Carrick-on-Suir News in Brief...

Children’s Book Club at Library

Children’s Book Club at Library

Carrick on Suir Public Library has a thriving Children’s Book Club for boys and girls aged 10 to 12.

TheCclub welcomes new members who would like to get together with boys and girls of their own age and chat about books. There will be a Christmas party at the end of the year and to book a place please contact Carol Delaney at (051) 640591.

Meanwhile, there has been a huge response to the colouring competition to celebrate the Children’s Book Festival.

Although the official closing date has passed, there are a few days left for stragglers to submit entries before the winners are announced on Friday, October 25.

All entries are on display in the Library. The prizes will be a surprise but entrants won’t be disappointed.

Bridge results

92 Club: 1st Maureen Nolan and Vera O’Donnell, 2nd Adrienne Blanco and Kevin Curran.

Tuesday Club: 1st Frank and Angela Brown, Joint 2nd Joan O’Sullivan/Kitty Lalor and Tilly O’Donnell and Kathleen Coffey.

Thursday Club: 1st Peggy Cooney and Kitty Lalor, 2nd Aileen Brett and Phyllis Fogarty,

Joint 3rd Nellie Hearn/Vera O’Donnell and Maureen Finucane/Betty Moran.

Town’s History Book Reopened

Historian Tom Walsh is commencing a series of six lectures on Carrick-on-Suir’s history in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre commencing next Tuesday, October 30 at 8pm.

The series will feature local history, information and data covering the period from the 12th to the 19th century.

This is a must for students, teachers and all interested in Carrick-on-Suir’s history and heritage.

For further information, please contact the Nagle Centre at (051) 642418.

Men’s Circuit Training

Fitness Instructor Jason Lonergan is starting circuit training for men in the Sean Kelly Swimming and Sports Centre commencing Tuesday, November 6 and continuing every Thursday and Tuesday from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.

Computer course

Carrick on Suir Community Business Centre is taking names for a computer course for people who haven’t any experience with computers.

The lessons are tutored by Susan in a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere.

The Business Centre is based at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre.

This has been a very successful course and fills very quickly so please either drop in to the Nagle Centre or give Susan a call any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at (051) 645588.

Councillor disappointed with IDA

South Tipperary County Councillor Bobby Fitzgerald has expressed extreme disappointment that the IDA has not attended a meeting of South Tipperary County Council to explain their role in addressing the unemployment in South Tipperary.

The states that despite a motion he tabled nearly twelve months ago calling on the IDA to attend a Council meeting to explain what actions have been undertaken and are currently being pursued by the State Agency to increase and promote employment creation in South Tipperary, the IDA has failed to attend.

Cllr. Fitzgerald said recent statistics on job losses confirm the South East is an unemployment black spot. And recent reports have highlighted Tipperary as having the highest rate of mortgage arrears in Munster.

Cllr. Fitzgerald said we need the IDA to meet its objectives of an equitable regional balance in investment as the South East has been overlooked for far too long, with the IDA not meeting its target of locating 50% of its investment outside of Dublin and Cork. The recent snub by the IDA in not attending a special County Council meeting to address the elected representatives reflects the existing attitude and perception that the South East Region, especially South Tipperary, is the poor relation when it comes to prioritising job creation, 
he added.

Youth Award competition

Carrick on Suir Lions Club is seeking nominations for its annual Youth Award competition.

The competition recognise, encourage and support boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18, who are actively in the welfare of their community.

Application forms to enter the Lions Youth Award competition are available at local secondary schools and with other organisations in the area involved with young people.

For more information contact Ann Ellis at (086) 3873882.

The closing date for the Carrick-on-Suir and District final is Friday, November 2. The winner will progress to a regional final and if successful at that stage will represent their hometown in the All 
Ireland final.

Bunny Hop children sessions

Bunny Hop music and movement sessions for babies to four year olds have resumed at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre every Thursday morning from 10am to 11am.

The sessions comprise a wide variety of stimulating songs with actions and musical instruments.

Music can play a very important role in children’s development as it makes them aware of different sounds, as well as developing their memories, new skills and introduces them to a new environment.

For more detailed information please telephone Nicola at (087) 6742401.