May 18

Mary Hayes 061-60449

Reporter:

Mary Hayes 061-60449

Communion: Communion for Foynes National School will take place take place in St.Senans Chruch Robertstown on this coming Saturday 18th May at 11am.

Communion: Communion for Foynes National School will take place take place in St.Senans Chruch Robertstown on this coming Saturday 18th May at 11am.

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration will be celebrated in Foynes Chruch every Thursday from 10am to 10pm.

Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage: 2013 official Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Loudres led by Bishop Brendan Leahy is June 21st to June 26th. Fully inclusive fare of euro 669 early booking recommended. For further information please contact 061-314111.

St Senans Social Services: Have now opened their day centre in their new facilty in the Community Centre Foynes on Tuesdays at 2pm. You can come along and play Bingo, cards, DVD’s, have a chat, a bit of crack and a cupan tae. we also hope to start our aerobic classes soon. All senior Citizens are welcome.

Volunteers Needed: St.Senans’s as a parish has three churches and normally parking and crowd control is not a issue. However on special occasions where there are large crowds at any ceremony we would like volunteersto Steward the inside and outside of the church. The Stewards will be in place if needed and will be notified prior to the event. If you would like to help to keep everybody safe in the Chruch please give your name to Chris on 087-6826234.

Foynes Irish Coffee Festival: The festival will take place from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June We are looking for volunteers to help out over the weekend.Anyone interested can attend a meeting at the museum on Wednesday the 22nd of May at 7.30pm. For all the festival details go to www.foynesfestival.com. Foynes is hosting its first 5K run on the Sunday of the festival (2nd June).All proceeds will go to charity.Walkers can register on the day for a fee of €5. You can register online at http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/Foynes5k2013 Our Charity this year is Tipperary Limerick Clare for Cystic Fibrosis. Spread the word Please!!!! The closing date for the Powers Irish Coffee Championship which is held during the Irish Coffee Festival Weekend from May 31st -June 2nd is fast approaching so if you work in a Hotel/Pub or Restaurant and would like to compete for this very prestigious title dont delay in contact 069 65416 ASAP. Regional heats will be held in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Tullamore with the winner from each heat going on to compete for the title in June.

Poker Run: We are a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts, who with the support of some family and friends have come together to organise a motorcycle poker run on Saturday 25th May starting in Raheenagh and finishing in Ashford Co. Limerick with the aim of raising money for pieta house - The Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide.

Pieta House is a non-profit organisation that provides a free, specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harming. Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, opened in Lucan, Co Dublin, in January 2006. Since then, they have also opened two outreach centres in Tallaght, Dublin 24, and Finglas, Dublin 11, as well as two centres of excellence in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, and Limerick at Ardaulin

Mungret. Phone: 061-484444 Centre Manager: Nora Conway.

A poker run is an organized event where participants, using motorcycles, and paying an entry fee of €10, must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. The event has a time limit, however the participants are not timed—winning is purely a matter of chance.

If you have any queries please contact Richie on 0868308893.

St.Senans Social Services: The Chiropodist will attend on the second Monday of each Month in the Community Centre, Foynes at 1.30pm.

Irish Classes: Irish classes continue every Wednesday night at 7.30pm. For further information please contact Shelia O Reilly on 087-6104145.

SALESIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS WIN COMPANY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION: Salesian College Pallaskenry with their company FARM, was announced winner of the Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2013 hosted at Citi in Dublin. The team will represent Ireland, competing against 32 European teams at the JA Company of the Year Competition in London in July.

With almost 2500 Transition Year students countrywide taking part in Junior Achievement’s Company Programme, this year’s winners proved astute entrepreneurs.

The JA Company programme challenges students to start their own business and mentors them as they move through the entrepreneur’s experience: coming up with ideas, developing from concept to prototype; working to secure financing and other resources thus learning at first-hand what it takes to bring a product to market.

This year, almost 2,500 Transition Year students countrywide participated in the JA Company Programme. In the face of that level of competition, our finalists earned the opportunity to showcase their business acumen at a Trade Fair and to present to a Dragon’s Den-type panel. As Regional Winners, eight teams from Athlone Community College; Ard Scoil Na Trionoide, Athy; Beech Hill College, Monaghan; St. Columba’s College, Donegal; Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair; Salesian Secondary College, Limerick; C.B.S., Carrick on Suir and Loreto College, Cavan participated in the JA Trade Fair from May 1st to 2nd @ citi. Each worked extremely hard to convince the judges that they deserved to take the national title. The National Award Winners from Salesian College now go on to represent Ireland at the European Final in London in July and have a hard act to follow as last year’s winners, also from Salesian College Pallaskenry, developed an app to translate between spoken and Irish Sign Language, went on to win the European competition, featured on the Late Late Show and were our guests at the national final this year. Judges –Oliver Daniels, R&D Leader at Avaya, Tadgh O‘Toole, Managing Director at likecharity and Karina Howley Head of Corporate Responsibility KPMG, were very impressed with the level of competition. They had a tough decision to make after receiving each company’s business plan and listening to a professional business pitch and presentation.

Junior Achievement Ireland: encouraging young people to remain in education and teaching them the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.Junior Achievement Ireland teaches young people about the world of work, encouraging them to remain in education. This year 70,000 Irish children, from Senior Infants to Leaving Certificate, will take part in Junior Achievement science, maths and enterpriseprogrammes in schools throughout the country. The not-for-profit organisationbrings enthusiastic business volunteers from local organisations into the classroom to run enterprise and life skills programmes motivating and inspiring young people to value education and equip them with the skills they need to succeed at school and in life. For further information please contact Teresa Leahy, Area Manager, Junior Achievement tleahy@jai.ie 086 8339421

St.Senans GAA: Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps: St Senans are holding a Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp from the 1st to the 5th of July. This camp will cater for boys and girls ages 6 to 13yrs. It will commence on a Monday and run to Friday starting 10am and finishing at 2.30pm. All the different age groups will be accommodated and their will be tournaments and blitzes held in the GAA field in Foynes. Places can be booked on line atwww.Kelloggsculcamp.ie or contact your team manager for further information. Each child will receive a Free Kelloggs Gaa Cul camp kit and kit bag. After the success of last years camp this is one not to be missed.