Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kildimo Community Notes W/E February 20 2010


A large throng of people filed past the remains of the late Morgan Malone, at his home in Monanoag on Sunday, February 14. His Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, Kilcornan on Monday at 12.00 noon, following which internment took place to Kildimo cemetery. Morgan is survived by his sorrowing wife Olivia (nee Roche), his parents Catherine and P.J., his brothers Gabriel and Seamus, his in-laws and extended family along with his neighbours and many friends.

I líonta Dé go gcastar sinn


Masses for deceased members of the community will be celebrated as follows:

James O’Dea,Carheeny(Thursday 18 at 10.00),Pat Joe McMahon,Ballyvareen(Friday 19 at 10.00 and Mrs McCauley and her daughter Sylvia,Ballycasey (Sunday 21 at 11.00)

Leaba i measc na Naomh


Make sure you set aside Sunday, February 28, for the annual festive party for seniors and friends. The venue is due to the courtesy of John and Joanne Griffin and food, music and dance comes through the hard work of the local committee whose invitation is generous and wide-ranging. Should you require transport to or from the afternoon, contact Peter Hickey or his little band of helpers.


The local committee of Community Alert have negotiated funding for the installation of personal alarm systems as well as smoke alarms for suitable applicants. They have also purchased medi aid boxes which they’ll distribute at the senior citizens party. These devices are usually kept in the fridge with a record of all the relevant medical details of the householder. This box also has a little sticker at the front door to notify any health care worker who might visit in an emergency as to where to find the box. This could prove to be a vital lifesaver if the householder has suffered a major incident where they are not able to communicate. If you don’t receive one of these at the seniors party, contact any member of the above committee who will gladly supply and explain the device to you. All the above are supplied free. The local Community Alert Garda liaison officer, Noel Nicholson, is always available to advise on security matters and the Community Alert officers in the persons of Dermot Mullane, Ballyvareen Village, Chairperson; Roisín O’Keeffe, Old Road, Hon. Sec and Pat Ahearne, Coolbeg Lodge, Hon. Treasurer, will all make themselves available to you on similar matters.


West Limerick Resources in NCW, are organising a festival to celebrate International Women’s Day in the Desmond Complex on Sunday, March 7. The idea is to showcase and celebrate all that is best in women’s activities whether in business, arts or any aspects of community activities. Should you be interested in participating contact Breda at 069 66290 or by email at


Following the principle that “The best things in life are free”, the Limerick Philosophical Society invites all to their lectures which usually take place at Mary Immaculate College in Room 207. You’ll get directions at the Reception. Meetings begin at 8.00 pm. The title of the next talk is ‘Objective; Mirror of Reality or Mirror of the Mind’ which takes place on Monday February 22 This will be given by Francis O’Kelly who is pursuing a philosophical career at the College.


If you have any interest in writing Children’s Fiction, then you will benefit from a day’s tuition by Oisin McGann, who is an accomplished master of the art. He’ll cover picture books, early readers and teenage fiction at The Limerick Writers Centre, 12 Barrington Street on Saturday, February 27, from 10 am to 2 pm for a fee of €40 (€30 concession). Advance booking is necessary to Dominic Taylor at

Bantracht Na Tuaithe

The planned PRO training day has been deferred until further noticr.


Please note that this evening of dancing and fun at the Seven Sisters is now taking place on Friday February 19, and not as previously arranged. Tickets are on sale locally and at the door for €5 and the Community Council organising the event are looking forward to a large turnout to dance to the Cork-based and popular band ‘Marina’. See you there!

Active Retirement

Members are reminded that The Annual General Meeting of the Civil Defence ARA takes place on Sunday February 21 in Woodlands Hotel, Adare at 2pm with refreshments available from 1.30pm.

On February 9, the Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 16 & 20. Because no punter predicted this combination, Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Ross O’Donovan, Pat Burke, Annie O’Callaghan, Mary Rogan and Liz Hickey.

Chernobyl Table Quiz

This fundraiser will take place at ‘De Bucket’Pub,Ferrybridge on Friday February 19 ,commencing at 8.30pm.Tables are €20 for four people and all monies collected will go direct to an orphanage in Chernoybl . Local volunteers Edel O’Mahony, Kildimo and Pauline Behan, Clarina, together with eight others will be travelling shortly to work in an orphanage there for physically and mentally children.Your support for this volunteer group’s project would be much appreciated.


Sunday February 21 at 3.30 pm is the time for the AGM of the Bleach Lough Anglers which takes place at Curran’s Ferrybridge Tavern. The full Agenda is available from the Hon. Sec. Oliver Deegan at 15, The Oval, Gouldavoher, 061 635367.


Limerick has the privilege of hosting the 2010 Special Olympics in June. The efficient running of this event requires a host of volunteers and a special invitation has been issued to Kildimo to get involved. You will be assured of a life-changing experience in return for your efforts. No special skills are necessary for volunteers as all will find a role among the army of 3,500 required to run the events. Further information may be found on or from Special Olympics Ireland at 01 8691616.


If you have any interest in the art and craft of Woodturning, the local Limerick branch of Irish Woodturners are currently enrolling new members for 2010. Membership entitles you to participation in their monthly meetings, which will demonstrate the magical creativity of the lathe and how to weave a magic of your own. More information from 061 3776508 or e-mail

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