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CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Freddie Ward at the 7pm on Saturday night and Aileen O’Dwyer at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  The club lotto was won on December 5 for the third time in as many months.  The winning numbers drawn were 2, 12, 16 and 19. The lucky winner was Ann O’Sullivan, Deebert House in Kilmallock, promoter Sean O’Sullivan her son. Congratulations to Ann. On December 12the lotto will be in McGraths bar for the jackpot of €2000.00. As we look forward to 2019 we have an offer of a weekly lotto ticket – for the 50 weeks of lotto for €100 including club membership or social membership which is membership of the walking track. Contact Brendan O’Brien or any club officer for information. Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers as the 2019 season starts on December 14 with a match against Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds in the Co-op superstores Munster hurling league.

CHRISTMAS PARTY The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party was held in the Community Centre on Sunday last 42 people attended, slight down on last year as a number of people could not attend. It was another one of the great days for our seniors a lovely meal by Mint Catering, Bulgaden and well over two hours of music and song by Ger Moloney, and a number of guest entertainers, Gavin Farrell, Dromcolloher, and locals Margaret Wallis and Noel Kennedy. The event was organised by the Community Council who wish to thank all the people that supported the event.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) have a meeting in the Community Centre on Friday December 14 at 8.30pm. The Go-Fund-Me will keep running for the moment at http://www.gofundme.com/adp- strictly.

CALENDARS A delay at the printers meant that the calendars for 2019 were not available over the past weekend, should be available this week.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Mary O’Sullivan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Joanne Sheehy at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the club lotto held on the November 29 in the Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick.  The numbers drawn were 11, 24, 27 and 28. The €40.00 went to Siobhan O’Sullivan, Lower Main St, Kilfinane, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 went to Sinead O’Meara, Ballinanima, promoter Donie O’Sullivan. €20.00 Paddy McDonnell, Brook Cottage, promoter Breda Walsh, €20.00 Vinnie O’Dea, Mountain View, promoter O’Shaughnessy’s Bar. €20.00 Alan and Caroline Walsh, Treada na Ri, promoter Breda Walsh. On Wednesday December 5 the lotto will be in O’Shaughnessy’s bar for a jackpot of €2,600.00. Blackrock GAA AGM was held on Friday November 30 and Hugh Murphy was elected as Assistant Secretary and Peter O’Sullivan was elected as Assistant Treasurer, all other Officers re-elected. Congratulations to Liz Hennessy who has become the new Chairperson of the Limerick Camogie Board, and Congratulations to Martin Hennessy who came eight in the Last Desert Antarctica 2018. Congratulations to Ardpatrick Development projects on a very successful Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday December First, congratulations to former club officers Pat McGrath and Maura Quane on winning the overall competition, and to Liam Walsh and Ciara Moloney who won the best dancer.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, has been a phenomenal success. Ardpatrick Community through Ardpatrick Development Projects would like to give a big thank you to all the dancers, for the phenomenal funds that they raised. A big thank you to those that sponsored dancers, taken out advertising in our programme, sponsored spot prizes or supported us in any way. To everyone who bought sponsorship lines or programmes, bought tickets for the event and votes on the night thank you very much. Thanks must also be given to the venue The Park Hotel, Charleville and their staff for their cooperation. Thanks to the professionals who put this wonderful show together, Antoine and his crew from “A-Live” for sound, lighting and stage and Bridget and Mary from “Shall We Dance” who worked tirelessly with the dancers over the past number of months. To M.C. Matt O’ Callaghan and Judges Cora Fenton, Ciara Flanagan, Tom Neville T.D. and Michael O’Hara thanks. To Clara, Jade and Elaine thanks for having our dancers looking so splendid. Thanks also to the committees within ADP for all the work they put in to bring this wonderful night to the phenomenal success it was. Congratulations to Maura Quane and Pat McGrath on winning the overall competition, and to Ciara Moloney and Liam Walsh who won the best dancer. To Alan McCarthy who put a massive amount of work into the production of the launch brochure in August and the programme for the event and being the photographer and IT whizz-kid and finally the Chairman and Green Room presenter George Douglas who has shown massive leadership since the formation of Ardpatrick Development Project, thanks George and kind regards to all involved and contributed in any way. The Go-Fund-Me will keep running for the moment at http://www.gofundme.com/adp- strictly.

CHRISTMAS PARTY The Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Sunday December 9 in the Community Centre at 2pm, in the region of 50 people have booked in, and music by Ger Moloney and a number of guest entertainers.

CHRISTMAS FAIR The School Parents Association will hold their Annual Christmas Fair in the Community Centre after the 7pm Mass in the Church, also on the same night the Christmas tree near the Grotto will have its lights turned on.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Alannah Power at the 7pm on Saturday night and David Walsh at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 4, 14, 15, and 27.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Johnny Walsh, Forest View, promoter Johnny Walsh. €20.00 lucky dips went to Marie Quane, Kilmurry, promoter Healy’s Bar. €20.00 to Shane & Ella O’Sullivan, Ballinlyna, promoter Sean O’Sullivan. €20.00 to Brid, Marguerite and Dave, promoter Centra. €20.00 to Tony Roche, Ballinlyna, promoter Brendan O’Brien. Next lotto is at Greenwood Inn on Thursday November 29 and the jackpot is €2,450.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing is on in the Park Hotel, Charleville, this Saturday night December First, doors opening at 7 pm, starting at 8pm. ENTRY ON THE NIGHT BY TICKET ONLY AND NO TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE ON THE NIGHT. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee or byhttp://www.gofundme.com/adp- strictly.

CHRISTMAS PARTY The Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Sunday December 9 in the Community Centre at 2pm, Mint Catering from Bulgaden Castle will provide the meal and Ger Moloney music and song.

CALENDER/CARDS The Community Council will produce a local calendar for 2019, a number of local photographs will feature, and copies will be for sale in the coming weeks at €10.00 each. The National School Children are producing Christmas cards as a school fundraiser, so the Community Council will not produce a card this Christmas.

TIDY TOWNS Members of the Tidy Towns Group travelled to Listowel on Thursday evening of last week for the Midwest Awards, Catherine Herbert and Ann McGrath accepted the Bronze Medal and the two framed certificates, all were displayed in the Church over the weekend, prize money will follow at a later date, the awards were won last September when the National results were announced.  

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Marianne O’Dwyer at the 7pm on Saturday night and Ciaran Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES Congratulations to Laura O’Connor winner of the club lotto, the numbers drawn were 4, 9, 21, and 28.  She won €3,950.00. Enjoy your winnings. The lotto on November 7 is for a jackpot of €2,000.00 at McGraths Bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week. Jennifer Nunan, Ballyorgan won €100 in the recent Limerick Development Draw, congratulations. There was a very successful night at the GAA hurling All Stars for the Limerick team.  Congratulations to Sean Finn, Richie English, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Cian Lynch and Graeme Mulcahy on receiving All Stars and to Cian Lynch Senior hurler of the year and Kyle Hayes Young Player of the year. Congratulations to the squad of 36, the management and backroom team on providing the GAA moment of the year. Best wishes to all the Limerick teams and managements for 2019.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA/THE HILLSIDE PLAYERS The Hillside Players Youth Drama would like to congratulate the cast of A Polar Bear in New Jersey by Anna Moench on 2 amazing shows last weekend. We received some wonderful feedback following both performances and we would like to thank everyone who came and supported our young actors. We'd also like to thank Ballyhoura CCE for opening both performances, and setting the tone so eloquently with traditional Irish music. Now that the curtain has come down on the youth drama for 2018 our focus will turn to bringing you our usual comedic antics are the end of January 2019. We are always looking for new members to join our group and welcome any new faces who may be interested in acting or helping out in any way be it front of house or stage/lighting etc. A lot goes on behind the scenes in getting a production ready, so we would be delighted if you would consider joining us. For more details please contact us through our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/ TheHillsidePlayers or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BALLINVREENA AFTERNOON TEA DANCE Afternoon tea dance in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Sunday November 18 from 3pm to 6pm music by Billy O Brien admission €8.00 includes admission to free raffle for hampers and gifts free refreshments with home baking promises to be very enjoyable afternoon

KILFINANE COSHLEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY “It’s a long way to Tipperary’-The Sound of the Great War.  Historian Denis G. Marnane will deliver a talk on this topic in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8pm. Entry fee: €5

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Shannon McMullan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Hannah Goggin at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES   There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 4, 17, and 29.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Mary Crowe, Treada na Ri, promoter Neilus Hennessy. €20.00 lucky dips went to Eileen O’Connell, Cush, promoter Post Office. €20.00 to Nicola Hennessy, Laurel Grove, Kilfinane, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Pat Freney, Kilmallock, promoter Greenwood Inn. €20.00 to Julie Brazill, Martinstown, promoter Breda Walsh. Next lotto is at O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3950.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA The Hillside Players Youth Drama are delighted to return for a 4th year, along with the Ballyhoura CCE for a night and afternoon of music and drama this Saturday November 3 at 8pm and Sunday November 4 at 2pm in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. The Youth Drama will perform a 1 act comedy about a teenage polar bear who sets out on her own...to New Jersey. A play that's a little bit about global warming, but mostly about fitting in when you're different. We have been working really hard since September and we can't wait for opening night this weekend. It’s a night and afternoon we are sure you will enjoy. We are also delighted to welcome back the talented youth from Ballyhoura CCE, for your musical entertainment that we are sure will warm you up as we head into winter. Admission is €5 per person and all profits will go to a chosen children's charity. We were delighted this year to donate €400 to the LIVE 95fm Stop Tour from money raised over the past 2 years we appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you all to Ardpatrick this weekend.

THOMOND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society will host the following talk on Monday 5 November 2018 by Dr Brian Hughes on 'Everyday Life and Politics in Limerick in 1918' at Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road in Room T.1.17 Tara Building at 8.00p.m.

1918 was a significant year in Irish politics: a conscription crisis, Spanish 'flu, an armistice in November, and a general election which saw (some) women vote for the first time alongside resounding victory for the emergent Sinn Féín. But rather than retelling the history of these important episodes in Irish History, this talk will instead offer some thoughts on the many ways in which ordinary life, and inherently local concerns, continued to intrude in the midst of significant national events. By taking a slightly broader view of what the people of Limerick were reading in their newspapers and discussing in their local authorities, the talk will also reflect on both the presence and the absence of national and international politics in the daily lives of the people of Limerick. Dr Brian Hughes lectures in the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College. Among other publications on the Irish Revolution (c. 1912–1923), he is the author of 'Defying the IRA? Intimidation, coercion, and communities during the Irish Revolution' (Liverpool University Press, 2016).


CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Freddie Ward at the 7pm on Saturday night and Aileen O’ Dwyer at the 10am on Sunday morning.

MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October Massgoers have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28. This weekend is the last opportunity to have your say on which Mass to retain.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 5, 12, 19, and 22.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Sean & Una O’ Sullivan, Ballinlyna, promoter Sean O’ Sullivan. €20.00 lucky dips went to Brid, Marguerite, & Dave, Centra, promoter Centra. €20.00 to Fintan Leahy, Cush, promoter Healy’s Bar. €20.00 to Siobhan O’ Sullivan, Lower Main Street, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Sinead O’ Meara, Ballinanima, promoter Donie O’ Sullivan. Next lotto is at The Greenwood Inn on THURSDAY October 25 and the jackpot is €3,800.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Mary O’ Sullivan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Joanne Sheehy at the 10am on Sunday morning.

MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October Mass-goers have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28.   

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 10, and 21.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Josephine Roche, Lower Main Street, Kilfinane, promoter Centra. €20.00 lucky dips went to Shane and Ella O’ Sullivan, Ballinlyna, promoter Sean O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Helen O’ Dea, Radairc Cillin, promoter Breeda Walsh. €20.00 to Neilus Hennessy, Corner House, promoter Neilus Hennessy. €20.00 to Elaine Downes, C/O Centra, promoter Centra. Next lotto is at Healy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,650.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

RESULTS The Premier Intermediate team came away with a significant result on Saturday 13 with a 4 point win over Feohanagh in the relegation play off. The score of 15 points to 11 was the result of an excellent second-half display and we again play Premier Intermediate next year. Congratulations to the under 14 team who won the county title on Saturday 13 beating South Liberties on a scoreline of 2-06 to 1-08.  There was great excitement after the win and congratulations to all involved. The playing year comes to an end for the adult club and we would like to thank all our teams, management, sponsors and supporters.  Hopefully we can build on the experiences of the year and the successes of the underage teams coming through.  Roll on 2019.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December 1. The 24 dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not been approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

ARDPATRICK LADIES CLUB Ardpatrick Ladies Club held their Annual General Meeting recently.   The following Officers were elected:-   Chairperson Imelda Quilty, Secretary Mary Murphy, Treasurer Nora O’Gorman, Vice-Chairperson Doreen Clifford, Assistant Secretary Catherine Herbert and Assist Treasurer Eileen O’Sullivan.   Plans were made for the year ahead.

FUNDRAISER FOR MILFORD HOSPICE Ardpatrick Ladies Club are organising a coffee evening in the Community Centre after 7.00 pm Mass on Saturday October 20. Coffee morning after 10 am Mass on Sunday October 21 in aid of Milford Care Centre. We look forward to your generous support as usual.

HISTORY LECTURE ON BRIAN BORU The life of Brian Boru, the greatest of the Irish Kings, is the subject of the next lecture organised by the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. He is best remembered for his death at the battle of Clontarf in 1014, which had nothing to do with fighting the Danes as we were all taught in school. To learn the truth about this battle and Brian's extraordinary career, from being the younger son of an obscure local ruler to becoming the High King of Ireland, all are welcome to this lecture by medieval specialist historian Lenore Fischer on Monday next October 22 at 8.00pm in T.1.17, Tara Building Mary Immaculate College, SCR, Limerick.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Alannah Power at the 7pm on Saturday night and David Walsh at the 10am on Sunday morning.

MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October mass attendees have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28.   

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are well underway in organising their upcoming big fund raising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December 1. The 24 dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night on the brink of being sold out. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All donations, sponsorships or spot prizes will be graciously accepted for the night.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee will be in contact with all who returned the slip with their name and address and contact number in the next few weeks and let them know the time line for getting the expert in to carry out the BER on properties.    

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS  The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Eamonn O’Riordan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Pat O’ Dwyer at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 14, 20, 21, and 28.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Dolly Williams, Ardpatrick, promoter Harry Murphy. €20.00 lucky dips went to Saoirse Clancy, Cois Shrutain, promoter Brendan O’ Brien. €20.00 to Helen Gleeson, Vale View, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Aisling Wallace, promoter Chrissie O’Sullivan. €20.00 to Mary K O’Connor, The Haven, promoter Brendan O’ Brien. Next lotto is on TUESDAY October 2 McGraths’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,350.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Fixtures; The Blackrock Premier Intermediate team were unfortunate to lose to Garryspillane on Sun having been ahead at halftime, losing on a score of 1-12 to 1-09.  Our last match is next Saturday at 4pm against Kildimo Pallaskenry in Ballyagran. Congratulations to the under14 hurlers who are in the county final following an impressive semi-final display against Croagh Kilfinny/Rathkeale on a scoreline of 3-05 to 1-04.  We play either South Liberties or Pallasgreen in the final, best of luck. The GAA clubs of the country got a very generous gift this week from JP McManus and Blackrock GAA would like to thank JP for his very generous contribution to our ever stretched funds.  Thanks a million. We wish Richie McCarthy best wishes with his surgery and recovery, following his recent knee injury.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee will be in contact with all who returned the slip with their name and address and contact number in the next few weeks and let them know the timeline for getting the expert in to carry out the BER on properties.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are well underway in organising their upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December first. The 24 dancers have begun their training and have started their fundraising with the help of a pack provided by the dance committee. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All donations, sponsorships or spot prizes will be graciously accepted for the night.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Pamela McCarthy at the 7pm on Saturday night and Miriam Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 8, 10, 11, and 20.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Callen and Erin Ensor, Kilfinane, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 lucky dips went to Noreen Lawlor, Lower Main Street, promoter Donie O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Pat McCarthy, Ardpatrick, promoter Greenwood Inn. €20.00 to Bobby Cleary, Kilfinane, promoter Pat O’Shaughnessy. €20.00 to Richie Coughlan, Ardpatrick, promoter Greenwood Inn. Next lotto is on Wednesday September 26 in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,200.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Fixtures; It was a disappointing Sunday of matches, the Premier Intermediates lost on a scoreline of 0-15 to Mungret to 1-10 to Blackrock.  The Junior B’s bowed of championship action losing by 2 points to Feohanagh on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0.8, and the under 16’s lost to Murroe by 3 points in the shield playoff. On Sunday September 30 the Premier Intermediates play Garryspillane in Kilmallock at 2pm.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee having delivered an envelope containing a brochure to each household giving parishioner’s information on improving your home’s, businesses and community premises sustainable energy. Included also is a slip of paper asking people if interested in signing up to return it with their Name, Address, and Telephone Number into the boxes which are available in the back of the Church for the next weekend in the Greenwood Inn and the Tea Cosy during opening hours until Wednesday October 3. Also contact can be made to any member of the committee who are named on the brochure or the email on it.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are well underway in organising their upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December first. The 24 dancers have begun their training and have started their fundraising with the help of a pack provided by the dance committee. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All donations, sponsorships or spot prizes will be graciously accepted for the night.

BEREAVEMENT People in the locality were saddened to hear of the passing of Nan (Hanora) Fenton last weekend. Nan died after an illness in the loving care of all at the Milford Care Centre. Nan was a big favourite with the Hillside Players for many years and will be very much missed by them. Sympathy is extended to her Daughters Cora and Maria, Son Michael, Grandchild Christopher, Brother Pa, Sister Rosalie, and their partners, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in Peace.   

TIDY TOWNS The village retained its second place in County Limerick much to the delight of the Community Council Tidy Towns Committee, the National awards ceremony took place at the Helix in Dublin on Monday last, four members of the committee travelled. The adjudicator visited on July 2 and gave us a very positive report with an increase of 7 marks bringing the total to 326, finishing 2 marks behind Adare and 2 marks ahead of Galbally, plus retaining the Bronze Medal again, a proud day for all Ardpatrick people. It was a tough year to work with weather conditions including a long-term drought to contend with, however the many volunteers, Dave and Ger on the schemes made a great success possible. Well done to the lovely village of Glenosheen also in our parish who gained 3 extra marks giving a total of 271, copies of the reports are easily downloaded these days, copies will be available in the Church at the weekend.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CHURCH READERS  The following are the readers at Masses this Marianne O’Dwyer at the 7pm on Saturday night and Ciaran Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 6, and 16.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Elaine Downes, Kilfinane, promoter Centra. €20.00 went to Tara McCarthy, Vale View, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Maura McAuliffe, Barrack Street, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Statia Clancy, West End, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Mike McAuliffe, Laurancetown, promoter Chrissie O’Sullivan. Next lotto is on THURSDAY September 20 in The Greenwood Inn and the jackpot is €3,050 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Blackrock Junior B hurlers are South Champions overcoming Garryspillane to win on Sunday September 16t on a score line of 0-18 to 2-9.  It was a trilling affair with Blackrock winning throughout the match.  Captain Richie Murphy lifted the cup to the delight of the Blackrock supporters.  We are now through to the County phase of the competition. Huge congratulations to the Limerick Ladies Junior football team who won the All Ireland on Sunday beating Louth on a score line of 5-05 to 0-08.

Fixtures: The Premier Intermediates play Mungret on Sunday September 23 in Bruff at 2pm, and Garryspillane on Sunday September 30 in Kilmallock at 2pm. Junior B county quarter final to be announced. Details will be announced shortly for the homecoming for Liam.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee have over the past few days delivered an envelope containing a brochure to each household giving parishioners information on improving your home’s, businesses and community premises. Included also is a slip of paper asking people if interested to return it with their Name, Address, and Telephone Number into the box which will be available in the back of the Church for the next two weekends. There will be a box also available in the greenwood Inn and the Tea Cosy during opening hours until Wednesday October 3. Also contact can be made to any member of the committee who are named on the brochure or the email on it.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) have a meeting scheduled for Friday night September 21 at 8.30pm.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CRAFT PROJECT If you are interested in doing crafts then drop in to Teach na Cille in Kilfinane any Thursday from 7-9pm and join other crafters in the Kilfinane Art, Crafts and Traditional Skills group. You can bring your own craftwork or join in with what others are doing.  You can also find out more about the current projects at Kilmallock Cottage Market on Saturday September 22 between 11am and 1pm when you can meet some of the  group and help weave a piece of community artwork. This project is funded by Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council through Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grant 2018.

THOMOND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Stained Glass is the topic of the next lecture to the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. In the early twentieth century Harry Clarke studios produced some of the best examples of this craft – and eventually two artists who were trained there founded their own business with equal talent and success but are perhaps less well known. Johnny Murphy and Des Devitt with Johnny’s wife Róisín Dowd Murphy went on to create some of the most stunning stained glass ever seen in Ireland. Until their deaths in 2006 they produced hundreds of the most avant-garde, radical and truly beautiful stained-glass windows in churches, public buildings and private homes. There are many examples of Murphy Devitt work in both Limerick and Clare and Stained-Glass expert Dr Charlotte Murphy will discuss these in an illustrated presentation on Monday September 24 at 8.00pm in room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick.