EXCITING SCHOOL FUNDRAISER:
The Parents Association are fundraising for new windows & doors for Granagh NS. A fabulous prize of an amazing toy 'John Deere Gator Ride-On' has been kindly donated by www.funstuff.ie
Just donate and be in with a chance to win. Donate €5 (or more!) & each separate donation will be entered into the draw to win ! You can enter as many times as you want !
By donating you will be making sure the children are warm and safe and everyone connected with the school will be so grateful to you! We appreciate your support and generosity for the staff & pupils of Granagh NS.
As always the parents association work for the benefit of all at Granagh NS.
Read more & donate here - www.tiny.cc/granaghns
REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED:
For the month of November, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Sean O'Brien, Ballyguile. Dan Monckton & John Toomey, Kilatal. Thomas O'Connor, Knockfierna. Michael Sheehan, Ballinleena. Seamus Biggane & Patrick Fitzgibbon, Kilmore. Margaret O'Brien & Mary O'Gorman, Granagh. Canon Liam Houlihan, Salford. Catherine O'Brien, Doorluss. Alma O'Leary, Castletown. Thomas McCann, Kilfinny. Michael F. Sheehan, England. Rev Eddie O'Dwyer, Pallasgrean. Patrick O'Grady, Ballingarry. Mary T. Healy, Dublin. Michael Storan, Croom. Maureen Murphy, Templeglantine. Thomas Neville, Croagh.
A dedicated community support helpline is still in operation from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, for vulnerable people seeking assistance with daily needs. These will include shopping, prescriptions, supplies, information or other suitable requests. The ‘Limerick Covid-19 Community Response’ helpline is 1800 832 005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDRAISER FOR MARK:
For the month of November, Brurree GAA set up a 'gofundme' for Mark Noonan, Banogue, to try and raise much needed funds to open up opportunities for him, in his fight against Lyme disease. At the same time they want to raise awareness of Lyme Disease, the dangers of tick bites and how important early diagnosis is. Lyme is the most common and fastest-spreading vector-borne disease in Europe, yet it is one of the most under-researched illnesses in the western world.
Mark has been suffering for a long time and honestly he has a very long road ahead of him as “treatment of Lyme disease is perhaps one of the most controversial subjects in medicine”
Mark at thirty eight, was fit and healthy up until 2017. He was a very active person, played GAA, soccer, cycling, running, mountain climbing but all that changed abruptly when his symptoms appeared. Symptoms are very debilitating including weakness in the legs, severe lower back issues & his mobility is greatly affected. He has to use crutches constantly and is unable to sit for long periods of time.
He has been out of work since the end of July 2018 and it is very disheartening for him not being able do anything. It took until January '19 to get the diagnosis, his first appointment in Dublin was May '19 and has been on triple antibiotics since.
Specialists have advised Mark to start on Herbal Antibiotics with a Lyme herbalist, in Scotland. Every donation is going to be used to help Mark get access to expert advice and treatment. If you can help, see www.gofundme.com/ Help Mark beat Lyme.
Another lockdown birthday was celebrated, congratulations to Beth Stapleton on her 21st. I'm sure the family made it special for her.
TROCAIRE - GIFTS of LOVE:
Your support for Trócaire last year brought relief and hope to 2.5 million people around the world. Trócaire responds to humanitarian crises in countries affected by natural disaster, pandemics and conflict. Brutal conflicts are affecting staggering numbers of people, particularly in Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Worldwide, over 70 million people have been displaced by conflict, violence and persecution. 37,000 people flee their homes every day because of conflict. Over half of the world’s refugees are children.
Conflicts deprive people of food, clean water, education, health services, sanitation and protection. Conflicts put women and girls, in particular, at higher risk of violence and sexual exploitation. Buying a gift of love this year, helps to support these vulnerable people. See www.trocaire.org or phone 1850-408-408.
If you can support the TeamHope appeal this year, the sooner you purchase your Christmas Shoebox online (€20 ), the quicker it can be delivered! Closing date 23rd Dec. See - www.teamhope.ie
DID YOU KNOW:
16th Nov, 1959; - "The Sound of Music" first opened in NYC, for 1443 performances.
17th Nov, 1953; - The remaining inhabitants of the Blasket Islands are evacuated to the mainland.
18th Nov, 1967; - Foot and Mouth outbreak In Britain.
19th Nov, 1863; - Famous Gettysburg Address delivered by President Lincoln.
20th Nov, 1923; - Garrett Morgan patents his traffic signal design.
21st, Nov, 1980;- Millions tune in to watch the new series of Dallas and find out " Who Shot JR.
22nd Nov, 1963; - John F. Kennedy assassinated.