By Marian Harnett

PROLOGUE:  “Keep your words soft and sweet because you don’t know the day you’ll have to swallow them”.  Fr. Dan Lane.  Sermon on World Communications Day.

DEATHS:  We offer our sympathy to the family of Paddy Leahy, Banard whose funeral took place on Monday. To the family of Jer Roche, Caherhayes whose funeral took place on Tuesday. To the family of Michael (Mick Fox) Harnett, Knockadireen, Dromtrasna Collins whose funeral took place on Wednesday. May they rest in peace.

NATIONAL PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION:  The NPA executive has announced the “difficult decision” it has made to cancel the 2021 trade exhibition this year. The World Ploughing Contest due to be held in Ireland to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the championships has also been cancelled.

RURAL REGENERATION:  The purpose of the fund is to support job creation in rural areas, address de-population of rural communities and support improvements in our towns and villages with a population of less than 10,000, and outlying areas.
Please be advised that the third Call for Category 2 applications to the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund is now open which relates to project development and enabling initiatives. The deadline for applications is July 16.   For more information contact West Limerick Resources.

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