Feb 2

THE PRODUCER: Shannon Musical Society’s 2013 production, The Producer is to open on Sunday, February 10 and run nightly until Saturday, February 16 in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School.

THE PRODUCER: Shannon Musical Society’s 2013 production, The Producer is to open on Sunday, February 10 and run nightly until Saturday, February 16 in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School.

It is anticipated that, as in previous years, the show will be fully booked out in advance. The ticket office will open in Skycourt Shopping Centre on Monday and tickets can also be booked on 086 2142554 from that date.

MONTHS MIND: The months mind mass for Patrick (Junior) Loughnane, Inis Ealga is on Friday at 7pm in SS John & Paul church. For Joe Murphy, Finian Park on Sunday morning at 10am also in SS John & paul church.

AIRPORT: Nice to see that our Town Councillors are now looking for the Government to leave Aer Rianta International (ARI) with the Shannon authority. Is it not a bit too late for this motion!

RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy to the family of Kevin Beatty, Foyle Park whose funeral took place on Saturday. To Mike Hayes, Tradaree Court on the death of his mother Olive Hayes, Ennis who died on Monday. To Kay Glody, 31 Tola Park on the death of her sister Ann O’Carroll, Dublin, who died on Wednesday. May they rest in peace.

ANNUAL DINNER : Shannon Senior Citizens Club is holding their annual Dinner Dance on Wednesday February 6 in the Oakwood Hotel at 6.30pm. Tickets available Phil at 086 0807090, cost is €25 per ticket.

CANDLEMAS DAY: Saturday, February 2 is known as Candlemas Day. The blessing of candles for home and church use will be blessed at both the 12 noon Mass in Mary Immaculate church and the 6.30pm in SS John & Paul. The parish would appreciate the gift of candles for use in the churches during the year.

BLESSING OF THROATS: The traditional Blessing of throats will take place after all masses on Sundayincluding the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening.

SCHOOL SURVEY: Don’t forget to complete the Department of Education & Skills survey seeking parental opinion on school patronage in Shannon. Parents and guardians of all children aged 0-12 years in this area are invited to participate and express their opinion on what type of School Patronage they would like for their children’s education. An online survey is available on the Department of Education & Skills website www.education.ie.

SCHOOL ENROLMENT: Parents of children intending to start primary school in September 2013, who have not yet registered their child with the school of their choice, are asked to do so as soon as possible, to guarantee a place. Application forms can be obtained from any of the schools.

HELPLINE: The Vincent de Paul local helpline is available Monday to Friday between 6 and 7pm on 086 1552050.

MEN’S SHED: Shannon FRC’s Men’s SHED drop-in group meeting in a friendly and relaxed atomosphere every Tuesday morning at 10.30am in Ballycasey Craft Centre. Men of all ages are welcome. For more information phone the Family Resource Centre on 061 707600.

TOASTMASTERS: Shannon Toastmasters will be meeting on Wednesday night in the Oakwood Arms Hotel. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 8pm. For more information call Eleanor on 087 6821089.

CAMERA CLUB: Members of Shannon Camera Club meet in the Oakwood Arms Hotel on Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Membership is open to all so if interested go along on the night.

SET DANCING: St Senan’s Social club runs set dancing classes in The Bellsfort Inn on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome from beginners to advanced. This event is always an enjoyable night.

SOCCER: Shannon Town Soccer club training continues for four and five year olds every Saturday morning in the Leisure Centre from 10am to 11am.

ST BRIGID’S DAY: On Friday morning at 8am in the Convent Oratory, Drumgeely a mass for deceased teachers and school staff who have served in Shannon since the opening of the first Catholic School St. Senan’s - on February 1, 1962 will be held.

At 9.30am in Mary Immaculate church mass and a blessing and presentation of St. Brigid’s crosses by children from St. Senan’s school to mass goers. Grandparents are invited to attend St Senan’s school at 10am for Grandparents Day.

At 1.30pm in Ss John & Paul church students from St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School and St. Caimin’s Community School will celebrate the tradition of making St. Brigid’s crosses. All these events are part of the Catholic Schools week.

SCRABBLE: A scrabble club for adults is held on Wednesdays at 2pm in the Library.