FEENAGH-KILMEEDY PARISH NOTES FOR WEEK OF MARCH 20 2018
HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES
The Mass of the Chrism will be celebrated at St John’s Cathedral on Wednesday March 28 at 6pm.
Mass of the Last Supper at Kilmeedy Church on Thursday March 29 at 7.30pm. All ministers of the Eucharist are asked to attend to renew their commitments at the mass.
Good Friday March 30 – Passion of our Lord at Feenagh church at 3pm.
Stations of the cross in Kilmeedy at 7.30pm.
Holy Saturday at Kilmeedy church at 8pm.
Easter Sunday April 1 – Mass in Feenagh church at 10am.
Saturday March 24 at Kilmeedy church at 7.30pm – Eileen Brown, Her parents Tim and Julia O Connor RIP.
Reader to be announced. Eucharistic minister – Stefan Beaulieu, Alter servers – Michaela and Carmella Butler.
Sunday March 25 at Feenagh church at 10am – Patrick and Kathleen O Sullivan RIP, Cloncrippa.
Reader to be announced. Eucharistic minister –Mary Lynch, Alter servers – Kate O Sullivan, Tomas Galvin.
Rosary at Kilmeedy church on Friday March 23 at 7pm.
Sympathy is extended to Mrs Ita Egan her husband Donal and family Kilmurry Feenagh on the death of Ita’s sister Mrs Hannah McMahon RIP, Castletownconyers. Extended sympathy to the McMahon and Mulcahy families.
Active age meeting at Aras Ide Kilmeedy on Tuesday March 27 at 7pm.
Daffodil day on Friday March 23.
LIMERICK AND DISTRICT WOODTURNERS WORKSHOP
Limerick and district Woodturners are holding a once off workshop on the challenges of making Uilleann Pipes.
Demonstrator – Mickey Dunne
Venue – Cresent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick.
When – Tuesday 27 March at 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Mickey Dunne is a well known leading exponent and maker of Uilleann pipes. He is noted as a master of the instrument. He will discuss the purpose and function of the various components. The intricate crafting of the “Reeds” will get special attention. Ebony and brass are the principal materials. The estimated time for making is three months and includes extensive handwork, wood and metal turning. For further information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.limerickwoodturners.com. Membership of Irish Wood Turners Guild is open to anyone (Worldwide) and is a non-profit organisation.
THOMAND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society will hold a lecture on Monday 26 March 2018 at 8 p.m., in Room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary
Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick City. This illustrated lecture will be given by Quency Dougan on ‘The Treaty County Orange Men – Historical notes on Orangeism in Limerick’. Many people are aware that Orangeism is very strong in Northern Ireland and that it also exists in other countries such as the United States of America and in the continent of Africa. However, very few know that this institution also existed in some of the counties of the South of Ireland. Limerick was one of these counties and Quency Dougan will throw some light on its very interesting existence here, in what is expected to be a very interesting subject. He is a historical consultant from County Armagh,who has written extensively on Orangeism across Ireland and on the anti Home Rule movement and has a particular interest in the subject matters outside the confines of Ulster. He has authored ‘The Armagh Brigade-the formation and sacrifice of the Ulster Volunteers in the Orchard County’ (2010), and ‘Leitrim and the Great War’ (2015). A former columnist for the ‘Belfast Newsletter’, he currently writes for the ‘Orange Standard’ (the newspaper of the Orange Institution) and his work has featured heavily in regional papers and publications across Ireland. His work is featured in the March/April edition of ‘History Ireland’ magazine.
KILMEEDY COMMUNITY SHOP/CAFE
A great afternoon was had by all who attended the construction launch of the community shop & cafe in Kilmeedy. Members of Kilmeedy Development Group and its Shop/Cafe subcommittee were joined by Councillor John Sheahan, Catriona Scully and
Shay Riordan of West Limerick Resources to view the blank canvas that is the shell of the former Geary’s and Ahern’s Shop in the heart of the village. Chairman of Kilmeedy Development Group, Seamus Murphy, spoke a few words on the importance of the social enterprise for the welfare of the village both economically and socially. He asked for all members of the community to support the endeavour. Given the very cold day, everyone was glad to pop in to Aras Ide for tea and coffee and chat about the exciting future that lies ahead for the village. Thanks to all those who attended.
On Thursday 15 March, Liadh Ni Riada (MEP, South Constituency) and Councillor Seamus Browne visited Kilmeedy on 15 March to see the Shop & Cafe construction site as well as the two Local Training Initiatives (Horticulture and Healthcare & Childcare) run by the Development Group and the Phoenix Project Garden at the back of the Development Group office. The Phoenix Project Pyramid gave shelter from a wet, stormy day to discuss the Development Group’s work and plans for the future.