Shanagolden/Foynes Sept 14

Birthday Celebration:Congratulations to Nora Kennelly, Barricks, Foynes who celebrated her 85th Birthday with family and friends.

Birthday Celebration:Congratulations to Nora Kennelly, Barricks, Foynes who celebrated her 85th Birthday with family and friends.

Folk Choir: Experienced Keyboard player and Guitarists needed for Folk Choir, please contact Frances Murphy on 086 3823056. Folk choir practices will resume in October and will be every second week, date and time to be confirmed. New singers always welcome, please text me if interested and I will add your name to contact list-086-3823056

ACCORD: At ACCORD Newcastle West we provide a Marriage and Relationship Counselling Service, offering both daytime and evening appointments. We also deliver Marriage Preparation Courses and have availability on two remaining courses this year – Saturday 7th September and Saturday 16th September November. If you would like to enquire about any other services, please ring us on 069-61000 or email us at

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic adoration continues in Foynes Church (Crying Chapel) every Thursday after the Morning 9.30am Mass until 10pm. All are welcome.

Pilgrimage To Lourdes: Departing Shannon on September 22nd to 27th for five nights staying in Hotel Anito. Full details please contact Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 or Elma Hanley on 069-62605.

West Limerick Community Radio : The AGM of West Limerick Community Radio will be held on Tuesday 24th Sept at 8p.m. in the Desmond Complex. Newcastle West all are welcome

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. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. 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

FEENAGH/KILMEEDY GATHERING EVENT: The Feenagh/Kilmeedy Heritage Committee is hosting a two day celebration of their rich local heritage to mark Gathering 2013 on Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st. The celebration will kick off at 8pm on Friday the 20th in the Feenagh Community Centre where Professor Liam Irwin will deliver a talk on the History of Feenagh/Kilmeedy Parish. The evening’s events will also feature a slideshow display and a range of memorabilia dating back to the 1830’s including old photographs, letters and a video on the old creamery. This will be followed on Saturday the 21st by a local heritage walk, again led by Professor Irwin starting at the new school in Feenagh and tracing the history and stories behind the various houses and structures between the new and old school which is now the newly redeveloped community centre. Both events will incorporate a social element with refreshments available and an opportunity for people to share their knowledge of the history of the local area. Events are free of charge and open to all with a special invitation to former parishioners living around Ireland & abroad!

PROGRAMME ON MENTAL HEALTH: To mark World Mental Health Day (October 10th) a radio programme, produced by the staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers, will be aired by West Limerick 102fm on October 2nd after the 11am news. It will feature Thomas McCann from the Traveller Counseling Service and Aisling McMahon, Clinical Psychologist who recently completed a PhD thesis on mental health in the Traveller community.

Medjugorje Trip: A trip to Medjugorje has being arranged for September 14th to 21st with flights from/to Shannon Airport. B&B and evening meal are included, total cost €689. People are invited to join the organisers for a relaxing and reflective week. More Details from John Keily on 069-76253 or 087-6751795.

Shanagolden Community Council - Upcoming Events: 10km-Sponsored walk organised by Sporting Organisations. The Celtic Tenors in concert in St.Senans Chruch, Shanagolden on Saturday 21st December. For further information contact Tom Flavin on 087-2925037 or Joe Hoyne on 087-6327109.

Irish Cancer Society: A Cancer Survivors conference will be held on Thursday/Friday September 20/21st at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. All patients, survivors and family members are invited, entry is free. Further information is availablefrom Avril at 01-2310533 or email

Pleasure Trip To Westport: We are going ahead with our short break in September to Westport and other parts of Mayo and surrounding areas. We will be leaving on Sunday September 29th and returning on Friday October 4th. There are still a few places available and anyone interested in going is asked to contact Brendan on 087-2137368. All are welcome. Further information on this event will appear in the coming weeks.

Ploughing Championship: The annual Ploughing Championship will take place from Tuesday September 24th to Friday September 27th in Stradbally Co.Laois. One of the last major outdoor events before the evening’s close and always a very popular event in the rural calendar.

St.Vincent De Paul Knock Pilgrimage: The annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Saturday September 14th. For booking please contact John Joe at 069-76280, Chrissie 069-76243 or Mary 087-3537473.

Cards: The following are the results of cards held in Shanagolden Community Hall. First prize on eleven games went to Moss O’ Connor and Willie Keating, Second prize on ten games to Jim Dalton and Francis Woulfe. Table prize winners were Mai Wall and Partner and Jim Dalton and Francis Woulfe. Raffle Winners were Paddy Sheehy, Nancy Danaher, John Danaher and Marie Wrenn. Lottery tickets were: Vinnie Wrenn and Marie Wrenn. Cards every Friday night at 9.15pm. All are welcome.

Lottery Tickets: There was no winner. The numbers drawn 3-14-24-31. The lucky dip winners: €40 Tara Fitzgearld, Shanagolden, €30 Kate Mc Namara, Shanagolden, €20 Jean Hickey, Shanagolden, €20 Eimear and Liz Hickey, Kildimo, Five free tickets to Nora O’Connor, Mountcollins.

Duathlon: St.Senans GAA in association with Walk of Life are organising a Duathlon, a cycle and 5km run and 5km run/walk on Saturday 21st September in aid of Milford Hospice. Registration takes place in Foynes Community Centre with Precission timing. The route is posted on the St.Senans Facebook page or contact Mike Mullane on 086-8164664.