Passing of Hannah Ryan: At the time of compiling these notes the passing of one of our most senior and revered senior citizens has been sadly received. Hannah Ryan of High St, in her 91st year, passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Nursing Home, Hundred Acres, Caherconlish, after a brief illness. A full account of her obsequies will be published next week.
Dublin Reader’s Birthday: A Caherconlish man, John Dillon, formerly of Templemichael, Caherconlish who is resident for a long number of years in the capitol celebrates his 80th Birthday on November 12 next. John is an avid reader of the Limerick Leader every week and keeps up to date with all the local news. He lives in Ballinteer and according to his daughter, Bernadette who resides in Nicker, Pallasgreen, he is still hale and hearty. Happy birthday John and here’s to a well-deserved celebration on November 12.
Afternoon Tea and Dance: The first Afternoon Tea and Dance will be held in the Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Sunday November 17 from 3pm to 6pm. Music will be by Johnny Mac and admission is €5. The community organisers for this novel event are hoping that it will receive pan-community support as if it a success the intention is to run it over the long winter days on a monthly basis. There is no better way of beating off the winter dreariness than come along and meet old friends and get new ones. ‘Twill shorten the winter for you. All are welcome.
Seisiun: The local Caherconlish/Caherline Seisiun is back in full swing and the next all entertaining one is on Wednesday night November 20. The Seisiun organisers welcome everybody to this monthly night out. Whether one can dance, sing, play a bit of music or tell a few tall tales or even a life experience the place to be is at the Millennium Centre on Wednesday week. A special call is being made to all new residents to come along and join in the craic.
Old Delph - Crockery etc: Anyone who want to clear out their old delph or crockery take note that they will gladly received by Nancy Lane and her fellow organisers for an upcoming event at the Millennium.
Community Alert: The new Caherconlish/Caherline Community Alert signs recently purchased will over the next few weeks be put in place by Limerick County Council Staff. The existing signage will be replaced by signage indicating the Garda Text Messaging Number as provided by the Garda Siochana at Roxboro Garda Station. This signage is in full compliance with the recommendations of Muintir na Tire and sanctioned by an Garda Siochana. Limerick County Council Signage Dept personnel inspected the locations earlier this week and all is ready to go now. Some poles will be replaced with a brand new garda-blue coloured pole. The original Community Alert signs were positioned over 25 years ago at the community parish boundaries. The Caherconlish district was the first in the East Limerick area to install such signage all those years ago. During the next few weeks small portions of our community/parish that need to be called to will receive a visit from committee members.
Old Clothes Collection: Despite the atrocious bad conditions experienced on Saturday last, the old unwanted clothes collection was well patronised. The funds realised from the collection will go to catering for Caherconlish GAA underage Gaelic footballers in the New Year ahead. Anybody not able to deposit their unwanted clothing last Saturday can still do so. If anybody does not have storage room the club officials will gladly take them off your hands at any time. Just contact any of the coaches or they will call to you and collect them. Text message or phone 087 2245223. Thanks to everybody who donated clothes etc and we look forward to hearing from you.
Church gate collection: Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree House held her annual churchgate collection in Caherconlish and Caherline Churches last weekend.
Plant and Bulb Sowing: Members of the Caherconlish Workgroup were busy over the past week sowing bulbs etc at various locations about the town. Thanks to landowners who had their hedges cut on the approaches to the built up residential estates and streets. The biggest problem at this time of year is the annual fall of tree leafs, collection of them on public footpaths and the consequential blocking of drains as well. Sodden and damp leafs can be a serious enough problem when not cleared away from pathways sometimes leading to falls and injury. Hopefully, this Saturday will be fine weather-wise and here’s hoping to have everyone out doing a bit of clearing.
Caherline NS Enrolment Reminder: The closing date for Receipt of applications for enrolment of junior infants for Caherline N.S (September 2014) is the November 30 next. Due to demand all pupils may not be offered a place. Places will be offered as accordance to the Enrolment Policy of Caherline N.S.”
November Remembrances: Last Sunday in remembrance of our loved ones Rosary and Prayers were recited at two of our cemeteries. There is a great tradition in our Parish of regularly visiting graves. You are invited to come along for Rosary and Prayers at 2.30pm in Caherconlish and 3pm in Inch St Laurence for the next three Sundays of November as the memories of our dearly deceased are cherished. There will be prayers in Caherconlish Old Graveyard on Sunday November 24.
Sympathy: Sympathy is tendered to Joan Lee, John and family, Oakley Lawn, Caherconlish and relatives, on the passing of Joan’s sister last week.
Soccer: Caherconlish A was away to Shannon Hibs on Sunday last and were at the receiving end of an early Hibs onslaught which saw them lead by 3 gls to 1 with time almost up. But a late flourish by the Steeplemen saw them gain a very valuable draw and equally an important point. Aaron Power struck twice for Caherconlish with Andrew Brennan securing number three. Things seem to be turning at last for the locals and they can improve their league position by keep plugging away with the revival.
Maranatha Mass: Family Tree Healing Mass, Retreat through the Ministry of Fr. Pat Conlan, O.F.M. Killiney and Janice Carrigg on Sunday November 17 at 2.30pm to 7.30pm with Rosary, Praise and Worship, Music by Maranatha Gospel Choir, Holy Mass and Adoration at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea afterwards. All welcome.