St Munchins Aug 24

HARVEST FAIR: The twenty-eighth annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair will take place on Sunday September 1 and will be held in the new location of the UL Arena. The Harvest Fair Committee once again appeals for your support in donating goods such as clothes, books, toys, and bric-a-brac. All goods donated will be checked for quality before being accepted in order to minimize the major costs involved with the disposal of unsaleable items. Goods will be accepted in the grounds of Milford Care Centre from Monday August 19 to Thursday August 29.

HARVEST FAIR: The twenty-eighth annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair will take place on Sunday September 1 and will be held in the new location of the UL Arena. The Harvest Fair Committee once again appeals for your support in donating goods such as clothes, books, toys, and bric-a-brac. All goods donated will be checked for quality before being accepted in order to minimize the major costs involved with the disposal of unsaleable items. Goods will be accepted in the grounds of Milford Care Centre from Monday August 19 to Thursday August 29.

For further details with regards to donating items to the Fair, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061-485860.

We have all at some time or another experienced the wonderful service and loving care given by the nurses and staff of Milford Hospice and we have all been touched by their dedication and kindness. Now it’s our turn to show how much we appreciate this by going to the Harvest Fair and supporting their efforts. Bring the children and have a great family fun day out.

SACRISTAN AVAILABILITY: Our sacristan Martin Clohessy will be available in St Munchin’s Church to issue baptismal certificates, book anniversary Masses, weddings etc. from 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm on Monday to Thursday each week. Tel: 061- 455133.

EXAMINATION RESULTS: Now that the waiting is over and the Leaving Cert results have arrived, we congratulate all our students who sat the examination and hope their hard work during the past year has been rewarded. We wish them luck now and hope their choice of further courses will be available to them.

Our thoughts are also with the younger students who are awaiting the results of their Junior Cert exams – it can be a worrying time for them, but I’m sure all the Mammy’s and Daddy’s prayers will be answered.

BACK TO SCHOOL: With the re-opening of our schools, I suppose it means that summer is officially over. I’m sure we have all benefited from the good summer that it was. St Munchin’s CBS, will re-open for the new school year on Friday August 30 at 8.55 am.

The pupils and teachers of St Munchin’s have a great interest in the environment. For the past seven years they have a green schools committee and have earned two flags – one for litter and waste and one for electricity, they are currently working on the flag for water. Over the past few years they have planted seeds, bulbs and trees. They enjoyed a visit to Ardnacrusha Power Station, and thoroughly enjoyed studying the plants, animals, birds, and ‘mini beasts’ in Cratloe Woods and the River Shannon wetlands.

Caroline Murphy Principal of the School, and Sinead Toomey Deputy Principal together with their colleagues now look forward to welcoming their students back to school on Friday August 30. They extend an extra special welcome to all the new students who will be joining them then.

ELEMENTAL ARTS FESTIVAL: From Friday September 13 to Sunday September 15 Limerick will welcome visitors to join with locals to enjoy the Elemental Arts and Culture Festival which will encompass the arts in all its guises including street theatre, music, visual art, crafts, youth theatre, comedy, forgotten skills, film, photography, and acrobatics.

The title Elemental relates to the fact that all the elements of Nature – earth, fire, water, air and metal are the point of the festival, and will be represented in the type of performers and acts invited to take part.

MEALS ON WHEELS: Northside Family Resource Centre, Ballynanty, (formerly St Munchin’s, Ballynanty) assure us that their Meals on Wheels service is still ongoing and is available from Monday to Friday each week. You can now receive hot meals delivered to your home each day between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm. Home cooked dinner plus dessert costs €3.

You can request this service by contacting Tracey or Jean on 061-326623.

CONDOLENCES: We offer our sincere sympathy to the families of the following people who died recently – MICHAEL JOSEPH O’LEARY of London and late Punches Row and Kileely. He was a founder member of Thomond Rugby Club and is survived by his partner June, son Stuart, grandson Denis, daughter in law, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law. Requiem Mass was offered in St Munchin’s Church with burial after in Ballycannon Cemetery, Meelick. LIAM RYAN, Corbally. Sadly missed by his wife Marian, daughters Emma, Lauren and Elaine, son Mark, mother Clare, brothers Jim, Kieran and David, mother-in-law Diana, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, extended family and friends. Liam was a talented musician and a member of the staff of the School of Music. He was well-known for his music throughout Limerick and in Kilkee. He was a friend of St Munchin’s Church Choir and was ever ready to step in and play the organ for our Choir whenever he was needed. Funeral took place from Griffins Funeral Home to St Nicholas Church, Westbury. He was laid to rest on Tuesday in Mount St Oliver Cemetery following requiem Mass. SEAN McNAMARA, Pairc deValera, High Road Thomondgate. Late of Limerick Harbour, Garryowen FC, and Thomond RFC. Father of the late Johnny and Tony, he is survived by his wife Hilda, sons Christopher, Brendan, Michael and Nicky, daughters Anne, Bridget and Marie, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great, great-grandchildren and extended family. Burial took place in Mount St Laurence extension Cemetery following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.

May they Rest in Peace.