CHURCH AFFAIRS: The reader for 7:30pm Mass this Saturday evening in Ashford is Trish McEnery Noonan with Eucharistic Ministers Bernie Fitzpatrick and Sheila Ahern and basket collector Maurice McAuliffe.
The reader for the 10:30am Mass in Raheenagh on Sunday morning is Helen Forde with Eucharistic Ministers Margaret Harnett and Joan King and basket collector Patsy Cunningham.
The Mass server for Ashford to commence on Sunday is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon.
SOCIAL: Tournafulla parish social takes place at Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday December 13th four course hot meal at 8:30pm followed by dancing to Michael Collins and his band a great night in store and all welcome to join the celebrations.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: The West Limerick Set Dancing club are holding their Christmas Party at the G.A.A. Clubhouse Abbeyfeale on Saturday December 21st to commence at 9pm. Music by Donie Nolan so skip along for a most enjoyable evening.
CARBOOT SALE: Next Car boot sale and indoor market is taking place on Sunday November 24th and all the proceeds from same go to W.L.102fm. The venue is the Community Centre Newcastle West and all details from 069-66200 and all welcome to browse.
FUNDRAISER: A fundraising ceili in aid of West Limerick 102fm takes place in the Community Centre Knockaderry this Friday evening November 22nd. The event will commence at 9:30pm to the music of Donie Nolan. Teas and coffees served to all and many spot prizes to be won on the night.
KNOCK: Killeedy patrons note the Broadford night vigil at Knock Shrine will take place on December 7th and to book your seat in the bus contact to Kitty Duggan Broadford at 063-84167 or Kay Lordan Dromcollogher at 063-83304.
CHARITY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The annual switching on of the charity lights at Tony Noonan’s Templeglantine will take place on Friday November 22nd at 7:00pm. It is free for everyone and as usual any donations will go to local charities. Tony and his family invite everyone to come along and get into the Christmas spirit.
CRAFT FAIR: Dromcollogher Community Hall committee is holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday November 24th starting at 10:00am. Anyone wishing to have a stall at the Fair please contact Mary Lynch on 087-9978000. The Community Hall Monster Draw tickets are still available from committee members at €10 each or three tickets for €20 so if your not in you can’t win. So bigi ann.
THE STORY OF LOURDES: On Monday November 25th Bishop Brendan Leahy will be launching the new book by Fr Micheal Liston, entitled ‘Come and See- The Story of Lourdes’ at Mary Immaculate College. Fr. Micheal will be signing the book from 6:45pm. The launch begins at 7:15pm with light refreshments afterwards. All proceeds on the night will go towards the Limerick Lourdes Invalid Fund.
SUE RYDER: The Sue Ryder Shop in Maiden Street is running low on stock and the proprietors are appealing to the community to donate the best of what they no longer need clothes, shoes, bags, costume jewellery, unwanted gifts/prizes, but due to space restrictions they are unable to accept books CDs or toys. For regular updates find them and friend them on Facebook-Sue Ryder Foundation is a not for profit charity, introduced to Ireland in 1978. The aim of the foundation is to provide a safe and secure environment for older people. Age brings with it many challenges, but for many people, a nursing home is not always the ideal solution. The Sue Ryder Foundation offers its residents the opportunity to continue living independently within a more supported environment.
SALE OF WORK/MARKET: The annual sale of work in Templeglantine always well supported by Killeedy patrons will take place on Friday November 29th at Halla Inse Bhan. The event will commence at 7:30pm with Santa Claus and all support most welcome.
Another most enjoyable event is the annual Broadford Christmas Market which takes place this year on Sunday December 8th straight after 9:30am Mass. This has always been a well-supported fundraising event with the whole community getting involved. Any business people wishing to book a stall to display their goods and crafts for sale on the day contact Mary Lee Geary at 063-84019.
LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development Lotto results from November 14th with numbers drawn 6, 16, 20 and 26 and there was no jackpot or match three drawn the four €30 lucky dip winners were: John Kennedy Castlemahon seller John Lane, John Kennedy Castlemahon seller John Lane, Willie O’Brien seller Willie O’Brien, Lisa O’Flynn seller Neil Casey.
This week’s draw takes place this Thursday night at The Village Inn in Ashford for a jackpot of €8,100 and all are welcome to contact any committee member for draw entry.
CARDS: The Tuesday night card winners from the Hall in Raheenagh were first prize €140 and second prize €100 divided among Annie and Crissie, Kitty and Pat, Joan and Mary with Peg and Marie. The table prizes at €20 per table were Margaret and Eileen, Mike and Danny, Joe and Catherine. The raffle winners were €50 John Mulvihill €30 Donal Mulcahy, €20 Sean Bowen and €20 to John Newman.
The winners from Friday night’s social game at The Village Inn were Rita Kelly Mauricetown and William Walsh Ashford. It’s nice to be a winner at any time.
REMEMBRANCE MASS: The annual remembrance Mass with the candle lighting ceremony for all who died in the parish in the last 12 months takes place this Friday in Ashford church at 7pm.