Monthly Archives: September 2015
Kildysart was awarded 288 points this year in the 2015 Tidy Town Competition. This represents an increase of 6 points on the 2014 result. We congratulate and thank the members of our Tidy Town Committee and all who collaborate with them for the work they do on behalf of the community.
In the adjudication report the judges stated ‘well done to Kildysart Tidy Towns Committee for their achievements in 2015. The streetscapes of Kildysart presents well and the central burgundy railings and street furnishing and lovely hanging baskets provides a good focal point in the town centre. Individual homes and business premises are most often excellently presented and it is important to consider how they link together. ……There were some lovely hanging baskets in the centre of Kildysart and on nearly every business premises in the town. Everyone seems to have come on board and is happy to have a floral display on their premises. There was a nice community information board on the Main Street…. The mix of business and residential homes along the Main Streets of Kildysart was good to see….. There is a wonderful planted bed of mature shrubs at the bottom of the Main Street. Likewise there is another wonderful bed on the Kilrush Road. The gates and brightly painted boundary wall of Kildysart GAA were very nicely presented so great work to the GAA for this. The new seat of reflection looked very well sitting within the new stone wall …..It was good to explore your community and see the improvements and efforts made throughout the town. You have worked hard and made good progress Kildysart throughout 2014/5 – keep up the good work.’
To read the full text of the report please click here 2015 Kildysart Tidy Towns Report
Liturgical Music Ministry
A Formation Programme in Liturgy and Liturgical Music is being introduced in the Diocese of Killaloe. The Programme is designed for people who already work in music ministry whether as directors of choirs or folk groups, cantors, musicians etc. Those who lead choirs and folk-groups will find it especially helpful and supportive.
Those who are new to this ministry or those who would like to be involved are also welcome.
The Programme is designed to deliver seven day-long modules on Liturgy and Liturgical Music over a two year period. Three workshops will be held in 2015/2016 and a further four will take place in 2016/17. The Programme will run over three Saturdays (November, February, April) for two years. Each Saturday will begin at 10.00 a.m. and end at 4.00 p.m. The final workshop will be one of celebration of the learning and looking forward to next steps. It will involve an overnight stay in the Cistercian Monastery, Roscrea. A Certificate of Course Completion will be awarded by the National Centre for Liturgy, Maynooth.
Application forms from Maureen Kelly, Pastoral Development Office, 45 Garden View, Clarecastle, Co. Clare (087 2890942)