Thought for the Week – Tech addict

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Perhaps it is not yet too late for a  new Year’s resolution – one that suggests itself is to examine how I relate to technology. If the truth be told, this probably needs constant monitoring.
Nancy Colier, in her book, ‘The Power of Off, suggests that most of us are addicts at this point.  Some time ago people checked their smart phones every six minutes or 150 times a day – recent research suggests that the average person now checks their phone every five  minutes or 190 times a day. She notes, that in a survey, one in three people would give up sex with their partner rather than be separated from their smart phone and fifty percent of people would give up their sense of smell rather than their phone.
It is an addiction with a difference – other addictions make you an ‘outsider’ technological addiction makes you an insider – the more you can discuss your apps the more acceptable you are.
It is also true that we are not giving up technology any time soon – it is too useful and anyway technology is not the issue, it is how we relate to it is the issue and Colier suggests,  “we have to find freedom in technology not from technology”.
A first step in this process is to assess our level of addiction. Colier offers us some helpful questions:
Is your reliance on technology increasing?
Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when not able to use.
Are you continuing to use it despite knowing it is causing you problems at work, at home and in your social life.
Is your life revolving round technology?
Have you given up activities you used to enjoy to use technology?
Are you lying about the amount of time you spend on technology? 
If one of these is true she says it is of concern; if two then you are probably an addict if three then you are definitely an addict.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 15th Jan 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: Mike Duffy, Rathowen, Westmeath, formerly Murrowood.

Kitty Lynch (née Donovan), Lismullane

Conrad Slater, Ashroe

Jim McNamara, London, formerly Boher. Funeral arrangements later.

Anniversaries:                                   Murroe

Joe, Mary and Brenda Egan                                       7pm this Saturday

Michael Ryan (Sean Moore)                                       9am this Sunday

Donagh Hanly Months Mind and

John O’Grady, died in Australia                                11.30am this Sunday

O’Brien & O’Sullivan Families, Mungret & Sligo      10am this Monday

John Dundon and

Margaret Cahir                                                            11.30am next Sunday

                                                Boher

John Richardson and

Noel Hickey                                                                10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am, Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Boher: Elizabeth O’Connor 10am.

Masses for coming week:

Boher – Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am.

Boher Parish Social will take place on Saturday 21 January, in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish.  This social promises to be a very enjoyable night with music by Johnny Skehan, dancing and an auction of timber and a variety of surprise items held during the night to help raise funds for the upkeep of our Community Centre.  Committee members will visit all houses in the Parish over the next week, selling tickets for the event.  Tickets cost €10 each.  Donations of Spot prizes will be gratefully received by Committee members.

Childminder Required: Qualified Garda vetted childminder needed for        6 year old boy. Flexible hours, sometimes early mornings, with drop/pick up from school. Contact number 087 7866280.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society will hold a table quiz on Friday next, 20th January in the Valley Inn, Murroe, beginning at 8.30 p.m. €20 for a table of four people. There will also be a raffle on the night. Donations of spot prizes gratefully accepted. As usual, a donation will be made to charity from the proceeds of the quiz.

Senior Set Dancing and Ceili Classes for fitness and fun will resume in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe on Wednesday 18th January at 8.15pm. Beginners welcome at all classes.

Kettlebells continues in Murroe Community Hall each week on Tues @ 6.45 and Saturdays @ 10am. Beginner classes commencing this week. Excellent for weight loss/toning/flexibility/mobility/strength. Call Noreen 087 0987355 Swing, Sweat and See Results!

Knockainey Historical & Cons. Society are pleased to launch the 2017 Lecture Series.  1st of 4 lectures begins with Kevin Myers – journalist, writer & historian.  “The Irish in the Great War focusing on mid county Limerick”. Friday 27th January 2017 @ 8.00pm. St. John’s Church, Knockainey. Tickets €10.  Booking essential – contact Angela 0871277468. Further talks on Fridays 3rd 10th 17th February @ 8.00pm tickets only €5 on door. Topics; Life in Limerick 1916 and impact of WW1. War of Independence in Limerick 1919-21 and Civil War in Limerick.

Lotto Results 8/1/17 -13,21,25,32- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Christy Heffernan, Una Kett, Martin Holmes & Liz Howard. Next Week’s Jackpot €8200 in O’Neill’s

Murroe Boher Community Games: Art, model making and handwriting competition will be held on Sunday the 15th of January at 5:30pm in the Muintir na Tire hall Murroe. Entry fee €3. Please bring along pencil and colours. We look forward to seeing you.

The AGM of Murroe Boher GAA club will be held on Monday January 23rd in the clubhouse Murroe at 8.30pm. All members asked to attend

 

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Mulcair Men’s Shed – Social Night Out – January 27th 2017.

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One of Conrad’s last wishes, was for the men of Mulcair Men’s Shed to continue with the bimonthly social night out. So the next one is scheduled for Friday 27th January in Power’s Pub, Abington (down the road from the shed) from 9:00pm until late.

All members are invited, as well as their families. Non-members are more than welcome to join us too, if you want to meet with us and see what we are all about, when we let our hair down … well except for Liam – he literally has nothing to let down! 😝

Thanks and Best Regards.

Liam Lynch,

PRO, Mulcair Men’s Shed.

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Murroe-Boher Historical Society – Table Quiz Fri 20th Jan 2017

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Murroe-Boher Historical Society will hold a table quiz on Friday next, 20th January in the Valley Inn, Murroe, beginning at 8.30 p.m. €20 for a table of four people.There will also be a raffle on the night. A Donation will be made to charity from the proceeds of the quiz.

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 8 jan 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: John O’Grady who died in Australia, formerly of Capanahana, Murroe.

Anniversaries:                                   Murroe

Pa Joe and Paddy McCormack                                   7pm this Saturday

Joe, Mary and Brenda Egan                                       7pm next Saturday

Donagh Hanly Months Mind and

John O’Grady, died in Australia                                11.30am Next Sunday

                                                Boher

Deceased members of the Walsh Family, Cloughnadromin and

Breda Cartwright                                                        10am this Sunday

Johan Richardson and

Noel Hickey                                                                10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Laurence Bartley 10am.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm. Noreen Keane 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am

Masses for coming week:

Boher – Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am.

Murroe-Boher Notes – Limerick Leader: The writer of these notes would like to thank all who contributed during 2016 to the Murroe-Boher notes and wish all a very Happy 2017. Without your efforts, it would not be possible to have notes like these in the Limerick Leader

Murroe-Boher Historical Society will host a talk by Michael Hassett on Thursday, 12 January 2017, at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, at 8.30 p.m. sharp. The talk is entitled “The Battle of Verdun and the Battle of the Somme, 1916.” Admission €5 to non-members, including refreshments. All welcome.

 Childminder Required: Qualified Garda vetted childminder needed for 6 year old boy. Flexible hours, sometimes early mornings, with drop/pick up from school. Contact number 087 7866280.

 Lotto Results 2/1/17 – 9,14,15,24 – No Jackpot Winner. €50 Lucky dips Bridie Ryan, Jim O’Donoghue & Alan Barry €20 Luck dips Frankie Flynn Mortimor Hogan, John O’Connell & Eugene O’Malley. Next Week’s Jackpot €8100 in Crokers

Boher Parish Social will take place on Saturday 21 January, in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish.  This social promises to be a very enjoyable night with music by Johnny Skehan, dancing and an auction of timber and a variety of surprise items held during the night to help raise funds for the upkeep of our Community Centre.  Committee members will visit all houses in the Parish over the next week, selling tickets for the event.  Tickets cost €10 each.  Donations of Spot prizes will be gratefully received by Committee members.

 Boher Community Development Association 2017 Parish Calendar is on sale from all local businesses or any committee member. Cost €5.

Murroe Boher Community Games: Art, model making and handwriting competition will be held on Sunday the 15th of January at 5:30pm in the Muintir na Tire hall Murroe. Entry fee €3. Please bring along pencil and colours. We look forward to seeing you.

Murroe AFC Notes: All in Murroe AFC would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Sheridan and Kett Families on the recent bereavement of Rhona. Our thoughts and prayers are with John, Euan, Cathal, Fintan, and Aisling, Rhona’s parents and all her family and friends at this sad time.

 

 

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 25th Dec 2016

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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 (Peggy) Fitzgerald (née Giltenane) Tubber, Murroe

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Davy Hayes                                                     8.30pm Christmas Eve

Paddy, Mary and Patsy O’Brien                                   9am Christmas Day

Jim and Patricia Hogan            and

Paddy Moore                                                   11.30am Christmas Day

Michael Walsh                                                 11.30am next Sunday

                                                Boher

Mary Butler and

Edward and Mary Butler                                  7pm Christmas Eve

Martin Moore and deceased members of

the Moore Family                                            10am Christmas Day

Deceased members of the Barron Family        9.30am Tuesday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Josie Meade 9am, Breda Byrnes 11.30am

Masses for coming week: Boher – Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am.

Murroe – Wednesday and Friday 10am

Sincere thanks for your contributions to the Priests collection last weekend. Thanks to those who contributed more than what was asked. Míle buiochas.

Watch found in Murroe Sacristy after Pageant. Contact Willie Carey re same.

Helen Ryan, Murroe Post Office wishes to thank all her loyal customers for their continued support, with good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Murroe Boher Parish Book 2016: The 2016 edition of the Parish Newsletter is on sale in the three shops in the village and the two Boher pubs. Price €10

Remembrance Tree: The East Limerick Branch of the Irish Red Cross have placed a remembrance tree in local Churches including Murroe and Boher. On this tree, you can place a remember me ribbon for loved ones that have passed away, the sick and those living abroad this Christmas. Ribbons cost €2 each and can be purchased at local shops and businesses or from members of the local Irish Red Cross. The Ribbons are also available in Boher Sacristy.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on St Stephen’s Night. Music by Tommy Carroll. Tea served. Admission €10

Blood Donor Clinic at Newport Community Centre on Friday 30th December from 2-5pm.

Lotto Results 18/12/16 – 10,23,26,27 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Luck dips Dean Ryan, Christina Ryan, Bidie/Kathleen Valley Inn & Liz O’Connor. Next Week’s Jackpot €7900 in Powers

HOPE – Hi..my name is Anna Madigan and I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who supported me during my recent fundraising campaigns for HOPE FOUNDATION. The response from everybody that supported me in the community and beyond (especially at my Table Quiz, my sales of Butler’s Chocolate bars, my Second-Hand Clothes Collections and in any other way), has been overwhelming and very encouraging.   From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. I wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. Go raibh míle maith agat. Anna!

Murroe Twinning: The committee of Murroe-Boher Twinning Project would like to thank all who bought tickets for their Christmas Raffle. The Monster Hamper was won by Sarah Keyes of Meentulla; the Christmas cake by Susanne Timmons of Garranbawn; the bottle of whiskey by Evan Kelly of Garranbawn; the box of chocolates by Bridie Harvey of Gilmartin Park. They would also like to thank the proprietors of The Valley Inn, Reale`s Butchers, Gala Superstore, and Crokers for their valuable help and co-operation over the past several weeks.

Boher’s Annual Walk and Fun Run on St. Stephen’s Day, in aid of Milford Hospice, will commence from Boher Community Centre at 1pm.

Boher Community Development Association: Boher 2017 Parish Calendar on sale.  It includes a delightful selection of old and recent photographs reflecting the lives and achievements of the people of Boher and places of interest.  The back of the calendar features some Boher-related snippets from old newspapers and journals.  It is available from the Bars in Boher and the shops and PO in Murroe.  Cost €5.

Community First Responder, Boher requires new volunteers to cover 24 hours a month. Those interested must be over 18 years and hold a clean driving licence. Training will take place in early 2017 to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. If you are interested, contact Ita Richardson, cfrboher@gmail.com CFR Boher are taking a stand at the Boher Christmas Market from 2-5pm. They will be giving information to the community and recruiting volunteers.

Boher Parish Social will take place on 21 January 2017 at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish.

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 18th December 2016

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent deaths: Donogh Hanly, Red House, Barringtons Bridge

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Willie Quigley and John O’Connell                 9am this Sunday

Martin and Bridgine Carey and

Christine Coughlan (nee Carey)                                   11.30am this Sunday

Nora Byrne                                                      10am next Friday

Davy Hayes                                                     8.30pm Christmas Eve

Paddy, Mary and Patsy O’Brien                                   9am Christmas Day

Jim and Patricia Hogan                                                11.30am Christmas Day

                                                Boher

Mary Butler and

Edward and Mary Butler                                  7pm Christmas Eve

Martin Moore and deceased members of

the Moore Family                                            10am Christmas Day

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Liz Barron 7pm, Esther Reilly 10am. Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am, Saundra Ni Chiosog 11.30am

Masses for coming week: Boher – Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am.

Murroe – Wednesday and Friday 10am

Christmas Ceremonies: Christmas Eve Masses: Boher 7 pm,

Murroe 8.30pm.

Christmas Day Masses: Murroe 9am and 11.30am, Boher 10am.

Confessions: with Visiting Priests in Murroe & Boher after all Masses this weekend 17/18 December

Nativity Pageant 2016; Join us in Bethlehem This Sunday 18th Dec, 7.00pm, Murroe Church.

Helen Ryan, Murroe Post Office wishes to thank all her loyal customers for their continued support, with good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Murroe Boher Parish Book 2016: The 2016 edition of the Parish Newsletter is on sale in the three shops in the village and the two Boher pubs. Price €10

Launch of Murroe Boher Parish Book 2016 will take place in Crokers on this Monday night at 8.30pm. All welcome

Annual Carol Service will be held in Abington Church this Monday night at 8pm. A collection in aid of St Vincent DePaul will take place. All welcome to attend.

Blood Donor Clinic at Newport Community Centre on Friday 30th December from 2-5pm.

Remembrance Tree: The East Limerick Branch of the Irish Red Cross have placed a remembrance tree in local Churches including Murroe and Boher. On this tree you can place a remember me ribbon for loved ones that have passed away, the sick and those living abroad this Christmas. Ribbons cost €2 each and can be purchased at local shops and businesses or from members of the local Irish Red Cross. The Ribbons are also available in Boher Sacristy.

Holmes Florist Cappanuke: Christmas Wreaths, Swags, Table pieces now available and made to order. Contact 061 386057 or 061 386318.

Lotto Results 11/12/16 – 6,7,20,21- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Luck dips Adam Coughlan, Mary Ryan/Noel Foley, Tom O’Brien & John Boyle. Next Week’s Jackpot €7800 in the Valley Inn

Boher Community Development Association: Boher 2017 Parish Calendar on sale.  It includes a delightful selection of old and recent photographs reflecting the lives and achievements of the people of Boher and places of interest.  The back of the calendar features some Boher-related snippets from old newspapers and journals.  It is available from the Bars in Boher and the shops and PO in Murroe.  Cost €5.

Community First Responder, Boher requires new volunteers to cover 24 hours a month. Those interested must be over 18 years and hold a clean driving licence. Training will take place in early 2017 to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. If you are interested, contact Ita Richardson, cfrboher@gmail.com CFR Boher are taking a stand at the Boher Christmas Market from 2-5pm. They will be giving information to the community and recruiting volunteers.

Boher’s Annual Walk and Fun Run on St. Stephen’s Day, in aid of Milford Hospice, will commence from Boher Community Centre at 1pm.

Boher Parish Social will take place on 21 January 2017 at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish.

Murroe Boher Camogie: We would like to thank everyone who supported our Church Gate collection last weekend, great support was shown to our club. Thank you very much.

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