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DAFFODIL DAY: Friday 22nd March: Mary Morrissey's Daffodil Day event will be held at her home in Coolruss from 1pm - 6pm. As usual, great Raffle Prizes and Spot Prize on door ticket. Please support the Irish Cancer Society, all welcome.

REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: For the month of March we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Tom Treacy, David Conway, Killoughty. David Clifford, Kilmacow. Mai & Michael Hourigan, Knockfierna. Stasia O'Regan, Graigacurra. Eileen Noonan, Granagh. Kitty Fitzgerald, Margaret Boyce, Kilmore. Edward Sheehan, Lisduane. Fr. Ronald Costello, PP. Tom O'Regan, Liskennett. Margaret McEniry, Derryclough. Ellen Flynn, Ardagh. Leo O'Connell. Morgan & Maria Power, Pallasgreen. We remember Jimmy Griffin, Liskennett on his 1st Anniversary and one of our Tea Dancers, Liam Riordan, Crecora, on his 2nd Anniversary.

CONGRATULATIONS: Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Nuala Tierney who celebrated her birthday over the weekend with her six sons and three daughters. A wonderful lady, always in good humour. Congratulations to Catriona & Paul Kennedy on the birth of their daughter Mai on 13th March. A first grand-daughter for Tom & Marian Noonan.

TLC5: Good Friday: Sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, the event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr Binman since inception in 2015 – equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last year. Volunteers come from every walk of life from schools/colleges and GAA clubs to Munster Rugby, community/residential groups, businesses, charities and well-known faces locally. Commenting on TLC5, Paul O’Connell said; “While we are of course looking forward to Team Limerick Clean-Up 5, it’s also important to reflect on what we have achieved to date. We are so thankful to every volunteer who makes TLC what it is and comes out on Good Friday to clean around their locality. We’d urge previous participants to sign up early, and help us make TLC5 the biggest and best yet, and Limerick city and county the cleanest it has ever been !”

TROCAIRE: There are no colours anymore just....... The garden Maya once played in was so green. Her father’s taxi was a bright, happy shade of yellow. And the flowers her mother grew on the balcony of their peaceful home in a quiet neighbourhood of the city... they were Maya’s favourite colour, Red. But that was before the war. There are no colours there anymore. Everything is dusty grey, her city is shapeless, the street she lived in destroyed and her father’s taxi lies crushed under rubble that was once their house. Her old life – once full of so much hope, colour and promise – is now over. Today, Maya, is a refugee. The Syria she once knew is gone, but Maya still has hope, provided by the generosity of people like you. Because of your donation, Maya can have enough food to eat, a blanket to keep her warm at night, and medicine if she gets sick. Your generosity will also provide Maya with critically important emotional support sessions to help her to heal from the trauma she has endured.There are too many children like Maya who have escaped war and violence. Frightened. Hungry. Scared. Please, if you can, support Trócaire’s Lenten appeal.

LIMERICK ASSISTS: The crafty ladies in Direct Provision are hoping to bring their skills out to the public but in order to do so they are in dire need of supplies or even sponsors. If you can donate any of the following, in any amount large or small, that would be brilliant;- Wool/yarn, Knitting/crochet needles, Embroidery items e.g. cloth, rings, yarn. Jewellery making items - Beads etc. Paint (watercolour/pastel/Acrylic), Oil paints, Paintbrushes. Card frames, Buttons, Paper flowers, Fabrics, Canvas, Paper, Stencils stamps/cutters, Stanley knives or anything at all that could be used in crafts. These women cannot work or attend any adult education classes as they have young children, so last Autumn a Knit and Chat group was set up and from that more and more interest for crafts developed. There are residents from Georgia, Albania, Kuwait, South Africa and Malawi in the group and there's hopes to get more involved. Also, it would be great to be able to give new residents a chance to get involved. So, more crafty supplies are definitely needed! PLEASE if you have any materials to donate (large or small amounts) you can drop them into Doras Luimní offices at 51 O'Connell Street, Limerick, before the 2nd of April . If you have any questions or you would like to sponsor this group in some way please contact Nicole through facebook messenger 'Nicole Pennecamp', or by email at

BALLYHOURA BUZZ TALK: Wednesday 27th March: There will be a talk on the 'Buzzards of Ballyhoura Country' by ecologist John Noonan from Cork Nature Network in Coote Hall, Kilmallock, at 7.30pm. If you would like to attend this free talk, please contact Rhiannon on 087-1940608.

DIARY: Thur 14th- 15th: North Cork Drama Festival, Charleville. Thur 21st: Give Blood, Longcourt House Hotel, NCW. Fri 22nd: For GAA - Bags, Shoes Jewellery Sale - Condrons', 7 -10pm. Fri 22nd: Rathkeale Historical Soc - Free Talk on 'The Lore of the West', 8.30pm. Sat 30th: Cottage Market, Kilmallock, 11am-2pm. Tue 26th: Yoga in Community Centre at 7.30pm. Fri 5th Apr: ' The Snapper ' Table Quiz in The Rock Bar. Sun 14th: Spring Fair, St. Joseph's, Charleville.

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