THANKS: The organisers of last weekends church gate collection at masses in Monagea would like to thank everyone who contributed. The collection was in aid of West Limerick 102fm community radio station. This is a non profit radio station that covers all events in West Limerick and plays some fine music. Thanks also to those who helped at the collection.
WEDDING: Congratulations to Michelle Harnett and Francis Collins who were married in Monagea church on Friday last. Michelle is the daughter of Pat & Lil Harnett of Strand. Francis is the son of Con and the late Eileen Collins from Tournafulla. A very enjoyable reception was held in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine with family and friends. Best wishes to the newly weds for the future.
CARDS: The progressive 45 card game at Monagea Parish Hall will resume on this coming Wednesday October 2 following the summer break. With the dark evenings setting in the cards are a great way of passing away an evening and having some fun. The game starts at 9pm. Why not get a friend out and enjoy the game in comfortable surroundings.
DANCING CLASSES: Adult dancing classes have resumed at Monagea Parish Hall on Thursday nights. The classes run from 8.30 to 10.30pm. All levels of dancers are catered for and you do not need to bring your own partner. The dancing class is also a great way of keeping fit. So let’s see you out there on Thursday nights.
RAMBLING HOUSE: The next Rambling House at Monagea Parish Hall takes place on this Friday night, September 27 at 8.30pm. Singers, dancers, story tellers, musicians and of course listeners are all welcome. All money raised goes to the parish hall funds. Refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome to what is always a very enjoyable evening.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: There will be an afternoon tea dance at Monagea Parish Hall on Sunday October 6th from 3 to 6pm. The very popular Declan Aungier will provide the music. Refreshments will be served during the dance. Why not round up a few friends and come on out and enjoy some great dancing.
HIP HOP DANCING: The hip hop dancing lessons for children have resumed on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4.30 to 6.30pm. The younger children take part for the first hour and then the older children for the second hour. Further information can be got from Kate at 087 1389229.
PLOUGHING: Many local people, mainly the farming community, have been attending the national ploughing championships which conclude today. Conditions on the ground were quiet good this year as the weather leading up to the event was good. AS usual there was a very wide range of stands on display and a very high standard in the cattle section. When the ploughing is over it is a real sign that the winter is not too far away.
CAR BOOT SALE: The monthly fundraising car boot sale and indoor market in aid of West Limerick 102fm will take place on this Sunday September 29 from 9am. The gates will open at 7.30am for stand holders. Further information can be got by ringing 069 66200.
NEW MACRA CLUB: A new Macra club is being set up in Limerick to serve the areas of Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Ballagh, Tournafulla, Monagea and surrounds. If you are living in or know anyone in the area aged 17-35 who would be interested in getting involved spread the word. Activities include everything from sports to social nights, drama and travel, agriculture, meeting people and lots more. There will be an information meeting in Templeglantine Community Hall on Thursday 3rd October at 8:30pm. All are Welcome!
GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL: The Great Southern Trail has taken possession of an Old Semaphore Signal which was kindly donated by Irish Rail and who also refurbished it to its former glory. Preparation works are under way to erect the signal where it would have originally stood, as an ‘Outer Home Signal’, 440yards or quarter mile from the Newcastle West station. This event is taking place during the 50th anniversary year of the cessation of daily passenger trains from Limerick to Tralee. They would now like to invite you to attend the official unveiling of the signal on Sunday next 28th September at 2pm. Meet at Great Southern Trail entrance [opposite Gaelscoil on the R521 Newcastle West].