NEW IDEAS GENERATION WORKSHOP: Following on from the recent successful workshop, there shall be another meeting on Wednesday November 20 in Deebert House Hotel. The group to be named Kilmallock Partnership Forum invite everyone who may have an interest in getting Kilmallock back up and running. This is open to established buxiness people, local people and potential businesses with an interest in coming to Kilmallock. Lets get Kilmallock back as the crossroad to Munster as it once was. All ideas and input are appreciated and for the local people of the area this is you chance to have a say, what would you like in Kilmallock. Come along and join in between 6.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday November 20. Your idea may well be the towns future.
AFRICAN STREET CHILDREN’S PROJECT FUNDRAISER CRAFT NIGHT: On Friday November 22 there will be a Craft Fair in Nats Cafe in Kilmallock. This is the annual fundraiser to raise funds towards the African Street Childrens Project. Knits, Candles, Gifts, Jams, Baby Items, Christmas Punch, Mince Pies and lots lots more. All items are handmade and once again your support would be hugely appreciated.
HOST FAMILIES: Host families required for Spanish and Italian teenagers who will attend summer school and take part in other organized activities locally in July 2014. Attractive rates for suitable families. Please contact 087 8289959.
ST. JOSEPHS CONVENT/COLÁISTE IOSAEF 80TH ANNIVERSARY: On Sunday November 24 Colaiste Iosaef, Kilmallock Secondary School will be celebrating their 80th Anniversary of the opening of the school. All past pupils are invited. Proceedings will begin with the celebration of mass at 3.00pm in Kilmallock church, followed by a gathering in the school. The school would appreciate any memorabilia or photos to be handed in or posted to Bridget in reception at Colaiste Iosaef. All personal pictures will be returned or alternatively e-mail photographs to email@example.com
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: The club continued with its Wednesday night spin last week and will now continue right through the winter, weather allowing. As this is what we call the spinning season, it is all about keeping a few miles in the legs. Lights and Hi-Viz and warm clothing is essential on these spins which leave the old Neodata Carpark at the top of the town at 7pm every Wednesday evening. Well done to Liam Hayes who on Friday morning last cycled the 70km route for the upcoming Johnny Walsh Benefit Fund. it’s a great route with a very good surface and rolling roads and with a controlled pace it will make for a great winter training spin, so please spread the word to all cycling clubs Saturday November 30 commencing in Athlacca village. This is a very worthy cause so please support. Online registration is now open so log ontowww.eventmaster.ie. Please share this with all your friends and get the word out there. On Sunday morning last members covered a nice 105km while out winter training. The route they took was Kilmallock, Holycross, Bruff, Herbertstown, Pallasgreen, Cappamore, Doon, Cappawhite, Annacarty, Dundrum, Tipperary Town where they enjoyed a nice cup of tae before continuing on through Lattin, Emily, Knocklong, Elton and home to Kilmallock. While the distance may seem long the craic and banter had along the way made it seem like a spin to the shop!! New members are always welcome to join us here at Kilmallock Cycling Club where our motto is “a pace for everyone”..... If you are interested in joining us on any spin then please come along, the more the merrier and once again, we have a pace to suit everyone.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: The Centrestage Production Team Searches for the perfect Snow White! On Sunday November 17 at 12noon CentreStage Productions (Limerick) and Friars’ Gate will hold open auditions to find this year’s leading lady - Snow White. The auditions are open to girls who can sing, act and dance. Applicants MUST be aged between 18 – 25. Open auditions for adult supporting roles and chorus, both children’s and teenager, will take place on Sunday November 17 at 3pm. Children aged 8yrs plus are invited to come along and show their dancing, singing and acting skills. Snowwhite opens in Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock on January 17 2014. To pre-register for the audition email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Swing - Crystal Swing return to Friars’ Gate on Friday November 15 at 8pm. Tickets €15/€12.
The Mid-Night Cowboy with Pius McGrath - A young man reflects on his life, recalling the outrageous experiences that have moulded the man he has become.On Friday November 22 at 8pm, actor Pius McGrath gives us an insight into what it means to be a male conforming to the norms of society, where characteristics of honour, loyalty and courage can fall to the wayside in favour of meaningless sex and bad male role models. Tickets €12/€10Bookings – 063-98727/ www.friarsgate.ie
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Southside Wheely Wheelers annual weekend away in Killarney takes place this coming weekend. We cycle to stay fit but we are also the club that enjoys the social side of things .Well done to Tadhg and Jan Murphy for organising the accommodation. Rumour has it a few brave people are going to cycle down on the Friday which will make for an interesting cycle on Saturday.
Sunday training continued this week with a new route at a controlled pace. We are the club where no one is left behind so are ideal for new comers or anyone making a return to the bike. Route was Knocklong, Hospital, Kilteely, Dromkeen, Tipp town for a tea break, Lattin, Emily, Knocklong and back to Kilmallock covering about 85km. Out cycling were Stephen Finn, Brendan Houlihan, James McCarthy, Willie McCarthy, Mark O’Sullivan, Eugene Manton, Dave Walsh, Jerry Reidy, Mike Gammell, Shane O’Brien, Mike Meade, Brendan Daly, Donal Kelly, Mathew Gammell and Pat O’Donnell. Well done Stephen on the new route.
On Saturday November 30 there is a charity event in Athlacca for the Johnny Walsh benefit fund. There is a 70km controlled cycle at 9am, a 10km run at 10am, 5km walk at 1.30pm and a pony and horse trek at 2pm so there is an option for everyone.
Training continues this week weather permitting on Wednesday evening at 6.30, route is a controlled route and a 30km route.
Saturday at 9.30 is the all ability beginner/improver cycle where the pace and distance is decided by you.
For those still around Sunday training at 8.30 will continue and is a longer distance than our other weekly spins. This time of year is recovery time so the routes are not overly long and the pace is controlled so is an ideal time to get back into the Sunday groove and as with all our training cycles or sportives we take part in no one gets left behind.
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open every Thursday, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 10am and 2pm, please note on Fridays until 1.30pm. Thursday November 14 is the Citizens Financial night between 8 and 9pm. The Active age Club continues this Thursday November 14 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, all are very welcome. The Bridge Club continues also tonight November 14 from 7pm until 10.30pm, all welcome. Parent and Toddler group meet on Friday November 15 between 10.30 and 12.30pm. On Monday November 18 the Counselling Service is in operation between 10am and 4.30pm. The Tuesday Club meet on November 19 between 10.30am to 12 noon and on Tuesday November 19 Kilmallock Flower Club will hold a Christmas Demo from 8pm until 10pm. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Our annual Christmas Bazaar, including a visit from Santa, takes place on Sunday December 1 from 1.00 – 4.30pm. You have always supported us with your generous contributions, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, cakes, puddings etc. We do not require used toys or clothing. Raffle tickets are currently for sale at the Centre and from many of our supporters. First prize €500.00. Gifts for the Wheel of Fortune will be gratefully received. Please note that the Pastoral Centre will be open to accept all contributions on Sat November 30 from 11.00am to 5pm. Enquiries: 063- 98131
SPEAK UP CAFE: Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence is an alarming problem in our country. Services are there to help but are they good enough? why not come along... Speak Uppa with a Cuppa! If you or someone close to you has experience domestic or sexual abuse you are invited to an informal Speak Up Cafe where you can tell organisations how they can improve their services. Particpating organisations include: Gardaí, City & County Councils, Health Services, Social Work Services, Refuge Services, Rape Crisis Services, Legal Services and many more. Tuesday November 26 at 11 am to 2pm in the Greenhills Hotel, EnnisRoad, Limerick. Thursday November 28 from 11am to 2pm in the Temple Gate Hotel, The Square, Ennis and on Tuesday December 3 from 11am to 2pm in the Pastoral Centre, Church Road, Nenagh.
IRELAND 40 YEAR MEMBERSHIP OF EU CELEBRATION: Ballyhoura Rural Services are hosting an event in Kilbehenny Community Hall on Friday November 22 to celebrate Ireland’s 40 year membership of the EU. Guest speakers include Phil Prendergast MEP and Aidan Gleeson Chairperson of County Limerick IFA. There will be various workshops and exhibits available. Light lunch will be followed by afternoon dancing to Heart to Heart. The event commences at 10.30 am. For further details and bookings contact Kay Kennedy at 061 383666 or 08637754202.