• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes - May 2

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday April 30. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Liam Hanley, Terence Madigan, Lynn Nolan and Caroline O'Keeffe. Next week the Jackpot will be €4600.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Ministers of the Word for Saturday May 7 is Edel O'Connell and for Sunday May 8 is John O'Gorman. Ministers of the Eucharist are Mary O'Neill and Ann O'Brien for Saturday. Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

COLLECTION: The Church Gate Collection Self Help for Africa raised €40. Thank you for your support.

LOURDES: Some local secondary school students are holding a cake sale and raffle next Sunday May 8 from 11.30am in the Community Centre to help fund their trip with the Limerick local youth pilgrim to Lourdes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family of Gertie McDonnell (née McInerney) (Ballinamona, Kilcornan, and formerly of Kilkishen, Co. Clare) who passed away peacefully at home on April 28, beloved wife of Tim and deeply regretted by her loving son Michael, daughter Mary, daughter-in-law Kate, grandchildren Anna, Liam and Grace, sisters, brother, extended family friends and neighbours. She was laid to rest last Saturday in Kilcornan after Requiem Mass in St. John the Baptist Church. May she rest in peace.

LEISURELY WALKS: The recent leisurely walks into Curraghchase raised €1000 and has been presented to Milford Hospice. Thank you for your donations and to organiser Johnny Dunne with help from his family.

30th ANNIVERSARY: It is thirty years ago this month May 23 to be precise since the new bridge (bypass) was opened in Askeaton, the date of the first Ryanair flight into Shannon, but also on that Friday morning we created our own bit of history in Kilcornan when two teams of seven a side began a Gaelic Football Match at and continued playing for sixty hours and five minutes, that is until 6.05pm on the following Sunday, an achievement which was documented and validated and is included in the Guinness Book of Records. The Teams were the Morenane Mighty's, Terence Madigan, Bobby Foley, Martin Grealish, Donie Ivess, Donny Maher, Pat O'Shaughnessy and Niall Rushe, versus the Curraghchase Rovers Aubrey Bourke, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Johnny Dunne, Ollie Hanley, John Maher, Donie O'Shaughnessy and Joe Rushe. In appreciation of the efforts of all the Community the teams wish to invite you all to an evening of celebration in The Coach Inn on Saturday May 14 at 9pm. We look forward to meeting you all.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY:Limerick Historical Society will hold its next lecture on Monday night next May 9th. The title of the lecture is: The story of Ardnacrusha and the building of the Shannon Scheme, from a German perspective. The lecture will be given by Dr. Joachim Fischer of U.L. and it will commence at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Go to main reception and you will receive directions to Room 203. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

Kilcornan Tidy Towns Action Group: We will continue with our our fundraising drive to finance various improvements in the countryside, and we would like to express our gratitude with the positive response we have received from people so far. Once the weather heats up a little we can then add colour to areas through planting.

Field Development Committee: We have completed works to the lower part of the Community Field that needed sanding, drainage and re-seeding. This was made possible by being successful in our application for a capital sports grant last year.


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