Welcome Baby Alice:
CHRISTENING: Welcome and Congratulations to the Joseph Family who celebrated the baptism of their little girl Alice on 1st June, Mam & Dad, Boney & Aneesh & little brother Adam. The christening mass was held in the church and was mostly sung, taking over an hour. As per Indian custom Alice also received her Communion and Confirmation. Family and friends then gathered in the community centre for a celebratory meal, to welcome and bless Alice. Both sets of grandparents travelled all the way from Kerala, their first time visiting Ireland. Alice wore white for her baptism, afterwards she changed to a green dress to match the co-ordinating Saris' worn by the ladies.
ROCK your MID-LIFE:
Thur 8th Jun, 7.15pm; Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff. Free Admission.
Betty Fitzgerald has been a freelance music teacher and choral director for over 35 years,she has inspired thousands of people through music making. However, despite her many professional successes, she has battled with self-confidence and periods where she felt stuck and lacking purpose, which inspired her own journey of personal development to understand and break through her own limiting beliefs.
Betty is now following her own dream by helping other midlife women to find a more purpose-driven life, business or work-life, that they love. Betty is delivering inspiring talks and workshops nationally as part of her mission to show her clients that it’s never too late to fulfil your dreams and passions!
GIVE BLOOD: Clinics: 13th, 14th, 15th June; 16.50 - 20.10, Newcastle West Community Centre. The IBTS have issued an urgent appeal as blood supplies fell to just 3 days in recent weeks. New donors have also fallen significantly since the pandemic therefore anybody interested in giving blood should visit https://www.giveblood.ie/become-a-donor/ to check their eligibility before coming to a clinic or alternatively phone 1800222111 to book an appointment. CARERS WEEK: 12th - 18th June. Did you know that there are 8,246 carers in Limerick alone. Carers are wonderful people but they are reminded this week to seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Most importantly, take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often. Watch out for signs of depression and don't delay in getting professional help when you need it. skills personal, management and practical. RATHFREDAGH: In preparation for their upcoming Garden Fete on 2nd July, they are asking for donations of saleable items for their bric-a-brac stands, such as Clothes ( no underwear), Handbags, Shoes, Jewellery, Soft toys, Books, Dvds, Cds, Ornaments & Household goods. They are not accepting Electrical, Broken or Damaged goods.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Fri 9th Jun, 8pm; Rambling House in Cappagh Hall. Sat 10th Jun, 8.30pm; Macra BBQ, The Corner Hse, Athlacca. Fri - Sun, 9th-11th June: Limerick Sings International Choral Festival. Sun 11th June, 3.30pm; Afternoon Proms, Adare Church. Mon 12th June; 5.45pm: Four week Mindfulness Programme in Croom Family Resource Centre. Booking by phone: 061 602878 or pop into Croom Mills (2nd Floor). Sun 18th June, 2-6pm: Annual 'Garden Walk & Tea Party ' Fundraiser for Granagh Dev & Kilpeacon Church at Lady Harrington's, The Glen. Sat June 24th, 12 - 4pm: Ballyagran Hall: Bake and Craft Sale in aid of the Alzheimer's Society of Irl. 24th & 25th June; Charleville Agricultural Show.