THE GATHERING: The final programme has been prepared by Mary Conway and members of the Community Council. Beginning on Friday August 16, there will be an art exhibition in the Library over the weekend at various times. Starting at the ‘Seven Sisters’ at 6.00 pm, there will be ‘Set Dancing’, followed by ‘Old Time’ with Karisma and Tommy McCauley from 9.30 pm. On Saturday the day starts with fishing on Bleach Lough from 10.00 am. From 10.00 to 2.00 pm, Kelletts is the venue for a ‘Car Booth Sale’. Book your pitch on 087 6521806. At 11.00 am the Kenry Historical Society members will conduct a historical walk that will trace the development of Kildimo’s history from earliest times to the present. The action moves to the GAA complex for hurling and barbeque from 2.00 pm. Saturday night Andy Mooney supplies the music at the ‘Dromore Inn’. On Sunday noon Mass starts the day’s activities in St. Joseph’s Church with a pause for the hurling semi-final that afternoon. Slattery’s will host music by ‘Mad Macs’ from 6.00 to 8.00 pm, when the final concert with Mick Hanly takes place at the ‘Seven Sisters’ with tickets at €10 for Milford Hospice, available locally.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Jumping for honours at the National Finals of Community Games is Michael O’Connor of Ballyculhane. Michael competes in the Under 14 finals at Athlone IT on Saturday August 17 and he has the good wishes of his community to help raise him up.
BUSINESS TRAINING: Limerick County Enterprise Board are beginning their Autumn Training Schedule in September on a variety of topics related to industry and at various locations. The full programme is available on their website www.lcob.ie
BIRDWATCH IRELAND: Sunday 18th August- Outing to Bridges of Ross (Limerick/Clare Branch) a unique opportunity to watch seabirds on their southbound passage. View Shearwaters, Petrels, Skuas etc. Binoculars are a must on this outing. Some telescopes will be available to get a closer look at the migrating birds. Wear warm clothing and strong shoes. Meet at Bridges of Ross Car Park, at 10.00am for this joint outing. Leaders: John Murphy & Tom Tarpey Contact- 087792797
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: A cancer survivors conference will be held on Thursday /Friday Sept 20/21 at AVIVA Stadium Dublin & all patients, survivors & family members are invited . Entry is free and further information available from Avril (01) 2310533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TREE RESTORATION: The restoration of native forestry will be the theme of the day when Ted Cooke leads the annual heritage walk through Broadford (Co. Limerick) arboretum. Join this enthusiastic group of nature lovers at the venue opposite the Church at 2.00 pm.
GRAVEYARD MASS: The many past generations will be remembered at Mass on Friday August 23 at 7.30 pm in Kildimo Cemetery. Fr. John will lead the celebration and you might like to remind those outside the parish about the event. It also offers a reminder to carry out any last minute tidying of your family plots.
CYCLE FOR CHARITY: In its sixth year, the Cliona’s Foundation Cycle takes place this year from the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur on Saturday August 31. With three routes to cater for all grades of fitness, the event will end with a Barbeque, face painting, music and a bouncy castle. You may register for the event online at www.eventmaster.ie or at the Theatre from 8.30 am. Sponsorship cards are available from Cliona’s Foundation on 061 400640 or 087 1887700.
CURRAGHCHASE GATHERING: All roads from the parishes of Cappagh, Rathkeale, Adare, Askeaton and Kildimo lead to the platform at Curragh Chase Cross for a Guerin’s Platform ‘gathering’ on Sunday September 1. By then Limerick hopes to have advanced another step towards the All-Ireland Final on the following Sunday, so this can be an anticipatory celebration! Pat O’Connell will create order out of mayhem in conducting the dances to the music of one-man band, Michael Sexton who will leave this venue to play for the month at Lisdoonvarna where he has the annual gig. See you at three under the lime tree!
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on August 6 for a Jackpot of €4,500 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 9, 15, 18 & 20. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by Ml. Corrigan, Adrian Garvey, Ml. Fitzgerald and Pat O’Brien.