MPCC CREDIT UNION: Members of the local Credit Union, MPCC, are advised that the Credit Union has announced the award of a Third Level Education Bursary in the generous amount of €2,000 annually for a period of up to four years. Recognising that being in Third Level Education today represents a financial burden for both students and their families, MPCC has, again this year, made this gesture which should help reduce the financial strain involved, for one deserving winner, by having their 3rd Level education costs funded by an amount of up to €8.000 . The Credit Union is currently inviting applications from among its membership; this year, a candidate will be required to demonstrate how his/her efforts have actively made a contribution to the local Community, or how they have improved the lives of others through their actions. Candidates are also invited to demonstrate how they have created a greater awareness of a particular issue or cause with which they are involved. This criteria is in keeping with the Community-based ethos of the Credit Union movement, together with the strong belief underpinning the movement that “people matter most”. Further details regarding the Bursary, together with application forms, can be obtained from MPCC’s offices at Dooradoyle, Mungret or Patrickswell; alternatively, one can visit the website www.mpcccreditunion.ie or MPCC’s Facebook page. Completed application forms from eligible members should be submitted before the closing date of 31 August next. Those interested are strongly advised to submit their applications in good time.
HOLIDAY OF OBLIGATION: This Thursday, 15 August, is the Feastday of The Assumption of The Blessed Viorgin Mary, and is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses in the three Churches in the Parish - Raheen, Mungret and Crecora - will be celebrated at the usual Holyday Mass times.
VEHICLE PARKING: The extent to which vehicles are parked in this area, especially during the working week, and for the duration of the normal working day, appears to have increased again. This is not a phenomenon exclusive to this Suburb; it has been remarked upon on previous occasions in Notes elsewhere in this publication. The practise, in many instances, seems to be one of driving to the Suburbs, parking the vehicle there, and commuting the remainder of the journey by way of public transport, or on foot if that is feasible. The fact that the University Hospital is located nearby would appear to be contributing to the situation also, as some visitors choose to park their vehicles locally for the duration of their visit there rather than avail of the Hospital’s parking facilities. In some cases, sadly, the existence of double yellow lines, at particular locations, is ignored. It is acknowkedged that vehicle parking opportunities, especially in busy City locations and at
Public facilities, are at a premium. Nonetheless vehicle owners such as those just referred to need to be especially conscious of the priority which must be allowed to local residents and vehicle owners. The matter of legal and safe parking is paramount with regard to this issue overall.
MUNGRET SEWERAGE SCHEME: A recently published Public Notice from Limerick County Council set out details regarding the proposed Foul Sewerage Pumping Station at Moneteen, Mungret, as part of the Mungret Sewerage Scheme. Plans and particulars regarding the proposed development are presently available for inspection during normal office hours at the Water Services Section, Limerick County Council at Dooradoyle and at the Annacotty Area Office at Rivers, Annacotty, until this Thursday, August 15. The Public Notice also includes information with regard to the making of any submissions or observations in relation to the development; any such submissions or observations need to be lodged with the Water Services
Section at Limerick County Council’s Offices, Dooradoyle by Thursday August 29 next. Local residents may wish to acquaint themselves further with details regarding this, the latest stage of development of the Mungret Sewerage Scheme.
GAA “CUL CAMP”: This year’s Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp at Mungret/St. Paul’s Club will commence on Monday next, 19 August, and continue. until the following Friday, 23 August. Many young people residing in this area are members of Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA Club. These annual “Cul Camps” are held at various GAA Club grounds throughout the Country, and are intended for boys and girls aged between six and thirteen; they provide a week of activity during the Summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic games. The activities involved are game-based, with a strong emphasis on skill acquisition, and are organised in an age appropriate manner. Mungret/St.Paul’s Club shop will reopen during next week’s Cul Camp, at the regular collection time of 2pm.
YOUTH 2000: A reminder to any local young people who have booked a place at this year’s Youth 2000 Summer Festival - the Festival commences this Thursday August 15 , at the Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea and will continue until Sunday next, 18 August. The annual four day Festival, which caters for those aged between sixteen and thirty five, includes workshops, dramas, talks, a concert, prayer, music and times of sharing, is attended by young people from all parts of the Country. Last year, in excess of one thousand ypung people participated.
SALESIAN SECONDARY COLLEGE: A reminder to locally - based parents of pupils attending the Salesian Secondary College, as well as to those pupils themselves, the Office at the College reopened on Monday this week, following a break for Summer holidays.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: For those who would wish to avail of the opportunity, the next Bereavement Support Information Evening at Milford Care Centre will take place on the evening of Tuesday August,27 from 7pm until 8.30pm.
PARISH NEWSLETTER: Parishioners, and contributors to the weekly Parish Newsletter, are reminded that it is currently “taking a break”; production of the Newsletter will resume in early September.