SAMHAIN - End of the Harvest Season; Beginning of Winter.
CHURCH NEWS: Reminder for Sunday 7th - No morning Mass. Annual Mass for the bereaved, at 7pm. in Granagh. Ballingarry will hold theirs on Saturday 6th at 7pm. Rosery at Graveyards for the month of November:- Shanabotha 3pm. Granagh 3.15pm.
SHOE BOXES: Closing 8th Nov: Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal, often these gifts are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they bring is incredible. You can fill a box online also. There is a collection point in the Resource Centre, Ballingarry on Thursday 4th, 1.30 to 3pm or phone 087-2275201. Also, you can drop them into DEALZ in the shopping centre. CHOMHBHRÓN: Our sincere sympathies to the family of the late Denis O'Keeffe, Ballingarry who passed peacefully on Wednesday 27th, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his brother Tom and sisters Johanna and Margaret. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Nora (née Murphy), son Thomas, daughters Mary (Morrissey) and Deirdre (O'Connell), sons-in-law Peter and Dan, daughter-in-law Olivia, grandchildren, Kate, Molly, Jane, Mark, Emma and husband Alier, Peadar and partner Dawn, great grandchildren John, Aoibhín and Ílannah, brothers David, John and Jimmy, sister Mary, relatives, kind neighbours and many friends. He was reposed at O'Grady's with Requiem Mass celebrated on Saturday in Ballingarry church. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis lamh Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
MARKETS & FAIRS:
Sat 6th & Sun 7th Nov:- 9am-2pm & 11am-4pm. Located on the junction of Thomas Street and Wickham Street, the Wickham Way is an indoor market offering everything from food, coffee, art, crafts and more! Sunday 7th:- 11am - 3.30pm. Urban Co-Op Shop, Eastway Business Park, Ballysimon. Amazing local artisan producers and crafters, gift making demos & natural decoration demos.
Newcastle West:- Saturdays from 10:30am-2:30pm, operating in the Demesne, above Nash’s Lane!
WALKING FOR ST. JOSEPH's: Marietta is nearly finished walking - 100 miles in aid of St. Joseph's Foundation! You can still sponsor Marietta on - www.idonate.ie/MariettaSheehan.
WHY SHOP LOCAL: It was powerfully brought home to us in the 'Granagh Backs Amanda' fundraiser, how important our businesses in the local and surrounding areas are. We walked into their shops, asked for their help and they all supported us, no questions asked. Can you imagine how often they are asked for sponsorship for local events ? If they support us we should try and support them, whenever we can. You may say they are more expensive, but, they are employing locals, paying a fair wage and work conditions are good compared to many places overseas. Thinking ahead for Christmas, it would be a great boost to these businesses, to give them your custom as a 'thank you'. Shop local/shop Ireland. GRANAGH BACKS AMANDA: As a result of the amazing generosity shown to the family, Amanda and Daniel have decided that they will donate a lump sum to a local fund, which will be set up in the next few months. Cancer care will be at the top of the list, but a lot of details, legal and otherwise, have to be ironed out.
CONGRATULATIONS: New babies arrived. Congratulations to Jacqui and Fergal Noonan, who welcome a little girl, Emily to the family. Also William Kelly and partner Gemma welcome a second little boy to their family.
17th/18th/19th Nov - A Comic Journey inside the Teenage Mind: Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others. Tickets €10. Sunday 21st Nov: -The Smash Hit Show “ABBA FOREVER”,is returning to Kilmallock! Tickets are now on sale: 06398727 or www.friarsgate.ie
DID YOU KNOW: 1st Nov, 1991:- Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished, they were started in Jan/ Feb 1991. 2nd Nov, 1957:- Laika, the first animal in space, on board Sputnik 2. 3rd Nov, 1992:- Bill Clinton elected President of the USA. 4th Nov, 2008:- Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of USA. 5th Nov,1991:- Body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell found. 6th Nov, 1999:- Australian voters decided to keep the queen and not become a republic.