Murroe / Boher Newsletter 9th Dec 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Fiona McElligott, Ballytrasna, Old Pallas

Anniversaries:                          Murroe

Margaret Carey and

Owen and Josie O’Malley                                              7pm this Saturday

Jimmy and Maureen Kirby and

Breda and Jackie Keays                                                 11.30 this Sunday

Nora Rainsford Months Mind and

Biddy Bourke Months Mind                                          7pm next Saturday

Willie Quigley and John O’Connell                                9am next Sunday

Donagh Hanly                                                               11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Michael and Margaret Collopy and

Deceased members of the Mullane Family                      10am this Sunday

                               May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Laurence Bartley.

Murroe: Willie Carey 7pm, — 9am, Tom Seaver 11.30am

Confessions for Christmas will take place following all Masses next weekend 15th & 16th December

Christmas Mass Bouquet’s available in Church Sacristy’s.

Clergy Collection (Christmas) will take place next weekend 15/16 Dec. Envelopes are being distributed at present

Sincere thanks to the Tractor Run Committee for their generous donation of €3000 towards the repairs of the windows in Murroe Church.

Blood Transfusion Service will take place in the Newport Community centre on Sunday 16th December from 12noon until 3pm.

🎶🌟All are invited to the Nativity Pageant on Sunday 23rd December at 7.00pm in Murroe Church. ✨🎶

St Vincent de Paul Annual Collection: St Ailbe’s Conference SVP wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to the recent Church gate Collection. €1645 was collected. This money will be used to help our neighbours in need this Christmas and throughout the year. St. Vincent de Paul is a voluntary organisation and in order to protect the confidentially of our clients, we ask that anyone wishing to contact CVP please phone 061 317327. Volunteers always needed. Contact the above number if you would like to Join us. Happy Christmas to all.

Murroe-Boher Senior Citizens Party will take place on Sunday 13th January in Hayes’ Cappamore. Mass at 1.30 followed by Lunch at 2.15. Music by Sean and Paddy. Tickets €15 available from Kathleen 087 2387686 or Carmel 087 6107132.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 15th December. Music by Chris Dallatt. Tea served. Admission €10

Loop System: The Loop System is now in operation in Murroe Church. This will facility anyone attending the Church, who uses a hearing aid, to hear Mass etc without interference. The cost of the system in Murroe is €2583. If people would like to make a donation towards this cost, we would be extremely grateful. Many thanks to those who have already made donations.

Holme’s Florist Cappanuke: Christmas Wreaths, Swags, Table pieces and arrangements now available and made to order. Contact us on 061 386318 or 086 2493499.

Boher Community Development Association: Boher Christmas Market, will take place this Sunday 9th December.  Savour the atmosphere and buy beautiful Christmas gifts from a wide selection of arts, crafts, baking, needlecraft, woodwork etc.  Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive at 2pm where you can join them in their new spectacular grotto.  Don’t miss this event!

Boher Community Development Association launched its 2019 Parish Calendar last week at O’Neill’s Bar.  The calendar includes a delightful selection of old and recent photographs reflecting the lives and achievements of the people of Boher and places of interest. The back of the calendar features some Boher-related snippets from old newspapers and journals.   Cost €5.  Available from shops and bars in Murroe and Boher.

Diary Date: Boher Parish Social, Saturday 26 January at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. More details later.

Progressive 45 every Friday night at Boher Community Centre, 8pm sharp.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society will host a talk by Dr. Gerard Curtin on the topic of “Small Nucleated Settlements in County Limerick, 1840 – 1920,” on Thursday, 13th December at 8.30 p.m. sharp at the Muintir na Tire Hall, Murroe (Eircode: V94 N740). Admission to non-member €5 (including refreshments).

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that our Annual Christmas Bag packing is taking place in Dunnes Stores on Childers Road on Sunday 16th December and Wednesday 19th December. Anyone available to help out at this much needed fundraiser, please contact any of the committee to let them know. Our AGM took place on Monday 03rd December, and all officers were returned un opposed.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team took on local rivals Cappamore in the League last weekend and came away with a well deserved win on a 2-0 scoreline. Evan Walsh and Liam Quinn with the goals. The B team fixture against Meanus was called off. Check out our Facebook page for the latest fixtures and results. Well done to the Murroe U-12 Boys who secured the Premier League title last weekend with a fabulous 2-1 win over Charleville. Congrats to Richie Long and the other coaches. The future certainly looks bright with this gang of lads! Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018”is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and is available at a price of €15. A great stocking filler!

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 2nd Dec 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Carmel Doherty, Delvin, Co Westmeath (Mother of Ita Richardson)

Ella McCarthy, Portnard

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Willie Hartnett and deceased family members                7pm this Saturday

Jim Collins                                                                   11.30am next Saturday

Owen and Josie O’Malley                                             7pm next Saturday

Jimmy and Maureen Kirby and

Breda and Jackie Keays                                                            11.30next Sunday

Boher

Sr. Ignatius O’Connor Months Mind and

James and John O’Gorman                                            10am this Sunday

Michael and Margaret Collopy and

Deceased members of the Mullane Family                     10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Helen Hickey.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Bridget McLoughlin 11.30am

Masses for Coming Week: No Mass in Boher on Monday, No Mass in Murroe on Tuesday. No morning Mass in Murroe on Friday

Feast of the Immaculate Conception next Saturday. No morning Mass in Murroe on Friday, Vigil Mass Friday evening at 7pm. Masses on Saturday, Boher 10am, Murroe 9am and 11.30am

Adoration in Murroe will start at 10.30am next Friday and finish at 6pm.

Loop System: A new Loop System is currently being installed in Murroe Church. This will facility anyone attending the Church, who uses a hearing aid, to hear Mass etc without interference. It is expected that work will be completed early this week. The cost of the system in Murroe is €2583. If people would like to make a donation towards this cost, we would be extremely grateful.

Lotto Results for 26/11/18 -8,15,22,30- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips John Crowley, Liam Moore, Laura Moore & Kathleen Kirby. Next week’s Jackpot €2,700 Draw in Valley Inn

Date for your Diary: Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert will be held at 5pm this Sunday 2nd December in Abington Church, admission €10.  Given the homelessness crisis, this year we have decided to give proceeds to Focus Ireland.  We look forward to meeting you at our concert for an enjoyable evening of music and song.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that our AGM, will take place on Monday 03rd December at 8.00pm in Club Pavilion.

Boher Community Development Association: Boher Christmas Market, Sunday next 9th December, at 2pm.  Calling all craftspeople, artists, bakers, (young and not so young), and culinary experts.  Book a stall at Boher Community Centre by contacting Paudie Laffan 086 0785836 and show off/sell some of your creative delights.  There will be a small charge of €5 per stall.  Santa and Mrs Claus will also visit our refurbished Community Centre and children can call to see them in their new grotto.  Great afternoon promised!

Diary Date: Boher Parish Social, Saturday 26 January at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. More details later.

Progressive 45 every Friday night at Boher Community Centre, 8pm sharp.

Murroe Boher GAA Race Night will take place on Friday, December 7th in The Valley Inn, Murroe. First race off at 9:00 p.m. Auction race, finger food and raffle on the night. All support welcome.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team took on Holycross in the League last weekend and came away feeling hard done by after a 2-1 defeat. The B team had no fixture, and the C team had a good win away against Shelbourne on a 2-1 scoreline. Check out our Facebook page for the latest fixtures and results.

Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018”is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and is available at a price of €15. A great stocking filler!

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Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert – Abington Church

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Date for your Diary:

Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert will be held at 5pm on Sunday  2nd December in Abington Church,

Admission €10.  Given the homelessness crisis, this year we have decided to give proceeds to Focus Ireland.

We look forward to meeting you at our concert for an enjoyable evening of music and song.

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Funding Windfall for Community Field Project in Murroe, Co Limerick

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I am delighted to announce that Minister Michael Ring has allocated a massive €3.8 million under this year’s Rural Regeneration Development Fund to the Community Field Project in Murroe- the highest allocation of funding in the country.

I wish to pay tribute to the Community Field Project team and compliment them on their foresight and professional manner in which they put together this project.

I was delighted to come on board with this project and to work with the Community Field Project Team to ensure this funding was delivered.

The funding will provide for the construction of a new community building for Murroe-Boher and the surrounding community.

The Community Hall will include sporting facilities, meeting rooms, office space, a community café and an enterprise space.

 

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 25th Nov 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Biddy Davis                                                                 7pm this Saturday

Maurice and Ellie Bourke                                              9am this Sunday

Johnny O’Brien                                                            11.30am this Sunday

Dessie and Noel O’Meara                                             10am next Friday

Willie Hartnett and deceased family members                7pm next Saturday

Boher

Michael Nolan and

Mai Richardson                                                                        10am this Sunday

Michael Hickey                                                                        9.30am Tuesday

Sr. Ignatius O’Connor Months Mind and

James and John O’Gorman                                            10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Pat Madigan.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm, Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Masses for Coming Week: No Mass in Boher on Monday

Rosary in Local Cemeteries at 3pm each Sunday during the Month of November

Mass for all our parishioners who died during this past year will be celebrated on Friday evening next, November 30th in Murroe Church at 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning in Boher Community Centre has been cancelled until further notice.

Loop System: A new Loop System is currently being installed in Murroe Church. This will facility anyone attending the Church, who uses a hearing aid, to hear Mass etc without interference. It is expected that work will be completed by next weekend. The cost of the system in Murroe is €2583. If people would like to make a donation towards this cost, we would be extremely grateful.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that our AGM, will take place on Monday 03rd December at 8.00pm in Club Pavilion. Anyone interested in applying for a position on the committee, must do so in writing to the Secretary before Monday 26th November.

Ciara Beirne, from Abington, will present a short talk on the “Hope Foundation” an Irish charity that raises funds for the slum children of Kolkata in India. She will speak at all Masses in Murroe and Boher this weekend. She will be travelling there next April with her school. This Church talk is to try and raise funds for this worthy cause. A collection will be taken up as people leave the Church. Your generosity will be gratefully received.

Congratulations to Murroe Field Project who were awarded 3.8 million from the Rural Regeneration & Development. The funding will provide for the construction of a new community building for Murroe-Boher and the surrounding community. The Community Hall will include sporting facilities, meeting rooms, office space, a community café and an enterprise space. Best wishes for the remainder of the Project.

Date for your Diary: Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert will be held at 5pm on 2nd December in Abington Church, admission €10.  Given the homelessness crisis, this year we have decided to give proceeds to Focus Ireland.  We look forward to meeting you at our concert for an enjoyable evening of music and song.

Boher Community Development Association: Boher Christmas Market, Sunday 9th December, at 2pm.  Calling all craftspeople, artists, bakers, (young and not so young), and culinary experts.  Book a stall at Boher Community Centre by contacting Paudie Laffan 086 0785836 and show off/sell some of your creative delights.  There will be a small charge of €5 per stall.  Santa and Mrs Claus will also visit our refurbished Community Centre and children can call to see them in their new grotto.  Great afternoon promised!

Diary Date: Boher Parish Social, Saturday 26 January at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. More details later.

Progressive 45 every Friday night at Boher Community Centre, 8pm sharp.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team took on Athlunkard Villa in the League last weekend and came away with all 3 points after a hard-fought win on a 2-1 scoreline. The B team and the C team both had matches in the open cup and both lost out after extra time, the B team on penalties to Wembley Rovers, and the C team after extra time to Prospect Priory. Check out our Facebook page for the latest fixtures and results.

Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018”is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and is available at a price of €15. A great stocking filler!

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 18th Nov 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Nora Rainsford (née Darcy), Cappanahanna

Bridget (Biddy) Bourke (née Rainsford), Annagh

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Martin Fitzgibbon and

Catherine Danaher                                                        7pm this Saturday

Kevin Fitzgibbon                                                          11.30am this Sunday

Biddy Davis                                                                 7pm next Saturday

Maurice and Ellie Bourke                                              9am next Sunday

Johnny O’Brien                                                            11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Mary Nestor and Johanna and John Roche and

Richard and Eileen Leonard and

John McCarthy                                                             10am this Sunday

Michael Nolan and

Mai Richardson                                                                        10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Esther Reilly.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm, Willie Carey 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am

Rosary in Local Cemeteries at 3pm each Sunday during the Month of November

Mass for all our parishioners who died during this past year will be celebrated on Friday evening November 30th in Murroe Church at 7.30pm.

St Vincent De Paul Church gate collection will be held in Murroe/Boher on 24th and 25 November at all Masses. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Coffee Morning will be held in Boher Community Centre following 10am Mass in Boher on Sunday next, 25th November. Funds collected will be used for the forthcoming Senior Citizens Party. Your support will be greatly appreciated

On behalf of Murroe National School the Parents Association would like to thank the parishioners of Murroe Boher for their generous donation to our recent church gate collection. Total raised €429.48

Ciara Beirne, from Abington, will present a short talk on the “Hope Foundation” an Irish charity that raises funds for the slum children of Kolkata in India. She will speak at all Masses in Murroe and Boher on the weekend of 24th/25th November. She will be travelling there next April with her school. This Church talk is to try and raise funds for this worthy cause. A collection will be taken up as people leave the Church. Your generosity will be gratefully received.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 24th November. Music by Dave Rea. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Doon Community Council: A play by Jim Keane “A living will”, will take place in Doon Community Centre on the 24th Nov. @ 8 pm, admission €10. Tickets available from all committee members or on the door on the night.

Date for your Diary: Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert will be held at 5pm on 2nd December in Abington Church, admission €10.  Given the homelessness crisis, this year we have decided to give proceeds to Focus Ireland.  We look forward to meeting you at our concert for an enjoyable evening of music and song.

Lotto Results for 11/11/18 -2,5,16,19- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Jimmy O’Brien, Patrick Hourigan, Ciara Noonan & Kenneth Kiely. Next week’s Jackpot €2,500 Draw in O’Neill’s

Boher Community Development Association: Boher Christmas Market, Sunday 9th December, at 2pm.  Calling all craftspeople, artists, bakers, (young and not so young), and culinary experts.  Book a stall at Boher Community Centre by contacting Paudie Laffan 086 0785836 and show off/sell some of your creative delights.  There will be a small charge of €5 per stall.  Santa and Mrs Claus will also visit our refurbished Community Centre and children can call to see them in their new grotto.  Great afternoon promised!

Diary Date: Boher Parish Social, Saturday 26 January at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. More details later.

Progressive 45 every Friday night at Boher Community Centre, 8pm sharp.

Cappamore Christmas Fair: Bilboa National School will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 18th November at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cappamore. Our Christmas Fair has always proven to be a very enjoyable day out with a huge variety of competitions and entertainment to suit all ages. There is something for everyone: Wheel of Fortune, visit Santa in his grotto, coats & handbags stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, books, games, competitions, children’s entertainment, tea & cake, a signed and framed Limerick Jersey raffled on the day and lots, lots more. All proceeds will go towards the development of the school.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that our AGM, will take place on Monday 03rd December at 8.00pm in Club Pavilion. Anyone interested in applying for a position on the committee, must do so in writing to the Secretary before Monday 26th November.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team took on Geraldines of the Premier League last weekend in the 4th Round of the FAI Junior Cup and came out on the wrong side of a 4-1 scoreline. The B team and the C team had no fixtures last weekend. Check out our Facebook page for the latest fixtures and results.

Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018” is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and is available at a price of €15. A great stocking filler!

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Thought for the Week = just be a little kinder

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The Dalai Lama claims that his religion is kindness. And he goes on to say that, ‘on a simple, practical level, kindness creates a sense of warmth and openness that allows us to communicate much more easily with other people’.
 Kindness can seem a little soft and old-fashioned today – something for a gentler, less hurried age – a time less caught up with efficiency and maximising profit.
The truth is that kindness is one of the most powerful, transformational forces we have and can solve many  problems. It has no downside -and  it costs nothing – it is not age or class specific….we can all do it…
And we need to exercise our kindness not just to others but to ourselves too- Shakespeare tell us..’Self love  is not so great a sin as self neglect’.   And also to other creatures living on our planet..
Let us try this week to be just a little kinder to ourselves and to one another and make our world a warmer, nicer place to live.
Aldous Huxley, the English author and philosopher, spent his life working on how to develop human potential – he tried yoga, meditation techniques, dance, taking drugs of all sorts, hypnotic trance and Zen.
In one of the last lectures he gave towards the end of his life he was asked, what was the most effective technique for transforming life.   “It is a little embarrassing” he said, that after years and years of research and experimentation, I have to say that the best answer is  – “just be a little kinder.”
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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 11th Nov 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Leonard Enright, Patrickswell

Mícháel O Súilleabháin, Newport

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Deceased members of the Hayes Family and

Bridgit Minihan                                                                        9am this Sunday

Ríaín McEvoy and

Noreen, Edward, Thomas and Wayne Casey                  11.30 this Sunday

Dessie and Noel O’Meara                                             10am next Friday

Martin Fitzgibbon and

Catherine Danaher                                                        7pm next Saturday

Kevin Fitzgibbon                                                          11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Laurence Broughton Months Mind and

Paddy and Bridget Skehan                                             10am this Sunday

Mary Nestor and Johanna and John Roche and

Richard and Eileen Leonard and

John McCarthy                                                             10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Eamon Tuohey.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Breda Berkery 11.30am

Rosary in Local Cemeteries at 3pm each Sunday during the Month of November

Mass for all our parishioners who died during this past year will be celebrated on Friday evening November 30th in Murroe Church at 7.30pm.

MURROE-BOHER NEWSLETTER: Now is the time for clubs, organisations and individuals to be thinking about a contribution to the upcoming Murroe-Boher Christmas Newsletter. Photographs old and new would also be especially welcome and club reports, articles etc and photographs with names please can be emailed to murroebook@gmail.com.

Coffee Morning due to be held in Boher this Sunday has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Murroe Marian Club will hold a Monster 45 Drive in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, on Tuesday 13th November at 8pm sharp. Spot prizes galore! Teas served. Admission €6.

St Vincent De Paul Church gate collection will be held in Murroe/Boher on 24th and 25 November at all Masses. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Doon Community Council: A play by Jim Keane “A living will”, will take place in Doon Community Centre on the 24th Nov. @ 8 pm, admission €10. Tickets available from all committee members

Murroe-Boher Historical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret O’Brien is returning to us to expand on the excellent lecture she presented to us last year. Her talk will be on “Traditional Irish Herbal Medicine and Remedies for Animals”. The talk will take place at the Hall, Murroe, on Thursday, November 15, beginning at 8.30 p.m. sharp. Admission €5 to non-members, includes refreshments. All welcome

Date for your Diary: Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert will be held at 5pm on 2nd December in Abington Church, admission €10.  Given the homelessness crisis, this year we have decided to give proceeds to Focus Ireland.  We look forward to meeting you at our concert for an enjoyable evening of music and song.

Lotto Results for 04/11/18 – 14,15,20,23- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Mary Quigley, Kathleen & Biddy, Aisling Moloney & Brian O’Reilly. Next week’s Jackpot €2,400 Draw in Pa McGraths

CFR-Boher: we are holding free training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED) on Saturday, 17th November at 9.00.  We especially welcome those who are interested in becoming CFR-Boher volunteers or are members of sports clubs, though this is not required.  For further information please contact Ita Richardson at 087-6886536 or e-mail cfrboher@gmail.com.

Boher Community Development Association: Boher Christmas Market, Sunday 9th December, at 2pm.  Calling all craftspeople, artists, bakers, (young and not so young), and culinary experts.  Book a stall at Boher Community Centre by contacting Paudie Laffan 086 0785836 and show off/sell some of your creative delights.  There will be a small charge of €5 per stall.  Santa and Mrs Claus will also visit our refurbished Community Centre and children can call to see them in their new grotto.  Great afternoon promised!

Diary Date: Boher Parish Social, Saturday 26 January at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. More details later.

Progressive 45 every Friday night at Boher Community Centre, 8pm sharp.

Cappamore Christmas Fair: Bilboa National School will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 18th November at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cappamore. Our Christmas Fair has always proven to be a very enjoyable day out with a huge variety of competitions and entertainment to suit all ages. There is something for everyone: Wheel of Fortune, visit Santa in his grotto, coats & handbags stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, books, games, competitions, children’s entertainment, tea & cake, a signed and framed Limerick Jersey raffled on the day and lots, lots more. All proceeds will go towards the development of the school.

Murroe/Boher Camogie Club: Reminder: November 12th we will hold our AGM at 8pm in Murroe Clubhouse, all members, players and parents are asked to attend.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: No fixtures last weekend as the FAI Cup Final was on in Dublin. The A team take on Geraldines this coming weekend in Tubber in the 4th Round of the FAI Junior Cup. The B team and the C team have no fixtures.

The annual Murroe AFC fundraising local draw took place last Saturday night, lots of local winners which is great to see. The main national draw will be on in the middle of the month in Dublin, best of luck to all who bought tickets in that second draw! Prize winners list for the local Murroe AFC draw is on Facebook.

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Bee Blogs – October 2018

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We are into November with the days closing in.  I always find this time of year a challenge – it  is not so a bad once we are into winter – it is the transition that challenges me. I imagine the bees find it challenging too.  After the carefree days of summer they are retreating into their cluster.  There is still some ivy in bloom and the bees are working it when they get the chance.  I still pass the hives almost every day but rarely do any work preparing for next year.
As the temperature drops there will be a variety of animals trying to make beehives their home for the winter especially mice. It is important to make sure all entrances are mouse proof.
Over the next months the main thing is to heft the hives from the side and behind to make sure each colony has still got enough supplies for the winter.
I am wondering about insulating under the roof of my wooden hives. I know some people who put on an empty super and fill it with wood shavings to keep the bees warm below. It seems a sensible idea and something I have never done.  It is also worth checking that roofs are watertight – dampness brings cold and makes for unhappy and unhealthy  bees.
Ventilation is a very important at this time of the year. To increase ventilation you can insert a hive tool under the rear of the crown board to crack the propolis seal. By placing a match under the crown board you create a small air-gap which will allow moisture-laden air from the winter cluster to escape. In this case you close the feed hole.
I have taken off very little honey. I read somewhere about a beekeeper who takes honey off in Spring when they are sure the bees have survived the winter. That sounded very sensible indeed!   The honey I have taken off I use as comb honey – I do cut-comb rather then extract honey. It is partly laziness but comb honey also has a number of advantages – it tastes better – the flavour is protected inside the comb.  It has health benefits – honey is purest when eaten straight from the comb.  I read about a vet in America who uses comb honey on wounds especially in dogs. Once cleaned, he puts comb honey on the wound to draw out the moisture and reduce the possibility of infection. He believes that nothing works better or faster than honey from the comb.  A dab of honey is very soothing for cuts or burns and protects against infection.
A teaspoon of local honey is thought to relieve allergy symptoms.  Your immune system becomes accustomed to local pollen in the honey. Local honey maybe be healthier because the bees produce it specifically to fight off infectious organism in that area.  One of the reasons honey is effective as an anti-bacterial agent is its hydroscopic quality – honey attracts moisture  better  than almost any other substance. Some people refer to it as a so called ‘dry liquid’. Another antibacterial property of honey is its acidity. It typically has a pH of less then 4. This is more acidic then almost anything we eat. Despite it being so acidic  honey is soothing when put on a wound or sore. It is the sweetness of honey that masks the acidity.
A dose of honey is also said to help relieve insomnia by releasing serotonin s in the brain to calm you down and induce sleep.
I came across a list of bee friendly actions we could all chose to implement.
Maintain natural flowering hedgerows.
Allow wild flowers to grow around the farm.
Provide nest sites for wild bees.
Minimize use of artificial fertilizers.
Reduce pesticide inputs.
A nice thought to end these notes
Last night as I lay sleeping, I dreamt
O, marvellous error – 
That there was a beehive here inside my heart
And the golden bees were making white combs
And sweet honey from all my failures. 
Machado de Assis
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Murroe /Boher Newsletter 4th Nov 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Sr. Ignatius O’Connor who died in the UK, formerly Sandylane

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Paddy O’Brien and

Liam Maher                                                                  7pm this Saturday

Deceased members of the Hayes Family and

Bridgit Minihan                                                                        9am next Sunday

Ríaín McEvoy and

Noreen, Edward, Thomas and Wayne Casey                  11.30 next Sunday

Boher

Laurence Broughton Months Mind and

Paddy and Bridget Skehan                                             10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Marie O’Flynn.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm, Josie Meade 9am, Breda White 11.30am

Rosary in Local Cemeteries at 3pm each Sunday during the Month of November

Do This in Memory next Sunday 11th Nov, Boher 10am, Murroe 11.30am

MURROE-BOHER NEWSLETTER: Now is the time for clubs, organisations and individuals to be thinking about a contribution to the upcoming Murroe-Boher Christmas Newsletter. Photographs old and new would also be especially welcome and club reports, articles etc and photographs with names please can be emailed to murroebook@gmail.com.

Coffee Morning will be held in Boher Community Centre following 10am Mass in Boher on Sunday 11th November. Funds collected will be used for the forthcoming Senior Citizens Party. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Scoil Mhuire Murroe will hold its Annual Church Gate collection next weekend 10/11th November outside both Church’s.

Murroe Marian Club, will hold a Monster 45 Drive in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, on Tuesday 13th November at 8pm sharp. Spot prizes galore! Teas served. Admission €6.

The Mid-West Branch of the Parkinson’s Association wish to thank all who contributed to their recent collection. Total raised was €700

Date for your Diary: Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert will be held at 5pm on 2nd December in Abington Church, admission €10.  Given the homelessness crisis, this year we have decided to give proceeds to Focus Ireland.  We look forward to meeting you at our concert for an enjoyable evening of music and song.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 10th October. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Lotto Results for 29/10/18 -3,18,20,22- No Jackpot Winner. €50 Lucky Dips Patrick Wrenn, Tom Ryan (Smith Snr), Joan Carey. €20 Lucky Dips Noel Foley, Anne O’Connell, Donal O’Brien & Eugene Taaffe. Next week’s Jackpot €2,300 Draw in Powers

CFR-Boher: we are holding free training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED) on Saturday, 17th November at 9.00.  We especially welcome those who are interested in becoming CFR-Boher volunteers or are members of sports clubs, though this is not required.  For further information please contact Ita Richardson at 087-6886536 or e-mail cfrboher@gmail.com.

Boher Community Development Association: Progressive 45 will commence in Boher Community Centre on Friday 9 November at 8pm sharp.  All welcome!

Cappamore Christmas Fair: Bilboa National School will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 18th November at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cappamore. Our Christmas Fair has always proven to be a very enjoyable day out with a huge variety of competitions and entertainment to suit all ages. There is something for everyone: Wheel of Fortune, visit Santa in his grotto, coats & handbags stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, books, games, competitions, children’s entertainment, tea & cake, a signed and framed Limerick Jersey raffled on the day and lots, lots more. All proceeds will go towards the development of the school.

Murroe/Boher Camogie Club: Hard luck to our minor camogie team who lost their county semi-final last weekend to a very strong Newcastle West team. This brings an end to the playing season for our club. We want to thank all our players, coaches and supporters over the past year and we look forward to next year and what promises to be another great season for the club. Our thanks to everyone who came to support our table quiz last Friday which was greatly supported by the whole community. November 12th will see our AGM take place at 8pm in Murroe Clubhouse. All members, supporters and players are asked to attend.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg, held our annual Church gate collection last weekend, and we are delighted to announce that we collected €796.93, and we are very grateful for all those who contributed to this collection.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: A good weekend on the field again last weekend. The A team took on Castle Rovers in Fedamore once again, (in the league this time), and came out on top in a thriller on a scoreline of 4-3. the B team and the C team had no fixtures. No fixtures this weekend as the FAI Cup Final is on at the Aviva Stadium.

The annual Murroe AFC fundraising draw, in association with the FAI is on again. There’s a fantastic range of prizes for both the National and the Local draws as always. Tickets have just been released and are priced at €10 or a book of 5 for €50. Tickets are available from all coaches, players, and committee members from this weekend. The Local draw will take place on the 3rd November in the Valley Inn, with the National draw in the middle of November.

Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018”is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and is available at a price of €15. Now that the nights are getting longer, and you’ll be settling in by the fire, you’ll need a good read!

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