Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kildimo Community Notes W/E May 19 2012

Enjoying platform dancing at Curraghchase Sun May 13 2012

Mary & Bill O'Shaughnessy,Kilbreedy at platform dancing in Curraghchase Sun May 13 2012

Wedding Gary Gleeson & Ciara Ferris May 10th 2012

COMHBHRÓN:  Sympathy is extended to Vera O’Donnell and family on the recent death of her husband Michael of Ballyrune.  Michael’s funeral mass was celebrated on Friday May 11 in St. Joseph’s Church, following which his internment took place in the local cemetery.  Maura Downes/ Schlegel is also offered condolences from the community on the death of her husband Roy Schlegel whose funeral took place to Kilcornan cemetery
following requiem mass in St. John the Baptist’s Church, Kilcornan on Friday, May 11. Roy is also survived by his daughter Simone, his sisters and extended family.
In iothalann Dé go gcastar sinn.

PLATFORM GATHERING:  The Curragh Chase group who organised the event on Sunday May 13, wish to thank all who supported the afternoon’s dancing.  Gatherings at the cross, bridge a gap of over fifty years since the family of Guerin’s who lived nearby and who organised such events in those summers of the past when the sun always shone.  In those days dancers came on foot and by bicycle and even on Sunday last one octogenarian came from Limerick city on his bicycle to join in the fun.  There were representatives from as far afield as the Philippines along with a couple from the Black Forest in Germany and a group of French students who all got a taste of authentic rural Irish fun and dance.  This was a non-profit event and the organisers acknowledge the generous help from Cois Sionna Credit Union, Membrane Technology who supplied the signs for free, Coillte and local landowners who give their lands, Pat and Mary O’Connell who organised the dances and Michael Nash who provided the P.A. system, the Blackwell girls who played harp and concertina, the Curragh Chase Garden Centre who supplied the floral decorations, the face-painting team who demonstrated their art and the hard-working ladies committee who supplied food and served the teas.

FASHION SHOW:  Kilcornan Community Council are hosting a ‘Feast of Fashion’ at the Woodlands House Hotel Adare on Friday next May 18 at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are available from local shops and there will be door prizes on the tickets which cost €12 with half-price concessions

DAWN CHORUS:  Limerick Branch of Bird Watch Ireland invites you to join them at the Dawn Chorus outing to Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick on Sunday May 20 meeting 
at Crokers Pub Car Park ,Murroe at 4.45am. The group will walk in and around the grounds of Glenstal Abbey to hear the various birdsong which make up the Dawn Chorus. This is a very special event in a unique place. All are welcome. Wear warm clothing and good footwear as the ground will be damp in places. No dogs please.

ART FOR ALL:  The Limerick City Gallery of Art in Pery Square is hosting lots of interesting workshops in art to suit all ages, beginning on National Drawing Day, May 19.  Their ‘Summer Events Guide’  is available in which you’ll surely find something to interest you- and all for free!

.BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: The Killulta ICA Painters, Kildimo launched their Bealtaine Art Exhibition ‘Bóthairín Na Smaointe III’ at ’De Bucket’ Pub, Ferrybridge
last week . Some of this group’s  work is also on display in Kilmallock library in conjunction with Limerick Federation ‘Le Chéile II’ art & crafts exhibition. There will be an opportunity to view both  exhibitions until the end of the month.

COMMUNITY LOTTO:  ‘Jackpot Numbers’ drawn on May 8, for a Jackpot of €11,100 were 4, 11, 12 & 25.   No member predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €20 each were drawn by Phyl Fitzgerald, Court; A. Mangan et famille, Curraheen; Ann O’Dea, Carheeny; Phyllis McKenna, Old Kildimo and John O’Mahony, Ballyrune. 

GAA LOTTO:  The Jackpot in this draw is frozen at €20,000 and still eludes capture.  Had you numbers 8, 13, 17 & 23 in the draw on May 8, you’d have it pocketed.  However, sweeteners of €50 were drawn by Mal Keaveney, Askeaton; Pat Carroll, Old Kildimo; Roy Hallam, Court and Cian Guinane of Faha. 

SALESIAN COLLEGE NEWS:  Preparations are already in train for the annual summer Camp Bosco which will run from Monday July 2 to July 20 at a cost of €60 a week with an additional €25 for those requiring bus transport.  Enquiries to either Theresa Hanley or Ide Trent at (061) 393915. 

WEST LIMERICK CRAFTS AT HUNT MUSEUM:  West Limerick Craft Businesses will be among those showcased at the “Voluntary Arts Week” programme which will run from May 12 – 20 in the Hunt Museum Gift Shop in Limerick City.  The local craft businesses are among a group of eight who recently completed a five week “Developing Your Craft Business” training course which was organized exclusively for the craft sector by West Limerick Resources under the Rural Development Programme. 
WEST LIMERICK LOCAL HERITAGE AND RURAL RECREATION SEMINAR:  West Limerick Resources will host a local heritage and countryside recreation seminar in the Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle starting at 9.30am on Saturday May 26.  The seminar aims to raise awareness of the development potential of these sectors for both the private and community and voluntary sector and of the funding and supports available from West Limerick Resources.  Further details to be announced shortly

GLEESON WEDDING:  Gary, son of Michael and Ann of Pallaskenry was married on May 10 in Church of the Annunciation, Bansha Co Tipperary to Ciara Ferris of those parts. The Groom was supported by his numerous uncles and aunt along with his cousins and friends and neighbours from the area.  Fr Michael Hickey, P.P. presided over the ceremony with Valerie Gunning supplying the music.  The Bride was accompanied by Grainne Ferris as her Maid of Honour and Bridesmaids Sarah McGonigle and Caroline Gleeson.  Gary had the support of Best Man Allan Enright with Groomsmen Michael Keogh and Christopher McMahon.  The prestigious role of Page fell to Conor Enright who acquitted himself with élan. Wagner got the proceedings under way with his ‘Bridal Chorus’ and it was Mendelssohn’s ‘Wedding March’ that concluded the happy church ceremony before the group drove the short distance to Ballykisteen House Hotel for the very enjoyable reception and lively dancing that followed.On return from their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, the newly-weds will resume their lives in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork where Ciara works in Clonakilty with Premier Global as a supervisor in their Video Conferencing service and Gary pursues his career in electrical contracting.  All good wishes to the Ciara and Gary for a long and happy life together from family, friends and neighbours.

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