January 26

COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Registration Day for Adult Education courses has passed but you can still make contact if you’d like to participate in a wide range of courses. There is a great variety on offer with minimal charge, be it Crafts & Creativity, Information Technology, Health & Well Being, Family & Personal Development, Social & Community or Literacy & Maths.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Registration Day for Adult Education courses has passed but you can still make contact if you’d like to participate in a wide range of courses. There is a great variety on offer with minimal charge, be it Crafts & Creativity, Information Technology, Health & Well Being, Family & Personal Development, Social & Community or Literacy & Maths.

Ring Alona on 061481490 for Queen of Peace Resource Centre, Kate Russell HSCL on 0858100955 for Janesboro School and Bernice O’ Connell, HSCL on 0857895556 for Galvone School

GALVONE NS: Computers FETAC Level 3 will be beginning again shortly on Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm.

Knitting and Sewing Thursdays 10am -12pm

QUEEN OF PEACE NS: Creative Writing resumes again on Friday, February 1 in the Parent’s Room, from 10-12noon and on alternate Fridays. The tutor is Sheila Quealey.

GAEILGE:

Conversational Irish classes are on Tuesdays from 12-1.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S.;

On Wednesdays from 11.30-1pm in C.B.S. and from 6.30-8pm in C.I.E. Club, Carey’s Road; On Thursdays 9.15-10.30am in Saint John’s N.S.

Tutor is Pól Ó Flathartha

LEGAL RIGHTS: On Thursdays in Southill Area Centre from 6.30-8.30pm

COMMUNITY CHOIR: Community Choir meet in the C.I.E. Club, Carey’s Road on Tuesdays from 7-9pm. All welcome.

TIDY TOWNS: The Chairperson of the Tidy Towns Committee, Leslie Cunningham paid tribute to the support given by the McManus Foundation to local causes. She encouraged groups to get involved in these initiatives as they strengthen communities and improve the environment.

There are continuously looking for new members so if interested phone 0894667651. They meet the first Tuesday of every month in the Spotted Dog pub at 5pm. You can also Facebook them at Janesboro Tidy Towns. There you will find lots of pictures of them in action.

YOUTH CLUB: Queen of Peace Youth Club starts each Friday night at 7pm in the Community Hall, Roxboro Road. Junior members aged 9-12yrs from 7-8.15pm and senior members aged 12-17yrs from 8.30-9.30pm. New members are always welcome and any adult in the community who would like to become a leader would also be most welcome. The club is operated each week by volunteer leaders with training and support provided by Limerick Youth Service to whom we are affiliated. Further information may be had from Angela O Flynn on 086-8946733.

CARE & REPAIR: A team of volunteers who do home repair jobs free of charge for older people and people with disabilities in Queen of Peace are to extend their services. John Keane said they will be expanding to cover Southill/ Carew/ Kincora areas.

If you’d like support from Care & Repair or to volunteer contact John at St Munchins’ Family Resource Centre on 0876731314 or e mail limerickcitycareandrepair@gmail.com

GOOD SHEPHERD PRAYER GROUP: The Good Shepherd Prayer Group resumed meetings on Tuesday, January 15 at 8pm.  For the first meeting in 2013 the Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Pat O’Sullivan P.P. All old and new members are most welcome.

LEGION OF MARY: The Legion of Mary, Rosa Mystica Presidium has been active in the parish for 58 years. 6 members visit the housebound, those in nursing homes and St Camillus Hospital. They could do with some more members and volunteers. Call to the Resource Centre any Tuesday night between 7-8pm.

ACTIVE AGE GROUP: The Queen of Peace Active Age Group meet in the Boro club every Wednesday from 3pm. New members always welcome.

THIRD AGE: Third Age Ireland celebrates ageing through innovative programmes. They have a national confidential listening service for older people by older volunteers. It operates a Senior Help Line every day @ 1850440444. Further information from www.thirdageireland.ie

THE IRISH PENSIONERS HANDBOOK: This booklet has just been launched to provide advice on a range of issues of importance to older people. E.g. allowances, entitlements, medical health & nutritional matters, home safety, elder care, legal & financial information. To order a free copy of the handbook call 061462070 or log onto www.homestead.ie

FLU: The HSE are urging people in Limerick to get the vaccination against influenza. The at risk categories are, the over 65’s, pregnant women, people with long term illnesses, children or teens on long term aspirin therapy and residents in nursing homes or other long stay facilities. It is free to those with a GP visit card or a Medical card.

DÓCHAS: Dóchas (Hope for people with Autism) acknowledges the very generous contributions to them from the parishioners. They welcome all donations of clothing, bric-a-brac-and toys. They can collect from you or you can drop items to their offices at 97 Henry Street. Contact them on 061 315566. Anyone needing information or direction regarding services for people with autism should make contact with Dóchas, email: dochas@eircom.net or contact their liaison worker at anne.oconnor@dochas.net.

LIMERICK ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: They have launched a new Social Club which will be held every Tuesday from 11-1pm in the Woodfield House Hotel, Ennis Road. It will provide an informal, flexible and fun opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet others in a supportive environment. There is no charge and tea will be provided.

CARE TO DRIVE: ‘Care to Drive’ is a transport service which recruits volunteers to drive oncology patients to and from their hospital treatments. They have recently partnered with the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick to roll out this service. Basically the service drives patients that don’t have access to transport or are too weak to get it, to and from their oncology treatments. The Irish Cancer Society recruits, trains and Gardai vet volunteers for this particular role. All drives are free to the patient and the hospital and the Irish Cancer Society pay contribution towards fuel and refreshments to the driver. If you need any further information, please contact: 01 2310 566

WORK ACCESS: Work Access Ltd is a FREE professional service that supports job seekers with an injury, illness or disability into employment. The service is available to everyone with a disability including those with mental health difficulties within the Limerick city and county area. For more information please contact Work Access Ltd, First Floor, Pillar House, Little Ellen St, Limerick. Tel 061 493095 web: www.workaccess.org

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: If you always wanted to develop confidence, speak easily in front of people, be a better communicator, now is your chance. Come to the next meeting of Limerick Toastmasters at 7.45pm in the Savoy Hotel, Henry Street on Monday January 28. Further details from 087-6093726. Email: info@limericktoastmasters.com. WWW.LIMERICKTOASTMASTERS.COM HTTP://TINYURL.COM/LIMERICK-TM

LIMERICK WRITERS CENTRE: The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents the February  ‘On The Nail’ Literary Gathering Tuesday 5 in The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, at 8.pm sharp! And admission is free. This month’s guests are Hugh McFadden (In association with Poetry Ireland) & Karen O’Connor. Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read. NOTE: A special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD’s etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements. The Limerick Writers’ Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland. 
limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of previous reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings