TREE PLANTING: National Tree Week takes place from 3 -10 March and celebrates all the positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. The primary aim of National Week is to encourage people to plant more trees and the emphasis this year is on trees that provide a source of food to humans, birds, bees and other wild life. On the local scene, semi-mature trees which were sponsored by people from both within and outside the parish, have been planted in Tullig Wood over the past two seasons. Further plantings took place in wood the on Monday last to coincide with National Tree Week.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: The daily mass times in the local church this week are as follows, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6.30pm,Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30pm. The month’s mind mass for the late Jimmy Finnegan of Meenoline North took place on Saturday evening last. The anniversary mass for the late James Harnett, Tullig North was celebrated on Sunday. The anniversary mass for Willie Collins will be on Thursday, for Denis McElligott on Friday, for Nora and Tom O’Connor on Saturday morning, for Annie Conroy and Tade Riordan on Saturday evening and for J.J. Scannell on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar a n-anamnacha .
COMHBHRÓN: Condolences to Mary Sheehan of the Devon Inn Hotel on the death of her father, Joe Scanlon, Tullamore, Ballybunion on February 25. After requiem mass in St John’s Church, Ballybunion on Wednesday last he was laid to rest in Killehenny cemetery. Déanaimid comhbhrón leis na gaolta uilig. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
PRESENTATION: The Brosnan family of Meenoline South, Brendan, Catherine and their children, made a presentation recently of a cheque for eleven thousand, five hundred and ninety euro to St. Gabriel’s School, Limerick. This was the proceeds of their fundraising effort over the Christmas period which included their very attractive Christmas Lights display. Ní neart go cur le chéile.
DEA-GHUÍ: Best wishes for a speedy recovery to 91 year old Denis Foley who is hospitalised at present due to an unfortunate accident at home. Denis was present at the official opening of the Abbeyfeale-Kilmorna extension of the Great Southern Trail which was performed by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar on February 23rd and spoke with the Minister on the day. Denis, who was an employee of CIE walked the stretch of railway line for many years. Tá súil again go mbeidh sé thar nais ina bhaile féin arís sar I bhfad.
COMHALTAS: A group of musicians, singers and dancers from the craobh visited St Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West on Sunday last where they entertained the patients during the afternoon. Míle buíochas to all who helped out on the annual visit. A new music class term has now started and any outstanding class fees should be handed in on Monday night next.
SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE: Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge tosnaithe anois agus iarrtar ar gach éinne iarracht sa bhreis a dhéanamh le Gaeilge a úsáid. Bain trial as.
AWARDS NIGHT: There is an attractive line up of entertainers for this year’s West Limerick Radio 102FM Awards Night which will take place at the Devon Inn on Monday next, March 11. Mick Flavin will provide the backing band on the night. Some of the award winners include Jason Travers, Trudie Lawlor, Gary Gamble, Micheal Collins, Crystal Swing and Sean Brennan. That’s only a flavour of the talent that’s being honoured on the night. Doors open 7.45pm; show starts 8.30pm, admission €15. Further information from 069 66200.
AIMSIR: The dry weather over the past few weeks was really appreciated by everybody despite the constant low temperatures. The drying conditions were welcomed especially by the farming community who are now hoping for milder weather to encourage early growth and early release of cattle on to pasture. Due to the atrocious weather conditions of last year the winter fodder supply was not as abundant or as high a quality as former years.