Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E June 13 2009


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses arranged: Mary Agnes and James O’Shea, Ballyrune, Joe and Mary Liston, Ballycasey, Kathleen Conway, Deceased members of Goggin and Griffin families (Wednesday June 10th at 10.00), Mackie Sullivan, Knockroe

(Saturday 13th at 7pm), Maureen Barrett (Sunday June 14th at 12.00) and Máire O’Sullivan, Ballyoshea (Sunday June 21st at 12.00).

Months mind Masses for Mr Patsy Hayes; Ballycasey were celebrated on Friday last June 5th and for Mrs Nellie McDonnell, Old Kildimo on Saturday last June 6th

Solas Na nGrást dóibh uilig.


In the weekly draw on June 2, numbers 9, 19, 24 & 25 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €1,300. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Siobhán Guinan, Mossie Griffin, Bryan Griffin, Thomas Keyes and Chrissie McMahon.


An important date for your diary is the AGM of the local Community Council on this Wednesday June 10 in the Library at 8.30pm. The present Council have been working hard to expedite development of the community site and in the raising of funds through the weekly Lotto, to maintain the Library. The success of local development depends on local participation- ‘ní neart go cur le céile’.


Students of the local school are getting to know their local area ‘Golden Mile’. The mile from ‘De Bucket’ on the old road will be visited by the boys and girls on a conducted tour, which will illustrate the flora and (hopefully) fauna of that area. With a bit of luck the elusive cuckoo may perform his/her distinctive song in the pastures adjoining the route.


The lack of facilities to develop acting skills in the area of West Limerick is being addressed by Alison Cowpar-Boylan of Adare. Marking a first for the area, she is conducting two summer camp workshops in an effort to fill the void and develop acting and dramatic skills in younger people. The two camps will begin on July 13 and 27. It is ultimately intended to set up a Stage Craft Theatre School to open in September. Alison will gladly take enquiries at 087 9952605 or by e-mail to


Fancy a game? Members are travelling to Charleville on Saturday next June 13, teeing off between 9 and 10 am. Contact Matty if you intend to join the fun at 086 0798093.


The many local artists may be interested in an exhibition by Gillian Kenny, which is opening on this Thursday, June 11. While the opening reception is at 7.00pm on the day, at 1.00pm on the same day you may gain an insight into the artist’s mind and methods through her gallery talk. The paintings are largely based on her travels from her home in Limerick, via Kilkee to America and Canada. There is a strong influence from the picture postcards we all knew in earlier times. There are also ‘Family Days’ at the Gallery on June 27 and July 11, for which prior booking is required. As always, admission to the Limerick City Gallery of Art, in the Carnegie Building in Pery Square, is free and the permanent exhibition there has many examples of Ireland’s greatest artists.


The Salesian College, Pallaskenry once again will host Camp Bosco for a three week period from Monday July 6 to Friday July 24 between 1.30pm and 5.30pm each day. Cost is €75 per week with three week special offers and family group rates. Further information from (061) 393105

This Wednesday June 10 will see the final meeting before the summer break. A timely reminder that fees are now due and should be paid to the Guild’s Hon treasurer Maeve Bradley as soon as possible.

The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of Conquer Cancer will be taken up at both Masses in Kildimo this coming weekend. This collection is being co-ordinated by Kathleen Coughlan, Court on behalf of Kildimo ICA and your support would be much appreciated.


Congratulations to 1) Students who passed their Water Safety Exams - 2nd Year: Emily Fitzgerald,

3rd Year: John Sheehan, Conor Holland, Sarah O’Dea, Niall Madden and Ciarán Mulcahy, 5th Year: Chris Slattery and Claire McCarthy and 6th Year: Georgina Ryan, 2) to all those who competed in both U.L. and Castleisland in the North Munster Athletics: a) Áine Sheehan 2nd in Shot, Discus and Hammer, b) Ailish Sheehan 1st in Shot & Javelin and 2nd in Discus and on winning Gold in Shot in the Munster Schools Athletics recently, c) Orlaith O’Neill 3rd in Hurdles, d) Girls Relay: Orlaith O’Neill, Sarah O’Dea, Niamh O’Connor & Hazel O’Connor, e) Ciara Barrett 2nd in 400 Hurdles and f) Niamh O’Connor 3rd in 400m.

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