ORAL HISTORY: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ANY OLD LAPTOPS?: Should you have an unused and unwanted laptop available then Fr Murphy from Kilcornan would gladly make use of it for his mission school in Nigeria. Fr Murphy is leaving Kilcornan to return to his ministry at the end of August and will take donated laptops back with him. If youâ€™d like to help this project contact( 087 )7072664.
GROW YOUR OWN: â€œ Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, (formerly County Limerick VEC) are now enrolling for FETAC 3 â€˜Grow your own Vegetables â€˜ and FETAC 4 â€˜Grow your own Fruit â€˜courses in West Limerick. Both courses will take place in Ardagh, on Blackhill Organic Farm, and run one day per week from September 2013 to June 2014. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn how to grow a wide range of delicious foods using organic methods with an emphasis on practical skills and an opportunity to gain certification. To apply for a place on the course please contact the course tutor Marie Tuttle on 0863132969.â€
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on August 19for a Jackpot of â‚¬4,700 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 2, 16, 22 & 28. Lucky Dips of â‚¬50 were drawn by Ann & Billy Chawke, Sean Nash, Connie Downes and Marie Walsh.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE:.On Sunday next Sept 1 Limerick Federation ICA will be hosting the grocery stall in aid of Milford Hospice. This years Fair is being held in Sports Arena, UL. and all non perishable goods and produce would be welcome for this deserving cause. Kildimo ICA activities will resume on Wednesday next September 3, commencing at 8.15pm in Seven Sisters Pub, Old Kildimo.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES: A range of useful leaflets are available at local libraries that emanate from Milford Care Centre. These information leaflets deal with a range of sensitive issues all illustrating the expertise of this caring centre on matters relating to illness and death. While few will feel confident in dealing with such sensitive life and death situations, often the care extended and welcome will be in practical matters such as helping with the shopping or with household chores. Contact www.CompassionateCommunities.ie or phone the Milford Care Centre on 061 485800.
BUSINESS TRAINING: Limerick County Enterprise Board are beginning their Autumn Training Schedule in September on a variety of topics related to industry and at various locations. The full programme is available on their website www.lcob.ie
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: A cancer survivors conference will be held on Thursday /Friday Sept 20/21 at AVIVA Stadium Dublin & all patients, survivors & family members are invited . Entry is free and further information available from Avril (01) 2310533 or email email@example.com
CYCLE FOR CHARITY: In its sixth year, the Clionaâ€™s Foundation Cycle takes place this year from the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur on Saturday August 31. With three routes to cater for all grades of fitness, the event will end with a Barbeque, face painting, music and a bouncy castle. You may register for the event online at www.eventmaster.ie or at the Theatre from 8.30 am. Sponsorship cards are available from Clionaâ€™s Foundation on 061 400640 or 087 1887700.
CURRAGHCHASE GATHERING: All roads from the parishes of Cappagh, Rathkeale, Adare, Askeaton and Kildimo lead to the platform at Curragh Chase Cross for a Guerinâ€™s Platform â€˜gatheringâ€™ on Sunday September 1. Pat Oâ€™Connell will create order out of mayhem in conducting the dances to the music of one-man band, Michael Sexton who will leave this venue to play for the month at Lisdoonvarna where he has the annual gig. See you at three under the lime tree!
READERS WRITERS: A new initiative to showcase the writings of enthusiasts who might like an outlet for their short stories, prose, articles, etc., is being launched on this new website www.readerswriters.ie. This is a Co. Limerick initiative and James will take queries on 087 8046187 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats: to Ina Hayes, who celebrated her 60th last Friday night in the present of her family, friends and Fr John. Everyone wishes her the best in the coming years.