COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE: Enrolment for Courses in the Ballybrown/Clarina Resource Centre will take place on this Thursday, September 5, 7-8pm. Courses will run, subject to sufficient numbers. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 086 0795308 if you are interested.
CHOIR PRACTICE: Commencing on Tuesday, September 10 at 8pm in Ballybrown Church. New Members Welcome.
ORAL HISTORY TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Recording Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email@example.com
FEENAGH/KILMEEDY GATHERING EVENT: The Feenagh/Kilmeedy Heritage Committee is hosting a two day celebration of their rich local heritage to mark Gathering 2013 on Friday September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The celebration will kick off at 8pm on Friday, September 20 in the Feenagh Community Centre where Professor Liam Irwin will deliver a talk on the History of Feenagh/Kilmeedy Parish. The evening’s events will also feature a slideshow display and a range of memorabilia dating back to the 1830’s including old photographs, letters and a video on the old creamery. This will be followed on Saturday, September 21 by a local heritage walk, again led by Professor Irwin starting at the new school in Feenagh and tracing the history and stories behind the various houses and structures between the new and old school which is now the newly redeveloped community centre. Both events will incorporate a social element with refreshments available and an opportunity for people to share their knowledge of the history of the local area. Events are free of charge and open to all with a special invitation to former parishioners living around Ireland & abroad!
KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: The Annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey will be held on Sunday, September 29. Previous outings have proved to be most enjoyable occasions. Mr. Philip Lynch of Kilkenny will be tour guide for the day. Those interested in travelling on this outing please contact Pat O’Donovan Newcastlewest & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387, Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20 per person.
BALLYBROWN CLARINA COMMUNITY GAMES: Following on from the Rounders success in the National finals recently, a fun tournament will be held in Ballybrown next Sunday, September 8. It will include an adult match against St Senans, children’s rounders matches and also throw ball matches. Everyone is welcome and it gives an opportunity to try out throw ball as we will hope to develop an u11 throw-ball team for next year’s competitions. There will be a BBQ also. This promises to be a fun event for all the family. Kick off will be 12.00 and hopefully our fine spell of weather will continue for the day.