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Issue 4 29th January 2021

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

Photocopying: Available at the Millennium Centre. A4: Black/White 10c, Colour 20c. A3: B/W 20c, Colour 50c

Millennium Centre playground the playground will be open every day from 10am to 4.30 pm. There are restrictions in place that will be reviewed and adjusted going forward. Parents or guardians are required to: To bring their own hand sanitiser for the cleaning of their children’s hands before, and at regular intervals during and after use of the playground equipment. In the absence of such sanitation parents or guardians are requested to refrain from allowing their children use of the equipment. To ensure physical distancing between children. To advise children to avoid touching their face, eyes, nose, and mouth. To ensure children under your care always have regard to the safe use of equipment and to the safety of others. To adhere to the most up to date health advice. Please respect the restrictions in place and we cannot allow unsupervised children i.e., under 18's to be on the grounds and will take steps to ensure compliance.

MILLENNIUM Name Plaque: We are inviting you, your family, your friends, and the wider community to help with our future planning by purchasing; a Name Plaque 6” x 4” (150 x 100 mm) for the sum of €100. You will be registered as a lifetime member of the Millennium Sports and Social Club in return for your support. Your Plaque with your inscription will be displayed prominently in the Millennium Centre and highlighted appropriately. Contact the Millennium Centre for more information.

Caherconlish Tidy Towns: Following on from the piece last week on dumping of rubbish in the area several residents have asked to highlight the problem of dog fouling on footpaths, gateways and walkways. Under the Litter Pollution Act it is an offence to let your dog foul in a public place and fail to remove and dispose of the foul properly. An on-the-spot fine of €150 can be imposed on the owner of a dog who fails to remove dog faeces from a public place. From a health point of view failure to clean up after your dog can result in humans, particularly children, becoming infected by a dog parasite called Toxocara canis. A huge thank you to all the concerned residents who have taken it on themselves to clean up the rubbish in their areas. It is very much appreciated.

Caherconlish National School: The 50 50 draw is going to be postponed for the moment until a time that it is safe to go back to school. We also have postponed our online payments for the moment until we are up and running again. Thanks for all your support, please stay safe at home.

CAHERLINE GAA CLUB: LOTTO: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, our club lotto remains suspended for the foreseeable future. RETURN TO TRAINING: The GAA has issued advice to clubs and counties for activities that are permissible and not permissible in 2021 until further notice. Under Level 5 of the plan for living with Covid-19, individual training only is permitted for GAA clubs. Neither adult nor underage teams may train collectively & club games are not permitted. CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The next & final Draw will take place this coming January - best to luck to any of our members in the draw. 1st Prize €10,000, 2nd Prize €3,000, 3rd Prize €2,000 with 26 additional cash prizes of €500 €250 & €100. IRISH LIFE WALKING CHALLENGE: The GAA Healthy Club Steps Challenge in partnership with Irish Life is back this January, giving clubs that register on the My Life App a chance to win €2,500, €1,500, and €1,000 O’Neill’s gift vouchers in each province. The new ‘Every Step Counts Challenge’ will throw in on January 13th and will run over seven weeks until March 3rd. As a club, walk a combined total of 4,000km (the equivalent of a trip around the coast of Ireland) to be entered a draw in your province to win a €2,500, €1,500, or €1,000 O’Neill’s credit vouchers. To join, download the App My Life by Irish Life (Irish Life-Every Step Counts Challenge). Once registered, scroll down to the challenge, click to select Munster & then select Caherline GAA. This will ensure that all steps will be registered against the Caherline GAA club. All are welcome to join & happy walking!

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CHURCHES OPEN only on SUNDAYS 1OAM to 5PM to drop in, say a prayer, light a candle.

FAILTE TO IMOLC/SPRING – ST. BRIGID’S DAY/ Lá Fhéile Bríde, Monday 1st February celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and saying goodbye to winter. “And the Day Came When the Risk to Remain Tight in a Bud Was More Painful Than the Risk It Took to Blossom.” – Anais Nin”.

CELEBRATE ST. BRIGID (Fiery one/ Exalted one) - Patroness of Ireland. Flame of Welcome. Woman of Wisdom. Generous one. With your Cross, protect our homes. Convert our hearts, heal our sick. Herald of Spring awaken new life. Warm my spirit. Nourish Easter hope. Bountiful Source multiply God's gifts. Feed the poor. Nurture our hunger. Bless Ireland. Re-kindle the fire. Gather us in faith. Open our doors. Open our hearts. Turn strangers into friends, houses into homes, Sceptics into believers, death into life. Amen. (Fr. Liam G. Ryan O.S.A).

Brigid is a great Role Model for us during this pandemic - of confidence in the providence of God, of kindness, of the creativity of women and of healing – that through her intercession we pray healing for every person on this island and on the face of the earth.

Fr. Pat & My Self are keeping you all in our prayers and Masses. That the Spirit of Hope might be greater in us than all the despair within and around us. Mass cards can be got from any of the Parish Pastoral Council members.

PARISH ENVELOPES: If you have not yet received your box of envelopes, you might consider placing your donation in an ordinary envelope with your name/address and/ or cess number which appears on your Church envelope box. Place the envelope in the secure box in either of our Churches. A special thanks to those who are returning their envelopes weekly/ monthly/ yearly. It is greatly appreciated.

There will be no official St. Blaise’s Blessing this Wednesday 3rd (Churches closed). You may want to put a candle (or two candles in form of cross) to your throat and pray the following blessing – ‘through the intercession of St. Blaise, Bishop and martyr, may the Lord deliver us from every ailment of the throat, from the virus and every other evil’.

Caherconlish GAA Club: AGM Club Officers President: Pat Hourigan Chairperson: John Halvey, Secretary: John Purcell, Treasurer: Robert McNamara, Registrar: Jackie Gaffrey , Vice Chairperson Kevin Prendergast , Assistant Secretary: John Partridge, Public Relations Officer: Jackie Gaffrey, Coaching Officer: Donal Whelan, County Board Delegate: John Mulcaire Irish Officer: Peter Kearns, Children's Officer: Donal Whelan Fundraiser. We are continuing with our old clothes collection and will hold a collection day in April date to be confirmed. Once again thanks to everyone that support us.

Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 061 351141/0852885181 Email:

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RIVERSIDE FUELS: We are now covering your Local area with the following fuel products: Top quality firewood, (Net bags and Plastic bags) Kindling starter sticks and black hopper turf. All our products are seasoned, and air dried in our specially designed Shed. We deliver six days a week free of charge. For More information on specials offers and prices ETC. Please contact Patsy on 086 6030881



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