NEWCASTLE WEST FILM CLUB: On Friday, October 4, Newcastle West Film Club presents the first film of the current season. The fate of two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark on a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of his son to her daughter – Pierce Brosnan is the lonely, middle aged widower and estranged single father. With warmth, affection and confidence “Love is All You Need” has been made for an audience rarely catered for by the film industry, intelligent adults who enjoy perceptive and good hearted drama. It starts at 8pm in The Desmond Complex (rear of fire station). It costs €7 per screening and refreshments are available. If you are unable to attend, we will be back again on November 1 and December 6. Trailers are available to view on www.ncwfilmclub.wordpress.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. 087 687 7970
CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: The monthly car boot sale in aid of WL102fm will take place on Sunday next, September 29 at the Community Centre, Newcastle West next to the GAA pitch. Gates open 7.30am and the sale runs until 2pm. For further information: Ring 069 66200.
GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL: GST finally took possession of an old semaphore signal which was kindly donated by Irish Rail and who also refurbished it to its former glory. In the coming week, GST will be carrying out preparation works and will erect the signal where it would have originally stood – as an ‘Outer Home Signal’, 440 yards or quarter mile from the Newcastle West station. This event is taking place during the 50th anniversary of the cessation of daily passenger trains from Limerick to Tralee. You are invited you to attend the official unveiling of the signal on September 28 at 2pm. Meet at the Great Southern Trail entrance – opposite the Gaelscoil on the R521 Newcastle West.
PARISH CHURCH CHOIR: Newcastle West Parish Church Choir will resume singing at the 10.30am Mass on Sunday, September 29. New members would be most welcome. Enquiries to Deirdre at 086-3861777.
SPONSORED CLIMB OF CROAGH PATRICK: The local SCOLA group raises funds and awareness for the work done by Fr. Dan O’Malley to help poor and disadvantaged people in the Philippines. Members of the local SCOLA group will be participating in a sponsored climb of Croagh Patrick on Saturday, October 5 to raise funds. Every cent raised by SCOLA goes directly to the poor. If you are young, physically fit and would enjoy the challenge of climbing Croagh Patrick, please contact Fr. Richard Keane (069-77090) or any of the committee members, for a sponsorship card. You would be more than welcome to join them in their climb. If you wish to sponsor the group, or to give a donation to this very worthy cause, you can contact the committee members. A sponsorship card is also available in the sacristy or you may wish to drop in your donation to the NCW Parish Office (Fr. Duhig’s house).
ARRA FRIENDS: The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 25 at 4.30pm. Aquarobics will start again at Killeline Leisure Centre on Monday, September 30 at 11am. Weekly walks in the Demesne take place every Wednesdays at 10.45am.
LIVING WITH SUICIDE DAY: A Living with Suicide Day will take place at Lough Derg on Wednesday, September 25. A day dedicated to anyone who has been affected by suicide, including those who minister or provide support. It is a guided day with three expert speakers as well as time for peaceful reflection and prayer on the Island. Booking is essential. Contact Maureen at 071-9861518 or email email@example.com
SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP: We are running low on stock and are appealing to the community to donate the best of what they no longer need: clothes, shoes, bags, costume jewellery, unwanted gifts/prizes. We are proud to announce that we are now stockist of the full range of King Cole Knitting Yarns/Wool, Needles, Patterns, & Buttons. Drop in & view the range. For regular updates - Find us & friend us on Facebook – Sue Ryder Newcastle West.
TELEPHONE/COMPUTER SCAM: You may receive a phone call from a supposedly reputable company informing you that your computer has a virus. The person will offer to access your computer remotely to remove the virus and will ask for your bank details. This is a scam. They will access your bank account and will put a malicious virus onto your computer. Please do not give remote access to your computer to people you don’t know (once a person has remote access, they can access your files and personal information and destroy your hard drive). Never give out your bank details over the phone.
3 DAY AUTUMN BREAK TO WICKLOW: The Great Southern Trail has organized a 3 day tour to Dublin, Wicklow and Waterford – beginning on Monday, September 30. The tour will allow time to explore Dublin City, spending Monday and Tuesday nights in Woodenbridge, near the Vale of Avoca and a tour of Co. Wicklow, Glendalough, Avondale and Waterford. Two nights DBB and all travel costs only € 175pps. Contact Liam O’Mahony at 087-6471956.
DANCING WEEKEND: A Dancing Weekend will take place from Friday, October 18 to Monday, October 21 at the Great Northern, 4 Star Hotel, Bundoran. Thank you to those who have secured their seat by payment. We need to have all seats fully paid for no later than Friday, September 20 as there are a number of people on a waiting list. For further information: Contact Maureen 087 9845102.
GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT: Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life Difficult? Experiencing Isolation, Loneliness, Shyness? Do you find it difficult to talk? Support and Friendship is one of the cornerstones of Grow which meets on Thursdays at 8pm. in the ‘Station Room’, Desmond Complex. No introductions necessary. Just come along.
MUSICAL SOIREE: As part of the Arts Weekend in Abbeyfeale we are planning a night of Jazz and songs from the musicals with a sprinkling of bluegrass and country. Local artistes including Helen Hausenfus, Riona Curtin, Rebecca Stryker, The Dr. Mick O’Donnell Group, Mike Guinane and Louise Morrissey will be joined by a Jazz Quartet from Limerick. It’s all happening at the Glorach on Friday night, October 17 starting at 7.30pm with a cheese and wine reception to get us all ‘In the Mood’. Admission is just €10. Tickets will be on sale in early October for a night with a different beat.
KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY OUTING: 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 & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387 or Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20 per person.
PROGRAMME ON MENTAL HEALTH: To mark World Mental Health Day (October 10th) a radio programme, produced by the staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers, will be aired by West Limerick 102fm on October 2, after the 11am news. It will feature Thomas McCann from the Traveller Counselling Service and Aisling McMahon, Clinical Psychologist who recently completed a PhD thesis on mental health in the Traveller Community.
ADARE TO SURVIVE WITH CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: ‘Adare to Survive’ is a 7.5km military style obstacle course taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday, September 29. 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, including registration is on the event website www.adaretosurvive.com
ACCORD NEWCASTLE WEST: Accord Newcastle West provides a marriage and relationship counseling service offering both daytime and evening appointments. We also deliver Marriage Preparation Courses and have availability on two remaining courses for this year – Saturday, September 7 and Saturday, November 16. Please ring 069-61000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NCW JOBSEEKERS NETWORK: Worn out from job seeking & searching? Need a space & a group where you will find encouragement & support?? Need some practical assistance & tools to market yourself? Need some networking possibilities?? Need to access information on Job-seeking supports and what’s available in the area? Then please come along each Wednesday from at 2:30pm to the Newcastle West Community Centre to the new Newcastle West Jobseekers Network. Meeting usually takes about an hour. This is an open door, drop in, relaxed format with a social group aspect. Further details are available from Dearbhla on 069 61316.
DESMOND COMPLEX: We have another Fun Day on Wednesday October 2. All the usual activities will take place and we hope for a large attendance. We would also like to remind people about the hospitalities offered by the Desmond Complex. Dinners are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays of every week – with music on most days. Groups can also be accommodated but require advance bookings by ringing the office on (069) 62757 during normal working hours.
AWARE FLAGSHIP FUNDRAISER: Now’s your chance to get involved! . Who can get involved? Anyone who genuinely cares about the issue of depression and its impact can get involved. We need Volunteer collectors who can give at least two hours of their time on Saturday, September 28. We also need local area coordinators to manage the collections and support volunteer collectors in their local area for one, two or three days. Remember, by supporting Aware’s national flagship fundraiser you will be helping to ensure that Aware can continue to be a strong and supporting light through depression to thousands of people in Ireland. Please register your details online at http://www.aware.ie/get-involved/ tel. 01 661 7211, and a member of our team will contact you shortly.