FLEADH CEOIL NA MUMHAN: Lovers of traditional music and dance will be well catered for during the week of July 14 to 21. There are lots of activities centred around U.L. and Castletroy and the poster of activities is a must to whet your appetite. The final weekend features additional attractions such as a Craft Market and Art Exhibition. The Fleadh is not likely to come to this area again for six years, so a unique and convenient opportunity to indulge.
GO NORTH: Kathleen Griffin is organising another of her successful tours, this time to Northern Ireland. On the midweek of September 16 to 20, the guided tour will take in Derry the City of Culture, the famed world heritage site of the Giants Causeway and lots more besides. The total cost is €365 with extra single supplement. Contact Kathleen at 061 394241 or 087 2172225.
BINGO: Another fun-filled Bingo evening is assured on Monday July 15 at 8.00 pm in Pallaskenry Community Centre. This is an important fundraising event in aid of the local Community Playground who run these events on the third Monday of every month.
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on July 1 for a Jackpot of €4,000 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 8, 13, 16 & 27. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by John Moloney, J & Z O’Donnell, Ger Battles & Edel Hickey.
SUMMER ART CAMP: Cathy O’Sullivan is still taking reservations for her ‘Art Camp’ on the first weekend in August. The same venue in the GAA Clubhouse will operate and all age groups of children will be catered for and materials supplied. Contact Cathy on 086 6038288 for enquiries and bookings.
LOCAL GATHERING: ‘Karisma’ will get the gathering show on the road in August with the opening gig on Friday August 16 with their music. Another big attraction during the weekend will be the return visit of Mick Hanly. All the other participants are busy setting out their stalls and Mary Conway and the Community Council team are open to consultation at 087 6521806 for any added events that might be put on the programme.
GRAVEYARD MAPPING: As part of the West Limerick Graveyard Mapping Project, trained volunteers will be conducting surveys in a number of graveyards across the West Limerick area for two weeks starting June 24 to July 6 with the support of ‘Eachtra Archaeological Services’. The results of all surveys will be uploaded to the website historicgraves.com where they can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Those interested in getting involved in the initiative can find the full schedule on www.wlr.ie or contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org