• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes February 21, 2017

LOTTO: The results for Saturday February 11. Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips to Mai Quilty, Nicola and Josie Dolan, Lyn Nolan and Aubrey Bourke. Results for Saturday February 18. Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips to Tony McDonagh, Peter Kelly, Pat McMorrow and N.E.E Rushe. Next weeks Jackpot will be 6700.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday February 25 is Edel O'Connell and for Sunday February 26 is Ita O'Shaughnessy. Ministers of the Eucharist are Mary O'Neill and Ann O'Brien for Saturday. Nora Murphy and Ita O'Shaughnessy for Sunday.

ECUMINICAL SERVICE: A World Day of Prayer Service will be held in St. Mary's Church of Ireland Askeaton on Friday March 3, 2017 at 8.00 pm. This years service has been prepared by the women of the Philippines and the theme is "Am I Being Unfair to You". This will be of particular interest to the Filippino members of our Community but everyone will be most welcome to join us for this service.

TIDY TOWNS: With the evenings are getting longer, we are thinking it is time for us to meet up and put a plan in place for the months ahead and also to set a date for our AGM so we will meet up on Tuesday February 28,at 8pm. It would be great to see all of you that gave your time so generously last year and any new members who would be willing to give an hour or so of their time occasionally. For further information contact Brid Nealon, who along with all the volunteers have made a difference to the presentation of our countryside.

Archaeology Lecture: Ballylin hillfort near Ardagh, 52 acres in extent, is the largest prehistoric monument in Co. Limerick, the largest hillfort in Munster, and one of the most impressive in Ireland. Excavations there in 2012 established that it was built over three thousand years ago, during the Bronze Age in Ireland. It was constructed for defence but also as a ceremonial centre, a place of assembly and a trading post. It was undoubtedly built by a local chieftain who probably controlled most of county Limerick and was in that sense Limerick’s prehistoric capital at that time. A lecture on this fascinating place will be given by Dr William O’Brien, professor of archaeology in UCC to the Thomond Archaeological Society on Monday next 27 February. Non-members welcome to attend at Mary Immaculate College, SCR at 8.00pm. Admission free.

WEST LIMERICK COMUNITY RADIO: West Limerick 102fm. Community Radio Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday March 2, in Desmond Complex Newcastle West at 8pm. Sharp. All are welcome.

SALESIAN COLLEGE: A hearty congratulations to the Transition Year team Sarah Heavenor, Luke Costelloe, Nathan Goldberg, Simeon Grahl, Jack Hanley, Michael Kelly and Dara Mills and Ms. Marie Keane on winning the Shannon Foynes Port Compass Competition with their project ‘Causing a Commotion in the Atlantic Ocean’. The schools competition COMPASS (Creating our Marine Ports and Schools Synergy) was launched in October and our team worked extremely hard in preparing a fantastic project. The team had to explore the concept of ‘Great Ships Need Deep Water’. Foynes Port has been identified by the EU as a hugely important port because of our strategic location between Europe and America. Our students won the fantastic COMPASS trophy specially commissioned for the competition, an iPad each, a specially commissioned gold medal to mark the event and €2,000 for the school. We sincerely thank Pat Keating from SFPC, Evelyn Adams and Hugh Conlon School Liaison officers in SFPC and all the staff from the port company for organising the event, their hospitality on the day of the competition and their generosity with the great prizes for the students and the school. The students while engaging with the project learned many new skills including presentation skills mentored by Aine Barry of Irish Business Training. They also of course developed expertise in IT, team work, communication, working with numeracy percentages, working with Prezi presentations, 3D modelling, managing new information and thinking and being creative. All these elements are core to what we strive to achieve with all students in our school. The opportunities to explore these area happen in Transition Year through projects like the Compass Competition. These skills are also central to the New Junior Cycle Programme which our school is engaging with. We are very proud of the great achievement of this student team and of their winning this competition. Take a look at the SFPC Promotion Video event


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