Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Dec 26 2009


The news of the death of Mary O’Rourke, Clooncaura, Kildimo was received

with shock and sadness in the community on Friday December 18. Condolences are extended to Mary’s partner Harry, sisters Margaret and Noreen, brother in law Tom, nephews David and Robert, extended family, friends, neighbours and former colleagues Roches Stores RIP. Her funeral took place, following Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo on Sunday December 20, to Kildimo Cemetery.

I Líonta de go gcastar sinn.

Christmas Ceremonies, St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo

Thursday 24 8.30pm
Friday 25 11.00
Saturday 26 11.00
Sunday 27 11.00
Thursday 31 10.00


The local Youth Club ends a very successful year’s activity largely thanks to a dedicated team under Dermot Mullane comprising of Catríona Griffin, Cathy O’Halloran, the Guinan sisters Siobhán and Aisling, Maurice and Ann Dolan, Kristan Collopy, Gary Dillon, Tommy O’Shea, Maria Flannery and Sarah O’Dea. The use of Copswood premises is due to the co-operation of Paddy O’Neill and Armelle Mangan. The profusion of games played ensures a healthy membership playing Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Badminton and Unihock as well as Pool, Table Soccer and Air Hockey. A girls dance troupe has also been formed with several engagements under their leotards. Entrepreneurship is fostered by the running of the Youth Club Shop. Future projects being planned are a newly designed Santa’s Grotto for their 2010 Twenty-first anniversary celebrations and a major filming project to record Kildimo and its environs in the beginning of the 21st Century. Congratulations to all the participants whose dedication to the cause is evident in the successes of 2009.


In the weekly draw on December 15, numbers 2, 11, 17 & 19 were the winning combination for a Jackpot of €4.100. As no punter made the winning prediction, five ‘Lucky Dips’ were drawn for prizes of €20 each by Joe Gleeson, Louise Byrnes, Margaret Barrett, Dylan Hogan and John Chawke.


The club is looking forward to the Jim Griffin Memorial Challenge on St. Stephen’s Day, when they engage in the annual battle with the GAA selection. All the participants in this fun event contribute to the charity collection as do their friends and followers on the day. These funds are locally distributed to the Graveyard Maintenance Committee and the Annual Party for seniors. You are welcome to join in the fun on the day.

Their next big social event is the New Year’s Eve Party at the Seven Sisters. This 80’s Disco will recall the music in vogue when most of the members of the club were born. For a mere €5 you can join in the fun from 9.30 pm ‘till 2010 and have a chance to win liquid spot prizes. CoCo Cabs are co-hosts of the events and will provide transport home for over-enthusiastic revellers!

Should you be stuck for a present at this time, then consult a member of the club in regard to the wide range of merchandise available for sale. In keeping with your new year’s resolutions, they can clothe you in the appropriate gear for exercise from a range of tracksuits, sweat shirts, hoodies, polo shirts, etc.

The Club wishes to thank all those who participated in the recent fundraising Race Night in the Seven Sisters, especially the sponsors. Winners of the Ward Brothers Steeplechase were Jack, Adam and Emily Butler. The Limerick Property Services Chase was won by Colm Battles, Cliona McMahon and Josh Battles. Kevin Hogan, Sonia Costello and Tuesday Costello won the Delta Adventure City Chase and Meta McDonnell (Snr) won the Kildimo Food Court Hill Climb. The Peggy O’Rourke Handicap Chase was won by the Masons, Brian, Clem and Mag.

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.


Don Mullane agrees with the adage that ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ and his newly-affianced Margaret O’Rourke is in total agreement. Margaret claims ‘total surprise’ when Don uncharacteristically went on one knee, signalising his commitment to lifelong servitude- which in acceptance of the ring she promises to remind him of for years to come. There is no truth in the rumour that Peggy was standing over him during this event with the instrument she uses to roll out her pastry! Best wishes are extended to the happy couple for their plans to roll out the gold band at a future date- to be announced.

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