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LIMERICK STILL CELEBRATING..

WEDDING:

Congratulations to Denise Kelly, daughter of Maureen and the late Bill, who has married Dubliner, David O'Mahony, on Aug 25th in St. Johns' Ballybunion with the reception held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel.

Wishing you both a lifetime of Love and Happiness as you begin your new life together.

L-R: Family photo at the wedding of Denise Kelly & David O'Mahony. Ciara & William Kelly, with their daughter,Flowergirl Ava, Mother of the Bride, Maureen, James Kelly, Lisa Kelly and her partner Danny.

COLLECTION - THANKS:

The Butterfly Club held their annual collection last weekend and they sincerely thank everyone who contributed. Amount collected in Granagh was E143 and in Ballingarry E380, making a total of E523.

GAA NEWS:

Granagh-Ballingarry GAA had a number of players involved with Limerick Hurling Development squads at the weekend as part of the end of year tournaments.

Well done to Jack Lynch who was part of the U14 Hurling squad who played Tipperary and Dublin in the group games of the Sonny Walsh Hurling Tournament at Érin's Own GAA, Waterford. Michael Russell was part of the U15 squad that contested the Arrabawn Plate in Tipperary. Darragh Casey and Sean Murphy

were members of the U16 squad competing in the Eugene Carey Tournament in Mallow.The lads have been training since last November and deserve great credit for their commitment and dedication to both club and county.

FRIARS GATE:

Saturday 1st Sept, 8pm: ' Hero ' is a witty and original work about a man's struggles with Love, performed by Daithí Mac Suibhne currently appearing as Emmet O'Brien in Fair City.

Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy (Daithí ) after a chance encounter with Marissa.

This is one man's hilarious, down to earth odyssey through love, ankle injuries & what happens when you don't know how to lose...

PIGTOWN FOOD SERIES:

For the month of September:

Developed by the Limerick Food Group and supported by Limerick City and County Council, the series celebrates Limerick’s unique heritage as a way to showcase the great food and drink available locally, building on our deep-rooted food heritage. The festival will include market events, food demos, historical walks, themed events and exhibitions, food tours, panel discussions, restaurant nights with special themed menus, industry networking events, and not forgetting the Culture Night Pig Parade. Check out - www.pigtown.ie for further details.

MILFORD HARVEST FAIR:

Sunday 2nd Sept at the University of Limerick, 11am -5pm. Now in its 33rd year, the Fair is one of the biggest fundraisers for Milford Hospice, all monies raised make an invaluable contribution towards the provision of much needed specialist hospice services. Last year was an expensive one, as the new 3,700 sq m, state of the art palliative care unit was opened, to cater for patients from Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. Loads of stalls - books, toys, cards, cakes, flowers, plus vintage & designer handbags and scarves this year. The wheel of fortune returns with fantastic prizes as usual, along with a vintage car display and free musical entertainment. Lots of entertainment lined up for the children and it's all free too.

DUCKLING RACE:

Ballingarry, Sunday 9th Sept, 2pm, in aid of the Community Park.

Lines can be bought for the duck race in all local Pubs, Shops,Creamery and Hairdressers. O'Grady's Spar shop are kindly allowing ducks to be sold on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 8th. Winner receives E150 with prizes for second and third also. It promises to be a fun filled family day with pony rides in the park and back by popular demand - the Family Table Quiz.

All support for the race will greatly benefit the upkeep of theCommunity Park.

Enough said, find out more on the day!!

GOIN' GREEN:

Great to see The Weekly Observer changing their masthead to Green, showing their support for the All Ireland Winners. I'm sure all the Limerick readers appreciate the gesture as they continue to enjoy all the local news and photos.

DIARY:

Thur 30th Aug - 1st Dept: Genealogy Event, Woodlands Hotel.

Sat 8th Sept - Camogie Club, Bag Packing, Dunnes , Childers Rd.

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