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" A wet & windy May, fills the haggards with Corn and Hay.





View from Liskennett Wood - new Corn fields being planted.



BAKE SALE:
Sat 28th May; 12pm - 4pm: St. Gobnait's Nursing Home, Ballyagran, are holding a bake sale in aid of the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland. The stall will be located beside Teresa Kelleher's house V35F256. If anyone would like to bake or donate please contact Maura on 086-8448444. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
EXHIBITION:
Sat 28th May; 11.30 - 4pm: Red Door Gallery, The Square, Newcastle West. As part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, West Limerick Resources organised Mosaic classes in Adare, Abbeyfeale & Askeaton - 'Learn something New in 2022'.
Over six weeks of learning and making with a specialist tutor, the resulting completed pieces will be on display. All the pieces are based around connections in the community.
'MESSY PLAY' WORKSHOPS:
Wed 25th May, 10 - 11am: Second taster session of our workshops. Great fun last week with the dinosaurs and frogs. Not all kids take to messy play straight away, it takes a bit of getting used to. After the last two years, we spent all our time telling our children to sanitise !! There are still a few spots left for the upcoming session of four weeks in June. Time is set for Wednesdays, 10 -11am and due to demand an afternoon session from 1-2pm has been added. Bookings can be made on this link - https://na-s-as-r-play-workshops.class4kids.ie/ - or contact Louise for further info on 087-4382453 or e-mail - sensoryworkshop@gmail.com
ART SALE:
Fri 27th May; 7pm; CareBright, Bruff. Art Exhibition and Sale by artist Andy McCarthy, official opening by Bill Whelan with proceeds kindly being donated to CareBright.
AFRICA DAY:
Sun 29th May, 12pm, Hunt Museum. A family fun day incorporating multicultural music and dance performances, fashion show, exhibition and food sampling, taking place in the Hunt Museum Garden. Africa Day is an annual initiative of the African Union, which celebrates African diversity and success and the cultural and economic potential of the continent.
WORLD MS DAY:
Monday 30th: Multiple Sclerosis is a condition of the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system acts like a switchboard sending electrical messages along the nerves to various parts of the body. These electrical messages instruct the body to perform various tasks, such as movement or thought.
Most healthy fibres are insulated by myelin, which aids the flow of messages. In MS, the myelin breaks down which blocks the flow of messages. Many people explain MS like a faulty electrical flex on a kettle. If the insulating flex breaks, it exposes the wires underneath making them more vulnerable to damage. MS can affect many aspects of daily family life, with symptoms such as fatigue, eyesight problems, difficulties with memory, problem solving and concentration. About 9,000 people in Ireland suffer with MS but it affects every member of a patients family. The unpredictability and progressive nature of the disease, the changes and sacrifices that might be required and the impact of some symptoms are all obstacles that make it difficult for both the person with MS and their family to cope.
Ways to Help;- Are you celebrating an anniversary, birthday or wedding - dedicate your celebration to MS Ireland.
Getting married? MS Ireland wedding favours are a great alternative to traditional wedding favours and it’s a simple yet memorable way to show your support and raise money for their services!
The MS online shop has a variety of goods - cards, calendars, earrings, trolley tokens etc. www.ms-society.ie
BABY NEWS:
New arrival in Kilmore. Congratulations to Brendan Noonan & partner Mairead on the birth of their little boy - Louis James. Wishing the new family much happiness.
PARENTS ASSOC:
The parents association held a fundraiser "Munster Hurling Championship Prediction". The kids had to sell tickets to extended family and beyond. There was a prize for the child that sold the most tickets and funds raised were for PA activities. It was a fantastic success, with over three thousand raised which was phenomenal for a small school. Congratulations to Niamh Hartigan who received her first prize from Donal O'Grady, selector with Limerick GAA.
The following children sold in excess of ten tickets each and received a Club Limerick beanie hat from Donal - Cian O'Brien, James Condon, Adam Clancy, Alicia Kiely, Kate Callaghan & Sadie Hanrahan.
Sincere thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser.


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