Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes WED June 24 2009


The O’Dea pub at the Ferrybridge is becoming a popular venue for showcasing local art and the second exhibition of the Clarina Thursday Club painters group is currently showing there. The opening on Wednesday, June 17 was attended by artists and friends and opened by their mentor Paul Quann. The quality of the multi-media work is evident for all to see and in his opening words, Paul noted the progress of the students under his tutelage. Praise was also bestowed by him on the dynamic organiser Mary Hanley who is herself an exhibitor. The recession is evident in the prices of the works and this in no way reflects on the quality of the paintings. This painters group honoured Mary O’Dea for her generosity in hosting the opening reception and for making the venue available. Drop in and view and you will be impressed by the quality of work on offer and the modesty of the prices. You could find a family heirloom there!


Lifesaving courses are on offer locally for a mere €40 for a week’s tuition.

From Monday next June 29 to Saturday July 4, the venue is Pallaskenry Pool and the course is being held in Askeaton Pool from July 6 to 11. Kate will take enquiries at 085 1407415.


Limerick Co. Co. Arts Office offers limited places on their Child Protection Training Programme which will run on Thursday and Friday, July 2 & 3, from 10am to 5pm. The training is free and on completion of the twelve-hour programme, a certificate will be granted. For further information contact Bríd at 061 496300, or the Arts Office, Limerick Co. Co.


The AGM of the local Community Council attracted a large attendance on June 10 and in consequence a new committee of twenty-two persons were elected. These represent all corners of the parish and incorporate lots of talent that will be put to good use in the community. One of the first initiatives is to beautify the village environs with tubs of flowers. It is already evident in the efforts of many local houses and businesses how floral displays enhance the village. Tubs will be supplied costing €65 each, and if anyone is interested in contributing, they may contact any member of the committee. Tubs may also be shared by groups or clubs. If you have gardening or any other skills to offer or would like to get involved in a ‘Tidy Towns’ group, your services will be gratefully received. Membership of the Community Council is not a condition for action on behalf of the community. The new Committee members, who are included here, will gladly listen to any comments you make towards building up the local community. Tommy O’Shea, Knockroe the new Chairperson replaces Tony O’Shea and Sarah Beard is replaced as Hon. Secretary by her neighbour Morgan McDonagh of Ballycasey with Phyl Fitzgerald of Court as Ass. Sec. Margaret McCarthy, Coolbeg will hold the Treasurer’s position for the coming year. Dermot Mullane of Ballyvareen, who also acts as Youth Officer, fills the Vice Chair. Sarah Beard, Ballycasey is the new PRO. The other elected members are: Michael Battels, Ballyvareen, Dympna Cahill, Old Kildimo; Kristin Collopy, Ballyculhane; Pat Costello, Coolbeg, Michael Coughlan, Court; Maurice Dolan, Ballyvareen; Armelle Mangan, Curraheen; Patrick Flannery, Faha; Catriona Griffin, Ballynacarriga; John Griffin, Old Kildimo; Siobhán Guinan, Ballyvareen; Anita O’Hanlon, Old Kildimo; Peter McCormack, Old Kildimo; Tony O’Brien, Old Kildimo; Shirley Sterritt, Knockroe; Tony O’Shea, Old Kildimo.


A gala event was held on Friday June 19, in Kilcornan Community Centre to honour retiring teachers Brigid Griffin, Kilcornan and Denis Bradley of Ballydoole. Many representative speeches paid tribute to the unique contribution of both teachers and presented them with tokens to mark the occasion. Denis’s wife Maeve (nee Kennedy, formerly Rockfield House) was also honoured with a floral tribute.


The above event has been postponed from the June 24, 2009 to Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Please contact the school at 061 393105 for further details.


The following, whose anniversaries are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Jack Goggin, Coolbeg, Peggy Fitzgerald, Dromore, Mrs O’Dea, Ballyvareen (Saturday June 27 at 7pm),and Michael and Kitty Rogan, Ballyculhane (Sunday June 28 at 12.00)

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Following the recent Mass ballot among the parishioners the following revised timetable will operate as and from the beginning of September 2009:

Vigil Mass Saturday at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Pallaskenry.

Sunday Mass at 11.00 in St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo.

These arrangements will alternate every second year, between both churches in the parish.


In the weekly draw on June 23, numbers 6, 15, 23 & 27 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €1,500. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Mary Rogan, Paddy Kelly, Gerald Keith Griffin, Maura Hickey and Maureen Morris. The new Community Council invites your participation in this draw, the proceeds of which are channelled back into community development.


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


The final touches are presently being made on the Betty Manning memorial book. Experiences and activities of the guild for the 2008 /09 year are being recorded and will be dispatched for further adjudication before the end of the month.

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