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Another Opening, Another Show....


Eventually, we are facing the opening weekend with a nervous excitement. Wondering if we have forgotten something and making lists of lists in case we do. It is a huge undertaking and only for the number of volunteers helping out, it would be impossible to run, as efficiently as it does.

After John Bosco's adventures in Cork, he has to go to confession and the local priest ( John English) even feels sorry for him.

Even though John B has had a few hairy experiences, he is not willing to give up and we see himself and Sylvie ( John Bennett) heading to the Horse Show in Ballsbridge. Sylvie spots two unattached ladies, Trudy ( Theresa Noonan) & Suzanne ( Mary Flynn) and makes a bee line for them, with John following on behind. Another eventful night in Dublin, needless to say.!!

On their return, Sylvie has yet another proposition where he promises to fix him up with the housekeeper ( Emma Chawke)..... could be tricky !!

Apart from the weather and the Australian flu, everything is good to go. The Hall will be warm, tickets available on the door. Looking forward to meeting old friends and new.

Opening weekend, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st at 8pm nightly. Again the following weekend, 26th, 27th & 28th Jan.


​Due to Granagh Players performances of 'The Chastitute', the Hall is unavailable for two weekends. Therefore the yoga classes move to ​Castletown Hall​ for the first two weekends. First weekend, classes on Saturday 20th @5pm​ and Sunday 21st @11am​.​

The class on Saturday night will work on Hips and Twists, help support with the January ​detox ! ​ ​

Sunday we'll continue to build on the 'Sun Salutation' practice and bring in more standing poses. ​ ​

All the while practicing our breathing techniques to support deep relaxation.


St. Joseph’s National School are accepting enrolments for the 2018/19 school year.

The closing date for receipt of enrolment applications is the 31st of January 2018. Forms are available from the school. For further details please contact the school on 061-399081 or alternatively you can email


​Currently recruiting Volunteers from the South Limerick region​ with f​ull training provided. ​We will be holding an Information Night next Thursday night from 7.30pm in the Old Primary School Kilmallock.​ For more info see:​u​


Granagh Ballingarry GAA will be hosting a walk each Monday night from Jan 22nd - Feb 26th in association with the "Ireland lights Up" initiative with the support of Granagh Ballingarry Camogie and Granagh Ballingarry Ladies Football. The GAA, in partnership with RTE’s Operation Transformation, is seeking to bring together communities to get active on these dark winter nights. The walk will begin in Granagh Ballingarry GAA Grounds in Ballingarry at 19:00 sharp and will follow a 3 km (or 5 km if you're able) route around the village. ​ ​

Registration starts at 18.30 in the GAA grounds. It's free to take part and you will be provided with a free high viz jacket when you sign in. All U16s must be accompanied! Bring a torch if you have one and some warm clothes​ ​! We are looking for some walk leaders to guide the way, as well as any other volunteers who'd like to help steward along the route. To register your interest message us on Facebook or contact Darragh on 0868581743. The walk should take between 60-90 minutes so bring a friend and get involved!


​Thanks to everyone who supported the Poker classic, last weekend.​

Lotto Results: No Winner. Winning Numbers. ​9. 11. 23. 25​ Jackpot € 7,​6​00.

Lucky dips: Sean Dean​e, Bruree​ Eddie O'Dwyer, Croom. ​Seamus Murphy, Kingsland.​

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


Loop Walk Education​,​ 8 week Programme, starting 9.30am​,​ week beginning January 15th - March 9th. Places are limited, booking is essential by emailing or telephone Fiona Walsh on 063 91300​.​


The Irish Blood Transfusion Service are requesting donors as blood stocks are low again. The nearest clinic for donations is the South Court Hotel on Wednesday 17th, open from 5pm to 8pm. Next week in

Scoil Mhuire agus Ide, Boher Bui Newcastlewest.​ ​

Appointments available on Monday 22nd January. To book please ring 061-306980. Walkin Clinic on Tuesday 23rd January​, 6pm to 9pm.​


Congratulations to Roisín and David Sexton, Lisduane, on the birth of a second son, Thomás. I'm sure Conor will be thrilled to have a little brother.

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