Croom Nov 9

MEMORIAL MASS FOR PARISHIONERS: November is the month for remembering our deceased. The tradition of celebrating mass for those who have gone to their eternal reward in the parishes of Croom and Banogue. The memorial mass for the following who died from November 1st last 2012, Mrs. Eileen Morrissey, Church Rd., Mrs. Terrie Lucey, Church Rd., Mrs. Bridget Begley, Toureen, Vincent O’Donovan, Tullivan, Colm O’Regan, Anhid, Fr. Con Collins, formerly of Carrigeen, John Reidy, Toureen, Sean McGarry, Caharass, Mrs, Eileen Whelan, Kylefea, Mrs. .Kate Touchstone, Mrs. Lily Heslin, Toureen, Breda Begley, Towerfield, Mrs. Bridget Hartigan, St. Senan’s Tce., Patrick Fennessy, High St., Frank Hanley Carrigeen, John Buston, St. Senan’s Tce,, Mrs. Phil Lawlor, Kylefea.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR PARISHIONERS: November is the month for remembering our deceased. The tradition of celebrating mass for those who have gone to their eternal reward in the parishes of Croom and Banogue. The memorial mass for the following who died from November 1st last 2012, Mrs. Eileen Morrissey, Church Rd., Mrs. Terrie Lucey, Church Rd., Mrs. Bridget Begley, Toureen, Vincent O’Donovan, Tullivan, Colm O’Regan, Anhid, Fr. Con Collins, formerly of Carrigeen, John Reidy, Toureen, Sean McGarry, Caharass, Mrs, Eileen Whelan, Kylefea, Mrs. .Kate Touchstone, Mrs. Lily Heslin, Toureen, Breda Begley, Towerfield, Mrs. Bridget Hartigan, St. Senan’s Tce., Patrick Fennessy, High St., Frank Hanley Carrigeen, John Buston, St. Senan’s Tce,, Mrs. Phil Lawlor, Kylefea.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR PARISHIONERS OF BANOGUE: Madge Barry, formerly of Dohora, Banogue, and Limerick, Andy Dunworth, formerly of Belview, Banogue and New York.

VISITATION OF THE CEMETERIES: The visitation of the cemeteries for the annual prayers for those who would have been buried in these parish cemeteries, prayers were recited at Reilig Mhuire Croom on Sunday last and followed at the Church of Ireland Cemetery. Next Sunday the visitation to Banogue cemetery at 2.00 p.m. followed by visitation to the historic Church yard of Anhid at 2.45 p.m.

ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for the deceased members of the Quirke and O’Donnell families, Garranroe, and Fanningstown. The anniversary mass for Thomas and Catherine Carrigeen. Prayers for Margaret O’Rourke, Margaret and Tom Healy, Hannah Heffernan and Bill, Noreen Enright, Month’s Mind for Catherine Costello, Charleville, Month’s.

BROOMS IN CROOM AT HALLOWEEN CROOM MACRA: The annual Croom Halloween Table Quiz saw demons and goblins, witches on brooms and skeletons fly in from all corners of Limerick and descend up Hickey’s Bar, Croom. Some of the not so scary customers included a Lego man, a bunny and goldilocks. Proceedings got underway and there were some tough rounds on horror movies, Halloween folklore and literature to name a few with the history round proving to be the most difficult. Well done to the winners on the night, Killmallock. Croom’s team came second and hard luck to Rebecca Murphy and Eve Murphy who came last. The best dressed male on the night was Gary Power, dressed, as Dolly Parton and the best dressed female on the night was Rose McCoy, dressed as Medusa. Many thanks to Hickey’s Bar and to all our guests who made the night a success. It’s finally here. Queen of the land is taking place Friday 8th to Sunday 10thNovember in Tullamore. This year Amanda Conway from Croom Macra is representing Limerick. Amanda is from Clarina and this is her second year in Croom Macra. She is an active member of our club. If you would like to join with us in supporting Amanda and would like to go to Tullamore for the festival, contact Sharon on 085 2105850. Croom Macra wishes Amamda every success. We are proud to have her in our club and we know that you will do great in Tullamore. Come on Amanda!

CROOM NS: Croom National School would like to let people know that the last few copies of ‘The Story of Croom National School 1863 to 2013 are back in the shops in time for the Christmas market. We want to thank Lynch’s, Spar, Plunkett’s Pharmacy and the Post Office for agreeing to sell our books. The books cost €20 each or 3 for €50.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has bought books so far thereby making this project a fantastic success.

YOUNG STORY TELLERS: Young storytellers took to the stage in The Honey Fitz Theatre on Friday night the 25th of October as part of the festival weekend. Six schools reached the finals of the event and performed their story on stage. Judge Willie Carr said the competition was very hard to judge this year due to the high standard of entries. Croom School represented by Stephen O’ Dwyer, Skagh took First place in the senior category with his rendition of The Man With No Luck! Stephen and Croom School both received a beautiful glass trophy. Well done to Stephen and Mrs Kennedy who prepared Stephen for the event.

KILDIMO CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: At Seven Sisters Pub, Kildimo on Sunday November 10 from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm “All are very reasonably priced and great value for money” Scented Candles Crochet Jewellery personalised Greeting Cards, Jams Home baking Vintage cake stands, Wooden Toys, Knitting, HerbaLife - Nutritional Products with Free body fat testing and much more.

IRISH GALA NIGHT LONDON: The Irish Post Business Gala Dinner which took place at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane London on Thursday last October31 with over 500 Irish Diaspora attended this special Irish Event to honour the Irish who became part of the commercial Life of UK. Our emigrants who took the boat to Holyhead or Rosslare in the 50s and 60s these are the Irish who put their nose to the grind and became major players in shaping the landscape in the cities and towns of the UK in the Construction Industry, entertainment, Tourism, Manufacturing. It was a night to honour major players who represented and promoted the Irish Music and Culture, no better then Michael Flatley who changed the Irish Dancing with the worldwide promotion of River Dance. Niall O’Dowd who has been a major player in putting the Irish Diaspora in the world stage and Political and Cultural and commercial life of the United States and played a major part in the Peace process in Ireland. Niall O’Dowd has established a world wide link www.irishcentral.com which is reaching out to the 70 million Irish world wide. The scribe of the Croom Notes was delighted to be part of a great night of the gathering of the Irish. It is most important that our Irish connection is in the forefront in the commercial and cultural life at home and abroad and hopefully in attracting Commercial growth and much needed Tourists to visit the Mid-West Region and see our International Airport at Shannon being part of a growing Economy, work being created

“LOVE IN THE TITLE”: The Mungretdrama group who are staging a play on Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17. The Blackwalk Players present “Love In The Title”, a play set in Corcamore written by Hugh Leonard in Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA club at 8.30pm. Tickets €10 euro.