Thursday, April 8, 2010


Co Limerick Civil Defence members enjoying an outing to Drombanna March 2010


A native of the ‘Old Road’ was interred on Holy Thursday in Mount Pleasant Graveyard, Askeaton. Nellie Ryan (nee O’Sullivan), Bawnreagh, Askeaton and formerly of Ballyoshea succumbed to a debilitating degenerative disease, after some years in the Abbot Close complex, Askeaton. Her husband and local poet, Michael D. Ryan and their family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sisters and brothers, neighbours and friends mourn her passing. I laimhibh Dé thú go mbuailfimíd le chéile arís .


You are cordially invited to the History talk sponsored by the above local history group at Copswood College, Religion Room, on Wednesday, April 14, at 8.00 pm. Milo Spillane a Doctor of History whose family had associations with Pallaskenry, will return to deal with the Charter School Movement, of which we had an important local example. The school at Ringmoylan is usually known as the ‘Blue School’ because of the uniform of its students. Such schools were founded during Penal times with a view to fostering the reformed and Protestant religion among the young. No part of the school now remains at Ringmoylan Cross, although a branch school for younger students still stands in ruins near the entrance to Shannongrove House, known as The Babby School. Milo will give the background to this movement and the history of the local branch. The Religion Room is straight left on entering the new school entrance and there is ample parking nearby.


The annual extravaganza of literary, dramatic and musical culture takes place in NCW and other venues- Adare Library, etc., on the weekend of April 22 and following days and nights. Pick up the brochure, which is sure to offer something of interest from puppet show, talk on the explorer Crean, lecture on poetry and open mic sessions for you to read your own creations and possibly win a prize for so doing! Further information from Limerick Co. Co, arts office, organisers of this event.


The newly formed committee are ‘up and at it’ to render our environs a cleaner place to live. You too are welcome to join in! On Wednesday evening they tackled the tubs on the street to brighten them up and a major clean up of the street is planned for Saturday, April 24, at 11 am. The residents of Ballyvareen Estate have given a lead in tidying their area and the National School children will be out also to take part in the National Spring Clean later on in the month. The Bog Road is a major venue for environmental offenders who like to deposit their rubbish for all to see. This area will be tackled on April 29, meeting at Walsh’s at 7.00 pm.

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. All members are invited to attend.


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 30, the Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 16 & 20. Because no punter predicted this combination, Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Karen O’Brien, Pallaskenry; Eva McCormack, Old Kildimo; Liz Hickey, Old Kildimo; Gerard O’Shea, Glenameade and Kathleen Coughlan of Court. The Jackpot is now over €5,000 and could make a handsome return for your €2 investment.

Active Retirement

Members of the Co Limerick Civil Defence ARA extend their condolences to Mike Maher, Killuragh, Cappamore, a former member of the Rescue Service, on the death of his son Seamus, following a road accident last week-end.

I líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.


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.


The plight of seven young Limerick people who came to public attention recently because they were sleeping rough in London, excited some concern at home and among Limerick people in London. A member of the Association is quoted as pointing out that this was not a unique incidence, as many people fall on hard times there when they lose or fail to find jobs. In such circumstances, London can seem a very unwelcome and inhospitable place. The Limerick London Association seeks to alleviate such conditions as it did in the recent situation. Joe Harrington’s ‘Rambling House’ is aware of the value of links between emigrants in England and their native place. Joe and his assistant Kay O’Leary who organise a regular annual tour of Irish clubs in England, are Patrons of the London Association and t heir concern for the plight of emigrants is being exercised by a ‘Fundraising Dance’ in Rathkeale House Hotel on Saturday, April 17, at 10.00 pm. Music is provided by Eddie Lee and Catriona. Details 068 48353 or check

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