‘DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY’ FOR KILLALOE BALLINA: Management, staff at Waterman’s Lodge together with the Friends of Waterman’s Lodge are happy to announce that their Daycare and Respite Centre has been granted funding to develop a “Dementia Friendly Community” programme in Ballina/Killaloe. To begin this process a Public Meeting for interested local people and businesses will take place on May 23 at a venue to be decided, depending on numbers attending.
HEAVENLY HARMONIES IN ST FLANNAN’S CATHEDRAL: What a night of singing from over 220 ladies, gentlemen and young people!
TRIATHLON SUCCESS: Congratulations to Pat Minogue, Killaloe who was winner in his Age Group at last weekend’s Joey Hannon Triathlon in Limerick; Bobby Reynolds, Ballina was in second place. Well done to both athletes and to Ború Tri club! Pat was also the first Ború Tri club athlete to finish the recent Ború Duathlon in a time of 1:07:04.
INAUGURAL KINCORA TRADITIONAL WEEKEND: The inaugural Kincora Traditional Weekend held in Killaloe-Ballina last weekend was an outstanding success. From the opening “Shannon Verses” concert and launch in St. Flannan’s Cathedral on Friday night capacity audiences attended every event. Weather conditions were most favourable and walkers along the Canal Bank on Saturday afternoon were delighted to hear the traditional music coming from “The Spirit of Killaloe” (The Rolling Wave Seisiún) as it made its way towards Brian Ború’s Fort and Lough Derg.
Rugby interprovincial: Pa Ryan was a member of the Munter Junior rugby team, which won the interprovincial round robin at the weekend.
Meelick GAA: Míliuc CLG announced that the first round encounter with Clarecastle in the Intermediate hurling championship has been confirmed for Sunday, May 19th in Shannon. Time of throw-in is yet to be confirmed.
Meelick GAA Club: Meelick GAA Club have called an E.G.M. on next Wednesday night at the clubhouse at 7.30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the purchase of additional land close to their existing pitch. The officers have been working on this for a considerable time and they need to put their proposals to club members.
Table Quiz: Parteen St. Nicholas GAA Club will be holding a table quiz next Saturday, 27th April at 8.30pm. The quiz will take place in the Daggers Bar, Blackwater, Ardnacrusha. Teams of four can enter at a cost of forty euro. Register your team on the night or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be plenty of spot prizes and everybody is invited to come and support this great fundraiser for the club.
Recent death: The death took place recently of Breda O’Brian nee O Connor Ballyglass, Blackwater at Milford Hospice. Removal was from Griffins Funeral Home to Parteen church and burial in Ballycannon cemetery. Regretted by her husband Jimmy, her daughters Joan and Mairead and her sisters Mary and Agnes.
MISSION WEEK: Next week is hoped to be a very special week in the life of the Shannon community. A Parish Mission will take place from Sunday when an Introduction will be given at all masses over the weekend.
DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: The Darkness into Light walk/run will take place this Saturday morning, a fundraiser for Pieta House. Starting at 4am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the annual 5km walk/run, is celebrating its 5th year. In Clare join the walk in Lees Road. Pre-registration is available in Shannon this Thursday night (car park at Lidl) from 7pm to 9pm.
BINGO: This Thursday night Bingo in aid of St. Senan’s National School will take place in The Oakwood Arms Hotel at 8pm. The caller will be Tom O’Dwyer. Last month the first session was held and was very well attended. Go along and support.
CONFIRMATIONS: Confirmations will be held this Friday and Saturday. The parish will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation when 146 children from the six Primary schools will receive the sacrament. There will be three ceremonies in all. On Friday afternoon at 4pm in Mary Immaculate Church for the students of St. Senan’ s, St. Tola’s, Gael Scoil Donncha Rua and St. John ‘s. On Saturday morning at 10.30am in SS John and Paul Church for the children of St Aidan’s school and at 2.30pm for St. Conaire’s students.
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