Recent Death

The death occurred of Margaret O’Sullivan (nee Casey), Lower Athea, peacefully in the loving care of her family at her residence. Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband Connie, sons Sean, Connie and Patrick, daughters Margaret (Scanlon), Mary (O’Connor) and Breda (Hayes), daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, Sr. Eileen Casey, (Birmingham), brother Denis (Chicago), brothers-in-law Paty and Sean (New York), sisters-in-law Kathleen (Chicago), and Mary (New York), nephews, nieces, other relatives, neighbours and many friends. May her soul rest in peace.

Limerick Families to Explore Heritage Together

With everything from lectures, music recitals and tours, National Heritage week has something for everyone of all ages this summer. Running from August 23rd to 31st, there are a wide range of events taking place locally to help celebrate our heritage and perk the interests of young and old alike. 2014 is the UN 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, and to celebrate this the theme for National Heritage week 2014 is “Family”, generations exploring heritage together. Limerick families are encouraged to get involved this August with a variety of events taking place locally – including “Limerick and the Great War” lecture series, a traditional music recital and tours of Askeaton Franciscan Friary and Desmond Hall. CEO of the Heritage Council, Mr. Starrett, commented “the diversity and sheer number of events that take place in every county across Ireland during National Heritage week is what makes it unique”. This year they are focussing on families, encouraging young and old to get out and connect with the heritage ingrained in all of us. For the older generation the week is a fantastic opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge with children and grandchildren, in particular reflecting on the changes that have taken place over the years. For more information log on to

Dogs Trust Asking Us to Recycle to help Raise Funds

In Ireland many thousands of printer cartridges are thrown away and many mobile phones are left unwanted in a drawer somewhere each year. According to animal charity Dogs Trust, every cartridge thrown away could be feeding a dog or puppy for a week and every mobile phone left in a drawer could purchase much needed veterinary equipment. With this in mind they are encouraging animal lovers to help them raise funds by starting a cartridge recycling scheme at work. In partnership with leading electronic waste management company Reclaim-it, they can now pick up laser and inkjet cartridges and mobile phones from places of work all over Ireland. Each empty cartridge or old phone is worth money, so you can donate to Dogs Trust whilst providing an environmental solution for the recycling of these important items. To get involved and request a recycling box just email [email protected] today.

Bereavement Evening

Milford Care Centre will host a bereavement information evening on Tuesday, August 26th between 7pm and 8.30pm in the new building’s Education Department. They are designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people and their family and friends.  Members of the Bereavement Service will be present for specific questions and giving a short talk also. It’s a free event and is not a counselling session. It will lay out the different services available to help people feeling “lost amidst conflicting and intense emotions”. For further information email Mary O’Sullivan at m.o.sullivan@milfordcarecentre or call 061-485800.

Safety Warning For Well Owners

People who get their drinking water from wells are being urged to check them. They may be at risk from a serious form of E-Coli infection. Around 30 per cent of wells in Ireland are believed to be contaminated as a result of human or animal waste which has got into the system.

The Environmental Protection Agency advises checks for any sources of pollution entering the well and testing the water, at least once a year, ideally following heavy rain when the well is most at risk of contamination. It is providing easy to use information on its website explaining what well owners should do to protect their health. The information includes a short animation to explain the risks to well water quality and the simple things that can be done to reduce the risks. “Protect Your Well” assessment app is also available from the E.P.A. website where well owners can assess whether their wells are at risk in less than ten minutes. It provides well owners with excellent advice on how they can reduce the risk of contamination.