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SUMMER BRIDE:

CONGRATULATIONS - Emma & Alier.

WEDDING: The Morrissey family, Coolruss have a extra busy household, since Emma and Alier arrived home with their adorable twin girls. Added to that, Emma had her wedding planned for August. The 30th August came around quickly, as it does, and they had a marvelous celebration, in Kilshane House, Tipperary, with family and friends. Continuing the celebrations, their twins, Aoibhìn & Ílannah were christened by Fr. O Leary in Kilmallock on Saturday,1st September. We send our very best wishes to the new Mr & Mrs Ajuong & family, with the hope that the years ahead will be filled with lasting joy and unending happiness - may your troubles be few and your blessings plenty.

REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: I skipped ahead to the October list in last week's notes, but we cannot forget those who passed away in the month of September - we remember our family, friends & neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Sean & David Shine, Eileen & Bridie Moloney, Granagh. Julia Brosnan & Mary Hartigan, Coolruss. Nora Herlihy, Kingsland. Philip Noonan, Kilmore. Johnny Houlihan, Kilmacanearla. Katherine Martin & Catherine O'Connor, Ballyguile. Liam English, Lees Cross. Arthur O'Leary, Castletown. Ellen Sheehy, Croagh. Kathleen Hayes & Patrick Power, Pallasgrean. Tadhg O'Flynn, Ballingarry. James Curtin, Foynes. Patsy Fitzgibbon, England.

CHURCH COLLECTION: Collection held last weekend for The Friends of St. Itas, Community Hospital. The total amount received in Granagh was € 265. Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed and also to the collectors.

CUAN MHUIRE - MARKET: Again, this Thursday 27th a Farmer's market will be held from 10.30am - 12.30pm, at the Garden Centre, Bruree. Lots to choose from, Bread, Preserves, Jams, Pottery, Crafts, Candles and Handmade cards for all occasions, all local. The first of five Gardening Classes begins on Wednesday 10th Oct from 11am - 12pm. More info and booking from Ted on 063-90338.

3 HAIL MARYS: A Comedy coming to the Lime Tree this Thursday & Friday, 27th ,28th Sept. This nursing home experience will have you in tears of laughter and is the work of Tommy Marren – writer of the hit comedies ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’. We join the residents of St. Mary’s nursing home on a very special Friday. Some of the residents are being moved to new nursing homes in different parts of Ireland and for Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’Brien it’s the end of an era. For over ten years they’ve lived together in the nursing home and despite memory lapses, the odd tantrum and a lot of confusion they have become almost inseparable. These 3 Hail Marys are no ordinary Marys!

ARDAGH CHALICE FESTIVAL: Second weekend of the festival; Friday 28th: Na Deise, Viking re-enactors arrive and set up camp. Free Fleadh in the village. Saturday 29th: |Street entertainment, old style shops, sweets, refreshments, merchandise. 3pm - Rearasta Fort, free guided walk and talk. 7.30pm - Outdoor Drama- 'The Last Druid' in the parish field. Adm 10e, Children free. Sunday 30th; 12pm-5pm; Street entertainment, food stalls, pig-on-a-spit. 3pm - Rearasta Fort, free guided walk and talk. 4pm - Outdoor Drama- 'The Last Druid' . To finish off this great Festival, a Concert will be held in the Church at 8pm. Canon Tony Mullins M.C. Accompanist, Jean O'Brien. Featuring St. Molua's Church Choir, Eoin Burke, musician, Seanachai, Ger Liston. Comhaltas group, Sean-nos dancing, School choirs, recitation by Dr. Paddy Fulham & musical medley from Fr. Tim Curtin, Fr. Liam Enright and Fr. Tony Mullins.

SYMPHONY FOR OUR WORLD: It's almost here, National Geographic’s incredible spectacle will have its European premiere in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on this coming Saturday 29th September, at 6.00pm. This once-in-a-lifetime show was a sell-out success throughout the US, leaving audiences spellbound, and for one night only it is coming to Limerick, for its European début ! Symphony for Our World combines awe-inspiring natural history footage perfectly synchronised with an original symphony, performed live on stage by the National Geographic Symphony Orchestra. The impressive 80-piece orchestra will perform the symphony and theme with the Limerick Chamber Choir to an audience seated in the Mackey Stand. The audience will be treated to a 90-minute symphonic experience, a feast for the eyes, for the ears and for the heart !

SAVE THE PLANET in EASY STEPS: It's not easy being eco-friendly but every small effort helps. Did you know - every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.!!! A terrifying fact: a plastic bottle can last for 450 years in the ocean, breaking down into smaller fragments over time. Single-use plastics (think the packaging on grapes, the water bottle ) are regular culprits. Some easy switches you can make to become a bit more environmentally friendly and little kinder to our planet.

*** Ditch paper towels ; The high environmental impact of producing, transporting and disposing of paper towels ( after just one use) means that there is a 10g CO2ecarbon footprint per paper towel you use!! *** Take a second each time you reach for the cling film or put your lunch into a sandwich bag. It’s frightening to realise just how much single-use plastic has become an everyday item. Invest in a few glass storage dishes for leftovers and opt for some recyclable greaseproof paper to wrap sandwiches in. *** Find a local market; As well as supporting local producers, buying your fruit and veg from a local market has the added benefit of reducing single-use plastic. *** Use Natural cleaning products; Chemical cleaning products can impact on your health and the environment. Luckily, brands such as Method and Ecover are available in most supermarkets and are devoid of harmful chemicals. Plus both brands make their bottles from recycled plastic.

SNIPPETTS: Congratulatons and very happy birthday wishes to twins Aine & Edward Sheehy on their 21st Birthday last week. Dad was spotted calling to Brian Geary Car Sales ?????

DIARY: Thur 27th: UCH - The Eurovision Show. Thur 27th Fri 28th: ' 3 Hail Mary's ' Comedy at the Lime Tree. Fri 28th: Jack Lukeman at Friars Gate. Sat 29th: Senior Camogie County Final, 4pm. Sun 30th: Cook Medical, Womens Mini Marathon, U.L. 27th - 30th: Limerick Jazz Festival.

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