Cahir Community News
The Covid 19 pandemic has been responsible for a very barren time for the tourist sector. As a town that relies heavily on tourism, Cahir has suffered more than most. However, the good news is that the town is beginning to emerge from the pandemic and with many people enjoying a staycation this year, the town is proving very popular. The great hall at Cahir Castle is now reopened, featuring a display of Medieval Women in Ireland and is well worth checking out. Entry to the castle grounds is free, so there’s no time like the present to enjoy what many people consider, the jewel of our town.
The much anticipated reopening of Cahir playground went ahead recently and judging by the enthusiasm and excitement of the children, it’s a huge success. The playground features some fantastic new attractions, with the Giant Unit, proving very popular. The unit is the second largest in the country.Huge credit is due to the hard working committee that took on the responsibility and the task of getting the playground up and running again.
Concerns have been raised locally about the potential for anti social behaviour in the playground,but the people of Cahir are hopeful that there are plenty of other activities and groups in the town,to keep people that might be prone to such activities, occupied.While we’re on the topic of playgrounds, the new playground in Ardfinnan has opened as well and is also proving popular.Cahir Tidy Towns are the unsung heroes of the town and work incredibly hard to keep the town looking at its best for both visitors and residents alike.The group are currently collecting empty drink cans on the first Saturday of every month, to raise funds for the town planting programme. The group, ably assisted by members of Cahir River Rescue,had their latest collection this past Saturday and it’s been their most successful yet, with a huge volume of cans collected.The group wish to thank ABP for their support in the initiative. Incredibly, there are only 4 more collections remaining in 2021.
Cahir and the surrounding area is currently under a boil water notice, effective since 06 August 2021.The issue is due to elevated turbidity in the water system, following recent heavy rainfall. The notice was put in place by the HSE, following consultation with Irish Water. The areas affected are Ardfinnan, Grange, Knocklofty, Newcastle, Clerihan, The Tipperary Road and Mitchelstown Road areas of Cahir and parts of Clonmel, in particular Ballingarrane, as far as the Cahir Road roundabout.If you have concerns about the issue, please check the Irish Water Website, water.ie or call 1800278278 and press 1 for service.There have been reports of problems among people trying to get through however, so if you can,please check online, or through your public representative.Cahir was delighted to welcome the participants of the recent Tour of Munster charity cycle, which passed through the town on Thursday last. The tour covers the six counties in Munster, while raising much needed funds for Down’s Syndrome.
The tour has raised a staggering 3.4 million euro for its beneficiaries, since it began 20 years ago.This year’s event began at city hall in Cork earlier last Thursday and took the riders to Middleton,Tallow, Lismore, The Vee, Clogheen, Cahir, Bansha, Tipperary, Oola and onto Limerick. In total, the cyclists cover more than 600km during their 4 day journey. While the cyclists raise in dividual funds, there are also bucket collections en route.The cycle finishes on St Patricks Hill in Cork, where the cyclists are given huge encouragement from the assembled crowds.With the evenings beginning to close in already and the children preparing to return to school, many people begin to look at the available hobbies or new interests available for the Autumn. Many people look out for something new and there is a new attraction to the area, which could just be the perfect way to put down those long Autumnal evenings, a sport called Archery.
Situated in Old Shanbally, Burncourt, Cahir, Galtee Archery looks like great fun and could be of interest for people that are looking for something a little different.It looks really impressive out there, with coaching, tuition, equipment hire and expert advice all available.They have lots of targets to aim for, with a variety of distances, to keep everybody entertained and it looks like great fun.Look up Galtee Archery on Social Media.Cahir Community General