By Tom Aherne

Due to public demand the Lip Sync main event is now extended to two nights at the Devon Inn Hotel Friday, November 10, and Saturday November 11, commencing at 8pm sharp.  The same show will run for over three hours, with each act allocated 15 minutes, and there will be a winner announced on each night. A raffle will be held on both nights for numerous spot prizes, and a show program will also be available. The tickets for Saturday night have been sold out and the  Friday night tickets are on sale and selling out fast at present in local outlets, Neary’s, Greaney’s, Ailish’s, Ardagh, Moloney’s, Moore’s, Carrigkerry, Thatch Bar, Newbridge and O’Connor’s, Churchtown,  and from committee members, and they cost €20 each.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Monday October 30. The numbers drawn were 12,16,27,and 29, and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations to the  five lucky dip winners who won €40 each, Paddy and Kay Daly Ardagh, Helen Costello, Coolcappa, Connie Magner. c/o Neary’s, Zarah Kennelly, Lucan, and Barry, and Ian, Mackessy, c/o Neary’s.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €8,400 and the draw will be held in Reen’s Bar Ardagh.

Carrig Celtic lost 4-2 at home to Broadford United in round 3 of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday October 29. Killian Enright, and Seanie King scored their goals. In Division 3 of the Desmond League Creeves Celtic defeated Athea Utd B 5-0 at home, with goals from Jimmy Dillane 2, Richard Hayes 2, and Brian Nash. Carrig Celtic B lost 4-2 away to Broadford Utd Reserves. In Division 1 of the Desmond Ladies League Carrig Celtic lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle West Town, whose goals were scored by Katelyn Hayes. Kilcolman Rovers, and Creeves Celtic had no fixtures.

Congratulations to Jack Woulfe, Mike Robinson, John Mulvihill and Vinnie Wrenn, who were prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday October 27.

Congratulations to Stephen Murphy, and daughter Linda Clifford, Glenastar, who were first prize winners at the annual Bodhrán competition held at the Top of the Town, Athea.

People who attend Mass in the Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish are asked to complete a survey of two questions, to determine Mass times, and whether to alternate between Ardagh and Carrigkerry  every six months.  Question 1 gives a choice of 6pm, or 6.30pm, for the Saturday evening Mass. Question 2 asks for a yes or a no, to alternate the Mass every six months, as it is happening at present. If it is decided not to alternate the Mass times Ardagh will have the Saturday evening Mass, and Carrigkerry the Sunday Mass in the future. People are asked to cut out the survey contained in the Newsletter and drop it into the box provided in the porch of Ardagh, and Carrigkerry churches, before Tuesday November 28.

The Agnes Kennelly Memorial Concert in aid of Pieta House which was held in Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh on Friday October 6, can now be seen on DVD. It can be bought for €15 at Neary’s Bar, and the Parish Office, Ardagh, Hayes Shop Newcastle West, John Dinnage, Rathkeale, and from Theresa at 086-8123855.

The annual November Rosary will be recited  each Sunday of the month in the three cemeteries in Newcastle West with the following venues and times: Famine Cemetery 3pm, Calvary Cemetery, 3.20pm, and Churchtown Cemetery, 3.40. All are very welcome to come along and join in.

West Limerick 102 community Radio are holding a 50/50 draw at present. The tickets cost €2 and are available in local shops around west Limerick  and from the Station. This will be a weekly fundraiser for the Radio, and the draw will be held live on air each Friday at 12.45pm. The winning ticket holder receives half of the money collected that week and the Radio Station receives the other half. The latest winner was Noreen Reidy, Newcastle West who won €425. All support weekly to keep the station on air will be greatly appreciated 

Social dancing continues  in Ardagh Community Centre each Wednesday with Eileen. Learn how to jive quickstep waltz foxtrot slosh line dance etc, from 8pm to 10pm. No partner required and the fee per class is €10 each. The numbers are increasing night by night as the word spreads, about the very friendly atmosphere and excellent work out.   The number of  men is still low and a few more would be welcome, to match the number of women to make it easier to learn the steps together . New steps are being introduced each week to the music of Nathan Carter, Michael English, Derek Ryan, Jimmy Buckley and other well known artists. It is a great way to meet people of similar interests, and to keep fit at the same time, as it is a fun filled and action packed two hours.

The recent events have been very successful, with great support and enthusiasm received from the community. The collection of scrap metal continues, and people can contact David Woulfe  on 086 2205572 to arrange collections. People can also help by dropping their Tesco Blue tokens into the Ardagh box for the next  week. Donations in aid of the project have been very positive to date and thanks to all who have contributed so far. People can still donate by contacting  David Woulfe, Deirdre Ambrose, Donie McEnery, Patrick Windle, John Aherne, Seanie Hayes, or Ian Mackessy.

Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association will hold their next meeting in the Hall Coolcappa on this Thursday November  9 at 8.15. All members are invited to attend and new members would be most welcome.

Mass will be celebrated at the earlier time of 6pm, in Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman  on Saturday November 11, as Fr. Tim is involved in the Lip Sync fundraiser at the Devon Inn Hotel. Mass for the Holy Souls will be celebrated in Kilcolman Cemetery on Sunday November 12 at 12 noon, and the annual collection for the upkeep of the cemetery will take place before the mass. Mass will be celebrated in Kilbradern Cemetery on Sunday November 19 at 11am, and at Clounagh cemetery on Sunday November 26 at 11am.

A 3k Family Fun Run/Walk will be held in the Demesne Newcastle West on Sunday November 12 at 10.30am. All the proceeds will go towards the Leeanne Bennett fund which has been set up for the Ardagh native who is currently being treated for lung cancer in Toronto.See the facebook page for funding details.

The county finals of  Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held in Templeglantine Hall on Sunday November 12.Wishing all a good day out.

This year’s Enterprise Town event takes place on Friday November 17 from 6.00pm – 9.00pm in Desmond College, Station Road, Newcastle West. All businesses, community groups, schools, charities, sports clubs etc in Newcastle West and its surrounding area are invited to take a stand at the Expo which will be complemented with a visit from a high profile guest and lots of wonderful entertainment. It is FREE to come along as a visitor and also to take part as an exhibitor.  Registration forms are available from Bank of Ireland, The Square, Newcastle West or email [email protected] The purpose of the event is to showcase the range of organisations operating in the area in order to raise their profile and promote Newcastle West.

Pat O’Donovan is looking for old shop receipts to use in a talk he is giving in conjunction with Rathkeale Historical Society in Rathkeale. He will make a copy and return the original to its owner, and he can be contacted at 069-62713 or 087-9977340.