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Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers

Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers

Our annual meal out organised by Brid Ryan Bourke in Kinane’s of Upperchurch and proved a most enjoyable occasion with over 30 walkers and climbers having a great night and many reminiscences, especially about our recent very successful trip to Scotland. As usual the food was excellent and many thanks to Brid Ryan Bourke and Kinane’s for once again organising the event so superbly.

We return to the hills on Sun next, Mar 20, with the usual high and moderate level hillwalks leaving from outside Cashel firestation at 11am. New participants with sufficient fitness are, as always, most welcome to join in.

Finally a reminder that places are filling fast our next big event - the Kerry Charity Challenge, which is also the 15th anniversary charity challenge of the series. The event takes place in the Kenmare Bay Hotel, on the weekend of April 15/16/17 and offers everything from an ascent of Carrauntoohil especially for first time climbers to easy wilderness walking for those with moderate fitness and costs just 199 euro to participate. Allcomers are welcome onboard for this long event which supports the cause of visually impaired people with an immediate 70 euro deposit securing you place. If you are interested in coming it is now time to ensure your aren’t disappointed by forwarding your deposit to Michael Sutton, 17 Willowmere Drive, Thurles Co Tipp; Tel: 0504-21482 or 086–4009989; email

Daffodil Day Springs Again

Daffodil Day is on Friday March 25th and fresh daffodils are in need this year. Donations of fresh daffodils will be greatly appreciated on Thursday March 24th. They can be brought to St. Vincent de Paul House on John Street Cashel after 2.30pm. There they will be wrapped and prepared for distribution on Thursday evening, March 24th and on Friday morning March 25th.

We would welcome the help of anyone who has an hour or two to spare over those two days.

Social Dancing at Halla na Feile

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our patrons and we hope to see you at our Social Tea Dance on St. Patrick’s Night, 17th March. Music by Donal Ring and his five piece band. They will play; Social, Modern, Ceili and Old Time. Dancing from 9pm to 12am. Teas and sandwiches will be served. Admission is €10 and a great night’s dancing is promised.

Our very enjoyable dancing classes continue on Tuesday evenings from 8.30 to 10.30pm and beginners are catered for.

Our usual monthly Social Tea Dance will be held on Friday, 25th March from 9pm to 12am when Sam O’Doherty will make a welcome return to the Halla. Teas and sandwiches will be served and admission is €8

Dads & Lads Afternoon

Cashel library will hold a Dads & Lads afternoon in the library on Saturday 19th March. A Build It Saturday Workshop will run from 2-4pm with co-ordinator Sean Laffey for ages 7-10yrs. Places are limited so please book at the desk or by phone. Regular story-time will take place for those under 6 starting with a workshop by Cher Quinlan @ 2.30pm. Any further information can be obtained on 062-63856

Rosegreen News

Senior Citizen Dinner Dance recently held in Rosegreen Community Hall was a wonderful afternoon. It was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces and welcome a few more. Special thanks to Trish Hogan for her wonderful soup, Brian O’Farrell for the fabulous main course and all the ladies for the wonderful deserts.

Rosegreen Daffodil coffee evening has been reset for Saturday 23rd April in Rosegreen Hall at 7.30pm after mass.

Calling all Cashel & Rosegreen athletes living in the above for the parish community games Date for your diary athletics competition taking place on Sunday May 1st at 2pm in Rosegreen Community field.

Food & Craft Market

A weekly food & craft market will commence in Tesco Cashel from Saturday 19th March from 9.30am – 2pm. Stalls include home baking, yummy cakes, breads, pastries, fresh fish, South African sausages, jewellery, baby gifts, cards, candles and much more.

The market will be held outside Café Terrasse. Come along and sample locally produced goods.

For more information contact Sarah on 062-64880 or email

Whist Drive

A whist drive in aid of the Deanery school will be held this Thursday, St Clearance Sale

A massive clearance sale in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will be held in Tesco Shopping Complex, Cahir Road Cashel on Friday and Saturday next March 18th-19th from 10am-8pm. Large stocks of new and nearly new designer brands of shoes and handbags, with all items from €2.00 to €20.00. Everything most go.

A full round-up from Cashel in this week’s Tipperary Star