• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes - Nov 9

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday November 7. The jackpot was not won. Winners of the lucky dips were Kathleen O'Connell, Pat O'Connell, John O'Keeffe, Sinead and Chris Enright. Next week's jackpot will be €3350.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word For Saturday November14 is Catherine Browne and for Sunday November 15 is Pat Nash.

Ministers of the Eucharist are Anne McMahon and Mairead Lynch for Saturday Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

MASS FOR THE DECEADED: On Monday evening last Fr. Irwin celebrated Mass for our neighbours, friends and parishioners who passed away during the past year. Those remembered were as follows; Clive Hanly, Gerard Murphy, Fr. Adrian Brinn, Vincent Router, Mrs. Hickey, Michael Sheehy, Patrick Costello, Jimmy Nash, May Donnelly, Michael Keane snr.,Nancy Stokes, Terence Moran, Aileen Cussen, Jimmy Nealon, Eileen Beltrami, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, James Moloney, James Downes, Liam O'Shaughnessy, Maureen Coughlan, Pat Kett, Paddy O'Shaughnessy, Phil Clancy, Yvonne and Ella Buchtrup. A candle was also lit for those who have no one to pray for them. May they rest in peace. Thanks to our Parish Clerk Mrs. Doab who did a great job of coordinating the names and lighting of the candles during the Mass.

CHOIR: Anyone interested in the Kilcornan Church Choir please contact John at 0868186744.

CHRISTENING: Congratulations to baby Niamh Ivess, parents Lynda and Paudie and brother Patrick.Niamh was Christened in Killarney recently.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family of Philomena Clancy, Drominaclara, who died recently at Milford Care Centre. Deeply regretted by sons Eric, Brendan, daughters Irene, Linda, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Wife of the late Stephen, mother of the late Stephen Junior. May she rest in peace.

COLLECTION: Kilcornan Community Council annual Church Gate Collection will be held at both Masses on this coming week end November 14 and 15.Thanks to all who have contributed in the past, your usual generosity is much appreciated.

LEARNING NETWORK AND TRAINING OPPERTUNITIES: National Learning Network - Training Opportunities. If you have experienced a personal setback, long-term illness, have a disability or are an early school leaver. One of National Learning Network's full-time Courses will give you the confidence to open up new opportunities for further training or employment. Our QQI Courses range from Catering to I.T., P.C. Maintenance to Employer Based Training and our Employability Skills Programme is aimed in particular at school leavers who may require extra supports. To find out more: phone Val or Trish at 061 229777 or look up

Rathkeale and District Historical Society: Rathkeale and District Historical Society wishes to remind readers that its Autumn series of lectures is continuing in the Community Arts Office which is part of the Llimerick City and County Council Offices on the Ballingarry Road. This Friday night, November 13, the lecture is entitled “Whiteboys of County Limerick,” and it will be delivered by Mr. Thomas Toomey. Thomas is a renowned historian and an accomplished author. He is a leader in the field of Limerick local history and this will be a talk to savour. The start time is 8.30pm and there is no admission fee. You and your friends are welcome.

45 DRIVE: Ballybrown senior citizens committee invite all card players to a 45 drive on Sunday 15th November at 3pm in Ballybrown Community Resource Centre. Proceeds from the event will go to the annual Christmas party. Admission €5 - all are welcome

BOOK LAUNCH: Séamus Ó'Súilleabháin's much awaited History of the Great Hunger in County Limerick will be launched in the Desmond Hall in the Square Newcastle West on Friday November 13 at 8pm.

Ruan O'Donnell from the History Department of the University of Limerick will do the launch and John Cussen Newcastle West will chair the proceedings. Killeedy Comhaltas Group will provide some traditional airs. Refreshments will be served after the launch at Cronin's Bar. Everybody is welcome.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Thomond Arch. and Historical Society Forthcoming Events at Mary Immaculate College (Room T.I. 17) Tara Building. On Monday 23rd November at 8pm Dr. Helen Bradley Davis, Dept. of Geography Mary Immaculate College will give what promises to be a most interesting talk on the 1901 Census, People and place in Limerick City and mapping the 1901 Census. All are welcome. The AGM and social evening will take place Monday December 7 at 8pm. This is a wonderful occasion to meet old friends and new members.


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