Summer Camp: There will be two fun-filled multi-sports camps at Mullinalaghta football pitch this Summer. Camp 1 for 4-7 year olds will commence on Monday 8th August continuing each day to Friday August 12th from 10.30 am to 2.30pm. Camp 2 will cater for 8-12 year age group and will run from Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August from 10.00a.m to 3.00p.m for the duration. A wide range of fun activities will be included and all children will be fully insured. Cost for one child is €55, second €100 and a third child €140. Full details are on application forms which are currently being distributed around local schools or are available by contacting Conor Mc Elligott on 086 1984470 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please return completed forms before Sunday 10th July.
Montessori/Crèche: Full time and part time places are now available at Kiddies Den Montessori & Crèche. Enrolment for September 2011 is now taking place with free pre school year for those eligible. For further information contact Philomena at 043 6687006 or 087 2961685.
Blood Donors: The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St. Bridget’s community centre, Loch Gowna on Monday 18th July 2011 and Tuesday 19th July. The clinic will operate each day from 5.00p.m.-8.30p.m. One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. All are urged to help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly. For further details the lo-call donor information can be contacted on 1850 73 11 37 or www.giveblood.ie. Also area manager John Healy can be contacted at the Ardree regional office on 041 6859994. Patrons are reminded to take note of clinic opening times.
Healing Service: Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a healing service in Ballinagh community centre on Sunday 10th July at 3.00p.m. Living in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick with her husband Moss, Janice Carrig was born in New Zealand. Initially prayer meetings were in Abbeyfeale’s Church of the Assumption on the last Sunday of each month. Due to the large attendances there Janice has received invitations to venues all over the country. A recent guest on R.T.E’ s ‘’ Would you Believe’’ many cures have been attributed by attending such sessions. These include people with crohn’s disease, cancerous tumour, back pain. A lady with blurred vision had her sight fully restored. For further information Rosemary at the library.
Cemetery Saturday: Blessing of graves in the local cemetery will take place following 7.00p.m Mass on Saturday 30th July at 7.00pm. Please inform relations and friends away from home.
Classes: Is it true that adult education classes are commencing in the parish shortly? It is rumoured that they are required to explain the uses of various types of plant hire equipment, e.g. welders and battery boosters. Apparently some parishioners have a slight problem distinguishing between the two items. If one or two can benefit from the class, it will all have been worthwhile.
Silverware: Well done to St. Columba’s on defeating St. Mary’s, Granard in Ladbrokes Reserve League 2 Final on Sunday last. In a close and entertaining encounter the result was in balance the up to the final whistle. Trailing at the interval the lads in Maroon and White forged ahead on the resumption with excellent scores from Gary Rogers and Brendan Fox. With the score 1-09 to 0-09 in the closing minutes our backs kept the opposing forwards at bay and denied them getting that equalizing goal. There were great celebrations when county board chairman Pat Cahill presented Christy Reilly with the cup. We compliment all concerned with this victory and hope it is the first of many trophies to come to our parish in 2011. We thank Granard for a sporting game.