CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass server for St Ita’s church Ashford to commence their week this Sunday April 14th Colm McMahon Gortnaclohy.
The reader for Ashford Mass this Saturday evening is Catherine Fitzpatrick with Eucharistic Ministers Bernie Fitzpatrick and Sheila Ahern and basket collector Michael Begley.
The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Sunday morning is Mary Doody with Eucharistic Minister Margaret Harnett and Joan King and basket collector Sean Barry.
BANQUET: The Kantoher co-op Reunion Banquet takes place on Saturday April 20th at the Devon Inn Hotel in Templeglantine. Music by Dermot and Irene Ring. Door tickets at €25 on sale from any member of the reunion committee as mentioned in these notes last week also spot prizes on door tickets and all are welcome. Note this is a once off event a night for workers, farmers and growers of Kantoher a night for memories and nostalgia, a night to catch up with that old friend or co-worker as your paths may never cross again. Kantoher provided employment in many a home in Killeedy and many a good Christmas pay and spending money for the student. So on Saturday April 20th be there if you worked there and relive those golden moments and old romances, the opportunity won’t come your way again.
W.L. CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club next music session is in The Railway Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday April 26th proceedings will commence at 9:30pm to the music of the Ger Murphy ceili band and all are welcome.
BINGO: The annual bingo night in aid of the Defibrillator group takes place on Wednesday April 17th at the Hall in Raheenagh. On the night €2,000 in prizes to be won plus spot prizes galore. All are welcome to check it out at 8:30pm sharp.
ASHFORD PARENTS ASSOCIATION: The Annual church Gate collection for Ashford Parents Association will take place this weekend at Mass on Saturday night 13th April and Sunday morning 14th April. Please support.
CAR BOOT: The next car boot sale and indoor market in aid of West Limerick 102fm takes place this Sunday April 14th at the Community Centre Newcastle West from 9 to 3pm. Admission is €2 with gates opening at 7:30am for all stall holders. All further details from Marian on 087-6866450. So a great opportunity to declutter and flog we are in an era of recycling.
DEVOTION: The Sacrament of First Holy Communion takes place in both churches in May Our Lady’s month. The Confirmation ceremony will take place in Ashford church on Tuesday April 23rd PG a fine day for same.
The Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration continues on Fridays in Ashford church from 10am to 7pm and will continue throughout the year.
All Trocaire boxes can be returned to the church with all coins exchanged for notes in the envelopes provided. A little can go a long way.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The S.M.A annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Saturday May 25th. For further information please contact Maura Egan at 063-83048 or Josie O’Carroll at 063-83021.
FASHION SHOW: A fashion show will take place in Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel on Tuesday April 16th, commencing at 8pm. MC on the night will be Richard Lynch of ILOVELIMERICK.com. A cheese and wine reception will precede the show. On the night there will be a prize for Best Dressed Woman and Trendiest Man. Some of the young people will perform live entertainment at the interval. Monies raised from this fashion show will all go towards the Limerick Youth Pilgrimage. Your support would be very much appreciated. Tickets €20 are available from Maria Bucke 086-2619955. Tickets also available at the door on the night and all are welcome.
THE KILLEEDY GORM AGUS BAN SUMMER CAMP: It may seem early to be talking about Summer camps but the Bord Na nOg and camogie club are busy preparing again for the Gorm agus Ban summer camp for 2013. Based on the huge success of last year’s event, the camp will once again be run by both clubs on three days, Thursday to Saturday 18th, 19th, and 20th July.
CAMOGIE FUNDRAISER: Killeedy camogie club would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped in any way in the running and supporting of the cake sale and tea and coffee morning recently in Raheenagh it was a great success. The lucky winners of the raffle were 1st prize Cookery Class Aisling Scanlon, second prize an Easter Hamper Oliver Cunningham, 3rd prize an Easter Hamper Kate O’Reilly, 4th prize Easter Eggs Mary Mulcahy, 5th prize a box of sweets Patsy Cunningham 6th prize Easter Eggs Shauna Cunningham, 7th prize a box of biscuits Julia Walsh 8th prize a box of sweets Maurice Browne.
CARDS: The card winners from the Tuesday nights card game at the Hall in Raheenagh as follows Week one: The following shared first prize Con and Patsy, Paddy and Mary with Brendan and Peter. Table prizes to Kitty and Pat, Pat and Theresa and raffle winners were Monica Daly, Annie Leahy, Monica Daly and Jimmy Murphy.
The winners from week two were Donal and Pa. Second divided among Noreen and John with Mary and Dennis. Table prizes to John and Vinny, Paddy and Mary, Joe and Catherine. The raffle winners were Oliver Cunningham, John O’Shea and John Mulvihill. Congratulations to all winners.
LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development Lotto results from March 29th with numbers drawn 11, 14, 28 and 29. The match three for €75 was shared between Damien Brouder and Martin Stokes with sellers Damien Brouder and Willie O’Brien. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Nora Nash seller Eddie Carmody, Paddy Curtin seller Willie O’Brien, Catherine Harnett seller Joanne Relihan, Joan Browne seller Kevin Browne.
The lotto results from April 4th with numbers drawn 7,8,15 and 29 and there was no jackpot or match three winner drawn. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Sinead Bucke seller Padraig Sheehan, Nora Nash seller Eddie Carmody, Liam Leahy seller Keating’s Shop, Peg Mulvihill seller Mary Anglim. The jackpot is now €4,900 and this week’s draw will take place at The Village Inn Ashford on Thursday night. The best of luck to all entrants.