RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy to the family of Mary Walsh, Boyne Park who was buried on Tuesday. To Majella Berry, Carrig Hill and Loretta O’Connor, Ballycaseymanor, on the death of their father Larry Kennedy, Newmarket-on-Fergus. To Virgilio Paz, Bru na Sionna on the death of his mother Angelina Paz, who died in Texas, USA. May they rest in peace.
BACK TO SCHOOL: All eight schools in Shannon, two Secondary and six primary, will be back in action on Monday
POKER CLASSIC: Clare GAA is holding a Poker Classic in aid of the Clare Hurlers on Friday September 6 in the West County from 8.30pm. Tickets (€25) are available at the Goalpost Bar, Wolfe Tones GAA club .
BACK TO EDUCATION: Adults interested in studying for a part-time Leaving Certificate should attend the Back to Education Initiative information evening, commencing at 7.30pm, at the Adult Education Centre in Shannon on Tuesday September 3. For further information contact the BTEI office on 065-6897652.
ADULT EDUCATION: During the month of September information on a wide variety of adult education courses in the Mid West is available in the Library.
SENIORS CLUB: Shannon Senior Citizen’s Club meeting on Wednesday September 4 at 9 Purcell Park at 3.30pm. Committee members requested to attend.
The club has organised a trip to Knock on Tuesday September 17 (Open to all) Bus pick-up at SS John & Paul Church at 10am and Mary Immaculate Church at 10.10am. Cost €15 (deposit of €10 required). For all the details contact Pat at 086 0720821 or Pauline at 086 3324649.
MILFORD FAIR: The annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair takes place on Sunday September 1 at a new location – the UL arena.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Anyone interested in the formation of a breastfeeding support group should contact the centre on 061 707600 for more information.
Ei ELECTRONICS CELEBRATES: An ‘Open Day’ is being held on Sunday at Ei Electronics, Shannon to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2013 from 11am to 6pm. Ei is inviting all employees (past and present) and their families, and members of the local community, including schools, to visit the factory on that day. Enjoy!
WEDDINGS: Congratulations to Elaine Kingston, Delginis and Andy Durbin, Bristol, who were married in St. Conaire’s Church, Carrigerry, on Friday.
HELPLINE: The Vincent de Paul helpline is available between 6 and 7pm Monday to Friday on 086 1552050.
SHANNON MUSICAL: Shannon Musical Society will launch its 36th show, Jesus Christ Superstar, on Tuesday night at 8pm in the Shannon Knights. It offers a chance to welcome new and old members to become involved in the society.
Galway man Sean Power will be director this year and Karen Barrett will be involved with the choreography. Musical director will once again this year be Carmel Griffin. Rehearsals will get underway on September 10 at the society’s rehearsal rooms in the industrial estate at K9.
Congratulations to the front-of-house team who were runners-up at the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards in June.
More information is available from Sarah Lally on 086 3691205 and membership forms will be available on the launch night.
QUIZ: Theresa McDade will be running in the London City Marathon in April next year and is trying to raise funds for Croí Heart and Stroke. Theresa is holding a quiz night this Friday night in the Goalpost Bar, Wolfe Tones GAA club at 8.30pm.
GOSPEL CHOIR: Shannon Gospel Choir will be back to rehearsals on Thursday, September 5. Rehearsals take place at Peach House from 8pm to 10pm. Any musician interested in contemporary gospel music who would like to get in touch with the group can call 086 2438252 or email Derek@shannongospelchoire.com.
MONTH’S MIND: The months mind masses on Saturday at 6.30pm for Maureen Myers, Sycamore House, Drumgeely and also for George Justice, Bru na Sionna. The months mind mass for Steve Sheridan, Coill Mhara is on Sunday at 12.15pm. Both masses in SS John & Paul church.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY: The First Anniversary mass for Thomas Keane, Limerick. (brother of Marie Killeen, Collins Park)will be on Saturday at 12 noon in Mary Immaculate church.
SAMARITAN: Do you think you could be a Samaritan Volunteer? Go along to Open Meetings on Thursday, September 5 at 8pm and Saturday September 7 at 11am at Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis. Maybe you could make a difference to people’s lives!
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Congratulations to John & Mary Kelly, Cronan Lawn who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at this time.