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World Bee Day 20th May:

World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20. On this day

Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734.

The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the

role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.


Sunday 21st May: Liskennett Equine Centre, great days jumping guaranteed. 100% charity show where everyone gives up their day to help out with this fantastic cause. There will be Show jumping classes for both ponies and horses, also featuring a leg of the Connolly's Red Mills Grand Prix.

There will also be a special class for the service users on the day which is always great fun, not to be missed.


Thursdays, 11.30am, Kilmallock Library. There was a great turn out at the Craft morning last Thursday. A wonderful array of crafts were being created including tapestry, embroidery, knitting and crochet. There is such great talent out there and so many people have a real love of crafts. The group have decided to meet weekly so get togethers will continue on Thursdays @ 11.30am. If you love your crafts why not come to the library and meet some like-minded people over coffee and a chat.


Saturday 20th May, learn how to cast a fly-fishing line with master angler, Mike Quinlivan, in Croom town park. Book your spot at any of the 4 sessions: 11am; 12-midday; 2pm and 3pm. This is a FREE event run by the Maigue River Trust and they will provide all the necessary equipment. KAYAK on the MAIGUE: Saturday 20th May; The Maigue Rivers Trust is organising a kayak trip down the Maigue to explore the nature of the river. Two trips, morning (9:00-12:30) or afternoon (1:00-4:30), for you to choose from. Requirements; Minimum age requirement: 14. If you have medical conditions, please let the organisers know in advance via email ( and on the event day. Morning paddle: Meet at 9:00am in Croom Town Park, be briefed on what to expect and get bussed to Cherrygrove Bridge. On the water for 10am, off the water around 12:30pm. Afternoon paddle: Meet at 1:30pm in Croom Town Park, be briefed on what to expect and get bussed to Cherrygrove Bridge. On the water for 2pm, off the water around 4:30pm. Clothing requirement: Nevsail will provide kayaks, wetsuits, life jackets and helmets. You will need to wear swim gear and shoes you don't mind getting wet. If you have your own wetsuit, bring that. The cost per person is €30. The overall cost of this event is being subsidised thanks to Creative Ireland. GRANAGH PEBBLES: Friday 26th May; 12pm - 2pm. Parent-toddler session at Granagh pebbles Montessori. All welcome for a cuppa, chat and play. A great way to meet all the parents in your community. FUNDRAISER: Friends of Andrew Sexton are organising a Golf Classic in Charleville Golf Club on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July. It will be teams of four and the format will be a Champagne Scramble. There will be lots of prizes for the event. While they would love to see as many as possible playing to give their support, they will also have tee box sponsorship for those who cannot play. Any donation is really appreciated. Andrews story; he is 41, married with five children & is from Bruree. In October '22, at hurling training, he suddenly fell to the ground with severe pain in his arm. A break was confirmed at UHL but he was called back urgently as they wanted to do further checks. After some more tests, it was discovered that about five inches of the bone on Andrews's upper arm was just a shell and that they had also found a lesion on the bone. Three weeks later his worst fears were confirmed when he was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma of the Bone. Simply, LMS is a type of rare cancer which develops from cells in the connective tissues of the body, such as muscle, fat, nerves, blood vessels, bone and cartilage. It starts from cells in a type of muscle tissue called smooth muscle. Smooth muscles are muscles that we have no control over. They are in the walls of organs like the heart and stomach, as well as in the walls of blood vessels throughout the body. Andrew has been up and down to Dublin for tests and treatment since his diagnosis, there was no option but to remove the bone from Andrew’s arm and replace it with a five-inch metal prosthesis. The prosthesis had to be specially made in the UK and took nearly ten weeks to complete. Andrew has been on a journey for the last six months, but he has an even longer journey ahead of him. He has easily accepted that he can no longer play sports but not working for the last six months and not for another twelve, at least, is hard to take. The household income has effectively and indefinitely been reduced in half so funds raised would go solely to expenses and monthly bills in this unexpected time of need. A GoFundme has been set up ( Andrew Sexton Bruree Fundraiser) to ensure that a major stressor for Andy is minimised, which is providing for and supporting his family. We wish them every success. TENNIS ANYONE: Newcastle West Tennis Club, memberships are opening for the coming season ( May 23 to April 24). They now have two brand new, state-of-the-art, floodlit astroturf courts, as well as a dedicated ball wall area for practicing and improving your game. To sign up, fill out the online application form, this is under the ‘membership’ tab on their website ( Once you have signed up, you will be set up on the system so that you can book courts through the platform and keep up to date with club news. The club has recently become affiliated with Tennis Ireland. This will bring a number of benefits to the club including development assistance, access to grant aid, safeguarding, which will assist in setting up coaching/kids camps etc.


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