FARMING WORRIES: There is deep concern among the farming community in the locality due to the looming fodder crisis. The very low temperature over the past three weeks has resulted in little or no pasture growth. The winter fodder supplies have almost run out and alternative supplies are scarce and expensive. A big improvement in weather conditions is urgently needed in order to avert a very situation. Le cúnamh Dé beidh feabhas ar an aimsir sar i bhfad.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: There were good attendances at the various Holy Week and Easter ceremonies in the parish church. The performance of the choir added very much to the occasion. There were two baptisms at the Holy Saturday night ceremonies. Trócaire boxes were returned to the church on Thursday night. Any outstanding donations should be handed in as soon as possible. Daily mass times this week are at 12 noon on Monday to Thursday and at 6.30pm on Friday which is the First Friday of the month. There will be no mass on Saturday morning. The anniversary mass for the late Jamsie O’Donnell, Meenoline North and other deceased members of the O’Donnell family will be celebrated on Wednesday. The late Margaret and Stan Landers, Gortnagloss will be remembered at Saturday evening’s mass. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
FARMERS MEETING: Bertie Wall of The United Farmers Assocation will address a meeting on CAP reform on this Wed. Apr 3rd at 9pm at the Railway Bar Abbeyfeale. He will outline his group’s proposals. All are welcome.
COMHALTAS: The recent Feis Rince held at the Devon Inn Hotel was most successful and very enjoyable for the large attendance. A fine standard of dancing was evident throughout the event which was very well organised and ran smoothly. The Feis catered for all those attending the local dancing classes. Molaimid na daoine óga go léir a ghlac páirt.
The regular weekly music classes resume again on Monday evening next after the Easter break. Entries for Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh from branch members will be taken up by the craobh rúnaí at classes on April 22. Ba mhaith leis an gcraobh comhghairdeas a dhéanamh leis an bhfoireann díospóireachta ó Choláiste Íde agus Iosef, Mainistir na Féile a bhuaigh craobh na hÉireann le déanaí. Tá beirt acu, Laura agus Niamh, mar bhaill den chraobh againne agus freastalaíonn siad ar an rang ceoil seachtainiúil.
CÚRSAÍ SPÓIRT: Congratulations to the local National School indoor comogie team on winning the county title recently, also the Glantine u14 soccer team on becoming league champions in the Desmond League Division 4. Best of luck to the Limerick senior hurlers as they face Dublin in the Division 1B League decider at the weekend and to the Limerick senior footballers in their all important game against Clare. Parishioners have been following with interest the progress of John Riordan, Tullig North, on the Limerick football team throughout the league where he has made a considerable contribution to their success. In their most recent game against London he scored Limerick’s only goal of the league campaign to date. Go néirí an tádh leis.