Inis Cathaigh Pastoral Area
Kilmurry McMahon & Labasheeda Parish Newsletter
30th April & 1st May 2016

Fr. Tom McGrath 087 741 4319
Mary Normoyle 087 675 0267
KilmurryMcMahon/Labasheeda Parish
Email or phone Mary Normoyle 087 675 0267.
Deadline is 6pm on Thurs.

Sat 30 Apr 8.00pm - Paul Cleary, Colmanstown
Mon 02 May 9.30am - Mass
Wed 04 May 9.30am - Mass
Fri 06 May 8.00pm - FIRST FRIDAY
Sat 07 May 8.00pm - Mary & Dan Garvey, Labasheeda

Sun 01 May 11.00am - Michael & Annie Keane,
Carniskey North
Tue 03 May 9.30am - Mass
Thu 05 May 9.30am - Mass
Fri 06 May 7.00pm - FIRST FRIDAY
Sun 08 May 11.00am - Miko Hannon; - Nellie & Patrick Madigan, Crossbeg; - Timothy & Eileen O'Connell, Carniskey; - Maureen & Pakie Burke, Monmore



Numbers drawn
01 05 09 10

Jackpot €2,800
No Winner

Mary Walsh, Kilmihil

Paul Cassidy, Labasheeda
Jimmy Malone, Labasheeda

County Board Tickets
Michael Kelly, Crossmore
PJ O'Halloran, Labasheeda

Next Draw on Sunday 1st May in Murty Browne's
Jackpot €2,900

Thanking you for supporting Shannon Gaels GAA Club



10am to 2noon and 5pm to 9pm

Come along between any of the above times
and spend just one hour in the presence of Jesus



St. Kieran's Basket €183
St. Mary's Basket €195

Many thanks for your continued support.


First Friday - Fri 6th May
Friday 6th May is the first Friday of the Month.
Mass at St. Mary's at 7pm and at St. Kieran's at 8pm.
Confessions before Masses.
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Trip to Dublin
The last of this Spring's trips will be to Dublin on Tues 3rd May. The bus (€10), will leave St. Kieran's car park at 7.30am and return at 9.00pm. Included will be a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery (€8), a tour of the Dáil, a stop at the GPO and a visit to Dublin Zoo (€10). Everyone is welcome.
Bookings: Mike Cassidy 065 6826578 or 089 435 9302.
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Annual Alzheimers Tea Day
at Neylons shop Fri 6th May. Support for this worthy cause will be much appreciated.

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Trocaire Boxes
Anyone who still wishes to donate to Trocaire should return their Trocaire Box or put money in an envelope marked Trocaire and drop it into the sacristies.
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May Devotions
We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during May.
The rosary will be recited every Wed in May at 8pm at St. Kieran's Church, Labasheeda.
All are welcome to pray this wonderful prayer.
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Sunday Liturgies when a priest is not available
This is a reality facing every parish sooner rather than later.
It is important to be prepared.
Maureen Kelly, Diocesan Director of Liturgies, will attend a meeting in St. Mary's Parochial House on Tues night 3rd May at 8.30 pm to discuss this.
If you are interested, you will be very welcome.
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Busy Weekend!
Plenty of activities in the parish for the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Paul Cleary Memorial Tournament: This annual u13 tournament was held at Shannon Gaels pitch on
Sat 30th April.
6K Walk: For Shannon Gaels Ladies football club, from Shannon Gaels clubhouse at 12noon on Mon 2nd May, registration at 11.30 in clubhouse.
Cost €10 per adult, €5 euro per child, family price.
Family Fun Day: run by KilmurryMcMahon/Labasheeda Community Games, Track and Field events on Mon 2nd May at 2pm, followed by BBQ, Tug-o-War, Bouncy Castles, Novelty Races, Face Painting, Lucky Dip and more.
All welcome so come along and enjoy.
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St. Marys Athletics Club
At the National Masters in Athlone, Rita Kierse took gold in 800m and 1500m. Martin Fitzpatrick won silver in Weight For Distance Men 55+, bronze in Shot Putt.
At Matt O'Connor Memorial Open Sports in Ennis, Martin Fitzpatrick took 1st in 35lb over-the-bar and 2nd in Shot Putt. Well done to all.
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Shannon Gaels Thank You!
The Shannon Gaels GAA club would like to thank all those who supported their recent Golf Classic at the Kilrush Golf Club. This fundraiser was organised by Damien O'Connell and Tomás Madigan to support Intermediate Team expenses for 2016. Their great efforts generated €5,045 thanks to our sponsors and all those who took part on the day. With the event costing €600 to run, the Players' Fund made an overall profit of €4,445.
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Estuary Challenge 2016
Both routes have been extended this year to take in Cappa with it's amazing views of the River Shannon!
The 105km and 55km routes will take place on Sat 11th June at 10am starting in Labasheeda Village.
Registration is available online and on the day, fee €30.
For more information and to register go to
Facebook: Estuary Challenge
Twitter: @estuarycycle
You can also contact Mary Corry 086 8900620 or John Cahill 085 1491700.
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Parish Secretary (CE Scheme)
Applications are sought for the above position. Eligibility to participate on this Scheme is linked to those in receipt of Social Welfare payments for 12 months or more.
Further details from Marie at 087 9663454.
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Fitness4Fun class, every Wed morning, 10.00am-11.00am, Kilmurry McMahon Community Centre. Instructor John Conroy, 087-6666927, is a qualified older person's trainer. All exercises are done either sitting in a chair or standing. (No lying on the floor!). Men and women welcome. Newcomers welcome. €5 per class.
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Kilmurry McMahon NS
Pupil Enrolment Forms for September 2016 are now available from Kilmurry McMahon National School.
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The Month of May
has been dedicated to emphasising the importance of
Safeguarding Children
Children have a key place in the heart of Jesus who said: ‘whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it' (Luke 18:17). This places a sacred obligation on the Church to ensure that children are welcomed, cherished and protected in a manner consistent with their central place in the life of the Church.
Parish Safeguarding Representatives:
Caroline King Mary Burke Kenny
St. Mary's Church St. Kieran's Church
087 267 3694 086 866 7000
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Annual West Clare Kidney Walk
to raise funds for the Irish Kidney Association will take place on Sun 1st May at 3pm sharp starting from The Square Kilrush via Moore Street, Stewart Street, Aylevaroo, Cappa and finishing at The Teach Cheoil Kilrush. Reception including food and entertainment will be available in the Teach Cheoil from 4pm. Sponsorship cards are available from Paudie Neylon at (086) 3781747.
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Pieta House - Darkness into Light Kilrush Fundraising Walk
will take place on Sat 7th May at 4.15am.
Registration open at Patrick Bourke's Menswear Kilrush.
If you are available to join the Committee or volunteer on the night, please contact Bríd on 087 2741279.
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May-Mary's Month
A poem entitled "Mary's May" by Elywn Rhyl states:
"May is Our Lady's month with all its lovely days.
May is sweet and heavenly just like Our Lady's ways."

Bring Flowers of the Rarest

Bring flowers of the rarest
bring blossoms the fairest,
from gardens and woodlands
and hillside and dale;
Our full hearts are swelling,
our glad voices telling
the praise of the loveliest flower of the vale!
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today!
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

Their lady they name thee,
Their mistress proclaim thee,
oh, grant that thy children on earth be as true
as long as the bowers
are radiant with flowers,
as long as the azure shall keep its bright blue.

Michael King - Haulage Contractor

Derrynalicka, Kilmurry McMahon, Co. Clare

Supplier of Gravel, Sand, Stone etc!

Contact Number - 086 2673694 





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