SLÁN JACK: Everyone was deeply saddened to hear of the death of the wonderful Jack Charlton last weekend. The FAI are providing fans the opportunity to extend their sympathies to Jack’s family online and to show just how much Jack meant to all of us here in Ireland. The messages will be shared with the Charlton family, after they close the Virtual Book of Condolences on Monday, July 27th. Log on to - www.fai.ie/ireland/jack-charlton-rip
WEEKEND MASS: Masses on Saturday; Ballingarry ; 10.30 am and 7.00pm. Masses on Sunday; Granagh; 10.30am and 7.00pm. The 'Card System' is in place to ensure that everyone who comes to church for the weekend masses will be guaranteed entry. Also, you might write your name and number on it and drop into the box on your way out. This will only be used in the event of contact tracing. If it happens that you picked up a card, but you cannot go to that Mass, just get in touch with the person who gave you the card and they can allot it to someone else. You are most welcome to join us for weekend Mass, but be sure to pick up your 'Card' in the church on this Friday evening at 7.00pm and BE sure to bring it with you to Mass.
CHOMHBHRÓN: Our sympathies to the family of the late Bernard Noonan, Kilfinny, father of Paul in Graigacurra. Predeceased by his wife Patricia and deeply regretted by his loving sons Gerard, Paul and Noel, daughter Caroline (Lenihan), grandchildren, brother, relatives and many friends. He was reposed at O'Grady's on Thur 9th with requiem Mass on Friday 10th in St. Kieran's Church, Kilfinny. Burial afterwards in Ballinakill Cemetery.
EXHIBITION HELD-OVER: The Hunt Museum opens its doors and welcomes the public back after sixteen weeks of closure with the news that ‘Best Costume Goes To…’ is staying until 14 November. This hugely popular exhibition, which closed prematurely after just five weeks due to Covid-19. To mark the re-opening, two new costumes have been added to the exhibit; a dress worn by Meryl Streep playing the character Kate Mundy in 'Dancing at Lughnasa' and an outfit worn by Angela Lansbury in the TV Series 'Little Women'. It features costumes worn by Mel Gibson, Olivia Coleman, Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Daniel Day Lewis, Kate Beckinsale and many more. Best Costume Goes to…’ tells the story of the relationship between the actor, their costume and the character they portray, as well as the story of the growth of the Irish Film Industry. On display are thirty five iconic costumes from films and TV series like My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, Michael Collins, Breakfast on Pluto, Tudors, Room, The Favourite and Braveheart. Due to the restriction on numbers, seventy are allowed entry at any one time, visitors are encouraged to book tickets and time slots online to avoid queues. For more see www.huntmuseum.com
DAVID O'GRADY: On behalf of the Development Association, I would like to express our sincere thanks to David O'Grady, Development Officer with Ballyhoura Development CLG, who is leaving his role there and moving to Limerick County Council. We have been dealing with David over the past eight years or so and it has always been a pleasure to contact him. He is a fountain of knowledge and always available with help and advice. We have certainly used that help over the years, especially applying for those LEADER grants and getting projects over the line !! He was always generous with his time, rang back when he said he would and gave us the encouragement to keep going. Ballyhouras' loss is the Council's gain. Ballyhoura Dev and its staff have made an immense contribution in supporting local communities to revitalise and make plans for the future. We wish him the very best of luck in his new role.
GARDEN CENTRES: Cuan Mhuire garden centre and shop is open for business again. Terra Nova gardens have opened also, 10am - 4pm daily, but you need to ring first, 089-4028591.
DID YOU KNOW: 13th July, 1977: - Two lightning strikes caused a 25hr blackout of the New York City area. 14th July, 1789: - Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins. 15th July, 1997: - Gianni Versace murdered. 16th July, 1969: - Apollo 11 astronauts launched into space, hoping to be the first men to land on the moon. 17th July, 1995: - Forbes announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world, net worth of $12.9 billion dollars. 18th July, 1976: - The first perfect 10 ever recorded in Olympic gymnastics was achieved by Romania's 4-foot-11, Nadia Comaneci on the women's uneven parallel bars.