Obituaries: Margaret Buckley,Clonteen (mother of Stasia Murphy, Cooga), laid to rest in Doon on Sat. 11th Jan. Beryl Dowling (sister of the late Jackie McGrath, Carrigmore)laid to rest in Dublin on Sat. 11th Jan. May they rest in peace. Sympathy to the bereaved.
Recently Christened: we welcome into our community Maeve Ellen Shanahan.
Dún Bleisce Historical Society: would like to thank all who attended their recent fund raising table quiz at Moore’s. 23 tables were present & the quiz was won by Brendan Ryan & James Quigley. Second: Fintan Kennedy, Denis Barry, Don & Paul Anderson.
East Limerick Red Cross AGM: will be held on Monday 20th Jan from 8 to 9pm in the meeting room in Doon Community centre. All are welcome to attend.
Dún Bleisce Tidy Towns: would like to thank all who participated in the Kilmoylan Woods walk on Sat. 28th Dec. A sum of €212 has been forwarded to Trocaire.
“Bleisce”-Doon Parish Journal: the editorial committee of “Bleisce” would like to thank all who helped with the production of the 22nd edition of the journal. A limited number of copies are still available in the local shops.
Prayer Meeting: will resume on Thur. 16th Jan at 7:30pm in Convent Chapel.
Doon Adoration Team: We urgently need Adorers on Wed. For the following hours. 3-4pm, 5-6pm & 6-7pm. If you are not already doing so & you would like to commit to spending one of the above hours with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, simply contact John O’Brien 380614, Mary MacCleod 380987 or Marica Mooney 380240.
East Limerick Centre for Further Education & Training: (formally St. Michaels, College, Cappamore) are launching an exciting programme of leisure classes. We also have FETAC courses in Care of the Elderly at level 5 & Childcare at level 6. Some of these courses are free to eligible participants. Classes commence from Mon. 13th Jan. For more information please contact the College on (061) 381272.
Doon Community Council: are coming to the end of their term. Preparations are underway for elections to be held on Sun. 9th Mar. Nomination forms will be posted out to all household in the parish of Doon on Mon. 13th Jan. If you do not receive a nomination form please contact Stephen Byrne on (086) 3035646. A member of the Garda Siochanna will be present in the Community Centre on the first & last Thur. of every month, between 11am & 1pm.
Doon G.A.A: Lotto: 6th Jan. 2014 No’s drawn 1-8-14-24, no winner. Next week’s draw will take place in The Local Bar with a jackpot of €16,400. Membership: €20 adults & €5 juvenile. Juvenile AGM: will take place on Wed. 29th Jan. @ 8pm in the Clubhouse. All are welcome. Best of luck: to all involved with Doon Harty team who play Charleville in ¼ Final on Wed. 15th Jan at 1:30pm in the Gaelic Grounds. GAA National Club Draw: we are currently selling tickets, at €10. If you would like to get a ticket contact any club member.
Progressive 45 Winners13th January: 1st: Murdo and Mary Mcleod; P.J. McGrath and Tom Kenny,
2nd: John Ryan and John Landers; Donal Ryan and Paddy Treacy; Phil Bradshaw and Kathleen Heffernan.
Table Prizes: Ger Beary and Dinny Morrissey; Eddie McConnell and Seamie O’ Dwyer.