PLAYGROUND PUBLIC MEETING: A Public Meeting will take place on Thursday February 6 at 8pm in St. Senan’s School with a view to having a playground re-instated in the Drumgeely area. Please go along and have your say!
WAXATHON SUCCESS: The organisers of the Waxathon at Wolfe Tones came within a whisker of reaching the target set for the adult players’ training fund on Saturday night.
Despite the heavy rain, which again caused the cancellation of the winter hurling league, members turned out in strength to see many of the adult players divested of leg and chest hair, courtesy of Rachel McIntyre, owner of the Beauty Rooms and staff member Laura Gough.
And the organisers were delighted with the support and feel they might reach their €2,000 target when all the sponsorship is tallied.
The first round of the Winter Hurling League, weather permitting, is once again scheduled for next Saturday evening with the first of two games set for 6.30.
The hurling league was scheduled to begin two Saturdays ago but the heavy rain of recent weeks has left the ground too wet for matches.
MUSICAL: Shannon Musical Society’s 2014 production, Jesus Christ Superstar, will open on Sunday February 16 in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School. Tickets will be on sale in the ticket office which will open in SkyCourt Shopping Centre on Monday, February 10. Telephone bookings will also be taken from that date on 086 214 2554.
RETIREMENT GROUP: The newly set up Shannon Active Retirement Group is making plans. A walking group has been set up with walks every second Thursday, assembling at the Shanon Knights car park at 11a. The next walk will be on Thursday, February 13. There are also plans for a regional holiday to the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow. The group meet at the Oakwood Arms Hotel.
FUNDRAISER: Former Town Councillor Mike McKee is kicking off his election campaign with a fundraiser at Darcy’s Bar on Friday February 21.
OPEN DAY: St Senan’s National School, Corrib Drive, Drumgeely is holding an Open Day on Wednesday February 12 from 1.30m to 3.30pm. The school would like to welcome all parents and children to visit the school and to view the wide range of activities that take place there. There will be enrolment forms and information booklets available on the day. Anyone interested who cannot make it on the day can contact the school on 061 472005 to arrange a visit at another time.
DANCE: Shannon Mental Health group is holding a Pre Valentines dance night at the Oakwood Arms Hotel on Saturday night February 8. Music with Alan Kelly and Larry McEvoy from 10pm. Tickets cost €5. Contact Elaine on 086 0480201 for more information.
SENIORS CLUB: Following the AGM held on Wednesday afternoon in the Senior Citizens Clubhouse the new Chairperson of the Shannon Club is Pauline Cronin.
VINCENT DE PAUL: The Vincent de Paul Helpline is available Monday to Friday from 6pm to 7pm on 086 1552050.
ADULT LEARNING: The Shannon Adult Learning Centre is located at 4 Bru na Sionna. For anyone thinking of returning to learning or to up skill they should contact 061 365495. Courses to suit all levels, interests and needs beginning this month.
WOLFE TONES: Training for the u-16 hurlers is on Monday at 7pm and for the u-16 footballers on Thursday at 7pm.
FIRST COMMUNION: First Communion Preparation Mass for Gaelscoil Donncha Rua in SS John & Paul Church on Saturday evening at 6.30pm. The preparation mass for St. Tola’s School will be in Mary Immaculate Church on Sunday morning at 11am.
RECENT DEATHS: To the family of Danny Keane, Rossbracken who was buried on Friday in Illaunamanagh following funeral mass in Ss John & Paul church. To Mary O’Hare, 25 O’Brien Park on the death of her sister Margaret Gillen, Belfast. To Feidhlim and Maeve Hillery, Pharmacy Skycourt on the death of Maeve’s father Eddie Cahill, Limerick who was buried on Friday. To Dermot Murphy, Coill Mhara on the death of his sister Philomena Hill, Co. Galway who died recently. May they rest in peace.
MONTHS MIND: Saturday at 12 noon for Phil Lally and Mary O’Carroll, Corrib Drive. On Saturday evening mass at 6.30pm is for Fergus McTeggart, Cronan Grove.
SPECIAL MASS: A mass for deceased teachers and school staff in the town since February 1962 takes place at 8am mass in the Convent Oratory on Friday morning.
FIRST FRIDAY: The Alliance of Two Hearts ison Friday February 7 and Saturday 8 February in SS John & Paul Church from 7pm to 3am.