GENEAOLOGY MEMORABILIA: Thanks to those who handed in photographs, etc. As the festival weekend approaches, we ask you to hand in any relevant material to Caroline at the office. It will be scanned a d returned immediately. Your contribution to this project will help make the Kilteely and Dromkeen Gathering a great success.
THE GATHERING: As the programme for The Gathering shapes up we urgently request you to contact friends and former parishioners and invite them to this event which runs in conjunction with the festival. Many families have been in contact with the organisers to inform us of family members who will be returning so don’t miss this great opportunity to have as many people as possible with links to the pariah return for this special occasion. Together we can make it a great pariah gathering.
Events to look out for include (1) Cross Roads Dancing at the Teach on Thursday 18, followed by session. (2) Local historical trails. Saturday July 20...10am Kilteely and 1.30pm Dromkeen. Bus provided, tickets available for Historic Bus Tours €6 each incl tea and sandwiches, at KDCCC office PH: 061 388814, and Dromkeen P.O. PH: 061 384201 or any member of The Gathering Group. (3) Sunday 21 genealogy workshops and historical memorabilia exhibiton (4) Tuesday 23 Historic Lecture by Tom Toomey and Cuairdioch at The Teach. A programme of the weekend events are available at the community office.
COMMUNITY ALERT: The launch of Kiteely Dromkeen Community Alert Text Service took place last Thursday night July 4 in Cill Bhride. At a well attended meeting Supt. Alan Cunningham Bruff district garda division outlined the benefits of the service which have already proven to be of great help in other areas. He then answered any questions or concerns that people had regarding break-ins, robberies, criminal damage, etc. and assured us of his full cooperation and help. The officers then outlined the way the service would work. We will be operating our system with a company called Grapevine Communications who are based in Bishopstown in Cork in conjunction with Bruff district garda station who are the main garda division for our area. Then anyone who wishes to join must give their name and mobile number BUT only their mobile number is given to Grapevine Communications. Then when an incident is reported to Gardai such as a suspicious vehicle, the Gardai decide whether further action is needed. They may then send out a text via Grapevine Communications to those who are registered either to advise them or request further information. The annual cost to ourselves will be approx. €300 to cover text messages and additional cost to set up new signs on approach roads. There will be a signing on fee of €10pp with no other charges for the year.so the more people who sign up to the service will help lessen the cost and will help us with our long term plan of erecting more signs around the parish e.g. Dromkeen, Cloverfield. Finally, we would encourage all people in the parish to join up and support this service to help keep our parish safe. If any new members wish to sign up you can do so by contacting Larry O Grady 086-8604099, Mike O Connell 087-9481557, or Mary Redfern at Dromkeen P.O.
EAST LIMERICK COMMUNITY RADIO: fundraising night in Aherns Lounge, Kilteely on Saturday July 13 Admission €5. Spot prizes on door tickets commencing at 9.30pm. Music by Johnny Mac. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
St AILBES CREDIT UNION: Michael Gill Bursary Award of €3,000. Applications and terms and conditions are now available in all our officesand on line. Closing dates for the above iSeptember 6/