80’S PARTY NIGHT: An 80’s party night in aid of the Brothers of Charity Children’s Services and Newcastle West Lions Club will be held at the Courtney Lodge Hotel on this Saturday evening featuring the news from 10pm to 12 midnight and an 80’s disco from 12 midnight ‘til late with special guest appearances on the night. Tickets are €15 each and are available from the Home Office Shop and all are welcome.
CEILI: The next monthly ceili at Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla takes place on Friday November 8th. The Allow Ceili Band will take to the stage at 9:30pm and light refreshments for all in attendance. All are welcome to waltz along and enjoy same.
DROMCOLLOGHER RESPITE CENTRE: Dromcollogher Respite Centre is holding a fashion fundraiser entitled ‘From my wardrobe to yours’ this Friday 1st November in the Daycare centre commencing at 8pm. They would be grateful for donations of new or nearly new items of clothing, shoes and accessories. Donations can be dropped off at Respite Centre ASAP.
WEST LIMERICK SET DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club’s next outing is on Sunday November 17th at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine. The evening will kick off at 4pm when Striolan ceili band takes to the stage. So keep those dancing shoes polished and all are welcome to slide along and perfect that body for the festive season.
CAR BOOT SALE: The monthly fundraising Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will take place this coming Sunday on November 24th at the Community Centre Newcastle West (beside the GAA pitch). Gates will open at 7:30am. Further information 069-66200 and all are welcome to come along and browse and bag a bargain for that festive season.
€2000 45 DRIVE: The annual €2000 45 drive takes place on Tuesday November 19th at 9pm in the Community Hall Raheenagh. All patrons are welcome to gamble along. All proceeds from same will go towards the Hall’s ongoing expenses so please support same and as prizes are excellent and there to be won on the night.
CHARITY CEILI: A charity ceili in aid of the Fr Chris O’Donnell mission fund in St Patrick’s parish in Argentina will take place at The Devon Inn Hotel on Saturday, November 2nd with music supplied by the Templeglantine Comhaltas Ceili Band and all support shall be appreciated.
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. The course began on October 22nd and will run each Tuesday from 7:30-930pm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROW: Grow is Ireland’s largest mutual help organisation in the area of mental health. Thousands have changed their lives for the better through Grow, the latter being confidential, non denominational and open to all with no fees or dues. With same in mind meetings are held on Thursdays at 8pm in the station room Desmond Centre Newcastle West no introductions are necessary and all are welcome to just come along.
FORESTRY: The Forestry Foundation 60th Anniversary D.V.D. now on sale from any member of the Forestry committee. Within the D.V.D. sleeve is a beautiful gift from Pat Curtin a memory for all to keep and share and all for €10, get your copy today, an ideal Christmas present for all living far away.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: Note this coming weekend Mass venues change therefore Mass readers and basket collectors please refer to own personal rota.
The Eucharistic Ministers this weekend as follows, the Saturday night Mass in Ashford at 7:30pm Sean Cunningham and Breda Begley. Sunday morning mass in Raheenagh at 10:30am the Eucharistic Minister are Ann Fitzmaurice and Mary Cunningham. The Mass server to commence his week on Sunday is T.J. Kelly Ballagh, in Ashford church.
This Friday November 1st is a holy day of obligation and Saturday November 2nd is All Souls day remembering all in our prayers and please remember to drop in the names of all your loved ones to the church this week to be remembered in all masses. May all rest in heavenly peace.
SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is tendered to Nell Cremin husband Donie and family Ballintubber on the death of Nell’s mother the late Rita Carroll nee Flynn relict of Paddy Ballygran House, Ballyagran.
Requiem Mass on Friday last in St Michael’s church and burial afterwards in Castletown cemetery. May the light of heaven be hers.
Deepest sympathy is also extended to Joe Kiely wife Kathleen and family on the death of Joe’s brother the late Timothy Kiely The Commons. The late Timmy is also survived by wife Mary nee Potter sons Paul and Timmy. Removal on Friday evening from Roches Funeral home to St Patrick’s church in Tournafulla. Requiem Mass on Saturday last at 12:30pm and funeral afterwards to Templeglantine Old Cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
CONGRATULATIONS: A hearty congratulations to Patrick (PJ) O’Connell Ashford on receiving a BAJ in History and Politics from UCC. Best wishes for the future PJ in your chosen career.
HALLOWEEN: Happy Halloween to all children, enjoy all the games the dunking of apples, trick or treating. Life through the eyes of a child can be magic, may it always remain so. Adults be on the alert for fireworks as they can frighten children and animals, make sure the latter are safe and secure. As it is mid term break, and now longer hours of darkness and bad weather conditions they are more potential hazards for all children so be aware of same, and enjoy the few days holidays.
MISSION: Heavenly Father, we thank you for our Mission, Renew us and refresh us. Slow us down and make us thoughtful. Help us to set our lives in order.
Alas Killeedy parish mission has concluded, it drew people from far and near and was a tremendous success. It left an imprint in many a heart and long may same stay, the young the sick and elderly all gained from the many words of faith and wisdom. May God bless the missionaries Fr John and Fr Brendan and grant them the health to continue with their vacation.
‘Even though the rain hides the stars
Even though the mist swirls the hills
Even when the dark clouds veil the sky God is by my side’.
FUNDRAISING CEILI: WL102fm’s Bernadette O’Connor announces that they hope to host a ‘Great Ceili Night’ on Friday November 22nd at Knockaderry Community Centre with music by Donie Nolan from 9:30pm. Tea and coffee served.
PICTURES WANTED: Do you have an In Memoriam card celebrating the life and ministry of a priest or religious? Call Noirin Lynch on 061-400133 to arrange a loan to the Diocesan Archive so that it can be recorded. All cards will be returned after scanning.
CLIONA RING FOUNDATION: On Saturday November 2nd at 9:30pm a country and western night is being held In The Village Inn Ashford in aid of the Cliona Ring Foundation. Many events will be held on the night including line dancing, shoot out, a barbecue, a DJ, fancy dress and many more. There will be a prize for the best fancy dress. Fancy dress is optional for the night. Cowboy hats for €10 and cow tags for €5 are available on the night from Vera Lacey, Pat White and Elaine White. The cow tags will include free entry into a draw. All are welcome on the night for this worthy cause.