Birthday greetings were in order on Sunday last for Mary Carr, Kilbeg who with her family celebrated the big 90 in a local hotel. Following the celebrations Mary went to An Grianan for a weeks’ break. Good health and good luck Mary for many more years.


Sympathy to the Buckley family, 5 Limerick Street, on the death of their dear mam, Mary. Mary was a gentle loving lady at heart, never complained and never said a wrong word, only praise for everyone. She was mam to Lena, Marie, Teresa, Margaret, Michael and Noel, a caring Nana to her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her many friends who always called for the chat! Mary was so lucky to have had two such caring S.R.N. nieces Mary and Rita Maher, Carnahalla who cared for her so diligently. The funeral showed Mary’s popularity both days with the huge attendance.


To Tom Quinn, his wife Eileen and Family on the death of Tom’s sister Mrs Shinners, Ardfinnan, who was interred on April 4th. Sincere Sympathy – To Gerry Creedon and the extended Creedon family on the death last week of Gerry’s brother Connie who died in Kilnamartyra, Macroon. May their souls and all souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


Congratulations to Paudie and Elaine Collins, Carnahalla, who are the proud parents of a lovely baby girl called Katie.


The recent scrap metal collection organised by the Parents’ Association of Cappawhite N.S. was a tremendous success. Almost E9,000 was raised in this fundraising venture. Sincere thanks to all who contributed and help over the weekend. Your support is much appreciated.

Congratulations to Neil Clancy, Second class, Cappawhite N.S. who has been awarded first prize in County Tipperary in the recent the I.N.T.O. handwriting competition. Neil and his family will travel to the Horse and Jockey on Tuesday March 27th to receive his award. Last year, Neil’s sister Clarice won second prize in the same competition.


Cappawhite will host the dancing event of the year featuring some of the great legends from the exciting showband era. Come and re live your wonderful Ballroom memories by dancing to Paddy Cole, Ray Lynham of the Hillbillies, Brian Coll of the Buukaroos, Crystal Swing, Art Supple of the Victors, Lisa Stanley –daughter of the late great Maise Mc Daniels, Shaun O Dowd of Ding- a-Ling, and Morrissey and Daniels at Cappawhite Resource Centre on Sat 14th April.

Tickets €25 available at the door. Doors open 9pm. Proceeds in aid of Resource Centre. Come and enjoy this fabulous Night of Nostalgia.


Last week was one great week in Cappa, when our P.P. Fr. Furlong was warmly welcomed back to the fold with unblemished character. On Saturday night His Grace Archbishop Dermott Clifford read a letter of clearance and welcome to a packed church, at all three masses last weekend Fr. Tadhg got a standing ovation from the large congregation.

People can’t let this occasion go without thanking Fr. Pat Coffey for his marvellous work in running the parish for the past two years. Fr. Pat your simple and carefree way will be missed and may you and may you continue with good health in the WELCOME HOME DAMIEN

A party was held in Coughlin’s Lounge on Saturday night, March 31, to welcome home Damien Mullins, Fr. Callahan Park who some months ago was unfortunate to be in a serious accident while surfing in Sydney. Thank God Damien is well on the way to recovery and intends to return to Sydney at a later date where his brother works.


Get well wishes from one and all in Cappa for a very speedy recovery to Martin Butler, The Crescent and Ayle who was injured recently and is recovering in Cork University Hospital.


Wishing Nicole McAndrews and her teammates the very best of luck in the World Irish Dancing Championships being held in the Waterfont in Belfast all this week. The girls are competing in the U/13 Minor Unmixed Ceili Championships and are all pupils of the Whelan Academy Tipperary.


Thanks a bunch for supporting Daffodil Day 2012 at our tea/coffee mornings in Ozanam House, to all who supported the collection boxes in the following venues – Shops, schools, pubs, day centre and bingo night in the Resource Centre. I am delighted to announce that together we raised €E990.50 to help the Irish Cancer Society provide quality care and emotional support to cancer patients and their families through their free nationwide nursing can cancer information service. The luck winners in the raffle were 1st prize Phyllis Ryan, Donohill, 2nd prize went to Maureen Ryan, Cappamore and the 3rd prize to Marie Carmody, Carnahalla. Again many thanks to all from Cecelia Walsh and helpers Mary Cleary and Maureen Ryan.


South Tipperary V.E.C. in conjunction with South Development Company offers the programme for long-term unemployed men, after Easter in Cappawhite for eight weeks (two evenings a week), free of charge; it includes – Introduction to Carpentry, Basic Cookery Assertiveness, and Computers. For any more information contact Veronica Crowe 052-612 6269or 052- 613 4103.


Were in order on Saturday, March 31, for Michelle Hayes, Clonganhue with her family and friends celebrated a special birthday. Congrats Michelle wishing you health and happiness for the future.