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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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 23rd July 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

Molly Power                                                                7pm this Saturday

Kevin Hayes Months Mind                                          11.30am this Sunday

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

                                                Boher

Christopher Humphreys                                                           10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Esther Reilly 10am.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am. Breda Whyte 11.30am

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

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am

No Adoration in Murroe Church next Friday.

Cemetery Masses: Abington, next Sunday 30th July at 11.30am.

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.

Irish Heart Foundation will hold its Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend, 29/30 July in Murroe and Boher.

Murroe/Boher Men’s Shed: A big thank you to all who supported our recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was €587.98 – much appreciated. We are open every Thursday night at 8pm at Abington Enterprise Centre.

Experienced Childminder available in Boher to mind children in her own home. Also from September, Monday to Friday, drop off and pick up after school for Killinure NS. Contact Bernadette 087 4027178.

Childminder Wanted: Looking for kind, caring and reliable person to take care of Boy/Girl twins (11 months) in own home (Murroe area). Two days per week, starting Mid-September. Contact 087 2991399 or 061 625785

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.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society is pleased to announce that its annual excursion will take place on Saturday, July 29. Touring the Burren region this year, we will visit: Dysart O’Dea, Kilinaboy/Lemanagh, Kilfenora, Carran-Michael Cusack Centre, Caherconnell Fort and Poulnabrone Dolmen, Corcamroe Abbey and Kilmaduagh Abbey. We will have our evening meal in either New Quay or Kinvarra and there will be other stops for lunch and refreshments. The bus will leave Murroe Church at 8.30 a.m. sharp. The charge is €20 for the bus (free to members). This charge does not include entry to the various sites and attractions or meals. To book your place, please contact Tom Holmes 086 3642673 or Gráinne Keays 086 8342734. All welcome.

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: Hard luck to Megan Kiely and Hazel Hourigan who were part of the Limerick U16 team who lost their second-round game to Dublin last weekend. The girls will be out again next Sunday (30th July) against Galway at home. Hard luck also to Edel Cunningham, Katie Heelan, Karen Cunningham and Megan Kiely who were part of the Limerick minor team who lost to Tipperary in the Munster semi-final – the girls will now play in the Munster Shield Final on August 2nd. Next Saturday (29th July) we will be holding our monthly clothes collection from 7.30-8pm in Murroe Clubhouse – all donations greatly appreciated.

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Thought for the Week – A simple message

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“And he summoned the twelve, and began to send them out in pairs; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits; and he charged them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse; but to go shod with sandals: and, said he, put not on two coats.” Mk 6: 8-9

In this short section from Mark’s unified Gospel message – we have the disciples being ‘sent out’….…..

‘Sent out’ – what to take with you? – nothing to pack other than a simple message – a message free from spin, not cloaked in fancy packaging – repent!

What has to be done, what we have to do as God’s chosen ones, is to be aware of the ‘good news’, spread the message of truth, of freedom and this requires no-thing, no possessions, no bread, no money, no haversack.

Yet our culture tells us different  –  tries to convince us that we need lots of things, tries to convince us to use our every waking moment gathering more and more stuff to take with us – possessions, money, cars, a haversack….weighed down – too full to be sent  –  and stripped of these possessions what are we left with – an empty shell with nothing to deliver.

Jewish culture sees things differently. It urges us to use our every waking moment not working to accumulate more and more stuff but to gain time – working to harvest time, time for family, for God, time to spread the Good News, to discover the truth.
While we are busy building great cathedrals in space, Judaism builds great cathedrals in time – festivals, sacred moments, the Sabbath – one day in the week – time guarded.
Mark, the Jew, echoes this emphasis – if you enter a house stay while you are welcome, but don’t waste time with those who don’t listen – walk away, wipe the dust from your under your feet…

And they went out proclaiming a message of Repentance – turn – wake up – don’t be fooled- taken in – become alert, attentive to what is happening – for attentiveness, as Nicephorus the hermit puts it,  is the sign of perfect repentance. Attentiveness the sign of perfect repentance.

Without the Sabbath day, Sabbath times in our days, time to pay attention, we remain slaves in Egypt, slaves to the Pharohs in our lives….and the whips and chains of busyness and possessions.

Repent, become aware – turn – value time, not as a commodity but as a moment to share with your neighbour, with God and to spread the good news! Valuing time over space – a necessary corrective for us all.

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Mulcair Men’s Shed – Male Only Choir

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Mulcair Men’s Shed are forming a Male Choir. 

All men from the areas of Newport, Murroe, Cappamore, Rearcross, Birdhill, Castleconnell, Annacotty, Killoscully & Ballinahinch are welcome to join. Please contact Willie O’Neill at 086-302-7413 for more information or if you are interested in becoming part of this great community initiative.

Mulcair Men’s Shed recently held a Church Gate collection in Murroe/Boher.

The total raised was €587.98. All of the members of Muclair Men’s Shed are extremely grateful for your kind generosity.

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 16th July 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Patrick Hegarty, Mayo and London

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Timmy Ward and Michael O’Brien and

Tom Holmes                                                                9am this Sunday

Senan McMahon and deceased members of both McMahon families and

Paddy, Liam and Peggy Hickey                                               11.30am this Sunday

Molly Power                                                                7pm next Saturday

Kevin Hayes Months Mind                                          11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Mary O’Connor and Noelle Kirschner                         10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Liz Barron 10am.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Suzanne Barron 9am. Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

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

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am

Cemetery Masses: Abington, Sunday 30th July at 11.30am.

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.

Irish Heart Foundation will hold its Annual Church gate Collection on weekend of 29/30 July in Murroe and Boher.

Experienced Childminder available in Boher to mind children in her own home. Also from September, Monday to Friday, drop off and pick up after school for Killinure NS. Contact Bernadette 087 4027178.

Childminder Wanted: Looking for kind, caring and reliable person to take care of Boy/Girl twins (11 months) in own home (Murroe area). Two days per week, starting Mid-September. Contact 087 2991399 or 061 625785

Lotto Results: Results 9/7/17 -6,14,21,24- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Willie Walsh, Siobhan Flannery, Audrey Quinn & John O’Loughlin. Next Week’s Jackpot €2,100 in The Valley Inn

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 22nd July. Music by Chris Dallat. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Boher Community Development Association made a presentation to two charities last Wednesday night, at Boher Community Centre.  €3k was raised from the Boher Charity Cycle in June.  €1,500 each was presented to Terry Ring, Cliona’s Foundation and John Sheridan on behalf of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.  Terri and John thanked the members of Boher Community Development Association for organising the Charity Cycle and to those who took part in the Cycle.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society is pleased to announce that its annual excursion will take place on Saturday, July 29. Touring the Burren region this year, we will visit: Dysart O’Dea, Kilinaboy/Lemanagh, Kilfenora, Carran-Michael Cusack Centre, Caherconnell Fort and Poulnabrone Dolmen, Corcamroe Abbey and Kilmaduagh Abbey. We will have our evening meal in either New Quay or Kinvarra and there will be other stops for lunch and refreshments. The bus will leave Murroe Church at 8.30 a.m. sharp. The charge is €20 for the bus (free to members). This charge does not include entry to the various sites and attractions or meals. To book your place, please contact Tom Holmes 086 3642673 or Gráinne Keays 086 8342734. All welcome.

Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you to our Maranatha Healing Retreat and Family Tree Mass on today Sunday, 16th July 2017 at 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Ministry of Fr. Andrezj, Limerick and with beautiful Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Music and Song, Confessions, Talk, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Talk, Mass and Adoration and Laying on of hands for healing.  Tea after in hall.  All welcome…

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 Megan Kiely and Hazel Hourigan who will tog out for the county U16 team as they face Dublin in O’Toole Park, Crumlin at 2.30pm on Sunday in the second round of the All Ireland series. Best of luck also to Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan who will play for the county minor team who play Tipperary in the first round of the Munster Championship in Tipperary on Wednesday (19th July), fixture TBC. Well done to our U10s who travelled to Mungret last Saturday for a brilliant day of camogie which our girls really enjoyed – thanks to all in Mungret for organising a great day. The Limerick county Camogie teams played after the cluster blitz with all age groups up to minor taking the field – well done to all our girls who took part in these games.

Murroe Boher Ladies Football – Our Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others hosted Araglin G4Ms on Friday night in Boher with the locals winning a very competitive but sporting, enjoyable match by a point! Everyone enjoyed refreshments in the hall afterwards. Our Senior ladies due to play Feohanagh Castlemahon in the next round of the Championship. All our u14/16 due back training for their Championship this week. Full updates on club Facebook page, new players contact Noel 0868109682 or pm FB page.

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 9th July 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Kathleen (Kathy) O’Brien (Née Kemp), Cappanuke, Murroe

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Tony McGuire                                                             7pm this Saturday

Timmy Ward and Michael O’Brien and

Tom Holmes                                                                9am next Sunday

Senan McMahon and deceased members of both McMahon families and

Paddy, Liam and Peggy Hickey                                               11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Paddy and Mary Nash                                                 10am this Sunday

Mary O’Connor and Noelle Kirschner                         10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Eamon Tuohey 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Margaret Holmes 11.30am

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

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am

Cemetery Masses: Abington, Sunday 30th July at 11.30am.

Clergy Collection next weekend: Envelopes are being distributed at present. We thank you for your ongoing contributions.

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

Experienced Childminder available in Boher to mind children in her own home. Also from September, Monday to Friday, drop off and pick up after school for Killinure NS. Contact Bernadette 087 4027178.

Childminder Wanted: Looking for kind, caring and reliable person to take care of Boy/Girl twins (11 months) in own home (Murroe area). Two days per week, starting Mid-September. Contact 087 2991399 or 061 625785

Lotto Results: Results 2/7/17-1,5,15,21-Jackpot Winner Bridie Clohessy €10,600. €20 Lucky dips Pat O’Connor, Darragh Kett, Jim Hewitt & John Bradshaw. Next Week’s Jackpot €2,000 in O’Neill’s

Thank You: We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your very kind support for our Jack and Jill Tea Party in memory of our beautiful friend Rhona Kett-Sheridan, which took place on 24th May this year. Thanks to all who sponsored spot prizes and baked beautiful cakes and scones and those who travelled to share the day. We raised an amazing €2,804.50 which will go a very long way in helping sick children, which was very close to Rhona’s heart. We hope to make this an annual event and would love to see ye all again next year.

Helping Hands – Community Handyman Service offer a low-cost service providing minor repairs & maintenance jobs to the elderly, people with disabilities and carers. Our Services include: Hedge & Grass Cutting, Gardening, Cleaning Gutters & Windows, Maintaining Family Graves, Power Washing & Painting, Indoor & Outdoor Carpentry, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Painting & Tiling, Laying Laminate Flooring, Fitting Safety Equipment, Water Butt Installation, Charge: €15/Hr. All work is undertaken by skilled handymen who have been Garda checked. All work fully insured. For further information, please contact Ballyhoura Development on 061-450070 or 087-9751917 or helpinghands@ballyhoura.org

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to our U10 team who travel to their first cluster blitz of the year in Mungret at 10am on Saturday. Mungret is the centre for Limerick camogie on Saturday as they also host the Limerick Camogie county day with challenge games for the U13, 14, 15, 16 and minor teams and a meet and greet with the county senior Munster Championship winning side all kicking off at 11am in Mungret. Best of luck to all our girls who are involved in the various age groups throughout the day – Edel Cunningham & Katie Heelan (minor), Megan Kiely & Hazel Hourigan (U16) and Ciara Oliver (U13). Hard luck to Hazel Hourigan and Megan Kiely who were part of the Limerick U16 team who lost out to Kilkenny in the first round of championship. Well done to our U8s who travelled to Crecora for a fun filled day of camogie in their second cluster blitz. Next weekend sees Hazel and Megan tog for the county U16 team as they travel to Dublin on Sunday for the second round. Best of luck to all our girls!

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Bee Blogs – June 2017

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This is the month when we really discover whether our colony management is going to bear fruit. Given good weather the bees have plenty to forage on with plants such as white clover, bramble, lime and willow herb all in flower.  The weather has been mixed so I am not expecting a bumper crop and several of my colonies have swarmed.

The flow started about two weeks early this year and I detected no noticeable June Gap. I had never thought of a June Gap with other wild life  – but it makes sense that if you have a gap in plant food you will have a gap in plant feeders too. There is an explosion of flowers and insects in Spring and then a lull or June Gap – followed by the emergence of the summer generation.  Lepidopterists notice this among butterflies – there are the spring species such as the Peacock butterfly and then a gap before those of high summer emerge such as the Meadow Brown.

I did very little by way of checking my colonies to see if they were attempting to swarm this year. Every time I open a hive and see the pollen dropped and the deep level of upset I cause, I hesitate to do it again. I am more and more inclined to give them plenty of room and let them do what comes naturally and take the consequences.

The splits I did in early May did not work – the halves with queens built up well but the queenless halves failed to raise queens.  I left them for five weeks and then reunited them. I have been away so I am not sure how they have settled since. I doubt I will try this again and will take more seriously  the advice not to split a colony until the bees are ready to do so themselves. I like the idea that only when queen cells appear do you have the ‘bees permission’ to split the colony – until then add supers to give them more room …it is much wiser to wait until the bees themselves are ready  to split!

I read of an extraordinary finding showing that bees bring an added benefit to the plants they visit. It was found, I don’t know how, that the faeces of a ‘typical colony of 20,000 bees increased the nitrogen content of soil and  significantly improved the growth of plants. Who would have thought it.

I am not sure if you have seen or heard of the ‘Flow Hive’ which was created in Australia. It is a standard hive that has special Flow frames in the honey or flow super.   This super has special Flow Frames where the bees store honey – to harvest the honey you turn a handle which causes the plastic hexagons on the frame to split  allowing the ripe honey to flow down tubes through the collecting trough into a jar.  There is clear glass at one end and so you can see when the honey cells are capped and when the honey is ready for harvest.  When I first read about it, I was sceptical but the following review by John Gates is very positive….

“At first I was reluctant to test the invention because I thought the concept of sticking a tube into a hive and turning a value to get honey was ridiculous. I was pleased with the results using the system.  My Flow-frame-equipped hives produced just as much honey as the regular hives. The equipment worked as advertised and the honey quality was excellent. I loved being able to judge the progress of the nectar flow by seeing there frame end cells filling with honey”! 

A reminder about building that SOLAR WAX EXTRACTOR!

A solar wax extractor is a must for all those bits of waste comb. They are simple to make and easy to use! They consist of a simple box with a hinged lid that is double glazed. There is a collector for the melted wax and a metal tray that has an “8” mesh filter at the bottom end. I am regularly asked for fresh wax and it is nice to be able to provide it…

There are many plans available on the internet.

A useful tip and a novel use for women’s tights or panty hose,  is to put the rough quality wax and old comb into the legs and then tied off. The sausages formed are put in the extractor and the fine mesh retains a good deal of the debris whilst the molten wax runs easily out.

Jobs for July:

  • Continue to add supers ahead of the bees’ requirements.
  • Watch the size of the hive entrances – reduce to avoid robbing by bees and wasps.
  • Fill up that solar wax extractor with those bits of wax you have gathered.
  • Remove surplus honey when ready for extraction.
  • Assemble equipment required to extract and bottle honey.
  • Reserve the extractor if you are borrowing it from your local association.

 

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 02 July 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Kevin Hayes, Murroe Wood

Mary Nuala Cooke (née Brady), Garristown, Dublin formerly Murroe

Margaret Ryan (Luke), Coolbredeen. Reposing at Meehan’s Funeral Home, Newport on Sunday evening from 6.00pm with removal at 7.30pm to the Holy Rosary Church, Murroe. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in Inch St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Michael, Bridget and Nora Ryan                                              7pm this Saturday

Annette Ryan and

Alice Kett and

Michael and Rhona Kett                                                          9am this Sunday

Tony McGuire                                                             7pm next Saturday

Boher

Paddy and Mary Nash                                                 10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Marie O’Flynn 10am.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Breda Berkery 11.30am

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

Murroe – Monday 11.30am, Wednesday and Friday at 10am

Mulcaire Men’s Shed will hold a Church Gate Collection next weekend 8/9 July at all Masses in Murroe and Boher.

Cemetery Masses: Abington, Sunday 30th July at 11.30am.

‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’: Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, who is Archbishop of Vienna, and was chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia – the papacy’s letter on the ‘family’ – is to address a conference at Mary Immaculate College on July 13th entitled ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’. The Conference is a key moment in the build up to the World Meeting of Families 2018. All are welcome to this conference and there is also a public lecture that evening – it all takes place on Thursday 13th July. For booking details, see poster displayed in the Church Porch or call Deirdre on 061 204507.

Experienced childminder available in Boher to mind children in her own home and from September, Monday to Friday, drop off and pick up after school for Killinure NS. Contact Bernadette 0874027178.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 8th July. Music by Sam O Doherty. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Helping Hands – Community Handyman Service offer a low-cost service providing minor repairs & maintenance jobs to the elderly, people with disabilities and carers. Our Services include: Hedge & Grass Cutting, Gardening, Cleaning Gutters & Windows, Maintaining Family Graves, Power Washing & Painting, Indoor & Outdoor Carpentry, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Painting & Tiling, Laying Laminate Flooring, Fitting Safety Equipment, Water Butt Installation, Charge: €15/Hr. All work is undertaken by skilled handymen who have been Garda checked. All work fully insured. For further information, please contact Ballyhoura Development on 061-450070 or 087-9751917 or helpinghands@ballyhoura.org

Lotto Results: Results not available. Next Week’s Jackpot €10,600 in Crokers

Murroe-Boher Community Games: There was a fantastic turn-out at the County Athletics Finals in Mungret with great attendance from Murroe-Boher bringing home plenty of medals over the weekend.  The U12s relay came 3rd overall, team of Grace Ross, Clara Noonan, Gemma Ryan, Siobhan Cooke and Ellie O Connor.  The U9 multi event girls came 3rd Kerrie Moroney, Kate O Connor, Aideen Kinsella, Aimee Cusack and Lauren Cusack.  The U9 boys multi event came 4th, Peter Ashe, Cillian Holmes, Joseph O Brien, George Crowe and Rian Horgan.  In the individual girls events Gemma Ryan U12 came 3rd in 600m and Laura Flynn came 4th in the U12 Ball Throw.  Siobhan Cooke U12 100m got through to semi-finals. In the boys individual events Mike Carmody U14 800m, just missed out on a medal sprinting the last 100metres.  Oisín Holmes U12 600 qualified for finals.  Jamie Long U12 100m got through to semi-finals.  Ben Ross U10 100m got through to finals.  Peter Ashe U10 100m got through to semi-finals.  Well done to all those who participated.  A big ‘Thank You’ to Noreen O’ Brien & Greg Ashe for their invaluable help.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to Hazel Hourigan and Megan Kiely who will tog out with the county U16 team who play Kilkenny in Ballybrown (New Field) on Sunday (2nd July) at 2.30pm in the first round of the All Ireland Championship. Best of luck girls. Best of luck also to our U8s who travel to Crecora for the second of their cluster blitzes on Saturday (July 1st) at 11am, where they will play games against Ahane, Blackrock/Effin and Crecora. Best of luck to all our girls!

Murroe Website EditorMurroe/Boher Newsletter 02 July 2017
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