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All are welcome to a complimentary showing of the film Letters from Luke at 8:00 pm on Monday, 10 July in the Askamore Community Activity Centre. This is a family-friendly, live musical theatre event, presented by Potter’s Hand Productions, a Christian Theatre Company based in the USA, and was filmed before a live audience.
This uplifting and professional production is a multi-denominational original musical drama based on the eye-witness accounts of Jesus, taken right from the pages of the book of Luke. Included is lively and moving original music and lyrics, which further enhance the storyline and action. The characters in Letters from Luke relate how their lives were redirected because of their personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Each one’s first-hand testimony is both convincing and life-changing.
Now in their fourteenth year, Potter’s Hand Productions currently produces two major musical productions each year. Since 2012, all musical events have been original productions, written and directed by a local summer resident, and supported by a team of professional costumers, audio specialists, set and prop managers, and lighting technicians. The public is invited to come and sample professional theatre free of charge. Refreshments will be served following the film, which runs about 90 minutes.
The cast listen to Thomas (R) express his doubts…
The Apostles help the lame man to his feet.
The Centurian’s Servant is about to be healed.
The Cast have fun with the song “We Ate and We Ate!” at the feeding of the 5000.
The Pharisee questions Jesus’ choice of guests at dinner.
The Prodigal Son’s Father (R) speaks to the Older Son (L)
The Woman who was healed tells what happened after touching Jesus’ clothing.
The Apostles remember the crucifixion.
Thanks to everyone for what was a great Féile na nGael weekend especially to our U14 hurling team and their mentors.
A massive thanks to all the parents of the U14s for your support over the weekend, particularly host families and anyone else who helped out in any way.
On behalf of everyone, we thank Paul Doran, Maria O’ Rourke and Sinead O’ Hara for the huge amount of work they put in to make this Feile weekend such a success.
Starting from next week Supervalu Bunclody are running a Gaa promotion. Kilrush Askamore Coiste na nÓg and three other local clubs have been nominated. For every €20.00 you spend you receive a receipt and then place it in the Kilrush Askamore box. And at the end if we reach the target we will get 70 junior footballs.
Feile Na nGael 2017 takes place across counties Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny on 16th, 17th and 18th June.
Kilrush / Askamore are hosting Bredagh from Co. Down.
The first match will be on Friday in Ferns at 4pm against Michael Davitts of Antrim.
This is followed at 5.30pm against Ferns.
After this all teams will go to Gorey for a Parade down the main street leaving the Tesco car park at 8pm.
On Saturday we will play our host team Bredagh from Co Down at 10.30am in Ballyroebuck. We wish both teams the best of luck.
As part of our attempt to encourage biodiversity of plants and insects, this area of ground just before the village is being left to nature.
A list of most of the plants which are to be seen there, with their Irish names, is below. When you hover the mouse over each picture, the names appear in both English and Irish. See how many you can identify!
Rosebay Willow Herb (Fireweed) – Lus na tine
Thistle – Feochadán
Cow Parsley – Peirsil bhó
Thistle – Feochadán
Dandelion – Caisearbhán
Foxglove – Méirín púca
Dock – Copóg
Buttercup – Cam an ime
Bracken – Raithneach
Ragwort – Buachalán buí
Groundsel – Grúnlas
Bramble – Driseog
Just had a donation of approx 400 old bricks for our proposed Wishing Well in Askamore’s Le Chéile Park. Delighted to get them – we just have to collect them!!
Anybody travelling anywhere near the Abbeyleix Road in Carlow in next few days / weeks?? If you wouldn’t mind and had the room for them, would you give Paula a buzz on 086 8759 824 and she’ll pass on the details re collection.
The best of luck to Tomás Kirwan in the hurling and Stephen Kenny in the football who represent the club in the County Finals of the U-14 Féile Skills Competition in Ferns next Monday evening.
Some of the Foróige group helping with the latest Tidy Towns project – watch this space!