RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy is extended to Mrs Neville on the recent death of her brother Denis Foster and to Helen O’Rourke, Ardlahan on the death of her mother Joan Gethins of Sligo.
ANNIVERSARIES: The morning mass on Thursday April 25, will be celebrated in memory of the O’Loughlin family and on the following Sunday Mass will commemorate the tenth anniversary of Jim Griffin and Michael and Eileen O’Brien.
SALESIAN FASHION SHOW: If you share the Salesian College’s ‘Passion for Fashion’, then the Woodlands Adare is the place for you on this Wednesday April 24 with fashion rolling down the ramp from 8.00 pm. Tickets are available at the door and the funds will go towards updating the access to the college for wheelchair users. MC on the night will be Lorcan Murray of Lyric FM.
POINT TO POINT: Ballysteen is hosting another enjoyable day on Sunday April 28, with the first race at 2.30 pm. Bookmakers and a Bar will add to adult enjoyment while there are lots of side shows and fun for children with ‘Myster Magic’ and a bouncy castle.
THUMP BOXING: The fun way to fitness and a great calorie burner. John will introduce you to the fun every Wednesday at 7.00 pm in Mungret GAA Hall. Enquiries to 087 9115411.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Reminder to ICA members of Federation AGM on this Thursday April 25 at Woodlands Hotel, Adare commencing at 8pm.All members are invited.
GAA LOTTO: The draw on April 15 for a Jackpot of €2,900 resulted in numbers 2, 7, 19 & 24. No members predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50 were drawn by Regina Griffin, A & T Behan, Pat Liston and David Nealon.
HISTORY: The latest series of Mungret History has commenced at Mungret College. This is a fitting location for their next lecture which is on the history of the College itself and will be delivered by Dr. Matthew Potter on Friday April 26 at 8.00 pm. On Sunday April 28 the Thomond Historical and Archaeological Society is travelling to Ballyhahill to indulge itself in that area’s historical delights under the direction of Liam Irwin and Gerard Curtin. Meet at the village church at 2.45 pm.
MONTH OF THE BRAIN: The European Brain Commission has declared the month of May as ‘Month of the Brain’. If you’d like to fulfill the Commission’s promise of two more years added to your life, then this is for you. Our European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn is a champion of this cause and conferences on the topic are taking place in Brussels and Dublin is also hosting a conference under Irish Presidency of the European Union.
YVONNE COMES TO TOWN: Fans of Yvonne McCarthy are in for a treat when she comes to Slattery’s on Sunday evening April 28 from 6.00 to 8.00 pm.
FUNDRAISING 5 K: ‘Friends of Limerick ‘73’ are organising a charity five kilometre Run/Walk on Saturday April 27 in Knockane, Pallasgreen at 7.20 pm. The proceeds will be shared between Milford, Lisnagry and MS Limerick. All details are on the ‘Friends’ Facebook.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT IN THE ‘WELL’: The local branch of Active Retirement in Patrickswell are holding a ‘Tea Dance on Sunday April 28 from 2.00 to 6.00 pm at the local GAA hall. T.J. Ryan will get your feet a tapping for €6.
HOST FAMILIES WANTED: Would you like to expand your horizons and cater for teenagers from Spain, France or Germany during the summer holidays? If you think you could extend a traditional ‘Cead Míle Fáilte’ to these visitors in a kind and caring environment, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FUNDRAISER FOR BLAIR: The Corner House Pallaskenry is hosting an evening of music and fun with lots of Spot Prizes on Saturday May 4. This is for Blair Salmon who is not enjoying the best of health these times. T.J. Ryan supplies the music and the cover charge is €5.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics training continues every Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 8.00 pm in Copswood, catering for all ages from five. Enrolment is ongoing and enjoyment and fitness will follow and perhaps even fame! The Annual Sports evening takes place on Friday May 3 from 6.00 pm in the GAA pitch in Pallaskenry. All ages of endeavour from under five and upwards. The running distances will vary from 60m to 1200m. There will also be field events such as Ball Throw, Long Jump and Long Puck. A meeting to finalise the Sports evening will take place on Tuesday April 30 at 8.30pm in Pallaskenry Community Centre. Anyone interested in helping with this event is very welcome to attend.
EIGSE MICHAEL HARTNETT: The fourteenth annual festival in honour of NCW’s poetic son, opens on this Thursday April 25, in the local library at 8.00 pm. Jerome Scanlon, Chairman of Limerick Co Co is doing the honours and the keynote speaker is Noel Curran on the topic of ‘Public Media and Public Discourse – Where to now?’. As Director General of RTE and with a wide and varied knowledge and involvement in all forms of media, this is sure to live up to its billing as ‘Keynote’. On a lighter side, Mary Hartney’s ‘Spirit of Munster’ an integrated dance between second level students and less-abled persons will follow with music by Mike and Ken Hinchy of ‘High Society’. The evening will finish in the Shamrock Bar where Clíodhna Cussen will launch Mícheal Mac Domhnaill’s latest collection of poetry entitled ‘Macalla Maidu’. The full programme of the weekend’s events is available in print and online at www.eigsemichaelhartnett.ie.