CEILI: The ceili nights resume in Halla Tadhg Gaelach after the Summer recess. The season will waltz back on Friday September 13th with music by the Striolan Ceili Band. Dancing from 9:30pm to 1pm with teas and light refreshments for all agus bigi ann.
SUICIDE: As part of their life’s journey series Lough Derg offers a one day workshop titled living with suicide on Wednesday September 25th. This day is for adults whose lives have been affected by suicide in their own personal life or in their line of work. Further info from Maureen in the Lough Derg office Pettigo Co.Donegal or dial 071-9861518.
GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT: Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life difficult? Isolation? Loneliness? Shyness? Do you find it difficult to talk? Support and friendship is one of the cornerstones of grow which meets on Thursday at 8pm in the Station Room, Desmond Complex. No introductions are necessary just come along.
ST PIO: The annual national pilgrimage in honour of St Pio at Knock Shrine is on Sunday 15th September. Some members of the Capuchin community from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, will be at this celebration. A coach will leave the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 7:30am stopping at Adare Church at 7:45am for pilgrims from Ballingarry, Kilfinny and Adare. For more details/bookings contact Pat Dalton at 069-62306.
CAR BOOT SALE: The monthly fundraising Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will take place next Sunday at the Community Centre Newcastle West (beside the GAA pitch). Gates will open at 7:30am. Further information 069/66200. West Limerick radio is not for profit and the terms of its licence state that it must raise 25% of its funding from fundraising.
KNOCKFIERNA: Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday September 29. Previous outings have proved to be most enjoyable occasions. Mr. Philip Lynch of Kilkenny will be tour guide for the day. Those interested in travelling on this outing please contact Pat O’Donovan Newcastle West and Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387, Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20 per person.
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: A cancer survivor’s conference will be held on Thursday/Friday September 20/21 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. All patients, survivors and family members are invited, entry is free. Further information is available from Avril at 01-2310533 or email email@example.com.
SET DANCING: Adult set dancing classes will resume in Monagea Community Centre on Thursday night September 12 at 8:30pm. Both beginner and advanced catered for, it’s great exercise and good fun so come along and join us, you’ll be very welcome, no partner necessary.
WEST LIMERICK SET DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold a ceili at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Sunday September 8 at 4pm with music by Taylor’s Cross Ceili Band and all are welcome.
THE QUIET MAN: All aboard for an excursion to the West of Ireland departing at 8:30am from the Market Yard Newcastle West on Monday September 9th. After a stop for breakfast en route they will be stopping in Galway city for a leisure break. In the early afternoon they continue to the shores of Lough Corrib and the lovely village of Cong which will always be associated with Maureen O’Hara, John Wayne and the ‘Quiet Man’ film. While there they will also drop in to Ashford Castle to savour the wonderful atmosphere of the castle and surrounding grounds. Having had their fill of scenery and history they will replenish their stomachs with dinner on the homeward journey. As usual the traditional sing song will bring the day to a close. Early booking with Pat Dalton at 069-62306 is advised. Beidh failte romhat.
NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: At Our Lady of Knock Shrine Knock Co. Mayo on September 8 commencing at 2pm with Anointing of the Sick and Rosary followed by Holy mass at 3pm with chief celebrant Fr. Fintan Monahan guest speaker Sister Briege McKenna O.S.C. and guest singer Dana, with the junior and senior choirs from St Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar under musical director Deirdre Lee. Organised by Catholic Grandparent’s Association, Castlebar Street Westport, Co. Mayo. Telephone (098)24877, Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org.
PLOUGHING: The annual ploughing championships will take place on Tuesday September 24th to Friday September 27 in Stradbally Co. Laois. One of the last major outdoor events before the evening’s close.
MEETING FORESTRY: As it is the 60th anniversary of the starting of the Forestry this year they plan to have a simple commemoration in the mountain where it all began over 60 years ago in Dromdeveen in the parish of Killeedy Co.Limerick. Sheehy’s land was the first place to be bought and next was Langford’s owned then by Jim Mockler. Other lands that were bought were Meelin, Commereconnell, Garryduff, Kilmeedy, Granagh, Millen, Newmarket, Dromroe, Mauricetown, Darrira, Gortnaclohy, Toureenmaculiffe, and Commons.
Later in the year they plan to have a special Mass in the mountain to honour and commemorate all those great men some who walked five or six miles to work every morning and home in the evening. In connection with same a meeting will be held this coming Monday evening September 9th at 8pm at Kantoher Enterprise Park and all interested persons are very welcome to attend.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: The reader for Mass this Saturday evening in Raheenagh is Michael Keating with Eucharistic Ministers Ann Fitzmaurice and Breda Begley with basket collector Maurice McAuliffe.
The reader for Ashford mass this Sunday morn is Phyllis Nelligan with Eucharistic Minister Mike Deely and basket collector John Neligan.
The Mass server for Ashford Mass to commence her week this Sunday is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon
LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development lotto results with numbers drawn 3, 20, 27 and 29 and there was no jackpot or match three winners drawn. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Tom Ruddle seller Willie O’Brien, Katie Mullane seller Martin Mullane, Joanne O’Shea seller Willie O’Brien, Freddy McAuliffe seller Joanne Relihan. This week’s draw takes place in The pub in Raheenagh for a jackpot of €7,000 on this Thursday evening.
CARDS: The winners from Friday night’s card game at The Village Inn were Willie O’Brien Ballintubber and Johnny Lane Darrira. All are welcome to this weekly social get together.
The Tuesday night card winners from the Hall in Raheenagh were first and second divided among Oliver Cunningham and Tim Burke, Patsy Cunningham and Con Ahern with Sean Bowen and Con Donovan. Table prizes at €20 per table to Curly and Mary Joe Phillips and Catherine Wrenn with Nell and Dan. The raffle winners were €50 Danny Barry, €30 Jimmy Murphy, €20 Pat Condon and €20 to Peg Mulvihill. The hall committee express thanks to all card players for their ongoing support and note cards now commence at 9pm sharp.