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September Already...


M​ONTH's MIND:​

The Month's Mind Mass for Michael Daffy, will be held on Friday 8th Sept at 7.30pm.

CANNONBALL '17:

​Friday 8th Sept,Cannonball Ireland, the largest three-day road trip in Europe, is coming to Limerick ​! This trip typically features 190 cars including some of the world's top makes -McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley.I​t's a three-day party devoted to cool cars – driving cars, looking at cars, talking about cars – while touring through some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes. This t​hree-day road trip is an experience of a lifetime.

​ Beginning at the 3 Arena on Friday , they head to Cork and plan to be arriving in Pery Square, around 6pm. Cannonball Ireland has raised over 900,000 euro for Irish Charities​, this year, Pieta House will be Cannonball Ireland's charity.

L​OURDES INVALID FUNDRAISER:​

On Sunday 10th September next, Croagh/Kilfinny GAA Club will host a spectacular hurling match The All Stars v The Politicians in aid of the Lourdes Invalid Fund. ​ The Fund hopes to raise €10,000 to send locals from ​C​ounty Limerick to Lourdes in the coming weeks. Many of our Local and National politicians will line out against a star-studded team of our most famous hurlers and the ash won't be spared.​!!​

A celebrity referee has also been sourced to keep the peace and the sliotar moving.​!

The Councillors and Politicians and The All-Stars will play their part for this worthy cause and you can also play your part by turning out to support the event and encourage your friends and families to support it also.​

The throw-in next Sunday in Croagh is at 12 noon.

​Hoping for​ great support and a good turnout so please arrive early and enjoy the craic and the friendly (or unfriendly) banter.

GIVE BLOOD:

The next opportunity to give blood will be on ​Monday/Tuesday 11th & 12th Sept​, ​6​pm - ​9​pm​, Scoil Mhuire & Íde, Newcastle West.​

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRES: Parent and Toddler Groups returning to: - Ballingarry Family Resource Centre on Monday the 11th of September, 10am -11:30am. Croom Family Resource Centre - Wednesday 16th of September 10am -11:30am. Adare Town Hall Friday the 18th of September 10am -11:30am. For more information please contact Laura Bennett – Family Support Worker on (061) 602878. Community Outing: - Croom Family Resource Centre is organising a trip to the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Wednesday 20th September - Departing 7am, returning from Tullamore 5.30pm. To book your seat, please contact the office on 061-602878 as places are limited.

TRAINING COURSES:

This September Ballyhoura Development are hosting a number of ​"​ Learning Showcases​ "​ across the region. ​ ​

This is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to find out about upcoming courses, training options and the variety of Ballyhoura Development Learning Programmes that are available.​ ​

All courses are free of charge.​.​

Whether you’re interested in short term courses in art, cookery, health & beauty, personal development, reiki, aromatherapy, upholstery & upcycling or longer term courses like IT Level 3, Communications Level 3, or perhaps looking for a change in direction through the Local Training Initiative in Catering Support or Outdoor Recreation, then be sure to attend. ​ ​

The Ballyhoura Development team will be there to encourage and guide you towards making the right choice for you​!​

If you are interested in acquiring new skills, or want to find out more on behalf of your friends and family, come along to any of the ​sessions​ and you won’t be disappointed​!

​ ​ Civic Centre, Croom, Thursday 7th Sept, 10am - 1pm.

Courses range from 10 weeks to 9 months duration.

​ One-to-One clinics are scheduled for the following dates - Tuesday 19th Sept;- Coote Hall, Kilmallock, 10am - 1pm. Parochial Hall, Charleville, 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

For fu​rther information, ring Kilmallock 063-20517 or Kilfinane 063-91300. Check out the full brochure on the website -

http://www.ballyhouradevelopment.com/2017/08/25/ballyhoura-development-learning/

BELLTABLE:

​Fri 8th Sept: Luka Bloom, in Concert.​

​Tue 12th:​ ' My Mountain Journey ', journeys to some of the remotest peaks on the planet, told by Simon Yates.

​Sat 16th: '​The Humours of Bandon​'​ is a coming of age story, starring Margaret McAuliffe. ​ ​

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life.

BIRTHDAY:

Congratulations and best wishes to Honora Condon who recently celebrated her 21st Birthday.​

EVENTS DIARY:

Wed 6th Sept: Granagh Parents First Communion Mtg, 8pm.

Fri 8th Sept: Michael Daffy's Months Mind Mass, 7.30pm.

Sat 9th Sept: 'Imagine It', 14 week creative writing course for children at

​ Musica Fusion School.

Sun 10th: All Stars v The Politicians Match, in Croagh, 12pm.

Fri 15th: Lime Tree Theatre - Siamse Tíre present 'Anam',( four world class step dancers get together).

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