Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Nov 8th 2008

The O’Rourke and Costello families got together to celebrate a notable milestone in the life of Peggy O’Rourke (Costello). The popular Postmistress was cajoled into going to the Echo Lodge Restaurant in Ballingarry, where the surprise private dinner party awaited her. The proceedings began with a Mass celebrated by Peggy’s neighbour Canon John O’Shea, P.P. of Abbeyfeale. Among the presentations made to her on the evening, was a painting of the village Post Office by her sister-in-law, Mary O’Rourke, who is a versatile artist in oils and a member of the ICA ‘Killulta Painters Group’. It has to be recorded that the ‘birthday girl’ does not look a day of her age!

At the Desmond College, NCW, on November 15, you are offered an opportunity to experience the healthy state of volunteerism in the area. Forty local community and volunteer groups will be in attendance on the day to offer their expertise and advise. Should you want to know more, ring Paul at 069 79079 or email pmoriarty@wlr.ie.

On Saturday, November 8, you’ll have a unique opportunity to buy collector’s books of mainly Irish and Limerick interest. The annual Book Fair organised by John O’Brien, Bookseller/Photographer, takes places at St. John’s Pavilion, Mulgrave Street, from 10.30am to 5pm. Specialist book sellers will be displaying their rare and out of print books along with other printed matter like posters, postcards, etc. Should you want to dispose of similar printed matter, the dealers will be willing and able to advise.

The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered
are Masses are being arranged : Tom O’Shaughnessy, Clooncaura (Wed 5 at 10am) Declan Costelloe,Ballyvareen (Thurs 6 at 10am)and Canon David Crowley (Sun 9that 12).Mass for deceased members of Kildimo ICA on Sat 8th at 7pm.
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.

To continue the good work of the Going Strong committee and to run their Christmas Party, the annual ‘Church Gate Collection’ will take place on the weekend of November 15/16. Your generosity in the past has ensured a successful party for those still going strong, and this year it will be held on Sunday January 4, to which all are invited.

On the evening of October 29, Br. John Feheney, Presentation Order, presented a very interesting lecture on his native place of Ballysteen and its people. A large gathering met at the Copswood College, many of whose families are part of the living history of that old Tuath of Iverus, which in earlier celtic times had its own King. The next talk in the Kenry History Society series, takes place on November 26 at the same time and venue and this is being given by Marie Taylor, M.A., whose Master’s thesis was on the subject of ‘The Castles of County Limerick’. Marie is a supporter of our new history society, having attended some of our previous outings.

Numbers 4, 7, 10 & 25 were the combination required to win the Jackpot of over €2000 on October 28. As no member predicted these numbers, ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50, €30 and €20 respectively were drawn by Mary O’Mahony, Thomas & Tara Lyons and Shannon O’Neill. Punters can access lotto results abroad by logging on to kildimonews.blogspot.com.

The AGM of the Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games takes place on Thursday, November 13 at the Community Centre Pallaskenry at 8.30pm. For this vital community sporting activity to continue, it is necessary that volunteers will come forward and offer their time and expertise. Newcomers to the area will find a ready outlet for their talents and an inroad into local community. Much of the time required is for supervision of activities, so you do not need to be an expert in any field of sport. The main value of Community Games is to integrate children from five to sixteen into the skills necessary for common endeavour which will benefit them for life generally. In addition, many participants reach high levels of physical prowess, for example, in recent games three local girls reached National Finals and carried off medals in Gymnastics- Fíona Griffin; in javelin, Ailish Sheehan, and Molly McKenna in ball throwing. Should you wish to know more about this organisation, contact Shirley Sterritt at 394402 or 085 1036207. An example of the many activities of local games is the Draughts competition that has proved very successful in the past. Coaching continues in this on next Thursday, November 9 from 7pm to 8pm at Pallaskenry Community Centre.

Guild Meeting Wednesday, November 5 at 8.15pm in ‘Seven Sisters’Pub, Old Kildimo preceded by gentle exercises with Kathleen Hayes.

Knitting and Nattering sessions will continue on Thursday, November 6 between 2pm and 4pm in ‘De Bucket’ Pub, Ferrybridge. All welcome. Proceeds to charity.
Poetry Group meets on Thursday, November 6 at 7.30pm in ‘Seven Sisters’ Pub, Old Kildimo.

Killulta ICA Art Exhibition ‘Obair na mBan IX’will be officially opened in Newcastle West Library on Friday, November 7 at 7.30pm. Bí Linn agus Fáilte.
Mass for deceased members of Kildimo ICA will be celebrated on Saturday, November 8 at 7pm.All members and former members invited.

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