SWELTERING WEATHER - 28* Day & 20* at Night:
CONGRATS: Everyone hopes for good weather on their wedding day, well Muireann O'Connor hit the jackpot on Saturday last. On one of the hottest days this year, Muireann married her fiance John Keely. We wish them a long life full of good health and happiness. As they say ' Marriage is great, but the housework is the killer .' Another new resident on the Kilatal road. Congratulations to Emer & Harry Dore on the arrival of their baby boy Cathal on Sunday 18th, just in time for Limerick's three in a row !! VISIT BALLYHOURA: If anyone is asking - what's there to do in Limerick - then direct them to the website - www.visitballyhoura.com They have lists of things to do for families, walkers, history & nature lovers, culture & adventure seekers and foodies. Ballyhoura Country has stepped up to the plate to offer a wealth of experiences across the region. The picturesque Munster landscape is home to many of Ireland’s finest artisan food producers (Ballyhoura Apple Farm, Bluebell Falls Goats Cheese, Old Irish Creamery, Hodgins, Ballinwillin organic venison, wild boar & goat farm etc ) and therefore–not surprisingly–to some of the tastiest cafés, restaurants. Have you visited ' Spruce & Willow ' in Ardpatrick, Thatch and Thyme Café, Kildorrery or Doneraile’s Café Townhouse. Not far from us, in Meanus, the fabulous ' Old Irish Ways ' Museum, and for garden lovers, Terra Nova gardens and Coolwater gardens. GIVE BLOOD: Nearest clinic - South Court Hotel Raheen, Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th Jul - 16:15 - 19:30. Clinics are by appointment only. Please ring 061 306980 or 1850 731137 to book your appointment. VACCINE APPEAL: UNICEF are currently running a campaign to deliver 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable people on our planet, by the end of the year. The poor are being left behind and that has consequences, not only for us all, but for the world's children too. Each time the virus is transmitted, somewhere in the world, it can evolve and new variants may emerge. No one is safe, until everyone is safe. Parents and grandparents need to get access to vaccines as their children rely on them for everything. For every €50 they receive, it will provide four Covid-19 testing kits and for €100 they can provide vaccines for twenty people. You may donate online at www.unicef.ie or by phone on 01-8783000.
DID YOU KNOW: 19th Jul, 1912:- A meteorite of about 190kg, explodes over Holbrook Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town. 20th Jul, 1878: - First telephone introduced in Hawaii. 21st Jul 1952: - ' The Quiet Man' is released in the UK. 22nd Jul,1933: - Wiley Post completes the first solo flight round the world, in 7 days and 19 hours. 23rd Jul, 1888: - John Boyd Dunlop applies to patent pneumatic tyre. 24th Jul, 1911: - American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.