Rambling House - Wed 20th, 8pm. Music Night, all welcome.
Knockfierna Hill Walk & Talk: Thursday 21st June at 7:30pm. Finish off the longest day of the year, by joining us on Knockfierna, meeting at the car park. If you would like to start the morning early - Solstice Yoga at Lough Gur Lakefront this Thursday 21st June at 7am. **If raining on the morning this event will be cancelled**
Our last Hatha Yoga class will be held on Sunday 24th June, at 11am, in the Community Centre.
HORSE & PONY RACING:
Ballingarry races are being held on Sunday 24th June, with the first race at 1.00pm. Races to include invitation only, madhatters, tiny tots and local pony race. Look forward to seeing everyone on the day
Weekday Masses return. Granagh - Wednesdays at 9.30am & Friday 7pm. Adoration Wed 10.00am - 5.00pm, Friday 6pm - 7pm.
Wishing all the best to the youth group heading to Lourdes on the Diocesan pilgrimage this Thursday 21st.
Pope Francis Visit: Collection at Mass next weekend 23rd to help support the Pope's visit, contributions can be put into the Offertory baskets.
FIRST RESPONDER SERVICE:
Granagh /Ballingarry defibrillator group are hoping to start a "First Responder Service " for the community. A special meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th June, 8.30pm at the GAA complex in Ballingarry. Tom O'Shaughnessy, Advanced Paramedic HSE Ambulance Service will attend and provide information on how the service works. All welcome, particularly those with CPR training or those wishing to be trained.
Monday 25th - Friday 29th a full week of Limerick Voices. These are sessions for teens to come and make whatever music they want to make, supported by professional musicians and with full access to our backline, PA and production equipment. Thanks to the support of our funding partners the whole programme is free! The week is a great opportunity for new people to come and try it out, plus our existing crew to have a chance to get some momentum over a few days. We'll then have follow-up sessions across the summer. Contact 061 - 417688, 30 Uppr Cecil St., Limerick.
REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED:
For the month of June, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-
James Houlihan, Kilmacanearla. Sean Fitzgibbon, William Boleman, Sean McMahon, Kilmore. Ellen Monckton, Bridget Houlihan, Kilatal. John McMahon, Coolruss. Billy Kelly, Graigacurra. Catherine Lynch, Granagh. Brid O'Donoghue, Michael O'Rourke, Doorluss. Christy Murphy, Cappanihane. Martin Hayes, Kilmeedy. William Lynch, Derraulin. Sean Murphy, Kildare. Delia Judd, London. Julia English, Old Pallas. Anna Neville, Ballinaguile. Sr. Bernard Carey. Daniel J. Sheahan.
On Wednesday 27th June @ 8pm, the CallBack theatre return with the wonderful Fred & Alice, written and directed by John Sheehy, starring Cora Fenton and Ciaran Birmingham. It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you really need are two tennis rackets, an immature coping strategy and each other. Fred and Alice first met in the home. It wasn’t really a home but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too. From their days in care, to independent living, Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love - a joyous celebration of individuality.
Our sympathies to the family of Eileen O'Donnell,(nee Morey), Main Street Croom who passed peacefully, on June 17th, in the care of all the staff at Beach Lodge Care Facility, Bruree. Eileen was the mother of Pat O'Donnell who was caretaker of the Hall for us a few years ago. Go dtuga Dia Suaimhneas siorai di.
It's not Jimmy Sheehy but the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government. Bursting with music, dance, poetry and song, the must-see feel-good show of last summer returns. Book now at the Lime Tree Theatre, July 14th - July 21st.
Easy Ways to Save the Planet:
Buy compact fluorescent light bulbs. They last eight times as long and use a fraction of the energy. Join a library instead of buying books. Get to know your neighbours; they are more likely to keep your home safe than energy-guzzling security lamps. Recycle your car oil at a recycling depot or petrol station; it contains lead, nickel and cadmium. Get on your bike, when you can, instead of driving. Let them carry you off in a biodegradable cardboard coffin, saving trees. Use low-phosphate washing-up liquid and washing powder. Phosphates stimulate algal growth when discharged into the water supply, lowering oxygen levels and killing plants and fish. Buy local, or better still, grow your own food, so energy is not wasted on transportation. Raise your glass to organic beer; conventionally grown hops are sprayed up to a dozen times a year.!
Congratulations to Jack Lynch, Granagh, who was selected for this years U14 Limerick Hurling Development Squad.
Congrats also to Marian Noonan who held her very successful Captain's Day at Adare Manor Golf Club on Saturday 16th.
Thanks to everyone who helped out at Lady Harrington's last Sunday. To those who transported chairs and tables, those who supplied baked goods and our helpers on the day. John Bennett did trojan work with the Burcos, while keeping us updated on the match. !! We were delighted to have an official taster with us this year, Ms Aoileann O'Hanlon.!! Under her Mum's supervision she cut and sliced several delicious cakes, she helped fill the burcos and also took a turn with the wash-up. She also had to keep an eye on Socks, the Greyhound who has a sweet tooth and kept calling by to sniff the pastries.... She was with us helping out,all day from 1pm to 6pm - a terrific little girl. She particularly recommended the coffee cake, the brownies & the chocolate biscuit cake.!!
Fri 22nd June: Evening with Paul McNamara, St. Marys Cathedral, 8pm.
Tue 26th: First Responder Mtg, GAA Complex.
Wed 27th: Fred & Alice, Friars Gate.
Sat 30th: Cuan Mhuire Hill Walk.
Sun 1st July: Rathfredagh Garden Fete.