NEW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: The former library building at main street Ballingarry has been acquired by Croom Family Resource Centre and supported by Limerick County Council to offer the surround communities a comprehensive list of family resource services which include a parent and toddler group; story packs family learning programme speakeasy programme and computer courses and much more. For further information contact 061 602878 or 069 68054.
The new Rescource Centre in Ballingarry is hosting an open coffee morning on Thursday September 5 and Firday 6 from 10am to 12noon.
Sinead Carroll, Community Development officer informed us of the great variety of services covered by the Family Resource Centres including adult and community education; family support; childrens services, chiropody, counselling and mental health support, internet cafe service and much more.
OPEN DAY AT BEECH LODGE: The local Beech Lodge nursing home had an open day last Saturday and both residents, staff and visitors had a very enjoyable day which included former employee Jessie Griffin, representing Bruree in the entertainment section. She was joined by well known signer/musician Ida Hogan/Meaney from Dromin Athlacca and they provided great entertainment. John O’Riordan answered the Granagh request from local residents to joining the grpi[ for a few of his own ballads and couple of accordion/harmonica tunes.
SOCCER CLUB: A new season of is just abouat to kick off. It is important to have all players registered and insured. The membership fees are now due and the teams are as follow U 8, U 10, U 12 and U14 are €20 and U 16 €25; youths €40 and junior (adults) €60.
Managers include Jimmy and Edward Sheehy, Daniel Tierney, Niall Clifford, Seamus Murphy, Tom Enright, Sean Dean, John Ferguson, Liam O’Neill and Kevin Clifford.
MIKE O’BRIEN MEMORIAL EVENT: The annual Michael O’Brien camogie tournament in honour of the outstanding contribution to the promotion of the local and county cmaogie by the lae Coolrus, Granagh sportsman Michael O’Brien, will be held on this Saturday eveing August 31 in Ballingarry GAA grounds.
KNOCKFIERNA CHARITY EVENT: Lady Harrington from the Glen, Knockfierna is organising a pony trek and walk to raise fund for the University Hospital, Dooradoyle on Saturday September 14. Congrats to Lady Harrington in taking the initiative in raising fudns for worthy causes and her concern for hospital equipment such as the dialysis unity is very creditable and we hope that the event will get the support it deserves.
BRUREE RAMBLING HOUSE: On Friday September 13 the next traditional music session will be held in the community centre on the banks of the Maigue.
It is hoped to have a fine line up of local singers, musicians and storytellers. There will also be a photo exhibiiton in the Bruree community centre.