May 11

John O’Gorman


John O’Gorman

LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto Results for Saturday May 4.

LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto Results for Saturday May 4.

There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips to Grace Flynn, Lucky Man c/o Marita Sheehy, Anna Larkin and Katherine Maher. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,450.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word is Margaret O’Leary for Saturday May 11 and Michael Keane for Sunday May 12.

The Eucharistic Ministers are Mary O’Neill and Margaret O’Leary for Saturday, Michael Keane and Eilis Griffín for Sunday.

Sacraments: First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Kilcornan Church on Saturday the 11th May. We wish them and their families a very pleasant day.

Confirmation will be celebrated in the Parish on Wednesday 29th May.

As part of the celebration of these two very important sacraments, it is traditional in the parish that both the parents council and the pastoral council provide light refreshments in the Community Centre for the children and their families. Volunteers are requested for both days to help with the catering. If you are available please contact any committee member.

PARENTS COUNCIL: The parents council are having a fund raising walk on Sunday May 19. Registration is €10 and will take place at the Community Centre Car park at 10am and will include entry into a draw for spot prizes. If you wish to register for the walk only, the fee is €5. The draw will take place in the Coach Inn after the walk, where tea/coffee scones etc., will be served. The proceeds from the walk this year will be used to improve the toilet facilities, by installing electric hand dryers and various dispensers. Your support will be greatly appreciated. For more information you can contact Gillian Downes or any member of the Council..

TALENT SHOW: 11 year old Ciara Madigan is in the final of the talent show ‘Show Off or Get off’ on Elev8 on RTE2. There are only five left in the competition and Ciara really needs your votes to win. The final was on Friday 3rd May on RTE2 at 4pm .

Please go to the following link to vote for Ciara Thank you everyone for voting so far and getting Ciara to the final, so please, please vote for Ciara from 4.30 pm May 3rd to midnight Thursday May 9th, and you can vote every 24 hours. Thanks everybody.

West Limerick Connects: West Limerick Connects is a free phone call service operating out of three Day Care Centres in West Limerick (Abbeyfeale, Glin and Newcastle West). Through this project, phone calls are made to older people who may be living alone, at a fixed time every week to check on their well-being and inform them of local events and services. If you or anyone you know, would like to receive a weekly phone call, please contact Irene on 069 66298.

Bag a Bargain: A number of teachers from our school are participating in a Camino in aid of the Special Olympics, Ireland. They are organising a fundraising event, please donate any unwanted handbags, scarves, hats, sunglasses and accessories to the school office for a handbag and accessory sale, date to be confirmed.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family of Maura Lucey née Lynch of Ballycahane, Kilcornan formerly of Cumeenavrick, Clonkeen, Killarney, County Kerry who died recently.

She is Survived by sons Dermot, Joe, Michael and Paddy, daughter Mary, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

She was laid to rest in St Gobnait’s cemetery, Ballyvourney, County Cork. May she rest in peace.

Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival: Adare and Ballingrane Methodist Circuit would like to extend an invitation to people from Kilcornan to join them at the Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival this coming weekend.

Assisted by award winning local florist Tony Mackessy and a team of volunteer arrangers, the festival will tell the story of Methodism which has had a presence in the area since the mid-1700s and a close association with the local Palatine Community and the Dunraven family.

The Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival will be open on Friday May 10, between 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Saturday May 11, between 10.00am – 6.00pm and Sunday May 12, between 12-noon – 7.00pm. Admission is €8 per adult which includes tea/coffee and cake.

GROW IT YOURSELF: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its May meeting on Thursday 16th May at 7.00 pm in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh, with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be all about foods that may benefit your health (Let food be your Pharmacy). We will also continue our seed / plant swaps so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap.

June, July and August we will be on the road visiting gardens at our usual meeting time. More details at next meeting and in local press over the coming weeks.

LIMERICK STUDENTS WIN COMPANY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2013: Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick with F.A.R.M, was announced winner of the Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2013 hosted at citi in Dublin, yesterday Thursday, 2nd May 2013.

The team Aaron Coughlan, Ardlahan, Kildimo, Patrick Byrnes, Moig West, Pallaskenry and Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Ballynolan, Kildimo will represent Ireland, competing against 32 European teams at the JA Company of the Year Competition in London in July.

With almost 2500 Transition Year students countrywide taking part in Junior Achievement’s Company Programme, this year’s winners proved astute entrepreneurs.

The JA Company programme challenges students to start their own business and mentors them as they move through the entrepreneur’s experience: coming up with ideas, developing from concept to prototype; working to secure financing and other resources thus learning at first-hand what it takes to bring a product to market.

This year, almost 2,500 Transition Year students countrywide participated in the JA Company Programme. In the face of that level of competition, our finalists earned the opportunity to showcase their business acumen at a Trade Fair and to present to a Dragon’s Den-type panel.

The National Award Winners now go on to represent Ireland at the European Final in London in July and have a hard act to follow as last year’s winners from Salesian College Pallaskenry, developed an app to translate between spoken and Irish Sign Language, went on to win the European competition, featured on the Late Late Show and will be our guests at the final this year.

Judges –Oliver Daniels, R&D Leader at Avaya, Tadgh O‘Toole, Managing Director at likecharity and Karina Howley Head of Corporate Responsibility KPMG, were very impressed with the level of competition. They had a tough decision to make after receiving each company’s business plan and listening to a professional business pitch and presentation.

IRELAND’S MISSING PERSONS: Irelands missing persons will be remembered on Sunday May 12 at 2pm at Knockfierna. The day’s events are hosted by Knockfierna Heritage Society and guest speakers will include Mary Phelan, Co. Kilkenny the sister of 21 year old Jo Jo Dollard missing since November 9, 1995 and Bob Shanahan, Limerick whose son Gus is missing since February 11, 2000 also guest speaker on the day is Mark Patrick Hedderman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey. The names of other missing people will be recalled. All are welcome.

For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Chairman of Knockfierna Heritage Society on 087 9977340.