Murroe / Boher Newsletter 3rd February 2019

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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 Kett (Née Hayes), Madaboy, Murroe

James (Seamus) Dee, Ferbane, Offaly, formerly of Cappanuke, Murroe. Reposing at Ferbane Nursing Home this Sunday 3 February 2.00pm-4.30pm. Private cremation on Monday.

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Jim Berkery and

Mary Cooke                                                                 11.30am this Sunday

Tom and Nan O’Malley and

Chrissie O’Gorman and

Edward Ryan and

Ann and Jim Jamel and

Gary Coble                                                                   7pm next Saturday

Maurice and Peggy Hassett                                           9am next Sunday

George Kenny Months Mind and Maureen Kenny and

Bridie and Gerry Taaffe and deceased members of the Tucker Family and

Paddy, Mary and Maura Power and Gerard Mullane and

John O’Brien                                                                11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Mary and Ted O’Connell and

Denis and Margaret Maher and

John Leahy                                                                   10am this Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Pat Madigan.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Breda White 11.30am

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Homeless Collection. The amount collected was €451.50.

The Lisnagry Association will hold their Annual Church gate Collection next weekend 9th and 10th February. The funds collected will go towards the refurbishment and upgrading of residential facilities in St. Vincent’s Centre.

Murroe/Boher ICA will hold its monthly meeting next Tuesday 5th February at 8pm in Murroe Hall. New members always welcome. As this is our first meeting or the New Year, fees are due.

Lotto Results for 27/1/19 -4,5,15,30- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Mark McMahon, Bobby Richardson, Sarah Butler & Pat Kett(Jnr). Next week’s Jackpot €3,600 Draw in Powers.

The Cappamore Historical Society have organised a lecture by Des Marnane entitled  “From Ballot to Bullet December 1918 to January 1919”, on Thursday February 7th at 7.30 in the Cappamore Community Centre.

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 who supplied trees for blocks, the volunteers who cut timber for the auction, Roches Feeds, John O’Connell Crecora Mills, Rearcross Quarries, Dan O’Connor and Gleeson Concrete, Donohill. Sincere thanks also to the staff of the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, Johnny and Niall Skehan and all who donated spot prizes. €5,100 was raised through this event for the upkeep of our community centre for this year.

Boher Community Development Association will hold its AGM on Wednesday 13 February.  All welcome to attend.

Boher Community Development Association Saturday, 9 February, we will have the official opening of the upgraded Community Centre at 8pm. We are delighted to announce that the Liam McCarthy Cup will visit Boher Community Centre on that evening. We would like to cordially invite you to join us on 9th February.

Milford Care Centre: Bereavement Support Information Evening Tuesday 26th February 2019 @ 7 to 8.30 pm. This is one of the quarterly information evenings that are held throughout the year to provide information on normal grief and the support services offered by Milford Care Centre.

Anam Cara  & Milford Care Centre Bereavement Information Evening Thursday 28th February 2019 @ 7 to 9.00pm. Milford Care Centre and Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and families, are hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Limerick. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges their family may face after the death of a son or daughter. Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death. If you have attended a previous Bereavement Information Evening, we would encourage you to come again because each time you will hear something that will help you along the difficult and challenging journey of grief. There will also be time after the talk to interact with other bereaved parents. 

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that we are holding our last registration night on Friday 08th February at 18.30-19.30pm in our Club pavilion.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team shared the spoils with Fairview Rangers last weekend on a 1-1 scoreline in the league. This weekend the B team are away to Kilmallock in the league at 11am on Sunday. The A team and C team have no fixtures. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fixtures and results.

Underage Coach needed: The U-8 boys team, (boys born in 2011), are looking for a coach currently. If you’re a former player, or a parent, or just want to help out, get in touch on murroeafc@gmail.com The season starts on 23rd February so there’s only a few weeks to get organised. The club will provide all necessary training and assistance.

Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018”is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe, and is available at a price of €15. If you didn’t get one for Christmas, condolences, but you can still pop down the shop and pick one up yourself.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 13th Jan 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: George Kenny, Glenstal, Murroe.

Anniversaries:                          Murroe

Helen Allis and

Jack Hanly                                                                    11.30am this Sunday

Ella McCarthy Months Mind and

Michael and Mai McKeogh                                           7pm next Saturday

John Dundon and

Jimmy and Dolly O’Sullivan                                          11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Noel Hickey and

Bridie Foley and

Breda Cartwright                                                           10am this Sunday

John Richardson                                                           10am next Sunday

                               May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Marie O’Flynn.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Bridget McLoughlin 11.30am

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, September 4th to 11th. Departing from Shannon. Half Board Accommodation. Cost 725euro, 50euro discount for bookings received before February 1st. Contact John O Brien 086 8586304 for further details.

Boher Walk and Fun Run: A cheque for €1,230 was presented to Ms. Susan Canon from the Limerick Branch of the Irish Kidney Association which were the proceeds of the Boher Christmas Fun Run that took place on St. Stephen’s Day. Thank you to everyone who supported this event, your support is greatly appreciated.

Srs. Consilio and Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire Bruree would sincerely like to thank the parishioners of Murroe and Boher for their very generous contributions of €668.68 in our recent church gate collection. We would also like to thank Very Rev. Fr. Loughlin Brennan for allowing us hold our collection. We would sincerely like to thank the people who stood at the collection tables for this worthy cause. We are most grateful to the people of Murroe and Boher for all their help over the years.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 19th January. Music by Chris Dallat. Tea served. Admission €10

Boher Community Development Association are holding our annual Parish Social on Saturday, 26 January in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. All funds raised are used directly for the purposes of maintenance of the Community Centre for the next 12 months. We would greatly appreciate your support for the Parish social and would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend our first community event of 2019.

Another date for your diary is Saturday, 9 February, when we will have the official opening of the upgraded Community Centre at 8pm. We are delighted to announce that the Liam McCarthy Cup will visit Boher Community Centre on that evening. We would like to cordially invite you to join us on 9th February.

Children’s set dancing classes, ceili, Sean nos, line dancing, waltz, jive, etc. Murroe hall Tuesday evening at 5pm. Adult dance classes for fitness and fun resume on Wednesday 16th January at 8 15pm.  Beginners welcome at both classes.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society – Happy New Year to you all. Our first talk of 2019 will take place at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe (Eircode: V94 N740) on Thursday, January 17th at 8.30 p.m. sharp. Tom Toomey will speak to us on “The War of Independence in East Limerick.” Admission €5 to non-members. All welcome.

Michael Clifford Fundraising Tractor Run in aid of Tipperary Branch of Multiple Sclerosis on Sunday 27th January 2019 – start at 12.30 from Rearcross Village – registration in Kennedys Bar – also – a Benefit Night in Kennedys Lounge Rearcross on Sat. 19th January, 2019 – Spot Prizes, Raffle and Music with “The Stonethrowers” – Admission €5 – Tickets available from committee members and at Kennedys Shop Rearcross. Support greatly appreciated. For more information contact John at 086 889 7482 or John at 087 6708 107

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The Mens teams were back from their Christmas break last weekend with the A team taking on Meanus in the 1st round of the Lawson Cup. It ended up as a one sided affair with Murroe emerging victors on a 7-1 scoreline. The C team lost out to Coonagh Utd in the league on a 4-3 scoreline. This weekend the A team are away to Summerville in the league, and the B team are away to Prospect Priory in the league. Keep an eye on the facebook page for fixtures and results.

Underage Coach needed: The U-8 boys team, (boys born in 2011), are looking for a coach currently. If you’re a former player, or a parent, or just want to help out, get in touch on murroeafc@gmail.com The season starts on 23rd February so there’s only a few weeks to get organised. The club will provide all necessary training and assistance.

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Bee Blogs January 2019

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Bee Notes January 2019
What a warm spell we are having and so little wind. It is very strange. The heather is flowering in the courtyard  and the bees are working on it with the enthusiasm of mid-summer.  I also see the hazel catkins have dropped down and are giving off pollen. This flowering should be happening in late January or early February. The bees will be  using up their precious honey supplies with all this activity. It will be important in the weeks ahead to keep an eye on the weight of hives to see that they are not running low on stores.
I was reading about the Honey Bee Genome Project over Christmas. Over 180 genomes of distinct species have been sequenced. The honey bee genome was the third insect genome to be mapped after the mosquito and the fruit fly. It began in 2003 and took three years to complete at a cost of $7.5 million dollars. The bees genome contains 236 million base pairs and has ten thousand genes organised in sixteen chromosomes. If it was a book the honey bee story would need 236 million characters, arranged in ten thousand sentences divided into sixteen chapters. This knowledge is useful in that it helps us to understand the evolution of the honey bees and how it is similar and different form other bees. Honey bees seem to have begun in Africa and spread from there giving rise to northern and Western European honey bees and the southern and central European and western Asian bees.
Bees evolved slowly and are so well adapted to their environment that they have changed very little over time. We also learnt that they have few genes for immunity and detoxification. This suggests that bees don’t rely on their individual immune system and most of their resistance comes through behaviour – cleaning, grooming.
Bees and Land Mines
Research has shown that bees can be trained to detect explosives using their sense of smell. By providing them with a mixture of sugar, water and the smell of an explosive honey bees can be trained to associate the scent of explosive with food. In response to smelling the explosive a bee will stick out its proboscis signalling the recognition of food source. Honey bees have the potential to detect explosives in parts-per-trillion concentration and are being trained to be land mine detectors.
 How can we help bees?
The first thing is that one does not have to be a bee- keeper. As their natural habitats decrease we can all help them. Mind the hedgerows and  plant bee friendly plants – even a window box can make up for the loss of habitats. Remember that generally it is the small, insignificant flowers that often produce the most nectar. It is good to choose a wide variety of flowers and if you can get them flowering in succession this is ideal as it provides s a continuity of nectar and pollen.  Lists of plants beneficial to bees are widely available. If you check the national biodiversity plan on-line it has a pollinator plan for Ireland.
We can also lobby politicians – remind national, and local government officials that bees are important and need better funding for conservation and research projects.
We also need to pay attention to the plight of  bumble bees- the population of many species of bumble bee, once widespread, in Ireland have shrunk.  They can only survive where our land is managed less intensively – we need to develop more nature reserves where wild flora can flourish. Maybe every farmer should be required to set aside some piece of land for other species and also stop removing or cutting hedges to bits.  Hedgerow bushes such as blackthorn, hawthorn and ivy all produce berries and these will be greatly reduced if insect pollinators are not around – these fruits are vital winter and spring feeding for birds. If these fruits disappear or are cut down then the wild birds that feed on them will also decline. Moreover these bushes and hedges supply shelter and nesting sites.
Pollen Substitute 
It is often difficult to tell if a colony has enough protein in the form of  pollen. In early spring you can get a ‘pollen drought’ and this can limit brood development. I read recently a way of assessing the need to give a pollen patty –   take some frames from the broodnest and ask yourself the following questions:
1. Are the colonies rearing plenty open brood (larvae) If there is a protein shortage the nurse bees will cannibalise eggs and young larvae.
2. Do the larvae have a high rate of survival to pupation as indicated by solid patterns of even aged larvae . Incomplete nutrition results in poor larval survival or disease.
3. The most reliable indicator is to look at young larvae and check the amount of jelly that the nurse bees are placing round larvae. The larvae should be flooded with jelly – when a colony is under nutritional stress the nurse bees cut back on the amount of jelly that they pace around the young larvae – dry brood.
Ten things you may not know about the honey bee…
1. Bees pollinate over 130 fruits and veritable crops.
2. We now know the honey bee genome.
3. A queen bee has exactly the same genes as a worker – royal jelly is what changes her into a queen.
4. Honey bees are not native to Americas and bumble bees are not native to Australia.
5. Bees are herbivores.
6. Drones do have a grand father but no father.
7. Bees see ultra violet light but can’t see the red end of the spectrum – they see the world as more blue than us.
8. Bees have five eyes – two are complex eyes that detect  movement – the other detect light intensity.
9. The sting is a modification of an egg- laying organ.
10. Only female bees sting and many solitary bees can’t sting.
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Murroe /Boher Newsletter 4th Nov 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Sr. Ignatius O’Connor who died in the UK, formerly Sandylane

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Paddy O’Brien and

Liam Maher                                                                  7pm this Saturday

Deceased members of the Hayes Family and

Bridgit Minihan                                                                        9am next Sunday

Ríaín McEvoy and

Noreen, Edward, Thomas and Wayne Casey                  11.30 next Sunday

Boher

Laurence Broughton Months Mind and

Paddy and Bridget Skehan                                             10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Marie O’Flynn.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm, Josie Meade 9am, Breda White 11.30am

Rosary in Local Cemeteries at 3pm each Sunday during the Month of November

Do This in Memory next Sunday 11th Nov, Boher 10am, Murroe 11.30am

MURROE-BOHER NEWSLETTER: Now is the time for clubs, organisations and individuals to be thinking about a contribution to the upcoming Murroe-Boher Christmas Newsletter. Photographs old and new would also be especially welcome and club reports, articles etc and photographs with names please can be emailed to murroebook@gmail.com.

Coffee Morning will be held in Boher Community Centre following 10am Mass in Boher on Sunday 11th November. Funds collected will be used for the forthcoming Senior Citizens Party. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Scoil Mhuire Murroe will hold its Annual Church Gate collection next weekend 10/11th November outside both Church’s.

Murroe Marian Club, will hold a Monster 45 Drive in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, on Tuesday 13th November at 8pm sharp. Spot prizes galore! Teas served. Admission €6.

The Mid-West Branch of the Parkinson’s Association wish to thank all who contributed to their recent collection. Total raised was €700

Date for your Diary: Sliabh Feilim Singers Annual Christmas concert will be held at 5pm on 2nd December in Abington Church, admission €10.  Given the homelessness crisis, this year we have decided to give proceeds to Focus Ireland.  We look forward to meeting you at our concert for an enjoyable evening of music and song.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 10th October. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Lotto Results for 29/10/18 -3,18,20,22- No Jackpot Winner. €50 Lucky Dips Patrick Wrenn, Tom Ryan (Smith Snr), Joan Carey. €20 Lucky Dips Noel Foley, Anne O’Connell, Donal O’Brien & Eugene Taaffe. Next week’s Jackpot €2,300 Draw in Powers

CFR-Boher: we are holding free training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED) on Saturday, 17th November at 9.00.  We especially welcome those who are interested in becoming CFR-Boher volunteers or are members of sports clubs, though this is not required.  For further information please contact Ita Richardson at 087-6886536 or e-mail cfrboher@gmail.com.

Boher Community Development Association: Progressive 45 will commence in Boher Community Centre on Friday 9 November at 8pm sharp.  All welcome!

Cappamore Christmas Fair: Bilboa National School will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 18th November at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cappamore. Our Christmas Fair has always proven to be a very enjoyable day out with a huge variety of competitions and entertainment to suit all ages. There is something for everyone: Wheel of Fortune, visit Santa in his grotto, coats & handbags stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, books, games, competitions, children’s entertainment, tea & cake, a signed and framed Limerick Jersey raffled on the day and lots, lots more. All proceeds will go towards the development of the school.

Murroe/Boher Camogie Club: Hard luck to our minor camogie team who lost their county semi-final last weekend to a very strong Newcastle West team. This brings an end to the playing season for our club. We want to thank all our players, coaches and supporters over the past year and we look forward to next year and what promises to be another great season for the club. Our thanks to everyone who came to support our table quiz last Friday which was greatly supported by the whole community. November 12th will see our AGM take place at 8pm in Murroe Clubhouse. All members, supporters and players are asked to attend.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg, held our annual Church gate collection last weekend, and we are delighted to announce that we collected €796.93, and we are very grateful for all those who contributed to this collection.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: A good weekend on the field again last weekend. The A team took on Castle Rovers in Fedamore once again, (in the league this time), and came out on top in a thriller on a scoreline of 4-3. the B team and the C team had no fixtures. No fixtures this weekend as the FAI Cup Final is on at the Aviva Stadium.

The annual Murroe AFC fundraising draw, in association with the FAI is on again. There’s a fantastic range of prizes for both the National and the Local draws as always. Tickets have just been released and are priced at €10 or a book of 5 for €50. Tickets are available from all coaches, players, and committee members from this weekend. The Local draw will take place on the 3rd November in the Valley Inn, with the National draw in the middle of November.

Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018”is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and is available at a price of €15. Now that the nights are getting longer, and you’ll be settling in by the fire, you’ll need a good read!

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Bee Blogs – March 2018

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Bee Prayer 
Winged spirit of sweetness, I call on you.
Teach me the ways of
Transformation and fertilisation.
The path from pollen to sweetest honey.
Teach me, to taste the  essence of each place I alight
Carrying that essence with me to continue creations cycle.
Teach me the ways of hope,
Reminding me that what seems impossible
May yet be achieved.
Flitting tears of the Gods
Draw me ever closer to the wisdom
Hidden within beauty.
Give me flight and sunlight,
Passion and productivity,
Co-operation with those around me and
Sharpened strength to defend my home.
May I ever spiral out from my heart
Searching for what I need and return there once again
To tune those lessons into nourishment.
Bee Spirit, I call to you.
The month of April is characterised by increasing day length and rising temperatures  – the days have lengthened but the temperatures are still low. And March was cold though I did get a chance to look through my hives one day when the sun shone. I was shocked at the state of the colonies – particularly my strongest colonies from last year. They are barely alive. This has happened before – the colonies that build up well and work very hard one year are very often the poorest ones the following year. Do they overreach themselves and are worn out the following year? It is a puzzle. I presume the long, wet winter has not helped. I am considering sending off some of the bees to get checked for disease. They had plenty of food but maybe too much of it was ivy honey which they find difficult to use in the winter as they need water to dilute it.
There is little sign of flowers yet- even the dandelions are slow to appear. I hope they haven’t given up in protest at farmers spraying their fields to remove any plant that could deprive their precious grass of space or nutrients. The more I see these huge fields appearing – these green deserts – the angrier and more depressed I feel – hedgerows are disappearing – soon there won’t be a habitat for a rabbit, a bee or a butterfly. What sort of arrogance is this that allows us to dispossess other creatures of a home and a livelihood? I had to get that off my chest. I am planning to write to the Minister of Agriculture to make my feelings known for all the good it will do but I will feel better!
What we need now is farmers who tend their hedgerows as an asset; who let old pastures grow, with their mix of plants and not just cultivate a monoculture of grass. We need to encourage diversity – otherness -it is essential for our flourishing as well as the rest of nature.  A rain forest thrives by virtue of its infinite, interdependent diversity: none of the species could  survive alone.  It is not biodiversity but monoculture that poses the biggest threat.
After all that I notice the chestnut leaves peeping out – chestnut flowers are an important source of pollen and honey. Their flowers have a small patch of yellow which acts as a nectar guide for visiting bees. These turn crimson once the flowers are pollinated – this is important because bees can’t see red and so does not waste time visiting that flower again as it has no nectar or pollen to offer…But then the Japanese have now developing robotic bees to do pollination – they are called Robo-Bees  – bee-like pollinating drone which are designed to make up for the lack of bees in some parts of the world.
This device is made using horsehair, a sticky gel and a drone.  The drones fly into flowers like a bee and inside the flower pollen gets stuck to gel and horsehair  and this pollen is shaken off at the next flew and so on. Surely prevention would be better than the cure. We already have great pollinators on Earth – they are called bees. So instead of building drones that replicate their behaviour, perhaps we should focus on saving the ones we’ve got! Otherwise, we could be working on “Robo-trees” next.
I like the point made by Saint Francis de Sales when he says;
The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.” I suspect the same would not be true of Robo-bees.  Francis obviously did not know that a worker is a she rather than a he!
Time magazine reported on a study from Harvard’s School of Public Health. It found that pesticides were the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – the phenomenon in which worker bees suddenly up and leave a colony without warning. The pesticides in question are those that contain neonicotinoids (NNIs) and they are partially or completely banned in the EU, Canada and the U.S.
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Abington Church are holding an evening of music and song on Friday April 6th at 8pm.

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The friends of Abington Church are holding an evening of music and song on Friday April 6th at 8pm. In the church.

This features two groups, “The Ukealadies” and “Zion”.

Proceeds are in aid of the Eldorado Textile Project in San Paulo, Brazil with which a local volunteer, and member of the Church, is involved.

This is a community project in a deprived area which depends on voluntary donations to continue.

Admission €10. For details Tel.087-2964287.

Murroe Website EditorAbington Church are holding an evening of music and song on Friday April 6th at 8pm.
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New Zebra Crossing now operational in Murroe.

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We are delighted to see that the long-awaited zebra crossing is now fully operational in the heart of Murroe village. This crossing will provide a safe place to cross the busy road, for people wanting the access the shop, butcher, playground, Croker’s and the new all-weather pitch. To ensure that the zebra crossing is as safe as possible, it is vital that the rules of a zebra crossing are adhered to, especially in relation to parking on or near the zebra crossing. Please see the image above for the full list of rules for zebra crossings from the Road Safety Authority. We are aware that the new zebra crossing is located in a popular parking area for the shop and the Post Office, however, you will no longer be able to park there. Please help in making Murroe a safe place to be. Thank You.

Dorothy MaddenNew Zebra Crossing now operational in Murroe.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 17 Dec 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: Jim Collins, Murroe Village

Anniversaries:                         Murroe

Willie Hartnett and Deceased members of the Hartnett Family and

Margaret (Peggy) Fitzgerald                                          7pm this Saturday

Willie Quigley and John Connell                                   9am this Sunday

Martin and Bridgine Carey and

Christine Coughlan (nee Carey)                                    11.30am this Sunday

Johnny O’Brien Months Mind and

Catherine Danaher Months Mind                                  7pm next Saturday

Davy Hayes                                                                  8.30pm Christmas Eve

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

Jim and Patricia Hogan                                                 11.30am Christmas Day

Boher

Mai Richardson Months Mind                                       10am next Sunday

Mary and Edward Butler and their daughter Mary          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: Helen Hickey 10am. Laurence Bartley 7pm Christmas Eve. Elizabeth O’Connor 10am Christmas Day. Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Breda Berkery 11.30am. Evelyn Lorigan 8.30pm Christmas Eve. Josie Meade 9am Christmas day. Margaret Holmes 11.30am Christmas Day

Christmas Carol Service in Murroe Church this Sunday 17th December at 7pm.

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

Anniversary Mass for the Late Fr. James Holloway PP. Pallasgreen & Templebraden will be celebrated in Kilteely Parish Church Co. Limerick on Sunday 24th December (Christmas eve) at 8pm. Please keep Fr. James in your prayers

Senior Citizen’s New Year’s Party in Murroe Hall on Sunday 7th January. Mass at 1pm with Lunch at 2pm. Tickets €15 each. Church Gate Collection for the Senior Citizens Party will take place on weekend of 6/7 January.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes fundraising committee are hold a Tea Dance in Cappawhite Resource Centre on St. Stephens Night, Tuesday, 26th Dec. 2017. Music by: Brian McDermott. Dancing from 9.30pm – 12.30. Admission €10. Tickets available on the door or contact Sean O’Connor 086-8423172 for more info.

Glenstal Abbey Christmas Shop. Mon to Fri 9-5pm Sat & Sun 10 to 4.30pm. Come and visit our wide range of Christmas gifts. Nativity Sets, Christmas Decorations, Chocolates, Christmas Cards, Jams, Honeys, Mustards, Glenstal Christmas Puddings, Glenstal Cranberry Sauce. This year we are also running a stall filled with homemade Chocolate Orange Rocky Road Pudding. All Proceeds going to Milford Hospice.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Murroe Community Alert would like to thank the organisers of the recent Tractor Run held in Murroe for their kind donation towards the cost of the upkeep of the defibrillator which is in the porch of the Muintir na Tíre hall, Murroe. The defibrillator needed new batteries and pads. It is hoped to have demonstrations on how to use the defibrillator after Christmas.

Church Windows Fundraising: Jimmy Buckley will perform in concert in Murroe Church on Sunday 4th March 2018. Tickets cost €20 each and are currently available in Local shops, and Pubs in Boher. Treat yourself or a friend to a nice Christmas Present.

Annual St Stephen’s Day Fun Run/Walk Boher Annual Christmas 10k Fun Run/Walk will take place on St. Stephen’s Day from Boher Community Centre at 1 p.m. Proceeds are in aid of the Limerick Branch of the Irish Kidney Association.  Refreshments will be served.

Boher Community Development Association has launched its 2018 Parish Calendar. It contains beautiful photos of times past and present of the people of Boher. It is on sale from all local businesses or any committee member. Cost €5.

Boher Community Development Association thanks everybody who supported their Christmas Market last Sunday. It was a great success. Artists, crafts people and culinary experts, displayed their work to a very large number of locals and visitors. A variety of high-standard local crafts were sold. Santa and Mrs Claus arrived by four white horses and carriage to everybody’s delight. Santa’s grotto had to be the best in the country!

Boher Community Development Association wishes everybody a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Sincere thanks for all your contributions to and support for our initiatives throughout the year.

Christmas Wreaths, Swags, Table pieces (Fresh Flowers) now available at Holmes Florist, Cappanuke. Contact 086 2493499 or 061 386318 to place an order.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society Calendar now on sale in local shops. Price €8. Ideal gift for family living away from home. 50% of profits will go to Charity.

Lotto Results 10/12/17 -22,24,29,31- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Lawrence Bartley, Daniel Ryan, Paulette Hodkinson & Mary Reale. Next week Jackpot 4,300 Draw in Powers

Christmas Special Afternoon Tea Dance, will take place in Kilteely Hall, Co. Limerick on Sunday 17th of December from 3pm – 6pm. Music by Catriona. Raffle, Prizes Galore, Homemade baking and refreshments served. Admission €5. All are Welcome to come dancing or just sit back, relax and enjoy the music

Murroe Website EditorMurroe/Boher Newsletter 17 Dec 2017
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