Thursday, October 13, 2011

Patrickswell news for w/e October 14th

CHURCH NOTICES: Listed readers for this weekend October 15-16, The Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, are as follows, Saturday at 7pm James McCarthy, Sunday at 10am Ann Higgins, Sunday at 12noon Frances Lynch. Eucharistic Ministers, Saturday at 7pm, Michael Houlihan, John Collopy, Maria Bucke. Sunday at 10am, Kathleen Enright, Sam Milburn, Joanne Tierney. Sunday at 12noon, Michael McDermott, Eileen O’Shea, Louise Carey. Please arrange a replacement if you are unable to fulfill any duty allocated to you. Weekday masses are at the usual time of 9-30 am Monday to Friday. The weekly prayer meeting takes place at 8 pm on Monday and all are welcome.

PARISH NEWSLETTER: Items for inclusion in the weekly Parish Newsletter should be handed into the sacristy by 9-30am on Friday or contact Fr. Muiris O’Connor on 353711 or 0866075628. Alternatively they can be emailed to

BLOOD DONORS: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service requires three thousand donations of blood every week, and donor clinics are being held at the
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, Castletroy, next Wednesday and Thursday October 19 and 20 from 6 to 9pm.You can visit any blood donor clinic as long as ninety days have elapsed since you last gave blood, and you are urged to please give regularly. There will be a donor clinic in Caherdavin the following week. For more information contact the Donor Information Line on 1850 731137, or their website.

TIDY TOWNS: Plans are well in hand for our table quiz, which takes place next Friday, October 21. We have always received great support from across the community for this particular fundraiser, and we look forward to that continuing. There will be some great prizes for first, second and third placed teams, with entry only 20euro for a table of four. A host of spot prizes will also be up for grabs, generously donated by the business community and our usual supporters, for which we are very grateful. Proceedings will commence at 9pm under the watchful eye of PJO’Grady, and we assure all our patrons of an enjoyable and friendly evening.

WORLD SIGHT DAY: Thursday October 13 is World Sight Day, which aims to focus attention on blindness, vision impairment, and the provision of eye health care.
In support of this, Limerick Lions Club has arranged for a collection of old, unused or unwanted spectacles, which will be recycled and refurbished, and sent to Third World countries, to assist those with poor vision. Collection boxes will be available at all masses this weekend.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Invited guests gathered with friends and customers at the Klassy Cuts hairdressing salon last Monday evening to celebrate their first year in business. Fiona and Mairead were on hand to ensure everyone was well fed and watered, and to thank everyone for their help and support in getting their venture started. The third member of the team, Tara, has recently taken time out to travel to Australia, but she made contact on Monday to let everyone know that she has arrived safe and well, and hope they enjoyed the celebrations. Good luck to Tara in her travels, and also to Fiona and Mairead for continued success in Klassy Cuts.

SMOKE ALARMS: Smoke alarms are now available to be supplied and fitted free of charge to over 65's in our community. If you are you living in the Patrickswell area, need a smoke alarm, over 65 years of age and would like to avail of this service please contact Teresa at the Patrickswell Community Resource Centre on 061-320303 for more information. 

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER: Patrickswell Community Council is seeking a volunteer who would be available to publish their newsletter on a monthly basis. The newsletter is an important information tool to our community, if anyone feels they have the skills required to compile and edit the publication please contact the Patrickswell Community Resource Centre on 061-320303 or e-mail

GARDENING CLASSES: Learn the basics of gardening, plant and soil
management, and  how best to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Beat the recession and become self sufficient and healthier in the process. This is an eight week class based in the Honeyfitz Theatre and also outdoors in various gardening plots in Lough Gur. These gardening classes with Marie Tuttle will commence on Thursday mornings from Thursday October 20 from 10am to 12-30pm. Cost €5 per class or €35  up front for all eight classes. Contact 087 2852022 to book or for more details visit

BROTHERS OF CHARITY: A table quiz in aid of the Brothers of Charity Services, Bawnmore, will take place on Thursday October 20 at Adare Manor Hotel, commencing at 8-30pm. Entry is 40Euro for a table of four.

BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING: Learn how to use; Email, Internet and communications, Social media, E-government services, Digital Photography, and
Online banking. If you have not used computers in the last 12 months or have never used computers, this course is for you. Small groups per course, 3 classes of 2 hours per class, Cost of course: €20 per person. Contact: Carol Ahern, Mobile I.T. Ltd, Main Street, Bruree, Co. Limerick. Tel:063-90952  Mobile: 087 271 8898

 SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: West Limerick Resources, in co-operation with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, is seeking local community stakeholders in developing local sustainable energy projects or taking part in sustainable energy training with a view to identifying energy efficiency and renewable energy collaborative opportunities. The objective of the initiative is to assist the move towards sustainable energy best practice in the West Limerick Region. Community groups or businesses interested in participating should contact Tim Coffey, Renewable Energy Development Officer, West Limerick Resources on 069 66296 or email

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION: Patrickswell National School Parents’ Association held their AGM on Wednesday October 5 in the school hall. We welcomed new members and elected officers for the coming year. Our fund raising events this year will be towards the cost of replacing PE equipment, and for new science equipment. We have “Bob a Job” scheduled before Halloween, and a church gate collection will be held on the weekend of November 12/13. We wish all the teachers, children and parents, a successful school year and look forward to ongoing support from all.

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