• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes September 19

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday September 17. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Sean O'Shaughnessy, Bobby Foley, Bridget Kelly and Theresa O'Brien Next week's jackpot will be €5600.00

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday September 24 is Katie Shiels and for Sunday September 18 is Eilish Griffin. Ministers of the Eucharist are Ann O'Brien and Kathleen O'Carroll for Saturday. Nora Murphy and Eilish Griffin for Sunday.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Kilcornan Community Alert would like to invite Seniors of sixty five years and above to avail of Grant support for Personal monitored alert systems. Kilcornan Text Alert is also up and running and would welcome new members. If you would like more information about either scheme please contact Eileen Byrnes on 085 1324565 or or any member of the Community Council.

TIDY TOWNS: The Tidy Towns committee are a newly formed group who have been carrying out many improvements to our Community area and entered the tidy towns competition this year for the first time. They have identified various areas where improvement is needed eg the stone walls along the main road, the entrance to Curraghchase possibility of cleaning up the stream / building a bridge / seating area / visitor information boards etc. The quarry entrance, rebuilding the wall at the Church and painting the railings. Some work may be needed at St. Brigid's Well in Kilbreedy, however, this could only be done with permission from the landowners who have always been very facilitating to the public for visits on St. Brigid's Day and for the Dawn Mass on Pentecost. These are the different areas being looked at, however, it is felt that the Tidy Town Report needs to be received and reviewed before any definite plans can be made for next year. As soon as this report is received, a meeting will be scheduled to decide on what course of action will be taken. We all appreciate the wonderful work this group has undertaken in creating a better environment in our Community. Thanks also to the people who in a voluntary basis look after and keep both graveyards in the parish in pristine condition.

HORSE RACING: Congratulations to John Long, Curraghchase, Kilcornan, whose mare Miley's Dream, Ridden by Danny Mullins won the Speedy's Bars Handicap Hurdle over two and a half miles, in Listowel last Saturday. An appropriate celebration was held in the Coach Inn, Kilcornan on the night of the race.

WLR102fm: West Limerick 102fm, our local community radio station, will be holding its first ever Saturday antiques sale/car boot sale/indoor market with antiques, collectables, bric a brac, local produce and artisan foods on Saturday September 24, in the Community Centre, Newcastle West. All traders are welcome and there will be indoor and outdoor pitches available, with a special introductory offer of €5 per car and €8 per van. Admission to the general public is free. Doors open at 8.00 a.m. for traders, and 9.00 a.m for general admission. Convert your unwanted goods to cash. Looking forward to meeting you and your support will be very much appreciated.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: 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. We currently have vacancies on our Catering and PC Maintenance Programmes. To find out more: phone Val or Trish at 061 229777 or look up

LAPTOP LESSONS: If you are interested in free lessons on your laptop / tablet / smartphone. Visit for information and if you wish to book your place call the Salesian Secondary College in Pallaskenry, telephone 061-393105. There will be beginner, Improver and Advanced of four lessons over a four week period. The lessons will commence on Thursday, October 6, at 11.15am to 1.15pm. Free one-to-one tuition. Learners may choose their topics and learn at their own pace. Supported by Dept of Communications (DCENR).


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