VOLUNTEERS HONOURED BY YOUTH WORK IRELAND: Limerick Youth Service is delighted to announce that two of its volunteers have been successful in this year’s Youth Work Ireland Volunteer Achievement Awards. Jerry O’Donovan, Newcastle West and Seán O’Meara, Clonlara, emerged victorious from their respective categories – Extra Mile and Behind the Scenes awards. ‘With ten years experience at Newcastle West Youth Club, Jerry has certainly gone the extra mile and is fully deserving of the award,’ said Joe Walsh, East Limerick Club Support Worker, Limerick Youth Service. Mr. O’Donovan has been instrumental in the growth of Newcastle West Youth Club and has been a driving force behind their move to their new facilities. A member of Limerick Youth Service’s Board of Directors, Sean O’Meara remains a towering figure behind the scenes at one of Ireland’s leading youth work providers. ‘Seán is involved in fundraising, a member of our interview panel and is always willing to donate his time to ensuring that Limerick Youth Service remains at the forefront of youth affairs,’ explained Catherine Kelly, Director, Limerick Youth Service. Both recipients will be presented with their awards at a luncheon at Youth Work Ireland’s National Office in Dublin, on Saturday, October 12.
‘THANK YOU’ FROM AWARE: A big ‘thank you’ to all those who contributed to Aware’s national flagship fundraiser ‘Are You Aware’ which took place from September 26 to 28. The amount raised came to €1744.23. Special thanks our Volunteers Collectors – who generously gave freely of their time, Marie Collins (T. Y. Co-ordinator) and the Transition Year Students at Desmond College. Thanks also to Shelia O’Regan at West Limerick 102, SMI Students for Bag Packing in Tesco, the local business – Sheehan’s Supermarket, Garvey’s Centra, Garvey’s Supervalu, Joe Lee and Patrick O Kelly. For further details on the services provided: go to www.aware.ie – Linda Ni Chonba, Volunteer Coordinator, Newcastle West.
WANTED - SPECIAL OLYMPICS VOLUNTEERS: It is very rewarding being with people who have so much to give. Being a Special Olympics volunteer you receive lots more than you could every give. For further information: Contact Rose on 087-2715180.
COFFEE MORNING: West Limerick 102FM Community Radio would like to thank all who supported the Coffee Morning in aid of Milford Hospice on Thursday, September 19 at the station offices, Sheehan’s Road, Newcastle West. The event was hosted by Sheila O’ Regan and received a very generous response. Your support was very much appreciated.
WEST LIMERICK MS SOCIETY: West Limerick MS Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to their church gate collection in Monagea last weekend. Thanks also to the volunteers who gave generously of their time and energy.
CHURCHTOWN GROTTO: The rosary will be recited each evening at Churchtown Grotto at 7 pm for the month of October – beginning on Tuesday, October 1.
NEWCASTLE WEST FILM CLUB: On Friday, October 4, Newcastle West Film Club presents the first film of the current season. The fate of two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark on a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of his son to her daughter – Pierce Brosnan is the lonely, middle aged widower and estranged single father. With warmth, affection and confidence “Love is All You Need” has been made for an audience rarely catered for by the film industry, intelligent adults who enjoy perceptive and good hearted drama. It starts at 8pm in The Desmond Complex (rear of fire station). It costs €7 per screening and refreshments are available. If you are unable to attend, we will be back again on November 1 and December 6. Trailers are available to view on www.ncwfilmclub.wordpress.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. 087 687 7970
THANK YOU: Churchtown Residents Association would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the annual flag day in aid of the Grotto and the Crib. To all our collectors and local businesses who provided access to their premises – míle buíochas.
SPONSORED CLIMB OF CROAGH PATRICK: The local SCOLA group raises funds and awareness for the work done by Fr. Dan O’Malley to help poor and disadvantaged people in the Philippines. Members of the local SCOLA group will be participating in a sponsored climb of Croagh Patrick on Saturday, October 5 to raise funds. Every cent raised by SCOLA goes directly to the poor. If you are young, physically fit and would enjoy the challenge of climbing Croagh Patrick, please contact Fr. Richard Keane (069-77090) or any of the committee members, for a sponsorship card. You would be more than welcome to join them in their climb. If you wish to sponsor the group, or to give a donation to this very worthy cause, you can contact the committee members. A sponsorship card is also available in the sacristy or you may wish to drop in your donation to the NCW Parish Office (Fr. Duhig’s house).
ARRA FRIENDS: The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 9 at 4.30 pm in the Desmond Complex. Aquarobics will take place at Killeline Leisure Centre on Monday, October 7 at 11.00 am. Weekly walks in the Demesne on Wednesdays at 10.45 am. Age Action - Positive Ageing Week - September 27 to October. The local sports partnership will host the following: Outdoor Boccia, Fitwalk. Outdoor Gym Activities at the Boccia alley in the Demesne on Thursday October 3 from 11 am to 1 pm – opposite the children’s playground. All are welcome.
SCHOOL RECYCLING FUNDRAISER: Killoughteen N.S. are holding a Recycling Fundraiser on October 16. If you have any unwanted clean clothes and textiles (such as old curtains, bed linen, duvets etc.), please drop them into Killoughteen N.S. before October 16. Thank you.
DESMOND COMPLEX: The next Fun Day will take place on Wednesday, October 16. All the usual activities will take place and we hope for a large attendance. We would like to remind people to contact Brendan on (069) 84069 to enable us have a good approximation on numbers. We would also like to remind people about the hospitalities offered by the Desmond Complex. Dinners are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays of every week – with music on most days. Groups can also be accommodated but require advance bookings by ringing the office on (069) 62757 during normal working hours.
SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP: We are running low on stock and are appealing to the community to donate the best of what they no longer need: clothes, shoes, bags, costume jewellery, unwanted gifts/prizes. We are proud to announce that we are now stockist of the full range of King Cole Knitting Yarns/Wool, Needles, Patterns, & Buttons. Drop in & view the range. For regular updates - Find us & friend us on Facebook – Sue Ryder Newcastle West.
TELEPHONE/COMPUTER SCAM: You may receive a phone call from a supposedly reputable company informing you that your computer has a virus. The person will offer to access your computer remotely to remove the virus and will ask for your bank details. This is a scam. They will access your bank account and will put a malicious virus onto your computer. Please do not give remote access to your computer to people you don’t know (once a person has remote access, they can access your files and personal information and destroy your hard drive). Never give out your bank details over the phone.
DANCING WEEKEND: A Dancing Weekend will take place from Friday, October 18 to Monday, October 21 at the Great Northern, 4 Star Hotel, Bundoran. Thank you to those who have secured their seat by payment. We need to have all seats fully paid for no later than Friday, September 20 as there are a number of people on a waiting list. For further information: Contact Maureen 087 9845102.
GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT: Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life Difficult? Experiencing Isolation, Loneliness, Shyness? Do you find it difficult to talk? Support and Friendship is one of the cornerstones of Grow which meets on Thursdays at 8pm. in the ‘Station Room’, Desmond Complex. No introductions necessary. Just come along.
MUSICAL SOIREE: As part of the Arts Weekend in Abbeyfeale we are planning a night of Jazz and songs from the musicals with a sprinkling of bluegrass and country. Local artistes including Helen Hausenfus, Riona Curtin, Rebecca Stryker, The Dr. Mick O’Donnell Group, Mike Guinane and Louise Morrissey will be joined by a Jazz Quartet from Limerick. It’s all happening at the Glorach on Friday night, October 17 starting at 7.30pm with a cheese and wine reception to get us all ‘In the Mood’. Admission is just €10. Tickets will be on sale in early October for a night with a different beat.
PROGRAMME ON MENTAL HEALTH: To mark World Mental Health Day (October 10th) a radio programme, produced by the staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers, will be aired by West Limerick 102fm on October 2, after the 11am news. It will feature Thomas McCann from the Traveller Counseling Service and Aisling McMahon, Clinical Psychologist who recently completed a PhD thesis on mental health in the Traveller Community.
ACCORD NEWCASTLE WEST: Accord Newcastle West provides a marriage and relationship counseling service offering both daytime and evening appointments. We also deliver Marriage Preparation Courses and have availability on two remaining courses for this year – Saturday, September 7 and Saturday, November 16. Please ring 069-61000 omail email@example.com