Mar 23

Jude Meaney


Jude Meaney

EXPLORING THE AVIATION INDUSTRY NIGHT COURSE: A night course on exploring the aviation industry, will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 6pm to 9pm, at the Atlantic Air Venture, Aviation Centre, Shannon, Co Clare.

EXPLORING THE AVIATION INDUSTRY NIGHT COURSE: A night course on exploring the aviation industry, will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 6pm to 9pm, at the Atlantic Air Venture, Aviation Centre, Shannon, Co Clare.

Atlantic Air Venture presents this exciting opportunity, to explore the world of flight and aviation, with an introduction to Aviation Fundamentals Course in Shannon. Delivered by experienced industry professionals, this course is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career, or further studies in the aviation industry.

Course Contents: Week 1: Basic Aerodynamics / Theory of Flight. Week 2: Aircraft Electronics – Avionics. Week 3: Aircraft Engines. Week 4: Aircraft Structures /Composites. Week 5: Introduction to Aptitude Tests, Maths for Aviation. Week 6: Human Factors in Aviation. Week 7: About Air Traffic Control. Week 8: Flight Training & Operations - Simulated Flight Lesson.

The aim of this course, is to improve the participants knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of flight and the operation of aircraft. We will introduce some core concepts and examine the elements working as a whole. Instructors give practical information, on training options and routes available.

Aviation is a diverse and complex environment. There are countless combinations of skill sets utilised across a vast range of career options. This course will help to prepare and motivate the participant. It will give them, the first-hand information they need, to steer themselves in the right direction for themselves.

If you already work within the aviation industry in a legal, financial, or management role without any formal training in aeronautics, this course is equally beneficial. A good clear understanding of the fundamentals, can improve your confidence when cross functioning with technical teams, customers and clients.

For further information, please telephone 061 363 687, or Email: Web:

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three months notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: This alternative form of prayer, takes place each Monday evening in Our Lady Of The Rosary Church, after Adoration at 7 pm. Many thousands of people all over the world have found their spiritual lives enriches by the practice of Christian Meditation. Christian Meditation has been practiced since the foundation of the Church and was reintroduced by the late John Main, who was a Benedictine monk.

We say a prayer word, which we call a mantra and this word is repeated, all during the meditation. A difficulty for people are the constant distractions - we do not fight them; we treat them as background noise.

Maybe you have attempted Meditation on some previous occasion, but do not be discouraged, as each attempt is regarded as a new beginning. The goal of Meditation is to keep The Lord Jesus, in Reverence in our hearts and to be open to His Presence in silence and stillness.

Meditation helps people to be in a state of empathy with God. The weekly meeting, helps people in the daily practice of Meditation in their lives.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY COELIAC COMMUNION: Anybody who has a Coeliac condition is welcome to receive the Chalice at communion time, when the Ministers of the Eucharist receive at our Masses. Please if possible, inform the Celebrant before Mass begins, so as to make him aware.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY PARISH RADIO SYSTEM: Towards the end of Sunday Masses, the celebrant priest calls the Minister of the Eucharist to the altar. These Ministers distribute Holy Communion to our parishioners, who are not physically able to come to church ceremonies.

These parishioners will already have participated in the Sunday Mass, via their radio sets in their homes. Our system is in operation since 2001. In 2006, this equipment was licensed. We are restricted to using the system for the following, on a real time basis, service only available on a non-commercial basis and service will not be available for reception on standard domestic receiver.

Our licence is valid for 5 years and we can be found on 27.6 to 27.99 MHz band. This licensing scheme will allow Church and community based organisations throughout the country to cater for parishioners, who are housebound and are unable to attend Church or other community services.

A group of experienced parishioners liaise and assist our parish, in installing these radio sets. Interested parishioners may apply for the service by phoning 061 452 517, 061 452 169 or call into the sacristy.

DAFFODIL DAY COFFEE MORNING: Bobby Byrnes Bar, O’Connell Avenue is holding its annual Daffodil Day Coffee Morning on Friday, March 22nd from 9am to 11am. Please come along and enjoy some delicious homemade complimentary treats, while making a donation to a very worthwhile cause.

IRISH GROCERS BENEVOLENT FUND GALA BALL: This year we are hosting our Black Tie Gala Ball in the Radisson Blu Hotel, on Saturday, March 23 so if you are involved in retail and would like to support this fund and have a great night out, please contact me James on 087 225 7492 for details. Great spot prizes and goodies on the night. Music by Handi-pact. If you are a supplier and would like to promote you product by way of goody bag, please also contact me.

LIMERICK PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY MARCH TALK: Limerick Philosophical Society will hold a public lecture entitled “ Questions Of Aesthetics: The Journey Of Art From Philosophy To Aesthetics” at Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road , Limerick, on Monday, March 25 at 8 pm. The guest speaker is Dr. Nora P. Donnelly and admission is free.

ARD SCOIL RIS NEWS: Congratulations to our fifth year student Kyle Larkin who competed in the All Ireland Schools Cross country. This is Kyle’s account of the day: In wet and muddy conditions the Senior Boys race got off to average pace with a leading group of 8.With all favourites including myself in contention. With 2km gone, I made a move towards the top of a hill and two of the leading pack covered my move immediately, Sean Tobin and Hugh Armstrong. Sean upped the pace and made a significant break, which he held to the finish. Hugh was a few paces from me and I was confident I would catch him on the remaining kilometre, but as I upped my pace, so did he and the soft underfoot conditions did not allow for a sprint finish. I finished in a comfortable third place, six seconds adrift of Hugh. However Sean and Hugh are in their final year of school and so hopefully I will be in contention to win the Senior Title next year.

Well Done Kyle on taking an incredible 3rd place, in such a keenly contested race. We all look forward to Kyle’s progression throughout the year and are sure he will be pushing for first place next year.

ST MICHAEL’S ROWING CLUB HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE: St. Michael’s rowing Club Head of the River Race will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 9am to 4pm.

Over 1000 athletes are entered in what is the largest Head of the River race on the Irish rowing calendar. Hosted by St. Michael’s Rowing Club from Limerick, the event has attracted crews and clubs from all over the country to race on the River Shannon, between Castleconnell and O’Brien’s Bridge.

St Michael’s Head of the River was inaugurated in 1981. Commencing with a modest entry of 63 crews in the inaugural event, the Head has grown to be the largest rowing event in the country, attracting an annual entry of approximately 400 - 500 crews from all four provinces.

The superb location, is one of the reasons for the popularity of this sporting event. Competitors will commence racing from World’s End, Castleconnell and race against the clock over 2.5 miles to finish at O’Brien’s Bridge.

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MONALEEN 10K FUN RUN/WALK: The 10k Fun Run / Walk takes place on Sunday, March 24. The starting point is Monaleen GAA Club on School House Road, Monaleen. The Walk commences at 1.30pm and the Run at 3pm, with registration available from 12pm.

If you would like more information about this event, or would like to volunteer to help on the day, please email with your contact details and we will be in touch.

A big thank you, to all who made last year’s event such a huge success - especially all the walkers and runners of all ages, who arrived from near and far in such great numbers - it was a great Community Event. We hope to see you all again this year.

LIMERICK’S BUILT HERITAGE EXPLORATORY LECTURES: Limerick’s Built Heritage Exploratory Lectures are held in County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick. The built landscape of Limerick, is the result of what our ancestors created and deemed important. What we design, build and preserve today, will become Limerick in the future. The built heritage is a reflection of our society, its values, its hierarchies, its fashions and its trends.

This series of lectures will look at a variety of architecture through the ages, from early medieval to contemporary and future design of Limerick, city and county. The lectures are organised and funded by Limerick County Council and are free.

The next lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 8pm: ‘Limerick 2030: An economic Strategy and Spatial Plan for Limerick’.

‘Limerick 2030’ is a ‘once in a generation strategy’ to guide the economic, social and physical renaissance of the city and wider county/city region. It will guide the activities of the new Limerick Local Authority and its partners in delivering this renaissance. The strategy is by design a flexible, dynamic framework capable of responding to changing circumstances and providing, perhaps for the first time a holistic perspective on Limerick’s future. Gerry Hughes – the principal author of the report will outline the main recommendations for Limerick as a whole with specific reference to the city centre. Gerry Hughes is a Senior Director in GVA’s Planning, Development and Regeneration Division. He is responsible for the firm’s economic development and urban regeneration/spatial planning capability. His specialist area of expertise includes economic development, city planning, urban regeneration and development consultancy and funding. He has led similar exercises for Preston, Belfast, Blackpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Croydon, Liverpool and Lisburn. He has led over 100 major multidisciplinary economic and urban regeneration projects over the last 25 years.

Admission is Free. For further information, please telephone 061 496 498.

DIABETES IRELAND LIMERICK LUNAR 10KM WALK: The 10km National Lunar Walk Series will take place on Wednesday, March 27th at 8pm, from the Castletroy Park Hotel, Castletroy, Limerick.

Diabetes Ireland are delighted to be hosting the first event in the National Lunar Walk Series 2013 in Limerick. This is also the first time a Lunar Walk has taken place in Limerick, so we are all looking forward to a great turn out and hopefully a lovely clear night, to enjoy the March full moon.

Any participant who would like a sponsorship card to fundraise, is asked to contact Gary on once registered. Please remember to check out our new official National Lunar Walk Sports T-Shirt. This 100% polyester breathable sports t-shirt is perfect for wearing, while carrying out any exercise, while it also will help us spread the Lunar Walk Series message to a greater audience, as you wear it across the year.

This technical sports t-shirt is available for purchase here, or if any person raises over €100 through fundraising for this event, they will automatically receive a complimentary Lunar walk t-shirt. Registration for this event is €25. Register Now! Please Email: Web:

FREE LEAVING CERT ART HISTORY REVISION COURSE: There will be a free Leaving Cert Art History revision course from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th March, from 2.30pm - 4.30pm, at The Hub, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick.

These are intensive focus sessions, with experienced tutors, revising key aspects of the Leaving Cert Art History and Appreciation examination. Booking in advance for each session. Mon 25: Irish Section: Stone Age, Bronze Age. Tue 26: Irish Section: Iron Age and Early Christian art & architecture. Wed 27: European Section: The Renaissance. Thurs 28: European Section: Impressionism and Cubism. Appreciation Section: The Exhibition Visit and exam strategies.

For further information, please telephone 061 310 633, or Email: Web:

AVIATION ACADEMY FOR TEENAGERS: There will be an aviation academy for teenagers, from Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28 from 10am to 3pm, at the Atlantic Air Venture Aviation Centre, Shannon. Aviation Academy is designed specifically for young people, who are interested in pursuing a career in the aviation industry. This four day academy is a unique way to explore aviation, with an insiders view, not usually accessible by the general population. Combining daily tutorials from professionals in the field of Commercial Pilot, Aircraft Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Traffic Controller and others, as well as ground school and practical flight simulation exercises, students will learn the Fundamentals of Flight. During the week students will have a rare opportunity to get behind the scenes at an aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport.

Through this programme they will gain an understanding of the huge industry that supports each and every aircraft flying. Importantly, it demonstrates how essential the STEM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, are to the world of Aeronautics at every level.

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