HALL BOOKING: All persons clubs or organisations wishing to book the Hall in Raheenagh please contact Willie O’Brien on 086-8443992 in advance. Note all bereavement parties are free of charge. All user’s of the Hall please avail of the rubbish and recycling bins etc and keep the Hall and its surrounds litter free.
CAR BOOT: The next car boot sale and indoor market in aid of West Limerick 102fm takes place Sunday on April 14th at the Community Centre Newcastle West from 9 to 3pm. Admission is €2 with gates opening at 7:30am for all stall holders. All further details from Marian on 087-6866450. So a great opportunity to declutter and flog we are in an era of recycling.
AFTERNOON T/D: Afternoon tea dancing takes place this Sunday April 7th in Monagea Parish Hall. The Michael Sexton ceili band will take to the stage from 3pm to 6pm. Teas and local refreshments for all in attendance. So dance those Easter Eggs away.
SHAVE AND DYE: All are welcome to come along to the Shave and Dye fun night this coming Saturday April 6th at The Village Inn Ashford. All proceeds from the shave and dye go to the Irish Cancer Society. An auction will also take place, refreshments, prizes galore and music for all. A great night is assured and all donations will be gratefully accepted for this very worthy cause. Events will kick off at 9pm.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: Mass server for St Ita’s church Ashford to commence her week this Sunday April 7th is Valeria Shanahan. The reader for Ashford mass this Saturday evening is Mike Begley with Eucharistic Ministers Maura Kenny and Willie Mulcahy and Basket Collector Dave Noonan.
The reader for Raheenagh mass this Sunday morning is Michael Cunningham with Eucharistic Minister Margaret Keating and Noreen Collins and basket collector Murty Mulcahy.
DEVOTION: The Sacrament of First Holy Communion takes place in both churches in May Our Lady’s month. The Confirmation ceremony will take place in Ashford church on Tuesday April 23rd.
The Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration continues on Fridays in Ashford church from 10am to 7pm.
All Trocaire boxes can be returned to the church with all coins exchanged for notes in the envelopes provided.
On Sunday April 14th the inauguration of bishop elect Fr Brendan Leahy will take place.
BINGO: The annual bingo night in aid of the Defibrillator group is scheduled for Wednesday April 17th at 8:30pm at the Hall in Raheenagh. On the night €2,000 in prizes plus spot prizes to be won. All are welcome to check it out and the defibrillator number is 087-1480441.
CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club are holding the next music session in the Railway Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday April 26th. The Ger Murphy Ceili Band will take to the stage at 9:30pm and all are welcome to waltz along.
CEILI: The next ceili will take place in Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday April 5th. Music by the Five Counties Ceili Band. Dancing from 9:30pm to 1pm. Teas and refreshments served.
OLD FURNITURE WANTED: Old and old fashioned furniture (excluding sofas and mattresses) and old/broken tiles and plates are wanted for a new Newcastle West based furniture up-cycling training course for people who are unemployed. This new training course will restyle old but solid furniture so that it can be reused and sold on, with money reinvested into the training project for materials. Pick up of the furniture can be arranged at a cost of €5 per trip required. To arrange a pick up contact Trevor at West Limerick Resources on 069-77752.
SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is tendered to the many relatives on the death of Margaret (Mairead nee Sampson) Hennessy of Tulligmacthomas Dromcollogher on March 21st. She is survived by husband Jackie, sons Pat and John and extended family. The late Margaret was laid to rest in St Ita’s Cemetery Killeedy and May heaven be her bed.
KANTOHER CO-OP REUNION: A Kantoher Co-Op reunion banquet will take place on Saturday 20th April at The Devon Inn Templeglantine. Music on the night by Dermot and Irene Ring. Tickets are on sale for €25 and can be bought from the following: Jim Shanahan Killeedy David Hayes Gortnaclohy, Sean O’Shaughnessy Glenquin, Nora Nelligan Rockchapel, Mike Mulcahy Mauricetown. Spot prizes on the door tickets on the night.
ALONE WE STAND: Social evening for men and women are you separated divorced, widow, widower or single and over 40 year. Why not come and join us on Friday 5th April at 8:30pm in The Spotted Dog Lounge Jamesboro Limerick. Music by one to one Martin Moran. Contact Maria on 086-0620596 or Margaret 085-8289039. All are welcome.
EASTER: Faith of Our Fathers was truly evident in Killeedy throughout Holy Week. The churches were packed for all ceremonies from the toddler to the O.A.P. All ceremonies delivered by Fr John Keating P.P assisted by the laity as readers, Eucharistic Ministers, basket collectors, Altar Servers, the Sacristans and all who prepared the Altar with numerous Easter symbols. The Choir were brilliant in verse and music, due credit to all members. Despite the severe cold conditions the weather did not deter St Itas people from celebrating Easter. Long may the faith live.