Friday, February 7, 2014

Kildimo Community Notes W/E February 8 2014

 Pilgrimage at St Brigid's Well,Cartown,Kildimo Feb 2014

ANNIVERSARIES: On Thursday February 6, 10.00 am Mass will be celebrated for the late Dick Liston. All deceased will be remembered at morning Mass on Friday and at noon Mass on Sunday February 9, Morgan Malone and Eamon Lyons will be commemorated.

KENRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The first event of this year will take place on Wednesday February 19 at 8.00 pm. The talk is on Curragh Chase and the appropriate venue will be the Community Centre, Kilcornan. Our guest speaker is the author of the very popular booklet on Curragh Chase, namely Patrick T Fitzgerald of Adare. Patrick has been visiting the place since his childhood and has built up a store of knowledge on this subject so dear to his heart. His talk will include much new material which has not been public up to now. Members and non-members are invited and welcome.

ST VALENTINE: Should you forget your valentine on the day- February 14- then there’s a chance to redeem yourself on February 21. A ‘Valentines Ball’ is being held that night at the Woodlands Adare. This includes a four course meal with complimentary wine. ‘Final Touch’ is supplying the dancing music with a disco to follow with lots of raffle prizes. Tickets are €50 with the proceeds going to Milford Hospice and Pieta House. And if you still miss out on all of that, then take yourself to the Carmelite church in Whitefriar Street in Dublin where you need to pray before the relic of St Valentine.

WEST LIMERICK RESOURCES: ‘Communities on Line’ is the name of a course beginning on Wed February 19 from 7.30 pm for seven sessions. This is a practical course for people with computer skills to enable them to set up a community website/ facebook page. Two persons per group may participate but prior registration is essential to Suzanne on 069 79114 or on Suzanne is also taking names for ‘Drama Workshops’ that will begin later. This free course will cover acting, directing and the technical skills required.

BIRDWATCH: Dr Allan Mee is the speaker at our meeting at Shannon Rowing Club on Sarsfield Bridge on Wednesday February 19 at 8.00 pm. His subject is the re-introduction of the White-tailed Sea Eagles and their breeding in Mountshannon. On Sunday February 16 the outing will traverse the river bank in the city, meeting at St Michael’s Rowing Club at 10.00 am. Keep March 19 free for a presentation on Bird Migration, details later.

GAA LOTTO: The weekly draw continues and is now in the region of €7,000. Apart from buying Lotto tickets locally, you can also go on line to Kildimo GAA and choose from various options of commitment to the draw. Funds from the weekly draw are put to go use in promoting the many activities of the club.

LÁ LE BRÍD: It is good to note the continued tradition of the cult of Ireland’s first native saint in the numbers who turned up in Cartown for prayers at the well in her honour on Sunday February 2. Fr Donworth led the prayers and the local well guardians the Hevenor family ensured that the environs of the traditional well are maintained.

BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE CILL DÍOMA: Zumba Gold exercises continue every Wed morning at 10.30 am in Seven Sisters pub, Old Kildimo and all are welcome. The February guild meeting takes place on Wednesday February 5 in ‘Seven Sisters’ pub, Old Kildimo commencing at 2.30pm. The Book Club meeting at ‘De Bucket Pub’, Ferrybridge will be held on the following Tuesday February 11, meeting for lunch at 1.15pm. A review of The ICA Book of Home & Family to be undertaken by all attending. In addition the book currently being read is ‘A Street Cat named Bob’ by James Bowen.

Kildimo/Pallaskenry Community Games

Art Competition. Despite a very windy and wet morning the boys and girls

from this area made their way to Ballybrown for the County round of the

Art Competition last Saturday. The children ranged in ages from 7 years to

12 years and the art work produced on the day was of a very high standard

covering many community games activities. The judges will have their work cut

out finding the winners. Results will be issued in a few weeks time. Well done

to all who took part.

Talent Competition. Pallaskenry Communtiy Centre was alive with talent

on Saturday evening when the local talent competition took place. There

was no shortage of entries with over forty arts taking to the stage on the

night. The audience was treated to musicians playing a wide a varied array

of musical instruments, children giving river dance a run for its money with

many great dancers ,the singers were in fine voice and keeping in tune. We

even got treated to an act from the wonderful story The Secret Garden. We

had beautiful recitations that brought smiles to the faces of the audience. All

the children showed great confidence in their performance and should be

very proud of their achievements. We wish to thank Fiona Linnane, Shuna

Nunan for judging the competition. Stephan Kaiser took charge of sound on

the night and did a great job. Master of ceremonies for the night was Joanne

McGuinness and she kept the event flowing. This event would not be possible

without the support of our local national schools and the parents of the

children. We thank everyone who made this event possible. We had many

medal winners on the night and those placed in first and second place will now

go forward to represent this area at the next round of the competition. We

wish them the very best of luck.
Aoise Carroll Margaretta Azzopardi ,Tara Cusack.
Kildimo/ Pallaskenry Community Games

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