Apr 6

John O’Riordan 087-1

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John O’Riordan 087-1

TRADITIONAL MUSIC EVENTS: On next Friday 5th of April at Bruree Community Centre “A Rambling House” to raise funds for Rockhill/Bruree Sportsfield development, will be held at 8pm

TRADITIONAL MUSIC EVENTS: On next Friday 5th of April at Bruree Community Centre “A Rambling House” to raise funds for Rockhill/Bruree Sportsfield development, will be held at 8pm

The night will feature local and visiting musicians, storytelllers and dancers, etc. Tea will be served to all and a raffle will also take place with the option of a small donation to help the sportsfield funds.

You are earnestly asked to help in this promotion by encouraging participation, and everyone should approach local singers, musicians, storytellers and dancers to ensure a good gathering of talent of every variety on the night.

A STORY AND A SONG: The well known Kerry singer Peggie Sweeney was this weeks special guest on West Limerick Radio programme, “A Story and A Song” presented by pat O’Donovan of Newcastle West

In her interview Peggie recalled when she was 6 or 7 years old, when she started her singing career and how late singer/songwriter and fellow Kerry native Sean McCarthy influenced her with songs such as “My Kerry Hills” and “Shanagoeden”

THANKS FOR DAFFODIL DAY: A big thank you yo Mary and Peter Morrissey who organised a local Daffodil Day in Coolruss, Granagh and raised €850.30 with their coffee morning and Daffodil sales and also thank you to all who participated with contributions towards the Cancer Research Society and sponsored raffle.

Prize winners included Mary Carroll, Coolruss, Phil Mulqueen, Ballingarry, Robert Williams, Coolruss, Marian Condron, Ballingarry, Anne Fitzgibbon, Ballinleena, Bridget Morrissey, Cappanihane, Ciara Sheehy Coolruss and Deirdre O’Connell, Ballingarry.

Sincere thanks to all who helped in so many ways.

GET WELL SOON: A speedy recovery to all our friends in hospital, nursing homes or at home at the moment. Our thoughts of course with Croom jockey John Thomas McNamara and his continued progress.

We also include another great sportsman who was hospitalised recently, Athlacca born Jim Cregan/Hogan, one of the top long distance runners in the 1950’s.

LISNAGRY THANK YOU: Thank you to those who supported the recent collection for Lisnagry Special School held at Granagh and Ballingarry. The collection was verry successful and €733 was collected in total.

BREAST CANCER IRELAND: Local organisers of a “Dye and Shave” presented €5,282 this week at The Rock Bar to help Breast Cancer Ireland. Present at the presentation were; Paddy Tierney, Mike O’Regan, Darren O’Hanlon, Willie Power, Siobhan McCormack, Marietta Sheehan, Eileen Power and Paul the official representative from Breast Cancer Ireland

SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Joey O’Brien, Charleville, and former native of Castletown.

Sympathy is also conveyed to the Hedderman/O’Brien families, Clogher, Peafield on the recent death of the late Jackie Hedderman, Kinske, Cork and former native of Dromin/Athlacca

Also to the relatives and friends of the late Bridie Twomey, Feenagh.