Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes 11th December 2008


The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Seán Nealon, Monanoag, Paddy Hanley, Old Kildimo, Aidan Treacy (Sat 13th at 7pm), and Patsy Hickey, Old Kildimo (Sun Dec 14th at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


The annual collection towards the provision of flowers for the Church will be taken up next weekend prior to Masses on Saturday night and also on Sunday .


The Parish Carol Service has been arranged for Sunday next Dec 14 in St Mary’s Church, Pallaskenry. An open invitation is extended to all, commencing at 8pm.


The new Committee of Community Alert is busy compiling a list of persons who are eligible for security aids and a representative of theirs may call in that connection. The members are Dermot Mullane (Chairman); Roisín O’Keeffe (Secretary); Pat Aherne (Treasurer); Roy Hallam; Mary Carmody; John Griffin; Michael O’Halloran and Garda Noel Nicholson (Garda Liaison Officer). Notwithstanding the value of security aids, the main purpose of Community Alert is in keeping the community aware of the need for vigilance and the recording of any suspicious activities that would interest the Gardaí. Christmas is an especially busy time for Santa Claus and for criminals who are only too willing to relieve him of his presents. Noel Nicholson is always on hand to advise householders regarding the security and storage of valuable property and the telephone at Askeaton Garda Station is ever ready to hear your concerns at 392102.


Parcel post to emigrants from the local P.O. is busy with consignments and emigrants are likewise exercised in contacting the local Kildimo news via the Internet. Photographs from home are especially interesting to emigrants and many comments are posted on wedding photographs and on the recent photo of Con Ward and his hero Billy Coleman. Should you wish to publish photographs or any other material, the local P.O. will pass on these to the correspondent.


The final guild meeting for 2008 took place on Wed night last. Members will reconvene again early in 2009 when amendments to the ICA constitution will be discussed, prior to a postal vote.
The remaining poetry session for the year has been arranged for Wed Dec 17th.


A healthy, well-adjusted, trained, spaniel type dog has turned up in Ballynacarriga. She is currently being well looked after by the holder of mobile phone 087 7910885, who would like to restore this dog to its rightful owner.


The numbers drawn on December 2 were, 2, 7, 17 & 21. As the Jackpot of €2,700 was not won, Lucky Dips of €50, €30 & €20 were drawn by Peter and Eimear Hickey, Bill Piercy and John Meade respectively


The Club Development LOTTO Draw took place on Monday December 1st at The Dromore Inn the numbers drawn were 2, 17, 22, 26. The jackpot of €2,000 was not won. Lucky dip winners of €50 each went to Paul Carmody, Knockroe; Peg Conway, Ballycasey; Joe & Angela Fitzgerald, Court and Mike Morrissey, Ashgrove. Next weeks draw will be held on Monday night with a jackpot of €2,200 at Slattery’s Bar. We thank all for their support.


Pallaskenry Community Council is holding their annual Christmas Party at the Community Centre in the village on Sunday, next December 14 at 2.00pm. A wide and generous invitation has been issued. Following the festive meal, the digestion of same is facilitated by dancing to Daniel O’Connell. A great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones, so brush up your party piece!


A specially tailored course to suit those unacquainted with the mysteries of computer technology is being planned to take place in Copswood College. This will be primarily aimed at the older age groups to bring them up to speed with
e-mailing, faxing and the huge range of activities made possible through the computer. Michael O’Sullivan of Pallaskenry Community Alert is facilitating this venture and he will take applications and enquiries at (061)393204.


Limerick County Council and the Limerick County Development Board are creating a register of all community and voluntary groups operating in County Limerick. All such organisations are being urged to provide contact details for inclusion on this register which will be used as a means of providing information to community and voluntary groups on funding, training opportunities and other supports. Those registered will also be eligible to take part in the election of representatives to Limerick County Community & Voluntary Forum. For more information see where you can download a registration form.

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.

and also use the facility to post your comments on the site in order to ensure that it keeps in touch with the grassroots organisation.


Ski Trip Information Evening for Parents whose children will be travelling to Austria on the 2nd January 2009 will take place on Thursday, 18th December 2008 at 8pm. (Please note change of date).
A Staff In-Service will take place on Friday, 19th December 2008 and therefore there will be no school for students on this day
The School Folk Group and Choir will perform in Milford Care Centre/Hospice on Wednesday, 10th December 2008. They will also perform for the local Carol Service, which will be held in Pallaskenry Church on Sunday, 14th December 2008.
Welcome back to Sinead Walsh, 5th Year from her travels on the ‘Beyond Endurance’ Antarctica Expedition.
6th year students will take part in an adventurous day of paint balling at Combat Zone on Tuesday, 22nd December. Bus will be departing school at 9am and returning at 12.30pm.
6th Year students are reminded that they can now make application to the CAO at the minimum fee of €35, which applies up to the 20th January 2009. Early application is advisable as the fee rises to €45 between 21st January to 1st February 2009 and €70 after this date up to 1st May 2009.

Congratulations to: Clodagh Byrnes, winner in the Chapter Level Cois Sionna Credit Union Poster Competition.

Well Done to: Emma Nolan, Aileen Hannon, Karl Healy, Cathal McHugh, Oisín McHugh, Damien Corby and Conor Cahill who did excellent at the Munster Schools Swimming Competition at the weekend.

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