LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto Results for Saturday March 16: There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips: Bobby Foley, Marita and Noel c/o Marita Sheehy, B. O’Rourke c/o Marita Sheehy and Mai Quilty. Next week’s jackpot will €3,100.
CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word IS Catherine Browne For Saturday March 23. Ita O’Shaughnessy, Pat Nash and Pat McMorrow for Sunday March 24 (Palm Sunday). The Eucharistic Ministers are Ann O’Brien and Kathleen O’Carroll for Sunday. Ita O’Shaughnessy and Nora Murphy for Sunday.
The arrangements for the Easter Ceremonies at St. John the Baptist Church are Holy Thursday 8.00pm. Good Friday 3pm and 8pm. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 9pm.
Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013; The Lourdes Office is now open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St., Limerick Tel 061-314111. The fares for this year are as follows: pilgrims €699 and for an Invalid €599 this is inclusive of travel insurance. Invalid forms are available from the Lourdes Office.
The Pastoral Council will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church on Thursday April 18. The Mass is intended to be a symbol of Thanksgiving to all the people of the Parish and Community, everybody is invited. More detail will be on these notes in the coming weeks.
CHURCH OF IRELAND: The Easter Ceremonies will be as follows; Wednesday March 27 Service in Castletown at 8 pm. Thursday 28, The Last Supper, Service in Askeaton at 8 pm. Saturday 30, First Solemn Eucharist of Eastertide Service in Castletown at 10.30pm and Easter Sunday Service in Askeaton at 10am.
COLLECTION: Milford Care Centre would like to thank the parishioners of St. John The Baptist Church, Kilcornan sincerely for contributing to the Church Gate Collection which took place recently. The amount raised was €735.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next meeting of the Rathkeale & District Historical Society will take place at 8.30pm on Friday 22nd March at the Community Arts Centre Rathkeale. The topic for discussion and the speaker is: Gerald of Wales: History and Topography of Ireland in 1185, Noirín Ní Bheaglaoi, UCC.
SET DANCING: Fancy a bit of fun and exercise at the same time? Set dancing takes place at Kilcornan House every Monday night from 8.30pm to 10.30pm at a modest charge of €4. All are welcome, including beginners.
G.I.Y. Limerick West: GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday March 21 at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This months talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and its versatility in that it can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed and plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed or plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap.
GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from www.giyireland.com.
CHARITY RIDE/FUN WALK: Boskill Caherconlish Equestrian Trekking Centre.We are hosting our second charity ride/fun walk this year on March 31, Easter Sunday The Riders will meet at Boskill at 1.pm and Walkers will meet at Caherconlish Church at 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence at 2.pm
Walkers - Adults: €5. Children; free.Riders - Adults: €50. Children: 25 euro
Contact Wesley at 0857673468 or Fr. Roy 0872225150. Follow us on Facebook on: Caherconlish Equestrian Centre. This year it is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds and Cappamore day care centre.
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Kilcornan Community Development Committee recently held the Official Launch and Presentation of the All weather training facility Project. The Chairperson Ger Mann welcomed a large attendance to Kilcornan Community Hall and gave a brief outline of the history this committee and the progress of this Project from the beginning. David Downes then welcomed the different groups sporting and non sporting and outlined the uses and benefits to the local community and neighbouring communities now and into the future. Kevin O’Keeffe presented a detailed outline of the technical aspects of the all weather facility especially the High Specifications the Committee had always aspired to including the Shock Pad system not available in many other Facilities. The Treasurer Rachel Cregan gave a thorough and very detailed presentation on all the financial aspects of the project and outlined the business plan and further fundraising initiatives. Ger Mann closed the Presentation with question/answers and then thanked Jason O’Shaughnessy for the Slide show, the Committee for their hard work and everyone else who helped with the Project but especially West Limerick Resources without whose help this project would not be possible.
West Limerick Resources: We believed from the start that the only way this project would only be successful was to be Community based and that substantial funding would be required. West Limerick Resources were approached some time ago and with their help and patience Kilcornan Community development applied and were successful in securing a grant of 149,600 Euros which is 75% of the cost of construction of the All weather Pitch. Without this funding this Project would have never been possible and the Kilcornan Community Development Committee wish to again thank everyone in West Limerick Resources for this funding and hope that they can continue to provide the great service to everyone in West Limerick as they have always done.