Carr-on-Suir News in brief...

Shop window contest

Shop window contest

Carrick-on-Suir Business Association is running a shop front/window display competition over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

The competition aims to encourage local stores and businesses to look their best for the town’s Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival and Maurice Davin Memorial Festival.

The competition will run from today (Wednesday, May 29) to next Monday, June 3.

A COSBA spokesperson said the judges will be looking for the most innovative use of the space available to a shop or business taking part in the competition. Previous winners were A New You and The Rosebowl.

CBS scholarship

The Michael Power Student Scholarship has been awarded at Carrick-on-Suir CBS Secondary School to James Dunne from Ballyhennebry, Owning.

James is the second winner of the scholarship, which involves two months paid summer work at the Nutrasight Consultancy research lab at Waterford Institute of Technology run by CBS past pupil Dr John Nolan and Professor Stephen Beatty.

Dr Nolan offered the scholarship, named after his grandfather, after he addressed a meeting of the school’s Student Consultative Council.

The scholarship’s first recipient was Darragh Hayes, who completed his Leaving Cert last year and is studying Entertainment Systems at WIT.

Parishes’ news

A number of cemetery Masses are planned in St Nicholas Parish next month.

The Masses will be celebrated at Churchtown Cemetery on Monday, June 17 at 7pm; in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrickbeg on Tuesday, June 18 at 7pm; in Ahenny on Thursday, June 20 and in Faugheen on Thursday, June 27.

Congratulation to all the children, who received First Holy Communion recently.

Condolences to the families and friends of Leo Walsh, St. John’s Terrace; Kit Woods (née O’Neill), Villa Terrace; Noel Wallace, Churchtown; Thomas Leahy, St Molleran’s, Carrickbeg; Anne Councell, Ard Mhuire; Richard (Dixie) Dalton, Carrickbeg.

St. Nicholas Parish Church will have a Solemn Eucharistic Adoration House between 4pm and 5pm next Sunday, June 2. It will conclude with an evening prayer and benediction. All are welcome.

Bridge results

Thursday Club: 1st Ita Power and Mairead Phelan, 2nd Betty Moran and Biddy Skelly, 3rd Kevin Curran and Gemma Houlihan.

Tuesday Club: 1st Biddy Skelly and Nellie Hearn, 2nd Joan O’Sullivan and Kitty Lalor, 3rd Brid Flanagan and Marie Cooney.

Retirement Club

Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club’s next meeting takes place in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre this Thursday from 2pm to 4pm.

This is a great way for older people to spend two hours on a Thursday afternoon. Activities include singing, dancing, light exercise and refreshments.


Fr Daniel O’Leary will present a six-day preached retreat at Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan from Sunday, June 2 to Saturday, June 8.

The retreat will be titled “In the middle of my winter, I found an invincible summer” and will be about finding God’s gracious healing and beauty in the midst, the mess and the mystery of daily lives.

For further information contact Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan at telephone (052) 6133636 or at

Fairtrade raffle

Two hampers of Fairtrade products will be raffled at the Clancy Festival family fun day at Sean Healy Park on the June Bank Holiday Monday.

Carrick-on-Suir’s Fairtrade Committee is raffling the hampers to raise awareness of Fairtrade goods. The committee will have a stand with free samples, literature and stickers at the fun day.

Look for the table with the big banana where there will be an opportunity for a lucky person to walk away with a very welcome hamper.

Lion Clubs meeting

A regional meeting of five Lions Club took place in Carrick-on-Suir’s Nano Nagle Community Centre last week.

Chairperson Caroline Foley Kearns and Secretary Myles Courtney from the New Ross Club welcomed representatives from the five clubs in Zone B, namely Cahir, Clonmel, New Ross, Waterford and Carrick-on-Suir.

Reports from the five clubs outlining their activities were read and discussed at the meeting.

The Message in a Bottle project was mentioned in the five reports and it was suggested that the name of the local pharmacy should be included in the essage.

Other items on the agenda included online reporting, a zone social event and a zone project for the year ahead.

There was a report and discussion on the national convention in Athlone and the Carrick-on-Suir Club was congratulated on being awarded Lions Club of the Year.

Church appeal

Carrick-on-Suir’s St. Nicholas Parish management committee is appealing to all parishioners and former parishioners to support its Church Heating Fund raffle and other fund-raising efforts.

The parish has to pay a E100,000 loan for maintenance and heating improvements St Nicholas Church. Monthly repayments are €3,000 so it is imperative church collections are maintained.