HURLING: This weekend Wolfe Tones na Sionna has two coaches bringing supporters to the All-Ireland semi-final clash between Clare and Limerick. No doubt there will be supporters of both counties travelling on the bus. Wolfe Tones member base is very much a mix of many counties so no doubt there will be a healthy rivalry between supporters. Best of luck to both teams!
It is planned to have a barbeque at The Goalpost when the supporters return on Sunday night.
SOCCER SCHOOOL: The FAI Summer Soccer School hosted by Shannon Hibernians will be held in Riverside Park from August 19 to 23. The cost is €65 which includes a full set of training gear, backpack and ball. Book online on www.shannonhibs.com or alternatively register on the day. For further information contact Damian on 086 3027184.
LEGAL CLINIC: The next Free Legal Advice Clinic will be held on Monday August 26 at the community Office which is located in Unit 1 of the business Centre adjacent to the Library from 5.15pm to 5.45pm. Please attend at 5.15pm to ensure being seen by a solicitor. No appointment is necessary.
The Shannon Citizens Information Centre can be contacted on 0761 07 5370 of 061 364704.
LOURDES: The Lourdes Autumn Pilgrimage departs Shannon on September 27 returning on October 1. The cost for four nights is €590 booking forms are available in both Churches or from the Parish Office.
ELVIS: The Oakwood Arms hotel is hosting the Irish premier of the new Elvis Show based on the Movies of Elvis Presley at the hotel this Saturday night. Tickets are available for sale at Reception.
INFORMATION EVENING: The Adult Education Centre in Bru na Sionna, Shannon is holding an Information Evening on the Leaving Certificate for adults, part-time options on Tuesday September 3 at 7.30pm. The contact number is 065 684 3663.
HOLY OXYGEN: This weekend a festival for young people aged 16 to 35 is being held in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses are available from towns throughout Ireland. Book online at www.youth2000.ie, telephone 01 6753690 or Facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).
HERITAGE WEEK: On Tuesday night August 20 at 7.30 pm ‘Green Infrastructures’ Plan for Shannon an illustrated Talk will be held in Sean Lemass Public Library. The event is presented by Conjella Maguire, Heritage Officer in Clare County Council and supported by Olive Carey and Duchas na Sionna to mark National Heritage Week. The event is free. On Saturday 24 August 2013 The Jaskane Café Trio, a National Heritage Week event will take place at 11.30am in the Library. The Jaskane Café Trio, made up of Etain McCooey, Karen Kelly and Jason Noone, will visit to celebrate National Heritage Week 2013. They will showcase a unique blend of oboe, violin and guitar, while playing an eclectic mix of musical genres and evoking sounds of international café culture. This is a free event.
ADULT EDUCATION: Information on adult education courses are on deisplay in the library until September 30. The information covers distance learning, attendance learning and online courses. There are a wide range of brochures and booklets available free for your perusal.
GOSPEL CHOIR: Shannon Gospel Choir are getting ready for the season ahead, and will start back rehearsals on Thursday September 5. The choir rehearse every Thursday at Peach House from 8 to 10 pm and hope to have a few new faces joining.
If you are a musician interested in contemporary gospel music, get in touch. For more info on the choir call 086 2438252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAVING CERTIFICATE: Congratulations to all those who received their Leaving Certificate results on Wednesday and best wishes for the future. Well done to the Shannon Youth Service who ran an all-day breakfast Café in Rineanna View Hall for the day from 10am until 5pm.
WEBCAM: Did you know that masses, funerals, weddings and other services can be viewed on the Shannon Parish website as there is live streaming from SS John & Paul church. This might be of interest to families who have members living abroad.
THRIFT SHOP: The New Life Thrift shop is open every Thursday and Friday from 10.30am to 2pm. Quality second-hand clothes, shoes, books, household items and much more. All proceeds go to Casa Hogar Orphanage Mexico. Any donations gratefully received.
The New Life Church meets in Kincora Apartment for the Sunday service at 11am. Sunday school with crèche is proved. The Wednesday service is at 7.15pm. The pastor is Aidan Cassidy and he can be contacted at 086 8506688.
RECENT DEATHS: The death has occurred of Stephen Sheridan, Coill Mhara in the Galway Clinic following a short illness. Aged 73 years and a native of Sliog, Stephen lived in Shannon for 42 years. Involved in the construction industry all his life, he also served for 17 years as a member of the Shannon Fire Brigade.
His remains were removed to SS John & Paul church on the Sunday evening and following funeral mass on Monday afternoon, burial was to Illaunamanagh Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Riata; son John; daughters Caroline, Susan, Angela, Colette and Carmel; sisters Ita Walsh (Ballycaseymore Hill), Rita, Kathleen and Maureen; brothers Michael, Patrick and tom Joe and his grandchildren.
Sympathy also to the family of Jim Evans, Tola Park, who was buried on Wednesday following a funeral service in SS John & Paul church. To Bridget Kirby, Corrib Drive, on the death of her brother Michael O’ Keffe, Liselton, Co. Kerry. To Angela Breen, 42 Inis Ealga and Niamh Meaney, Aidan Park, on the death of their sister Dymphna Finucane, late of Cronan Lawn and Blackwater, who was buried on Tuesday. To Nelson Dimaiwat, Cluain Aobheann, on the death of his father Juanito Dimaiwat in the Philippines. May they rest in peace.