Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kildimo News 25th August 2008

It was with sadness that the death of Mrs Maura Hayes (nee Culhane), Ballycasey, Kildimo was received in the community last weekend.
Maura, who was pre-deceased by her husband Jeremiah, is deeply mourned by her daughters Margaret and Helen (Browne), son John, daughter -in -law, son-in-law, grandchildren, brother Paddy, sister Breda, extended family, neighbours and friends to whom condolences are extended RIP. following Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo on Monday last August 18 her remains were interred in Kildimo Cemetery.
I líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.

Colette Hartney enjoyed a rare break in the inclement weather for her wedding to Danny Keleher of Greystones, Co. Wicklow, on Thursday, August 14. Fr. Dónal McNamara, P.P. presided over the nuptials at the church of St. Joseph’s, Kildimo. Colette’s friend from National School and Copswood College, Ava Battles, was her Bridesmaid while standing with Danny was his friend Chris O’Toole. Her brother Declan, who was dressed in harmony with the bride in his white ceremonial U.S. Navy uniform, gave the Bride away. The Keleher connection is originally from Cork while the Groom’s mother is from Cape Cod. Helena Keleher, Kathleen MacAdam and Fin Keleher proclaimed the Liturgy of the Word. Ellen Hartney, mother of the Bride, lead the Prayers of the Faithful. The church ceremony was enhanced by the music of the Dolmen String Quartet with vocalist Louise Harrison. Bunratty Castle Hotel was the venue chosen for the very enjoyable reception that followed. Following their honeymoon on the romantic Amalfi Coast of Italy, the newlyweds will reside in Dublin where Colette is in Chemical Quality Control with Wyeth in Grange Castle having graduated in Analytical Science in Tralee. Danny meanwhile will resume his position as Barrister in the Dublin courts. All good wishes to the newly weds from their family and friends.

Derek Cahill leads the tour/lecture on Dromore Castle on Sunday, August 24. Assembly point is through the Castle Gates and at the Courtyard before the Castle. All are welcome, courtesy of the Kelly family, Dromore. Other events sponsored by Kenry Historical Society are the tour of Old Stonehall on Saturday, August 30 meeting at Kilcornan Church and the Nature Walk along the Green Road, which begins at ‘De Bucket’ Carpark, on Sunday, August 31. All events begin at 3pm.

The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Niall O’Dea,Carheeny,Pat Joe Guinane,Coolbeg,Paddy Casey,Ballyrune, and Mary Giltinane,Coolbeg
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.

On Wednesday, August 20, it is hoped that weather permitting, the ceremony will take place at the old parish graveyard in Castletown, beginning at 7.30pm. These occasions may also offer the stimulus to grave owners to add a final tidy-up to their graves.

As a fundraiser for Fr. Murphy who ministers to the less fortunate in Africa, a sale and social evening will be held in Kilcornan Community Centre on Thursday, August 21 commencing at 6.30pm. These events offer a much-needed boost to the funding to pursue the great needs of Fr. Murphy’s parish in the areas of health and education. Our small sacrifice in giving has an inordinate effect in promoting the well being of Fr. Murphy’s parishioners.

The Killulta ICA book club members are presently reading ‘Notes on a Scandal’ by Zoe Heller, which will be for discussion at their next meeting. This takes place on Tuesday Sept 2, following lunch at 1.15pm at ‘De Bucket’Pub, Ferrybridge.
Members of the local ICA will be arranging a special collection of non-perishable goods for Milford Hospice Fair, which takes place on Sunday August 31 in Milford. There will be boxes in various retail outlets in the locality during the next few weeks and your support would be much appreciated.

All members of Mid West Region, Active Retirement Ireland are invited to a meeting in ‘The Lakeside Hotel’ Killaloe on Tuesday, August 26 commencing at 11am. National President Mr Kevin Molloy and CEO Maureen Kavanagh will join officers of the Mid West Region in reviewing update on ARI issues.
All members should notify Regional Honorary Secretary Maura Lyons at 063-90563 of numbers attending as soon as possible.

Birdwatch Ireland’s next wildlife outing in County Limerick is to take place on Sunday, August 24, as part of Heritage Week.
The event, which will take place at Coillte Curragh Chase Forest Park, will involve a nature walk led by Geoff Hunt, who will be identifying birds, butterflies and dragonflies in the area.
The start time for the walk is 2.00 p.m., starting from the Main Car Park.
Amongst the species Geoff hopes to see on the day are the Red Squirrel, the Jay and Ireland's largest butterfly the Silver-Washed Fritillary
Attendance on the wildlife walk is free. However please note that there is a €5 entrance charge per car, which needs to be inserted into a pay machine at the entrance barrier in order to enter the Forest Park.
More information from Geoff Hunt at email: geoffreyhunt@eircom.net or on 087-7656439

Heritage Week in Ballyneety is offering historians a share of their rich heritage on Wednesday, August 27. Mr Tom Toomey who is well qualified to speak on his local place will present ‘An Antique and Storied Land’, at the Courthouse, Ballyneety from 7.30pm. Enquiries 061-351515.

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