Moneygall - Dunkerrin

Whist - Results from the Legion Hall on Wednesday, 1st May. Top Score, Eddie Guest, Top Lady, Kit Madden, Top Gent, Josie Whelan, First Half, Kathleen Kelly, Second Half, Teresa King, Quarters, 1st Peggy Shoer, 2nd Anne Pearson, 3rd Thady Maher, 4th Mary Fox. Raffle, Sheila Tuohy, Kit Madden, Eddie Guest and Paddy Shoer.

Whist - Results from the Legion Hall on Wednesday, 1st May. Top Score, Eddie Guest, Top Lady, Kit Madden, Top Gent, Josie Whelan, First Half, Kathleen Kelly, Second Half, Teresa King, Quarters, 1st Peggy Shoer, 2nd Anne Pearson, 3rd Thady Maher, 4th Mary Fox. Raffle, Sheila Tuohy, Kit Madden, Eddie Guest and Paddy Shoer.

Progressive 45 - Prizewinners from the Dunkerrin Community Centre on Friday night, 3rd May. Tops, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, Ballina, Second, P.J. Hoolan and Noel Cahill, First Six, Sean Hall and Jim Gleeson, Last Six, (Shared), Phil Sheedy and Rody Teehan, Billy McLoughlin and Tossie Heaney, Last Game, Philip O’Meara and William Carroll, Bonus Prize, Jim & Maura Campion. Prizewinners on Friday night, 10th May. Tops, (shared), T.J. Donohue and Tom Nolan, Mick Keeshan and Paddy McLoughlin, Second, Tom Hassett and Joe McAuliffe, First Six, Annie Shelly and Michael Varley, Michael Doyle and Nora Tooher, Last Six, Sean Kenny and Gus Hiney, Last Game, John and Patsy Hoolan, Bonus Prize, Ned Ryan and John Bolger. Cards each Friday night at 8.15pm.

Lourdes - The Diocesan Pilgrimage with direct flights from Shannon will take place from June 26th to July 1st and September 27th to October 2nd. Details are on the poster in the Church porch or on the Killaloe Diocesan website www.killaloediocese.ie .

This year is the Centenary of the first Irish Pilgrimage which took place over land in 1913.

Prepare to Run - Moneygall Development Association and Offaly Sports Partnership will hold a 7 week training programme to prepare people for the Festival 10km and 6km race on July 7th.

Training commences on May 20th. Contact Seamus Hogan and Henry Healy for more information.

Bereaved - Sympathy is extended to the families of the following on their recent bereavements, William (Billy) Bently, Kildare and late of Templemore, (brother of Michael, Moneygall), Kitty Maxwell, Cloncannon, Moneygall, Neddy Maher, Shannakill, Roscrea, Maura Ploufe, Nenagh, Joe Scully, Roscrea. May they all rest in peace.

Social Services - Moneygall Dunkerrin Barna Social Services are holding their annual May Mass on Wednesday, 29th May in Dunkerrin, (note change of date) at 7.30pm. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered. Tea, refreshments and music in Hall afterwards. Please come and meet your old friends.

Chiropodist Clinic - Next Chiropodist Clinic will take place on Monday, 20th May in the Health Centre. For house calls, please contact Mollie or Irene.

I.C.A. - Our monthly meeting took place in our local Community Centre on Thursday, 2nd May. The I.C.A. will hold their A.G.M. on May 25th at the Heritage Hotel starting at 10.30am. A history with photographs of the I.C.A. in our community will be held in conjunction with “The Gathering” in October. Anyone who has old photographs or newspaper cuttings can give them to any of the following members, Bridget Toohey, Mary Fanning or Paula Sutton or indeed any member of the guild. All items given will be copied and given back. Membership fees are now due. Next meeting will be held on June 6th.

Congratulations - Congratulations and best wishes to Donna Collison the Moneygall Rose who won the Miss Offaly selection of the Rose of Tralee. We wish Donna every good wish in the next selection.

Wedding - Congratulations and best wishes to Fiona O’Donnell and Peadar Farrell who were married recently in Portarlington.

Confirmation - In Dunkerrin on this Sunday, 19th May at 11am.

Vigil Mass - Please note Vigil Mass on Saturdays, May 18th and 25th will be in Moneygall at 8pm.