Croom Sept 14

IRISH BUSINESS DIASPORA PLAYING THEIR PART: The Irish Business Diaspara will be hosting a Business gathering in London which takes place on October 31st at London’s Dorchester Hotel. The event is the culmination of a series of business events which will be taking place in the U.K. Ireland and the United States. The purpose of these gatherings where it will be showcasing the success and the contribution of Irish business leaders and companies in Britain across industries such as construction, manufacturing, tourism, sales and marketing. In attendance will be almost 150 Irish business people who have committed to be part of economic development in Ireland. The Irish Post has recently become an investor in the Irish Voice and also the Irish American magazine. The Irish Voice newspaper is a sister publication of Irishcentral.com and worldirish.com, the two largest Irish diaspora websites have announced the decision to merge with the backing of World Irish shareholders including Denis O’Brien, Dermot Desmond, Chris Horn and Terry Clune. The new website will operate as irishcentral.com and will have offices in New York and Dublin and London. The combined entity will have over 2 million unique visitors monthly making it by far the biggest Irish Diaspora website. This will create a super site for the 70 million Irish worldwide in the U.S, Britain, Canada, Asia and at home in Ireland. The correspondent of the Croom Notes will be in attendance as part of the gathering having had an involvement with the Irish Diaspora for over 30 years.

IRISH BUSINESS DIASPORA PLAYING THEIR PART: The Irish Business Diaspara will be hosting a Business gathering in London which takes place on October 31st at London’s Dorchester Hotel. The event is the culmination of a series of business events which will be taking place in the U.K. Ireland and the United States. The purpose of these gatherings where it will be showcasing the success and the contribution of Irish business leaders and companies in Britain across industries such as construction, manufacturing, tourism, sales and marketing. In attendance will be almost 150 Irish business people who have committed to be part of economic development in Ireland. The Irish Post has recently become an investor in the Irish Voice and also the Irish American magazine. The Irish Voice newspaper is a sister publication of Irishcentral.com and worldirish.com, the two largest Irish diaspora websites have announced the decision to merge with the backing of World Irish shareholders including Denis O’Brien, Dermot Desmond, Chris Horn and Terry Clune. The new website will operate as irishcentral.com and will have offices in New York and Dublin and London. The combined entity will have over 2 million unique visitors monthly making it by far the biggest Irish Diaspora website. This will create a super site for the 70 million Irish worldwide in the U.S, Britain, Canada, Asia and at home in Ireland. The correspondent of the Croom Notes will be in attendance as part of the gathering having had an involvement with the Irish Diaspora for over 30 years.

CROOM DEVELOPMENT MEET AND GREET: Since 2008, Croom Development Association has been working to enhance, support and develop Croom and its environs. But do you really know what the organisation has achieved since then or what it does? Would you like to have a say in what is happening in the town, to have a look at the plans for the Town Park or to talk to those concerned. If so come along to our Meet and Greet Night. This will take place on Thursday, September 12th 2013 at 8pm in the newly opened Enterprise Centre on the Hospital Road. The committee is asking everyone to attend to help to plan for the future for the future of the community. Membership Now Open Membership of Croom Community Development Association is a great way to show your support for the activities and efforts of the organisation and lends weight to the voice of the community. .Members are often closest to the people we want to help, so by registering as a member we can keep you informed of the work and you can have an influence on the direction of the Association. Membership also allows you to vote on motions at the Annual General Meeting and elect the Directors. To become a member please complete the membership forms being distributed with the August Newsletter and return to the Secretary, Croom Development Association, c/o Croom Enterprise Centre before the September 12.

ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Nellie Fitzgerald Cushma, Croom, former Sacristan St. Mary’s Church, Croom on Sat. 7th Sept. The anniversary mass for Kathleen O’Connor, Dohora, Banogue at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue on Sun. 8th Sept. The anniversary mass for James and John Ryan, (Knockainey) at St. Mary’s Church, Croom, Sun. 8th Sept. Prayers for Eily Manning Main St. Dan Murray Ploughlands.

CROOM MACRA: Members Croom Macra offers their sincere condolences to Siobhan Dunne of Ballylanders/Limerick Macra who’s father passed away on September 6th. The following events will take place this weekend if you fancy a road trip: All Welcome to Glanmire Macra’s Know Your Neighbour Cake Sale & Annual Family Fun Day in aid of Upper Glanmire’s Fantastic New Sports Hall :-) Sunday, 15 September 2013 10:30 until 18:00 Knockbridge Vintage Rally and Field Day - Knockbridge, Louth, Ireland in Knockbridge, Louth, Ireland Fane Bridge Macra. Sunday, 15 September 2013 13.00. Lots to do and lots to see for all ages! Vintage Fashion Show, Steam Engines, Sheep Racing, Horse Ploughing, Flower Arranging, Talent Show, Vintage Tractor / Car Display, Vintage Threshing, Working Area, Dog Show, Trade Stands, Novelty Events, Cookery Demonstrations, Bell Hammer, Dipping Duck, Tube Pulling, Sheaf Throwing, 8 vs. 8 Tug of War, Children’s Corner, Puppet Shows, Animal Farm, Live Entertainment and much much more Guaranteed to be a fun day out for all the family. All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to local charities More information 087 2204261 / 086 2578428 or send us a message on Facebook / Email Address - knockbridgevintageclub@hotmail.com

VIDES IRELAND VOLUNTARY WORK: VIDES Ireland is part of an international Voluntary Organisation and promotes voluntary service which has as its focus the protection of human rights, specially 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 we offer young people 20 years and upwards the opportunity to go abroad to a developing country where our 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

10K FUN RUN/WALK: Ballingarry 10k Fun/Run/Walk.In aid of the Suicide Awarness Pieta House Limerick. Sunday 15th of September@ 2pm Registration at Ballingarry hall@ 1.30pm. Sponsorship cards available contact Bridget O’ Keeffe (069) 68487 (086) 0577224 Nora Farragher 069(68119