Knockainey/Lough Gur Jan 25

LOUGH GUR HIsTORICAL SOCIETY: lecture on Thursday January 23rd at 8.30 in the HoneyFitz Theatre on the subject of “Mary Hickson and the Earls of Desmond” by Gerard O’Carroll (author of book The Earls of Desmond). All are welcome.

LOUGH GUR HIsTORICAL SOCIETY: lecture on Thursday January 23rd at 8.30 in the HoneyFitz Theatre on the subject of “Mary Hickson and the Earls of Desmond” by Gerard O’Carroll (author of book The Earls of Desmond). All are welcome.

CARDS RESULTS: Winners with 10 games Donie Casey & Brendan O’Brien and with 9 games Peg O’Grady & Nora O’Riordan. Table Prizes; Chrissie O’Sullivan & John Sheehan, Joe O’Meara & Norita Winters, Jimmy & Mary O’Connor, Donie & Joan Hannon. Raffle: €50 Sean Madden, €25 Norita Winters, €20 Anne Murphy, €10 Anne Murphy, €10 Pat Naughton, €10 Mary O’Connor.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA : 26th May to 2nd June 2014, for 7 nights staying in Hotel Tres Pastorinhos. Spiritual Director Fr. John Walsh with insurance of €25 if required. €734.00 per person sharing. Discount of €100 if paid in full by Feb 3rd. Further details from Kathleen Hayes 061 368549.

KNOCKAINEY HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY: presents “Walk the Line” a Johnny Cash Tribute Act in St. John’s Church, Knockainey on Saturday February 8th at 8.30pm. Tickets €15. Contact Norma on 087 6803087.

KNOCKAINEY COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM: will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday January 30th at 8.30pm. It is important that all clubs/organisations using the Centre be represented at this meeting. Each club/organisation is asked to send one representative to this meeting.

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: will hold a blood donor clinic in Knockainey Community Centre on Thursday January 23rd from 6pm to 9pm

WEIGHT LOSS: Did you resolve to lose weight, improve your nutrition, exercise and feel better about yourself? I can help! Classes start on Monday 13thJanuary. Call Anna on 087 7917630.

EVENING CLASSES FOR SPRING: in John the Baptist Community School, 061 383173: Art, Digital Photography,Set dancing and Zumba dancing. Registration will take place from 2:00pm - 7:00pm on Thursday 16th January 2014. Classes will commence the following week.

ART CLASSES: for beginners and advanced will resume on Wednesday January 29th at the Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur. Morning class, for ten weeks. Fee €130. For details please contact Robert Ryan 086 881 2929

LIMERICK BIRDWATCH OUTING: to Lough Gur and later on to the Ballingarry area to view the spectacular Murmuration of Starlings- Saturday 25 January 2014. Meet at Lough Gur Visitor Centre at 2pm sharp where you will be given a brief introduction to the Heritage of the Lough Gur Area and then we will walk around the lake and general vicinity to observe some of the water birds present like cormorant, Chinese goose, tufted duck, teal, wigeon, shoveler, coot, moorhen. You can also continue to Ballingarry if you wish to see the Murmuration of Starlings at around 5pm. The starlings have been swooping and swishing in huge numbers already up to 60,000-80,000 approx. If coming along for part or all of the trip do wear warm dark clothing and rain gear.

KNOCKAINEY AFC LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto last week which was held in Jack Lynch’s Bar, Knockainey last Friday night. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 20 & 21. Lucky dip winners 4 x €20: Sinead Leo, Aoife Barron, Sean Keating & Peggy Ryan. Seller’s prize €20: Eileen Barron. The next draw will be held in Moloney’s Bar, Knockainey on Friday 24th January for a jackpot prize of €5600. Tickets on sale from the usual outlets and also online at

GRANAGH PLAYERS: present ‘ The Honey Spike ‘ by Bryan MacMahon, on 24th, 25, 26th Jan and again the following weekend 31st, 1st & 2nd Feb. In the Community Centre, Granagh, 8.00pm nightly. Shop & Raffle each night. Adm. Adults €10, Students €5

FOREIGN STUDENTS: “Wanted kind responsible families to look after French, Spanish, German students during the summer holidays, for more information please contact Jane O’Regan 0876576427”

SOCIAL DANCING: got off to a great start in Bulgaden Castle last Wednesday night with Dermot Lyons, a capacity crowd and refreshments. Dancing will continue on Wednesday January 29th with the wonderful “Checkers” at 9.30pm, and will continue every second Wednesday night.

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