RAMBLING HOUSE: Many thanks to all the musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers who turned up for the rambling house at Monagea Parish Hall on Friday night last. Once again we had a great night’s entertainment with many outstanding performers on show. Thanks also to those who turned up to be in the audience. The next Rambling House will be on Friday October 25th.
OPENING OF HALL: A big crowd turned up for the official opening of Monagea Parish Hall last week. The cutting of the ribbon was performed by Eleanor McLoughlin from West Limerick Resources. Canon Duhig blessed the hall. MC for the night, Denis Mulcahy, thanked everyone who helped in any way, with the refurbishment of the hall. Timmy Mulcahy gave a history of the building and named some of the famous people who went to school in the building. The hard working ladies then provided some welcomed refreshments. Gerard Conaghan and Tom Donoghue provided the music to finish off a lovely evening.
COLLECTION: A collection was taken up at masses in Monagea on Saturday night and Sunday morning last. The collection was in aid of MS Ireland. The organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed and those who helped take up the collection.
CARDS: The card game at Monagea Parish Hall resumed this week and will continue every Wednesday night at 9pm. The organisers would like to see much more support from the parish for the game. Why not come along and enjoy a relaxed game and have a good night out in comfortable surroundings.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: The next afternoon tea dance at Monagea Parish Hall will take place on this coming Sunday October 6th from 3 to 6pm. Music on this occasion will be provided by Declan Aungier. Declan, who is a native of Kildare, is very popular all over West Limerick for this type of dance. So why not come along and enjoy some great dancing, have a cup of tea and a chat. We look forward to seeing all our regular dancers from last season and hopefully many new faces.
BABY NEWS: Congratulations to Keith Brouder, formerly of Camas Monagea and Betty Cotter on the birth of their baby boy. The child is to be called Dylan Thomas and we hope he brings much happiness to his parents and extended family.
Congratulations also to Damien and Maria Culhane, formerly Maria Clifford of Glenmore Strand, on the birth of their baby girl. This is a baby sister for Jack & Ella. Best wishes to all.
CLASSES: Monagea Parish Hall is a hive of activity with classes for the winter months. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings there is hip hop dancing for the children from 4.30 to 6.30pm. Further details can be got from Kate at 087 1389229. There are two sessions – one hour for the younger children and one hour for the older ones.
On Tuesday nights there is an aerobics and fitness class from 7.30 to 8.30pm. Now that the dark evenings are setting in this is a great opportunity to tone up for Christmas and have a very enjoyable hour of exercises.
On Thursday nights there is an adult dancing class from 8.30 to 10.30pm. All levels of dancing are catered for. You don’t have to bring your own partner. Why not come along on Thursday nights and enjoy a few hours. Tea is served during the class.
TAX FORMS: Some weeks ago Canon Duhig sent tax forms to people of the parish. These forms allow the parish to recoup tax that has been paid by PAYE workers on their donations to the church and priests. It has no effect on your tax affairs but you have to sign the form to enable the parish to get the tax back. If you have not returned the forms then please do so this week as they are being sent to the tax office. Self employed people can claim the tax themselves by contacting your accountant.
NEW MACRA CLUB: A new Macra club is being set up in Limerick to serve the areas of Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Ballagh, Tournafulla, Monagea and surrounds. If you are living in or know anyone in the area aged 17-35 who would be interested in getting involved spread the word. Activities include everything from sports to social nights, drama and travel, agriculture, meeting people and lots more. There will be an information meeting in Templeglantine Community Hall tonight Thursday 3rd October at 8:30pm. All are Welcome.