MANISTER DRAMA GROUP: ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ as the old saying goes so for three nights only Manister Drama Group are taking to the stage in Manister Community Hall with a farcical comedy named “My Wife’s Family” by Hal Stevens and Harry B. Linton. The play is directed by the acclaimed Nigel Mercier and the cast consists of a lively mix of new actors well known veterans! The play is set in 1920’s America and is based on a family in the summer home of Jack Gay and his wife, Stella. Jack and Stella are awaiting a visit from Stella’s mother, Arabella Nagg, her husband Noah and Stella’s sisters. Arabella’s arrival soon turns the home into anything but peaceful and when notes passed between characters are intercepted and misinterpreted. Cast members are: Pat Kennedy, Michelle Burke, Daniel Casey, Karen Conmy, Sandra O’Loughlin, John Nestor, Maria Power, Catherine Kennedy, Joe Biggine, Margaret O’ Connor, and Alan Carey. The play runs for three nights only from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March so don’t miss it!
ALL IRELAND SUCCESS: Congratulations to Crecora teenagers, Micháel O’Neill and Paul Breen, both Students at Árd Scoil Rís. The lads were members of the school drama group which won the All-Ireland final of the Transition Year Drama Competition in Macroom last weekend with their satirical drama, “Trageties of McBertie”. A brilliant achievement in a high-standard competition.
ST. PATRICK’S WEEKEND CEILÍ DANCING: Craobh Naomh Mhichíl C.C.É. will host a ceilí dancing night in Manister Hall on Friday 15th March from 7.15 - 8.30p.m to celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend. Entry is free and there will be a raffle on the night. All are very welcome - members and non-members, young and old. Music will be provided by the Naomh Mhichíl Ceilí band. Come along and dance the Walls of Limerick or the Siege of Ennis to name a few. Maybe even learn a new dance. A great night is promised. Strictly no unaccompanied children please.
SPRING CLEAN: Now that the long winter is behind us, and before Summer sets in, this is an opportune time to do a community Spring Clean. Sadly those who dump litter indiscriminately will always be a menace, so it is up to the civic minded people of Crecora to clean up the mess. Perhaps groups of neighbours could get themselves organised into groups and pick up litter from the hedgerows before they come into bloom. Also, there are five approach roads into the village, and while the area around two of the ‘Crecora’ signs is well maintained, sadly the other three are quite neglected and overgrown. It would be great if residents living close to these signs could form groups to enhance and maintain these areas. This year Féile na nGael comes to Limerick, and our GAA and Camogie clubs will be welcoming visiting teams, so it would be nice to have the place looking well. The Gathering might also bring an increase in visitor numbers, as well as the normal influx for First Communion and weddings. Anything that people can do, no matter how small will help to improve the image of Crecora.