Community News

Published on January 13, 2022

Tots and Toddler Group: to be held in the Community Hall every second Wednesday at 10AM from 19th January.

Scariff Ogonnelloe Camogie Club: Congratulations to the Senior team on a great victory last week and now head to the Munster Final on Saturday 22nd January. Best of luck to the team, management and mentors.

Cafe at Ogonnelloe Exchange: We will reopen on Saturday the 15th of January 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom during the year and to say we look forward to seeing you in the new one.

The O’Gonnelloe Community Development Plan  

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O’Gonnelloe Community Development Plan

Dear Neighbour, We hope that you are continuing to be safe and well as the summer progresses. The Community Development Plan has now been completed and we are circulating by email the final version – the full document and a summary leaflet. Thanks to all who participated in all aspects of the development of this document since work commenced in October 2019.
We would like to be able to formally launch the document for the community, but that is dependent on the situation in the autumn and Government guidelines at that time. Watch this space – we will keep you informed.
The summary leaflet and the full plan will be available in printed form at the hall, in the libraries at Killaloe and Scarriff, in both churches and at the Parish Office. Bound copies for reference will be available in the libraries at Scarriff and Killaloe, in the hall, at O’Gonnelloe NS and in the churches.
The completion of the plan means that the work of the Planning Group is now ended. However, each Strand will continue its work and ALL are encouraged to get involved. Details are available in each document and we look forward to growing O’Gonnelloe Community in the coming years with the help of the plan.
Finally, if you have a neighbours or friends in the community who are perhaps new to the area or are not on mailing lists or engaged in the various social networks, please feel free to forward the documents to them.                                             Best Wishes, Planning Group

Mountshannon Community Employment Scheme: Following positions are available in Ogonnelloe: General  Maintenance Operative CES 2145164. To enquire about the above vacancies please email estennis@welfare.ie or Contact your INTREO case officer or check out www.jobsireland.ie for job description and more details.

SVP East Clare: Behind each headline people see in the paper or on the news are real life people who are losing so much. As always, your donations make a difference, meaning that our volunteers can continue to support those most in need in East Clare. Our bank details below can be used for online or in branch donations. You can also contact SVP East Clare, in confidence, on 086 392 1492 or via email at stcaimins.eastclare@svp.ie.   Account Name: East Clare SVP. Bank of Ireland. IBAN No: IE91 BOFI 9044 1363 2045 45. BIC No: BOFIIE2D.

Fr. Jackie Sharpe has penned his memoirs in a publication entitled “The Life and Retirement of an Irish/Gambian Missionary Priest 1937 – 2020”. If you would like to receive a pdf copy please email bodykeparishnewsletter@gmail.com and we will be happy to email it to you.

Scariff Bay Community Radio continues to broadcast 11am Mass live each Sunday as it has since the first lockdown. 88 3Fm or 92.7fm.  Have launched a beautiful 2022 Souvenir Calendar as a fundraiser, it includes gorgeous photographs from the villages in East Clare by the talented photographer Ruth Griffin.  It costs €5 and can be purchased at Ted’s Fruit and Veg Shop or Rodgers Off Licence in Scariff or from the SBCR volunteers.

Helplines: ALONE (for older  people) 0818 222 024: Women’s Aid Helpline 1800 341900: Clare Haven 065 6822435.