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Now that we find ourselves with spare time on our hands, have you ever wanted to write stories but didn’t know how or where to begin? The Introduction to Creative Writing is aimed at anyone who enjoys writing and who would like to learn the basics of storytelling. Brought to you by Friars Gate Theatre, join Sheila Quealey as she aims to ignite the creative spark in participants!
It started on Monday, April 12th at 2 pm-4 pm for 6 weeks Online Via Zoom.Fee: €80, you could still get in.
To book a place on this course, email or call 063-98727.

22nd/23rd/24th Apr;- The world premiere of 'The Visiting Hour' by Frank McGuinness starring Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy. The play quietly observes a daughter visiting her elderly father in his nursing home. His mind is beginning to wander, but conversations about the past can be dangerous, and family memories can look very different, depending on who is telling the story. Tickets on

REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: For the month of April, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-
Margaret Collins, Granagh P.O. Delia Chawke & Austin Chawke. Jimmy O'Gorman, the Shop. Sheila Hanley, Kilmacanearla. Kitty O'Gorman, Knockfierna. John & Una Scanlan & Kitty O'Regan, Liskennett. Mary Agnes Sheehan, Mary McAuliffe, Dan Brosnan & Maurice J. Sheehy, Coolruss. Hannie Murphy, Kingsland. Padraig Fennessy, Croom. Eileen Simcox, Garryfine. Sadie O'Donoghue, Banogue. Mary O'Leary & Ita O'Leary, Castletown. Peig O'Sullivan. Rev Joseph Shinnors. Sr. Clare McMahon, Co. Laois. First Anniversary of Patrick Leahy, Graigacurra, this Thursday 15th.

USED STAMPS: If you have any used stamps, leaving a few cm of paper around them, they can be sent to - Mission Centre, Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, St. Raphaela's Convent, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. A94TP38. They sort them into various categories and are sold by weight, that money then goes to the missions.

Wishing Essie Chawke a very happy 94th birthday for Thursday 15th. A wonderful lady, we wish her continued good health and a very enjoyable birthday.

It came to light, after the tragic deaths in Adare over Easter, that one of the ladies concerned was the organ donation nurse manager in UHL. It was her job to approach families in the intensive care unit, to ask for their agreement, to donate the organs of their loved ones. It is one of the greatest gifts of kindness and selflessness, that in a time of great loss and sorrow, one can give the gift of life to another. In Ireland, organs that can be donated are the Heart, Lungs, Kidney, Liver and Pancreas. Making family aware of how you feel and your wishes on organ donation are the key steps towards saving lives. Donation greatly enhances and in many cases, saves the life of the person who receives the transplanted organ. #havethatconversation.

12th Apr, 1961:- Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in Space.
13th Apr, 1996:- Dunblane massacre in kindergarten, in Scotland.
14th Apr, 1997:- Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win the Masters.
15th Apr, 1912:- Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage to New York.
16th Apr, 1922:- Annie Oakley sets women's record, by breaking 100 clay targets in a row.
17th Apr, 1907:- Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants.


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