• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes December 11, 2017

LOTTO: The results for Saturday December, 9. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips to. Nicola Dolan, Chris Enright, Lorraine Lynch and Maura Rushe. Next week's jackpot will be €3,6000. 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 December, 16 is Anne McMahon, and for Sunday December, 17 is Pat McMorrow. Ministers of the Eucharist are Mary O'Neill and Margaret O'Leary for Saturday. Ita O'Shaughnessy and Kathleen Holland for Sunday.

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS: St. John the Baptist Church; Christmas Eve Mass at 11am, 6pm and again at 8pm. On Christmas Morning Mass will be at 11am.

CHURCH OF IRELAND ARRANGEMENTS: On Sunday December, 17 we will have a Carol Service in St. Mary's Church in Askeaton. This wonderful Seasonal Service will commence at 3pm and is sure to entertain and bring the joys of Christmas to us all. Everybody will be very welcome. On Sunday December, 24 we will have the Christmas Eucharist in Castletown Church at 10pm. On Christmas Morning we will have the Christmas Eucharist in St. Mary's Church in Askeaton at 9.30am

ST. V de PAUL: St. Vincent de Paul Society, local branch wish to thank everyone who kindly contributed to the Church Gate Collection at the week end. If you missed the collection you can still contribute by contacting any members of the local branch of the Society. Our thanks, also, to the organisers and players of the 45 drive in Pallaskenry Community Hall last week.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: We will be bag packing in Tesco at the Crescent Shopping Centre, not in Super Value as mentioned last week, on Saturday December, 16 from 3 - 9pm in aid of our Senior Citizens Party and we are asking people to give an hour of their time to help out. The Senior Citizens party will be held on January, 14. Our newsletter is available in the Church and on our web page.

TIDY TOWNS ACTION GROUP: The Garden Bird Survey has moved into the second week. The bird books are out as we try to identify more and more species. So far almost twenty different species have been recorded. Our Bird of the Week for week commencing December, 11, 2017 is the Blackbird. In the 2015/2016 survey it was recorded in 98.5% of the gardens surveyed. The Blackbird is a member of the Thrush family. The glossy black male is easy to recognise but the brown female is easily confused with other thrushes despite her browner plumage. Most gardens have a pair of thrushes so keep an eye out this week for himself and herself. Let us know if you see them. Operation Willow: So far we have distributed 45 Willow cuttings. As previously noted they are some of the best for early food for bees. Many more cuttings are available free so contact us if you want some.

KILCORNAN NATIONAL SCHOOL: Kilcornan National Schools Christmas production of 'Oliver Twist' and 'Children of the World' will take place in the Community Centre on Tue Dec 19th at 7pm. Matinee performance will be staged at 10.00am on the same day. Thanks to all who supported 'Operation Christmas Shoebox' sending 79 shoeboxes around the world. Pupils are invited to attend the Christmas Panto 'Cinderella' in the UL Concert Hall on Thursday December 21.

HOPE: There will be a fund raising event in the Lounge of The Seven Sisters in Kildimo on Saturday December, 30, beginning at 9.30pm. All musicians, singers are invited to come and enjoy the music of Mickey Dunne on Uilleann Pipes, and to join in with some tunes and songs. A raffle will also be held. All proceeds and donations are in aid of the HOPE Foundation to send Slaney Mulcair to Calcutta in April 2018 in a project to help the children there.


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