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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 the10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 5, 9, 18, and 22.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to S.M.M.D.D. c/o Dinny McSweeney, promoter McGrath’s bar. €20.00 went to Catherine Mullins, Cush, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Pat Quilty, Ardpatrick, promoter Centra. €20.00 to Mary Murphy, Coombs, promoter Harry Murphy, €20.00 to Alan and Caroline Walsh, Kilfinane, promoter Breda Walsh. Next jackpot is €12,200 in McCarthy’s bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES A win for the Premier Intermediates in the All County league V Feohanagh on Tuesday June 16, 1-18 to 1-16.  Next match is the South Championship on Tuesday June 26 V Garryspillane. Well done to Colm O’Keeffe playing with Limerick Treaty, the South and East divisional team, narrowly beaten by Galway Tribesmen in the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge Corn William Robinson Semi-final on Saturday last. Best wishes to Jimmy Quilty Jnr and the Limerick Minor players and management in the Munster final V Tipperary on Sunday July 1. All Board Na nOg fixtures etc. can be found on Facebook and in the fixtures section of the paper as can the adult fixtures.  Continued success to all.

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 2, 16, 24, and 27.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Willie Daly, Mountain View, promoter McGrath’s bar. €20.00 went to Ciara Hanley, Kilfinane, promoter Molly’s. €20.00 to Maura McAuliffe, Barrack Street, promoter Brendan O’ Brien. €20.00 to Ger Hanrahan, Glenosheen, promoter Healy’s bar, €20.00 to Ester O’ Brien, promoter Brendan O’ Brien. Next week’s jackpot is €12,050 in McGraths’s bar. Many thanks and kind regards to all our patrons and promoters for their support every week.

FIXTURES The Championship is due to recommence the weekend of the July12. Congratulations to Jimmy Quilty Jnr. On making the subs bench for the minor match versus Clare and to the minor team on reaching the Munster final versus Tipperary on July 1. Sadly the seniors did not make the Munster final but good to see Richie and Jimmy taking the scenic route. The Limerick camogie team drew with Clare and the Ladies football team were comprehensively beaten by Clare. Congratulations to Therese Clifford who won a Silver Medal in the Special Olympics over the weekend in the golf skills competition. Well done Therese. All Board Na nOg fixtures etc. can be found on Facebook and in the fixtures section of the paper as can the adult fixtures.  Continued success to all.

BLESSING OF MEMORIAL On Sunday next June 24, there will be a blessing of the new plaque and limestone seat erected in memory of the Lawn and Barrett families formerly of the Black Road area of Upper Sunville, Ardpatrick. Fr. Anthony Bluett will perform the blessing in Bishop Murphy Park just prior to the 10 am Mass in the nearby Church, people are invited to the blessing and to the Community Centre for refreshments after Mass. This beautiful stonework was crafted by Kilfinane man John Goggin and is gifted to the community by relatives of the families based in Cork, after refreshments the history of both families will be outlined and their connections with the Black Road, many locals would be unaware of the Lawn family in particular. Members of the Tidy Towns Committee will host the event.

LOCAL COUNCILLOR’S CLINIC Councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy will hold summer advice clinics in her Ardpatrick office, upstairs from the Tea Cosy every Wednesday starting on Wednesday June 27, from 12 noon to 2pm for the convenience of her local constituent’s.

FAMILY FUN DA   A family fun day will take place at Ardpatrick National School on Friday June 22 kicking off at 5.30 pm. Bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, and loads of fun! Special VIP Therese Clifford, silver medallist in the Special Olympics last weekend to raise the Green Flag.     

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

THOMAND ARCCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society have organised a full-day outing to the Burren Community Archaeology, Co. Clare on Sunday 1 July 2018.  Anyone who is interested please contact the organiser: Mary Kenehan 086 8053452 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

PUBLIC MEETING: A public meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday night April 26 at 8pm, an officer from Ballyhoura Development will outline the various energy saving schemes available nationally at present, such as insulation and general improvements in homes, clubs, community centres, Churches and businesses, homes built before 2006 may qualify for various grants etc. under the Sustainable Energy Communities Network. People are encouraged to attend and get information on the diversity of energy saving projects, the local Community Council/Tidy Towns Committees will facilitate the meeting. All welcome.

LADIES CLUB: Ardpatrick Ladies Club are travelling to Arboretum home and garden shop in Carlow on Saturday May 19. There are a few vacant seats in the coach. Contact Mary Murphy at 087 313 3857 for details also the club had a recent visit to Adare Manor and a great afternoon was had by all.  

 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.

MEETING: The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday night at April 18 at 7.45 pm.

PUBLIC MEETING: A public meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday night April 26 at 8pm, an officer from Ballyhoura Development will outline the various energy saving schemes available nationally at present, such as insulation and general improvements in homes, clubs, community centres, Churches and businesses, homes built before 2006 may qualify for various grants etc. under the Sustainable Energy Communities Network. People are encouraged to attend and get information on the diversity of energy saving projects, the local Community Council/Tidy Towns Committees will facilitate the meeting. All welcome.

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.

DAWN MASS: It is estimated that in excess of 400 people attended the Annual Dawn Mass on the hill of Ardpatrick on Easter Sunday morning April 1 at 06.30 am. Through the years people have come from a wide area, for many, it’s one of those special mornings and a form of pilgrimage. The weather was favourable, a dry frosty morning with a moderate easterly wind on the hilltop, a powerful moon low to the south-west provided an element of light for the stiff climb, dawn was breaking but torchlight was required to continue the Mass. The altar was set up to the north of the broad monastery wall which provided a degree of shelter, the Mass was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Casey, Kilmallock, Rev. Fr. O’Shea, Kilfinane, and Rev. Fr. Bluett, Ardpatrick. Margaret Wallis provided the music for the choir, as Mass ended, the sky to the east was a sight to behold just prior to sunrise behind the distant Galty Mountains. On descending the wonderful panorama of mountains, hills and the Golden Vale opened up, too many it was the first experience, although it was April the countryside has not recovered from the cold wet weather of previous months. The Community Centre was packed as people availed of the refreshments provided by members of the local Community Council, supported by the Graveyard Committee and many volunteers. This year’s chosen charity was the Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre, Tipperary Town, and the collection realised €775.00 thanks to all who donated. The Community Centre and the refreshments were provided free and all expenses covered by the organising committee.

PRESENTATION: While the people were partaking of the refreshments after the Dawn Mass a presentation was made to Pat Casey on behalf of the people of Ardpatrick, in thanks for his many years of “the Ardpatrick notes” to the local papers. His presentation was a pen with a holder and a globe signifying his scribed notes going around the world.

TEAM LIMERICK CLEAN-UP 4: Team Limerick Clean-up 4 on Good Friday, March 30 saw Ardpatrick participating through the Community Council/Tidy Towns organisations. A large crowd assembled at 10am in the Community Centre for instruction on safety aspects and to organise teams ensuring the whole area is covered, and ensuring people had high visibility and equipment to safely clear our local roads of the rubbish strewn over them. The turnout included youth as well as adults. Thanks to all that participated and to the organisations who organised the community. The 70 plus bags of litter collected were picked up from the roadside by trailers and accumulated in the car-park for collection by Mr Binman, This was the fourth year of this great initiative which is sponsored by the JP MacManus. Thanks to all involved and hopefully the amount of rubbish will start to reduce from now on.

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 10amon Sunday morning.

HOLY WEEK: Tuesday March 27, Wednesday March 28, Mass at 09.30 am, please note no mass on Wednesday evening March 28. Holy Thursday, March 29 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm, Adoration until 10.00 pm. Good Friday, March 30 Liturgy of the Lords Passion at 3pm. Easter Sunday Dawn Mass at Hill of Ardpatrick at 06.30 am. Refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre.   There will be a donation box at the cemetery for Circle of Friends, Tipperary Town.

LENT: Stations of the Cross continue on Friday nights in the Parish Church at 7pm for the duration of Lent.

HIKE TO THE HILL: Saint Patrick’s Day in Ardpatrick was marked in a simple but special way, people young and old assembled at the Community Centre prior to 10am for “The Hike to the Hill” on foot. The morning was dry with a chilly breeze blowing from the East, on reaching the hilltop the air was much colder and the wind more penetrating on the exposed graveyard, the expansive historic monastery wall offered some degree of shelter. Tom Murphy delivered a fine talk on Saint Patrick and his alleged association with the site, he referred to Bishop John Fleming’s book on Ardpatrick published in 1978, in particular to the chapters dealing with Saint Patrick and Monastic Ardpatrick. Margaret Wallis as a finale played “Hail Glorious Saint Patrick” on the accordion with the big crowd joining in. All returned to base to be greeted by a welcome gush of warm air at the door, a hot cup of tea and refreshments provided by members of the Community Council, many thanks for the raffle prizes and donations to the box in the hall, a fine sum of €430.50 was raised all donated to the Parents Association towards school funds. People were delighted with the event, so colourful, memorable in many ways and so important in the modern Ireland to celebrate the unique heritage of our own place in our own way.

LADIES CLUB: There will be a meeting of Ardpatrick Ladies Club in the Community Centre at 8.00 pm on Monday 26th March.   A representative of Country Clean will talk to us about recycling.  All welcome.

TLC4: Good Friday, March 30 is the day and date for Limerick communities coming together to clean the road sides of the county. This is the fourth year of this great initiative which is sponsored by the J P MacManus. This year Ardpatrick like the past three years are participating through the Community Council/Tidy Towns organisations. Assembling at 10am in the Community Centre for instruction on safety aspects and to organise who will cover what areas, and also ensuring people will have High Visibility and equipment to safely clear our local roads of the rubbish others are throwing out of their vehicles as they pass.

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CHURCH READERS: The following are the readers at Masses this weekend Alannah Power at the 9pm on Saturday night and David Walsh at the 10am on Sunday morning.

HOLY WEEK: Holy Thursday, March 29 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.00 pm. Good Friday, March 30 Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm. Saturday March 31 Mass at 9pm please note this Mass time. Easter Sunday April 1 normal Sunday Mass in the Church at 10am.

DAWN MASS: The Annual Dawn Mass on the hill of Ardpatrick takes place on Easter Sunday April 1 at 06.30 am, down through the years people have come from a wide area, for many it’s one of those special mornings and a form of pilgrimage. Please allow about 30 minutes after parking in the village for the stiff climb in semi-darkness, it is advisable to wear strong footwear as conditions may be greasy.  After the Mass people are invited to the Community Centre for refreshments provided by members of the local Community Council, this year the chosen charity is the Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre, Tipperary Town. If people wish to contribute there will be a donation box at the graveyard gate or in the Community Centre afterwards.

TLC4: Good Friday, March 30 Ardpatrick is participating in TLC4 through the Community Council/Tidy Towns organisations. Assembling at10am in the Community Centre for instruction on safety aspects and to organise ensuring the whole area is covered, and ensuring people will have High Visibility and equipment to safely clear our local roads of the rubbish strewn over them. All young people must be accompanied by an adult.

BEREAVEMENT: People in the locality were saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Hanrahan of Glenosheen, Ardpatrick, on last Sunday March 25 in the exceptional care of the staff at Milford Care Centre, Limerick. Sympathy is extended to his Brothers Jimmy and Gerard, Sisters Mary Allen (Kilworth) and Helen Buckley (Donohill), and Sisters in Law, Brothers in Law, and great friend Patsy Barrett, Nephews and Nieces,   relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposed at John McCarthy and sons Funeral Home, Kilfinane, on Tuesday evening March 27 from 6-8pm with removal to Saint Patrick’s Church, Ardpatrick. Requiem Mass on Wednesday March 28 at 12o’clock with burial in the hill of Ardpatrick, may he rest in peace.

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

HIKE TO THE HILL: Ardpatrick’s Hike to the Hill on Saint Patrick’s Day, assemble outside Community Centre at 10am. Family fun visit to site of Saint Patrick’s Monastery with a brief historical chat and some traditional tunes. Enjoy tea, refreshments and song in the Community Centre afterwards. All proceeds to Ardpatrick national school Parents Association. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

JOYCE WEEKEND: Ballyhoura CCE Joyce Music Festival which takes place over St. Patrick’s Weekend in Kilfinane, promises to be a fun filled weekend celebrating the music and song of the Joyce Collection. There is an amazing line up of musicians for sessions, concerts, workshops and trails, the weekend will begin with a historical talk on the Joyce era by local historian Angela Hennessy, concerts will feature Liam O’ Connor, Ciaran O Gealbhain, Jackie Daly and Geraldine O’ Callaghan, for further information please contact 087 454 8501.

CARDS: The 45 card game continues every Thursday night at the Greenwood Inn with a start time of 9.15pm.

LENT: Stations of the Cross continue on Friday nights in the Parish Church at 7pm for the duration of Lent.