• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes - Mar 28

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday March 26. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were Kevin Collins, Noreen Walsh, John O'Keeffe and Gerry McDonagh. Next week the Jackpot will be €4350.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Ministers of the Word for Saturday April 2 is Katie Shiels, and for Sunday April 3 is Kathleen Kelly. Ministers of the Eucharist are Mary O'Neill and Ann O'Brien for Saturday. Nora Murphy and Helen Meade for Sunday.

COLLECTION: The Church Gate collection held recently in aid of Milford Hospice came to a very generous €600. Your usual kind donations are very much appreciated.

EGG HUNT: There was great interest in the Easter egg hunt in Curraghchase Garden Centre on Easter Sunday. This was the first year of what we hope will be an annual event as parents and children had a trot in the fresh air to whet the appetites for the Easter feast. A special thanks to Ray and Joy, proprietors of the Garden Centre, who organised the fun and games.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Kilcornan Community Council will hold a Church Gate Collection on the week end of April 9 and 10. Your usual kind generosity will be appreciated.

We are fortunate to have gotten a bag packing slot in Tesco in the Crescent Shopping Centre, Saturday April 16 and are looking for volunteers in the Community to help pack a few bags. If you could spare some time to help on the day, please contact Gillian on 087 77812225

Next Community Council Meeting will be held on Monday April 4 at 8pm.

CLEAN UP: TLC2 Team Limerick Clean up 2; Well done and a very special thanks to everyone who helped to clean up the local roads over the Easter Holidays. A worthwhile exercise to enhance our locality. The volume of rubbish collected was, to put it mildly, on the high side. In conjunction with the clean up members of the Tidy Towns Action Group organised and did a well overdue facelift to the Grotto of Our Lady. The local people are very appreciative of the upgrading and painting of the grotto and the surrounding area as it is very much a focal point in the community.

G.A.A. CLUB: Recently reformed, our G.A.A. Club is recruiting members for the Limerick G.A.A. development Draw. Anyone interested in joining should contact John at 086 3818231 or any member of the committee. Members of the draw will be full members of our Club and, therefore, will be eligible to enter draws for inter county championship tickets. The cost is €100 for the year or €10 a month to cover the ten draws.

Our allocate dog, Silverhill Pat, in the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes failed to qualify for the semi final, however we had a couple of great nights at the dogs for the heats.

TABLE QUIZ: The G.A.A. Club wish to thank everyone who supported the fundraising table quiz in the Coach Inn recently Your support is much appreciated. a special thanks to Peter and Christine Kelly for organising the questions and scores.

LOOKING FOR A NEW START: Are you looking for a sense of purpose, wellbeing, confidence or a new start? Towards Occupation is a FREE programme that helps to rebuild your confidence and expand your skills through short modular workshops held in a relaxed friendly environment. Workshops include: Career Planning & Job Preparation, Personal Development and Confidence Building, Nutrition and Health Cooking, Crafts and Skills Development. The twelve week programme runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30am – 12.30pm starting April 4th in the Newcastle West Community Centre. To book your place or to see if this is suitable for you contact Finn at West Limerick Resources on 087 759 1951. Priority to those in receipt of a social welfare payment & actively job seeking HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING: West Limerick Resources is offering two health and safety workshops for Community Groups this April. On Tuesday April 5th the workshop will focus on basic Health & Safety Training for Community Groups while the April 19th workshop will help participants develop their Safety Statement. Both workshops will take place in West Limerick Resources Offices, St. Mary’s Road Newcastle West from 7pm—9pm. Contact: Dearbhla on 069 62222 to book a place. These initiatives are funded under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 which is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative CHARITIES REGISTER: Don't forget regardless of your size, your income or your legal structure, by law all charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, non-profits, charitable trusts and societies (with the exception of sporting organisations) MUST apply for registration as a charity by 16 April 2016. If you are unclear about anything whatsoever, contact the Charities Regulator without delay on 01 633 1500 or email: For more information see:

BIBLE READING: You are warmly invited to talks about life's purpose through the teachings of the Bible every Friday evening 8pm to 9pm in the Community Centre, Kilcornan. Talks are free and everyone is welcome. Information from 087 1868542.


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