Archive for August, 2015
Our midweek cycles continue on Thursday evenings leaving Centra at 6:30pm. The Sunday morning cycles will now start at 9:30am leaving Centra Clarina. The distance will depend on numbers and ability and routes are varied each week.
BAKE A DIFFERENCE: The annual Milford Fair Hospice Fun Day will be held at the Arena, University of Limerick on Sunday August 30th. We are appealing to your parishioners to help us “BAKE A DIFFERENCE”. We need bakers to do your magic and provide us with buns, cakes, bread etc. The more you donate the more we sell.
KILKEEDY GRAVEYARD MASS:
The annual mass at Kilkeedy Graveyard for our deceased relatives and friends took place on Friday evening last August 21st at 7.30pm. Fr. Michael Cussen P.P. led the large attendance and we were blessed with the weather. The graveyard looked splendid thanks to the great work by caretaker Seamus Coughlan and Vincent Kelly. Thanks also to all the families who take the time to tend to their own plots. A big thank you to the Ballybrown Church Choir led by P.J. Carroll and Jim O’Farrell whose singing added greatly to the occasion. Thanks to our readers Anne O Brien and Clara Mc Gann and Eucharistic ministers Margaret Collins, Peggy Cusack, Kieran McCarthy and Willie Ryan. Thanks to the O’Gorman family for allowing us to use their electricity to power the mics and speakers supplied by Declan Tierney and to Barry Tierney and Adrian Mc Gann who were on sound. Thank also to the Ballybrown GAA club for giving us the use of their chairs and to David Guerin and Liam Coughlan for the transporting of same. Thanks to David Dooley for making the altar at such short notice and thanks to Maura Byrnes and Nellie Cosgrave for decorating the altar. A big thank you also goes to our stewards who make the occasion secure and do a wonderful job with the parking both on the night and throughout the year. Thanks to Anthony McGann for his words of praise for all concerned. Thanks again also to the people who during the year donated seats to Kilkeedy Graveyard and these seats are a welcome addition, Helen Curtin, Donie Burke, Sean Fitzgerald Rivermount and The Ballybrown Pioneer Association. Finally a big thank you to everybody who helped out in any way to make the occasion a success once again and of course thanks to the congregation who gave their generous financial support to our collection on the night for the upkeep of the graveyard. The collection amounted to €1500.00 and this money ensures that our Graveyard will remain one that the whole of Ballybrown will be proud of.
YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN NIGHT AND ENROLMENT EVENT on Thursday September 3 from 7.30pm – 9.00pm at the Community Resource Centre. There is a busy and exciting programme of classes and activities planned for Autumn / Winter. Pilates, Art and Crafts, Yoga, Meditation, Comhaltas Music and Dance, Bridge, Zumba, Computer Coding, Drama, Karate, Social Dance Classes, Bowls and more. The new programme of events is currently being distributed to houses in the area. It is also available in the Resource Centre.
Come along to our Open Night to sign up and get more information about the classes and courses available. Meet your neighbours for a chat, the kettle will be on. Bring a few buns and you’ll be really popular !
BACK TO SCHOOL COFFEE MORNING in the Community Resource Centre on Tuesday September 1st from 9am – 12noon. Wave the kids goodbye and drop in for a coffee, cake, chat and raffle. They’ll be home again before you have time to miss them!
BALLYBROWN SCHOOL REOPENS for pupils at 9.15am on Tuesday 1st September.