Sat/Sun 3rd & 4th Aug, Parish Clerk's Annual collection. No one realises the amount of time Kathleen gives to our Church - it takes a very dedicated person to be Sacristan. She has the responsibility of opening the Church every day, making sure the correct readings are selected, keeping an eye on the upcoming masses, changing the linens and making herself available for every service that takes place from christenings to communions, confirmations, weddings and funerals. For every family event we celebrate in Church, Kathleen is always there, unseen, but with us. Just lately, I noticed that at the special mass for Peggy Tierney, she had all pink flowers on display and of course at mass last Saturday she had green and white !! Thoughtful little touches. Hopefully, everybody will try and support this collection and show their appreciation for the tremendous work she does.
Sunday 4th Aug: - The big fundraiser for Dromcollogher Respite Centre. Big Vintage Rally with many stalls, bouncing castles, dog show, reptiles etc and live music. Funds as always will go towards the centre and upgrading of equipment to ensure continuing comfort for the residents.
What could be nicer than dancing in the open air at Ballinvreena Community Hall (Davy's Cottage) every Sunday night Aug - September from 8pm - 10.30pm. Line up of Bands - August 4th - Twice Shy. August 11th - Checkers. August 18th - Autumn Gold. August 25th - TR Dallas. September 1st - B.V. Sound. September 8th - Moving On. September 15th - Ger O'Donoghue. Ballinvreena is situated off the Kilfinane to Tipperary Road (L1511). Follow the signpost for Ballinvreena Community Centre (approx 1.5km).
Friday 2nd Aug: Ballingarry will host the return of the hugely successful charity festival which kicks off on August, Bank Holiday Weekend. B-FEST 2019 promises to be better than ever with an action-packed weekend of family fun activities, live music from the street gig rig and hilarious human novelty games.
Programme of Events: Friday August 2nd - The Kimo Cup. Saturday August 3rd Fairy Trail at The Mustard Seed. Mothers & Others Ladies Football Blitz, DJ K will play on the roof. Sunday August 4th - Cake sale and coffee morning, Family Fun Day, followed by music on the Gig Rig. Alvin Purple returns to BFest this year and will be supported by Tone Deaf. Monday August 5th - Monster Draw and music with Brian Kelleher. All monies raised this year will go to Milford Hospice.
A Charity Ceilí will take place in Knockaderry Community Centre on Friday, August 9 for the Irish Cancer Society.
Starting at 9:30pm, it will run until 1am with the Striolán Ceilí Band, providing the music. Teas will be served, and numerous spot prizes will be up for grabs. The profits of the night will go to Cancer research.
Just to give you plenty notice, the annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair will be held on Sunday 1st September from 11.00 am in University of Limerick Sports Arena. If you can contribute any of the following, they would be delighted;- home-made crafts, jams, cakes and baked goods, along with donations of wine and spirits, plants and flowers, pre loved gifts for the wheel of fortune, children's toys, brick-a-brack, designer/good quality hand bags & scarfs.
They are happy to accept your donations from : Monday 19th August to Thursday 29th August inclusive. Books are being accepted from the 19th August to the 23rd August. They would appreciate if you could deliver items to the drop off point at the bottom of the main car park on the grounds of Milford Care Centre.
ONLY Baked Goods and Cakes on the day of the Harvest Fair. Please note theye cannot accept furniture or electrical items.
BROS OF CHARITY:
An update on our upcoming cycle this year. We have changed it - instead of two routes we are concentrating on one route. This route will be a controlled 70 km run taking in, Newcastle West, Rathkeale, Ballingarry, Kilmeedy, Dromcollogher, Broadford and Feoghanagh. We hope to see all of you on the 7th of September, tell your friends. It is a great day out, breakfast will be provided and there will be water stops on the route and food when the cycle is finished. For any enquires please contact them on the Facebook page or contact Barney on 086-3893728.
Thursdays': Seisún at the Devon Inn, 8.30pm.
Wed 31st: Bingo, Desmond Complex, 8.30pm.
Sat 10th: 3 Little Pigs. Fr. Gate at 3pm.
Tue 13th: Give Blood, South Court Hotel, 5-8pm.
Sun 25th: Limerick Show.