Friday, September 16, 2011


enjoying guerins platform commeration sept 11 2011

Mary,Barbara,& Mollie Hayes,Askeaton Enjoying Guerins Platform Commeration Sept 11 2011

Michael O'Keeffe & Kathleen Hayes Enjoying Guerins Platform Commeration Sept 11 2011

TIDY TOWNS:  The working committee of the local Tidy Towns are justifiably proud of the recent results of Kildimo’s second entry into the competition.  The continued efforts of all involved resulted in an increase of eleven points over last year’s competition.  The adjudicators remarked on the standard of tidiness and the absence of litter generally.  All of this is a result of the on-going weekly litter picking in rain and shine (mostly rain) and the great efforts of locals who take such pride in their premises, a fact that was positively noted in the final adjudication report.  This report is well worth reading as it provides a detached yet sympathetically critical appraisal of how others may see us and it is to be found at

GUERIN’S PLATFORM:  The weather offered a rare respite from wind and rain on Sunday, September 11 for the commemoration of platform dancing at Curragh Chase cross.  Upwards of five hundred attended to remember the Guerin family who had ran the dancing at the venue as they were remembered in story and song and dance.  John Maher of the Community Council welcomed all and Liam O’Connell unveiled the stone that his father was instrumental in erecting in honour of that local enterprising family who also conducted family sports nearby.  Members of that same family who emigrated to New Zealand still retain their contacts with local families and they will undoubtedly be pleased to receive news of the event.  On Sunday, September 25, TG4 will feature a record of the occasion on the slot that features ‘Community Voices’.  Many who attended on Sunday last remembered the events of fifty and sixty years ago, most notably Michael O’Neill of Kilnockan railway gates who both danced and also played there for twelve years.  Altogether a most gratifying day for those who sponsored the event and planned the day, all of whom were worthily thanked by Eileen Tynan who herself did Trojan work in making the event the success it was.  Already people are talking about future events at this same venue.

MILFORD FUNDRAISER:  Slattery’s Bar is hosting a fundraising ‘coffee morning’ on this Friday, September 16 from 9.30 am. to 12.00. The importance of Milford Hospice in the lives of cancer sufferers is inestimable. Please support .
COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Cathy O’Sullivan, PRO of the community council wishes on their behalf to thank all those who contributed to the success of the recent BBQ at ‘De Bucket’.  Sponsors who contributed to this success include Marty & Mary, Kellett Interiors, the Kildimo Folk Group, Ann Cotter for facilitating the singing and all the patrons.  An update of community council achievements to date was shown on a DVD prepared by Tommy O’Shea and Dermot Mullane.

Bantracht Na Tuaithe: Courses being planned by members for the coming season include Painting (which resumes on Monday next September 19), also Computer and Health later in September. Members are reminded of the Autumn Federation Meeting which takes place in the Woodlands Hotel ,Adare on Tuesday September 27 commencing at 8pm.If you’re  interested in attending any of these events and not already an ICA member please contact Guild PRO (087)2452336 for further details.
CULTURE NIGHT:  September is the month usually designated for celebrating national and local culture.  A meeting will be held in the Library on 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.  
DARTS EXTRAVAGANZA FOR CARI:  Joe Gleeson and Martin Hogan wish to express their thanks for the support they received for their fundraiser on Friday night last.  There was a good response to local darts players who took on John Plan, the three times world champion from Canada.  It is expected when all t he sponsorship cards are collated that the ‘Children at Risk Ireland’ facility on the Ennis Road will receive a handsome donation towards their continued good work.
GROW YOUR OWN:  Limerick County VEC invites applicants for their course in vegetable and flower cultivation at Blackhill Organic Farm, Ardagh.  This course will run from September 2011 to early summer, 2012 on Tuesdays from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm.  On course completion students will be awarded a FETAC Level 3 Certificate.  Class size is restricted to twelve applicants to ensure high standards of tuition.  Marie Tuttle, Course Tutor will gladly supply further information and application forms by phoning 086 3139969.

KENRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  Following the successful outdoor historical tours of spring and summer, Society events go indoor for the autumn/winter season and take the form of lectures.  Keeping to the Wednesday night, pencil in September 28 at 8pm for the first lecture of the season.  The speaker will be Tom Toomey who has written a weighty tome on the history of the ‘War of Independence’ in the Limerick area.  Much of Tom’s research includes the area of Kildimo/Pallaskenry and Kenry generally and the author’s presentation of his work is sure to keep his listeners riveted to their chairs.

YOGA CLASSES:  There’s a free open night by Helena to introduce you to this well-tried and tested discipline at ‘The Seven Sisters’ on Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm.  Subsequently the course will run for six nights from 7 – 8.  Joanne will supply any details.
COMMUNITY LOTTO:  The draw on September 6 produced numbers 5, 11, 14 & 17 as the winning combination for a Jackpot of € 9,200.  No member predicted this sequence and in consequence Lucky Dips of €20 each were drawn by Ann O’Dea, Carheeny; Shirley Fitzgerald, Ballynacarriga; Mary Rogan, Ballyculhane; Ann Dolan, Ballyvareen & S. Warner, Coolbeg.  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
COPSWOOD GAELS RUGBY:  The new season has begun with a fresh influx of boys and girls who train every Sunday from 10 am to 11 am at Copswood, under newly approved coaches Ollie O’Regan, Paul Harrison, Shane Hannan, Maura Murphy and Eamonn Ward.  

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. 
COMPUTER TRAINING:  If you are receiving Social Welfare payments, you are invited to participate in Basic Computer Training at a venue in Patrickswell.  This begins soon and will be conducted by volunteer tutors for an hour and a half a week.  If interested contact West Limerick Resources at 069 66298. 

John Long & Michael O'Neill,Adare Enjoying Guerins Platform Commeration Sept 11 2011

Mary & Barbara Hayes,Ballyvocague Enjoying Guerins Platform Commeration Sept 11 2011

Mollie Hayes,Askeaton Enjoying Guerins Platform Commeration Sept 11 2011

Part of the large crowd enjoying Guerins Platform Commeration Sept 11 2011

Sinead & Patricia Nash,Curraghchase Enjoying Guerins Platform Commeration Sept 11 2011

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