• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes September 26

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday September 24. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Robert O'Shaughnessy, Paddy and Margaret Ivess, Maura Rushe and Florence Rosner. Next week's jackpot will be €5600

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday October1 is Katie Shiels and for Sunday October 2 is Liam Walshe. Ministers of the Eucharist are Mary O'Neill and Kathleen Hayes for Saturday. Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

MORTGAGE INFORMATION EVENING: Permanent tsb Market Yard Newcastle West will be open Thursday October 6 from 5pm to 8pm for a mortgage information evening. For further information please contact Deborah or Risteárd on 069 69076 or 087 3931193.

SALESIAN COLLEGE: Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry - New Fundraising Activity – The Angus Heifer Raffle. As we are now selling tickets for our Irish Angus Heifer Raffle - €10 per ticket, prize is cash value of circa €1,200. Tickets priced at 10 Euro each are available from the school office, through any member of the Parents Association and on the school website

The College TY students along with 121 Digital are delighted to announce they will be offering free one to one (121) tuition to interested individuals (learners) from the community. The first lesson will begin on Thursday October 6 at 11.15am-1.15pm. Learners choose their topics and course material and learn at their own pace. Anyone interested in signing up for the course or have any queries, please contact school reception on 061393105

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: OUR PLAN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS: The community council will continue to pursue traffic calming on the N69 and lighting outside our National School and Community Centre and fields area. We have had discussions with both the National Roads Authority and our local Councillors and we are still waiting for an outcome to our application. In November we will be hosting the Limerick City and County Council Municipal District of Adare and Rathkeale Meeting in the Community Centre where we will be hoping to receive an update on this ongoing matter.

We are also in the process of organising a Charity Fundraising ride for January 2017. Our Charity this year will be St Itas Hospital, Newcastlwest, funds will go specifically towards “Patient Comfort Needs”

KILCORNAN GOING STRICTLY: Well, here we go, it’s all kicking off this week with our strictly dancers getting ready for their big production on Saturday November 26 in the South Court Hotel. We have almost found all our dancers from the parish, we are just short 3 male dancers and we are set. (the only credentials are that you are male and can move left to right the rest we can work on). Our dancers will be practicing for the next 7/8 weeks, the gunas are being ordered for the ladies, the shoes polished and the best suits are coming out for our male dancers. We hope it will be a night that everyone in the parish will remember for a long time to come, a great night of fun and one that will raise badly needed funds for our Centre. We are asking for everyones support to make this night a success. Please come and support our dancers on the night, buy a ticket. The Committee will shortly be contacting local people and companies with a view to placing an advert or two in our special programme that will be available for the occasion. We are also seeking a main sponsor for the night. If you could help us with any of the above please contact one of our members below or contact 087 7781225 or email us on Members of the organizing committee are Gillian Downes, Patricia Manning, Debbie Kellett, Edel Dore, Aisling Arthur, Rachel Cregan, Damian O’Brien,

SEWING COURSE: Looking for a chance to explore your creative side? We are running a FREE sewing course for 9 weeks starting September 29th finishing December 1st, each Thursday from 10am – 1pm in our Family & Community Hub in Askeaton. You will learn basic sewing machine skills and who knows where it might take you! Priority is given to Individuals who are actively job seeking and those in receipt of a social welfare payment. Places are limited to 10. To find out more & to see if you are eligible for the course, please call Adrienne at West Limerick Resources on 087 2773294.

A newly formed WALKING GROUP takes to the road each Thursday at 10:30am until 12 noon from the Hall in the NCW Community Centre. A warm up & cool down session is included, come along and walk, enjoy the outdoors and get fit & healthy in good company. More information is available from Niamh at West Limerick Resources on 087 4477338.

ENTERPRISE TRAINING: West Limerick Resources in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office are pleased to be delivering the following training programmes which are aimed at supporting you through the different stages of starting and staying in business. Social Media Solutions for Business for Beginners. Increasing Sales through Customer Service.. Start Your Own Business Training. Employment Law Update for Small Business. Pre-booking for all training is essential. For further details on times and dates or to register, please contact Brenda Heath at West Limerick Resources on 069 62222 or email

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (RES) / YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES): If you need support job seeking and feel that you are a little lost in deciding what you want to do, then you should contact the RES / YES which offers 1:1 support and career planning to individuals around education, training and employment opportunities. To find out more you can contact Finn or Lynne at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316 or Adrienne on 069 62222.

TIDY TOWNS: The report has been received by the Tidy Towns committee outlining the positives and pointing out the areas in need of improvement. Comments were made in relation to the following; the Landscaping at the grotto beside the school looks beautiful and container plants at the pub featured a beautiful floral display. A landscape plan should form part of a multi annual plan. The Curragh Chase National Forest Park located within the centre of the village is an enviable amenity available to the community that many communities would love to have; its entrance enhances the visual amenity of the village too. The burial grounds feature an excellent presentation especially in relation to the roadside boundary wall and car parking area. The sports grounds are being neatly managed and the Karting Park looks good. Well done on participation in the National Spring Clean and Team Limerick Clean Up in addition to regular evening litter patrols. Congratulations to the pupils and teachers of the National school for their success in the Green Flag initiative. Two beautiful gardens each side of the road at the top of the Pallaskenry Road enhance the visual amenity of Kilcornan. Where feasible reveal and refurbish as much of old stone wall as possible along approach roads and entrances to a standard similar to that lining the entrance to the Forest Park. For first time entrants this was a marvelous report despite the shortcomings in some areas, which the committee will endeavor to rectify during the year. Well done to everybody concerned.


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