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GRANAGH in the PINK for PEGGY:

GOIN ' PINK FOR PEGGY: Sunday 14th July: Looking forward to a great gathering. We are hoping people will try and get to one of the following events for Peggy's Fundraiser - The Vintage Run which leaves The Rock at 12.30pm. The Fun 'Talk while you Walk' leaves the Community Centre at 1pm. On returning to the Centre, everyone will get a chance to have a cuppa and buy tickets for our Monster Raffle. Fantastic prizes have been generously donated - A weekend for Two in Killarney, followed by Restaurant Vouchers, Beauty & Hair Vouchers, Pharmacy Gifts, a €100 Spa Voucher, Glasses, Crystal and many more. Everyone who registers for the Vintage Run and the Walk will get a complimentary strip of tickets and refreshments will be supplied, as a thank you. We will have two separate Raffles for these participants, so a great chance of winning some prizes. There will also be prizes for the best decorated Vehicle and the most appropriately dressed Male & Female on the day, so get your gear sorted.!! The Community Centre will be open, before and after Mass on Saturday evening 13th, if anyone wants to drop in some Cakes, Buns/Jams/ Chutneys/ Vegetables etc. Anything that is edible, we will sell. We will have Raffle Tickets available, just in case some people cannot make it on Sunday. The Centre will be open from 9am on Sunday morning also.

ARDNACRUSHA TOURS: 1st July - 13th Sept: Following the phenomenal interest in last year’s free tours, Ardnacrusha Power Station will again open this Summer. They are inviting the public to visit one of Ireland's greatest engineering developments. As part of the Shannon hydro-electric scheme, Ardnacrusha took just four years (1925 to 1929) and 5,000 workers to build. Costing more than £5m to construct at the time, Ardnacrusha became a symbol of forward thinking in relation to harnessing Ireland’s natural resources. Everyone is welcome to the Ardnacrusha Experience at the newly refurbished visitors’ centre before going out on site to view the impressive headrace canal, locks and tailrace. Once inside the station, the living heritage of Shannon Scheme is brought to life through a series of animations which celebrate the history and impact of this iconic project. Visitors are given access to the heart of the station with unique views of the turbine hall and a visit to the original control room. The guided tours can accommodate groups of up to 30 people and runs for approximately 90 minutes. See website for further info - www.esb.ie/ardnacrusha-tours

HUP Na HOURA: Church of Ireland & Teach na Cille, Kilfinane. Monday's & Tuesday's in July. Hup na Houra is about traditional music, song and dance - a candlelit seated show including complimentary local artisan produce, tea and coffee. Experience traditional dancing at it's best, with a mix of step, set, sean-nós and brush dancing which is sure to thrill. Celebrate the history and life of the local area through music, song and dance. Booking is essential. Telephone 087- 4548501. Email - hupnahoura@gmail.com

LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Friday 12th July: 1.15pm - 1.55pm: St Mary's Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick Relax with fifty minutes of soothing choral music from one of the UK's most exciting young choirs. St John's Voices is on their first tour of Ireland, and will serenade you with some of the world's greatest music in the St Mary's. The concert will end with a beautiful rendition of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

Friars Gate Theatre: Friday 12th at 8pm.: '' My Aunt Bee ''. Performed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh & Seamus O’Rourke. For those of us lucky enough to have Aunts or Uncles – they’re a funny breed. Not close enough for unconditional love, but close enough, ‘relatively’ speaking, to affect us – confound us – drive us round the bend...that’s if they drive and if they have the keys to an automobile. 'My Aunt Bee' is a terror and her nephew Myles has never met her – till now – She’s a hundred years old and all Americanised. 'My Aunt Bee' is not a farce and it’s certainly not a tragedy... It’s like all Aunts and Uncles from America – a bit strange and funny and warm and mad as hell. There’s not much cussing or kissing and there’s no sex... But there’s a love story in there somewhere. Booking on 063 - 98727.

BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to John O'Connor, who celebrated his 70th with a big party in Ballingarry last weekend, may you enjoy many more.

DIARY: Fri 12th July Farmer's Market, Crescent. 10am - 4pm. Sun 14th: '' Go Pink for Peggy '' Tue 16th: Yoga at 7.30pm in Community Centre. Wed 17th: Give Blood. 5pm - 8pm, Southcourt Hotel. Thur 18 - 27th: Angela's Ashes, The Musical in the Lime Tree. Sun 21st: NCW Agri Show. 12pm. Tue 30th: Give Blood. 5pm - 8pm, Colaiste Ciarain, Croom.

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