Feb 9

Tim Sheils 087-62285

Reporter:

Tim Sheils 087-62285

Rathkeale

Rathkeale

DOUBLE 21ST:

Congratulations to cousins Niamh McCarthy, New Road and Sean White who celebrated their 21st birthday in Mann’s Hotel, Rathkeale, on Saturday night with family, relations and a wide circle of friends.

BEST WISHES:

Best wishes to Euro Bargains on their opening of their dedicated party shop “The Party Starts Here” at Main Street, Rathkeale, with their full range of helium balloons, party accessories and personalised banners.

SYMPATHY:

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Nestor and family, Billy’s brother and sister, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of Bill Nestor, Ballywilliam, recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends on the death of Hannah Egan, Abbey Court.

May they rest in peace.

FAITH:

For anyone who may want to know more about his/her faith or who has left the church and is interested in coming back see catholicscomehome.org

PRIMARY SCHOOL ENROLMENT:

Parents wishing to enrol their children in St. Anne’s Primary School for September 2013 may call to the school for enrolment forms. Please enrol before February 28.

CLASSES:

Colaise na Trocaire evening and weekend classes – art, computers, creative writing, traditional music, enrolment 6 to 7pm Wednesday, February 6 or phone 069-64094 or email adultcourses@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY CLUB:

Wednesday Club for seniors will be held on February 6, 2pm to 5pm, Opening prayer, exercise for seniors, bingo, afternoon tea, singing and dancing. All are welcome.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

The next meeting of the Rathkeale and District Historical Society will be held at 8.30pm on Friday, February 8 at the Community Arts Centre, Rathkeale. The topic for discussion and the speaker is “The Private Lives of the Limerick Gentry: 1860-1914” – Mrs. Maeve O’Riordan, History Department, U.C.C.

The talk will have a particular focus on the O’Brien family of Cahermoyle and the Spring Rice family of Mount Trenchard. All are welcome and admission is free.

BEST WISHES:

Best wishes to Mrs. Switzer who is opening her “Lavender Blue Florists” on Tuesday, February 5 with her floral designs, on Main Street, Rathkeale.

This is a good thing for Rathkeale with new businesses opening up on the main street. It is a great boost for the town.

WINNING STREAK:

Best of luck to David Dunne, Rathkeale, next Saturday night on Winning Streak. Hope you win loads of lolly.

A.G.M. OF RATHKEALE BRASS BAND:

The A.G.M. of Rathkeale Brass Band was held in the Band Room, Colaiste na Trocaire on Monday night, January 28.

A large attendance heard the chairman report on a very successful year for the band. He praised the dedication of the members particularly its younger members.

Secretary said it was great to have the band participating in the Limerick Bands parade and the Rose of Tralee parade after being absent from them for a number of years.

Treasurer reported that money was difficult to come by as sponsorship had disappeared and grants were gone. However he said the people of Rathkeale continued to support the band financially year in year out. He also thanked Kevin Cusack principal Colaiste na Trocaire for his support and use of the school.

The band practices every Monday night at 8pm to prepare for St. Patrick’s night. Recruiting for young members is also ongoing. Ten juniors are being trained at present by Tom O’Keeffe so the future is reasonably bright for the band. Former members are welcome if they would like to return.

Election of officers was as follows: - President: Sr. Jerome. Vice president M. Roche. Chairman Joe Dunleavy. Vice Chairman Martin Daly. Secretary Dave Noonan. Assistant Secretary Grace Clifford. Treasurer Larry Kelly. P.R.O. M. McCarthy. Assistant P.R.O. Mel O’Grady.

Band leader Tom O’Keeffe. Assistant leaders Dave Noonan and Larry Kelly.

MILFORD HOSPICE NEEDS YOUR HELP:

Church Gate collection in aid of Milford Hospice will be taken up at all Masses next weekend February 9 and 10. Your support for this very worthy cause will be appreciated.

SR. CONSILIO SAYS THANKS:

Srs. Consilio and Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, would sincerely like to thank the parishioners of Rathkeale for their very generous contribution in their recent church gate collection. It is much appreciated in these hard times. To our loyal collectors we would like to extend a sincere thank you who year after year stand out in all kinds of weather for this worthy cause. Without them we would not be able to continue, so thanks again to everyone who helped out and contributed. Also to Fr. Alphonsus Cullinan thanks very much for allowing us hold our annual church gate collection.