BISHOP LEAHY FOR BANOGUE: The newly Ordained Bishop of Limerick, Bishop Brendan Leahy will be confirming the boys and girls from Banogue school on Tuesday 28th May at 10.30 a.m. On Sunday last in SS Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue the children enrolled their names to be confirmed. The Principal of Banogue school played the music in the church in Banogue on Sunday during the signing by the students. This will be Bishop Leahy’s first visit to the Maiguesisde district as new bishop of Limerick.
THE PRESIDENTS’ TEAM TO VISIT: The visit of the American party as part of the Gathering from Chicago and Washington will be guests of many families in the district of Croom, Granagh and Ballingarry commencing from the 8th June to the 16th June. The American visitors whose families would have emigrated to the United States and have been part and parcel of the commercial life of Chicago and the political life of Washington where they have been prominent with the Kennedy campaigns in the Senate and the White House. Joanne Howes who has been part of a Public Relations Company in Washington, has directed the election campaigns for Obama campaign team and the Kennedy campaigns to the Senate will be members of the travelling party. Their schedule would be, to visit Limerick County Council for a Civic Reception, to Banogue school and family crèche, to meet with the Principal Ms. Sheila Cagney, cousin of the American visitors, to Granagh community centre, to the Noonan family homestead at Ballyealan, Ballyingarry, the community hall in Ballingarry, a visit to the Cagney Family Homestead at Carrow, Croom, the family resource Centre in Croom, an Irish night, the celebrations of the 150 years of Croom National School, the family gathering at the Woodlands House Hotel on Friday 14th June, the congregation to participate in a mass as part of the Gathering of our emigrants who emigrated to those far distant lands over the centuries. Full details of the Gathering Events will be published over the coming weeks.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Jim and Tom Kennedy Balygrennan, at St. mary’s Church, Croom on Saturday 20th April. The anniversary mass for Mai and Willie Ryan, Ballyculleen, Banogue at SS Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue, on Sunday 21st April. The anniversary mass for Lena and Martin Tuohy, Toureen, at St. Mary’s Church Croom, on Sunday 21st April. Prayers for Molly Quirke, Fanningstown, Jim Roche, Ballinahoun, Bernadette Reidy, Caharass.
CHARITY CLIMB KILIMANJARO: The forth coming Charity Walk which takes place in July is a Fund Raising effort. Elaine Bourke Staff member of Banogue Community Creche will climb Kilimanjaro in July. To help with the fund raising a cake sale will be held on Sunday 5th May 2013 at Banogue Community Creche. Peoople of Banogue parish are invited after 10 .00 a.m. mass until Noon Elaine will be leaving to do this climb on the 2nd July 2013. Fund rraising will be split into 3 aspects (1) a Children’s Garden in the Creche (2) Hellp support Shauna Ryan a 17 month old girl and donate money to the Rainbow Ward in memory of Emily Daly, (3) helping towards the cost of the trip to Kilimanjaro.
LIMERICK YOUTH CENTRE: With Youth Work Ireland Week about to start, new Youth Clubs joining Team LYS and youth programmes in full swing, it’s a busy as ever in the Midwest. Read on!
YOUTH WORK IRELAND WEEK: Limerick Youth Services kick starts this year’s Youth Work Ireland Week with the County Youth Games on Friday evening, at The Factory: Southside Youth Space, Limerick. This will be followed by a weeklong series of events including welcoming of a new Youth Club, a Prom at Lava Javas Youth Cafe and the lighting up of the night sky.
SKIES TO GLOW FOR LIMERICK’S YOUTH: The skies over the majestic Shannon River will GLOW on Thursday next, April 25th at 9pm, as part of a nationwide event that aims to express solidarity and raise awareness of issues affecting our young people, such as youth unemployment and emigration (see photo above) GLOW (Go Light Our Way), will see young people release Sky Lanterns at the Mount Kennett Skatepark (beside the Shannon/Condell Bridge) that will contain messages of hope for their futures and showcase the positive contribution that young people have and continue to give to our communities.
‘It promises to be a fantastic sight over the Shannon,’ said Dermot Troy (LYS), who added that many Earth Lanterns will also light up in youth spaces and clubs around the county. With 30% of Irish people under 25 currently out of work, young people are certainly feeling the effects of the economic crisis, with the spectre of emigration on the minds of many, even those in second level. ‘It is our youth that will feel the long-term effects of this recession, particularly in terms of cutbacks to youth work and education,’ continued Mr. Troy, who stressed that it will be our young people who will also get the country back on its feet. The glam-rags will be out next Friday night as Lava Javas, one of Ireland’s leading Youth Cafes, hosts its ‘Prom Night.’ John Real promises an evening to remember with prizes for the most ‘unique dressed!’ Doors open at 5:30pm.
GER MCDONNELL CYCLE: Limerick Youth Services is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the benefactor for this year’s Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle on July 27th next. The Cycle, now in its 5th year is dedicated to the memory of Ger McDonnell, the first Irishman to reach the summit of K2, the world’s second highest peak. Ger tragically lost his life on the descent. Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS thanked the organisers of the Cycle for choosing LYS as this year’s chosen charity. Ger McDonnell’s family and friends along with current and past LYS staff and volunteers will gather at the Clarion Hotel, on Friday, May 24th for the official launch of the Cycle which will be followed by LYS Volunteer Appreciation Evening. As part of our 40th Birthday celebrations LYS are inviting volunteers and staff members, past and present, to a gathering at the Strand Hotel, Limerick on Friday, May 24th. The evening is an opportunity for LYS to say thank you for the contribution that volunteers have and continue to give to our young people and will also see the formal launch of the Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle.
CROOM MACRA: This week members played Tag Rugby as part of the team ‘Monster Taggers’ in the Bruff Spring league. This week they lost 20-8 to the team ‘Pick ‘n Mix’. The very best of luck to all the players in this Thursday’s game.