Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kildimo Community Notes W/E April 21 2012

Kildimo Minstrels Boys 2011

RECENTLY DECEASED:  Sympathy is extended to Mercedes O’Neill, Courthill, Court ,
Kildimo on the recent death of her sister Sylvia Briody of Glenties, Co. Donegal.  Her funeral took place following Mass in St. Conal’s Church, Glenties on Easter Sunday, to the local cemetery.  John O’Gorman of Kilcornan recently suffered the death of his sister, Sister Julia, Sister of Mercy, of Cork and Drumcollogher on April 6.  Her internment took place to St. James’ cemetery following Requiem Mass in Mayfield Church.  Sympathy is also extended to the Harte families on the death of Christopher Harte of Cappard, Peterswell, Co. Galway, brother of the late Willie of Ballynacarriga.  His funeral took place to Castledaly cemetery following Requiem Mass in St. Thomas’s Church, Peterswell on Thursday April 12.

RECENT ANNIVERSARIES:  Remembered in recent Masses was the late Jim White of Kilmoreen and deceased members of the Cullinan family.  Jim and Annie Griffin will be remembered at Mass on Thursday, April 19 at 10 am, on the following Friday Margaret Fitzgerald will be commemorated and P.J. and Moira Mulqueen will be remembered at noon Mass on Sunday April 22.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL:  Following the recent sponsored walk in aid of the Library restoration, please return your sponsorship cards with the appropriate remittances to any member of the Council who offer their sincere thanks for your participation.
CROSSROADS DANCING:  The organising committee for the next outdoor event at Curragh Chase crossroads on the afternoon of May 13, issue an open invitation to the event.  Pat O’Connell and his wife Mary will ‘call the dances’ and bring along some of their students to lead the dances.  Local musicians are also preparing for the afternoon of fun and the ‘ladies committee’ are well geared to offer tea and purties to keep up the necessary energy levels. Be there at three o’clock.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Following the recent guild AGM the incoming President, Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer Kathleen Griffin, Kathleen Hayes and Mary O’Rourke
respectively together with other members of the committee are busy  planning activities for the year ahead. Next month there will be a Make Up evening courtesy of Boots Chemists and following the summer break courses on varies topics will be finalised.
A reminder to all members that the Federation Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday next April 24 in Woodlands Hotel,Adare commencing at 8pm.
POSTMAN PAT:  Having delivered mail to Pallaskenry and its environs for twenty years, the retirement event for Pat O’Connor is expected to be packed with his grateful clients.  Pat has been in the job for forty six years and on Saturday April 21, he will be duly honoured for his dedicated service at the Community Centre Pallaskenry at 8.00 pm.  All are invited.
PALLASKENRY DEVELOPMENT PLAN:  It is in the interests of all that the public meeting on Monday April 23 is well attended.  All citizens and clubs in the area are invited to meet the planners O’Leary & Associates to hear their proposals and make some of their own.  The future is yours for the making, seize the opportunity!

KENRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  Learn about your local history and contribute your own personal knowledge of it on the tour on Sunday, April 29.  The gathering is at ‘De Bucket’ at 3.00 pm from where Derek Cahill will lead the way in uncovering our rich and colourful past through the builders of the castles along the Maigue. 

COMMUNITY LOTTO:  ‘Jackpot Numbers’ drawn on April 10, for a Jackpot of €10,900 were 10, 19, 24 & 28.   No member predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €20 each were drawn by Jamie & Liz Hickey, Ann Dolan, J. Meade, J. O’Connell & Alice Patricia Healy.

GAA LOTTO:  On April 10, numbers 1, 12, 16 & 24 were drawn for a Jackpot of €20.000.  No member predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50 each were drawn by Joe Horan, Tom Mulvihill, Phyl Fitzgerald & Joan Galligan.

COPSWOOD GAELS RFC:  Our outing to Richmond on Sunday last proved successful for the three teams who showed the benefits of their recent training and coaching.  The U8’s beat Richmond 55/30, the U9’s had double scores over their opposition and the U11’s had ten points to spare over their opponents 15 points.  Altogether a satisfying morning’s work with congratulations to all.

TITANIC REMEMBERED:  Askeaton will commemorate those from the area who took that ill-fated voyage a hundred years ago.  The exhibition will be launched in the Tourist Office on Friday April 20 at 7.30 pm and will run for a week during opening hours at the Office. 

GREAT LIMERICK RUN: Maria O’Sullivan, Clorane will be running in The Great Limerick Run on May 6th to raise funds and create awareness for The Declan O’Shea Trust.  Maria’s brother Declan suffered serious spinal injuries in an accident last October.  Due to the nature of Declan’s injuries he will have on-going medical treatment needs and ‘The Declan O’Shea Trust’ has been established to provide him with assistance in this regard.  Full details of the trust are on .  Sponsorship cards will be available in local businesses or by contacting Maria on 087-7727000.  Your support is much appreciated.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games will hold their Annual Sports Day on Saturday April 21, from 3-6 pm in Kildimo GAA grounds. The sports day will include track and field events for all ages including novelty and family races.

POSTCARD ART:  While currently there is no postcard available for Kildimo, one from the past has surfaced depicting ‘Shanpallas Castle’.  Those who are designing a modern postcard might take a hint from this earlier one showing a historical subject.  However, there are plenty of other likely subjects that might fulfill the criteria of the two artists who are running the competition to design the Kildimo postcard. This is open to all adult amateur artists in any paint media who will submit entries on unframed A4 size, with a €5 entry fee.  You have all of the summer months to work on your idea of what you think best illustrates Kildimo.  The winning entry will be chosen by an outside judge and printed in a limited edition for local distribution.  All entries will be exhibited towards the end of September.  It is important to keep in mind that the winning entry is that which best epitomises Kildimo, whether that be a village scene a landscape, historical building or whatever.  Any further details about this exciting initiative may be had from Roisín at 086 1989370 or Cathy at 086 6038288.

Deirdre Ward & Cameron Skerritt at Retirement Party of Kildimo NS Principal Olive O'Brien-Fitzgerald 

Friends Mary O'Shea,Mary Lunn & Caitlín Ui Luinn at Retirement Party of Kildimo NS Principal Olive O'Brien-Fitzgerald

Joan Brosnan & Denis Bradley at Retiremen Partyf Kildimo NS Principal Olive O'Brien-Fitzgerald

L. Brigid Griffin & OliveO'Brien Fitzgerald enjoying her Retirement Party as Kildimo NS Principal

Micheal O'Brien,Ballyculhane & two grandsons enjoying his daughter Olive's Retirement Part as Kildimo NS Principal

Muinteóirí Paddy O'Neill & Denis Sexton at Retirement Partyf Kildimo NS Principal Olive O'Brien-Fitzgerald

Olive O'Brien Fitzgerald & Kay Sexton enjoying Olive's Retirement Party as Kildimo NS Principal

PJ Malone & Eamonn Enright at Retirement Party of Kildimo NS Principal Olive O'Brien-Fitzgerald

Retirement Party of Kildimo NS Principal Olive O'Brien-Fitzgerald

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