Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E November 28 2009

Doris Shire with her daughter Melissa at the launch of Doris's CD entitled 'My Own Home Town'


The Seven Sisters was the place to be on Friday, November 20, when local lady Doris Shire launched her latest CD. In her support came many of her Rambling House artists who perform with her at home and abroad. The unique feature of her latest recordings is the inclusion of Kildimo’s anthem, ‘That old home town of mine’ or ‘The Boys of the Line’ as it is sometimes called. Also featuring on this compilation is Doris’s daughter Melissa who has two tracks. This latest CD is available from Doris in Camheen, Mungret and will make an ideal Christmas gift for Kildimo folk and especially for emigrants.


If you’re interested in the barony in which you live- if that is Kenry- then learn more about the people who influenced it’s historical development by coming to Br. John Feheney’s talk on the ‘Gentry of Kenry’. The venue is the Religion Room of the Salesian College, Pallaskenry, and the talk begins at 8.00 pm on Friday, November 27.


Pallaskenry Community Centre is the venue for the Cois Sionna Credit Union AGM on Tuesday, December 1 at 8.00 pm. The Chairman Anthony Prendiville will present his address on the forty-second year of the Union’s operation; its current financial position and the proposed innovative changes to address changing demands. Lil Rogan will present a detailed Treasurer’s Report. Dermot Gallagher, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee will report on the workings of his Committee that is responsible for the supervision and scrutiny of the Union’s officers in pursuit of their duties. It’s your Credit Union, bí linn!

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The final meeting of Kildimo ICA for 2009 takes place on Wednesday Dec 2

In Seven Sisters pub Old Kildimo, commencing at 8pm. Do remember to bring along your handmade Christmas cards for display.


The local Kildimo AFC are holding a fundraising ‘Race Night’ on Saturday, December 5, at the Seven Sisters at 8.30 pm. There will be eight races with ten horses, so your chances of a good return on your investment of a minimum of €10 are far better than winning the Lottery! Brian Nestor will give you any information regarding the event on 087 7841382. A fun night is assured!


Just to let you know that the dangerous crossroads in the village is exercising the attention and efforts of our Croom Councillor Pat Fitzgerald. He has brought up the subject several times at Council meetings and he expects to have some information on the subject at the next Council meeting on November 23. He is fully aware of the great concerns of locals and in particular parents and children using the junction en route to school.


The tenth annual exhibition of the ICA’s ‘Killulta Painters Group’ will continue until the end of the month in the Library NCW. Call in and marvel at the development of the ladies’ painterly skills over the course of their activities under the watchful eye of their Tutor, Teresa.


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time, are remembered:

Paddy Bourke, Cluain Mhuire and Clarina, Mary O’Riordan, Ballycasey

and Askeaton, Mary Buckley, Kilmoreen and Cork, and Bridie O’Brien, Ballyvareen.

Mass for the following will be celebrated as follows

Michael O’Shaughnessy, Clooncaura (Thursday at 10.00) and Patsy Gleeson, Mellon (Sunday November 29 at 11.00)

Solas Na ngrást dóibh uilig.


The death has occurred at her home in the UK of Mrs Marie Cowley (nee Madigan) formerly of Ballinacarriga. Pre deceased by her husband Jackie,

brothers Dan and John, and sister Ann Nealon, she is deeply mourned by her son and daughter, brothers Patrick (Old Kildimo), James (Pallaskenry), Tom

(Limerick) sisters Margaret Hodgkin (Borrisoleigh), Catherine and Eileen UK, extended family and friends RIP. Following Requiem Mass her funeral has taken place in UK. Imithe ar shlí na Fírinne.

Condolences are also extended to the Salesian Community on the recent death of

Fr Dan O’Mahony SDB, a native of Inniscarra Co Cork, Fr Dan was closely associated with both Copswood and Warrenstown Agricultural Colleges and

was well known in the local community where he had many friends.

His funeral took place on Sunday November 22 following Requiem Mass in Copswood College to the community cemetery

Go dtuga Dia Suaimhneas sioraí da anam agus sólas dá mhuintir atá ag caoineadh a bháis.


The local committee of the above met recently in the presence of Garda Noel Nicholson, Community Liaison Officer to discuss the ongoing work of the group. You will shortly see some of the results of this work in new and more visible signs to indicate the Kildimo community alert area. Financial cutbacks also curtail the effects of community alert and funds are only available for the setting up of phone alarm systems. Older systems relied on earlier and less developed technology and neighbourly contacts and these are now being superseded by twenty-four hour professionally monitored systems for which Community Alert pays the first year’s fees. Those who have older systems might contact members of the local community alert with a view to their assessment and possible upgrading. Dermot Mullane of Ballyvareen is the present Chairperson, with Roisín O’Keeffe of Old Kildimo as Secretary and Pat Ahern of Coolbeg as Treasurer.


All those members of local clubs and organisations, who might like to develop their communication skills, could benefit from joining Toastmasters. Should you wish to know more about this organisation which is aimed at increasing self-confidence in presentation skills, then you will be welcome to a public meeting of Toastmasters in the Pery Hotel on Monday, November 30 at 8.00 pm.


In the weekly draw on November 17, numbers 4, 22, 24 & 28 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €3,700. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each and to prove that lightning can strike twice, Emma Griffin is now €40 richer! Jennifer Griffin, John Walsh and Paul Brown also receive their prizes.


Congratulations to the following who received Sportsmanship awards at Rathkeale Community centre recently: Liam Wilson, Emma Curran, Akash Chaudri, Christopher McMahon, U10 Draughts team and U13 Girls Rounders team. Best of luck to Noelle Nicholson who will be taking part in the national Over Youth Sportsmanship competition on Saturday Nov 21 in Ballinasloe.


Our annual show, ‘Cinderella’ the pantomime will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10, 11 and 12 December 2009, at 8pm in the school hall. It will have plenty of comedy, dancing and singing. A special Matinee Show will be staged for our local primary schools on Thursday, December 10, at 11am.

Welcome back to our Transition Year Students who returned from Denmark as part of their Transition Year Cultural Exchange Programme and had a great time.

This year we have joined with a school in Cork for our annual ski trip to the Stubai Valley near Innsbruck in Austria for one week from January 2, 2010.

Congratulations to: Pádraig O’Carroll a 6th year student in our school from

Cappagh on winning the Munster Schools Handball and has now qualified for

the All Ireland Finals


Members of the Civil Defence Active Retirement Association extend sympathy to their Chairman Mr Pat Brosnan and family, Knocknagorna,Athea on the recent death of Pat’s wife Mary RIP. Pat and Mary together with their entire family were well known in the Civil Defence organisation having been members of various sections including Welfare, Rescue and Warden services.

Mary’s funeral took place on Saturday November 14, following Requiem Mass in Athea to Holy Cross Cemetery,Athea.

The death has also occurred of Mr Tom McNamara, Milltown, Ballysimon..Tom was a former member of the warden and rescue services and to his brother Michael and family sincere sympathy is extended. His funeral took place following Requiem Mass in Monaleen Church on Friday November 20, to Ballysimon Cemetery.

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig


Limerick Youth Centre is hosting a Christmas Cooking Special at their Lower Glentworth Street premises on December 10. This will be presented by Garrett Landers of Garrett’s Speciality Butchers of the Racefield Centdre, Fr. Russell Rd. For a mere €5 you will learn how to prepare a simple and delicious festive meal and the appropriate wine to accompany it. On display will be the jams, preserves and other goods made by the participants on the various training projects around the city. Lest you should forget the details of the event, you will also come away with a detailed information sheet to ensure that you can do as well as Garrett when your day dawns.

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