Passing of Sean Murnane: It was with shock that it was learned of the sudden passing of well-known GAA Official, livelong Gael and parish senior citizen, Sean Murnane, (The Bog), Gregane, Caherconlish on Sunday last. Funeral arrangements have just come to hand at the time of writing these notes and a full account of his obsequies will be published next week. Sincere sympathy is tendered to his wife Teresa and family and to the extended Murnane family on his passing. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy is offered to Michael Collins, Carmel and Family, Boskill and the extended Collins family on the passing of Michael’s brother, the late Paul Collins, late of Woodview Park, Limerick and formerly of Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick. The late Paul was ex Hon Secretary of the Munster Rugby Junior Committee. May he rest in peace.
Monster Coffee Morning: A coffee morning will take place in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish on next Tuesday, September 17, with Limerick Live 95fm in attendance. This event is for a wonderful charity, The Children’s Ark at University Hospital, Limerick and the CARI Foundation. Your support is very much needed for this worthy fundraiser. It is timed for 9am to 12.30. Our parishioners and those of our neighbouring parishes have always shown tremendous generosity towards these particular causes and hoping to see as many of you as possible at the event. Last year, our fundraising for these two organisations reached a high four figure sum.
Seisiun Returns: The Caherconlish/Caherline Seisiun Group is back after the Summer break at the Millennium Centre on next Wednesday September 18. The evening’s entertainment gets under way at 9pm and finishes at 12 midnight. Now that the long nights are fast approaching and you want to show off this Summer’s tan, then the place to party, sing, dance and enjoy the craic is at the Millennium. All are welcome.
Church Car Park: Caherconlish Church car park received a new top dressing on Saturday last. This is a most welcome development and thanks are extended to the local area engineer, John Sheehan, for allocating the necessary funding for this work. The car park had been showing the worst of wear over time due to heavy vehicular usage. Parking lanes will be positioned this weekend and this will bring some order and organisation to the location.
Road Re-surfacing: A number of locations in Caherconlish where traffic had weakened or eroded the surfaces received a welcome makeover with the laying of high grade top dressing earlier this week.
Fund Allocation: Ballyhoura Development has contributed €150 towards the on-going work in the village clean-up.
Village Clean-up: The feedback from everybody regarding the Village Clean-up has been highly positive and this is just shows the tremendous goodwill and positivity that has always been simmering just below the surface ready to burst forth. Thanks to everyone. As a result there are very few properties left to paint in the place.
Maranatha Prayer Ministry: invites you for the Healing Retreat through the ministry of Rev. Patrick Walsh, CSsr, and Eddie Stones on Sunday 15 September, 2013 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea afterwards in Hall. All welcome.
Caherline National School: Caherline NS will hold a Wellie Walk on Sunday, September 29. The day will commence with Mass in Caherline Church at 10am and this will be followed by the official opening of the new classrooms. The Wellie Walk will commence directly afterwards. It is hoped that all members of the community and past pupils will attend to celebrate the opening of the new classrooms and participate in the fun side of this event and wear your willies. As this is a fundraising event for the school, tickets will be on sale on the day and they can also be got from parents of the school. 1st prize €200 cash, 2nd prize 7” Tablet, 3rd Prize Kindle e-reader. Looking forward to seeing you all on the day.
Steeple/Old Church Repairs: Work has recommenced on the repairs to the old church building at Caherconlish during the week. This is very much welcomed by all local heritage interests.
Limerick Volunteer Centre: www.volunteerlimerick.ie (LVC) is charged with the positive development of volunteering throughout the entire city and county of Limerick. With an eye to the future they are constantly looking at innovative ways to increase the quality and level of young people’s engagement with their communities. To this end they are facilitating a special two day event aimed at Limerick’s third level students called “Pit Stop”. Delivered in association with Common Purpose the idea is to encourage young people to look at their responsibilities and potential within their own community and then harness it along with their local Community Council/Development Association.
The course itself will take place over two full days in Limerick city centre on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th October 2013 and the idea of this correspondence is to give your community time to find the right young person to represent you. They can only accept one nomination as there are only about 30 places available. You can nominate by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 087 7387481 clearly stating the name, contact number, email address and community of the nominee.
The local Ballyhoura office at High Street (Monica) can be contacted on this as well.
VIDES Ireland: Vides Ireland is part of an international Voluntary Organisation and promotes voluntary service. It has as its focus the protection of human rights, especially those of women, children and young people all over the world. It is an integral part of the work carried on by the Salesian Sisters.
Through VIDES is offered, to young people 20 years and upwards, the opportunity to go abroad to a developing country where the Salesian Sisters and communities are engaged in meaningful work in Africa and India. Should you be considering giving a short term or long term commitment to working in the developing world next summer in a Salesian environment, you are welcome to join others in the first phase of preparation on Saturday 28 September. For further information contact Sr. Dympna (086 3708652)
Knock Shrine Visit: Padre Pio Day at Knock Shrine on Sunday September 15 Coach will leave Caherconlish at 8am. Fare is €17. Names to be given to Kitsy at Post Office as soon as possible.
NEW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: St Vincent De Paul - The aim of the Vincent de Paul Organisation is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. The Society operates in small groups, called “Conferences”, based on local parishes which meet regularly and their work is usually concentrated on local visiting. There is a need to establish a new Conference between Murroe, Pallasgreen and Caherconlish. Would you consider becoming a volunteer for this great work? You might also know somebody who would like to help. You will be provided with training and support from the Limerick Office. You are invited to an initial meeting on Wednesday 11th September 8.00 pm at Fr. Roy’s. A follow up meeting on Monday 16th September 8.00 pm in Millennium Centre will bring together the volunteers from each of the above parishes to form a new Conference.