Thursday, November 20, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Nov 29 2008


The next lecture organised by the Kenry Historical Society is on this Wednesday, November 26, at 8.00pm. The venue for these meetings is generously given by Copswood College where the ‘religion room’ is made available. As Kenry is so generously endowed by Tower Houses built by the Normans, the subject matter will be of interest. Marie Taylor, M.A. whose thesis was on the Anglo-Norman settlement of Co. Limerick will throw much light on those who eventually became ‘more Irish than the Irish themselves’. Members and non-members of the History Society are most welcome.


The IFA have come up with an idea to boost the economy by supporting local business interests. Obvious examples of how to do this is in transferring business from multi-national shopping outlets in order to keep our own little retail outlets in business. Supporting local organisations like ‘Community Games’ and other sporting groups, eg. in their fundraising draws, all contribute to maintaining and building a better local community. The week designated for this initiative is November 23 – 29. See local fliers for details of competitions with cash prizes and look up or lo call 1890 924 982. It might also be a good time to resurrect the ‘Kildimo Community Information Booklet’ of 2007 and surprise yourself about the wealth of local facilities and businesses, which will benefit from your custom.


It’s a nice honour to have saved the life of another and that is what is offered you by undertaking a mere four hours of training in the use of a Defibrillator. The local courses are going well and the first batch of trainees have received their certification in the use of these automatic machines which are the vital link between cardiac arrest and medical intervention. A token €20 is required from trainees to cover the cost of the helpful booklet and the certificate. While most victims of cardiac arrest are in the later age bracket, it will not have escaped your notice that many young persons also suffer this event with often-fatal consequences. Very dramatically, it is often young sportspersons who have attainted high fitness levels who become victims. In consequence, sporting clubs are likely venues in which to find AED’s, but of equal importance is finding trained personnel to use them when the occasion demands them. There will be further training sessions locally before Christmas and Sarah Beard will gladly take applications from would-be trainees at 394940 or 087 7756590. Give four hours, it could save a lifetime!


The numbers drawn on November 18 were, 2, 3, 20 & 23. As the Jackpot of €2,500 was not won, Lucky Dips of €50, €30 & €20 were drawn by Margaret O’Rourke, P.O.; Ger Griffin, c/o Triona and Josephine O’Dea, ‘De Bucket’.


The Club Development LOTTO Draw took place on Monday November 17th at Martin O’Dea’s (De Bucket), the numbers drawn were 7, 9, 11, 12. The Jackpot of €l, 600 was not won. Lucky dip winners of €50 each went to P.J. Guinane, Coolbeg; John Shanahan, c/o Noel Morrissey; Laura Moran, Patrickswell and Darren Walsh, Cloonagalleen.


Mass was celebrated on Wednesday November 19 by Very Rev John Donworth PP in St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo for deceased members of County Limerick Civil Defence followed by refreshments at ‘De Bucket’ Pub, Ferrybridge. Tributes were paid to retired member of Athea Civil Defence Pat Brosnan and his wife Mary on celebrating their forty-eight wedding anniversary, which coincided with the get-together. It was recalled that following their wedding the ‘breakfast’ took place in Mary’s home, following which they toured Pat’s native Kerry on their honeymoon. Pat and Mary have had a varied life and it has been suggested by those who best know Pat, that his life would make an interesting film. Among his accomplishments is his annual participation in the Oireachtas as both a composer and singer and whistler with many awards to his credit. The ‘Athea Notes’ in local newspapers is a product of Pat’s long journalistic career and he is regularly sought on local radio stations. Plans are in train for their fiftieth anniversary, while congratulating them on their forty-eight.


The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered
Are Masses are being arranged: Bridie O’Brien, Ballyvareen, Sr Aquinas (Cissie) O’Rourke, Ardlahan, Patsy Hickey, Old Kildimo and Michael O’Shaughnessy, Clooncaura, (Thurs 27th at 10.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


On this Wednesday November 26 the Winter Federation Meeting takes place at Woodlands Hotel, Adare. Commencing at 8pm, there is a very interesting agenda, both of local and national interest. Among the items to be discussed are national financial situation and constitutional changes. The winners of both the Federation Art Competition and Cryptic garden quiz will be announced and details of forthcoming Crafts and Activity Days will also be published. Do come along and enjoy the evening
The next guild meeting will take place on the following Wednesday December 3 at ‘The Seven Sisters’ Pub, Old Kildimo at the earlier time of 7.30pm. All members are earnestly requested to attend, bearing in mind that there are important items on the agenda for discussion.
Following the meeting at 8.30pm Kildimo guild will host a jewellery evening with Gráinne Sahid. Admission €5. This is an open meeting and may even solve some of your Christmas presents. All are welcome.
The next poetry session takes place on Thursday December 4 at 7.30pm in ‘Seven Sisters’ Pub.

The above web site, which is updated regularly, will keep you in touch with local news from Kildimo area. Pass on the details to your friends and relatives at home or abroad. Also use the facility to post your comments on the site.

ICA members may be interested in the following site for Local, Federation and National ICA news.
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