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The Snow Came:

March 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE-FIBULATOR:

Because of the drop in temperatures, the two De-fib units have to be brought indoors temporarily.  One is in O'Gorman's Shop and another unit in The Rock Bar.

 

R​ECYCLING WORKSHOP: 

Wednesday 7th March at 7.30pm at Coote Hall, Kilmallock -  Recycling workshop, f

ree of charge and all are welcome. 
You will be show what you can recycle in your household bin​, to help people improve our recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household bins. 
Do not miss this opportunity to learn how to get your recycling bin sorted

​, as new changes have been introduced.
Further information on this event from Rhiannon Laubach, Rural Social Scheme Team Leader with Ballyhoura Development on tel. 087-1940608.

 

GRAVEYARD SURVEY:

The graveyard Map will be removed from the Church, this coming weekend.   All the information will be forwarded to the company who will transfer  the information to Notice Boards, which will be erected at each graveyard.   The information will then be available online at www.irishgraveyards.ie

 

YOGA:

​The next session of classes begin on Sunday 11th March at 11am in the Community Centre.  Make time for yourself, improve your flexibility and enjoy some relaxation.    

 

TROCÁIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN.​

​"  Love will Conquer Fear ". 
Fear is losing your home, livelihood and future.   Love is helping  families put their life back together.!!
Kumba is the little  7 yr old girl pictured on this year's Trocaire Box.
Last August, a landslide struck Kumba’s village, it took only 4 mins to destroy her community.   Only 1 in 5 of those who lived in the path of the landslide survived.   The majority of the people affected were poor, they were living in shacks in a high risk area.   Some of them had bought the land from the Government and had everything tied up in it.
A community worker  who is helping people to come to terms with their grief and loss  said  “ Most of the children are quiet and withdrawn..Many cannot sleep, they have nightmares and flashbacks and they cry a lot. “  
The families have had their livelihoods stripped away.  With nowhere to live, Kumba, her mother and siblings are staying in a children’s home while her father lives with his brother.    Please give what you can, a small gift can make such a difference.    
A gift of €10 will go towards helping mothers to read & write.
€15  will go towards helping to supply Emergency Kits ( Food, water soap, towels, kettle, bucket, blanket, women’s underwear, plastic cups & plates, torch & hygiene items).  
€20 will help towards providing children with school kits.    
€25  will help towards providing families with Emergency Food Packs.

Please pick up this year's Trocáire Box in the Church. 

​  Because you contribute – your kindness and compassion are changing lives for the better.    

For more information please visit Trocaire’s parish page on www.trocaire.org/resources/parishes/lent 

 

DRAMA FESTIVAL:

The West Limerick Drama Festival,  didn't escape the Beast for the East either!   New running order as follows : - 
Thursday March 8th:  -  Glórach Drama Group, Abbeyfeale.  " The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley " by Jimmy Keary.
Friday March 9th:  -      Knockaderry/Clouncagh Drama Society. " The Cripple of Inishmaan " by Martin McDonagh. 
Saturday March 10th:  -  Seamus O’ Kelly Players, Loughrea.  "  Big Maggie" by John B. Keane. 
Sunday March 11th:  -  Lough Gur Amateur Dramatic Society.  "The Importance of Being Earnest " by Oscar Wilde.

The Adjudicator is Tony McCleane Fay, play will start at 8pm in the Resource Centre Knockaderry each night.

 

ST. PATRICK'S  DAY  MASSES:

Mass in Ballingarry on Saturday morning 17th at 10.30am  and in Granagh on Sat 17th at 7.00pm.  Morning Mass on Sunday 18th as usual in Ballingarry at 10.30am.

 

Mid Western Cancer Foundation:
Saturday 24th March:   A fundraising dinner social will be held in Skullers Bar, Dromcollogher in aid of the Mid Western Cancer Foundation.            An auction will also be held on the night.   Among the items being auctioned is a Galway jersey signed by members of the victorious 2017 All Ireland winning hurling team.   Fun starts at 8.30pm with music by The Rambling Paddys.  Tickets €25 available from Carroll’s Mountain Shooting Supplies, Skullers Bar 063 83442, Eamonn Cagney Castletown 086 1737620, Dolan’s Shop Ballyagran and O’Gorman’s Foodstore Granagh.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

DIGITAL  SKILLS:

"Bring Your Own Device' -  have you an iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Smartphone and you are not sure how to use it.? 

Digital Skills Training aims to give people the confidence and skills to take their first steps online. Class are of a 2-hour duration, over 5 weeks and are FREE.    Ballyhoura Development will be commencing  classes, in the following communities throughout March & April. 
E-Centre Charleville, 21st March 10 am - 12pm.   Bruree, 22nd March 10 am - 12 pm.   The Library, Kilmallock, 13th March 10 am - 12 pm.
Coote Hall, Kilmallock, 10th April 10 am - 12 pm.    If you require further information or to book a place on any of these programmes, please contact Olivia O'Brien on 061 387040/42/381174 or email oobrien@ballyhoura.org    

 

DIARY:

Wed 7th: Mar.                    ' Arsenic & Old Lace', Friars Gate Theatre.  8pm. 063-98727.​

Sat 10th :                          Cottage Market, Pastoral Centre, Kilmallock.11am.

Sun 11th :                         Yoga Class in Granagh Community Centre. 11am.

Sun 11th :                ​         ' Pretend Sick'  -    Athea Drama Group.  8pm.

Mon 12th:                         Blood Donor Clinic at Castletroy Park Hotel, 5pm - 8pm.

 

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