REHAB FOUNDATION: A hearty congratulations to Tom Anglim Ballagh Newcastle West on his recent win of €100 in the Rehab Foundation member’s weekly draw. The latter is being run for the provision of a Rehab Care new Resource/Day Care Centre now open in John Street Limerick and catering for people with disabilities in the Mid West Region and requires ongoing support. Well done Tom who is joined with local agent Mary Anglim whom to date has proved a very lucky agent and all wishing to join this local draw with local prize winners can dial Mary on 069-85001.
CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club are holding the next music session in the Railway Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday April 26th. The Ger Murphy Ceili Band will take to the stage at 9:30pm and all are welcome to waltz along for an entertaining evening.
BINGO: The annual bingo night in aid of the Defibrillator group is scheduled for this Wednesday April 17th at 8:30pm at the Hall in Raheenagh. On the night €2,000 in prizes plus spot prizes to be won. All are welcome to check it out and the Defibrillator number is 087-1480441. All support shall be greatly appreciated.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass server for St Itas church Ashford to commence their week this Sunday April 21st is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon.
The reader for Ashford Mass this Saturday evening is Phyllis Nelligan with Eucharistic Ministers Ann Fitzmaurice and Breda Begley with basket collector Liam Kelly.
The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Sunday morning is Helen Dagnall with Eucharistic Minister Mike Deely and Catherine Begley and basket collector Patsy Cunningham.
CAR BOOT: The next car boot sale and indoor market will take place on Sunday May 12th at the Community Centre Newcastle West from 9 to 3pm and all proceeds to the West Limerick 102fm. All details from Marian on 087-6866450.
BANQUET: Polish and don those dancing shoes for the Kantoher Co-op Re-union Banquet this Saturday night at The Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine. Music for the event by Dermot and Irene Ring. All are welcome to this special celebration workers, farmers, drivers, office, growers etc all who worked within the premises. A night for craic, banter, nostalgia and old memories so be there and enjoy same. Tickets at €25 and spot prizes on door tickets. Tickets can be purchased from Nora Nelligan Rockchapel 087-2960414, Mike Mulcahy Mauricetown 086-8348559, Jim Shanahan Killeedy 087-9697719, Dave Noonan, Dromroe 087-0643904, David Hayes Gortnaclohy 087-1385758, Sean O’Shaughnessy Glenquin 069-81059.
DAFFODIL DAY: Sadly last month’s Daffodil Day in aid of The Irish Cancer Society was down 50% on the same day last year in terms of money collected. The atrocious weather was sure to have reduced the number of people being out and about but you can still donate to the society by texting the word DAFF to 50300. For each text, the society will receive 100 per cent of your €4 donation and every little helps.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The S.M.A annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Saturday May 25th. For further information please contact Maura Egan at 063-83048 or Josie O’Carroll at 063-83021 and all pilgrims welcome.
LIMERICK DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: This year’s pilgrimage takes place from June 21st to 26th. The fares are as follows: pilgrims €699, invalids €599. This is inclusive of travel insurance. The same hotels will apply. Invalid forms are available from the Lourdes Office at 061-314111. Closing date is April 30th. The travel Pilgrimage Agency is Pilgrimage Abroad Lauri Duffy Travel, 69 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Telephone 01-6359300.
VIGIL: The Limerick Diocesan Committee of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will host the annual Vigil for Vocations at St Nessan’s Church Raheen, Limerick on this Saturday April 20th(the eve of Vocation Sunday) commencing with Mass at 6pm and concluding with Benediction at 9pm. You are invited to participate for all or any part of the three hour session. For details regarding transport to and from the Vigil from Newcastle West contact Mairead Noonan at 069-62489 or Pat Dalton at 069-62306. The coach will leave the Market Yard at 5pm and will leave Raheen Church at 9pm for the return journey. All are welcome.
KANTOHER DEVELOPMENT GROUP: Kantoher Development Group is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its application to West Limerick Resources for funding to develop the ponds in Camas. The ponds are a major piece of the whole Kantoher Rejuvenation Programme with planning permission being awarded by Limerick County Council to develop a reed bed system on the 13 acre site. The funding from WLR will be used to develop a master plan for the site and the group have appointed Niochalas De Jong to oversee the development of what will be called the Kantoher Environmental Park. This will be an invaluable facility with the offering of outdoor education and recreational facilities for all our children and parishioners. Ideas on how best it should be developed will be invited from schoolchildren, adults and interested groups in the parish. There will be a public meeting in the Community Centre on Wednesday April 24th to further develop the ideas on this exciting new development. The facility will be opened for one day Sunday April 21st from 9am to 5pm to allow locals view the site and bring some ideas on how best it might be developed to the meeting the following Wednesday night. The meeting will be held under the stewardship of Mr. De Jong and his team and all are most welcome to attend. Watch out for upcoming news letter and posters later next week for further information.