Archive for Community News
SEWING COURSE: Looking for a chance to explore your creative side? We are running a FREE sewing course for 9 weeks.It has started on September 29 and will finishing December 1, each Thursday from 10am – 1pm in our Family & Community Hub in Askeaton. There is a space or two remaining. You will learn basic sewing machine skills and who knows where it might take you! Priority is given to Individuals who are actively job seeking and those in receipt of a social welfare payment. Places are limited to 10. To find out more & to see if you are eligible for the course, please call Adrienne at West Limerick Resources on 087 2773294.
SALESIAN SECONDARY COLLEGE RAFFLE: Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry are holding a major fundraising raffle. They are promoting the sale of raffle tickets costing €10 for an Irish Angus Heifer. Students from the school and from the parish will be selling tickets. There are now 704 students enrolled in the school and the money raised will be used to provide a new computer center for the benefit of the students. The total cost of this project is approximately €40,000. Your support with the project would be greatly appreciated.
BALLYBROWN JOURNAL: The sixteenth edition of the Journal is being prepared at the moment and will be on sale by the end of November. If you wish to have any articles, photographs or items of local interest included, can you please contact Tom Donovan urgently. We are requesting all the organisations in the Parish to get their annual items in as soon as possible. We are also looking for wedding, graduation and baby photos. Des Fitzgerald is the contact for these items. We are always on the lookout for old photographs and would be delighted to include these. Adverts are available at the following rate : 1/4 page €40. 1/2 page €70, full page €100. Plus full page in colour at €160. Your support for this venture would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
SAILORS HAGGARD ANNIVERSARY EVENT: The first anniversary of the opening of the Sailors Haggard in Newtown Clarina is to be marked by a Gathering on Sunday October 9 after 10am Mass. All are welcome to come along for the unveiling of the latest addition to the site which will be followed by an open air Coffee Morning. All proceeds from the event are being donated to the Resource Centre Building Fund.
REGATTA: The River Maigue Rowing Club is holding a Regatta on Sunday September 25 starting at 1pm. Boat races, a cracking BBQ and music from 5pm to 7pm with Double Trouble. Also a raffle with some great prizes including hampers kindly sponsored by Flex in Raheen. All this takes place on the riverside at John Quinn’s De Bucket at the Ferrybridge, Clarina. Come and join us for a fun day out. For any enquiries please find us on Facebook (search River Maigue Rowing Club) & private message.
BALLYBROWN PARISH JOURNAL: Yes my friends it’s that time of the year again and we are now compiling and collecting items for the 2016 Parish Journal. Under the watchful eye of our Editor Tom Donovan, Des Fitzgerald, Michael McNamara, Martin Hayes, Carl Musgrave and Willie Ryan are looking for items to be included in this years edition. Wedding photos, graduation photos and new baby arrival photos should be handed in to Des Fitzgerald or any committee member as soon as possible. Anyone wishing to have articles or photographs included can contact any of the aforementioned people. As usual we will be looking for support in the form of adverts and a full page costs €100, a half page costs €70 and a quarter page costs €40. A full page in colour costs €160. Your continued support is much appreciated. The Journal would not be the success it is without this financial help.
KILKEEDY MASS: The annual mass in Kilkeedy Graveyard for all our deceased relatives and friends was celebrated by Fr. Michael Cussen PP. on last Friday evening August 26 at 7.30pm. A large attendance turned out and we were blessed with a fine evening. A big thank you to our Ballybrown Church Choir led by P.J. Carroll with Rosaleen Donovan on the organ. They added greatly to he occasion. Thanks to our neighbours the O’Gorman family for allowing us the use of their electrical power for the duration of the mass. Thanks to Declan Tierney and Adrian McGann for looking after the amplification. A big thank you goes to our team who looked after the parking of the cars. Thanks to the people who built and prepared the altar for the occasion. This ensures that we now have a permanent location for our altar. Thanks to Jimmy O’Neill, Breska and Bertha O’Grady, Banogue for their generous donation of an altar slab and the altar cloth. A big thank you to Michael Byrnes and the Ballybrown GAA Club for the use of their chairs and benches which add greatly to the comfort of the congregation, especially the elderly. Thanks to Seamus Coughlan our caretaker and Vincent Kelly for having the graveyard in such wonderful condition and for their time and effort in ensuring that Kilkeedy is a final resting place to be proud of. Thanks to all or supporters who gave so generously in the collection for the graveyard upkeep, this is our only means of funding and we appreciate your financial support. Finally thanks to all who helped in any way to make the occasion once more a great success. Go raibh Maith agaibh go leir.
RURAL EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION SERVICE: Are you looking for some support and guidance to help you get back into training or back to work? The Rural Employment Service is a free confidential service based in Newcastle West providing career guidance supports, CV and interview preparation supports and advice on training and education courses. Contact the following at West Limerick Resources, Finn (087 759 1951), Adrienne (087 277 3294), or like us on Facebook WLR Rural Employment Service for the latest updates on job vacancies and training courses.