Murroe /Boher Newsletter 24th March 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan
Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557 

Anniversaries:                          Murroe

Bernard Carey                          7pm this Saturday

Foley Family                             9am this Sunday

Mary and Seamus Clarke         10am Monday

Jim Kenny Months Mind and Son Francis Kenny and

Jimmy Rabbitte and his parents Bill and Mary Rabbitte      7pm next Saturday

Boher

William and Christine Bolster and Nellie Ryan          10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend:

Boher: Eilish Bartley.

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

Masses for coming Week:

Boher: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30am

Murroe: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Assembly Day, St Patrick’s College, Thurles on Saturday next 30th March 2019. 10.00am – Rosary. 10.20-10.50am – Tea Break 10.50-11.30am – Adoration. 11.45am-l.00pm – Holy Mass, followed by Healing Service. Celebrant: Rev Fr John Keane, CC Macroom

Maranatha Prayer Ministry Healing Retreat on this Sunday 24th March 2019 at 2.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. John Walsh, Limerick and Lay Speaker Jomon, Voice of Peace. All welcome.

Annual Coffee Morning in Aid of Cancer Research – Preliminary Notice – This year the annual coffee morning in aid of cancer research will take place on Saturday 27th April from 10.30 am until 1.00 pm at Madaboy House, Abington. To date, this event has been hugely successful in raising much needed funds for targeted research into many cancers. The musical talents of the Limerick-based Ukealadies will once again provide entertainment. Please put this date in your diary and plan to come and enjoy delicious treats and great chat while supporting such a worthy cause which touches so many people.

Murroe Darkness into Light 4am, 11th May in aid of Pieta House. Early registration at reduced rate open until 31st March – so please register as soon as possible. See https://www.darknessintolight.ie/event/murroe. Route starts and finishes at Muintir an Tíre hall, the walk goes through the grounds of Glenstal Abbey, and parking is provided.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Newport, on this Sunday 24th March. Time: 12noon – 3pm.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 30th March. Music by Chris Dallat. Tea served. Admission €10

Doon Community Council are holding their annual monster table quiz in all five pubs, in Doon, on Friday the 29th of March, starting at 9.30pm. Table of 4, €20 per table.  Raffle and spot prizes on the night

 

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A, B or C teams or Ladies team had no fixtures for the past 2 weekends due to weather and a weekend off for St Patrick’s day. Its back to business this weekend. This Sunday the Ladies face Moyross Utd (2pm) & Listowel Celtic (2:30pm), both played in Murroe Wood Park as part of the Winter League.  Meanwhile the Mens A team face Corbally Utd at home at 11am in the league, The B team are at home also at 11am against Wembley Rovers in the league, while the Mens C team are away to Parkville in the Div 4 Hayes Cup 1st Round also at 11am. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for 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.

Reflection: Jesus was a great story teller! He spoke to the people in ways that they were familiar with and understood. He spoke about farming, shepherds, wine, fishing and sowing seeds. Jesus spoke the language of the people of his time. Today, in our gospel is no different.

Bad things unfortunately happen to good people; it’s a fact of life. At the time of Jesus, as some believed in the gospel, those who died at that hands of Pontius Pilate were great sinners. Jesus doesn’t think so! But he does warn those who are self-righteous that they will suffer – unless they change and repent.

To illustrate this, Jesus offers the people and us today a parable; a farmer plants a fig tree in his vineyard. Even after three years of care, watering and maintenance, it produced no fruit whatsoever.

He asked one of his workers to dig it up and throw it away. The worker suggested another solution: ‘Leave it one more year, give me time to dig around it; it may bear fruit next year, if not, then you can cut it down.’

What could this possibly have to do with us today? Let’s be honest; none of us are perfect. We all make mistakes; we say and do things that are wrong, that hurt others and break our friendship with God.

However, God does not dismiss or disown us; we are always given another chance to change, grow and improve. Who knows, we too might produce good fruit if we are given the time! (God has plenty of time!)

Jesus comes and accepts us as we are; he loves us not because we are perfect, but in the hope that we will change over the course of our lives and become perfect. If I were to wait until I was perfect to welcome Jesus it would never happen.

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Murroe /Boher Newsletter 17th March 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan      Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Thomas Lynch, who died in England son of Willie Lynch formerly of Ballyvoreen, Murroe.

Anniversaries:         Murroe

Carol McKie 7pm this Saturday

Eileen O’Malley 11.30am this Sunday

Subscribers to St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society

and for Vocations to the Priesthood 10am Tuesday

Timmy Landers 10am Wednesday

Bernard Carey 7pm next Saturday

Foley Family 9am next Sunday

Paddy Lorigan Mass Offered

Boher

John Barron Months Mind 10am this Sunday

Eileen Hickey Mass Offered

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Liz Barron.

Murroe: Willie Carey 7pm, Josie Meade 9am, Saundra Ni Chiosog 11.30am

Masses for coming Week: No morning Mass in Murroe and Boher on Monday

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Assembly Day, St Patrick’s College, Thurles on Saturday 30th March 2019. 10.00am – Rosary. 10.20-10.50am – Tea Break 10.50-11.30am – Adoration. 11.45am-l.00pm – Holy Mass, followed by Healing Service. Celebrant: Rev Fr John Keane, CC Macroom

Milford Hospice Church Gate Collection: We would like to thank you and your parishioners/congregation most sincerely for contributing to the Church Gate Collection which took place recently.  The amount raised was €1016.36

Maranatha Prayer Ministry Healing Retreat on Sunday 24th March 2019 at 2.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. John Walsh, Limerick and Lay Speaker Jomon, Voice of Peace. All welcome.

Annual Coffee Morning in Aid of Cancer Research – Preliminary Notice – This year the annual coffee morning in aid of cancer research will take place on Saturday 27th April from 10.30 am until 1.00 pm at Madaboy House, Abington. To date, this event has been hugely successful in raising much needed funds for targeted research into many cancers. The musical talents of the Limerick-based Ukealadies will once again provide entertainment. Please put this date in your diary and plan to come and enjoy delicious treats and great chat while supporting such a worthy cause which touches so many people.

Murroe Darkness into Light 4am, 11th May in aid of Pieta House. Early registration at reduced rate open until 31st March – so please register as soon as possible. See https://www.darknessintolight.ie/event/murroe. Route starts and finishes at Muintir an Tíre hall, the walk goes through the grounds of Glenstal Abbey, and parking is provided.

Killinure national School Parents Council will hold a Fundraising Table Quiz in Pa McGraths, Boher on Friday 22nd March at 9pm. Table of 4, €20. Prizes and raffle on the night. All are welcome

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Newport, on Sunday 24th March. Time: 12noon – 3pm.

Digital Skills Training: Did you receive a new digital device recently – iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Smart Phone? Do you know how to use it? Would you like to know more? Would you like to be able to navigate your way around your device confidently? Learn how to: search websites, send and receive emails, use popular apps like Skype, WhatsApp, send and receive photos, be safe online. Ballyhoura Development is delivering ‘bring your own device’ Digital Skills training in Cappamore Library. This training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online. Training is FREE and will be delivered in small groups of 8 to 10 people, over 5 x 2 hour sessions. Our next training will begin on Friday, 22nd March from 10.30am to 12.30pm. To book a place please contact Cappamore Library on 061-381586 or email cappamorelibrary@limerick.ie

Doon Community Council are holding their annual monster table quiz in all five pubs, in Doon, on Friday the 29th of March, starting at 9.30pm. Table of 4, €20 per table.  Raffle and spot prizes on the night

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Congratulations to the U13 chess team who have qualified for the Munster final – Harry Fitzgerald, Karl Waldron, Evan Duffy, Rian Horgan, John Brouder and Josh Devlin. Well done also to the second U13 team consisting of Conor Barron O Donnell, Sean Murphy, Billy Moylan, Zindin Laihem and Tadhg McEllott, who did not succeed in getting through despite putting in a good effort’.

Reflection: The Eucharist is a place of encounter and revelation through which we meet and hear Jesus. When the scriptures are proclaimed at mass, it is Jesus himself who is speaking to us. When we present the Bread and Wine to the altar, the ultimate transfiguration and change takes place; they become the Body and Blood of Jesus and are freely offered back to us. When we celebrate the Eucharist with each other, we too are in the presence of Jesus, God’s chosen One, to whom we are asked to listen. It is then that we can truly say, “it is good that we are here!” As we continue our journey through Lent, may we listen to Jesus who has the message and words of eternal life.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 10th March 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Marion Bradley (Née Madden), Monaleen formerly of Ahane, sister of Margaret Foley and Kathleen Kett.

Brian Salt Cois na Coille. Reposing at Meehan’s Funeral Home, Newport on Monday evening from 6 to 7.30pm with removal to Church of the Holy Rosary Murroe. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11.30am followed by cremation.

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

John Joe Gleeson                                                          7pm this Saturday

Esther Healy                                                                 9am this Sunday

Nora Coleman and

Pat Ryan and

Paddy Hourigan                                                                        11.30am this Sunday

Carol McKie                                                                 7pm next Saturday

Eileen O’Malley                                                           11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Mike Tierney                                                                10am this Sunday

John Barron Months Mind                                             10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Kathleen Walters.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Tom Seaver 11.30am

Trócaire Boxes are available at Church exits this weekend. Please do your best to contribute to this worthy cause.

The Parents Council of Killinure National School wish to sincerely thank all who attended the Coffee morning in Boher Community Centre last weekend in aid of the ASD Unit in Killinure School. Thanks to your generosity a total of €1435.85 was raised.

Lotto Results for 3/3/19 -13,16,17,32- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Johnny Sullivan, Bridie Ryan, Mary Carmody, Mary Kennedy. Next week’s Jackpot €4,100 Draw in Pa McGraths.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society’s next talk will take place at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe (Eircode: V94 N740) on Thursday, March 14th at 8.30 p.m. sharp. John Flannery MA will speak to us on – Denis ‘Sonny’ O’Neill: One Man’s War. This talk looks at the varying and conflicting facets of O’Neill’s interesting and action-packed life, including his Civil War/War of Independence activities, his controversial role at Béal na mBláth in 1922, and his life in post-Civil War Ireland. Admission €5 to non-members. All welcome.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Newport, on Sunday 24th March. Time: 12noon – 3pm.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 16th March. Music by Jimmy Hogan. Tea served. Admission €10

Digital Skills Training: Did you receive a new digital device recently – iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Smart Phone? Do you know how to use it? Would you like to know more? Would you like to be able to navigate your way around your device confidently? Learn how to: search websites, send and receive emails, use popular apps like Skype, WhatsApp, send and receive photos, be safe online. Ballyhoura Development is delivering ‘bring your own device’ Digital Skills training in Cappamore Library. This training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online. Training is FREE and will be delivered in small groups of 8 to 10 people, over 5 x 2 hour sessions. Our next training will begin on Friday, 22nd March from 10.30am to 12.30pm. To book a place please contact Cappamore Library on 061-381586 or email cappamorelibrary@limerick.ie

Doon Community Council are holding their annual monster table quiz in all five pubs, in Doon, on Friday the 29th of March, starting at 9.30pm. Table of 4, €20 per table.  Raffle and spot prizes on the night

Reflection: In the Old Testament, the Jewish People spent forty years in the desert. They came through and were formed in the desert. It was in the desert that God spoke to them. They were tried, tested and tempted in the desert. Eventually on their desert journey, they felt that God had abandoned them and they in turn abandoned God. They gave up and gave in. They famously created the calf made of gold and worshiped it instead of remaining faithful to God.

So, like his ancestors before him, Jesus now finds himself in the desert having being lead there by the Holy Spirit. He is about to begin his public ministry and mission but before he does, he too is going to be tempted and tested. Will he remain faithful to God or give in as his ancestors did? How will Jesus respond when he is tempted to turn away from God and his own mission? What will he do when he is offered, fame, power and wealth?

As a human Jesus was tempted, but he did not rely on his own strength or will power. He turned to God for guidance, help, support and encouragement. Jesus knew where his own inner identity and strength came from. He had the humility and wisdom to turn to God when he was tested and tempted. He knew that he was not on his own.

What about each us as we begin our own Lenten Journey? Lent offers us the opportunity to look at our own lives, not harshly with negativity or judgement, but with humility and compassion.

The temptation of Jesus in the desert reminds us that we are not alone when we face our own personal struggles during Lent. Can we invite God into our lives when we are being tempted, so that like Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit we too will be strengthened to follow the path of discipleship and holiness?

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Murroe /Boher Newsletter 3rd March 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Margaret Hanly (Née Ryan), Castletroy formerly of Annagh

Willie Ryan (Sky), Manchester, England, formerly of Eyon, Murroe.

James (Jim) Kenny, Ballina, Killaloe formerly of Murroe Wood. Reposing at his daughters residence, Boher Road, Ballina, this Sunday evening from 4pm to 8pm. Arriving in Murroe Church on Monday for 11.30am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Abington Cemetery

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

James and Kathleen Doyle and

John Coughlan and Pauline Tobin                                  7pm this Saturday

Simon Reale and

Michael and Eileen O’Brien                                          9am this Sunday

Margaret Kett Months Mind and

Ned O’Malley                                                               11.30am this Sunday

James and Mona Hourigan and

James and Kathleen Carroll                                           10am next Friday

John Joe Gleeson                                                          7pm next Saturday

Esther Healy                                                                 9am next Sunday

Nora Coleman and Pat Ryan                                      11.30am next Sunday

Boher

P.J. Carmody                                                                10am this Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Des Duffy.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm, Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Bridgid McLoughlin 11.30am

Trócaire Boxes are available at Church exits this weekend. Please do your best to contribute to this worthy cause.

Milford Hospice annual church gate collection will take place on Sat. 9th and Sun. 10th March in the parish of Murroe/Boher. Your support is always very much appreciated.

Lotto Results for 24/2/19 -16,21,26,30- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips John O’Loughlin, Conor Moore, Laura Moore & Amy Byrnes. Next week’s Jackpot €4,000 Draw in Powers.

Is your pet supporting Darkness into Light in 2019?  We are creating a promotional video for Facebook featuring local pets and would love your pet to take part.  We will be taking photographs at Muintir na Tíre hall, Murroe, on Saturday 9th March at 4pm weather permitting.  Or alternatively, take a photograph of your pet beside a DiL poster or t-shirt, post to Facebook or e-mail it to us at dilmurroe2019@gmail.com. Don’t forget early registration for Murroe DiL2019 is open.

Murroe/Boher ICA monthly meeting this Monday 5th March in the Muintir na Tire Hall. Guest speaker is Garda Ber Leech. New members always very welcome.

Murroe Marian Club will reopen on March 6th, 2019 at 7.30pm in the Fitzgerald Room, Muintir na Tíre Hall. New members welcome.

Adult Painting classes resuming in Murroe Hall on Thursday the 7th of March from 7-9pm.  No experience is needed. beginners are very welcome. 8 weeks. €15 Euro pay as you go weekly.  Some materials and refreshments supplied, just please bring your own acrylic paints and brushes. Please text Jenny on 085-7237256, email jenny28111987@gmail.com or look for Jennifer Lynch artist on Facebook to book a place. Please book in advance.

Digital Skills Training: Did you receive a new digital device recently – iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Smart Phone? Do you know how to use it? Would you like to know more? Would you like to be able to navigate your way around your device confidently? Learn how to: search websites, send and receive emails, use popular apps like Skype, WhatsApp, send and receive photos, be safe online. Ballyhoura Development is delivering ‘bring your own device’ Digital Skills training in Cappamore Library. This training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online. Training is FREE and will be delivered in small groups of 8 to 10 people, over 5 x 2 hour sessions. Our next training will begin on Friday, 22nd March from 10.30am to 12.30pm. To book a place please contact Cappamore Library on 061-381586 or email cappamorelibrary@limerick.ie

Murroe Boher Community Games: Congratulations to Eibhlín Stockill who came first in the U16 Model Making in Shanagolden and will now represent Limerick at the National Finals.  Well done also to Henry Noonan 2nd place model making U12.  In the County Draughts competition, the U10 Murroe-Boher team comprising Jokubas Navikonis, Jack O Connor, Liam Brouder, Kristian Bars, Cillian Holmes, Donagh Horgan, Luke O Brien came first place in the County Finals and are through to the Munster Finals in April.  A big thank you to Tom O’ Brien for coaching the draughts for the last few months.

THE PINK NIGHT IS BACK!  The Annual Pink Night will take place on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Kennedys Lounge, Rearcross – Music with the hilarious “DJ Wilm” –   All funds raised for Mid West Cancer Unit in University Hospital Limerick. A raffle will take place with lots of prizes including a Ladies County Jersey.  A great night’s entertainment for a good cause. Support greatly appreciated.  Everybody welcome!

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team had no fixture last weekend. The B team had a fabulous 6-1 win away against Abbey Rovers, while the C team lost out to Lisnagry in an 8 goal thriller by 5 goals to 3. The Ladies team had their second day out in their Winter League played in Murroe Wood Park. The Murroe Ladies beat local rivals Cappamore Celtic 1-0 and the match against Ballylanders was off. This Sunday the Ladies face Moyross Utd (2:30pm) & Listowel Celtic (3:30pm), both played in Murroe Wood Park.  Meanwhile the Mens A team face Mungret Regional away at 11am in the League, while the Mens C team are at home to Parkville in the Div 4 Hayes Cup 1st Round at 2:15pm. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for 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.

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Is your pet supporting Darkness into Light in 2019?  We are creating a promotional video for facebook featuring local pets and would love your pet to take part.  We will be taking photographs at Muintir na Tíre hall, Murroe, on Saturday 9th March at 4pm weather permitting.  Or alternatively, take a photograph of your pet beside a DiL poster or t-shirt, post to facebook or e-mail it to us at dilmurroe2019@gmail.com.   Don’t forget early registration for Murroe DiL2019 is open.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 24 Feb 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: John Barron, Bohergar

Margaret (Peggy) Conroy (Née Hogan), Doora, Ennis, Co Clare

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

John Rainsford Months Mind and

Ryan and Bobby Cusack and

Mattie and Maureen Hoyne                                           7pm this Saturday

James Galligan and

Jimmy Coleman and

Paddy and Patrick Owens and

William and Bridget Maher and

Florence Byrne                                                             11.30am this Sunday

James and Kathleen Doyle and

John Coughlan and Pauline Tobin                                  7pm next Saturday

Simon Reale and

Michael and Eileen O’Brien                                          9am next Sunday

Margaret Kett Months Mind and

Ned O’Malley                                                               11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Margaret and Pat Looney                                              9.30am next Thursday

P.J. Carmody                                                                10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Elizabeth O Connor.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power Lynch 7pm, Willie Carey 9am, Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Masses for coming week: Boher – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Weekly Envelopes are now being delivered. If you don’t get a box of envelopes and would like one, please contact Fr Brennan or Fr Ryan, or call to Sacristy in Murroe.

Murroe/Boher Lourdes Invalid Fund will hold their Church Gate collection next weekend, 2nd & 3rd March. Funds raised are used to send a local invalid to Lourdes

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now available and can be purchased locally from Liz Barron, Boher.

A Coffee Morning will be held in Boher Community Centre following 10am Mass on Sunday 3rd March. Money raised will go to the ASD unit at Killinure NS.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 2nd March. Music by Dermot Lyons. Tea served. Admission €10

Lotto Results for 17/2/19 -6,7,19,28- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Kate & Aoibhinn, Martin Holmes, Mary Moore, Margaret Fenton. Next week’s Jackpot €3,900 Draw in Valley Inn.

Murroe Marian Club will reopen on March 6th, 2019 at 7.30pm in the Fitzgerald Room, Muintir na Tíre Hall. New members welcome.

Darkness into Light 2019 will take place on Saturday 11th May 2019, and, for the third year running, we will be hosting an event in Murroe.  Early Bird registration (to 31st March) is now open at https://www.darknessintolight.ie/event/murroe To follow local information about Murroe DiL2019 see https://www.facebook.com/MurroeBoherDIL/.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in the Community Centre, Caherconlish, on Monday 25th February. Time: 5pm – 8pm.

Adult Painting classes resuming in Murroe hall on Thursday the 7th of March from 7-9pm.  No experience is needed. beginners are very welcome. 8 weeks. €15 Euro pay as you go weekly.  Some materials and refreshments supplied, just please bring your own acrylic paints and brushes. Please text Jenny on 085-7237256, email jenny28111987@gmail.com or look for Jennifer Lynch artist on Facebook to book a place. Please book in advance.

Community Games: Best of luck to the Murroe/Boher U10 boys draughts team who have qualified for the county final and are competing this Sunday 24t Feb. The team consists of Luke O Brien, Cillian Holmes, Donagh Horgan, Jokubus Nankonis, Jack O Connor, Liam Brouder and Christian Bars

THE PINK NIGHT IS BACK!  The Annual Pink Night will take place on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Kennedys Lounge, Rearcross – Music with  the hilarious “DJ Wilm” –   All funds raised for Mid West Cancer Unit in University Hospital Limerick. A raffle will take place with lots of prizes including a Ladies County Jersey.  A great night’s entertainment for a good cause. Support greatly appreciated.  Everybody welcome!

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team or B team had no fixtures last weekend. The C team were at home to Fairview Rangers on Sunday and had a bad day at the office losing out by 5 goals to one. The Ladies team had their first day out of the season with the beginning of their “winter league” These fixtures are all to be played at Murroe Wood Park every Sunday afternoon for the next number of weeks, so come along and cheer the girls on! Last Sunday the Murroe Ladies beat Limerick Belles 3-1 and drew 0-0 with Regional Utd. This Sunday the Ladies face Ballylanders (2:30pm) & Cappamore (3:30pm). Meanwhile the Mens B team face Abbey Rovers away this Sunday at 11am, while the Mens C team face Lisnagry away at 11am.  Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fixtures and results.

Underage Coach appointed: Well done to Emma Byrnes the new coach of the U-8 boys team, (boys born in 2011), Best of luck for the season ahead!

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.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 17th Feb 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:                          Murroe

Kitty and Tom Lynch                                                    7pm this Saturday

John Rainsford Months Mind and

Ryan and Bobby Cusack and

Mattie and Maureen Hoyne                                            7pm next Saturday

James Galligan and

Jimmy Coleman and

Paddy and Patrick Owens and

William and Bridget Maher and

Florence Byrne                                                             11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Thomas and Mary Bartley                                             10am this Sunday

                               May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Laurence Bartley.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am

Masses for coming week: No Mass in Boher on Monday.

Weekly Envelopes are now being delivered. If you don’t get a box of envelopes and would like one, please contact Fr Brennan or Fr Ryan, or call to Sacristy in Murroe.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now available and can be purchased locally from Liz Barron, Boher.

Darkness into Light 2019 will take place on Saturday 11th May 2019, and, for the third year running, we will be hosting an event in Murroe.  Early Bird registration (to 31st March) is now open at https://www.darknessintolight.ie/.  To follow local information about Murroe DiL2019 see https://www.facebook.com/MurroeBoherDIL/.

Killinure National School (Boher) – Pupil Enrolment 2019: Enrolments for September 2019 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061 351377

The Lisnagry Association wish to thank all who contributed to the recent Church gate Collection in Boher and Murroe. A total of €901 was collected.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in the Community Centre, Caherconlish, on Monday 25th February. Time: 5pm – 8pm.

Maranatha Prayer Ministry Healing Retreat this Sunday 17th February 2019 at 2.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. Robbie Coffey, Limerick and Sr. Mary Bridget, Charismatic Renewal, Limerick.  All welcome. Tea after.

Boher Community Development Association thanks everybody who was involved with the Official Opening of our upgraded Community Centre last Saturday night. Over 100 people attended the event and mixed and mingled at leisure in the additional space. It was a wonderful occasion and a great success. Thanks to Aidan Gleeson and Clare Jordan of Ballyhoura who addressed the Community on the great work that has been completed in Boher. The Liam McCarthy Cup was a big attraction to everybody, young and not so young.  Special word of thanks to the Ladies Committee who excelled again in providing food for our guests. Word is spreading about our great facility and bookings are brisk.

Boher Community Development Association AGM took place recently. The following were re-elected to officer positions: President: Canon Tom Ryan; Chairman: Pat O’Connell; Secretary: Sarah Fitzgerald; Treasurer:  Helena Hickey; PRO:  Mary Finucane.

Milford Care Centre: Bereavement Support Information Evening Tuesday 26th February 2019 @ 7 to 8.30 pm. This is one of the quarterly information evenings that are held throughout the year to provide information on normal grief and the support services offered by Milford Care Centre.

Anam Cara  & Milford Care Centre Bereavement Information Evening Thursday 28th February 2019 @ 7 to 9.00pm. Milford Care Centre and Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and families, are hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Limerick. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges their family may face after the death of a son or daughter. Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death. If you have attended a previous Bereavement Information Evening, we would encourage you to come again because each time you will hear something that will help you along the difficult and challenging journey of grief. There will also be time after the talk to interact with other bereaved parents. 

Rearcross Community Council will hold a Progressive 45 Drive in the Community Centre Rearcross on Friday 8th March 2019 @ 8.30pm – €500.00 in Prizes – Tickets €5 -Tea Served. Tickets available from all Community Council Members and at Rody Kennedy’s Shop in the Village.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The B team and C team had their fixtures called off last weekend due to the weather. The A team’s match went ahead though on the all-weather pitch in UL against Coonagh Utd, and Murroe came away with a hard fought 1-0 win.  The A team or B team have no fixtures this coming weekend. The C team are at home to Fairview Rangers on Sunday at 11am in Tubber. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fixtures and results.

Underage Coach needed: The U-8 boys team, (boys born in 2011), are looking for a coach currently. If you’re a former player, or a parent, or just want to help out, get in touch on murroeafc@gmail.com The season starts on 23rd February so there’s only a few weeks to get organised. The club will provide all necessary training and assistance.

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.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 10th Feb 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: William Brady, Bodyke, Co Clare

Mary O’Brien (Née Gleeson), Cappamore

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Tom and Nan O’Malley and

Chrissie O’Gorman and

Edward Ryan and

Ann and Jim Jamel and

Gary Coble                                                                   7pm this Saturday

Maurice and Peggy Hassett                                           9am this Sunday

George Kenny Months Mind and Maureen Kenny and

Bridie and Gerry Taaffe and deceased members of the Tucker Family and

Paddy, Mary and Maura Power and Gerard Mullane and

John O’Brien                                                                11.30am this Sunday

Kitty and Tom Lynch                                                    7pm next Saturday

Boher

Thomas and Mary Bartley                                             10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Helen Hickey.

Murroe: Willie Carey 7pm, Josie Meade 9am, Breda Berkery 11.30am

Masses for coming week: Boher, Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Murroe, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am.

Darkness into Light 2019 will take place on Saturday 11th May 2019, and, for the third year running, we will be hosting an event in Murroe.  Early Bird registration (to 31st March) is now open at https://www.darknessintolight.ie/.  To follow local information about Murroe DiL2019 see https://www.facebook.com/MurroeBoherDIL/.

Killinure National School (Boher) – Pupil Enrolment 2019: Enrolments for September 2019 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061 351377

Maranatha Prayer Ministry Healing Retreat on next Sunday 17th February 2019 at 2.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. Robbie Coffey, Limerick and Sr. Mary Bridget, Charismatic Renewal, Limerick.  All welcome. Tea after.

Boher Community Development Association will hold its AGM on Wednesday 13 February.  All welcome to attend.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 16th February. Music by Jimmy Hogan. Tea served. Admission €10

Murroe-Boher Historical Society’s next talk will take place at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe (Eircode: V94 N740) on Thursday, February 14th at 8.30 p.m. sharp. Joseph Lennon will speak to us on “Place-names, People & Memory: A Century of Ambiguous Identity.” This lecture looks at some of the ways that the Irish state, almost a century after independence, inadvertently continues to remember its colonial past through place-names, buildings and monuments – while at the same time ignoring many of the state’s greatest patriots. Some topics to be discussed include: Why is a famous castle named after a hapless Norman king and not after its city? Why do infamous Elizabethan and Cromwellian soldiers still have places named in their honour? Who is responsible for the naming – or misnaming – of some our nation’s monuments? Admission €5 to non-members. All welcome.

Milford Care Centre: Bereavement Support Information Evening Tuesday 26th February 2019 @ 7 to 8.30 pm. This is one of the quarterly information evenings that are held throughout the year to provide information on normal grief and the support services offered by Milford Care Centre.

Anam Cara  & Milford Care Centre Bereavement Information Evening Thursday 28th February 2019 @ 7 to 9.00pm. Milford Care Centre and Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and families, are hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Limerick. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges their family may face after the death of a son or daughter. Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death. If you have attended a previous Bereavement Information Evening, we would encourage you to come again because each time you will hear something that will help you along the difficult and challenging journey of grief. There will also be time after the talk to interact with other bereaved parents. 

Rearcross Community Council will hold a Progressive 45 Drive in the Community Centre Rearcross on Friday 8th March 2019 @ 8.30pm – €500.00 in Prizes – Tickets €5 -Tea Served. Tickets available from all Community Council Members and at Rody Kennedy’s Shop in the Village.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to thank Conact Construction, for their sponsorship of a set of Jerseys for our u12 Hurling team for the 2019 season. We would also like to advise that we are back training now every Saturday morning, from u6’s to u12’s, in Murroe Wood AstroTurf, from 10.00am to 11.00am. All new members are welcome.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team or C team had no fixtures last weekend The B team were away to Kilmallock in the league and had a bad day at the office losing out 4-1. This coming weekend The A team are away to Coonagh Utd in the League, (match being played in UL), The B team are away to Abbey Rovers in the League, and C team are away to local rivals Lisnagry in the League. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fixtures and results.

Underage Coach needed: The U-8 boys team, (boys born in 2011), are looking for a coach currently. If you’re a former player, or a parent, or just want to help out, get in touch on murroeafc@gmail.com The season starts on 23rd February so there’s only a few weeks to get organised. The club will provide all necessary training and assistance.

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Bee Blogs February 2019

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The cold snap means that all is quiet in the apiary. I hope brood rearing has been modest up to now. The mild weather may have encouraged the queens to lay and now the bees  will be struggling to keep the young brood warm. There is pollen available with the snow drops and hazel catkins and some was coming in during January.
It is important to keep checking hives to see that they are secure and each hive hefted to check on  food supplies.  All mine seem heavy but then I left most of the honey on the hives and will take some off when we are safely through the winter months. It makes more and more sense to me to remove surplus honey in the spring. I did remove some in late August as it is such a joy and a pleasure to sample fresh comb honey on brown bread.

 

Also it I useful to keep an eye on the hive entrance. You can always learns so much about the bees by watching  their front door. You may well find a lot of fine particles of wax from the uncapping of stores.  You  may also see spots of faeces or dysentery caused by fermenting stores.
There is plenty to work to be done this month. Stock taking is one thing  – what have I got and what do I need to order for the new season? It is good to order foundation early as it can easily run out in the height of the season.
There is always more to learn about bees and beekeeping. I did not know that bees are descended from carnivorous wasps – some wasps abandoned hunting for animal protein opting for a vegetarian diet based on nectar and pollen produced by flowers. The spread of flowering plants seems to have coincided with the appearance of the first bees.
I find an increasing demand for local honey as people are aware of its apparent benefits to treat allergies. The evidence is anecdotal that local honey makes a difference. Honey in the comb should be the most effective  because it is likely to contain pollen and many allergies occur in response to different pollens. Local honey will contain pollen from plants growing in the area. This may help to  desensitise the body. Taking  a tablespoon of raw, local honey for two to three months, before the hay fever season may help to build up immunity against the allergy. Raw honey also contains useful enzymes and nutrients including  a variety of antioxidants that highly processed honey does not.  Darker honey (e.g., heather honey) has more antioxidants than light-coloured honey. Studies have shown that honey is beneficial to treat ulcers, burns, and wound of all sorts. I have often used it on burns.
A new winter treatment for varroa is available called Oxybee which is meant to be easy to use. It comes in 1 litre bottles of oxalic acid dihydrate plus two sachets of sucrose powder containing glycerol which helps the oxalic acid to stick to the bees. The solution can be kept for 12 months. It is used during broodless periods and when supers are off.  A bottle should treat 20 colonies.
I have never tried treating for varroa during the winter months. I am loath to open the hives during that time but maybe I should re-consider this.
This month, on the 11th February we have the feast of St Gobnait – she was born in the 6th century in County Clare and is the patron saint of beekeeping.
Apparently she kept many hives in her monastery.  A story tells how one her hives was transformed into a bell and was used to call the local people to prayer.
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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 3rd February 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Margaret Kett (Née Hayes), Madaboy, Murroe

James (Seamus) Dee, Ferbane, Offaly, formerly of Cappanuke, Murroe. Reposing at Ferbane Nursing Home this Sunday 3 February 2.00pm-4.30pm. Private cremation on Monday.

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Jim Berkery and

Mary Cooke                                                                 11.30am this Sunday

Tom and Nan O’Malley and

Chrissie O’Gorman and

Edward Ryan and

Ann and Jim Jamel and

Gary Coble                                                                   7pm next Saturday

Maurice and Peggy Hassett                                           9am next Sunday

George Kenny Months Mind and Maureen Kenny and

Bridie and Gerry Taaffe and deceased members of the Tucker Family and

Paddy, Mary and Maura Power and Gerard Mullane and

John O’Brien                                                                11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Mary and Ted O’Connell and

Denis and Margaret Maher and

John Leahy                                                                   10am this Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Pat Madigan.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Breda White 11.30am

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Homeless Collection. The amount collected was €451.50.

The Lisnagry Association will hold their Annual Church gate Collection next weekend 9th and 10th February. The funds collected will go towards the refurbishment and upgrading of residential facilities in St. Vincent’s Centre.

Murroe/Boher ICA will hold its monthly meeting next Tuesday 5th February at 8pm in Murroe Hall. New members always welcome. As this is our first meeting or the New Year, fees are due.

Lotto Results for 27/1/19 -4,5,15,30- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Mark McMahon, Bobby Richardson, Sarah Butler & Pat Kett(Jnr). Next week’s Jackpot €3,600 Draw in Powers.

The Cappamore Historical Society have organised a lecture by Des Marnane entitled  “From Ballot to Bullet December 1918 to January 1919”, on Thursday February 7th at 7.30 in the Cappamore Community Centre.

Boher Community Development Association wishes to thank all those who supported our recent Parish social. It was a very enjoyable night and a great success.  The Committee would like to thank sincerely, those who attended the event, bought tickets to support the event and supplied items for auction – Paudie Laffan who supplied trees for blocks, the volunteers who cut timber for the auction, Roches Feeds, John O’Connell Crecora Mills, Rearcross Quarries, Dan O’Connor and Gleeson Concrete, Donohill. Sincere thanks also to the staff of the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, Johnny and Niall Skehan and all who donated spot prizes. €5,100 was raised through this event for the upkeep of our community centre for this year.

Boher Community Development Association will hold its AGM on Wednesday 13 February.  All welcome to attend.

Boher Community Development Association Saturday, 9 February, we will have the official opening of the upgraded Community Centre at 8pm. We are delighted to announce that the Liam McCarthy Cup will visit Boher Community Centre on that evening. We would like to cordially invite you to join us on 9th February.

Milford Care Centre: Bereavement Support Information Evening Tuesday 26th February 2019 @ 7 to 8.30 pm. This is one of the quarterly information evenings that are held throughout the year to provide information on normal grief and the support services offered by Milford Care Centre.

Anam Cara  & Milford Care Centre Bereavement Information Evening Thursday 28th February 2019 @ 7 to 9.00pm. Milford Care Centre and Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and families, are hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Limerick. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges their family may face after the death of a son or daughter. Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death. If you have attended a previous Bereavement Information Evening, we would encourage you to come again because each time you will hear something that will help you along the difficult and challenging journey of grief. There will also be time after the talk to interact with other bereaved parents. 

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that we are holding our last registration night on Friday 08th February at 18.30-19.30pm in our Club pavilion.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team shared the spoils with Fairview Rangers last weekend on a 1-1 scoreline in the league. This weekend the B team are away to Kilmallock in the league at 11am on Sunday. The A team and C team have no fixtures. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fixtures and results.

Underage Coach needed: The U-8 boys team, (boys born in 2011), are looking for a coach currently. If you’re a former player, or a parent, or just want to help out, get in touch on murroeafc@gmail.com The season starts on 23rd February so there’s only a few weeks to get organised. The club will provide all necessary training and assistance.

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. If you didn’t get one for Christmas, condolences, but you can still pop down the shop and pick one up yourself.

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