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SAFETY at the CROSS:

Sat, 21st Oct; 11.00am. A meeting will be held at Chawkes Cross to highlight the safety issues at the crossroads, your presence would be welcomed.


COMMUNITY GAMES is BACK:

Wed 18th at 8.30; Ballingarry Hall: The Granagh/Ballingarry committee has been re-established and the executive members have been elected. Any parents who are interested in helping out are more than welcome to attend. It would be great for the children to have the games back up and running again.


CHURCH NEWS:

The collection total for the catastrophes in Morocco and Libya, came to €1,770. Thank you for your generosity.

Sun 22nd. Mission Sunday collection. Envelopes available in the Church, if you wish to support our Missionaries, far and wide.

Thought for the Week: From Michael Jackson's ' Man in the Mirror' - "If you wanna make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself, then make that change".


GRANAGH UTD:

Friday 27th Oct, the Rock Bar. Annual Pub Quiz will be held. The Club is getting busier and your support would be very welcome. At the beginning of this month, they kicked off their training for younger teams. They had U10 Boys, U9 Girls, U8 Boys and U7 Mixed. Across the four groups they had 70 children (likely to have 80-90 all told), it is brilliant to see such a busy field on drab wet evenings.

They want to ensure that their future stars have an enjoyable experience during training and get the support and coaching needed to do so. With this in mind they are looking for help with coaching and support. If you are interested in getting involved with the coaching side (no experience necessary) please reach out on their Facebook page or to the lead coach on your WhatsApp group. If you are available for tying laces, toilet runs and general shepherding of children your help would also be greatly appreciated, so reach out as well.

The benefits package once you get involved includes (but not limited to) - wet feet - being cold for an hour once or twice a week - improved shoe lace tying skills - not being listened to - being called variations of your name

- being asked questions completely unrelated to soccer - improved crowd control skills !!!!!

The more that get involved the easier for all and more importantly a better experience for the young players.


MENTAL HEALTH:

October 10th is World Mental Health Day and October is Mental Health Awareness Month with the theme being - “Mental health is a universal human right”. This month gives us an opportunity to create awareness and encourage all in our communities to take care of their mental health and support those around them in doing the same.

Lots of info on www.mentalhealthireland.ie


ASTRONOMY for ALL:

Saturday, Oct 21st at 8 pm. O’Callaghan Strand. Limerick Astronomy Club presents International Observe the Moon Night. Join us for a stellar night of moon gazing with the Limerick Astronomy Club! New members welcome, just message us on Facebook to join. Don’t miss this chance to observe the moon like never before at this free event!

More info - +353864500112 or check out www.limerickastronomyclub.com.


FREE RECYCLING:

Sat 21st Oct. St Joseph's Foundation, Bakers Road, Charleville. 10am - 4pm. WEEE Ireland will hold a collection of all household electrical/electronic equipment, anything with a plug or a battery and is at the end of its useful life.


SPLIT-the-BUCKET:

Next draw, Friday 27th. Tickets locally at O'Gormans and the Rock Bar. Last week's winners Eleanor & Paddy Kennedy.


XMAS SHOE-BOXES:

Friday 10th Nov, closing date for Shoebox Drop Off.

Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign that delivers gifts straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoebox gifts are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they bring is incredible. Since 2010, with your help, we have delivered over 2.5 million Shoebox gifts to Vulnerable Children across the world. Paper a shoebox. Decide who your gift is for, a girl or boy aged between 2 – 14. Print off your label – tick the age group and stick it on the top right-hand corner of lid. Include some of the following:- Write ( Pens/Pencils, Crayons, Paper/Copy Books, Colouring Books, Markers. Sharpeners Erasers). Wash ( Soap, Hairbrush, Comb, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Facecloth). Wear ( Socks,Underwear,Flip Flops,Hat,Scarf,Gloves). Wow ( Cuddly Toy, Skipping rope/Yo-yo, Sweets, Musical Instrument, Sunglasses, Toy Car, Doll, Ball).

Add €5 to help us get your box to a child. You can donate online or include cash in the envelope provided with the leaflet, place the envelope on top of your gifts inside the box. Drop off to any Dealz, Poundland stores as well as First Stop and Toymaster outlets. More www.teamhope.ie


GRANAGH DEV:

The annual general meeting was held last week, officers elected for the forthcoming term, Chairman; Joe Power. Asst. Chair; John Kelly. Secretary; Emma McMahon. Treasurer; Mike O'Regan. Asst. Treas; Anne Hickey. Booking Sec; Eileen Power. PRO; Mary O'Regan. All those in attendance were elected onto the committee for 23/24.


WHAT's ON:

Fri 20th Oct, 11.30am. Halloween Puppet Show (Ages 5-10) - Tickets €8.00 - Call 063-98727.

Sun 22nd Oct, 7pm, St John's Theatre, Listowel. SHASKEEN Live in Concert.

25th, 26th, 27th & 29th Oct: Schoolyard Theatre: 'The Kings of Kilburn High Road '.

Fri 27th Oct, 7.30, Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff. Reflections on Irish & Ukrainian Emigration with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland, Larysa Gerasko, along with Dr. Stephen Kinsella & Dr. Tim O'Connor.

Learn Set dancing - Every Monday night at 9pm with John Joe, in Kilfinny Community Hall! €5.00 per night.


DID YOU KNOW:

17th Oct, 2002: Chieftains’ harpist Derek Bell dies unexpectedly after minor surgery in the US.

18th Oct,1929: Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law.!!

19th Oct,2000: The Dalai Lama met with John Hume, in Belfast.

20th Oct,1955: Final book of 'The Lord of The Rings' published.

21st Oct,1986: Antarctica scientists studying a huge hole that has appeared in the earth's ozone layer.

22nd Oct,1969: Paul McCartney denies greatly exaggerated rumours of his death.

23rd Oct,1941: Walt Disney's animated film "Dumbo" released.

Oct 24th, 2003: A smoking ban in all enclosed workplaces, is signed into law.


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