Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E March 21 2009


The Limerick Book Fair will take place on Saturday next March 21, at St. John's Pavilion, commencing at 10.30 am and finishing at 5pm.
There will be the usual booksellers in attendance with a wide range of rare, out-of-print, and general used books. If you have any interest in history, this event offers a unique opportunity to acquire rare out-of-print works.


If you desire to get nearer to the ‘gospel truth’, then join the Wednesday evening’s Gospel study group at the Meeting Room in the Presbytery, Kildimo. The meetings begin at 8.00pm and will continue for the season of Lent. The emphasis of the present pastor is to do something positive for Lent, rather than doing something negative like denying yourself a favourite indulgence. All welcome!


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Bríd Murphy NT, Bolane and Baile an Eanaigh, Mícheal Hartney, Ballyculhane and New York, Birdie Cahill, Coolbeg (Saturday 21 at 7pm) and Michael and Eileen O’Brien, Court (Sunday March 22 at 12.00)
In Iothalann Dé go dtugtar sinn.

SHE’S 21!

John and Joanne Griffin must be feeling the accumulation of years with the twenty-first birthday of Jennifer. Family and friends were on hand to mark the occasion at the home hostelry with Mary Ellen in attendance along with Jennifer’s sisters Alison and Emma. The fit and able then decamped to the ‘Trinity Rooms’ for whatever it is they do there. Jennifer will be returning to her study of real estate as she enters her twenty-second year.


Numbers 6, 21, 25 & 27 were drawn for a Jackpot of €3,700 on March 10. Because this combination was not predicted, ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50, €30 and €20 were drawn respectively by Emma Griffin, Old Kildimo; M. Rogan, Ballyculhane and Johnny Riley, c/o The Beer garden.


Club Development LOTTO Draw took place on Monday 9th March at De Bucket. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 17, 26. The €4,800 jackpot had one outright winner Michael Nealon, Middlefield, Old Kildimo. We had lucky dip winners of €50 each going to T. and C Lynch, Pallaskenry, Liam O’Shaughnessy, Pallaskenry. Peggy Fitzgerald, Ballynacarriga. John Roche, Main St. Foynes. Next weeks draw (week 21) Monday 16th March will be held at 8.30pm at The Seven Sisters with a jackpot of €1,000. Lotto tickets can be had for €2 only from any club member or Kildimo Food Court, De Bucket, Slattery’s Bar, O’Rourke Post Office, The Seven Sisters and The Beer Garden.
Limerick Development Draw
We had no luck in the revamped Limerick Development Draw (Mackey Stand), which took place on Friday last in The Corner House, Pallaskenry. Next Draw is on Friday 3rd April, at The Idler Bar, Knockane. Anybody who wishes to join this years draw can still do so by contact any committee member or Club Draw coordinators Daniel O’Sullivan, Clorane or Tony O’Brien, Old Kildimo.


The newly elected Council has been inaugurated with the avowed aim of assisting Fr. John, P.P. ‘in planning church events and services’. These are a cross-section from the communities of Kildimo and Pallaskenry and they represent the community in the above aim. Feel free to contact any of them with suggestions about how the Catholic community may best be served. The incoming Chairperson is Dan Cahill, Coolbeg; Secretary Pat McGuinness and the following members. Fr. John, Anne Hayes, Mary O’Connell, Juan Azzupardi, Nuala Allen, Kitty McMahon, Ann O’Dea, Eamon Enright, Sean Cuddihy, Ann O’Donnell, Ed. Scannell, Monica Heavenor, Mary Conway, Mary Hogan, Catherine Fitzgerald, Mary O’Brolcháin and Pat Moran.


Be sure to note that Friday, March 20, is set-aside for the worthy cause of raising funds for Cancer Care. Kitty O’Shaughnessy of Ballynolan and her helpers will be selling locally. The Irish Cancer Society’s Spring Publication, ‘Highlight’, outlines the aims and value of ‘daffodil day’ for the furtherance of cancer care. Financial assistance may be offered to the society outside of the day through personal donations or through your will. Jill Clarke is the Head of Fundraising for the society and she may be contacted by e-mail at


The Spring Federation Meeting takes place this Wednesday March 18 in Woodlands Hotel, Adare commencing at 8pm.All guild members are invited to attend and participate in the various events arranged.


There will be a Eucharistic Healing Mission in Kilcornan Church from Sunday March 22 to Thursday March 26. The Preacher and Director will be Fr. Peter Byrne CSSR.
It will commence with the opening Ceremony at 7.30pm on Sunday 22.
Masses will be 7.30am and 9.30am each morning with a Healing Ceremony at 7.30pm each evening.

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