Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E October 24 2009

Coillte Representative Kieran Quirk


The Environment Section of Limerick County Council will be doing a
"Litter Road show" around County Limerick commencing on Tuesday October 20, from County Hall.
They intend visiting every nook and cranny of the County and will be
distributing FREE Car Litter Bins, Recyclable Bags, Re-Usable Coffee
Mugs etc, so tell your families, friends and neighbours to keep an eye
out for them.
The attached is a link to the Litter Bus, and as you can see, you can’t
miss it!!


It was with sadness that the death on October 12th 2009 of Mr John Kett, Kilbreedy, Kildimo was received in the community. He is deeply regretted by his sisters, extended family, friends and neighbours including his cousins Liam Fitzgerald, Ballinacarriga and John Moloney, The Old Road to whom condolences are extended. His funeral took place on Wednesday October 14 following Requiem Mass in St John the Baptist Church, Kilcornan to Kilcornan Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.


In preparation for the public prayers and visits to Ardcanny Graveyard in Mellon, an extra effort of titivation is called for. On Saturday morning, October 24, a 10.30 start should see volunteers home for lunch afterwards. Should you have any interest in this ancient Kildimo parish church and graveyard, your presence would be appreciated. “Many hands…’


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.


There was a good turnout of locals to meet the staff of Coillte when they had their public consultative open-day in Kilcornan Community Centre. While the local interest may be in the Curragh Chase public amenity, managers of the other Co. Limerick properties were on hand to outline their policies and practices in relation to the areas of forest under their care. There was a strong emphasis on the commercial value of tree planting and the help of a practical nature that is available to commercial growers.


Tony Brown of the famed Radio History Programme that was so popular in the past, is the guest speaker on Wednesday, October 21. His topic is ‘The Houses of Kenry’ and the illustrated talk begins at 8.00 pm. The venue as for all lectures of the Society, is in the Religious Room of Copswood College. You’ll find that through the new school entrance from the quad and then just follow the crowd! It’s free!


The organiser of the Table Quiz and the Cari group wish to mark their gratitude on the recent fundraising effort on their behalf. Joe Gleeson has handed over in excess of €500 for the furtherance of their aims in supporting the child victims of abuse to the local centre. Outside of such events, any financial assistance would be gratefully received. In recent times there has been a 50% increase in demands for assistance and as each counselling session costs €50, the meagre 35% funding from government sources is quickly swallowed up. There are five therapists at the CARI centre on the Ennis Road, which gives some indication of the scale of the problem. Should you want to contact the service or offer help try 1890 924 567 or 061 582224.


Peggy Gleeson has spent a period as guest of the local health service and has returned home much the better for her experience. With batteries charged, she will soon again be joining her friends on the Bingo Bus.


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.


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


The organisers of the recent ‘Bring and Buy Sale’ in aid of Fr. Murphy’s mission in South Africa wish to thank all those who contributed in any way towards the success of the venture which netted €2,000. All of these funds will be used for the feeding programme for preschool children in the township of Zweilshe. Christmas is an especially critical time for this project and €10 will feed a family over that period. Benefactors will be included in the intentions of Masses, which will be offered both in Kilcornan and Zweillshe in gratefulness to the benefactors of this project.


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses are being arranged: James O’Rourke, Clooncaura, Ned O’Shaughnessy, Clooncaura and Swinford, Co Mayo, Jim Loftus, Ballyoshea,

Jim Wooda, Kilmoreen, Johnnie Ward, Coolbeg, Margaret Conway, Ballinacarriga and Toddy McCauley, Court (Sunday October 25 at 11.00)

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Among the attendance of over five hundred members at the recent ICA Winter Conference in Gorey was May Galvin from Ballyrune .A comprehensive

Report is promised at the next guild meeting, which takes place on Wednesday Nov 4th at 8pm in the usual venue.


A lady from Ballynacarriga has surely created a record that will take some beating! Sister Alice Moore who was born in the old RIC Barracks strategically overlooking a wide area on the north side of Kildimo, has been a Salesian nun for 75 years! She was born in 1913 to a teaching father and not surprisingly she followed in his footsteps and dedicated her Salesian life to doing the same.


In the weekly draw on October 13, numbers 7, 8, 17 & 24 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €3,200. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Ann O’Dea, Rose McKeogh, Phyl Fitzgerald, John Walsh and Mary Rogan.


Mid term break commences on Friday, 23rd October at 3.20pm and school will resume on Monday, 2nd November 2009.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal: Boxes should be handed into school office on or before Friday, 6th November 2009.

Spanish Exchange Students will be travelling to Los Salesianos ‘Juan Bosco’, Granada in Spain on Wednesday, 21st to 28th October 2009 with Mr. Thomas Downes and Ms. Mary O’Shea.

Well done to students from TYR, 5th & 6th Year who took part in a fundraising collection for Enable Ireland and St. Gabriel’s School at Thomond Park on Saturday before the Munster Game. Congratulations to1st Year Boys Hurling who recorded a very good win over St. Clement’s and to Katie McAvinue, who came 1st and Aimee Jones, who came 2nd in the Cois Sionna Credit Union Singing Competition.

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