Mind Ur Health

The Holistic Centre of Excellence will sponsor a first of its kind exhibition in Gandelow on the Quay Restaurant, Howley’s Quay, Limerick on Sunday 23rd February from 10.30am –6pm entitled Mind Ur Health. The purpose of this exhibition is to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to access information in relation to maintaining health with a particular emphasis on mental health. The exhibition will have over thirty exhibitors including mental health organizations, holistic therapies and therapists, diet and nutrition, exercise information and medical practitioners. This event will host free workshops and lectures on topics such as experience happiness, herbs for your mental health, panic attacks/anxiety – a solution for depression, looking after your mental health and suicide – ‘A Survivor’s Story’. This promises to be an informative and enjoyable event where you can access information on complementary health care. The entry fee is €5 per adult, under 12s and OAP’s free. The proceeds will be donated to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue services. To register for this event please go to www.eventbrite.ie

Drama Workshops

West Limerick Resources will be offering a series of drama workshops across the West Limerick area this spring.  The short courses will include acting, directing for stage and technical skills.  Courses are free of charge and open to anyone living in the West Limerick area.  To apply for a place please contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email [email protected]

Responsible Drinking urged among Young People

Following the shocking developments last weekend of new social media craze Neknominate and the death of two young Irish people Macra na Feirme are urging their members and all young people to adopt a more responsible attitude to drinking. The rural young people’s organizations National President, Kieran O’Dowd said “having caused the death of young people last weekend, the game has highlighted that once again our drinking habits in Ireland are reckless”. Neknominate should not be shared on social media. While some young people not see the harm, the example set and peer pressure created can draw other young people into highly dangerous activities. “While the game itself is irresponsible it the abuse of alcohol which allowed the game to become a serious threat to life in this country. I urge all young people in Ireland to drink responsibly and ensure their health and wellbeing.

Birthday Wishes

Congratulations to Kitty Normoyle of Knockdown who recently celebrated her 80th  birthday at the Knockdown Arms with family land friends.

Knockfierna – The Hill of Truth

Knockfierna, the greatest tourist attraction site in the country, is getting the publicity it deserves. Last week despite the inclement weather, Government Minister Jimmy Denihan launched the official brochure which is a work of art and information. Great credit is due to the Knockfierna Heritage Group headed by Pat O’Donovan for all the work they have put in and more to do on the network of ancient roadways. Before coming down to the Rambling House, the Minister visited all the historic sites on the hillside accompanied by a great crowd of people, young and old. “Knockfierna” its legends and traditions, hill of the fairies, weather of ancient lore, cross erected, ancient cromlech cave and its legends. Christian traditions, the strickeens, picturesque glen, marvelous views, the view on a fine day has to be experienced to be appreciated.

Recent Death

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Ken Coughlan. Ken who is survived by his wife Bernie and their two sons Barry and Ross. Bernie and Ken with their sons lived in Ottawa, Canada. Ken, originally a Waterford man, was very kind and a lovely gentleman. He had been unwell for a number of months. He will be sorely missed by Bernie and the boys. Also sincere sympathy is extended to Donal, Noel and all the Barry family. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Paul Galvin Retirement

Last weekend Paul Galvin announced his retirement form football. Paul was a player who brought a flair and intensity to the game that excited Kerry supporters and this is why he was such a popular player with Kerry. He played for the County from 2003 –2013 and received three All Star awards for his performances. Not always popular with people outside of Kerry, his passion and intensity attracted the special attention from opposing teams. In some cases he did not come oiut of those situations on the right side of the GAA laws but through all the ups and downs Kerry supporters stood by him. Paul we wish you all the best in your future career, for all the services you have given to the GAA and for all the memories in the green and gold.