Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Dec 12 2009

Bachelor of Engineering Grad Tony Hayes,Ballycasey,Kildimo with his mother Anne at his graduation in Cork Nov 2009


Eleven-year-old Stephen O’Brien of Ballyculhane swam his way to All-Ireland silver in the recent Schools Swimming Championships in Dublin. Having already captured two Munster titles in Butterfly and Backstroke he thereby qualified to represent his local school in Under Eleven swimming in the National Finals. Stephen swims with the Limerick Swimming Club and his Silver in Backstroke brings honour to that club, his school, his family and friends. Comhgairdeas!


You’ll be pleased to know that the local community notes are among the most popular to receive ‘hits’ via the Internet. Naturally the more numerous of these from outside Ireland is from the British mainland, with a surprising number from the Isle of Man. A reader in Texas, who made a hit, expressed an interest in our local patron Saint Díoma who featured recently in the local notes. Others who made contact were from the USA and Australia and some from other destinations abroad. Best wishes to all our readers abroad for Christmas and 2010. You might like to let your family and friends abroad know of this popular way to keep in touch with home by accessing the site at the Kildimo News Blogspot.


The Community Council has declared Christmas by erecting and lighting the village Christmas tree. The Staff family have to be thanked for the tree and the Credit Union for its illumination. Sunday 13 has been fixed for the Youth Club Party at the Seven Sisters at 3.00 pm.


Members of the local Youth Club will be participating in the Copswood College Christmas musical, so there will be no Youth Club meeting on Friday December 18.

Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games

The local U14 quiz will take place on Thurs. 10th Dec. at 8pm in the community centre. Children must be U14 on the 31/07/10.


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.


The Liam Lawton Concert on December 4 has been described as “fantastic’. The occasion is embedded in the minds of those who were present as unforgettable. The local artists under the choral direction of Ann Liston gave a “brilliant” performance. All would not have been possible without the work of Fr. John and the Pastoral Council, whose brainchild it was. Such a success has stimulated the organisers to consider similar events in the future. Should you have any ideas for such community-forming endeavours, please contact any member of the Pastoral Group or Dan Cahill its Chairperson.


Months Mind Mass Friday December 11 at 7.30pm for the late Br Joe Nealon, Kildimo and Cork and for Mrs Marie Cowley (nee Madigan) London and formerly of Ballinacarriga.

Mass on Sunday Dec 13 at 11.00 will be celebrated to commemorate the late Michael Kennedy.

Solas Na ngrást dóibh uilig.


Condolences are extended to the family of the late Eileen Walsh (nee Griffin) Adare and formerly of Ballinacarriga who died recently. Eileen is deeply mourned by her son Gary, daughter Rebecca, sisters Chrissie, Marian and Patricia, brothers Mossie and Gerald, and their families, extended family, friends and neighbours, RIP. Her funeral took place following Requiem Mass in Holy Trinity Church, Adare on Monday December 7 to Kildimo Cemetery.

Sympathy is also extended to Pat Sheahan and family, Coolbeg on the recent death of Pat’s mother Mrs Mary Sheahan, Askeaton, whose funeral took place following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church Askeaton to Robertstown Cemetery.


In the weekly draw on December 1, numbers 7, 16, 17 & 1 8 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €3,800. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each by Liz Hickey, Mary O’Dea, Mary Ann Dolan, Michael Coughlan and Margaret O’Reilly.

Centenary Celebrations

Kildimo ICA extends an invitation to all former members to join with them on Wednesday January 6 2010, Nollag na mBan, in celebrating the launch of the ICA Centenary Year. A celebratory lunch will be held in Woodlands Hotel, Adare where members from all parts of Limerick City and County will converge. Tickets €20 each must be pre booked. Further information available from Phyllis O’Halloran Fed PRO (087) 2452336. Bí Linn agus Fáilte.


The 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.

Families are requested to please bring in any non-perishable food items to donate to St. Vincent de Paul Food Appeal to Mr. Fitzgerald/Ms. Meehan or to Mrs. Frost’s office. All food greatly appreciated.

Transition Year students are organising a Charity Leg Wax for Salesian Work in Africa on Tuesday, December 8 at 2pm in the School Hall. Students are asked to support this event by paying €3 to watch Transition Year Boys get their legs waxed!!!

Folk Group will travel to Milford Care Centre on Monday, December 21 to perform in their yearly carol service there. Coaches sponsored by McElligott’s, Clarina.

1st years, their mentors, transition year students and members of the student council will travel to ‘Limerick on Ice’ on Friday, December 18, 2009.

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