A night of unmissable entertainment in aid of the “centre of community life” in Clogheen, County Tipperary, takes place this Saturday (October 20).
Teddy and Cathal Barry will perform at Saturday night's social dancing at St Paul's Community Centre, with all funds raised going towards ongoing maintenance including the painting of the hall and the recently installed new windows. Admission is €10 and there will be a free raffle.
“The village came together to raise funds to get the roof renovated in the past and we know they will support this great night of entertainment for a great cause,” Clogheen Community Centre events organiser PJ English tells The Nationalist.
“The hall is the centre of community life in the village. We use it for the Christmas Old Folks party, Clogheen Drama Group do a play every year, people book the hall for funerals where they have a three course meal, there are card games every Wednesday night, social dancing, birthday parties for children and meetings,” PJ continues.
PJ says St Paul's Community Centre holds a symbolic place in Irish history. “The mother of Thomas Clarke - one of the 1916 signatories of the Proclamation - lived in Clogheen and she married a British Army man in the hall and they went to England where Thomas Clarke was born. The rest is history,” he adds.
St Paul's Community Centre’s newly-elected committee also consists of chairman Mattie Maher, vice chairman Fr Bobby Power, secretary Anne Keating, treasurer Marie Murphy and PRO Tomas Quirke. The committee members are calling on the people of County Tipperary to support Saturday night's event.