Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes Wed August 22nd 2009

Kate O'Brien ,Monaleen & Noel Hayes,Kildimo who were married recently in St Mary Magdalene Church,Monaleen

Kilcornan BG Mass August 2009


Next Sunday August 23rd, courtesy of Coillte Forest Park, Curragh Chase, and organised by the Kenry Historical Society, you are invited to see aspects of Curragh Chase not normally on the tourist trail. Coillte are generously allowing free entry to the collection point in their Carpark, from 2.30pm. Michael Costello will lead the walk, starting at 3.00pm. On the following Sunday August 30th also at 3pm, Derek Cahill will lead a walk from the Pier at Ringmoylan and outline the history of that area. All events are free.

Time was when it was the menfolk who went forth hunting in packs, but when Kate O’Brien and her friends went ‘a-hunting’, the unanimous opinion of the pack was that Noel Hayes of Mellon would make a tasty morsel! This all took place in the ‘Sin Bin’ where conditions are conducive to capture and flight is not an option. Within four years of this event, the happy alliance was hammered out under the watchful eye of Monsignor Dan Neenan in Kate’s local parish church of St. Mary Magdalene in Monaleen. The elements smiled on the Bride as she arrived in all her luminous splendour, attended by her best friend and hunting ally Sineád Clinton and on the arm of her father Tim. Noel, faced with the choice of having his five brothers as Groomsmen, opted for his friend John Barry. The Rondo Trio wove their musical magic as the mellifluous minister dispensed his wisdom on matters of love and marriage. Representative members of each family and their friends played active roles as Readers and leaders of the Prayers of the Faithful. Mothers of Bride and Groom, Ann and Joan respectively, presented the gifts. The very happy reception took place at the Radisson Hotel on the Ennis Road where the meticulous planning of the newly-weds ensured all had a good time. When their adrenaline levels have subsided, it’s off to the Maldives and Dubai for the honeymoon, with suitcases packed with holiday reading to indulge Kate’s major passion interspersed with the odd dip to indulge her swimming interest. Noel is the lucky seventh son to marry of the Hayes family, while Kate is blazing a trail for her brothers Eric, Jim and Emmett to follow. Their home in Dooradoyle is sure to be a welcome retreat for visitors who are aware of Kate’s culinary skills. Their families and friends wish the couple continued happiness for many years ahead.

It was a ‘surprise’ for George Kelly of Mellon, when he was asked out for an evening in the GAA Clubhouse, Clarina. Little did he expect a concourse of his family and friends to greet him on his seventieth birthday! Following his shock, all settled down to an evening of fun and reminiscences.


Young Regina Griffin, daughter of Marie and Seamus, has, with her team-mates, won the right to represent Ireland in the forthcoming international competition in Portugal. Regina, with Louise Cantillon of Kilcornan and Jenny McCarthy of Killarney beat all opposition to secure this place and compete amongst the top girls of the European countries in their 11-16 year class. The trio are members of the ‘Pyramid Club’ in Mallow where they train and they carry on their tiny shoulders the hopes of the nation in the Acro Gymnastics in Portugal, with the good wishes of all.

Your last chance this year to locally train in Water Safety at Copswood College Pool. The training week begins on Monday August 24th at 10am and finishes with assessments on the following Saturday August 29th Trained instructors from Irish Water Safety will be on hand each day and €40 could be the cost of the life you’ll save with the skills you learn. Enquiries regarding the week’s training to Michael O’Sullivan at 061 393204.


Mass will be celebrated in Castletown graveyard on this Wednesday August 19, beginning at 7.30pm. As this is possibly the earliest church and graveyard in Kilcornan parish, there is a wide representation of families from the locality interred there. Resting in harmony with their Catholic brethren are members of the Reformed Churches who in death and in life happily coexist in the area.


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Mary Giltenane, Coolbeg, John Kenny, Ballynahallee, Nellie Shanahan, Coolbeg, and Kieran Battles, Ashgrove.

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


As and from Saturday September 5th the following revised Mass time arrangements will apply:

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

Sunday Mass 11.00 St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe Cill Díoma

Kathleen Griffin of Kildimo guild, who is Federation Sports and Leisure Officer,

is presently organising pitch and putt training .All members invited to participate.

Book club members are reminded that the current book ‘Marley and Me’

by John Grogan will be discussed at the September book club get together.


A large crowd is expected at the Community Council Barbeque at ‘De Bucket’ on Friday evening, August 21. Music on the occasion is by ‘M & M’ with local artiste Tommy McCauley. Tickets are only €10, which includes food served from 8.30 to 9.30 and many chances to win Spot Prizes and Raffle. Children welcome until 10pm. The proceeds go towards the development of the proposed extension to Kildimo graveyard.


In the weekly draw on August 11, numbers 1, 6, 12 & 19 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €2,300. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Mossie Griffin, Louise Byrnes, Pat Bourke, Pat Kelly and Pat Costello. The new Community Council invites your participation in this draw, the proceeds of which are channelled back into community development.

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