CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Masses in the local church this week are at the usual times except on Saturday when there will be no morning mass, Monday and Friday at 6.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am. The anniversary mass for Mossie Sheehan took place on Saturday evening last, for John Brosnahan on Sunday and for Mossie and Pauline Breen on Monday evening. The anniversary mass for Sr. Annunciata is on Wednesday and for Willie and Kevin Curtin on Friday. Beannnacht Dé ar anamnacha na marbh.
Many of those from the locality who completed their Leaving Cert this year are now gearing themselves towards third level education in their chosen fields and looking forward to the challenge and opportunities that lie ahead. We wish them the best of luck. Go néiri an t-ádh leo. Meanwhile the sixth class pupils that completed their primary education at the local Scoil Náisiúnta last June are now adjusting to their new environment in second level schools in Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West. They are, Aoife Larkin, Brian Sheahan, Bridget Gleeson, Ciara Stack, Denise Doherty, Donncha Scanlon, Ellen Scanlon, Emma Kelliher, Eoghan O Mahony, Liam Tierney, Niamh Liston, Shauna O Connor, Sorcha Quirke and Tadhg Callanan. The majority of the above named are now attending Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale, one has emigrated with her family to Australia and the others are attending schools in Newcastle West. Cuirimid fáilte roimh múinteoir nua chuig ár Scoil Naisiúnta. Is í sin Aoileann de Hóra ó Chorca Dhuibhne.
Enrolment for the new season of traditional music classes took place on Monday evening last. Classes for beginners on all instruments will commence on Monday evening next September 17 at 6.30pm. Newcomers to the whistle classes (whether beginners or not) should also be present on Monday next. Classes for other experienced pupils who have enrolled will commence on Monday September 24th. Any existing pupils of the classes from the past season who have not as yet enrolled should do so by Monday next if they wish to continue. Classes will take place in the Scoil Náisiúnta while awaiting the completion of refurbishment work on Halla Inse Bhán.
DANCING CLASSES: A registration meeting for dancing classes took place at the Devon Inn Hotel on Saturday last. There was big demand for places in the classes. The beginner classes are now full.
AIMSIR: The beautiful weather conditions last week facilitated a considerable amount of farm work being done in the locality which included harvesting of silage and hay and spreading of slurry.
HALLA: It is expected that work on phase two of the refurbishment of Halla Inse Bhán will commence very shortly and should be completed in the coming months. Phase one which entailed a considerable amount of work was completed a few months ago but because of regulations regarding grants etc it was not possible to proceed to phase two until permission was obtained.
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING: West Limerick Resources is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and members of community groups who would be interested in taking part in the Keeping Safe Child Protection Training Programme with the HSE. Should sufficient interest be identified it is hoped to offer this training in Newcastle West at the end of September. Time and date to be confirmed. Contact Adrienne 087 2773294 or 069 79110.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY: National Trails Day will take place on Sunday, October 7 and to coincide with this a walk/cycle has been organised for the Great Southern Trail starting in Newcastle West and finishing in Rathkeale. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne ar an siulóid.