Macra Easter Ball, Woodlands House Hotel,Adare.

Calendar girls; (L to R) Geraldine Quain, Caroline Cuddy, Corinna Byrne, Bridget Ryan, Aishling Quain and Lisa Cahill, all calendar girls, with the cheque for Limerick Samaritans. Not many people can say that they raised €34,000 for charity but 12 beautiful, young Macra women have done just this. Last Sunday night these ladies handed over a cheque … Continue reading

Dawn Mass

Easter Sunday church celebrations came to a conclusion with mass at 11.30. Also, mass took place at Anhid, Old Cemetery at the breaking of the dawn. The birds could be heard chirping and singing and the ripple of the nearby Maigue and Camogue rivers with its waters travelling to meet the Shannon River could also … Continue reading

Easter Ceremonies

Holy week ceremonies commenced on Holy Thursday in St, Mary’s Church Croom and Sts Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue. Good Friday, the celebration of our Lord’s passion and Death on the cross took place at 3pm in Croom and 7.30pm in Banogue. Holy Saturday Easter vigil St. Mary’s church Croom at 7.30. This was concelebrated … Continue reading

Easter Racing

The Maigueside town known for its racing interests had a special interest in the Irish Grand National where local jockey, Andrew McNamara was riding Ballistraw. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a successful day for Andrew. However his cousins Robert P. and John Thomas were part of the Easter Monday racing event at Mallow Racecourse, the Cork venue. … Continue reading

Manister Fair

The community of Manister celebrated its Easter Monday holiday with a Spring Fair at the Community Centre Manister with fashion shows, step dancing, photography, fancy dress, fortune telling, Easter bonnet parade and later that evening a ceili in the Community Centre.

Anniversary Masses

Danny Sexton, Glenma, Croom, Month’s Mind of Mrs. Annie Kiely, St. Senan’s Terrace, and also the anniversary of her husband Paddy. Prayers also for Toomey Meaney Rosstemple Banogue, Mrs. Margaret Hayes Crecora, Dan Thornhill Glanworth.  

Tots to teens, Banogue

The Banogue community crèche family fun day took place on last Easter Monday. Various events included Easter egg hunt, clowns, animal day, raffle, cake sale and face painting.

Croom Website

The Croom website croom.wordpress.com passed the twenty thousand visitor mark on Easter Monday last. This has given a massive vote of confidence to this worldwide internet service which is now providing a worthwhile facility for the community and district. It informs the local people of the daily happening, deaths, weather and travel arrangements by airport, … Continue reading

Easter Bonnet Parade in Manister

Anne O ‘Neill (Winner Senior Category),Marie Corbett,Laura Crowley(Runner Up)Louise Crowley and Shelia O ‘Connell. Video:  Please click on the Link to view Video Footage.(One has to have a Broadband to view.) http://i291.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid291.photobucket.com/albums/ll296/tippryan/SpringFairManisterp2.flv“> Easter Bonnet Parade Junior Category

Manister Spring Fair

  Send in the Clowns as  Judy Collins sang about in the 70’s hit,here in Manister we have Geraldine O Connell,Anne Marie O Donnell,Isobel Shanahan and Anne Edmonds. Video; Please click on the Link to view Video Footage.(One has to have a Broadband to view.) http://i291.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid291.photobucket.com/albums/ll296/tippryan/SpringFairManisterP1.flv“> Manister Community Hall earlier today,a hive of Activity for … Continue reading