June 1

CELEBRATION: Queen of Peace Adult Education Group is celebrating the success of their community classes this season. There will be a gathering on Thursday May 30 from 6.30-8.30pm in the Halla in Janesboro School.

CELEBRATION: Queen of Peace Adult Education Group is celebrating the success of their community classes this season. There will be a gathering on Thursday May 30 from 6.30-8.30pm in the Halla in Janesboro School.

There will be drama, art, readings, music and food and a presentation of certificates to all learners. Do come along to support the achievements of your friends, families and classmates.

MEALS ON WHEELS: Queen of Peace, Meals on Wheels are back in action. It runs 5 days a week and the cost is only €3 for dinner and a dessert. If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the service please ring Siobhán on 061481490 or 0871256619

GALVONE N.S.: Galvone NS are currently taking applications for the coming September for the Early Start Preschool. This free pre-school is staffed by a fully qualified teacher and a childcare worker and has a specialised music programme in place.

They are also currently taking applications for Junior Infants for September 2013. If interested call 061-311286 for an application form.

A Clothing Bank is now available in Galvone NS school car park to help with fundraising for the school. It is suitable for used/ unwanted clothes, shoes, belts and bags. It will be available to the community during school hours.

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: Children 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.

ACTIVE AGE GROUP: The Hunt Museum sent an invitation to the members of Our Lady Queen of Peace Club offering a number of activities to help celebrate Bealtaine. Twenty one members readily availed of the invitation and met outside the Museum at 1pm. on Wednesday, May 22. Sheila Lynch, Chairperson had booked a one hour tour of the Museum. Although some had visited the Museum already there are always so many exhibits to be seen again and admired. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the delicious, substantial meal which followed.

For those interested the Museum will also be offering offsite workshops or handling sessions with Limerick nursing homes or retirement homes during Bealtaine Festival. May is almost finished so why not avail of these wonderful offers?

CHIROPODY: I have been asked many times about the availability of chiropody in our community.

I have made enquiries and sourced Bridget O Callaghan who will provide the service in her rooms in Cecil Street to older people with a medical card for €10. People need to register first with Carebright (formally known as RCCN) at 061-383644

TIDY TOWNS: Janesboro Tidy Towns Committee wish to thank the business community of Janesboro for their fantastic support. After the planter boxes in Roxboro car park were replanted they have taken on the responsiblity of caring for them. Well done and thank you to all.

Janesboro Tidy Towns donated €1000 to Our Lady Queen of Peace school for 4 poles for their green flag achievements. The school’s green committee has been instrumental in keeping the grounds and outside surrounding areas of the school clean and green. Thanks to the pupils, staff and parents of this school community. The poles are soon to be erected.

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.

DÓCHAS: Dóchas (Hope for people with Autism) acknowledges the very generous contributions to them from the parishioners. They welcome all donations of clothing, bric-a-brac-and toys. They have just moved to new premises at 14, Parnell Street and your continued support would be greatly appreciated.Contact them on 061 315566. Anyone needing information or direction regarding services for people with autism should make contact with Dóchas, email: dochas@eircom.net or contact their liaison worker at anne.oconnor@dochas.net.

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

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.

LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE: The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents the June ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering on Tuesday June 4 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8pm sharp! This month is the launch of Revival Literary Journal No.26 plus guest readers Carlos Reyes and Knute Skinner. Revival Literary Journal has been published in Limerick since 2009. The latest edition contains poetry, prose and reviews from local, national and international contributors. Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read. NOTE: Our special authors’ book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD’s etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements. The Limerick Writers’ Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland. Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of previous reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

THOMOND TOASTMASTERS: Thomond Toastmasters is holding workshops on June 6 on Speech and Drama, and Vocal Articulation @8pm in the Castletroy Park Hotel

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.

LOOKING FOR A NEW FRIEND: The Brothers of Charity in Limerick are looking for volunteers to become friends with people who have an intellectual disability. There are many who would be interested in meeting through the Cara Friendship Scheme. Full training and support will be provided for volunteers. Contact Ivana at 0877548825

OXFAM: The Oxfam Charity Shop at 57, William Street has made an urgent appeal to members of the public to donate their unwanted items. It is currently running a ‘Make Space for Oxfam’ campaign which encourages people, who may be thinking of decluttering their homes, to donate items such as handbags, CDs, DVDs, homeware and bric a brac. They are open Monday to Saturday from 9.30-5.30pm.

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