Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes Wed April 22 2009


Following many years of hard work and study, Niall Geaney, Knockroe, has graduated. Family and friends were on hand at Blackhall Place in Dublin on March 12 to enjoy the glory in his receiving the parchment. The President of the High Court Richard Johnson, another Limerick native, presided over the event. Niall is son of Pat and Mary and is currently employed in the firm of Doyle and Hanlon, Dublin. His success marks another achievement for the local National School, where he first graduated. Secondary education took place at St. Clement’s, Limerick and from there to U.L. His future career in law seems secure in the family firm.


Following the success of Kildimo’s previous involvement in the annual week, this year the ‘Kenry Historical Society’ will be including items in the 2009 calendar of events. The dates fixed for the nationwide showcase of Ireland’s rich heritage is from August 22-30. Thus far there are plans afoot for a historical walk and a visit to a private specialist garden. All aspects of our heritage are highlighted during this special week, so if you know of any interest that might be made public, we’d like to hear your ideas. A nationwide Booklet of events is published every year to publicise Ireland’s involvement in this European event. Perhaps you have something to share with others?


A unique achievement by Jake Considine of Faha was marked by Marty and Mary O’Dea on Saturday April 18 at ‘De Bucket’. Jake had held the singular honour of being the only Munster Under 18 to play in the recent European Championships in France where he helped Ireland to victory in two of their three matches and reached the Quarter Finals. The Irish squad were seeded second in the First Division of this Championship, based on their performance last year. The might of Russia were no match for Jake and his team whom they trounced to a 32 – 5 win. They were beaten by England who scored 7 and held Ireland scoreless. In their Third Place playoff, they defeated Romania by 51 to 10. His family and friends were all on hand to honour Jake when he was presented with several awards including one by a representative of the Munster council. Barring injury, this young man promises to have a bright future in rugby, with many more caps to add to the two recently achieved on a sunny Cote D’Azur. Congratulations Jake, good luck and success in your future.


The death occurred in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital on April 16 of Jerry Lenihan of Moig, Askeaton. As a young man, the late Jerry plied his bootmaking trade in Kildimo near St. Joseph’s Church. On marrying his local bride, Eileen O’Shaughnessy of Bolane, the young couple moved west and raised five children before the untimely death of Eileen in 1974, leaving Jerry to cope with his young family alone. Further tragedies were to beset him with the early deaths of his daughter Breda Doab and his son Billie. In spite of such hardships, Jerry retained his cheerful disposition to the end. He was a regular card-player and he kept an interest in the hurling of his native Tipperary. On his final return home for his waking, the blue and gold were proudly flying as he would have wished, while his remains were carried by his son Aiden, his son-in-law Frank, his grandchildren and friends. His internment took place to Kilcornan graveyard following Mass on Sunday April 19 in Askeaton. Condolences are extended to his family, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, his brother and other relatives and friends. Of a man with such spirit, it can truly be said, ‘Ní imithe uainn ach imithe romhainn’

GAA Club Lotto Draw

The Club Development LOTTO Draw No. 25 on Monday 13th April was held at The Seven Sisters with a jackpot of €1,800. The Numbers drawn were 18, 20, 21, 25. The jackpot was not won. We had lucky dip winners going to Pat O’Mahoney, Newcastle West. Helen Browne, Ballycasey. Charlie McCarthy, Ballynacarriga. Bernard Battles, C/O The Seven Sisters.

Kildimo GAA Golf Classic will take place at Adare Golf Club on 8th May. Contact any club member for further details.


Numbers 11, 12, 15 & 27 were drawn for a Jackpot of 4.200 on April 14. Because this combination was not predicted, ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50, €30 and €20 were drawn respectively by Joe Gleeson, Mary Rogan and Karen O’Brien. The funds raised by the Lotto are ploughed back into the community and your support is welcome. A €2 investment could dispel the recessionary blues!

Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games

Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games will hold their annual Church gate collection in Kildimo and Pallaskenry on weekend of 25/26th April 2009. All support would be greatly appreciated. The annual Sports Day will be held on Mon. 4th May in Pallaskenry G. A. A. field and all are welcome.


The Killulta ICA Painters forthcoming exhibition entitled ‘Bothering na Smaointe II’ will be officially opened on Thursday next April 30th at 8pm.The exhibition will hang in ‘De Bucket’ Pub, Ferrybridge during the month of May in conjunction with The National Bealtaine Festival, which encourages creativity in older people. Bi linn agus Fáilte,

On the following Tuesday May 5th the ICA book club will convene, also at ‘De Bucket’ Pub. Commencing with lunch at 1.15pm followed by bad luck and trouble! This is of course the title of the current book by Lee Child, which will be discussed.

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