Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E October 10 2009

Active Retirement Members from Mid West Region incl Regional Chairperson Phyllis O'Halloran,Kildimo,Hon Sec Maura Lyons,Bruree and Hon Treas Maurice Hannigan,Adare who attended a Media Training Workshop in Adare recently.


The local community were shocked by the sudden death of Joe Quinn of Faha during last week. He is survived by his wife Mary (Maisie), his daughter Ann Marie and sons James, Mike, their partners ,grandchildren Lily and Ellaand their children as well as his brothers Michael and Patsy and his sisters Eileen, Josephine, Ria and Kathleen along with his extended family. His funeral took place to Kildimo cemetery following Requiem Mass on Sunday, October 4 at 12.30 pm. Ar dheis Dé to raibh a anam.


Pencil in the time and location of the next event for the above society which takes place on October 21 at Copswood College Religion Room at 8.00 pm. The speaker on this occasion is the well-known Radio history presenter Tony Brown who will speak on his pet subject of the ‘Big House’. In this case he will treat of the houses of Kenry of which there are a wide diversity of types. Talks are free and new members are always welcome.


Always a fun event, the annual Powers Whiskey Quiz in aid of REHAB, is hosted by ‘De Bucket’ on Friday, October 9. The winners can go on to conquer the country in the National Final in November as well as adding to their cellar for Christmas. Tables cost only €30 per four and unlimited fun is assured at no extra cost!


The local proud tradition of draughts playing is preparing for the new season of competition in boys and girls teams. Training takes place in Pallaskenry Community Centre on Thursday, October 8 from 8.00 to 9.00pm. Teams in training are the Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14. See you there!


Years of training have culminated in toned muscles and steely determinations for the group of women from Ballynacarriga, Mellon and thereabouts who participated in the Womans Mini Marathon in U.L. on Sunday October 5. Husbands and partners will be kept busy for weeks to come in massaging muscles and egos as a result and banking the large sums that were collected in sponsorship of the event.


A significant milestone in Sonny Gleeson’s life was marked when his family and friends celebrated the occasion at the Woodland’s Adare recently. The music of Daniel O’Connell ensured that the ‘birthday boy’ never left the floor for the evening. Congratulations Sonny and many more future parties!


You are invited to an open meeting at Kilcornan Community Centre on October 14 from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm. This is part of the ongoing consultative process between the managers of the local Forest Park and those who are interested in this wonderful amenity. Visitors to the area in recent times cannot but be impressed by the expansion of facilities there, including the opening of new circular woodland walks. The discovery of very ancient yew trees within the estate has been a source of wonder in their longevity, which stretches back to an Ireland when wolves and elk were more common than people. Progeny of these same ancient trees are presently being cultivated to extend their history into an undreamed-of world of the future, which will differ from ours as much as ours differ from two thousand years ago when their seedlings took root.


Past pupils of the College are meeting for Mass on Sunday, October 11, at 2.00 pm in the College Church. This event celebrates the Order’s ninety years in Pallaskenry. Following Mass, there will be an opportunity to meet old pals over refreshments in the Refectory.

First Year Students are invited to an Open Night on Wednesday, October 14, in the School Hall with an address by the Principal.

The school branch of the Credit Union in conjunction with Cois Sionna Credit Union is open each Tuesday at 1.30 pm.

5th Year LCVP students are organising GOAL Jersey Day on Friday, 9th October 2009 and money will go towards John O’Shea’s charity organisation GOAL for ongoing relief work in Africa.


The Pallaskenry ‘Going Strong Club’ is back in action! Maturity of age is the only condition for enjoying their meetings in the Community Hall on Tuesdays from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. When Queen Victoria visited Killarney she set up a trend which the Club is following in visiting that famed spot on Sunday, October 18. For a mere €10 you may follow in her footsteps (by bus!) and enjoy lunch inclusively. Victoria didn’t get off as light!


Joe Gleeson is hosting another of his popular Table Quizzes on Monday October 12 in the Corner House Pallaskenry. Tables cost €40 for four and questions begin at 9.00 pm sharp. The Cari Foundation will benefit from this event and this worthy cause depends largely on voluntary subscriptions to pursue it aims, so your presence will be much appreciated on the night.


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Peggy Rice,Mellon & London, Billy O’Shaughnessy,

Clooncaura,Josie Hickey,Mountpleasant) Thurs Oct 15th at 10.00 and

Jack Walsh, Ballycasey (Sun Oct 11th at 11.00)

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Tickets are going well for the visit to St. Joseph’s Church Kildimo, of famed singer Liam on December 4. It is very important for locals to secure their seat on the night as numbers are limited and many from outside the area are showing interest in the event. Don’t be disappointed and secure your €25 ticket by contacting any member of the Pastoral Council or Dan Cahill at 085 1740599.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe Cill Díoma
Members are reminded of the forthcoming guild meeting on this Wednesday October 7th at ‘The Seven Sisters’Pub, Old Kildimo.Activities commence at 8pm

followed by a mini auction in aid of ACWW. All contributions including home produce ,plants etc are very welcome towards this annual fundraiser. On Saturday next October 10th the ICA Winter Conference takes place in Gorey,Co Wexford and all guilds will be represented there.


In the weekly draw on September 29, numbers 5, 10, 15 & 16 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €2,900. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Dylan Hogan, Phyl Fitzgerald, John Moloney, Alison Griffin and Pat Costello.

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