Mulcair Men’s Shed Presentation on Men’s Health 6th April

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Mulcair Men’s Shed will be hosting a talk and presentation on Men’s Health, given by Fiona Treacy, Health Promotion Officer with the National Screening Service. This will take place on Thursday 6th April at 8:00pm in our shed at the Abington Enterprise Centre, Murroe, Co. Limerick. All are welcome to come along on the night, including non-members. For further details, please e-mail us on MulcairMensShed@gmail.com.

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Pieta House Darkness into Light registration is now open at dil.pieta.ie.

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Pieta House Darkness into Light registration is now open at dil.pieta.ie.  You need to register on-line, selecting Murroe as your venue.  Please note you need a debit or credit card to pay for your registration.  Alternatively, we will be holding registration session over the next few weeks.

When you register, choose your t-shirt size (this is included in the registration fee).   On completion, you will be given an order number which you need to collect your t-shirt at t-shirt distribution.
First registration / t-shirt distribution session: Crokers on 4th April, 9-10pm. Further sessions will be notified via this web site.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 26th March 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: Timmy Landers, Murroe Village.

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

John Coughlan                                                             7pm this Saturday

Foley Family, Glenstal                                                 9am this Sunday

Eileen O’Brien Months Mind and

Mary, James and Joan Ryan                                        11.30am this Sunday

Ned Holmes and Deceased members

of the Holmes family                                                   10am next Wednesday

William and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick                                11.30am next Sunday

Boher

William and Christine Bolster and

Nellie Ryan and

Agnes Smith                                                                10am this Sunday

Peggy Keays                                                                10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Laurence Bartley 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Suzanne Barron 9am. Neville Family 11.30am

Strictly Come Dancing – Murroe Boher Community Field Project – Tickets @ €20 are now on sale for this event – Saturday 29th April in South Court Hotel. Judging by the rehearsals – this is an event not to be missed.

Milford Care Centre wish to thank all who contributed to their recent collection. A total of €809.17 was raised.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 6th – 13th. Departing from Shannon. Fare €709. 7 nights half board accommodation near St. James’ Church. Accompanied by spiritual directors. Contact John O’Brien group leader 061 380614. €50 deposit secures seat.

Murroe Tidy Towns will hold their Church Gate Collection on weekend of 8th & 9th April. Your support would be very much appreciated. Also, it’s that time again for us to begin our work for the year ahead. We meet on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm at the monument. Please come along if you would like to join us. New members always welcome.

Killinure N.S. are gathering school related pictures for the 50th anniversary book. Anything they borrow will be returned. You can scan pictures and email them to snailbhe@eircom.net or drop them to Ber at the school.

Murroe Boher Parish would like to invite people from ‘Other Countries and Cultures’ to join us for a cup of tea and a chat next Thursday 30 March at 8pm in the Muintir na Tire Hall. We would like to understand, and perhaps plan to celebrate, the wonderful diversity in our parish in the future. Please come and join us. Contact Anne 087 6224128 or Simon 061 386441.

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

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cakes and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 083 8199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Darkness into Light for Pieta House registration is now open on website dil.pieta.ie/. Choose venue ‘Murroe’ for our walk on 6th May at 4.15am. Early registration until 31st March, with lower costs. If you want to buy a t-shirt please ensure you tick the t-shirt box!  We will have t-shirt distribution in the weeks leading up to the walk. Watch this space! For those who do not have access to on-line facilities, we will hold registration in Crokers on Tuesday 28th March 9-10pm. Further information from Ita Richardson 087-6886536 / Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Lotto Results 19/3/17 -12,14,27,29- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Sabhbh Holmes, Tom & Kay Hickey, Darragh Ryan & Jackie Crowe. Next Week’s Jackpot €9200 in O’Neill’s

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Well done to the Limerick senior team and Niamh Richardson who beat Clare last weekend by a single point to qualify for the Division 1 semi-final. Next weekend they play Galway to decide who tops the group. This weekend sees the Limerick minor team with Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan take on Wexford in their last group game at 2pm in Croagh. We urgently need parents and volunteers to help with the training of our underage teams. Without mentors or helpers our young girls would not be able to take the field and enjoy our sport. If you are or know anyone who might be interested in helping out, be that shouting encouragement or training a team please contact a member of our committee. No experience necessary and no help is too little.

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Darkness into Light for Pieta House – Murroe Walk 6th May

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Darkness into Light for Pieta House registration is now open on website dil.pieta.ie/.  Choose venue ‘Murroe’ for our walk on 6th May at 4.15am.  Early registration until 31st March, with lower costs.
If you want to buy a t-shirt please ensure you tick the t-shirt box on the website during the registration process!  We organise t-shirt distribution in the weeks leading up to the walk.  Watch this space!
For those who do not have access to on-line facilities, we will hold registration in Crokers on Tuesday 28th March 9-10pm.  Further information from Ita Richardson 087-6886536 / Tony Breen 086-1004862.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 19th March 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: Nancy Hogan (Née Wixted) formerly of Murroe Village who died in England. Funeral later in England.

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Bernard Carey                                                             7pm this Saturday

Deceased members of St. Joseph’s Young Priests and

Patrick O’Meara                                                           9am this Sunday

Eileen O’Malley                                                           11.30 this Sunday

Seamus and Mary Clarke                                             10am next Tuesday

Deceased members of the Holmes Family, Cappanuke           10am next Friday

John Coughlan                                                             7pm next Saturday

Foley Family                                                                9am next Sunday

Eileen O’Brien Months Mind and

Mary, James and Joan Ryan                                        11.30am next Sunday

Patsy, Michael and George McCarthy and

Deceased members of the Carey and McCarthy Families        Mass Offered

Boher

PJ Carmody                                                                 10am this Sunday

William and Christine Bolster and

Nellie Ryan and

Agnes Smith                                                                10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Helen Hickey 10am.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Breda Whyte 11.30am

Fatima Centenary: The Legion of Mary will be visiting the homes of the Parish with the Pilgrim Statue of our lady of Fatima. This is to celebrate the centenary year of the visitation at Fatima.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 6th – 13th. Departing from Shannon. Fare €709. 7 nights half board accommodation near St. James’ Church. Accompanied by spiritual directors. Contact John O’Brien group leader 061 380614. €50 deposit secures seat.

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

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 25th March. Music by Sam O Doherty. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

A great night was had by all at the Killinure Parents Association Table Quiz on Friday night last, in Crokers Bar Murroe. It was well supported and a good deal of money was raised on behalf of the children of Killinure National School. The Parents Association would like to offer its appreciation to those in the community who came on the night, but also to those who donated spot prizes or sponsorship. Go raibh mile, mile maith agat go leir!!

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cakes and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 083 8199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Boher Community Alert Committee would like to highlight again the objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme, which came into effect in September 2015.  This scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.  Anybody over the age of 65 years requiring a personal monitored alarm should apply either by phone or text to Michael Moore 087 9749105.  

Darkness into Light, Pieta House walk, will take place in Murroe on 6th May, 4.15am.  If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact any of the organising committee. (Tony Breen – 086 1004862 / Ita Richardson – 087 6886536).

Lotto Results 12/3/17 -10,13,14,23- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Diarmuid Byrnes, Kathleen Costello, Seamus Cusack & Josie Kett. Next Week’s Jackpot €9100 in Crokers

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: This weekend sees the Limerick senior camogie team (with Niamh Richardson) travel to Clare for their third round of league at 2.30pm on Sunday in Clonlara. Last weekend the girls had a great win over Offaly by 3 points to keep them unbeaten in their league group. The Limerick minors (with Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan) lost out to a strong Galway team last weekend in their third round of the championship. This Saturday (March 18th), Murroe/Boher Camogie Club’s dog, Coolavanny Pet, will run in the second round of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy stake. Be sure to head to the race track for a night of fun and hopefully success! Next Saturday (25th March) our clothes collection will take place between 7.30 and 8pm in Murroe Clubhouse. This collection takes place the last Saturday of every month and as always, all donations are greatly appreciated.

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Thought for the Week – A New Saint Pat

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At one time our major export  in Ireland was people –  today our primary export is computer software. In the past, we exported spirituality, particularly Celtic Spirituality much of it inspired by Patrick. We all know how in the Dark Ages, Irish Missionaries left Ireland, spread through Europe  and ‘saved civilisation.’

 

We seem to be back in those Dark Ages -lost and in need of a new Patrick but not the Patrick I grew up with – that bearded patriarch standing on a bed of shamrock and wearing a huge mitre and wielding a crosier – a full Tridentine bishop, busy driving out snakes and annihilating pagans. He represented the church of that day…..

Today he is viewed more as a commercial opportunity  – Tourism Ireland tells us that ‘St Patrick’s Day is a unique and unrivalled opportunity to promote Ireland worldwide.’
And the Taj Mahal, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the EmpireStateBuilding, will all go green. In Chicago the river will be turned green. Dyeing the river green, came about by accident when plumbers used green dye to trace illegal substances polluting the river – it killed the fish too.  Today, you will be glad to hear, a vegetable dye is used to protect the gold fish that live in the river.
Maybe we should admit that we are in trouble, back in the Dark Ages and use this world wide day of publicity to advertise for a new Saint Pat – after all the original was a migrant from England.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 12th March 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: Eileen O’Brien (née Rainsford), Madaboy

Mike Tierney, Eyon

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Edward Ryan Months Mind and

John Joe Gleeson and

Paddy Lorigan and John Hickey                                  7pm this Saturday

Esther Healy                                                    9am this Sunday

Pat Ryan, Annagh and

John and Josie Mackey, Glenoe                                  11.30 this Sunday

Bernard Carey                                                 7pm next Saturday

Patrick O’Meara                                               9am next Sunday

Eileen O’Malley                                               11.30 next Sunday

Boher

Eileen Hickey                                                  9.30am next Wednesday

Mary and Dan Ryan                                        10am next Friday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers St Patrick’s Day: Boher: Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am. Next Weekend: Boher Caroline Walters 10am. Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

No Adoration in Murroe next Friday, St Patricks Day.

Next Friday is St Patricks Day. Vigil Mass in Murroe on Thursday at 7pm.

Friday Masses – Boher 10am, Murroe 9.30am and 11.30am.

Fatima Centenary: The Legion of Mary will be visiting the homes of the Parish with the Pilgrim Statue of our lady of Fatima. This is to celebrate the centenary year of the visitation at Fatima.

Table Quiz: We are holding a quiz night in aid of Shan Tynan on Friday March 24th at 8pm in Pa McGraths Boher. Shan Tynan made public headlines when she released a viral video in which she explains a rare form of cancer she is suffering from. Shan is undergoing treatment in Texas USA and under current government legislation she is not entitled to any government funding. people all over Ireland have been busy donating to her and her family to make sure she gets the care she deserves. Help us do our part from the Boher Community. Tables are only €20 with 4 people on a team. With the help of local sponsors, we also have fantastic spot prizes on the night. Amy and Michelle Lynch and Eimer Shinnors are organising the Table Quiz.

Many Thanks to those who contributes to last weekend’s collection in aid of Murroe/Boher Lourdes Fund. A total of €522 was raised.

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

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cake and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 0838199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Ballyhoura Development is currently recruiting for people to join the Rural Social Scheme. It is a 19.5 hour a week scheme. To be eligible you need to be actively farming one hectare of land, have an active herd number, and have a basic payment application. You also need to be in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment. A spouse, child or sibling of an active farmer who has a qualifying social welfare payment can also apply for the scheme. There are both indoor and outdoor work opportunities available across the Ballyhoura area with different community groups. Please contact Eugene O’ Donnell on 087 6558731 for further information.

Darkness into Light, Pieta House walk, will take place in Murroe on 6th May, 4.15am.  If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact any of the organising committee. (Tony Breen – 086 1004862 / Ita Richardson – 087 6886536).

Lotto Results 5/3/17 -18,24,26,32- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Katie Keays, Nora & Pat Swan, Rachel Mulryan & Kathleen & Biddy (Valley). Next Week’s Jackpot €9000 in Pa McGraths

Murroe-Boher Community Games:  The County Finals Swim A competition was held last Sunday the 5th of March in Askeaton pool.  Well done to Heather Clancy who came 3rd in her heat. Two silver medals were won on the day with Rose Clancy coming in 2nd place in the U14 50m Butterfly final and Peter Ashe coming in 2nd place in the U10 25m Backstroke.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Last weekend’s first round of club league fixtures was postponed due to unplayable pitches. The game against Bruff will be rescheduled. This weekend sees the county minor and senior teams both play at home. The seniors, with Niamh Richardson, take on Offaly in Tournafulla at 2pm on Sunday while the minors, with Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan, take on Galway in their third round in LIT at 2.30pm on Saturday. Be sure to support all our girls as they wear the Limerick jersey. U14 and U16 trainings have started back, if any girls around the parish would like to join please contact a member of the club. Galway at home in the third round of championship. Well done to Ciara Oliver, who during the week was named on the Limerick U13 development squad.

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Bee Blog – March 2017

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The Ass

‘I know that there will be clover when the weather improves,’ said the ass, ‘but I want it now. Everyone gets hay. How to solve the problem? I don’t know, I’m too busy thinking about the clover.’  

The heather is still flowering  in the Monastery Cloister Garden and the bees are enjoying it! The heathers we planted are as follows:

‘Kramer’s Red’ – dark foliage and dark red/purple flowers

‘Ghost Hills’ – pale green foliage with pink flowers

‘Perfect White’ – pale green foliage with white flowers

All varieties flower from winter through to late spring.

We are moving into the ‘busy- bee’ season. I am putting together nice new frames and will be adding foundation soon so I am ready for the new season. I am expecting to peek into the hives around Saint Patrick’s day and will make an assessment of how they are progressing. I just need a nice warm, sunny day!

I met a beekeeper up North last week who had already had a quick look inside his colonies. We discussed what tactic we might adopt this year to manage our colonies – would we clip and mark the queens or would we go for minimal intervention and see how it goes? Like good politicians, we didn’t reach any conclusion!  I am away for much of July so I may be forced into the minimal intervention solution.

My main reason to look into the colonies early is to ensure the queen has enough room to lay and that there is a queen laying. Many of the brood frames could still be full of ivy honey from the autumn. I will also check that they have enough stores.

While it is still cold and the propolis is hard, it is a good time to clean spare hive parts and recycle your frames for the coming season.  Put all floors, brood boxes, supers, crown boards, queen excluders and roofs in a to-do pile. I use a scraper hive tool and a blowtorch. You can clean and scrape all the bits into an upturned roof.

First scrape the inside surfaces, clean off brace comb and the propolis. Once you have removed most of the debris flame the inside surfaces and stop when the timber changes colour. The finished item will be clean and hopefully sterile (free of disease).If you have plastic runners this will be a problem. Using metal runners gets over this problem..

I read an interesting piece on foundation. Thorne, the bee equipment suppliers are now offering 4.9mm foundation for sale. I didn’t know there was such a thing as 4.9mm foundation.  This is as a result of a project carried out at Reading University.

They are studying varroa to see whether the use of smaller cell foundation (4.9mm) makes a difference. The investigation is being carried out with beekeepers in the local area as well as in the apiary at the university. The study will evaluate the use of small cell foundation  alongside  regular sized  (5.4mm) foundation and compare the varroa loads during next spring and summer.

Apparently beekeepers in other parts of the world have had success using this small cell foundation but many others have not. Some previous studies found that varroa counts increased in the short term when small cell foundation was first used. The new study will evaluate what happens once the bees have fully adjusted to small cell foundation and if there is a significant impact on varroa loads.  I will wait and see the results before changing my order of foundation.

BroodMinder – a new piece of kit which uses the latest technology and integrated circuit temperature and humidity chips to monitor your hive and it is not too expensive and seems easy to fit. It generated data every hour on the what is going on in the brood chamber. The idea is to reduce the need to open the hive. The data is sent to your smartphone or tablet. BroodMinder-W measure hive weight and outside temperature. Worth a look at broodminder.com.  Happy Beekeeping!

 

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Thought for the Week – Our major false God – technology.

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Fasting is not just abstaining from food – it could be abstaining from bitching, bullying, name calling – it could be fasting from our most common addiction – our major false God – technology.

And we are all addicts – How hard is it for  you to resist the tug of the ping when the email or text lands in your inbox?

No one is saying we have to give up technology or go and live in a cave, free of wifi – technology is not the problem – it is our relationship with it that is the problem – how we use it – we have to find freedom in technology not from technology.

Lent is an opportunity to do something about our addictions – a ‘tech detox’ or even some more disciplined approach to technology and thereby create some space for the other – and begin again to experience life first hand.

This would create some down time, some silence, quieten our restless monkey minds, provide space and time to catch up with ourselves – to catch up with our spirits…..

A man set out to explore Africa and he was in a hurry so he hired four Africans to help him.

They set off at speed and raced on for three days.

The third day, the Africans sat down and refused to move.

He told them to get going as he had only two days left finish his journey.

They refused to move.

He couldn’t understand them.

He offered them more money but no good.

Finally he asked them what was going on?

The senior among spoke up,  ‘We have moved too quickly

– we have to sit down and give our spirits time to catch up with us.’

It was Blaise Pascal who said that:

“All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” 

If he were writing today, he might have added, ‘and with all technology turned off!

 

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