LAST CARD GAME: The last card game until late September took place at Monagea Parish Hall last Wednesday night. The results of that game were 1st, with thirteen games, Denis Ahern and Tony Kelly. 2nd, with ten games, Peter Culhane and Bridget Kenny. Table prizes Margaret O’Regan and Maureen Mulcahy, John Joe Sexton and Johnny Enright. Raffle Kathleen O’Gorman, Theresa Hough, Joan Dillane, Margaret O’Regan, May O’Brien. The committee would like to thank everyone who supported the game since we resumed in November following the renovation of the hall. We wish everyone a lovely summer and look forward to seeing you all again in the autumn.
RAMBLING HOUSE: A very enjoyable and successful Rambling House took place in Monagea Parish Hall on Thursday night last. Many thanks to everyone who travelled from as far as Killarney and Cork. Thanks also to the very talented singers, musicians, dancers and storytellers who performed and provided great entertainment. It is hoped that this will become a regular event and the next Rambling House night in Monagea Parish Hall will be on Thursday 27th June. Everyone welcome.
CRY PRESENTATION: On this Friday night, June 7th, the money raised from the fundraising walk run and cycle on May 4th last will be presented in Monagea Parish Hall to CRY Michael and Marie Greene, the founder members of CRY will be present to the accept the cheque for €115,000. Proceedings will kick off at 7.30pm and light refreshments will be served. The evening is open to everyone but especially anyone who took part or helped in any way to make the event such an outstanding success.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: A Sunday afternoon tea dance took place in Monagea Parish Hall on Sunday last as a fundraiser for Monagea Ladies Football Club. Music was provided by the “Country Roads Band”. Another good crowd attended. The Sunday Afternoon Tea Dancing will now take a break for the next two months and will resume again on the first Sunday in September. The organisers would like to thank everyone who supported us since last September. We hope you will all have a very pleasant summer and look forward to seeing you all again in September.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy to Denis and Breda Mulcahy and family of Ballylinane on the death of Breda’s mother, Mrs Joan O’Shaughnessy, last weekend. Her funeral took place from O’Malley’s of Charleville on Saturday evening with burial on Sunday in Shandrum cemetery following requiem mass in Newtownshandrum church. Mrs O’Shaughnessy is survived by daughter Breda, sons Gerard and John Joe, daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, brother, sister, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
CONFIRMATION: On Friday last Bishop Brendan Leahy, the new bishop of Limerick, was in Monagea for the confirmation of the boys and girls of fifth and sixth classes from the local National School. The bishop had been in Newcastle West earlier in the day and came to Monagea at 1.30pm. Everything went off well as the children were very well prepared. Afterwards the bishop mingled with the crowd and stood in for some photos. He then went to the Parish Hall for a cup of tea and met more of the parishioners. Well done to the pupils and the teachers for the hard work they put in to prepare for this great day.
EXAMS: This Wednesday saw the start of the leaving and junior certificate examinations for 2013. We wish all the boys and girls from the parish the very best during the exams.
CAR BOOT SALE: The car book sale and indoor market takes place at the Community Centre Newcastle West on this Sunday June 9th. The sale runs from 9am to 3pm and admission is €2. All proceeds go to the local community radio station West Limerick 102fm. Further details can be got from Marian on 087 6866450.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: A special West Limerick pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place on August 14th 2013. It will include full board for seven nights in the Hotel Paradis. There will be a direct flight from Shannon and there will be a spiritual director. Further information can be got by ringing 069 62306.