Friday, September 25, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E September 26 th 2009


At the last meeting of the above Council, a schedule of work was drawn up for years ahead, involving a five-year plan. This plan largely depends on the community which the Council serves and with that in mind they are presently drawing up a questionnaire for circulation in their area to elicit the ideas and desires of the community. While legal finalisation of the hall site has taken some time, it is now in the last stages of planning. Repairs to the Library are also on the agenda and the Graveyard extension is well advanced in planning. The success of the floral displays has suggested further work in that area with the idea of a Tidy Towns Committee being considered. In the late autumn, a calendar for the coming year is in process and Santa will be more visible this year with a seasonal tree in the village. Dermot Mullane of Ballyvareen Village is well ahead with his project of the Youth Club and will be glad to hear your ideas and harness your interest in that worthy project. Funding for all these projects is always an issue and if you cannot participate in any of the above calendar of events, your €2 subscription will be a welcome aid to community development.


Training has begun in Pallaskenry GAA pitch for U. 13 Girls on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30 pm. Kay O’Dowd or Shirley Sterritt will gladly hear from interested parties and their parents/guardians.


In Limerick City the Culture Night on Friday next September 25, will feature a multitude of events from Irish and Classical Music to Drama, Literature, Visual Art and visits to Museums. For the more energetic and historically-minded, Brian Hodkinson of the City Museum will lead a walk along the path of the old city walls. This begins at the Castle and lasts for two hours. It is well worth getting the Brochure of events or by contacting


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses are being arranged:

Patrick Walsh, Ballyrune Sunday September 26th at 11.00.

And the second anniversary Mass for the late Nora Stokes, Milford, will be celebrated on Friday evening October 2nd, at 7.30 pm, in St. Joseph’s Church, Kildimo.

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Kildimo/Pallaskenry Pastoral Council are delighted to announce an
evening concert with the popular Fr Liam Lawton on Friday December 4,
in St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo. Tickets are €25 and are
available locally from Pastoral Council members and will be available
on sale on October 3 and Sunday October 4 after each
mass. Tickets are available to parishioners ahead of general sale and
are limited to 300 due to the size of the church, so don't be
disappointed, book you ticket early.


The fishing club is running a fundraising raffle to be drawn on September 27 at their Clubhouse. There are four valuable cash prizes from €400 to €50. Funds raised will go toward the further development of the Lake area, which is already showing signs of great development in recent times with facilities for wheelchair anglers. Tickets cost €2 each or book of three for €5. The Registered Office of the Club is at No 15, The Oval, Gouldavoher, from where tickets are available and enquiries may be made.


As and from Saturday September 5, 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.

Future of Women in Europe

One of the participants at a seminar on ‘The future of Women in Ireland’ attended by European Commissioner José Manuel Barrosa in The Savoy Hotel, Limerick last weekend was Kildimo lady Una O’Shea-Murphy formerly of Ballyrune.Una in her capacity as President of Network Ireland joined another well known West Limerick lady Anne Marie Dennison, President of the Irish Country women’s Association on the podium speaking on the topic on hand. Congratulations to both on their relevant papers.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe Cill Díoma

Members are reminded of the forthcoming federation meeting in Woodlands, Adare on this Wednesday September 23rd commencing at 8pm.If you intend entering any of the competitions on the night please submit you entries well in advance of the commencement time.


In the weekly draw on September 15, numbers 6, 10, 14 & 28 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €2,800. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Triona, Luke & Jerry, Ann Dolan, Ger Griffin, Jennifer Griffin and Peggy Fitzgeerald. The new Community Council invites your participation in this draw, the proceeds of which are channelled back into community development. The €2 tickets are available at the local P.O. and the Pubs.


Participants in Heritage Week are invited to enter a competition by sharing their photographic records of the event. There are three competitive levels, from age 7-12, 13-21 and over 21. The winners will be those who illustrate originality and creativity and demonstrate an understanding of the theme of Heritage Week- ‘be part of it, it’s part of you. All details are available on the Heritage website.

Applications are now sought for this fund, which offers small-scale grants for a limited number of eligible students who are in further or third level education. Eligible expenses include support for fees, books, travel, childcare subsistence, rent or other necessary resources. For eligibility criteria and an application form contact Adrienne on 069 66296 or see: Closing Date: Friday October 16 at 5pm .


The Autumn Music at Castleconnell Series has begun and every second Tuesday evening until December 8, the featured composer is Beethoven. The best of Irish musical talent has been secured by Limerick County Arts Office and the renowned Austrian Haydn Trio ‘Eisenstadt’, will also perform. The venue is Castleconnell’s Church of All Saints and tickets are available at the door of from the Arts Office at 061 496498/496300.


Evening courses in Traditional Music have commenced in the College on Monday evenings. Choristers also meet to hone their vocal skills and if Life Saving is your interest you will also find tuition in that useful art in the College Pool. All details of these courses may be received from the secretary at 061 393105

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