Friday, November 25, 2011

Kildimo Community Notes W/E November 26 2011

OUR COMMUNITY REMEMBERS:   Past members of the community remembered at Masses include the late Patsy Gleeson of Mellon whose anniversary occurs and who will be commemorated in the midday Mass on Sunday, November 27.
RECENT DEATHS:  Sympathy is extended to Tom Cullinane and his family, Ballyrune on the recent death of his brother Jim in Pallaskenry.  His funeral took place to the local graveyard following Requiem Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Kildimo on Monday, November 21.  Also suffering a recent bereavement are Joanne Griffin, Old Kildimo and her sister Nell Madden, Glenameade to whom sympathy is offered on the death of their aunt, Sister Sheila Cuddy of the Convent of Mercy, Nenagh and whose funeral took place on Monday, November 21.Condolences are also extended to May Galvin, Ballyrune on the death of her sister in law Mary Galvin, whose funeral took place on Monday last in Dublin.
Brón ar an mbás ní feidir a sheanadh,leagann sí úr is críona le céile
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: ‘The Killulta ICA Painters’  are finalising their next art exhibition ‘Obair na mBan XII’.This annual event will open on Friday next November 25 2011 in Newcastle West Library at 3.30pm and all are invites to attend. It is usually a most enjoyable occasion where family, friends, neighbours and ICA colleagues from many parts join with the Killulta Artists as they show their most recent works. Bí linn agus Failte. 
HISTORY CONFERENCE:  The History Society of Mary Immaculate College is inviting all those with interest in preserving and promoting Limerick history to a free conference on Friday, November 25.  This takes place in Summerville House in the College and Registration is at 9.15 am.  The Keynote Speakers are Dr. Hugh Maguire of the Hunt Museum, Professor Bucholz of U.L. and Richard Tobin,  retired planner.  Intending participants should make that known to by November 23.

MILFORD HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING:  Eric’s Bar Pallaskenry is the venue for this worthy cause on Friday, November 25.  The work of the local Hospice hardly needs mention but the need for funding to carry on this work does.  Bí  Linn!

HE COMES AGAIN!  Application to see the ‘man in red’ must be returned with the €6 fee to either the National School or the Seven Sisters.  He arrives on Sunday December 18 and his arrival will be heralded by Bobo who will prepare the way for his lord and master with balloon modelling and face painting to fill the expectant wait for ‘himself’.  A professional photographer will be on hand to capture events for your family album.  Offers to help prepare and run this popular event and other enquiries should be made known to Dermot at 087 9319005.

YOUTH CLUB:  The club is enjoying a very successful year with a record number of members as well as leaders to supervise events.  Four of the six leaders are currently pursuing Gaisce Awards and thus maintaining the strong local tradition for these President’s awards, which they will receive this time from our new Limerick-born President.  Trips to the Bowling Alley continue to maintain their popularity on Friday evenings.  

COMMUNITY LOTTO:  “Give a little, it will help a Lotto”  is the catchy call to support your local Community Lotto.  All profit from this initiative is channelled back into community projects for the benefit of community members.  The Lotto is conducted every Tuesday evening on a rotational basis in local pubs.  On Tuesday November 15, the draw realised numbers 1, 2, 7 & 17 for a Jackpot of €9,850 which was not predicted.  In consequence, consolatory prizes were won by Brian Barrett, Knockroe; Sean Kelly, Ballyvareen; Gerry O’Shea, Dromore Inn; Peggy Gleeson, Ballynacarriga and Michael Hogan, Slattery’s Bar.

RAMBLING HOUSE:  The recent ‘Rambling House Tour of Britain’  was a resounding success with full houses at all venues.  This annual tour maintains a strong link between our exiles in Britain and their homes in Ireland.  All of these tours have featured our local songstress Doris Shire (Costello) whose ballads provide balm to emigrants abroad.  Doris has recorded many of these songs and her DVD’s provide a lasting pleasure to her large base of fans at home and abroad that are available directly from the artist.   

KILDIMO UNITED:  The local Football Club is holding a Texas Hold’em Poker night in the Beer Garden Kildimo on Friday November 25 starting at 9.15 sharp.  Tickets available at €20 on the door.  Come along for an enjoyable night out and support the many activities of your local club.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL:  The results of the exertions of the local community council and others to improve road safety are becoming evident in the works presently taking place in the village environs.  The extension of the footpath to the east is a boon to dwellers in that area and the petition to do likewise and extend the path westwards has been presented to the Co. Co.  Naturally the present works will be a temporary hindrance to free flow of traffic in their area but the end result will justify the means.

ALZHEIMER FUNDRAISER:  A ‘Bric-a-Brac’/Cake Sale and social event fundraiser is being held at the Day Centre in Adare on Sunday, December 4 from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.  All good saleable items are solicited for this worthy cause which offers a respite to patrons and carers alike.

HISTORY LECTURES AT THE HUNT MUSEUM:  On Friday November 25, Dr. Tadhg Moloney’s lunchtime lecture title is ‘Michael Joyce, the hard-working but unsung representative for Limerick, 1900-1918’.  Should you fail to get to this latter lecture, then you may read about the topic in the comfort of your own home in Dr. Moloney’s 2010 publication by Cambridge Scholars Publications entitled ‘Limerick Constitutional Nationalism, 1898-1918’.  Kildimo readers of this interesting work will find a local connection in a Limerick Mayor of that time, namely Bryan O’Donnell.    
BIRDWATCH IRELAND:  The Annual Garden-Bird Survey begins on November 28 and it will entertain families for the next thirteen weeks.  If you haven’t done this before, full instructions and the Survey Form is available for download from ‘Birdwatch Ireland’.  You may also enter your count on-line.  This request comes with a ‘warning’; it can be a seriously addictive family activity!

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