Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E October 31 2009

Autumn in Curragh Chase


The death of Pat O’Connor of Ballymartin was received locally with sadness, following as it does the death of Pat Senior in the same year. To his wife Mary daughter Niamh,son Shane ,mother Brigid are extended the heartfelt sympathy of friends and neighbours. His remains were removed from Downey’s Funeral Home Pallaskenry to the Church of St. John the Baptist Kilcornan, on Thursday, October 22 and his funeral followed Requiem Mass on Friday to the local cemetery.

Sympathy is also extended to Mary Ellen O’Byrnes and family, Ardlahan on the death of her son-in-law Martin Flinter of Malahide on Thursday October 21. The late Martin was husband of Catherine O’Byrnes and father of Emma, Sarah and Kate. His funeral took place to Glasnevin Crematorium following Requiem Mass in the Church of Our Lady Queen of Heaven at Dublin Airport where Martin was previously employed.

I Líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses are being arranged: MaryEgan (Fitzgerald), Kilmacat, Declan Costelloe, Ballyvareen, Tom and Ned O’Shaughnessy, Clooncaura (Thursday Oct 29 at 10.00), Edward Lyons (Fri 30th 10.00) and Aidan O’Brien, Ballyvareen ( Sun Nov 1 at 11.000)

The Months Mind Mass for the late Joe Quin, Faha will also be celebrated on Sunday Nov 1 at 11.00

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Fr. John, PP, will lead prayers at all the local graveyards on Sunday November 1. His tour begins at Kildimo at 2.00pm and continues to Ardcanny and Killurach in rotation.

The annual burial ground maintenance collection will be taken up on the day in all cemeteries.


Congratulations to newly graduated Doctor Tom Hayes, formerly of Mellon. Tom was conferred on Thursday October 22 at Mary Immaculate College and he featured on the ‘Irish Independent’ of the following day when he was ‘conferred’ again by his daughter Alice Rose. The ceremony at the College gave due credit to his wife Louise and his extended family that were partners with him in realising his goal. Tom will be available for dispensing his knowledge gained in the process and on the theme of the evolution in Irish sport from earlier informal events, which often involved whole communities to what we now know as highly structured and organised events. The title of Tom’s Doctoral Thesis is ‘Ludicrous to Logical, The transformation of sport in North Munster from 1850 – 1890’


The ICA book club will meet on Tuesday next November 3 at ‘De Bucket ‘Pub Ferrybridge at 1.15pm. ‘The Shell Seekers ‘by Rosamunde Pitcher is the book for discussion following lunch.

The monthly guild meeting takes place on the following night Wed Nov 4 at 8pm in ‘The Seven Sisters ‘Pub, Old Kildimo. Members are reminded of forthcoming Monster Federation Raffle and requested for returns in connection with same as soon as possible


On October 21, the first autumn lecture of the Society was delivered by Tony Browne on ‘The Houses of Kenry’. Tony has an enduring interest in the houses of the landed gentry and his lively lecture was embellished by his photographs and his wit. In proposing thanks from the Society, Sean Cotter, Hon. Secretary, paid tribute to his wide and deep knowledge of the subject, which provided a useful introduction to the next speaker to the group, who will talk on the people who lived in these houses. Br. John Feheney returns for his second lecture to the local history society on Friday November 27. Br. John who is a native of Ballysteen, has done extensive researches into the history of his native place and his more recent publication on the subject covers the notable people who made a mark on our local place. This book is entitled ‘Askeaton Ballysteen A Biographical Dictionary’ and it contains details of about three hundred persons. His other historical publications include ‘The Ranahans of Iverus’, ‘The O’Shaughnessys of Munster’, ‘Ballysteen: The People and the Place’ and ‘The Naughtons of Ballycanana’. His major output is in the educational field which has relevance to his teaching career and his membership of the Presentation Brothers. Br John always commands a large audience, so don’t miss this occasion and come early to the Religion Room of Copswood College for an 8.00pm start.


By now you should have received your School Newsletter relating to the present building development at the local school. Extra facilities including a classroom, resource area, kitchen, toilets and storeroom are presently nearing completion at an overall cost of €220,000. While a Department grant will cover slightly more than half of these expenses, the local community will make up the difference, thus ensuring a vital local asset for the community. The fund-raising initiative will target three areas, namely past pupils, families of current students and the wider community


Limerick County Community Games are celebrating forty years of existence of their promotion of sporting and cultural activities for children up to sixteen years. Music on the night will be supplied by ‘Traffic’ and a history of the past forty years will be launched. The Secretary of the Year award will be presented by the County Secretary Eleanor Fitzsimons as well as many more presentations in the presence of invited guests. It is anticipated that there will be much interest in the celebration locally, given the long local association with the Games. Kay O’Dowd will give further information and supply the tickets at €30 each by contacting her at 086 3329712


The community based local radio station WL102fm is holding another of its popular monthly Car Boot Sale and Indoor Markets at the Community Centre, NCW, on Sunday November 1, from 7.30am. You never know what treasure you may pick up at such an event as has frequently happened. Further information on these events may be had from 087 6866450.


In the weekly draw on October 20, numbers 10, 13, 17 & 25 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €3,300. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Joe Gleeson, Alison Griffin, Mary Griffin, Jennifer Griffin and Chrissie McMahon.


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.

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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