Shannon Oct 5

CRAFT FAIR: A meeting is being held in Sean Lemass Library on Tuesday October 15 at 7pm for all those wishing to participate in this year’s Christmas Craft Fair in the Library. Contact Shannon Library on 061 364266 for more information.

CRAFT FAIR: A meeting is being held in Sean Lemass Library on Tuesday October 15 at 7pm for all those wishing to participate in this year’s Christmas Craft Fair in the Library. Contact Shannon Library on 061 364266 for more information.

THRIFT SHOP: The New Life Thrift Shop is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10.30am to in Kincora Apartments. All proceeds go to Casa Hogar Orphanage Mexico. Quality second-hand clothes, shoes, books, household items on sale.

RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy to the family of Mary Conway, Clonlohan, Newmarket on Fergus who was buried on Wednesday following funeral mass in SS John & Paul church. To Hugh Campbell, Finian Park on the death of his sister Catherine McKensie, Glasgow. To Pat O’Brien of the teaching staff of St. Conaire’s School on the death of his father John O’Brien, Drumline who was buried on Tuesday. To Clem Garvey, Tullyglass Hill on the death of his brother Brian Garvey, Nova Scotia, Canada, who died on Wednesday. May they rest in peace.

ST CONAIRES: The official opening and blessing of the new Extension in St. Conaire’s School will take place on Thursday morning at 11am.

PUBLIC MEETING: A public meeting was organised for Tuesday evening in the Oakwood Arms for residents to express their concern about the dreadful odour throughout the town. The main questions will be the cause and what can be done about it?

FIRST COMMUNION: Enrolment Masses for children preparing for First Holy Communion as follows: Saturday at 6.30pm mass – Gael Scoil Donncha Rua Sunday at 10am mass – St. Conaire’s School, both ceremonies will be held in SS John & Paul church

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: The Diocese of Killaloe is establishing a Diocesan Team to promote and consolidate Eucharistic Adoration throughout every Parish. A special information meeting will be held in Bunratty Castle Hotel on Saturday 12 October at 10am to 12 noon. As Shannon Parish is one of the parishes that has Eucharistic Adoration, parishioners are encouraged to attend this Meeting so as to be a source of encouragement to other Parishes to start. If interested please give your name to Fr. Tom Ryan.

MINISTERS: A Talk for Eucharistic Ministers will be presented by Fr. Brendan Coffey OSB, Glenstal in the Jubilee Chapel of Mary Immaculate church on Wednesday night at 8pm.

WEDDINGS: Congratulations to Seamus Morris, Tullyvarraga Court and Wendy Jones, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Rathvilly onFriday.

COUNSELLING: The Shannon Family Resource Centre offer low cost counselling to people who need it within the Shannon Community. Contact 061 707600 to further details.

YOUNG PRIESTS: The St. Joseph’s young priests’ society meeting will be held in SS John and Paul church on Monday evening at 7.30pm

COOK-IT: Shannon Family Resource Centre is running a six week Cook-It Programme for 6 weeks on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30am. The cost is €20. Phone the Centre on 061 707600 for further details.

NOVENA: The Matt Talbot Novena got underway on Tuesday night. The second session will be held on Tuesday night at 7pm in Ss John & Paul church. The speakers will be Maura and Harry Sharkey, Derry, parents of Joanne, who died by suicide. A warm welcome is extended to all. Petitions and prayers of thanks can be sent to the shrine in the church or on the special online petition form on

FIRST ANNIVERSARY: The First Anniversary mass for Austin Collins, Tullyglass Hill will be on Saturday 12 noon in Mary Immaculate church.

MONTHS MIND: The months mind mass for Jimmy Barry, Rossbracken will be on this Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Ss John & Paul church.

EXHIBITON: Local artist Colin Thickbroom is holding an exhibition of his paintings in the Library during the month of October. Originally from Yorkshire, Colin retired with his family to Shannon having worked as a graphic artist all his life.

Following the loss of his wife Joyce, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, Colin has been involved in several fundraising events on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society.

This exhibition has about thirty paintings and several pieces of pottery. He is also including works by friends and colleagues from around the world. All proceeds from the sale of paintings will go to the Ennis branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. The exhibition was officially opened on Tuesday night.

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