WEDDING OF PADRAIG AND CAROLINE: The wedding took place at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Manister on Friday last 9th August of Padraig Noonan, son of Kathleen Noonan and the late Patsy Noonan Banogue and Caroline Hogan daughter of Helen Hogan and the late Pat Hogan, Coshma. Celebrant, Canon G Bluett assisted by Fr. Joe Kennedy. Bridesmaid, Antoinette Hogan. Groomsman, Eddie Daly. Flower Girl, Micheala Noonan. Pageboys, Padraig Noonan and Kayden Buston. Readers, Chantelle and Darren. Prayers of the Faithful, Kathy, Megan, Kaytlin, Sarah and Jennifer. The happy couple invited the family and friends to the wedding reception in The Debert Hotel, Kilmallock.
CROOM GAA SUPPORTERS CROKE PARK BOUND: This Sunday hundreds of Limerick supporters will travel to Croke Park to support the Limerick Minor hurlers and the Limerick Senior hurlers. The minors take on Galway and the seniors take on the neighbours Clare. Conor Allis from the Croom Club is a member of the Limerick panel and hopefully he will be taking the Field with the green jersey and hopefully being part of a Limerick victory which will take them to the All Ireland Final on the first Sunday of September.
FEAST OF ASSUMPTION 15TH AUGUST: The Feast of the Assumption has traditionally been a special day in the parish of Croom. It was Patron day with mass celebrated in St. Mary’s church which was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The tradition was to visit St. Mary’s Holy Well in the Wellmeadow where prayers were recited and people would drink the water to bestow all the blessings of good health. On this Wednesday weather permitting the annual mass for the Feast of the Assumption will take place at Reilig Mhuire the parish Cemetery at 7.00 p.m. The Feast day is a Holy day of Obligation and is dedicated a National day of prayer and dedication throughout the world.
THE KISSING GATE AND THE LONG WALK: Following the Croom By-pass the Old Castle Road adjoining the Maigue wall to Anhid. The Old Cork, Limerick Road has now become a popular walk for residents of the community and the area and many people take their daily stroll to Anhid Cross to walk on the beautiful picturesque scenery along the Maigue River. Some years ago to ensure that only walkers and pedestrians would use the facility “Kissing Gates” were installed by the roads department of Limerick County Council at Croom Castle and at the Old Rectory area. This prohibited vehicles or commercial traffic access to the walking area. It is important that the one mile walking route is kept in good order. The loitering or partying and the disposal of refuse is prohibited.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Peter and Frances Cregan High St. Croom on Sat 10th Aug. at St. Mary’s Church Croom. The anniversary mass for Margaret Ryan, Elm Park, Croom on Sun 11th Aug at St. Mary’s Church Croom. The anniversary mass for Maureen and Ellen O’Shea Donoman on 14th Aug. Prayers for Johann McDonnell and Ralph Lee Caherass. Prayers for Dermot O’Connor RIP, Tarbert, father of Mrs.E. Shanahan, MPSI, Carrigeen who died recently.
CLIONA’S FOUNDATION CYCLE: Cliona’s Foundation Cycle, now in its 6th year will take place on Saturday August 31st leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur. With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee €25.00), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee €30.00) and a less arduous 40km route (€30.00) for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online at www.eventmaster.ie. Sponsorship cards available from Cliona’s Foundation 087 - 188 7700. Pencil the date into your diary !
CROOM MACRA: European Rally Club members hosted four European visitors from Austria, Scotland, Poland and Latvia on 7th and 8th July as part of the European Rally. On Thursday 8th, members took the visitors to see some of the sights of County Clare including the Cliffs of Moher and the Aliwee Caves. It was interesting to meet European friends from other rural and farming backgrounds.
Toastmasters: The first of five week programme started Sunday 11th August in the Scout Den in Croom. This is a great opportunity to put your public speaking and speech writing to the test and get great advice and tips. If you are interested in partaking in any or all of the remaining programme, contact Anna Holland.
County Trip Club members went to Lahinch 10th and 11th of August with members of Macra from other clubs in Limerick.
First Aid Training A provisional date for a first aid training course has been set for 29th September. Can those interested please contact Anna Holland ASAP.
MILFORD HOSPICE FAIR : The Milford Hospice 28th Annual Harvest Fair is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 1st September 2013. The Harvest Fair is moving to a new location this year and is taking place at the U.L. Arena. The Harvest Fair Committee once again appeals for your support in volunteering of your time or donating goods such as clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, all goods this year will be checked for quality before being accepted in order to minimize the major costs involved with the disposal of unsalable items. Items for the Harvest Fair will be accepted on the grounds of Milford Care Centre fromMonday the 19th August to Thursday the 29th August, thereafter only confectionery will be accepted on the grounds of U.L. on the day of Harvest Fair. For further details with regards to donating items to Harvest Fair, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485860.
LEAP PROGRAMME: Croom Community Development Association is delighted to announce the arrival of the first LEAP - Limerick Enterprise Acceleration Platform - enterprise development programme to Croom to commence at end Aug 2013. LEAP comprises of a range of integrated supports to the entrepreneur during the vital business start-up stage. The LEAP programme places emphasis on group training, individual business coaching, guidance from a panel of experts and consultancy and mentoring all focused on facilitating and guiding individuals in their business plan development process. The training and skills development element of the programme specifically promotes development of management capability and also personal development of the individual within a group environment. For further information and application form, please contact: Belinda Murphy, Business Development Manager, Croom Community Enterprise Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org, 061 602000