Medjugorje Night this Thursday, May 9 at 8pm.

It will commence with Rosary followed by Mass, Adoration and Prayers for healing of body, mind and spirit.

All are welcome.

The late Alice Flynn

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Alice Flynn (née Murphy) of Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny and Surbiton, Surrey, who died recently in England.

Alice is survived by her sisters Kathleen Hahesy, Scartlea, Kilsheelan; Rita Mulcahy, Ballinacurra, Rathgormack and Mary Lalor of Erdington, Birmingham; brothers Michael of Castlebar, Martin of Penmarric, Grannagh, Co. Kilkenny and John, High Gable, Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny, other relatives and friends.

Burial will take place in Surbiton, Surrey, England this Friday, May 10. May she rest in peace.

Help for family carers

The monthly meeting of Carrick-on-Suir Carers Support Group takes place in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Tuesday, May 14 at 11am.

The Carers Association is offering a new Pilot Mentoring Programme for family carers in South Tipperary and Cork and it is planned to roll it out nationwide before the end of 2013.

The programme will provide support for family carers through a team of trained volunteers, who have been through a similar caring experience.

Support can be provided on a one to one basis in a safe, neutral and confidential environment or will be available over the telephone or online.

Any family carers that would like to be matched to an existing or former family carer who can provid a listening ear, companionship, support, advice and guidance should contact Richie Molloy at the Carers Association Clonmel office at (052) 6170454 or e-mail

Festival contest

Clancy Brothers Festival organisers are running a competition for tickets to festival events an airline voucher to bring a person home for the June Bank Holiday weekend celebration.

Look out for helium balloons in local shops in the run up to the festival. If you pop a balloon with a ticket, you just text the code to (087) 903 2471 to receive your prize. The number to text can only be found in local newspapers and on Facebook. Prizes include tickets to festival events and a €200 airline voucher to bring someone home for the festival in conjunction with The Gathering 2013.

The €200 voucher is sponsored by Lynne Keane Travel based in Carrick-on-Suir.