Friday, January 13, 2012

Kildimo Community Notes W/E Jan 14 2012

Reflections Curraghchase january 2012 by Michael O'Halloran

COMHBHRÓN:  Widespread community support is offered to Mrs May Aherne and her family on the recent death of her son George RIP. His funeral takes place this weekend in accordance with local arrangements.
ANNIVERSARIES: The first anniversary of the late Kitty Ward was honoured by Mass on Sunday January 8 in St. Joseph’s Church.  The late Michael Galvin’s anniversary will be celebrated on Thursday January 12 at 10.00 am and on Saturday January 15, Mass will be celebrated for the late John Sheehan.  In iothalann Dé go gcastar sinn  
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Kildimo members send get well wishes to Linda Smyth
and look forward to seeing her at the first guild meeting of 2012 on February 1 at ‘The Seven Sisters’, Old Kildimo.
LOCAL SCULPTOR EXHIBITS:  Tom Fitzgerald, international sculptor and member of Aosdána, is currently exhibiting locally in the Bourn Vincent Gallery in U.L’s Foundation Building.  The title of this satirical comment on the Celtic Tiger is ‘The Celtic Zoo’ and it comprises drawings and slate sculptures.  You have until February 23 to view this exhibition during business hours at the University, by Kildimo’s only member of Aosdána. Public works by the sculptor on view locally include exhibits at County Hall, Dooradoyle, Mary Immaculate College and U.L. to mention but a few. 

After their Wedding at Carrygerry Church,
Newmarket on Fergus recently : Louise McNulty, daughter of Janice and Milo McNulty,Newmarket on Fergus & Evan Glynn,son of Paddy Glynn & his wife Liz (nee O'Sullivan) formerly of Kildimo .

FESTIVE DINNER:  The organising committee of this annual event will be on hand to greet you to the Seven Sisters on Sunday, January 15.  Should you need transport either to or from the dinner and dance, be sure to make that known to any of the above.  You will be seated at 2.00 pm with an aperitif of your choice to prepare you for the customary dinner.  If you know of any persons interested in attending they are assured of a ‘céad mile fáilte’ and newcomers to our area are especially invited.  Following the meal, the ever-popular Donie Walsh will help you work off any over-indulgence and expert dancers like Mikey Battels will be available to lead you on the dance floor.  You are assured of an enjoyable afternoon and as said in native parlance, “Nuair a bhíonn an bulag lán, is deas an sás”  
COMMUNITY LOTTO:  Numbers 3, 5, 20 & 24 were drawn in the community lotto draw of January 3, 2012 for a Jackpot of €10,200.  No member predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €20 each were drawn by Patricia Griffin, Ballynacarriga; Mary & Mossie Griffin, Faha; Ger Griffin, Ballynacarriga; Shirley Sterritt, Knockroe and Liz Hickey, Old Kildimo.
HISTORY TALK:  The Thomond History Society invites you to their next illustrated talk on Monday, January 16 at Mary Immaculate College.  The speaker is Cáit Ní Cheallacháin, conservation architect and her theme is ‘Scenes of Old Limerick’.  The venue for these talks is the new Tara Building and all talks begin at 8.00 pm and are free to all, members and non-members alike.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL:  The present community council has secured a valuable asset to the local community with their involvement of the Kemmy Business School of UL.  Students from this facility will be evident around Kildimo when their college opens in the New Year.  Their purpose is to study the local community, its strengths and weaknesses and offer advice on how best local facilities may be developed into the future.  By now you should have been delivered the Community Council Calendar for 2012, which offers an architectural view of the proposed community centre. Mary Conway may be contacted should you require one of these calendars and her number is 087 6521806. The exciting plans for the development of the community site may be seen by contacting Tommy O’Shea.  Some final details regarding site ownership have to be concluded before work on the development commences.  Apart from the multi-purpose community hall, there is included a play area, housing for the elderly, a private housing complex and a recycling area.  The completion of this complex will greatly augment village life and development.  Needless to say, such a boost to village life will not take place without your support, as indeed the community calendar calls you to participate in.  Already support is noted by the many advertisers who have offered assistance in producing the calendar and who in turn deserve your support.  Ní neart gur cuir le céile. 

GAA LOTTO:  On January 3, numbers 5, 11, 15 & 17 were drawn for a Jackpot of €20.000.  No member predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50 each were won by Martin O’Dea, Ballyculhane; Joanne Griffin, Old Kildimo; Lawrence O’Donnell & Damien and Marie O’Brien.  The Jackpot has been capped at €20,000 for many weeks now so this could be your lucky break!

ARTIST’S IN SCHOOLS RESIDENCY:  Limerick Co. Co has launched its new scheme for 2012 by contacting all schools in the county.  The closing date for applications is February 17.  Schools may source their own choice of artist or artists themselves can offer a proposal to an individual school.  

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION:  In honour of the late Molly Keane of Co. Waterford, that same county is accepting short story entries for previously unpublished works of up to 2,000 words.  The winner will be announced at the Lismore Literary Festival in June and you have until March 26 to submit your entry.  All details from

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