Message of Thanks from the DiL Murroe Committee

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After all the work and preparation, it was marvellous to see 1176 walkers assemble for the Murroe Darkness into Light on Saturday morning. To open the event, the Glenstal School choir, joined by Nóirín Ní Riain and conducted by Fr Columba, who wrote music especially for the Murroe Pieta House walk, performed outside the hall.  The Pieta House message was read by Geraldine O’Brien, a message which means so much to those who have been affected by suicide.  The choir and walkers sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before the hooter sounded and the walk commenced.  Volunteers had put out lights along the route, which were greatly enhanced by arrays of lights put out by householders.  At the end of the walk, people were treated to refreshments – all supplied by businesses and locals.
The Murroe Darkness into Light Committee want to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us.  It would have been impossible to organise this without the 100+ locals who helped out, many of whom worked throughout the night to welcome the walkers.   We received sponsorship and support from our locals businesses and clubs, Glenstal community gave unstinting support – what a welcome to have the community come out and greet the walkers.  Looking forward to next year!
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 7th May 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

Jim Commons and

Mike and Cathy Ryan                                                 7pm this Saturday

Willie Cunningham and

James McNamara Months Mind                                 11.30am this Sunday

John & Molly Coleman and Bridie & Paddy Doyle   Mass offered

Boher

James Lynch and

Nicola Hyde and

Breda Leahy                                                               10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Margaret Holmes 11.30am

Rosary will take place each Sunday evening during the month of May in Murroe Church at 7pm starting this Sunday, May 7th.

Haiti Church gate collection: Many thanks to all who contributed to this recent collection. A total of €382.33 was raised.

Congratulations to the Girls and Boys from Killinure National School who received their First Communion this Saturday.

Murroe Marian Club will be celebrating 25 years in existence on Friday May 12th in Muintir na Tíre Hall at 7pm. Former committee members and members of the club are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to all involved in Strictly Come Dancing last weekend. It was a wonderful night in the South Court Hotel. Great credit to the dancers and the committee who put such hard work into providing a spectacular night.

Murroe Boher Community Games Athletics will take place in Glenstal Abbey on Sunday 21st May at 6pm. We are hoping that entries will be in advance.  Keep an-eye-on-the-Facebook-page ww.facebook.com/MurroeBoherCommunityGames. We look forward to a lovely evening in Glenstal and hopefully the lovely weather will continue.

Milford Hospice Memorial Walk: The Milford Hospice 5km Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May 28th at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12.00 noon. This event is suitable for those of all levels of fitness and ability and the Centre’s organisers are asking anyone who wishes to take part to register for the event as soon as possible. There will be no entry fee, but the organisers are encouraging people to seek sponsorship for the lunchtime walk or else make a donation. The walk will commence at the University of Limerick Sports Arena and will finish on the grounds of Milford Care Centre. Participants will have the opportunity to place a hand-written tribute on colourful ribbon that will adorn the special memorial tree on the grounds of Milford. A special Memorial Pin will also be presented to each participant. Refreshments will be available after this memorial occasion. It’s necessary for everyone to register for the event on www.eventmaster.ie alternatively registration and sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie Your support is gratefully appreciated

 Lotto Results 23/4/17 – 2,6,8,12 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Willie Nicholas, Paddy O’Donnell, Aine Fogarty & John Barron. Next Week’s Jackpot €9600 in O’Neill’s

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Hard luck to our senior team who lost out to Bruff last weekend and now will compete in the intermediate league next year. Our U16 team played the league plate final on Friday evening against Kileedy. Well done to Caroline Hickey, Michelle Daly and Catherine McCormack who all took part in a very successful Strictly Come Dancing event last weekend. Well done to Ciara Walsh and her fellow organisers who organised an excellent community event. Well done also to everyone who took part in the Pieta House Darkness into Light walk on Saturday morning, it was a great success for a great cause. Well done to Anne O Connor and Ita Richardson and their fellow organisers for organising a great event.

Murroe Boher Ladies Gaelic Football: Best wishes to Kate Madigan and Limerick U14 Gaelic Footballers who take on Waterford in the Munster Final this Sunday at 3pm in Mallow, the team is managed by club coach Ken Beirne. Congrats to our Minor team who recently reached the County League “A” Final for the 2nd year in a row and to our u16s who are due to play their League final next week. Our Ladies had a fine win over Feohanagh Castlemahon and meet St. Brigid’s in the next round. Gaelic 4 Mothers training continues. Any enquiries please contact via club Facebook page.

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Murroe DiL: Important – Final Local Arrangements

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Thank you for registering for the Murroe Darkness into Light.  We now have 1,000+ registered, and are delighted with the response from you all.

We have ample car parking available, all within 5 minute walk to the Muintir na Tíre Hall.  Can you please:

·         Car pool where possible;

·         Plan to be in Murroe by 3.30 to facilitate getting to the event on time;

·         Follow steward instructions at all times – they will be directing traffic from outside the village;

·         Please note that we are operating a one-way system in the village, using both left and right lanes;

·         Go to the car park to which you are directed;

·         Do not park on the walk route, which includes the village street.

Use footpaths when you are walking from the car parks to the hall.  The section of the village from Crokers to Glenstal Gates will be closed from 3am-
If you live near Murroe and plan to walk to the event, please note that traffic will be entering and existing the village at the Monument, so be aware that all of these roads will be busy from 3am, and again after the walk.
We particularly want to thank everyone in our community for your support in organising the walk, the 50+ stewards and helpers who will be ensuring that all walkers have a safe and pleasant trip to Murroe & Glenstal Abbey.
Looking forward to seeing everyone early, early, tomorrow morning!
Murroe Darkness into Light committee.
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Darkness into Light Murroe – Information for Participants

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Darkness into Light, Murroe – starting at Muintir na Tíre Hall

4.15am, 6th May, 2017

 

Access to Murroe

From the Five crossroads: only local traffic will be allowed access to the village on the R506 towards Glenstal Abbey from 3.15am.  Stewards will be directing traffic to take a right turn to Murroe (marked Ros Fearna on Google Maps).  From here you will be directed towards car parks.

From Abington Church: once you reach the Monument in Murroe, stewards will direct you towards available car parks.

From Green Road: car parking will be available in Garranbawn car park (on rhs as you approach Murroe) for people coming via the Green Road.  

From Portnard:   the walk route includes the section from the Monument in Murroe to Dan Dineen’s Cross (Liscreagh on Google maps) and there will be restricted access.  There will be limited parking available at the school, so people will be asked to move to other car parks in the village.

Car Parking

To support car parking, we would appreciate if people pooled cars where possible.  Car parks are within 5 minutes of Muintir na Tíre Hall where the walk will start.

Car parking will be available in Garranbawn, GAA grounds, Croker’s and other fields in Murroe.  We ask that you follow steward directions to ensure that everyone will get safe and secure parking.

Stewards will remain in the car parks during the night.   However, we ask that you do not leave valuables in your car.

Please do not park on the roadside along the walk route.

Walking

The walk will start at 4.15am from outside the Muintir na Tíre hall.  Walkers will pass the Monument, turn left past the school, and take the next left.  We will then enter Glenstal Abbey grounds through the back gate, follow the path to the front gate, and finish the walk outside the hall.

As part of the walk will be on unlit roads, we advise that you bring a torch.  If you have not a yellow Darkness into Light t-shirt, please wear a high-visibility jacket.  

The main street in Murroe will be closed from 3-5.30am.  The road between the Monument and Dan Dineen’s Cross (first 1km) will be closed to traffic from 4.15-4.45am.  From Dan Dineen’s Cross to back gate of Glenstal will be restricted to 5am.  We will also have signs and stewards at specific points to ensure that any motorist is aware that there is a walk in progress.  We have arranged for a motorbike rider to lead out the walk, and it will be followed by a van.

East Limerick Red Cross will be on duty, and their ambulance will travel with the walk.

Choir

Fr Columba and Glenstal Boys’ Choir will perform a welcome session outside the hall, starting at 3.50am.  Br Columba has written songs especially for our Murroe Darkness in Light walk, so a special thank you to him!  This will be a real treat, so we hope that you can join us to listen to the choir.

Refreshments

We will have tea/coffee, water, fruit and other baked goodies available in the hall after 5am.  For Tea/Coffee, you will need to enter the hall by the rhs side door (down past the bottle banks).  We will have food both inside and outside the hall (access through the main hall door).   Please take time to join the Murroe community after the walk.

Toilets

Toilets will be available to walkers in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, the GAA clubhouse and at the back of the Church (one toilet).  There is  also a toilet at the sportsfield in Glenstal (follow steward directions if needed!!).  

T-Shirts

If you have not yet collected your t-shirt, we have a limited number of Large and XXXL available.  We have no Small, Medium and XL left.  We will be in Murroe GAA clubhouse on Thursday, 4th May 8-9pm to distribute the final t-shirts.

For those who were unable to collect t-shirts at our collection points, we have a (very) limited number left.  Please call to the table in the hall as close to 3.30am as possible.
You can walk without a DiL t-shirt, but we advise those walkers to please wear high-visibility jackets.

Sponsors

We have received sponsorship and refreshments from a wide range of businesses and clubs, and would like to thank these for their support:

Murroe Furniture and Beds

Munchies Chipper

PJ Ahern Shop, Murroe

Murroe-Boher Camogie

Murroe-Boher GAA

Avonmore Milk

Murroe Community Council

Valley Inn Golf Society

Rearcross Horse & Carriage Association

Murroe Scout Troup

Colour works

Mulcair Credit Union

Homes by Holmes

O’Sullivan Meats

Murroe-Boher Marian Club

Murroe ICA

Sean English Shop, Murroe

Murroe Pharmacy  

Ryan’s of Tipperary

Murroe Church Choir

Murroe-Boher Gaelic for Mothers

Farm Shop, Annacotty

Murroe Scouts Troup

Murroe Pharmacy

Abington Hygiene

Crokers, Murroe

Gala Shop, Murroe

Valley Inn, Murroe

Power’s Pub, Abington

Pat Hickey Tiles

Denis Holmes Furniture

Murroe-Boher Community games

Murroe-Boher Ladies Football

Murroe Soccer Club

Community of Glenstal Abbey

Glenstal Abbey School Choir

John Cummins Sand & Gravel

JD Waste

Arrabawn Nenagh

Carey’s Glass

William Reale Butcher

Murroe-Boher Marian Club

Thanks also to the many others in the community have supported through stewarding, supplying refreshments, setting up course, organising the hall, publicity etc.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Murroe for the Pieta House Darkness into Light walk.

Yours Sincerely,

Tony Breen, Ita Richardson, Geraldine O’Brien, Anne O’Connor.

Murroe Darkness into Light committee.

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Strictly Come Dancing Winners 2017

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What a Night it was and for those not fortunate to get a ticket there was a live feed on the website to see all the dancing on the night.

Everyone participating was a winner , and each of the contestants gave their best performance on the night.

The judges had the hardest decision on picking a winner,but eventually after great anticipation

The winners Of Strictly Come Dancing Murroe 2017 were  Anthony Reddan and Sharon Coughlan

For more Photos of the night go to  Murroe Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/pg/murroe/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154758254844086

Congratulations to all involved in making this a wonderful community event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coffee Morning at Madaboy House in Aid of Cancer Research Sat 6th May 2017

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Coffee Morning in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research Cork and the Irish Cancer Society will be held on Saturday 6th May from 10.30 to 1.00. at Madaboy House, Abington (approx. 400m from Abington Enterprise Centre). Please consider supporting this worthy cause in an effort to fund innovative breakthrough therapies for many types of cancer. Enjoy the best of home baking and a musical surprise. Last year we raised almost €1,800. This year our goal is to top €2,000. For further information:  phone 061-386435.  Located approx 400m from Abington Enterprise Centre.

 

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Murroe Boher Darkness into Light 2017

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700 cups, 50 stewards, 500 candles, 600 t-shirts, 5k walk or run! A real treat beforehand will be a short performance by Glenstal Abbey School Choir at 3.50am, who will sing songs especially written for our event by Fr Columba in Glenstal Abbey. Pre-registration is essential – we will NOT be taking cash on the night! Just register on dil.pieta.ie, choosing Murroe as venue. Enter your details, and pay by Credit or Debit card. Note your Order Number. The final collection point for t-shirts will be in GAA clubhouse, Murroe, next Wednesday, 3rd May,8-10pm. Walk starts 4.15am on 6th May. For further information contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536.

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Thought for the Week – Hope is the most essential quality for our future as a species

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The message of Easter is one of hope
and not just hope in some distant utopia or fulfilment in an after- life.
It is the conviction that our world and my life
has meaning and is guided
and not simply at the mercy of chance
or the invisible hand of crude economics.
Hope leavens the life of a believer – and permeates every aspect
of  our life as planetary, cosmic creatures.
It acts as an antidote to desperation and helps us to keep our feet moving forward facing the future with courage.
We are not talking about optimism.
Optimism is about  the future- how we would
like things to turn out – how we would like to win the lotto.
It is a desire for things to be different.
Hope is about now, this present moment -it is the conviction
that there is meaning now despite what it might look like – that
something is worth doing however it turns out.
It allows us to give up trying to control everything in our lives
which can so inhibit our vision of a larger possibility and
it means we don’t have to exhaust ourselves trying to mint significance
every moment of  every day.
Hope is the most essential quality for our future as a species
because without hope none of us would
even believe in the possibility of a different world,
let alone work towards it…
St Paul in his letter to the Ephesians says, “My death defying ‘no’ to despair and my life affirming ‘yes’ to seemingly insurmountable problems in the midst of my life are both animated by hope in the invincible might of the risen Jesus and in the immeasurable scope of his power in us who believe”. (Eph 1:19) 
A friend once said to me, “of all my possessions be that material, spiritual or relational, the only one I pray I never lose is hope”.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 30 April 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: Joe Sweeney, Newport

Anniversaries:                                   Murroe

Jim Commons and

Mike and Cathy Ryan                                                 7pm next Saturday

James McNamara Months Mind and

Willie Cunningham                                                     11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Nuala McLoughlin and Bridget Foley                        10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Esther Reilly 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am. Breda Berkery 11.30am

Masses for coming week: No morning Mass on Monday. Daily Masses for remainder of the week – Boher 9.30am and Murroe 10am.

Adoration in Boher this coming Thursday will take place in the Sacristy

Rosary will take place each Sunday evening during the month of May in Murroe Church at 7pm starting next Sunday, May 7th.

Conradh na Gaeilge: Many thanks to all who contributed to their recent collection. A total of €330.56 was raised.

Coffee Morning in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research Cork and the Irish Cancer Society will be held on Saturday 6th May from 10.30 to 1.00. at Madaboy House, Abington (approx. 400m from Abington Enterprise Centre). Please consider supporting this worthy cause in an effort to fund innovative breakthrough therapies for many types of cancer. Enjoy the best of home baking and a musical surprise. Last year we raised almost €1,800. This year our goal is to top €2,000. For further information:  phone 061-386435.

Cappamore Development Association have in their generosity developed a beautiful garden at the back of the Community Centre. This is a great facility that can be used by the patrons of the Day Care centre and the patrons of St Vincent’s while they are here during the day in Cappamore. An open day and special blessing will take place on Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Monday) at 2pm. Light refreshments served. Please come and see our beautiful facility. We would appreciate a good attendance.

Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you to our Maranatha Healing Retreat on this Sunday, 30th April 2017 at 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Fr. Ger Fitzgerald, Ennis and Sebastian Sales, Anointing Fire Ministry, UK with beautiful Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Music and Song, Confessions, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Talk, Mass and Adoration and Laying on of hands for healing.  Tea after in hall

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 6th May. Music by Sam O Doherty. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Congratulations to local lad Paddy Kelly who received his first cap for Ireland playing with the Irish u 18 clubs and schools rugby squad over the Easter. They beat the English counties u 18 team in a 2-game series up in Ashbourne Co. Meath.

The Parents Council of Killinure National School would like to thank everyone who donated or helped in any way with their recent fund raising activities. Our Bag Pack in Dunnes Stores, Childers Road raised €1,320 and the 5k fun walk/run in memory of Rhona Kett Sheridan for the Jack and Jill Foundation, raised €3,720.

Murroe Marian Club will be celebrating 25 years in existence on Friday May 12th in Muintir na Tíre Hall at 7pm. Former committee members and members of the club are welcome to attend.

Doon Community Council are holding their annual monster table quiz in all five pubs, in Doon, on Friday the 5th of May, starting at 9.30pm. Table of 4, €20 per table. Prizes and raffle on the night.

Murroe are hosting a Pieta House Darkness into Light 5k walk at 4.15am on 6th May. Pre-registration is essential – we will NOT be taking cash on the night!  If you are interested in participating, register on dil.pieta.ie, choosing Murroe as venue. Enter your details, and pay by Credit or Debit card.  Note your Order Number. Collect your t-shirt at the GAA Clubhouse in Murroe from 8-10pm on Wednesday 3rd May. Course information and other news is available on the Murroe Darkness into Light Facebook page. For further information contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536.

LIGHT UP FOR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: It has been suggested that houses on the route of this year’s Darkness into Light walk would display some outside lights on this coming Saturday morning of May 6 at 4-15 am for a couple of hours. So, root out those Christmas lights and give them an early airing this year just for one important morning and it will add to the meaning and the ambience of the walk on the day. Also, don’t forget to donate to the relevant pages or set up your own page for the cause of Pieta House. Remember no cash is taken on the night and you may register on dil.pieta.ie, choosing Murroe as the venue, entering your details.

Lotto Results 23/4/17 – 2,6,8,12 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Willie Nicholas, Paddy O’Donnell, Aine Fogarty & John Barron. Next Week’s Jackpot €9600 in O’Neill’s

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to our senior team who play Bruff on Sunday morning at 11.30am in Meanus (Camogue Rovers GAA Pitch) in the Senior League, be sure to get out and support the girls. Well done to our U16 team who won their League Plate semi-final on Wednesday and are now in the final against Kileedy with fixture TBC. Training continues for all age groups and if new members are interested in becoming part of the club please don’t hesitate to contact a club member or our Facebook page where we keep fixtures updated.

Congratulations to Munster rugby coach, Murroe Man, Greig Oliver, on Munster A’s achievement of winning the British and Irish Cup on Friday 21st April against a strong Jersey Reds team. This is only the second time that Munster A have won this competition – a great achievemen

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Murroe Strictly Come Dancing Sat 29th April 2017

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This gang of incredible dancers are just waiting to blow your socks off with their moves on the dance floor!!
They have volunteered hours & hours of their time to practising, all supporting the development of their Murroe Boher community facilities.
Please support them now and buy your ticket for Saturday night.
You can also support a great cause by voting for your favourite dancing couple in Strictly Come Dancing Murroe www.ifundraise.ie/strictlymurroe
Scroll to favourite couple. Next select couple. Click donate near bottom of their page.. Enter details as asked. Option to leave message. Option to donate the fee. Need Visa card.
A bus will run from Murroe to the hotel, leaving at 7pm and returning at 2am after the disco. €10 return. Contact Ciara (087) 6280019 to book your seat..

All proceeds to community amenity field project

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