Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kildimo News 7th May 2009

You are invited to follow the good example
of the pupils of the local National
School who are getting down and dirty
and cleaning the stretch of road from the
GAA pitch and down the village street. If
you have a little time to spare join in at
the school gates at 1.15pm on
Wednesday, May 6.

Tommy and Marie O’Shea, Ballyvareen
have notched up 25 years of married
bliss. It was marked by a house party and
renewal of vows by their own family pastor
Canon O’Shea, who originally sealed
the knot between the couple.

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 in the
Ringmoylan area. 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.

To mark fifty years of its existence and
the great new facilities presently enjoyed
by all, a history of the club will be
launched on Friday, May 15 at the
Community Centre, Askeaton. Askeaton’s
famous son Pat Wallace and head of the
National Museum, Dublin, will perform
on the night. Another historic milestone
for ‘The Auld Town’ and its state-of-theart
swimming pool.

The Club Development LOTTO Draw No.
25 on Monday, April 27, at The Seven
Sisters, jackpot of b1,800. Numbers
drawn: 18, 20, 21, 25. No winner. Lucky
dip winners: 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 May 8. Contact any
club member for further details.
On Sunday, May 10 Mass will be celebrated
in Kildimo Church at 12.00 marking
the long history of the GAA organisation
in the parish, which co-insides with the
founding of Cumann Lúth Cleas Gael in
1884.Fáilte roimh gach einne ann.

Liz Hickey has struck gold and gathered a
useful boost for her holiday fund, that’s
if her banker husband doesn’t get his
hands on her winnings! Liz is a regular
purchaser and seller of Lotto tickets,
with many smaller wins in the past so
she is a deserved winner of the Jackpot
of b4,400. Numbers: 1, 10, 21 & 27.
‘Lucky Dips’, b50, b30 & b20: Mary
Moloney, Ben Griffin and Emma and Eoin
Lowrey. Congratulations to all!

The following, whose anniversaries occur
around this time, are remembered and
Masses are being arranged: Mairtín
O’Corrbuí, Pailís Caonraí, Joe Goggin,
Coolbeg (Wednesday, May 6 at 10am),
Thomas and Margaret Fitzgerald,
Ballinacarriga (Saturday May 9th at 7pm)
and Stephen and Paddy O’Shaughnessy,
Clooncaura (Wednesday, May 13 at 10am)
Ní imithe uainn ach imithe rómhainn

The members of Kildimo ICA extend
warmest congratulations to Anne Maria
Dennison of Mainistir Na Féile who has
been chosen as National President elect
of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association.
Kildimo guild members will be among the
many supporters from all parts of the
city and county who will travel to the
Marble City to see the first Limerick
woman take the chain of office of this
Fad Saol agat Anne Maria.

With the cooperation of ‘De Bucket’,
Ferrybridge new local clothes bank, in
aid of the ISPCC has been launched in
their car park.

John O’Brien from Doon is organising a
pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine in
September, 12 - 19. The week’s trip will
leave from Shannon and if you book
before June 1, you can have the trip for
b669, otherwise it will cost you b699.
Two priests will accompany this tour and
John will give you all other details on

West Limerick Resources are establishing
five local area Councils in their catchment
region. The aim of such groups is to
promote development in each local council
area. To get the scheme off to a start,
a public meeting is taking place in Foynes
Community Centre on May 6 at 8pm.
While most local groups have been contacted
regarding the above, if you feel
you have an interest in this new initiative,
you will be most welcome to come
to the meeting.
If you need further information on the
subject, ring Eimear on 069-62222 or see
their website at

Ignoring the fact that a previous P.P. in
this area was sent away for practicing
medicine, the present incumbent whose
farming background taught him many a
thing about sheep (as evidenced by his
sermon on ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’) and
swine, has initiated prophylactic medical
measures to combat the transmission of
swine fever. His embargo on shaking
hands during Mass has ensured that the
virus doesn’t pass west of Kildimo.
It has to be assumed that shaking hands
even outside Mass is similarly frowned
upon and that all bodily contact is ill
advised. If ‘absence makes the heart
grow fonder’, then the advice would be
to store up all signs of affection and good
will until the scare has passed and then
we can make up for the present ‘noli me
tangere’, which has a strong Biblical base
in John’s Gospel, 20:17. Meanwhile you
may still cuddle your Vietnamese potbellied

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