• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes April 03, 2017

LOTTO: Results for Saturday, April 1. Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips to Ettie Mc Donogh, John O'Neill, Bobby Foley and Bridget Sheahan . Next week's Jackpot will be €7000.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday April 8 is Margaret O'Leary and for Sunday April 9 is Ita O'Shaughnessy, Pat Nash and Helen Meade. Ministers of the Eucharist are Anne McMahon and Margaret O'Leary for Saturday. Ita O'Shaughnessy and Helen Meade for Sunday. Easter Triduum arrangement in St. John The Baptist Church. Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper at 8pm followed by Adoration. Reader Catherine Browne. Eucharistic Ministers are Shelia O'Hara and Mairead Lynch. Good Friday stations of the Cross in the Cemetery at 2pm followed by The Passion in the Church. Readers are Liam Walshe, Pat McMorrow and Eilish Griffin. Eucharistic Ministers are Josephine Horan and Eilish Griffin. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 9pm. Readers Kathleen Hayes, Anne McMahon and Katie Shiels. Eucharist; Anne McMahon and Kathleen Hayes. Easter Sunday Mass at 11am. Reader John O'Gorman, Ministers of the Eucharist are Nora Murphy and Kathleen Holland.

CHURCH OF IRELAND: Services for Holy Week and Easter. Monday April, 10 in St. Mary's Askeaton at 8.00 p.m. Maundy Thursday April, 13 in Castletown Church, Pallaskenry at 8.00 pm Good Friday April, 14 in St. Mary's Church, Askeaton at 8.00 pm. Easter Eve April, 15 in Castletown Church, Pallaskenry at 8.00 pm. EASTER DAY April, 16 at 10.30 am in St. Mary's Church, Askeaton and 12.00 noon in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

KILCORNAN COMUNITY ALERT: The Community Alert Annual General Meeting will be held on this Wednesday April, 5 at 8pm in the Community Centre. Everyone will be welcome. If anyone would like to register for text alert or if anyone would like more information about the Seniors Grant support for Personal monitored alert systems they can do so by contacting any member of the Community Council or Community Alert Group for an application form or by attending the AGM.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Kilcornan Community Council will again hold the Team Limerick Clean Up on Good Friday, we ask people to register at the Community Centre at 11am where you can get pickers, glove etc.

The Community Council's Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will be held in the Community Centre on Sunday April, 9 at 11.30am. We look forward to your usual support. There will be an Raffle for a Monster Easter Hamper and the official presentation of the total funds raised from the Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser to the Community Council will be made.

You can keep up to date on our Facebook pages Kilcornan Community Council and Kilcornan Tidy Towns Action Group

NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS COUNCIL: A special note for your diary. Kilcornan National School are excited to announce a Cookery Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire on Wednesday May 10 in the Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare. There will be a drink reception from 7pm followed by a cookery demonstration with Neven at 8pm. Tickets €25 are available from school reception. All funds raised will go to upgrading the school library.

SALESIAN SECONDARY COLLEGE: Charity Lunch in Aid of Limerick Neo-natal. Salesian Secondary College are hosting a Charity Lunch in aid of the Neo- Natal Unit Limerick University Maternity Hospital on Sunday, April 23 in Woodlands House Hotel, Adare commencing with prosecco reception at 12.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from school office on 061-393105, Therese Hogan (087) 2205567, Aisling Ryan (086) 3148577 or Aunty Lenas Bar, Adare. Ticket includes Prosecco reception and live music in the lobby at 12.30p.m., followed by a 4 course lunch. Guest speakers and after lunch music entertainment by Treble and Bass. Tickets are €40 which includes entry to a door prize draw. Buy a ticket and join the fun or get a group of friends together and we can reserve a table for 8, 9 or 10 people on request. Looking forward to a great day for a great cause.

LIMERICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next Limerick Historical Society lecture on Monday, April 10 next and is the final one before we break for our series of summer walks and tours. The lecture entitled 'From Dublin to Limerick by barge in an era before the railroads' will be given by Brian J. Goggin, who will explain how transport on the canal evolved. Brian is a writer and editor with a wide knowledge of this subject. The Lecture is at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Everybody is welcome. Ask at reception for directions.

Before the railway reached Limerick in 1848, people travelling from Dublin to Limerick had two options. The first was to take the coach, travelling along the line of the old N7; the second, which was slower but more comfortable, was to take the canal passenger-boat from Dublin to Shannon Harbour, the steamer from there to Killaloe and (depending on the season) the horse-drawn boat or the carriage from there to Limerick. The two routes were controlled by two of the most remarkable transport managers of their time: sometimes competing, sometimes cooperating, these two Irishmen eventually became co-founders of the greatest shipping line of the Victorian era.

Brian J Goggin is a writer and editor specialising on Irish waterways and canals.

SOCIAL FARMING – West Limerick Resources is delighted to support the development of Social Farming in the region - Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and parts of Kerry and Cork. Calling interested farmers and farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming, Julette O’Flynn, Social Farming Regional Development Worker can provide more information on 087 3663842 or by email to We look forward to hearing from you. FOOD CLOUD INFORMATION EVENING: West Limerick Resources wish to announce that we are working to support the FoodCloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. FoodCloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. To enable the roll out of FoodCloud, West Limerick Resources has organised an Information Evening at their Offices at West Limerick Resources (next to Sean Hennessy’s) on Tuesday night, April 11 at 7.30pm in Newcastle West. We would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. To find out more please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293 or email


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