June 8

BINGO: Bingo in aid of St. Senan’s School on this Thursday night at The Oakwood Arms Hotel at 8pm. €10 for single book - €12 for double book! Fun filled night!

BINGO: Bingo in aid of St. Senan’s School on this Thursday night at The Oakwood Arms Hotel at 8pm. €10 for single book - €12 for double book! Fun filled night!

ROSE OF SHANNON: The Shannon Rose Competition will take place in the Wolfe Tones na Sionna on Saturday at 8pm this weekend. This is the second year of the competition. Enjoy!

GOSPEL CHOIR: Shannon Gospel Choir will participate at the 6.30pm vigil Mass on Saturday evening.

NEW HOMES: On Thursday the Mayor of Clare Cllr Pat Daly officially opened Glaise na Rínne, the latest housing development for Shannon. Fr Tom Ryan and local Church of Ireland Rector Canon Bob Hanna blessed the new houses.

SENIORS: The annual short break to Lahinch for members of the Senior Citizens Club will take place during the weekend. The annual summer outing will be on Tuesday June 18 and the destination is Galway.

RUGBY CLUB GOLF: This Friday St Senan’s Rugby Club will host a golf classic in Shannon Golf Club.

GOLF CLASSIC: Teams are still entering for the Tomás McCormaic Annnual Golf Classic at Shannon Golf Club on July 1. The proceeds will go to the Senior’s Club to assist them in the purchase of and the extension of the clubhouse at Purcell Park. Further details from Sean McLoughlin on 086 247 3712.

LEMENAGH: The annual Mass for those buried in Lemenagh took place last week and was well attended by people from both Shannon parish and Newmarket on Fergus. The music this year was provided by the Folk Choir from Ss John & Paul church. Thanks to all those who arranged this service.

SOCCER: Well done to Shannon Town Soccer club who captured the Limerick League title last week when they defeated Shannon Hibernians in their last match. The score was 3-2.

EXAM MASS: The annual special mass for Exam students was held on Monday night in SS John & Paul church. There was a good attendance of junior and leaving certificate students and their families. Best of luck to all those sitting State exams at this time!

PIONEERS: The Mass for Deceased Members of Shannon Pioneer Total Abstinence Association will be celebrated on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, in SS John & Paul Church, Friday 7 June at 7pm. The Pioneer Association was started at Shannon Airport in November 1955. The Pioneer Pin Awards will take place after Mass.

LEISURE CENTRE: The Leisure Centre has organised a good range of summer camps for boys and girls during the summer holidays.

TIDY TOWNS: Shannon Tidy Towns elected the following committee at their AGM for the coming year: Chairperson Jim O’Meara, Secretary Tess Barry, Joint Secretary Joe Hogan, Treasurer Mary Carew & PRO Olive Bowen. Meet the group any Tuesday evening at 7pm outside the Town Hall.

Shannon Tidy Towns Committee is very busy around town planting, watering and maintaining flowerbeds throughout the summer. Each year at this time the committee appeals for volunteers to help with the planning of the summer bedding and general tidying. The newly sited flower containers on the railings at Rossbracken and near Fergus Road are a lovely addition to the area.

THE VOICE: Best wishes to Karl Michael who got through to the live show of the BBC The Voice. Karls mentor is Danny O’Donoghue. Karl lived in Ard na Greine for about 9 years and attended St Aidan’s N.S.

RECREATION WEEK: Any Community Groups who are running activities for young people during Recreation Week – June 24 to 30 and Play Day (July 7th) can apply for a small grant to Clare County Council at 065 – 6846428.

REMEMBRANCE: A Remembrance Service will be held in St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick on Sunday after at 3pm. The service will bring families together to remember their loved ones who have died at the Regional Hospital in the previous 12 months. People attending can bring along a photo or symbol of their loved one, if you they wish, to place in the Remembrance Area.

TREES: Residents in the Dun an Oir area are happy to see that the replacement trees have been planted so quickly.

AIRPORT: Fingers crossed that the Airport will develop new business in the next while. There is a noticeable increase in flights at the Airport for the summer season.

ST ANTHONY: The Annual Triduum of Prayer in honour of St. Anthony will begin on Monday 10June with Mass at 9.30am in Mary Immaculate Church. Prayer will be led by Fr. Cletus ofm. Over the three days. All welcome!

GATHERING: The Clare Volunteer Centre in association with The Gathering Clare 2013 Steering Group is organising a unique Gathering which will take place on Sunday, 23June at 2pm at the Cathedral in Ennis.

The initiative is designed to break a World Record for the largest ever gathering of people of the same name, in the same place at the same time. A call goes out to all people whose first name is Clare, Claire or Clair to attend this event as over 1,100 people are required to set a new world record. Please spread the word.

PLC COURSES: St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School PLC CoursesIs now enrolling for Post Leaving Cert (PLC) Courses in Childcare & Health, Sports & Recreation and Business Administration. Courses Certified by FETAC – Q.Q.I. Application forms available from School Office 061 361428 or email info@scnp.ie

WEDDINGS: Congratulations to Mark Quealy, Tullyglass Hill and Ruth Stephenson, Rhodes, Co. Offaly who were married in St. Peter’s Church, Rhodes, on Friday. To Alma O’Rourke, Tullyglass Heights and Patrick Devanney, Corofin, Co. Galway, who were married in Mary Immaculate Church on Saturday.

NOVENA: The Redemptorist Fathers will be preaching at all masses inviting Shannon parishioners to attend the Novena in Limerick at the end of the month.

RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy to the family of Larry Moran, Drumgeely Hill who died recently. He is survived by his wife Mary and daughter Mary Teresa. To Gerard Behan, Cill Chais and Bernie Dunne, Tradaree Court who were bereaved on the death of their father, Siney Behan, Doonbeg. May they rest in peace.