Cahir News in Brief...

Ballingeary ICA meeting

Ballingeary ICA meeting

The next meeting of Ballingeary ICA takes place in Ballingeary Schoolhouse on Wednesday, November 7 at 8pm. Hostesses for the evening will be Jenny Kiely, Chrissie Casey, Peggy Grufferty, Maura O’Brien and Mary Plunkett.

All are welcome on the night.

Members are busy with a genealogy course, which is in full swing. Members are reminded that the date for ploughing is Sunday, November 4 at Ballingeary.

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Animal charity fundraiser

A group of local people have raised more than E2000 for animal welfare charities.

Pat Crotty, Eileen McLoughlin and friends thank all those who supported their recent fundraiser in aid of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust in Co Wicklow and Deise Animal Sanctuary in the Nire Valley.

Pat and Eileen especially thank John, Carmel, Brian Dolan and staff of Super Valu, Cahir for allowing them to sell tickets on their premises, to their great friends, who helped in selling the tickets and to everyone, who bought tickets on the day.

The total amount raised was €2,003.79 and because of the public’s great generosity they are able to send three extra donations to three other animal welfare groups.

Winner of the hamper kindly sponsored by Cahir Credit Union was Grace Doyle.

The group appeal to people to think carefully before deciding to get a dog. A dog should be part of the family, and not just left to fend for itself and locked out in the back garden all day.

Huge response to recycling day

The Castle Car Park was a hive of activity last Saturday when WEEE Ireland held a free electrical recycling day.

A huge number of people cleared out their sheds and garages of old electrical goods.

This is a marvellous free service, well organised and managed by the staff of WEEE Ireland.

Christmas Craft Fair at Cahir House Hotel

A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Cahir House Hotel on Sunday, December 2.

For bookings please contact Mary Jenkins (052)7442236 or (086) 8298224

Cahir Defibrillator Group news

Cahir Defibrillator Group and Cahir and District Lions Club are organising a

series of fundraising events in the district.

Cllr Seanie Lonergan says the battery packs and electrodes now

need to be renewed.

It has been 5 years since the Defibrillator Group was formed and in that time three lives have been saved.

One of the fund raisers will be a bring and buy book sale, so if you want

to clear your shelves of books please contact Seanie or Jacqui Mullan, Patsy McGuirke or Mary Fahey.

There will also be a Taste of Italy night in the Gallilleo Restaurant on November 7.

Tickets can be purchased from Seanie, Jacqui or Patsy.

Halloween magic shows for kids

There will be free children’s Halloween magic shows in Cahir Castle today, Wednesday October 31 between 5pm and 6pm.

Children will gather in the spooky atmosphere of the banqueting hall to enjoy Dara’s magic. You can dress in Halloween costume to add to the spirit of the occasion.

Please note that booking is essential as places are limited.

For further details please contact Cahir Castle at (052) 7441011.

Halloween craft workshop

Cahir Craft Granary is inviting children to take part in a Halloween themed craft workshop for children aged between 5 and 12 years today, (Wednesday) October 31.

Children can dress up for the occasion.
For further information check out the Craft Granary’s Facebook page or telephone (052) 7441473 to book.

Cahir Community Lotto numbers

The jackpot prize wasn’t won at the draw in Cahir Day Care Centre last Wednesday, October 24.

Numbers drawn were 16, 20, 24 and 25. The draw was witnessed by Mary O’Donnell. There was 1 Match 3 winner, Helen O’Dwyer, Gleann na Siure, Ardfinnan, who won E200. The next draw will take place today (Wednesday, October 31) at 12 noon in Cahir Day Care Centre.

The jackpot prize will be €3,600. Tickets are available in local shops and also at the Enterprise Centre.

Game Council hosts Table quiz

South Tipperary Regional Game Council will host a table quiz at the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge on Friday, November 2 at 8.30pm.

A table of four costs €20. The Game Council would be very grateful if you could support this event.