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Work on the extension and refurbishment of Shannon Leisure Centre commenced in January and was due to finish in June but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances there was a delay caused by legal technicalities that have had to be resolved between solicitors. These

issues have been brought to  a successful conclusion and we will advise of a finish date at the earliest opportunity. When the Centre re-opens the increased capacity of the new gym will mean people will be able to exercise in greater comfort as well as availing of a broader range of

equipment. Increased security and comfort will be provided as well as access for disadvantaged. Parents as well as teenagers will be able to use our drop-in cafe. The new look dressing rooms and retiled swimming pool will make visits to the pool much more pleasant. The onset of two flood-lit tennis courts will rekindle old passions for the game. The skate board park will add to the range of facilities available for teenagers. This ultra modern building and its staff will continue to service the Community of Shannon and its surrounding hinterland for many a year to come. Further updates available on www. shannonleisurecentre.ie.

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Has it bottomed out? Are there really green shoots? Well, it’s a definite maybe and coincidence or not, the warm sunny weather in early June seemed to bring with it a change in the mood and confidence of the people and businesses of Shannon. I heard an economist on the radio recently and he said something very simple (unusual for them I know!). He said that, “this recession will be over when WE decide it’s over”. Have we? In this issue we have a feature on Pre-Schools. Many of you will be preparing your little ones for their first independent steps away from the apron strings. Every parent wants to do the best they can by their children and you will find lots of useful advice and options for you inside. On the subject of features and advertising in general, I was recently told off by a business for not approaching them to advertise in a feature in the last issue! Now I hate to miss an opportunity to have anyone advertise in the magazine but there is only one of me and with the best will in the world, I will always miss someone. So, if you would like to advertise in the Scene or wonder what future features I’m considering or even if you want to suggest a feature, give me a call. Enjoy the Summer. Judith Kearney When you have finished with this magazine, please recycle it.


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The importance of preschool

The early years of children’s lives are ones of rapid growth and development. They enter their pre-school years with a significant background of learning experiences within their family and with friends, neighbours and relatives. But socializing time away from their mother or caregiver in an organized pre-school setting expands their learning of essential skills such as learning to follow rules in a group, learning to talk in front of groups, learning to make friends, as well as numbers, letters, colours, animals, manners, crafts, songs, fun & play. Can one person do all of this at home for a child? Usually not. Preschool provides so much for little ones and often the benefits have little to do with with academics. We know, for example, that early socialization facilitates learning. While you can provide your children with countless opportunities for social interaction at home, the kind of group interaction kids encounter in a school setting is difficult to duplicate. We know that while all play promotes learning, physical play helps children develop motor and cognitive skills, and creative play helps them connect with their own feelings. And we realize that early childhood education experts — using carefully selected games and materials most of us don’t stash in the playroom — understand how

to maximize that play environment. Large-scale studies undertaken in the early 1990s showed that, at the age of 7, children who had experienced pre-school out-performed their peers in several subject areas. Longer-term improvements in academic achievement have been identified in various studies, with improved retention rates, higher participation in third level and lower rates of class repetition recorded among the benefits. Studies have also shown that quality early education can have a significant impact on children’s capacity to cope with the transition to formal schooling and to develop a capacity to learn. At the same time many of a child’s most valuable experiences will continue to take place in the home and the community. Staff in pre-school education are therefore working in partnership with parents in developing children’s learning. They should promote this partnership by learning about, valuing and building on children’s learning experiences before and during their pre-school years. The vital contribution of pre-school education lies in developing and broadening the range of children’s learning experiences, to leave them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to starting school.

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Since the Child Care Act of 1991 and the Education Act of 1998 early childhood education has seen some fundamental changes. The direction and advice which the Child Care Inspectorate team have been offering on Health and Safety issues have greatly increased quality and confidence in the pre-school sector. Deciding on a Playschool or a Montessori School is the question most parents find themselves facing when looking at the early education of their 3-6 year old child. The Montessori Method of Education is both a philosophy and a rationale for guiding a child’s growth. It is based on the child’s need for freedom within limits and a carefully prepared environment (the classroom) which guarantees exposure to materials and experiences, through which intelligence is developed as well as physical and social abilities. Montessori teachers believe that the child needs adults to expose him/her to the possibilities of his/her life, but the children must direct their responses to those opportunities. With the belief that a child, given the freedom to experience and experiment, will be the best gauge of their own readiness for academic, social and physical activities, Dr. Montessori initiated a child centred, personalised programme which incorporates all aspects of the child’s development. The prepared environment is the corner stone of the Montessori method of education, encouraging as it does self discipline, leading to independence. Within the Montessori classroom parents will find that children are respected as different from adults and as individuals different from one another. With the belief that the most important years of growth are the first six years where unconscious learning is gradually brought to a conscious level, children are involved in purposeful activities which encourage mental and physical development. All materials are aimed at developing the child’s knowledge of mathematics, language and culture while all the time developing their senses, fine motor skills, gross motor skills plus many more. The Montessori method of Education has been seen as the child’s foundation stone for life and is a framework where children are open to learning experiences.

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On Tuesday, 7th April the Government announced a new free pre-school year in early childhood care and education (ECCE). The scheme is expected to benefit some 70,000 children, aged between 3 years 3 months and 4 years 6 months every year. A helpline is in place from Monday, 20th April to answer queries from parents and childcare providers in relation to the operation of the new Scheme. The number is 1890 30 30 39. Here are some FAQs. I am a parent. How do I apply? Details of pre-school services which have entered the scheme will be available from your local Childcare Committee by October 2009. You can then contact a local service to enrol your child. If you are using a service already you can ask your provider if they plan to enter the scheme.

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Give you child a foundation for life by giving them a Montessori Education. At KidzHaven we follow Project Bubbles. This is divided into different themes which encourage use of child imagination & creativity through child centred activities. Now enrolling for September - mornings and afternoons available. 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.00pm - 3.30pm We also offer after-class care. We are registered for the new ECCE scheme (see page 6 for more details) • Our small family-run home-from-home crèche offers a quality service with highly trained, caring and loving staff in all areas throughout. We operate an open door policy at all times. • Nutritious meals cooked daily by our qualified chef. • For outdoor fun & games we have a large fully enclosed play area fitted with safety surface’s to ensure your little ones are safe while outside. • Health Board compliant child care ratios adhered to at all times.

After-School Club Conveniently located directly across from St. Aidans school for collection of your child, collection from other schools in Shannon available if required. We operate a supervised homework club, nutritious meal provided. We partake in HipHop & MyGym classes, arts & crafts and trips to the library.

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Is it only for community providers? No, all pre-school services which are notified to the HSE (or registered with the IMEB) can apply to participate. I am a parent. Can I get the money sent to me instead? No. The capitation fee will be paid to the provider. What ages are eligible? Any child that, on 1 January 2010, is aged between 3 yrs 7mths and 4 yrs 10 mths is an eligible child. This may be appealed where a child has special needs that make this limit inappropriate to them. What if my childcare provider is not taking part in the scheme? The scheme is not obligatory so it is up to childcare providers to apply if they so wish. Details of participating services in your area will be available by October 2009. My child will be 5 years old on 1 January 2010. He will not start school until September. Is he eligible? The scheme does not cover a child over 4 years 10mths on 1 January 2010. How much will providers get? Playschools in the scheme - providing three hours a day, 5 days a week for 38 weeks of the year - will get a grant basis on €64.50 per child a week for providing a free playschool service. Full-time or part-time services operating on a 50 week a year basis will be able to provide 2hrs 15min a day free pre-school for eligible children, and they will receive a grant based on €48.50 per child per week for this. Parents will benefit by a reduction in their childcare costs of this amount. Do I have a right to free pre-school for my child? My local centre says it is booked out. Do they have to take my child? No, the scheme is subject to availability and a free pre-school place cannot be guaranteed in every case. However, it is expected that almost all parents will be accommodated. If you have difficulty finding a place for your child, you should contact your local City/County Childcare Committee for advice. Will the scheme be means-tested? No, it will not be means-tested, and will be available to all parents based on local availability.

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Shannon Breastfeeding Support Group

Fr Tom Ryan celebrates 25 years of ordination

A mother to mother support group meets on the last At war memorial in Coleraine, Co. Thursday of every month in Shannon Family Resource Derry, ( first parish back in 1984) Centre, Respond Hall, Rineanna View, from 10.30am until 12.00. It is run by breastfeeding mothers for breastfeeding mums to encourage and support one another in the early days and beyond. All breastfeeding mothers are welcome to come along and get to know other breastfeeding mums in their area. Mums-to-be also very welcome. For more information please call Shannon FRC on 061 707600 or Brid on 086 6012701

Summer at Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge. Free Cross-stitching Classes will be held every second Wednesday and every second Thursday at 4pm. Suitable for ages 9 yrs upwards. Storytime is held every Thursday at 4pm, suitable for ages 4-8yrs (colouring pictures and jigsaws provided). The Quest Seekers Reading Challenge runs for the Summer months (participants will receive pens, bookmarks, stickers etc), as well as this we will hold some Arts & Crafts sessions, suitable for ages 9-12 yrs. The Riches of Clare Lunchtime Concert will take place on Friday 31st July at 1pm with Eamonn Cotter, Conor McCarthy, Oisín MacDiarmada & Padraic O’Reilly Kilfinaghty Library, Sixmilebridge, has ongoing Children’s and Teenage Bookclubs, new members are welcome All activities are free, for further details please contact the library on 061 369678.

There was a special mass of Thanksgiving to mark Fr. Tom Ryans Silver Jubilee on Wednesday 3rd June in SS John & Paul Church. Fr. Tom Ryan was ordained as a Deacon in 1983 and on the same day he officiated at the marriage of his first cousin Mary Ryan. On 9th June 1984 he was ordained in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles. After ordination he was posted temporarily to St John’s Parish, Coleraine, for the summer of 1984 and from there to St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, where he spent three of the happiest years of his life and where he was affectionately known as ‘the man from Clare’. In 1987 he came closer to home when he moved to the Parish of Kilmurray/Ibricken and then, in 1992 he was posted to Shannon. Fr Tom has a long list of achievements including the hugely successful Matt Talbot Novena held every year in October. He is spiritual director to the Bereavement Support Group and Shannon Pioneer Assoc. He is chaplain to St Conaire’s and St Senans Primary Schools and is on the BOM of St Patricks Comp and is facilitator to the Rainbows Programme. He is the driving force behind the children’s liturgy since 1997 in both churches. He has been Diocesan Youth Leader since 1999 and was appointed Pilgrimage Director in 2008 when Canon Brendan retired. His list of achievements go on and on and on ............

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The Foynes Flying Boat Museum, housed in the original terminal building in Foynes, is celebrating 70 years of transatlantic travel. The Museum recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. On July 9th 1939, Pan Am’s luxury Flying Boat, the “Yankee Clipper” landed at Foynes to become the first commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this quiet little town on the Shannon became the focal point for air traffic on the North Atlantic. The festival runs from Monday 6th July when it is opened by Martin Cullen T.D., Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism, until Sunday 12th July. Wednesday 8th July is the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Flying Boat Museum and Thursday 9th July is the 70th anniversary of the first commercial scheduled passenger flight between New York and Foynes by Pan Am. There will be entertainment daily including a Fun Fair every evening. On Saturday afternoon 11th July there will be an air display over the River Shannon and Foynes Harbour and at 11pm there will also be a Fireworks display over the river at the harbour. For further information on the schedule of events see www. foynesfestival.com or


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Big Toddle for Barnardos Musical Society announce The courageous their next production

toddlers of Early Days Playschool in Ballycasey took their baby steps in the Danone Big Toddle for Barnardos on Wednesday 20th May. Barnardos Chief Executive, Fergus Finlay extended a big thank you to the seven toddlers who took part. The little tots enjoyed the sunshine (yes, it didn’t rain!) as they proudly took to the challenge from their playschool in Ballycasey to Ballycasey Design Centre, where they took a well earned rest in the sun before heading back. Thanks to the sponosorhip of Danone, all money raised goes directly to Barnardos to support Best Start Programmes. Over the past 5 years 70,000 children have taken part, raising €1.5 million.

Shannon Musical Society is delighted to announce that its next production to be staged in February 2010 is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Just released and available for Amateur Theatre companies from February 2010, Shannon Musical Society will be one of the first in the country to perform the much loved stage adaptation featuring Alan Menken’s Academy Awardwinning score, songs by the late Howard Ashman and Alan Menken including ‘Be Our Guest’ plus songs written especially for the stage including ‘If I Can’t Love Her’ and ‘A Change in Me’. The book is by Linda Woolverton, author of the original screenplay. Beauty and the Beast brings us the fabled Disney magic, charm and enchantment for the whole family. For further information log on to www. shannonmusical.com.

SMS RECEIVE TWO AIMS NOMINATIONS SMS is also delighted with its two nominations for its most recent show ‘All Shook Up’; Front of House Management took the runners up prize and Gary Keane won the Adjudicators Special Award for his first performance on L to R from the back, main picture, participants were as stage and in a leading role. As the adjudicator said “many follows: Egor Sakovich, Adam Horan, Nicolas Lynch and females in the audience exited floating on clouds of their front row: Conor Kelly, Dara Grace, Adam Grace and inset - own pheromones!”. SMS had a fantastic weekend in June in Killarney where the Awards Ceremony took place. Billy Danaher, with Joanna Ferns.

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‘street soccer’ comes to shannon The Community Policing Unit in Shannon in conjunction wtih the FAI and Park AFC are running 5-a-side ‘street soccer’ tournaments every Friday during the summer from 3rd July to 21st August at 6pm at Park AFC for children aged 8 to 14. It has previously been run very successfully in Ennis. Anyone interested can turn up any Friday night and join in. There is a once off registration fee of €5.00 per child. For more information please contact either Paul Clancy or Diarmuid O’Brien at Shannon Garda Station on 061 365900.

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Shannon Town had a fund raising soccer marathon on Saturday 6th of June on the astro/turf pitches . All monies raised will be spent on all our schoolboy/girls teams. Shannon Town schoolboy/girls aged from aged 4 to 10 years old train every Friday evening from 5 o’clock to 6 o’clock at the astro/turf pitches. We will be starting training again after the summer break on Friday 28th August and all kids are welcome. Shannon Town are hosting a Celtic in the Community Soccer Camp from Monday the 29th June to Friday 3rd July - the venue is St Senans RFC grounds from 10 am to 3 pm. Contact any committee member or Topflight Soccer for more information.

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Weekly Events All the events listed below take place in the Shannon Family Resource Centre (SFRC), Respond Community Hall, unless otherwise stated. Monday Art Circle (SFRC) 10.00-12.00 Art Circle (SFRC) 7.00 - 9.00pm Tuesday Drop in Computer Facility (SFRC) 10.30am - 3.00pm Baby Weight/Child Health Clinic 2.00 - 3.30pm Drop In. Every 2nd/3rd/4th Tuesday of each month in Health Centre. Storytime for Children 4pm Sean Lemass Library (4-7 year olds) Counselling Services (SFRC) 10.00am - 12.30pm Wednesday Scrabble Club for Adults 2pm Sean Lemass Library. Website Wednesdays 3pm Sean Lemass Library. Every Wednesday in July Thursday Craft time for Children 4pm Sean Lemass Library (7+ year olds) Park AFC Training 6pm Training for Under 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10’s at the GAA astroturf pitches. Continues every Thursday. Creative Writing Circle (SFRC) 7.30pm - 9.30 pm Friday Toddlers Inc (SFRC) 10.00am - 12.00 Kick Back Café 5pm – 10pm. Respond Community Building Junior Chess Club 6.30pm Sean Lemass Library. 8 years and over Saturday Shannon Flyers 10am (Community Hall, Newmarket-onFergus) Kick Back Café 4pm – 9pm. Respond Community Building Sunday Trampoline Club 11am – 1pm

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1 July – 5 July Summer Camp Clare Youth Service, Shannon 1 July Riches of Clare Free Lunchtime concert series every Wednesday in July in the Clare Museum, Ennis from 1 – 2pm Featuring Michael Hynes, Denis Liddy, Eoin O’Neill. Admission Free. Contact Clare Arts Office on 065-6846267 for further info or Finola Ryan on 0874199293 1-5 July Feile Brian Boru Festival - Killaloe An annual five day festival which commemorates Ireland’s greatest high King in his native place. The programme of events has something to suit all ages - heritage, culture, arts, music, entertainment, sport & children’s events.. www.feilebrianboru.killaloe.ie for more information. 3 July ‘Street Soccer’ 5-a-side tournaments at Park AFC See page 11 for more details. 4 July Plectrum Youth Music Festival - Smyth O’Briens GAA Field, Killaloe. Plectrum Music Festival is on Saturday the 4th of July this year! It is run by young people ages 13-18 and it is the first of its kind in the region. The festival is for ages 14+ and drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. The festival is running from

4-5 July Ennis Street Festival, Ennis This year the festival will run over two days with a lot of different activities to suit all ages. We are bringing colour, culture, art and dance to the streets with a host of local, national and international artists. Ennisstreetfestival@eircom.net or 065 689 3966 for more info. 4th July - 11th July 2009 37th Willie Clancy Summer School Miltown Malbay - The Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is Ireland’s largest traditional music summer school, held annually since 1973 in memory of the piper Willie Clancy. During the week, nearly a thousand students from every part of the world attend daily classes taught by experts in Irish music and dance. In addition, a full program of lectures, recitals, dances (céilithe) and exhibitions are run by the summer school. Call 065 7084 281 for more information or www. setdancingnews.net/wcss 6 - 12 July Foynes Flying Boat Festival Celebrating 70 years of transatlantic travel. (see page 9) www.foynesfestival.com or 069 65416 6 July Feakle Trad Music Festival 2009 The Feakle Traditional Music Festival will celebrate it’s 22nd year program of music, song and dance with concerts, céili’s, workshops, lectures, recitals, singing and sessions. More info at www. feaklefestival.ie 9 –13 July MBNA Limerick International Music Festival.

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A fusion of musical excellence, run by the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director Anthony Marwood. Orchestral, choral and chamber concerts at the heart of the city, plus art exhibitions, theatrical shows and family days. The heart of this year’s festival is our new city-centre venue, the former Franciscan Church. For more info see www.irishchamberorchestra. info or 061 202620.

13-24 July Art Exhibition Shannon Public Library Rolanda Shneider exhibitis her oil paintings of Flowers and Irish landscapes under the theme of ‘Harmony’.

3 August August Bank Holiday 5-25 August Art Exhibition Shannon Public Library Mark Linay & Karen Toone, amateur artists , exhibit their oil paintings of landscapes, abstract & obscure art.

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6 August – 9 August Kilmurry Harvest Festival The Festival offers an opportunity for residents, friends and families to come together to celebrate a sense of community, with more than 30 events ranging from soap box derby to road bowls and family sports day. For more info contact www.kilmurry.com

17 July Riches of Clare Shannon Public Library Free Lunchtime concert series . See page 15 8 August for more details. Brian Boru Triathlon See page 15 for more details 20-24 July Let’s Go Summer Camp. 20-23 August St Caimins College. 9.30 – 3.30 daily. Carrighaholt Family Festival Email: info@letsgo.ie A festival of fun & craic for all the family, from 31 July the carnival to outdoor dancing. The sports Riches of Clare day & fancy dress brings all the families out Kilfinaghty Library, together. The outdoor Céilí dancing is the Sixmilebridge highlight of Friday & Saturday. Festival not Free Lunchtime concert series . See page 8 to be missed! Call 065 905 8102 for more for more details. details. 21-26 August Rose of Tralee The Rose of Tralee International Festival celebrates 50 years this year and to celebrate 31 July - 2 August the 50th birthday of the pageant, the Scariff Harbour Festival. festival has confirmed that 50 roses will Its aim is to promote the leisure and take part in the competition rather than the pleasure potential of Lough Derg, the approximately 30 who take part every other inland waterways and the East Clare year The 2009 Rose of Tralee will be crowned countryside both among local people and visitors from further afield. 087 265 1259 in the Topaz Dome on Wednesday 26th August. Contact details: 066 7121322 or

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On August 8th 2009, hundreds of tri-athletes will contest the inaugural Brian Ború Triathlon Challenge to win the title Árd Rí, on territory adjacent to the “Forth of Brian Ború”. Unlike previous conquests on these grounds, the challenge is totally different but the weapons of skill and endurance remain the same. The intensity and heat of battle over the course of one day’s racing will produce the worthy heir. The inspiration for this Triathlon stemmed from a most unique and challenging charity cycle, which is currently underway. Thaireland is a charity cycle from Thailand to Ireland by 3 local Killaloe guys in aid of the Share a Dream Foundation. In order to raise funds for the development of a holiday village and theme park for children with a life-threatening illness on a 12 acre site in Limerick City, brothers Brian and Michael Culhane from Killaloe, Co.Clare and Paul Ryan from Ogonnelloe, Co. Clare set out from Bangkok, Thailand on the 30th of December 2008 with the goal of cycling approx 14,000 km back to Ireland. They expect to arrive back in Killaloe early July. Any proceeds raised from this Triathlon will go towards the €50,000 target the three cyclists have set themselves. Their adventure can be followed on www. thaireland.ie.

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Shannon Gospel Choir The plan was to establish a different type of choir that would compliment and co-exist with the other church choirs, and that would appeal to the young congregation and present the gospel message in a different way. We intend initially, to sing at one mass per month, and hope the ceremony will be a soulful, spiritual experience, lively, uplifting and upbeat, in tone and tempo. We had been interested in setting up a choir for some time and after attending a workshop with the London Community Gospel Choir in Dublin, we decided that this was the kind of music we would like to get involved with, and at the end of February we held our first rehearsal and the Shannon Gospel Choir was born. We are now complimented by the SGC band: Drums, Bass, Guitar and Keys. After about 10 rehearsals or so we had our first mass, celebrated by

Canon O’Donoghue on the 16th May. The choir was very positively received by the congregation, young and old. The SGC members are really enjoying the experience of being in a gospel choir, and each of them have become very attached to gospel music, and are having great fun learning new songs at the weekly rehearsals. Its is hoped that we will continue to progress and attend several workshops over the coming months, developing and building our repertoire. SGC also plan to include a song list appropriate for weddings and funerals, and also include a gospel take on popular songs for other occasions. Shannon Gospel Choir will be singing on Saturday 27th June and regularly therafter at 18:30 mass in St’s John and Paul Church, Shannon. Any enquiries can be made to choir co-ordinator Derek Barrett on 086 2438252.

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‘Lest We Forget’ but my teacher didn’t believe that I had written it! After college I moved to England in 1946 when I was 17 to join the RAF. I was in the RAF for 9 years and fought in the Palastine conflict and the African conflict. When I left the RAF I went into the building trade. I then worked in a cotton mill in Cricklewood in London where I was also Secretary of the Social Club. And when the mill closed in the 1960s we moved to Luton where I worked for Vauxhall Motors until I retired in 1986. We stayed in Luton until about seven years ago when we decided to move back to Ireland (my wife is from Donegal) to be near my sister who was ill at the time. We have been very happy with our move back here as we are very involved in the local community, with the Senior Citizens Club and also the Limerick Animal Welfare. My days are quite varied. I generally have my lunch at home with my wife except on Mondays and Wednesdays when I eat at the Senior Citizens Club. And in the afternoons I play cards or bingo with the members of the club. On the days when I am not at the club, I collect bric-a-brac and on Tuesdays Bridget and I take it in to the charity shop in Limerick. Sometimes the car is so full Bridget has to stay at home! I am also a founding member of the Limerick Scribblers Club. Its aim is to promote and encourage the literary talents of writers and scribblers alike. The evenings are the time I do most of my writing. Before starting a book I do a lot of research and note-taking. I always carry a notebook around with me to jot down anything that comes to mind during the day, this helps in the evenings when I sit down to do some writing. I am just finishing a book called ‘Foxes On The Hill’ about the 1916 Rising, which has taken me about 18 months to write. I do sometimes get writers block and when that happens I just have to walk away and and put on the telly and say ‘Oh Blast it! Another day ruined!’ I am a traditionalist when it comes to my bedtime routine and I always have a cup of cocoa before heading to bed around 12 o’clock.


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Shannon Recycling Centre T: 061 364483. Hours of opening: Mon: Closed, Tues: 10am – 5pm, Wed: 10am – 5pm, Thurs: 12pm – 8pm, Fri: 12pm – 6pm, Sat: 9am – 3pm, Sun: Closed Items accepted: Glass Bottles & Jars, Aluminium cans, Steel/ Tin Cans, Plastic Bottles, newspapers & Magazines, Cardboard, Tetrapak, Waste Oil, Oil Filters, Batteries, Metal, Textiles, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Timber. Composters available for purchase. Please Note: Items accepted from domestic/householders only. CHRISTCHURCH, SHANNON Service every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 11am. Bible study every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 7pm in the Manse. Minister 061 363717. All welcome. St Senans Parish, Shannon www.shannon-parish.org. shannonparish@eircom.net Mary Immaculate Church, Corrib Drive Sunday Masses: 9.00am, 11.00am Daily Mass: in Jubilee Chapel, 9.30am SS. John & Paul, Tullyvaraga Sunday Masses: Saturday vigil 6.30pm Sunday 10.00am, 12.15pm Daily Mass: Monday to Friday 7.00pm Adoration Chapel, Town Centre Eucharistic Adoration Monday – Friday 10am until 9.00pm Daily Mass: Monday - Friday at 10am Please Note: No Adoration on Bank Holidays Convent Oratory Mass on First Friday at 8.00am Airport Oratory Sundays 8.45am Sean Lemass Public Library. Opening hours: Mon. 10.00 - 1.00 2.00 – 5.30, Tues 10.00- 8.00, Wed & Thurs 10.00 - 5.30, Fri 10.00 – 8.00, Sat 10.00-2.00. Tel: 061 364266 Citizens Information Centre Unit 1 Business Centre, Shannon Town Centre Opening Hours Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5pm, Lunch 1.00 – 2.00pm. 061 364704 or 364705. cicshannon@eircom. net

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