Upcoming Commemorations

Community Announcement: Easter Sunday Commemoration

You are cordially invited to the Easter Sunday commemoration in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, on March 27th.

This will consist of a march from the Town Hall car park to the Republican plot in St Mary’s Cemetery.

The main speaker on the day will be Kathleen Funchion, recently elected Sinn Féin TD for Carlow/Kilkenny. The Chair will be former Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir, Liam Walsh.

Music will be provided by the excellent Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute Band.

All are very welcome, most especially those who choose to wear 1916 period costume.

Commemoration assembles 14:30, starts at 15:00.


Community Announcement: Easter Monday Commemoration

You are cordially invited to the Easter Monday commemoration in Golden, Co. Tipperary, on March 28th, to commemorate signatory to the 1916 Proclamation Tomás MacDonagh (of Cloughjordan).

Parade will assemble at the GAA grounds and march to the castle and commemorative monument at the bridge in Golden.

The main speaker on the day will be Cllr Máire Devine, Seanad candidate for Sinn Féin. The Chair will be Cllr David Doran of Thurles.

Music will be provided by the excellent Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute Band.

All are very welcome.

Commemoration assembles 11:30, starts at 12:00.

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Below are some images of Carrick-on-Suir RFB in action on Patrick’s Day, 2016.


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Morris praises Comhaltas Ormond branch on their success

Cllr Séamie Morris of Sinn Féin has offered his highest praise for the organising committee of the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan. He commends them for their amazing feat in bringing the Munster Fleadh to Nenagh, and the manner in which they pulled off the successful running of the week-long event. The event finished on Friday and brought 15,000 people to the town.

Cllr Morris said: “As a councillor I have never doubted the capacity of Nenagh to hold such events. I have put my political lifeblood into encouraging sports and heritage tourism to the area. I set up the sports tourism grant initiative to do just that.”

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2015-07-24: Cllr Séamie Morris has praised the Ormond branch of Comhaltas for their organisation of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan.

Now the Ormond branch of Comhaltas have raised the bar in Nenagh even further. Part of my thinking was to encourage a partnership approach between community, businesses and the council. I know that Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan could not have worked as well as it did without such a co-operative approach. Comhaltas and I have shown that co-operation benefits everyone.“

This event took years of planning by the local Fleadh committee. Their many, many hours of planning meant a flawless week long event. Events were sold out and many thousands of people came to our town, many for the first time.”

The Nenagh Tidy Towns committee made the town look spectacular, and the people and businesses of the town offered Nenagh’s famous welcome to spectators and participants alike. Our local schools played a huge role in making their halls available for the competitions, and local clubs provided volunteers to man car parks.”

I am aware that some small things might have been done better, but the overall success of the Fleadh has put the name of Nenagh out there for future events. There will be repeat visits from participants and supporters. Nenagh has firmly been engrained on their minds as a safe and fun place to bring their families into the future.”

I must also congratulate my fellow Nenagh councillor Cllr Hughie McGrath for his efforts, which also contribute to the St Patrick’s Day Parade and the upcoming Peoples Picnic.”

Looking to the future, I am reminding townspeople that there is a committee being formed to maximise the benefits of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) AGM in Tipperary next year.

That will be a week-long event. It’s coming to Tipperary in June 2016 thanks to my efforts and those of Cllr McGrath. Nenagh is very much open for business. So much so that if anyone has any ideas about organising sporting, musical or cultural events for the town please contact either myself or Cllr McGrath. Your two Nenagh councillors will be glad to assist.