Cahir Gardai are investigating a number of malicious small fires in Skeheenarinky on Friday, September 28. This is a worrying development and any information should be given to Cahir Garda station.


Helen McGrath of Newcastle has advised that her Ranganna Gaeilge will start on Wednesday, October 10, at 7.30pm. Beidh oíche le comhrá ag tosnú i dTigh na nDaoine ós comhair na Scoile Náisiúnta sa Chaisleán Nua ar an gCéadaoin, Deireadh Fomhar 10, ag 7.30pm go 9pm. Beidh an béim ar caint agus comhrá.


Skeheenarinky School Church Gate Collection will take place at Ballyporeen on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7.


1st. John O’Connor and Michael Aherne. 2nd. Hopper McGrath and Declan Duggan. 3rd. Nell Sheehy and Hannah Hickey. Lucky Tables: Teresa Brown and Hannah Hickey; Eily and Anne Conway. Tickets: Breda Nolan, Teresa Brown, Jack Shealy, Mary Casey.


This is not an official Community Alert notice, but it is worth noting that three calls to the Skeheenarinky Notes this week reported strange vehicles in the area. Numbers were taken, gardai were notified in one suspicious case, and in another, we heard of a local man calling to a neighbour’s house when he saw a van parked outside. That turned out to be a tradesman, but well done to all who have adopted the spirit of being alert in the community.


Congratulations to the pupils of the National School who had a visit from the Sammy Stamps organiser who also brought a prize for the school. Sammy Stamps are an initiative run by Mitchelstown Credit Union specifically for school-children and the Credit Union is to be applauded for instilling the habit of saving in children.


The Brendan Morrissey Memorial cup will be contested for in a Tug O’War contest at the Inch Field, Cahir, on Sunday, October 7, starting at 2pm. There are three cups and three sets of medals to be competed for in the following categories: Pub Teams, Amateur Teams and Affiliated Teams. All proceeds to the Heart Foundation of Ireland. All enquiries regarding entries etc. 0863984970.


Sean Crotty asks that members of the community council and card players attend a meeting at the school on Wednesday, October 12, at 8.30pm. It is hoped that a sub-committee can be formed to organise and run the cards for the short term that the weekly card-games are going to be in the school.