Mar 9

Helen Ambrose


Helen Ambrose

Sympathy: The death has taken place of Alice Brady nee Nolan of Sandymount Dublin and formerly of South Cappa Foynes. She was sister of the late Sean Nolan. May her soul rest in peace.

Sympathy: The death has taken place of Alice Brady nee Nolan of Sandymount Dublin and formerly of South Cappa Foynes. She was sister of the late Sean Nolan. May her soul rest in peace.

The death took place last week of Joan Scanlon at St. Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West and formerly of Tenekilla Ballyhahill and Corby Estate Glin. Sincere sympathy to her sister Mary and relations. May her soul rest in peace.

Adult Set Dancing Classes: Set dancing classes continue in the parish hall in Ballyhahill every Monday night at 8.30 p.m. Everybody welcome.

Exercise Classes: Exercise Classes continue in Loughill Resource Centre every Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 8.00 p.m.

Going Strong: Our next get together of our Going Strong group will take place on Tuesday next 12th. March at 2.00 p.m. in Loughill Resource Centre. Hope to see you all there.

Ballyhahill/Loughill ICA: Ballyhahill/Loughill guild of the ICA will hold their next meeting Tuesday night next 12th. March at 8.00 p.m. in the hall in Ballyhahill. We look forward to seeing all our members and any new members would be welcome.

Credit Union Quiz: Congratulations to Ballyhahill N.S. quiz team who qualified for the final of the Credit Union Quiz to be held in Dublin.

A Series of Talks: A series of talks celebrating the Year of Faith based on the Beatitudes will take place in the Parish over the next few months. The next talk will take place in the Parish Hall in Ballyhahill Thursday night the 14th March at 8.00p.m. This talk entitled “Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness and the Struggle for it” will be given by Dr. Patricia Kiernan of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Refreshments will be served afterwards. All welcome. We would like to thank all those who attended the talk by Sr. Helen Culhane on Bereavement in the Resource Centre last week.

Rathkeale Historical Society: A meeting of Rathkeale Historical Society will take place in the Community Arts Centre in Rathkeale this Friday night 8th March at 8.30 p.m. The talk will be given by Gerard Curtin on “Localised Place Names (English and Irish) in West Limerick.

Scoil Naomh Mhuire: Parents who wish to enrol their children in Scoil Naomh Mhuire for September 2013 please contact the school on 069 82217 or call for an enrolment form.

Fashion Show: Tarbert Comprehensive School parents association will present a fashion show in Ceol Corbrai Glin this Friday night 8th. March at 8.00 p.m. There will be a cheese and wine reception, raffle, door prize and spot prizes. Tickets €10 each.

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Seachtain na Gaeilge runs until the 17th. March. It is a non-profit organization which promotes Irish language and culture both at home and abroad during a two-week festival held in March every year. With events ranging from simple conversational evenings to street céilís, it gives everyone a chance to use the Irish language. It doesn’t matter if you are a native Irish speaker or a new learner. So even if you haven’t used the language for a while, try speaking it during Seachtain na Gaeilge.

This year Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Danny O’Reilly have come on board as the ambassadors of Seachtain na Gaeilge. Aoibhinn was raised in a bilingual household in Co. Mayo. She is a teacher, broadcaster, and a former winner of the Rose of Tralee. She said she was thrilled to be involved with Seachtain na Gaeilge and felt very privileged to be an ambassador for the Irish language during the festival. She feels it is a great opportunity for everyone to use the cúpla focal. They could start with “Go raibh maith agat”. TG4have excellent teaching programmes during the day and many of their programmes are subtitled.

Caring in the Home Course: Caring for Carers are now taking names for the forthcoming Caring in the Home Course which will take place in St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West commencing this Thursday 7th March. Please contact St. Ita’s Hospital for further information on 069/62311

Trocaire Boxes: Trocaire Boxes are available in the porch in both Churches.

The Visit of the Relic of St. John Bosco to Ireland: The Relic of St. John Bosco will be visiting Our Lady of the Rosary use Church Fernbank in Limerick this Thursday night 7th March. For further information visit

Bally Rovers: There was no winner of the €18,400 jackpot at Bally Rovers weekly draw at Bardini’s Bar in Shanagolden Tuesday night last 26th. February. The numbers drawn were: 12, 15, 16, 26.

Lucky Dip winners: €75.Helen Sheehan, Athea; €30 Mary O’Hanlon, Ballyhahill; €30 Richard Vaughan, Dirreen and €30 Geraldine Costello, Turraree.

10 Free Tickets: Catriona Lenihan, Loughill:

Promoter’s Prize: Tom Riordan:

The jackpot this week is €18,500 and the draw will be held at The Angler’s Rest in Loughill this Wednesday night 6th. March

Bally Rovers Soccer Club: Bally Rovers have installed a Clothes Bank at the club grounds for charity. The charity is Dochas Nasamu, which is a children’s home in Kenya. Items accepted are Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes and Curtains. No soiled items please. Items can be dropped at the field during training or during a match because outside of these times the gate will be locked. Items can also be dropped into the two nearest club member’s houses Oliver Curtin or Declan Looney if the gate is locked. You can also contact any club member who will arrange to have the gate opened at a time to suit you. Please support this worthwhile charity.

Gerald Griffin’s Lotto: from March 4. There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place at The Angler’s Rest in Loughill Monday night last 4th. March. The numbers drawn: 1, 10, 22, 23.

Lucky Dip Winners: €80 John Buttery, Lisreidy, Loughill; €35 Madeline Herbert, Finnoe, Ballyhahill; €35 Denis Daly ,Glin and €20 Patrick/Eoin O’Brien, Killeaney.

Promoter’s Prize: Barr na Sraide, Ballyhahill.

The jackpot next week will be €4,400 and the draw will be held at Brown Joes, in Athea Monday night next 11th. March.

Limerick GAA Club Draw for 2013: There are 10 monthly draws with a top prize of €15,000 each month in the Limerick GAA club draw. Anyone wishing to join the Draw can contact Dan Cannon or Pakie Hayes or any member of the club.

By supporting this draw you are helping with fundraising for our own club and the County. Half of the sales of the tickets will be given back to the Club and the other half goes to the County board who use the money primarily for the coaching of the underage teams in the County. The first of these 10 draws takes place this Friday night 8th of March.

Tickets cost €100 for the year or €10 per draw. The following is a list of prizes for each month of 2013: 1st: €15,000; 2nd: €5,000; 3rd: €2,000; 4th: €1,000; 5th: €500; 6th: €500; 7th: €500; 8th: €500; 9th-28th: €250.

June Draw: 2 Munster Football Final tickets plus €100 and 2 Munster Hurling Final tickets plus €100; April and June Draws: 2 All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets plus B and B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel; May and July Draws: 2 All Ireland Football Final Tickets plus B and B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel.