Passing of Danny Long: It was with much sadness that we learned of the passing of Danny Long of Mount Minnett, Caherconlish last week after a long illness. His funeral took place from Crosses Funeral Home, Ballyneety to Blessed Dermot O’Hurley Church, Caherline on Thursday last March 14 and he was buried in Cahercorney Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Friday last. Sympathy was tendered to his wife Phyllis and family, relatives and friends. An appreciation of the late Danny will be published soon.
Afternoon Tea Dance: The first ever Afternoon Tea dance will be held in the Millennium Centre on Sunday April 14. All going well the organisers are hoping to have it established asa regular monthly event throughout the summer period. It will be of three hours duration from 3pm to 6pm and refreshments will be served during it. Johnny Mac will provide the music and admission is set at a very affordable €5. The funds collected with go to the running of the centre. All are welcome. Caherconlish – Caherline
Community Alert: The latest series on meetings to revitalise the local Community Alert took place at the Millennium Centre on last Tuesday evening March 12. This was a well- attended meeting with many of those in attendance voicing their concerns over recent events in and around the community area. People are angered presently and this was very palpable at the meeting that their properties and homes are being targeted in a spate of breakings, damage to property and burglaries in recent times. The mood of the meeting most certainly was that the community has had enough of this law-breaking and is prepared to end it with the help of An Garda Siochana and other agencies. A number of ideas were put forward as to how to approach the many items discussed and these are being followed, priority given to the most immediate concerns. The letting of accommodation in the village, public and privately owned without community and Garda vetting is one of the main concerns expressed at the meeting. A number of officer positions on the committee were filled. Kitsy Hickey will assist Treasurers Pat Vaughan and Tom Piggot. Pat Hourigan was elected PRO and joins John Hickey Chairman and Liz Stanley Secretary. All those present at this and the previous meeting signed up to be part of the wider Community Alert Committee. The committee would encourage all those areas in the Community/Parish district to come to the next meeting on Tuesday March 26 so that the entire community district is represented. This is an Open Community Information evening with Diarmuid Cronin, Development Officer with Muintir na Tire in attendance. It is envisaged that cooperation with other community alert committees will follow in due course. Please mark Tuesday March 26 into your calendar. Its important that everyone supports this community endeavour.
Clothing Collection: Used clothing collection for to support children of St Augustine’s Parish in Kirui, Kenya on Wednesday March 20 outside both churches 9am
Liam Lawton Concert: On Sunday April 21 at 8pm, Caherconlish will have the honour of welcoming Fr .Liam Lawton as he performs in Concert at Our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish. Fr. Liam will be joined by our local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh. For the past 20 years Fr. Liam has been composing sacred and inspirational music, which has become a repertoire for Choirs and Artists throughout the world. To date he has recorded 14 collections with a number achieving platinum status. Most recently Fr. Liam has composed the Glendalough Mass, an Irish Mass celebrating the life of St. Brigid. Fr. Liam has performed in venues including the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Eucharist Congress held in Dublin. His song Cloud’s Veil was adopted as an anthem across New York and America following 9/11, and is performed at events associated with the Twin Towers tragedy. Tickets cost €20 and will be sold door to door in the coming weeks. Tickets are also available at Caherconlish Post Office or from Fr. Roy (087)2225150, Phil (087)1363747, John (086)2575686, Nuala (086)8443288 and Chris (087)7455092. Proceeds go to the funds of Caherconlish/Caherline Parish. The Parish Pastoral Council welcomes all to this event to 12 noon.
Graveyard Big Cleanup : A clean up of Caherconlish New Graveyard is being organised for this Saturday March 23. The start time is set for 10am. The organisers of the cleanup encourage all who have graves in the cemetery to come along with spades, shovels and brushes to complete the task in one go. Ar aghaidh linn le cheile.
Tea agus Gaeilge: A number of people gathered at the Millennium on Tuesday morning last to celebrate the St Patrick’s week with a few words of Gaelige with tea, coffee and biscuits included. This was organised by Liz Stanley as part of the Life Long Learning Festival 2013. Hopefully it will become a regular gathering for those who would like to have a little of our native tongue spoken now and again. It was an enjoyable first offering.
Craft Workshop: A free Open workshop in craft takes place this Thursday March 21 in the Millennium Centre from 10.30am to 12 noon. This is in conjunction with Limerick Lifelong Learning Programme. All are welcome.
St Patrick’s Day Dinner: The annual St Patrick’s Day Dinner took [place in the Millennium Centre. By all accounts it was once again well attended and an outstanding success.
Caherconlish GAA: Caherconlish GAA is still in the running for a share of the prizemoney in the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stakes that has reached the semi final stages at Limerick Greyhound Racing Track. The dog nominated to them ‘Plus Five has qualified over the last three series of races and if it reaches the final will have a least won for the club one thousand euro. The Prizefund of €20K is being bolstered by an additional similar amo0unt by JP and Noreen McManus. Local supporters are welcome to attend at the Race Track on this Saturday Night to support their dog. A reduced admission fee is available. Check with local members for information on this. See Community newsletter for these details.
Vote on Mass Times: A vote will take place at 6.30 pm Mass on this Saturday to determine Saturday evening Mass time . The choice falls to the congregation -6.30pm all year round or change to 7.30pm for the summer time.
Charity Pony Trek and Walk: Boskill Caherconlish Equestrian Trekking Centre is hosting itssecond charity ride/fun walk this year on March 31, Easter Sunday. Walkers starting point is at Caherconlish church at 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence at 2.00pm, Riders meet at Boskill at 1.00pm.This year the parish is involved and walkers are invited to come along. Enjoy the beautiful landscape surroundings. Beginners , novice and professionals are all welcome to come along. This year it is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds & Cappamore Day Care Centre / Vinmore House. Children or Adults can be guided if needed by staff of Caherconlish Equestrian Centre. Walkers - Adults: 5 euro. Kids: free. Riders - Adults: 50 euro.Kids: 25 euro. Contact Wesley @ 0857673468 for additional information.
Caherconlish Equestrian Centre Soccer: Caherconlish B Team were in action on the bank holiday Monday and recorded a fine win in the league. The A team had no game.
Conradh na Gaeilge Notice: A number of Mass goers were wondering why their was no collection this year on St Patricks Day for Conradh na nGaeilge. When St Patricks Day falls on a Sunday they are not permitted to make a collection. The collection will be made at a later date.
Moll: After a most successful opening night with MOLL, St Patrick’s players will be on stage again on Friday next in The Teach and in Pallasgreen on Sunday next commencing at 8.30pm. The Teach was packed to capacity on St. Patrick’s night and the play proved to be a very successful production. The play will then move to Friarsgate on Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6 commencing at 8p.m.
Murroe Boher Camogie: will be holding their annual table-quiz this Friday, March 22, in Crokers, Murroe at 8pm. €20 per table of 4. There will be numerous spot prizes on the night. Music will follow after the table-quiz. Promises to be a good night for all. All support appreciated.