LOTTO: The results for November 18. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips to; Megan Walsh, Bobby Foley, Pauline Rushe and Peter Kelly Next week's jackpot will be €3,450. If you wish to buy lotto tickets, please contact any of the following: Liam Meade, Katherine Maher or John Nealon who will organise tickets for you. €2 each or €20 to be included for 10 weeks, €50 for half year or €100 for full year. Tickets are also on sale at the Beer Garden in Kildimo.
CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday November, 25 is Katie Shiels, and for Sunday November, 26 is Pat McMorrow. Ministers of the Eucharist are Ann O'Brien and Kathleen O'Carroll for Saturday. Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.
PARENTS COUNCIL: We are happy to announce that we have been given an extended date for our recycling/clothes collection to November, 24 so parents can continue to drop recycling clothes items at the school gate before 9:30 am every morning leading up to the 24th. Thanks as always.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The Irish Cancer society wish to sincerely thank everyone who generously contributed to their recent collection. The amount collected was €548.10.
TIDY TOWNS ACTION GROUP: Now that the Winter Cleanup has been completed we thank again all who helped and ask everyone to monitor litter on a regular basis. Remember the litter line phone nos.: 1800 201 151 and 496200 and report dumping if you see it.
Time for a few more projects:
(1) National Garden Bird Survey 2017 runs from December to February and is organised by BirdWatch Ireland to monitor the welfare of birds in our gardens. The survey entails keeping note of the highest number of each species in your garden weekly. If you would like to be part of our Tidy Towns group carrying out the survey please contact Lyn Nolan at 087-6119048 before the end of November. Alternatively you can carry out the survey yourself by contacting BirdWatch Ireland or checking their website.
(2) Operation Willow: The Willow tree is one of the best trees for wildlife. It flowers early in the year providing a valuable source of early nectar and pollen for bees when they emerge from their Winter hibernation. It is only second to oak in terms of the number of species that it supports. We have access to a large number of cuttings and hope to distribute them over the next few weeks. It would be fantastic if we could gets lots of them planted around the parish, not necessarily in gardens. Please contact any member of the committee for the cuttings or ring Lyn Nolan at 087-6119048.
(3) Plastic bag composting: Sounds like a really simple way to make compost....gather leaves into plastic bags and tie the bags loosely ( to make it easy to open them for checking later), punch holes all around the bags to let in air, then store either outdoors or indoors. Hopefully by Match you'll have lots of lovely compost for your plants.
Finally good news from Minister Michael Ring in the Department of Rural Affairs: To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Tidy Towns and to acknowledge all the voluntary work done by Tidy Towns groups around the country, the Department is grant aiding groups in the coming year.
SOCCER INTERNATIONAL: Congratulations to Joey Rushe on his performance in an Irish jersey against Poland last week. The game was a draw at one all with Joey giving a splendid performance for the entire game. International soccer legend Damian Duff presented Joey with his Irish Cap.
CÉILÍ AND COUNTRY: Reminder that a Céilí and Country evening in Kilcornan Community Centre on this coming Friday November 24, with music from the ever popular Donie Nolan and Band. The entrance fee is €10 and all the proceeds are in aid of the Hope Foundation to send Slaney Mulcair to help the children of Calcutta. A good night is assured.
COFFEE MORNING: Edel O'Connell and friends are hosting a coffee morning in the Rehab Care Centre, Parnell Street, Limerick, near the Railway Station, on Friday December 1 from 11am until 3pm. The proceeds are going to friends of Edel who have qualified for the Special Olympics in Dublin on December 14. If you are in Limerick on the day maybe you might support this fundraiser or contact Edel at 0872605353.
AFTERNOON TEA AND DANCE: Nuala Dillon from Kilteely asked to remind, anyone interested in Sunday tea and dancing, that an afternoon Tea Dance will be held in Kilteely Hall, Kilteely, on Sunday November, 26. Dancing 3pm - 6pm, Music by Teddy and Cathal Barry. Admission €5, Refreshments and Home Baking Served. All are Welcome to come dancing or just sit back, relax and enjoy the music.