Thursday, September 29, 2011


RECENT DEATH:  Sympathy is extended to Alex McCarthy of Old Kildimo on the recent death of his mother Catherine and to Ena Hayes, Ballycasey on the recent death of her Aunt, Sister Antonina Goonan, O.P.
Solas na nGrást dóibh. 

KENRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  Would you like to know more about our local involvement in the Irish ‘War of Independence’.  Many locals were involved, some paying the price of imprisonment for their bravery.  Tom Toomey has drawn from local sources, such as prison camp diaries and he will present his vast knowledge of this episode in our history at the ‘Kenry History Society’ meeting on this Wednesday, September 29 2011.
The venue is Pallaskenry Community Centre, starting at 8.00 pm.   Bí  Linn!

COMMUNITY GAMES:  Registration for the coming year’s activities takes place in the Library, Kildimo on Thursday September 29 from 7.00 – 7.45 pm.  The fee is €5 per child or €10 for a family.

BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Members are reminded of the October Guild meeting which will be held on Wed next October 5,commencing at 8.15pm.Information on forthcoming competitions and events will be available also tickets for the Halloween Lunch at Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Monday October 31.

RAMBLING HOUSE TOUR OF BRITAIN:  The next tour of Britain will be launched in Lisdoonvarna on Saturday October 1.  Be sure to let your family and friends in Britain know the details of the tour.  It kicks off in Birmingham on October 20 at the Irish Centre there at 8.00 pm.  The following day its the Irish Centre in Haringey, starting time here is 1.30 pm.  On Saturday the venue is the Salvatorian College in Harrow at 8.00 pm and the Sunday night performance is in the Irish Centre, Newark-on-Trent.  Our own Kildimo songstress Doris Shire is again featured on the tour.  You can enjoy Doris on U-Tube and on the Rambling House DVD’s and copies of her recording of The Boys of the Line are still available directly from herself. 

CULTURE NIGHT:  September is the month usually designated for celebrating national and local culture.  A meeting will be held in the Library on this Thursday September 29 at 8.00 of those interested in presenting Kildimo’s cultural heritage- mainly of the written word whether in song or story.  Local writers of prose or poetry will be especially sought to present their works at a night during October.   

SPECIAL NEEDS IN EDUCATION INFORMATION EVENING:  Those wishing to learn how to access services for those with Learning Difficulties and Special Educational Needs are invited to drop in to an information evening that will take place in the Newcastle West Community Centre, on Thursday October 6, from 2-8pm.  Featuring a Range of locally based services & voluntary support groups, it is open to parents, guardians, teachers & students who have special educational needs. Children are welcome to attend as entertainment will be available at the event! For further information contact Theresa on 069 79113
SALESIAN COLLEGE NEWS:  October 12 is the opening night for incoming students for the coming year when parents and students in fifth and sixth classes are available.  The school office will supply application forms.  Lifesaving classes are being organized for students with swimming skills and successful participants will receive certification following their ten week course.  Mr Lavan, Darragh Dunne and Dave Downes won €100 each in the ‘Guess the Score’ competition.  Congratulations to the Under 18 hurlers who recently overcame Abbeyfeale.
YOGA CLASSES:  You may still join Helena’s Yoga classes at The Seven Sisters on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8 pm. Contact (086) 8551853 for further information.

COMMUNITY LOTTO:  The draw on September 20 produced numbers 3,12, 21 & 25 as the winning combination for a Jackpot of € 9,450.  No member predicted this sequence and in consequence Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Mary O’Mahony, Ballyrune; Jackie Griffin, Clorane; Shirley Fitzgerald, Ballynacarriga; Peggy Fitzgerald, Ballynacarriga and Breda Kelly of Ballyvareen.  You can now have three shots at the Jackpot for €5 at any of the ticket sales venues or from a member of the Community Council

COMMITTEE SKILLS TRAINING:  An opportunity for committees to upgrade their working skills is offered by Suzanne Rowley of WLR, 069 79114.  This pilot scheme is aimed at promoting best practice and good governance for Community Groups in West Limerick and is limited to eight groups.  The course begins on September 27, will continue for four weeks at two and a half hours nightly.  If interested contact West Limerick Resources at 069 66298.
BLOOD DONATION:  Askeaton Community Centre will host a Blood Donation Clinic on Wednesday, September 28, from 6.00 – 9.00 pm.  Only 3% of the population donate blood, but the need for blood is of much greater proportions.  Correct this imbalance, it won’t kill you.
COPSWOOD GAELS RFC: ‘One Club,One Community’ There is great excitement in the club with the news that the Under 10 team has been selected to compete in the National Blitz in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.  Twelve players from the Under 11 team are going to show their skills at the interval of the upcoming Munster versus Ospreys match in Thomond Park.   The U9s went into their first round of games this morning and came
away with a walkover in their first match and went on to beat Estuary 15 -5 before drawing 10 -10
against Old Crescent. Scorers to hand were Aaron O'Donovan  two in the first game with Ben Fleming one and Aaron again getting the brace against Old Crescent.
Training every Sunday morning 10 to 11am and registration still remains open.  To help fund all these activities, a fundraising Table Quiz takes place in the Seven SistersPub,Old Kildimo on Monday October 3 at 9.00.  Your support will be most welcome.

Congratulations to Biddy Staff of Ballydoole who recently reached her ninetieth birthday. She celebrated with a party for family and friends at ‘De Bucket Pub’, Ferrybridge with none other than Father Martin Loftus leading the sing-song.  Relatives and friends look forward to many more celebrations for Biddy who enjoys robust good health.

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