Monday, December 15, 2008

Kildimo Community Notes W/E DEC 20

Doris Shire(nee Costelloe),Kildimo with her new DVD.Rambling House in Bermingham' 08

The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Patrick Morris Jnr, Coolbeg John J O’Donnell (Wed 17at 10.00),Hugh & Siobhán O’Donnell(Thurs18th at 10.00)Mícheal Kennedy,Ballyvareen(Sat20that7pm)and Frank & Eileen Guinane,Carheeney(Sun 21st at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


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.


The ideal gift for Christmas with a local flavour in the songs by Doris Shire (nee Costelloe), is provided by the DVD of the ‘Rambling House’ in concert in Birmingham. Doris has just returned from her tenth such tour of Britain where she played to packed houses along with the group which is organised by The Irish Rambling House of Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry. Donncha O’Dulaing of ‘Fáilte Isteach’ fame, who is a fan of the ‘Rambling House’, makes a guest appearance on the recording. Her rendition of ‘Brosna Town’ is a firm favourite of Kerry folk from the north of the Kingdom and it is featured on another DVD entitled ‘Songs and Scenes of North Kerry’. Doris, dubbed the ‘Mungret Nightingale’ from her present place of residence in Camheen, is formerly of Kildimo where her brother Des still resides in the family home. Her mother Meta was a talented lilter who appeared on T.V., while her father Billy participated in many a local concert in the Old Hall and could recite ‘Dangerous Dan McGrew’ and other popular poems of his day without much prompting and with passion. This tape and others of similar content, are available from Doris for a mere €15 and further information may be had from the singer at 061 228155.


President Mary O’Rourke extends Christmas greetings to all members of Kildimo ICA, past and present, and all good wishes for the year ahead.

The next guild meeting takes place on Wed January 7th at 8pm in Seven Sisters pub, Old Kildimo.In addition to the usual agenda an item regarding Constitution Amendments will be discussed and a full attendance is requested.

A New Year Mini Auction will follow; proceeds in aid of ICA rescue fund and all contributions will be gratefully accepted.


The numbers drawn on December 9 were, 5, 6, 13 & 16. As the Jackpot of €2,800 was not won, Lucky Dips of €50, €30 & €20 were drawn by Peter and Jackie Griffin, John O’Mahoney and Joe Costelloe respectively


Comhgairdeas to Mary and Pat Geaney, Knockroe who are first time grandparents on the arrival of baby Amhlaoimh and to his proud parents Niamh and Kevin Bohane.Fad saol acu.


On Wed January 7th members the chosen book for the month ‘The Secret Scripture ‘by Sebastian Barry will follow.


The Club Development LOTTO Draw took place on Monday December 8th at Slattery’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 15, 22. The jackpot of €2,200 was not won. Lucky dip winners of €50 each went to Meghan Morris C/O Maureen Morris. Adrian Garvey, Court. Shannon Garvey Court, Michael O’Mahony C/O William Curtin. Next weeks draw will be held on Monday at 8.30pm with a jackpot of €2,400 at Slattery’s Bar. We thank all for their loyal support.

Kildimo, GAA club will hold its AGM on Sunday 4th January at 6pm in the clubhouse. All motions and nominations to be with sectary Paul Walsh by 21st December. Mass for deceased members of Kildimo GAA club will be celebrated on Sunday January 4th at 12 noon.

Comhairle Árd Oideachais CLG

In the division 2 Higher Education All-Ireland League Final between Tralee IT and UUJ played on Saturday last at Carlow IT Eoin O’Brien play very well at wing back but the title went north to UUJ on a score of 1-13 to 0-14


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.


Barnardos is seeking persons who enjoy reading for a volunteer reading programme for schools. Volunteers will provide one-to-one reading sessions to children in 1st and 2nd class who need some extra help with their reading. The sessions occur twice weekly for 40 minutes each during school hours.

No teaching experience is required, full training will be provided to all volunteers and ongoing support.

The schools taking part in the programme will be in the Limerick City area.

For more information or to register contact Sineád Hardiman or Lorna Johnson, Volunteer Service, Barnardos. Tel: 01-4530355 or email


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.


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