• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes September 5

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday September 3. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Caroline Dunbar, Tony McDonagh, Chris Enright and Muriel O'Sullivan. Next week's jackpot will be €5500.00

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday September 10 is Anne McMahon and for Sunday September 11 is John O'Gorman. Ministers of the Eucharist are Sheila O'Hara and Anne McMahon for Saturday. Nora Murphy and Eilish Griffin for Sunday.

SHANNON ESTUARY MUD SEARCH AND RESCUE: We had a great turn out and support for the clay shoot on August 21. We would like to thank Rosemount Shooting School for the use of the Grounds, Thank you to all our sponsors for your kind support, without you it would be difficult to put on an event like this. A special thanks to all the shooters both pro and novice. For more information you can find us on facebook - Shannon Estuary Mud Search and Rescue. The winners of the shoot were, Novices, 1 Jason Ryan, 2 Jack Corcry, 3 Liam O'Flaherty, Pro, 1 Brian O'Sullivan, 2 B. Sheehan, 3 Matt Horan.

TARA'S JOURNEY: Table Quiz; Following the success of the Mná Le Chéile night recently held in Kilcornan House, Tara O’Shaughnessy one of our strong local heroines, who was honoured on the night, is holding a table quiz in Kilcornan house on Friday September 9 at 8pm. She is asking for your support to help her on her journey to Vegas, where she will represent our parish on a world stage. Tara has an amazing story that has taken her on an incredible journey she went from being eight stone over weight, unable to keep up with her children, to being a world record holding sports woman. She is a mum, cancer survivor, multi World and European record holder for power lifting and has just qualified to lift at the Olympia in Las Vegas in September. This trip is expensive and your support at this event would be gratefully appreciated. Tables of four €20, plenty of spot prizes on the night. A great night out is promised. Tara doesn't have a sponsor and is attempting to raise all funds needed for this journey herself.

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS PARTICIPANTS: The Phone Connect Project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes. The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services. West Limerick Resources are now seeking participants, particularly those experiencing isolation, who would like to receive a weekly phone call. If you would be interested in receiving or require more information we would be delighted to hear from you by calling Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 904 2477 or Stefanie on 087 329 0483. This initiative is being run in association with the Rural Community Care Network (RCCN). RURAL EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION SERVICE: Are you looking for some support and guidance to help you get back into training or back to work? The Rural Employment Service is a free confidential service based in Newcastle West providing career guidance supports, CV and interview preparation supports and advice on training and education courses. Contact the following at West Limerick Resources, Finn (087 759 1951), Adrienne (087 277 3294), or like us on Facebook WLR Rural Employment Service for the latest updates on job vacancies and training courses. These initiatives are funded by West Limerick Resources under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 which is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

WLR102fm: West Limerick 102fm, our local community radio station, will be holding its first ever Saturday antiques sale/car boot sale/indoor market with antiques, collectibles, bric a brac, local produce and artisan foods on Saturday September 24, in the Community Centre, Newcastle West. All traders are welcome and there will be indoor and outdoor pitches available, with a special introductory offer of €5 per car and €8 per van. Admission to the general public is free. Doors open at 8.00 a.m. for traders, and 9.00 a.m for general admission. Convert your unwanted goods to cash. Looking forward to meeting you and your support will be very much appreciated.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Limerick Historical Society will hold its next evening walk on Wednesday 14th September. The historic walk will commence at the People’s Park new gate (opposite the Railway Station) at 7 p.m. From there we will proceed up Edward Street and take in some sights along the way and we will finish with a talk on Limerick Clothing factory which commenced trading in 1850. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: National Learning Network - Training Opportunities. If you have experienced a personal setback, long-term illness, have a disability or are an early school leaver one of National Learning Network's full-time Courses will give you the confidence to open up new opportunities for further training or employment. We currently have vacancies on our Catering and PC Maintenance Programmes. To find out more: phone Val or Trish at 061 229777 or look up


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