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CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Shannon McMullan at the 7pm on Saturday night and Hannah Goggin at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES   There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 4, 17, and 29.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Mary Crowe, Treada na Ri, promoter Neilus Hennessy. €20.00 lucky dips went to Eileen O’Connell, Cush, promoter Post Office. €20.00 to Nicola Hennessy, Laurel Grove, Kilfinane, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Pat Freney, Kilmallock, promoter Greenwood Inn. €20.00 to Julie Brazill, Martinstown, promoter Breda Walsh. Next lotto is at O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3950.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) fund raiser, Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville, on December First has entry on the night by ticket only. The organisers of the event are taking no seating reservations as seating is on a first come, first served basis only. The dancers are well into their training schedule and their fundraising is going well with the tickets for the night selling out fast. The fund raiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All local and not so local businesses are being approached by members of the committee for donations, sponsorships, advertisements or provide a spot prize for the night. If any business person has not being approached and would like to donate, sponsor, advertise or provide a spot prize please contact any member of the committee.

HILLSIDE PLAYERS YOUTH DRAMA The Hillside Players Youth Drama are delighted to return for a 4th year, along with the Ballyhoura CCE for a night and afternoon of music and drama this Saturday November 3 at 8pm and Sunday November 4 at 2pm in the Community Centre Ardpatrick. The Youth Drama will perform a 1 act comedy about a teenage polar bear who sets out on her own...to New Jersey. A play that's a little bit about global warming, but mostly about fitting in when you're different. We have been working really hard since September and we can't wait for opening night this weekend. It’s a night and afternoon we are sure you will enjoy. We are also delighted to welcome back the talented youth from Ballyhoura CCE, for your musical entertainment that we are sure will warm you up as we head into winter. Admission is €5 per person and all profits will go to a chosen children's charity. We were delighted this year to donate €400 to the LIVE 95fm Stop Tour from money raised over the past 2 years we appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you all to Ardpatrick this weekend.

THOMOND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society will host the following talk on Monday 5 November 2018 by Dr Brian Hughes on 'Everyday Life and Politics in Limerick in 1918' at Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road in Room T.1.17 Tara Building at 8.00p.m.

1918 was a significant year in Irish politics: a conscription crisis, Spanish 'flu, an armistice in November, and a general election which saw (some) women vote for the first time alongside resounding victory for the emergent Sinn Féín. But rather than retelling the history of these important episodes in Irish History, this talk will instead offer some thoughts on the many ways in which ordinary life, and inherently local concerns, continued to intrude in the midst of significant national events. By taking a slightly broader view of what the people of Limerick were reading in their newspapers and discussing in their local authorities, the talk will also reflect on both the presence and the absence of national and international politics in the daily lives of the people of Limerick. Dr Brian Hughes lectures in the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College. Among other publications on the Irish Revolution (c. 1912–1923), he is the author of 'Defying the IRA? Intimidation, coercion, and communities during the Irish Revolution' (Liverpool University Press, 2016).

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.