GOOD CAUSE: A fund raising event in aid of the Brothers of Charity, Newcastle West will take place at Templeglantine Soccer Club grounds on Sunday next, June 2nd. The main attraction on the day will be the Total Wipe Out Team Challenge. The teams will consist of 10 members, five male and five female all over the age of sixteen. A monster raffle will also take place on the day. Any patrons or business that would like to support this by means of spot prizes, may hand in item to the Day Care Centre in Newcastle West. . It promises to be a wonderful day of fun for al
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily masses this week are at the usual times. The anniversary mass for Nell Lynch was celebrated on Saturday evening and for John Taylor on Sunday. The anniversary mass for Theresa and Denis Murphy will be on Saturday evening next. The Month’s Mind mass for the late Peg Finnegan will be celebrated on Sunday next, 10.30am. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
COLLECTION: The annual Summer collection for the parish clerk will take place at masses on next weekend. Envelopes for this purpose are to be found in the boxes delivered to all parish households.
COMHALTAS: The main focus this week is Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh which takes place on Saturday and Sunday next, June 1-2 at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, the first time for Fleadh Luimnigh to be held in Limerick city. Patrons should note that this year all Céilí Band and Grúpaí Ceoil competitions take place on Sunday and that all Comhrá Gaeilge competitions will be on the Saturday. All other events in the under 12 and 12-15 age groups will be on Saturday while the 15-18 and senior will be on Sunday. Starting time on Saturday is 10.00am and on Sunday at11.00am.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL: It is expected that a date for the reopening of the refurbished Halla Inse Bhán will be announce shortly. All the major work has been completed and the remaining odds and ends are being finalised. The outward appearance is being much admired and the resurfacing of the hall parking area has greatly enhanced the surrounding. No doubt but the community will be equally impressed when they view the interior where extensive renovation has taken place.
TIDY TOWNS: This year’s Tidy Town season is now underway and all in the locality are asked to play their part in having Templeglantine tidy and presentable in the coming months. While the main emphasis might be on the village area, the approach roads are also important. The neat mowing of the roadside verges along the N21 last week has enhanced the appearance of the area. Tús maith leath na h-oibre
TRAIL WALK: On Saturday 22 June 2013, the third annual 36km Great Southern Trail Midsummer Big Walk will commence from Abbeyfeale (Old Railway Station at 10.30 a.m.) and travel the 36km route of the old railway to Rathkeale. This provides an opportunity for descendants of the emigrants to walk the route taken by them when heading for the various ports along the south and east coasts of Ireland up to the 1960’s when the passenger trains ceased. Devon Road Station and Tullig Wood are passed en route with the ascent continuing on to Barnagh (the highest point on the trail) which is 13km from Abbeyfeale.
FÉILE: The local Scoil Náisiúnta gave an enthusiastic Céad Míle Fáilte to the national representatives of GAA and Comogie when they visited the school with the Féile na nGael trophies last week. Six pupils from the school were members of the West Limerick primary schools comogie panel which won the Eithne Neville Cup competition recently. The side was captained by Aoife Curtin.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN THROUGH BEREAVEMENT: The Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located upstairs at the NCW Community Centre) will be holding a workshop on Wednesday June 12th on supporting children with bereavement or coping with a dying family member. Running from 7.30-9.30pm, the session will be led by Child Psychologist and Play Therapist Tina O’Brien and funded by the Compassionate Communities Project with the support of West Limerick Resources.
TRADITIONAL LIME MORTAR TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be offering a one week training programme (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm approx) on the use of traditional lime mortar to members of local communities who are interested in undertaking simple conservation and repair work at historic sites (such as graveyards) subject to the necessary permission and guidance of Limerick County Council Archaeologist. This hands—on training initiative is free to those interested in becoming involved in conservation and enhancement work. Limited places available. Registration essential. Venue and dates of training to be confirmed. Contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.