SESSION: A Comhaltas session of music, song and dance will take place at the Devon Inn on Saturday night next, January 26. It will get underway at the earlier than usual time of 8.00pm and will also have an early finish. A group of college students from California who are on a study course in Ireland for the month of January will be in attendance at the session. There will be a céad mile fáilte for everybody on the night.
WINTER WEATHER: The first snowfall of the winter in this locality arrived on Sunday night last and by Monday morning there was a good covering of snow on the landscape. The local Scoil Náisiúnta was unable to open due to the dangerous road conditions.
SCHOOL ENROLMENT: The Templeglantine National School is now accepting names of new pupils wishing to start their Primary education in September. Parents wishing to enrol pupils are asked to contact the school office at 069 84300, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
CHERNOBYL FUNDRAISER: The annual fund raising céilí in aid of Chernobyl Children International will take place at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday, February 8th, tosnú 9.30pm with the best of music supplied by Taylors Cross Céilí band. It is always a most enjoyable night and a very deserving cause. The main organisers of the event are Mike and Catherine Kiely of Meenoline.
COMHALTAS: The early and severe frost on Monday night last leading to very icy conditions caused the abandonment of the music classes for the safety of all concerned, apologies to all for any inconvenience. The weekly traditional singing classes are now underway again and anybody wishing to join should come along on Tuesday next, 7.30pm. The venue for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 will be decided at a meeting of the Ard Chomhairle in Dublin at the weekend. A special meeting of Bord Cho. Luimnigh will take place in Adare on Wednesday next. The Munster Comhaltas Convention will be held in Mallow on Sunday, February 3 and all branches are invited to send two delegates. The Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held at Cappamore on Sunday, February 17. Musicians, singers and dancers, branch members, as well as all who enjoy a night of traditional entertainment are asked to come along and support the Oíche Cheoil – music session at the Devon Inn on Saturday night next, tosnú 8.00pm.
FUNDRAISING TEA DANCE: A once off fundraising afternoon tea dance in aid of the Gathering and WL102fm will be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, January 27 next from 3-6pm, dancing to the wonderfully mellow sound of the Seamus Sheehy Duo. Admission €5. Teas served.
COMHBHRÓN: Sympathy is extended to Margaret Doherty and family, Templeglantine East on the death of her father, Denis McEnery of Tubbertureen, Moyvane on December 26th. He was laid to rest in Knocknure old cemetery. I bhFlaitheas Dé go raibh a anam.
RATHFREDAGH WALK: The annual Rathfredagh sponsored walk takes place on Sunday, January 29 and will take to the Great Southern Trail from Barnagh to Newcastle West. The remaining journey to Rathfredagh will be on the road. The starting time from the layby at Barnagh is 10.00am.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: The daily mass times in the local church this week are as follows, Monday and Friday at 6.30pm,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30pm and at 11.00am on Saturday. The anniversary mass for the late Seán Collins, Tullig South was celebrated on Saturday evening last and for the late Peggy Mulcahy, Gurteen, Templeglantine West on Sunday morning. The anniversary mass for Aeneas and Mary Sheehan, Church Road, will take place on Saturday evening next and for Joan Kelly, Tullig South on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh. The annual Diocesan collection for the Limerick Social Service Centre took place at masses on last weekend.