Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Feb 7 2009


Condolences are extended to Catherine O’Connor and family, Carheeney on the recent death of her mother Mrs Nora Finn, Thurles RIP. Pre deceased by her husband George, Mrs Finn, who was in her 88th year is deeply mourned by her sons, daughters,their spouses, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends. Her funeral took place, following Requiem Mass in Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Tuesday January 27th 2009, to St. Patrick's Cemetery,Thurles.Leaba i measc na naomh.


Kildimo folk will be especially interested in the series on RTE 1 entitled, ‘On the Street Were You Live’, which features the main street of Limerick on Friday next February 6th at 7.30pm Local boys, the Sheehy brothers, caused quite a stir when they brought in the helicopter and wrecking ball in the aftermath of the Todd’s fire to demolish the damaged shop.


The McMahon family had to cross the border into Co Down to celebrate the marriage of their youngest boy, Michael (Junior) on Friday, January 30. The little village of Leitrim, hidden away in the foothills of the Mourne mountains witnessed what in more troubled times, would have been an alarming influx of southerners on the day. On this pleasant occasion and in these more peaceful times, the busloads of friends and neighbours who accompanied the extended McMahon family went unnoticed and the beautiful Chapel of the Immaculate Conception was filled to capacity for local girl Fíona Quail’s marriage to Junior. The Bride is the last of her three sisters to ‘tie the knot’, so her parents were no strangers to the wedding ceremony performed by Canon Liam Stephenson in the church where former Quail family members had served as Pastors. The Chapel of local and unique Ballymagraghan granite on the banks of the Bann, is downriver from Fiona’s home up the Windy Gap, a journey she had made many times to visit her Uncle and Aunt in The Hollow, who commented on her irrepressible nature. That same nature was favourably alluded to by her new husband who appreciates the new sense of expansiveness that she had brought to their relationship since they first met in Glasgow nearly six years ago. Two sisters of the Bride, namely Bernie McMullen and Carrie-Louise Lynch, were her Bridesmaids, while standing with Junior were brothers Gerard and Kieran. Ciara McMullan took her duties of Flower Girl very seriously and other little relations were very efficient ushers. The Arco String Quartet with Vocalist Ciara Fitzpatrick graced the event with their music and song. The wedding party returned south to Dundalk and the Ballymascanlon Hotel, for the convivial reception that followed. Bride and Groom are spending some time in the ‘Eternal City’ on honeymoon, after which they’ll be packing their bags for ‘Down Under’, where Michael will continue his work at Civil Engineering and where Fíona will exercise her considerable personal skills in marketing. Following the end of their contract there, the couple will return to Ballynacarriga to swell the ranks of the McMahons on their ancestral lands where their presence is anticipated with pleasure by their family, neighbours and friends.

Michael(Jnr)McMahon ,Ballinacarriga and Fíona Quail,Co Down after their Wedding in Chapel of immaculate Conception,Leitrim Village,Co Down 30th Jan 2009


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Neddy Hartney, Ballyvareen (Sat Feb 7th at 7pm) and Bourke family, Ballycasey (Sun Feb 8th at 12.00)
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


The sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop Dónal Murray on this Friday February 6th in the parish, commencing in Pallaskenry at 10.00 and in Kildimo at 12.00.All good wishes to the participants ,their parents and teachers.

Míle Buíochas
Parish Clerk Anne Hayes would like to convey her appreciation to all for their generosity towards her annual collection last weekend.


Numbers 8, 10, 18 & 19 were drawn for a Jackpot of €3100 on January 27. Because this combination was not predicted, ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50, €30 and €20 were drawn by Bernie Nolan, Gerald and Keith Griffin and Allison Griffin.


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, 16 to Friday, 20 February 2009 from 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, March 11, 2009 at 8pm for the Fashion Show Fundraising Event in the Woodlands House Hotel.

On Wednesday, 11 February 2009, John Lonergan, Governor of Mountjoy Prison will speak to 5th and 6th year students during the day on ‘The Reality for Students in Modern Ireland’ – ‘A Moment of Madness’. Mr. Lonergan will address parents at 8pm on this day on the topic ‘Challenges and Rewards’, a thought provoking lecture on the skills of parenting teenagers.

5th Year Students’ work experience will start on Monday, March 2 for one week.

Life Saving has resumed at Salesian College Swimming Pool.


Members are reminded of the next guild meeting which be held on this Wed February 4, commencing at the earlier time of 7.30pm at ‘Seven Sisters’Pub, Old Kildimo.
‘Card Making’ using recycled materials with Eileen O’Byrne will follow this meeting at 8.30pm This is an open meeting, all welcome. Admission €5(in aid of Rescue Fund)

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