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SUN SCARCE THIS WEEK:

Claire ODonoghue & son Conor:

VETERAN CAR CLUB RALLY: Thursday August 15th. 1.30pm - 3.30pm Limerick veteran car club will be calling to the Old Irish Ways Museum, Caherguillamore. Many of the cars are over 100 years old.

Feast of the Assumption: Mass Times for Thursday15th Aug: - Vigil Mass in Ballingarry, Wednesday at 7pm. Granagh, Thursday at 7pm.

Feast of the Assumption: Mass Times for Thursday15th Aug: - Vigil Mass in Ballingarry, Wednesday at 7pm. Granagh, Thursday at 7pm.

CANCELLED: The collection for the Irish Wheelchair Association will not be taking place this weekend.

BUS TOUR - Maigue Poets Country: Friday 16th Aug: 11.30am - 3.30pm: Limerick Writers' Centre presents the annual bus tour around Co Limerick, of places associated with the poets of the Gaelic tradition; Michael Hartnett, Daithi O'Bruadair, Sean O'Tuama and many more, taking in Adare, Knockfierna (poets trail), Kilmallock and Croom - home of The Maigue Poets. Tour guide: Michéal Liston. Tour starts outside Dolans Pub, Dock Road, Limerick at 11.30am. For further information - Telephone, 087- 2996409 or Email - limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com. Price: €15

HERITGE WEEK EVENTS: SATURDAY 17th - 9am - 4pm: The Amazing Lace Exhibition featuring lace and lace patterns from the permanent collection of Limerick Museum. Imagine, Limerick lace is 190 years old this year At its peak in the early 1850s, some 1,850 individuals were employed in Limerick City making lace. It was worn by thousands of women, including Queen Victoria, American First Lady Edith Roosevelt and Countess Markievicz. SATURDAY 17th: - 1pm. Broadford Wildlife Arboretum: Ted Cooke, Heritage Specialist, will introduce you to the Lichens, Insects, Bird-life, Ferns, Trees and Shrubs in this 1.6acre wood. SUNDAY 18th: 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Tour of St. Mary's Cathedral which is one of the oldest buildings in Limerick and stands at the heart of the medieval city. Originally the royal palace for the Kings of Thomond, it was gifted to the Church in 1168. It was built where the palace of the late King of Munster, Donal Mór O’Brien once stood. During the last eight centuries, it has witnessed invasions, sieges, battles, wars, famine, unrest and times of great peace. SUNDAY 18th: Spinning & Textile day at Craggaunowen, 11am - 5pm. MONDAY 19th: Cappamore Library & Art Studio: 12pm - 4.30pm Meet with Eric O'Neill - Artist Blacksmith/ Sculptor and tutor of the craft of blacksmithing at his studio to find out more about his work, and opportunities on blacksmith courses in Ireland. More info at 087-2254880. TUESDAY 20th at 7pm. St John's Church & Graveyard, Knockainey: Guided walk and talk of medieval Knockainey by Caimin O'Brien, Archaeologist. WEDNESDAY 21st: 10.30am, Griston Bog: in the lovely Ballyhoura Country, offers a board walk and guided tour around the bog. THURSDAY 22nd : 11am & 2.15pm: Learn the story of Limerick city and county over the past 9,500 years from Dr Matthew Potter, Curator, Limerick Museum. FRIDAY 23rd: Limerick Archives, County Council Headquarters. Free lace making class for beginners, all materials included. Two classes: 10.30am - 12pm & 12.30pm - 2pm. Booking is essential, phone 061 556535. SATURDAY 24th: 10am - 2pm: Open Forge with Eric O'Neill, Blacksmith/ Sculptor, at LCFE Campus, Cappamore.

EN PLEIN AIR: Painting in the Open Air : Draíocht Art Gallery host the annual Open Air Art Competition on Sunday 25th August in Adare Village. First prize €1000 sponsored by Regeneron with many additional prizes for placed entries. The competition is open to all art enthusiasts over 18 years. Independent judges will decide the results. All proceeds from entries and sales will be donated to charity. Call for Entries Now as places are limited. For further info: - 087-7853295 www.draiochtadare.ie

FAB FIONA: Fiona Morrissey was a star with Granagh/Ballingarry Camogie club and she continued to share her talents after moving to London. Just a sample of what Fiona has been involved in over the last few weeks. 20th July - Tara Camogie Club win All Britain Senior League 2019 at McGovern Park, Ruislip, captained by Fiona. 27th July: Fiona playing with London in the TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship Game held at Clan ná Gael in Dundalk, Co Louth. They were beaten by one point in a nail-biting finish. 1st Aug: The Tara Club came runners up in the shield final of the GAA World Games held in WIT Waterford . 3rd August, a 7-a- side Football Tournament was held at Tir Chonaill GAA Grounds in Greenford where Fiona captained TCG to win the Mary Feeney Memorial Cup. 10th Aug: the TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship Group A – Round 3 was played in McGovern Park, Ruislip, London. The exiles London were victorious against the visitors Carlow with Fiona scoring 2-2. London have now secured their place in the All Ireland Ladies Junior Football Championship semi-finals for the weekend of 24th-25th August. Congratulations Fiona on your achievements.

DIARY: 14 - 15th Aug: NCW Flower Show, 7pm -9pm. 16 - 18th: Castletown Country Fest. Sat 17th: Cappamore Agr. Show. 21st - 25th: Knockaderry Village Fayre.

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