Kildimo November 30

ANNIVERSARIES: Deceased members of the McKeogh family and Patsy Gleeson were remembered in the noon Mass on Sunday November 24. The late Noel Battles’ first anniversary will be commemorated on Sunday December 1 at midday Mass.

ANNIVERSARIES: Deceased members of the McKeogh family and Patsy Gleeson were remembered in the noon Mass on Sunday November 24. The late Noel Battles’ first anniversary will be commemorated on Sunday December 1 at midday Mass.

GAA AGM: Friday November 29 at 8.30 is the date and time for this important annual event that takes place in Kildimo Clubhouse. As the activities of the club at all levels entails much work for the Officers and officials, it is important that the principal of “Many hands make light work” should be actively in force. Have your say in the running of the club activities by attending and letting your voice be heard.

GRAVEYARD SURVEY: There will be a showcase on Tuesday December 3 in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West detailing the work which has been carried out to date by local volunteers to survey historic graveyards in the West Limerick area.  Event free of charge – all are welcome. For full details see www.wlr.ie.  Contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114 or email srowley@wlr.ie. For enquiries regarding our local graveyards, contact Mary Conway who has undertaken the required training on graveyard mapping.

KIDDIES PARTY: The annual Youth Club Christmas Party is being held at the Seven Sisters on Sunday December 15 at 3.00 pm. 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 srowley@wlr.ie

MEMORY CELEBRATION: The annual ‘Light up a Memory’ takes place at the Hospice Tree in Milford Care Centre on Sunday December 15 at 6.00 pm. 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 Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur on the weekend of Friday to Sunday December 6 – 8. Enquires to Roseanne Dunne at 061 385186 or 086 8106848.

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 info@birdwatchireland.ie.

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 

CLOTHES RECYCLING DRIVE: in aid of Pallaskenry playground is in progress,

Your clean unwanted clothes, footwear, bedlinen etc will be gratefully accepted on Saturday next November 30th between 11am and 1pm at Pallaskenry Community Centre.

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: Golf Professional Barbara Hackett will be the guest speaker at the Winter ICA Federation meeting in Woodlands Hotel,Adare on Wednesday November 27 and all members are invited to attend.

On Tuesday December3 The ICA Book Club will convene at ‘De Bucket’Pub, Ferrybridge.Commencing with lunch at 1.15pm .A discussion will follow on the chosen book ‘Room’by Emma O’Donoghue. All welcome.

December Guild meeting will be held on Wed December 4 in’The Seven Sisters’Pub,Old Klldimo commencing at 2.30pm’

The ICA book of ‘Home & Family’, compiled by ICA members has been launched recently and is available for purchase from any guild member at a cost of €17 per copy. It is well worth having and would make a very acceptable Christmas gift.

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 margaret.flaherty@nuigalway.ie.

GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on November 18 for a Jackpot of €6,000 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 1, 8, 16 & 18. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by Mary Lunn, Connie Sheehan, Marie O’Sullivan & Caroline Sheehan.

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!