Murroe/Boher Newsletter 19th Feb 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: Dermot Chadwick, Lisnagry

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Bobby Cusack and Ryan Cusack                                   7pm this Saturday

Paddy Owens and

Florence Byrnes                                                                   11.30am this Sunday

Kitty and Tom Lynch                                                         7pm next Saturday

Johnny Ryan (Luke) Months Mind and

Ned O’Malley and

William and Bridget Maher and

Jimmy Coleman                                                                  11.30am next Sunday

                                                                Boher

Tommy and Mary Bartley                                                                10am this Sunday

Margaret and Pat Looney                                                 9.30am next Thursday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Eamon Tuohey 10am.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am, Saundra Ni Chiosog 11.30am

Weekday Masses will take place each day – Boher 9.30am and Murroe 10am.

The Murroe Marian Club will reopen on Wednesday March 1st at 7.30 pm in the Fitzgerald Room, Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. New members very welcome – just come along on any Wednesday night or contact 061 378138 for information.

Ever wanted to learn how to paint or take up a new hobby? Art classes resuming Thursday 23rd of February in Muintir na tire hall, Murroe from 7-9. €15 euro, some materials will be supplied but please bring your own brushes and acrylic paints (or oils if you have previous experience with them). Beginners most welcome, no painting experience needed. Please text Jenny on 085-7237256 or email jenny28111987@gmail.com to confirm attendance or if you have any questions.

Killinure N.S. Table Quiz: Killinure N.S. Parents’ Council presents a Social Night with a Table Quiz for Parents and Friends of Killinure on Friday, March 10, at 9 pm in Crokers Pub, Murroe. Each table will cost €20-00 per table of 4 with a raffle on the night and prizes for the winning team. The Parents’ Council wish to welcome all to this fun night and would greatly appreciate as much support as possible for the school.

Many thanks to all who supported the collection in aid of St Vincent’s Lisnagry last weekend. To those who stood at the tables in the cold and the wind – thank you. The amount collected in Murroe was €685.

Murroe/Boher Lourdes Committee are offering a place to a 5th year student to travel to Lourdes on this year’s pilgrimage as a youth helper, which takes place from 16th to 21st June. Anyone interested are asked to give their names to Liz Barron, Boher ASAP. Draw will take place after 11.30am Mass in Murroe on Sunday next 25th February.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now available and can be purchased locally from Liz Barron, Boher or Mary O’Brien, Murroe.

Boher Community Development Assoc. FREE COMPUTER TRAINING starting in Boher Community Centre on Tuesday 28th Feb 10 am to 12 o clock. This training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps on line. For places, kindly contact Pat Walsh 087 2766659 or Olivia O Brien Ballyhoura Development on 061 381174

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 25th February. Music by Dave Rea. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Pieta House Darkness into Light walk will be held in Murroe on Saturday 6th May at 4.30am.  On-line registration will open in March.  For further information, please contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536 or Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Save the date for Wednesday 22nd February. Inviting all community groups, individuals and businesses to Attend North East Limerick District Forum Meeting in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish 7.30-9.30pm all are welcome. Contact Ballyhoura Development Cappamore Campus 061 381174.

Field Project Update: The Field Project is progressing well. We are now close to going for tender for the Astro Turf Pitch. It is planned to build both the Astro pitch and the walking track together. It is hoped that we will have contractors on site at the beginning of May and have this stage of the project completed in August.

Glenstal Abbey Retreat Day: Ageing Well Saturday 4th March. As we all live longer, can we age well? This workshop will reflect on the challenges of ageing. It will consider the need for a ritual of transition and whether there are spiritual practices suited to this stage of life. Retreat day with Fr Simon Sleeman OSB. €85 includes tea/coffees, talks & lunch. To reserve a place please email events@glenstal.com or call (061) 621000 – option 4

Lotto Results 12/2/17 – 9,11,17,23 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Nora Lynch, D Graham, Denis Holmes & James Quigley. Next Week’s Jackpot €8700 in O’Neills

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Murroe-Boher Community Games:  The U13 Boys Murroe-Boher indoor soccer team claimed silver medals in Galvone last week.  The boys played Caherdavin in semi-final & despite being two goals down at halftime, they turned it around to lead 3-2 midway through the 2nd half but then lost a player and had to play on with 4 for last 9 mins but showed great courage to win 5-4 in a thriller. In the final they played a strong Cappagh team and although ahead at the break, they unfortunately lost 5-4 in another nail bitter.  A terrific effort from all the boys with all outfield players on the goal trail led by super performance & goals from captain Nathan O’Shea. The other goal scores Jeffrey O’Rourke, Mikey Walsh, James Judge, David Moloney & Joe Shanahan. The overall player of the tournament was awarded to Murroe-Boher’s fantastic goalkeeper Jamie Kirby. Some outstanding saves – well done to Jamie & his teammates.

Murroe AFC: Soccer Sisters is an FAI programme, the aim of which is to introduce girls aged 7-12 to soccer. The programme will run in Murroe AFC for 6 weeks on Saturdays from 9-10am, commencing on Sat, 11 Feb and will be run by Barry McGann, FAI Development Officer. The program is free of charge. All participants will receive a Soccer Sisters jersey. Only equipment required is shin guards and sports shoes! The only thing parents are asked to do is to register players online at www.fai.ie/ssclubprog. All girls aged 7-12 are more than welcome to join us.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: This weekend sees the intercounty camogie season kick off with 3 of our girls in action in 2 games. The Limerick senior team, with Niamh Richardson, play Meath at 2pm in Rathkeale on Saturday (18th) in the first round of the league. On Sunday (19th) Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan take on Kilkenny in the first round of the All Ireland Championship with the Limerick minors in Kilkenny at 2pm. Next Saturday the Limerick minor team will again line out against Clare in Clare. Best of luck to our girls and to the teams. Please support our girls!

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Thought for the Week -Creative thinking

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Today we know more about the workings of the brain than ever before but we still don’t know the answer to big questions about how creativity works and how to make it work better.
We know our minds wander especially when we are doing things on automatic pilot.  Our minds can lead us into pleasant thoughts, or it may lead into brooding over something unpleasant. Many would still regard mind wandering as a waste of time. It is synonymous with being distracted and lost time.
Some psychologists are of the view that mind wandering is more than mental lapse. The psychologist Benjamin Baird, claims that a little mind wandering, while engaged in a focused task, boosts creative thinking and should be encouraged.
Taking oneself away from a focussed task – going for a walk – can release the mind to wander and to arrive at a solution to the problem you are working on.
Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin both worked for relatively short periods and then went for a walk. Darwin would walk both in the morning and again in the afternoon to give his mind time to wander and relax.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 12th Feb 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: Bridie Marsh (née Moroney), Killonan, Ballysimon

Edward Ryan (NED), Rath, Murroe

Chrissie O’Gorman, Community Houses, Murroe, late of Abington

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Tom and Nan O’Malley and

Pat Davis and

Joe McInerney                                                                     7pm this Saturday

Maurice and Peggy Hassett                                               9am this Sunday

James Clarke                                                                        10am next Wednesday

Bobby Cusack and Ryan Cusack                                   7pm next Saturday

Paddy Owens and

Florence Byrnes                                                                   11.30am next Sunday

John O’Brien                                                                        Mass Offered

                                                                Boher

Tommy and Mary Bartley                                                                10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Marie O’Flynn 10am.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm. Noreen Keane 9am, Tom Seaver 11.30am

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

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in the Community Centre, Caherconlish, on this Monday 13th February. Time: 5pm to 8pm.

East Limerick Red Cross AGM will take place this Monday 13th February at 8pm in the Community Centre, Doon. All welcome to attend. We are now looking for people interested in volunteering for the Red Cross >Full Training provided < you are welcome to attend the AGM or contact any member of the Red Cross.

Killinure National School (Boher) – Pupil Enrolment 2017: Enrolments for September 2017 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061 351377.

Scoil Mhuire Murroe – Pupil Enrolment 2017: Enrolments for September 2017 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061 386116

Ever wanted to learn how to paint or take up a new hobby? Art classes resuming Thursday 23rd of February in Muintir na tire hall, Murroe from 7-9. €15 euro, some materials will be supplied but please bring your own brushes and acrylic paints (or oils if you have previous experience with them). Beginners most welcome, no painting experience needed. Please text Jenny on 085-7237256 or email jenny28111987@gmail.com to confirm attendance or if you have any questions.

Community First Responder, Boher are holding a training session for new volunteers at Boher Community Centre, at 9 am on Saturday, 18th February.  Duration 4 hours. Instructors: Ita Richardson & Paul Earls.  Anybody wishing to train without becoming a volunteer, is also welcome.  Please email cfrboher@gmail.com in advance of the training date.

Pieta House Darkness into Light walk will be held in Murroe on Saturday 6th May at 4.30am.  On-line registration will open in March.  For further information, please contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536 or Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Save the date for Wednesday 22nd February. Inviting all community groups, individuals and businesses to Attend North East Limerick District Forum Meeting in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish 7.30 -9.30pm all are welcome. Contact Ballyhoura Development Cappamore Campus 061 381174.

Ballyhoura Development CLG has been awarded funding from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, to provide basic digital skills training to people under the Department’s new Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme.  In a ‘connected’ society, digital skills for everyone are absolutely essential, in order to realise the full social and economic potential of the digital world. Helping individuals, communities and businesses acquire them is a priority of this scheme. The training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online. Having digital skills can enrich the lives of people by giving them better access to information, culture, entertainment, social networking, eGovernment services, as well as online goods and services. Training is delivered over five two hour sessions and is FREE. Training will be available throughout the Ballyhoura area. For further information or to book a place on this Digital Skills for Citizens training, please contact Ballyhoura Development in the Cappamore office on 061 061 381174.

Field Project Update: The Field Project is progressing well. We are now close to going for tender for the Astro Turf Pitch. It is planned to build both the Astro pitch and the walking track together. It is hoped that we will have contractors on site at the beginning of May and have this stage of the project completed in August.

Glenstal Abbey Retreat Day: Ageing Well Saturday 4th March. As we all live longer, can we age well? This workshop will reflect on the challenges of ageing. It will consider the need for a ritual of transition and whether there are spiritual practices suited to this stage of life. Retreat day with Fr Simon Sleeman OSB. €85 includes tea/coffees, talks & lunch. To reserve a place please email events@glenstal.com or call (061) 621000 – option 4

Lotto Results 5/2/17 – 2,3,23,30 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Michael Lynch, Margaret O’Connell, Una McInerney & Kieran Kett. Next Week’s Jackpot €8600 in Crokers

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Well done to all those taking part in indoor soccer, the Boys U10 Lions, U10 Tigers and U13 Girls Leopards.  The Boys U10 Lions came up against Caherdavin who were a formidable side and went down 9-1 while the U10 Tigers were very evenly matched against Castlemahon/Feohanagh and lost 5-4. There was a great turn-out for the County B Swim in Askeaton last Sunday and all enjoyed the event.  Congratulations to Peter Ashe who came 1st place in the U10 Backstroke; to Siobhan Cooke who came 2nd place in the U12 Freestyle and to the Murroe Primary School Swim Team who came 3rd place in the Mixed Relay.

 Murroe AFC: Soccer Sisters is an FAI programme, the aim of which is to introduce girls aged 7-12 to soccer. The programme will run in Murroe AFC for 6 weeks on Saturdays from 9-10am, commencing on Sat, 11 Feb and will be run by Barry McGann, FAI Development Officer. The program is free of charge. All participants will receive a Soccer Sisters jersey. Only equipment required is shin guards and sports shoes! The only thing parents are asked to do is to register players online at www.fai.ie/ssclubprog. All girls aged 7-12 are more than welcome to join us.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Next weekend sees this year’s camogie season kick off. The Limerick Senior team play in the first round of Division 1 at home to Meath on Saturday February 18th. Niamh Richardson is part of the Limerick team, we wish her and the team the best for the coming year and ask all supporters to support both club and county throughout the year at all age groups. There is no fixture for the game yet, however, we will keep our Facebook page updated or information can be found on the Camogie Association website.

 

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Murroe Community Park Field Project Update

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A quick update on the Murroe Community Park Project:

The Field Project is progressing very well and we are now close to going for tender for the Astro Turf Pitch. It is planned to build both the astro pitch and the walking track together, as part of Phase 1 of the overall project.We hope to have contractors on site at the beginning of May and have this stage of the project completed by August.

We wish to acknowledge and thank Limerick City & County Council and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, who have made this possible through the provision of €500,000 in Hinterland funding. We also thank IPB Insurance who have awarded us €10,000 towards completion of the walking trail through the  2016 Community Engagement Fund. And, of course, thank you to everyone who has organised and supported our ongoing fundraising events to get this massive project off the ground. Hope to see you all at ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in April!

 

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Bee Blog – February 2017

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A story about disguise 
Once upon a time there was a bee who discovered that wasps didn’t know how to make honey. She thought she would go and tell them, but a wise bee said to her, “wasps do not like bees, and they will not listen to you if you approach them directly since they are convinced that bees are opposed to wasps”.
The bee thought about the problem for a long time and then realised that if he covered himself up with yellow pollen eh would look so much like a wasp that they would accept her as one of them.
Now, disguised as a wasp who had made this great discovery the bee started to teach the wasps about making honey. The wasps were delighted and worked hard under her direction.
Then there was a pause for rest and the wasps noticed that in the heat of the activity the disguise had worn off the bee and they recognised her..
With one accord they fell on her and stung her death as an interloper and ancient enemy: and the half made honey was abandoned…for was it not the work of an alien?
The bees have had a gentle winter so far and have managed to get out most days. On mild days they are working on the heather which is still flowering here. If the bees have had a gentle winter it means the varroa have too. There is a new study comparing the ability of two strains of bees to defend themselves against varroa by grooming – this is where bees brush mites from themselves or brush mites from their nest mates. It has been known for sometime that different strains of bee differ in their resistance to varroa. In particular Africanized bees  appear more resistant than European strains. Scientists have found that this resistance is partly due to grooming behaviour. This may be a step forward in the fight against varroa and finding bees resistant to varroa.
I am getting frames ready for the new season – scraping off excess wax and cleaning them up ready for new foundation. I am also scorching brood boxes and supers to try and ensure no disease survives in them.
ANOTHER PEST
There is news that the dreaded Asian Hornet has reached England and Wales. This is a new threat to the bees. We have no native hornets though the wasp is a close relative.
It arrived in Europe from China in 2004. It was first spotted in France and has since spread to Spain (2011) , Portugal and Italy and male hornets observed flying in Belgium in 2011/12.  It has now been found in the UK.
The worrying thing is that one to two thirds of its diet consists of bees.They have already devastated colonies of bees on the continent. They attack the colony by picking off individual bees as they return to the hive. When the colony is weakened a group of them attack and devour the bees and any stores that remain. It is predominantly black and brown with brown abdominal segments that are brokered with a fine yellow band. Only the 4th segment is almost entirely yellow/orange. Its legs are brown with yellow ends and the head is black with orange red face.The queen is about 30mm long and the workers about 25mm and their legs are yellow.

 

They make nests in trees and tructures such as garden sheds and garages. The nests have also been found closer to the ground and in basements. They avoid pure conifer stands and seem to prefer oak, populars and acacia trees.
ASIAN HORNET YEAR
They are active from April-November. In April the queen emerges from hibernation and the colony builds up to average population of 6000 individuals. They begin preying on bee colonies once the brood require animal protein. Drones are produced later in the season and queens mated in September.
Possible routes of it to Ireland
Imported wood and wood products, flowers – overwinter under bark. In soil, freight containers and transport vehicles.
WHAT TO DO? Remember they do sting!
In France traps work well especially in Spring and Autumn.
They use a mixture of dark beer, strawberry syrup and orange liqueur wine – others use set mixtures of wine, sugar and water. At the height of the season you can add high protein foods  such as fish.Notes on building a trap form two plastic litre bottles can be found at the National Bee Unit guidance notes on monitoring for Asian Hornets.
The ApiShiled trap. It is a modified base for the hive with a decoy entrance into a trap as well as the normal entrance for the bees – it works because the invaders choose to enter by the decoy entrance rather than face guard bees – this can also be used for robber bees, and wasps. It works by ‘teaching’ the colony to use the front  entry and then opening the  decoy entrance at the side which fool the predators and trap them below the real floor…
Watch out for it- if it arrives it will have potentially dramatic consequences for changing the structure of insect communities and adding further pressure on our already beleaguered  honey bee population.
If you find one report to the National Biodiversity Data Centre  with a photo. Can kill by placing in a freezer over night.
THE THREE ‘F’s
1. Forage – essential to have pollen source available all year round – need up to 200 pounds per year! 10-12mg per bee. Winter flowering heather useful plant.
2. Feed – whenever needed. As thick as possible 2 kilos to 1 litre or 3 kilos to 2 litres. Apiinvert or ambrosia best type of sugar…check for it online!
Put fondant over cluster in Feb – leave in plastic container or cover with cling film to prevent it drying out. Can cut 2.5 kilo bag in to 3 or 4. Can spray with warm water to melt. Warm moisture from cluster will also help to soften.
3. Frames only use premium wax. Economy wax is a mixture of waxes.
Glue together – tacks corrode and frames can come apart. Evostick weather proof glue. Glue top bar and uprights and also the bottom bar opposite the piece you remove….. and tack as well.
DEAD HIVES
If you find a dead hive in the apiary and it is very possible during the winter, it is best to remove it immediately and scrape off all dead brood. You can fumigate the brood box using  80% glacial acetic acid. 100 ml per brood box. You can put acetic acid glacial in a bowl and soak it up with a cloth and place on brood box.
BIOLOGY LESSON
And now for a biology lesson! I marvel at the number of glands this small creature has in its body –  we should be familiar with at least some of these, especially the Nasonov, wax and sting glands.
Hypopharyngeal glands
One on each side of head. Found in young bees and used to produce brood food and royal jelly.
Nasonov gland
Found on the abdomen and releases a pheromone or ‘come join us’ scent. It This attracts bees to a swarm, marks a water source and foraging sources as well as the hive entrance. It is also used to call the queen back after mating and stragglers back into their hive.
Wax glands
Four pairs found on abdomen. Produce wax for capping cells and making cells.
Tarsal glands (Arnhart)
Six of them on each leg. Produce oily substance which leaves a footprint odour on flowers visited.
Sting scent gland 
Found in the sting chamber in abdomen. Puts bees into attack mode and provokes stinging.
Sting alkaline gland or Dufour gland
Produces alkaline liquid which lubricates the sting mechanism and neutralises excess acid.
Sting acid gland or venom gland 
Produces venom
Mandibular glands
Two each side of head above the mandibles.
In young bee produce 10 hyroxydec -2-enoic acid the principal fatty acid of brood food and royal jelly. In older worker 2-heptonaone – alarm pheromone to warn intruders. 2 -hepatanone is also an anaesthetic delivered on biting.
Post cerebral glands behind the brain and thoracic glands – two of them in thorax.
Together form salivary glands and they produce a liquid to lubricate food in the proboscis and the pharynx. It also contains invertase to convert sucrose to glucose and fructose.
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Thought for the Week – Mind Wandering

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In recent weeks I have come across different views on mind wandering.
Unlike other animals, we have the ability to spend time  thinking about something other than what we are doing – either caught up in the past or wondering about the future.
Research carried out by the psychologists Matthew A Killingworth and Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University, suggest we spend up to 46.9 percent of our time mind-wandering and that this mind-wandering makes us unhappy. They claim that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind – our mental lives are pervaded, to a remarkable degree, by the non-present and this makes us unhappy.
Killingsworth and Gilbert write. “The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost”. They go on to say that, “Mind-wandering is an excellent predictor of people’s happiness,” Killingsworth says. “In fact, how often our minds leave the present and where they tend to go is a better predictor of our happiness than the activities in which we are engaged.”
As we know, many traditions teach us to live in the now and to resist mind wandering.  Killingsworth and Gilbert note in the journal Science. “These traditions suggest that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” Their research suggests that these traditions are right.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 5th February 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

Paddy, Mary and Maura Power and

Gerard Mullane and

Jimmy Power and

Mattie and Maureen Hoyne and

Dermot Fahy                                                                        7pm this Saturday

John O’Malley                                                                     9am this Sunday

Jim Berkery and

Bridie and Jerry Taaffe and

Paddy O’Brien                                                                     11.30am this Sunday

Tom and Nan O’Malley and

Pat Davis and

Joe McInerney                                                                     7pm next Saturday

Maurice and Peggy Hassett                                               9am next Sunday

                                                                Boher

Kitty Lynch Months Mind                                                 10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Kathleen Walters 10am.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Bridget McLoughlin 11.30am

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

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am.

St Vincent’s Centre, Lisnagry will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend, 11th and 12th February. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Killinure National School (Boher) – Pupil Enrolment 2017: Enrolments for September 2017 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061 351377.

Scoil Mhuire Murroe – Pupil Enrolment 2017: Enrolments for September 2017 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061 386116

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 and the Egan family who supplied trees for blocks, the volunteers who cut timber for the auction, Roches Feeds, Liffey Mills Nenagh, John O’Connell Crecora Mills, Rearcross Quarries and Kerry Agribusiness, Herbertstown. Sincere thanks also to the staff of the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish and all who donated spot prizes. €3,300 was raised through this event for the upkeep of our community centre.

Boher Community Development Association AGM took place recently.  Chairman, Pat O Connell outlined the activities which took place throughout the year to highlight the work being done within the community by this committee.  He thanked the Officers, committee and the community for their support throughout the year.  Elected Officers for 2017: President, Canon Tom Ryan; Chairperson, Pat O Connell; Secretary, Sarah Fitzgerald; Treasurer, Helena Hickey; PRO, Mary Finucane-Ryan.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in the Community Centre, Caherconlish, on Monday 13th February. Time: 5pm to 8pm.

 Pieta House Darkness into Light walk will be held in Murroe on Saturday 6th May at 4.30am.  On-line registration will open in March.  For further information, please contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536 or Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 11th February. Music by Chris Dallat. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Ballyhoura Development CLG has been awarded funding from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, to provide basic digital skills training to people under the Department’s new Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme.  In a ‘connected’ society, digital skills for everyone are absolutely essential, in order to realise the full social and economic potential of the digital world. Helping individuals, communities and businesses acquire them is a priority of this scheme. The training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online. Having digital skills can enrich the lives of people by giving them better access to information, culture, entertainment, social networking, eGovernment services, as well as online goods and services. Training is delivered over five two hour sessions and is FREE. Training will be available throughout the Ballyhoura area. For further information or to book a place on this Digital Skills for Citizens training, please contact Ballyhoura Development in the Cappamore office on 061 061 381174.

A date for your diary! 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 will be on sale shortly and priced at €20 each.

Please see www.murroe.net, Facebook and local press for update.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society will hold a talk by John Hassett on Thursday, 9 February 2017 at 8.30p.m. sharp at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. The talk is entitled “Were you ever up in Vaucluse?“ and traces the long-overlooked history of the Vaucluse Hunting Lodge from its beginnings as a playground of the gentry, to a farmer’s pleasure garden, to now forlorn ruin. Part of the talk will examine the origins of a local family who lived in rural Toorlougher in the early 1800s. Admission €5 to non-members (includes refreshments). All welcome.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society wishes to thank all those who supported its recent successful and highly enjoyable table quiz. Special thanks go to all those who participated on the night; those who donated spot prizes; the proprietors of the venue, Darragh, Tom and Mary Ryan of the Valley Inn; Frank Ryan who supplied questions and answers; and Sean and Paddy for the sound system. The victorious four were Eric and Anne Laumenech and Jason and Siobhán Clohessy. A donation will be made to the Jack & Jill Foundation from the proceeds of the quiz. All three prize-winning teams donated their prize money to the charity.

Lotto Results 29/1/17 – 3,8,20,27 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Seamus Minihan, William Reale, Helen Regan & Mary Ryan. Next Week’s Jackpot €8500 in Pa McGraths

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Well done to the U 13 Boys Indoor Soccer Team who are now through to the semi-finals.  They won 8-3 v Regional and 5-4 v Caherdavin B.  A great team effort from the all: Jamie Kirby, Mikey Walsh, Nathan O’Shea, Joe Shanahan, James Judge, Jeffrey O’Rourke, David Moloney & Michael Kinsella. Nathan O’ Shea scoring the goals. Thank you:  Many thanks to the kind lady who returned the red school jacket to Newport Boys National School.  It is much appreciated.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club will hold their 3rd and final night of registration on Friday 10th February in the GAA clubhouse in Murroe from 7-8pm. New players are welcome.

 

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Thought for the Week – tyranny of time

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In his book, Full Catastrophe Living , Jon Kabat Zin outlines four ways to free ourselves from the ‘tyranny of time’ which I find helpful.
1. Remember time is a product of thought – minutes and hours are conventions so we can meet, communicate and work together. How we think about time can make all the difference as to whether we feel we have enough time, too much time or not enough time.
2. Live in the present – stop musing about the past and worrying about the future.  Be present and time will disappear. If you want to reminisce about the past or plan for the future then do that with awareness as well. Remember in the present and plan in the present.
3.   Take some time each day to step out of the flow of time – sit still or meditate – preserve some time each day for just being.
4. Simplify your life – what are you doing with your time? If you fill all your time you won’t have any and you probably won’t even be aware of why you don’t. A useful way to simply your life is to prioritise the things that you have to do, want to do and choose to do. It may also mean having to learn to say no sometimes.
Murroe Website EditorThought for the Week – tyranny of time
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 29th 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: Johnny Ryan (Luke), Coolbredeen, Murroe

John (Sean) Ryan, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, formerly of Coole, Newport

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Michael Humphreys and

Helen Hackett and

Mary Minihan Months Mind and

Rhona Kett-Sheridan Months Mind and

Peggy Fitzgerald Months Mind                                         7pm this Saturday

Willie and Kathy Noonan and

Dan and Esther Barry                                                         11.30am this Sunday

Paddy, Mary and Maura Power and

Gerard Mullane and

Jimmy Power and

Mattie and Maureen Hoyne and

Dermot Fahy                                                                        7pm next Saturday

John O’Malley                                                                     9am next Sunday

Bridie and Jerry Taaffe and

Paddy O’Brien and

Jim Berkery                                                                          11.30am next Sunday

                                                                Boher

John Leahy and

Denis and Margaret Maher and

Mary and Ted O’Connell                                                   10am this Sunday

Kitty Lynch Months Mind                                                 10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

 

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

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Suzanne Barron 9am, Neville Family 11.30am

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

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am.

Feast of St Blaise – next Friday. Blessing of throats will take place following 9.30am Mass in Boher and 10am mass in Murroe.

Sum of money found outside Murroe Church after a recent Mass. Please contact the Sacristan.

Killinure National School (Boher) – Pupil Enrolment 2017: Enrolments for September 2017 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061 351377.

Boher Community Development Association AGM will take place on Wednesday next, 1 February at 8pm.  New members welcome.

Scoil Mhuire Murroe – Pupil Enrolment 2017: Enrolments for September 2017 are now being accepted.  Enrolment forms are available from the school. Tel. 061. 386116

Energy Project 2017: An important meeting will be held by the Energy Communities Tipperary Co-op in the Cappamore Community Hall at 8pm sharp on Wednesday February 1st. The meeting concerns the availability of retrofitting grants for energy measures in your home, business or community facility. This project has been rolled out successfully in Tipperary parishes over the last 4 years and it is to be hoped that it will extend to Limerick.

 Many thanks to all who contributed to last weekend’s Homeless collection. A total of €576 was raised.

A date for your diary! 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 will be on sale shortly and priced at €20 each.

Please see www.murroe.net, Facebook and local press for update.

 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.

 Pieta House Darkness into Light walk will be held in Murroe on Saturday 6th May at 4.30am.  On-line registration will open in March.  For further information, please contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536 or Tony Breen 086-1004862.

 Knockainey Historical & Cons. Society continue their 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 22/1/17 – 4,8,10,18 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Mary Maher, Caitriona Laffan, Liz Power & Tadhg Roche. Next Week’s Jackpot €8400 in the Powers

 Murroe Boher Camogie Club will hold a second night of registration on Friday February 3rd from 7-8pm in Murroe Clubhouse. All members are asked to attend to register for the coming year and all new members are welcome also.

Murroe Boher Bord na nÓg will hold their 2017 registration night this Friday 3rd February from 19:00 to 20:00 at Harty Park.  We look forward to seeing all our existing and new players there

Murroe Website EditorMurroe/Boher Newsletter 29th Jan 2017
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TLC 2017

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It’s that time of the year again.

Registration has opened for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-up, which will take place on Good Friday, April 14th.

Murroe has had the largest turnout of any area in Limerick for the past two years and we hope 2017 will be no different as we come together to help keep our community clean.

Individuals and groups interested in taking part can register via this link and will receive their free TLC packs shortly before the event.

Hope to see you all on April 14th!

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