MPCC CREDIT UNION: Members of the local Credit Union, MPCC, are advised that the Credit Union has announced the award of a Third Level Education Bursary in the generous amount of €2,000 annually for a period of up to four years. Recognising that being in Third Level Education today represents a financial burden for both students and their families, MPCC has, again this year, made this gesture which should help reduce the financial strain involved, for one deserving winner, by having their 3rd Level education costs funded by an amount of up to €8.000 . The Credit Union is currently inviting applications from among its membership; this year, a candidate will be required to demonstrate how his/her efforts have actively made a contribution to the local Community, or how they have improved the lives of others through their actions. Candidates are also invited to demonstrate how they have created a greater awareness of a particular issue or cause with which they are involved. This criteria is in keeping with the Community-based ethos of the Credit Union movement, together with the strong belief underpinning the movement that “people matter most”. Further details regarding the Bursary, together with application forms, can be obtained from MPCC’s offices at Dooradoyle, Mungret or Patrickswell; alternatively, one can visit the website http://www.mpcccreditunion.ie/ or MPCC’s Facebook page. Completed application forms from eligible members should be submitted before the closing date of Saturday next week, 31 August. Those interested are strongly advised to submit their applications in good time.
PARISH NEWSLETTER: Parishioners, and contributors to the weekly Parish Newsletter, are reminded that the Newsletter is not being compiled during the month of August; production of the Newsletter will resume early next month.
MUNGRET SEWERAGE SCHEME: A recently published Public Notice from Limerick County Council set out details regarding the proposed Foul Sewerage Pumping Station at Moneteen, Mungret, as part of the Mungret Sewerage Scheme. Plans and particulars regarding the proposed development were earlier made available for inspection at the Water Services Section, Limerick County Council at Dooradoyle and at the Annacotty Area Office at Rivers, Annacotty. The Public Notice also included information with regard to the making of any submissions or observations in relation to the development; any such submissions or observations need to be lodged with the Water Services Section at Limerick County Council’s Offices, Dooradoyle by Thursday next week August 29. Any local residents who would wish to lodge any such submissions or observations should take particular note of that deadline date, 29 August.
GAA “CUL CAMP”: This year’s Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp at Mungret/St. Paul’s Club commenced earlier this week, and continues until this Friday, 23 August. Many young people residing in this area are members of Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA Club, and partake in these annual “Cul Camps” which are held at various GAA Club grounds throughout the Country, and are intended for boys and girls aged between six and thirteen; they provide a week of activity during the Summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic games. The activities involved are game-based, with a strong emphasis on skill acquisition, and are organised in an age appropriate manner.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: For those who would wish to avail of the opportunity, the next Bereavement Support Information Evening at Milford Care Centre will take place next Tuesday evening, 27 August, from 7pm until 8.30pm.
ST. NESSAN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL: One apologises to the pupils involved (for reminding them!) - they are, no doubt, continuing to enjoy their Summer holidays - but, according to the School’s website, the new academic year commences at St. Nessan’s National School, Mungret on 30 August (which is Friday next week!).
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: The Limerick Branch of the Alzheimers Society of Ireland wishes to advise those who attend, and those who would like to attend, its monthly Carers Meetings that, from next month onwards, those monthly meetings will take place at a new venue, the Society’s Day Care Centre at Kilmurry Court, Garryowen, Limerick. Heretofore meetings were held at the Society’s Mid Western Regional Office at George’s Quay in Limerick. Many residents in this area are involved with the care of a family member or friend, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, and reminders regarding the monthly meetings for Carers are included in these Notes. The next such meeting will take place at the Garryowen venue on Wednesday, 4 September, from 3pm to 4pm. A local telephone service is available for information, at 061-313456, between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
REGISTER OF ELECTORS: Timely reminders have been included recently in Notes submitted from other areas, and it is opportune to include in these Notes also - residents are advised to check the details, in relation to themselves, which are incuded in the current Register of Electors, for purposes of ensuring that they will be eligible to vote in any forthcoming Elections and Referenda. One does not have to wait until the weeks preceding any Election or Referendum to check the validity of these details; entries in the Register can be checked at any time, at one’s relevant Local Authority, the local Library or at any Post Office. Any concerns should be discussed with one’s particular Local Authority.
MILFORD HARVEST FAIR: Many local residents like to support the annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair which takes place in early September every year. This year’s Harvest Fair will be held on Sunday September 1. The Fair is this year moving to a new venue at the University of Limerick Arena. The Harvest Fair Committee has earlier made the annual appeal for support through the donation of items such as clothes, books, toys and bric-a-brac; all donated items will be checked for quality prior to being accepted, for the purpose of minimising the quite considerable costs involved with the disposal of unsaleable items. Donated items are being accepted at Milford Care Centre from Monday, 19 August until Thursday next, 29 August; thereafter, only donated confectionery items will be accepted on the day of the event, 1 September, at the Fair’s location at the University of Limerick. Any further information relating to the event can be obtained by contacting the Fundraising Office at
Milford Care Centre, tel. 061-485860. Once again, those who can are strongly encouraged to support this most worthy of causes, the services provided by Milford Care Centre.