Templeglantine Dec 7



The annual parish Sale of Work and Bazaar which took place on Friday night last in Halla Inse Bán was once again very successful. There was a good attendance despite the many counter attractions.

As well as being a valuable fundraising effort it also was a pleasant social occasion where parishioners and friends and supporters from surrounding areas had a chance to meet up and have a chat and enjoy a cupán taé. Many of those who were visiting Halla Inse Bán for the first time since its re-opening after refurbishment were very impressed with the upgrading. There was a very fine gathering of young people present to greet Santa on his arrival. The performance of the young musicians added greatly to the occasion. The photos taken with Santa are expected to be available at the weekend or early next week. The Community Council wish to thank everybody who helped in any way with the running of this year’s Sale of Work and Bazaar, those who donated prizes for the draws and goods for the stalls, those who gave monetary donations and all those who came along on the night and gave such great support . Míle buíochas do ghach duine.


The night sky in the locality was illuminated further on Saturday evening last when the Brosnan family switched on their annual Christmas lights display in aid of charity. There was a very fine gathering for the event including members of the Templeglantine Junior B Hurling team along with the county championship cup and other trophies won during the year.


Santa will be a special guest at the children’s party at the Noonan homestead in Tullig North on Saturday afternoon next, December 7, starting at 4.30pm. All those attending can view the spectacular lights display at the location. Carrigkerry wren group will be present as well as Limerick manager, Donal O’Grady, team members bearing the Munster Cup, Drom-Broadford representatives carrying the Co. Football Cup and Templeglantine Hurlers with the West and County Cups. There will be a Céad Míle Fáilte for everybody and there will be treats for the children.


A large crowd attended the Movember party at the Devon Inn on Saturday night last where the shaving off of beards and moustaches, all in aid of charity, took place. It was a most enjoyable occasion. The organisers and all the participants are to be complimented on the success of the event.


The local Comhaltas was well represented in the County Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh which took place on Sunday last at St John’ Primary School in Limerick city. Craobh members did well and many are going forward to Munster in dancing, music, singing and storytelling. The Comhaltas craobh will be holding a session, Oíche Cheoil na Nollag, at the Devon Inn on Sunday evening, December 22, tosnú 7.00pm. Beidh fáilte roimh gach duine. The music classes will close for Christmas on Monday, December 16. All wishing to enter for the 2014 SCT music exams must have their entries handed in by Monday next, December 9. Any outstanding class fees should be handed in by Monday next.


The School Parents council are starting to make arrangements for the Christmas Tree to be put up again in the Church Yard. The school children are going to make some new decorations for the tree. If anyone would like to make a decoration that they would like to hang on the tree please do so. You can either pass to the school, parents council members or you can hang it on the tree at any time.


Anniversary masses celebrated in the parish church are as follows. Saturday last, Catherine and May White, Sunday last, Joe Collins, Tuesday, Willie O’Mahony, Wednesday , Charlie O’Reilly and Pat Kelly, Thursday, Johnny Delee, Friday, Mossie and Mary Leahy, Saturday, Catherine and Jim Vaughan, Sunday, Nessan Leahy. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh


A dance in aid of the local volunteers with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation who are travelling to Kenya in January will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, December 8 from 3-6pm. Teas served. Admission €5. Music by Donie Walsh. Your support is welcomed.


There will be a special showcase and seminar for members the West Limerick Tidy Towns Network and interested members of the wider community on Wednesday December 11th in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West from 7-10pm. Evening will include a number of special guest speakers. Full details to be announced shortly. Communities considering entering the competition in 2014 are also invited to attend. Entrance free. All are welcome. Contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114 or email srowley@wlr.ie