ANNIVERSARIES: Deceased members of the community who are remembered at this time include Aoibhin Fitzgibbon, Nora Stokes, Jim and Annie Griffin, William, Margaret and Liam Coughlan, Joe Quinn and Tom Kelly.
RECENT DEATHS: Sympathy is extended to Frances Ward on the recent death of her sister and to Ann McCarthy whose father passed away recently. May they rest in peace.
WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12 from 9.30 am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but Pre-booking is essential, “First Come, First Served”, by contacting Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOSCO TEA PARTY: A fun night is offered at the Copswood Salesian College in another of their popular fundraising events. Tables of eight cost €100 which you will deck out with your own individual flair (and possibly win a prize for so doing!). While you partake of your own fair, entertainment will be supplied by the ‘Mad Hatters and D.J. Nash. Enquiries to 061 393105.
NOVEMBER PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD: Prayers will be conducted in the following graveyards on Sunday November 3. Killurach graveyard at 2pm, Ardcanny in Mellon at 2.45 pm and Kildimo at 3.30 pm.
ORAL HISTORY: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS: A twofold reason for celebration is enjoyed by the Farrelly family of Ballinacarriga whose son Keith recently graduated from UL with a BA Degree in Technology of Education. The new graduand’s second cause for celebration and congratulation is his happy pact with Noreen Mann of Patrickswell to enter into the bonds of matrimony. Noreen is daughter Liam and Margaret and is employed as Midwife in the Mid-Western Maternity Hospital locally.
HERITAGE TOUR: Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday September 29. Previous outings have proved to be most enjoyable occasions. Mr Philip Lynch of Kilkenny will be tour guide for the day. Those interested in travelling on this outing please contact either Pat O’Donovan Newcastlewest & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387 or Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20 per person.
GROW YOUR OWN: “ Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, (formerly County Limerick VEC) are now enrolling for FETAC 3 ‘Grow your own Vegetables ‘ and FETAC 4 ‘Grow your own Fruit ‘courses in West Limerick. Both courses will take place in Ardagh, on Blackhill Organic Farm, and run one day per week from September 2013 to June 2014. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn how to grow a wide range of delicious foods using organic methods with an emphasis on practical skills and an opportunity to gain certification. To apply for a place on the course please contact the course tutor Marie Tuttle immediately for the September 16 course start on 0863132969.
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on September 16 for a Jackpot of €5,000 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 9, 16, 24 & 28. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by Brian Barrett, Pádraig Sweeney, Donal O’Brien and Noelle Hegarty.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Jumbo Gold exercises for the ‘not so young’ with Avril are being organised by Kildimo ICA and will commence on Wed October 2 in ‘Seven Sisters ‘Pub, Old Kildimo at 10.30am. The course will run every Wed MORNING for one hour for a period of 6 weeks Members & non members welcome. The charge will be €5 per class. Further details from Kathleen (087)2172225.
The next Book Club meeting will take place on Tuesday October 1st in ‘De Bucket’Pub,Ferrybridge commencing with lunch at 1.15pm.
On the following night Wed October 2 the Kildimo ICA guild meeting will be held in at ‘Seven Sisters’Pub,Old Kildimo ,commencing at 8.15pm.
BUSINESS TRAINING: Limerick County Enterprise Board are beginning their Autumn Training Schedule in September on a variety of topics related to industry and at various locations. The full programme is available on their website www.lcob.ie
SALESIAN COLLEGE: The first school fundraising event will be our annual Bosco Tea Party which takes place on Friday, October 11, 2013. We greatly appreciate the support of our parents for this event. A table of eight people €100. Contact the school office 061 393105 for further details.
Our Open Night for incoming first year students 2014/2015 will take place on Wednesday, October 9. Commencing at 7.30pm in the school hall with the Principals address.
After school Music Classes have commenced. If you are interested in learning a traditional instrument, guitar, piano, drums, wind instruments please contact the school office on 061 393105.
The School Community would like to wish Fr. Martin Loftus the best of luck on his sabbatical year. Parishioners always enjoyed Fr. Martin’s homilies as did all the students in the school. We look forward to having Fr. Martin back in Copsewood in the near future.
‘KILDIMO COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGM:will take place on Wednesday October 2 in the local refurbished Library commencing at 8.15pm.All are welcome and with the many projects on hands please consider joining and actively participating for the benefit of your local community.
Ní neart go cur le céile.’