LEAVING CERT: The long summer wait is now over and the results are published. Hopefully, each and every student in the parish was happy with their results. The very best of luck to them all as they face into third level education, be it in Limerick or further afield.
MPCC CREDIT UNION: Third Level Education Bursary Award. With the Leaving Cert results on the way, many of those who sat the exams are now beginning to think about what lies ahead in terms of third level education. Starting college is an exciting time in any young person’s life and often marks the beginning of financial independence. However as well as being exciting, it is also a very costly time for students and parents. With this in mind, last year MPCC Credit Union launched its Third Level Education Bursary Award to help ease the financial burden on one deserving winner. The inaugural winner in 2012 was Michelle Nicholas of Gouldavoher who is currently studying in Mary Immaculate College. Once again, the credit union are now looking for eligible candidates from its members for this year’s Bursary. The Bursary Award is worth € 2,000 per annum up to four years; therefore the winner can potentially receive € 8,000 towards funding their third level education costs. Given the high financial value of the award, MPCC Credit Union, decided that instead of a lottery style draw or academic achievements determining the winner, the recipient of the award will have to show their efforts as to how they actively make a contribution to their local community or have improved the lives of others through their actions. Candidates are also invited to show how they have created a greater awareness of an issue or cause they are involved in. This criteria is in keeping with the community based ethos of the credit union and the strong belief underpinning the movement that people matter most. With a closing date of August 31, applicants are urged to get their applications in plenty of time. Further details can be obtained from any of the credit union offices in Dooradoyle, Mungret & Patrickswell or on their Facebook page & website www.mpcccreditunion.ie
CLIONA’S FOUNDATION CYCLE: now in its 6th year will take place on Saturday August 31st from the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur, just 20km from Limerick city. With three routes including an 8km for family and funsters, the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route and a 40km less arduous route for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and a bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Cliona’s Foundation 6th Annual Charity Cycle was launched in Limerick last weekend by three well known celebrities who were delighted to be part of the event. David Wallace, Leanne Moore and Joy Neville have carved national and international fame in their own right and have supported Cliona’s Foundation over the years. Register on line by logging onto www.eventmaster.ie or on the day with registration starting at 8.30am in the Honeyfitz Theatre. Family Cycle starts at 9.45 a.m., Experienced Cycle starts at 10am & Leisure Cycle starts at 10.30 a.m. Entry is €30 for the Experienced and Leisure Cycles and €25 for the Family Cycle. Entry fee includes insurance, BBQ and entertainment on the day. Sponsorship cards are available by contacting Cliona’s Foundation on 061 400640 and or 087 188 7700. Cards with €100 or more raised will be included in a draw for a €500 cycling voucher.