Charity Pony Trek and Walk: All parishioners are asked to support an unique charity fundraiser this Easter Sunday March 31. Boskill Caherconlish Equestrian Trekking Centre is hosting its second charity ride/fun walk to the Holy Year Cross on Knockroe Mason Hill. Walkers starting point is at Caherconlish church at 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence at 2.00pm, Riders meet at Boskill at 1.00pm.This year the parish is involved and walkers are invited to come along. Enjoy the beautiful landscape surroundings. Beginners , novice and professionals are all welcome to come along. This year it is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds & Cappamore Day Care Centre / Vinmore House. Children or Adults can be guided if needed by staff of Caherconlish Equestrian Centre. Walkers - Adults: 5 euro. Kids: free. Riders - Adults: 50 euro.Kids: 25 euro. Contact Wesley @ 0857673468 for additional information. Follow them on See Facebook on: Caherconlish Equestrian Centre
Caherline hurling Club Quiz: Table Quiz takes place on Good Friday March 29 in the Millennium Centre at 9pm; Table of 4 €20.This is a fun night and all support is appreciated.
Enjoyable Seisiun: A most enjoyable Seisiun was held by the local Seisiun Group on Wednesday Night last at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. It was very well attended with some guests coming long distances to join in the St Patrick Week traditional cuirdiocht with our local session makers. Pakie O’Neill, Martin O’Shaughnessy, Paddy Byrnes and their friends delighted the crowd with some fine music on the night. Things were well organised and thewhole programme was tied together by organiser Mike Burke ably assisted by Nancy Lane who also doubled as Fear and Bean an Ti. Well Done.
Dancing at the Millennium: An Easter Dance will be held in the Millennium Centre on Sunday next starting at 9.30pm. Music is by Show Bud.
Soccer: Caherconlish A team played Pike Rovers B in the league Division 1A on Sunday morning last. The locals were first to register a score through a Philip Mulready effort. However thast lead was short lived as Pike piled on the pressure and scored three goals without reply. That was score in a score-packed first half. Following the break the local men straightened themselves up a bit and daylight appeared when they were awarded a free kick which the veteran Mulready slotted home. With the clock entering the final moments Mulready got his well-deserved hat trick so ensuring a remarkable Caherconlish comeback. The B team crossed the county border to Newport in their divisional cup semi-final and were very disappointed to come away second best in a 2 gls to 1 score line. Daniel Reddan gave the locals the lead but Newport levelled soon afterwards. The Tipp side got a penalty award late in the game which they successfully converted and that ended Caherconlish’s aspirations. The B team however have a cup final to play next Saturday March 30. Their opposition is unknown at the time of writing these notes. Caherconlish AFC 200 Club Draw tickets can now be purchased from any club member. The Five Monthly Draw costs overall 50 euro or 10 euro per month. For those who pay up the full amount in advance of the first draw they will be entered in a separate draw on the on the night of the initial draw. Last year this draw was well supported and the club thank all supporters who supported it.
Passing of Nellie O’Donnell: The death occurred last week of Nellie O’Donnell (79) Riverfield and formerly of Main Street. Her funeral took place on Wednesday evening last from Crosses Funeral Home, Ballyneety to Our Lady Mother of the Church Caherconlish. She was buried in Inch St Laurence Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Thursday March 21. Sympathy has been tendered to Patsy and Mary and extended family on her passing. A full appreciation of Nelly will be published in the days ahead.
Caherconlish GAA News: Caherconlish GAA was in with a great chance to be in the money on last Saturday night when its nominated greyhound Plus Five ran in the semi-finals of the Con and Annie Kirby Puppy Stakes held at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Alas the dream ended, it was not to be, as breaking from Trap 6 and heading well placed into the first bend he came a cropper being bowled over and out of the eventual placings. Membership is now due for the year ahead we will be giving out membership forms in the coming week, it is important that we get membership in so that the players can be registered and be covered by insurance for the year ahead. We have kept the membership the same as for the previous year €10 per child, €20 for 2 or more children, and €20 euro for an adult.
Graveyard Cleanup: Seventeen people turned up at Caherconlish New Cemetery on Saturday last to help clean and tidy up the graves, hedges and footpaths. On what could only be described as near Artic conditions, the group done a fine job of work. More hands were expected to come forward on the day, nevertheless it is hoped that there will be a larger response next time. The general view expressed by the volunteers on Saturday last is that more work is required to be done. The Saturday after Easter Week is the next day that is agreed to complete any other necessary clean-up and maintenance. Mark your calendar for Saturday April 6. Start 10am.
Community Alert: The Caherconlish/Caherline Community Alert is presently going through a stage of reorganisation and already the new committee has things well in motion since its Feb 28th meeting. For modern day life it is vital for the village, its neighbourhoods and wider district to have a fully operational community alert organisation. For this to happen it is most important that all residents take an active part in the networking that is being formulated presently.
Cake Sale: Caherconlish NS Parents and Friends Association are holding a Cake Sale on Easter Sunday March 31 outside Caherconlish Church following 11am Mass. All proceeds are going to purchase IT equipment for the school.
Water Line Works: Earthwork Profiling are upgrading a section of water main along High Street in Caherconlish for Limerick County Council. The works involve the laying of approx 200m of 6” main and some crossings for the individual house connection and installation of boundary boxes at each domestic connection. Upon completion of the pipeline the concrete paths and roads will be reinstated. The works will take approx four weeks in duration. Letters were dropped to all homes and businesses that are directly affected by the works on High Street. This section of High Street has experienced a large number of leakages in the past. The new line connects to the line that was installed from Ballyneety to Upper High Street some years ago. High Street accordingly will be the first location to be metered.
Afternoon Tea Dance: The first ever Afternoon Tea dance will be held in the Millennium Centre on Sunday April 14. All going well the organisers are hoping to have it established asa regular monthly event throughout the summer period. It will be of three hours duration from 3pm to 6pm and refreshments will be served during it. Johnny Mac will provide the music and admission is set at a very affordable €5. The funds collected with go to the running of the centre. All are welcome.
Liam Lawton Concert: On Sunday April 21 at 8pm, Caherconlish will have the honour of welcoming Fr .Liam Lawton as he performs in Concert at Our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish. Fr. Liam will be joined by our local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh.
Mass Time Decided: On a show of hands, Caherconlish Church Mass attendees decided by a two thirds majority to stay with a 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evenings for the remainder of the year. Heretofore, the summertime Masses were at 7.30pm. Summer Hosting. Jane ORegan (www.tyeurope.com) who is Director of a Language Company for teenagers based in Dromin, is looking for nice responsible families to host French, Spanish and German teenagers during the summer months. If there is anybody in the Caherconlish district and/or wider area interested in hosting these teenagers during the summer holidays, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Tractor Run: A Charity Ladies Tractor Run in aid of Search and Rescue will be held at Abington on Sunday April 7 next. It starts from Powers Pub at 2pm. For information phone 087 2883684
Centre Refurbishment: A major refurbishment of the Millennium Centre is about to start shortly. It is hoped to keep to a minimum any disruption during the works. It is endeavoured to honour all bookings. Due to the nature of some work the centre will have to close for a short period at the end of summer. This is to be flagged well in advance.