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CHOMHBHRON:​ Our sincere sympathy to Margaret Stapleton and family on the death of her husband Pierre. Formerly of Knockfierna and Ballinleena, peacefully at his residence on ​Monday​ 20th​. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret, sons Paul and Raymond, daughter Lynda, daughter-in-law Allison, son-in-law Óisin, brothers Jimmy, Teddy and Oliver, sisters-in-law, grandchildren​, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends.​ ​ ​He will be repos​ed​ at O'Grady's Funeral Home, ​on​ Wednesday​ evening​ ​with Requiem Mass in St John the Baptist Church, Athlacca on Thursday, ​1​2 noon​ and ​burial afterwards in Granagh Cemetery. Donations if desired to Milfo​rd Hospice.​ Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a anam.

SPORTING LIMERICK:​ ​Not only an unbelievable weekend for Hurling but Croagh/Kilfinny are also celebrating a 'World' title.?? Well done to Martina McMahon​ from Croagh/Kilfinny and a member of the Broadford Handball Club, who has made Irish Handball History​. ​The 2018 World Handball Championship finished ​on Sunday 19th also, with Martina winning her first World 4-Wall Open Ladies Title. ​ ​In doing so she becomes the ​first​ woman ever to slam both the 1-Wall and the 4-Wall World Championships!!! She ​was ​not only the first Irish woman to win the ​​title​s​ but she was the first ever to reach the Open Final. ​ She defeated two time reigning World Champion Danielle Daskalakis (USA) in Minnesota, when she took the tiebreak 11-4. ​She​ followed up her stunning singles win​ then, by teaming up with Antrim’s Aisling Reilly​,​ to take the Ladies Open Doubles title ​also​. ..Luimneach Abú​ ​

SCAMS:​ We have reports of ​more ​scams currently in circulation. ​ ​Some ​people​ have reported receiving fraudulent calls claiming to be a​ Law enforcement official e.g. National Crime Agency/Europol/Interpol, advising you that your Broadband has been compromised, your identity has been stolen and your PC is being used for criminal purposes; e.g. drug trafficking/money laundering. They will ask you to assist them by making payments​, that they claim will ​help them ​track​ and​ identify criminals. The callers may advise you not to disclose this information to law enforcement/bank staff.​ !!!​ Of course you should do the opposite. ​Calls are also being received from a Utility Company: e.g. Telephone/Mobile phone provider, Broadband provider or Software Company, offering to “fix” PC or Broadband problems. The callers will attempt to trick you into divulging your banking or card credentials and provide codes from your Card Reader, in order to access your online banking and make fraudulent payments.​ You may be asked to allow the caller to take remote control of your PC in order to "assist" you, however this could allow the fraudster to show you fraudulent screens.​ The callers are professional​ and sound genuine and will be able to transfer you to their “supervisor” should you request this. NEVER disclose codes from your AIB Card Reader over the phone. NEVER disclose the full five digits of your Personal Access Code (PAC).​ If you have received such a call and disclosed any of your Banking details, please contact us immediately. ​Also, reports of fraudulent ESB Staff​ calling to ​homes, check with 1850-372-372 before allowing anyone access to your home. AUTUMN CLASSES:​ ​ ​Organic Horticulture: Full Time QQI Level 5 & 6 courses beginning in An tIonad Glas Organic College, Drumcollogher in September. Contact college for further information on 063-83604 or by e-mail ​Monday 3rd Sept, ​Adult beginner Guitar Classes will commence​, 8pm to 8.45pm​, in Musica Fusion Music School, Charleville. Thursday 6th Sept, Irish Sign Language, Basic: 7.30pm - 9pm: This ten week programme is suitable for individuals who wish to develop skills in Sign Language for effective communication with deaf and hard of hearing relatives, local community, employees and customers in a variety of situations.​ ​ Class will be held at Musica Fusion Music School, Charleville. Saturday 8th Sept, Conversational Spanish: 12pm - 1pm. Vera, a native Spanish speaker, will be running a Spanish class for beginners for fourteen weeks. The course will help to give you that little leg up when you go abroad! Learn how to order food, get directions, converse simply and with confidence! Class will be held at Musica Fusion Music School​. Monday 10th Sept, Open Choir: ​ 7.30pm - 9pm.​ For everyone interested in group singing ​and improving your voice.​ Classes will be held at Musica Fusion Music School, Charleville, phone Susie on 0879873379 to enroll. LTI Liskennett: Recruiting Now: Local Training Initiative Programme, Intellectual Disability Practice & Healthcare Support​., QQI Level 5, at Liskennett Farm, Granagh, Co. Limerick. St. Joseph’s Foundation in partnership with Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board, will be commencing this course in October 2018 for 43 weeks. Full time course, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. For further information, please contact: Barbara Ryan or Lorraine Long, 061 399349.

REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: For the month of ​August, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- ​ Joe O'Donovn, Killoughty. Michael Daffy, Knockfierna. Mary Sheahan, Ballyvologue. Rev. Fr. Dermot McCarthy, Willie Cagney, John Dillon & John J.O'Brien, Granagh. James Morrissey, Doorluss, David Reynolds, Michael Dunworth & Catherine O'Gorman, Kilmore. Bridie Mulcahy, Kingsland. Nora Sexton, Lisduane. John & Una Scanlan, Liskennett. James Broderick, Lisduff. Maurice Sheehy, Croagh. Mamie Duggan, Mallow. Kit McCarthy, Foynes. Sean Hayes, Pallasgrean. ​

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY: ​On Sunday 26th, Mairéad Chawke, Chawkes' Cross, will celebrate reaching her 96th Birthday, what an achievement.!! A wonderful lady whose support for her parish is legendary.. On behalf of all in the parish, we send our heartiest Congratulations, wishing her continued good health and we hope she has a ​wonderful ​day. '' Wishing you Happiness to welcome each morning, Wishing you Laughter to make your Heart sing. Wishing you Friendship, Sharing & Caring. And all of the Joy this Birthday can bring.'' COLLECTION - THANKS: The annual collection for the Irish Wheelchair Assoc was held last weekend. Amount received in Granagh € 208.11​ and in Ballingarry €133.15. Many thanks for your generosity and thanks to those who stood for the collection, Neily & Joan Brosnan and Mary O'Regan.

DATES FOR THE DIARY: Wed 22nd Aug: - ​ Film,​ 'Maudie ' ​ ​at Friars Gate ​Sat/Sun 25th, 26th: - Butterfly Club, Mass Collection. Sun 26th: - Limerick Show. Tue 28th: - Granagh Dev. A.G.M. Sun 2nd Sept; - Milford Hospice Harvest Fair.

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