POP-UP SHOP: Next Saturday 12th October is the final day of the “Pop up Shop” for charity in Patrickswell. Everything in the shop has been reduced all items to absolute rock bottom prices. There is a home-bake section which is a huge success and also a raffle for beautiful generous hampers. Four charities will benefit from the proceeds, they are, Fr. Derek Leonard’s mission in Lima, Peru, Fr. Michael O’ Shears support of St. Josephs Orphanage in Romania of which Brian Geary of Toyota is chair person. Lourdes invalid fund and a local family who have medical bills due to a rare sight dysfunction that two of their children suffer from. They will need several operations in the future. A special thanks to Emily Clarke who is part of the organising of the Fundraising. Emily is formerly from Ballycahane, Manister, a member of the Quinn Family, Emily was well known singer in the Showband circuit in the 80s.
YOUTH SERVICES: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! On Saturday, October 12, Limerick Youth Service joins forces with Our Lady of Lourdes/St. Saviour’s Boxing Club to host a charity boxing night to raise much needed funds for both organisations. The event, which will be held at Best Western Pery Hotel, Glentworth St, Limerick, will see twenty well-known local people touch gloves inside the squared circle. ‘It’s going to be night of fun, sweat, some cracking action and music to add to it,’ said an enthusiastic Martin Duhig, Limerick Youth Service, although Mr. Duhig would not be drawn in speculation that some famous faces from Limerick Youth Service would be lacing their boots and jumping between the ropes! Doors open at 7pm with the first bout at 8pm. Pre-fight entertainment will be provided byOne Simple Word with a resident DJ keeping the party atmosphere going in the early hours. Tickets, priced at €10 are available from Limerick Youth Service with those on the door €15. Over 18s only.
COMHAIRLI NA NOG: Comhairlí na nÓg are local ‘youth councils’ designed to give young people a voice in matters which affect them. The aim is to give young people a voice in the development of local services and policies. Supported by Limerick Youth Service, Limerick has two Comhairlí, based in city and county respectively. Both consist of between 10 and 20 young people (12-17yrs) who hail from second level schools around Limerick city and county respectively. Each year Comhairle chooses a topic that is of relevance to young people with the City Comhairle focusing on mental health and the services available. Working with ‘Blue Box, an organisation that addresses youth mental health, the Comhairle collected their information through questionnaires in schools and youth groups as well as through facebook. From their findings, Comhairle found that 85% of young people were not aware of the Mental Health services in their area, 90% stated that they were sometimes stressed out and in a bad mood with 80% of these saying the school was their main stressor, followed by family, friends and conflict with others. 80% of young people stated they would talk to someone about their issues with 85% of these saying friends would be their main people to talk to. 75% of respondents said a mental health pack would be useful for young people with 60% of these stating that a pack developed by young people would be better.
CROOM COMMUNITY CENTRE: Croom Community Centre now available for bookings for clubs and groups for indoor sporting activities weekly or for tournaments, centre facilitates sports such as indoor soccer, indoor hurling, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Full size basketball court, 4 badminton courts and fullsize volleyball court. Rooms also available for meetings and classes. For Information Contact 061397412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RALLY FACE THE NATION STAND FOR LIFE: A face the Nation Rally will take place adjacent to the South Court Hotel, Limerick on this Saturday October 12 at 6pm. The Rally is to coincide with the Fine Gael Ard Fheis where the Party followers will be assembling for their Annual Get Together where An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will feature in his Presidential Address on National Television, following his recent Referendum campaign. It is expected that the Stand for Life Nation Rally supporters will travel from many parts of the country to demand that the Abortion Law is repealed. The Theme of the Movement is “Bringing Ireland Back to Life”.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Nora and Tom O’Brien and their daughter Mary, Attyflynn, at St. Mary’s Church Croom, Sat 5th October. The anniversary mass for Breda Naughton and the Naughton family Main St. Croom, at St. |Mary’s Church Croom on Sunday October 6. The anniversary mass for Kieran and Martin Chawke at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Banogue Sunday 6th. Prayers for Peter and Teresa Talbot, Glenma, Margaret Howard, Caherass. Gerry O’Brien High St. Jerry and Peg O’Brien Main St.
BANOGUE PARISH MUSICAL: It is music time again in the parish of Banogue and there is a call for the Musicians of the district to dust down their musical instruments as rehearsals for this parish musical will commence on Monday night at the school hall. All are welcome to be part of a great community effort and being part of the annual music gathering which has brought almost every household together in displaying their musical talents to full houses over many years, keeping alive our culture and our music traditions.
REFERENDUM 35% POLE: The 32nd and the 33rd Amendment Referendum of the Constitution took place at the National School on Friday 4th October. There were 5 Polling Booths positioned in each room of the School each manned by Presiding Officer and Clarke. The area recorded a 35% Poll. The Polling station closed at 10p.m. where the boxes were transported to the Count Centre at the University of Limerick, following the Nation wide ballot with an electorate of 3,167,484 with a Total National Poll of 1,240,729. It is estimated that the Cost of conducting a National Referendum is in the region of €14M, a large cost to the Nations Coffers in fugal times with Health Centres and many of our State Institutions being down graded at this present time. It’s an old Irish phrase “What’s another Million”.