Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Passing through Baile na Carraige,Kildimo Vintage Tractor Rally


Father Patrick Donnellan SDB passed to his eternal reward following a long and distinguished service to his order, his local community and the legion of students nurtured by his teaching. He was a native of Clonmore, Dunmore, Co. Galway and he is survived by his sister Kitty, his in-laws, nieces and nephews and his Salesian brothers. His remains reposed in the Community residence on Tuesday, March 23 and his internment took place in the College Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Wednesday, March 24. In the Foreword to a booklet he anonymously penned to commemorate the Salesians presence in Copswood for seventy five years, Fr. Gerard O’Neill refers to the author being ‘known and loved by many generations of past and present pupils’ and who was ‘fondly remembered as a great English teacher’. His useful little history, ’75 Blian ag Fás’, is punctuated with classical quotations and the one he ends it on may be appropriate here, ‘There Sir, stop, Let us not burden our remembrances with a heaviness that’s gone’, (The Tempest).

Condolences are also extended to the O’Neill family of Court, on the recent death of David’s aunt Ethna Benson, nee O’Neill, whose funeral took place from the Holy Rosary Church, Ennis Road, on Saturday, March 27, to Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Leaba i measc na naomh.


The local society dedicated to promoting the history of our Barony, held its recent committee meeting in the Community Centre, Pallaskenry. The object of the meeting was the planning of this year’s history events and the year kicks off with a visit of Dr. Milo Spillane, of Croom, who has associations with Pallaskenry and who gladly offers his services as a historian to explain the Charter Schools, of which locally there was an example in Ringmoylan. This will take place in mid April and the exact date and venue will be given later. Following this event we will travel to the neighbouring parish and old village of Cappagh and visit some of its interesting antiquities under the able direction of Jim O’Riordan, a native of the place and an enthusiastic historian of the area. This will take place on Sunday, May 16 and Jim will meet us at the Church in Cappagh at 3.00pm. During the summer months when people have other interests, the Society will be planning the events of Heritage Week which takes place from August 21 to 29 and during which there will be two local historical tours. The usual autumn lectures will then follow in Copswood College when some other local history will be unfolded. The Society appreciates the loyal support it has been enjoying from members and participants and we look forward to meeting you all again at our future events.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe

Members are reminded that the guild AGM takes place on Wednesday April 7 in Seven Sisters Pub, Old Kildimo commencing at 8pm.On the previous day, Tuesday April 6, the Killulta book Club members will meet for lunch in ‘De Bucket’ pub, Ferrybridge at 1.15pm followed by discussion on’Plain Truth’ by Jodi Picoult .


Kitty O’Shaughnessy of Ballynolan and all who assisted her wish to thank all who supported their initiative in selling daffs for this very worthwhile cause in aid of cancer research.


On March 22, Draw No. 74 Jackpot numbers were 8, 12, 15 & 19. As this was not won, the next Draw Jackpot is €7,600. Lucky Dip winners were Bernie Nolan, Old Kildimo; Liam Hayes, Ballyoshea; Peadar and Pat Dunne, Ballyvareen and Maria Curran, Ferrybridge; all receive €50.


Limerick City Art Gallery invites families to participate in an Easter Crafts Day on Thursday, April 8, from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm and another session from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm, all free! This is related to the exhibition ‘Sustainable Futures’ and the emphasis is on art and craft making from recyclable materials like Easter Egg Boxes and other materials. Booking is recommended and children must be accompanied. Contact 061 310633 for details.


On Tuesday, March 23, the Numbers drawn were 15, 16, 18 & 22. Because no punter predicted this combination, Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Armelle Mangan, Curraheen; Tommy O’Shea, Ballyvareen; Helen Sheehy, Old Kildimo; Mossie & Mary Griffin, Faha and Liam Fitzgerald, Ballynacarriga. The Jackpot is now over €5,000 and could make a handsome return for your €2 investment.

Active Retirement

Once again the organisers of Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity in older age, invites choirs to Sing at sunrise on the waterfront and be part of the Dawn Chorus on Sunday May 30th 2010.

Further information available from Age and Opportunity Edel Ryan - 087 2894674 / (0)1 805 7709


Comhgairdeas to all who participated in Seachtain na Gaeilge and to the Transition Year Group for organising various events. Well done to all the Hurling & Football Teams who took part in the tournament. Congratulations also to the 1st Year Table Quiz winners: Ross Griffin, Chloe & Mikeala Morris, Tom O’Shea, Gerard McKeogh, Finnian Moane, Lee Jones, Niamh Curtin, Josh Fitzgerald and Donal O'Brolcháin’s positive article about school life at Salesian Secondary College, which appeared in the Limerick Post recently.

The 1st Year Hurling Team on a draw last week against Newport in the County Final. Replay to be rescheduled.

Jake Considine who has been selected again to represent Ireland on the U19 Irish Rugby Team Fiona Mangan 2nd year and Mairéad Clancy 1st year who have been selected for the Limerick County U14 Ladies Football Team Niamh O’Connor TYR, Sarah O’Dea TYR, Caoimhe O’Neill 2nd year, Aisling Dee 2nd year who have been selected for the County U16 ladies Football Team.

Orlaith O’Neill TYR who has also been selected to represent her county.

Friends and their teachers from Spain are eagerly awaited for their visit to the school for a week from April 17.


On Saturday March 27, Kildimo Utd A Under-8 team played away to Newcastle West winning 2 – 3. All the team played well with James Mason pulling off two great saves in goal, with a man-of-the match performance from hat-trick hero Pauric Hartigan

On the same day, Kildimo Utd under 12’s took on Creeves at home in the league. This was a highly competitive fixture with both teams attacking from the off. The halftime score was still 0 – 0 after both teams had chances. Kildimo missed a penalty kick 10 minutes into the second half but kept pressing for the winning goal. Creeves got a penalty kick of their own with 10 minutes remaining only to have it stopped brilliantly in goal by the Kildimo goalkeeper Daniel O’Brien. The game finished 0 – 0. Good performance on the day from Kildimo players Daniel O’Brien, Evan Carroll, Darren Whelan and Steven O’Brien.

On Sunday March 28, the Kildimo Utd Junior team took on Feenagh away in the League cup winning on a 2 – 0 scoreline. Scorers were Eoin O’Brien and Darragh Deegan.

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