GRANDPARENTS DAY: Wednesday last was grandparents day in the local Scoil Náisiúnta and there was a very fine attendance at the event which began with a special mass in the church attended by pupils, staff, grandparents, parents and others. It was a very impressive ceremony with pupils providing the choir, music and readings. Afterwards all returned to the school for refreshments, to view the various displays and visit the various classrooms with grandparents noting the huge changes that have taken place since their school days. Six generations of pupils have passed through the school since it was built one hundred and seventy years ago in 1843. The original building is still in use to-day along with the newer sections.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: The daily mass times in the local church this week are as follows, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6.30pm,Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30pm and at 11.00am on Saturday. The annual Trócaire Lenten Appeal has now commenced and the Trócaire packs for households are available for collection in the church. Each year the proceeds of the appeal go to very deserving causes in countries where hunger and suffering is widespread.
The anniversary mass for Mary and Joe Collins was celebrated on Sunday last. The anniversary mass for Bridie Forde, Meenoline North took place on Saturday evening last and for John Kelly, Tullig South on Sunday. The anniversary mass for Tom W. Flynn will be celebrated on Saturday evening and for Pat Sheehan on Sunday. Beannacht ar Dé ar a n-anamnacha .
COMHALTAS: The Devon Inn Hotel is the venue on this weekend for the Munster Adjudicators Training Course organised by Comhairle na Mumhan in conjunction with the Teampall an Ghleanntáin Comhaltas craobh. It will cater for the adjudication of music and singing. There was big demand for places and has been fully booked out for some time. Music and singing sessions will take place on Saturday night (9.15pm) and all are welcome to take part or attend the session
CEOL AN GHEIMHRIDH: The local Comhaltas craobh was well represented at the Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh at Cappamore on Sunday last. Members who had qualified in the Co. Limerick finals were taking part in music, singing, dancing, recitation and storytelling events. All performed very well indeed. The craobh would like to say well done to all the members who took part and míle buíochas to all the supporters who travelled to Cappamore. The following craobh members were among the Munster prize winners,
String 13/17: 1st Lisa Ní Sheighin,
Duets 13/17: 1st Muireann Ní Icí, Lisa Ní Sheighin,
Céilí Bands: 2nd CCÉ, Teampall an Ghleanntáin
English Singing Under 13: 3rd Diarmuid Mac Curtáin,
English Singing 13/17: 2nd Laura Ní Dhonnchú,
Storytelling Under 13: 2nd Séaghan Ó Duilliúin,
4 Hand Céilí Fé 13: 2nd CCÉ, Teampall an Ghleanntáin.
PRESENTATION TO CHARITIES: The proceeds of the Christmas Lights display by the Noonan family of Tullig North were presented to four very deserving charities recently. A total of €14,340 was divided equally between the Brothers of Charity, Foynes, the Brothers of Charity, Newcastle West, Adare branch of the Alzheimer’s Society and Milford Care Centre.