GRANDPARENTS DAY KNOCK: The Ballybrown Pioneers would like to remind all the people travelling to Knock with us on September 11 for Grandparents Day that the bus leaves Ballybrown Church car park at 7.30am. Please be on time as there are over 50 people travelling and we want to get to Knock in good time to allow everyone plenty of time to relax and enjoy the occasion. The first stop will be at the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort for breakfast. We will stop again at the Hotel coming home for Dinner. We wish all our pilgrims a safe and happy journey and we hope you all enjoy the day out with the compliments of the Ballybrown Pioneer Association.
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PHONE CONNECT SEEKS PARTICIPANTS: The Phone Connect Project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes. The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services. West Limerick Resources are now seeking participants, particularly those experiencing isolation, who would like to receive a weekly phone call. If you would be interested in receiving or require more information we would be delighted to hear from you by calling Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3290483. This initiative is being run in association with the Rural Community Care Network (RCCN).
BACK TO SCHOOL COFFEE MORNING: Following on the success of last year, the Resource Centre will once again host a Coffee Morning on the day the school reopens, Wednesday August 31 from 9am – 11am. Join us for a cup of tea and a chat. Bring a friend or neighbour along. EVERYONE WELCOME!
BAG PACKING EVENT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We have been fortunate to secure a slot for a fundraising bag packing event in Dunnes Stores, Jetland Centre on Friday September 2 and Saturday September 3. We will be there from 10am to 10pm on Friday and 10am to 6pm on Saturday. We would really appreciate some help. All money raised will go towards further reducing the outstanding debt on the Resource Centre.If you can help us for an hour or two on either day, please contact Ann Davoren 087 2122842 or Tracey McElligott 087 9591790 or your Community Council Representative.
MALIN TO MIZEN CYCLE: Delighted to report that Corcamore lads Peter Kiely and David Fitzgerald completed their three day cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head on target. Covering over 650km in three days was a great achievement and all done for a great cause, the Live95fm Stop Tour in aid of Cari and the Children’s Ark including the Neonatal Unit. So far they have raised over €2,400. Well done to David, Peter, their families and supporters.
HISTORIC WALK: Limerick Historical Society will hold its next evening walk on Wednesday August 10. The historic walk will commence at Barrington’s Hospital, George’s Quay at 7 p.m. The hospital was built in 1830 by the Barrington family of Glenstal, Murroe, at a cost of €10,000. Initially, there will be a talk on the Barringtons and the houses associated with the family. From there we will proceed down Mary Street to take in some sights along the way and we will finish with a guided tour of the North Munster Masonic Centre on Castle Street. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.
LIMERICK FC: Congratulations to local lad Paudie O’Connor and Limerick FC who were victorious over Derry City in the semi final of the EA Sports Cup last Monday. Winning 1-0 in the Brandywell they now go forward to meet the winners of Shamrock Rovers V St. Patricks Athletic in the final. Reaching the final is a fantastic achievement for the Blues who are unbeaten so far this season.
, Newtown, Clarina on Tuesday 19th July in memory of all deceased members of the fishing community. Celebrated by Fr. Mike Cussen P.P. Mons. Michael Lane and Fr. Muiris O’Connor.