ANNIVERSARIES: The 10.00 am Mass on Friday December 6, will be in commemoration of the late Jack & Margaret Madigan. Noon Mass on Sunday December 8 will be the Month’s Mind celebration for the late Catherine Morris.
RECENT DEATH: Sympathy is extended to the Griffin family Old Kildimo on the recent death in England of Joe Griffin whose funeral takes place on Friday December 6 in UK. May he rest in peace.
KIDDIES PARTY: The annual Youth Club Christmas Party is being held at the Seven Sisters on Sunday December 15 at 3pm. Prior booking is essential in order to plan the many events such as presents from Santa, photographs with the great man, face painting and many other attractions. Disco dancing will be the central feature of events with lots of spot prizes. Enquiries to Dermot Mullane at 087 9319005.
TIDY TOWNS: There will be a special showcase and seminar for members the West Limerick Tidy Towns Network and interested members of the wider community on Wednesday December 11 in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West from 7-10pm. Evening will include a number of special guest speakers. Full details to be announced shortly. Communities considering entering the competition in 2014 are also invited to attend. Entrance free. All are welcome. Contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMORY CELEBRATION: The annual ‘Light up a Memory’ takes place at the Hospice Tree in Milford Care Centre on Sunday December 15 at 6pm. This celebration of light and carols, followed by refreshments, will especially interest all those whose family and friends have been touched by bereavements.
LIMERICK COUNTY YOUTH THEATRE: The ‘Punk Guerillas’ are on stage at the Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur on the weekend of Friday to Sunday December 6 – 8. Enquires to Roseanne Dunne at 061 385186 or 086 8106848.
CHRISTMAS COMETH: And with Santa, goodwill and satiety will also come to those who in order to fund their festivities, will dip into our resources illegally. Already in this area they help themselves to our heating oil and any other saleable items they may lay their hands on. The local members of Community Alert are always on hand to advise on home security, but as always their most important advice is about an alert community. Keep an eye on your vulnerable neighbours, be alert to suspicious strangers and never admit such persons to your house. Invaluable information you may gain locally about unusual people or vehicles, may be vital knowledge for the Gardaí in tracking the activity of people known to them. If you can record vehicle numbers or if you have a camera phone and can take pictures, this may be the necessary evidence required by the law to curtail such activities.
GARDEN BIRDS: The annual survey of feathered visitors to our gardens takes place during the 13 weeks from December 2. This is an ideal project for the house bound or for a schools project and the results are important for monitoring the number and condition of birds visiting our gardens. The results may be submitted online or by survey form and all instructions are available from email@example.com.
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
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: in aid of Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Adare will take place on Saturday December 7 .This event will be held at the Adare centre between 11am and 4pm and your support would be much appreciated.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE CILL DÍOMA: On Tuesday last the ICA Book Club had their Christmas meeting at ‘De Bucket ‘Pub, Ferrybridge. A lively discussion on the chosen book ‘Room’by Emma O’Donoghue followed lunch. The book for discussion at the February 2014 meeting will be ‘BOOK OF HOME AND FAMILY’ a recent publication by The Irish Countrywomen’s Association .This book was nominated for The Bord Gaish Best Irish Published Book of the year, an accolade which subsequently was awarded to
‘A History if Ireland in 100 Objects’ by FintanO’Toole.
On this Wed Dec 4 the Guild hold their Christmas meeting at 2.30pm in ‘Seven Sisters ‘Pub,Old Kildimo commencing at 2.30pm. Earlier on Wed at 10.30 am Zumba gold exercises with Avril will take place at the same venue.
Among the delegates at Federation Meeting in Woodlands last week were Kathleen Hayes and Linda Smyth.While their ticket did not come out of the drum for one of the homemade Iced Christmas Cakes or puddings another prize went to Kildimo. Well done Kathleen
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.
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on November 25 for a Jackpot of €6,100 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 3, 5, 8 & 12. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by Oliver Naughten, Liz Hickey, Sean Fitzgerald and C Kelly.
BOOT CAMP: To get a better body for Christmas in order to pamper it during the festivities and wriggle again into last year’s party number, Mungret GAA Club offers the perfect package on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. John at 087 9115411, will guide you through exercises appropriate to your state of un-fitness such as Boxercise, Circuit Training or Body Toning. You won’t know yourself!