Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kildimo News 3rd September 2008

A home produce sale and raffle will take place on Saturday next Sept 6th
from 10.00 to 12.00 at Seven Sisters Pub, Old Kildimo in aid of Milford Hospice funds. Your support would be much appreciated. Bí Linn agus Fáilte.

The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Nora Stokes, Milford, Una Nolan, Ballyvareen, Margaret Woods, Kilmoreen, Eileen Madigan, Clooncaura,
William, Margaret and Liam Coughlan, Court (Thurs 4th 10.00),Derry Kennedy,Rockfield (Fri 5th at 10.00),Catherine Hickey,Old Kildimo and Tom Geraghty (Sat 6th at 7pm) and Sheahan Family,Coolbeg(Sun 7th at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.

Members are reminded that guild activities resume this Wed Sept 3rd at 8.15pm preceded by go for Life Exercises with Kathleen Hayes at ‘The Seven Sisters’Pub, Old Kildimo.

As more senior readers will know, there was a competition in Sunday newspapers in the past called ‘Spot the Ball Competition’. According to recent photos released by an East Limerick Show, it seems that a ‘Spot the Bull Competition’ is being included in their annual show. This competition is a test for the non-breeder of bovine species to pick the bull from among several competitors. This is no easy task as all three are beautifully coiffed with ginger streaks. The trio in the recently published picture from Ardlahan are Darren, Ginger and Paddy. The winner of this competition will receive a ride on the bull from the O’Rourke family, Ardlahan. Appeals to Ann to assist in the identity will invalidate the competitor.

Local events under the banner of this annual initiative to stimulate interest in our native heritage were concluded over the weekend of August 30/31. The Kenry Historical Society organised a walk through Old Stonehall village on Sat the 30thAugust last. The highlight of this event was the presence of members of the Smith family who lived in Stonehall House, prior to its restoration by the present owners, the Mulvihill family. Joe and Ann McCauley treated the ‘tourists’ to a short history of their newly restored Barracks and Jail, which they have turned into a very comfortable living space. Christy Barry, who was born and has lived his entire life in the old village, also recounted his family and village history to the group ably assisted by another local resident John Dillon, presently living in Drumlohan. John also treated the hearers to a vocal rendition of the ‘Holy Well of Kilbreedy’. The tour ended at the Stone Fort on the lands of James and Kathleen O’Shea, Kildimo, who were gracious in welcoming the visitors onto their lands. Heritage took on another character in the walk that was organised by Sarah Beard and members of the Kildimo Community Council. This walk covered the ‘Golden Mile’ along the old road from ‘De Bucket’ and was lead by a naturalist from an tIonad Glas in Drumcolliher, namely Sineád Neiland. In an environment threatened by global warming, it was noteworthy to be able to see the richness of the local flora, as pointed out by Sineád. Mary and Marty along with the Community Council hosted the reception that followed this event jointly.

Newcastle West film club are presenting the French film ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’, at the Desmond Complex on Thursday, September 18, at 8.00pm. Registration begins at 7.00. Season membership costs €60 or €20 membership and €4 per film. Further details from 087 6876970 or from

A competition for photographers to capture ‘Novel and Practical used of our Historic Town Walls’, is launched by Irish Walled Towns Network’ of the Heritage Council. There are two local towns featured, namely Limerick City and Kilmallock. Entries must be submitted by September 19 to Sarah McCutcheon of Limerick Co. Co. Details and entry forms from that same address in County Hall, Dooradoyle.

Congratulations to Mrs Mary Gallagher (nee Monkton), of Kilmoreen who is celebrating her 90th birthday. On Sat September 6, you will have an opportunity to pay tribute to Mary at a party in the Seven Sisters, following the family party in the Rathkeale House Hotel earlier in the evening. John Moloney will be on hand to enliven the gathering at Old Kildimo. Mary is sure to have lots of her friends from her lifelong involvement in both the G.A.A. and in politics, when she was present at every election and referendum for years. These interests were fitted around her rearing of four boys and two girls, along with her late husband Stephen from Ballysteen. Only ten to go Mary until the Presidential letter!

Friday, 5th September 2008 is a Staff Day and a no school day for students.
Information Night for parents of 1st Year Students who commenced at Salesian Secondary College this month will be held on Monday, 15th September 2008 at 8pm in the Central Area.
Rugby training for Juniors and Seniors in preparation for upcoming competitions will commence on Thursday, 4th September 2008 at 4pm
The cast and teachers involved with the college Musical Grease earlier this year are heading to London on Tuesday, 9th September 2008 to view Grease in the West End. A safe and enjoyable trip to all.
.Mass for the opening of the school year will be celebrated on Friday, 26th September 2008 in the College Chapel.
After school 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. If interested please give your name and details to Regina in the School Office 061 393105. Registration for all instruments will take place on Wednesday, 24th September 2008 in the School Library at Salesian Secondary College at 7pm.
Our sympathies are extended to the family, friends, and Salesian Confreres of Fr. Pat McBride, S.D.B., who died recently.

Weekly school information is available on the School Website at

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