Feb 9

KILLEEDY: Eileen Walsh

DATE: February 4th

CONTACT NUMBER: 069-85320/087-6650056

EMAIL ADDRESS: Walsheileen@rocketmail.com


Down Syndrome Ireland are hosting an education seminar to make parents aware of the primary education of children with Down Syndrome. The event will take place on February 9th at Bewley’s Hotel in Leopardstown. The seminar will cover the many and different questions that parents ask and all information they should know when considering the best place to commence their academic and social education. For more information all are welcome to contact nuala@downsyndromecentre.ie or telephone 01661 8000.


The Mass server for St Ita’s church Ashford to commence next Sunday February 10th is Valerie Shanahan Gortnaclohy.

The reader for evening Mass in Ashford this Saturday evening is Mary Nolan with Eucharistic Ministers Maura Kenny and Willie Mulcahy and basket collector Michael Manley.

The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Sunday morning is Michael Keating with Eucharistic Ministers Margaret Keating and Noreen Collins and basket collector Murty Mulcahy.


The 12th annual Lollipop Day in aid of The Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) will take place on Friday February 22nd and Saturday February 23rd. This Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide in an effort to raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. If anyone is interested in volunteering their services for this fundraiser contact www.lollipopday.ie or Lollipop day’s Facebook or Twitter page.


Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer broadcaster at the station is invited to participate in a 12 week training programme to develop the skills to produce and present high quality programming for the community station. Topics will include: role of community radio, radio presenting, researching for radio, role of the producer, technical skills and news and current affairs. This course is free of charge. For further information and an application form contact Connie Broderick on 069-66200 or email conniebroderick@gmail.com. Registration deadline is now due.


May God grant you many years to live

For sure he must be knowing

The earth has angels all too few

And Heavens over flowing


Catholic Schools week this year was from January 27th to February 3rd and the theme of the week this year was ‘the community of Faith, sharing the good news’ the aim being to highlight and celebrate the week of passing on the faith especially in Catholic Schools. In conjunction with same Scoil Ide Naofa Raheenagh invited all grandparents to a grandparents day on Friday February 1st. The day was a massive success and a very enjoyable event the teachers input on the day was of the highest standard with their pupils all displaying skills and talents with music song and questions and responses to the grandparents. A lively discussion in each classroom where the past mingled with present times a learning curve for the pupils and also the grandparents. Teas and refreshments courtesy of the parents were delicious, a testimony to their deep involvement in their children’s education. God bless all in Scoil Naofa Raheenagh an excellent seat of wisdom, may it continue from strength to strength.


Killeedy GAA are delighted to announce that their new website will be launched in the next few weeks. This will be a website not just for the GAA club but for the whole parish. Camogie, Bord Na nOg, a Club Shop as well as all the local parish notes will appear on this site weekly. At present the data is being put into the website so if you have photo’s recent match reports or any other items you think might be of interest then please email them to killeedywebsite@gmail.com or contact Patrick Cremin. The more information we receive, the better the website will be. There will be a launch night coming up shortly to where people will be able to have a look at the site before it goes live. You can also follow Killeedy GAA on Facebook and Twitter at killeedygaa.


The West Limerick Medjugorje Prayer Group are organising a pilgrimage to Medjugorje for a week from July 27th to August 3rd. They fly out from Dublin Airport with Marian Pilgrimages. The cost ex Dublin for the week, bed and breakfast and evening dinner is €659. If a deposit is paid before 17th February you get €50 off. While there you will experience three days of the Youth Festival which is really a powerful experience. Fr Richard Keane will be the spiritual director. For further information contact Mary Keating on 069-60375 or Paddy Geary on 087-6247672.


The Munster finals of Ceol an Geimhridh 2012/2013 will take place in Community Centre Cappamore, Co. Limerick on Sunday February 17th. CCE, Maigh Rua/An Cheapach Mhor is the hosting branch. Qualifiers from the counties of Munster will compete against each other in music dancing, singing and storytelling competitions for ultimate provincial honours.


A hearty congratulations to Friday night card winners from The Village Inn Ashford namely Martin Sheehan Newcastle West and Oliver Cunningham Raheenagh.2. Tim Burke Broadford and Martin Stokes Glenduff.


The first fundraising car boot sale and indoor market of 2013 for WL102fm will take place on Sunday February 17th at the Community Centre, Newcastle West from 8-2pm. Gates open 7.30am. Sellers admission for car €7, car and trailer €10, all Vans cost €10. Buyers admission €2 and children under 16 accompanied by an adult are free. Further information contact 069 66200 or 087 6866450.

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