ANNIVERSARIES: On Sunday April 7, the noon Mass in St Joseph’s Church will commemorate the late Jack Griffin and members of the Cullinane family.
RECENT DEATH: The funeral took place recently of Peter Duffy, Sth Cir Road Limerick, father of Petrina O’Donnell. Sympathy is extended to Petrina and her siblings.
KENRY HISTORY TOUR: You are invited to join the Kenry history group on Sunday April 7, at 3.00 pm. Br John Feheney will lead the group over the area of Castletown, meeting at the Church of Ireland and the graveyard. This is Waller country and Br John has a vast knowledge of the area and he will bring us into the site of the manorial gardens. You will also hear about the innovative hospital that once operated on Bushy Island and the various ministers who lived in the nearby Glebe House. The tour will conclude at the Feheney home in Ballynacourty House where John will outline the history of that place and the present family who settled there. This tour is not to be missed by all with an interest in this area.
SPRING HOW-ARE-YE: It may have arrived on the calendar but the real beginning of the season is when migrant birds arrive on our shores. Birdwatch Ireland is recruiting observers to take note of the arrival of the cuckoo, swifts and others as part of a worldwide survey of bird migration. Children and interested parents will find much fun in this and all details are to be had on their website, info@birdwatchireland,ie.
SALESIAN COLLEGE NEWS: Planning is taking place for the Annual Fashion Show at the Woodlands Adare, on Wednesday April 24. The Show Brochure is currently being compiled and places are available for advertising. Raffle prizes are also being collected and all enquiries to 061 393105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COUNTY COUNCIL: The indefatigable Councillor P.C. Fitzgerald paid tribute to those who were instrumental in the completion of the re-alignment of the N 69 at Bolane at the recent meeting. The final stage to extinguish public right-of-way at Bolane and Glenameade by the NRA, was passed at the same meeting. Work will shortly take place at the road junction opposite Curran’s Bar and the Court Cross junction is also under discussion for improvement. Submissions from the public to elected representatives are always welcome in regard to road safety.
NATIONAL SPRING CLEAN: Well ahead of the national event, Pat Moran and neighbours have set the standards for the event by tackling the area from the village and back west. The national organisers encourage this same policy whereby groups of neighbours will organise and tackle their own local areas. It only needs one dynamic person in each area to set the ball in motion and it doesn’t even have to be springtime. Lots of useful help and information is available from the An Taisce website. A walk along any of our roads in the parish will convince you that much needs to be done. “Deintear na caisleán in ndiadh a céile”.
LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY GATHERING: The programme is available of the known events in relation to the homecoming. Many family get-togethers are listed and it is important to send a copy of events to interested parties. The list is available on-line or a hard copy may be had from City Hall at 061 407374.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Kilcornan Community Hall is the venue for the Drama Finals between Ballyhahill/Loughill and Cappamore on Friday next April 12 commencing 8.15pm approx. Pallaskenry ICA set dancers will then give a demonstration of their skills.
Information on ICA will also be available and the possibility of setting up a new guild in Kilcornan discussed. Everybody welcome .Bí Linn agus Fáilte.
GAA LOTTO: The draw on March 25 for a Jackpot of €2,700 resulted in numbers 3, 12, 18 & 22. No members predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50 were drawn by Karen Maher, Alex & Zach Bennis, Maria O’Sullivan and Niamh Deely.
THE GATHERING: A weekend full of events is planned on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August to welcome home family and friends to Kildimo to share in our heritage and culture. It is organised by the community organisations, clubs and businesses in the parish. The weekend will consist of Music, Barbeque, Shinty Game, Heritage Talks, Soccer and fun events and games for kids. Please inform friends & relatives living outside the area and overseas abroad. All are welcome.
CAMP BOSCO: Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry unfortunately we will be unable to run Camp Bosco this summer due to building and construction work which is commencing in July. For Health & Safety reasons it will not be possible to have children on the campus during the course of this work.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Gold! The U14 Draughts Team proved that talent and hard work lead to success as it did in their Munster Finals in Tralee on March 30. In the semi-finals they saw off Kerry in a score of 6 to 4, and in the Final they easily beat Tipperary in a score of 9 to 1. The victorious team were Jai Chaudri, Ross Cusack, Naoise McGarrigle (Captain),Mícheál Cuddihy,Ashling O’Shaughnessy and Darragh O’Brien. We wish they well for the All-Ireland Finals in Athlone in May. In Table Tennis the U13 Girls met Clare in the semi-finals and after a long doubles encounter, Clare carried the honours and our best wishes to the Finals. John Tierney managed this team of Rebecca O’Brien, Sarah Leahy, Lana Cooke and Rebecca Carroll. This entire endeavour is not possible without the dedication of Trainers, Leaders and supporting families. Training for girls Under 13 rounders has commenced. We wish to thank Olive Fitzgerald and Siobhan Carey who are giving up their time to train the girls. To be eligible for this competition girls must be born after the July 31, 2000. For more details please contact Shirley on 085 1036207 or Maeve on 087 2517080. It is hoped to commence athletic training in mid April. The training has gone very well over the last number of years with a growing number of children taking part. We would like to recruit some more helpers for this training to make it even more successful. If you are free on a Wednesday evening from 7-8pm and think you might like to help please contact Maeve Galvin on 087 2517080 for more details.