Carrick briefs

Dean Selected on Irish Rugby Squad

Congratulations and best wishes to Dean O’Hanlon, Ballyneale, Carrick on Suir who has been selected on the Irish under 18 Rugby Squad that is travelling to France this Friday 8th February. Dean plays with Waterpark R.C. Other Munster players selected include J.P. Cooney, Thurles R.C., Paul Molloy, Waterpark R.C. and Luke O’Dea, Shannon R.C.

Mooncoin Ceili

A Ceili is being held in the Parochial Hall, Mooncoin this Friday night 8th February commencing at 9.30. Music by the Abbey Ceili Band and proceeds to the Mooncoin Church Roof Fund. For further information please contact Mary Murphy at 051 873851.

All That Jazz

Garrett Duffy is a solo guitarist originally from Dublin but now residing in Tramore and he has played in a number of bands both in Dublin and Waterford. He has now decided to break out on his own and will perform in the chapel at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Saturday 16th February.

Garrett plays a mixture of original tunes, jazz standards from Cole Porter and George Gershwin and also some popular numbers from the Beatles and Billy Joel. He is influenced by jazz and classical guitarists like Martin Taylor and John Williams incorporating both styles into his guitar playing using nylon string and semi electric guitar. If you are a fan of guitar music this is a concert not to be missed.

Tickets are €10 and if you require any information about booking etc. please telephone Maura at 087 9911982.

Bridge Results

Sunday night at the Golf Club – 1st Alice O’Gorman and Martin Ellis. 2nd Ella Treacy and Tilly O’Donnell. Monday Club – 1st Mary Fleming and John Laiso. 2nd Marietta O’Keeffe and Moya Murohy. Tuesday Club – 1st Ann Connolly and Annette Feehan. 2nd Nellie Hearn and Biddy Skelly.

3rd Phil Howard and Alice O’Gorman. Thursday Club – 1st Marie O’Connor and Bernie Casey.

2nd Aileen Brett and Tess O’Shea. 3rd Kitty Lalor and Rosaline Dowley.

Michael O’Muircheartaigh To Visit Gaelscoil

Well known RTE broadcaster and raconteur Michael O’Muircheartaigh will visit Carrick on Suir Gaelscoil on Thursday 21st February on the invitation of his nephew Denis Barry, Lower Waterford Road, Carrick Beg whose mother Kathleen is a sister of Michael’s.

2008 Town Council Grants Schemes

Applications are invited by Carrick on Suir Town Council for their 2008 Schemes of Capital Grants for sizeable recreational and community facilities and amenities. Groups or Associations wishing to be considered for assistance should request an application form and copies of the relevant scheme from the Town Council. Completed application forms should be lodged to the Town Hall not later than Tuesday 1st April 2008. For further information please contact the Town Clerk, Carrick on Suir Town Council, New Street – telephone 051 642100 or e-mail

Traffic Calming Measures at Chapel Street

A Notice of Motion under the names of Cllrs. Patsy Fitzgerald and Jim Drohan was submitted for consideration at the monthly meeting of Carrick on Suir Town Council requesting the installation of traffic calming measures at Chapel Street be investigated. A written reply was given confirming that the matter had been examined and advised that such measures at the entrance to Chapel Street from Main Street were currently under investigation and it is intended to create a platform to slow down traffic and to give the necessary priority to pedestrians. However, the proposed platform may prevent large vehicles from passing under the archway and consequently, a suitable alternative method of traffic calming may need to be found. It should also be noted that if such works proceed, the entrance may need to be closed for the duration of the works. A further more detailed study is being carried out and presented to the next meeting of the Council. Both councillors expressed satisfaction with the reply.

Presentation Primary Parents Association

With the growing popularity of internet usage among the pupils of the Presentation Primary School, Carrick on Suir, the Parents Association have invited David Tynan of Istigh Computing to deliver a talk and presentation to parents in the School Hall on Wednesday 20th February at 8.00 pm. Topics to be discussed on the night are the internet and its usage, security, parental guidance, Bebo and U Tube sites and all issues regarding computer security. So, if you’d like to know a little more about how to monitor your child’s computer usage or if you’re concerned about their safety on line, then please feel free to attend on the night. The popularity of the Parents Association first Table Quiz of the New Year was evident by the large attendance and thanks to all who took part. The next Quiz will be held on Monday and Tuesday 11th and 12th February at 7.00 pm and the Parents Association look forward to seeing the School Hall full of eager students again. Parents and teachers are welcome to attend and lend some moral support and encouragement on the nights.

An Important FAIRTRADE Date

FAIRTRADE labelling is a rapidly growing International system that seeks to guarantee a better deal for farmers and workers in the Developing World, many of whom struggle to survive and provide for their families. A product that is FAIRTRADE certified carries a label – the FAIRTRADE Mark. FAIRTRADE Mark Ireland is the independent certified body in Ireland that awards the FAIRTRADE Mark to products that meet the required standards.

On Thursday 6th March 2008, a producer from a developing country will speak in Carrick on Suir. Irene from Marble Growers Tea Factory in Uganda says ” FAIRTRADE is a very good benefit to us”. It has helped to the building of roads, schools, leaf collection sheds and a clinic in the factory.

You can find products carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark in supermarkets, local stores, cafes, bars and restaurants, catering suppliers, health food and fair trade shops, also by mail order and on line.

For more information watch this space and visit

Outstanding County Boxing Championships

There was unanimous praise for St. Nicholas Boxing Club, Carrick on Suir on its organisation of the Tipperary/Waterford County championships at the weekend. It was generally agreed that this year’s championships were the best for many years with eleven clubs participating and 110 individual entries.

The host club St. Nicholas B.C. was complimented by officials from Cork and Limerick as well as by the officials of the County Board. There were eighteen bouts in the preliminary rounds on Saturday and thirty finals on Sunday and the Swan GAA Juvenile Training and Recreation Centre was packed to capacity on both days. The clubs represented were Nenagh, St. Saviours, Roscrea, Waterford Crystal, St. Pauls, Slievenamon, Deise, Clonmel. Tramore, St. Nicholas and Dungarvan. The Clonmel Club had double success winning the Duggan Perpetual Cup for best club and Dylan O’Mahoney was judged the beat boxer of the championships and presented with the O’.Meara Shield. Denis Landy was a most efficient Master of Ceremonies on both days. Full details and results next week.

Revival of Comhaltas in Carrick


A meeting will take place at Clancy House [ entrance via car park at St. Nicholas Church] on Friday 15th February @ 8:00pm to revive a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in the town. This is an ideal opportunity for musicians, students and people of all ages who have an interest in Irish music and culture to get together for a good Irish traditional music session. Hopefully it will be beneficial to the many people learning the music now allowing them to participate in sessions and therefore enhancing their skills. This is an initial meeting and we hope that a strong Comhaltas branch will grow as a result. The meeting will be both informative and friendly and all are welcome. At the end, we will have a musical session so why not come along and enjoy the craic. Don’t forget the instruments!

For further information contact Mark on 087 2222088

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