A PLANE purpose built to transport a shuttle for the Soviet space programme landed in Shannon Airport this week, drawing gasps from the large numbers of plane-spotters awaiting its arrival.
A REPORT into a plane crash at Shannon Airport has found that pilot inexperience and excessive speed were the probable causes of the incident.
CLLR Cathal Crowe has expressed his fury at Clare County Council’s refusal to release records on the €100 million second phase of the Limerick northern distributor road.7 comments
THE MINISTER for Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, has revealed that several paintings and artefacts which were stolen from a storage facility in Limerick have not been recovered.1 comment
A FILE is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the theft of valuable paintings and artefacts from a storage facility in Limerick.
KILLALOE NATIVE HONOURED IN THE US: On Saturday, May 11 Killaloe native, Séamus Connolly was awarded The Ellis Island Medal of Honour from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organisations (NECO) at a special Award Ceremony, held on Ellis Island. This Award was made in recognition of his distinguished career as one of the World’s most respected master Irish musicians. The prestigious Medals are presented annually to American citizens for their outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world. Former recipients include six Presidents of the US: Nobel Prize winners: athletes: leaders of industry: artists and individuals whose work has made a lasting impact on humanity. Séamus is a faculty member of Boston College since 1990 and is currently Sullivan Artist-in-Residence and director of Boston University Irish Studies Music programs.
‘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.
Public house robbery: Gardai are investigating a break in at Setrights Lounge i nthe early hours of Sunday morning. A quantity of cigarettes and some cash was stolen and any information would be appreciated.
Rugby interprovincial: Pa Ryan was a member of the Munter Junior rugby team, which won the interprovincial round robin at the weekend.
Meelick GAA : Officers get approval to buy land: The Officers of Meelick GAA Club got a resounding approval to go ahead with their plans to buy additional land from the Department of Defence adjacent to their existing pitch at Knockalisheen. The approval was given at a special E.G.M. of the Club which was attended by over fifty members last week.
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 email@example.com. There will be plenty of spot prizes and everybody is invited to come and support this great fundraiser for the club.
MISSION: Sunday heralded the start of the Parish Mission and the Parish welcomed Fr. Chris O’Donnell, Director of Youth Ministry in the Limerick Diocese, who helped launch the Mission. Fr. Chris along with Shannon native Fr. Fergal O’Neill spoke at all the Pentecost Masses. The great attraction of the Mission stall continues to evoke memory of parishioners of Missions of the past. Parish volunteers are operating a stall at both churches.
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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