Apr 13

Pat Hartnett

Reporter:

Pat Hartnett

CARDS: The results of last weeks card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st, with ten games, Donal Mulcahy and Pa Quilligan. There were five pairs with eight games each and following a play off the second prize went to Jer and Mary Collins. Table prizes Mike Cronin and Brendan, Denis O’Connor and Connie O’Sullivan, John Joe Sexton and Johnny Enright. Raffle Bridget Kenny, Donal Mulcahy, Con Cregan, Liam Corbett, Joan O’Connor. The card game is on every Wednesday night at 9pm.

CARDS: The results of last weeks card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st, with ten games, Donal Mulcahy and Pa Quilligan. There were five pairs with eight games each and following a play off the second prize went to Jer and Mary Collins. Table prizes Mike Cronin and Brendan, Denis O’Connor and Connie O’Sullivan, John Joe Sexton and Johnny Enright. Raffle Bridget Kenny, Donal Mulcahy, Con Cregan, Liam Corbett, Joan O’Connor. The card game is on every Wednesday night at 9pm.

DANCING: On Sunday last another very big crowd attended the Sunday afternoon tea dance at Monagea Parish Hall. The floor was full for almost every dance as Michael Sexton played some brilliant music. It is great to see people from all over County Limerick and also from Kerry and Cork supporting this great monthly event. The next dance will be on May 5th and Noel Cronin will provide the music.

WALK/RUN/CYCLE REGISTRATION: The charity walk/run/cycle in aid of CRY will take place from Monagea Parish Hall on Saturday may 4th. Registration for those taking part will take place on this Sunday April 14th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The organisers are asking people, if possible, to register on this Sunday so that there will be less work on the morning of May 4th. The registration fee is €5 for the walkers and runners and €20 for the cyclists. Anyone who has filled a sponsorship card or has contributed to a card will not be asked to pay again. Sponsorship cards and money can also be given in on this Sunday. Volunteers for many different jobs will be required on May 4th. If you can help please contact Tom Scanlon on 087 2140916 or Clare Scanlon on 085 1458214. The cyclists will set off at 11am and the walkers/runners will start at 12 midday on May 4th.

DRAMA: Preparations are now almost complete for the performance of John B Keanes play “The Chastitute” by the Arra Players. On this Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights April 12th, 13th and 14th the play goes on in Monagea Parish Hall at 8.30pm each night. Admission is €10 and this play is well worth seeing.

AEROBICS CLASSES: Fitness and aerobics classes will continue every Tuesday night in Monagea Parish Hall from 7.30 to 8.30pm. Why not get a few friends together and come out and enjoy some exercise .

CAR BOOT SALE: A car boot sale and indoor market will be held at Newcastle West Community Centre on this Sunday April 14th from 9am to 3pm. All proceeds will go to West Limerick 102fm. Public admission is €2. The gates will open at 7.30am for stall holders. Further information can be got from Marian on 087 6866450.

KANTOHER REUNION: Preparations for the reunion of former workers, suppliers and farmers of Kantoher Co-Op are well advanced. A special dinner dance has been arranged for the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Saturday April 20th. The organisers are delighted with the response so far. Tickets for the dinner and dance cost €25. Further information and tickets can be got by contacting any of the following Dave Noonan on 087 0643904, David Hayes on 087 1385758, John Carroll on 087 2716024 or Mike Shanahan on 087 2511474.

VOICE OF IRELAND: Congratulations to Keith Hanley of Charleville who has made it to the top 10 in the Voice of Ireland talent show on RTE1. Keith’s mother is a niece of Ita Murphy of Rathcahill and Geraldine Vaughan of the pub in Strand. Keith will be looking for your continued support in the remaining shows. So please vote for him.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday 18th April at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Chris who will speak about companion planting and its benefits. We will also be our second seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap.

From June / July we will be taking Limerick West GIY on the road visiting some of the many interesting gardens of other members. If you would like to host a meeting at your garden let us know at the next meeting and a month that would suit.