March 16

John O’Gorman

Reporter:

John O’Gorman

LOCAL LOTTO: Kilcornan Lotto results for Saturday March 9.

LOCAL LOTTO: Kilcornan Lotto results for Saturday March 9.

There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips to Aubrey Bourke, Peter Kelly c/o Bridget Kelly,

Barry Madigan and Mick Neville. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,050.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word is Katie Shiels for March 16 and Eilís Griffin for March 17

The Eucharistic Ministers are Ann O’Brien and Kathleen O’Carroll for Saturday, Michael Keane and Eilís Griffin for Sunday.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013; The Lourdes Office is now open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St., Limerick Tel 061-314111. The fares for this year are as follows: pilgrims €699 and for an Invalid €599 this is inclusive of travel insurance. Invalid forms are available from the Lourdes Office.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: A very happy St.Patrick’s Day on Sunday next March 17 to everyone in our Community and especially to those who are overseas.

RACE NIGHT:Just a final reminder about the Race Night this Friday March 15 at the Coach Inn which will be turned into a mini Cheltenham. Races and Horses are all sold and ready to run, so if you missed out on one, come along on the night and buy one in the Auction race or join in the Novelty Race or put a few euro on the tote. Loads of fun and activities on this action packed night with all money raised going to the New All Weather Facility in the Parish.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: February was a very busy month for the Community Council. On Sunday the 17 we held the Annual Party in the Hall and catered for 85 special guests. The food and entertainment was well enjoyed by all. Next came two fundraising events. The Sponsored Ride in conjunction with Stonehall Harriers and Share a Dream foundation took place on Sunday 24 and attracted over 120 Horse and pony participants. Then on Thursday 28 we held our Fashion show.

This was very well attended and the striking fashion and our local models received great applause. Well done to all who worked so hard to make all the events so successful.

The funds raised will be used to pay for the replacement of heating radiators in the Community Centre as well as for upgrading the Shower areas. It is hoped to continue the clean up at the entrance to Curragh Chase shortly. Thanks again to everybody who helped out.

BROTHERS OF CHARITY: A night at the Dogs Fundraising Event in aid of the Brothers of Charity Services, Bawnmore will be held in Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday March 16. While the Stadium has become Limerick’s best night time entertainment venues, it also offers the opportunity to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause. The organising committee is selling the admission tickets in advance which offers greater benefit to the fundraising for Bawnmore Services. Contact 061 396268.

SET DANCING: Do you fancy a bit of fun and exercise at the same time? Set dancing takes place at The Coach Inn every Monday night from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm at a modest charge of €4. All are welcome, including beginners.

GIY Limerick: GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday March 21 at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and its versatility in that it 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 and plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed or 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.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Community games activities continue in the Community centre every Thursday night from 7-8pm.Congratulations to our u16 project team of Emma Roche and Davida Shiels and their manager Bernie Roche on winning gold in Shanagolden on March 9. We wish them every success in Athlone.