KENRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The first lecture of the winter period is in Pallaskenry Community Centre on Wednesday November 13 at 8.00 pm. Dr Gerard Curtin will deliver a talk on the material that earned him his Doctorate from Mary I and UL, namely ‘Crime, Popular Protest and Society’ in the years 1820 to 1845. This was a very disturbed time in Kenry and in areas locally and the subject is sure to interest. The lecture is open to members and non-members alike. You’re likely to hear about your ancestors!
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Members are reminded of the two remaining sessions of Zumba Gold exercises on Wed Oct 30th & Wed Nov 6th at ‘Seven Sisters Pub, Old Kildimo from 10.30am to 11.30am.The November ICA guild meeting will take place on Wed November 6th at 2.30pm & date for Mass for ICA decd members will be announced at this meeting.
BIRDWATCH LIMERICK: Reserve Saturday November 16 for the next outing of the local branch. Meet at the Curraghchase 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.
COMMUNITY ALERT: Still striving to ensure the safety and security of the seniors, especially those living alone, the Committee met recently to review activities and address the problems associated with past incidents around Halloween. The result of this will be the increase of Garda activity over that weekend. As always the best source of security is the vigilance of neighbours who should always be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour and report such events to the Gardaí. In addition, if there are concerns regarding personal alarms, the committee would like to hear from those in such need or if you know of others living alone and in need of such devices. Pat Aherne, Roisín O’Keeffe or Dermot Mullane may be contacted in regard to this or any other security concerns.
CHANGING TIMES: With the move to Winter Time the local ICA guild meetings will be held at the earlier time of 2.30pm at ‘The Seven Sisters’ Pub, Old Kildimo on the first Wed of each month., commencing on Wed November 6th 2013 until the clocks change again.
AN TAISCE: A representative of this organisation paid a visit to the village and environs recently with a view to assessing its environmental features. You will be pleased to know that this critical body gave a ‘thumbs-up’ to prevailing conditions in the area, in fact a positive return of 85%. Hug a tree in celebration!
KILDIMO AFC: The Scrap Metal Collection continues on Saturday mornings in October. Contact John Hickey or John Tierney at 087 2257547 or 086 1754002 for information. In association with the Kildimo National School we are running a Halloween Art Competition for all ages in the school with prizes being presented at the disco and all art work will be on display in the Seven Sisters. Many thanks to Principal Aoife Foley and her Staff for their support and help in the running of this competition.
CRAFT FAIR: The Christmas Fair is back and Mary Conway promises a cornucopia of delights to suit all tastes and pockets. The Seven Sisters is the venue and doors open at 1.30 pm on Sunday November 10. Mary at 087 6521806 may still fit you in among scented candles, jewellery, jams, knitting, friendship bracelets, personalised and hand-crafted greeting cards for all occasions, gift baskets, vintage cake stands, handmade cushions and herbal products In fact anything you’ll need to spoil your loved ones for Christmas and beyond.
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.
RATHKEALE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: This vibrant Society dedicated to fostering interest in local history, invites all to its next meeting on Friday November 8 at 8.30 pm in the Arts Centre, above the Library and Council Offices on the Ballingarry Road. The theme is sure to interest as it is about the famous Ardagh Hoard of which the chalice is the most important find. Dr Cathy Swift of Mary I is the speaker and her title is ‘Brigands, Broaches and Baisins: Vikings and the Ardagh Hoard’.
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on October 29 for a Jackpot of €5,700 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 3, 17, 22 & 27. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by Seamus Griffin, Gerry Dillon, Tommy Kennedy & Deborah Ciedak.