May 11

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The Annual Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place before10:30am mass on Sunday 12th May 2013. Your support would be very much appreciated.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The Annual Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place before10:30am mass on Sunday 12th May 2013. Your support would be very much appreciated.

CRECORA CAMOGIE CLUB: wishes to sincerely thank all those who supported their duck-egg race last weekend, either by purchasing an egg and/or by attending the event. Thanks also to all players who went out and sold lines. It was a great display of club unity and spirit. The event itself was a great success, and we really hope that everybody enjoyed it. Please go to the Sports Section for team news.

CRECORA ICA: are arranging a coach to Bloom in the Phoenix Park on Thursday May 30th. Non-members are very welcome to join us for the day and to book a place or for further information please contact Anne Marie on 086 8622634 or Joan on 087 7761349. 

LIMERICK WEST GIY: with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its May meeting on Thursday 16th May @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be all about foods that may benefit your health (Let food be your ‘Farmacy’). We will also continue our seed / plant swaps so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. For June, July and August we will be on the road visiting gardens at our usual meeting time. More details at next meeting and in local press over the coming weeks.

BOOTCAMP: Total Body Bootcamp in Mungret GAA club every Thursday morning at 10 am. Suits all levels if fitness. For more info contact John on 087-9115411

OUR LADY’S SHRINE PATRICKSWELL: On the feast of Our Lady of Fatima the Rosary will be recited at the shrine in Barnakyle/Patrickswell on Monday 13th May at 7.30p.m.

IRELAND’S MISSING PERSONS: Irelands missing persons will be remembered on Sunday May 12th. at 2pm at Knockfierna near Adare, Co. Limerick. The day’s events are hosted by Knockfierna Heritage Society and guest speakers will include Mary Phelan, Co. Killkenny the sister of 21 year old JoJo Dollard missing since 9th. November 1995 and Bob Shanahan, Limerick City whose son Gus is missing since 11th. February 2000 also guest speaker on the day is Mark Patrick Hedderman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. The names of other missing people will be recalled. A large attendance is expected on the day and all are welcome. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Chairman of Knockfierna Heritage Society on 087 9977340.

VOLUNTEER AMBASSADORS SOUGHT: As part of The Gathering 2013, Volunteer Ireland is looking for Volunteer Ambassadors for Limerick to provide a warm Irish welcome to visitors during this year’s busy tourist season. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to greet visitors from across the globe and show them why Limerick is one of the best places in the world to visit! Volunteer Ireland is looking for friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable volunteers who aren’t afraid to actively approach visitors and provide information about upcoming Gathering events in the local area. Volunteers must be over 18, have fluent English and should be available to volunteer for one two-hour shift per week (Wednesday to Saturday) between May 24th and August 3rd. Deadline for application is May 9th 2013. For further information see or call Volunteer Ireland on 01 636 9446. 

TWIN DRAGON KARATE ASSOCIATION: would like to congratulate all members who took part in the karate competition on the 29th of April, held in Castleconnell Co Limerick by the combined martial arts association. Congratulations to those who brought home trophies - 7 first place and 5 second places. Chief instructor, Matt would also like to say thanks to all the black belts, adult students and parents who helped out on the day. A reminder that classes take place every Friday in Patrickswell GAA hall at 6-7pm for children and 7-8pm for adults. New members always welcome. Join us on Facebook or on Tel.086-8744423 sensei Matt Fitzgerald (chief instructor).

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE: West Limerick Resources will be running a ‘Start Your Own Business’ course in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Saturdays May 11th and 18th from 10am-4pm. The course will cover all aspects of how to start your own business. To register for a place contact Morgan on 069 66290 or email

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