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May 27

East Clare Comunity Development Research

UCD Teagasc

East Clare Community Development

THE EXPERIENCE OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN POST-RECESSIONARY IRELAND

 A joint research collaboration between University College Dublin and Teagasc wishes to explore the experience of rural households in the post-recessionary economy, the extent to which they are still experiencing the impacts of the recession, and the degree to which they may have recovered or are recovering.

The objective of the study is to understand and promote social and economic development in rural economies.

In order to achieve the aims of our research we would like to gather information from households in your area using a questionnaire survey. A number of households will be randomly selected and the research team will call over to these households between May 24th – June 7th to ask if they are willing to participate in a household survey.

The surveys will be left with the householder to complete at their own convenience and collected at a later date.

The study has been co-ordinated by Prof. Mark Scott and Dr. Enda Murphy at the School of Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, and Dr. David Meredith at Teagasc. The research is part of an independent study, is strictly anonymous, and completely confidential.

 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING ANY ASPECT OF THE STUDY PLEASE CONTACT JP FAULKNER AT: jon-paul.faulkner@ucdconnect.ie                                                                                                                                                                                                     Phone: 086-8948807 / 01-716-2813

Apr 19

Community Defibrillator Church Gate Collection

The O’Callaghan’s Mills/Kilkishen Community Defibrillator group recently conducted training/refresher training for 24 first responders within the community.  The names and contact details of these first responders will be published in the coming weeks.  The group are holding a Church Gate collection at masses this weekend April 23 & 24 to cover the maintenance costs of the community defibrillators located in O’Callaghan’s Mills & Kilkishen.

Apr 19

Clubhouse Development

O’Callaghan’s Mills GAA Club have finalised plans to redevelop the Clubhouse in Kilkishen. The plans will include a new gym and upgrading of the Handball court to include new dressing room facilities.

The Club was awarded a sport’s capital grant last year of €114,000, however the Club will have to raise a considerable amount of money to complete the work. To this end, the development and finance committee Club members will visit all houses in the parish in the coming weeks to distribute pamphlets outlining the plans and inviting parishioners to join a monthly investment draw to help finance the development.

Apr 19

Handball Presentations

Kilkishen Handball Club will hold a presentation night on the 30th April at 8pm in the Blacksticks, O’Callaghan’s Mills.

Presentations will be made to Club members who won World and All-Ireland titles in the season that just ended.

Apr 19

Cullaun Sailing Club Open Night

Cullaun Sailing Club are hosting an Open Night and Guest speaker to mark the start of the 2016 sailing season in Donnellans Bar Kilkishen on Friday 22nd April at 8.30pm.

There will be an overview on activities on the lake and the Special guest speaker Tom Mc Hugh will do a sailing safety presentation.  So if you are a sailor? or not a sailor yet and are looking for a new pastime? Why not try dinghy sailing?  It’s fun, energizing outdoor activity, suitable for all ages.

Cullaun Sailing Club situated between Kilkishen and Tulla is one of the best kept secrets in the Limerick/Shannon/Clare region. Hidden on the shores of Cullaun Lake, it is an active, friendly sailing club for both young and old alike!  Come up and see us on the Lake or come to our open night to get a feel of what we do.

Apr 05

Kilkishen Gun Club AGM

Kilkishen Gun Club will be holding their AGM this Thursday April 7th at 8pm at the GAA Clubhouse in Kilkishen.  All members are asked to attend as this is an AGM.

Apr 05

Kilkishen Camogie Club Church Gate Collection

Kilkishen Camogie Club are holding a church gate collection before all masses in O’Callaghan’s Mills, Oatfield and Kilkishen on Sat 9th and Sunday, 10th of April.

Apr 05

Ploughing Championship

The County Clare ploughing Championship will be held on the lands of the O’Halloran family, at Lisculane, Tulla April 10th starting at 12 midday.

The events will include Senior Open, County Senior, Junior, Novice, Vintage and Horse ploughing, and a special competition for Macra clubs. Horse ploughing and lea turning will also feature.

There will also be displays of new tractors, machinery and vintage machinery.

Feb 29

Handball Success

The Kilkishen Handball club had a clean sweep of the Clare Handball Leagues in recent weeks. This is mostly due to the work that is being put in at underage level in both the Kilkishen and O’Callaghan’s Mills courts over a number of years. Players form Kilmurry which is only one mile for the Kilkishen court are also making a great contribution to this latest success.  The Division 1 competition was not run this year and our Division 2 team beat Newmarket in the final.  The team was: Brendan Hannon, John Peppard, Pat Donnellan, Gerry Cooney, Sean Murphy and Tiarnan Agnew.  Gary Neville was also a member of this panel before emigrating to Toronto.  Our Division 3 team beat Clarecastle in the final and the team was: Sean Murphy, Barry Heffernan, Trevor McInerney, Sean Cotter, Jamie Keane, Cillian Nugent, Jim Cleary and Greg Shanahan.  Our Division 4 team beat Newmarket in the final and the team was: Fergal Kennedy, Ciaran Agnew, Tim Custy, Cillian Custy, John McNamara, Donal Mullins, Aidan Moroney and Joe Hogan.

The players on all teams received their medals at a very enjoyable function in Jack Place Kilkishen on Saturday last.  Colin Crehan from Oatfield, in the O’Callaghan’s Mills parish, who is one of the more outstanding players from the club, was on hand to make the presentation to the players.

 

Feb 29

GAA club membership

The local GAA club wish to advise that club membership must be paid by March 31st as per the GAA official guide. The rates for this year remain unchanged and are very competitive in comparison with other clubs. There is an expectation that our county senior hurling team will do well this year. This will put a demand for tickets which can be purchased through the club. However people wishing to be included in ticket draws must be paid up members by March 31st. This can be facilitated by contacting the membership officer Martin Howard or any of the following club officers: Joe O’Gorman, Michael Jones, Joe Meaney, Neil O’Brien, Pat O’Brien or Patsy Neville. The club also wish to announce that the Annual Golf Classic takes place in the East Clare Golf Club over the Easter week-end and your continued support is much appreciated.

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