Recent Death

The recent death occurred of Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove, Moyvane and late of Upper Athea, Athea. Jack is survived byhis wife Margaret, sons Michael, John (Jack) and Paul, mother Chrissie, (son of the late Mick), brothers  Pat, Bill, Mickey, Jim, T.J., Tony, sister Patricia, grandchildren, Daire and Caolan, nephews, nieces, in-laws, other relatives and friends. Jack will be sorely missed by all his family at his untimely passing at such a young age, after a short illness. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Benefit Night

A benefit night will be held at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine on Friday, 27th June for Martina Tierney who lives in Templeglantine. Martina is a sister of Sandra O’Sullivan, Hillside Drive. Tickets €5 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated. There are lots of great spot prizes on the night. Music by Maura and Donie Nolan.

 Mid-Summer Excursion to Widow McCormack’s House and Kilkenny

On Monday, 23rd June at 8.30am from the Market Yard, Newcastle West, there will be a tour leaving fro counties Tipperary and Kilkenny. There will be stops in both Cashel and Kilkenny to explore these heritage towns, but the highlight of the day will be a tour of the Widow McCormack’s House in he Commons, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary where the failed 1848 uprising by the Young Irelanders took place. Their leader at this incident was none other than West Limerick’s famous William Smith O’Brien of Cahermoyle, Ardagh. This is a great opportunity to learn more about O’Brien  and his brave compatriots. As usual breakfast and evening dinner, along with the sing song, will add to your enjoyment. Early booking is recommended with Pat Dalton at 069-62306.

Training Course

The Defibrillator Group are running a training course in the use of the defibrillator and CPR on Monday and Tuesday, 7th & 8th of July from 7.30-10pm in Conways, Glin. Both nights need to be completed and the cost is €25. The course includes the following: How to assess a collapsed patient, activate the emergency services, perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, recognize the signs of choking and the appropriate techniques to clear the airway, recovery position, operate a defibrillator, recognize signs of a heart attack and how to complete a FAST assessment for a patient suspected of having a stroke. Learning to perform the skills outlined above is an interactive process that requires both knowledge and skill. Fully qualified instructors will facilitate you with the learning process. As a Cardiac First Responder, when you answer a call for help, you can be confident that you have given that person the best possible chance of recovery. If you are interested in training please contact Anne Horan on 087-9186556 or Marie Fitzgerald on 086-8691821.

Public Speaking Workshop

The Limerick Toastmasters are hosting a workshop later this month focused on how to manage your anxiety when public speaking. The event, on the second floor of the Savoy Hotel in Henry Street, gets underway at 7.45pm on Monday June 23rd. The Seminar will allow participants to learn effective management strategies and techniques, learn how to change beliefs and how to raise your confidence levels when speaking. Entry is €5. Those interested in attending are advised to book early, as there are only limited places available. For more information telephone 087-6732071 or email [email protected] can also register through the Toastmasters Facebook site.

Stay Safe in Summer Sun

While the weather has been glorious in the last week and more of the same forecasted for the coming weeks, with great weather comes great responsibility. There were 125 drowning in Ireland last year – a high percentage of them during the hot spells in the Summer. It is essential that children are supervised around water. If you are boating use a life jacket. If you are swimming don’t drink alcohol and if your are lying in the sun wear the appropriate skin protection. Also farmers are very busy with silage right now and they have to be extremely careful with farm machinery especially with young children who may not sense any danger. Also on the roads with a lot of tractors out and about so many young children and adults out walking and cycling. So enjoy the sunshine and keep to the simple rules and stay safe.