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Kilcornan Notes - Feb 22

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday February 20. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Marion Cantillon, Nuala Mann, Liam Hanly and Tracey Dunne. Next week the Jackpot will be €4150.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word For Saturday February 27 is Ita O'Shaughnessy and for Sunday February 21 is Margaret O'Leary. Ministers of the Eucharist are Mary O'Neill and Margaret O'Leary for Saturday. Nora Murphy and Ita O'Shaughnessy for Sunday.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family of Tom Enright, Ciarraí, Bansha, Kilcornan and late of Ballymackessy, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. Tom was predeceased by his loving wife Lil; very deeply regretted by his loving daughters Linda (Cahill) and Olga (Bloore), son John, adoring grandchildren Evan, Caoimhe, Ellen, Thomas and Grace, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law Dermot and Warren, daughter-in-law Sarah, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends. He was laid to rest in Lislaughton Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry after Requiem Mass in Kilcornan Church. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Michael O'Neill, Kilbreedy, on the recent death of his sister Mary (Maud) Kiely, Shanpallas, Pallaskenry, Limerick, and to the Kiely family Shanpallas. May she rest in peace.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Kilcornan Community Council has registered Kilcornan for the second year running for the big TLC2 “Team Limerick Clean-up 2”. Last year was a great success and we are hoping for even better this year. Please mark your diaries and come and join us on Good Friday, March 25 on such a great community effort, to improve our roadways, playing fields, and community centre. More information will follow over the next few weeks, in the meantime have a look at

Our church gate collection scheduled for the weekend of February 20 was postponed. New dates for the collection will be confirmed later. Our next Community Council Meeting March 8 at 8pm in Community Centre.

The community council would like to thank all groups for their feedback on improvements and works identified for community centre. We have taken it all on board and hopefully we will be able to fulfil the wish lists over time.

Reminder for Defibrillator Training: We are arranging for all groups to be re-trained in using the Community Defibrillator at the Community Centre on Sunday of March 12. It is essential that Each group in the Community should select one representative from their group to attend the training course. All groups will be notified shortly. If anyone has any queries please contact Gillian Downes 087 7781225. The Community Council are currently exploring the idea of setting up a Tidy Towns Committee to improve and maintain the look of the N69 and the area in general. Any suggestions or anyone interested in getting involved email

NATIONAL SCHOOL: Kilcornan National School will have its open day for new entrants for 2016/17 on Thursday March 3 at 2pm. You can contact the school at 061 393304 or mail or visit us on

WALK A LEISURELY MILE: The weather was not kind to us for the walk on the river bank in Adare on Sunday last. However those who took part had a most enjoyable walk. Thanks to Kilcornan House for the beautiful refreshments. The next and final part of the trilogy of walks will be held in Curraghchase on Sunday April 3. Further information later.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Congratulations to the U10 boys Indoor Soccer team on winning silver medals in the county finals on Sunday 21st. February, 2016. Well done to all the boys and their manager Dave Downes. The final of the Primary School Quiz is on in Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Thursday 25/2/2016 at 7pm sharp. Best of luck to the team. Draughts training continues every Tuesday evening in the Community Centre.

SHOWJUMPING: Congratulations to eight year old Kian Dore from Ballyshonick, Kilcornan on winning the 128 90cm Spring Tour Class at Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre, Sligo last weekend. Kian competed on his pony Drumcagney Jacko.

CPR / AED TRAINING: Beginners CPR and AED training will take place on Monday March 7th at 8pm in Pallaskenry Community Centre. Booking is not required, just show up on the night, This is a vital skill that everyone should know. Knowing how to do CPR and use an AED machine could save a life. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Maeve Galvin 0872517080.

Rathkeale & District Historical Society: Author, historian and broadcaster, Mr. Ian Kenneally, will deliver a talk entitled “Irish Soldiers, American Wars: From Appomatox to Wounded Knee” to Rathkeale & District Historical Society this Friday night, February 26th, at 8.30pm in the Community Arts Centre in Rathkeale. You are welcome to attend.

Youth Factor Fever Builds: Young people will take to the stage at the Limetree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday, March 4th to showcase their talents at Limerick Youth Service’s annual Youth Factor. The Youth Factor will see young people participate in four categories: Dance, Song, Music & Performance, with the winners representing LYS at Youth Work Ireland’s National Finals in June. The evening will also see young people take part in a fashion show titled ‘Ireland 1916-2016: A Century of Styles’. This colourful event will showcase the changing styles of Ireland’s young people over the past 100years! The Youth Factor is open to LYS affiliated youth clubs/groups only with interested parties asked to contact their Club Support Worker for more details.

OLD LIMERICK JOURNAL: On Tuesday March 1, the Old Limerick Journal 1916 Commemorative Edition will be launched at 7 p.m. in the City Library, the Granary, Michael Street, Limerick. This is the 50th edition of the long running Limerick publication. It was started in 1979 by the late Jim Kemmy, who went on to become Mayor of Limerick. Jim’s sole purpose in publishing the journal was to make the general public in Limerick aware of their local history and heritage. The journal has succeeded in this endeavour and has also recorded a large volume of data that would otherwise have been lost. The good news is that despite the fact that this edition of the Old Limerick Journal is over three times the size of the Christmas edition, it will still retail at the normal price of €10. The journal will be launched by Mairéad Dore (daughter of Éamonn Dore (de hOir) who fought gallantly in the GPO in 1916). Everybody welcome and refreshments will be served on the night.


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