Church News: Mass in Broadford for the month of November will be on Sunday mornings at 9.30am. The reader on Sunday morning November 24th is Marion Brosnan, Knocktooch and the Eucharistic Ministers are Tom O’Brian and Helen Pierce.
Bereavements: Our sympathy is extended to Timmy and Teresa O’Connor and family Springfield on the death of Timmy’s brother Tommie in Morecambe Lancashire in England. Tommie who went to England in the early 1970’s to Manchester and the firm he worked for took him to many parts of the world over the years. He always loved to return home and meet his school pals, neighbours and friends. His wife passed away only last year and we extend our sympathy to his daughters Sarah and Kathleen and also to his sisters, Mary and family in Firies Co. Kerry, Ita and family Manchester, and his brother Mick and family in Manchester and to all his relatives, neighbours and friends at home and abroad. Ar deis lámh Dé go raibh an anam dilis. We also extend our sympathy to Jim O’Connor. his sister Dolly O’Sullivan and all their families in Dromcollogher on the death of their brother Dan in England recently and to Dan Molyneaux and family Farrihy Dromcollgher on the death of his brother Mossie in Listowel. Solas na Flaitheas ar an anamacha go léir.
Broadford Gathering DVD: There was a slight delay in the delivery of the Gathering DVD owing to a production glitch, so now it is hoped that it will be available at the Post Office and Moloney’s Foodstore this week. The DVD includes action from the following events: the Day at the Forge, the Folklore Collection and Memorabilia in the Library, the Jazz night, the Fancy Dress Ball, the Rambling House, the unveiling of the Archbishop Duhig plaques and signpost, the Forestry Mass and much more. Cost €10.
Broadford Musical: Would you like to sing in the chorus of next year’s Broadford Musical? If you are 14 years or over and would like to be involved in the 2014 musical, Showboat, text 087-1383527 and you will be contacted before rehearsals begin. Up to 30 male and female singers are needed.
Night Vigil at Knock: The parish 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.
Easy Food Home-Cook Hero Awards: Congratulations to Cathy Foley, Meadbh McCarthy and Neasa Fahy who took part in the Easy Food Home –Cook awards which were held at the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin last week. All are students of Hazelwood College and well done for qualifying for the event which was screen on TV 3 on Saturday last. The judging panel of Kevin Dundon and Catherine Fulvio were very impressed by the cooking skills and presentation by each of the girls.
Noonan’s Wonderland of Christmas Lights: Noonan’s of Templeglantine 2013 Christmas Spectacular Wonderland of Lights will adorn the night sky this week-end around Tullig North when the big switch on will be made this Friday evening November 22nd at 7 o’clock, all to help fundraise for several local charities and will continue until Sunday January 12th 2014. The charities to benefit this year are The Brothers of Charity Newcastle West, Foynes, Adare Branch of Alzheimer’s Society, Milford Care Centre, Acquired Brain Injury, Castleisland Co. Kerry. There will be a special Christmas Party for the kids with Santa on Saturday December 7th at 5pm. The Noonan family of Tony, Hannah and Siobhán wish everyone a happy and holy Christmas and also wish to thank you all for your generous support over the years.
Christmas Market: The annual Broadford Christmas Market 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 supplying a variety of baked goods, farm produce, etc. and we are asking you to keep up the good work again this year. We will again have the now famous Broadford Breakfast Roll for sale, supplied with a cup of tea or coffee which is always a welcome sight on the cold and frosty mornings of December. 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.
Active Retirement News: The weekly meetings continue every Monday nights starting at 7.30pm in the Day Care Centre. The past few weeks we have very interesting talks and advice from a variety of people and organizations like Fire Brigade Officers, a Health Foods Expert, Upholstery maintenance and Candle Making. Last week had a most enlightening and interesting talk and advice on several subjects from a Solicitor. Coming up we have arranged for a demonstration on Hair and Beauty and a talk on Fashion. Our Christmas Party is arranged for the Corbett Court on Saturday December 14th; all interested in travelling give your name as soon as possible to Ita O’Keeffe at 063/84154 so final arrangements can be made.
Mackey Stand Draw: The final draw of the Limerick County G.A.A. Club Draw formally known as the Mackey Stand Draw will take place on Friday December 6th at the Weigh Inn Ballysheedy. All local members contact your promoter before that date and complete your payment for this year.
GAA News: Well done to the U 21 football team who has qualified for the knock out stages of the County Premier championship after a good win over Bruff under lights at Martinstown during the week. The Lottery Draw; the Drom/Broadford lottery draw held on Monday night November 11th at the Corner House Bar and the numbers drawn were: 7, 13, 16 and 23. The jackpot prize of €8,600 was not won. The Match 3 prize of €250 was not won. The lucky dips of €50 each were won by Mary Sheehan Dromcollogher and Hannah O’Connor Tullylease. Next week’s Jackpot is €8,700 (win or share) and the match 3 prize is €300 (win or share) will be held in Begley’s Bar Broadford. Tickets are available at €2 each or 3 for €5 from committee members, at the box in the square or all business premises.
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. The draw which is in conjunction with Bóthar takes place on November 24th at 2pm. Tickets are €10 each or 3 for €20.
Cards at Neenans: William O’Gorman Milford and Eanna O’Connell Buttavant were the winners at the weekly 45 card drive at Neenans on Monday night November 4th with 9 games. The runners up with 7 games each was shared by John Conway Newcastle West & Joe Mullane Castlemahon and Timmy Murphy Broadford & Pat Gilbourne Kilmeedy with 7 games. The spot prize winners were Danny Barry Ashford & John Ahern Coolaleen. The raffle prizes were won by 1st. Prize €35 Willie O’Gorman. 2nd Prize winner of €20 was Con Ahern Ratheenagh. 3rd Prize winner of €10 was Tom Ahern Ratheenagh. The winners on Monday night November 11th were Sean and Mary Biggane Lois Dara Broadford with 9 games. Runners up were John Conway Newcastle West & Joe Mullane Castlemahon. Dan Barry Ashford and John Ahern Coolaleen won the spot prize. The raffle winners were 1st €35 John Ahern Coolaleen. 2nd prize €20 Martin Flynn Bunoke and 3 prize €10 John Ahern Coolaleen.
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 CD’s 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.