Kilmihil Active Retirement Association have recently published their book
Kilmihil Parish Revisited
It contains history, memories and pictures to interest and delight you and is a must have for anyone connected with Kilmihil!
The book costs €10 and is available from several shops and the Post Office in Kilmihil.
Copies can also be obtained by email from firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 065 9050559.
KIlmihil Patrish Church has now an email address: Parishchurchoffice@kilmihil.com.
Any enquiries can be made to this address
It is also intended to publish the parish newsletter each week from now on. Any one who has suitable information on Kilnihil people home and away should contact this address.
Friday July 29th to Monday August 1st
5.30pm 0/12 Football Blitz for Marty Coen Trophy at GAA Field
8.15pm (NEW) Wrestling in the Hall
Morning Under Age Soccer Blitz at St. Pat’s Soccer Field (Brian Casey Memorial 7 a Side)
12.00pm Dan O’Halloran memorial 10k Run and walk (Registration at Community Centre)
2.00pm 10K race starts on main street
7.30pm Community Mass(Theme Community Spirit)
8.00pm Country & Western Night outside Community Centre
NEW Quasar in Car Park
12.00pm NEW: Clay Pigeon Shooting at Ryan’s Knockalough
2.00pm Knockalough Lake
(Craft Racing, Hamster Ball, Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Water Obstacle Course, Boat Trips to the Island, Stiltman, Knockalough Knockout Bar-B-Que, Strawberries & Cream, Tea/Coffee, Tuck Shop)
8.00pm GAA Field All Ireland Pig Racing Championships Glow in the Dark, Fireworks Display
Admission €5per adult, €2 per child
10.00am Arrival of working Vintage
11.00am Food & Craft Fair in Community Centre
12.30pm Street Entertainment 1. Animated Characters
1.00pm Cultural Parade led by Tulla Pipe Band
2.00pm Working Vintage
Field Day €5 entry fee (Inflatable City Free)
Bouncing Castle; Dog Show; Penalty Shoot-out; Golf putting; Wheel change and much more
Food available in the field
FINALE Band in the GAA Field
Kilmihil Active Retirement Association (ARA) is a branch of the national body Active Retirement Ireland. There had been a group of senior citizens who had been meeting, initially in the community hall and then in the Meadow for about eight years. The Kilmihil ARA was founded in 2008 by a number of people who wished to diversify the activities available to senior citizens in the village. In 2009 the two groups joined together so that they could all enjoy the benefits extended to them by the national association and help and support each other. A €5 subscription is paid every year by each member for affiliation fees to the national body. This fee includes insurance for group activities.
The motto of Active Retirement Ireland is ‘Get Inspired with Active Retired’, and the aim is to do as much as we can by ourselves for ourselves, so that people can remain active both mentally and physically for as long as they can.
There is a meeting every Friday morning in the Meadow Community hall. Tea and scones are always available from 10am onwards and soup and brown bread are served at lunch time. This is served by the ‘helpers, many of whom are members of the group. There are usually two tables of card players. There are exercises for those who wish to participate. Sometimes there are speakers. Big birthdays are celebrated with a cake made by one of the members.
During autumn, winter and spring the aim is to provide at least one evening a week with either dancing or relaxation to try to break up the long nights. There are also joint ventures with the Miltown group who organise dinner dances and barbecues and the Mid West regional group who have a fun day every December.
We were given money by VEC to engage a facilitator who could help us to form a Local History group and to guide us in our endeavours. We are hoping to publish a book containing a series of articles written by members of the association.
During the summer there are at least two coach outings and for the last two years a five day tour has been organised by Paddy Quinlivan and Mary Considine for the group.
All the outings are subsidised by the association. Money is raised by the group for the group. For the last two years a concert has been organised for Easter Monday by Eugene Egan ably supported by the rest of the committee and other members. At the beginning of December there is a Bazaar which raises a substantial sum of money for the group. Members are very generous with their time and gifts in supporting this yearly sale. We have also receive grants from ‘Go for Life’ which funds our relaxation and dancing classes. We received €2000 from the National Lottery which enabled us to buy four lap tops and a printer. Transition year students are coming into the centre to help those interested in acquiring computer skills. Our local councillor Christy Curtain has also been very supportive and gave us a generous donation this year.
Nationally Kilmihil is known to be a very active and successful group. Without the hard work and dedication of the association’s ten member committee and the support of all its 50 members could not be the success it is.
Many thanks to all concerned.