MINDFULNESS MEDITATION : University of Limerick with Lonán Ní Dhubháin You are invited to attend a lunchtime Mindfulness Meditation session at UL Contemplative Centre on Wednesdays June 1 8 15, at 1.10pm – 2pm. Each session will consist of 20 minutes meditation and a short teaching in the UL Contemplative Centre. All welcome.
Archive for May, 2016
THE ADAPT DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES annual collection takes place in County Limerick on 11th & 12th June. Our usual collector in Patrickswell/Ballybrown is not available this year. If you are interested and available please contact Deirdre Barrett 061 412354.
FIRST FRIDAY : Friday next June 3 is the First Friday; Communion will be taken to the sick and housebound.
OUTDOOR SATURDAY BOOTCAMP: Fancy getting fit for the summer ?? Outdoor Saturday Bootcamp continues every Saturday morning in Mungret GAA club at 10am. Class is a mixture of Circuit training/ Boxercise / interval running / Kettlebells / TRX and much more. For more info contact John on 087-9115411
TERVOE GROTTO MASS: On Monday May 16 we were honoured to have the Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy with us to celebrate mass down at our beautiful Grotto in Tervoe. A crowd of over one hundred people attended on a most glorious sunny evening. Mons. Michael Lane, Fr. Michael Cussen P.P. and Fr. Eamonn Fitzgibbon were also in attendance to add to the occasion. We were very lucky to have a good section of the Ballybrown Church Choir and they added greatly to the celebration finishing up with their rendition of Queen of the May. The sun shone the birds sang and the Bishop was overawed. Mons. Lane gave a brief historical account of the Monsells, Cardinal Newman and the Lourdes Grotto before mass and he reckons it dates back to the mid 1860’s some years after Lourdes in 1858. A big thank you goes once again to John Holton and Irish Cement Ltd. for allowing us permission to hold the mass on their land and thanks also to all who helped out in any way with organising the event.
“On the banks of the Shannon in lovely Tervoe
Stands our little Grotto well hidden from view
In honour of Lourdes and times now long gone
Berthe Lady Emly her memory lingers on.”
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING: West Limerick Resources is offering a workshop in relation to Child Protection for staff and volunteers of community run organizations. Workshop 2 covers developing your organizations Child Protection Policy and takes place on Saturday May 28 from 10am-4.30pm in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. To book contact Dearbhla on 069 62222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INVASIVE SPECIES FIELDTRIP: West Limerick Resources will be running a half day fieldtrip to see first-hand the impact of invasive species in West Limerick on Tuesday May 31. This will include training on identification but will look in more depth at the practical steps involved in appropriately maintaining areas affected by invasive species including site inspection, risk assessment, monitoring and correct removal techniques where appropriate. Open to members of local tidy towns groups, CE schemes or others involved in environmental enhancement work including trails management. Passengers can be collected from Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale. To book a place contact Michelle on 069 61540 or email MMcCarthy3@wlr.ie
FURNITURE FRIDAY : Back2New Community Upcycling is having a one day sale on Friday May 27. Unique upcycled and re-designed furniture from €25. Time: 10am-5pm. Address: Unit 2 Enterprise Centre, Sheehan’s Road, Newcastle West (opposite Lidl). Back2New Community Upcycling is a project established by West Limerick Resources and is facilitated under the TUS programme. www.facebook.com/
MARIGOLD FESTIVAL: The Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland are holding their 3rd Marigold Festival in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick, on Tuesday May 31 2016. The Marigold Festival is a celebration of Healthy & Active Ageing in the Mid West Region. There are a wide range of activities going on throughout the day from speakers, exercises, demonstrations, fashion show, entertainment and lots of exhibition stands. There will also be a raffle and spot prizes. It is a day of fun for all ages. The event is open to the general public as well as Active Retirement members. Doors open at 10.00am and the day finishes at approximately 4.30pm. Admission is free.
PATRICKSWELL FAMILY FUN DAY: Patrickswell Community Council and the Share A Dream Foundation are jointly hosting a Tennis Ball Race and Family Fun Day on Sunday May 29 at McSweeneys Farm. The Fun Day begins at 1pm, with the Tennis Ball Race beginning at 3pm. There will be many other attractions and activities at the event to make it a fun filled family day out including a BBQ, Mouse Race, Bucking Bronco, Children Amusements and Dog Show. All proceeds from the event will be shared between Patrickswell Community Council, which is building a new community centre in the village, and Share A Dream Foundation, who move heaven and earth to make a dream come true for a child who is terminally ill. Tennis ball tickets can be purchased for €5 each, with the wonderful prize of €1,000 for the first ball to cross the line. Tickets can be purchased by following the link on Patrickswell Community Council Facebook page, or from Patrickswell Resource Centre. We will be also hosting at Tractor Run on Saturday 28th starting at Mc Sweeney’s Farm at 7pm with BBQ afterwards at the Dark Horse Pub to benefit both charities. For more information contact the Resource Centre on 061 320303 or email patrickswellcrc@gmail.