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National Heritage Week runs from 22nd to 30th August, 2015 Cllr. Martin Lonergan

Local Independent County Councillor, Martin Lonergan has in a statement today, welcomed the beginning of Heritage Week, 2015.

“Heritage Week is a week long celebration of natural, artistic and built Heritage of Ireland during which many local and national heritage organisations hold special events throughout the country and which take place from 22nd to the 30th August,” commented Cllr. Lonergan.

“Events cover a wide range of interests, with everything from fair to wildlife tours and lectures to music recitals, historical re-enactments to outdoor activities all include

Many heritage sites in Clonmel Borough District will offer free admission or special concessions during the week including, free admittance to Cahir Castle and Guided Tours, a demonstration of stone carving and cast ironwork at the Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Premier Discoveries from County Tipperary in the County Museum in Clonmel and the Big Dig taking place in the Showgrounds Shopping Centre, Clonmel to name but a few.  

Heritage, arts and culture is a unique sector, not just in its employment-creation potential but in the sustainability of such employment, and indeed, what it generates for local communities and economies across the District. This year, the Heritage Council invites us to examine our past through the unique lens of our Industrial Heritage. It is a perfect opportunity to find out more about this fascinating, but often neglected aspect of our past.

Heritage Week encourages people to become actively involved in the safeguard and enhancement of their local heritage for present and future generations. Further details of events are available on Tipperary County Council website along with the Heritage Councils website.  

Concluding Cllr. Lonergan added, “Our heritage plays such an important role in contributing to a local sense of place and to the distinctiveness of our country. It is our communities, big and small, that are the custodians of our local heritage and who will pass on traditions and knowledge to the next generation.”




Cahir News , County Tipperary at 2015-08-20 20:21:59

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Cahir Tidy Towns

The Cahir Tidy Towns local judging took place this week and the judges were well impressed. However, like the National Competition, they will be back for a second round of judging just in case any particular area was having a bad day at the time of their visit. We would like to thank the judges for their time and expert opinion. They did mention that the were some lovely tidy premises and floral displays that had not entered and that was a pity. It could be 3 weeks before the next round of judging and as they are experienced they will understand that some flowers will be going off but they have pictures taken for reference.
On the National scene, we would be hoping for a second round of judging also and that could happen anytime in August as the competition is 3 weeks later this year so we all need to be on our guard. Cahir has become a busier town over the past few years with various festivals and tours Coming through and this is also encouraged by the National adjudication panel. 
We briefly mentioned that we will be starting phase 1 of the new St Declan's Grove in September and this will include 40 mature trees and 10,000 bulbs as well as ornamental features. Each tree will be sold as a family tree with a brass name plate and this is a lifetime investment at a cost of €350. It is expensive but with family's coming together it is achievable. The cost of the project is €22,500 and will add greatly to the town and the new St Declan's Trail from Cashel to Ardmore next year. We will meet as normal on Wednesday at 7pm and thank people for their continued support to the work of Tidy Towns.

Cahir Meet & Train Group
Plans are well under way for the 5km fun walk/run on Saturday 22nd August as part of the Fair of Cahir. This is a totally predict your time event and fancy dress is optional. It's theme of the Mad Hatters allows kids and adults to dress up and try win a prize. The 5km scenic route can be completed in as long as it takes as it predicted time and registration will be from the square from 5.30 to 6.15 with a 6.30 start. It's a fun run and all levels of fitness are welcomed. Entry is €5 and family rates also.this week we had a group climbing Croagh Patrick and a great time was had by all. Well done to everyone who made the trip.

Cahir News , County Tipperary at 2015-08-11 18:34:16

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Wm O Connell to be acknowledged at Tipperary Races

This day 50 years ago Wm O Connell from Bansha rode his first winner at Limerick junction Racecourse. He was riding the second string horse called Breakers Hill for the Mrs A Masters stable yard in Poulmucka for Trainer Jimmy Cullen. The favourite in the race was his stablemate Blue Moon ridden by Johnny Brabston from Rosgreen. Owner Mrs Masters and Mrs Perry were the kennels for the Tipperary Foxhounds based in Woodroofe near Derrygrath at the time. A celebration of willies victory will be acknowledged at Tipperary Races this evening. He is wished well by all his friends in Poulmucka.

Cahir News , County Tipperary at 2015-08-07 17:21:59

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Morris Oil - Calendar Photo Competition

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Morris Oil is delighted to announce our 2016 Calendar Photo Competition. Our own unique annual calendar is distributed to our customers and we are looking for your photographs to be on it.

The competition is open to everyone, with a maximum of 2 entries per person. All photographs must be emailed to us. Photos must be a minimum size of 1Mb & landscape orientation. The 12 best photographs will be published in our Morris Oil 2016 Calendar, which is distributed to our customers and is a great opportunity to show off your photography skills! Please note that all photographs submitted as entries can be used by Morris Oil for promotional purposes. Winning photographs will also be displayed on our website

To enter: Simply ‘Like’ Morris Oil on Face book; or follow us on Twitter @morrisoil1954. Then send your photograph to – Full Terms & Conditions available online.

Please include your Name, Address & Telephone Number and a title for your photograph in less than 10 words

This year’s theme for the calendar is “Local. Friendly. Reliable”.

It’s open to your artistic interpretation!

The 12 best photographs will appear in our 2016 Calendar. 12 Photos will be selected from all those entered by this year’s guest judge, Karen Dempsey LBPPA photographer from Dungarvan Co Waterford (

These final 12 will be uploaded to the Morris Oil Facebook Page where the public will have decision to choose the “People’s Choice”. A special People’s Choice award will be given to the winner of this Facebook public vote.

This year’s guest judge will also choose an overall winner. As well as winning the accolade of “Best Photograph” a one for All Voucher to the value of €150 is up for grabs.

Morris Oil urges all those wishing to enter the competition to read the terms and conditions in full, available on Good luck to all and remember the Closing Date is Monday 31st August 2015.

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Cahir News , County Tipperary at 2015-08-04 18:12:27

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The 17th Triennial International Butler Gathering

The 17th Triennial International Butler Gathering will take place at KILKENNY from 18-23 AUGUST 2015. The gathering, which takes place every three years, is open to all who are interested in the Butler heritage, not only those who have the Butler surname in their ancestry. The Butler Society was founded in 1967 and will celebrate its Golden Jubilee with special events through 2017, for which planning is already underway. The proceedings of the Society, along with many articles of interest submitted by members and non-members alike over the years, have been published in twenty-three editions of Journal of The Butler Society to date, a publication which issues every second year on average.

The 2015 Rally will commence on Tuesday evening, August 18, with registration of attendees and a reception at Kilkenny Castle. Day excursions throughout the south-east take place from the next day: Wednesday, August 19 sees a private tour of Carlow Museum and Gallery, followed by lunch at Lisnavagh, the seat of Lord and Lady Rathdonnell, Near Rathvilly, Co. Carlow. That evening features The Lord Dunboyne Memorial Lecture and Reception, in the Picture Gallery at Kilkenny Castle.

Thursday August 20, the coaches depart Kilkenny for Borris House, seat of the MacMorrough-Kavanagh family, at Borris, Co. Carlow. Talks will be given on the history of Borris House and its collection of portraits, followed by lunch. The afternoon will involve tours of the nearby medieval Old Leighlin cathedral, followed by a reception at Maidenhall, near Kilkenny, the home of the late Hubert Butler, co-founder of The Butler Society.

Friday August 21 is the South Tipperary day, with lectures at Old St Mary’s Church, Clonmel on The Butler Heritage and town walls of Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir, followed by a private tour of Bulmer’s Cider Factory. Lunch will be at Kilcash, an ancient seat of the Butler family, followed by a talk on the restoration progress of Kilcash Castle.

On Saturday August 22, The Hubert Butler Memorial Lecture will be given by the American vice-president of the society, genealogist Craig Foster, who is visiting from Salt Lake City, Utah. He will talk on the digitisation of The Dunboyne Collection of Papers, following which there will be an Open Forum and lunch at a Kilkenny Restaurant. That evening, the Gala Reception in The Picture Gallery of Kilkenny Castle – featuring a talk by Sir Charles Ponsonby, Baronet – will be followed by the Black Tie Society Dinner in The Parade Tower. The 17th Triennial International Butler Rally will conclude on Sunday August 23 with service in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, followed by lunch in The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle.

The Rally Programme of Events, which may be attended in full or on selected days (daily rates apply) may be booked online at or by emailing the Society Treasurer, Mark Reade,

Cahir News , County Tipperary at 2015-08-03 22:11:06

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