Monday, October 13, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Oct 18th 2008


Fr. John Donworth, who has taken over his new ministry in Kildimo/Pallaskenry, has been officially installed in his new office during evening mass on Saturday, October 11. The ceremony was presided over by the Bishop’s delegate Right Rev. Monsignor Daniel Neenan V.G. The new P.P. expressed his wish to visit parishioners where feasible while outlining his vision of Church as community. Best wishes to the new incumbent. Items for inclusion in the Parish Newsletter may be submitted to the Parish Office or to 394134 or 087 2237501


Kildimo Community Alert is holding a General Meeting at the on Wednesday, October 22, at 8.00pm, in the ‘Seven Sisters’. All past members of this group are invited to attend and new members are sought to carry on the work. Your time commitment for this task is very minimal and occasional. The main duties of members is to help raise community awareness in relation to the safety of the elder members of the community especially and the provision of safety devices in that regard. These are available through state funding and professionally installed. The development of new houses and their new citizens is expected to stimulate interest in this worthy cause. Garda Noel Nicholson, the Community Liaison Officer for Community Alert, will be in attendance to advise on the above matters.


‘De Bucket’ is the venue for their Annual Quiz, which is held with the support of the Vintners Federation. The worthy cause of this endeavour is ‘Rehab’ and Power’s Whiskey is supplying valuable and potable prizes. Be there on Thursday next October 16 at 8.00pm where tables of four at €40 each, will battle it out in a fun atmosphere.


The Community Council is providing an AED (Automatic Emergency Defibrillator) for public use. This will be available to suitably trained members of the community in the event of heart attacks from which a great number of citizens die or are seriously disabled annually. The use of such devices is well within the capacity of non-medical persons who will undergo a training course in their usage. The early minutes following a heart attack are crucial to survival and these devices are critical in maintaining oxygen supply to the brain and heart tissues pending the arrival of emergency services. Sarah Beard (394940/0877756590) and Shirley Steritt (085 1036207) are collecting the names of civic minded and responsible citizens who may have qualifications to use the defibrillator, or who are willing to undergo a short course in their use.


Numbers 12, 15, 22 & 23 were the combination required to win the Jackpot of €1,900 on October 7. As no member predicted these numbers, ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn by Margaret Barrett, Knockroe (€50); Gerald Keith Griffin, Ballynacarriga (€30) and Thomas Keyes, Ballynacarriga (€20).
The public draw on October 14 takes place at ‘The Seven Sisters’. Tickets are available for a mere €2.


Condolences are extended to Michael and Kathleen Coughlan and family Court, Kildimo on the recent death, in the UK, of Kathleen’s sister Bridget Bowler (nee Ahern) formerly of Broadford, Co Limerick. Bridget resided for many years in the Birmingham area with her late husband Tom of Lisnaw, Co Kerry and subsequently lived in Studley, Warwickshire. She is predeceased by her husband Tom, sisters Margaret Ahern, Broadford, Mary Collins, Adare, Nora Flynn, Loughborough, and brothers Denis, Broadford and Paddy in Nottingham. Bridget is deeply mourned by her children Thomas, Mary, Patrick, Bernie, Kathleen and Peggy, their spouses, her grandchildren, sisters Kathleen Coughlan, Court, Nellie Shanahan, Adare, Liz O’Reilly, Nottingham, brother Bill (Nottingham), extended family and friends RIP. Her funeral took place, following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Studley on Friday Sept 19 2008.
I Líonta Dé go gcastar sinn


The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered
are Masses are being arranged: James O’Rourke, Clooncaura; Theresa Nealon, Monanogue; Tim Shanahan (Wednesday, October 15 at 10.00); Billy and Kitty O’Shaughnessy, Clooncaura; Josie Hickey, Mountpleasant (Thursday, October 16 at 10.00) and Thomas and Christina McCarthy, Ballynacarriga (Sun 19 at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


What birthday present do you give the woman that has everything? Try a Papal audience. And that is precisely what the Harte family did when Rosario reached a certain age. Michael whisked Rosario off to the Eternal City with the possible ulterior motive of seeing the house of Papa Benedictus with a view to doing a few renovations to the ageing structure. All comparisons with ‘ageing structures’ and Rosario are purely coincidental and not intended.


So successful was this recent ICA activity that a further such event has been scheduled for Thursday October 23 at ‘De Bucket’Pub, Ferrybridge, from 2pm to 4pm.Do come along, together with your knitting needles and some wool. Craft officer Kathleen Coughlan will assist.


Congratulations to Donal O’Connor of Ballyculhane who brought glory to his adopted place by winning an All-Ireland medal in Masters Handball. Donal competed in Clonmel in the competition on Saturday October 10.
Comhgairdeas agus beir bua!


The Limerick City International Cuisle Poetry extravaganza is being held from October 15 to 18 at various venues throughout the city. All ages of poets and styles of poetry are catered for with lots of well-known poets reading their work. A Family Day of creative activity is being held at the Limerick City Art Gallery, Pery Square on Saturday October 18. There are even ‘open mic’ sessions where you can test your work on an unsuspecting public. The Limerick City Arts Service will provide a programme and answer further questions at 407421 or at


Congratulations to the families of those who had their own installations of their babies into the Catholic Church by baptism recently. William and Marian Ryan of Ballynacarriga presented their daughter Rachel, Noel and Maireád Carroll Carheeny, their son Shane and Donal and Vivienne O’Carroll, Isobella.


Many of our people away from home are finding contact with their home through the new news site, which is available at On this site they will keep up to date with local events so pass the details on to your friends.

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