SCHOOL AND COLLEGES: resume for all students and teachers around now. Best of luck to all for the coming year, and good wishes especially to those third level students who will be away from home for the first time.
REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES: Registration for our Traditional Irish music classes will take place on Friday 6th of September in Manister Hall from 6.30 to 8pm. Beginner classes are available in tin-whistle, fiddle, accordion, concertina, flute, banjo, bodhrán and drums. We also welcome intermediate and advanced pupils to our classes. This year we will also be having a traditional singing class. For further details please check out our website www.manistercce.com or phone the branch phone on 087-1677379
TRAINING COURSES: Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, (formerly County Limerick VEC) are now enrolling for FETAC 3 Grow your own Vegetables and FETAC 4 Grow your own Fruit courses in West Limerick. Both courses will take place in Ardagh, on Blackhill Organic Farm, and run one day per week from September 2013 to June 2014. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn how to grow a wide range of delicious foods using organic methods with an emphasis on practical skills and an opportunity to gain certification. To apply for a place on the course please contact the course tutor Marie Tuttle on 0863132969.
CHALLENGE: Adare to Survive is a 7.5km military style obstacle course taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday 29 September. Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children is the charity partner and participants are invited to Endeavour/ Endure/ Enjoy a unique physical and mental challenge, individually or part of a 4 person team, to raise funds for a charity or club of their choice. Full details are on the event website www.adaretosurvive.com.
KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday 29th. September. 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 Newcastlewest & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387, Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20.
WELLNESS WORKSHOP: ‘Suicide or Survive’ are running a Wellness Workshop in Drombanna Day Care Centre on October 12th from 9.30am to 5pm. The workshop will be informal and relaxed. It will be facilitated by people with both lived life experience of mental health difficulties and people with experience of working in the mental health area. They combine personal testimony with practical tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life. There is no charge for this and a light lunch will be served. Places are limited and booking is advisable. Contact Noeleen Tel: Lo Call 1890 577 577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROOM COMMUNITY CENTRE: now taking bookings for clubs and groups for the autumn season for indoor sporting activities, centre facilitates sports such as indoor soccer, indoor hurling, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Rooms also available for meetings and classes. For Details Contact 061397412 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.