MULCAIR MEN’S SHED – next social night out in Croker’s Pub

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MULCAIR MEN’S SHED We are having our next social night out in Croker’s Pub in Murroe on Friday April 28th from 9pm until late. There’s music and food laid on and we’ll have another excellent raffle. Bring along family and friends to make it a great night. All are welcome.

Liam Lynch,

PRO, Mulcair Men’s Shed

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Thought for the Week – the changing flash of the kingfisher’s wing

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The Gospel of Mark portrays the disciples as unaware, failing to pick up the clues and nudges they were given: they don’t get it – and fail to recognise Him.

The kingfisher flashes past them and Peter or someone  (usually Peter) turns round and says, ‘Oh, I missed that!’.

In contrast, John’s Gospel presents a steady accumulation of moments of recognition and realisation from the moment ( right after the first sign in Cana)  when the disciples see his glory’ (John 2:11) and begin to understand.

In the Gospel of Luke we have the growing recognition of Jesus after the resurrection but it takes time. We have the two disciples on the road to Emmaus gradually understanding the new form of presence they encountered, recognising him at the breaking of bread.

Jesus clearly wants us to be alert, full of expectation and wonder – listening  to the words, watching with a degree of inner stillness that allows the unexpected world- the changing flash of the kingfisher’s wing to occur and startle us.

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Strictly Come Dancing Murroe Extravaganza 2017

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What could turn out to be the greatest night in the history of Murroe-Boher Parish! The Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza in the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Saturday April 29th is gathering pace. This event is in aid of the new Park development and looks like an occasion that nobody can afford to miss. Our 38 dancers are practicing like professionals! The celebrity Judges are primed. Our two MCs are chomping at the bit. The committee members are working day and night to achieve the perfect occasion for everybody. Tickets are on sale now in all the Local Shops, Post office & Denis Holmes Showrooms or Ciara Walsh (087) 6280019 or any committee member. The dancers are looking for your votes right now. They have voting cards. Even if you cannot make it on the night  you can still vote for your favourite couple online anytime at www.ifundraise.ie/strictlymurroe 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..

In no particular order the contestants for Strictly Come Dancing Murroe 2017 are :

  1. Helen Regan and Pat Madigan
  2. Sharon Gow and Paul Ryan
  3. Delphine and Des Duffy
  4. Aisling O’Brien and Liam Breen
  5. Breda Berkery and Derek McInerney
  6. Ann White and John Richardson
  7. Siobhan Moylan and Paul Coffey
  8. Annette Ahern and Jim Dunlea
  9. Angie Enright and Denis White
  10. Michele Daly and Bob Richardson
  11. Trisha McKenna and Denis Grant
  12. Jodie Power and Paudie Laffan
  13. Sharon Coughlan and Anthony Reddan
  14. Yvonne Clifford and PJ Holmes
  15. Caroline Hickey and Shane Conroy
  16. Catherine McCormack and Pat Walsh
  17. Audrey Butler and Willie Walsh
  18. Ellie Kelly and Niall Cregan
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 16/4/2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent deaths: Sheila Ormonde (née O’Carroll) Wexford and formerly of Murroe.

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Timmy Landers Months Mind and

Willie Holmes and Sr Labori and Sr Bridget                                   11.30am this Sunday

Anna McGuire and

Dan Ryan and

Mick and Lilly Hayes                                                                         7pm next Saturday

John Quigley and

John O’Connell                                                                                    9am next Sunday

Mary Moloney and

Greg Burns and

Jimmy Rabbitte                                                                                   11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Michael and Peggy Finucane and

Fr Denis Bartley and

Pat Tobin                                                                                              10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Eamon Tuohey 10am.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Saundra Ni Chiosog 11.30am

Masses for coming week: No morning Mass on Monday.

Boher – Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am. Murroe – Wednesday and Friday at 10am.

Divine Mercy Sunday is on 23rd April. Ceremonies will start with the Rosary at 2pm. It is hoped to have confession during this time. This will be followed by the Chaplet at 3pm.

ONLY 14 MORE SLEEPS to what could turn out to be the greatest night in the history of Murroe-Boher Parish! The Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza in the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Saturday April 29th is gathering pace. This event is in aid of the new Park development and looks like an occasion that nobody can afford to miss. Our 38 dancers are practicing like professionals! The celebrity Judges are primed. Our two MCs are chomping at the bit. The committee members are working day and night to achieve the perfect occasion for everybody. Tickets are on sale now in all the Local Shops, Post office & Denis Holmes Showrooms or Ciara Walsh (087) 6280019 or any committee member. The dancers are looking for your votes right now. They have voting cards. Or you can vote for your favourite couple online anytime at www.ifundraise.ie/strictlymurroe 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.

Coffee Morning for Cancer: Reminder for your diary: Coffee Morning at Madaboy House will take place this year on Saturday 6th May from 10.30 to 1.00.  The focus of fundraising again is Cancer Research. Watch this space for future reminders closer to the date. This year will see the inclusion of a musical interlude to delight guests.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 22nd April. Music by Glór Tíre star Dermot Lyons. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Murroe Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Church Gate Collection. Your support is very much appreciated. Amount collected €640.

Newport Drama Group presents, Brian Friel’s “Dancing At Lughnasa” on April 15th and 16th at 8pm in Newport Community Centre.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society: The last of our talks for this season will be hosted by Murroe-Boher Historical Society on Thursday, April 20, at 8.30 p.m. sharp at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. The talk by Gráinne Keays is entitled, “The Frend Family of Lacrough House: The Story of a Boher Family.” Admission to non-member is €5 (includes refreshments). All welcome

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

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 one of the local collection points Final 3 T-Shirt distributions at GAA clubhouse, Murroe: 6-8pm on Tuesday 25th April, 10am-2pm on Saturday 29th April; 8-10pm on Wednesday 3rd May. REMEMBER no cash entries accepted on morning of the walk. You must REGISTER in advance.

Lotto Results 9/4/17 – 12,23,30,32 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Paudie Meehan, Joan Lynch, Kevin Ahern & Andrew Hickey. Next Week’s Jackpot €9500 in Pa McGraths

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Murroe-Boher were well represented at the Limerick Community Games Cross-Country Finals at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Saturday 8th April 2017, in glorious sunshine generally not associated with cross-country running! Well done to all who took part and congratulations to all our medallists. Michael O’Brien Silver U17 1000m, Gemma Ryan Gold U11 600m, Peter Ashe Gold U9 300m, Cillian Holmes Bronze U9 300m, Peter Ashe, Cillian Holmes, Joseph O’Brien & George Crowe Team Gold U9 300m. Many thanks to U9 coach Noreen O’Brien.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to our U16 team who play Crecora at 6.30pm in Boher on Friday in their last group game of the league. Our senior team will be out on Monday with fixture TBC. Last Saturday saw the camogie club’s dog come in 3rd position in the Con and Annie Kirby Derby at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. This was a great night for all involved and our thanks to Limerick GAA for organising the event.

Murroe AFC: We are delighted to announce that the FAI summer soccer schools are now open for bookings Murroe AFC’s camp will take place this year from July 17th – July 21st. The camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-14, each child will get a full playing kit, backpack, football and certificate of completion and the camp starts at 10.30am each day and finishes at 3pm. Cost of the camps are €65 per child with a €10 off family discount for brothers/sisters. Check out www.summersoccerschools.ie for more info

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Thought for the Week – Be kind, for everyone is carrying a heavy burden

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One of the characteristics of holy people, according to Rowan Williams, ‘is that they make you feel better than you are’. A holy person enlarges your world, shines a light on your world and changes the landscape of your life  – they help you to open up.
Saint Benedict had a similar intuition when he condemned murmuring – negativity. In chapter 34  of his rule he states,  ‘Above all let not the evil of murmuring appear for any reason whatsoever in the least word or sign. If anyone is caught at it, let him be placed under very severe discipline’.  I find it fascinating that in 480 he identified this as the ‘most serious sin in community’
When we speak, Benedict wants us to speak words that give life, that are creative of the other. For Benedict, this is the heart of the moral life.  I read somewhere the simple thought, ’Be kind, for everyone is carrying a heavy burden’.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 9th 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: James McNamara, The Oaks, Murroe.

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Crissie O’Gorman Months Mind and

Pakie Rainsford                                                                                   7pm this Saturday

Mary Bourke and Deceased members of the Bourke Family    9am this Sunday

James Corbett and

Niall O’Riordan                                                                                    11.30am this Sunday

Timmy Landers Months Mind and

Willie Holmes and Sr Labori and Sr Bridget                                   11.30am next Sunday

Jimmy Rabbitte                                                                                   Mass Offered

Boher

Mike Tierney Months Mind and

Lily Fenton                                                                                           10am this Sunday

Michael and Peggy Finucane and

Fr Denis Bartley and

Pat Tobin                                                                                              10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Kathleen Walters 8pm. Marie O’Flynn 10am.

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

Masses for coming week: Boher – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.30am.

Murroe – Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am. Funeral Mass Monday at 11.30am

No Adoration in Boher or Murroe this coming week – Holy Week

Holy Week Ceremonies: We ask you to please take note of the times for the Holy Week Ceremonies          Murroe and Boher

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lords Supper                                        7.30pm

Good Friday:    Celebration of the Lord’s Passion                             3.00pm

Stations of the Cross                                                      7.30pm

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil                                                                   8.00pm

Murroe Community Council is holding a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza in the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Saturday April 29th. This event is in aid of the new Park development and promises to be an occasion not to be missed. We have, among others, lined up one or two well-known personalities! The development is due to start in March and funds are badly needed. Tickets are on sale now in all the Local Shops & Post office & Denis Holmes Showrooms or Ciara Walsh (087) 6280019.

Coffee Morning for Cancer: Reminder for your diary: Coffee Morning at Madaboy House will take place this year on Saturday 6th May from 10.30 to 1.00.  The focus of fundraising again is Cancer Research. Watch this space for future reminders closer to the date. This year will see the inclusion of a musical interlude to delight guests.

Special Olympics World Winter Games: Patricia Gleeson would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out in any way when she was selected as a volunteer to travel to Austria for the Special Olympics World Winter games which took place from 16 – 24 March.

Personalised Embroidery – Christening Shawls, Bibs, Baby Blankets. Based in Murroe. Tel 086 8384273.

Newport Drama Group presents, Brian Friel’s “Dancing At Lughnasa” on April 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 8pm in Newport Community Centre.

Boher Community Development Association will participate again in the JP McManus Team Limerick Clean Up initiative. Last year we had a record turn-out when 130 members of our community participated in this event and we gathered over 300 bags of litter around Boher.  We hope you will join us on Good Friday, 14 April at 9am, at Boher Community Centre. An Post has returned our post box in Boher.  We would encourage as many people as possible to use this facility.

Family History: A family history of the Quigley (Rootagh), Ryan (Rodgers), Mackey (Glenoe and Rear-cross), and Collins (Newport) families will be launched at the Community Centre, Rearcross on Sunday 9th April at 3pm. All interested are welcome to attend.

Qualified Make Up Artist available for Confirmation’s, Communion’s, Wedding’s or any occasion. Phone Sinéad 085 8263166

Handcrafted Hats and Fascinators for that special occasion. Contact Anne at 086 2417449 or email anne_mgr@yahoo.ie

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 one of the local collection points which we will update here and on the Murroe Darkness into Light Facebook page. This week’s collection point is Pa McGrath’s Pub, Boher, Monday, 10th April, 5.45-6.45pm. For further information contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536.

Lotto Results 26/3/17 – 7,8,18,30 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Daniel Ryan, Sean Whyte, Caitriona Laffan & Nora Culhane. Next Week’s Jackpot €9300 in the Valley Inn

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Congratulations to Katie Bartley coming 4th place in the Art U10 Girls and Clara Noonan coming 3rd in the U12 Girls Art in the County Art Competitions.  Well done.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Well done to our U16 team who defeated Bruff in the second round of the league on Thursday evening, next week they will take on Crecora at home. Best of luck to Niamh Richardson and the Limerick senior team who take on Cork in the Division 1 semi-final at 4pm in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday as they look to go a step further than last year. Hard luck to our senior team who lost out to Ahane in their first league game, it was a tough game and with a small and young panel our girls showed great fight throughout the game. Best of luck to our dog in the Con and Annie Kirby Derby final which took place on Saturday (8th April) in Limerick greyhound stadium.

Murroe AFC: We are delighted to announce that the FAI summer soccer schools are now open for bookings Murroe AFC’s camp will take place this year from July 17th – July 21st. The camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-14, each child will get a full playing kit, backpack, football and certificate of completion and the camp starts at 10.30am each day and finishes at 3pm. Cost of the camps are €65 per child with a €10 off family discount for brothers/sisters. Check out www.summersoccerschools.ie for more info

 

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Bee Blogs – April 2017

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‘The absence of sadness may create bitterness. This saying is illustrated in the tale of the bee. After a long winter, she found a flower-bed. Three days later, the bee exclaimed : ‘I cannot think what has happened to this nectar, it has become so sour.’
The first bit of good news is that all my colonies have survived the winter and now, as April brings forth a burst of blossom, the bees are busily working hard to harvest lots of pollen and nectar. The dandelion has yielded well and my hives are now stocked with new pollen and honey.
I opened my hives on the 22nd March. I am glad I did as they were so full of ivy honey that the queens were restricted in their laying. I removed about three brood frames from some hives and have replaced them with frames of foundation.
When you get a chance to examine your colonies make sure the temperature is around 14 degrees and don’t spend too long at it and close up quickly. While manipulating try to cultivate a calm, deliberate gentleness avoiding all jarring and crushing of bees – crushing a bee will set off the alarm signals  from the scent of the sting venom. Try to establish a routine for opening a colony eg. put each hive part in a set place etc.
If the temperature goes down, and it can do so quickly at this time of the year, the brood can get  chilled – so short quick inspections are best. Use Hooper’s five questions and try and mark the queen.
Hoopers’s five questions:
1. Room  have they enough room
2. Eggs – is the queen present and laying
3. Development – is colony building up as fast as other colonies – queen cells present?
4. Disease – varroa mites?
5. Stores.. Enough till next inspection?
Always keep an eye on the outside of the hive – note how the bees are behaving. Bees are constantly giving us messages and if you become familiar with their behaviour you will learn a lot. If you have mesh floor boards you may notice wax pieces falling through onto the ground telling you that they are chewing their way through stores and seem to be healthy and well.
Don’t forget to make sure there is good supply of accessible water for them – bees need lots of water in the spring especially if they are to break down crystallised ivy stores .  It is a good idea to set up a water source in the sun so that it is warm for them. Bees prefer collecting from a shallow place as the water warms more quickly – you can use containers filled with peat or potting compost and topped up with water as they make landing easy for bees. A container filled with pebbles and water also works. Water shortage may not be something you would think of given that we have so much of it – it is about making it accessible to bees. Also don’t place the water in the flight path of the bees as it could be contaminated.
Ivy honey is hard to deal with unless you have some people who like its particular taste. I have found a few such connoisseurs of honey and they will use all I have. I will keep some for feeding bees later in the year or when I split some colonies. Three or four of my colonies are very far ahead and bursting with bees. I had to give two of them a second super (they were wintered with one). These are good candidates for splitting and that is what I plan to do. I must set a date but obviously it can’t be done until we have drones on the wing to mate with the new queen when she is on the wing.
RECIPE
Using honey to treat Insomnia.
Honey can be used as a sedative. If falling asleep is difficult take a teaspoon of honey at your evening meal. Should sleeping problems continue try the following.
 2 teaspoons apple vinegar
 2 teaspoons of honey
 1 glass of water
Combine the ingredients and take 3 tablespoons at bedtime.
A friend of mine sent me a nice poem by Saint Thomas Moore on the virtues of growing rosemary.
As for Rosemary
I let it run all over my garden walls
Not only because my bees love it
But because ’tis the herb
Sacred to remembrance
And therefore friendship,
Whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.
St. Thomas Moore
Murroe Website EditorBee Blogs – April 2017
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Darkness Into Light for Pieta House – IMPORTANT NOTICE:

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Pre-registration is essential for Murroe Darkness into Light – we will NOT be taking cash on the night!
To register: dil.pieta.ie, choose venue ‘Murroe’ for our walk on 6th May at 4.15am. Enter your details, and pay by Credit or Debit card.  Note your Order Number.
Collect your t-shirt at one of the local collection points which we will update here regularly.
This week’s collection points:
Power’s Pub, Abington, Friday, 7th April, 5.45-6.45pm.
Pa McGrath’s Pub, Boher, Monday, 10th April, 5.45-6.45pm.
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Thought for the Week – Control must always be partial and temporary

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Giving up control, even just a tiny bit, would still be an admirable gesture even in this late stage of Lent. I use control to order and structure my life. I like to be in control of my life and feel more comfortable when this is the case.

But too much control is unhelpful as I become trapped in the protective program that I build around myself.  As John O’Donohue suggests, “this can put you outside many of the blessings destined for you. Control must always be partial and temporary.”

When I am in pain or at the time of death, I will have to relinquish control so it is best to start practicing now. When you do begin to let go, even just a little, it is amazing how enriched your life becomes.

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Murroe-Boher Camogie Support our Dog “Coolavanny Pet”

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Murroe-Boher Camogie have reached the final of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy stake this Saturday night, 8th April, in the Limerick Greyhound stadium. Gates open from 6.30pm.

We are asking all members of the parish to come in on the night and support our dog “Coolavanny Pet”, who for qualifying for the final has given us a guaranteed €1,000, with a chance of winning between €3k – €10k depending where she finishes. If she wins Saturday night we will win €10,000 + a free fundraising night in the dog track for our club.

If attending, please wear the club colours to get in for half price, all kids go free.

Please spread the word to anyone you know, the more we can get there from the club the better.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of the camogie club.

Yours in sport
Caroline Hickey

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