Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes Sept 30th 2008


Their interest in the local community includes lengthening our days on earth! A device to reverse the deadly effects of heart attack has been purchased by the Community Council, and now all that is needed are people to use it. Those already trained in the use of Defibrillators or AED’s for short, will be first on the list of responders, but training will be given to others who wish to use the device. AED’s or Automatic External Defibrillators are, as the name suggests, automatic. You do not need a medical degree to use them, although it might be an advantage. The device will itself guide the user through the procedure and you are hardly likely to harm the patient in its use. The Defibrillator will be kept in a safe place in the village and accessible to the trained personnel. During the lapse of time between heart attack and arrival of an ambulance, irreparable damage may be done to brain and heart tissue and an earlier response by this method can be the difference between life and death or permanent brain or heart damage. Sarah Beard (394940/087 7756590) and Shirley Steritt (085 1036207) are collecting the names of civic minded and responsible citizens to bridge the gap between life and death.


Numbers 11, 19, 27 & 28 were the combination required to win the Jackpot of €1,700 on September 22. As no member predicted these numbers, ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn by Pat Casey, Ballyvareen, €50; Shannon O’Neil, c/o Tom Griffin, €30 and Peter O’Brien of Clarina who won €20. Tickets are available for a mere €2. The Draw on September 30 will take place in public at the ‘Dromore Inn’ at 8.30pm.


The following. whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered
and Masses are being arranged:
Joe Liston, Ballycasey, Jim & Margaret Woods, Kilmoreen, and Nora Stokes, Milford (Friday Oct 3rd at 7.30pm
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


The Creative Writing Poetry Group had their first event of the season last week and The Killulta ICA Painters have resumed also. Both of these activities are at ‘Seven Sisters’ Pub, Old Kildimo. Lots of new and interesting competitions were announced at the recent federation meeting so the months ahead should have something of interest for all.


Artist Kathleen Ward, Kilcornan with her cousins Catherine and PJ Malone, Kildimo at the official opening of her joint art exhibition in Community Arts Centre, Rathkeale recently.

Although Kathleen (Fitzgerald) Ward, relocated to the next parish to our west, we still claim her for her artistic prowess! Kathleen along with her artist friend Ita Kehoe of Askeaton, have made the big step from the painting closet to the public arena with their current exhibition of paintings in oils and acrylics at the Community Arts Centre, Rathkeale. This beautiful new County Council space for art was heaving with their families and friends for the opening on Friday September 26. Norma Prendiville of the Limerick Leader hosted the event for the local Arts Group and the ubiquitous Councillor from Askeaton, namely Kevin Sheehan, performed the opening. Kevin with his usual modesty plays down his knowledge of things artistic, but we know that his travels have been infused with aesthetic values that he willingly shares with all. The many paintings in this exhibition are also being widely shared abroad judging by the plenitude of ‘red spots’ on the opening night. This exhibition is well worth a visit to enjoy the diverse styles and subjects of these two talented ladies. The wonderful venue is over the Council Library on the New Line in Rathkeale, which in itself is well worth seeing.

Theresa Kavanagh, Glenameade and Mary Downes, Morenane at opening of Art Exhibition of Kathleen Ward and Ita Kehoe in Community Arts Centre, Rathkeale recently.


Should you wish to hone up on your photography skills an opportunity will present itself on Thursday next 0ctober 9th .The Clarina Camera Club, under the guidance of Denis O’Rourke, will meet at the GAA Hall at 8pm and all are welcome to attend. Denis may be contacted at (061) 353066 for further details.


Staff In-Serve Day on Monday next, 6th October 2008. There will be no school for students on this day.

Open Night for incoming 1st Year Students 2009/2010 will take place on Wednesday, 15th October 2008 at 7.30pm.

Bernie O’Dea from Cois Sionna Credit Union will visit the school this week to speak with 1st and 2nd Year Students about the School Credit Union, which is run by Transition Year Students. The Credit Union is open in the school every Tuesday.

Evening Music Classes will commence at Salesian College this week. Classes are open to the general public. If interested please contact Regina at the school on 061 393105.

Goal Jersey Day will take place this Friday and students are permitted to wear their county or team jersey/colour. Funds will be used to support some of John O’Shea’s Goal Organisation Projects.

Public swimming takes place in the Pool every Wednesday from 8 to 9pm and is open to all.

Life Saving continues tin the pool at 3.30pm with Ms. McCarthy, Mr. Giltenane & Ms. O’Brien.
Life saving courses are also being organised on Saturday afternoons commencing this Saturday, 4th October at 2pm. If interested contact Kate O’Hara on 085 1407415.

Congratulations to the following students on being elected to the Student Council 2008/2009:
1st Year: Karl Healy, Shannon Nally and Naomi Strinati
2nd Year: Jennifer Barrett, Andrew Downes and Katie McAvinue
3rd Year: Brian Curtin, Anna Stewart and Padraig Walsh
TYR: Neil Slevin and Ailish Sheehan
5th Year: Tom Moloney, Dearbhaile O’Callaghan and Aine Sheehan
6th Year: Ciara Barrett, Jason Dundon and Georgina Ryan.

Congratulations to: Orlaith O’Neill 3rd Year on winning the Community Games Junior Girls Award for her continued participation in Community Games activities over the past ten years.

The Girls Camogie Teams who participated in the Blitz in Charleville last week. Well done to Mr. Fitzgerald and Ms. O’Callaghan on their first sports competition for the school.

Weekly school information is available on the School Website at www.salesiancollege.ie

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