JOEY HANNAN MEMORIAL FUN RUN: The Joey Hannan Memorial Fun Run and Walk takes place again this year on St. Patrick’s Day. As with other years, the Walk is a 6 Km walk. However, 4Km has been added to the run, making it a 10K. event. The Walk will start at 1.15 pm and the race will start at 2pm. The Entry fee for the 6Km Walk is €10 per family. Entry fees for the Run are €15.00 per individual on the day of the race but if you book on line in advance on www.joeyhannanrun.webs.com, you can register for €10.00.
Prizes will be given to the 1st. 3 Male and Female Runners and also, there will be prizes for the 1st. over 40, 45, 50 & 55 Male and Female Runners.
There won’t be any Raffle tickets sold this year. However, a Cake Sale will be held on the day to raise much needed funds for the two beneficiaries – namely The Chernobyl Children’s Trust & Croom Church Heating Fund.A Traditional Irish night will be held on St. Patrick’s night in the hall at Coláiste Chiaráin. A wide variety of local storey telling, singing and musical talent will be available for all to enjoy on the night. As with other years, it is expected that there will be a huge turnout again this year for this most enjoyable day in Croom Community.
COCO DEVELOPMENT MEETING: A meeting of Limerick COCO development policy committee are holding their Regional Meeting at Croom Mill on this Wednesday. The management of Croom Family Resource centre are kindly are hosting and accommodating the Officials and Delegation. The development policy committee initiates community policy in various community activities, the Gathering and programmes of culture and communities.
50 YEARS AGO HOPES OF INDUSTRY: The first community development association was founded in Croom in February 1962 with the hopes of setting up Industry in the area, The first meeting of the Development Association took place in the Vocational School Croom. Officers elected were President, Ref. D. McCarthy CC, Chairman Dr. T.J/. Mullins, Vice-Chairman Mr P>J. Duggan. Treasurer Mr. J. Moriarty Jnr. Secretary, William N.T. At the first meeting of the newly elected committee it was decided that the association be known as Croom and District Development Association With regard to the possibility of securing a new industry Contacts had been made with public and private bodies. A Church gate collection was to be arranged for to fund the administration of organisation. The association was fully aware of the difficult task it had undertaken and stated that it may take many years may pass before any result is attained. The committee were instrumental in setting up the Shannon Bus to transport workers to the newly established Shannon Development Industrial Estate with companies names E.I, Lana Knit, Mohwak, Debers, Rippen, and many others.
RAMBLING HOUSE: The very popular Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a special night of storytelling, music, singing etc at Kilfinny Community hall on Friday March 1st. at 8pm. So mark your diary for Kilfinny Community Hall on Friday March 1st. at 8pm for what promises to be a wonderful nights entertainment. There is no admission fee. All are welcome.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for the Ryan family Anhid, at St. Mary’s Church Croom, Sat 23rd. The anniversary mass for Eamon Barry and Thomas Meaney, at SS. Peter and P|aul’s Church Banogue Sunday 24th The anniversary mass for Elsie Sheehan, Coshma at St. Mary’s Church Croom Sunday 24th. Prayers for Eileen Collins Carrigeen, Paul and Julia Skehan Skagh. Peg and Jack Curtin Church Rd. Kathleen Tierney, S.C Rd. Limerick, donor of Padre Pio Shrine.
CHURCH SERVICES: First Friday masses Banogue 9.30 a.m. followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 12.00 noon. Croom St. Mary’s Church Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. Good Friday mass follows. The area of Church Rd, Lisgreen/Ballinahoun is taking the responsibility that continuous Adoration takes place. Contact Christy Murray (area representative) if you wish to do an hour.
DIOCESAN VISITATION: The Diocesan advisory service team members will visit St. Mary’s National School. The Diocesan team is lead by Rev Liam Enright Church Rd Croom, Miss Nora Collins and Ms Fiona Dineen will visit the children of the school.
CROOM MACRA: This Friday, Limerick Macra host The Lovely Ladies and Gents Night. Get your charm and talents ready and compete to represent County Limerick in either Miss Blue Jeans, Miss Macra, Queen of the Land or Mr. Personality. All support welcome! Good luck to Helena Cronin and Amanda Conway, two of our members who will be taking part. Also there will be a chance to see Croom Macra debating against a rainbow team in preparation for the National Debating Round on 2nd March. It promises to be a great night, www.facebook.com/macra.croom
Clonoulty Rossmore Macra are organizing Paddy’s Sharp Tools Quiz. It takes place on 15th March at 21:00 at Kennedy’s Pub Gooldscross, County Tipperary.
A First Aid Course will be taking place for Macra members. For all who are interested in taking the First Aid Course in Limerick can you please register your name with Anna Holland before the next County Meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 6th March.
MANISTER HAS THE BEST MEDICINE: ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ as the old saying goes so for three nights only Manister Drama Group are taking to the stage in Manister Community Hall with a farcical comedy named “My Wife’s Family” by Hal Stevens and Harry B. Linton directed by the acclaimed Nigel Mercier. Manister always welcome new members so we have a lively mix of new actors as well as the veterans!. The play is set in 1920’s America based on a family in a summer home of Jack Gay and his wife, Stella. Jack and Stella are awaiting a visit from Stella’s mother, Arabella Nagg, her husband Noah and Stella’s sisters. Arabella’s arrival soon turns the home into anything but peaceful and when notes passed between characters are intercepted Stella’s brother, Willie Nagg is a young penniless aspiring writer who is married in secret to his family’s servant Sally. It is their “secret” baby lurking around the house, the hidden baby is mistaken for a piano, the consequences become excruciatingly funny. He won’t reveal any of these details to his family until he can perform his duty as a man and provide for both of them. To do this his first book needs to be published. Now there is a stretch in the evening come along to the performances for a fun night of laughs and entertainment. Friday 8th March, Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March. Don’t miss it!