Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Peg Conway,Ballycasey & Mary MadiganmFaha at Kildimo Senior Citizens Party 2010


You are cordially invited to the History talk sponsored by the above local history group at Copswood College, Religion Room,Pallaskenry, 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.

Kildimo National School Enrolment Invitation:

Pupils are currently registering for our 2010/2011 school year. Application forms are now available from the school office (061) 394500. Completed forms should be returned to the school by Friday April 16th 2010


Saturday April 24, at 11 am has been set aside for a major clean-up of the village street by the volunteers of the newly-formed Tidy Towns committee. As ‘many hands make light work’, the job should be accomplished with speed and ease. Wear high visibility jackets for the event. 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 Thursday April 29, meeting at Walsh’s at 7.00 pm


Kildimo Community Council

An application for Leader funding to carry out an Area Plan of Kildimo and assess the needs of the Community in consultation with its residents is being sought. Tender applications are being invited, to be submitted to the Community Council’s secretary within the next two weeks for this area plan. Tenders will be opened in an open and transparent manner in the presence of independent persons.

Salesian Secondary College

The Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry will hold a Golf Classic in Charleville Golf Club on Friday 14th May2010. Cost for team of four €240 which includes tea/coffee/scones on arrival and meal after golfing. Further details from the college at (061) 393105.


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.



WL102, the voluntary and community based local radio serving our area, are largely dependent on community donations to fund its activities. One such fundraiser is the Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market which takes place monthly in the Community Centre, NCW. Viewers of Antique programmes will know that treasures lurk among the items for sale at such events, so maybe you too can strike it rich in NCW. Stalls open at 9.00 am and further information may be gained by ringing 087 6866450.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe

At the recent annual general meeting of the guild all outgoing officers and committee were once again returned in office for the coming year.

Bealtaine Art Exhibition

The Killulta ICA Painters, Kildimo will hold their Bealtaine art exhibition ‘Bóthairín na Smaointe 111 ‘in De Bucket’ Pub, Ferrybridge during mí na Bealtaine. All are invited to drop in to the official opening, which takes place on Thursday April 29 in ‘De Bucket’ at 4 pm. Bí linn agus Fáilte


On Tuesday, April 6, the Numbers drawn were 1, 14, 22 & 27. Because no punter predicted this combination, Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Thomas & Tara Lyons; Emma, Eoin & Jack Lowrey, Old Kildimo; Mary Rogan, Ballyculhane; Mary O’Mahony, Ballyrune & Jackie Griffin, Clorane. The Jackpot is now €5,500 and could make a handsome return for your €2 investment and pay for a modest weekend away.

Active Retirement

The annual general meeting of Active Retirement Ireland takes place this year in Donegal. All ARA’s are invited to send two voting delegates to this event and other members are also welcome.


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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