COMHBHRÓN: Condolences to Philomena Curtin, Devon Road on the death of her brother Mickie Joe Daly, Duagh who died on Saturday last, August 31st. His remains lay in repose at the Lyons funeral home on Monday evening before removal to Duagh Church. Burial took place in Springmount cemetery, Duagh after requiem mass on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife Nora, son, daughters, sisters Philomena and Bernadette and other relatives. Déanaimid comhbhrón leo sin uilig. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam.
MUSIC CLASSES: Enrolment for the new season of Comhaltas music classes took place at Halla Inse Bhán on Monday evening last and there was a very good turnout. The first class for the new crop of beginners will take place on Monday evening next, September 9th at Halla Inse Bhán, starting at 6.30pm. New pupils who have some experience on Tin Whistle should also come along on Monday next. Classes resume for all others on the following Monday, September 16th. Enquiries to 069 84039 or 087 9654451
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Masses will take place in the parish church at the usual times this week except on Saturday when the 11.00am mass will not be held. Friday next is the First Friday with mass at 6.30pm. Some boxes of weekly offering envelopes for parish households remain to be collected in the church. The anniversary mass for Denis Naughton will be celebrated on Wednesday morning and for Mossie Sheehan on Sunday next. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
CÚRSAÍ SCOILE: The following pupils of sixth class in the local Scoil Náisiúnta who completed their primary education in June made their way to their new second level schools in Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West last week, the majority going westwards to Abbeyfeale, Aoife Curtin, Maeve Murphy, Grace O’Riordan, Keely White, Sarah O’Grady, Mark McCarthy, Liam Sheehan, Darragh Sweeney, Evan Scanlon, David Sheahan and Vincent Sheehan. Go néirí an tádh leo amach anseo ina scoileanna nua. The new school year commenced at the local Scoil Náisiúnta on Monday last.
COMHALTAS: The new Comhaltas year is now approaching with the craobh AGM taking place in a few weeks time. Membership for the new season is now being accepted. Congratulations to champion singer Eileen Broderick who has been selected for the forthcoming Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert which takes place at various venues throughout the country in October. The group members had an intensive preparation session at Cultúrlann na hÉireann on last weekend. The nearest concert venues this year will be Ennis and Skibbereen. The Templeglantine Comhaltas Céilí Band will play for a Charity Céilí at the Devon Inn Hotel on Saturday November 2, further details later. The West Limerick Set Dancers will hold their September Céilí at the Devon Inn Hotel on Sunday next, 4pm with Taylors Cross Céilí Band. The Tournafulla monthly Céilithe resume after the Summer break on Friday, September 13th with Striolán Céilí Band at Halla Tadhg Gaelach, tosnú 9.30pm
WREN GROUP: For most years during the past decade the Dreoilín Inse Bhán wren group took part in the annual wrenboy night in Listowel but did not compete last year. It is hoped to have a group taking part again this year on Friday, September 20th with any proceeds going towards the reduction of the debt on Halla Inse Bhán. It is hoped that the most of the group members from previous years will be available. Anybody who would like to help out can get in contact with Pat at 069 84039.
LOTTO FEVER: There has been increasing interest in the local Glantine FC weekly lotto in recent times as the jackpot has increase to mouth-watering prospects. It stood at €12,000 for the draw on Monday night but was not won.
IN FINAL: Congratulations to the Templeglantine Junior B hurling team which has qualified for the West final against Feohanagh by overcoming Newcastle West on Sunday evening last in Tuar na Fola. Go néirí an tádh leo sa chluiche cheannais.
TIDY TOWNS NETWORK TRAINING: Communities taking part in Tidy Towns or environmental activities in the West Limerick area are invited to take part in a one day training session on Invasive Species which will take place on this coming Saturday September 7th as part of on-going training and support being offered by West Limerick Resources and An Taisce through the West Limerick Tidy Towns Network. Training is free of charge and new members are always welcome. To register interest contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ORAL HISTORY INITIATIVE: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email email@example.com