Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Sept 27th 2008


The new format Lotto is proving an attraction for punters who are drawn by the lure of the ‘Lucky Dips’. The draw on Tuesday 16 September was won by Nuala Griffin, Old Kildimo (€50); Ann & Josephine at ‘De Bucket’ (€30) and Margaret O Reilly, Ferrybridge (€20).


The following. whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered
And masses are being arranged:
Julie O’Mahony, Ballyrune,Patrick Walsh,Ballyrune and Bríd Murphy,Bolane and Baile an Fheirtirigh.
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


The Creative Writing Poetry Group will have their first event of the season on this Thursday Sept 25th at 7.30pm and The Killulta ICA Painters will resume on Tuesday Sept 30th.Both of these activities will be at ‘Seven Sisters’ Pub, Old Kildimo. Lots of new and interesting competitions ‘in the pipeline’ so the months ahead should have something of interest for all.


Of interest to all who seek the news from local parishes, and especially to those away from home, is the site This is set up by the Croom correspondent and features as well as his home place, all the adjacent parishes, including Kildimo. Friends and relatives abroad will be especially interested in this facility which puts them in instant touch with home news. Be sure to let them know of its existence and the address.


Congratulations to Noel and Maireád Carroll of Ardlahan on the happy arrival of their son Shane recently.


Natasha Carroll of Cnoc Rua and Barry Culhane of Pallaskenry chose Friday September 12 for their nuptials. This event marked the finale to a relationship that begun when they met at Copswood College as students. Natasha is daughter of Pat and Birdie and Barry’s parents are Pat and Rena. Fr. McNamara presided over the ceremony in St. Joseph’s Church before a large gathering of families and friends. Natasha had the support of Melissa Conway as her Chief Bridesmaid; Jane Meehan and Lisa Carroll also in attendance. Barry’s Bestman was Kieran Culhane and his Groomsman was Darragh Culhane, his brothers. The Flowergirls were Rebecca Guerin, Caoimhe Carroll, Michelle O’Keefe and Lucy Carroll. Brian O’Shea and Catherine Browne proclaimed the readings, while Catherine, Gary, David, Patrick, Conor and Kate presented the Prayers of the Faithful. Yvette Moynihan provided the reflection during Communion on the appropriate theme of love. ‘Heavenly Airs’ provided musical accompaniment in the person of Miriam and Jackie. Following the liturgy, the party moved to the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, for a very enjoyable reception. The newly weds are spending the first weeks of their wedded life in Mexico and Hawaii. On their return they will resume their posts in Childcare for Natasha and a keeper of the law in the case of Barry. Residents of Ballydoole are looking forward to the new couple moving in to their area on completion of their new home.


Mass for the opening of the school year will be celebrated this Friday, 26th September 2008 in the College Chapel.

The Inter Secondary School Show Jumping Championships will take place on Sunday, 28th September 2009 at 9am in Clonshire Equestrian Centre – 5 people per team. Salesian Secondary College will be entering teams.

Life Saving continues in the pool at 3.30pm every Monday with Ms. McCarthy, Mr. Giltenane & Ms. O’Brien.
Life saving courses are also being organised on Saturday afternoons commencing Saturday, 4th October 2008 at 2pm. There will be a fee for this Saturday course. If interested contact Kate O’Hara on 085 1407415.
Public swimming takes place in the Pool every Wednesday from 8 to 9pm; open to all.

Music Classes will commence on Monday, 29th September 2008. The following instruments will be taught: acoustic and electric guitar, base guitar, drums, piano, tin whistle, concertina, harp and violin. Registration for all instruments will take place on Wednesday, 24th September 2008 in the School Library at Salesian Secondary College at 7pm. These music classes are available to the general public.

Transition Year Students will travel to Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre on this Friday, 26th September at 2pm and return on Sunday at 7.30pm.

It is intended to organise School Junior and Senior Camogie Teams coaches
Mr. Dermot Fitzgerald & Ms. Dee O’Brien.

Congratulations to: Donal Ryan and Neil Slevin who represented their Scout group, 32nd Limerick in this years Liffey Descent Kayak Race. Neil won the U17 kayak class and Donal came 4th in the under 15 kayak class. This terrific result contributed to the 32nd Limerick winning 1st Place in the overall Team event. This is the first time this event has been won by a Scout group outside of Leinster since it began 32 years ago.

The senior rugby team are training hard for the upcoming schools competition.

Auditions for the musical Mamma Mia continue at the school. The show will be staged in November 2008 in the newly refurbished hall.

The school Choir is preparing for a competition in Sligo. Existing choir members as well as new people interested in joining the choir are welcome to attend rehearsals.

Students are preparing for the annual Ski Trip, which takes place in Stubai Valley, Austria, in January 2009.

Weekly school information is available on the School Website at

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