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Time for Night Classes:

Mass in Shanabhotha Graveyard.


Monday Sept 18th to Friday 22nd Sept. The section of road between Hanrahan's Cross and Ballinleena, will be closed for the full 24hrs each day, during these dates.


Croom Family Resource Centre: Art Class beginning on Tuesday 19th September from 10am - 1pm QQI L3 Horticulture beginning on Tuesday 26th September from 10am - 1pm Core (basic) IT beginning on Monday 25th September from 10am - 1pm QQI L3 Internet Skills beginning on Monday 18th September from 2pm - 5pm For information please ring 061 - 602878 Ballingarry Family Resource Centre: Art Class beginning on Tuesday 4th October from 2pm - 5pm Core IT beginning on Friday 6th October from 10am - 1pm Art Class beginning on Tuesday 12th September from 7pm - 9pm, €40 per 5 Classes.


It's happening on Friday 22nd Sept all over Limerick. Friars Gate Theatre will present interesting items of clothing and everyday objects from 1775-1795 era, the year of Jane Austen's birth. Learn about a day in the life of an upper class Georgian woman. Check out the weird and wonderful cosmetics and beauty regimes that the ladies followed and the changing fashions they were devoted to. Demo will be given by Melissa Shiels, Costume Historian and Heritage expert. Admission Free at 8pm.


Friday 22nd Sept, 9pm, Rathkeale House Hotel, in aid of Guide dogs for the Blind. You won't meet Roy Keane there but you will have the pleasure of dancing to ' The News '....


It's coming up again,Sunday 24th September. The event which includes both a 90k and 27k cycle and a 10k and 4k walk commences at the Foundation’s Campus, Baker’s Road, Charleville. Cycle starts at 10am and walk at 11am.

Great prizes on offer, 1st - €500. 2nd - Raleigh Hybrid Bike. 3rd - €300.

This initiative was undertaken by a group of staff who saw an urgent need for additional funding. Further details, ring 063-89252 or email -


​The​ next Golden Vale District Forum takes place at Coote Hall Resource Centre, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, at 7.30pm on Monday​25th​ September​. Join us to look at the local issues that concern you, and –

​a. Discuss matters in common across, your community, local enterprise, our environment and tourism, heritage & culture.

​​b. Meet Ballyhoura Development staff and get insight on the various projects and initiatives delivered and get ideas how they could be of benefit to you or your local community, business or social enterprise.

​c.​ Get an overview of and key information on upcoming opportunities for your communities.

​​S​pread the word among your communities in the Golden Vale District - Ballyagran/Castletown, Ballyhea, Banogue, Bruff, Grange, Meanus, Bruree, Charleville, Churchtown, Colmanswell, Croom, Dromin, Athlacca, Dromina , Effin, Granagh, Herbertstown, Kilmallock, Knockainey, Liscarroll, Lough Gur, Manister, Milford, and Newtownshandrum.


​Tuesday 26th Sept, Croom Civic Centre. The Active Retirement Group are hosting a Tea Dance at 2pm. Live Music and lovely food for only €5, with all proceeds going to the Live 95Fm Stop Tour. Monies collected are supporting CARI, Limerick's Neo- Natal Unit and the Children's ARK at UCH.


Lotto Results: No Winner. Winning Numbers. 1. 4. 7. 9. Jackpot € 6,650.00

Lucky dips: Aimee Tierney, Granagh. Catriona McKenna, c/o O'Gormans. Johnny Murphy, Kingsland.

​Thank you for your support.​ Tickets can be purchased from O'Gorman's shop, ​ ​The Rock Bar and Hickey's Bar Croom.​


Classes will recommence in the Community Centre, each Sunday from 1st October to 5th November, at 11.00am. More information to follow.


This September Ballyhoura Development Learning Programmes are providing a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to find out about upcoming courses and training options that are available. ​ ​

All courses are free of charge. There are 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. ​ ​

The Ballyhoura Development team will be there to 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! 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 -


Fri 15th Sept: Lime Tree Theatre - Siamse Tíre present 'Anam',

( four world class step dancers get together).

​Sun 17th: Duck Race, 2.30pm.​ Ballingarry Community Park.

F​ri 6th Oct; Gala Concert, Ardagh Church.

Tue 10th: A.G.M. Granagh Development Assoc.

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