Monday, October 27, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Nov 1st 2008


Joe Harrington and Kay O’Leary are embarking on their Tenth Tour of Britain with their band of twenty-eight Irish entertainers. Many local businesses are to be complimented for their support of these annual tours and this one departs on October 30. Kildimo’s contribution to this important cultural contact with our emigrants is Doris (Costello) Shire, otherwise known as the ‘Mungret Nightingale’. Doris is the only participant to have featured on all ten tours and she is a close friend of Donncha O’Dulaing who will also accompany the tour. Tickets are already sold out for some of the venues, which include Leamington Spa. Haringey, Harrow and Birmingham. Be sure to contact your friends in England about this tour, which proves immensely popular. On her return from the tour, Doris is recording another of her popular recordings, which this time will include by popular local request, ‘The Boys of the Line’, which was penned by an emigrant from Ballyculhane, namely Denis O’Brien.


At the meeting in the ‘Seven Sisters’ on October 22, the new committee was elected in the persons of Dermot Mullane, Chairperson; Roisín O’Keeffe, Secretary and Pat Aherne, Treasurer. The members of this group will be surveying the various areas with a view to assessing the security needs of parishioners, especially those living alone and of pensionable age. Should you be aware of any such needs, contact any member of the group or the local Garda Noel Nicholson, who is always available to advise on security issues.


Sympathy is extended to Joseph and Anne McCauley and family of Old Stonehall and Court on the death of Anne’s father Mr Sean Murray, Fermoy, Co Cork. Sean is deeply mourned by his wife Maura, daughters, their spouses, grandchildren, extended family, friends, and former colleagues of An Garda Síochána RIP. His funeral took place on Friday October 10, following Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Fermoy to Kilcrumper New Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Comhbhrón ar an mbás also to Mary and Ruairí O’Brolcháin, and family, Ballycasey on the recent death, in Surrey, of Ruairi’s brother Ciarán.
Predeceased by his father Ruairí, he is deeply mourned by his wife Pat, mother Caitlin, siblings Dónal, Máire, Colm, Caitríona, Eoin, Riairi, and Fergal, extended family and friends. Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Booterstown Church, Dublin on this Friday October 24th.
Brón ar an mbás ní feidir a sheanadh, Leagann sé úr is crionna le chéile.


The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered
are Masses are being arranged :Jim Loftus Ballyoshea, Jim Woods Kilmoreen. Margaret Conway Ballinacarriga and Ballyanrahan, Ned O’Shaughnessy, Clooncaura and Swinford, Fr Michael Brazil SDB, Copswood, Bridie Battles Ballyvareen (Sat Oct 18th,Leo and Ann Battles, Ashgrove (Sat Oct 18th), Connie and Johnny Ward,(Sat 25th Oct 7pm),and Toddy McCauley, Court 1st Anniversary(Sun 26th at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


There is an open invitation to all to attend the lectures sponsored by the newly formed ‘Kenry Historical Society’. The next interesting talk is being given by Br. John Feheney, Presentation Brother, and Ballysteen native, when he will talk on the history of his own place. Br. John has written extensively on the history and families of Ballysteen, his last publication being his ‘Biographical Dictionary’ which features everyone of note from the area of Askeaton and Ballysteen. The research for the book spans several centuries and includes Lords and Ladies, Clerics, Sportsmen and Teachers and all who had public profile. The venue for this talk is in Copswood College and the date and time are October 29 at 8.00pm.


The annual prayer services in the local graveyards takes place on Sunday November 2, starting at 3.00pm in Kildimo graveyard and in sequence afterwards, Ardcanny and Killurach.
Please inform family and friends outside the parish of the arrangements.
The Annual Burial ground maintenance collection will be taken up at these services


Numbers 4, 16, 17 & 24 were the combination required to win the Jackpot of over €2000 on October 21. As no member predicted these numbers, ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50, €30 and €20 respectively were drawn by John Cahill, KILDIMO; MICK COTTER, FERRYBRIDGE AND NATHAN HOGAN, KILDIMO. Punters can access lotto results abroad by logging on to


Mary O’Brien, Knockroe, was among the graduands who received their parchments at Mary Immaculate College, on October 23. For the last four years Mary has managed to successfully juggle the duties of mother, wife, homemaker, GAA follower and student of many disciplines, culminating in her Batchelor of Arts. Our photo shows the happy new Batchelor in the College canteen, following her Graduation.

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