Used Stamps

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow have a collection point at Cairde Duchais office, Athea for used stamps. Anybody who has collected these stamps from Christmas cards and other letters might hand them in. The Missionary Society will be grateful for all contributions.

Maura Nolan’s Album Launch

Maura Nolan’s album was recently launched by Timmy Woulfe at St. Ita’s Hospital on Thursday of last week. It will be re-launched at the Top of the Town, Athea on Friday, February 14th by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Everyone will be welcome to attend.

West Limerick Set Dancing

The West Limerick Set Dancing club’s workshop weekend will run from Friday, February 7th to Sunday, February 9th at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine.

Concern Collection

Thanks is extended by the Concern organization to all those that contributed to their Church gate collection and also the collectors. The amount donated was €520.

A New Book

A new book has been recently published by  historian Liam Irwin. The name of the book is “The Diocese of Limerick” and is an illustrated history of the parishes of the Diocese  of Limerick. In due course it will be on sale in the usual outlets throughout Limerick City and County. Each copy costs €20.

Rural Employment Service

The Rural Employment Service (RES) works with individuals who are long term unemployed and who want to make a positive change in their lives and who see employment as a central part in that change. The service is free and confidential. The service also provides information on training and education opportunities and support in creating a career plan. You can contact Dearbhla or Finn in the Round House, Newcastle West on 069-61316 and Brenda, WLR Main Office, Newcastle West on 069-62222.

Volunteers Required

Volunteers are required to teach older people basic computer skills in Newcastle West. Volunteers do not require any specific qualifications or experience but must be willing to commit to volunteer 1 hour per week for a six week period to support small groups, two people at a time. Contact Irene at West Limerick Resources on 069-66298 or email [email protected]

Sue Ryder

De-clutter your wardrobe, look under your bed, check out your attic, garage and shed, I’m sure you’ll find items you no longer need. We need clothes and shoes of all shapes and sizes, unwanted gifts and unwanted prizes. We would also like some curtains and bedding. Please take some time to look around  the house, we’ll take almost everything. Sue Ryder Foundation, Maiden St., Newcastle West.

New Classes for People with Physical Disability

The Irish Wheelchair Association, which provides a range of services to people with disabilities and other mobility impairments, this week announced a host of new classes for people in the Limerick area. They include art, craft and design on Monday 11am-1pm and Fridays 11am-1pm.

There will also be computers for beginners on Tuesdays from 2pm-4pm. A personal development/beauty course will be held on Mondays from 2pm-3.30pm. Dates and times for budget cooking and gardening courses will be confirmed.

Classes are open to people with a physical disability – not just wheelchair users. Classes are run in conjunction with I.W.A. Day Services. A hot lunch available and a limited transport service. A nominal fee applies. Classes currently commencing. Enquiries to Majella or Fiona 061-313691