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"April & May,keep out of the Say(Sea).June & July, swim till you die"

Best wishes to all those facing exams, it's another step on the road of life. I see the following appeared on facebook, a well-timed reminder. " Among the students sitting exams, there is an Artist, who doesn't need to understand Math. There is an Entrepreneur, who doesn't care about English or History. There is a Musician, whose Chemistry marks won't matter. There is an Athlete, whose fitness is more important than Physics. If your child gets top marks, that's great. But if they don't, tell them it's OK, they will still be loved and one exam cannot take away their dreams or talent..
If you would like to include family names to be remembered in church prayers, you will find a book at the back of the Church.
Sunday 19th June: 2pm - 6pm. Lady Harrington invites you to her Floral & Vegetable Garden Walk at her home in The Glen,(V94WP26). Covid, of course, put an end to the day out, but it is back, so we are looking forward to meeting up with neighbours and friends once again. Book and Plant stall also on the day. Funds raised will be donated to the Kilpeacon Church Repair Fund and Granagh Development Assoc. Admission €10, includes car parking and Afternoon Tea. Children free.
Sat 18th: Askeaton Touring Club will hold a Charity Walk/Run/Cycle in aid of The Butterfly Club, Rathkeale, which is such a deserving cause. It is a social Club for children with special needs from 3yrs and up and covers all areas of west Limerick. It is all run voluntarily and provides leisure activities for the children/young adults while providing invaluable respite for the parents/guardians. There are currently 57 children attending on a monthly basis, with another 36 on a waiting list.! The 80km cycle along the Greenway - Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale & return - begins at 9am with refreshments in Abbeyfeale. The 10km walk/run begins at 9.15am - 5km/return - with refreshments on the Greenway. Booking or Donating, visit
Margaret Noonan recently retired from Golden Vale Marts after 49yrs of dedicated service. The whole of the Morrissey clan and her mother Bridget attended the retirement function to mark this special event. CEO, Maurice Lyons described her as honest, honourable, dedicated, compassionate, intelligent and supportive to customers and colleagues alike. We wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement.
Fr. Mike Noonan( Kilmore), will be celebrating his Golden Jubilee Anniversary on Friday June 17th, with Mass in Ardagh Church followed by celebrations in the community centre afterwards. We send him our congratulations and best wishes.
New grandparents, Ber & Mike Chawke, have recently welcomed a little girl, Florence, to the family. Sending our congratulations to Fiona & partner in England and wishing them every happiness.
WHAT's on in JUNE:
Sat 11th: 8.30pm; Part of the Limerick Sings International Choral Festival. A concert featuring local and visiting choirs, performing a diverse programme including sacred, traditional and folk songs, in the beautiful surrounds of the Redemptorist Church.
Sun 12th: 3.30pm; The Afternoon Proms concert takes place in Adare Church and will feature a light choral programme performed by local and visiting choirs. Expect everything from pop to classical – booking on
Mon 13th: 5pm & 8pm: Film screening of 'An Cailín Ciúin' in the Belltable, O'Connell St. Tickets €8. Book on ( Una, the neighbour, is played by Joan Sheehy).
Thur 16th: 7.30pm; The film 'Belfast' will be shown in Friars Gate Theatre, tickets €8.00
Sun 3rd July: 12 - 6pm. Delighted to hear that Rathfredagh garden fete will return again this year. If you would like to donate good items for their stalls, they can be dropped into the house from now. Needless to say, all items must be in good condition and suitable for re-sale. They will accept good clothes, bags, shoes, books, potted plants and unwanted gifts for the wheel of fortune.
6th June, 1968: Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot.
7th June,1982: Graceland, home of Elvis, opened to the public after his death.
8th June,1942: Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"
9th June,1934: Donald Duck made his first film appearance.
10th June, 1966: Janis Joplin's first live concert in San Francisco.
11th June,1979: John Wayne, also known as the "Duke," died of cancer.
12th June, 1963: "Cleopatra" starring Taylor & Burton premieres in NYC, most expensive film made to date.


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