Church News: Mass on Saturday evening at 7.30pm return to Broadford for the month of April and on Sunday morning at 9.30. Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday evening April 13th are Helen Oâ€™Mahony & Hannah McCarthy and on Sunday morning April 14th it is Garry and Nora Kelly.
Parish Mission: The news that the Redemptorists have agreed to hold a mission in our parish from November 2nd to November 8th 2013. It would be great if as many people as possible would get involved in the planning and conducting of the mission. All those interested are invited to meet in the Hall Dromcollogher on Monday April 29th at 7.30pm to have a conversation in relation to the mission.
Drom-Broadford Shave and Dye Campaign: The shave and dye campaign has been a tremendous success. A big thank you again to all volunteers sponsors and all who supported the event. The Irish Cancer Society will be presented with a cheque by the organizers on this Saturday April 13th at 8pm in Neenans Bar Broadford. All are welcome.
Tidy Towns: Itâ€™s that time of year again when the Tidy Towns committee gets ready for action with regard putting in place a programme to enhance the look of the village and surrounding area for 2013. Lastâ€™s years gain of points in the overall context were mainly due to the placing of the large flower boxes in strategic places around the area, these boxes were mainly funded by grants from West Limerick Resources, so this year with a lot of these grants not available anymore, a campaign to look for sponsorship for the hanging baskets from clubs, originations and individuals to help defray costs and with a good response to our annual Church Gate collection later in the year, all will help us continue to carry out more improvements this year. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Draw in aid of Cancer at Begleyâ€™s Bar: The winner of the special draw in aid of cancer was Liam Oâ€™Connell. Winners of the free in house draws were (1) Leg of Lamb: - Pat Collins Tullaha. (2) Cake: - Tom Kirwan Broadford and (3) Basket of Eggs:-Aiden Collins The Village.
The Gathering 2013: Broadford. Meetings to discuss possible events to celebrate â€œThe Gathering 2013â€ continue every Monday at 9 o; clock in the Community Centre Broadford. All the clubs and organizations in the area are invited to attend as well as everyone in the community so we can discuss the entire views of the community on this National event. Everybody welcome
Tullylease Drama Group: This yearâ€™s presentation by Tullylease Drama Group is the side splitting comedy â€œCupid Wore Skirtsâ€ went on stage last Thursday night and also on Saturday night and is a show not to be missed by this very talented group. It takes to the boards again on this Thursday April 11th and again on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th.
Broadford & District Active Retirement: We continue to meet every Monday night at 7.30pm in the Day Care Centre Broadford. With the Spring on the way a talk on planting and general planting will be the order of the day for the next meeting. This yearâ€™s day out will be to Athlone and itâ€™s on Saturday June 8th. All inquiries to Ita Oâ€™Keeffe at 063/84154 so book early and donâ€™t be disappointed.
Pilgrimage to Knock: 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 Oâ€™Carroll at 063-83021.
Kantoher Co-Op Banquet: A Banquet for those who worked or were involved with Kantoher Co-Op over the years is arranged for Saturday night April 20th in the Devon Hotel Templeglantine. Anybody who may be looking for tickets for the Banquet, please contact any of the following: Mick Shanahan 087/2511474, David Hayes 087/1385758, Dave Noonan 087/ 2716024 and John Carroll 087/ 2716024. All photos, etc. will be returned after making of them. Tickets for Banquet are â‚¬25 each.
A Trip with Joe: Our Annual 6 Day Trip with Joe takes place this year on Sunday August 25th to Friday August 30th. This year we will be staying at the Skylon Hotel Dublin. We will have a coach tour every day with visits to interesting places including a day in Belfast and a visit to the Titanic. Prize per person sharing is â‚¬345 for bed, breakfast and evening meal. Music and dance in the hotel each night. Single supplement will apply. For further information please contact Maura Egan at 063/83048 or Dan Larkin at 063/80216.
G.A.A Games: The under 21 hurlers qualified for the West Final by virtue of a good win over St. Maryâ€™s Rathkeale at Croagh on Saturday evening last and now meet Newcastle West in the final. The best of luck to the minors hurlers who play Deel Rangers in Knockaderry on Friday April12th at 6.30pm. Well done to Limerick footballers who won promotion to Division 3 with a great win over Clare in Ennis at the week-end with local boy captain of the team Seanie Buckley playing a starring role. The hurlers lost to Dublin in an exciting match but Limerickâ€™s strategy of going for goalâ€™s when points were there for the taking was their downfall in my opinion. The ladies Intermediate football team has qualified for the simi-final of the league after their win over Offaly at the weekend.
G.A.A. Lottery: The Numbers drawn in the local GAA lottery at Nunans Bar on Monday April 1st were 7, 10, 14 and 21. The Match Three prize of â‚¬100 was shared between Killian Cahill Dromcollogher, Nell Kelly Meelin, Gerard Douglas Dromina and SeÃ¡n & Darragh Scanlan Shane each received â‚¬25. The lucky dips were won by Padraig Lordan Mountdellihy and S. Noonan London and each received â‚¬50. The Jackpot goes to â‚¬5,500 (win or share) and the Match 3 is â‚¬100 (win or share). All sold tickets to be handed in at the clubhouse on Monday evenings before 9oâ€™clock. Tickets are available from any member of the committee or from all business premises, tickets â‚¬2 each or three for a â‚¬5.
Parent and Toddler Group: The parent and toddler group meet every Thursday in the Daycare Centre Broadford from 10:30 to 12 noon. This is an opportunity for parents, grandparents and carers to meet and chat while the children play in a safe environment. Enjoy the holidays and a happy Easter to everyone. We meet again on this Thursday April 11th. All welcome.
Cards at Neenans: First and second prizes were divided at the weekly 45 card drive at Neenans on Monday night between Con Ahern Ratheenagh & John Ahern Coolaleen and Martin Flynn Bunoke & Ellen Oâ€™Connor Mt. Plummer. The Spot Prize winners were Timmy Murphy Springfield & Seanie Biggane Broadford. The winners of the raffle were 1st prize â‚¬35 Tim Burke Knockglass. 2nd prize â‚¬20 Tommie Forde Broadford and 3rd prize â‚¬10 Joe Mullane Newcastle West.