ANNIVERSARIES: The late Joe Nealon and Marie Cowhey were remembered in the noon Mass on Sunday November 10. Mass on Friday morning November 15, will commemorate Declan Costello and Jim Cullinane and Naresh Chaudri will be remembered in Mass on Sunday November 17.
SENIOR CITIZENS: On Sunday November 17, the Annual Churchgate Collection in aid of the local Senior Citizens Club, will be taken up at local mass. This is the main fundraiser for the Annual Festive Dinner that welcomes the local seniors to an afternoon of Dining and Dancing. The date of this event will be notified later.
COMMUNITY GAMES: The Art Competition will take place on Saturday November 16 at 2.30pm in Pallaskenry Community Centre. For this competition children from age 4 -16yrs are required to draw a picture of any Community Games activity. Please bring your own drawing materials. Paper will be provided. There will be winners in all age categories and winners of this competition will go on to represent this area at the county finals.
Draughts training will commence on Tuesday November 19 from 7-8pm in Pallaskenry Community Centre. This training is suitable for children from age 6 - 14years.
Community Games registration will take place at both events. 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
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: The organiser of the recent fair in the Seven Sisters, wishes to thank all those who supported the enterprise whether by their stalls or by their presence and purchases. Especial thanks to John and Joanne for the use of their premises.
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: Wednesday November 13 at Pallaskenry Community Centre, Dr Gerard Curtin will talk on ‘Crime and Popular Protest’ in our area before the famine. All welcome.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE CILL DÍOMA: Comhbhrón is extended by Kildimo ICA to Bridie Toomey, Ballyvareen on the recent death of her sister-in-law, whose funeral took place on Saturday following Requiem Mass in Robertstown Church. Sympathy is also extended to former Federation Hon Sec Mary Blackwell on the death of her mother Mrs Hannah Ryan, Caherconlish. Solas na bhFlaitheas dóibh beirt.
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’ will open on Wednesday November 13 at County Library, Newcastle West at 3.30pm with paintings by The Killulta ICA Painters, Kildimo. The exhibition will continue until November 22. Fáilte roimh gach einne.
Mass for deceased members and their families will be celebrated by Fr Michael Browne SDB on Thursday November 21 at 10am in Kildimo Church.
A ‘Table Quiz’ with teams of four from various ICA guilds in Federation will test their knowledge on Monday November 18 at Woodlands Hotel, Adare commencing at 8pm. Cover charge is €20 per table.
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.
DAMHSA AON DUINE: Beidh ‘Céilí Mór’ i Halla na Scoile, Copswood College on Friday November 15 at 8.00 pm. Dancing can be either ‘as Gaeilge’ nó ‘as Bearla’ and beidh fáilte roimh gach duine, óg is not so óg. An initiative of Roinn na Gaeilge for ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’.
BIRDWATCH LIMERICK: Reserve Saturday November 16 for the next outing of the local branch. Meet at the Carpark at 9.30 am sharp. The barrier will be open to allow free access and we hope to spot the Jay who has a long association with Curragh Chase, along with Brambling, Hawfinch and his cousins, the Tree Creeper and Goldcrest and possibly more. Be careful not to tread on the red squirrels that are very busy stocking their larders. Further details from the Leaders Clodagh Glasgow or Maura Turner on 087 7927972.
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.
GRAND CÉILÍ: Your local community radio station West Limerick 102, is hosting a Céilí in Knockaderry on Friday November 22 at 9.30 pm. Music is by Donie Nolan and Tea/Coffee will be served and there will be a raffle. Admission €10.
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on November 4 for a Jackpot of €5,800 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 7, 15, 20 & 26. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by C. Kelly, Brian Fitzgibbon, Mary & Mossie Griffin and Marita O’Brien.