• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes October 31

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday October 29. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Rachel Cregan, Mary Finan, John O'Keeffe and Gerry McDonnell. Next week's jackpot will be €5900.00

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday November 5 is Anne McMahon and for Sunday November 6 is John O'Gorman. Ministers of the Eucharist are Anne McMahon and Mairead Lynch for Saturday. Nora Murphy and Helen Meade for Sunday.

CEMETERY PRAYERS: During the month of November we remember our departed relatives and friends. Fr. Kelleher will lead prayers in both graveyards on this coming Sunday November 6, firstly in Kilcornan after 11am Mass and in Castletown approximately at 12.15pm.

THANK YOU: The organisers of the fundraising event, held in the Community centre, Kilcornan, for feeding the poor in the Township of Zwelishle in the Western Cape of South Africa wish to thank you most sincerely for your support and generosity. The amount raised was €3359.00. A special thanks to the ladies of Kilcornan for the wonderful cakes/breads etc. and all the help on the day. Mass for your intentions will be offered in thanks by Fr. Kelleher on Sunday November 13.

KILCORNAN COMMUNITY GAMES: We had a very poor attendance at the Community Games meeting held recently. The decision of the meeting was to try to recruit more people to keep the Games in Kilcornan going. Otherwise we will have to investigate joining with another area. Parents will receive a text message asking if are interested in getting involved. If you require any further information please contact Bridget Kelly on 0878120614 or Antoinette Corrigan 0872430949.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: We will be holding a Church Gate collection at both Masses on next Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6. Your usual kind support will be appreciated. Thank You.

The Strictly Come Dancing dance troupe are in camp with their choreographers for the next few weeks preparing for the big night in the Southcourt Hotel on November 26. Tickets are now on sale and are available from Gillian Downes 087 7781225, Trish Manning 086 8559824, Rachel Creagan 087 9331325, Debbie Kellett 086 8368899, Edel Dore 086 870 9613, Damien O'Brien (087) 395 4568 and Dave Downes 0874180207. Members of the committee will be going from door to door selling tickets over the next few weeks, however, if you wish to book your tickets now please contact one of the above.

Kilcornan Community Council will host the Adare/Rathkeale District Muncipal Meeting of Tuesday November 8 at 9am in Kilcornan Community Centre.

Launch of the Old Limerick Journal: The 51st edition of the Old Limerick Journal will be launched by Bishop John Fleming, who is a keen historian and has published books on Gille of Limerick and a history of his native Ardpatrick. He was appointed Bishop of Killala in 2002 and is still serving in that diocese. The launch will be held on the first floor of the Granary Library, at 6 p.m. on Friday November 4. Refreshments will be served and everybody is welcome.

Community/Voluntary Groups and Sporting Organisations: Applications are also invited from organisations interested in having suitable work carried out in their areas. Types of work includes: Maintaining and enhancing walkways and trails; village and countryside enhancement projects; social care and care for the elderly; environmental maintenance work; projects relating to not for profit cultural and heritage sites; work with not for profit organisations including administration. Further details and application forms can be obtained from the Rural Social Scheme Supervisors at The Weigh House, Market Yard, Newcastle West. Tel: 069 61540, E-mail OR West Limerick Resources (Main Office), St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West.

LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS West Limerick Resources provides ongoing support to Local Community Groups in the West Limerick area. A big ‘thank you’ to all those local Community Groups that attended our autumn workshops. Should you require any support or guidance please call Stefanie on 087 3290483 or Damien on 087 9042477 at West Limerick Resources.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR CONVERSATIONAL CLASSES. Volunteers are wanted for Conversational English classes with migrants in Newcastle West. The classes will start on Wednesday October 26 at 7:30pm-9pm and will run every Wednesday evening at the Community Centre Newcastle West. The classes are in small groups with just 3 to 4 students with each volunteer, and books are provided. If you are interested, please contact Damien at West Limerick Resources on 069 62222 or


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