NEW IDEAS GENERATION WORKSHOP: Kilmallock Partnership’s New Ideas Generation Workshop for job creation and enterprise development for Kilmallock will be held at Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock on Wednesday October 30 between 8pm to 10pm. This workshop is being facilitated by Mr Terry Harmer of NLC Training and kindly supported by the Limerick County Enterprise Board. All are very welcome.
CRUMLIN HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle featuring Crystal swing and Old News (support band) on Friday night October 25 with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. This is a most worthy cause so let down your hair, roll back the years and swing the night as in the swinging sixties. Admision €10. Please support.
FRIAR’S GATE THEATRE: Exciting programme as festival celebrates the best of One Act Drama. Enjoy a feast of drama over the bank holiday weekend as the 23rd Annual Festival of One Act Drama returns to Friars’ Gate. The weekend features a feast of drama - three evening of drama with some of the best amateur drama groups in the country. Three one act plays a night for three nights! Season ticket only €20. Adjudicator – Paula Dempsey. Friday October 25 at 8pm
Shannonside Drama Group presents Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter. Ennis Players present The Problem by AR Gurney. Castlewood Players present Losers by Brian Friel. Saturday October 26 at 8pm Coachford Players present Nine by Jane Shepard. Lucan Drama Society presents Brown by Cheric Vogelstein. Athlone Dramatic Society presents With Bells On by Darrin Hagen. Sunday October 27 at 8pm Take 5 Drama Group presents A Letter From Lucy by Yvonne Seymour. Bray Arts Drama Group presents Just Passing by Colin & Mary Crowther. Kilmeen Drama Society presents Small Box Psychosis by Barry McKinley. Bookings – 063-98727/ www.friarsgate.ie
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Wednesday night training continued in mighty conditions. The route this week was out to Bruff, Athlacca, Bruree and back to Kilmallock. Out cycling were Ber Gammell, Paul Gammell, Sean Burchill, Gerry Ryan, Jerry Reidy, Declan McCarthy, Mike Sexton [welcome back], Michele Gammell and Garry Tierney.
As a club we enjoy the social side of things so the club went carb loading Friday night in Clarkes in Bruff for Ger Finn’s Birthday. Great night had by all and happy birthday to Ger. Roll on Killarney for our next night away. The Saturday all ability beginner/improver cycle continued in weird but good weather conditions. It was wet and very windy but still warm for October. The group who turned up were eager for road, they headed to Ardpatrick, Kilfinane, Knocklong, Hospital where we had a coffee break, Herbertstown, Bulgaden and back to Kilmallock via Bulgaden covering about 60km. Out cycling were Ed O’Reily, Gerry Ryan, Robert Shanahan and Jonathan Moloney. Meanwhile Michael Gammell and Michael Junior were in Tayto Park to cycle with Nico Roche. Michael and Michael Gammell junior were in Midleton on Sunday along with Ber and Paul Gammell for the Tour de Midleton with Nico roche in attendance again. That Roche fella was following us around all weekend.
Sunday training continued at 8.30 with Paul Finn, Ger Finn, Jerry Herbert and Martin Lake enjoying a 70km spin over to Knocklong, Hospital, Caherconlish, Ballyneety, Bruff and back to Kilmallock. Declan McCarthy, Eugene Manton and Jerry Reidy took part in the 80km Newtownshandrum GAA family fun day. Training continues next week with our Wednesday night light cycle at 6.30pm,lights and hi-viz gear are a must. Saturday is our all abilities beginner/improver cycle which starts at 9.30 and Sunday is our longer cycle which departs at 8.30am. All our cycles depart from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles.
Next Sunday October 27 sees an 80km charity cycle departing from Effin GAA grounds at 9am in aid of Milford Hospice. If you can make it please do it’s for a worthy cause.
KILMALLOCK PASTORAL & RESOURCE CENTRE: Citizens Information Centre is open every Thursday, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 10am and 2pm, please note on Fridays until 1.30pm. Thursday October 24 is the Citizens Financial Advice night between 8 and 9pm. The Active age Club continues this Thursday October 24 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, all are very welcome. The Bridge Club continues also tonight October 24 from 7pm until 10.30pm, all welcome. Parent and Toddler group meet on Friday October 25 from 10.30amto 12.30pm. On Monday October 28 the centre is closed due to the Bank Holiday but the Tuesday Club meet on October 29 from 10.30am to 12 noon. For more details please contact the Pastoral & Resource Centre on (063) 98131.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Our annual Christmas Bazaar, including a visit from Santa, takes place on Sunday December 1 from 1.00 – 4.30pm. You have always supported us with your generous contributions, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, cakes, puddings etc. We do not require used toys or clothing. Raffle tickets are currently for sale at the Centre and from many of our supporters. First prize €500.00. Gifts for the Wheel of Fortune will be gratefully received. Please note that the Pastoral Centre will be open to accept all contributions on Sat November 30 from 11.00am to 5pm. Enquiries: 063- 98131.