Thought for the Week – A simple gesture

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In Africa, the Kikuyu tribe use a hand made bag to bring a gift when visiting another home – the bag is returned when they are leaving.  But it is always returned with something small inside – a simple gesture of gratitude and appreciation.
They also use a gourd to carry porridge or beer as an offering and whoever receives the gourd polishes it with castor oil before returning it. Over time the gourd becomes highly varnished. The deeper the colour of your gourd the more generous you have been and the more connected you are to the world around you.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 13th August 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Paddy and Bridget Lynch and

Catherine Ryan                                                                        7pm this Saturday

Teresa  Nicholas                                                          11.30am this Sunday

Nora Beatty and

Paddy and Anne Meade                                                           9am this Tuesday

Robbie Hogg                                                                7pm next Saturday

                                                Boher

Angela O’Gorman and

Agnes and Joe Smith                                                   10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Holy Day: Boher: Laurence Bartley 10am.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am. Tom Seaver 11.30am.

Next Weekend: Boher: Elizabeth O’Connor 10am.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Saundra Ni Chiosog 11.30am

Masses for Coming Week: Boher – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30am. Tuesday (Holy Day) 10am

Murroe – No morning Mass on Monday. Vigil Mass Monday at 7pm. Tuesday 9am and 11.30am. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display in Murroe Church on this Sunday, 13th August. A Plenary Indulgence can be obtained by praying before the statue.

Mulcair Tug of War Club are hosting a Novice tug of War pull in aid of Milford Hospice at the Cappamore Show on Saturday next 19th August, starting at 1pm. Also, Weight Lifting and Children’s Tug of War.

Doon 1987 Reunion: Did you do your Leaving Cert in Doon CBS or Doon Convent of Mercy in 1987?? If you did, your reunion is on Sat September 23rd, 2017 at the GN Ballykisteen Golf Hotel. Further Information and tickets available from doon1987reunion@gmail.com or on our Facebook page Doon 1987 Reunion.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 19th August. Music by Dermot Lyons. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

A Service of healing with Mass will be held in Kilteely Parish Church Co. Limerick on Thursday 17th August @ 8pm Celebrant: –  Fr. John Keane. All are welcome. Fr. Keane is a native of Youghal Co. Cork. He is a Priest in the Diocese of Cloyne. He has spent many years on loan ministering in the missions in South America and Africa. He is presently on loan here in Ireland to a group of both clergy and lay people who travel around Ireland giving missions and retreats in Parishes. He is this month returning to his Diocese of Cloyne to take up duty as a parish priest in the Parish of Macroom, Co. Cork and Director of Eucharistic Adoration for the whole Diocese. He is gifted with a renowned Healing Ministry which many people have experienced great healing through his prayers.

Mulcair Men’s Shed are hosting our second annual Open Day on Sunday the 27th August, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. This will be at our Shed at the Abington Enterprise Center, Abington, Co. Limerick. We are a Shed-without-borders as we serve communities in both Limerick and Tipperary. Everybody is welcome to join us on the day, so please bring along family and friends to see our shed and meet the members and find out what we’ve been up to and what we have planned. We will have music, barbeque, blood pressure testing, refreshments and face painting for the kids. We will also have a monster raffle and some other competitions, so it will be a fun filled day for all of the family. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Life of Light Holistic: Offering the following treatments – Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Hopi Ear Candle treatment. The above treatments are beneficial if your stressed, worried, suffer from back pain, neck pain and many more symptoms. Contact Grace Gleeson on Mobile: 087-8177611, Email: Lifeoflightholistic@gmail.com. Address: Buffanoka, Cappamore, Co. Limerick

Cliona’s Foundation 10th Annual Cycle will take place on Sat 26th Aug next at Bruff Rugby Club, Kilballyown, Bruff, Co. Limerick. Again, there are three routes – 90k (over 18’s); 40k and 10k which will be the first off at 9:45am. Registration from 8:30am, adults €25.00 non-Cycling Ireland members; adults €20.00 Cycling Ireland members; child €5 and family €30. Adults register online at www.eventmaster.ie or on the day along with children and families. BBQ, bouncy castle etc. Any queries contact Trevor 086 – 827 6381 / Brendan 087 – 2518 949.

Murroe-Boher Community Games:  This year Community Games National Finals are being held in Dublin to mark their 50 years celebrations.  Wishing best of luck to Eibhlin Stockil who is participating in U14 clay modelling and Eoin Callanan who is participating in the U12 clay modelling at the finals next weekend.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to our intermediate team who kick off their championship campaign with a home game against Crecora at 12noon in Murroe on Sunday. Be sure to come out and support our girls. On Sunday morning after both masses in Murroe, our u16 team will be holding a bake sale in the clubhouse. Please show your support.

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Mulcair Men’s Shed are hosting our second annual Open Day on Sunday the 27th August,

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Mulcair Men’s Shed are hosting our second annual Open Day on Sunday the 27th August, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. This will be at our Shed at the Abington Enterprise Center, Abington, Co. Limerick. We are a Shed-without-borders as we serve communities in both Limerick and Tipperary.
Everybody is welcome to join us on the day, so please bring along family and friends to see our shed and meet the members and find out what we’ve been up to and what we have planned. We will have music, barbeque, blood pressure testing, refreshments and face painting for the kids. We will also have a monster raffle and some other competitions, so it will be a fun filled day for all of the family. We look forward to seeing you on the day.
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Thought for the Week – Furoshiki

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A furoshiki is a piece of cloth, often brightly coloured, which the Japanese use to wrap gifts. In Japan, as in many cultures, it is traditional to bring a gift when you visit someone.

Once your host receives the gift, he or she removes the furoshiki and returns it to you for future use. The giving of a present is a ritual of exchange with the formal handing over of a gift balanced by the receiver’s returning of the wrapping.

It made me think of the packaging and wrapping we throw away after a present is opened the made me aware of the genius and simplicity of the furoshiki.

Not only can the packaging be reused but the giver and receiver both recognise that their friendship is not only contained between them but it is part of a longer chain of givers and receivers who have, over time, been handed the furoshiki and returned it.

I wonder if there could be an Irish equivalent?

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 6th August 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Liam Cooke                                                                 7pm this Saturday

Kathy O’Brien Months Mind and

Bridget Mulcahy and

Lizzie and Denis Hayes                                                           11.30am this Sunday

Paddy and Bridget Lynch and

Catherine Ryan                                                                        7pm next Saturday

Teresa  Nicholas                                                          11.30am next Sunday

                                                Boher

Angela O’Gorman and

Agnes and Joe Smith                                                   10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Helen Hickey10am.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Suzanne Barron 9am. Bridget McLoughlin 11.30am

Masses for Coming Week: No Mass on Monday, Bank Holiday.

Boher – Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am.

Murroe – Wednesday and Friday at 10am.

A 7km walk will take place on Saturday the 12th of August, in Doon, in aid of the 95 stop tour for Limerick children (the ARK and CARI) and Doon community centre/playground. The walk starts at 8pm at the community centre and finishes at the local bar. Music and barbeque afterwards with 4×100 vouchers for Heaton Buckleys for walkers on the night.

Doon 1987 Reunion: Did you do your Leaving Cert in Doon CBS or Doon Convent of Mercy in 1987?? If you did, your reunion is on Sat September 23rd, 2017 at the GN Ballykisteen Golf Hotel. Further Information and tickets available from doon1987reunion@gmail.com or on our Facebook page Doon 1987 Reunion.

A Service of healing with Mass will be held in Kilteely Parish Church Co. Limerick on Thursday 17th August @ 8pm Celebrant: –  Fr. John Keane. All are welcome. Fr. Keane is a native of Youghal Co. Cork. He is a Priest in the Diocese of Cloyne. He has spent many years on loan ministering in the missions in South America and Africa. He is presently on loan here in Ireland to a group of both clergy and lay people who travel around Ireland giving missions and retreats in Parishes. He is this month returning to his Diocese of Cloyne to take up duty as a parish priest in the Parish of Macroom, Co. Cork and Director of Eucharistic Adoration for the whole Diocese. He is gifted with a renowned Healing Ministry which many people have experienced great healing through his prayers.

Life of Light Holistic: Offering the following treatments – Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Hopi Ear Candle treatment. The above treatments are beneficial if your stressed, worried, suffer from back pain, neck pain and many more symptoms. Contact Grace Gleeson on Mobile: 087-8177611, Email: Lifeoflightholistic@gmail.com. Address: Buffanoka, Cappamore, Co. Limerick

Cliona’s Foundation 10th Annual Cycle will take place on Sat 26th Aug next at Bruff Rugby Club, Kilballyown, Bruff, Co. Limerick. Again, there are three routes – 90k (over 18’s); 40k and 10k which will be the first off at 9:45am. Registration from 8:30am, adults €25.00 non-Cycling Ireland members; adults €20.00 Cycling Ireland members; child €5 and family €30. Adults register online at www.eventmaster.ie or on the day along with children and families. BBQ, bouncy castle etc. Any queries contact Trevor 086 – 827 6381 / Brendan 087 – 2518 949.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: It was a busy week for Katie Heelan, Megan Kiely, Edel Cunningham and Karen Cunningham who were all part of 2 squads who were in action over the past week. Katie, Edel and Karen were part of the Limerick U17 team who beat Kerry and lost to Cork in a blitz in Mallow last Saturday. Megan and Hazel Hourigan were part of the Limerick U16 team who lost to Galway in the third round of the All-Ireland series, marking the end of their season. Edel, Karen, Katie and Megan were then all part of the Limerick minor team who lost to a strong Cork team in the Munster Shield Final on Wednesday. Well done to our girls who have done the club very proud with their performances and dedication to the Limerick jersey. These games mark the end of the intercounty seasons for all age groups and our girls now focus on the club championships. Next Sunday (13th August) our intermediate team will line out against Crecora at home in the first round of championship at 12pm. Best of luck to our girls and please show your support.

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Bee Blogs – July 2017

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I am just back from a three week school camping trip in Kenya. We were there helping in local schools deep in the bush. It is easy to be absorbed by the landscape in a place like Kenya.  Images grab our attention and you neglect the information streaming from your other senses. This bias towards the visual is not surprising given that sight uses one third of our brain and about two thirds of its processing capacity – but it does mean we miss out on other aspects of our surroundings especially the soundscape.  And the soundscape changes far more then landscape which tends to remain constant, at least in the short term.
On this trip I made every effort to attend to the soundscape – especially around the campsite. We were living in the midst of a beautiful, if stark landscape where there was a fast changing and varied soundscape. The soundscape of early morning was quite different from the daytime soundscape which differed in turn from the soundscape at dusk and the night soundscape. Early in the morning, the first sounds, to greet me, while it was still dark was the sound of bees, hard at work at 6 am on Caduca flowers – many trees, particularly the acacia, burst into flower during our visit – and baboons high in the acacia trees could be seen feasting on the flowers.
Bees play an unusual role for farmers living next to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. They are the last line of defence against elephants coming to devour their crops. Elephants hate bees and run away at just the sound of the angry, buzzing noise coming from a disturbed hive. They want  to avoid being stung around their sensitive eyes, mouth and trunk.
Over a three and a half year period, 253 elephants entered the farming area of Mwakoma village, just when crops were ripening. The elephants were turned away eighty percent of the time by bees and the success has resulted in an increased uptake of so called ‘beehive fences’ by other farmers in the community. I wonder could we come up with some uses for a ‘beehive fence’ in this part of the world?
Lime trees are tall and gracious and found in parks and large estates, often lining long avenues. They are not native to Ireland. I was sorry to miss them flowering – the bees love them and they have such a powerful scent.  They can produce lots of nectar if conditions are right – enough moisture in the ground and warm, sunny weather.  There are two species – the large leaved lime and the small leaved version and there is a cross between these  called the Common Lime.
On my brief visit to the apiary I did notice some wasps poking around the weaker colonies. Beware of them starting to rob and help the bees by narrowing the entrances to hives. Wasps are not all bad! They are useful as pest controllers. They prey on flies, moths and butterfly larvae and spiders.  It is at the end of the life cycle of the colony, when the number of wasp larva and the sweet exudate they produce, declines, that they become a pest to us and bees.
A simple wasp trap is made by cutting the top quarter of a plastic drink bottle and inserting it back into the body of the bottle upside down to form a funnel into the lower section and supplying the trap with water and jam to lure the wasps in.
The trip to Kenya was a wonderful but I didn’t manage to meet any Kenyan beekeepers. I have not had a chance to check my bees since my return but did heft one from behind. There wasn’t that dead weight that I was hoping for which would indicate a good honey harvest!
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Thought for the Week – Stress

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Most health issues stem from stress of one form or another. Bruce Lipton of Stanford University Medical school believes that 95% of all illness and disease is linked to stress.

The Harvard Medical School says on their web site….”too much stress for too long creates what is known as ‘chronic stress’ which has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and may influence cancer and chronic respiratory disease.

The New York Times online health guide points out that ‘stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry or anxious. What is stressful to one person is not necessarily stressful for another.

John O’Donohue suggests that stress is due to ‘a perverted relationship to time’. He says;

“Seven out of every ten people who go in the door of a doctor’s surgery are suffering from something stress related. There are big psychological books written on stress but for me philosophically, stress is a perverted relationship to time.”

 

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 30/7/2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

All those laid to rest in Abington Cemetery                 11.30am this Sunday

Liam Cooke                                                                 7pm mass next Saturday

Kathy O’Brien Months Mind and

Bridget Mulcahy and

Lizzie and Denis Hayes                                                           11.30am next Sunday

Denis and Nonie White                                                            Mass offered

Jack and Kate Fitzgerald                                              Mass Offered

                                                Boher

Christopher Humphreys and

Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Sandylane         10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Neville Family 11.30am

Masses for Coming Week: Boher – Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am.

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am

Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 6th August. Bus from outside Church 8am Murroe, Boher at 8.15. Fare €20, Children €5. Contact Helen Ryan, Post Office, Murroe – Liz Barron, Boher – Nonie 386318 or Phyllis 386258. Please give names as soon as possible.

Murroe Tidy Towns are taking part in Limerick City and County Council’s “Going for Gold” competition again this year. This competition has a top prize of €10,000. The competition starts with a radio interview on Limerick Live 95fm, followed by a text vote. Our chairman Dan Dineen will be interviewed on Thursday 3rd August between 11 and 12 o’clock. Please support us by voting for Murroe after the interview. The text vote number is 53095. Texts cost 20 cent. Thank you for your continued support.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on this Saturday 5th August. Music by Moynihan Brothers. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Doon 1987 Reunion: Did you do your Leaving Cert in Doon CBS or Doon Convent of Mercy in 1987?? If you did, your reunion is on Sat September 23rd, 2017 at the GN Ballykisteen Golf Hotel. Further Information and tickets available from doon1987reunion@gmail.com or on our Facebook page Doon 1987 Reunion.

On Behalf of Murroe Community Council we would like to thank everyone most sincerely for supporting our Strictly Come Dancing event which was held on 29th April in The South Court Hotel in aid of The Field Development Project. The total amount Raised was €47,400. This event would not have been as successful without our sponsors support, the dancers who spent long hours practicing, the hard-working Committee who made this event possible and the huge support on the night. Work has begun on the all-weather pitch and is due for completion in September, to follow on from this will be work on the Walkway, we have applied for funding to finish the Walkway and we are also in the process of applying for funding to build a Skate Park. Without fundraising events such as Strictly Come Dancing, the backing of sponsors and local community it would be impossible to get a project of this scale off the ground. So once again we thank you for your support and helping us to create this “Field of Dreams” in Murroe.

Cliona’s Foundation 10th Annual Cycle will take place on Sat 26th Aug next at Bruff Rugby Club, Kilballyown, Bruff, Co. Limerick.   Again, there are three routes – 90 k (over 18’s); 40k and 10k which will be the first off at 9:45 am. Registration from 8:30 am, adults €20, child €5 and family €30. Online registration at www.eventmaster.ie.  BBQ, bouncy castle etc.  Any queries contact Trevor 086 – 827 6381 / Brendan 087 – 2518 949.

This year the Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall, and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only. All other goods such as toys, fancy goods are being accepted at the Hospice from the 14th August 2017. For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to Hazel Hourigan and Megan Kiely who are part of the Limerick U16 team who will play Galway in Claughan GAA on Sunday at 2pm in the third round of championship. Best of luck also to Katie Heelan, Edel Cunningham and Karen Cunningham who will put on the Limerick jersey as part of the U17 team who will play a blitz in Mallow on Saturday. On Wednesday, Katie Heelan, Edel Cunningham, Karen Cunningham and Megan Kiely will be part of the Limerick minor team who will play in the Munster shield final with fixture TBC. Be sure to support our girls and keep an eye on our Facebook page for results and updates.

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Murroe Tidy Towns Going for Gold in this years Live 95fM Competition

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Murroe,s Tidy town Representative Dan Dineen will be appearing on Limerick Live  95FM on Thursday 3rd August between 11.00 -12.00.

The campaign which aims to make Limerick a cleaner and brighter place to work and live is, has received over 115 applications to date.
Voting takes place on the day after all interviews have been completed.
You can do your bit for the Murroe Community by texting Gold followed by  Murroe to 53095 for 20 cent.
This Year we hope to go all the way to the FInal of this competition so spread the News .

 

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Thought for the week – Disgust

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The psychologist Paul Rozin, an expert on the psychological experience of disgust, noted that a single cockroach wrecks the appeal of a bowl of cherries but a single cherry will do nothing at all for a bowl of cockroaches!

He points out how the negative trumps the positive in many instances. Bad emotions, bad parents, and bad feedback have more impact than good ones and bad information is processed more thoroughly than good.

We are more motivated to avoid bad, self-definitions than to pursue good ones. Bad impressions and bad stereotypes are quicker to form and more resistant to change than good ones.

John Gottman, an expert in marital relations observed that the long term success of a relationship depends far more on avoiding the negative than on seeking the positive! Gottman estimated that a stable relationship requires that good interactions outnumber bad interactions by at least 5 to 1.

 

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