• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes November 13, 2017

LOTTO: The results for November 11. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips to; Craig Ryan, Katherine Maher, Bridget Sheahan and Tom Griffin. Next week's jackpot will be €3,400. If you wish to buy lotto tickets, please contact any of the following: Liam Meade, Katherine Maher or John Nealon who will organise tickets for you. €2 each or €20 to be included for 10 weeks, €50 for half year or €100 for full year. Tickets are also on sale at the Beer Garden in Kildimo.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Saturday November, 18 is Kathleen Hayes, and for Sunday November, 19 is Ita O'Shaughnessy. Ministers of the Eucharist are Shelia O'Hara and Margaret O'Leary for Saturday. Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the O'Shaughnessy Families, Morenane, Kilcornan, on the recent death of Ellen (Nell) O'Connor, Corcamore, Clarina. Nell is predeceased by husband Paddy and twins Karen and Patrick and survived by sons Paul, Joe and Padraig, grandchildren Niamh, Eimer, Cathal, Aine, Aidan, sisters Mary, Ann, Angela and Betty, brothers Sonny and Morty O'Shaughnessy, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends and was laid to test in Kilkeady Cemetery last Saturday. May she rest in peace.

PARENTS COUNCIL: Kilcornan National School Parents Council hope you are well settled back into the second school term and we hope everyone had an enjoyable Halloween break. Many thanks to all the parents and children who made our Halloween party a great success by both supporting the event and by helping out, we really appreciate it. We are also happy to announce that we have been given an extended date for our recycling/clothes collection to November, 24 so parents can continue to drop recycling clothes items at the school gate before 9:30 am every morning leading up to the 24th. Thanks as always.

TIDY TOWNS ACTION GROUP: The weather forecast for our designated Winter clean up day on Saturday November 11 was for continuous rain, we worked around it and went out on Friday and Sunday instead. A big thanks to all who came out and helped. It was great to see neighbours taking responsibility for their own road as that is the ideal (apart from no one littering in the first place!). The result was over a dozen bags of rubbish collected over the weekend as well as eight on the Bank holiday weekend on the Pallaskenry road.

Rubbish black spot: A major black spot is the road from Boherbuoy junction on the N69 to Pallaskenry village. Lots of fast food cartons, bottles, coffee cups etc just carelessly dumped out of cars passing that way. We recommend strongly that anyone noticing such behaviour record the car registration and, if possible, take a photo before contacting the litter line at either 1800 201 151 or 496200. Limerick City and County Council are quite willing to follow up on such reports as they have already done for us.

CÉILÍ AND COUNTRY: There will be a Céilí and Country evening in Kilcornan Community Centre on Friday November 24, with music from the ever popular Donie Nolan and Band. The entrance fee is €10 and all the proceeds are in aid of the Hope Foundation to send Slaney Mulcair to help the children of Calcutta. A good night is assured.

COFFEE MORNING: Edel O'Connell and friends are hosting a coffee morning in the Rehab Care Centre, Parnell Street, Limerick, near the Railway Station, on Friday December 1 from 11am until 3pm. The proceeds are going to friends of Edel who have qualified for the Special Olympics in Dublin on December 14. If you are in Limerick on the day maybe you might support this fundraiser or contact Edel at 0872605353.

NCW ENTERPRISE: Newcastle West Enterprise Town takes place on Friday November 17 from 6.00pm – 9.00pm in Desmond College, Station Road, Newcastle West. All businesses, community groups, schools, charities, sports clubs etc in Newcastle West and its surrounding area are invited to take a stand at the Expo which will be complemented with a visit from a high profile guest and lots of wonderful entertainment.

It is free to come along as a visitor and also to take part as an exhibitor. Registration forms are available from Bank of Ireland, The Square, Newcastle West or email The purpose of the event is to showcase the range of organisations operating in the area in order to raise their profile.

TRAINING DAY: Invas Biosecurity is running a free training day in Invasive species Identification and Management in Coote Hall, Kilmallock, on Saturday November, 25. It is aimed at community groups and landowners who have an interest in invasive species. To book your place please contact Rhiannon on 063 91300 or contact


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