ADULT LEARNING: The Shannon Adult Learning Centre at Bru na Sionna is advertising new courses for 2014. Anyone thinking of returning to learning or up skilling should take a look at the list. They have courses to suit all levels, interests and needs beginning in January and February. Some of the courses are as follows: Introduction to Healthcare Support, Motor Technology, Horticulture, IT for Farming, Retail – Customer care, stock control, Intro to Catering to name but a few. Contact Catherine Bracken on 061 365495 or email email@example.com.
SHOTOKAN KARATE: Classes are being held on Mondays and Fridays from 7 to 8pm in the Leisure Centre. Contact Pavel on 087 276 7664. Check out the website on www.cskc.ie
RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy to Anne Hynes, Tullyglass Court on the death of her brother Liam Hogan, Bruree who was buried on Friday. To the family of Mary Casey, Stonehall, who was buried on Saturday. May they rest in peace.
LOURDES 2014: Bishop O’Reilly will lead this year’s Pilgrimage from Thursday 26 June to Tuesday 1 July. Booking forms are available in the sacristy or Parish Office. The cost is €677 all-inclusive with discount of €10 when booked online. A special section is reserved for those who require assistance due to illness or some other condition. A special price of €565 for this section and a medical form needs to be completed, forms are available from Fr. Tom Ryan.
MONTHS MIND: The months mind mass for both Jim Scully, Dernish Lawn and Myrtle Lagan, Cronan Park is on Saturday evening at 6.30pm in SS John & Paul church.
CONFIRMATION: The Confirmation preparation masses will be on Sunday at 10am for St. Conaire’s School and at 11am mass for St. Senan’s, St. Tola’s, Gael Scoil & St. John’s.
WOLFE TONES: The Spar Texaco Town League will start on Saturday with the finals scheduled for Friday, February 21. First match on Saturday at 6.30pm will be Barry Loughnane’s team versus Bobby McPhillips. Followed at 7.30pm by the clash of the brothers, BOC versus Daithi O’Connell. Plenty of rivalry to make for some good games! Go along and support the players on Saturday evening. This will be a kick-start to preparations for the coming season.
SENIORS AGM: Shannon Senior Citizens Club will be holding their AGM at the club house, 9/11 Purcell Park on Wednesday January 29 at 3pm. All members are requested to attend. The annual dinner dance will be held in the Oakwood Arms Hotel on Wednesday February 5, dinner served at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from committee members.
CYCLE LANES: How safe is it for youngsters to cycle to school? Motorists park in the cycle lanes on the roads in Shannon, do they not realise that youngsters are cycling to school and have to move onto the road to avoid the parked cars and … seems quite dangerous!
GOLF CAPTAINS: Best of luck to Shannon Golf club’s new captains. Lady captain Mary O’Carroll and men’s captain Karl Moloney.
MEDJUGORJE: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Shannon on 28 May for 7 days. €609 if booked by 17 February (a saving of €50). Details from Jimmy or Kathleen on 362657 or 086 3271657.
INTERNIOR DESIGN: Interior Design classes will be starting on January 30 at the Family Resource Centre. The Thursday mornings sessions from 10.30am to 12pm will cost €40 for 5 classes. Anyone interested should contact 061 707600 to book a place.
ARTS & CRAFTS. A children’s arts and crafts class is run in St Conaire’s school on Monday evenings from 5pm. Contact Christina 087 1602193.
LEGAL CLINIC: The Free Legal Advice Clinic will be on Monday at the Community Office, Unit 1, Business Centre from 5.15 to 5.45pm. Please be there by 5.15pm to ensure being seen by a solicitor. No appointment is necessary.
JC SUPERSTAR: Shannon Musical Society is preparing to stage the Broadway hit Jesus Christ Superstar. It will run nightly at 8pm from February 16 to 22 in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School.
A rock opera with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, JCS, first came to major theatres on Broadway in 1971.
This year’s show is directed by Sean Power from Galway and along with Karen Barrett, he has also taken charge of choreography. Musical Director is Carmen Griffin and she is assisted by Rosemary Walsh.
Eoin Sheedy plays the title role of Jesus Christ. Jared Nadin plays the part of Judas, with Lauren Dunne playing the part of Mary Magdalene. Stage crew, Front of House, Props as well as the musical team are all working hard.
The booking office will open in SkyCourt on Monday February 9. Bookings can also be made by phone from this date at 086 214 2554.
THRIFT SHOP: The new life Thrift shop is now open every Thursday and Friday from 10.30am to 2pm. Quality second-hand clothes, shoes, books, household items and much more. Any donations gratefully received.