KILLALOE TEENAGER TRAVELS TO EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: From November 4 to November 9 Aoife Watson, together with teenagers from up to thirty-five European countries, will debate aspects of the topic “Young Energy for Europe” at the 2013 European Youth Parliament (EYP) in The Hague, seat of the Dutch Government. Aoife is daughter of Una and Brendan, Newtown, Killaloe and is a Leaving Certificate student at St. Anne’s Community College.
FÉILE EILE: Féile Eile, - Killaloe/Ballina Children’s Arts Festival – will run from October 16 to 20. The ‘Schools’ Summit’ opening event will take place at the Lakeside Hotel on Wednesday (16th). The main weekend gets underway with the ever-popular Free Fun Day on Saturday (19th) from 10am to 3pm at St Anne’s Community College. While this day is free of charge participating children must register online at www.musicintheglen.ie
On Sunday (20) the action moves back to the Lakeside Hotel where a Children’s Community Orchestra rehearsal will be held at 12.30 pm. any child who plays tin whistle, strings, keyboard, shakers etc is welcome to come and join in this rehearsal. The tune is “Oh Susanna” that explores just three chords in key of D. This group will perform as part of the Great Big Children’s Gig later that day at 3.30pm. At 5pm the Musical Menagerie will take the stage – an acclaimed puppet, theatre and music show.
All events are free. Any queries should be directed to Diane at 086 8830085.
CHURCH NEWS:The National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Group will work in the Killaloe diocese during October towards the formation/training of a lay diocesan committee. The purpose of this committee is to set up a system of viable weekly Adoration in every parish that requests it or to consolidate and expand Adoration in parishes where it is already in place. A preliminary meeting will take place in Bunratty Castle Hotel on this Saturday, October 12th from 9.30am to 12 noon. Anyone interested in this initiative is invited to attend. Further information is available at Killaloe Parish Office.
MENTAL HEALTH TALK: As part of the Mental Health Week, the Samaritans will deliver a talk at the Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre on Friday, October 11th at 10.30am. The talk will outline the services that the Samaritans provide and the promotion of positive mental health. All are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre on 061 374741.
DRAMA GROUP: Quay Players amateur drama group is busy rehearsing for its Autumn production at Quay Arts on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Under the direction of Pauline Hartigan, they are working on ‘A Galway Girl’ by Geraldine Aron and ‘Call Girls’ by David Muncaster. Seating limited so to avoid disappointment book your seats now on 061 622487.
CRAFT MARKET: Following on from its launch last August, Quay Arts Indoor Craft Market will take place this Sunday, October 13 from12 noon to 4pm. This event will provide a great opportunity to meet local crafters and get lots of ideas for Christmas.
RECRUITMENT AT WATERMAN’S: The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland is currently recruiting a ‘bank’ of nurses/ healthcare assistants to be located in Waterman’s Lodge Daycare and Respite Centre and who will report to the Centre Manager. Experience in dementia care and relevant qualifications are essential. You are requested to submit an up-to-date CB and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before October 18th..
KILLALOE-BALLINA ANGLERS: Last Sunday’s Pike Trolling competition was sponsored by Sean Collins and the Presentation of Prizes was held in Mills’ Bar. The club wishes to thank Sean for his continued sponsorship and Anthony and Anne for the welcome food provided after a great, but somewhat damp day on the lake.
The Heaviest Pike award went to Ger Mc Keogh and Liam Floyd (13 lb 10 oz): Michael and Diarmuid Kelly won the ‘heaviest bag’ award (13 lb 14 oz) while Tomás Haskett and Michael Fitzpatrick caught the second heaviest pike. Juvenile winner was Jamie Hanly.
This Sunday’s competition, - pike trolling – is the David Conroy Memorial and is sponsored by the Conroy family. Fishing will run from 10am with Presentation of Prizes at Mills’ Bar at 7pm. The weigh point is Sally Bay.