PÓSADH: The wedding took place in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Templeglantine on Saturday last between Siobhán Sexton, Glenshesk, Templeglantine and Patrick Pearse, O’Briens Bridge, Co Clare. Chief celebrant at the wedding ceremony was Fr Tom Hurley, assisted by Fr Charles O’Neill and Fr Stanley. The wedding reception took place afterwards in The Devon Inn Hotel. Siobhán is daughter of John Joe and Maura Sexton, Glenshesk. We wish the happy couple every blessing. Comhghairdeas ó chroí leo agus guíimid gach rath orthu ina saol pósta.
PARENTS AGM: The Templeglantine National School Parents Council is holding its AGM on this Thursday, 3rd October in the school hall at 8.30pm. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to put forward new ideas and find out more about what the council does. The Parents Council appreciates the support of all parents and look forward to seeing a very good attendance on Thursday night.
CHAMPIONSHIP WIN: Congratulation to the Templeglantine Junior B hurling team on winning the West Limerick title on Saturday last at Dromcolliher. After a very exciting contest they were on level terms with Fehanagh-Castlemahon at the end of normal time but had a comfortable win in extra time. We say well done to the under 12 comogie team on their impressive victory over Crecora in the county semi-final on Monday evening last. They now face near neighbours Newcastle West in the County Final. Déanaimid comhghairdeas leo.
COMHALTAS AGM: The Teampall an Ghleanntáin Comhaltas craobh will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday of next week, October 9th in Halla Inse Bhán at 7.45pm. It is the start of a new season and it is very important that there is a good attendance. The past year has been a successful one with classes being organised in music, dancing and singing, participation in a great variety of events including Fleadhanna Cheoil up to All Ireland level, Seisiún etc. Members are asked to come along to the AGM and help to get the new season off to a good start and there will also be a céad míle fáilte for new members or anyone who would like to help out in any way. Ní neart go cur le chéile
BAKE SALE SUCCESS: The Bake Sale in aid of the Children’s Ward in Limerick Regional Hospital which took place in Halla Inse Bhán after mass on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning last was very successful. It is a very worthy cause and the support given was very much appreciated. People were very generous in the giving of their time in the cooking and baking for the occasion and also the donation of raffle prizes. It also provided a very homely social occasion where the mass-goers sat down and enjoyed a chat over a cup of tea. The event organisers, Kate, Catherine and Máiréad wish to say Míle buíochas to all who supported the occasion in any way.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily mass in the local church will be at the usual times this week, Monday and Friday at 7.00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am. The Saturday evening mass takes place at 6.00pm and on Sunday morning at 10.30pm. Friday next is the First Friday of the month and confessions will be available before and after evening mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place from 5.00pm up to mass time. The anniversary mass for Matthew Dillane is on Wednesday, for Joan O’Donoghue on Friday, for Maurice Leahy on Saturday evening and for Mary Ita Sugars on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
Charity CÉILÍ: A Charity Céilí in aid of the Fr Chriss O’Donnell mission fund in St. Patrick’s parish in Argentina will take place at the Devon Inn Hotel on Saturday, November 2nd with music supplied by the Templeglantine Comhaltas Céilí Band, further details in the coming weeks.
MACRA NA FEIRME: Young people of the locality, male and female are invited to join Macra na Feirme this Autumn. Macra is holding an information night at Halla Inse Bhán on this Thursday, October 3rd at 8.30pm and young people between the ages of 17 and 35 are invited to come along and find out more about the organisation and its activities.
TIDYTOWNS REPORT (CONTINUED): Tidiness (30) 20 You didn’t submit any information under this category. Templeglantine generally presents a neat and tidy appearance. There are disused poles in the flower bed as you approach the school from Abbeyfeale. Are there plans for these? Otherwise they should be removed. There is a speed limit sign on the road to the GST that is missing its top. There is a lovely beech hedge along your main road, just keep an eye that the weeds don’t encroach. The old black disused sign should be removed from the Halla entrance. You are commended for the neat appearance of the back area of the hall. This is visible from the bring centre and entrance to GST. The junction of Main Rd/Rd to Maple Grove appeared a little untidy.
Sustainable Waste and Resource Management (20) 7 You didn’t submit any information under this category. The main thrust of this category is how we can help reduce waste in the community by preventing it, then how we can reuse and recycle the rest. Please have a look at the new guidelines where you should get one or two ideas to implement for next year. As a minimum you should state here the status of the local school in relation to the Green Flag. Does it have a green flag and what stage is it at? There are very close links between this programme and some TidyTowns categories so you can help each other. You should also mention any water or energy saving measures, e.g. for watering plants/flowers during summer season. Does the school run any walk/cycle to school promotions? This cuts down on your carbon footprint and your traffic! We acknowledge this may not be practical in Templglantine as the school is in such a busy spot!
SEMINAR: A seminar titled “OUR YOUTH MATTER” will take place at the Devon Inn Hotel on Tuesday next, October 8, tosnú 7.00pm and all interested are welcome to attend. The event is being organised by Abbeyfeale and District Initative in conjunction with Limerick Social Service Council and as well as a number of eminent speakers there will be an input on the night from transition year students of Colaiste Íde agus Iosef.