CONCERN FAST â‚¬3905 COLLECTED: The annual Concern Christmas Fast which was taken up on Christmas Eve by the Concern Fast organisers going into almost 35 years of dedicated commitment amounted to â‚¬3905. This organisation has greatly contributed to various Missionary and underdeveloped regions throughout the world. It indicates the concern that the communities of the Maigueside has for those 3rd World countries. The Concern Fast is part and parcel of the Christmas Festivities when they set up their stall adjacent to the Christmas Tree in the Town Square.
JIM Oâ€™CONNOR RIP DOHORA/BALLYTIGUE: The Death occurred of Jim Oâ€™Connor formerly of Dohora and Ballytigue, Bruree. Jim is survived by his son Patrick and daughters Josephine and Ann Marie, brother Pat, Dohora, sister Mary Lyons Manister, Daughter-in-law Mary, Son â€“sin-law Jimmy and grandchildren. Jimâ€™s funeral took place from Haweâ€™s Funeral home Charleville Friday 25th January to St. Munchinâ€™s Church Rockhill following Requiem mass on Saturday last 26th January. Fr. Des McAuliffe was chief celebrant. The church at Rockhill was packed to capacity to say farewell to a great community activist over the past 8 decades. Jim was a native of Dohora Banogue. Five of Jimâ€™s brothers pre deceased him, Ned, Fr. John, Larry, Peter and Dick. The late Jim Oâ€™Connor donned the colours of Croom and Banogue he won 2 county Titles with Croom and his brother Larry also one county titles with the Maigueside town, a great sporting enthusiast of his adopted parish of Rockhill, Bruree. Jim was long associated in the farming world. He initiated the committee of Golden Vale Marts in the 50s, a committee member of Bruree Co-operative society, spearheaded the Rockhill Water Scheme, and a keen interest in racing. The late Jim Oâ€™Connor reached the great age of 98 years. Following Requiem mass his burial took place to his native parish Banogue. His wish was to be buried in the family plot in Banogue Cemetery. His father Tom Oâ€™Connor gave the land for the cemetery at Banogue in 1958. The entire community of the Maigueside express their sympathies to the Oâ€™Connor family on the passing of a great father, grandfather, parishioner and friend to all.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Rose, Tim, Roy and Julie Meehan Elm Pk. Croom at St. Maryâ€™s Church Croom Sat 26th Jan. The anniversary mass for Jim and Liam Hickey, Banogue, at SS. Peter and Paulâ€™s Church Banogue on Sun. 27th. The anniversary mass for Josephine and Thomas Lynch Donoman, son Johnny Main St. and Bridie Oâ€™Grady Carrigeen. Monthâ€™s Mind mass for Mrs. Terry Lucey and Prayers for Ronnie Chandler Main St.
KYLEFEA/CAEMORE AGM: The residence committee of Kylefea and Caemore their annual general meeting of the Active committee will be holding their Annual General Meeting on this Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Centre. The Kylefea/Caemore residence has been making great progress in ensuring that their Estate is maintaining high standards. One year ago the Estate reached the All Ireland Finals of the Pride of Place 32 County All Ireland Competition. The Committee in 2012 arranged their own flower boxes, planted shrubs and flowers, erected Hanging baskets and tidied up areas that had been overgrown. The Committee are preparing various planning proposals for 2013 and 2014. Their membership has grown over the past 2 years and have arranged various social activities.
CHURCH SERVICES CROOM/BANOGUE: The weekly church services for the parishes of Croom and Banogue Friday next 1st Feb the First Friday masses in Banogue 9.30 a.m. followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 12.00 noon. St. Maryâ€™s Church Croom Adoration 10.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. The area of Glenma and Cushma are co-ordinating the adoration to the Blessed Sacrament contact Hannah Lynch for people wishing to do 1 hour Adoration
CANDLEMAS DAY: The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Candlemas day candles will be blessed in Banogue at 9.30 mass on Saturday morning and at St, Maryâ€™s Church, Croom at 7.00p.m. mass. Candles available in Spar Main St. Lynchâ€™s Carrigeen and Dillonâ€™s Banogue.
CROOM MACRA: Members of Croom Macra, Shannonside Macra and Limerick City Macra met by chance at University of Limerick Concert Hall on Saturday 26th January whilst at â€˜Delamere Mortalâ€™, Neil Delamereâ€™s current comedy show. Neil was in flying form and many of us had pains in our sides from laughing. Gearoid Farrelly, the warm-up act was brilliant. A great night had by all! Upcoming Events The National Final of the FBD Capers Competition is taking place on Saturday 2nd February in Eire Og GAA Club in SeandÃºn, Co. Cork. The county round of Question Time takes place 6th February at 9pm in the Deebert Hotel. Teams of four are needed so come on Croom Macra, letâ€™s get a team together! Looking for love? Valentineâ€™s day is fast approaching and Cupid wants to find your perfect match or perhaps you wish to share a lovely night with your loved one. Why not go to Kilkenny City Macraâ€™s Valentineâ€™s Black Tie Ball? It will be held on 9th February at the Ormonde Hotel Contact Mary on 087 7634524 or Mark on 086 384 2200 or Deirdre on 087 9686 356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets for Limerickâ€™s annual Easter Ball are now on sale for club members and need to be booked by 15th February. This yearâ€™s the ball will be held in the Casteletroy Park Hotel. Contact Tom on 087 7683156 Mr. & Mrs. Culchie festival, organized by Galway Macra is taking place in Salthill on Saturday 16th February. Tickets are â‚¬20 including a two-course dinner of bacon and cabbage, raffle and band Shebeen followed by a DJ. For further information contact Tom on 087 6122943 Sport continues each Thursday night at 8.30pm in Croom Community Hall. For information about Croom Macra or details on how to join our club contact Sharon on 087 1201785