RECENT DEATH: Following a protracted battle with illness, Theresa Fitzgerald (nee O’Rourke) of Castlegrey and formerly Ardlahan passed away last weekend. Her wake took place at her home on Monday September 9 and her interment followed Mass at the church of St John the Baptist Kilcornan to the local cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her husband Aiden and their daughters, to the O’Rourke family other relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam .
ANNIVERSARIES: Past members of the community who were remembered in recent church services include Maura, Jeremiah and Ciara Hayes. On Sunday September 15, the noon mass will commemorate Dan McMahon and members of the O’Mahony family.
WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12 from 9.30 am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but Pre-booking is essential - First Come, First Served - by contacting Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or email@example.com.
ORAL HISTORY: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS: A twofold reason for celebration is enjoyed by the Farrelly family of Ballinacarriga whose son Keith recently graduated from UL with a BA Degree in Technology of Education. The new graduand’s second cause for celebration and congratulation is his happy pact with Noreen Mann of Patrickswell to enter into the bonds of matrimony. Noreen is daughter of Liam and Margaret and is employed as Midwife in the Mid-Western Maternity Hospital locally.
BINGO: Pallaskenry Playground Committee are having a fundraising Bingo night at the local Community Centre on September 16 at 8.00 pm.
HERITAGE TOUR: Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday September 29. Previous outings have proved to be most enjoyable occasions. Mr Philip Lynch of Kilkenny will be tour guide for the day. Those interested in travelling on this outing please contact either Pat O’Donovan Newcastlewest & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387 or Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20 per person.
COMMUNITY RADIO: Our own West Limerick Community Radio serving the people of West Limerick and running as a voluntary service invites you to their AGM on Tuesday September 24 at 8.00 pm in the Desmond Complex, NCW. Have a say in running this important service.
GROW YOUR OWN: “ Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, (formerly County Limerick VEC) are now enrolling for FETAC 3 ‘Grow your own Vegetables ‘ and FETAC 4 ‘Grow your own Fruit ‘courses in West Limerick. Both courses will take place in Ardagh, on Blackhill Organic Farm, and run one day per week from September 2013 to June 2014. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn how to grow a wide range of delicious foods using organic methods with an emphasis on practical skills and an opportunity to gain certification. To apply for a place on the course please contact the course tutor Marie Tuttle immediately for the September 16 course start on 0863132969.
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on August 26 for a Jackpot of €4,800 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 11, 17, 18 & 26. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by John Hickey, David O’Neill, Eamon Lynch & P Timmons.
SOUTH AFRICAN LINKS: Kilcornan links with the less fortunate in a township in South Africa are a vital source of funding for the feeding programme there. Your chance to continue this great work is available on Sunday September 15 for the ‘Sale of Work/Cake Sale’ from 11.30am to 3.30pm at the Community Centre. There will be lots of raffles on the occasion and Bernadette Hackett is available to advise on the event at 061 393637.
FREE TRAINING: Communities taking part in Tidy Towns or environmental activities in the West Limerick area are invited to take part in a one day training session on Invasive Species which will take place on this coming Saturday September 7 as part of on-going training and support being offer by West Limerick Resources and An Taisce through the West Limerick Tidy Towns Network. Training is free of charge and new members are always welcome. To register interest contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email email@example.com
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Jumbo Gold exercises for the ‘not so young’ with Avril are being organised by Kildimo ICA and will commence shortly. Members & non members welcome Further details from (087)2172225.
BUSINESS TRAINING: Limerick County Enterprise Board are beginning their Autumn Training Schedule in September on a variety of topics related to industry and at various locations. The full programme is available on their website www.lcob.ie
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: A cancer survivors conference will be held on Thursday /Friday Sept 20/21 at AVIVA Stadium Dublin & all patients, survivors & family members are invited . Entry is free and further information available from Avril (01) 2310533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org