Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kildimo Notes 11th March 2009


The Library Dooradoyle is hosting an interesting and challenging art exhibition by Suzanne Fox, which opens on Thursday, March 12 at 7.30pm. Do not expect crocuses and daffodils for even if her work is based on things tangible, it soars to lofty heights of spiritual and metaphysical realities. The exhibition runs until April 18 and may be viewed at Library opening times.


The local ‘Fleming-Ball’ school of dancing will strut their stuff at ‘De Bucket’ on Lá le Pádraig, from 5.00 to 7.00pm. This exhibition of Irish dancing will illustrate the great work being done for the coming generation of dancers and will help them to prepare for the forthcoming dancing convention in Philadelphia. A Mega Draw will be held during the evening to raise funds to send participants to this world stage of dancing.


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!


‘De Bucket’ Pub, Ferrybridge is the venue for the Chernobyl Table Quiz which has been deferred to Friday night March 13. Commencing at 8.30pm, tables of four cost €20, spot prizes go leor, and Edel O’Mahony of Old Kildimo would really appreciate your support for the Goradische Orphanage in which she has a special interest and towards which all funds collected will be personally delivered by herself.


‘Touch wood’ refers to the positive energy that the ancients extracted from contact with our trees. As this week is ‘National Tree Week’ and the theme of the week is ‘Trees our Culture’, you could do worse than getting in contact with these growing things, which ‘only God can make’. But you can assist the Great Maker by nurturing and planting one of his creations. Failing that you can experience the wonder of trees in places like Curraghchase, where in recent times ancient yews have been discovered and where there are exotic species brought for our pleasure by the De Vere family. Trees have left their mark on our culture in family names like ‘Woods’ or ‘Cullinane’- called after the Holly. A placename in Mellon townland refers to the Arbutus or Strawberry tree, namely Árd Caithne, best known by the church of Ardcanny. The ‘arbutus unedo’ draws attention to the strawberry-like fruit it forms which is bitter to taste and hence ‘unedo’ meaning ‘one (only) I eat’. The climate in Killarney is especially suitable to growing this species that is native to the Mediterranean region, and its pink wood has been a feature of Killarney wooden ware. About this latter you best ask George Stackpoole who is an expert in such work.


Congratulations to Rosario Harte of Ballynacarriga who recently won a beauty treatment to the value of €500. With the win comes a problem for Rosario. What area can she possibly find that is capable of improvement?


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Michael Byrnes, Ardlahan,Birdie Cahill,Coolbeg,Tessie Watts(nee O’Neill)Kilmacat,William and Johanna O’Dea, Carheeny( Saturday March 14 at 7pm),and Deceased members of Nolan Family,Ballyvareen( Sunday March 15at 12.00.)
The Month’s Mind Mass for the late Nano Harte, Ballinacarriga will be celebrated on Friday March 13 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church,Kildimo.
Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Numbers 8,12, 21 & 25 were drawn for a Jackpot of €3,600 on March 3. Because this combination was not predicted, ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50, €30 and €20 were drawn by Pat Burke, Cnoc Rua, Kay O’Dowd, Pallaskenry and John Adams, Clarina.


The Club Development LOTTO Draw took place on Monday February 23rd at The Dromore Inn. The numbers drawn were 17, 22,24, 27. The €4,400 jackpot was not won and we had lucky dip winners of €50 each went to Tess Gloster, C/O Bernard Gloster. Kevin Ahern, Old Kildimo. Paula Hanley, Glenameade. Pat O’Farrell Old Kildimo. Next weeks draw (week 19) will be held on Monday 2nd March at Slattery’s Bar at 8.30pm with a jackpot of €4,600. Lotto tickets can be had from any club member or Slattery’s Bar, O’Rourke Post Office, The Seven Sisters, The Beer Garden, Kildimo Food Court and De Bucket for €2.


The ICA Book Club recently discussed one of Limerick writer Maureen Sparling’s books ‘A Dubious Destiny’ when they convened at ‘De Bucket’Pub, Ferrybridge for lunch. Their next meeting is on Tuesday May 5 and the book chosen is’Bad Luck and Trouble’by Lee Childe.
Its all systems go for the ICA art group ‘The Killulta Painters’as they prepare for their next exhibition’Bóthairín na Smaointe II’. This will be held in conjunction with the national Bealtaine Festival which promotes creativity in Older people and will open on Lá Bealtaine May 1 in’De Bucke‘Pub,Ferrybridge.Easter Cards are also being submitted for a federation competition shortly.


A Fashion Show in aid of school development is being held at the Woodland’s House Hotel, Adare, on this Wednesday March 11, at 8.00pm. Tickets available from the School Office or by contacting 393195.

No comments: