Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kildimo Community Notes W/E May 3 2014

Kenry Outing to Aughinish 27 April 2014

Kenry Outing to Aughinish 27 April 2014

Kenry Outing to Aughinish 27 April 2014

ANNIVERSARIES: Past community members remembered at local Masses includes

Tom O’Grady and Jim Griffin on April 27 and Patsy Hayes on

May 4 at noon Mass.

RECENT DEATH: Sympathy is offered Annie Loftus and her family, relatives and

friends on the recent death of Stephen whose funeral took place

to Kilcornan cemetery following Requiem Mass in Pallaskenry

Church. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

KENRY HISTORY SOCIETY: Members and friends of the society met at Aughinish

Alumina Plant on Sunday April 27 for an illustrated talk on the history of the area. Liam

Dundon conducted the event in which he gave his first-hand information on the area and

its inhabitants from earliest times to the present. Liam, whose family settled in the area

in 1642 explained the complex inter-relationships between the resident families on the

Island and their subsequent history. Many of his audience were also connected with the

Island and islanders, resulting in an animated discussion of living history. Photos of local

family members are avidly collected by Liam and some of these showed visitors of the past

including the famed traditional Galway singer Máire Ní Scolaí and her husband Professor

Liam O Buachalla along with his friend Eamon De Valera. A short walk following the talk

was conducted around the remains of the site of the Castle near where an archaeological

dig was conducted prior to the building of the plant during which many burials from the

Middle Ages were uncovered outside the Bawn wall of the Castle. The results of this outing

elicited many promises on the part of the visitors to return again to spend more time in this

interesting environment with hopes to view the rare orchids that appear in late May.

ANY OL’ IRON?: Kilcornan school parents’ council are seeking metals. Anything from

tin cans, rusty bikes, cars and wheelbarrows to tractors, tanks and crashed airplanes. If

you’re into the spring cleaning this is your opportunity to do yourself and the National

School a favour on May 3 from 8.30 to 12.30 by delivering your scrap to the Kilcornan

Community Centre Carpark. Larger items can be collected by contacting 087 7761225 or

087 9760267 or knspc2013@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics training for children aged five and upwards takes

places at Copswood College on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 pm. Registration takes

place at these meetings costing €5 single or €10 family. Sports Day takes place in Kildimo

GAA pitch on May 5 from 3 to 6 pm, with all the usual fun events. Winners will represent

the club at the County Finals in Mungret on June 21 & 22. Competitors in the Swim B

Community in Askeaton are to be congratulated in proudly winning a total of sixteen

medals to the satisfaction of their coaches Orla and Armelle. Following forty years of local

involvement, a display of photos is being organised by Kay O’Dowd who will gladly receive

material by contacting her on 086 3329712. Officers of the local club wish to convey their

thanks for the recent response to their Churchgate Collection.

KILMALLOCK CONFERENCE: On June 5 & 6, the 16 century walled town of

Kilmallock will be the subject of lectures outlining its development and comparing its

architecture with examples from other places such as Youghal and Galway. All such

events will take place in Friars Gate Theatre in the town and advance booking is essential

at €50 for the two days including coffee breaks and lunches. Contact Helen O’Neill at 063

98019 or by e-mail to helen.oneill@limerick.ie.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Following the success of last year’s 5km Walk/Run, the

organisers of this year’s event have settled on Saturday May 10 for this year. Assembly

is in Thomond Park with a 4.15 am start to do your own journey from darkness into

the light of dawn. If you are holidaying in any other part of the country there are other

locations where you can participate. Prior registration is necessary on dil.pieta.ie. Further

information from 061 484448 or by contacting Noel Nicholson who is the Chairman of

Limerick’s ‘Darkness into Light’ Committee.

BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: All activities have now resumed with Zumba Gold on

Wednesdays in ‘Seven in ‘The Seven Sisters’ Pub Old Kildimo at 10.30am and Knitting

& Crochet group at the Library also on Wednesdays at 2.30pm. All Welcome. The next

ICA guild Meeting will take place on Wed May 7 @ 2.30pm in ‘The Seven Sisters’Pub,Old


WEST LIMERICK RESOURCES: There will be a Public Meeting on the threat to

the future of West Limerick Resources and its supports on Wednesday, May 7 in the

Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West, starting 8pm. Please attend to learn how

changes to the local development sector will affect your community and you. The

meeting will outline the government’s proposed changes under the Local Government

Reform Act 2014 and how these changes threaten the community’s ownership of and

involvement in the future delivery of the local supports and could potentially lead

to the closure of West Limerick Resources. You can also sign a national on-line petition

in support of local development companies, available at: www.ipetitions.com/petition/


GAA LOTTO: The weekly draw continues with a handsome Jackpot on April 22

of €8,200. As no punter predicted the winning combination of numbers 12, 16, 17 &

18, Lucky Dips were drawn by D.J. Daly, Rose McKeogh, Valerie Hogan and Brian


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