Shanagolden/Foynes Sept 21

Folk Choir: Experienced Keyboard player and Guitarists needed for Folk Choir, please contact Frances Murphy on 086-3823056. Folk choir practices will resume in October and will be every second week, date and time to be confirmed.

Folk Choir: Experienced Keyboard player and Guitarists needed for Folk Choir, please contact Frances Murphy on 086-3823056. Folk choir practices will resume in October and will be every second week, date and time to be confirmed.

New singers always welcome, please text me if interested and I will add your name to contact list-086-3823056

Foynes & District Community Council Pride Of Place: We got a lovely letter from Limerick City and County Council this week thanking us the community for representing Limerick in the Pride Of Place Competition.

“Regardless of the ultimate outcome in the competition the Foynes entry has been a tremendous triumph and reflects very positively on the residents of the area and what can be achieved when leaders emerge in the community and play their part.You have represented Limerick in an exemplary fashion.”

On behalf of the Community Council a thousand thank you to all the groups and individuals who participated on the day and made it a great success.

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic adoration continues in Foynes Chruch (Crying Chapel) every Thursday after the Morning 9.30am Mass until 10pm. All are welcome.

Pilgrimage To Lourdes: Departing Shannon on September 22nd to 27th for five nights staying in Hotel Anito. Full details please contact Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 or Elma Hanley on 069-62605.

Bosco Tea Party: , October 11 at Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry: Our Parents Association is organising a Bosco Tea Party at our school on Friday October 11 in the school hall at 8pm. A table of 8 costs €100. The host invites their guests to attend. They and/or their guests bring their own food, drinks, cutlery, glasses and we will provide tables, the atmosphere and live music entertainment with the Mad Hatters and DJ Nash. A great night is guaranteed to be had by all.

The theme of the night is Roaring Twenties so this is a chance to dust down the ‘Flapper’ dress and headpiece or a cloche hat, bobbed hair and perfect the ‘Charleston’. Book now by ringing one of the Parents Association members Bernard Gloster 087-9532020, Catherine Fitzgerald 086-1087679, Armelle Mangan 087-2379130, Eileen O’Neill 087-6843751 or the school office on 061 393105. Also you can email

West Limerick Community Radio : The AGM of West Limerick Community Radio will be held on Tuesday 24th Sept at 8p.m. in the Desmond Complex. Newcastle West all are welcome

ORAL HISTORY TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Recording Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email

Suicide: As part of their lifes journey series Lough Derg offers a one day workshop titled living with sucide on Wednesday September 25. This day is for adults whose lives have been affected by suicide in their own personal life or in their line of work. Further information from Maureen in the Lough Derg office Pettigo Co.Donegal or ring 071-9861518

Shanagolden Community Council - Upcoming Events: 10km-Sponsored walk organised by Sporting Organisations. The Celtic Tenors in concert in St.Senans Chruch, Shanagolden on Saturday December 21. For further information contact Tom Flavin on 087-2925037 or Joe Hoyne on 087-6327109.

Pleasure Trip To Westport: We are going ahead with our short break in September to Westport and other parts of Mayo and surrounding areas. We will be leaving on Sunday September 29 and returning on Friday October 4.. There are still a few places available and anyone interested in going is asked to contact Brendan on 087-2137368. All are welcome. Further information on this event will appear in the coming weeks.

Ploughing Championship: The annual Ploughing Championship will take place from Tuesday September 24 to Friday September 27 in Stradbally Co.Laois. One of the last major outdoor events before the evening’s close and always a very popular event in the rural calendar.

Duathlon: St.Senans GAA in association with Walk of Life are organising a Duathlon, a cycle and 5km run and 5km run/walk on Saturday 21st September in aid of Milford Hospice. Registration takes place in Foynes Community Centre with Precission timing. The route is posted on the St.Senans Facebook page or contact Mike Mullane on 086-8164664.

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