Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kildimo Notes 14th Jan 2009


Condolences are extended to Anne, Marie, Charles and Tom McCarthy, Ballinacarriga, on the unexpected death of their sister Geraldine Naughton, Ballycanana, Ballysteen on Friday last January 9th 09.

Geraldine is deeply mourned by her husband David, MCC, sons Trevor, Barry, and Damien, daughters Karen and Anne-Marie, son-in-law Paul, siblings, aunts, extended family, friends and neighbours RIP. Her funeral took place, following Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Ballysteen on Tuesday last January 13th 2009 ,to Beigh Cemetery, Ballysteen.

Ní imithe uainn ach imithe romhainn.

The following whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Laurence Considine, Faha and Breska; Paddy O’Shaughnessy, Bolane, Michael Bourke, Ballycasey and UK; Christina Gleeson, Pallaskenry and Eileen Dillon (Sunday January 18 at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


The Fourth Series of Lectures sponsored by the Co. Co. has been published in a brochure, which is available from Co. Co. offices and Libraries. These are all held at the Woodlands, Adare, with one exception and that is the last in the series, which will be held at the new Thomond Park, on the subject of that same park. The first talk in the series (Tues Jan 27th) will outline how the conservation of local castles like Adare, Newcastle and the ongoing work on Askeaton, is conducted. The speaker is the well-known authority on such matters, Grellan Rourke. All talks are free and as these prove very popular, it is advised to be there well before they begin at 8.00pm.

Kildimo GAA AGM

A well-attended AGM of Kildimo GAA club was held on Sunday January 4, 2009, in the clubhouse. Mass for deceased members of the club was held in St Joseph’s church at 7pm on the previous Saturday, which was celebrated by Fr. John Donworth. The following were in attendance at the AGM: Paul Walsh, Liam Hayes, Keith O’Donnell, Siobhán Carey, Pat Hayes, Marie Walsh, John O’Mahoney, John Patrick Carey, John McKeogh, Tommy Griffin, Gabriel Malone, Michael O’Sullivan, Cyril Doolin, Daniel O’Sullivan, Jim Carmody, Richard McKeogh, Séamus Chawke, Pat O’Brien, Paddy Fitzgerald, Noel Morrissey, Eamon Enright, Alan Fitzgerald, Jim Maher, Liam Hayes (Ballyrune), Bernard Gloster, Tony O’Brien and James Carey.

The following officers were elected. Presidents: George O’Rourke and Michael O’Sullivan. Vice Presidents: William Harte and Eddie Madigan. Chairman: Liam Hayes. Vice-Chairman: Pat O’Brien. Secretary: Paul Walsh. Assistant Secretary: Siobhán Carey. Treasurer: Keith O’Donnell. Assistant Treasurer: Noel McCarthy. PRO: James Carey Assistant PRO: Phil McKeogh. Registrar: To be appointed. City Board delegates: Tony O’Brien & Paul Walsh. County Board delegate Liam Hayes. LDD Co-ordinators Daniel O’Sullivan & Tony O’Brien. Field Manager: John O’Mahoney. Youth Officer: Liam Hayes (Ballyrune). Assistant Youth Officer: Daniel O’Sullivan and Noel Morrissey.

The Club Development LOTTO Draw took place on Monday January 5 at Slattery’s. The numbers drawn were 4, 18, 21, 26. The jackpot of €3,000 was not won. Lucky dip winners of €50 each went to John McCarthy, C/O B. Gloster. Sheila Garvey, Ardlahan. Bride Mills, Kilmoreen and Mike Daly, Court.
Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland’s next field trip is to Aughinish on Sunday January 18, meeting at the Aughinish Visitors centre at 2.00 p.m.

Geoff Hunt will visit all three bird hides at Aughinish. This area is the largest area of mudflats in Co Limerick, and the Shannon Estuary has the highest winter numbers of wildfowl and wader birds in Ireland. Nationally important numbers of Lapwing, Golden Plover, Shelduck and Dunlin occur. Many of the waders roost at high tide on rocks close to the shoreline.

Aughinish Alumina in recent years has established Ireland' s first Butterfly Sanctuary, and a Dragonfly Sanctuary. An extensive nature walk has also been put in place that overlooks the Shannon Estuary and Poulaweela Creek, with the bird hides overlooking various parts of the estuary.

Full details of Birdwatch Ireland's events can be seen on the events section of their website

More information on the outing from Geoff Hunt on 087-765 6439.

Kildimo /Pallaskenry Community Games

Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games will hold their Art competition on Sunday next January 18, from 2.30 to 5.30pm in the community centre, Pallaskenry. Model making will be held at the same time.
At 6pm the talent competition will be held also in the community centre. Registration forms are available from National Schools and should be returned to Agnes O Dowd by Friday, January 16.



The January meeting took place on Wednesday last in Seven Sisters Pub, Old Kildimo where the Constitution Amendments were discussed and attended to. The February meeting will be an open one, with guest speaker Eileen O’Byrne demonstrating Card Recycling. Admission €5 and all are welcome
Salesian College News

On this Wednesday January, at 8pm there will be a Transition Year Information Evening for all parents/guardians of current 3rd Year Students.

Any students interested in participating in the Bank of Ireland Student Awards in any of the following categories: a) Art, b) Entrepreneurial Spirit, c) Academic, D) Sport, e) Community Spirit or Team Work should speak to Ms. McGann. There is both a Junior and Senior Category.

Transition Year Students took part in their second car safety demonstration on Monday last and have also started their Youth Leadership Programme since Friday, 9th January with Alive N Avail Coaching. They will continue this 5 day Programme on Fri, 16th January 2009.

Mama Mia will be staged on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 22nd, 23rd and 24th January 2009 at 8pm in the school hall. Tickets available at the door on each night costing; Adult €12, Children/Student €6 and Family (2+2) €30. Tickets also available in advance from the school. Complimentary tea and biscuits will be served during the interval. This is a show that cannot be missed following on the fantastic success of ‘Grease’ in 2008. A tremendous night of entertainment is guaranteed and looking forward to seeing you there. Please also tell your neighbours and friends and encourage them to come along.

Supervised study will take place in the study hall during the February 2009 mid term break for 3rd and 6th year students. Study will commence on Monday, 16th to Friday, 20th February 2008 10am to 4pm daily. The cost for this facility is €75. Application forms available from Regina in the office.

Students interested in participating in the Wild Life Photography Competition please see Ms. McCann.

Date for your diary: Wednesday, 11th March 2009 at 8pm Fashion Show Fundraising Event in the Woodlands House Hotel.
Kilcornan Senior Citizens Party

The Community Centre, Kilcornan is the venue for the Senior Citizens Party which will be held on Sunday January 25th 2009. Mass will be celebrated in the hall at 2pm followed by lunch and entertainment. A cead míle fáilte is extended to all including the neighbours from the adjoining areas.

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