CLOCKS: Alas winter is approaching and this weekend the clocks go back one hour Saturday night/Sunday morning leading to brighter mornings and darker evenings. Also think on all those living alone, the elderly and the lonely and the sick and be aware they may need a listening ear and a little company.
CARDS: The Tuesday night card winners from the hall in Raheenagh were €140 to Nuala and Joe, second prize of €100 divided among Tim and Oliver, Theresa and Bridget. Table prizes at €20 per table were Denis and Joan, Noreen and John, Monica and Pauline. The raffle winners were €50 John Quilligan, €30 Tony Kelly, €20 Jason and €20 Jimmy Murphy.
The Friday night card winners from the Village Inn were Johnny Lane and Willie Walsh, second to Oliver Cunningham and Martin Sheehan. Well done to all.
Churchgate collection: will be taken up at masses Rahneeagh on this Saturday and in Ashfort church on Sunday morning. In aid of Milford Hospice. A little helps a lot.
CLIONA RING FOUNDATION: On Saturday November 2nd at 9:30pm a country and western night is being held In The Village Inn Ashford in aid of the Cliona Ring Foundation. Many events will be held on the night including line dancing, shoot out, a barbeque, a D.J. fancy dress and many more. There will be a prize for the best fancy dress. Fancy dress is optional for the night. Cowboy hats for €10 and cow tags for €5 are available on the night from Vera Lacey, Pat White and Elaine White. The cow tags will include free entry into a draw. All are welcome on the night for this worthy cause.
LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development lotto results from October 10th with numbers drawn 7, 18, 31 and 32 and there was no jackpot or match three winner drawn. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Denis Casey seller Phil Casey, Mike Greaney seller Joanne Relihan, Mike Walsh seller The Village Inn, Kate Brouder seller Eddie Carmody.
The lotto results from Thursday October 17th with numbers drawn 4, 11, 29 and 30 and there was no jackpot or match three winners drawn. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Michael Dore seller Joanne Relihan, Ann and Maurice Browne seller Kevin Browne, Sean Foley seller The Pub Raheenagh, Rita Mullane seller Phil Casey. The jackpot is now worth €7,700 and the weekly draw takes place this Thursday night at The Village Inn Ashford.
CEILI: The next monthly ceili at Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla takes place on Friday November 8th. The Allow Ceili Band will take to the stage at 9:30pm and light refreshments for all in attendance. All are welcome to waltz along.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass reader for Raheenagh this Saturday evening is Michael Begley with Eucharistic Ministers Bernie Fitzpatrick and Sheila Ahern and basket collector Sean Barry.
The reader for Ashford Mass this Sunday morn is Kevin Barry with Eucharistic minister Margaret Harnett and Joan King and basket collector Patsy Cunningham.
The Mass server for Ashford this coming Sunday morn is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon.
After this weekend Mass venues change for the Winter, Spring season with Saturday evening Mass in Ashford and Sunday morn in Raheenagh.
WEST LIMERICK SET DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club’s next outing is on Sunday November 17th at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine. The evening will kick off at 4pm when Striolan ceili band takes to the stage. So keep those dancing shoes polished and all are welcome to slide along.
CAR BOOT SALE: The monthly fundraising Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will take place this coming Sunday on October 27th at the Community Centre Newcastle West (beside the GAA pitch). Gates will open at 7:30am. Further information 069-66200 and all are welcome to come along and browse.
€2000 45 DRIVE: The annual €2000 45 drive takes place on Tuesday November 19th at 9pm in the Community Hall Raheenagh. All patrons are welcome to gamble along. All proceeds from same will go towards the Hall’s ongoing expenses so please support same.
MISSION: Killeedy Parish Mission continues to this Friday daily masses in Raheenagh Thursday and Friday morn at 7pm and again in Ashford at 10am.
Evening sessions remaining Ashford on Thursday at 7:30pm and Raheenagh on Friday at 7:30pm. Also anointing of the Sick and Elderly on Friday morn in Ashford at 10am.
CHARITY CEILI: A charity ceili in aid of the Fr Chris O’Donnell mission fund in St Patrick’s parish in Argentina will take place at The Devon Inn Hotel on Saturday, November 2nd with music supplied by the Templeglantine Comhaltas Ceili Band and all are welcome.
FUNDRAISING: Killeedy camogie club is running its annual club draw over the next couple of months. The draw is one of the club’s main fundraiser for the running of the club for the year. There are six prizes per month and they range from the 1st prize being €500 to the 6th prize of €50. To enter the draw it costs €50 per person or €10 per person per month for five months. All support is greatly appreciated.
FORESTRY MASS: The 60th Anniversary commemorative Forestry Mass took place at the Forestry Entrance on the Lake Road Dromdeveen Upper on Sunday October 13th at 3pm and was celebrated by Canon James Ambrose.
It all began in January 19th 1953 in Dromdeveen when some great men by foot and bicycle arrived on site for the planting, with the lunchbox and milk bottle and travelled the five or six miles home in the evening.
The first land to be bought was Sheehy’s and next was Langford’s then owned by Jim Mockler and from hence it expanded and grew as did the workforce. They fought the elements the sun, the wind and the rain with steam arising from their clothes as they stood in them back to fire after a wet day. Their laughter sweat and tears blew away in the mountain breeze, their aching muscles knew no relief yet they loved the work on the mountain fine and healthy as many had large families to feed and educate. They were the salt of the earth and with same in mind this commemorative mass took place.
After a culmination of a few hard nights in Kantoher Enterprise park meeting room a date for the anniversary Mass was selected and the wheels were put in motion.
The Mass took place on a beautiful dry calm day Sunday October 13th at 3pm. It was a beautiful solemn ceremony, sad and yet uplifting, old memories, old friends now tending the great forest in the sky.
The organisers of this anniversary Mass express thanks to the following Canon James Ambrose celebrant on the day, Kantoher Enterprise Park. A heart felt thanks to the land owners for the use of their land and property.
To all involved in the Mass, the sacristan, singer, Eucharistic Ministers, reader, gift bearers, prayers of the faithful and reflection thank you. Thanks also to the community Hall Raheenagh those that provided the tents, gas boilers, water, refreshments including beautiful sandwiches, apple tarts, cakes and buns all the latter were delicious and came from many a household. A special thanks to all who gave donations and sponsorship contributing to the success of the day and the tent committee who made the teas and served the refreshments. Thanks to all who promoted the mass in the neighbouring parishes and to the large crowd present on the day.