Mar 9

Eileen Ahearne Walsh

Reporter:

Eileen Ahearne Walsh

REHAB WINNER: A hearty congratulations to Paddy Hanley Ashford on his recent win of €100 in the Rehab Foundation member’s weekly draw. Paddy is joined with local agent Mary Anglim Ballagh who has proved a very lucky agent with many winners to date. May your wins be many more Paddy. The Rehab Foundation Members Weekly Draw is being run for the provision of a Rehab Care New Resource/ Day Care Centre, now open in John Street, Limerick, catering for people with disabilities in the Mid-West Region.

REHAB WINNER: A hearty congratulations to Paddy Hanley Ashford on his recent win of €100 in the Rehab Foundation member’s weekly draw. Paddy is joined with local agent Mary Anglim Ballagh who has proved a very lucky agent with many winners to date. May your wins be many more Paddy. The Rehab Foundation Members Weekly Draw is being run for the provision of a Rehab Care New Resource/ Day Care Centre, now open in John Street, Limerick, catering for people with disabilities in the Mid-West Region.

I.C.S: On Friday March 22nd Daffodil Day takes place in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. All persons can contribute to this event by giving their times as a volunteer by giving a donation etc. The day’s success depends on all patrons generosity. Please show you care on the day.

TROCAIRE: The Trocaire campaign are working for a just world with 40 years from 1973 to 2013. Your donation this year can empower many more communities to work their way out of poverty. Each euro received is spent as follows, 91c goes on direct charitable expenditure, 8c is spent on fundraising and publicity activities, 1c is spent on administration costs. Trocaire is the overseas development agency of the Irish Catholic Church and needs your support.

TAIZE: Limerick Diocese are organising a pilgrimage for adults 18’s plus to Taize from July 4th to 9th. The latter is an ideal meeting place for young adults of different religions to meditate on the faith pray and sing together. Also included in the pilgrimage is a trip to Paris and Disneyland Paris. All interested are welcome to contact Fr Frank Duhig 069-62141.

CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass server for Ashford church to commence their week this Sunday March 10th is Valeria Shanahan Cloncon.

The reader for Saturday evening Mass in Ashford is Phyllis Nelligan with Eucharistic Ministers Maura Kenny and Willie Mulcahy and basket collector Liam Kelly.

The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Sunday morning is Helen Dagnall with Eucharistic Minister Margaret Keating and Noreen Collins and basket collector Murty Mulcahy.

BINGO: The annual monster bingo night in aid of Killeedy first response group will take place on Wednesday April 3rd at 8:30pm sharp at the Community Hall in Raheenagh. Fabulous prizes on the night to be won including €2,000 and spot prizes make a note for your diary a night to win.

CEILI: On Friday March 15th i.e. St Patricks weekend the monthly ceili will continue at Halla Tadhg Gaelach in Tournafulla. Music on the night by Johnny Reidy Ceili Band with Tea and refreshments and all are welcome to waltz along.

THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on this Friday and Saturday at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each and all are welcome.

COMHALTAS: C.C.E. Cluain Chreadhail concert is this coming Saturday night March 9th and will commence at 8pm, in the hall Raheenagh. All are welcome to this talented event.

ADORATION: The Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration continues this Friday in Ashford Church from 10am to 7pm. The faithful are welcome to spend one hour per week of their choice in the loving company of Jesus Our Saviour.

CAR BOOT: The next car boot sale and indoor market will take place on St Patrick’s Day Sunday March 17th in aid of W.L. 102fm. The venue is the Community Centre Newcastle West with gates opening at 7:30am for stall holders and public admission from 8am onwards. More details from the station on 069-66200 or organiser.

MOTHERS DAY: This coming Sunday is Mothers day so beware mark the day and show you care.

W.L. CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club next music session will take place on St Patrick’s weekend i.e. Sunday March 17th at The Devon Inn Templeglantine. A great night to celebrate the wearing of the green to the music of the Striolan Ceili Band. All are welcome to waltz along with a 9pm start and dance with the Shamrock in style.

CARDS: The card winners from Tuesday night’s card game at the Hall in Raheenagh were first and second €210 divided among John and Vinny with Siobhan and Nuala. The table prize winners at €20 per table were Annie and Crissie, Brendan and Noel, John and Marie. The raffle winners €50 to Paddy Lyons. €30 Noel Mulcahy, €20 Con Donovan and €20 to Jimmy Murphy.

The card winners from Friday night’s card game at The Village Inn were Tim Burke Broadford and Martin Stokes Glenduff. Cards continue at both popular venues.

SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is tendered to Liam Lenihan wife Helen and family Glenduff on the death of Liam’s brother the late John, Firies Killarney and late of Mauricetown Ashford. The late John is deeply regretted by his loving wife Teresa sons John and Kevin daughters Linda, Imelda and Deirdre, grandchildren, bros and sisters, sons and daughters in law, other relatives and friends R.I.P. Removal from O’Connor’s Funeral Home Firies on Sunday March 3rd to the church of St Gertrude Firies. Requiem Mass on Monday last at 11am and funeral afterwards to Kilnanare Cemetery. May the peace of heaven be his and his loved ones find solace in their grief.

AWARDS NIGHT: All are welcome to come along and support the West Limerick 102fm 6th entertainment awards night will take place at Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Monday March 11th. Music for the night is by Mick Flavin. Admission is €15. Doors will open at 7:45pm and the show will start at 8:30pm. There is a raffle also on the night for fantastic prizes. For more information contact 069-66200.

LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development weekly lotto results for February 28th with numbers drawn 4,8,26 and 28. The match three for €75 were Sean Relihan seller Joanne Relihan and Pa Harnett seller Pa Harnett. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Phil Casey seller Phil Casey, Noreen Downey seller Willie O’Brien, Martin Mullane seller Martin Mullane and Breda Nash seller Eddie Carmody. This week’s draw takes place this Thursday night at the Pub Raheenagh for a jackpot of €4,400 and lines on sale at €2 each or three for €5.

CATHERINE CLIFTON R.I.P:

‘The hands of time keep turning

and Kitty has slipped away

but in her loved ones hearts and memories

she will be with them every day’.

The death has taken place of Catherine Kitty Clifton nee Hayes Raheenagh Ballagh. The late Kitty is survived by loving husband Dan, son Daniel, daughters Mary, Eileen, Breda and Catherine, daughter in law Catherine, sons in law Eddie Pat and John, sisters Bridie and Betty, brother Patie, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends and mother of the late Sonny R.I.P. The late Kitty had a nature, you could not help loving and a heart that was purer than Gold and to those who knew and loved her, her memory will never grow old. She was a very pretty lady always immaculate to the eye. She provided a beautiful home for her family, a shoulder to cry upon and a no nonsense attitude to life in general. A problem solver, get up and go, Kitty was endeared to all and when in her company you left as a better person. Hospitality was Kitty’s nature, a wife and mother she lived by her faith every day and accepted her crosses with quiet dignity and common sense. The late Kitty’s wake was held at her home on Saturday last from 5pm until rosary at 9pm and the crowd that called to pay their last respects demonstrate the high esteem in which Kitty and her family are held in the community. Removal on Sunday last March 3rd for requiem Mass at 12:30pm in St Itas church Raheenagh and burial afterwards in Killeedy Cemetery.