Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Dec 5 2009

Kenry Historical Society L to R Chairman Michael O'Halloran,Hon Sec Sean Cotter Lecturer Br John Feheney & Historian Derek CAhill

Enjoying the Kenry Lecture 'The Gentry of Kenry' by Br John Feheney L to R Kay Slattery & Derek Cahill with John Kennedy formerly of Cartown


A capacity crowd filled the Religion Room of Copswood College to hear Br. John Feheney deliver his lecture on ‘The Gentry of Kenry’, on Friday, November 27. Br. John is well qualified to deal with the subject, having known many of the subjects personally since his childhood in Ballysteen. Through a marriage connection to Ranahan of Ballysteen, he has traced the development of that widely dispersed family’s connections from its origin and through over three thousand persons who could claim that same origin. It is obvious that Br. John has somehow managed over a busy professional career in education to get to know many of these. His publication of 1987, ‘The Ranahans of Iverus’, details these connections and much else besides. His other family histories include ‘The O’Shaughnessy of Munster’ and ‘The Naughtons of Ballycanana’. His publication ‘Ballysteen: The People and the Place’ was published in 1998 and the latest book is from 2007, namely his ‘Askeaton/Ballysteen Biographical Dictionary’. This title led Br. John into the research on the landed families of the area, which held his audience captive on the night. The local History Society through Seán Cotter thanked the speaker and made a presentation to him to mark their appreciation. The Kenry Historical Society will rest until the Spring when the programme for 2010 will be developed. Any suggestions regarding future talks or walks might be made known to members of the Committee, namely the Chairman Michael O’Halloran, Seán Cotter Hon Sec., Brian Culhane Hon Treasurer and members John Nash, Kitty O’Shaughnessy, Bernard Downes and Tom Donovan of Corcamore, Clarina.

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No more serious meetings until the New Year. However now that the festive season is upon us its party time for the ladies of the ICA. who are presently arranging their Christmas outing and also planning lunch in the Woodlands on Nollag na mBan.


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!


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

Patsy Hickey,Old Kildimo,Sr Aquinas ( Cissie)O’Rourke,Ardlahan,Sean Nealon, Monanoag and Masses will be celebrated for the following Patrick and Mary O’Riordan ,Thursday Dec 3 10.00 and Jack and Margaret Madigan ,Faha Sunday Dec 6 at 11.00

Solas Na ngrást dóibh uilig.


It was with sadness that the passing of Mr Paddy Mann, Boherbuoy, Kilcornan

was received in the local community on Saturday November 28 RIP.

Condolences are extended to his wife Alice, son Gerard, daughters Margaret, Marie, Celia, Carmel and Elizabeth, their spouses, his 17 grandchildren,

extended family, friends and neighbours.

The church of St John the Baptist Church,Kilcornan was packed to capacity on Monday November 30 for his funeral Mass and his remains were laid to rest in the local cemetery.

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


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.


Joining the large attendance at the Mid West Annual Christmas Lunch /Fun Day in Woodlands on Sunday last were local members of the Civil Defence ARA. Included in the group were Joan Hevenor, Mountpleasant and, Mick and

Kitty O’Sullivan and Jim Walsh, Pallaskenry and Michael and Phyllis O’Halloran, Baile na Carraige.A wonderful occasion giving members an opportunity to socialised and meet old friends from various parts of the region.


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 Ballinasl


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.

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 the school has joined with a school in Cork for their 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

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, 8th December 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 McElligotts,Clarina.

Congratulations to a) All our 1st year students and their English teachers who raised €1,300 for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland by doing a Readathon from 16th October16 to November16 2009; b) Padraig O’Carroll on winning the Senior Colleges All-Ireland Handball and c) Taylor Reals, Denise Kennedy, Caoimhe O’Neill & Orlaith O’Neill who participated in the Munster Irish Dancing Championships at the weekend. Well done to those who qualified for the World Championships, which will take place in Glasgow next Easter.


November 6 was the chosen date for the wedding of Corinna White of Kilmoreen and Bernard Mc Laughlin, in St. Joseph’s Church Kildimo. The liturgy was presided over by Canon McNamara, late of these parts and by his co-concelebrant the present P.P., Fr. John Donworth. Paddy O’Neill suffused the ceremony with his mellifluous vocal renderings with which the floral decorations of Kitty McMahon were in harmony. Corinna was attended by Bridesmaids Maireád Condon (her cousin) and by her friends Bríd Cahill and Sandra Biggane. Seamus Mc Laughlin brother of the Groom was Best Man, assisted by Groomsmen Adrian Scott and Andrew Logan. Kate Howard acted as Flower Girl. Following the newest preliminary to the religious ceremony in the Declaration of Non-Impediment, Corinna and Bernard lit their two individual candles signifying the distinct natures soon to be united as one. The liturgy of the word was pronounced by Sarita Quigg, the Bride’s cousin and by Breege Mc Laughlin, the Groom’s sister. The Prayers of the Faithful were led by Sandra Biggane, Marie Doherty, Catríona Howard, Paul Keaney and Eoin Condon. At the end of the celebration, Bríd Cahill read the Reflection. The very enjoyable reception was held in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare.

The newly-married couple first met in London where they both work. Corinna is the daughter of Anne and the late Jim while Bernard’s parents are Bridie and Liam who hail from Buncrana, Co. Donegal. The Bride received her early education at Kildimo National School and Copswood College before embarking on her nursing training in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Following a short period in the Mid-Western Hospital Dooradoyle, Corinna moved to the famed Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London and from there to the Royal Free Hospital where she currently holds a post in the Operating Theatre.

On the return of the happy couple from their honeymoon in Hawaii and Las Vegas, they will resume their careers in their adopted city of London with the good wishes of their families and friends.

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