Dancing Classes: Dancing classes continue every Monday night in the hall in Ballyhahill from 9.00 p.m. until 11.00 p.m. This is always a great night where people get an opportunity to learn Ballroom dancing, the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and many more steps. This is always a great night. Everyone welcome.
Whist Drive: The whist drives are starting back this Sunday night September 29 at 8.30 p.m. in Loughill resource centre.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Abbeyfeale Legion of Mary is travelling to Knock Shrine this Sunday September 29. Tickets for the coach are €20 each and payable in advance to Sean Broderick, Bernard Broderick or Peg Murphy (068 31232).
SERVICE OF HOPE AND COMMEMORATION: A Service of Commemoration and Hope will take place on Thursday 3rd of October at 7pm in the Augustinian Church in O’Connell Street in Limerick. The theme for this year’s service is Building Bridges and there will be an opportunity on the night for people to include personal messages and participate in the event.
Trip to Swiss Cottage: Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, and Holy Cross Abbey this 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 and Rathkeale on 087/9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087/9741387 or Mary O’Keeffe 087/6990816. Cost €20 per person.
TIDY TOWNS: The next West Limerick Tidy Towns Network training event will be the Litter Monitoring and Management module that will be held in Newcastle West on Sunday September 29th. The training event details are as follows: Sunday September 29 from 11am at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West. We will look at Site Selection Census and Surveys, Survey Methods, Litter Grades, Cleanliness Ratings, Report Writing.
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
Gerald Griffin’s Lotto: Results from Sept 23. There was no winner of the €7,200 jackpot at the draw which took place at Barr na Sraide in Ballyhahill Monday night last 23rd. September.
The numbers drawn: 6, 14, 18, 27. Lucky Dip Winners: €80 Deirdre Ambrose, Tinakilla, Ballyhahill; €35 Paddy Dalton, Clounleharde, Ballyhahill; €35 Jakie Griffin, Glin and €20 D O Nuallain, c/o Barr na Sraide, Ballyhahill.
Promoter’s Prize: Pat Scanlon:
The jackpot next week will be €7,300 and the draw will be held at the Angler’s Rest in Loughill Monday night next 30th. September
Collection of Clothes: There will be a clothes collection for Dochas Nasamu Orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday October 2 until 12 noon inside Ballyhahill and Loughill Church gates. Used clothing, ladies and childrens, sheets, towels, blankets, soft toys, handbags, in whatever condition – even in need of recycling – as long as the items are clean. For further information please contact Marie on 087 6890995.
Lost/Found: A small sum of money has been found in Loughill. Please contact Danny Liston the Sacristan for information.
Masses: Masses Tuesday and Thursday in Loughill at 7.00 p.m. and on Sunday at 10am. Masses in Ballyhahill on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9am and on Saturday at 6pm.
Bally Rovers: There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place at The Angler’s Rest in Loughill Wednesday night last 18th. September. The numbers drawn were as follows 6, 13, 27, 28:
Lucky Dip Winners: €75 Donal and Rickie c/o Bardini’s Bar; €50 Declan Barrett Athea; €50 Mike Brosnan Ballygoughlin, Glin; €30 Pat and Margaret O’Connor Ballyhahill; €30 Derry and Mary O’Hanlon Ballyhahill and €30 Shane O’Connell Ballyhahill. 10 Free Tickets: Adrien Gilbert: Promoter’s Prize: Bardini’s Bar:
The jackpot this week is €20,000 and the draw was held in The Knockdown Arms Tuesday night last September 24.