Apr 20

Patrick Hourigan 061

Reporter:

Patrick Hourigan 061

ig Welcome for Liam Lawton Concert -The Shamrock Revisited: It will be the case of the Shamrock revisited on this Sunday April 21 when a concert will be held in Caherconlish Church to help raise parish funds. It is half a century since the last concert or public entertainment event took place in the building. At that time 1963, the building was known as the Shamrock Ballroom, a community development led by the late Fr Tom Hayes. The Shamrock was to quote its foreman, the late Jack Reardon, as the only building to be planned as a Theatre, opened as a Ballroom and finish up a Church. It gained an unworthy appendage as being a white elephant at that time but the late Jack reminded us that whereby other Ballroom of Romances came to an end, the Shamrock still filled its aisles with people. It served its purpose. So on April 21 next the aisles will once again be filled in enjoyment of Fr Liam Lawton’s arrival here as he performs in Concert at Our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish. He will be joined by our local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie WalshTickets cost €20 and will be sold door to door in the coming days. Tickets are also available at Caherconlish Post Office or from Fr. Roy (087)2225150, and others. Doors open at 7pm. Concert starts 8pm sharp. Full support is appreciated.

ig Welcome for Liam Lawton Concert -The Shamrock Revisited: It will be the case of the Shamrock revisited on this Sunday April 21 when a concert will be held in Caherconlish Church to help raise parish funds. It is half a century since the last concert or public entertainment event took place in the building. At that time 1963, the building was known as the Shamrock Ballroom, a community development led by the late Fr Tom Hayes. The Shamrock was to quote its foreman, the late Jack Reardon, as the only building to be planned as a Theatre, opened as a Ballroom and finish up a Church. It gained an unworthy appendage as being a white elephant at that time but the late Jack reminded us that whereby other Ballroom of Romances came to an end, the Shamrock still filled its aisles with people. It served its purpose. So on April 21 next the aisles will once again be filled in enjoyment of Fr Liam Lawton’s arrival here as he performs in Concert at Our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish. He will be joined by our local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie WalshTickets cost €20 and will be sold door to door in the coming days. Tickets are also available at Caherconlish Post Office or from Fr. Roy (087)2225150, and others. Doors open at 7pm. Concert starts 8pm sharp. Full support is appreciated.

Bereavements: The parish has had a large number of bereavements over the past eight days and our sincere sympathies are with the family of those who have passed away.

Sympathy: The McGrath and extended family, Baskethill aand the Carroll family Hospital were bereaved by the death of their loved one, Ann Marie Carroll (nee McGrath) last week following a long illness. Sincere sympathy has been tendered to her husband Donie, mother

Passing of John McNamara: The death occurred last week of John (Johnny) McNamara, Gortbrien, Caherconlish and late of Derryneuve, Ferbane, Co. Offaly and Milbrae Nursing Home. His funeral was from Crosses Funeral Home, Ballyneety on Tuesday, April 9, to Dermot O’Hurley Church Caherline . He was buried in Inch St Laurence Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Wednesday last. The late Johnny was resident of Derryneuve for a long period of his life before returning in his retirement to Caherconlish. He hailed from a much respected long established local family. Sympathy has been tendered to his relatives and friends.

Passing of John Laffan: The death occurred of John Laffan of Skehard, Caherconlish last week. His funeral was from Crosses Funeral Home, Ballyneety to Our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish on Saturday evening last, April 13 and following Requiem Mass on Sunday he was buried in Inch St Laurence Cemetery. John in his youth and health was a gifted man and one of the gentlest men to ever meet in life but he was to contact a serious illness as a young man that left him bodily weakened. He is survived by his brothers, Denis, Richard, Eamonn, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephew, grandniece, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Passing of Mickey Leonard: The death occurred last week in Dublin of widely known Agricultural Contractor and farmer, Mickey Leonard of Clashbane. His funeral took place on Sunday evening last from Crosses Funeral Home, Ballyneety to Dermot O’Hurley Church , Caherline. He was buried in Inch St Laurence Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Monday last April 15. He is survived by his wife Geraldine, daughter Martina, sons Alan, Kevin, Brian, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Sincere sympathy has been tendered to all. May he rest in peace. (Appreciation to f

Community and Sports Centre Refurbishment: A major refurbishment of the Millennium Centre is about to start shortly. It is hoped to keep to a minimum any disruption that may arise during the works. It is endeavoured to honour all bookings. Due to the nature of some work the centre will have to close for a short period at the end of summer. This is to be flagged well in advance. The centre opened at Halloween in 1999. On the last day of the old millennium and the eve of the new one it was named The Millennium Centre. It has gone from strength to strength over the last dozen years serving not alone this community but the adjacent communities as well.

Community Alert: The next meeting of the Caherconlish/Caherline Community Alert will be held on Tuesday April 23 in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. A senior officer of An Garda Siochana has said he will attend the meeting. More information will be published in the local newsletter on this meeting so keep a lookout on this.

Of a more general community alert news is that which was aired on the national airwaves and in a number of daily papers last week. At present there is a lot of work going on throughout the country with the installation of water metres and markings are being on properties where this work is being done. Accordingly, thieves and robbers have discovered a new method of robbing from houses. A scout goes ahead and puts a chalk marking or an identification mark known to them on a property cleared to be robbed. This marking may be mistakenly taken for such water and pipe- laying work by property owners. When the property is robbed another marking is put on it to signify that the job is done. The advice is if you see there is a suspicious marking on your property or nearby you should notify An Garda Siochana and the local Neighbourhood Watch or Community Alert.

Community and Sports Centre Refurbishment: A major refurbishment of the Millennium Centre is about to start shortly. It is hoped to keep to a minimum any disruption that may arise during the works. It is endeavoured to honour all bookings. Due to the nature of some work the centre will have to close for a short period at the end of summer. This is to be flagged well in advance. The centre opened at Halloween in 1999. On the last day of the old millennium and the eve of the new one it was named The Millennium Centre. It has gone from strength to strength over the last dozen years serving not alone this community but the adjacent communities as well.

Maranatha Prayer Ministry: invites you for the Healing Retreat through the ministry of Rev. Fr.Phonsie Cullinan, Janice&Moss Carrig enriched with Holy Rosary,Healing Mass, Eucharistic adoration, Word of God, Praise &Worship, Confession and Spirit filled music by Maranatha Gospel Choir, on Sunday 21st April, 2013 from 2.30.pm till 7.30 pm at St .Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. For more details contact: 0857338617, 0874167561

Caherconlish GAA: Will be holding our next COLLECTION on this Saturday April 20 so please put those throwaways to one side and support our fundraiser in April. If you have not got the storage room we will gladly take them off your hands at any time. Please see the list of club officers below who would be glad to assist you. Kevin Prendergast. John Purcell. – Pat Hourigan. Robert McNamara. John Mulcaire. Pat McGrath. Leyton Donavan, Donal Whelan. Phil O’Dea. John Carroll, Pat Vaughan, Liam Coleman, Derek Casey, James Spence

Community and Sports Centre Refurbishment: A major refurbishment of the Millennium Centre is about to start shortly. It is hoped to keep to a minimum any disruption that may arise during the works. It is endeavoured to honour all bookings. Due to the nature of some work the centre will have to close for a short period at the end of summer. This is to be flagged well in advance. The centre opened at Halloween in 1999. On the last day of the old millennium and the eve of the new one it was named The Millennium Centre. It has gone from strength to strength over the last dozen years serving not alone this community but the adjacent communities as well.

Charity 5 Km Run/Walk: On Saturday April 27 at 7.20 pm, Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. Runners €10 and walkers €5 with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. A special aspect is our “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer, Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it the run/walk competes with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game televised at 5.00 pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should anybody wish to get to the Run/Walk early. It can stall the start to 7.20 pm. The organisers ask you to make a special effort to attend and thanking you in anticipation of your support.