Feb 23






GALVONE N.S.: Classes on offer are:

Knitting & Sewing, Spongecake and Spellings for parents, Health & Beauty, Computers Level 2, Dads & Lads. Further information from Bernice O’ Connell, HSCL on 0857895556

QUEEN OF PEACE N.S.: 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.

LCEN: Limerick Community Education Network will hold their 20 year celebration on Thursday February 28 at 7pm in the Pery Hotel. There will be music from Christy Sparling and Community Guitar group and St. Saviour’s Drama Group will perform their production of ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ on the night. Our Lord Mayor will be present and there will be music and dancing until late with P.J. Collins and Bernie Pearce.

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: hildren 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.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

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Marian Pilgrimages are organising a trip to Fatima from April 2-7, 2013. 5 nights ex Dublin at the Santo Amaro Hotel, full board, coach transfers and a local guide is included in the price of €625. Contact Father Pat O Sullivan in the sacristy on 061467676 or on 0872376032 or Paul Fitzhenry on 0857688696.

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.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE ACTIVE AGE GROUP: Sister Teresia Byrne sent me the following report; Two members of the Committee of the Club were invited to attend the Annual meeting of The Mid Western Region at Patrick Punch’s Hotel on February 13. A large number of members from the clubs of the Mid Western Region were present.

The Secretary, Nancy White reviewed the various activities of the year 2012. She paid tribute to the Chairperson, Mollie Hyland R.I P. who died during the year while in office. Her place was taken by the Vice Chairperson, Kay Murphy.

Members present elected a new Committee of Officers and Committee Members.

Peter Kavanagh, our Information and Networking Officer, gave us interesting information on a variety of subjects. He encouraged us to set up our own website and facilitate the exchange of information with the national website. The address of the national website is www.activeirl.ie and for information info@activeirl.ie The website may help with recruitment. He also encouraged us to publish our news in local Press.

We already have a Members’ magazine but this will be improved in the near future with each

member receiving a special copy of the newsletter. Some suggestions given for this new Magazine were competitions, cross words, excursions, special deals that might be of interest to all. Names and addresses of each member have been sent with our Insurance Form.

To help further the development and spirit of the Organisation a meeting will be held at Punch’s Hotel on Wednesday, February 20 at 11.15. Our two Delegates will attend this meeting and hopefully we can make a real impact in Active Retirement Ireland.

TOASTMASTERS: Limerick Toastmasters will meet on Monday February 25 at 7.45pm in the Savoy Hotel Henry Street Limerick

Thomond Toastmasters made Mayor of Limerick Gerry Mc Loughlin an honorary member, and he delivered an awe inspiring speech.

Thomond Toastmasters will meet on Thursday February 28 at 7.45pm in the Castletroy Park Hotel.

Communication and leadership skills in a positive friendly environment. All welcome.

LIMERICK WRITERS CENTRE: The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents the ‘On The Nail’ Literary Gathering on Tuesday March 5 in The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, at 8pm sharp!

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.

GRANARY LIBRARY: You are cordially invited to the Limerick City Library, History Lecture Series- “Glory Days - Limerick Soccer at the Markets Field, 1937-1984” an illustrated lecture by Aidan Corr, formerly of the Limerick Leader on Tuesday, February 26 at 8pm Admission Free. All are welcome. Limerick City Library, The Granary, 061- 407510

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY: The Limerick celebration of International Women’s Day will take place in Daghda in Saint John’s Square on March 8 from 10-1pm





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A group of people gather in a sealed room for an Encounter Group session under the direction of an American therapist. One of the group, a young man, displays increasingly disturbing behaviour. The others act and react around this central figure in a defensive and ruthless manner, which is hilarious and gripping at the same time.

Directed by Maurice O’Sullivan

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