Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E April 4 2009


While we can’t all make major gestures towards the less fortunate by our intervention, we can help financially by giving even a little. And a little can effect a disproportionate amount in a more depressed economy. All of this applies to the situation in Brazil, where the outreach programme ’Serve’ will be building houses for shantytown dwellers in the summer. A permanent three bedroomed house will be built there for less than €3,000. Kildimo will be represented on this project by Eibhlín O’Connor of Kilmoreen and you can participate by responding generously to her fundraising Churchgate Collection in Kildimo on April 4/5. ‘Serve’ is based in Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin, and David Nolan of head office may be reached for enquiries and donations on e-mail at


A local family with serious sporting talent are the Considines of Faha. On Sunday last young Evan togged out to represent his county in the curtain-raiser in Páirc Uí Caoimh and provided a guard of honour for the Seniors who were only narrowly pipped to the post. His brother Jake who has been playing rugby since the tender age of seven, has received his greatest honour thus far by being picked to represent Ireland in the European Under 18 Championship in France next month, wearing the Young Munster jersey. Congratulations to both lads.


Kildimo folk will be especially welcome at the Irish Embassy in Paris on its open day on Saturday May 16. The current ambassador has strong roots in Kildimo where her mother originated in Ballyculhane and where she has many cousins. The ambassador Mrs Anderson is continuing her upward climb in the ambassadorial ranks with her recent posting to the UN in its American headquarters. Further enquiries re the above to Tom Griffin, Knockroe, who is Mrs Anderson’s local ambassador and who will instruct in the appropriate etiquette in addressing our foreign affairs mandarins.


Application forms may be received at Kildimo National School for enrolling students for the coming year. The closing date for such applications is Friday April 3, 2009. Two West Limerick Schools will enjoy a sponsored school tour in 2009, by simply entering a competition sponsored by ‘The Weekly Observer’. All you have to do is register your school by e-mail to


Condolences are extended to Sean and Mary Cuddihy and family, Dromore on the recent death of Sean’s mother Mrs Margaret Cuddihy, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Mrs Cuddihy is deeply mourned by her husband Mick, son Sean, daughters Geraldine and Mairead, their spouses, her grandchildren, extended family, friends and neighbours, RIP. Following Requiem Mass in Killeen Church on Tuesday March 24, her remains were interred in Kilmore Cemetery.

Suaimhneas sioraí da hanam.


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Maura McMahon, Coolbeg, Madgie Fitzgerald, Ballinacarriga, Michael and Mollie O’Loughlin, Old Kildimo (Wed April 1 at 10.00), Jim White, Kilmoreen (Saturday April 4 at 7pm) and James and Bridget McKeogh (Sunday April 5 at 12.00)
In Iothalann Dé go dtugtar sinn.


Numbers 6, 23, 24 & 27 were drawn for a Jackpot of €3,900 on March 24. Because this combination was not predicted, ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50, €30 and €20 were drawn respectively by Joan Hogan, Old Kildimo; Karen O’Brien, Pallaskenry and Shannon O’Neill, Ballycasey. The funds raised by the Lotto are ploughed back into the community and your support is welcome.


Already the recession is galvanising activities in self-sufficiency and gardening, and a publication with local input may be of interest. To mark ten years of the Limerick Garden Plant Group, a book has been printed which is a compilation of interesting gardening articles by members and friends of the group. The importance of the work may be gauged by the author of the Foreword, namely Peter Wyse Jackson of the National Botanic Gardens, and a proud Limerickman. The Dennisons of Faha are prominent members of the group since its inception and Jim is the joint author of this artistic and illustrated work as well as Honorary Chairman. A historic and collectable publication. Membership of this vibrant group of over a hundred persons is open to all who are interested in plants, their cultivation and preservation.


The Patrickswell-based photographer John McGarry with a special interest in both Communion and Confirmation portraits, has launched a competition to select the best of both classes of his portraits. John is in Main Street, Patrickswell and on and by e-mail to


The organisers of Milford Hospice Church gate collection held last weekend would like to express their appreciation to all who supported this very worthwhile cause. Go raibh mile maith agaibh.


The monthly meeting of Kildimo ICA takes place tonight, Wednesday April 1, in Seven Sisters Pub, Old Kildimo commencing at 8pm.

Members are invited to share their creative writing works, poetry or prose with the group after the meeting.


We would like to thank all who supported our recent Fashion Show ‘Fashion for Passion’ held in the Woodlands House Hotel on Wednesday, 11th March. The night was a great success.

Students from Skals Efterskole in Denmark will be visiting the school for one week on Thursday, 26th March as part of the Transition Year European Exchange Programme. The students will be hosted by local families and students will be travelling to explore the Dingle Peninsula for three days.

The school U18½ Football Team will play in the Final on Friday, 27th March at 1.30pm in Rathkeale against Desmond College, Newcastlewest.

Congratulations to Jake Considine, a 5th year student from Kildimo, has selected for the Irish U18 National Rugby Team. Jake plays club rugby with Young Munster.

Congratulations also to U15 Hurlers who beat Castletroy College 3 – 10 to 0 – 5 recently. They are now in a Munster Schools Quarter Final

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