Julie Sharkey performs “Goodnight Irene” in Burncourt Community Hall on Thursday, May 16, at 7pm. Irene is a busker who can’t go home. Guitar playing Irene regales the audiences with stories about the characters she’s met (Itchy who smokes 60 a day, Donal Shakespeare and more) while belting out old favourite tunes like ‘King of the Road’, ‘Ely O’Grady’ and of course ‘Goodnight Irene’.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

This event is being hosted by South Tipperary Rural Arts Group as part of the Bealtaine Festival.


Congratulations to the children from Burncourt National School who received their First holy Communion on Sunday, May 5. Wishing every blessing to Darragh Maher, Daniel English, Liam Carroll, Cian O’Brien, Amy Casey Kelly, Hanna Walsh, Roisin Maher, Rona Dowling and Hazel Moran.

Well Done to all involved in the preparation for the sacrament, to those who had the church looking so splendid and to all who provided the lovely cakes and helped at the celebration in the Community Hall.


Saturday, May 18, is a date for the diary not only for past, present and future pupils of Burncourt National School but also for all in the community.

The school will be open to everyone from 4pm so that past pupils can recall old times and will always give all an opportunity to see the school facilities and the excellent new extension.

The official opening by Pat O’ Callaghan and Helen Russell will take place at 7pm followed by a blessing by Fr. Pat Butler. Mass will follow at 7.30pm to celebrate Helen Russell’s career as a teacher in Burncourt National School and the evening will conclude with refreshments in Burncourt Community Hall.


Burncourt Community Council will hold a Five Mile Sponsored Leisure Walk on Sunday, May 12, leaving the Community Hall at 2.30pm. Proceeds in aid of repair work to the back roof of the Community Hall.


Congratulations to local artists from Burncourt and Cahir whose works are currently being exhibited in the Craft Granary, Cahir.

The exhibition runs until May, 31.