COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning to raise funds for the Michael Liston Mission in Pakistan will be held at Monagea Parish Hall on Sunday June 23rd at 10.45am (after mass at Monagea Church). Michael from Garryduff has been on the missions for many years and would certainly appreciate the money to help him carry out his very important work. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
CRY PRESENTATION: A big crowd attended Friday night’s presentation to CRY of the money raised by the recent walk/run/cycle. Michael and Marie Greene, founders of CRY, were present in Monagea Parish Hall to accept the cheque for €115,000. There was a DVD shown to highlight the work of CRY. Michael thanked everyone who helped and said it was the biggest individual fundraiser ever for CRY. Claire Scanlon and Liam Herlihy also expressed their thanks for all the support they got in running the event. The event concluded with tea and refreshments.
DRAW WIN: Congratulations to Claire and Ella Flavin of Rathcahill who won €250 in the Limerick GAA Development draw for June. This was the only Monagea winner. The draw took place in Sulleys Bar in Hospital. The next draw will take place on 5th July in Bill Chalkes Bar Adare.
FARMING: Thankfully the weather improved very much over the last few weeks. Land in the parish is now very dry and a lot of silage and hay has been harvested. While crops are not too heavy most farmers are hoping the year will improve and further cuts will be got later in the year.
CEILI: A ceili will be held in Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla on this Friday night June 14th. Dancing will be from 9.30pm to 1am. Johnny Reidy will provide the music. Tea and refreshments will be served. This will be the last ceili before the summer recess.
MEDJUGORJE TRIP: A trip to Medjugorje is being organised for September 14th to 21st. The flights will be from Shannon and bed and breakfast and an evening meal will be included for the week. Further details can be got from John Kiely, presenter of WL1020fm’s Sacred Space programme, on 069 76253 or 087 6751795
WEST LIMERICK GROW IT YOURSELF: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food goes on the road for the next few months. First up is a visit to Bernie McEnery’s garden Moanwing in Rathkeale on Thursday next 20th June with meeting time for the garden tour scheduled for 7pm. This is a beautiful flower garden with a small vegetable part which is very stylishly designed.. Wherever you look it holds your interest and is one not to be missed. Bernie is a well seasoned gardener and is always willing to share her knowledge. If you plan to attend and need directions please text your name to 0879918956. On Thursday 18th July we will then pay a visit to the garden of Rachel O’Grady, Askeaton before on Thursday 15th August the visit will be to the plot of Chris Enright, Morenane. More details on these in the coming weeks.
ABBEYFEALE GATHERING: Abbeyfeale Gathering will take place from 14th July to 21st July. It is designed to keep all the family entertained starting with Widows Paradise - the comedy on Sunday 14th July, The Nuns Race and Harlem Shake on Monday 15th, Feale fit Games on the Tuesday 16th, Football Tournament and Carnival starting on the Wednesday 17th, Tug of war and sheaf tossing, Fitzy Chicks, No Direction and Battle of the DJ in the Square, Tag Rugby on Saturday 20th and the Family Fun Day on Sunday 21st. That is just some of the events that are organised for the week of the Gathering to keep the young people entertained. More details can be got from Marian Harnett on 087 6866450. Everyone welcome.
GET BACK CHALLENGE: The Get Back challenge has raised thousands of Euros over the years for the Local Sports Partnerships to promote physical activity and sport for youth in disadvantaged communities. This year as part of their funding campaign they are hosting an evening with Greg LeMond, this will be a very insightful conversation regarding his life as a professional cyclist. This will take place tomorrow Friday 14th June at 8pm in Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Tickets cost €15. Further details can be got from www.limetreetheatre.com