Monday, January 5, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes DEC 31st 2008


From the pen of Father Ned Nealon of Middlefield, we would like you to share in this creation of his, which celebrates his experience of the real meaning of the festival.

The Christmas Crib

I fixed it beside the TV stand

Mary, the child Jesus and Joseph,

About a week or so beforehand.

Each day I shifted them again

And found a place for the animals

The Holly, the Angels and the Shepherds

And the lighted candles.

Then I quenched the candles of the Crib

For they touched my heart too soon.

They touched my heart too soon.


Gold medals in the home of Seamus and Marie Griffin in Clorane are as plentiful as unpaid bills in other houses. Not devoid of their own gymnastic skills, the proud parents of Eimear and Regina have to find a space in their display cabinet for the two girls recent Gold medals that they won at the National ATT Finals in Sligo. The two girls competed in different Grades where their skills are often pitted against much older and experienced competitors. Regina is only eleven and Eimear a year older. Rare enough and remarkable as it is to win any gold in these competitions, for two sisters to do so has to be an extraordinary achievement and worthy of much congratulation. Behind all such achievements are dedicated parents who spare no time and expense in ferrying their children to such events. Congratulations all!


Griffin’s Funeral Home in Pennywell, have erected a Memorial Christmas tree in commemoration of those who died in the past year. The tree may be viewed during business hours and there is a facility for attaching memorial cards and messages in memory of the deceased.


The sixth annual soccer game between Kildimo United and the local Hurling team for the Jim Griffin Shield was an exciting and keenly contested match, which taxed Liam O’Connor’s refereeing patience and judgement to the extreme. The previous games had resulted in a 3/2 division in favour of the proponents of the ‘beautiful game’ and the GAA were out to equalise the honours. At full time, the result was one all and not for the first time in this contest, the dreaded penalty shootout was necessary to decide the issue and the Chawke brothers between opposing posts had the dubious honour of facing the firing squads. Of the ten penalties that followed, the deciding one was a miss by the hurlers and so a steeper hill for them to climb next time. An enthusiastic group of players and the usual sideline experts were present for the event and the funds generated will go towards locally based charities. The post match debriefing was held with soup and sandwiches at Slattery’s. Altogether an impressive and honourable memorial event for the late Jim, whose memory is still alive amongst his family, friends and the local community.


The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged:
MáireKennedy-Crank, Ballyshonick, EileenO’Brien, Court, PatrickHartney, Ballinacarriga,ConorMeade,Pallaskenry&Dublin,PatsyMcCarthy,Court& Pallaskenry,TomMulqueen,Pallaskenry&Cork,MichaelGalvin,Ballyrune,and Bride O’Rourke,Cluain Cártha and Faha (Sun Jan 4th at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Julia and Pat Fitzgerald and family, Mellon, Kildimo on the recent death of Julia’s father Mr John Hall,Rienroe,Adare RIP. John, who was pre deceased by his wife Kate, is deeply mourned by his son Patsy, Patrickswell,daughter Julia,Mellon,their spouses, his grandchildren, extended family, neighbours, and friends including members of Clarina Active Retirement Association. His funeral took place on St Stephen’s Day, following Requiem Mass in Holy Trinity Church, Adare to the local cemetery.

I Líonta De go gcaster sinn.


The next guild meeting will take 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 16 were, 3, 4, 5 & 8. As the Jackpot was not won, Lucky Dips of €50, €30 & €20 were drawn by Margaret O’Rourke, P.O; Jennifer Griffin and Bernie Nolan respectively


On Wednesday, January 7th members the Killulta Book Club will convene at

De Bucket’Pub, Ferrybridge for lunch at 1.15pm.This will be followed by a discussion on the chosen book for the month of January ‘The Secret Scripture ‘by Sebastian Barry.


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


The numbers drawn on December 15 were 1, 15, 22 & 27. Because no punter held the winning combination, Noel Andrews, Thomas St., Limerick; Patricia Kenny, Clarina; Bob Crombie, Old Kildimo and Avril Kirrane, Kilmoreen, drew consolation prizes.


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 Seven Sisters Pub,Old Kildimo is the venue for the Annual Party hosted by the Going Strong Committee. Be there by 2pm on Sunday, January 4th and be assured of a good afternoon of food and dancing. As usual the invitation to attend is issued to all seniors and their friends who may attend for the after dinner party which will be enlivened by the music of Donie Walsh. Be there!

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