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nyone who has spent time in Shannon will have seen the big red and white helicopter flying about and immediately recognised it as the Search and Rescue (SAR) team. It is one of those sights that can’t fail but to stir up some emotion. I see it and my first thought is that I’m glad it’s not me trapped on a rock face or bobbing about in the sea. But there’s also a romance about flying helicopters and rescuing people in distress, a sense of heroism and adventure about the whole thing. At least that’s what I imagined anyway! So, just what is the reality for the SAR team? I thought I’d find out and was lucky enough to spend some time with them recently. I was surprised to learn that they get about 140 distress calls a year. That’s almost three a week and higher than I would have thought. They work on 24-hour shifts, doing nine shifts every 28 days, which doesn’t sound like a lot but they are only allowed to fly a certain number of hours in that period. Each shift sees six guys working together - two engineers, the captain and co-pilot, one winch operator and one winchman. They all work for the Canadian Helicopter Corporation (CHC), which is contracted to the Irish Coast Guard. Winchman, Brendan ‘Benny’ Meehan described their job as 90% boredom and 10% terror! I didn’t hear him use the word romance at any stage! Their 24hr shift starts at 1pm when they handover from the previous crew. On a standard day with no call-outs, they will always go on a training exercise, weather permitting. The day I was with them one of their exercises was to winch Benny on to an Aran Island ferry and later onto a cliff, which he duly abseiled down. That’s more like it! I’m sure it all seems pretty routine to them but resplendent in my red Michelin-man suit and helmet I found the whole trip out over the Aran Islands and the Cliffs, absolutely thrilling. Funny thing though, amongst all the hi-tech machinery and expert operators, the windscreen wiper was a squeaky old thing. Maybe they should take it down to Tony’s Autos for a blade change! Contd on page 9

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Shannon’s Flying Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Editors Note. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shannon Region Talking Newspaper. . . . . . . . 4 Clare Sports Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Evening Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tulla Trad Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Flying Heroes (contd) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shannon Gymnastics Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Shannon Toastmasters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Harvest Day at Bunratty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Halloween at Bunratty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shannon Bowls Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Adult Community Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Garda Neighbourhood Watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Shannon Musical Society Invitation. . . . . . . . 10 Celtic in the Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 DIRECTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 USEFUL WEBSITES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Shannon Musical Society AIMS awards. . . . . 15 CLASSIFIED ADS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 DAY IN THE LIFE OF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 CROSSWORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Humour Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Shannon Family Resource Centre. . . . . . . . . . 22

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Shannon Region Talking Newspaper Shannon Region Talking Newspaper was founded in 1995 when a small group of Shannon residents met to discuss the feasibility of establishing such a facility as an aid to the visually impaired in the Clare region (later extended, due to demand for the service, to include Limerick City and County). Present also, at that initial meeting was Toni Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dwyer of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) who offered every encouragement and assistance to proceed with the proposal. One of the first tasks of course, was to try to raise the finance needed to purchase the recording and rewinding equipment, tapes and special envelopes etc. The volunteers were to be pleasantly surprised with the response and quickly found that there was tremendous goodwill out there with regard to supporting this programme. This is still very much the case. What is the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;talking newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; anyway? Basically, it is the end product, on tape, of weekly readings mainly from the Clare Champion and the Limerick Leader. Simple in concept perhaps, but it has helped to improve the overall quality of life of its many weekly recipients. Right now there is a need for more volunteer readers and PLEASE NOTE there is no special training required and we just love those good old provincial accents! The commitment is just a couple of hours a month. For further information please contact the NCBI local number (061 315388) or either Geraldine on 086 2996252 or Mary on 087 2325930.

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Adapted Physical Activity Programmes out there for them. We are also in the process of setting up a club for children with a disability, with an emphasis on fun activities. The Clare Sports Partnership now offers mainstream clubs the opportunity to up-skill, and training in how to include people with disabilities in their activities. Improving the awareness of the general public towards disability sports is another big challenge. In association with Enable Ireland, we offer Transition Year students the opportunity of a 7 week disability awareness programme where kids actually get to sample disability sports. Anyone interested in finding out about any of the activities listed above please contact James Murrihy on 065-6865434 or 0879627696

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They sometimes hit the headlines during tragedies like the Père Charles sinking a short time back where they winched up two survivors, or the cocaine smugglers rescue off the Cork coast a few months ago but for the most part it’s slow time back at base or routine training exercises. Captain Cathal Oakes told me that a big part of the job was the ability to get on with people as they spend so much time together. The SAR guys are a really lovely crew and I’m glad to be able to highlight what they do. It’s another aspect of Shannon that we can be proud of. Having seen their professionalism at first hand, I can tell you that should I ever be that person in distress, I would feel very reassured if I knew these guys were coming to my rescue.

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and develop the club in recent years. The club is now based on the back road from Shannon to Newmarket, just after the “Bellsfort Inn”. They train 3 to 4 days a week with the hope of opening 6 days a week next year! Shannon Gymnastics Club are back in flying form in September hoping to teach as many tumbles, flips and somersaults as possible to all our little gymnasts! All new members are more than welcome, and can register with the club at any stage of the year. For further details please contact Elaine Ryan on 086 3755160, or e-mail: shannongc@hotmail.com or look us up on www.shannongymnastics.weebly.com.

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Shannon Gymnastics Club, a vibrant, non-profit making and growing club, teaches both competitive and recreational gymnastics to boys and girls from age 3 +. The club specialises in Tumbling (one of the disciplines within gymnastics), which is basically rows of linked Jade McCormack, performs a backflip. flips and somersaults performed in a line along a 25m long sprung track. The club has children performing from beginner level right up to international elite level and everything in between. S.G.C has some of the strongest young talented tumblers in the country, and this year alone, the club’s competitive squad class brought home 1 international, 32 national, and 9 regional medals between them! Seven tumblers from Shannon Gymnastics were selected for the Irish National Tumbling Squad, which was a huge achievement for the club, and one of these children was selected among the top 10 tumblers in the country for

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Shannon TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills, lose your fears of public speaking, and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. As a Toastmaster, you will learn how to ‘get your butterflies to fly in formation’ as Eddie O’Neill, founder of Shannon Toastmasters, says. Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking - vital skills in today’s world. You’re among friends. Shannon Toastmasters Club is not a classroom; it is a learn-by-doing workshop in which you will develop your Communication and Leadership skills among a group of friends - people who are there for the same reason you are. Why not come along to the next meeting? Please feel free to attend any Club meeting, or indeed several Club meetings, without any obligation whatsoever. Guests will not be asked to do anything unless they wish to. We meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8pm in the Oakwood Arms. September 17th is the first meeting back after the summer holidays. Please contact Eddie O’Neill on 061 325001 for more information.

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Traditional Harvest Day at Bunratty Folk Park Harvest traditions from over 100 years ago will be brought to life at Bunratty Folk Park, when a traditional 19th century Harvest Day will be held from 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm on Sunday September 28th 2008. One of the highlights of the day will be the vintage threshing machine. Visitors can watch the crew of farmers at work,

demonstrating the art of threshing, as they separate the grain from the sheaves. The Bean a Ti’s will demonstrate the art of bread baking and butter making. The village school master will be greeting children a n d looking for them to hand over t h e i r customary sod of turf for the tiny school room fire. A full listing of events and the times for each will be on view at the reception to Bunratty Folk Park. Special family tickets will be available.   No reservations necessary.

Halloween at Bunratty Folk Park Shannon Heritage invites all ‘ghastly ghouls’, ‘grisly gremlins’, ‘scary fairies’, ‘wicked witches’ ‘devilish demons’ and ‘hairraising warlocks’ to go a haunting at Bunratty Folk Park, Co. Clare, on Bank Holiday Monday 27th October, 2008 to get into practice for Halloween. So all the children can get into the ‘spirit’ of things, Shannon Heritage have planned a fun packed day for all the family. Free face-painting will be provided in the barn on arrival so haunting can be at it’s scariest during the afternoon. Haunting will take place between 1.00pm and 5.00pm. The highlight of the afternoon will be the fancy dress competition taking place in the ‘hayshed’.  Prizes galore will be awarded to the children whose costumes are judged to be most in keeping with the theme of the day. A full listing of events and the times for each will be on view at the reception to Bunratty Folk Park.  Tel: 061- 360788 for more information.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY EDUCATION Adult Education courses are a great way to learn new skills, further your education, take up a new hobby and make new friends. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something to interest everyone at Shannon Adult and Community Education Centre, where classes start in Sept/Oct. Last term, over 200 students attended the centre each week studying any number of programmes from childcare, IT, personal development to art. Why not learn to paint, everybody can, we run art/stained glass classes for those who wish to untap their artistic side. Basic Education is offered on a 1 to 1 basis for those who wish to brush up on their spelling, reading, writing or maths. We have drop in e-learning classes where adults can attend to work on IT at their own pace with the support of a tutor. Basic and improver IT classes are also provided. English language classes are available at various levels. FETAC accreditation is available for many courses. Classes run day and evening. For a full list of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on offer why drop in to 4 Bru na Sionna, call Mary/Maire on 061 365495. The Adult and Community Education Centre is for the adult community of Shannon so why not make use of it?

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Following the appointment of four community liaison GardaĂ­ in the Shannon area, GardaĂ­ are now actively trying to set up Neighbourhood Watch schemes in the area. Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership between A.G.S and the public. It is essentially a self help crime prevention and community safety programme for the Shannon area. The main aim of Neighbourhood Watch is to involve the community in areas such as reducing crime, improving communication between GardaĂ­ and the community, reporting anti social behaviour and promoting interculturalism in society. Since Neighbourhood Watchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inception in 1985 Shannon would have had many neighbourhood watch schemes. While some of these schemes are still in existence many have become dormant meaning that many areas have no formal contact with the GardaĂ­ through neighbourhood watch. It is hoped over the coming months to re launch neighbourhood watch schemes in all areas in Shannon. Any person who is interested in becoming involved in Neighbourhood Watch in the area should contact Garda Diamuid Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien at Shannon Garda Station on 061 365900.

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The camp took place at the facilities of Shannon Town United but saw VIP guests from around the region including Newtown Park Rangers, and Bridge United taking part. The team picture above was taken on the morning of ‘Crazy Hair Day’ which all helped to build team spirit. As part of the package each of the participants are entitled to 2 home match tickets for a selected Celtic match, incorporating further training sessions. The local ‘Charlie Murray Celtic Supporters Club’ donated the sweatshirts, which was a fantastic gesture that the boys were delighted with. It is planned that the club will run the camp again next year in conjunction with TopFlight Soccer, Ireland. For more details contact John Kelly on 061 360207.

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This was the inaugural ‘Celtic in the Community’ Summer Camp at Shannon Town United FC. Fifty schoolboys took part in the event, which saw experienced Celtic FC coaches travel from Glasgow for the 5 day camp in which the boys learned many attributes of the game from passing and dribbling to shooting and match tactics.

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All the events listed below take place in the Leisure Centre unless otherwise stated. Monday Ladies Hour in the pool 10.30am Junior Gym. Age 13 and over 3.30 – 5.30 Shannon Stars Swimmming Club 4 - 5pm Taekwon-Do with Adrian Byrne 5-9.30pm Pilates with Deirdre Fitzpatrick 6pm - 8pm Tuesday Junior Gym. Age 13 and over 3.30 – 5.30pm Different Strokes Swimming 4pm - 5pm Taekwon-Do with Adrian Byrne 5- 9.30 Pilates with Caroline 7-8pm Wednesday Unislim Meeting 12-1pm Thursday Junior Gym. Age 13 and over 3.30 – 5.30pm Different Strokes Swimming 4pm - 5pm Shannon Stars Swimming Club 5pm - 6pm Pilates with Caroline 7-8pm Taekwon-Do with Adrian Byrne 5.00 – 9.30pm Friday Disco Dancing Starting 5/9 from 4.30 to 6.30. Ages 6 and up Trampoline Club 4.30 – 8.00 Kick Back Café 5pm – 10pm. Respond Community Building Saturday Shannon Flyers 11am Kick Back Café 4pm – 9pm. Respond Community Building Sunday Trampoline Club 11am – 1pm

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29 August – 5 October Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival The Festival has been in existence for over 150 years, and is Europe’s biggest singles Festival, with thousands attending from around the globe. With everything from music, dancing, horseracing and beauty competitions, there is something here for everyone. Check it out for yourself! 065 7074005 or www. matchmakerireland.com 31 August-4 September Rose of Tralee Festival The Rose of Tralee Festival is a celebration of the art of being Irish, with family entertainment and a host of activities. Contact: Noreen Cassidy, Tel: 066 7121322, Fax: 066 7122654,Web: www.roseoftralee.ie 29 August Mid-Summer Opera & Song Glor, Ennis Popular opera pieces performed in a cabaret setting by trained singers of local and national acclaim: Sandra Oman, Sinead O’ Sullivan, Peter O’Donoghue & Dean Power with Noel Lennon (Piano) and Carmel Griffin (Keyboard) www.glor.ie 31 August The Legends of Swing, Glor, Ennis It’s summer time and the living is easy! Enjoy swing classics in a relaxed cabaret style setting with Sandra Oman, Denise Broderick, Liam O’Brien, Gari Deegan and The Causeway Swing Quartet. www.glor.ie

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Ist - 30th September. Adult Education Information exhibition in Sean Lemass Library. The exhibition provides take away information on all sorts of courses in the Region, part time, full time, distance & online. 2 September Storytime for Kids 4pm Sean Lemass Library. 4-6 years old and every Tuesday afternoon.

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5-7 September Cois Fharraige 2008 This festival is a three day music and surf extravaganza featuring live music from the best of Irish and international acts combined with west coast sea culture. It takes place in Kilkee, Co Clare. For more info contact www. coisfharraige.com. 5-7 September Chord - Ennis International Music Festival Celebrating the diversity and many cultures in Ennis through a line up of stellar national & international musicians. www.chordfestival.com

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19 - 21 September Clare Shout Fleadh A weekend of traditional Irish music, singing, Every dancing. Highlight of the weekend will be the Clare Shout Competitions to find the person or persons who can best demonstrate the old distinct Clare Shout, believed to date back to ket upon pre-Celtic times in Ireland. obhan on Kilkishen, Contact: Mairtin MacCormaic n. Every Tel: 065 7082982. Email: martinmaccormaic@ eircom.net

25-28 September Galway International Oyster Festival. Enjoy four days and nights at the world renowned Galway International Oyster Festival. For the best in gourmet seafood, live music and the best Guinness in town, it has to be the Galway Oyster Festival. Galway City will come alive as thousands of people travel from the four corners of the world to enjoy a remarkable festival celebrating the oyster, a food known for it’s mysterious luxury and passion. www. galwayoysterfest.com

16th-18th October Cuisle Poetry Festival, Limerick City Gallery of Art Poetry readings by Tom McCarthy, John Liddy, Louis de Paor and Mary Dorsey will take place in the Gallery over the festival, including the launch of the Stony Thursday Book. For details contact www.limerick.ie/LCGA 24 - 27 October Lough Gur Storytelling Festival

Promoting Irish heritage via drama, poetry, music, song and storytelling, appealing to both 28 September old and young. Its setting is Lough Gur, steeped Bunratty Folk Park in history and heritage. Mask-making and Traditional Harvest Day will be held from 2.00 story-telling for children take place in afternoon. pm – 5.00 pm. See page 8 for more details For details contact 087 2852022 or www. visitlimerick.com

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1 - 31 October Childrens’ Book Festival. Festival is designed to encourage children to read and how to enjoy reading. Visit Library for further details of events; author, artist, & 20 September entertainer visits, and other activities. Waiting for Godot, Glor, Ennis 1 October at 4.00 - Childrens Book Club To celebrate its 80th birthday, the Gate Theatre is Children have Free membership to Library. rf embarking on a unique national tour, which will the see its acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot 2 October bined play for one night only in 40 venues, throughout Information Morning in Library ace in the 32 counties of Ireland. www.glor.ie 10.00am - 12.30 for public & voluntary service www. providers in the South Clare area. 23 September 4 - 24th October. St Senans Social Club - Set Dancing Art exhibition in Library. will resume at the Bellsfort Inn. Everyone is welcome sic and beginners classes will commence at 8.30pm every Painting & Photography Exhibition by Pat Ryan & guest. Tuesday. Tutor Mike Mahony tures 13 - 19 October ional & 24 September Baboró International Festival for Shannon Bowls Club Children, Galway Shannon Bowls Club will restart weekly Baboró International Arts Festival for Children meetings at 7.30 to 9.00pm at St. Tolas National is recognised as the leading Irish arts festival Weekend School in Shannon. For more details see page 9. devoted exclusively to children with an attendance record of over 72,000 since its rtina 24-27 September European Pike foundation in 1997. Venues in and around some Angling Challenge Lough Derg Galway are used for the presentation of this uch as 11th Annual European Pike Angling Challenge et up to to be fished on Lough Derg at Killaloe, Co Clare. festival with selected artists travelling out to re details Contact: Mr Jim Robinson, Tel/Fax: 061 453808, county schools, youth centres and community centres.Telephone: 091-562 667. E-mail: admin@ 55 or Email: jimrob@iol.ie baboro.ie

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24-27 October Guinness Jazz Festival, Cork Over 40,000 music fans travel to Cork each October to sample the great music and atmosphere of the Guinness Jazz Festival. Renowned as Europe’s friendliest jazz festival, the event has hosted many of the ‘greats’ of jazz in its 31 year history. For details see www. corkjazzfestival.com 24-27 October 9th Annual Willie Keane Memorial Weekend, Doonbeg. Willie Keane was Doonbeg’s best known personality and a great exponent of traditional dancing. He passed away in 1998 and this weekend of music, song and dance is a tribute to him. info@ williekeanememorialweekend.com 27 October Halloween at Bunratty Folk Park See page 8 for more details

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Shannon Musical Society AIMS Awards

Shannon Musical Society received two AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) awards at this year’s seminar held in the INEC Killarney in June. The awards were for their most recent production of “Seussical”. Aodán Fox won ‘Best Comedian’ for his role as “Cat in the Hat”.

Performance’ along with several other nominations in the past and, as always, he has done Shannon proud. Dave Halliday and his team received ‘Runner Up for Best House Management’. Dave has been part of the Front of House team f o r many years and has been Front of House Manager for the last two. Shannon Musical Society has received this award on a number of occasions and Dave was delighted to represent the Society with the nomination this year. Over 40 members travelled to Killarney for the weekend, which was attended by up to a thousand members from musical societies all over the country, with celebrations continuing into the early hours and a great weekend had by all...

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of Shannon unfortunately I attend on average one funeral per week. Thursdays are my day off and I like to go home to Ennis to visit family and friends. I am the second youngest of five children and have two sisters and two brothers. My two brothers live in Ennis. One sister lives in Newmarket-on-Fergus, the other in Clarecastle. I started studying for the Priesthood after my Leaving Cert at the age of 17. I was ordained very young at 23 years and had to receive a special permission from Rome as I was under the age for Ordination, which is 25 years. If the Priesthood wasn’t for me, my only other interest was the Gardai. Thankfully I am happy being a Priest, so the second option never came to be. The only thing I would be good for now at my age would be the Garda Reserve. Fridays and Saturdays can quite often be taken up with weddings where I always get invited to the reception although it is becoming increasingly more difficult to attend receptions as there is often a clash with Mass times. Saturdays and Sundays are the days for baptisms. The best hour of the week for me is 3am to 4am on a Saturday morning when I go to the Adoration chapel in Ennis to pray. This is a very special time in my week and my prayerlife, when I can really focus on prayer without any distractions. I find it a great help in my life. The Adoration Chapel is located in the grounds of Ennis Cathedral and is very similar to our Adoration Chapel here in Shannon, except that it is open 24/7. I can then come home and go back to bed for a few hours. In the evenings I cannot miss my swim; in the winter months it will be indoors, but in the summer months from the end of May until September I love to go to Quilty in the evenings and swim in the ocean. It only takes 45 minutes to drive out there and for me there is nothing like swimming for relaxation. It is never good to meet me on a day when I haven’t been able to get my swim. After my swim I have another period of time in prayer on my own and then I say another Mass (although this is done in rotation with the other priests so it is not something that I do every night). Evening time is also the time when I meet couples who are preparing for marriage or anybody else who wants to meet with me. If I could change one thing about Shannon, I would love to see a real Town Centre with proper streets and laneways. But the thing I like best about Shannon is its diversity, convenient location and the variety of people who are very good and generous with their time and talents. Bedtime is 11.30. Thank God.


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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.

St Senan's 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 10.008.00, Wed & Thurs 10.00 - 5.30, Fri 10.00 – 8.00, Sat 10.002.00

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

HUMOUR MATTERS There are so many email jokes going around these days

that we thought it would be good idea to include a section where we could reproduce the clean! ones. If anybody has any they would like us to print, please send to shannonscene@gmail.com. I recently received an email with church bulletins that had actually appeared or were announced in church. I can’ t fit them all in this time as there were so many, so I will save some for next issue. They all had me giggling. • The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. • The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’ • Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. • Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you. • Don’t let worry kill you off - let the Church help. • Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. • For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs. • Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. • Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. • A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. • At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice. • Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. • Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. • Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. • The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

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Shannon family Resource CENTRE Shannon Family Resource Centre aims to support and encourage individuals and families to use and develop their own skills, knowledge and experience to enhance the quality of their lives and the life of the community. It aims to help combat disadvantage and social exclusion by supporting families and individuals. The objectives are: • To offer a centrally based, friendly and accessible place for people to meet, relax, exchange ideas and avail of services provided. • To identify and develop services/supports which are community based, people focused and accessible and which aim to take into account the diverse needs of individuals and families in Shannon • To identify gaps and complement existing community training and education services. The training and education provided will be tailored to the needs of the target groups either through the Family Resource Centre or by lobbying existing service providers • To promote community development as a way of working and as a way of highlighting the inequalities and social

exclusion in the community. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm Services Currently Available: Parent and Toddler Group, Kool Kids Club, Homework Club, Creative Writing, Cancer Support Group, Le Cheile International Club, Drop In Service Staff: Marie Rowland Project Co-ordinator, Barbara Molloy Project Administrator, Regine Stewart Community Development Worker, Debbie O’Halloran Brown Kool Kids Club-Homework Club Co-ordinator. YOUR FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE NEEDS YOUR INVOLVEMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS. The Shannon Family Resource Centre is based in the Respond Community Centre, Rineanna View. Shannon. Tel: 061-707600. E-Mail: shannonfrc1@eircom.net

Answers to Crossword 11955 on pg. 20

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