May 18

John O’Gorman


John O’Gorman

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word is Katie Shiels Saturday May 18 and Eilís Griffin for Sunday May 19

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word is Katie Shiels Saturday May 18 and Eilís Griffin for Sunday May 19

The Eucharistic Ministers Ann O’Brien and Kathleen O’Carroll for Saturday, Ita O’Shaughnessy & Eilís Griffínfor Sunday.

The Dawn Mass: will be celebrated at St Brigid’s Shrine on Pentecost Sunday May 19, at 6 am. We look forward to meeting you there to continue the custom. We are grateful to the Shier and Kelly family for the continued use of the Holy Well.

First Holy Communion:Congratulations to all the children who received their First Holy Communion last Saturday.

We will have Confirmation in the Church on Wednesday May 29.

As part of the celebration of these two very important sacraments. It is traditional in the Parish that both the Community Council and the Pastoral Council provide light refreshments in the Community Centre for the children and their families. Volunteers are requested to help with the catering. If you are available please contact any committee member.

LOTTO: The Kilcornan lotto results for Saturday May 11.There was no winner of the Jackpot. Lucky dips: Muriel O’Sullivan, Kevin Collins, Nuala Mann and Marion Cantillon. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,500.00.

Parents Council: The parents council are having the fund raising walk next Sunday May 19. Registration is €10 and will take place at the Community Centre Car park at 10am and will include entry into a draw for spot prizes. If you wish to register for the walk only, the fee is €5. The draw will take place in the Coach Inn after the walk, where tea or coffee, scones etc., will be served. The proceeds from the walk this year will be used to improve the toilet facilities, by installing electric hand dryers and various dispensers. Your support will be greatly appreciated. For more information you can contact Gillian Downes.

JUNIOR SOCCER: Well done to the under 10 team who won their section of the Desmond League last Sunday. Congratulations to Cathal Downes, Kevin Walsh, Padraic Hartigan, James Mason and Tom O’Connor from our under 12 team who were on the victorious Desmond League team who defeated Dublin North 1 – 0 in the National semi final, the only goal scored by Cathal Downes.

West Limerick Connects:West Limerick Connects is a free phone call service operating out of three Day Care Centres in West Limerick (Abbeyfeale, Glin and Newcastle West). Through this project, phone calls are made to older people who may be living alone, at a fixed time every week to check on their well-being and inform them of local events and services. If you or anyone you know, would like to receive a weekly phone call, please contact Irene on 069 66298.

SALESIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS WIN COMPANY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION: Salesian College Pallaskenry with their company FARM, was announced winner of the Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2013 hosted at Citi in Dublin. The team will represent Ireland, competing against 32 European teams at the JA Company of the Year Competition in London in July.

With almost 2500 Transition Year students countrywide taking part in Junior Achievement’s Company Programme, this year’s winners proved astute entrepreneurs.

The JA Company programme challenges students to start their own business and mentors them as they move through the entrepreneur’s experience: coming up with ideas, developing from concept to prototype; working to secure financing and other resources thus learning at first-hand what it takes to bring a product to market.

This year, almost 2,500 Transition Year students countrywide participated in the JA Company Programme. In the face of that level of competition, our finalists earned the opportunity to showcase their business acumen at a Trade Fair and to present to a Dragon’s Den-type panel.

As Regional Winners, eight teams from Athlone Community College; Ard Scoil Na Trionoide, Athy; Beech Hill College, Monaghan; St. Columba’s College, Donegal; Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair; Salesian Secondary College, Limerick; C.B.S., Carrick on Suir and Loreto College, Cavan participated in the JA Trade Fair from May 1st to 2nd @ citi. Each worked extremely hard to convince the judges that they deserved to take the national title.

The National Award Winners from Salesian College now go on to represent Ireland at the European Final in London in July and have a hard act to follow as last year’s winners, also from Salesian College Pallaskenry, developed an app to translate between spoken and Irish Sign Language, went on to win the European competition, featured on the Late Late Show and were our guests at the national final this year.

Judges –Oliver Daniels, R&D Leader at Avaya, Tadgh O‘Toole, Managing Director at likecharity and Karina Howley Head of Corporate Responsibility KPMG, were very impressed with the level of competition. They had a tough decision to make after receiving each company’s business plan and listening to a professional business pitch and presentation.

GROW IT YOURSELF: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its May meeting on Thursday May 16, at 7.00 pm in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh, with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be all about foods that may benefit your health (Let food be your Pharmacy). We will also continue our seed / plant swaps so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap.

June, July and August we will be on the road visiting gardens at our usual meeting time. More details at next meeting and in local press over the coming weeks.