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Abbeyfeale notes

DEATH: Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Nora Mary Enright, St.Ita’s Road whose funeral took place last week. May she rest in peace.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations and best wishes for a long, healthy and happy life together to John Browne, Railway Road and Clare O’Connor, Mountcollins who were married recently.

ITA’S RAMBLING HOUSE TO CELEBRATE LIMERICK’S ALL IRELAND: Ita McQuinn is running a celebration night of Limerick songs, stories and music in Monagea Parish Hall on Friday, August 20 at 8pm sharp. You are asked to come in the Limerick colours – Green and White and all proceeds will go to charity.

REMEMBERING A PRIEST OF THE DIOCESE: Fr James Fitzgibbon (1803-1832) was a young Limerick priest who fell victim to the cholera epidemic. In early summer 1832, the cholera epidemic that for two years had raged through Europe, arrived in Limerick. Among the hundreds that fell victim to the disease, was Fr James Fitzgibbon (1803-1832), originally from St Mary’s parish. The young priest attached to St John’s Parish, ordained from
Maynooth in 1827, contracted the illness in the course of his ministry. He died on August 11, 1832 and a news report of the time reads ‘his funeral being attended by immense crowds’. A Limerick Herald editorial remarked, ‘Since the commencement of the awful malady that has terminated his career, his labours for the poor wereunceasing, both day and night… in his mission of love’. Buried in St John’s chapel, his remains were found to be incorrupt in 1861, when they were rein-terred inthe north transept of the newly constructed St John’s cathedral. We give thanks for the ministry of all those priests who have faithfully served God’s people in this place, especially in times of difficulty, and we invoke their intercession in this time of pandemic.

OSKARS: The Oskars will be taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, October 21. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020. All tickets will be honoured and if you were involved in the filming contact your producer.

BEAL NA MBLATH COMMEMORATIONS: Marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Micheal Collins the commemoration will take place between Macroom and Bandon outside Kilmurry on Sunday, August 21 at 3pm. Oration will be shared by the Taoiseach and Tánaiste. If you plan on travelling the easiest route from Abbeyfeale is Millstreet, Macroom and turn off the Cork road at Kilmurry. In order to get parking close to the site of the ambush you would need to be there by 1pm. Bring a folding chair.

TALK: Radio Kerry 9 am on Sunday, August 21 after the news and death notices: Audrey Griffin talks about her journey as a born-again Christian and her book.

CLASSES IN THE TECH: The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check out our website www.collegeoffet.ie/abbeyfeale or call us on 06831198.

DRAMA CLASSES: Glórach have announced that there will be drama classes for children and teenagers taking place on Saturdays over the Autumn and Winter starting on Saturday, September 24 and run for ten weeks. To register email therese.prendeiville or text 086 1944852.

QUIT MID WEST: Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service. FREE support is available by phone call, video chat or face to face at a clinic near you”. To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest

IRISH HEART CARDIAC REHAB PODCAST– A series bringing together experts in cardiac rehab and patients who have attended cardiac rehabilitation is available on podcast. Topics included are exercise, medication, healthy eating and the psychological impact of living with heart disease. If you have had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, coronaryartery stenting or coronary artery bypass surgery –log onto https://irishheart.ie/services-for-you/its-cardiac-rehab-podcast/ for information and support’

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan September 21-28.

Return flights from Cork. For details & bookings contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee) Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS: Voluntary service Community First Responders. Provide a quick response to certain types of emergency callouts. The North East Kerry CFR Group covers, Abbeyfeale, Glin, Athea, Duagh, Knockanure, and Listowel and parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping to get a group set up in Abbeyfeale contact 087 6863 726.

GREENWAY SHUTTLE BUS; It runs every hour from 12pm to 4pm between the hubs at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale. Further details and reservations on 087 3726914 or limerickgreenwaybikehire.ie

DO YOU NEED TO TALK: Contact Fr. Tony 087 2600414 or Mike Hayes on 087 7751386, the Samaritans 24 hour service on 116123 or Pieta House 24 hour service 1800 247 247.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

HOT DESK: Work Base E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

JOB OPPORTUNITY – HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY: Chaplains are professionals who provide spiritual, religious and emotional care to people in many different settings. As a chaplain, you will listen to people who are in a very vulnerable place. You’ll celebrate with families who have received great news. You’ll mark the beginning of lives, the end of lives and the many transforming moments in between. What training do I need? Board certification is required for employment as a chaplain. The Healthcare Chaplaincy Board (HCB) offers
certification to Roman Catholics who: 1 Hold a degree in Theology (NFQ Level 8). 2 Complete H Dip or Masters in Pastoral Theology (Healthcare Chaplaincy) or 3 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. 3 Successfully meet the HCB Standards for Healthcare Chaplaincy. Email: InformationHCBoard The Bursary is provided by the Bon Secours Health System.

YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR: applications and nominations for the annual FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards now open.

CANCER BOWEL SCREENING: You can check if you are on the register online or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

ALL THE HAPPENINGS: TULLAMORE SHOW: Sunday, August 14. VINTAGE TRACTOR AND ANCIENT CAR RUN FOR THE AIR AMBULANCE: Knockanure Sunday, August 14. HERITAGE WEEK: August 13th -21st. REVIVAL FESTIVAL Listowel August 12 and 13. HARVEST FESTIVAL Knocknagoshel August 12– 15. PATTERN DAY: Ballybunion August 15. PUCK FAIR: Killorglin August 10-12. FAIR DAY: Kenmare August 15. DUBLIN HORSE SHOW RDS: August 17 – 21. NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ratheniska – Co. Laois, September 20 -22. LISTOWEL RACES: September 18-24. WALKING FESTIVAL Ballyduff August 12-15. ROSE OF TRALEE August 19 – 23. Full programme of events and gigs can be viewed by clicking on https://issuu.com/roseoftraleestreets/docs/events_guide_final

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you intend travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27. You are now invited to fill out a booking form, which is available in the sacristy or from Fr Tony. A deposit of €250 per person is necessary to secure a place on the pilgrimage. The full fare for the pilgrimage will need to be paid to JWT by Wednesday, August 10. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

GUIDED TOURS OF GLIN CASTLE AND GARDEN’S : Glin Castle and Garden guided tour on Sunday August 21 from 12 noon to 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate on the day for €10. The Glin Knights Visitor centre in the Square is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and read about the lives of the 29 Knights of Glin.

BEATIFICATION: Pope Francis is set to beatify, Pope John Paul I, on Sunday, September 4 at Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

ONLINE RADIO STATION: NCBI is delighted to launch an online radio station for blind or vision impaired listeners that broadcasts 24 hours a day. The content covers all aspects of living with sight loss from technology available to issues affecting the sight loss community to individual’s sharing their own stories and experiences. https://www.ncbi.ie/

ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents whether the death is recent or not, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. We also offer an online support group, and you can get further information on this by contacting us in info

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY (Cancer Support House) will run a 6-week Building Better Caregivers online course, commencing Tuesday, September 13 from 10.30am – 1pm. This course is to support a person caring for someone with cancer. Please ring reception on 0667192122, if you are interested in joining this free course or email siobhan

MEP FOR IRELAND SOUTH: Séan Kelly has been awarded the 2022 Energy Solutions Award in recognition of his work on supporting sustainable decarbonisation.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month.

DANCING Ballybunion every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre.

WATER SAFETY: Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors).– Registration August 14 at 12p.m at Glin Pier.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA: Our Lady’s statue will be on Main Street, Killarney on Saturday, August 13 from 2.30 p.m, to remember Our Lady’s 4th visit to Fatima in August 1917. The Divine Mercy chaplet and the Holy Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. on the street. Everyone is welcome.

KNOCK: A Journey in Hope: National Novena at Knock Shrine from 14 – 22 August

A unique feature of this year’s Novena will be the ‘Synod Tent’, where members of the public will be invited to learn more about the Synod and what it means for all of us.

DR. MURPHY’S RETIREMENT FUNCTION: Sunday, August 28 has been chosen for Athea and District celebration of Dr. Kieran and Val Murphy’s contribution to the local community since 1984.

LOUGH DERG ONE DAY RETREATS: August 20, 22, 23, 27, 28 and 29. Admission €45. Booking essential. 071 9861518.

BUS TO KNOCK: Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel to Knock. Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

THE LAUGHING BOY: The untold story of Irish song The Laughing Boy, written by Brendan Behan in memory of Michael Collins will air on TG4 on August 24 at 9.30pm. With an extraordinary afterlife it became the powerful left-wing anthem of resistance in Greece in the late Sixties. The film takes poet Theo Dorgan on an odyssey of his own, as he uncovers the truth of the story behind the song. It is a narrative that interweaves the tragic and bloody birth-pangs of both modern Ireland and modern Greece. But these histories are also bound together by something more profound and transcendent – the power of a song.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE GLÓRACH: Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell, The Lost Souls, Daoiri Farrell, Culture Night in September, Damien Ó Kane and Ron Black and Aoife Scott, Denis Curtin and his band, Broadford Youth Choir. There are also a couple of plays booked in and it’s unknown what surprise s will be thrown up over the next few months in the newly painted venue.

FARM ACCIDENTS: There is a help line for those affected by farm accidents:https://embracefarm.com/

BIKE HIRE: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RETREAT: A four –day Medjugorge—style retreat will take place at Glencommeagh House of Prayer, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary from the 18th to the 21st of August. For more information contact info or Tel 052-6133181.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10 am For a Sick Child. Thursday 10am Margaret Woulfe, St Ita’s Terrace. Saturday 6.30pm Michael O’Donnell, Bogmount. Monday,August15 The Feast of the Assumption 10am Breda Walsh. 7pm Christina & Bobby McGinn. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help. Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm.

PROMOTING ABBEYFEALE AND THE GREENWAY: A huge thank you to artist John Morris, Aoife Keogh of Spindoctors Mountmahon and the Barnagh Hub and our own James Joy for all their work in promoting both Greenways – a unique position for any town to be in . Keep an eye out for the wonderful murals.LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL: The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

PRIORY INSTITUTE: Two-week online Summer School 15th – 26th August. Find out more and register online prioryinstitute.com

LIVING WELL: This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions. It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition. It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties. A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend. For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

COMMUNITY ALERT: BREAKING NEWS: Following a meeting of the committee recently it was decided to purchase a defibrillator to be erected in the Garda Station and a training course in the use of same to be organised. We also booked our annual Christmas Party in Fr. Casey’s Club House so keep the date free – Sunday, November 28 with dancing after lunch to Paddy Qulligan.An Garda Síochána would like to provide the following advice to the public in general when speaking with or intending to meet up with persons they have met online: Get a face picture from the person you intend to meet. Be very cautious of a person who doesn’t share a recent face picture with you, particularly after you have shared yours. If they don’t want to share a face picture, consider asking them to go on a live video call (many apps have this option built in so you don’t have to share your mobile number). Ask for their social media handles. Do you have friends in common on Instagram or Facebook? Be wary of new accounts with low follower count and few posts. Let friends know where you’re going – send a text to a trusted friend or in a group chat, include your live location so you can be found if you need help. Meet in a public place first. Take a few minutes to chat and feel confident you want to proceed before going somewhere private. Think before accepting food or drink. Unless you’ve seen them prepare it – it’s best not to accept to avoid being spiked. If an emergency unfolds, call 999. If something happens – report it! It seems that people are being contacted and threatened that pornographic content will be posted in their name. If you get a call contact the Gardai immediately. If you go to the beach leave nothing visible in your car and don’t put stuff in the boot after you park in case you are being observed – do it before you leave home. The best cure against ransomware remains diligent prevention. You are strongly advised to: Regularly back up data stored on your electronic devices.Watch your clicks – do you know where a link will take you? Do not open attachments in e-mails from unknown senders, even if they look important and credible. Ensure that your security software and operating system are up to date. Use two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your user accounts. Limit the possibility to export large amounts of corporate data to external file exchange portals. If you do get caught out report it immediately. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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PROLOGUE: Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Mary Robinson.

DEATH: We offer our sympathies to the family of Nell Collins, Clash who died recently. May she rest in peace.

WELCOME HOME: Fr. Tim Galvin is home and was in Croke Park supporting his beloved Kerry on Sunday. Fr. Mike Moroney is home in Athea from his mission in Baton Rouge Louisiana and Bishop Micheal Lenihan is on his way from South America. We wish them all a well earned rest.

CLASSES IN THE TECH: The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check out our website www.collegeoffet.ie/abbeyfeale or call us on 06831198.

HERITAGE ON RADIO: Mícheál Ó Coileáin” Christianity in Ruins” Radio Kerry 9am on Sunday, July 31. Dingle-based archaeologist and environmentalist Mícheál Ó Coileáin takes us to three sites of note in West Kerry: Riaisc Monastic Site, St. Brendan’s Oratory and Kilmalkedar Church and Cemetery

CHANGES IN THE DIOCESE: Bishop Brendan Leahy has said that rapid changes necessary to deal with the decline in clergy numbers means we must look towards lay leadership in parishes and work closer together in the church. He said that lay people will be leading a range of services going forwards, from prayers at funerals to the parish preparation of children for the sacraments. Fr. Seamus Madigan whose aunt was the late Betty McCarthy, Knockbrack will be returning to the Diocese after his years ministering with the chaplaincy services to the Defence Forces where he served in recent years as Head Chaplin. Fr Tony Mullins whose real title is Canon will be continuing as Vicar General and Co-Parish Priest in the Pastoral Unit of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla/
Mountcollins, and on top of all that work has been appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Ministry and Mission in the Diocese. Fr. Willie Russell, Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Rathkeale, Ballingarry/Granagh, Knockaderry/Cloncagh has been replaced by Fr. Derek Leonard and will now join our Fr. Tony to be Co-Parish Priest here in the Pastoral Unit.. Fr Russell will reside in Abbeyfeale. Fr, Shoji’s friend Fr. Robin has been recessed to his Diocese and will be replaced by another priest from that Diocese.

QUIT MID WEST: Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. “This month we want to let you know that FREE support is available by phone call, video chat or face to face at a clinic near you”. To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest

CHANGE OF DATE: The bus which was meant to travel on July 24 to Knock for Grandparents Day from Lixnaw via Abbeyfeale was cancelled because it was clashing with the All Ireland Football final which Kerry was contesting . It’s going up instead on Sunday, August 7 and if you’d like to travel contact Mary on 087 9501929.

IRISH HEART CARDIAC REHAB PODCAST– A series bringing together experts in cardiac rehab and patients who have attended cardiac rehabilitation is available on podcast. Topics included are exercise, medication, healthy eating and the psychological impact of living with heart disease. If you have had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, coronaryartery stenting or coronary artery bypass surgery –log onto https://irishheart.ie/services-for-you/its-cardiac-rehab-podcast/ for information and support’

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan September 21-28.

Return flights from Cork. For details & bookings contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee) Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

OSKARS: The Oskars will be taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, October 21. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020. All tickets will be honoured and if you were involved in the filming contact your producer.

A STORY OF INTEREST TO WEST LIMERICK: The story of Kay Carr from Ballydonoghue who met Namir Kamir when she nursed his mother in Iraq and who had to leave when war broke out, waited for him to escape and married him was broadcast on Horizons on Radio Kerry last Sunday morning after the 9am news. They bought a shop beside Fealesbridge Creamery and set up home on the Limerick/ Kerry border where their two children were born. Listen back to a fascinating real life love story on podcast as Kay retires from nursing and Kamir runs a restaurant in Ballybunion.

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS: Voluntary service Community First Responders. Provide a quick response to certain types of emergency callouts. The North East Kerry CFR Group covers, Abbeyfeale, Glin, Athea, Duagh, Knockanure, and Listowel, Parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping contact 087 6863 726.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

HOT DESK: Work Base E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee www.idonate.ie/AbbeyfealeChristmasLights.

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SKATE PARK: The new park in Tralee is open to the public so if you hava a skate board aficionado in your family a trip to Tralee might be called for.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contacts Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month.

DANCING Ballybunion every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre.

WATER SAFETY: Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors).– Registration August 14 at 12p.m at Glin Pier.

KNOCK: A Journey in Hope: National Novena at Knock Shrine from 14 – 22 August

A unique feature of this year’s Novena will be the ‘Synod Tent’, where members of the public will be invited to learn more about the Synod and what it means for all of us.

DR. MURPHY’S RETIREMENT FUNCTION: Sunday, August 28 has been chosen for Athea and District celebration of Dr. Kieran and Val Murphy’s contribution to the local community since 1984.

BUS TO KNOCK: Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel to Knock. Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

FARM ACCIDENTS: There is a help line for those affected by farm accidents:https://embracefarm.com/

BIKE HIRE: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

TRADITIONAL TRADES FAIR: Ballylongford July 30/31.

SEAN Mc CARTHY FESTIVAL: Finuge, July 29

PUCK FAIR: August 10 -12 Killorglin.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick. Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm. Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10am Lucy and Cornelius O’Rourke. Peter and Eileen O’Connell, Purt. Thursday 10am Patjoe and Mary Woulfe, St.Ita’s Terrace. Friday 10am Christy Harnett, The Hill. Saturday 6.30pm Margaret and Con Flynn, Main St.. Gerard O’Brien and Peggy O’Brien. Lily and Moss Colbert, New St., Sunday 12 noon. Colm Mangan and James, Bridie and Patrick Curtin. Monday 1 st August Mike Doran. Kieran Curtin, Monarealta, Springmount. 1st. Anniversary.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help. Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm.

DRAW: Tickets for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200.

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL: The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

GRAVEYARD MASS: Well done to the Tus workers and the Graveyard committee for organising the Mass in Relig Ide Naofa on Thursday July 14. There was a wonderful turn out on a lovely evening.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

PRIORY INSTITUTE: Two-week online Summer School 15th – 26th August. Find out more and register online prioryinstitute.com

LIVING WELL: This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions. It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition. It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties. A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend. For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

COMMUNITY ALERT: An Garda Síochána would like to provide the following advice to the public in general when speaking with or intending to meet up with persons they have met online: Get a face picture from the person you intend to meet. Be very cautious of a person who doesn’t share a recent face picture with you, particularly after you have shared yours. If they don’t want to share a face picture, consider asking them to go on a live video call (many apps have this option built in so you don’t have to share your mobile number). Ask for their social media handles. Do you have friends in common on Instagram or Facebook? Be wary of new accounts with low follower count and few posts. Let friends know where you’re going – send a text to a trusted friend or in a group chat, include your live location so you can be found if you need help. Meet in a public place first. Take a few minutes to chat and feel confident you want to proceed before going somewhere private. Think before accepting food or drink. Unless you’ve seen them prepare it – it’s best not to accept to avoid being spiked. If an emergency unfolds, call 999. If something happens – report it! It seems that people are being contacted and threatened that pornographic content will be posted in their name. If you get a call contact the Gardai immediately. If you go to the beach leave nothing visible in your car and don’t put stuff in the boot after you park in case you are being observed – do it before you leave home. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to the family of Nell Lane, St Ita’s Housing whose
funeral took place on Monday. Sincere sympathy too to the family of
Maurice McElligott, Grove Road on his recent death. May they both rest in peace.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations and best wishes to Julie Moloney, Killarney Road and Patsy Browne, Athea on their recent wedding in Killarney. We wish them many years of health and happiness.

CLASSES IN THE TECH: The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check out our website www.collegeoffet.ie/abbeyfeale or call us on 06831198.

CHANGES IN THE DIOCESE: Bishop Brendan Leahy has made the following Clerical changes, with effect from September 10. Fr Tony Mullins, continuing as Vicar General and Co-Parish Priest in the Pastoral Unit of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla/
Mountcollins, appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Ministry and Mission
in the Diocese. Fr. Willie Russell, Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Rathkeale, Ballingarry/Granagh, Knockaderry/Cloncagh to be Co-Parish Priest of the Unit made up of parishes of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla/Mountcollins. Fr Russell will reside in Abbeyfeale. As the news breaks about the changes in the Diocese we thank God for our priests: “Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests. Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments. Help our priests to be strong in their faith and vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people. Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need
to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to become instruments of your divine grace, and to bring fresh heart to the parish, the Church, and the world. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest, forever and ever”. Amen.

QUIT MID WEST: Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. “This month we want to let you know that FREE support is available by phone call, video chat or face to face at a clinic near you”. To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS BUS TO KNOCK: A bus will leave the Community Centre, Lixnaw and travel via Abbeyfeale to Knock on Sunday, July 24 at 7am. Anybody interested in going please get in touch with Margaret (066) 71 32515 or Mary (087) 950 1929.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan September 21-28.

Return flights from Cork. For details & bookings contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee) Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

OSKARS: The Oskars will be taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, October 21. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020.

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS: Voluntary service Community First Responders. Provide a quick response to certain types of emergency callouts. The North East Kerry CFR Group covers, Abbeyfeale, Glin, Athea, Duagh, Knockanure, and Listowel, Parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping contact 087 6863 726.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY: The Cancer support group will have a Bereavement Coffee morning at the house 7 Haigs Terrace, Tralee, Monday, July 25 at 10.30am. This support group is for people who are bereaved through cancer. Just drop in on the day for a cuppa and a chat.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee www.idonate.ie/AbbeyfealeChristmasLights.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contacts Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month.

TINTEAN Theatre Ballybunion on July 24. Three legends of traditional Irish music will perform at Ballybunion Arts Festival. Dermot Byrne is on the button accordion, Steve Cooney is on guitar and Dezi Donnelly will play fiddle.

DANCING Ballybunion every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre.

SWIM: The Glin Estuary Swim takes place on Saturday, July 23 and this year’s chosen charity is Fighting Blindness. Sponsorship cards can be collected from Marie at Geoghegans Bar.

WATER SAFETY: Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors).– Registration August 14 at 12p.m at Glin Pier.

KNOCK: A Journey in Hope: National Novena at Knock Shrine from 14 – 22 August

A unique feature of this year’s Novena will be the ‘Synod Tent’, where members of the public will be invited to learn more about the Synod and what it means for all of us.

DR. MURPHY’S RETIREMENT FUNCTION: Sunday, August 28 has been chosen for Athea and District celebration, of Dr. Kieran and Val Murphy’s contribution to the local community since 1984.

BUS TO KNOCK: The following trips to Knock are taking place: On Sunday July 24 to mark Grandparents Day. Then on the weekend of Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel. Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

FARM ACCIDENTS: There is a help line for those affected by farm accidents:https://embracefarm.com/

BIKE HIRE: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

TRADITIONAL TRADES FAIR: Ballylongford July 30/31.

SEAN Mc CARTHY FESTIVAL: Finuge, July 29

PUCK FAIR: August 10 -12 Killorglin.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick. Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm. Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10am Jim White, Killarney Road. Friday 10am Stephen O’Sullivan , Railway Road Months Mind.
Saturday 6.30pm Joe O’Connor and his daughter Michelle 3rd Anniversary. Pauline (sport) Murphy , Ballybehy Months Mind. Eileen Leahy, Bogmount Month Mind.
Sunday 10am Fionnuala O’Donnell, Caherhayes Anniversary.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday

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PROLOGUE: Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment in life. Anon.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW MAYOR: We are delighted to offer congratulations and best wishes to our Limerick Mayor for the next 12 months – Francis Foley. Have a wonderful year Francis – you have well earned the honour.

FUNDRAISING DANCE FOR MILFORD HOSPICE AT THE WOODLANDS: Music by the Micheal Collins Band with early dancing to Mossies Country Roadshow from 8pm and band on stage from 9.30pm – 1130pm. Admission €15.

OSKARS: The Oskars will be taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, October 21. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020.

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS: Voluntary service Community First Responders. Provide a quick response to certain types of emergency callouts. The North East Kerry CFR Group covers, Abbeyfeale, Glin, Athea, Duagh, Knockanure, and Listowel, Parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping contact 087 6863 726.

GRAVEYARD MASS: Mass will be celebrated in Relig Ide Naofa on Thursday 14th July at 7.00pm.All are welcome.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee www.idonate.ie/AbbeyfealeChristmasLights.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contacts Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

ARTS: Ballybunion Arts Festival is now taking submissions for both of these competitions- The Shahidah Janjua Poetry Competition (English) and Chomórtas Filíochta ‘An Trá’ (Irish). Closing Date Friday, July 8. More details (https://kerrycoco.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b3755ab5575cb711eac9566f8&id=bd0e948156&e=57e387efec)

RAMBLING HOUSE: Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month so in July it will be held on Tuesday 19.

BEST Wishes to Kearney’s Home Baking, celebrating 30 years in business this year.

TINTEAN Theatre Ballybunion on July 24. Three legends of traditional Irish music will perform at Ballybunion Arts Festival. Dermot Byrne is on the button accordion, Steve Cooney is on guitar and Dezi Donnelly will play fiddle.

FLEADH Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West, July 10-16. If you are w illing to help for a day contact 0879654451. The Fleadh competition timetable can be viewed on the Munster Comhaltas website.

BUS TO KNOCK: The following trips to Knock are taking place: On Sunday July 24 to mark Grandparents Day. Then on the weekend of Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel. Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

FARM ACCIDENTS: There is a help line for those affected by farm accidents: https://embracefarm.com/

CAMP: Killarney Faith Summer Camp, July 18-22. Ages 5-12. Activities include drama, art & craft, music, sport, prayer & games. €40 per child (siblings €25). Contact Sheila on 087-7796966.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

BIKE HIRE: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

SUMMER CAMPS AT ST JOHN’S LISTOWEL; Youth Theatre Summer Camps, Monday 18th, Fri. 22nd, Mon 25th, and Fri 29th, contact Jo at 087 610 4224.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick. Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm. Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: Hannah Scanlon of Athea who celebrated her 100-years on June 22, 2022, was born at Abbeyfeale, and worked at Danaher’s shop in Athea.

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Intentions: Wednesday 10am: Noel Lynch, Railway Road. Thursday 10am Norbert Henn & deceased members of the Farmers
market. Friday 10am James & John Bennis & Catherine Ahern
Mass Intentions for Next Weekend: Saturday 6.30pm Nora, Patrick & Kathleen Quirke, Ballaugh. Sunday 10.00am John & Daisy Fealy, Knockbrack, 2nd Anniversary.
Nell & Francie Healy & deceased family members. 12noon Hugh Collins, Banard. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help. Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm. The Vatican recently announced that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available “to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24. The indulgence can also be gained by Catholics present at a solemn commemoration of the annual event by Pope Francis that day or at celebrations around the world. Prayer to Find What Is Lost; St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, and new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we Intention for July for the elderly.
“We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their
experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and
responsibility”.
Prayer for Grandparents “Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life,
happiness, and health . May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of
your presence to their children and grandchildren. We ask this through Christ our
Lord. Amen”.

DRAW: Tickets for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200.

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL: The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

SHEP: Certificate in Personal Development in Tralee, Limerick City, Cork and online. More information on our website www.socialandhealth.com where you can apply and pay for the course online. If you have any questions please ring Dee on 085-8803602 or 087-7728089 or the Cork no. 0214666180.

PRIORY INSTITUTE: Two-week online Summer School 15th – 26th August. Find out more and register online prioryinstitute.com

LIVING WELL: This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions. It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition. It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties. A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend. For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

GRASSROOTS GAA: Stories are being collected for publication, details from 086 821 7631, or contact pj

TOUR DE MUNSTER: The 22nd annual Tour de Munster charity cycle takes place from August 4th to August 7th.

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SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened Monday, July 4.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Don’t answer your phone unless you recognise the number, let them leave a voice mail and then ring them back if you wish. Don’t advertise the fact that you will be going on holidays on social media. Citizens Information say to avoid being scammed to : Know who you are dealing with, . Be alert for suspicious behaviour. Protect your personal information. Protect your money. Beware of websites that only have a contact form and no other contact information. Check online reviews on Trustpilot. If it is a charity who is looking for money, check the Charities Regulator to make sure that they are legitimate. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584/087368449. I rang the Gardai but did not hang around to see if they turned up. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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DEATH: Sincere sympathy to his mother Betty, children Rachael and Mark and extended family on the recent death of Stephen O’Sullivan, Railway Rd and The Hill. May he rest in peace.

WEDDING BELLS: Huge congratulations to Elaine Stryker, Knocknagoshel, daughter of Eileen and Edwin and granddaughter of Jackie Harnett, Purt and James Riordan, Templeglantine son of Mikey and MaryAnn who were married in The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale last weekend. We wish them many years of health and happiness.

GLOBAL STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS: He did it! Nick Cotter Jnr. from Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale – one of our own – is the Global – take note, not local, not national, not European but the Global Student Entrepreneur of 2022. This did not happen by accident or good fortune but by utilising blood, sweat and tears and hard slog. The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college and still studying. They support student entrepreneurs with mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success. Nick Cotter Jnr. Dromtrasna co- founder with his younger brother Jack of Cotter Bros Firewood, Cotter Organic Lamb and Cotter Agrictech, son of Jackie and Nicky Cotter competed against 60 other student entrepreneurs won through and put Ireland, Co. Limerick, Abbeyfeale and Dromtrasna on the world map. A film crew spent two days in Dromtrasna so you can imagine that the publicity for Ireland will be huge as there aren’t as many places as beautiful as Dromtrasna on a summer’s evening. You’ll find the link to watch the announcement on Cotter Agritech.

ABBEYFEALE TOWN PARK: The next time you visit the Town Park call down to the pond and take note of the seat there overlooking it – it is made from oak salvaged from the Jeannie Johnson. On the way back up to the carpark you might call to the toilet block where the donation box is located and give an offering – every euro counts. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful facility on our doorstep when you think of the exercise machines, the lovely walks, and the two playgrounds for the children, the soccer court, the basketball court, Zoe’s zip line, the ducks and hens and so so much more. It’s also an opportunity to socialise in a safe environment. You won’t miss the occasional euro and any funds that can be raised won’t go astray.

ROMANCE SCAMS: Lonliness exacerbated by the lock down has led to people going on line looking for a partner. Don’t give away more than your Christian name – people can pretend to be anyone they like so why give them free information and definitely the minute he asks for money no matter for what – a sick child, a business proposition, a lost wallet – drop him. I know someone in her early 70’s who is in a nursing home, has access to a lap top and who accepts all FB friend requests from the opposite sex in order to see how long she can lead them on until they look for the cash. She says it’s a great way to pass the time and she’s nearly as good as a novelist with the tales she spins – ‘ Come into my parlour said the spider to the fly’.

OSKARS: The Oskars will be taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, October 21. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020.

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST SCHOLARSHIP: Young people from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla and Templeglantine are invited to apply for a range of scholarships from a minimum of €2,000 to a maximum of €5,000 that are open to full time college students. Application forms are available from Abbeyfeale Credit Union, local secondary schools or Woulfe Murphy Solicitors. Closing date is August 31 and terms and conditions apply.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee www.idonate.ie/AbbeyfealeChristmasLights.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contacts Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance, cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Tournafulla and District Vintage Club Family Fun Day and a Tractor/Car run will take place on Sunday July 10. Proceeds to local organisations and Ukraine.

ARTS: Ballybunion Arts Festival is now taking submissions for both of these competitions- The Shahidah Janjua Poetry Competition (English) and Chomórtas Filíochta ‘An Trá’ (Irish). Closing Date Friday, July 8. More details (https://kerrycoco.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b3755ab5575cb711eac9566f8&id=bd0e948156&e=57e387efec)

RAMBLING HOUSE: Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month so in July it will be held on Tuesday 19.

BEST Wishes to Kearney’s Home Baking, celebrating 30 years in business this year.

TINTEAN Theatre Ballybunion on July 24th. Three legends of traditional Irish music will perform at Ballybunion Arts Festival. Dermot Byrne is on the button accordion, Steve Cooney is on guitar and Dezi Donnelly will play fiddle.

FLEADH Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West, July 10-16. If you are illing to help for a day contact 0879654451. The Fleadh competition timetable can be viewed on the Munster Comhaltas website.

LEGION OF MARY KILLARNEY: The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on Main Street, Killarney on Wednesday July 13th from 2.30 p.m, to remember Our Lady’s 3rd month visit to Fatima in 1917. The Divine Mercy chaplet and the Holy Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. on the street.

BUS TO KNOCK: The following trips to Knock are taking place : On Sunday July 24 to mark Grandparents Day. Then on the weekend of Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel. Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

ARE YOU LIVING IN IRELAND UNDOCUMENTED: Do you know someone who may be an undocumented migrant? Undocumented people canapply for a legal status now. Applications for the new government undocumented scheme are open until 31 July. Don’t miss this life changing opportunity. To check your eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland
info or contact 083-0755387.

A CALL OUT FOR SUMMER CLOTHES: – Ukrainian children boys & girls 4 to 10 years. T shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, shoes, runners, sandals etc. Clothes in good condition that your children have grown out of. These can be dropped out to the Ardagh Community Centre anytime between 8. 30am – 4p.m.Monday to Saturday. They are still looking for bikes for adults and children so that they could use the Greenway.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support, but many people still try to quit alone”. This month our Stop Smoking Advisor Stacey gives some top tips for beating cigarette cravings! HSE Quit Mid-West – Dealing With Cravings – YouTube To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

FARM ACCIDENTS: There is a help line for those affected by farm accidents: https://embracefarm.com/

CAMP: Killarney Faith Summer Camp, July 18-22. Ages 5-12. Activities include drama, art & craft, music, sport, prayer & games. €40 per child (siblings €25). Contact Sheila on 087-7796966.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

BIKE HIRE: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

MUNSTER FLEADH; The Munster Fleadh takes place in NCW from July 10-16.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: August 7 -14. Places for this Bavarian Event are available. Spiritual Director – Fr. Dan O’Riordan. Contact Premier Travel – 0214277700 or email norardy

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12. The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs, Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out www.holyfamilymission.ie/camp-mhuire-mhathair

LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE: A pilgrimage will leave from Abbeyfeale in mid-July and call to Knock coming home. The season opened on Wednesday, June 1 and runs until August 15, (Saturday, August 13 is final day to begin the Pilgrimage).Admission €80 | Booking advised | Concessions available for students, seniors and groups. All booking info, including organised parish groups available at info or telephone 0(0353)
71 9861518. Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Intentions: Saturday 6.30pm Marie O’Donnell and Michael O’Donnell, Kilconlea Upr. Jeremiah Moriarty, The Hill. Sunday 10am Jeremiah Moriarty, The Hill. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help. Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm. The Vatican recently announced that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available “to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24. The indulgence can also be gained by Catholics present at a solemn commemoration of the annual event by Pope Francis that day or at celebrations around the world. Prayer to Find What Is Lost; St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, and new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we Intention for July for the elderly.
“We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their
experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and
responsibility”.
Prayer for Grandparents “Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life,
happiness, and health . May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of
your presence to their children and grandchildren. We ask this through Christ our
Lord. Amen”.

DRAW: Tickets for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200.

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL: The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

SHEP: Certificate in Personal Development in Tralee, Limerick City, Cork and online. More information on our website www.socialandhealth.com where you can apply and pay for the course online. If you have any questions please ring Dee on 085-8803602 or 087-7728089 or the Cork no. 0214666180.

PRIORY INSTITUTE: Two-week online Summer School 15th – 26th August. Find out more and register online prioryinstitute.com

LIVING WELL: This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions. It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition. It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties. A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend. For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

GRASSROOTS GAA: Stories are being collected for publication, details from 086 821 7631, or contact pj

TOUR DE MUNSTER: The 22nd annual Tour de Munster charity cycle takes place from August 4th to August 7th.

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SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened Monday, July 4.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Don’t answer your phone unless you recognise the number, let them leave a voice mail and then ring them back if you wish. Don’t advertise the fact that you will be going on holidays on social media. Citizens Information say to avoid being scammed to : Know who you are dealing with, . Be alert for suspicious behaviour. Protect your personal information. Protect your money. Beware of websites that only have a contact form and no other contact information. Check online reviews on Trustpilot. If it is a charity who is looking for money, check the Charities Regulator to make sure that they are legitimate. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584/087368449. I rang the Gardai but did not hang around to see if they turned up. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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PROLOGUE: Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman.

DEATHS: We offer our sincere sympathies to the families of the late Pauline Murphy, Ballaugh and Eileen Leahy, Bogmount on their recent deaths. May they rest in peace.

CONGRATULATIONS: Delighted that our own Cllr. Francis Foley is the new Cathaoirleach of the Newcastlewest Electoral Area. We offer our congratulations to his wife Helen, mother Rita and family.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: Friday, July 1 at the Ramble Inn, Church St., Guest Singer Ella Marie O’Dwyer. All welcome.

MARGARET RETIRES: A note from retired Garda Nicholas Leonard Ballaugh with the news that “After almost 30 years’ sterling and dedicated service, Margaret McAuliffe-Clarke retired recently from her post as Garda Staff member at Abbeyfeale Garda Station. Always helpful and good-natured, Margaret will be greatly missed by her Garda and Staff colleagues, and by the wider Abbeyfeale public amongst whom she had made many good friends and was highly respected. We thank Margaret for her service to our community and for her kind friendship and we wish her and her husband, Barry, every blessing and a long, happy, healthy and well-earned retirement in her beloved county Cork.”

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST SCHOLARSHIP: Young people from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla and Templeglantine are invited to apply for a range of scholarships from a minimum of €2,000 to a maximum of €5,000 that are open to full time college students. Application forms are available from Abbeyfeale Credit Union, local secondary schools or Woulfe Murphy Solicitors. Closing date is August 31 and terms and conditions apply.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

GLOBAL STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS: The Global Student Etrepreneur Awards is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college and still studying. They support student entrepreneurs with mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success. We in Abbeyfeale do not realise the amount of talent that abounds in our community until you hear that young Nick Cotter Jnr. Dromtrasna co- founder of Cotter Bros Firewood, Cotter Organic Lamb and Cotter Agrictech, son of Jackie and Nicky Cotter is in the running for Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Not alone is he representing Ireland but he is also representing Europe as he is in the last six competitors from the 60 that began the journey and the remainder are from South America and India. A film crew spent two days in Dromtrasna so you can imagine that the publicity for Ireland will be huge as there aren’t as many places as beautiful as Dromtrasna on a summer’s evening. At 5pm this Thursday, June 30 the winner will be announced on the GSEA You Tube Channel. Be sure and watch. You’ll find the link on Cotter Agritech.

HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee www.idonate.ie/AbbeyfealeChristmasLights.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contacts Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance, cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

FINE GAEL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Will be held at all Masses next weekend in Abbeyfeale on Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 10am and 12 noon.

ARA NA FEILE SUMMER OUTING: Twenty seven members of Abbeyfeale’s Active Retirement group set off on a beautiful day last Wednesday for Clonmacnoise and then made their way by cruiser into Athlone where they had a tour booked in Athlone Castle. Clonmacnoise situated on the River Shannon and founded by St. Ciarán in the middle of the 6th. Century consists of the remains of a cathedral, several churches and a fine heritage centre and museum where we were able to view a film on the founding of the settlement and see the original sculptured crosses replicas of which are to be seen outside in the graveyard. We were given a tour as a group and the guide was well able to bring us back in our imaginations to times past and it made for a very interesting and informative hour. It was time then to make our way to the landing pier to go on board our cruiser for a two hour cruise of the Shannon where we were treated to a talk on its fish life by the very entertaining and knowledgeable Captain and views of the bird life and swans and the cattle who graze the land through which the Shannon meanders on its way to Athlone. The older name for Athlone was Áth Mór – the great ford- reflecting the fact that this was one of the most strategic fording points across the great River Shannon, linking east and west (Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No 88). It was a Kerry man who gave us the tour of the castle and then it was time to return to our bus and our jolly bus driver Andy for a trip back to NCW for a very enjoyable dinner at the Silver Room. It was a great day out in good company and all thanks to the organisational skills of a number of the members. Roll on September when the group meetings resume.

ARE YOU LIVING IN IRELAND UNDOCUMENTED: Do you know someone who may be an undocumented migrant? Undocumented people canapply for a legal status now. Applications for the new government undocumented scheme are open until 31 July. Don’t miss this life changing opportunity. To check your eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland
info or contact 083-0755387.

A CALL OUT FOR SUMMER CLOTHES: – Ukrainian children boys & girls 4 to 10 years. T shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, shoes, runners, sandals etc. Clothes in good condition that your children have grown out of. These can be dropped out to the Ardagh Community Centre anytime between 8. 30am – 4p.m.Monday to Saturday. They are still looking for bikes for adults and children so that they could use the Greenway.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support, but many people still try to quit alone”. This month our Stop Smoking Advisor Stacey gives some top tips for beating cigarette cravings! HSE Quit Mid-West – Dealing With Cravings – YouTube To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

FARM ACCIDENTS: There is a help line for those affected by farm accidents: https://embracefarm.com/

CAMP: Killarney Faith Summer Camp, July 18-22. Ages 5-12. Activities include drama, art & craft, music, sport, prayer & games. €40 per child (siblings €25). Contact Sheila on 087-7796966.

RING OF KERRY CYCLE: The annual Ring of Kerry Cycle is170km long and will take place on July 2nd,

NCW WOMAN CEO: The CEO of St Gabriel’s, which provides services to about 1,000 children in Limerick, is Treasa McAuliffe daughter of the late Garry and Joan McMahon, Newcastlewest.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

VAN MORRISON CONCERT: at King Johns Castle on Wednesday, June 29 – known locally as the Junes Fair Day.

BIKE HIRE: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

MUNSTER FLEADH; The Munster Fleadh takes place in NCW from July 10-16.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: August 7 -14. Places for this Bavarian Event are available. Spiritual Director – Fr. Dan O’Riordan. Contact Premier Travel – 0214277700 or email norardy

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12. The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs, Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out www.holyfamilymission.ie/camp-mhuire-mhathair

LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE: A pilgrimage will leave from Abbeyfeale in mid-July and call to Knock coming home. The season opened on Wednesday, June 1 and runs until August 15, (Saturday, August 13 is final day to begin the Pilgrimage).Admission €80 | Booking advised | Concessions available for students, seniors and groups. All booking info, including organised parish groups available at info or telephone 0(0353)
71 9861518. Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Adare two-day tournament will be on July 4 and 5.To book either the Adare Manor car park, or the free park & ride, please visit www.jpmcmanusproam.com

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

RESEARCH: S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme – Apply now. The 10th S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme is designed with the sole purpose of supporting students to work over the summer months on a research project, or idea, that will lead to a strong future IRC PhD grant application (www.research.ie). The nominal duration of the scheme is 10 weeks over the summer months, and so students will earn €250 per week. Shorter durations are possible – typically 8 or 9 weeks, on a pro rata basis. Students need to have a QCA of 3.25 or higher in order to be eligible for the scheme. https://www.ul.ie/scieng/research-opportunities

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Intentions: Sunday 10am John Michael Kennelly 23rd Anniversary. 12 noon Michael Scanlon 1st. Anniversary. Monday, July 4 Mary O’Riordan, Purt Yard 2nd Anniversary. Mary and Tom Flynn and deceased family members. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help. Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm. The Vatican recently announced that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available “to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24. The indulgence can also be gained by Catholics present at a solemn commemoration of the annual event by Pope Francis that day or at celebrations around the world. Prayer to Find What Is Lost; St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, and new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we must continue in our loss, pray that we may be given Christ’s comfort and peace. Amen. The 10th World Meeting of Families takes place this month in Rome and the theme is ‘Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness.’ Even in 2022 many significant moments in family life are marked in church. Baptisms, weddings, funerals and at this time of year First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. In many parish communities there are also the great annual gatherings in cemeteries to remember deceased loved ones and to share the experience of loss. It was Peig Sayers of the Blasket Islands, the bane of students at summer exams in times past who told of the trees on the island which withstood the storms and survived because they stood close together. Faith, family and community the three-legged stool on which most of our lives rest providing stability and support for life’s journey” Intention for July for the elderly.
“We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their
experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and
responsibility”.
Prayer for Grandparents “Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life,
happiness, and health . May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of
your presence to their children and grandchildren. We ask this through Christ our
Lord. Amen”.

DRAW: Tickets for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200.

RALLY FOR LIFE 2022 Ireland’s Annual March for Life Takes place in Dublin on July 2nd assembling at 1.30pm in Parnell Sq, Dublin. Bus from Kerry departing Tralee at 8.15am. To book ring 0876590551.

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

RATHFREDAGH CHESHIRE HOME GARDEN FETE: Rathfredagh Sunday, July 3.

LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL: The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

KERRY HOSPICE FUNDRAISER: If anybody would like to paint a Christmas Card Scene, you still have time to submit your ideas before the end of June. For further information contact Ursula O’Connell on 087/7450126.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

SHEP: Certificate in Personal Development in Tralee, Limerick City, Cork and online. More information on our website www.socialandhealth.com where you can apply and pay for the course online. If you have any questions please ring Dee on 085-8803602 or 087-7728089 or the Cork no. 0214666180.

PRIORY INSTITUTE: Two-week online Summer School 15th – 26th August. Find out more and register online prioryinstitute.com

LIVING WELL: This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions. It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition. It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties. A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend. For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

GRASSROOTS GAA: Stories are being collected for publication, details from 086 821 7631, or contact pj

TOUR DE MUNSTER: The 22nd annual Tour de Munster charity cycle takes place from August 4th to August 7th.

BALLYBUNION ARTS FESTIVAL: The festival from July 21-24 hosts, poetry, music, theatre, workshops and much more. Please visit their new website for more information, www.ballybunionartsfestival.ie .

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SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened on May 14 but unfortunately is closed until further notice due to a rock fall on the island.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Citizens Information say to avoid being scammed to : Know who you are dealing with, . Be alert for suspicious behaviour. Protect your personal information. Protect your money. Beware of websites that only have a contact form and no other contact information. Check online reviews on Trustpilot. If it is a charity who is looking for money, check the Charities Regulator to make sure that they are legitimate. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584/087368449. Be aware and mindful when you are out. I was in the Town Park Sunday morning around noon and on the phone as I made my way up to the car park and it took a while for the shouting and roaring that was happening there to impinge on my consciousness. There were a group of young men who were shouting and roaring and seemed to be picking on a young woman travelling in a white caddy van – drugs may have been involved. I rang the Gardai but did not hang around to see if they turned up. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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PROLOGUE: Four things you can’t get back: The stone after it’s thrown. The word after it’s said. The occasion after it’s missed. The time after it’s gone. Diocese of Limerick Thought for the day.

DEATHS: We offer our sincere sympathies to Nancy and family on the death of Noel Lynch, late of the US and Railway Rd. We also offer Helga Henn and family, Dromtrasna sincere sympathies on the death of Norbert. May they rest in peace.

WEDDING WISHES: Congratulations to Damien Leahy and Janette Quirke who celebrated the sacrament of Marriage here in Abbeyfeale recently. We wish them every happiness in
their married life together.

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST SCHOLARSHIP: Young people from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla and Templeglantine are invited to apply for a range of scholarships from a minimum of €2,000 to a maximum of €5,000 that are open to full time college students. Application forms are available from Abbeyfeale Credit Union, local secondary schools or Woulfe Murphy Solicitors. Closing date is August 31 and terms and conditions apply.

START IT UP COMPETITION: Nick Cotter Jnr who is the son of Jackie and Nicky Cotter, Dromtrasna is one of six junior entrepreneurs in the running for a top prize of 40K. The second episode of the competition was aired on the GSEA You Tube channel on Thursday, June 16 at 5pm and featured Nick, plenty of firewood, logs and a lamb! Nick won through to next week’s final and the winner will be announced Thursday, June 23. We’re all rooting for young Nicky and there is great excitement around Abbeyfeale. Check out the link on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKMFaZCMuY4&t=1s

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The Abbeyfeale Eucharistic Adoration Committee

organised a wonderful day in Knock on Saturday last joining pilgrims from all over Ireland in attending the National Eucharistic Adoration pilgrimage. A big thank you to Kathleen Kennelly and Teresa O’Connell who organised the bus and arranged for a comfort stop in Roots Restaurant in Kilcolgan on the journey up and down where we were met with great hospitality and a fine choice of menu. Then it was onto Knock where the weather was grand and we were able to participate in all the outdoor activities and attend Mass in the Bascilica.

A word to anyone planning a trip over the next few months, the shortage of priests is also affecting Knock and there are long queues for Confessions so maybe make that your first stop when you arrive. There are also queues for getting Masses said but at least its volunteers you are dealing with there. Because the Basilica was full for the ceremonies and again because of the shortage of priests the blessing of the sick was moved to the foyer after Mass as they were trying to cater for the bus loads who had been told to return to their busses around 4.30pm. We were delighted to meet Fr. Tom McMahon late of Duagh parish in the foyer as we queued for a blessing. Our bus driver Timmy Quinn from Kilmorna was very obliging and bent over backwards to help us and there was no rushing no matter what speed us elderly ladies were moving at. So, a great day was had by all and again a huge thank you to Teresa and Kathleen who took on the onerous task of minding 30 of us.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm

.HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

SAFE DRIVING SKILLS: Tractor Driving Skills" course for 14- to 16-year-olds which will take place in Listowel, Tralee and Castleisland Marts between June 27-29. . Cost €35. Contact Helen 068-23429.

REDEMPTORIST ANNUAL NOVENA: Limerick’s annual Novena @ the Redemptorists is ongoing until Saturday June 25. Novena Celebrations each morning at 7.30am, 10am, 11.30am and each evening at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm. Redemptorist Fr. Enright said recently: After two years preaching behind closed doors, we are delighted to be able to welcome people back to the novena again,”

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/living/limerick-news/novena-back

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee www.idonate.ie/AbbeyfealeChristmasLights.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contact Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance, cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

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ARE YOU LIVING IN IRELAND UNDOCUMENTED: Do you know someone who may be an undocumented migrant? Undocumented people canapply for a legal status now. Applications for the new government undocumented scheme areopen until 31 July. Don’t miss this life changing opportunity. To check your eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland
info or contact 083-0755387.

A CALL OUT FOR SUMMER CLOTHES: – Ukrainian children boys & girls 4 to 10 years. T shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, shoes, runners, sandals etc. Clothes in good condition that your children have grown out of. These can be dropped out to the Ardagh Community Centre anytime between 8. 30am – 4p.m.Monday to Saturday. They are still looking for bikes for adults and children so that they could use the Greenway.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support, but many people still try to quit alone”. This month our Stop Smoking Advisor Stacey gives some top tips for beating cigarette cravings! HSE Quit Mid-West – Dealing With Cravings – YouTube To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: August 7 -14. Places for this Bavarian Event are available. Spiritual Director – Fr. Dan O’Riordan. Contact Premier Travel – 0214277700 or email norardy

AIB COMMUNITY ONE MILLION FUND: The AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022. The nomination form and details on the AIB Community €1 Million Fund are available on the bank’s website. Customers and the public are required to submit the registration number of the charity they are nominating in order to complete the form.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12. The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs, Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out www.holyfamilymission.ie/camp-mhuire-mhathair

LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE: A pilgrimage will leave from Abbeyfeale in mid-July and call to Knock coming home. The season opened on Wednesday, June 1 and runs until August 15, (Saturday, August 13 is
final day to begin the Pilgrimage).Admission €80 | Booking advised | Concessions
available for students, seniors and groups. All booking info, including organised parish groups available at info or telephone 0(0353)
71 9861518. Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Adare two-day tournament will be on July 4 and 5.To book either the Adare Manor car park, or the free park & ride, please visit www.jpmcmanusproam.com

COMMUNITIES TOGETHER AT RATHFREDAGH GARDEN FÊTE: Friends of Rathfredagh and staff are planning their Garden Fête, Sunday July 3 at 12 noon after a two-year hiatus. They are planning to have a special community space where community groups can have a free stand to show people what is available in the West Limerick Community, with a view to increasing membership and social connectedness. If you are interested in having a free stand on the day then please email Helen in Rathfredagh, email helen.o’shaughnessy, closing date to book your spot is Wednesday June 22 at 5pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to support people get back into their stride, back into their community and bring communities together. Go on, she is waiting to hear from you!

CHARLEVILLE SHOW: June 25 and 26.

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

RESEARCH: S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme – Apply now. The 10th S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme is designed with the sole purpose of supporting students to work over the summer months on a research project, or idea, that will lead to a strong future IRC PhD grant application (www.research.ie). The nominal duration of the scheme is 10 weeks over the summer months, and so students will earn €250 per week. Shorter durations are possible – typically 8 or 9 weeks, on a pro rata basis. Students need to have a QCA of 3.25 or higher in order to be eligible for the scheme. https://www.ul.ie/scieng/research-opportunities

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Intentions: Wednesday 10am Gerard Curtin, Brosna who died recently. Alan Martin, husband of Elena Harnett, Knockbrack who is a patient in the Mater Hospital with serious injuries after being attacked as he withdrew money from an ATM in Dublin on Tuesday, June 14. Thursday 10am Willie Curtin, Devon Road Anniversary. Friday 10am Mary Collins, who died recently.
Intentions for next weekend: Saturday 6.30pm Bridget & Thomas Collins Dromtrasna Anniversary. Hannah Mai O’Connor Bogmount Anniversary. Brian McAleer, Dromtrasna South, Anniversary. Sunday 10am Bridget & Maurice Harnett, Dromtrasna. Richard Gleeson, Kilconlea Lower Anniversary. 12noon Billy O’Sullivan, Ballaugh 1st Anniversary.
Hannah O’Connor, Bogmount Anniversary. Anne Cullinane 2nd Anniversary. David Leahy Rebecca Leahy Mike Collins Maurice Griffin.
Monday June 27 Martin Ward, Ballaugh Month Mind.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help. Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm. The Vatican recently announced that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available “to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24. The indulgence can also be gained by Catholics present at a solemn commemoration of the annual event by Pope Francis that day or at celebrations around the world. Prayer to Find What Is Lost; St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, and new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we must continue in our loss, pray that we may be given Christ’s comfort and peace. Amen. The 10th World Meeting of Families takes place this month in Rome and the theme is ‘Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness.’ Even in 2022 many significant moments in family life are marked in church. Baptisms, weddings, funerals and at this time of year First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. In many parish communities there are also the great annual gatherings in cemeteries to remember deceased loved ones and to share the experience of loss. It was Peig Sayers of the Blasket Islands, the bane of students at summer exams in times past who told of the trees on the island which withstood the storms and survived because they stood close together. Faith, family and community the three-legged stool on which most of our lives rest providing stability and support for life’s journey” Intention for July for the elderly.
“We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their
experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and
responsibility”.
Prayer for Grandparents “Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life,
happiness, and health . May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of
your presence to their children and grandchildren. We ask this through Christ our
Lord. Amen”. NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART – 16TH – 24TH JUNE. O divine Jesus who said “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened to you. I kneel at your feet. From whom shall I ask if not from you, whose heart is the source of all blessings. O Divine Jesus your Heart was moved by compassion for the men and women who came to you in need. You healed the sick, you forgave sinners. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. O Divine Jesus your heart is still full of compassion for us today in our many needs. Assured of your love we turn to you and ask … (mention your requests). I admit I am most unworthy of your favour, Jesus, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged. You are the God of mercies, and you will not refuse a contrite heart. Look with pity on me, I beg you so that your compassionate heart will find in my weakness a motive for granting my request. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart pray for us. Amen.

DRAW: Tickets for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200.

RALLY FOR LIFE 2022 Ireland’s Annual March for Life Takes place in Dublin on July 2nd assembling at 1.30pm in Parnell Sq, Dublin. Bus from Kerry departing Tralee at 8.15am. To book ring 0876590551.

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

RATHFREDAGH CHESHIRE HOME GARDEN FETE: Rathfredagh Sunday, July 3.

LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL: The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

KERRY HOSPICE FUNDRAISER: If anybody would like to paint a Christmas Card Scene, you still have time to submit your ideas before the end of June. For further information contact Ursula O’Connell on 087/7450126.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

TEA DANCE: Ballybunion Sunday June 26 in aid of Eddie Carey who will be travelling to Kenya to build Reach Houses for young girls used in sex Trafficking.

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

SHEP: Certificate in Personal Development in Tralee, Limerick City, Cork and online. More information on our website www.socialandhealth.com where you can apply and pay for the course online. If you have any questions please ring Dee on 085-8803602 or 087-7728089 or the Cork no. 0214666180

.PRIORY INSTITUTE: Two-week online Summer School 15th – 26th August. Find out more and register online prioryinstitute.com

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday, June 26 at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass. V92 DX62, by Fr.Martin Hegarty CC. More info from LatinMassTralee

LIVING WELL: This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions. It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition. It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties. A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend. For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

INISFALLEN ISLAND MASS: The annual Mass on the island in Lough Leane which is home to the monastery founded in the seventh century and said to be where King Brian Boru studied will take place next Friday, June 24 at 6.30pm. Boats leaving
Ross Castle from 4pm onwards, Mass on Island at 6.30pm.

AIB COMMUNITY FUND: AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022.

GRASSROOTS GAA: Stories are being collected for publication, details from 086 821 7631, or contact pj

TOUR DE MUNSTER: The 22nd annual Tour de Munster charity cycle takes place from August 4th to August 7th.

BALLYBUNION ARTS FESTIVAL: The festival from July 21-24 hosts, poetry, music, theatre, workshops and much more. Please visit their new website for more information, www.ballybunionartsfestival.ie .

VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN: It will be held in Ballyduff on Sunday next, June 26.

SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened on May 14 but unfortunately is closed until further notice due to a rock fall on the island.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Advice from AIB re scams: Some investment opportunities appear to have been endorsed by celebrities. Most are scams and if the results look too good to be true, they usually are. If you do decide to go with an investment make sure the broker is regulated. You can find out if they’re regulated by going to the Central Bank’s website and searching for Register of Firms. Another scam is that you are asked mar ya by your bank to upload a selfie which the criminal then uses to open a bank a/c in your name. For all queries ring Bank of Ireland 0818 365 365/ AIB 0818 724 724. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584/087368449. Be aware and mindful when you are out. I was in the Town Park Sunday morning around noon and on the phone as I made my way up to the car park and it took a while for the shouting and roaring that was happening there to impinge on my consciousness. There were a group of young men who were shouting and roaring and seemed to be picking on a young woman travelling in a white caddy van – drugs may have been involved. I rang the Gardai but did not hang around to see if they turned up. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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PROLOGUE: RECEIPE FOR HAPPINESS

Two cups of patience,

One heart full of love,

Two handfuls of generosity

A dash of laughter,

One handful of understanding.

Sprinkle generously with kindness,

Add plenty of faith and mix well.

Spread over a period of time.

Serve to everyone you meet.

DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of Myra Flynn, Convent Road whose funeral took place on Monday last. May she rest in peace.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Congratulations to Carmel Fitzgerald, N.T. Dromtrasna and her twin Brian O’Connor, Duagh who celebrated a birthday with an O. last weekend.

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST SCHOLARSHIP: Young people from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla and Templeglantine are invited to apply for a range of scholarships from a minimum of €2,000 to a maximum of €5,000 that are open to full time college students. Application forms are available from Abbeyfeale Credit Union, local secondary schools or Woulfe Murphy Solicitors. Closing date is August 31 and terms and conditions apply.

START IT UP: Nick Cotter Jnr who is the son of Jackie and Nicky Cotter, Dromtrasna is one of six junior entrepreneurs in the running for a top prize of 40K. The second episode of the competition will be aired on the GSEA You Tube channel on Thursday, June 16 at 5pm and features Nick, plenty of firewood, logs and a lamb! The winner will be announced on the following Thursday, June 23 and the whole of Abbeyfeale is rooting for him. Check out the link on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKMFaZCMuY4&t=1s

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The Abbeyfeale Eucharistic Adoration Committee are planning a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday, June 18. If you are interested in making this pilgrimage please contact Kathleen Kennelly or Theresa O’Connor. Interested parishioners from Athea, Mountcollins,Tournafulla and Templeglantine are very welcome to join with us.

FATHERS’ DAY: Sunday, June 19.

PRAYER MEETING: Janice and Moss Carrig will host a prayer meeting in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Scartaglen on Sunday next, June 19 at 3pm. All are welcome.

PLAQUE UNVEILING: A plaque acknowledging the pivotal role Maureen Sweeney (nee Flavin), now aged 99 played in the “D Day Landing” World War 2 will be unveiled in Knockanure village on Saturday June 18th at 2pm. All are welcome to attend the occasion. (Maureen Sweeney, forecast an impending storm from Blacksod station in 1944 which changed the timing of the D-Day landings and ultimately secured victory for the Allies.Aidan Lonergan- June 06, 2019). Maureen Sweeney may look like your ordinary pensioner, but this retired Irish postmistress played an extraordinary role in the timing of the D-Day landings 75 years ago – saving the lives of thousands of Allied troops in the process.

https://www.irishpost.com/news/maureen-sweeney-meet-96-year-old-irish-woman-saved-thousands-lives-d-day-167788

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

ARE YOU LIVING IN IRELAND UNDOCUMENTED: Do you know someone who may be an undocumented migrant? Undocumented people canapply for a legal status now. Applications for the new government undocumented scheme areopen until 31 July. Don’t miss this life changing opportunity. To check your eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland
info or contact 083-0755387.

YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY: A meeting will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm.

.HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

SAFE DRIVING SKILLS: Tractor Driving Skills" course for 14- to 16-year-olds which will take place in Listowel, Tralee and Castleisland Marts between June 27-29. . Cost €35. Contact Helen 068-23429.

REDEMPTORIST ANNUAL NOVENA: Limerick’s annual Novena @ the Redemptorists runs from June 17 – June 25. Novena Celebrations each morning at 7.30am, 10am, 11.30am and each evening at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm. Redemptorist Fr. Enright said recently: After two years preaching behind closed doors, we are delighted to be able to welcome people back to the novena again,”

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/living/limerick-news/novena-back

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee www.idonate.ie/AbbeyfealeChristmasLights.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

A CALL OUT FOR SUMMER CLOTHES: – Ukrainian children boys & girls 4 to 10 years. T shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, shoes, runners, sandals etc. Clothes in good condition that your children have grown out of. These can be dropped out to the Ardagh Community Centre anytime between 8. 30am – 4p.m.Monday to Saturday. They are still looking for bikes for adults and children so that they could use the Greenway.

PADRE PIO CASTLEISLAND: Prayer Meeting Tuesday, June 21 at 7.30pm will include the Final witness given by the late Fr. Pat Moore. He literally told us how to manage a terminal illness in the final stages of life. Will we ever forget the mantra “Do not get stuck in the Pot-Holes but always aim for the Horizon of light”

LIMERICK GARDEN AND FOOD FAIR: plant, garden & food fair, part of Limerick Garden Festival 2022 will take place on Sunday, June 19 at the Milk Market, Limerick.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support, but many people still try to quit alone”. This month our Stop Smoking Advisor Stacey gives some top tips for beating cigarette cravings! HSE Quit Mid-West – Dealing With Cravings – YouTube To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: August 7 -14.. Places for this Bavarian Event are available. Spiritual Director – Fr. Dan O’Riordan. Contact Premier Travel – 0214277700 or email norardy

CONCERT: Recovery Haven Kerry and a number of Kerry musicians and singers will have a gala summer concert at Tralee’s Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday, June 19th.

AIB COMMUNITY ONE MILLION FUND: The AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022. The nomination form and details on the AIB Community €1 Million Fund are available on the bank’s website. Customers and the public are required to submit the registration number of the charity they are nominating in order to complete the form.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR..

KERRY FLEADH ; It will take place over 18th/19th June and will be held in the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre in Tralee.

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12. The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs, Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out www.holyfamilymission.ie/camp-mhuire-mhathair

LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE: The season opens on Wednesday, June 1 and runs until August 15, (Saturday, August 13 is
final day to begin the Pilgrimage).Admission €80 | Booking advised | Concessions
available for students, seniors and groups. All booking info, including organised parish groups available at info or telephone 0(0353)
71 9861518. Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit www.orchardfostering.ie

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: www.radiomaria.ie

AN RÁS TAILTEANN: An RáS Tailteann, is to finish Castleisland on Thursday, June 16th at the former Browne’s Mineral Water plant on Limerick Road at approximately 2:30pm. Teams, USA, Scotland, Netherlands, England and the Isle of Man, and 22 county teams, will participate. An Rás Tailteann, began in 1953. I imagine that it will go through Abbeyfeale on the way to Castleisland and wouldn’t it be nice to have a few on the Main St. to cheer them on.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Adare two-day tournament will be on July 4 and 5.To book either the Adare Manor car park, or the free park & ride, please visit www.jpmcmanusproam.com

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contact Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance, cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

CHARLEVILLE SHOW: June 25 and 26.

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

RESEARCH: S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme – Apply now The 10th S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme is designed with the sole purpose of supporting students to work over the summer months on a research project, or idea, that will lead to a strong future IRC PhD grant application (fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Intentions: Wednesday 10am Lay Led Liturgy. Thursday 10am Lay Led Liturgy. Friday 10am Margaret & Thomas Enright and
deceased family members. Saturday 6.30pm Dan & Madge Cusack and deceased family
members of the Cusack family Cratloe. Maureen Woulfe, Cratloe. John Leahy, New Street Corner House. Sunday 10am Michael Scannell, Dromtrasna Collins. Bill& Mary Quirke, Hill Road. Dio O’Connor 2nd Anniversary. & Denny O’Connor Knocknasna.
Francie O’Connor, Knocknasna Anniv. Peggy & Hauleen Foley. Sunday12noon Sean Healy, The Hill. Paddy & Mai O’Connor, Islandboy.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help. Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. Baptisms booked in prior to these new arrangements will be celebrated on the date they are booked for. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm. The Vatican announced on Monday that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available “to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24. The indulgence can also be gained by Catholics present at a solemn commemoration of the annual event by Pope Francis that day or at celebrations around the world. Prayer to Find What Is Lost; St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, and new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we must continue in our loss, pray that we may be given Christ’s comfort and peace. Amen. The 10th World Meeting of Families takes place this month in Rome and the theme is ‘FamilyLove: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness.’ Even in 2022 many significant moments in family life are marked in church. Baptisms, weddings, funerals and at this time of year First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. In many parish communities there are also the great annual gatherings in cemeteries to remember deceased loved ones and to share the experience of loss. It was Peig Sayers of the Blasket Islands, the bane of students at summer exams in times past who told of the trees on the island which withstood the storms and survived because they stood close together. Faith, family and community the three-legged stool on which most of our lives rest providing stability and support for life’s journey. This weekend we can echo the prayer of Pope Francis for his intention for Christian families. May they embody and experience unconditional love and so advance in holiness.
Paul Clayton-Lea – Intercom Magazine June 2022 NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART – 16TH – 24TH JUNE. O divine Jesus who said “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened to you. I kneel at your feet. From whom shall I ask if not from you, whose heart is the source of all blessings. O Divine Jesus your Heart was moved by compassion for the men and women who came to you in need. You healed the sick, you forgave sinners. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. O Divine Jesus your heart is still full of compassion for us today in our many needs. Assured of your love we turn to you and ask …(mention your requests). I admit I am most unworthy of your favour, Jesus, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged. You are the God of mercies, and you will not refuse a contrite heart. Look with pity on me, I beg you so that your compassionate heart will find in my weakness a motive for granting my request. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart pray for us. Amen.

DRAW: Tickets for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200.

RALLY FOR LIFE 2022 Ireland’s Annual March for Life Takes place in Dublin on July 2nd assembling at 1.30pm in Parnell Sq, Dublin. Bus from Kerry departing Tralee at 8.15am. To book ring 0876590551.

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

RATHFREDAGH CHESHIRE HOME GARDEN FETE: Rathfredagh Sunday, July 3.

LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL: The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily. My late father in law Willie Maurice and I went back after it opened because he remembered summer outings as a child to Ballybunion and trips on the monorail and he was delighted to get a spin and talk about having to balance the load and pony and traps racing the train.

KERRY HOSPICE FUNDRAISER: If anybody would like to paint a Christmas Card Scene, you still have time to submit your ideas before the end of June. For further information contact Ursula O’Connell on 087/7450126.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

TEA DANCE: Ballybunion Sunday June 26 in aid of Eddie Carey who will be travelling to Kenya to build Reach Houses for young girls used in sex Trafficking.

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

AIB COMMUNITY FUND: AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022.

WRITERS WEEK BOOK LAUNCH: Ballylongford native Mary Sweeney née Kennelly a niece of the late Brendan Kennelly has written a book called “Into the Grey” which explains the emotional strains when caring for a loved one with Dementia which is available in all good bookshops.

GRASSROOTS GAA: Stories are being collected for publication, details from 086 821 7631, or contact pj

POETRY: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award Competition Deadline: June 17. The Michael Hartnett Poetry Award is now open for submissions. This year, the award will be for collections of poems in English. The award will be made to the winning poet on the basis of a third, or subsequent book of poetry, published in the last two years, i.e. 2020 – 2021.

SIAMSA TIRE: are delighted to announce that auditions will take place from June 16-18 to attract the best of traditional young talent aged 7 to 12 years to the Folk Training Academy. These auditions are by appointment only and candidates must have an Irish dance step and a song prepared and/or music (bring your own instrument). Contact 066 7123055 to arrange an appointment.

SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened on May 14. The landing boat tour departs daily between 8.30 – 9.30am from Portmagee and costs approximately €140. A non landing boat tour also leaves from Portmagee every day and costs approximately €50.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Advice from AIB re scams: Some investment opportunities appear to have been endorsed by celebrities. Most are scams and if the results look too good to be true, they usually are. If you do decide to go with an investment make sure the broker is regulated. You can find out if they’re regulated by going to the Central Bank’s website and searching for Register of Firms. Another scam is that you are asked mar ya by your bank to upload a selfie which the criminal then uses to open a bank a/c in your name. For all queries ring Bank of Ireland 0818 365 365/ AIB 0818 724 724. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584/087368449f you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info

Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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PROLOGUE: All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them. Viola Davis.

DEATH: Fr Charlie O’Neill RIP 1925 – 2022. Former curate in Abbeyfeale, Fr Charlie O’Neill died peacefully on Sunday 26th May in Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Bruree. Fr O’Neill or Fr Cha as he was known served as a curate here in Abbeyfeale from 1967 to 1979. Parishioners remember him affectionately as a kind and humble priest who served the people of Abbeyfeale with great simplicity and dedication. While he was in Abbeyfeale he was very involved in the Community Games and other sporting clubs. Parishioners have lovely memories of Fr Cha, and we include him in our prayers this weekend. We offer our sympathy to his family and friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace. We also offer our sympathies to Mairéad and family on the death of Gerard Curtin, Brosna. May he rest in peace.

GLASSES FOUND: Contact Noreen Barry’s Playschool, New Street if you lost yours.

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST SCHOLARSHIP: Young people from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla and Templeglantine are invited to apply for a range of scholarships from a minimum of €2,000 to a maximum of €5,000 that are open to full time college students. Application forms are available from Abbeyfeale Credit Union, local secondary schools or Woulfe Murphy Solicitors. Closing date is August 31 and terms and conditions apply.

A CALL OUT FOR SUMMER CLOTHES: – Ukrainian children boys & girls 4 to 10 years. T shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, shoes, runners, sandals etc. Clothes in good condition that your children have grown out of. These can be dropped out to the Ardagh Community Centre anytime between 8. 30am – 4p.m.Monday to Saturday. They are still looking for bikes for adults and children so that they could use the Greenway.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The Abbeyfeale Eucharistic Adoration Committee are planning a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 18th of June. If you are interested in making this pilgrimage please contact Kathleen Kennelly or Theresa O’Connor. Interested parishioners from Athea, Mountcollins,Tournafulla and Templeglantine are very welcome to join with us.

PADRE PIO CASTLEISLAND: Prayer Meeting Tuesday, June 21 at 7.30pm will include the Final witness given by the late Fr. Pat Moore. He literally told us how to manage a terminal illness in the final stages of life. Will, we ever forget the mantra “Do not get stuck in the Pot-Holes but always aim for the Horizon of light”

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

CONCERT FOR UKRAINE: Sincere thanks to all who supported the recent concert held in
support of the Refugees from Ukraine. Thanks to all who sponsored the raffle prizes, made individual donations, sold tickets and attended the concert. €4,270 has been raised so
far. Our thanks to all who performed at the concert and made it such an enjoyable event for all who attended. Thanks to all who helped organise the concert and to all who assisted in the
church on Friday night. We keep the people of Ukraine and all others around the world who are impacted by war and violence in our thoughts and prayers.

HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

SCHOOL CELEBRATES IT’S CENTENARY: Athea National School are celebrating 100 years on Friday, June 10 at 12:00pm.

LIMERICK GARDEN AND FOOD FAIR: plant, garden & food fair, part of Limerick Garden Festival 2022 will take place on Sunday, June 19 at the Milk Market, Limerick.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support, but many people still try to quit alone”. This month our Stop Smoking Advisor Stacey gives some top tips for beating cigarette cravings! HSE Quit Mid West – Dealing With Cravings – YouTube To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

SAFE DRIVING SKILLS: Tractor Driving Skills" course for 14- to 16-year-olds which will take place in Listowel, Tralee and Castleisland Marts between June 27-29. . Cost €35. Contact Helen 068-23429.

CHORAL EVENING Sunday June 12 at 7pm in St. John’s Church in aid of Lebanon Trust. Featuring St. John’s Church Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir, Kerry School of Music Orchestra and Solo Performers. Tickets available at the door on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: August 7 -14.. Places for this Bavarian Event are available. Spiritual Director – Fr. Dan O’Riordan. Contact Premier Travel – 0214277700 or email norardy

CONCERT: Recovery Haven Kerry and a number of Kerry musicians and singers will have a gala summer concert at Tralee’s Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday, June 19th.

ALONE: They are currently looking for befriending volunteers. Support and Befriending is a supported one-to-one relationship between a volunteer and an older person who has been linked in with ALONE. The ALONE Support and Befriending service provides companionship and practical support to older people who would like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit. The Support and Befriending service is designed to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, provide assistance to solve everyday problems and enable older people to feel secure at home. Visit www.alone.ie for more details and to sign up.

AIB COMMUNITY ONE MILLION FUND: The AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022. The nomination form and details on the AIB Community €1 Million Fund are available on the bank’s website. Customers and the public are required to submit the registration number of the charity they are nominating in order to complete the form.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

A CHANCE TO WIN TWO GARTH BROOKS CONCERT TICKETS: PRO of the Christmas Lights committee Wioleta Kelly has been in touch: Hi, I’m Wioleta and I’m messaging you on behalf of the Abbeyefeale Christmas Lights Committee. We have a raffle where you are in with a chance to win 2 tickets for the Garth Brooks concert this September. All money from the raffle will go towards buying more lights for our town. Here is a link to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Win2xGarthBrooksConcertTickets

HOME CARERS: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Website is www.alhomecare.ie

THIRD AGE CHARITY: ‘Failte Isteach’is a community project involving predominately older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes. The project provides the necessary language skills to new migrants in a student centred, welcoming and inclusive manner while involving older volunteers and recognising their skills, expertise and contribution to the community. For more information log on to www. thirdageireland.ie/failte-isteach/locations.

LEAVING AND JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS: The Leaving and Junior Cert exams begin on Wednesday, June 8. During the period of exams, we will have a special prayer space set up in the church dedicated to exam students. We assure all students of our prayers at this time.

KERRY FLEADH ; It will take place over two weekends, 11th/12th June and 18th/19th June and will be held in the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre in Tralee.

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12. The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs, Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out www.holyfamilymission.ie/camp-mhuire-mhathair

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE: They are seeking marriage
preparation facilitators. If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic
Church. If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.Accord wants to hear from you. Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation courses locally. Contact Aisling on 01-505 3112 for application
forms and additional information.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE: The season opens on Wednesday, June 1 and runs until August 15, (Saturday, August 13 is
final day to begin the Pilgrimage).Admission €80 | Booking advised | Concessions
available for students, seniors and groups. All booking info, including organised parish groups available at info or telephone 0(0353)
71 9861518. Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm.. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Intentions for next weekend: Saturday 6.30pm D P Woulfe, Bridge Street 1st Anniversary. Sunday 10am Frances & Charlie Fealey, The Hill. Bridget & Timmy Harnett, Ballaugh . Nell & Jack Gleeslon, Killarney Road. 12noon Rita Hernon, Hillary Close Month Mind.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy after Mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help . Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. Baptisms booked in prior to these new arrangements will be celebrated on the date they are booked for. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm. The Vatican announced on Monday that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available “to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24. The indulgence can also be gained by Catholics present at a solemn commemoration of the annual event by Pope Francis that day or at celebrations around the world. Prayer to Find What Is Lost; St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, and new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we must continue in our loss, pray that we may be given Christ’s comfort and peace. Am

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

RATHFREDAGH CHESHIRE HOME GARDEN FETE: Rathfredagh Sunday, July 3.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

TEA DANCE: Ballybunion Sunday June 26th in aid of Eddie Carey who will be travelling to Kenya to build Reach Houses for young girls used in sex Trafficking.

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

GLIN NEWS: Glin Triathlon will take place on the 3rd September.

Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors). Week 1 – Registration 3rd July at 12p.m. at Glin Pier. Classes commence on Monday 4th July for the week. Week 2 – Registration 14th August at 12p.m at Glin Pier. Classes commence on Monday 15th August for the week.

The Estuary Swim will take place on the 23rd July.

AIB COMMUNITY FUND: AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022.

BEREAVED: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 14th June at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online support group, and you can get further information on this by contacting us in info.

WRITERS WEEK BOOKLAUNCH: Ballylongford native Mary Sweeney née Kennelly a niece of the late Brendan Kennelly has written a book called “Into the Grey” which explains the emotional strains when caring for a loved one with Dementia which is available in all good bookshops.

GRASSROOTS GAA: Stories are being collected for publication, details from 086 821 7631, or contact pj

POETRY: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award Competition Deadline: June 17. The Michael Hartnett Poetry Award is now open for submissions. This year, the award will be for collections of poems in English. The award will be made to the winning poet on the basis of a third, or subsequent book of poetry, published in the last two years, i.e. 2020 – 2021.

SIAMSA TIRE: are delighted to announce that auditions will take place from 16th to 18th June to attract the best of traditional young talent aged 7 to 12 years to the Folk Training Academy. These auditions are by appointment only and candidates must have an Irish dance step and a song prepared and/or music (bring your own instrument). Contact 066 7123055 to arrange an appointment.

SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened on May 14. The landing boat tour departs daily between 8.30 – 9.30am from Portmagee and costs approximately €140. A non landing boat tour also leaves from Portmagee every day and costs approximately €50.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Stay off Tinder but if you must, the second he. asks for money, no matter how often he told you that you’re the woman for him – lose him. No man asks for money when he’s in a relationship if he’s a real man. Another one we’ve been notified of is a text message from PTSB advising you that there has been unusual activity on your card and to click on the link – needless to say don’t click on any link. Most people have online banking so if you’re worried about ‘unusual activity’ just check the app on your phone to reassure yourself. If you haven’t the app then ring your bank ; Bank of Ireland 0818 365 365/ AIB 0818 724 724. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584/0873684490. Stay safe in the water. “Get in warm, get out warm”. Make sure you can be seen. Wear a brightly coloured swim cap and have a tow float so that other swimmers can see you. If you do get into trouble stay calm, float, do not fight the waves or current. Always supervise paddling pools. Stay safe on line, if you are going on holidays don’t tell people until you’re back, Time enough then to post your holiday snaps. Click on no link. Don’t give any details of your credit card, keep the pin number to yourself and don’t carry the card and the pin together. Wear a Hi Viz jacket when walking at any time of the day and it’s no harm either to turn on your parking lights when driving and help to make yourself visible on the road. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland alex 01 210790. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, #CoerciveControl reach out and talk to someone you trust. Call or Text our support team on 057 9351886/0860419154. COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: The support line is open every day, 8am-8pm, by calling 081 822 2024. Hospice Bereavement Line 1800807077 Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm. Jigsaw support line is now up and running on freefone 1800 JIGSAW (544 729). It will provide free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland. Text 50808 to receive support from a volunteer. Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info

Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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PROLOGUE: “We should be lifting each other up and cheering each other on, not trying to outshine one another. The sky would be awfully dark with just one star.” Author Unknown.

DEATH: We offer our sympathies to the family of the late Martin Ward, Ballaugh Cross. May he rest in peace.

PRAYER MEETING: A prayer meeting to celebrate Pentecost led by Janice and Moss Carrig will take place at The Desmond Complex, NCW on Sunday, June 5 at 3pm. There will be music, prayer and worship and everyone is welcome.

GLASSES FOUND: Contact Noreen Barry’s Playschool, New Street if you lost yours.

CONCERT FOR PEACE IN THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION: Preparations began some weeks ago with bi weekly rehearsals, tickets printed, posters distributed, spot prizes collected and finally on Friday the Blessed Sacrament moved to the tabernacle in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after 10am Mass with adorers for every hour until 6pm. The final sound checks and doors opened at 7.30pm with a line forming from 7pm in the car park. Dr. Mick O’Donnell, the band leader of The Lost Souls and organiser along with Donal Murphy of the concert had had a busy evening arranging the altar into a stage with cables and microphones and music stands. The night began on the dot of eight with Katie O’Connor and the Church cantors and musical accompaniment from their director Riona Curtin, these are the group who served us so well during lockdown when choirs were not allowed in church and they took it in turns to sing at Mass. Friday night they all came together and gave us a ten minute set finishing with the lively ‘Now I’m a believer’. Surprise guests included our own Philip Enright, the traditional singer singing the Sean McCarthy classic ‘Come Home to Abbeyfeale’ to rapturous applause. Indeed it was a night for rapturous applause and standing ovations between Fr. Tony our parish priest with his rendition of ‘Grace’ and the Murphy Family – Kevin on bodhran and banjo, Eilsh on the concert flute, Donal the patriarch on the accordion, Melanie on the fiddle and Owen on guitar who raised the rafters with their jigs, slides and polkas and even a waltz written by Donal during the lockdown in honour of their father and grandfather – the late Dan. We clapped and hollered and danced in the seats and enjoyed Donal’s stories about writing a tune to celebrate Owen’s christening twenty one years ago which is now part of a set of jigs known as the Christening jigs and which is on his new album. He told us too about how some years ago he and Mary his wife, went on a trip up the midlands to Cloonfad, Co. Roscommon to visit where his maternal grandmother was born and going into the empty church in the middle of the village to say a prayer for all belonging to him only to hear the strains of ‘Rock around the Clock’ echoing through the church and see an elderly priest playing a selection of rock and roll classics on the organ – it would only happen in Ireland. After a short break and the sale of raffle tickets for a load of prizes donated by local businesses, community groups and the Sisters of Mercy it was time for the Lost Souls to take to the stage and boy, they did not disappoint. We had everything from the Eagles to gospel to the Cranberries to Pink Floyds ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ and loads beside – I nearly forgot Dee Dennison’s wonderful singing of The Parting Glass. The latest addition to the group was Scott Fitzgerald on drums who brought the group to a new level. I’ve run out of superlatives but must mention Gary of the smooth mellow tones who sings and plays the Eagles. There was a saying above at home when I was young that when someone was that good that you’d bring them home and put them on top of the dresser and throw sugarstick at them!!! Band leader Dr. O’Donnell in his introduction spoke about what Ukraine is currently enduring and said it’s a misnomer when people say that the innocent people of the Ukraine are enduring a living hell because Hell is full of people who deserve to be there but that those poor people are innocent bystanders in something much worse than hell – a war not of their making. We were joined on the night by a family from Ukraine who have relocated to Abbeyfeale and hopefully they felt the love that was projected. Well done to the musicians without whom it couldn’t have taken place, the church stewards who manned the doors, collected the door tickets, sold the raffle tickets and generally kept everything ticking smoothly. Well done too to our parish clerk Anne who fed and watered the musicians, organised everything and with the help of Shane Pegley (who fumigates the church after every Mass and keeps us all safe) made sure that the church was returned to its usual pristine state before the weekend Masses with the Blessed Sacrament back in situ in the tabernacle.. It was a great outpouring of community spirit and to paraphrase Fr. Donal Neary S.J. editor of the Sacred Heart Messenger “We show our living Christian faith in our acts of loving care – the care we show for the marginalized and the dispossessed in our own communities or those who have been driven to our shores by war or climate change.”

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DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST SCHOLARSHIP: Young people from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla and Templeglantine are invited to apply for a range of scholarships from a minimum of €2,000 to a maximum of €5,000 that are open to full time college students. Application forms are available from Abbeyfeale Credit Union, local secondary schools or Woulfe Murphy Solicitors. Closing date is August 31 and terms and conditions apply.

A CALL OUT FOR SUMMER CLOTHES: – Ukrainian children boys & girls 4 to 10 years. T shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, shoes, runners, sandals etc. Clothes in good condition that your children have grown out of. These can be dropped out to the Ardagh Community Centre anytime between 8. 30am – 4p.m.Monday to Saturday. They are still looking for bikes for adults and children so that they could use the Greenway.

OUTING TO CORK; Knockfierna Heritage Society have organised an outing to Cork on Saturday, June 4. They will visit the butter market museum, Shandon Church, Cobh Cathedral, Spike Island etc. Contact Pat at 087-9977340, or Helena at 085-1190991.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The Abbeyfeale Eucharistic Adoration Committee are planning a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 18th of June. If you are interested in making this pilgrimage please contact Kathleen Kennelly or Theresa O’Connor. Interested parishioners from Athea, Mountcollins,Tournafulla and Templeglantine are very welcome to join with us.

PADRE PIO CASTLEISLAND: Prayer Meeting Tuesday, June 21 at 7.30pm, will include the Final witness given by the late Fr. Pat Moore. He literally told us how to manage a terminal illness in the final stages of life. Will, we ever forget the mantra “Do not get stuck in the Pot-Holes but always aim for the Horizon of light”

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is now open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

WRITERS WEEK: June 2-5 Peggy Seeger & Calum MacColl in concert on June Bank Holiday Monday 6th at 3pm and Tuesday 7th at 8pm in St. John’s. Tickets online or by ringing box office 068 22566. Writers Week Mass Listowel Sunday 5th at 11:30.

SCHOOL CELEBRATES IT’S CENTENARY: Athea National School are celebrating 100 years on Friday, June 10 at 12:00pm.

LIMERICK GARDEN AND FOOD FAIR: plant, garden & food fair, part of Limerick Garden Festival 2022 will take place on Sunday, June 19 at the Milk Market, Limerick.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support, but many people still try to quit alone”. This month our Stop Smoking Advisor Stacey gives some top tips for beating cigarette cravings! HSE Quit Mid West – Dealing With Cravings – YouTube To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

SAFE DRIVING SKILLS: Tractor Driving Skills" course for 14- to 16-year-olds which will take place in Listowel, Tralee and Castleisland Marts between June 27-29. . Cost €35. Contact Helen 068-23429.

ROSARY RALLY: All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock will take place on Saturday June 4th from 1.30pm in Knock. It will include Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, and a talk on the Rosary. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Okolo. A bus leaving Kerry. Ring Tony: 087 9969393.

FLEADH: Athea Wednesday, June 1 – Monday, June 6. The Fleadh Competitions will be held on the Saturday and Sunday. On Wednesday, June 1 a storytelling night will be held at the Top of the Town from 8pm. Thursday , a singing night takes place at the Top of the Town from 8pm. Friday the official opening will take place in the square followed by a Wrenboy Exhibition. Saturday a concert featuring Fuinneamh will take place in Con Colbert Hall at 8pm. Sunday there will be a Céilí with Donie Nolan in Con Colbert Hall at 9pm. Monday, the fleadh will conclude with informal sessions around the village. The Munster Fleadh finals will be held in Newcastle West from Wednesday, July 13, to Saturday, July 16.

CHORAL EVENING Sunday June 12 at 7pm in St. John’s Church in aid of Lebanon Trust. Featuring St. John’s Church Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir, Kerry School of Music Orchestra and Solo Performers. Tickets available at the door on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: August 7 -14.. Places for this Bavarian Event are available. Spiritual Director – Fr. Dan O’Riordan. Contact Premier Travel – 0214277700 or email norardy

CONCERT: Recovery Haven Kerry and a number of Kerry musicians and singers will have a gala summer concert at Tralee’s Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday, June 19th.

ALONE: They are currently looking for befriending volunteers. Support and Befriending is a supported one-to-one relationship between a volunteer and an older person who has been linked in with ALONE. The ALONE Support and Befriending service provides companionship and practical support to older people who would like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit. The Support and Befriending service is designed to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, provide assistance to solve everyday problems and enable older people to feel secure at home. Visit www.alone.ie for more details and to sign up.

AIB COMMUNITY ONE MILLION FUND: The AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022. The nomination form and details on the AIB Community €1 Million Fund are available on the bank’s website. Customers and the public are required to submit the registration number of the charity they are nominating in order to complete the form.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

A CHANCE TO WIN TWO GARTH BROOKS CONCERT TICKETS: PRO of the Christmas Lights committee Wioleta Kelly has been in touch: Hi, I’m Wioleta and I’m messaging you on behalf of the Abbeyefeale Christmas Lights Committee. We have a raffle where you are in with a chance to win 2 tickets for the Garth Brooks concert this September. All money from the raffle will go towards buying more lights for our town. Here is a link to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Win2xGarthBrooksConcertTickets

HOME CARERS: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Website is www.alhomecare.ie

THIRD AGE CHARITY: ‘Failte Isteach’is a community project involving predominately older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes. The project provides the necessary language skills to new migrants in a student centred, welcoming and inclusive manner while involving older volunteers and recognising their skills, expertise and contribution to the community. For more information log on to www. thirdageireland.ie/failte-isteach/locations.

LEAVING AND JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS: The Leaving and Junior Cert exams begin on Wednesday, June 8. The intentions o all students sitting exams will be included in the Vigil Mass next Saturday, June 4 at 6.30pm. All students and their families are invited to attend. During the period of exams, we will have a special prayer space set up in the church dedicated to exam students. We assure all students of our prayers at this time.

KERRY FLEADH ; It will take place over two weekends, 11th/12th June and 18th/19th June and will be held in the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre in Tralee.

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12. The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs, Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out www.holyfamilymission.ie/camp-mhuire-mhathair

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE: They are seeking marriage
preparation facilitators. If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic
Church. If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.Accord wants to hear from you. Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation courses locally. Contact Aisling on 01-505 3112 for application
forms and additional information.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE: The season opens on Wednesday, June 1 and runs until August 15, (Saturday, August 13 is
final day to begin the Pilgrimage).Admission €80 | Booking advised | Concessions
available for students, seniors and groups. All booking info, including organised parish groups available at info or telephone 0(0353)
71 9861518. Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

RACING: Listowel Races June Festival take place on the June Bank Holiday weekend alongside Writers’ Week.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASS: Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse every Tuesday from 8.30 – 10.30pm. Further information from 087 7206449. Timmy Woulfe has resumed classes in Moyvane Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm.

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm.. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915.. Mass Intentions: Saturday 6.30pm Michelle O’Connor and her father Joe O’Connor
Caherhayes Anniversary. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Fr Denis and Fr Tony are assisted in the overall running of the five churches in the pastoral area by the Pastoral Area Council. The Pastoral Area Council is comprised of representative of the five churches in the area along with the priests of the area. There are 16 Pastoral Areas in the diocese. In the very near future there will be just two priests serving in each pastoral area in the diocese. In recent weeks parishes have been returning to basket collection at weekend masses. Here in the parish of Abbeyfeale, we plan to return to the basket collection in the near future. For this to happen efficiently we need six
people per mass to help with the collections. We are seeking volunteers to help. If you can oblige, please leave your name and mass preference into the sacristy
after mass. We thank you in anticipation of your help . Some of the changes taking place in the parish of Abbeyfeale include new arrangements for funerals and baptisms. After consultation with the Pastoral Area Council, and the parish councils in each of the five parishes, it was agreed, that due to the number of Sunday Masses celebrated in the five churches in the area, it will no longer be possible to have funeral Masses on a Sunday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30pm and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. Baptisms booked in prior to these new arrangements will be celebrated on the date they are booked for. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. For further information contact the sacristy after Mass or telephone 068-51915 any morning between 10.00am and 10.45pm.

FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS FROM GALILEE TO JERUSALEM 2022: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director,Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar). For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email info

RATHFREDAGH CHESHIRE HOME GARDEN FETE: Rathfredagh Sunday, July 3.

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

POETRY: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award Competition Deadline: June 17. The Michael Hartnett Poetry Award is now open for submissions. This year, the award will be for collections of poems in English. The award will be made to the winning poet on the basis of a third, or subsequent book of poetry, published in the last two years, i.e. 2020 – 2021.

SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened on May 14. The landing boat tour departs daily between 8.30 – 9.30am from Portmagee and costs approximately €140. A non landing boat tour also leaves from Portmagee every day and costs approximately €50.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Jer Keannelly from Knockanure has word of the latest scam, he says “ You miss a call from a +44 number (UK) and ring back the number, When you ring back you are automatically connected to a billing service at a cost of €25 per call.” Stay off Tinder but if you must, the second he asks for money, no matter how often he told you that you’re the woman for him – lose him. Another one we’ve been notified of is a text message from PTSB advising you that there has been unusual activity on your card and to click on the link – needless to say don’t click on any link. Most people have online banking so if you’re worried about ‘unusual activity’ just check the app on your phone to reassure yourself. If you haven’t the app then ring your bank ; Bank of Ireland 0818 365 365/ AIB 0818 724 724. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584/0873684490. Stay safe in the water. “Get in warm, get out warm”. Make sure you can be seen. Wear a brightly coloured swim cap and have a tow float so that other swimmers can see you. If you do get into trouble stay calm, float, do not fight the waves or current. Always supervise paddling pools. Stay safe on line, if you are going on holidays don’t tell people until you’re back, Time enough then to post your holiday snaps. Click on no link. Don’t give any details of your credit card, keep the pin number to yourself and don’t carry the card and the pin together. Wear a Hi Viz jacket when walking at any time of the day and it’s no harm either to turn on your parking lights when driving and help to make yourself visible on the road. If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then, because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland alex 01 210790. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, #CoerciveControl reach out and talk to someone you trust. Call or Text our support team on 057 9351886/0860419154. COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: The support line is open every day, 8am-8pm, by calling 081 822 2024. Hospice Bereavement Line 1800807077 Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm. Jigsaw support line is now up and running on freefone 1800 JIGSAW (544 729). It will provide free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland. Text 50808 to receive support from a volunteer. Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info

Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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