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Christmas show of

Christmas show of

folk songs and poetry

BAFTA award winning actor/singer/songwriter Ryland Teifi and Roisin Clancy from the famous Clancy Brothers family will perform a special Christmas show of songs, poetry and prose at Brewery Lane Theatre on Friday, December 9.

The intimate evening of music and drama will feature folk songs intertwined with stories, drama and poetry from the work of Yeats, Joyce and Dylan Thomas.

It kicks off at 8.15pm and tickets costing €10 will go on sale at Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre on Monday, December 5 (051) 640200.

Bridge results

Tuesday Club: 1st Teasie Blanchfield and Anneette Wyse, 2nd Kitty Mullins and Biddy Skelly, 3rd Tilly O’Donnell and Irene Purcell.

Thursday Club: 1st Vera O’Donnell and Mary O’Brien, 2nd Maureen Coffey and Tess O’Shea, 3rd Marie Cooney and Phyllis Fogarty.

Early Sunday opening

Due to a change in Carrick Dippers Club’s requirement, the swimming pool at the Sean Kelly Sports Centre is now available from 9am o’clock to 10.45am on Sundays.

For the same reason, the gym is open from 6.45am on Saturdays.

Enrolment for swimming lessons for all age groups from age two and a half years upwards are currently being taken.

Jewellery exhibition

An exhibition and sale of jewellery and accessories produced by local Crafts Council of Ireland artists takes place in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre on Friday December 9 from 5pm to 9pm.

This year they are introducing new products made with a special technique called ‘decoupage (to cut).

They include wooden jewellery boxes, tea boxes, sugar and coffee jars, candleholders etc.

Light festive refreshments will be provided and every visitor will receive a free raffle ticket to win an attractive jewellery gift.

There will also be a range of children’s products and a kids colouring corner while parents enjoy browsing around and having a cup of tea.

For further information please telephone (086) 0703029 or e-mail

ICA meeting

The monthly meeting of Faugheen ICA Guild takes place this Friday, December 2 at 8pm

Mary Blanchfield will present a demonstration of flower arranging at the meeting.

The Cookery Roadshow demonstration on Sunday, November 20 was enjoyed by all who attended. Members also enjoyed the Christmas Party on Sunday, November 27 in Cahir House Hotel.

Members are proud of those who knitted hats, scarves and mittens, which have been sent to An Grianan to be sold in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.

Resource Centre agm

The Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre agm takes place in the Centre on Tuesday, December 13 at 11am.

All are welcome.

Confusing signs

Signs bidding people entering Carrick-on-Suir farewell and another welcoming travellers departing the town were among the signage gaffes highlighted at Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s monthly meeting.

Labour Cllr Sarah Dunne called for the two signs located on the Pill Road to be turned the right way and pointed out that they were on the ground.

And they aren’t the only signs turned in the wrong direction. A speed limit sign also the Pill Road incorrectly informs motorists entering the town that the limit is 60km and 50km for motorists driving out of town.

Cllr Dunne also drew the Town Engineer’s attention to an incorrect spelling on a sign at Carrick mart, which reads Causal Trading rather than Casual Trading.

She was informed by Council management that the signage changes would be considered for inclusion in the Council’s 2010 Block Grant Programme.

Council budget meeting

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s will fix its commercial rates and other service charges for next year at its annual budget meeting on Tuesday, December 20.

Elected members of the Town Council will have a pre-budget meeting at Carrick-on-Suir Town Hall this Thursday, December 1 to discuss the contents of the budget.

The Council is also holding consultation meetings about the budget with Carrick-on-Suir Business Association.

Christmas Toy Appeal

Applications for toys for the St Vincent de Paul Society Youth Conference’s Christmas Toy Appeal may be placed in the box at the back of St. Nicholas Church between Friday, December 2 and Friday, December 16.

Please use the application forms provided.

Camphill craft fair

Carrick-on-Suir Camphill Community’s annual Christmas Craft Fair takes place this Sunday, December 4.

The fair at Camphill’s Castle Street premises will feature handmade pottery, woven goods, mosaics, baskets and candles.

There will also be a cake sale, teas and coffee, hot punch, raffles and ginger bread.

The Camphill Community look forward to seeing everyone.

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