ANNIVERSARIES: The noon Mass on Sunday October 20 will celebrate the memory of James and Margaret Woods and Stephen and Margaret Gallagher.
COMMUNITY ALERT: The AGM of the local branch takes place on Wednesday October 16 at 8.00 pm in the Library. Lend your support for this worthwhile organisation and hear about the latest initiatives in relation to the very important issue of safety in the home especially for seniors living alone.
BANTRACHT NA TUAITHE: On this Thursday October 17th in Kilcornan Community Centre all are invited to a Fun Night commencing at 8.15pm. It’s just as it says on the tin commencing with well known clown Padini and followed by ‘Upcycling’with Breda McKeon. Light refreshments included Admission €10 and all are very welcome. Please do join us .
RETIRED: Local neighbours and friends of Church of Ireland Minister, George Cliffe, will be interested to know that following his many years of ministry, he is finally hanging up his soutane and relegating his collar to the top of his wardrobe. His final area of ministry encompassed at least parts of the three counties of Kilkenny, Tipperary and Waterford, while domiciled in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. George forged close relationships with all the citizens of his adopted area and has been a powerful influence for unity among believers and non-believers alike. A public evening of celebration was held in Piltown (“The Model Village”) on Thursday October 10, to mark his retirement and the high esteem in which he was held locally. Ad Multos Annos.
GAA AUTUMN NEWSLETTER: If you haven’t received a copy of this record of activities, any of the officers will supply you with one. The amalgamation of Pallaskenry and Kildimo clubs is guided by Chairman Eamon Enright, Secretary Daniel O’Sullivan and Treasurer Liam Hayes and their committee members. The 2013 ‘Newsletter’ paints a healthy state of the club with much activity at all levels and a Clubhouse equal to any other rural club. Success on the pitch is reflected in the choice of several players for County Teams. Naturally finance is an important part of the success of the club and fundraising activities are central to this. The Lotto draw continues weekly and there is a drive to further increase members for this. If a Table Quiz would take your fancy, then the Beer Garden/Dromore Inn is the venue for one on Friday October 26. The AGM takes place at the Club House on Thursday November 29 when your support and attendance would be welcome.
MUNGRET HERITAGE SOCIETY: This Society’s October lecture series have begun and all take place at Mungret College and are free to non-members. The emphasis this time around is focused on the local area and local Newtown man and veteran fisherman will recall ‘The Skills, Hardships and Joys of a Net-Fisherman on the upper Shannon’, on Tuesday October 22 at 8.00 pm. Enquiries to Nessan O’Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KILDIMO AFC: On Saturday October 26 there’s a full day training camp in Goalkeeping for all ages at Kilcornan. This costs €10 per child with concessions for multiple family members. The Scrap Metal Collection continues on Saturday mornings in October. Contact John Hickey or John Tierney at 087 2257547 or 086 1754002 for information. The annual Underage Halloween Fancy Dress Disco in the Seven Sisters on Sunday October 27 from 4pm to 6pm. Spot prizes for all ages on the day including adults for the best costumes worn on the day. In association with the Kildimo National School we are running a Halloween Art Competition for all ages in the school with prizes being presented at the disco and all art work will be on display in the Seven Sisters. Many thanks to Principal Aoife Foley and her Staff for their support and help in the running of this competition.
GAA TABLE QUIZ: Start sharpening your wits and picking your team for the Table Quiz at Dromore Inn on Friday October 26. Tables of four cost €40 and the honour of winning will be rewarded with an appropriate cash prize.
KILDIMO COMMUNITY COUNCIL: The AGM of the local community council was held on Wednesday October 2 in the Library. The community response to this important meeting did not do justice to the officers and members who have been endeavouring to maintain and develop our village and its environs. The Chairman Tom Griffin, Hon Secretary Mary Conway and Treasurer Eddie Lunn read their reports, all of which were positive and indicative of the work they have been putting into their tasks. Progress on the final planning permission for the community centre continue to hold up that development but constant meetings take place between the local council members and the officers of Limerick Co Co to address these problem areas. The development of the Library and the provision of facilities including digital projector and laptops are well underway with finances for same secured. Dermot Mullane and Cathy O’Sullivan who share the duties of PRO and Youth Club Leaders reported on the healthy state of the latter club while always seeking help from the parents whose children enjoy their efforts.
PALLASKENRY PLAYGROUND: Fundraising for this worthy project continues with a ‘Bingo Night’ on Monday October 21 at 8.00 pm. You could “Check” a prize of €400 or win a Raffle for an overnight in a five star hotel in Killarney.
NOVEMBER PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD: Prayers will be conducted in the following graveyards on Sunday November 3: Killurach graveyard at 2.00 pm, Ardcanny in Mellon at 2.45 pm and Kildimo at 3.30 pm.
CRAFT FAIR: Mary Conway is organising a Christmas Fair at the ‘Seven Sisters’ on Sunday November 10 from 1.30 pm. Shop local and early for Christmas and choose from a wide variety of arts and crafts, or book a stand by contacting Mary at 087 6521806.
GAA LOTTO: This popular weekly continues at different locations on Monday evenings. The draw on October 7 for a Jackpot of €5,400 was not won as no member predicted the winning combination of 1, 5, 13 & 27. Lucky Dips of €50 were drawn by Brendan & Joan Walsh, Gerry O’Dwyer, Tom Brett & Tom Fitzgerald.