• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes - October 17

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday October 15. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Mossie O'Keeffe, Ann Bourke, Maureen Ross and Alan Ryan. Next week's jackpot will be €5800.00

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday October 22 is Edel O'Connell and for Sunday October 23 is Pat McMorrow. Ministers of the Eucharist are Ann O'Brien and Kathleen O'Carroll for Saturday. Ailish Griffin and Nora Murphy for Sunday.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the Carmody Family, Ballinmona, on the recent death (peacefully) of Kathleen (Kitty) Carmody. She is survived by her loving husband, of sixty one years, Dan, sons Liam and Donie, daughters Mary and Kathleen, sisters, brother, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and a large circle of friends. She was laid to rest in Kilcornan on Monday after requiem Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, The Celebtants were Fr. Kelliher, Fr. Bowen, Fr Enright, Fr, Noonan and Fr. O'Connor.

Sympathy is also extended to Johnny Dunne and family on the recent death of his brother Tom Capparoe, Adare peacefully, in the care of all at Milford Care Centre. Tom is survived by partner Carol, brothers Pat, Tony and Johnnie, sisters Mary and Marion, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. A very keen sportsman having played golf, darts and step dancing, however we remember his youth when he played Minor hurling for limerick in 1974, 75 and 76 scoring 1.11 in one championship game.

May they rest in peace.

STRICTLY COME DANCING: Kilcornan Strictly Come Dancing was officially Launched last Friday evening in the Coach Inn where a large crowd turned out in support of this undertaking. Gillian Downes Chairperson of the Community Council welcomed all the guests and introduced the sponsors namely Sinead Downes of Sineads Boutique, Annacotty, Tom Mulvihill, Building Contractor, Kilcornan and Dave Downes, Painting and Decorating, kilcornan. She said part of running a night like this would require sponsors and we would really like to express our appreciation to them on their generous donations to set us off on our funding trail. Gillian outlined the reason for a major fund raising event stating that Kilcornan Community Council earlier this year, identified work that needed to be done to the Community Centre in order to bring it to the standard now required. All the groups in the community and users of the Centre were asked for feedback on what they felt needed to be done to support their specific needs. In response to this it was decided to commit to a large fundraising event, hence Kilcornan Strictly Come Dancing Committee was formed. A Committee comprising of members from different clubs and organizations in the community was put together to run the event. Their first task was to find twenty three dancers who were willing to perform on the public stage, and, after much persuasion the future superstars of the dance floor are in place. They are; Joe Rigney, Vanessa Kellett, Aisling Arthur, Lorraine Lynch, Davy Dolan, Darragh Walsh, Anita Maune, Juanita Griffin, Grace Flynn, Ross Mann, Noel Mulcair, Cliona Lane, Niamh Hennessy, Shirley Balfry, Betty Dore, Ger Mann, Paul Fitzgerald, Eilis Griffin, Anne Delaney, Mark O’Connell, Jessica Kelly and Timmy O'Carroll. They are all with their choreographers for the next few weeks working tirelessly on their steps and twirls to put on a performance to remember. Best of luck to them all. The night of the big performance is Saturday November 26 in the South Court Hotel beginning at 8pm. Tickets are now available from any committee member of the Community Council.

SPOOKTACULAR: With cooperation from almost all clubs, societies and a huge input from the community in general Spooktacular will be held in Curraghchase on this coming Sunday' All tickets are sold out. Best of luck everyone.

YOUTH AWARDS: It’s that time of year again when we are looking for nominations for our third annual Limerick Garda Divisional Youth Awards 2016. Any child or group of children, aged between 14 years and 19 years that have contributed to their community in a positive manner can be nominated for an award. Further information on the awards and the application form can be found at the links below. I am also attaching a copy of the application form. The form can be printed and returned to Mayorstone Garda station, Limerick should you or any person within your community wish to nominate a young person or persons. The overall winners will be honoured at a Gala Dinner at the Woodlands House Hotel on Thursday November 24, 2016.

KILCORNAN COMMUNITY GAMES: With the children back at school; we need to plan for next year’s activities to assist in their development. There is a wide and varied list to choose from in the programme of events. Something for every child with everything from Art to Athletics, Draughts to Skittles, Talent, Quiz, Debating you name we have it on the programme. With the school having the largest number of pupils for many years we are looking forward to lots of parental involvement next year. With this in mind we are holding a planning/ information meeting on Monday October 24 to discuss the future of Community Games in the area. The meeting will take place at 8pm in the Community Centre. Your attendance is important so please take the time out to attend. If you require any further information please contact Bridget Kelly on 0878120614 or Antoinette Corrigan 0872430949.

BAGS OF LOVE: A Sale of Work fundraising event will be held in the Community Centre on Sunday next October 23, at 11.30am. Bernadette and Tony Hackett have been fundraiser for many years locally and the proceeds as always are in aid of a feeding programme for families in the impoverished Townships of Zweeishle in South Africa. Your usual generous support will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

KENRY HISTORY SOCIETY: On Wednesday, October 19 at 8.30 pm at the Community Centre Pallaskenry, Billy O’Keeffe will present the findings from his walk of Coastal Kenry. This is the first time such a study has been attempted and you can enjoy the fruits of his adventure in his illustrated presentation. The history of the Shannon shore will be uncovered in Billy’s photos and paintings, along with geology, folklore and flora. All are invited and the speaker looks forward to adding to his knowledge of his adopted area by the knowledge of local residents. See you there.

CIVIL DEFENCE: All deceased members of Civil Defence from Limerick City and County will be remembered at a special Mass which will be celebrated on Sunday October 23, 2016 at 2.30pm in St Michael’s Church, Denmark Street, Limerick. All family members and colleagues are cordially invited to attend. ARE YOU PARENTING ALONE OR A SEPARATED PARENT: Come and Join Us For Tea & Chat at Rathkeale House Hotel on November 10 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. All are welcome. For further information contact Maria 086 0620596, Mary 086 3514700, Enda 083 1949882.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bank Holiday Monday October 31a car boot sale will be held in the Community Centre, Newcastle West. Gates open at 8.00 a.m. for traders, and 9.00 a.m. for general public. Cars €5 and vans €8. Free admission to the public.Traders with fresh produce/home baking are especially welcome on the day. Looking forward to seeing you all.


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