ANNIVERSARIES: Recently remembered past members of the community commemorated in church services includes Dan and Olivia O’Mahony and John Mann.
RECENT DEATH: Sympathy is extended to the relations and friends of Bea Aherne, wife of the late Tom, from Gouldavoher Estate. Her death took place recently after a short stay in St. Paul’s Nursing Home and her internment took place on Palm Sunday to the new cemetery Adare. The death has occurred of Jim O’Kennedy of Adare, former Creamery Manager of Kildimo Creamery. He was predeceased by his wife Pauline (Fitzgerald) and he is survived by his sons Ted & Robert and daughter Suzanne. Sympathy is also extended to Louise Byrnes of Court, whose mother died recently. She is survived by her husband Willie and their daughters and extended families.
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.
GOOD HEALTH: Many from this area will be interested in some good health news relating to Noeline Egan. Noeline has had a serious illness but is making good recovery having spent many weeks in Mullingar Hospital. She formerly lived in the Parish with her husband Mike and son Des, before they returned to their native Dublin. Mike had been employed in Aughinish and Des was a pupil in Salesian College, Pallaskenry. Good wishes to Noeline for a full return to health.
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.
DRAWING EXOTICS: You are invited to a Drawing Workshop in our own National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin on Thursday April 11 at 10.30 am. These workshops are very popular and are conducted in the Lecture Theatre and in the Exotic glasshouses, as well as outdoors. Some materials are available and group leaders to get you going. All standards are catered for from beginners to proficient and the atmosphere is friendly and helpful. There’s a restaurant on site and buses from the city centre will drop you near the main gate. Well worth the modest fee of €25 with concessions, but booking is advised to Anne at 086 8301713.
MICK HANLY CONCERT: The organisers of this first visit of Mick to the Seven Sisters Kildimo was a resounding success and greatly enjoyed by all. The setting was very appropriate to the intimate personal type of concert that Mick enjoys doing and he expressed his desire to return for a second visit. Thanks are extended to all those who supported and made this visit one to remember.
GATHERING IN PALLASKENRY: Central to ‘The Gathering’ in Pallaskenry is the celebration of the anniversary of the church of St. Mary as a centre of Catholic worship for 150 years. On Wednesday April 3, there will be a meeting in the Community Centre at 8.00 pm to finalise events to which interested persons and talented performers are especially invited.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: Saturday April 6th is the date for the next walk being organised by Federation Sports officer Mary Canty . The venue is in The Demesne, Newcastle West where the participants will assemble at 11am.Open to everybody.
GAA LOTTO: The draw on March 11 for a Jackpot of €2,600 resulted in numbers 1, 5, 13 & 28. No members predicted this combination so ‘Lucky Dips’ of €50 were drawn by John O’Donnell, Martin Duff, Liam Hayes & Patrick Maher.
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.
THUMP BOXING: Join in this fun new and safe way to fitness every Wednesday evening in Mungret GAA Hall at 7pm. All are welcome. For more info contact John on 0979115411
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: Adele and Luisa led their Talent Groups of singers and musicians to silver and bronze medals in the recent competitions in Caherconlish. Nives Carroll is to be credited for grooming the groups for success. The U 14 Draughts Team is heading for Tralee this weekend to represent Limerick in the Munster Finals. Good luck to Jai Chaudri, Tadhg O’Shaughnessy, Aisling O’Shaughnessy, Naoise McGarrigle, Ross Cusack, Darragh O’Brien and Mícheal Cuddihy, all under the management of Eanna McGarrigle. Also off to the Munster Finals is the Table Tennis team of Rebecca O’Brien, Rebecca Carroll, Zoe Mangan, Sarah Leahy and Lana Cooke under the care of John Tierney and helpers John Mangan and Sean Cuddihy. Rounders training for U 13 Girls 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 these competition girls must be born after July 31, 2000. For more details please contact Shirley on 085 1036207 or Maeve on 087 2517080. It is hoped to commence Athletics 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.