Friday, October 16, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E October 17 2009


It was with sadness that the death of Mr PJ Conway, Ballycasey, Kildimo was received in the locality on Tuesday October 6, 2009. Pre deceased by his brother Teddy and sister Josephine Piggott, PJ is deeply mourned by his wife Peg, daughter Mary, extended family, neighbours and friends and former colleagues in ESB. His funeral took place, following Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo, on Friday October 9 to Kildimo Cemetery.

Beannacht De lena anam.

Condolences are also extended to Catherine Woods NT, formerly of Kilmoreen on the death of her aunt Ms Nan Woods RIP. A native of Lahinch, Co Clare, Nan resided for a number of years in Kilmoreen and her funeral took place on Tuesday October 13 2009, following Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, O’Connell Avenue, to Kildimo Cemetery.

In iothalann De go gcastar sinn.


You are invited to an open meeting at Kilcornan Community Centre on this Wednesday 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.


Fr. John will conduct prayers at all three graveyards in the joint parish on Sunday, November 1st. His tour of duty begins at Kildimo at 2.00, Ardcanny at 2.45 and Killurach at 3.30 pm.

The Annual Burial Ground maintenance collection takes place on this occasion and your generous support is always welcome.


Pencil in the time and location of the next event for the above society which takes place on Wednesday 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.


The first meeting of the newly formed Youth Club got off to a resounding success with lots of youths and leaders to promote their activities. Copswood School facilities were made available and lots of activities like indoor soccer, basketball, dodgeball, darts, table soccer and air hockey ensured that the first meeting created much enthusiasm for future ones.


The AGM of the Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games will take place on Monday next October 18 at 8.30 pm. The continued success of these important character-building activities depends upon willing helpers to monitor and train the young members in their many activities. There is a role for all responsible parents/guardians in furthering the club, so make your way to Pallaskenry Community night for the election of new members for the coming year.


Limerick Co. Co. Arts Office invites all to a reading by Patricia Rainsford in NCW Library on this Thursday, October 15 at 8.00 pm. The evening includes an ‘Open Mic Session’ where other creative writers may sound off. The Kerry poet Eileen Sheehan will chair the event. Patricia is US born but lives and writes in Limerick. She has many novels to her credit, published by Penguin Ireland.


If you have any interest in poetry or William Butler Yeats you must visit the Yeats Exhibition in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin. The exhibition features lots of original jottings of the poet from the most comprehensive collection of his work anywhere, which is in the National Library. Every aspect of his life is portrayed and recordings of his works are read aloud by people like Kathleen Watkins and the poet himself reads ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’. An outing to this exhibition would be advisable for any writers’ group and guided tours may be arranged. The booklet that accompanies the exhibition is a gem in itself. Of course it’s all free!


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 next October 18th. For a mere €10 you may follow in her footsteps (by bus!) and enjoy lunch inclusively. Victoria didn’t get off as light!



On Thursday October 22, Chris Barron, Manager of Killarney National Park Educational Centre will give a talk on 'The Wildlife of Killarney National Park'.

This talk will take place at Glenstal Abbey Library, Murroe at 8.00 p.m.

All welcome


Many activities are hit by the present economic slump, but one group facing the recession with energy is the Twin Dragon Association. To facilitate members who may be feeling the crunch, the club is offering discounts on the usual membership fees with special conditions for family members also. All details of these offers and venues and times of club activities may be found on their website at or speak directly to Matt at 086 8744423


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Josie Hickey,Mountpleasant,Bill O’Shaughnessy,Clooncaura,Lil Armstrong,Knockroe,James O’Rourke,Clooncaura,& Teresa Nealon,Monanogue

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe Cill Díoma

The ICA Killulta Painters are busy preparing for their Annual Exhibition ‘Obair na mBan X ‘which will be officially opened on Thursday November12th in Newcastle West Library at 8pm

The next book club meeting at ‘De Bucket’Pub,Ferrybridge takes place on Tuesday November 3rd at 1.15pm and the book for discussion is’The Shell Seekers’ by Rosamund Pilcher


In the weekly draw on October 6, numbers 5, 15, 21 & 24 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €3,000. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to John Sheahan, Joe Horan, Margaret O’Rourke (P.O), Pat Kelly and Pat Costello.

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