Groups

This is a list of all parish and community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information.

Adoration Group

Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Tuesday in Kilmaley church from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. A Roster is in place where people ( Adorers) commit to one hour at the same time each week. At present we have 55 Adorers & we welcome anyone who has is willing to be part of this Parish Prayer Ministry. We also encourage people to drop in if you have a few spare moments. A warm welcome awaits you both from the Lord & all who are involved.

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Altar Servers

Fr. Pat & Team

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Apostolic Society

Objectives: To share in the missionary aposolate of the Church by prayer, and by supplying material and financial aid in those areas where the Church is not yet fully established. To sanctify members’ lives by their participation in Apostolic Work.

  • President – Maureen O’ Rourke
  • Secretary – Cisty Slattery
  • Treasurer – Mary Fitzgerald

 

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Choir Directors

Our choirs which comprise of adults, young people & children greatly enhance the celebration of Mass and all other Liturgies in which they are involved.

In Kilmaley Church at the Saturday Vigil Mass at 7.30 p.m.
In Connolly Church on each Sunday at 10.30 a.m.
There is Choir Practice each Monday evening in Connolly Church from 8 – 9p.m.

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Envelope Distributors

All involved in this group distribute the yearly Box of Envelopes & Parish Calendar. They also maintain a link with the different parts of the Parish Community. Members are Roísín Burke, Cisty Slattery, Frances Fitzpatrick, Marie Lynch, Tom McNamara, Michael McMahon, Tom O’ Halloran, David Dillon, Willie Barry, John Hogan.

Parish Office – 065 683 9735

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Eucharistic Ministers

Anyone who would like to become involved in this Ministry contact the Parish Office 065 683 9735.

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Ministry of the Word (Readers)

Anyone who would like to become involved in this Ministry contact the following:

  • Inch – Martina O’ Loughlin – 087 2754486
  • Connolly – Martha Dillon
  • Kilmaley – Parish Office – 065 6839735

 

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Parish Finance Committee

The Parish Finance committee are responsible for the overall planning re income & expenditure. They oversee the mainteanance of Parish Buildings & Property and endeavour to continually enhance same. They produce end of year accounts enabling parishoners to give feedback.

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Accord

Unit 7, Carmody St Business park, Ennis.
Web: www.accord.ie

Confidential counselling by trained counsellors for people experiencing difficulties in their marriage. Fertility counselling, family planning and marital sexual therapy also available.

Engaged Encounter at Esker, Athenry. Tel: 091 562331

Contact: 065 682 4297 / 1850 58 5000

 

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AED Training

In April 2012 Kilmaley Meitheal sponsored the training of 2 Community First Response (CFR’s)Instructors, who have since been running training courses @ Kilmaley Daycare centre.

There has been a great response by the parish with 64 Community first responders having been trained in our community to date. A CFR is trained to deal with life threatening Emergencies such as Cardiac

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Aware

Aware is an organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals. Meetings are held all over the country to give help and encouragement to people suffering from depression and to their relatives.

Contact: 01 676 6166
Web: www.aware.ie

 

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Bushypark Centre

Bushypark, Ennis.
Tel: 065 694 0944
Email: bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie
Web: www.bushypark.ie

Bushypark Treatment Centre is a facility designed to help individuals and their families recover from addictions and regain control of their lives. Bushypark offers a 30 day residential treatment program for people addicted to alcohol, chemicals or gambling.

 

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Caring for Carers

Caring for Carers meet at Clarecare, Harmony Row, Ennis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Contact: 065 686 6515

Carers Centre, 2 Carmody St. Business Park, Carmody Street.

Open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm where information, support and advice are available for carers.

Web: www.caringforcarers.ie

 

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Clare Youth Information Bureau

Director: Margaret Slattery
Tel: 065 682 4137

Rights & entitlements, accommodation, travel, local info, working abroad, education, application forms, outreach programmes, full secretarial & printing service available.
Youth Training Schemes: Contact Youth Centre, Carmody St.

 

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Clarecare

Harmony Row, Ennis.
Tel: 065 682 8178
Email: info@clarecare.ie
Web: www.clarecare.ie

General Manager: Fiacre Hensey

A professional voluntary agency, which aims to provide a range of people centred accessible services that meet current and changing needs in Co. Clare.

 

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Connolly Celtic Soccer Club

Connolly’s Celtic underage teams have commenced their 2015 soccer season with matches & training sessions continuing throughout the summer months. With girls & boys squads from U8 – U16, the club will welcome new members to join at any time with registration open to all. For more details visit the Connolly Celtic Facebook page or contact club secretary Martin Hehir

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Connolly Tidy Villages

Connolly entered the Tidy Towns competition in 2004 and this year marks the 10th anniversary of our campaign to make Connolly a beautiful village to live in. For the first five years our progress was slow, but since 2009 our marks have been improving steadily and last year we won the national award for the ‘most improved village’, with an award of €500 and a certificate of achievement.

We are a voluntary committee of 10 members, with the door wide open for anybody else who would like to get involved. People who live in the surrounding area of Connolly are very welcome to join the committee as all ideas and skills can help with the on- going development of the village. This year we have improved our marks from 232 to 240. We know that we still have a long way to reach full marks of 400, but we are on ‘a mission’.

For further information see us on Facebook.

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Cura

Pregnant & Worried? CURA cares.
Unexpected pregnancy is hard to take.
For confidential and free advice contact Cura @ 6829905.

Office hours:
Monday 7.00am to 9.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11.00am to 1.00pm
Office at 2 Barrack Close, Ennis.

 

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Kilmaley Camogie Club

Kilmaley Camogie Club was reformed in 1983 and the club has played a very important part in our local community over its 30 years. It is weaved into generations of familes with much pride and passion. Currenty the club is in a healthy state due to the tremendous work done by its officers and players over the past number of

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Kilmaley Community Text Alert

Kilmaley Community Text Alert was set up in 2014 with the aim of trying to prevent crime from happening and aid the Gardai in resolving crime and antisocial behaviour within the parish. The scheme provides the following:

Text alerts from the Gardai to all members regarding anti-social or criminal activity in the Parish.

New Text Alert Signs erected at strategic

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Kilmaley G.A.A.

The centrality of hurling and the GAA in the lives of the people of Kilmaley has been evident since the formative years of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The ‘Davitts’ Club representing the Inch area was formed in 1886, and was shortly followed by the ‘Wolfe Tones’ club which was founded in Kilmaley. The Smith O’Briens club was soon formed in

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Kilmaley Meitheal Co Ltd

The Kilmaley Meitheal Co Ltd is a voluntary community organisation founded for the development of the parish of Kilmaley in 1996. Meitheal is the “umbrella” development organisation, encompassing a separate company, the Kilmaley Voluntary Housing Association (KVHA).

A committee of 18 volunteers from the parish meets on the last Tuesday of every month at Kilmaley Daycare Centre to discuss work

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Kilmaley- Inagh Group Water Scheme

Kilmaley-Inagh GWS was founded in 1973 with the aim of providing a water
supply to the rural homes in the Kilmaley and Inagh parishes.

Originally designed for 800 homes the scheme has evolved over the years
to become the largest group water scheme in Ireland and now serves in
excess of 2000 homes in 9 parishes with 250km of water

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