Knockainey/Lough Gur November 30

KNOCKAINEY CHRISTMAS CARDS: Custom made Christmas Cards of Knockainey are currently on sale, with scenes depicting actual photographs from the area, Contact Norma on 087 6803087 or Jacki on 087 2537321.

KNOCKAINEY CHRISTMAS CARDS: Custom made Christmas Cards of Knockainey are currently on sale, with scenes depicting actual photographs from the area, Contact Norma on 087 6803087 or Jacki on 087 2537321.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: takes place each Wednesday in Knockainey Church from 10.30 to 11.30 and for the winter months in the Sacristy from6pm to 8pm. All are welcome to come and spend some time during these hours with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Committed Adorers who are willing to commit to spend a specific hour in Adoration are needed; please notify the committee if you are prepared to commit to a specific hour.

CARD RESULTS: Winners with 8 games; John McNamara & Brendan Bourke, Brenda Barry & Deirdre Maguire, Mary & Liam O’Riordan, Table Prizes; John Clancy & Tommy O’Riordan, Paddy Finn & Pat Naughton, Peg O’Grady & Nora O’Riordan, Dano Murnane & Mike O’Dwyer. Raffle: €50 Willie Heffernan, €25 Deirdre Browne, €20 Deirdre Browne, €10 John Clancy, €10 Paddy Donovan, €10 Donie Casey. Cards every Sunday evening in Knockainey Community Centre at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

PARISH SILVER CIRCLE DRAW: Draw will commence on Sunday December 8 with draw 1 & 2 taking place on this date, with final draw on Sunday December 29th. Cost is €2 per week for five weeks. Please support this parish fundraiser.

KNOCKAINEY LADIES CLUB: next meeting on Monday December 2 at 8pm in Knockainey Community Centre. Kay Kennedy from Ballyhoura will be with us on the night. Kay will outline the services currently available from Ballyhoura. Tea and refreshments will be served and a raffle will take place on the night. All are welcome.

KNOCKAINEY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: the Christmas dance takes place on Sunday December 8 at 3pm. Music on the night will be provided by Checkers. This band was a huge success last year and many requested we have them back again. Join us from 3pm to 6pm for a festive day on music, dance, chat and refreshments all for just €5. Raffle will take place on the day.

KNOCKAINEY NS FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE: invites the people of Knockainey to take a moment from their day to congratulate themselves on the tremendous success of the fashion Show recently held in Bulgaden Castle. This single event resulted in a whopping €8,100 being raised for the school building fund and leaves the finishing post of fundraising tantalisingly close. The Show was a huge undertaking and involved the efforts of the entire population. For the many hours of labour, patience and inspiration from you all, The Fundraising Committee would like to thank you sincerely. What is hopefully the final fundraising event occurs in the Community Hall on December 12 and 13. Fittingly, it is the children of the parish who will provide the entertainment with their long awaited School Concert. We are sure the efforts of the children and their teachers will, as ever, give us a night to remember.

FUNDRAISING DANCE: The organisers of the recent fundraising dance in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin would again like to thank all who helped in making it a great success.

The net profit on the night came to € 4375. and a cheque will shortly be on its way to the

hospital. This figure means that with your wonderful help we have donated in excess of € 40,000 towards

the new cardiac unit which was very recently opened so once again from the bottom of hearts, Thank You

STARS, CHOIRS & CAROLS: Help set a world record and join a choir for a day! .Stars Choirs and Carols is set to take place in Croke Park on Thursday December 19th with the primary beneficiary of funds raised being Cliona’s Foundation. The church choirs of Lough Gur and Knockainey have agreed to join forces for the night as Cliona’s Choir for a day” and are inviting people to join them in supporting this unique event, the brainchild of Richard Mulcahy, the Secret Millionaire. To help us we want YOU to join us on the night in Croke Park and assist in reaching our fundraising target of €1,000. The members of Lough Gur choir are holding a Thanksgiving Table Quiz” at Reardons, Holycross on Friday night November 29 and are asking for your support on the night.

KNOCKAINEY TIDY TOWNS: Would ask your support with our Christmas fundraiser by giving €2 for a line and be in with a chance of winning one our two festive hampers. You will appreciate that tremendous has been done around the Parish.All club members have a card. Draw will be made in moloney’s bar on Christmas Eve

COUNTY LIMERICK YOUTH THEATRE: Members are rehearsing ahead of their production of “Punk Guerrillas” in The HoneyFitz Theatre, Lough Gur from Dec 6th -8th The punk music scene of the 1970s and how it inspired an entire generation of young people to “stand up and be counted” is the subject of a full-length play that will include a full cast of 20 youth theatre members, live music, comedy agit - prop and some audience interaction. Please note - adult scenes and themes in Purk Guerrillas.

junior theatre: The Dynalyts Junior Theatre members will perform “the Pied Piper of Hamlet” on December 6 - 8 with performances starting at 8pm. Booking on 061 385189/ 087 2582622 or tickets may be purchased at the door on the night.