Apr 13




GALVONE N.S.: A Clothing Bank is now available in Galvone NS school car park to help with fundraising for the school. It is suitable for used/ unwanted clothes, shoes, belts and bags. It will be available to the community during school hours.

GALVONE N.S.: A Clothing Bank is now available in Galvone NS school car park to help with fundraising for the school. It is suitable for used/ unwanted clothes, shoes, belts and bags. It will be available to the community during school hours.

ENROLMENTS: Galvone NS are currently enrolling for Early Start and Junior Infants for September 2013. Please contact Ann 061-311286 for more information.

COURSES: Places are available for new Computer FETAC, Level 3 course which will be starting very soon on Thursday mornings from 11:30-1:30pm. Please contact Bernice O’ Connell 0857895556 for more information.

Knitting and Sewing is still running on a Thursday morning from 10-12am.

QUEEN OF PEACE NS: Classes on offer are: Men’s Group – Cookery with Andy Williams, Women’s Group – Drama with Tracy Aspel,

Importance of being me, Creative Writing with Sheila Quealey - Friday 10-12noon,

Computers FETAC Level 3 will be begin shortly on Thursdays 11.30-1.30pm,

Knitting and Sewing -Thursdays 10 -12noon.

A number of Literacy Programmes are also on offer there;

ITABE, Travellers Group – Toppins Field, Literacy and I.T. twice weekly -Monday & Thursday, Digital Skills – some places available and you must be able to use email.

Further information from Kate Russell HSCL on 0858100955

ST. SAVIOURS: The following classes are run in C.I.E. Club, Carey’s Road: Conversational Irish with Pól O Flathartha-Wednesday 6.30-8pm, Art- Thursday 10.30-12noon, Yoga- Monday 11.30-1pm. Drama – Tuesday 10-12noon.

ENROLMENTS:Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School, Janesboro, are now accepting enrolments for the 2013/2014 school year. The following are available:

Our Lady Queen of Peace Pre- School: Children between 2years and 6 months and 3years and 6 months are eligible.

Early Start classes: Children must be between 3years and 2 months and 4years and 6 months to enroll in this free class.

Junior Infants: Children must be over 4years of age on September 1 to enroll in junior infants.

Please ring 061311285 or call to the school office at any time for enrolment forms and further information.

GAEILGE: Queen of Peace Irish class joined a few other Limerick Community Education classes on a trip to Doolin on Saint Patrick’s weekend. To speak Irish as much as possible was our aim. It was a wonderful trip and below is my reflection on it.


From Pól Ó Flatharta’s, ranganna Gaeilge,

A group decided to come Le Chéile

Chun jaunt a ghlacadh go nDoolin, i gContae an Chlár,

Go léir ar an mbus, ná bac leis an cár.

Ar an Aoine roimh, St Patrick’s Weekend,

Fiche h-aon of us met, oíche together to spend

In a posh hotel in West Co.Clare

To caint alán Gaeilge, we’d venture to dare.

Bhí an aimsir go breá

Ana compordach a bhea an turas.

We talked, laughed and sang,

all the way on the bus.

Beautiful scenery, radharcanna that bharr.

Níos déanaí we were ensconsed, in O Connor’s bar.

Tar éis béile sumptuous, agus vino by the glass,

In our fancy dress we all did amass

San ostán lobby, chun party agus ceol,

Agus b’fhéidir beaganín eile, chun ól.

We had Naomh Padraig, Maggie Thatcher, a jailbird, a scrubber.

Tar éis cúpla amhráin Gaeilge, we did discover,

Bhí fhios again na foclaí go léir

Is cuma cén teanga, we didn’t care.

Bhímid in concert, the vistas so fine,

Next morn we even made, breakfast by nine.

Then walked by the cliffs, to the village, to the pier.

Yes, Doolin’s own Funghi, he did appear.

Finally, a Phóil, we’d all like to toast ya,

You looked mighty fine,as a sagart paróiste.

Buíochas d’on outing, organisation first class.

Mar a deirimid i Luimneach- You could say mass!

CONGRATULATIONS DOMINIC: Dominic Taylor of Glenmore Avenue has just won a prestigious award from Mary Immaculate College at its annual awards for excellence. Second year student Dominic was given the prize for his involvement in the Limerick Writers Centre. He is a founder member of the centre, which he runs on a voluntary basis. Under his watch, it has been responsible for running workshops for poetry, short stories, scrip writing and memoirs. He also organises the ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering which takes place once a month in the Loft Venue, George’s Quay. He has been responsible for the publication of over 20 books, including some first time authors. A volunteer with Wired FM, Dominic is involved in the Creative Writing Society.

We are lucky to have him in our community as he is a constant source of encouragement to first time and more long term writers.

CHIROPODY: I have been asked many times about the availability of chiropody in our community. I have made enquiries and sourced Bridget O Callaghan who will provide the service in her rooms in Cecil Street to older people with a medical card for €10. People need to register first with Carebright (formally known as RCCN) at 061-383644

TIDY TOWNS: As Spring has now arrived the Tidy Towns/Going for Gold committee will soon be knocking on your doors looking for commitment from residents to help out for the coming months with planting and maintaining the area. They are a small crew as people are probably aware and will be unable to cater for all areas. They need residents to roll up their sleeves and muck in as it is their community too. There are continuously looking for new members so if interested phone 0894667651. They meet the first Tuesday of every month in the Spotted Dog pub at 5pm. You can also Facebook them at Janesboro Tidy Towns. There you will find lots of pictures of them in action.

CARE & REPAIR: A team of volunteers who do home repair jobs free of charge for older people and people with disabilities in Queen of Peace are to extend their services. John Keane said they will be expanding to cover Southill/ Carew/ Kincora areas.

If you’d like support from Care & Repair or to volunteer contact John at St Munchins’ Family Resource Centre on 0876731314 or e mail limerickcitycareandrepair@gmail.com

APOSTOLATE FOR PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: To celebrate the Year of Faith there will be the annual pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday April 20. All are invited to come and pray at one of the world’s greatest Eucharistic Shrines. The holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated by The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown.

LOURDES 2013: Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from September 17-22, 2013. €715 per person sharing in the Hotel Paradis. The Spiritual Director is Father John McCarthy. A Savings Club is open each Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm in the Function Room in the Spotted Dog. For enquiries contact Laura Moore on 061-312418, Angela O Flynn on 086-8946733, or Sheila McCarthy, Dromcollogher.

LEGION OF MARY: The Legion of Mary, Rosa Mystica Presidium has been active in the parish for 58 years. 6 members visit the housebound, those in nursing homes and St Camillus Hospital. They could do with some more members and volunteers. Call to the Resource Centre any Tuesday night between 7-8pm.

CALLING ALL CLARES: My namesake readers may be interested in the following: As part of ‘The Gathering 2013’ all people with the name Clare/Clair/Claire as a first or last name are invited to County Clare for a ‘Weekend of Welcomes’. It happens from June 21-23 and the hope is to break the World Record for people called ‘Clare’ gathered in County Clare.

If you’d like to register or for further information contact Sharon or Dolores 0656866800, e mail info@volunteerclare.ie or go to www.volunteerclare.ie or on Facebook- welcomingclairetoclare.

LOOKING FOR A NEW FRIEND: The Brothers of Charity in Limerick are looking for volunteers to become friends with people who have an intellectual disability. There are many who would be interested in meeting through the Cara Friendship Scheme. Full training and support will be provided for volunteers. Contact Ivana at 0877548825

LIMERICK REVIVAL: Revival journal number 26 is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets and writers which will be published in June. Deadline is Friday, April 26. Guidelines from www.limerickwriterscentre.com/revival-literary-journal.html

LIMERICK WOMEN’S NETWORK: You are invited to a course entitled ‘Women making choices, making changes’ commencing on April 30. It will examine women’s lives in a variety of settings including home, family and workplace. It will run for seven mornings from April 30- June 11 from 10- 1pm. For more information please contact Liz Price at 0873283746, 061275970 or lplplink7@gmail.com

MS LIMERICK BRANCH: Limerick’s Got Talent is running again this year in aid of Limerick MS branch. All singers, dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts and song writers are invited to apply. It’s the 5th show and will take place in the Lime Tree Theatre from August 20-23. Further information from Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 Facebook page or Mike O Connor at 0851367594