CEILI: The next ceili night at Halla Tadhg Gaelach in Tournafulla will take place on Friday November 8th to commence at 9:30pm. Music for the evening by the Allow Ceili Band. So don those dancing shoes and waltz along.
PARISH MISSION: All are invited to Killeedy Parish Mission which commences this Saturday October 19thth and concludes on Friday October 25th with leaders Fr John Hanna C.S.S.R and Fr Brendan Keane C.S.S.R. The mission times in Raheenagh and Ashford church as follows:
WEEKEND MASSES: Saturday October 19th at 7:30pm in Raheenagh.
Sunday October 20th at 10:30am in Ashford.
DAILY MASSES: 7am Monday to Friday in Raheenagh 10am Monday to Friday in Ashford
EVENING SESSION: Raheenagh- Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm
Ashford- Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm
SPECIAL EVENTS: Sacrament of Reconciliation Wednesday at 7:30pm in Raheenagh.
Anointing of the Sick and Elderly Friday at 10am in Ashford.
Information re visitation of the housebound, visitation of schools times for confessions etc will be given by missioners.
CAR BOOT SALE: The monthly fundraising Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will take place this coming Sunday on October 27th at the Community Centre Newcastle West (beside the GAA pitch). Gates will open at 7:30am. Further information 069-66200.
€2000 45 DRIVE: The annual €2000 45 drive takes place on Tuesday November 19th at 9pm in the Community Hall Raheenagh. All patrons are welcome to gamble along. All proceeds from same will go towards the Hall’s ongoing expenses so place a note in your diary.
NEW FACTORY FOR KANTOHER: Kantoher Development Group are delighted to have another company setting up its base at the old creamery in Kantoher. Watts Limited began building their new factory beside the existing Enterprise building last week. Watts an engineering, manufacturing, design and automation company, will join the existing list of companies in Kantoher that have helped in the creation of new jobs there since the closure in 2005. This new development which will begin operation in early 2014 is a big boost for the Kantoher Group as it continues its rebuilding drive in attracting businesses, into the area to provide much needed local employment. We welcome Watts on board and thank those who helped to make it happen.
CARDS: The card winners from the Hall in Raheenagh as follows week one: Vinny Wrenn and John Mulvihill, Joe Sheridan and Jimmy Murphy. Table prizes at €20 per table were Kathleen and Joan, Donal and Willie, Danny and Mike. The ticket winners were €50 to Paddy Lyons, €30 to Con Donovan, €20 Pat Kenneally, €20 Donal Mulcahy and €20 Willie Woulfe.
The winners from week two were: Con and John with Margaret and Eileen. The table prize winners at €20 per table were Willie Woulfe and partner, Siobhan and Nuala, Danny and Mike. The raffle winners were €50 Peg Mulvhill, €30 Mary O’Donnell, €20 John Mulvhill and €20 Pat Condon. Note this Tuesday night card game now commences at 9pm sharp for the Winter season.
LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development Lotto results from Thursday October 3rd with numbers called 3,7,9 and 29 and there was no jackpot winner. The match three for €75 was divided among Katie Mullane with seller Martin Mullane, Dave Brouder with Willie O’Brien as seller. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Pat O’Donnell seller Eddie Carmody, Lisa O’Flynn seller Neil Casey, Garnett Enright seller Joanne Relihan, Neil Casey seller Neil Casey. The jackpot is now €7,500 and the draw will take place this Thursday night in The Village Inn Ashford.
SUICIDE AWARENESS: A safe talk seminar on Suicide awareness takes place on October 24th in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West from 5pm to 9pm. Once again Newcastle West and District Lions Club are linking with the HSE to bring this seminar to West Limerick. The latter is free to all clubs, associations, organisations and individuals in West Limerick. All are welcome to book a place with Liam on 087-6780456.
TEA DANCE: The afternoon tea dancing resumes on this Sunday October 13th from 3 to 6pm. Music for the evening by The Seamus Sheehy Band with admission €5. Light refreshments for all and note this is a fundraiser for the A.A.A.
WEST LIMERICK SET DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club’s next outing is on Sunday November 17th at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine. The evening will kick off at 4pm when Striolan ceili band takes to the stage. So keep those dancing shoes polished and waltz along.
ORAL HISTORY TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Recording Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. The course will begin in Newcastle West on October 22nd and will run each Tuesday from 7:30-9:30pm. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069-79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUINTEARAS ÍOSA: Muintearas Íosa began in Limerick Diocese in 1978, it is a youth ministry group that provides opportunities for young people to gather in spirit of failte (welcome and belonging) foghlaim (learning and growth) and guí (prayer and peace). Anyone over the age of 16 or who has completed their Junior Certificate can attend Muintearas Íosa events which range from one day events, to overnight stays and ten days in Bru na raige, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry every Summer. For more information contact (061) 400133 or www.limerickdiocese.org
DROMCOLLOGHER RESPITE CENTRE: Dromcollogher Respite Centre is holding a fashion fundraiser entitled ‘From my wardrobe to yours’ on Friday 1st November in the Daycare Centre commencing at 8pm. They would be grateful for donations of new or nearly new items of clothing, shoes and accessories. Donations can be dropped off at Respite Centre.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass reader for Raheenagh this Saturday evening is Mary Nolan with Eucharistic Ministers Maura Kenny and Willie Mulcahy and basket collector Murty Mulcahy.
Mass servers for Ashford church to commence this Sunday are Valerie Shanahan and Jodie Kelly. The reader for Ashford mass this Sunday morning is Phyllis Nelligan with Eucharistic Minister Margaret Keating and Noreen Collins and basket collector Dave Noonan.
WEDDING: A hearty congratulations to Ita Kelly and Mike Walsh on the occasion of their marriage ceremony at The Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Friday October 11th at 3pm. The stunning bride Ita had sister Lillian and friend Liz and flowergirl Amy. The handsome groom was assisted by James and Tom and pageboy Stephen. When the marriage ceremony was over Ita and Mike now man and wife joined family and friends at a beautiful reception and afterwards all danced the night away. Best wishes forever and always to the happy coupl may all their wishes and dreams come true.
FORESTRY MASS: The 60th Anniversary Commemorative Forestry Mass took place on Sunday last at 3pm. It was a beautiful dry calm day and many attended to reminisce upon old times old memories and old friends long departed. All details next week.