• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes August 15

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday August 13. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Gerry McDonagh, John Walsh, Robert Foley and Anna Larkin. Next week the Jackpot will be €5,350.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday August 20 is Anne McMahon and for Sunday August 21 is John O'Gorman. Ministers of the Eucharist are Anne McMahon and Sheila O'Hara for Saturday. Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family of Peggy Boyce of Ballynamona who died on August 9, 2016. Wife of the late Jack. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, Gerard, John, Kevin and David, daughter Jennifer, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and relatives. A kind, quiet lady she took an active part in all Community affairs, had an interest in all local sporting activities. Along with her late husband Jack they developed a big interest in greyhounds and they had many winners at Limerick and Tralee dog tracks. Despite ailing health in her later years she attended Mass on a regular basis and had a smile for everyone leaving the Church. Peggy was laid to rest in Kilcornan Cemetery on Saturday last after Requiem Mass in St. John The Baptist Church concelebrated by Fr. Irwin, Fr. Bowen, Fr. O'Connor and Fr. O'Donnell. With her family Peggy will be sadly missed by all her friends and kind neighbours. May she rest in peace.

RUN/WALK: Curraghchase 10K Run/Walk 2016 will be held on this coming Sunday August 21, 12 noon at the Community Centre, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick. Categories: Running, Walking. Whether you are an enthusiastic runner looking for a challenge or looking for a walk through some of Munster's most stunning scenery, then the Curraghchase 10km has it all. Now in its 5th year, the Curraghchase 10km Run/Walk is being held on August 21, 2016 in conjunction with Enable Ireland.

KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: There will be an outing to Clonmacnoise (Pattern Day) and Birr Castle on Sunday September 11, 2016 Details from Pat O'Donovan 0879977340 or Mary O'Keeffe 087 6990816 at Knockfierna Heritage Society. All are Welcome!

1916 Event in Mungret College: Mungret Heritage is hosting a 1916 event for West Limerick Heritage in Mungret College on Tuesday August 23 at 8pm. Its focus is on the significant part played by West Limerick people in the Rising. Come and see rare film footage, vintage weapons, local photos and memorabilia of the period. Following Tom Donovan’s introductory overview, Michael O’Halloran discusses one of the unwilling victims of the Rising – Constable Christopher Miller of Pallaskenry. Sean O’Dwyer explores the formation of a Volunteer Corps in Mungret College by Rector, Fr. Edward Cahill S.J. who was born in Callow near Askeaton. Supported by Limerick City and County Council, admission is free with refreshments provided and all are welcome.

HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS: As part of Heritage Week 2016, the West Limerick Heritage Network and its volunteers in Dromcollogher, Foynes, Mungret and Abbeyfeale will host a series of exhibitions and talks on social history aspects of life in West Limerick during the period 1916 to 1923. The theme of our events is Window on the Past, with each event highlighting different lesser known facts about West Limerick in 1916 – 1923. The event calendar is as follows: Thursday August 18th: Rural to Rebellion, Dromcollogher Community Hall, 7.30pm Saturday August 20th: All Changed, Changed Utterly, Glorach Theate Abbeyfeale, 8pm Tuesday August 23rd: 1916-1923 A Moment in Time, Mungret College, 8pm Thursday August 25th: No Guns, No Revolution, Foynes Yacht Club, 7.30pm All events are supported by the Limerick City and County Council 1916 Commemorative Programme and are free of charge.

FUNDRAISER: There will be a fundraising Dance for West Limerick 102fm in the Hall Monagea on Friday august 19 from 9pm. Music by Mike Condon. Admission is €10. Raffle. Tea and coffee will be served.

SHANNON ESTUARY MUD SEARCH AND RESCUE: Shannon Estuary Mud Search and Rescue are holding the second Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot on August 21 at the Rosemount Shooting School, Cappagh, Co.Limerick. This is an open Competition with Prizes on the day for the Two categories, Pro and Novice. If you would like more information please call 086 393 6088 or email: From September on we will be running water safety awareness programs. If any schools or clubs would like to get a demonstration on life-Jackets, Buoyancy Aids, the use of Ring Buoy's and to highlight the importance of the Coast Guard and the dangers posed by hoax calls to the emergency services please contact 085 1886400 or Email: the water safety awareness talk is free to any school or club. Thank you for your support and stay safe.


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