PARISH SALE OF WORK: The annual parish Sale of Work and Bazaar will take place on this Friday night, November 29 in Halla Inse Bán.
The Templeglantine Community Council is appealing for strong support from all households of the parish so that the event will be successful.
The committee would also like to see support from surrounding areas and from natives of the parish who are living elsewhere. The event is always a good social occasion as well as a fund raising one. All the usual goods stalls will be in operation as well as a number of side show such as face painting, guess the doll name etc. Very fine prizes have again been assembled for the big draws. Every comfort will be provided with adequate space and seating. Teas will also be available.
SANTA ARRIVES: Santa will pay his annual visit to Templeglantine Sale of Work on this Friday where he will meet with children from near and far. He will be present during the Sale of Work in his own special Santa Suite where he will have presents for the children who visit him and they will also have an opportunity to get their photo taken with him. It is expected that Santa will be greeted on his arrival at 7.15pm by a group of young musicians.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Noonan family of Tullig North switched on their spectacular Christmas Lights display on Friday evening last and they will be in operation each evening up to January 6.
A huge amount of work has gone into the setting up of the Christmas lights. Four very deserving charitable causes will benefit from donations received from those visiting the light’s display during the period of illumination.
The Brosnan family of Meenoline South, adjacent to Forge Cross on the N21, will be switching on their Christmas Lights display on Saturday evening next. The donations received here during the Christmas period also go to a deserving charity.
COMHALTAS: The County Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will take place on Sunday next, December 1 at St John’ Primary School in Limerick city, adjacent to St John’s Cathedral. Competitions get underway at 11.00am. Our local craobh will have competitors in dancing, music, singing, recitation and storytelling. Go néirí an tádh leo.
Congratulations to Séamus O’ Rourke on his successes in the over 30s competitions at the World Irish Dance Association championships at Ashbourne recently, also his pupils Kasey Danaher and Eoin Sheahan who won a number of prizes. The u18 ladies 8Hand and senior mixed 8hand were also among the prize winners . Déanaimid comhghairdeas leo.
BOOK LAUNCH: A new book by railway historian Dr. Alan O’Rourke titled ‘The North Kerry Line’ whose subject is the Limerick to Tralee railway along with the branch lines to Fenit and Foynes was launched in the Lartigue Railway Museum, Listowel by Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Sunday evening last and at the Library, Newcastle West on Tuesday evening by Éamon Ó Cuív T.D.
Dr. O’Rourke’s book is the result of several years of research and contains a detailed history of the four railway companies who constructed these 90 miles or so of railway in West Limerick and North Kerry during the latter half of the 19th century. It also provides a fine description of the lie of the land and of the communities which were linked by the lines and their 22 stations. It has 275 pages and over 80 photos including ones of Barnagh and Devon Road stations. The back cover has a coloured photo of the western entrance to Barnagh tunnel. The book is published by the Great Southern Trail.
COLLECTION: The annual church gate collection in aid of St Vincent de Paul will take place on the coming weekend and support for this deserving cause would be appreciated.
SEMINAR FOR THE OVER 55’S: Co. Limerick Community and Voluntary Forum (the representative voice of the active community & voluntary sector in the county at decision making level) are hosting an information afternoon at the Day Care Centre on Thursday, November 28 from 2-4pm with speakers including Denis Joy, Abbeyfeale Fire Station Officer and Muintir Na Tire’s James O’Neill and solicitor Orla Dennison. There will also be a crime prevention officer available to answer questions on how to keep safe. Tea, Coffee and Light Refreshments will be served. Fire alarms for the elderly will be available free of charge. All those over the age of 55 are invited from the West Limerick area. Further information 087 6866450.
WEST LIMERICK GRAVEYARD SURVEY SHOWCASE: There will be a showcase on Tuesday December 3rd in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West detailing the work which has been carried out to date by local volunteers to survey historic graveyards in the West Limerick area. Event free of charge – all are welcome. For full details see www.wlr.ie. Contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CEARTÚ: In the report of the death of Pat Sheehy, formerly of Tullig South, in last week’s notes his age appeared incorrectly. It should have read 78 years. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas sioraí dá anam.
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