• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes February 26, 2018

LOTTO: The results of Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday February 24. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips to Ann Bourke, Sinead O'Shaughnessy, Chris Enright and John O'Gorman Snr. Next week's Jackpot will be €4,150.00. KILCORNAN NATIONAL SCHOOL: Kilcornan National School will have their Open Day on this coming Friday March 2, at 2pm for New Entrants to Junior Infants for the Academic Year 2018.

TIDY TOWNS: We are into the last week of the BirdWatch Garden Survey and we will be sending our results into BirdWatch Ireland shortly. The survey started at the beginning of December to the end of February so it was a big commitment from those involved. Our Bird of the Week for the final week is the Woodpigeon which was in 13th place last year, being recorded in 72.3% of gardens surveyed. A well known bird but not the farmer's friend as they have enormous appetites. We are hoping to develop Bee Patches this year.......leave a section of unmown grass for the bees in your garden to provide food for them. It doesn't have to be a big area. The grass can be cut in the Autumn so it doesn't go wild. We will provide laminated signs for the patches. If you are interested contact Lyn Nolan (0876119048) or any member of our committee. A reminder that the TLC clean up is coming up on Good Friday. Kilcornan Tidy Towns have registered with TLC as has Kilcornan National School. We look forward to your support on the day. More details later. Living Limerick are holding a Family Fun Day in Curraghchase from 11.00 -14.00 on next Sunday March 4, for the start of Tree Week. All kinds of interesting tree related activities are promised. This is a must for all tree and nature fans.

RATHKEALE TOWN THROUGH THE YEARS: On Friday night March 9, our neighbours in Rathkeale will hold a talk, which will take place at Rathkeale Arts Centre at 8.30pm . This will be one of a series of talks organised by Rathkeale and District Historical Society. Admission is free and all are welcome. During the course of the talk they will recall the businesses which traded in Rathkeale and remember the people who owned and ran the many successful commercial enterprises from 1820 to date. Rathkeale was once the largest town in County Limerick with a population of 4,995. The present population is 1,440.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry is hosting a special meal to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday March, 8. The dinner will shine a light on leading female food producers with a menu that includes dishes incorporating ingredients from West Limerick and beyond. Pre booking for the €48.00, five course dinner is essential by phoning 069 68508 or email

Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry - Fashion Show: Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry will hold their Annual Fashion Show on Thursday, March 8 at 8pm in Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. This year the funds raised will be used to help improve IT facilities in their school which are required to cater for our increasing school numbers. Models from ‘Glamour the Agency’ and all 89 Transition Year students will model on the night. Lorcan Murray of Lyric FM will also present and will compere on the night. Tickets can be purchased in advance and are available from the school 061 393105, adult 15, student €7 or a family ticket for €40. Looking forward to seeing you there.

SALESIAN SECONDARY COLLEGE CYCLE CHALLENGE: This year the Parents’ Association of the Salesian Secondary College has decided to organise a cycle to fundraise for the school. The focus this year is on raising money for the school’s new Autism Spectrum Disorder Programme. The cycle will take place on April 22, comprising two west Limerick routes of 45 or 80 km. The event is for anyone over the age of 16 and will cost €25 (€20 if a member of Cycle Ireland) payable on the day at the school. Thanks to the generosity of The Hub Cycling Club and Shop and Subway of O’Connell street, who is providing some of the snacks on the day, the event should prove to be an enjoyable experience for all taking part. On your bikes everyone. With the emphasis on being active these days, the committee is also providing the local community with the chance to get back on their bikes by joining the ‘Couch to 30k’ programme. This will begin on February 24 for 7 consecutive Saturdays (10a.m.-12 noon) at a cost of €25 (insurance included) in conjunction with The Hub Cycling Club. Bike, helmet and hi-vis jacket essential.

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (RES) / YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES): If you need support job seeking and feel that you are a little lost in deciding what you want to do, then you should contact the RES / YES which offers 1:1 support and career planning to individuals around education, training and employment opportunities. To find out more you can contact Finn or Eddie at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316 or Adrienne & Dee on 069 62222. Keep up to date with us on Facebook: Phone us on 069 62222 or call in to see us on St Mary’s Road, Newcastle West.


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