Mar 30

CELEBRATING FAMILIES 2013: Events for Parents & Children in Kilmallock. April 2/3/4. Arts & Crafts Easter Camp runs on Tuesday April 2, Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4 from 10am to 1pm each day. Painting, card and mask making, jewellery making and design etc. For children aged 5 – 12 years of age. €50 includes all materials.

CELEBRATING FAMILIES 2013: Events for Parents & Children in Kilmallock. April 2/3/4. Arts & Crafts Easter Camp runs on Tuesday April 2, Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4 from 10am to 1pm each day. Painting, card and mask making, jewellery making and design etc. For children aged 5 – 12 years of age. €50 includes all materials.

Please contact Friars’ Gate Theatre 063 98727 to book your child’s place.

On Wednesday April 3 its Story Time at Kilmallock Library starting at 11am. This is for children aged 5 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult, come along and enjoy story telling every week. FREE OF CHARGE.

On Wednesday April 3, Baby Massage Class Deebert Hotel 3 – 4 pm, Learn about the benefits of baby massage and how to massage your own child. Benefits include relaxation, bonding and communication between parent and child. Can improve baby’s sleep, teething and digestion. Suitable for children aged from 4 weeks old to pre-crawlers. All equipment provided and this is FREE OF CHARGE. Places are strictly limited, please contact Margaret on 087 0612336 asap to book your place.

Anti – Bullying Evening at Foróige Youth Centre 8pm. Parents and young people are invited to hear one of Irelands Anti-Bullying experts. Pat Forde, speak about the issue of bullying and cyber bullying. Pat will discuss the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to deal with bullying situations. He works with groups and individuals across the country, writes about the subject and recently featured on David Coleman’s Bullyproof series on RTÉ 1. FREE OF CHARGE.

Family Fun Morning is on Thursday April 4 in Kilmallock Primary School 11 - 12.30pm

Children and parents are invited to meet Giggles the Clown and take part in lots of fun activities including face painting, balloon modelling and a disco! All are welcome, FREE OF CHARGE. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

All events are organised by Kilmallock Family Support Network.

Please contact Margaret O’Connor, Ballyhoura Development

HOST FAMILYS’ NEEDED: The Director of a Language Company for teenagers based in Dromin ( is looking for nice families to host French, Spanish and German teenagers during the summer months, if you are interested please contact Jane O’Regan on 063-90648/087- 6576427

KILMALLOCK CAMOGIE: Kilmallock Camogie Club Monster Draw will be held tonight Thursday March 28 at 9.30 pm in Fitzgeralds Bar. The top prize of 2 tickets to Manchester United match (match tickets only) are up for grabs. Other prizes include Ladies Limerick Top signed by Limerick Hurling panel, Overnight stay for 2 in Tralee and €50 Voucher for Ryans Supervalu .Only €2 per line or 3 for €5 and available in local retail outlets, thank you for your support. Under 12’s have their 1st match on Saturday March 30, Pat will forward on details.

FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: St. Patrick Players, Cloverfield. On Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6 @ 8pm, St. Patrick Players, Cloverfield return to Kilmallock with their production of Moll by John B.Keane. This wonderful comedy about a parish priest’s housekeeper’s campaign to provide the parishioners with a decent church and school and to secure a just and lucrative retirement package for herself. Tickets €12/€10.

Legend of Luke Kelly - Chris Kavanagh brings his acclaimed ‘Legend of Luke Kelly’ show to Friars’ Gate on Friday April 12. Lead singer Chris bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talent captures the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined onstage by the accomplished musicians that make up The Patriots, all of whom consider it an honour to bring Luke’s memory back to the live stage.

Arts & Crafts - Artist Jane Howe will run a three day Arts and Crafts camp for children during the Easter holidays. The camp will run from Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th April, 10am – 1pm daily. Fee €50.

KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: On Saturday morning last a large number of KCC members headed for Killarney to continue their training for the up and coming season. The group set out from Killarney and headed for Killorglin and there they headed for Glencar and up the first climb of the day, up the Glencar Pass, they descended this climb and turned their attention to the next climb which was the categorised climb of Ballachbema which was a climb used in the RAS in 2012 from there they turned for Molls gap and then headed back to Killarney and to the hotel. As always when you are out cycling with KCC there is always good banter and a good laugh to be had. Once the bikes where put away all the lads sat down for dinner and then the fun really started and with such a good bunch of lads all attention turned to the days’ events and the great days cycling had by all, the slagging and joking was in full flight! The Pallsgreen Division of KCC really enjoyed themselves with some new faces coming from there this was a great achievement for these lads so well done lads and roll on our next outing. On Sunday morning the group started out on day 2 of their weekend in Kerry with sore legs and some sore heads from the nights events the group headed for Kate Kearneys cottage and up the gap of Dunloe and the ever demanding Black Valley and finally up to Molls Gap and then back for Killarney once more for the trip home. As always the social side of Kilmallock Cycling Club is as important as the cycling as there you can really make some great friends along the way. This weekend once again proves that Kilmallock Cycling Club is all about their members while out on the road no one gets left behind and when you start in a group you finish in a group. Our HUB TOUR is now only 3 weeks away Sunday April 14, so we hope all training is going well with two routes to choose from the ever demanding 120k with 5 tough climbs that takes the group through three Counties, this is not for the faint hearted and there is the shorter 80k route which has three climbs and which takes cyclists through some scenic parts of County Limerick and Tipperary. There is a food stop on both routes where cyclists can refuel and head back to Kilmallock. Once again this year all profits go to some very good causes the Oncology Cancer Departrment of Limerick Regional Hospital, Colaiste Iosaef Kilmallock, Active age Kilmallock and Social Services Kilmallock so let’s make this a bigger and better Hub TOUR so mark your dairy SUNDAY APRIL 14. Online registration is now open so log on to and be part of one of Munsters largest Sportives. Our Club spins continue every Sunday morning at 9am from the old Neodata car park in Kilmallock there are two groups to choose from and there is also a beginner group so don’t delay why not come and join us and get fit along the way and be part of the ever growing numbers of KCC. Kilmallock cycling club always welcomes new members if you want to get in touch with us log onto and get the contact details there of our committee members, why not follow us on Facebook and see all the photographs from our weekend in Kerry or read all about us in the papers every week. Don’t forget Sunday April 14 is our Annual Kilmallock Cycling Club Hub Tour.

KILMALLOCK CLUB NA NOG: TRAINING TIMES - Please note change of time for U-10s. U-6 Thursday at 6pm, U-8 Friday at 3:45pm, U-10 Thursday at 5pm, U-12 Tuesday at 4pm, U-14 Friday at 3:45pm, U-16 Wednesday at 5:25pm.

U-16s - Our thanks to Newtownshandrum for hosting us for a hurling challenge under lights last week. It was a very worthwhile workout for all involved. We now enter a very hectic fixture calendar for April as there is an U-15 football and hurling competition being run off on Wednesday evenings as well as the U-16 fixtures on Monday evenings. See our website and go to the U-16 tab for a full set of U-15 & U-16 fixtures.

FIXTURES - U-14 Peil home to Mungret Saturday 30th March at 11. U-16 Football away to Galbally Monday 1st April at 18:45. U-15 Football home to Ballybrown Wednesday 3rd April at 18:30.

HHAR OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: Cycle 14k – Run 7k – Short obstacle course – Hike/walk 3k – Cycle 14k. This is the first time The Headless Horseman Adventure Race team have included an obstacle course in their races. The course is short and challenging but heaps of fun! Take part solo or as part of a team and enjoy this unique adventure. An undiscovered gem of off road obstacles awaits you in the area of the Ballyhoura Mountains known as the Trim trail. You can choose to do this challenge solo, or part of a team (2 or 3);

- 1 team member to do the cycle, - 1 team member to do the run/obstacle/hike, - 1 team member to do return cycle. In order to get there, you or your team mate must cycle from Kilmallock to Ardpatrick and past the Ballyhoura Mountain bike trail car park. A short distance from here you will drop your bike in Glenanaar car park. Here you can enjoy a downhill run for 4k before entering the off road section. After entering the trail/fire road you will follow the signs to get to the trim trail where a course of just 7 challenging and fun obstacles awaits you. Once you finish these you must make your way to the highest point of the mountain (Seefin) before a fast and steep descent to get back to where the bikes are. The final cycle starts here and returns to Kilmallock. For more information log onto

KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open on Thursday March 28, Tuesday April 2 and Wednesday April 3 this coming week from 10am to 2pm. There will be no Active Age Club or Bridge Club this Thursday March 28. The Centre is closed on Friday March 29 and will reopen on Tuesday April 2 where all activities will resume as normal. The Tuesday Club will meet from 10.30am to 12 noon on Tuesday April 2 and the Blood Donor Clinc will run from 4pm until 11 pm on Tuesday April 2. On Wednesday the Blood Donor Clinc will once again be present from 4pm until 11pm. There will be no Zumba Class on Wednesday April 3 in the centre. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.

SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: A big congratulations to Michael Gammell Jnr who won the under 12 Community Games Limerick cycling final at the Mungret in terrible weather conditions. One of our clubs core values is the promotion of underage cycling in Kilmallock/South limerick region so it’s great to see another underage cyclist coming through to join the existing group of promising cyclists. Out cycling Saturday in the improver group at 9.30am were Liz Leonard, Peggy Bourke and Jerry Ryan and cycled 40kms. Sunday was a day for the mountains with Mike Sexton, Michael Gammell, Donal Kelly, Shane O’Brien, Mathew Gammell, Pat O’Donnell, John Carey, Brendan Daly, Declan McCarthy completing the five mountain challenge covering about 110KM. Willie McCarthy, Martin Lake, Paul Gammell, Sam Hand, Sean Burchill cycled 80kms over 2 climbs of Ballintuber and Christ the King climb in Aherlow while later in the day Ed O’Reily was out getting a good spin up Christ the King in tough weather conditions. Cycling conditions have deteriorated again recently and while the roads have been mostly dry we have been encountering some really cold and windy conditions with the occasional flurry of snow and touch of frost, the last thing anyone wants is to get up close and personal with the tarmac especially after all the hard training that has been done all winter. This is probably the best winter training we have got in so far and some of us are flying it so Wheely well done and keep up the good work.

Our own Brendan Daly is doing a 300KM cycle from Blarney To Bray on the April 4 and 5 for my canine companion which is a wonderful charity whose main purpose is to provide highly trained and skilled assistance dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism. Brendan needs to raise €225 and would greatly appreciate any support you wish give him. Well done Brendan. Training continues as normal with the beginners/improvers cycle on Saturday at 9.30 and our friendly Sunday spin departing at 8.30. all our cycles start from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles. There is always a group and pace for everyone so feel free to pop along to enjoy the experience of cycling with a group. The midweek evening training will start back in the coming weeks so keep an eye on our Facebook pages and our Website . Be safe be seen.

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