Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kildimo Community Notes W/E September 1 2012

BOXERCISE:  Classes every Tuesday evening in Copswood College Pallaskenry from 7-8 pm,  starting August 28.  All fitness levels catered for. For more info contact John on (087) 9115411.
CHILD PROTECTION:  West Limerick Resources is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and members of community groups who would be interested in taking part in the Keeping Safe Child Protection Training Programme with the HSE.  Should sufficient interest be identified it is hoped to offer this training in Newcastle West at the end of September.  Time and date to be confirmed. Contact Adrienne 087 2773294 or 069 79110.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL MATTERS: The AGM of the Community Council is arranged for Wed September 19 in the GAA Clubhouse at 8.00 pm.  In anticipation of this important event nominations are being sought for the incoming committee.  The community cannot progress without a vibrant elected group to progress matters for the good of all.  Should you or anyone of your acquaintance wish to offer yourself for this important work, nomination papers are available from any of the current officers.  The PO will receive these papers on or before Wednesday August 29.  A meeting will take place on September 5 to introduce the new nominees and induct them into the work and workings of the Community Council.
RUGBY:  The Copswood Gaels are back in action with training every Sunday morning at Copswood at 10 am.  The Under 13 team are gearing up for their first competitive encounter and all grades are being recruited from Under 8 and upwards.  Registration fee for each child is €30 with family registration at €50.  All enquiries to Anthony of Donovan at 086 1943962.
‘GATHERING’ MEETING:  On Tuesday next September 4, the Woodlands Adare is the venue for this meeting from 7 to 9 pm on the above subject.  The Gathering has been described as one of the biggest tourism initiatives ever staged in Ireland and is expected to bring 325,000 extra visitors to the country next year. The upcoming meeting, which is described by organisers as an “ideas lab” for possible Gathering events in Limerick next year, is being hosted by The Gathering Limerick Steering Group. The Group, led by Limerick’s local authorities, comprises community and development organisations, as well as business and tourism sector representatives from across Limerick. The meeting will offer an opportunity for local people to learn more about The Gathering and how they can be involved. Anyone with ideas for a ‘Gathering’ event can pledge them online after the meeting. They will also be able to access tools and supports online to help them to organise their Gatherings.  Jim Miley, who was recently appointed Project Director of The Gathering Ireland 2013, urged Limerick residents to attend next month’s meeting, saying: “The Gathering Ireland 2013 is a people’s project.  It’s all about you, your family, your neighbours, your sports club, your college, your place of work – in fact, whatever community or group you belong to – planning special events in 2013 that will highlight what is great about your town and county. “Limerick is a beautiful county and I know local communities have a great spirit and some wonderful suggestions for Gatherings. We are looking forward to hearing all of your ideas”. Mr. Miley added.

SCRAP IT!:  There’s money in metal and Kildimo Community Council wants yours!  Any recyclable metal will be collected on Saturday next September 1, at the Carpark in the village centre near the cross from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.  A great opportunity to get rid of those old motor parts and bicycles that will never run again, in fact “Any ole iron”AR
ARTS ‘N CRAFTS:  Following Cathy’s successful arts and crafts summer camp at the GAA Clubhouse, that were made possible with the courtesy of the local club and John O’Mahony and her helpers, classes for children begin again on September 13 & 14. Contact Cathy at 086-6038288.  

BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Congratulations to Killulta ICA Artist Dolores Dinneen who won first prize in Art at the Limerick Show last week. Dolores has had many successes in this field in the past including both Federation and National ICA competitions.
Reminder to all ICA members that Kildimo guild will meet  on Wed next September 5th in Seven Sisters Pub, Old Kildimo at 8.15pm.Members will be updated on  both  Federation and National  news and activities and plans for the coming months will be discussed. Bí linn agus Fáilte

GAA LOTTO:  The new Jackpot is now €3.500 and the numbers drawn on Monday August 20 were 15, 17, 24 & 28.  As no member predicted this combination, €50 Lucky Dips were drawn by Jack O’Shea, Mary & Mossy Griffin, P.J. O’Connor and Ellen Corrigan.

PUBLIC SPEAKING: If you have a problem about addressing meetings or speaking in public, then the first step towards overcoming it is to join Toastmasters.  The club’s workshop meeting is in the Arthur Room (2nd floor), at the Savoy Hotel, Henry Street, Limerick city, at 7. 45pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday from September to May. For more details, phone: 087-6093726; Email: or see the website:
RUN FOR ADAPT:  The refuge for women and families suffering abuse, situated in Rosbrien, is looking for participants in the October Women’s Mini Marathon to run in aid of their services.  The facility provides safe refuge to women and their children 24 hours, 365 days a year and includes fourteen self-contained apartments.  Other services include 24 hour Freephone helpline 1 800 200 504; one-to-one support for women in their local area and regular Outreach services in Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Limerick; Court Accompaniment; Advocacy; Child and Youth Services. With your support this valuable service can continue to help abuse victims.

THE CATHOLIC PARISH ‘NEWSLETTER’:  It’s back!  Following the summer break in its publication, it is once again available to churchgoers and interested citizens.  As a means of disseminating local information this facility is available to all and material submitted to the Parish Office before Wednesday evenings will be published in that weekend’s edition. 

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