HAPPY ST. PATRICK's DAY:
Wishing all at home and abroad a very happy St. Patrick's day. A festival programme of online events and fun family content will be broadcast on Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival social media page, www.Limerick.ie, from 10am. Arts & Crafts, Irish traditional music, song, and dance from UL and aerial dance from Fidget Feet plus lots more.
Mass on Wednesday 17th at 10.30am on www.churchservices.tv/ballingarry.
What a lovely surprise for the Mammies, when they called to Tom, over the weekend. He was giving out chocolates specially for Mothers' Day - such a kind gesture !
Friday 27th March. www.cancer.ie. Each year thanks to the support of you, our fantastic donors, volunteers and fundraisers over 1.4 million people affected by cancer across Ireland are able to access free information, support and care. Because the Irish Cancer Society only receives 3% of its total funding from the Government, we rely on donations to help those facing cancer in Ireland. If you visit their online shop you can pick up very practical gifts, socks, masks, tea towels, shopping bags, reusable cups, biros etc.
REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED:
For the month of March, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Tom Treacy & David Conway, Killoughty. David Clifford, Kilmacow. Mai & Michael Hourigan & Johanna (Bob) Daffy, Knockfierna. Stasia O'Regan, Graigacurra. Eileen Noonan, Granagh. Kitty Fitzgerald & Margaret Boyce, Kilmore. Edward Sheehan, Lisduane. Fr. Ronald Costello, PP. Tom O'Regan, Liskennett. Margaret McEniry, Derryclough. Leo O'Connell. Morgan & Maria Power, Pallasgreen.
65 ROSES DAY:
Tickets are now on sale online for the Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Annual Raffle 2021. You can buy your tickets on www.cfireland.ie, while helping a great cause. Tickets are priced at €5 each for some fantastic prizes, including two Nights' B&B for 2 at The Maldron Hotel Oranmore, an Apple Watch, a Nespresso Coffee Machine, two 32Gb Lenovo Tablets, and much more! Ticket sales end on April 5th, with the raffle draw taking place live at the Annual Conference on April 6th!
You know ' TLC4CF ' which covers Tipperary, Limerick and Clare areas, formed in 2008, with the aim of improving hospital and treatment services, facilities and supports for people with CF in the mid-west region.
To date, TLC4CF has raised nearly €7m to invest in services to support people living with CF including funding and opening a specialised CF unit in UHL.
DID YOU KNOW:
16th Mar, 2019:- Beached dead whale in Philippines, found to have 88 pounds of plastic inside it.
17th Mar, 1969:- Golda Meir becomes first female Prime Minister of Israel.
18th Mar, 1960:- 5th Eurovision Song Contest, Jacqueline Boyer for France wins.
19th Mar, 1953:- Academy Awards televised for the first time with Bob Hope as the host.
20th Mar, 1800:- Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery.
21st Mar, 1963:- Alcatraz, federal penitentiary known as "The Rock" closes