CRECORA CAMOGIE CLUB: will hold its annual registration day in Crecora N.S. on Saturday 1st Feb from 4-6 p.m. Camogie is a super sport for fitness, agility and making friends, and with the 2014 season about to begin, we would be delighted to welcome any new members. With current membership of over 100 players, the club caters for girls from the age of 6 right up to senior. Please come along to our registration day for more information. Current members must of course also register for the coming year.
CRECORA 150: Plans for celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the beautiful St Peter & Paul Church continue. The next event on the calendar is a cake sale, which will take place after Mass on Sunday 16th February. Too often these days everyone has to rush off after mass to meet their next engagement, but this is an opportunity to stay a little while to support a local initiative, while having a chat with friends. If anyone is available to help on the day or wishes to contribute some baking, then please contact Anne McCarthy. Needless to say of course, if any individual or family wishes to make a once-off donation to the fund, that would be greatly appreciated. All money collected will be used to improve the church infrastructure and surrounds, ensuring that it will serve the local community well into the future as it has in the past.
CRAOBH NAOMH MHICHIL C.C.E: The music classes are now entering our second term. We will accept intermediate and advanced players of any instrument to our classes on Friday 7th February. We will take beginners again in September. Further details on 0871677379
DRAMA: The very popular and experienced Granagh Players take to the stage on Friday Jan 31, Sat Feb 1, Sun Feb 2 for the last three performances of ‘The Honey Spike’ by Bryan MacMahon. Boasting a large cast of 18 actors, it marks a return by the group to a more traditional theme. The Honey Spike was first performed in the Abbey 1961, and many people regard it as McMahon’s best play and novel. It is the romantic tale of a young tinker couple, Breda & Martin, who travelled the length of Ireland to the Antrim coast. Breda has set her heart on returning to Kerry though, for in Kerry, is the Honey Spike, the ‘lucky’ hospital in which her child must be born. MacMahon was one of the few outsiders who could speak the Traveller language of Shelta and so knew all about their traditions, superstitions and religious beliefs. Curtain comes up at 8.00pm in the Community Centre, and as always there will be a shop & raffle each night. Admission: Adults €10, Students €5.
LIMERICK LACE: Classes will recommence on Wednesday February 4 from 2.30pmto 4.30pm in the Millennium Centre, Raheen. The classes will run for 10 weeks. New members are very welcome. For further information, contact Anne Gabbett on 087-6411653.
CHANGE TO MASS TIMES: The priests of the area met with Bishop Brendan Leahy recently, and it was decided that each parish should reduce the number of Sunday Masses by one. For us, that means that we will lose one of our Sunday morning Masses in Raheen. The 9am Mass has the smallest attendance, so, sadly this is the one to go. The meeting also agreed that the other Sunday Masses be rescheduled so that in the absence of one of the priests, the other could cover three of the four Masses. These changes are to come into effect around the beginning of Lent. There is no mention of a change to Crecora Mass times at this point.
CROOM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: CE Scheme has a vacancy at present for an Afterschools Assistant/Cleaner in Tots to Teens Community Crèche, Banogue with an immediate start. The scheme also has vacancies for an administrator, a community support worker and a caretaker in locations in Croom. To be eligible for these posts applicants must fulfill DSP CE Criteria as follows: Be over 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for 12 months, and must be registered with their local employment office as being eligible to participate on CE. The successful candidate may need to undergo the Garda Vetting Procedure. Training for these will be provided. Any queries to the scheme supervisor Moss Lynch on 061-379412
KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: On Saturday next 1st. February Minister for Arts, Culture & Gaeltacht Mr. Jimmy Deenehan will visit Knockfierna at 2.30pm. The Minister will launch a guide brochure of Knockfierna which shows famine roads and potato ridges which are still intact since the famine of 1847. All are welcome for this very unique occasion. The afternoon will be followed by entertainment at the Rambling House. All are welcome.