Feb 23

Eileen Ahearne Walsh

Reporter:

Eileen Ahearne Walsh

TROCAIRE: In 1973 Trocaire was established to work for a just world it is now 40 years later has our contribution falling short over the years. It is so hard for charities at the moment here in Ireland due to the economic downturn and constant taxes in different guises. Trocaire believes in the dignity, equal rights and the potential of every person all steps to a better future. A little can go a long way with Trocaire.

TROCAIRE: In 1973 Trocaire was established to work for a just world it is now 40 years later has our contribution falling short over the years. It is so hard for charities at the moment here in Ireland due to the economic downturn and constant taxes in different guises. Trocaire believes in the dignity, equal rights and the potential of every person all steps to a better future. A little can go a long way with Trocaire.

W.L CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club next music session is scheduled for Sunday March 17th. Music on the night by the Striolan Ceili Band with proceedings commencing at 9pm, more details later re the venue.

ADORATION: The Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration continues this Friday in Ashford church from 10am to 7pm. The faithful are welcome to spend one hour per week of their choice in the loving company of Jesus Our Saviour.

CAR BOOT: The next car boot sale and indoor market will take place on St Patrick’s Day Sunday March 17th in aid of West Limerick 102fm. The venue is the Community Centre Newcastle West with gates opening at 7:30am for stall holders and public admission from 8am onwards. More details from the station on 069-66200 or organiser Marian on 087-6866450.

CEILI: The next monthly Ceili at Hall Tadhg Gaelach in Tournafulla is scheduled for Friday March 15th. Music by the one and only Johnny Reidy. Tea and refreshments as is the norm and all are welcome to waltz along.

CARDS: A hearty congratulations to Friday night card winners from The Village Inn Ashford namely Willie O’Brien Ballintubber and Willie Walsh Ashford. Cards to continue this Friday night and all are welcome.

BINGO: The annual monster bingo night with €2,000 in prizes takes place on April 3rd at 8:30pm in the Hall Raheenagh so make a note in your diary. Killeedy First Response are looking for your support as all proceeds go to the continuous upkeep of the defibrillators. The Killeedy defibrillator phone no is 087-1480441.

CCE CLUAIN CHREADHAIL: CCE Cluain Chreadhail Comhaltas concert will take place on Saturday 9th March at 8pm in Raheenagh Community Hall. All classes are busy learning their tunes for the concert. Everyone welcome on the night.

AWARDS NIGHT: West Limerick 102fm 6th entertainment awards night takes place at Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Monday March 11th. Admission is €15. Doors will open at 7:45pm and the show will start at 8:30pm. There is a raffle also on the night for fantastic prizes.

LOLLIPOP DAY: The 12th annual Lollipop Day in aid of The Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) will take place on Friday February 22nd and Saturday February 23rd. This Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide in an effort to raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. If anyone is interested in volunteering their services for this fundraiser contact www.lollipopday.ie or Lollipop Day’s Facebook or Twitter page.

CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass server for Ashford church to commence her week this coming Sunday is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon. The reader for Mass in Ashford this Saturday evening is Mike Begley with Eucharistic Ministers Ann Fitzmaurice and Breda Begley and basket collector Dave Noonan.

The reader for Raheenagh Mass this coming Sunday morning is Michael Cunningham with Eucharistic Minister Mike Deely and Catherine Begley and basket collector Patsy Cunningham.

KANTOHER: Kantoher co-op reunion of all those involved in Kantoher Co Op staff, milk and poultry suppliers and hauliers is being organised. All interested please contact any of the following Michael Shanahan 087-2511474, Davy Hayes 087-1385758, John Carroll 087-2716024 and Dave Noonan 087-0643904.

REGISTRATION NIGHT: Killeedy Bord Na nÓg Club are holding a Registration & Information Evening on Friday 22ndFebruary from 7pm in the Community Centre. Children from U.6’s to U.16’s are all welcome. Both old and new members are all asked to attend in order to hand in the forms, meet all the Club Officers and Team Coaches for a chat and light refreshments.

Registration/Membership Fee to be paid on the night. Registration/Membership Forms will be given out at schools on Monday 18th February. Please fill them out and bring them with you.

COFFEE MORNING: Killeedy Bord Na nÓg are hosting a Coffee Morning on Sunday 24th February in the Community Centre from 11am. Please drop in and lend your support as we are trying to raise much needed funds for the club and with such a busy year ahead with the Féile in July, the Summer Camp etc.

60TH COMMEMORATION: As it is the 60th anniversary of the starting of the Forestry this year we plan to have a simple commemoration in the mountain where it all began over 60 years ago in Dromdeveen in the parish of Killeedy Co. Limerick. Sheehy’s land was the first place to be bought and next was Langford’s owned then by Jim Mockler. Other lands that were bought were Meelin Commereconnell , Garryduff, Kilmeedy, Granagh, Millen, Newmarket, Dromroe, Mauricetown, Darrira, Gortnaclohy, Toureenmaculiffe, Common’s.

Later in the year we plan to have a special Mass in the mountain to honour and commemorate all those great men some who walked five or six miles to work every morning and home in the evening.

We would ask any relation of anyone who worked in the Forestry to get in touch with us and give the names of anyone they knew who had worked in the Forestry all forests named above. More details later.

RAMBLING HOUSE: The very popular Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a special night of storytelling, music and singing at Kilfinny Community hall on Friday March 1st. at 8pm. So mark your diary for Kilfinny Community Hall on Friday March 1st. at 8pm for what promises to be a wonderful nights entertainment. There is no admission fee. All are welcome.

LOTTO: St Ita’s Field development lotto results from Thursday February 14th with numbers drawn 3, 10, 12 and 30 and there was no jackpot winner. The match three winner for €75 was Mikayla Kelly with seller The Village Inn. The four lucky €30 dip winners were Theresa O’Brien seller Willie O’Brien, Damien Brouder seller Damien Brouder, Philomena Dore seller Mike Dore and Johnny Greaney seller Keating’s Shop. The jackpot is now €4,200 and this week’s draw takes place at The Pub Raheenagh.

RALLY: Many a Killeedy person to their delight were last week able to view the Valvoline Forest Rally Championship. This rally was the opening round of the 2013 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland Forest Rally Championship. Its base was Kantoher Business Park Killeedy and full credit to all involved.

ROADS: Well done to all involved in repairing once again the major crater in L1319 i.e. Kantoher road. Keep an eye on it boys, but full credit on the same vein a rethink re road L1312 should become a priority as in time if and when the trees are cut down there shall be a major landslide as the house of cards come tumbling down, the Mass Rock shall lose its road and the fields underneath gain the surplus. At the moment it is a one was system and need’s a barrier or some protection boys it is in the hands of those in power and we the natives have the power to exercise our franchise when needs be.

THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.

sympathy: ‘Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most You would leave me.’

Deepest sympathy is tendered to Sheila, Dave Hayes and family Gortnaclohy on the recent death of Sheila’s sister the late Mary Bridget O’Sullivan nee Collins Tarbert. Removal on Ash Wednesday February 13th from St Mary’s Funeral Home Tarbert to St Mary’s Church in Tarbert. Requiem Mass on Thursday last at 11am and funeral afterwards to Reilig Ida Naofa Abbeyfeale.

‘The Lord replied, ‘My precious, precious child I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you’.

May Mary Bridget rest in heavenly peace and her family find solace in their grief.

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