Mar 16

Ellen McSweeney

Reporter:

Ellen McSweeney

MILFORD HOSPICE: The annual Church Gate Collection for the Milford Hospice will take place on the 16 and 17 March. Please give as generously as you can.

MILFORD HOSPICE: The annual Church Gate Collection for the Milford Hospice will take place on the 16 and 17 March. Please give as generously as you can.

ENROLMENT FORMS: Enrolment Forms for Scholl year 2013/2014 are now available from our two local Primary Schools, Ballyguiltenane National and St Fergus’ National Schools.

THE PARENTS COUNCIL OF ST FERGUS NATIONAL SCHOOL: will be holding a Fundraising National School Disco on Friday 15 March from 7pm to 9pm in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall. Admission E5 per child and maximum of E10 for two or more children in the family. Tuck shop will be available in the hall that evening. Parents are asked to stay with their children under 10 years and all others to be sign by a parent/guardian. Parents must arrange to collect their children from inside the hall as children will not be allowed outside. Further information from annmanning@ymail.com or phone 087 7951271. There will be a DJ on the night so get on your dancing shoes.

KNOCKDOWN VINTAGE CLUB AND ESTUARY MACRA: are holding a fundraising raffle, Auction and Vintage Run in aid of Aid Cancer Treatment. The prizes include Hotel Breaks, Hampers, Vouchers, Galway Crystal, Perfume etc. The draw will take place on the 23 March in the Knockdown Arms. Signed Kerry and Limerick jerseys and a Munster jersey are among the items to be auctioned on the night. On Sunday 24 March a Vintage Car and Tractor Run along with a Modern Tractor Run organised by Estuary Macra, will take place starting at 12.30pm at the Knockdown Arms, cruising the highways and byways of the locality and returning via Glin Castle to Knockdown where an auction of Silage Bales, Turf, Timber, Motor Accessories etc will take place. Tickets for the Raffle are available in local shops at E2 each or three for E5, or from any member of the above clubs. Your support for this worthy cause would be appreciated. For Vintage enquiries contact Dave 087 2500938 or Patrick 087 2452695. For Macra enquiries contact Patrick 086 0682600.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday 21 March at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and their versatility in that they can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from www.giyireland.com.