AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: The next Afternoon Tea Dancing is on Sunday 6th October, dancing from 3pm to 6pm in Monagea Parish Hall and all are welcome.
PTAA: The Pioneers celebrate their 115th birthday this year with an International Gathering Conference in the tranquil surroundings of All Hallows College this Saturday and Sunday. Cost €70. Credit Card bookings 01-8749464. For the full itinerary and more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pioneerassociation.ie
ROSARY SUNDAY: The annual Rosary Sunday pilgrimage to Knock is scheduled to take place on Sunday October 6th. A coach will depart the Market Yard Newcastle West at 7:45am serving pilgrims en route. All pilgrims interested the contact is Pat on 069-62306.
KILLEEDY CAMOGIE CLUB: Killeedy Camogie Club presents a Winter themed cookery demonstration with Award winning chef Mark Doe of justcooking.ie on Saturday October 5th. The venue is the Community Centre Raheenagh and the evening commences with cheese and wine reception at 7:30pm. The demonstration will commence at 8pm. Tickets now on sale at €15 and also a raffle will take place on the night.
WEST LIMERICK SET DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold a ceili at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Sunday October 6th at 4pm with music by Star of Munster and all are welcome to waltz along.
WALK OF LIFE: A Walk of Life fundraising drive in aid of Milford Hospice is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 19th.
CAR BOOT SALE: The monthly fundraising Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will take place this coming Sunday, September 29th at the Community Centre Newcastle West (beside the GAA pitch). Gates will open at 7:30am. Further information 069-66200.
CARDS: The Friday night card winners from The Village Inn in Ashford were Tim Burke Broadford and Martin Stokes Glenduff. Second prize to Mrs Connors Broadford and Ita White Broadford. All are welcome to this weekly social game.
FASHION EVENT: Dromcollogher Respite Care Centre are hosting a fundraising event ‘from my wardrobe to yours’. The event is scheduled for Friday November 1st at 8pm in the Day Care Centre Dromcollogher. The organisers require any items from your wardrobe new or nearly new that you know deep down you will never wear again. The night will commence with a mini fashion show and then all clothes are on sale and no item of clothing will cost more than €30. Tickets cost €10 and includes a glass of champagne on admission, a free raffle on the door ticket and finger food on the night, advice on make-up and hairstyles will also be available from local beauticians and hair stylists. All clothes may be dropped at the centre and further information all are welcome to contact 063-83934. Have fun and relax.
KNOCKFIERNA: Knockfierna Heritage Society annual outing takes place to Cahir Castle, the Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel and Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday September 29th. The guide Tour for the day Mr Philip Lynch who hails from Kilkenny. All interested please contact Pat O’Donovan Newcastle West and €20 is the fee for the day. Pat’s number is 087-9977340 and all are welcome.
BLACKHILL ORGANIC FARM: Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (formerly County Limerick VEC) are now enrolling for FETAC 3 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. Contact the course tutor Marie Tuttle on 086-3132969.
MILFORD HOSPICE SHOP: Milford Hospice has opened a shop at 22 Thomas Street, Limerick and is appealing for the following items: good quality men’s, women’s and children’s, clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags and jewellery. Household items such as bed linen and ornaments.
PADRE PIO: An afternoon of prayer in honour of the 45th anniversary of the death of St Pio will take place in Banteer Community Centre, Co. Cork on Sunday 29th September. It will be led by Fr. Michael Fitzgerald P.P a well known healing priest and the ceremony will include Holy Mass, Homily, and Reflections on St Pio etc. If sufficient numbers are interested in attending a coach will be departing from Market Yard, Newcastle West. Further details from Pat Dalton on 069-62306.
REMEMBRANCE MASS:This year the 60th anniversary of work commencing in the Forestry in 1953 a mass is planned to commemorate and honour all those workers now gone to their heavenly rest.
This Mass will take place on Sunday October 13th at 3pm in Dromdeveen on the lake road. The route will be signposted from nearby villages Ashford and Broadford. Light refreshments for all afterwards and all are welcome to this special remembrance Mass.
SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is tendered to Paddy Sheehy and family Glenville Ardagh on the recent death of his wife Mary. Paddy was a familiar figure in the high-ways and by-ways of Killeedy as he collected the milk from many a farmer until his retirement. Paddy still travels the rock road on a regular basis as he calls to visit his aunt Elizabeth Wall Mauricetown. His wife the late Mary was a beautiful genteel lady who was laid to rest in Kilcolman cemetery on Saturday last September 21st. May the peace of heaven be hers a true lady in thought word and deed.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Saturday evening is Michael Cunningham with Eucharistic Minister Bernie Fitzpatrick and Sheila Ahern with basket collector Michael Begley.
The reader for Ashford Mass this Sunday morning is Helen Forde with Eucharistic Minister Margaret Harnett and Joan King and basket collector Aidan Forde. Mass servers for St Ita’s church Ashford please refer to own personal rota.