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                                                                                           Issue 34                                                 4th   September 2015        


Mass Times: Caherconlish: Saturday 6.30pm.  Sunday 11.00am.  Caherline: Sunday 10.00am.

Priests:  Fr. Roy Donovan:  087-2225150.  Fr. Patrick Currivan: 061-351248.

 “JOKER” Fundraiser:  The Jackpot this week for our Joker Fundraiser is €240. Draw will be on this Friday at 10.00pm.

Millennium Centre Dancing Club on this Saturday 5th September: Music will be provided by Donie Walsh.


Dancing at the Millennium Centre on Saturday 26th September: Music by country singer, Mick Flavin and his Band.


Only a little over a week to go:


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AUCTION on Sunday 13th September.

We have received a great response to our request for saleable items and services. We are still accepting donations.

We now ask you to please come along on Sunday 13th  to support this venture. Viewing from 1.30pm. Auction starts at 3.00pm

All proceeds will help to reduce our debt burden of €112,585 used for the recent upgrade of your Fabulous Millennium Community Centre.


GIY Group: The Grow It Yourself Group will meet in the Millennium Centre on Tuesday 8th September at 8.00pm.

Ballyhoura Development will host a public consultation evening for the new Rural Development Programme in the Millennium Centre on Tuesday 8th September from 7.30pm-9.00pm. We are inviting Individuals and Community Groups to attend to help us identify priorities in the preparation of a Local Development Strategy. 

Wednesday Club: The weekly Wednesday Club returns on Wednesday 9th September, starting at 2.00pm. New members are most welcome to come and enjoy an afternoon of pleasant company. We start with bingo and a game of “45”. This will be followed by dinner.

Millennium Centre Seisiún: The monthly seisiún returns for another season on Wednesday 16th September starting at  8.30pm.  There will be no cover charge but a voluntary contribution will be welcome to cover cost of refreshments. Anyone who feels like singing, playing a tune or who just enjoys a good craic is welcome to join us for a good night’s entertainment.  Note the date: Wed. 16th Sept.


Chiropodist: The next monthly clinic will be on Wednesday 19th September. Please contact the Millennium Centre if you are unable to keep your appointment. It is disappointing that some people do not keep their appointment and do not phone in advance to help us facilitate somebody on the waiting list.

Knock Shrine: Bus to Knock Shrine for Padre Pio Day on Sunday 20th September. Names to be given to Kitsy Hickey, 086 3227088.

Parent and Toddler Group: The Group returns after Summer break on Thursday 10th September from 10.00am – 12.00 noon.

Contact: 061 383884 or 086 8888105 for further information.          


 Solicitor’s Advice Clinic: The next Free Walk-in advice clinic will be on Wednesday 16th September from 4.00 – 6.00pm in the Millennium Centre. No booking necessary.

Both Churches are open daily for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle.

Eucharistic Adoration Caherconlish 10.00am – 3.00pm on Fridays Caherline 10.30 - 11.30am Tuesdays. Sing the words and tunes of the psalms and hymns when you are together”. Eph 5

 September Monthly Parish Pastoral newsletter available in Churches. 

Congregational Singing: We invite the congregation to lift their voices and join in the celebration of the Mass with Congregational singing. It is hoped to set up a Community Choir open to all ages with hymns we all know, sung in unison. We will sing at 11am Mass in Caherconlish every second Sunday. A rehearsal will take place next Saturday evening 12th Sept. 5pm in Caherconlish Church .If you are interested and available text Valerie Walsh on (087) 2023034, or come along on Sat 12th  Sept. “Music is the Prayer the Heart sings.”

 THE CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION we will be delighted to welcome you all to our National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, on 13th Sept.

 Camino de Santiago info evening in Herbertstown Hall on Sat 12th Sept 8pm. Experienced Camino walkers present to share their experiences & knowledge. Stories from Camino. Q & A session followed by light refreshments. Cost €10.  Proceeds to Herbertstown parish funds. Places limited so book early – Fr. Jimmy 061-385104.  See poster on Notice board.

 One Day trip to Lough Derg next Saturday 12th September – see Notice board.


Caherconlish Soccer Club: Training for under-age players on Wednesday 9th September from 6.30 – 7.30pm in the soccer pitch. U-7, U-8, U-9 and U-10 are welcome to come along and join in.

Caherline GAA Hurling Club: Lotto: No jackpot winner last week so this week's jackpot is €1400. Draw will take place on Friday 4th September in the Tower Bar, Ballybrood.  Tickets cost just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs, post office and from all committee and club officials. Club thanks all who support the lotto every week.

Well done to our U16s who won their final group game last Monday evening against Hospital/Herbertstown 2-7 to 2-6. As this was the final game for the U16s the club would like to thank all the players and parents for this support during the season. This year's backroom team was: Manager Patrick Coffey, Selectors Sean McKenna and Michael Murnane. Backroom support from Juvenile Chairman Brendan Heelan, Juvenile Secretary Stephen Enright and John Hickey for supplying hurleys and equipment. The club thanks them all for all their work during the season.
Well done to Darragh McNamara who played for the Limerick U14s panel that participated in Tony Forristal tournament last weekend in Waterford.
Best of luck to our U8s who are heading to Dicksboro in Kilkenny for hurling blitz this Saturday.

Best of luck to our U12 in the finals day this coming Saturday 5th September. We will play Askeaton/Ballysteen and Kildimo/Pallaskenry. First match is throwing in at 10am and games will take place in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale.
The Limerick club draw for August was on last Saturday 29th August. The club has no winner in the August draw.
Juvenile club annual 5 mile sponsored walk will take place on the 20th September at 12 midday starting at the Millennium Centre.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Millennium centre and there will also be a bouncy castle. Your support for this annual event is greatly appreciated as all money raised goes back into funding the development of our underage hurling teams.


Caherconlish GAA Football Club: Training continues in the field this week; please refer to communication from your coaches for times for next week. All are welcome! Please remember to bring gum shields.

 Fundraising Please continue to collect old clothes, as we will be doing another collection in the Autumn! Contact any club member and we will organise to pick the clothes up.

Caherconlish/ Caherline Tennis Club open daily from 9.00am - 9.00pm. Tournaments every Tuesday night for Adults at 7.00pm.

Adm. €2. Tournaments every Thursday night at 6.30pm for Children. Adm. €1. For information please contact Betty 0864068535.

Child Minder Required: Mature lady required to mind school-going child in his own home 2 – 4 afternoons per week; maximum 10 hours per week. Contact 086 7914600 for more details.

Child Minder Available: Retired lady will pick up and mind child from Caherconlish school, phone 087 0567311.

Functional Kettlebell Conditioning: 6 week Kettlebell Introductory Course in the Millennium Centre starting on Thursday 17th September at 7.00pm. Price €45. To book contact Marie on 087 9701255 or email: Booking is essential.

Vintage Revitalised Furniture Painting Workshop: Sharon Fitzgerald will conduct a workshop on Friday 18th September from 10.00am – 3.00pm, using “Crafty Bird Antique Milk Paints”. Visit or for info.

Art classes for beginners at the Millennium Centre: Painting classes under the tuition of artist, Robert Ryan are to start on Monday evenings from September 28th.The class will run for ten weeks ( fee €130 ).  Participants may work in oils, acrylics or watercolour. For more details please phone Robert Ryan on 086 881 2929.

GALA FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER -Thursday 1st Oct 2015: JOHN THE BAPTIIST COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Hospital In association with the Holman Lee Modelling Agency.  8:00pm sharp. Pre-show Reception at 7.00pm.  Funds raised will go towards school developments and to local charities. Tickets €20. Available from: Edmond O'Dea 0872194923   Christine Madden 0877455092   or Helen Nelligan 0863530458


Crafty Angels Sewing Group: The Sewing Group is back in action on Mondays starting at 10.00am in the Millennium Centre.

Adult Exercise Classes: Classes on Mondays from 7.00 – 8.00pm. €5 per class. Contact Annalise on 087 9915886 for details.

Badminton: Badminton lessons have returned on Mondays; Juniors from 8.00 – 9.00pm; Adults from 9.00 – 10.30pm.

Beginners Aerobics Classes: On Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9.30-10.30am. Run by Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor Clive Morgan, phone 0861056775 to book your place now. Places are limited.

Unislim: Weekly Class on Tuesdays from 6.00 – 7.00pm.

Panthers Tae Kwon Do: Classes have resumed on Tuesdays from 6.00 – 6.45pm for 3 – 7 year old boys and girls.

Tae Kwon Do: Classes on Tuesday and Friday nights from 7.00 – 9.00pm Please contact Will on 085 7079502 for info.

Hip Hop Classes: Classes have started back on Thursdays from 6.00 – 7.00pm for children and 7.00 - 8.00pm for adults. All ages and beginners welcome. For more details phone: 087 9915886.

Darragh's Red Cross Run (Doon 10K/5K - Run/Walk) will take place in Doon on Sunday 13th of September at 1:30. Registration from 12noon at Doon Community Centre. Entry Fee: €15/€10. All proceeds from this fun run go towards to the East Limerick Irish Red Cross branch new building in Doon.


Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on either 061 351141, Sean on 085 8684136 or e-mail  

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