What’s On In Kilmihil

The Virtual Dan O’Halloran – 2020 – 31st July to 3rd August

The organisers of Dan O Halloran 5k are happy to announce that the 11th. Annual Memorial event will take place this year but in a different format – Due to Covid 19, this fun event will now run virtually over the August Weekend starting Friday evening @ 6 p.m through to Monday Evening @ 6p.m. (31st. July to 3rd. Aug.) Participants can run/walk/crawl/cycle at any time for any distance in any location over the weekend and tag Dan O Halloran facebook page with photos and map of route if possible. For the past 10 years we have raised much needed funds for local charities and this year all proceeds will go to The West Clare Cancer Centre and Kilmihil Athletic Club.

Dan was a lifelong member of Kilmihil Athletics Club so we are delighted to have them as one of our beneficiaries for this year Please donate through the following linkhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/dan-o-halloran-virtual-5k

For further info, please contact Steve 087 7444496, Carmel 087 1770102 or John 086 363 3998#

Public Celebration of Mass from 24th July

Mass is celebrated in the Church since the 24th July and a leaflet has been delivered to each household detailing times and townlands covered by each Mass. Numbers are restricted to 50 in the Church and a new loudspeaker system has been installed so that people can listen in the Church grounds. Copies of the notices are on the newsletter page of this site.

The live broadcast on the Kilmihil Community Facebook page will continue https://www.facebook.com/kilmihil/ every Sunday until further notice. A recording will be uploaded to the St Michael’s Parish & Church section of this site once Mass is over.

GAA Cul Camp In Kilmihil – 17th to 21st August

A Football Cul Camp will run at the GAA Kilmihil Ground from the 17th – 21st August. All bookings need to be made online.

Follow the link to check availability and book.

Kildangan School Supplies Online Shop Launched

Kildangan’s Online Shop has launched you can visit the site at https://kildanganschoolsupplies.ie

For personal shoppers Kildangan School Supplies is based in Johnston’s Centra, you can order through Facebook, email : kildanganschoolsupplies@hotmail.com or phone them on 065 905 0770 or 087 125 6818.

Summer Stars Reading Programme

Our Library may be closed for now but the Summer Stars Reading Programme will still go ahead – reading logs and packs can be collected at Kilrush Library.

This year you have the option to include eBooks and eAudiobooks in your reading lists. You can download them for free from Borrowbox.
See here for information and free registration :

http://clarelibrary.ie/eolas/online_resources/bolinda.htm

Kilmihil Athletics are back on Thursdays and Saturdays

Kilmihil Athletic Club LOgo

Following guidelines from Government and Athletics Ireland we are pleased to announce the re-commencement of our training sessions from Thursday 9th July at 6pm and Saturday Mornings at 10am. New Members Welcome. All athletes are asked to arrive no earlier than 5.50pm to the Kilmihil VEC School Running Track – we look forward to seeing you all soon! https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/results/Phase_3_Guide_for_Athletes_Athletics_Ireland_26_June_2020.pdf

Outdoor Bootcamp at Knockalough – Tuesday Evenings

The bootcamp returned on Tuesday 9th June. They are now running two classes on Tuesday evenings to cope with current restrictions. Please check their facebook page and contact them via Messenger if you wish to attend as numbers are restricted to 15 per class.

Library Service available in Kilrush from 8th June

From Monday 8th June,Kilmihil library members can avail of a call and collect service in Kilrush Library, by phoning 065 905 1504 from Monday – Friday between 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm to place their order for books/dvds.  They will then be able to collect the items at a designated time at the front door of the library. 

Members of the public can also return library items to a returns box which is available outside the front door.  

Non-members can join online at www.clarelibrary.ie  Library staff are observing public health guidelines in the preparation and operation of all current services. There is no date yet for reopening Kilmihil Library

Litter Picking – Improve Our Environment

Do your bit to keep the village and its environs clean and tidy. Lots of people are going out walking at this time, even if you only remove two or three items it will help. Wear gloves and use a ‘grabber’ if you have one.

Let’s Go Litter Picking Katheen & Isobel Curtin

Aluminium drinks cans can be disposed of at the Bring-Bank at Fitz’s Garage and plastic bottles can be dropped off for free at the recycling bank in Brew’s Car Park in Kilrush.

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE HELPING OUT AT THIS TIME. Visit the Kilmihil Tidy Towns facebook page to see some of the sterling work done by volunteers in the village.

Clare Covid-19 Helpline

The helpline can put you in touch with local volunteers who can assist with delivering basic needs such as shopping, medicine, fuel, farming support etc. to those who need it.

  • Tel: 1890 252943
  • Email: covidsupport@clarecoco.ie

Kilmihil Active Retirement

Kilmihil Active Retirement – Get Togethers and Classes in the Meadow are suspended. Please do keep an eye on your elderly and vulnerable neighbours at this time.

There is a SeniorLine a FREEPHONE service that older callers can call free between 10am and 10pm every day of the year on 1800804591. This is operated by volunteers from www.thirdageireland.ie

A team of volunteers in the village are willing to help the elderly with anything during these challenging times. Contact Ann Duggan if you need help on 087 290 9995.

Darkness in Light Walk 3rd October 2020

The revised date for the Kilmihil Darkness into Light Walk is the 3rd October. You can sign up for the walk at https://www.darknessintolight.ie/event/Kilmihil/

The route will follow the Kilmihil Sli.

A walk in the fresh air always lifts the spirits and it’s easy to keep ‘social distance’ so this is an activity for anyone looking for something to do.

Please take all your litter home.