ANNIVERSARIES: The noon Mass on Sunday November 17, was celebrated in memory of the late Jim Cullinane and Naresh Chaudri. On Sunday November 24, Mass will be celebrated for members of the McKeogh family and Patsy Gleeson.
RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy is extended to the Fitzgerald family of Ballynacarriga on the recent death of Jimmy whose funeral took place to the family burial ground in Ardcanny graveyard in Mellon on Thursday November 14, following Requiem Mass in Pallaskenry Church. Sympathy is also extended to the Mann family of Kilmoreen on the recent death of Gerard, whose funeral took place to Kildimo cemetery on Sunday November 17, following Requiem Mass in Holy Trinity Church, Adare. Dawney Lynch of Moig West,Castletown also passed away last week in her 94th year. Following service in Castletown Church on Friday November 15th her burial took place in the Church grounds. Sympathy is extended to her extended family. Solas na bFhlaithes dóibh uilig.
RED CROSS PHILIPPINE TYPHOON APPEAL : Kilcornan Community Centre is the venue for this fundraiser which will take place on Sunday next Nov 24 commencing at 1pm to 5pm.One of the organisers James Nealon from Dromlohan may be contacted at email@example.com and your assistance will be much appreciated.
A wide selection of both Irish and Filipino food will be available ( all home cooking & baking) together with wheel of fortune, raffle and lots more including childrens activities. Please give your support.
SENIOR CITIZENS: The committee of the senior citizens group wish to record their thanks to those who generously supported their Churchgate collection on Sunday November 17. This annual fundraiser supports the festive dinner and dance that is held during the Christmas period and the date of which will be notified nearer the event.
GAA AGM: Friday November 29 at 8.30 is the date and time for this important annual event that takes place in Kildimo Clubhouse. As the activities of the club at all levels entails much work for the Officers and officials, it is important that the principal of “Many hands make light work” should be actively in force. Have your say in the running of the club activities by attending and letting your voice be heard.
CELEBRATION: Congratulations to Cora McKenna who graduated on November 8 from St. Angela’s College Sligo with an Honours BA in Education in Home Economics, Biology and Science from Galway University. Not doing things by half, Cora also achieved the Highest Academic Achievement in Student Teacher Placement for her class of 2013. This greatly enhances Cora’s teaching skills profile and her future prospects and career development. Cora’s early career in education began in the local national school before going on to secondary and third level education.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Draughts training has commenced on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm in Pallaskenry Community Centre. This training is suitable for children from age 6 – 14 years. The cost of registration is €5 per child or €10 per family. This covers all Community activities for the coming year. For more details on any Community games events please contact Liz Hickey on 087 1158474 or Maeve Galvin on 087 2517080
NATIONAL SCHOOL: On Sunday November 24 there will be a ‘Home Produce Sale’ on the premises. You are earnestly requested to donate any items such as jams, chutneys, home bakes and vegetables, eggs or indeed any saleable home-produced items. Lorraine at 086 4035717 or Deirdre at 086 3016330 would like to hear from you.
KENRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Members and friends of the local History Society were treated to a very interesting talk on ‘Crime and Popular Protest in West Limerick’ lately by Dr. Gerard Curtin. Gerard has spent much time studying the available records in relation to this topic and his portrayal of the social conditions in West Limerick in the twenty five years prior to the famine cast much light onto this dark and disturbed era. His book of the same name as above is available from the author and any local persons who are interested in crime and protest in the area of Kildimo, Kilcornan, Pallaskenry and Ballysteen, will find much to interest them in its pages. The Faction Fighting and families involved in this diversion feature largely in his work and it may well be that your family are among its numbers, that is if its members survived the violent skirmishes that took place especially in Kildimo and Stonehall. Gerard’s work is available from the author at 087 6275560.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE CILL DÍOMA: Zumba Gold exercises are proving very popular and will continue every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am in ‘Seven Sisters ’Pub, Old Kildimo. Members and non members very welcome.
The art exhibition ‘Obair na mBan XIV’ opened recently at County Library, Newcastle West with paintings by The Killulta ICA Painters, Kildimo. The exhibition will continue until November 22. Fáilte roimh gach einne.
A Knitting and Crochet group will commence at ‘De Bucket’ Pub, Ferrybridge on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm to 4pm.,commencing this Wed Nov 20th.Tuition will be given by Kathleen Coughlan and Maura Hallam. Members and non members welcome
Mass for deceased ICA members and their families will be celebrated by Fr Michael Browne SDB on Thursday next November 21 at 10am in Kildimo Church.
The ICA book of ‘Home & Family’, compiled by ICA members has been launched recently and is available for purchase from any guild member at a cost of €17 per copy. It is well worth having and would make a very acceptable Christmas gift.
SQUIRREL SURVEY: Margaret Flaherty who is attached to NUI Galway, is on the hunt for squirrels- to count them as part of a national survey. She would love to hear from you if you have noted any of these cute creatures in your travels. Whether our native red or imported grey, Margaret makes no distinction. Let her know if you spot any to 091 492903 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.