CARDS: Well done to all the following card winners from the Hall in Raheenagh:
Week one: First prize divided among Paddy Lyons and Mary Walsh with Pat Kennelly and Theresa O’Brien. The three by €20 table winners were 1.Theresa and Bridget. 2. Theresa and Bridget, 3. Con and Patsy. Raffle winners €50 Tim Burke €30 Jimmy Murphy, €20 Mag Mullane €20 Dennis Aherne.
Week two: First prize divided among Monica and Pauline, Donal and Willie with Kitty and Dennis. The three by €20 table winners were 1. Margaret and Dan. 2.Joan and Nuala. 3. Paddy and Mary. The raffle winners were Donal Mulcahy €50 second, third and fourth prize of €30, €20 and €20 was won by lucky Joan Fitzgibbon.
VILLAGE INN: The card winners from Friday night’s social get together at The Village Inn were Oliver Cunningham Raheenagh and Martin Sheehan Newcastle West.
ALL IRELAND NUN’S RACE: As part of the Gathering celebrations in Abbeyfeale July 15-21 the All Ireland nun’s race will commence at 8:00pm on Monday July 15th and travel from the Town Park into the Square. Organiser Shane O’Connell says ‘Keep the Faith and run the Race’ and tells us that the race will be followed by a world record attempt of most nuns doing the Harlem Shake! Entries welcome. Contact Shane on 087-2891015.
LOURDES: A special West Limerick Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place on August 14th. The flight is direct from Shannon will be accompanied by a Spiritual director with full board at Hotel Paradis for seven night. All details from Pat Dalton Newcastle West on 069-62306.
HOLY CROSS: The annual St Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles takes place this Sunday May 26th. This special day in May is now a national day of devotion to St Pio when all pilgrims from far and near pray and meditate in the serene surrounds of the St Pio garden’s at Holy Cross Abbey. A coach will depart the Market Yard Newcastle West at 9:30am picking up pilgrims en route. All info and booking contact Pat at 069-62306.
KNOCK: The annual Pastoral Area Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine is scheduled for Sunday June 9th. The bus fare is €16 and all interested pilgrims are welcome to contact their local clergy before the above date and all are welcome.
CAR BOOT: The indoor Market and car boot sale for June is taking place on Sunday 9th. The venue is the Community Centre Newcastle West and doors open from 9 to 3pm and admission is €2. All proceeds from same go to the local community radio 102fm and further details from Marian on 087-6866450 re hiring a stall for the day.
GORM AGUS BAN: The Bord Na Nog and Camogie Club are organising the Gorm agus Ban Camp which was a tremendous success last year. Again this year the camp will be run by both clubs for three days Thursday to Saturday 18th, 19th and 20th July. An event to look forward to for all pupils and parents.
FAMILY PETS: Two small dogs are missing from their home in Toureenagreana a brown Jack Russell terrier and a white Bichon Frise. These are family pets and sadly missed by their owners. If any person know of their where abouts please contact this correspondent Eileen at 087-6650056 A.S.A.P.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: The reader for Mass this Saturday evening in Raheenagh is Michael Keating with Eucharistic Ministers Ita McEnery and Denis Kirby and basket collector Maurice McAuliffe.
The Mass servers for Ashford church to commence this Sunday are Ben Mulcahy and T.J. Kelly. The reader for this coming Sunday morning is Helen Forde with Eucharistic Minister Denis Casey and Patrick Forde and basket collector John Neligan.
W.L. SET DANCING: The West Limerick set dancing club next session is scheduled for Friday May 31st at the Courtney Lodge Hotel. Mr Johnny Reidy will take to the stage at 9pm and all are welcome to trot along.
EXAMS: Best wishes to all students at this moment in time, so busy preparing for their forthcoming exams. May the Holy Spirit guide all and make their wishes and dreams come true.
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations and best wishes to Edel Fitzmaurice Raheenagh on her recent wedding to Sean Windle Knockfinisk Athea. The beautiful ceremony took place on Saturday May 11th in St Ita’s church Raheenagh. Afterwards family and friends joined the bride and groom at the lavish reception in The Listowel Arms Hotel. May their days be free from strife as the journey through life as man and wife.
END OF SEASON CEILI: The end of season ceili will take place in Monagea Community Hall on Thursday 23rd May at 9pm with music by Micheal Sexton. All are welcome.
MONAGEA RAMBLING HOUSE: A Rambling House will be held in Monagea Community Hall on Thursday 30th May starting at 9pm. All musicians, singers, dancers and listeners are very welcome.
COFFEE MORNING: Marie and Johnny Harnett and friends are holding a coffee morning in the Hall in Raheenagh after 10:30am Mass this coming Sunday. All proceeds raised will be donated to Enable Ireland Children’s Services, Limerick, who provide invaluable services to children with disabilities. Face painting and lots of games for the children will be available on the day. All help and support will be greatly appreciated. Representatives of Enable Ireland will be in attendance and please support same.
KILLEEDY M.C. CHARITY GROUP: We are a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts, who with the support of some family and friends have come together to organise a motorcycle poker run on Saturday 25th May starting in Raheenagh and finishing in Ashford Co. Limerick with the aim of raising money for pieta house - The Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide.
Killeedy M.C. charity group would be very appreciative if you could make a contribution to this poker run by way of cash donation, or spot prize of your choice or by purchasing tickets for the raffle which will take place in the village inn Ashford on the night of the run. Tickets are €5.00 each or a book of three for €10.00
A poker run is an organized event where participants, using motorcycles, and paying an entry fee of €10, must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. The event has a time limit, however the participants are not timed—winning is purely a matter of chance.
If you have any queries please contact Richie on 086 8308893.