Archive for July 2014

17th Sunday of the Year – July 27th

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions: Holy Week – Wednesday 8:00 pm and each Sat. evening from 6.30 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Friday 1st9.30 amMass of Thanksgiving

Saturday 26th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Patrick & Bridget Menton, Garbally. (Mass in Cemetery)
Sunday 27th 8:30 am
11:30 am Fr. Tom Quirke. (1st Anniv.)
Monday 28th 7:00 pm All Saints
Tuesday 29th 9:30 am
Wednesday 30th 9.30 am
Thursday 31st 9.30 am
Friday 1st 9.30 am
9.30 am Mass of Thanksgiving (First Friday)
Saturday 2nd 9:30 am
7:00 pm Des Maloney
Sunday 3rd 8:30 am Mary Ann, Michael, John & Mary Bridget Russell
11:30 am Ian Coughlan, Ballyeighter

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his First Friday calls on Thursday and Friday.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1031

Restoration Collection:  €650 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  D

Readers of the Word: August
7.00 pm Maria Curley and Paul Quirke
8.30 am Caroline McGee & Kevin McGuckin
11.30 am  Terry Keenaghan & Muireann W. McGlynn

Eucharistic Ministers: August
7.00 pm Hilary Kelly and Paddy Scales
8.30 am Caroline McGee
11.30 am Margaret Daly and Helena Boylan

Cemetery Masses:  All Saints Mon. 28th July 7.00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Croagh Patrick Climb:  Our Annual Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Mon. 4th Aug. (Bank Holiday).  A bus will leave from the Parish.  If you wish to travel give your name to Fr. Pierre over the coming weeks.

Cemetery Development Collection: A sincere word of thanks to all those who have so generously contributed to the Cemetery Collection so far.  If you wish to make a contribution

you can leave your donation at any weekend Mass or into the Post Office, or at the collection box at the Cemetery Mass this Sat. 26th at 7 p.m.

Banagher Park:  On Thurs. evening next 31st Aug. at 7 p.m. the latest phase of the important development in Banagher Park (West Bank) will be unveiled.  EVERYBODY WELCOME.  Light refreshments will be served.

Cluster Family Picnic & Fun Day on Sun. 31st Aug.  More details later.

Shannon Harbour Community Association Annual High Nelly Cycle takes place on Sunday August 3rd at 3 p.m.  sharp.  Registration from 2 p.m. in the Community Hall.  Please note registration necessary to participate.    Tug of War Saturday 2nd August at 7 p.m.

The Personal Employment Pathway programme is a FREE support service provided in Offaly. It is a job skills programme supporting people with disabilities, helping them develop personally and giving them the tools necessary to engage in education and employment in their local communities.  Our key worker will be in Tullamore Library every Wed. at 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from 30th July to 3rd Sept. 2014 to provide further details on the programme. Alternatively please call Aoife Horan on 086 1708830, email pep@nln.ie or go to www.nln.ie/pep

Chiropody clinic ten minutes from Banagher evening appointments and home visits available. Contact Geraldine Heenan 086 3532672

Banagher Drama Group & Banagher Musical Society presents The High Kings on Fri. 29th Aug. in Banagher College at 8.30 p.m.   Tickets €20 call 087 3851263 7-9 p.m. daily.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra:   Next club meeting will be held in Flynn’s Bar, Banagher on Monday 28th of July at 9 p.m.   All welcome.   If you are interested in joining a new club, please contact our Secretary Deirdre O’Rourke at 087 9031620 for info. Also you can check us out on Facebook.

Banagher Library: August  OPENING times are as follows:   Thursday 14th , 21st & 28th , Saturday 16th and 23rd .
Book Club:   If anyone is interested in joining a book club please leave your name, mobile number and what time would suit you (morning/afternoon/evening) at Banagher Library desk. Thank you.

Shannon Bank Park:  Church Gate Collection will be taken up this weekend 26th/27th July.   Your support would be much appreciated.

As part of International Bog Day there will be a talk on Irish Bog Bodies by Eamonn Kelly, Keeper of Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland at the Clara Bog Visitor Centre on Sun. 27th  July at 3 p.m. sharp.   Refreshments and bog cake will be served afterwards. There will also be a guided tour of Clara Bog at 11 a.m. and a bog memorabilia display from 2 p.m. at the Centre. There is no charge on the day. Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Ballycumber Rd., Clara, Co. Offaly. Tel. 057 9368878.

Mass & Blessing of the Graves on Sat. 2nd Aug. at 7 p.m. in Clonmacnois.

Tidy Towns: Litter pick and weeding activities on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. Meet at the garage on Harbour Road.  New help always welcome.

Wedding:  Congratulations to Patricia Butler, Coolfin and Declan Kennedy, Birr, who were married recently in St. Rynagh’s Church.

Art Work Display:  Martina Szalasny is displaying her artwork in Hunts/Coakley’s shop windows, Main St., Banagher.  To contact Marina go to Martszaart@gmail.com

Acknowledgement:  Marie Banahan and Family would like to thank everyone who sympathised with them on the death of Marie’s sister Sheila Bruen, Limerick.  Those who travelled to Limerick to the funeral, sent Mass Cards and called to the house.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Belmont G.A.A.  are holding a Poultry /Market Sale in Moystown G.A.A. grounds on this Sun morning 27th July.

15th Sunday of the Year – July 13th

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions: Holy Week – Wednesday 8:00 pm and each Sat. evening from 6.30 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 12th 9:30 am
7:00 pm
Sunday 13th 8:30 am
11:30 am Gabrielle Kelly, Queen Street
Monday 14th 7:00 pm Mick & Nellie Grogan, Main Street.
Tuesday 15th 9:30 am
Wednesday 16th 9.30 am
Thursday 17th 9.30 am
Friday 18th 9.30 am
Saturday 19th 9:30 am Special Intention
7:00 pm Colin Guinan, Main Street. (1st Anniv.)
Sunday 20th 8:30 am
11:30 am Richard White, Cuba Avenue

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1035

Restoration Collection:  €655 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word: July
7.00 pm Aideen Madden & Kevin Rigney
8.30 am  Liam Broderick & Conor O’Sullivan
11.30 am Cora Stronge Smith & Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers: July
7.00 pm David Nagle and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am Emer Rigney
11.30 am Kay Hayes Hickey & Maria Kelly

Dates for Your Diary
Cemetery Masses: Banagher Sat. 26th July 7.00 p.m.  All Saints Mon. 28th July 7.00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Croagh Patrick Climb:  Our Annual Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Mon. 4th Aug. (Bank Holiday).  A bus will leave from the Parish.  If you wish to travel give your name to Fr. Pierre over the coming weeks.

The Recording of Tombstone Conscriptions resumes in the Old Grave Yard, Church St. If interested contact 085 7107569.

Banagher Cemetery Collection:  Most homes will have by now received the leaflet and envelope; any remaining homes will receive them over the coming day.  A number of questions have been asked of the committee.  The following are the important points in relation to the future of the cemetery:-  1.  The cemetery will continue to be owned by the County Council.  2.  The envelope collection will be used by the committee solely for the upkeep and development of the cemetery and for no other purpose e.g. insurance.   3.  Monies for plots will go to the County Council and not the committee.  The Council will make a contribution of €3,000 a year towards the upkeep of the grave yard.   4.  The work being carried out by the council in the cemetery at present is solely the responsibility of the council and the deployment of these men is down to the council.  The committee has no role in this matter.           The envelopes will be collected over the coming week or can be left in at Masses, or can be left in the box in the Post Office.  Thank you to all who helped in this task and everyone for their generosity.

Banagher Utd. Soccer A.G.M. takes place on Sat. July 19th at 8 p.m. in the Comm. Centre. New members welcome.

Banagher Social Services:  Trip to Dublin is deferred until mid – late September.

Cloghan Lake – 2.5/5K Fun Run/Walk on Sun. 20th July at 12 noon.  Entry fee family €10. Individual €5.  Proceeds in aid of Day Care Centre, Birr and Cloghan Tidy Towns.  Also official opening of the Log Cabin.  Refreshments and Music on the day.

West Offaly Training will begin a 3 week “Learning to Learn” program on Mon.  July 21st. This program would be of special interest to those returning to education or starting college.  For further information call Carmel on 057 9152003.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thurs. 14​​th  – Sun. ​17​​th August ​2014​. For young people aged 16-35 an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people. This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

Wedding:  Congratulations to Jennifer Rigney, Cushcallow and Pat Heenan, Rathcabbin, who were married in St. Rynagh’s Church last week.

Banagher Drama Group & Banagher Musical Society present “The High Kings” on Fri. 29th Aug. in Banagher College at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €20 From the box offices: Flynn’s Shop (Banagher), Kelly’s Newsagents (Banagher) & Banagher Post Office or alternatively call (087) 3851263 7- 9 p.m. daily. Please note seating is unreserved & Doors open at 8 p.m.

Baptisms:  We welcome into the Christian Community Samuel Noah Bond, Curragh Clós and Leah Marie Cassidy, Portavola, who were baptised in St. Rynagh’s Church recently.

Banagher Library July 2014: Banagher Library will be closed on the following dates:  Friday 11th and 25th July, Friday 1st and Sat. 2nd Aug. (August Bank Holiday Weekend).

Children’s Art Camp in Belmont Mill:  Mon. 28th – Tues. 29 July  10 to 3 p.m. Cost €50.  The classed explore creative expression in a range of media and materials including, drawing, painting, 3D, clay modelling, paper maché, printmaking, collage.  Classes from 6 to 12 years old boys and girls.  Contact Rosemarie Langtry 086 3934603.

For Sale: Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes filled or fill your own.  Variety of trailing & bedding plants in stock at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross.  057 9151273.

Banagher Credit Union –Open for Loan Applications every Tues. 7 – 8 p.m.  Attractive rates for Student Loans and Secured Loans (loans within shares).  Office hours Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10 – 5.30 p.m.

14th Sunday of the Year – July 6th

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions: Holy Week – Wednesday 8:00 pm and each Sat. evening from 6.30 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 28th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Norman Winkler & Mary Maloney, The Crescent
Sunday 29th 8:30 am
11:30 am Mary Mahony, Queen Street
Monday 30th 7:00 pm Mary, Tom & Tommy Devery.
Tuesday 1st 9:30 am
Wednesday 2nd 9.30 am
Thursday 3rd 9.30 am
Friday 4th 9.30 am
Saturday 5th 9:30 am
7:00 pm
Sunday 6th 8:30 am
11:30 am Gabrielle Kelly, Queen Street

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Gerard O’Donnell, Kilrush, Co. Clare, brother of Mai Lynch, Harbour Road and Patricia Pilkington, Birr, sister of Eileen Nallen, Upper Main Street.  May they rest in peace

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1350

Restoration Collection:  €725 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  E

Readers of the Word: July
7.00 pm Aideen Madden & Kevin Rigney
8.30 am  Liam Broderick & Conor O’Sullivan
11.30 am Cora Stronge Smith & Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers: July
7.00 pm David Nagle and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am Emer Rigney
11.30 am Kay Hayes Hickey & Maria Kelly

Dates for Your Diary
Cemetery Masses: Banagher Sat. 26th July 7.00 p.m.  All Saints Mon. 28th July 7.00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Banagher Utd.  A.G.M. takes place on Sat. July 19th at 8 p.m. in the Comm. Centre. New

Mass Time Review in the Cluster Area:  In light of the approaching shortage of priests in the Diocese the priests and members of the various Pastoral Councils have embarked on a review of the number of Masses in the cluster area with the intention of reducing the number of Masses in all the parishes in preparation of the certain loss of priests in this area.  Discussion will take place over the coming months.

Banagher Graveyard Development:  Over the next few weeks every home in the Parish will be visited and given a leaflet explaining the plans for developments in the graveyard plus and envelope if you wish to contribute to the development fund.   A second visit will be made to collect your contribution if you wish to make one.  If we miss you on the second visit you may leave your donation in a special box in the Post Office, or leave it in at the Sunday Masses.  Respect for our dead has always been an important part of Irish Culture and with your help we hope to honour our deceased by making their resting place a fitting place of rest.

Croagh Patrick Climb:  Our Annual Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Mon. 4th Aug. (Bank Holiday).  A bus will leave from the Parish.  If you wish to travel give your name to Fr. Pierre over the coming weeks.

Thank You:  Thanks to all who contributed last weekend to the Tidy Towns Church Gate Collection which amounted to €670. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Enjoy an Evening of “Summertime Classics” in aid of GALWAY HOSPICE performed by international performers Veronica McSwiney (piano) and Aisling O Dea (violin) in Meelick Church on Saturday 12th July at 8.30 p.m.   Adm. €15.   Contact 086 8898554

Banagher Social Services:  Outing to Green Isle Hotel, Dublin – three nights – four days – from 26th – 29th Aug.  Names & €50 deposit to Mary or Bridie please.

Active Retirement Group:  May Flannery and Banagher Active Retirement Club wish to thank all those who supported their Uganda – Irish Project Fundraiser.  All moneys received goes to fund Esther’s care, accommodation and medical expenses in the Opening Doors Orphanage in Kampala.  Total raised was €1,330.  Your support & generosity is greatly appreciated.

Chiropody Clinic will be attending Banagher Health Centre on Fri. 11th July 9 – 3 p.m. for senior citizens diabetic and general foot care.  Chiropodist will be in attendance at CGH Pharmacy, Banagher Shopping Centre, on Saturday the 12th of July from 10 a.m.  For appointment please contact 057 9151608.

Thank you: The Banagher, Cloghan, Lusmagh Branch of Offaly Hospice Foundation acknowledges with grateful thanks the sum of €272, proceeds from the Shannon Harbour Boat Rally & Ecumenical Service.  Sincere gratitude to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

Banagher Library July 2014: Banagher Library reopened after renovations on the 3rd July. Drop in to borrow new adult and junior stock. Banagher Library will be closed on the following dates: Friday 11th and 25th July, Friday 1st and Sat. 2nd Aug. (August Bank Holiday Weekend).

Ferbane/Banagher Macra’s next club meeting will be held this coming Mon. 7th of July at 9 p.m. in Hiney’s, Ferbane. All welcome especially new members.  5k Fun Run/Walk in aid of the Macra Know your Neighbour Weekend and Offaly Rowing Club member Josh Connon’s float our boat fundraiser on Sunday 20th of July in Lough Boora Parklands, Boora. Registration will be from 10.30 a.m. with start at 11a.m. sharp. Entry is €10 and under 12’s go free. Please support this great cause with all funds raised going towards much needed equipment for Josh Connon’s Rowing with Offaly Rowing Club in Tullamore. There will be refreshments after the run in Teach Lea. Guaranteed to be a great day.

Banagher Drama Group & Banagher Musical Society present The High Kings on Fri. Aug. 29th in Banagher College at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €20 from the box offices:   Flynn’s Shop (Banagher), Kelly’s Newsagents (Banagher) & Banagher Post Office or alternatively call 087 3851263 7-9 p.m. daily. Please note seating is unreserved & doors open at 8 p.m.

SS Peter & Paul Apostles – June 29th

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions: Holy Week – Wednesday 8:00 pm and each Sat. evening from 6.30 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 28th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Ann & Jimmy Devery, Main Street.
Sunday 29th 8:30 am Special Intention
11:30 am John Joe Flannery & Deceased family members.
Monday 30th 7:00 pm
Tuesday 1st 9:30 am
Wednesday 2nd 9.30 am Patrick, Mel & Uncle Con Flynn
Thursday 3rd 9.30 am
Friday 4th 9.30 am
7.00 pm First Friday
Saturday 5th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Norman Winkler & Mary Maloney, The Crescent
Sunday 6th 8:30 am
11:30 am Mary Mahony, Queen Street

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Sr. Ambrose Kennedy, Convent of Mercy, Nenagh, aunt of Michael McIntyre, Upper Main St. and John Devery, Clonfert, brother in law of Mary McNally, Queen Street.  May they rest in peace.

First Friday:   Fr. Pierre will make his calls this Thursday and Friday.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1052

Restoration Collection:  €650 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  E

Readers of the Word: July
7.00 pm Aideen Madden & Kevin Rigney
8.30 am  Liam Broderick & Conor O’Sullivan
11.30 am Cora Stronge Smith & Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers: July
7.00 pm David Nagle and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am Emer Rigney
11.30 am Kay Hayes Hickey & Maria Kelly

Dates for Your Diary
Cemetery Masses: Banagher Sat. 26th July 7.00 p.m.  All Saints Mon. 28th July 7.00 p.m.

New Graveyard Committee:  A new graveyard committee has been formed to maintain and develop Banagher Cemetery.  Responsibility for the upkeep and development of the Cemetery will be taken over by this new group.  The Committee members are as follows:- Hubert Rigney (Chairman), Mary Hynes (Sec.), David Hughes (Treasurer), Ger Woods (Ass. Treas.), Michael Dolan, Damian Keenaghan, John Leahy and Fr. Pierre Pepper.  The Committee has decided to seek financial support from every family in the Parish to aid this work.   Over the coming weeks each family will receive a leaflet and envelope explaining plans for the graveyard.  These envelopes will then be collected shortly afterwards.  In order to help us with this plan we hope to engage the help of those Parishioners who usually distribute the envelopes.  A meeting for those who wish to help will take place on Thurs. 3rd July at 9 p.m. in the National School.

Wishing U12 Girls Football in the Community Games the best of luck in the Leinsters on Sat. in Longford also best of luck to the U14 Girls who are representing Offaly in the National Feile at the weekend.

Emergency Meeting of Turf Cutters of Kilnaclinny/All Saints in the Community Centre at 9 p.m. this Mon. evening 30th June.

Children’s Art Camp in Belmont Mill:  1st Art Camp -Tues. 1st – Wed. 2nd July. 2nd Art Camp – Thurs. 3rd – Fri. 4th July and 3rd Art Camp – Mon. 28th – Tues. 29 July all 10 to 3 p.m. Cost €50.  The classed explore creative expression in a range of media and materials including, drawing, painting, 3D, clay modelling, paper maché, printmaking, collage.  Classes from 6 to 12 years old boys and girls.  Contact Rosemarie Langtry 086 3934603.

Irish Language Summer Camp in St. Cronan’s N.S., Lusmagh from 21st – 25th July.  Age 7 – 11 years.  Cost €60 per week.  Book before 25th June to Stella Ní Mháille 085 7112211.

Banagher United Soccer Club – Summer Camp –  Mon. 30th June to Fri. 4th July for Boys and Girls 6 – 14 years at the Soccer Club, Middle Road, Banagher.  Free O’Neill’s Crested Kit, 5 days of fun & quality coaching 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For more info. contact 087 6219976.

Banagher Library: Due to Library improvement works Banagher Library will be CLOSED from Thurs 12th June till Wed. 2nd July inclusive. Please keep any items you may have on loan until we reopen- NO FINES will apply on borrowed items during this closure period. Books can also be returned to other branches. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“The High Kings” back by popular demand – Banagher Drama Group & Banagher Musical Society present The High Kings on August 29th. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Carmel Horan’s new album of Sacred Hymns available in the shops €10.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – Aug. 6th Price €639.  For info. contact Aodh or Carmel Horan 087 2072982 or 087 2072996.  Spiritual Director Fr. John O’Brien O.F.M.

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna is now open 7 days a week.  Tel. 090 975920

Summer Camp for children 4 – 7 on Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. July 7th – 11th, 14th – 18th & 21st – 25th Aug. 11th – 15th 2014.  Cost. €55.  For more info. contact Bright Beginnings 090 6453777                          

Banagher Credit Union –Open for Loan Applications every Tues. 7 – 8 p.m.  Attractive rates for Student Loans and Secured Loans (loans within shares).  Any member experiencing loan repayment difficulties should come in and talk to us.  Office hours Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10 – 5.30 p.m.

Doktor Tadeusz Lisiakiewicz, lekarz, obecnie pracuje w Centrum Zdrowia, Banagher. Aby umówić się na spotkanie, proszę zadzwonić do operacji na 057 9151247

Scholar & Warrior Studio –Come and learn Self Defence and Keep Fit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.   Ages 6 upwards every Fri. in St. Rynagh’s N.S. Hall  5 – 6 p.m. For more details contact Tom Wells 085 8820300.

Church Restoration Book by Jim Madden on sale in local shops and in the Church €5.

Used Stamps for the Missions:  Your used postage stamps can help the missions in Africa. Just leave a half-inch margin around each stamp and send them to St. Patrick’s, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. There, retired missionaries sort the stamps and prepare them for sale to stamp collectors.

“Adam in the Van” On The Shannon – Winter opening times (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 3 – 7 p.m. Closed Tues.  Sat. & Sun. 2 – 7 p.m.)  Contact Adam 087 6671020.

Church Gate Coll.for Banagher Tidy Towns this weekend 28th/29th June.  Please support.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Belmont Hurling Club are hosting a Chicken Poultry Sale on Sun. 29th June. Gates open at 9 a.m. in Moystown G.A.A. Field.  Adm. €3.  You can buy and sell small animals.  Everyone welcome.

Chiropody Clinic located on the main Birr/Portumna Road, 10 minutes from Banagher.

Home visits & evening appointments available. For appointment please contact Geraldine Heenan on 086 3532672.

CGH Pharmacy:  Deirdre Munnelly Optician attending Wed. 2nd July.  Chiropodist attending  Sat. 12th July call 057 9151608 to make an appointment.

Thank You:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Irish Wheelchair Assoc. Church Gate Collection which amounted to €422.50.

Enjoy an Evening of “Summertime Classics” in aid of GALWAY HOSPICE performed by international performers Veronica McSwiney (piano) and Aisling O Dea (violin) in Meelick Church on Saturday 12th July at 8.30 p.m.   Adm. €15.   Contact 086 8898554

Horticulture Course:  Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS (formerly FAS) invites applications for a 26 week full-time FETAC Level 4 “Horticulture” course commencing immediately in St. Rynagh’s College of further Education, Banagher, Co. Offaly.  Please contact Monica/Michael at 087-6835561

Interested in gaining a qualification to work in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS (formerly FAS) invites applications for a 30 week full-time FETAC Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in October 2014 in Birr. Please make any informal enquiries to 087-7385989.   We would be delighted to discuss the course with you and answer any of your queries.  Formal applications to Department of Social Protection, Castle Buildings, Tullamore 057 9318500  or Jobs’ Club Birr, 057-9123940

West Offaly Training is currently preparing for Computer Summer Camp 2014. Available dates are weeks beginning, July 8th, 22nd & 29th and Aug 12th & 19th. Further information/application forms are available from Carmel  057 9152003 or online  www.westoffalytraining.com

For Sale: Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes filled or fill your own.  Variety of trailing & bedding plants in stock at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross.  057 9151273.