Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E November 7th 2009


The following, whose anniversaries occur around this time are remembered and Masses are being arranged: Christina McCarthy, Ballinacarriga, Billy Walsh, Shanpallas, Mary Hanley, Old Kildimo, Canon David Crowley PP, Declan Costelloe,Ballyvareen (Thursday 5 at 10.00), Bridie Anne and Leo Battles, Ballyvareen and deceased members of Kildimo ICA Sunday Nov 8 at 11am

The Months Mind Mass for the late PJ Conway will be celebrated on Thursday Nov 5 at 7.30pm

Solas na ngrást dóibh uilig.

Cemetery Prayers

Prayers for the deceased were recited in all the cemetries in the parish on Sunday November 1. A sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the burial ground maintenance collection.

Prayers were also recited in Kilcornan Burial ground and next Sunday November 8 those who rest in Castletown graveyard will be remembered at a prayer service at 12.00.


Continuing their series of artistic and cultural events, Limerick Co. Co. Arts Office are holding ‘Women’s Voices/Women’s Stories’ at three different locations during November. Performing artists includes singer Noreen Ní Riain, Cora Fenton of ‘Call Back Theatre’ and poet Eileen Sheehan. All events begin at 3.30 pm. The first afternoon is on November 8 and the venue is Castleconnell ACM, with a €5 admission. On November 15 St. John’s Church Knockainey will host the concert, with the Women’s singing group Allundé added to the bill. On November 22 the venue is Glenstal Abbey with Co. Limerick Youth Choir. Any enquiries should be directed to arts@limerickcoco.ie or 061 496498/496300.


The monthly guild meeting takes place Wednesday night November 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 Sunday November 8 Mass will be celebrated for deceased members of Kildimo ICA.


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 annual book sale organised by Bookseller/Photographer John O’Brien takes place on Saturday November 7 from 10.30 am. As on previous years, the location is in St. John’s Pavilion, Upper William Street. Around fifteen book sellers attend from around the country, offering secondhand, old and rare books, periodicals, postcards and other printed matter mainly of historical interest.


In the weekly draw on October 27, numbers 8, 9, 17 & 28 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €34. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each, which went to Pat Burke, Maire O’Curry, Ann Dolan, Jennifer Griffin and Chrissie McMahon.


Congratulations to Miss Síle O’Grady of Kilmoreen who has recently been conferred with a BA Degree in Psychology at conferring ceremonies in Galway University. Síle’s earlier education was at the local national school and then on to Laurel Hill Coláiste, which prepared her for further studies in Galway. Apart from her evident interest in things psychological, she has an interest in music and drama, which she exercised with Limerick Youth Theatre. She gained the Anew McMaster Cup for her Shakespearian acting and she continues her studies of piano and guitar. She also holds the distinction of having represented her local parish at World Youth Week in Germany. Her immediate intention is to teach English abroad while she collects her thoughts for further studies to a Masters or maybe Doctoral Degree level.


The Killulta ICA Painters exhibition ‘Obair na mBan X’ will be officially opened by ICA National President Anne Maria Dennison on Thursday November 12 in the County Library, Newcastle West. Commencing at 8pm this annual exhibition is always a most enjoyable gathering of family, friends and neighbours and a Céad Mile Fáilte is extended to all. The exhibition will continue to the end of the month.

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