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GRANAGH BACKS AMANDA: Sunday 24th -

Mass changed to 10am for this Sunday only. Following that, our big community fundraiser for the Tierney family begins. Vehicles for the Run will begin to arrive from 10.30. Cyclists from seven clubs will be arriving at the Hall. The latest group who will join us are the Mass Rockers from Broadford side. The Walkers will set off after the run has left . We will have tickets on sale for our Monster Raffle, with some fabulous prizes, thirty or more now.! We are so grateful to the many businesses who have given spots or donated, they have just been wonderfully generous. An Extra Special Raffle will be held on the day as we received an unbelievable prize of a Mercedes Benz Ride-On Truck, suitable for 3-8yr olds, sponsored by Funstuff.ie - I think we all know someone that it would be suitable for !!!! The cheapest Mercedes you will ever get the chance to own..!!! It is an amazing vehicle - battery/charger included, leather seats, music player, lights, rubber wheels, four wheel suspension & two openable doors. Tickets for this, five euro per strip or ten euro for three strips. For the Cake Sale we hope people will provide some of their delicious home baking or if you have an oversupply of jams, chutneys etc, send them on. If you don't bake, sandwiches are welcome. Later, there will be two auctions. First Auction will have the serious prizes - Signed & Framed Limerick Jersey, who wouldn't want it. A huge hamper full of natural products, sponsored by Julie Ann Kelly and Wholefoods Wholesale. It includes a Kinvara gift set, a lamp diffuser with essential oils, a men's sports gift from the Nuasan company and lots of individual items, valued at €250. A whole Lamb freezer ready, valued at €200, sponsored by Roy McMahon. A Henry Morgan Print valued at €100 and a variety of Vouchers. The Second Auction will be a fun one, the prizes will be in sealed boxes, so you don't know what you might get. The only thing we need now are names of those who can volunteer their time, so that we can be sure all the jobs are covered. If a few people were able to provide sandwiches for the visiting cyclists etc, that would be another job done. Please give Mike (0876871084) or Mary (0879139902) a text to let us know what you can do to help out. We are looking forward to a great day. SHOE BOXES: Closing 8th Nov: 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, they have delivered over 2.1 million Shoebox gifts to Vulnerable Children across the world. You have the choice of making up your own or doing it online. Wrap the box and lid separately so it can be opened easily. Decide who your gift is for, a girl or boy aged between 2 – 14, tick the age group and stick label on the right-hand corner of the lid. Include something from the 4Ws, Write, Wash, Wear & Wow. Don’t forget to add €4 to help get your box to a child, you can donate online or include cash. DEALZ in the shopping centre is a collection point for the boxes. REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: For the month of October, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Mary Hynes, Patricia Boyce, Bridie Cagney & Paddy Lynch, Granagh. Catherine Monckton, Dan Sheahan & Thomas Hickey, Kilatal. Bridget O'Brien, Graigacurra. Nora Biggane Dunworth, Kilmore. Nora Morrissey, Doorluss. Mary Ellen McMahon, Coolruss. Thomas O'Gorman, Knockfierna. Billy O'Regan, Liskennett. Thomas Bolster, Stylepark. Johanna O'Gorman, Ballyelan. Mary O'Connell, Milford. Richard Barrett, Mitchelstown. James Fitzgibbon & Patrick Sheehan, England. Catherine McSweeney, Kerry. Nora Collins, Paddy & P.J. O'Donoghue, Banogue. Anastasia Butler, Adare. HALLOWEEN: As people all over the Gaelic world celebrate Samhain and the end of the harvest season, West Limerick tourism will celebrate the start of a new season and the beginning of winter, with a variety of great events. Friday 22nd October: A Celebration of West Limerick Food with celebrity chef Brian McDermott., in D&M Centre, Croagh @ 7pm - 9pm. Saturday 23rd October: Three Course Vegetarian Tasting Menu, The Greenroom at Springfield Castle from 7pm. Sunday 24th October: Taste of Local and Foraged Food, The Dunraven Hotel. 7pm - 9pm. Presented by Dunraven chef Chris Starr and chef Tom Sparling with botanist Theresa Storey of The Green Apron. Friday 29th Oct at 5.30pm, Lough Gur: Listen to spooky stories on a lantern lit walk at the lakeshore. Admission €6, family €20. E-mail, info@loughgur.com Friday 29th & Saturday 30th October: Halloween Fun at Barnagh Greenway Hub and Platform 22 Café, 4pm - 5.30pm and 6pm - 7.30pm. Saturday 30th October: Mary’s Organic Garden Harvest Festival, Woodlands House Hotel, 10am - 4pm Sunday 31st October: Celebrity Judged Apple Tart Contest, Longcourt House Hotel, 12.30pm. Spooky Family Day, Ballingarry, 3.30pm: Spooky tours for the entire family and the Knockfierna Bonfire on the highest hill of West Limerick to celebrate the Gaelic festival. https://www.limerickfood.ie St. VINCENT dePAUL: The local conference of St. Joseph's, would like to advise that they now have a new contact number - 083-0878277. The Society helps people in our community with food, fuel and education costs. Want to volunteer ? Join us today and help make a difference. Contact Suzanne Moynihan, Limerick S.V.P. office on 085-8720455 or suzanne.moynihan@svp.ie NOVEMBER: Sunday 7th - Annual Mass for the bereaved will be held in Granagh church at 7pm, therefore no morning mass. BIRTHDAY: Sending congratulations and best wishes to Olivia Bennett who recently celebrated her 21st birthday. DID YOU KNOW: Baby Llamas are called Crias. Baby Hares are called Leverets. Baby Puffins are called Pufflings. Baby Pigeons are called Squeakers. 'IKEA' is made up from two Swedish words, 'Ika' meaning Sunday and 'Keya' meaning completely ruined.!
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