June 1

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Gerard O’Connell 086

PRESIDENT VISITS LOCALITY: The President of the GAA Mr Liam O’Neill paid a visit to the parish last week as part of the launch of Feile na nGael 2013/2014. He was on a tour of Limerick visiting schools along with some county players and officials. His tour made a surprise vist to Barna last Thursday where he visited the Danny Beary Museum and brief stop at Barna National School. He spent almost an hour in the museum and was intrigued on the wonderful artefacts, memorabilia and everything that’s associated in the GAA. Danny Beary who has built up the museum over a long number of years collecting photographs, books, programmes, medals etc was officially opened o the public in 2010 by President of the East Limerick GAA Board Eddie Wade. The museum has produced a venue that illustrates the GAA’s unique sporting heritage in hurling and football.

PRESIDENT VISITS LOCALITY: The President of the GAA Mr Liam O’Neill paid a visit to the parish last week as part of the launch of Feile na nGael 2013/2014. He was on a tour of Limerick visiting schools along with some county players and officials. His tour made a surprise vist to Barna last Thursday where he visited the Danny Beary Museum and brief stop at Barna National School. He spent almost an hour in the museum and was intrigued on the wonderful artefacts, memorabilia and everything that’s associated in the GAA. Danny Beary who has built up the museum over a long number of years collecting photographs, books, programmes, medals etc was officially opened o the public in 2010 by President of the East Limerick GAA Board Eddie Wade. The museum has produced a venue that illustrates the GAA’s unique sporting heritage in hurling and football.

A large crowd had gathered to greet the Laois native Liam O’Neill and gave him a very special welcome. He was gobsmacked by the vast amount of GAA material on show in a hamlet of rural Ireland that he promised he would make a return visit to Barna. Later Pat Cronin on behalf of Pallasgreen GAA Club made a presentation to President. He presented him with a book of the clubs history and a club tie.. The GAA President visit to Barna was a historic one and one that will be certainly enshrined into Danny’s museum

NICKER N.S. PARENTS ASSOC: Nicker N.S. Parents Association are organising their annual table quiz in O’ Dwyer’s Bar on Friday June 14th @ 9:30pm. Great fun and prizes (quiz and raffle) guaranteed. All funds go to materials and activities in Nicker N.S. We would appreciate your support.

SYMPATHY: Sympathies are extended to family relatives and friends of the late Paddy Jones of Ardroe and St Camillius Hospital. The late Paddy was in his 95th year. Requiem mass took place in St John the Baptist Church Nicker and internment took place later in St Columba’s Cemetery.

CHURCH NEWS: Novena to the Sacred Heart; This begins on this Thursday 30th May until Friday 7th June. Novena leaflets are on the trays with the Sunday leaflets please take one.

Mass for the Holy Souls every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. Church Renovation Draw; The next draw is on Friday June 7th. Petitions to Lourdes; Anyone who wishes to send a petition to Lourdes is asked to put it in an envelope marked Lourdes Petition and place it in the box at the back of the church this weekend. To have a candle light in Lourdes please put your donation in a separate envelope marked Lourdes Candle and place it the same box this weekend.

EAST LIMERICK WALK OF LIFE – IN AID OF MILFORD HOSPICE: A very special fundraising event is taking place next October in aid of Milford Hospice in Limerick, to assist them in continuing to carry out their outstanding work for Limerick and the Mid – West region. Like so many other organisations, Milford Hospice are struggling to maintain the services it provides for those who are in need of it’s services.

A group has been formed to spearhead a major charity drive this year which will consist of a number of fundraising events taking place on the weekend of October 18th – 20th. The main event the “Walk of Life” – a 5km walk which will take place in six venues around Limerick City and County, will involve every parish in Limerick. There will be one walk held in East Limerick and the proposed venue for same is in Glenstal, Murroe.

We would really appreciate the support of all communities throughout the county and with this in mind we are asking you to put forward a member of your organisation that might help us to organise the fundraising effort. We intend to organise an information evening for all communities in East Limerick and we invite you to attend. This meeting will be held in the Millennium Centre in Caherconlish on Thursday June 13th at 8pm.

For further information you can email walkoflife.milfordhospice@gmail.com

PADDY RYAN/EDDIE MURPHY MEMORIAL RUN: The second annual Paddy Ryan and Eddie Murphy Memorial 10K Run/Walk will take place on Friday August 16th starting at 7pm. All are welcome to participate.

ST ANTHONY’S NURSING HOME: The residents of St Anthony’s Nursing Home thank all who attended the recent Alzhimers tea evening. €250 was raised and a very enjoyable evening was had by all.

PALLASGREEN BIRTHDAY BINGO: It takes place on Wednesday 12th June at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. €4000 can be won on the night. Books and sheets are normal prices. Guaranteed jackpot of €500 must be won on the night. Our fee game with lotto continues every week for a cash prize of €500. We at Pallasgreen Bingo would like to thank all our patrons for your continued support. Our aim is to provide a universal sporting facility for all in our community to avail of, most especially our young people.

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in the Community Centre, Pallasgreen on this Thursday 30th May from 6pm-9pm. Your donation of blood on the night would be greatly appreciated.

FIRST COMMUNION IN TEMPLEBRADEN: Congratulations to the boys and girls from Barna and Garrydoolis National Schools who celebrated their First Holy Communion last Saturday. Sincere thanks to all who helped prepare the Church

GROW: GROW in Ireland (the Organisation which supports positive Mental Health) is holding an Information Morning in the Community Café, Bruff (beside the Catholic Church) on Friday 7th June from 10a/m to 12 noon. If you or anyone you care about is suffering from any kind of mental health issue, please come along to the Café, have a chat and a cuppa and hear about GROW in your area and how it may be able to support you through its weekly meetings.

For further information, please contact GROW at 33 Henry Street, Limerick (061 318813) or visit our website, www.grow.ie.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: It takes place from Wednesday 26th June returning Wednesday 3rd July . Flights from and return to Shannon (Dubrovnik) cost 650 includes flight, insurance, transfers, and half board. ( B&B and Evening Dinner) for more details or to book your place contact Mary on 086-8143186

PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No winner Mon Night 20th May Draw. Numbers drawn were; 9.10.12.27.. Lucky Dip winners; Cora O’Dwyer, Christy McMahon, Mary Horan(Linfield), Kitty Franklin, Paddy Downey

Knockane GAA Lotto : No winner Mon Night May 20th Draw. Numbers drawn were; 6.9.22.25 Lucky Dip winners; Philip Murphy, Henrietta Carney, Michael James Ryan, Michael McCarthy . Sellers Prize; John O’Dea.