RECENT DEATHS: The sudden death of James Oâ€™Shea, Kildimo on Wednesday January 8 was received with incredulity. A very large procession of mourners filed past his coffin in his residence on the main street on Saturday January 11. His funeral took place to Kilcornan graveyard the following day after Requiem Mass in St Josephâ€™s Church. Sympathy is offered to his wife Kathleen and their children Paul, James and Marisa and the extended family and friends.
The death occurred in London of Patsy Riordan, brother of Chrissie Allen of Clorane. His funeral took place on January 10 in Ilford.
The funeral took place to the Griffin plot in Kildimo on January 9 of Joe Griffin who died in England on November 20. His daughter FÃona and her son Matthew accompanied his ashes along with his nephew Keith Harper to whom condolences are extended also the extended family of his late brother Jack of â€˜The Seven Sistersâ€™ . Fr John Donworth conducted the ceremony.
Sympathy is also extended to Jimmy Downes, Cragreigh, Kilcornan and family on the recent death of his wife Maura RIP Maura.
NÃ bÃ¡s ach mÃºchadh coinneal le breachadh an lae.
ANNIVERSARIES: Deceased former members of the community who are remembered in church services include Kitty, Con & Johnny Ward. Former members of the local GAA are also commemorated and on Friday January 17 the morning mass will be for William and Elizabeth Hayes. Next Sundayâ€™s mass will be for John Sheehan and Paddy and Mary Hanley.
GAA LOTTO: The draw on January 6 for a Jackpot of â‚¬6,700 realised numbers 1, 13, 20 & 27. As no member predicted this combination, â€˜Lucky Dipsâ€™ of â‚¬50 were drawn by Noel Ahearne, Joanne Griffin, Donie Oâ€™Sullivan and Donie Flynn.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: On Thursday January 9, the birthday celebration took place in Colombia of the mother of Fr Palisario. The only sad element of the celebration was the absence of her dear son, who as you know was absent from the party as he is presently a guest of the parish. This past weekend Fr Palisario took off for Mullingar to begin his intensive English course in readiness for his new ministry in Bangladesh where heâ€™ll spend eight years before returning to the ministry in his native country.
CAKE SALE: Patrickswell Development are hosting a fundraiser at the CÃº Chulainn Bar on Sunday January 19 from noon. All kinds of home produced products are solicited and received from 11.00 am on the day. Tea and coffee served.
WORLD MIGRANT SUNDAY: January 19 has been set aside by the Catholic Church to focus attention on migrants. Over half a million have boosted our population and enriched our culture while hopefully bettering their living conditions. Being a people on the move ourselves, it should be easy for us to understand the problems that beset those who move to other countries. Immigrants here probably experience greater difficulty in assimilation due to their language differences. It is suggested by the Church authorities that we need to extend a positive hand towards our immigrants as indeed we would wish for our own people who are emigrates. The web site set up by P C Fitzgerald has been a very positive step towards keeping our emigrants informed of happenings at home and perhaps you might suggest that they make this internet contact. Indeed they could also have an input into our local notes and blog sites and keep us informed of their lives in their adopted countries.
SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE: Copswood College is making a name for itself in Technology and Science. Five teams from the College qualified for the BT Young Scientist Competition out of 2,500 submissions. The Technology team of Adrian Kelly and Robert Corby came first in their section with their â€˜Pulse Oximeterâ€™. If youâ€™ve had the misfortune to be admitted to hospital with serious illness, you may have noticed the little device clamped to a finger, which in recent times has been used to monitor oxygen and haemoglobin levels. It is such a device that the successful team have been awarded their prize for their input into its further development.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE CILL DÃOMA: Its all systems go with Zumba Gold with Avril every Wed morning at 10.30am in â€˜The Seven Sisters â€˜Pub,Old Kildimo. Members and Non welcome.
The closing date for National ICA Photography Competition is fast approaching. The theme is â€˜The Town I loved so wellâ€™, either in Black & White or Colour. All entries together with â‚¬5 per entry to ICA central office,58 Merrion Road, Dublin 4 by this Friday January 17 2014.
GREAT IRISH BAKE OFF Applications are invited from prospective participants, over 16 yrs. and not engaged in baking in a professional manner Email www.tv3.ie by this Friday January 17 2013 with your details.
PRAYER SERVICE: The members of the Adare & Ballingrane â€˜Methodist Women of Irelandâ€™, issue a cordial invitation to pray for Christian Unity at Ballingrane Methodist Church on the evening of Wednesday, January 22, beginning at 8.15 pm. This coincides with the greater union of churches unified effort during the â€˜Week of Prayer for Church Unityâ€™.