May 4

Baptism: We would like to welcome Luke and Dale Fitzgibbon into our Christian Community who received the sacrament of Baptism recently.

Baptism: We would like to welcome Luke and Dale Fitzgibbon into our Christian Community who received the sacrament of Baptism recently.

Chruch Gate Collection: Sister Consilio Fitzgearld of Cluan Mhuire, Bruree House would like to thank everyone who contributed to there annual Chruch gate collection in the Three Chruches last weekend. your support was muchly appreciated in these hard times. Thank You.

Communion: Communion for Shanagolden National School will take place in St.Senans Chruch Shanagolden on Saturday 4th May at 11am. Communion for Foynes National School will take place take place in St.Senans Chruch Robertstown on Saturday 18th May at 11am.

Student Exam Mass: The annual student exam mass will be celebrated on Saturday May 11th at 6.30pm in St. Senans Chruch Foynes. This is a very Special time in our student’s lives and we invite all students to partatke in this Mass. We also need volunteers from the parents to help with this special ceremony. Please contact Ann on 087-2033475 or Chris on 087-6826234.

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration will be celebrated in Foynes Chruch every Thursday from 10am to 10pm.

St Senans Social Services: Have now opened their day centre in their new facilty in the Community Centre Foynes on Tuesdays at 2pm. You can come along and play Bingo, cards, DVD’s, have a chat, a bit of crack and a cupan tae. we also hope to start our aerobic classes soon. All senior Citizens are welcome.

St.Senans Bereavement Support Group: If you had a recent bereavement or if it was a long time ago, please feel free to contact us: Jerry Corcoran, Cathy Mc Kinney, Chris Dundon on 087-6887792, your call will be confidential and a home visit could be arranged.

Volunteers Needed: St.Senans’s as a parish has three churches and normally parking and crowd control is not a issue. However on special occasions where there are large crowds at any ceremony we would like volunteersto Steward the inside and outside of the church. The Stewards will be in place if needed and will be notified prior to the event. If you would like to help to keep everybody safe in the Chruch please give your name to Chris on 087-6826234.

Foynes Irish Coffee Festival: Foynes is hosting its first 5K run on the Sunday of the festival (2nd June).All proceeds will go to charity.Walkers can register on the day for a fee of €5. You can register online at Our Charity this year is Tipperary Limerick Clare for Cystic Fibrosis. Spread the word Please!!!! The closing date for the Powers Irish Coffee Championship which is held during the Irish Coffee Festival Weekend from May 31st -June 2nd is fast approaching so if you work in a Hotel/Pub or Restaurant and would like to compete for this very prestigious title dont delay in contact 069 65416 ASAP. Regional heats will be held in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Tullamore with the winner from each heat going on to compete for the title in June.

I.F.A.: if anyone in the parish has fodder to sell please sell to people who have no fodder, or contact the Teagasc Office or I.F.A. county Branch officer.

Irish Classes: Irish classes continue every Wednesday night at 7.30pm. For further information please contact Shelia O Reilly on 087-6104145.

Cards: The following are the results held in the Community Hall, Shanagolden: First and Second prize divided by four couples on eight games each: Peter and Irene Donovan, Eileen Carrig and Brid Guerin, Tom Culhane and Timmy Murphy, Joan Fitzgibbon and Moss O’ Connor. Table Prizes: Anthony Mc Mahon, Carmel Mullins, Irene and Peter Donovan. Raffle winners: Vinnie Wrenn, Noel Culhane, John Danaher, Maisie Griffin and Irene Donovan. Lottery ticket winners: Sean Moriarty, Vinnie Wrenn. Cards every Friday night at 9.15pm. All are welcome.

Lottery: The following are the results of the Shanagolden Community Council lottery: The numbers drawn were 5-9-17-24.. There was no winner, Lucky Dip winners: 40 euro: Chloe Kelly Corbett, Askeaton, 30 euro: Joan Mc Kenna, Glin, 20 euro: Tom Madigan, Shangolden, 20 euro: Theresa Histon, Shanagolden, five free tickets Kathleen O’ Connor, Kildimo.

VOLUNTEER AMBASSADORS SOUGHT FOR THE GATHERING: As part of The Gathering 2013, Volunteer Ireland is looking for Volunteer Ambassadors for Limerick to provide a warm Irish welcome to visitors during this year’s busy tourist season. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to greet visitors from across the globe and show them why Limerick is one of the best places in the world to visit! Volunteer Ireland is looking for friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable volunteers who aren’t afraid to actively approach visitors and provide information about upcoming Gathering events in the local area. Volunteers must be over 18, have fluent English and should be available to volunteer for one two-hour shift per week (Wednesday to Saturday) between May 24th and August 3rd. Deadline for application is May 9th 2013. For further information see or call Volunteer Ireland on 01 636 9446.

MARIE KEATING MOBILE UNIT: The Marie Keating Foundation mobile information unit will be in Newcastle West (Market Yard) from 10.30am-12.30pm and in Rathkeale (main square) from 1.30pm- 3.30pm this Thursday May 2nd. This free service is open to all and will be delivered by a qualified nurse in the unit. She will be able to answer any questions people may have. There will also be information on all the main types of cancer as well equipment which shows the effects of smoking on lungs. This is being organised in partnership with the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project, West Limerick Resources with support from Rathkeale Community Council CE Scheme, West Limerick TUS programme and Limerick County Council.

Salesian College: The Sign4Life Team will be facing the Dragons on Junior Dragons Den next Sunday, 5th May 2013 at 9.30pm on RTE1. We wish them the best of luck with their sign language app and their pitch for funding with the Dragons. Their app is a resource to teach people sign language so that the general public can communicate with the deaf community. The team include Fiona Mangan, Coleen Mullane, Chris O’Brien, Caoimhe O’Neill and Ciara Reidy. Their app is currently on the android market and they hope to expand to the iphone market with additional funding.The annual fashion show ‘Passion for Fashion’ took place on Wednesday last, 24th April in the Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel. It was a great success and we would to thank all of our advertisers, parents and friends who supported the event.Our annual Golf Classic will take place Friday, 10th May in Charleville Golf Club. The cost is €200 per team of 4. This includes tea, coffee and scones on arrival, green fees and dinner on completion of the golf. Fabulous prizes to be won including Four Ball on Links Courses with accommodation in various venues around the country. If anybody would like to put in a team please contact Karen on 061 393105 to book a tee time. Salesian Secondary College will hold a colours day on Friday, 10th May in aid of the Donal Walsh appeal to ‘Fix Crumlin’. Many secondary schools in Limerick are taking part and all the proceeds from the colours day event will go to the Cancer Unit at Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin. We organised a ‘Great Irish Bake’ cake sale in our school on Thursday, 25th April, it was a great success with €510 raised for Temple Street Childrens Hospital. Bag A Bargain – A number of teachers from our school are participating in a Camino in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. They are organising a fundraising event, please donate any unwanted handbags, scarves, hats, sunglasses and accessories to the school office for a Handbag and Accessory sale, date to be confirmed.

St.Senans GAA: St Senans are holding a Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp from the 1st to the 5th of July. This camp will cater for boys and girls ages 6 to 13yrs. It will commence on a Monday and run to Friday starting 10am and finishing at 2.30pm. All the different age groups will be accommodated and their will be tournaments and blitzes held in the GAA field in Foynes. Places can be booked on line at or contact your team manager for further information. Each child will receive a Free Kelloggs Gaa Cul camp kit and kit bag. After the success of last years camp this is one not to be missed.

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