Two retreats will be presented by Fr Michael Melican at Glencomeragh House Retreat Centre over the next month.

He will present a retreat called “Remembering our Dead at the Centre on Sunday, November 6 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and a retreat on “Preparing for Christmas on Sunday, December 4 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm with Mass included.

All are welcome and tea /coffee included. There will be no charge, donations only.

Bridge results

92 Club: 1st Martin Kiely and Breda Feeney, 2nd Betty Moran and Tilly O’Donnell.

Tuesday Club: 1st Emer Musiol and Irene Purcell, 2nd Gemma Houlihan and Kitty Lalor, 3rd Ita Power and Mairead Phelan.

Thursday Club: 1st Marie O’Connor and PhilBrannigan, 2nd Mary Babington and Rosaline Dowley, 3rd Bernie Cooney and Honora Murphy.

Coffee morning

The Camphill Community’s Journeyman Programme will benefit from a coffee and cake morning in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre this Friday, November 4 from 11am to 1pm.

There will also be on sale many Camphill products such as decorative and beeswax candles for all occasions.

Baby joy

Congratulations and best wishes to Harry and Nicola Everard, Glen Upper, Kilsheelan on the birth of a baby boy named Rory, a brother to Ben and Alice.

Nicola hopes to be back with her Bunny Hop sessions for mothers and babies in the New Year.

Computer safety course

Carrick-on-Suir Community Business Centre is currently taking names for a course about home computer safety.

The course, which is attracting a lot of interest, is about the safety of your home computer .

What’s safe to download off the Internet, what’s the right way to do so and how to save this information are some of the issues dealt with by the course.

Course participants will also learn what free Anti-Virus programmes are safe, how to set them up to run correctly and how to de-fragment your hard drives to ensure efficient running of your computer.

Parishes’ news

Baptisms in St Nicholas Church take place only on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of the month at 6pm.

This is because the priests are engaged in celebrating Mass in different parishes.

Condolences to the families and friends of Ellen Chapelle Knight (née Prendergast), New Street and England; Patrick Kiely, Carrick-on-Suir and Nottingham; Monsignor Pat O’Neill, Dunnamaggin and San Francisco; Geraldine Briody, Upper Waterford Road; Margaret Hartnett (née Geoghegan); Tim Ryan, Scartlea, Kilsheelan; George Kariuki, Kenya and John Maher, Owning all of whom died recently.

Railway station upgrade

Funding has been made available to Carrick on Suir Railway Station for upgrading works including painting and additional furniture.

Flower arranging demo

Glasha Flower and Garden Society will host a gala Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration in the Carraig Hotel next Wednesday, 9November at 8pm.

The demonstrator will be Rose Hickey and the flower arranging will be centred on the theme ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Admission is €10 including door prize. The event will feature Christmas fair and the flower arrangements and other prizes will be raffled.

All proceeds will go to St. Brigid’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Suir and the Cystic Fibrosis Association.

Active Retirement Club

Forty-two members of Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club enjoyed two hours of music, singing, fund and chat at te Club’s latest fortnightly meeting of at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre.

Members are looking forward to a Halloween party in Greenhill Nursing Home this Thursday, November 3 from 2pm to 4pm and thank the management of the nursing nome for the invitation.

Club members will travel to New Ross this Sunday, November 6 for an afternoon tea dance. Bus leaves from the usual stop at Parkside at 12.15pm.

The next meeting will be in the Nagle Community Resource Centre on Thursday afternoon November 10. New members are always welcome.

Carers Support Group

The November meeting of Carrick-on-Suir Carers Support Group takes place next Tuesday, November 8 in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre at 11am.

The meeting will feature a talk and discussion on reflexology.

South Tipperary Carers Association Resource Centre Manager Richie Molloy will report on the Association’s recent Pre-Budget briefing held in Leinster House when the Government was reminded of the sacrifices being made by Ireland’s carers and urged to ensure carers are protected in the upcoming Budget.

The Carers Association’s annual general meeting takes place on Saturday, December 3 at 11am in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.

St Vincent de Paul collection

The monthly St Vincent De Paul Collection will be taken at all Masses in Carrick-on-Suir and Faugheen this weekend. Please give generously.