By Pat Brosnan

Country Music Radio

Joe’s Country Kingdom is cming up on www.irishcountrymusic Three hours of Country & Irish music. You can request a song by way of the red button on the home page. You can chat with others listening in to the programme by going to ICMR presenters page on Facebook. Looking forward to your company . The following are the times for the Saturday and Tuesday programmes around the world. Joe’s Country Kingdom on Saturdays, Ireland Saturday: 9pm-midnight. Sydney Sunday 6am-9am. Brisbane Sunday 6am-9am. Vancouver Saturday 2pm-4pm. Ottawa Saturday 4pm-7pm. Newfoundland Saturday 5.30pm –8.30pm. Wellington Sunday 8am-11am. Cape Town Saturday 10pm-1am. San Francisco Saturday 1pm-4pm. Kansas Saturday 3pm-6pm. New York Saturday 4pm-7pm. Indiana Saturday 4pm-7pm. Ann O’Halloran from Abbeyfeale also presents a show during the week.

Siamsa Tíre

The National Folk Theatre of Ireland based in Tralee is celebrating 40 years of producing the best of Irish Culture. It is open from May to September and is well worth a visit and is always a great night out if you have visitors to entertain. They have four shows covering a whole year’s cycle of living and working the land, the Blasket Islands, the Children of Lir and a journey through Ireland in music, song and dance. Further information from 066-7123055 or

Adult Suicide Bereavement Support Group

A support group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Console House, 114 The Grange, Raheen. Family, friends, work colleagues and community bereaved by suicide all are welcome. You do not need an appointment to attend. Further information on 061-306792.

Deaths From Stimulants

The HSE has issued an alert in respect of stimulants which have been implicated in the deaths of 2 people recently and others in the last 4 weeks as well as a number of hospitalizations. For support around Drug and Alcohol use the HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline is available Monday to Friday 9-30am-5.30pm. This confidential service has both a freephone helpline 1800 459459 and an email support service helpline @

Benefit Night

A Benefit Night will be held this Friday night coming on the 27th June at the Devon Inn for Martina Tierney, sister of Sandra O’Sullivan, Hillside Drive. Tickets cost €5 each. There will be lots of spot prizes on the night. Music with Maura & Donie Nolan. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


Limerick Youth Service-Cyberbullying Information Evening for Parents

With cyberbullying and social media continuing to be a cause of concern for parents/guardian, Limerick Youth Service and Limerick County Comhairle na nÓg are holding an information evening for parents/guardians at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare this Wednesday, June 25th form 7pm-9pm. Dr. Maureen Griffin UCC, a leading voice on cyberbullying, will be the guest speaker to discuss the workings of social media sites, such as facebook and snap chat, address text-talk and highlight ways in which parents can look our for cyberbullying.

With some parents not understanding how text talk (an abbreviation of word used in social media) facebook and you tube work, we decided to hold this event for them, Keely Bourke (15) a spokesperson for Comhairle na nÓg. Cyberbullying continues to be an everyday issue for many young people and Limerick Youth Service and Comhairle na nÓg have been very active in raising awareness of the topic and highlighting ways in which they can stamp it out.

This free interactive and user friendly talk is open to all parents and Limerick Youth Service and Comhairle na nÓg would encourage people to attend. Facilitated by Limerick Youth Service, Limerick Comhairle na nÓg is one of 34 nationwide Youth Councils in which young people have the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.

Control of Rushes

Limerick Council has urged landowners and farmers across the  County to consider alternative methods of controlling rushes before using pesticides and herbicides. The Council issued the appeal in an effort to prevent the contamination of drinking water supplies which can result in the use of such chemicals. The local authority said “there are other numerous methods that can be used to control rushes including land drainage, cutting and grazing.