Feb 9

Gerry Finn 086-88055

Reporter:

Gerry Finn 086-88055

BALLYBROWN NS STAR IN ‘PEACE PROMS’ CONCERT: On Sunday January 27, almost 50 boys and girls from Ballybrown National School took part in the Peace Proms in UL. It was a great experience for all concerned to have the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra, the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and a professional conductor, Gearoid Grant, who is known to the pupils from the popular ‘Music in the Classroom’ events. There were also guest performers including vocalist Emmanuel Lawler and .virtuoso violinist Patricia Treacy. It was a long day, departing school at 11 a.m. and returning at 5.30 p.m. As usual, the children were a credit to the school and their families. We are indebted to Bríd Dillon, teacher and choir mistress, and Anna Henn, Special Needs Assistant, who made the experience possible. A few days later, children from Second to Sixth Classes enjoyed a performance of ‘Young Fionn Mac Cumhail and the Salmon of Knowledge’ when Clan Cluana Theatre Company visited the school. The stage donated by the Parents Association added to the performance.

Ballybrown NS choir for Peace Proms Concert

ASKEATON POINT TO POINT: The Askeaton point to point will take place next Sunday Feb 10, 1st race @1pm, for more information contact Tommy Kelly 087-9139103

MEETING RE PROPOSED CHANGES TO WEST LIMERICK RESOURCES:

West Limerick Resources is holding a series of public meetings to highlight the potential impact of recent proposed changes by the government which could put the future existence of the local and community development company into question. The independent not for profit company is asking all members of the local community to attend one of its upcoming meetings to find out more and support its efforts to have the community’s voice heard in discussions on how these proposals are to be implemented.  Meetings are scheduled to take place in the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale on February 7 and Rathkeale Community Centre on February 11.  Both commence at 7.30pm.  A final meeting will take place in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West at 8pm on February 13.  All are welcome.

JOB SEEKERS: Do you have a disability or a health issue? Find it hard to get a job? Need some help getting started? Please contact Work Access Ltd, 061 493095. We provide a supported employment service in Limerick city and also outreach offices in Kilmallock and Newcastlewest.