PROLOGUE: “If it is to be, it is up to me”. Guest on Saturday night Live.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Teresa Sheehan, Knocknasna who married P J O’Halloran, Kilmorna in Abbeyfeale on Saturday, March 1. We wish them both every happiness in their married life together.

GET WELL SOON: Canon Micheál Liston had his operation during the week. He is feeling well and asks that you continue to remember him in your prayers as he starts his road to recovery. We wish Fr Micheál every blessing.

HUNTING FESTIVAL REARRANGED: The Abbeyfeale Harriers 2014 Hunting Festival Rearranged Meet takes place on Saturday, March 15 at Kearney’s Bar,Castleisland. The Togher Harriers meet on Sunday, March 16 at O’Connors Bar, Knocknagoshel. Memorial Meet for Jackie O’Grady – The Mossgrove Harriers Meet 11am, Cap €10, Supported Charity: The Irish Cancer Society. Enquiries: Doug 087 6829044 or Paddy 087 6258933.

PERPETUAL ADORATION: Perpetual Adoration will take place again this year. This chart is available behind the Tabernacle if you wish to sign your name for one hour a week in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament during Lent.

FARMERS’ MARKET: A big thank you to all those ladies from Raheen to Abbeyfeale to Mountcollins who spent the winter knitting baby caps in honour of the late Rosemary Brighton who ran the craft stall at the Market for several years until her untimely death. We will shortly be sending off our last consignment so if you have some ready please drop them to us or arrange for us to pick them up. We would like to wish Helga Henn’s husband Norbert a very speedy recovery and look forward to having Helga back soon. We are delighted that John and Peter Horn, two brothers from England, have taken over Philip Vesey’s chicken business and will have a stall at the Market every week selling free range oven ready chickens. We hope to have local shamrock for sale on Friday.

GARTH BROOKS CONCERT: A draw will take place for 2 premium tickets for one of the Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin next July. All proceeds to ‘Gather by the Feale’ Festival July 16-20. Ticket are €5 each and available from Jack O’Rourkes Bar, The Square, Abbeyfeale. Tel 068 31314.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RAMBLING HOUSE: Ita McQuinn is the host of a Rambling House at Monagae Community Centre on the third Monday of each month – it’s falling on St. Patrick’s Day this year so what better way to finish the celebrations of our National Saints Day than with the best of local singers, musicians, story tellers and dancers. It starts at 8.30pm and finishes when it’s time for bed. Tea will be served and there’s a raffle to help with the cost of the upkeep of the hall.

COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING: A meeting will take place at the Garda Station, Mountmahon on Thursday next March 13 at 8pm. We’d love to expand the service we offer but we need help so anyone with an interest in being a part of our committee will be very welcome to attend.

WELL DONE: The Active Retirement Group Ara na Feile and the Wednesday Club combined to host a Coffee Morning in the Ploughman Bar last Friday and raised €1,000 for the St. Mary’s Park Flood Victims. Limerick people helping Limerick people.

GATHER BY THE FEALE PAMPERING DAY: Treat your mother, granny, godmother, wife, girlfriend, sister, auntie to a pamper afternoon at Devon Inn, Sun, April 6 3-6pm, champagne, canapés, fashion show, luxury spot prizes and much more. An ideal gift for Mothers Day. Tickets just €10 from Mary O’Connor Fitzgerald Superbites, Carol Fitzgerald Railway Bar, Pia Scannell Flower Shop, Olive Sheehan, Leens Hotel, committee members and on the door.

ANOTHER DATE FOR THE DIARY: The Garth Brook’s Experience is coming to the Railway Bar on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 8.30pm. It’s going to be a cowboy themed fancy dress Barn dance with a Texas style BBQ. There will be line dancing, Garth Brooks Karaoke and more. Dress in country style and be in with a chance to win spot prizes. Sing and sound like the man himself and be in with the chance to win two tickets to one of his concerts. Vote for the best impersonator. Tickets €10. Further details from Shane 087 2891015 or Carol 087 7457518. All proceeds go to Abbeyfeale Festival 2014 Gather by the Feale.

HOLY LAND: Maureen Finnegan, NCW reports “A number of people have asked Fr. Duhig whether he intends taking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land soon. He would be interested in doing so in October 2015 if there is sufficient number interested. We don’t know the exact cost, but our last one in 2011 cost €1,640 per person sharing for 9 nights. If you think you may be interested, please make contact with Fr. Duhig as soon as possible (069-62141).”

ARE YOU UP FOR THE HUCKLEBUCK: Coolcappa Parents Association have booked Crystal Swing for a night of swing, jiving, rock and roll and anything else you fancy at the Rathkeale House Hotel on Friday, April 11 next with tickets costing just €15. Further information from Mary Cremins on 087 7473550.

ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUBS; Taking a break this w/e due to the festivities.

SET DANCING CEILI: West Limerick Set Dancing Club Ceili in Devon Inn Templeglantine on St. Patrick’s Night at 9pm. Music by the ever popular STRIOLAN Ceili Band …everybody welcome…teas etc. served.

NAOMH IDE SUMMER CAMP: Dates for 2014 Camp are August 5-8 next. If you are interested in helping at the camp please contact Lorraine (086 3765751) or Martina (087 2788834) as Garda Vetting forms need to be completed ASAP. Only those who have been Garda vetted will be allowed to help at the camp.

ENTERPRISING CHILDREN: The children from St. Bridgid’s N.S., Duagh are participating in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. They will be selling clay, magnetic St. Bridgid’s crosses which have been blessed at a cost of €3 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated .

NATIONAL SPRING CLEAN; .Registration for the 2014 Campaign is now open so to take part this year and receive your free clean-up kit please visit:

LENTEN SERIES OF TALKS: The first will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse this coming Wednesday from 7.30 -8.30pm with Professor Eugene Duffy speaking on Pope Francis – the Man and his Vision. Wednesday March 19 Sr. Claire Slattery will speak on the Eucharist and our Daily Lives. Our Bishop will speak on Catholic Education today on Wednesday, March 26. Everyone is welcome.

WELCOME SPRING: A concert celebrating the arrival of spring will take place at the Glorach Theatre on Saturday, April 12 and will be headlined by the Ballaugh Wren Boys Charity Group. You’re getting plenty of warning so mark this night down in your diary. Talking of spring there was a lovely article written by Ann Fitzgerald – a West Limerick woman – in last week’s Farming Independent about the myths around Hawthorn. One of the stories told about the tree she said, was the following; “Jesus was the grandnephew of Joseph of Arimathea, a rich businessman who, according to Cornish folklore traded in tin with miners on the west coast of England. Apparently on one of these trading journeys he brought Jesus along and they visited the legendary Holy Isle of Avalon, now associated with Glastonbury. Then, apparently, at the crucifixion, Joseph collected some of the blood of Jesus in this goblet and later returned with it to England. On landing, he thrust his staff into Wearyall Hill where it took root and blossomed into a hawthorn tree, known today as the Glastonbury Thorn, a form which flowers twice a year. This was taken as a sign that Christianity would flourish in England and so Joseph built the first Christian church in the UK at Glastonbury. Somewhere nearby, he also hid the Holy Grail, which has never been found”.

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE; All is in readiness for this year’s Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day Parade which takes place on next Monday, March 17. Festivities will commence at 3 pm with a traditional music session in The Square to set the party mood. The parade will assemble in the convent grounds and move off down Main Street at 4pm led by the Rathkeale Brass Band. (Participants are reminded that they are responsible for the insurance of their vehicles and will be required to sign a waiver to this effect) The parade will pass the reviewing stand in The Square where the many invited guests and dignitaries will be seated, and will then turn left and disband beside the town car park. It is hoped that as many people as possible will line the parade route to cheer on the participants, and that people will dress in green and wave their flags and bunting to add to the colour and the pageantry of the occasion.
A prize will be awarded for the Best Float and the Best Decorated Window. There will also be a special prize for the Most Colourful Festive Family. Keep a wary eye out for Viking scouts checking out the area – they are threatening to launch a raid on the town this summer and rumour has it that a ship was seen in the vicinity of the river recently. Bi ann agus bi linn, Lá Le Pádraig!.

FEALE FIT NOTES: Fealefit are planning another Hill climb, after the success of Mangerton we plan to climb Mount Brandon Sunday March 23,Car pool from FealeFit meeting at 7.45am sharp if interested in joining us Contact Shane 087 2891015 or Kadie 087 7771552 for further details. Couch to 5k every Friday at 6.30pm at the Town Park. Training is FREE and suitable for all levels of fitness wishing to learn how to run. Fealefit will be running an Easter Midterm Kids Camp for primary school kids aged 5 -13 yrs. of age from April 15 – 17…Check out for all details on Classes.

DATES FOR THE DIARY: A tea dance with music by Noel Cronin will take place on Sunday, March 30 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse with all proceeds going to Abbey Heritage Local Training Initiative which provides second chance education to early school leavers in the locality. Mike Condon will play at the April tea dance on Sunday, April 13 and this will be a fundraiser for Milford Hospice in honour of the late Sr. Patricia O’Brien.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: A programme for bereaved adults will take place from 7.30 – 9pm every Thursday night in St. Ita’s Hall. Further information contact 068/ 31203, 31708, 31302.

LECTIO DIVINA: Why not call in to the Sacristy @7.30pm on Monday evenings to reflect on the gospel for the following Sunday. The scriptures contains God’s own word with the power to heal and to inspire. See how the gospel is speaking to you in your life today.

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE: The Rural Employment Service (R.E.S) works with individuals who are long term unemployed and who want to make a positive change in their lives and who see employment as a central part in that change. This service is free & confidential. The service also provides information on training & education opportunities and support in creating a career plan. You can contact Dearbhla or Finn in the Round House, Newcastle West on 069 61316 & Brenda in W.L.R main office N.C.W. on 069 62222

ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK: Alcohol Awareness Week from March 31- April 4 with a National Conference on April 2 aims to get people thinking and talking about alcohol and how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and a society. By encouraging people to examine alcohol-related issues and how they impact on all of us, they hope that it will stimulate conversation and debate and help to bring about a positive change to our harmful relationship with alcohol in Ireland. For more information; Alcohol Forum Tel: info

ORAL HISTORY COURSE: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Training Initiative starting this April. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training will run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email srowley

NCW JOBSEEKERS NETWORK: The NCW Jobseekers Network or The Optimistic Group meets each Tuesday from 1:30-2:30pm in the NCW Community Centre. This space is for those who feel they could do with support to access information on training & employment opportunities in the area. This is an open door format, no registration is necessary. New members welcome & encouraged to attend. Contact Brenda at West Limerick Resources Rural Employment Service (RES) on 069 66297.

PARENTING PROGRAMME: A Pavee Point Parenting Programme will run on Wednesday March 26in the Abbeyfeale Community Education Centre from 10am – 12 noon. The parent programme consists of a presentation and activities which explore the value of education, enrolment processes for pre-school, primary and secondary school structure, the difference between the Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied, attendance, the Education Welfare Board, bullying and discrimination and access programmes for University and Grants. This programme is run by West Limerick Resources with the support of the VEC.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CULTURE PROJECT: As Limerick is the City of Culture for 2014 Abbeyfeale Parish Council are proposing that the community would complete a project on ‘The Culture of Abbeyfeale past and present’. They are asking for people to get involved in research on community groups and services with the Church as the central element. Community groups are asked to email the parish office on fealechurch with 50-100 words on their history and present activity.

LIMERICK’S BUZZING: Public Lecture: Helping Limerick’s Wild Bees: Wednesday, April 9 from 8pm -9.30pm at LIT Georges Quay Campus – near Hunt Museum. Outdoor workshop: managing and creating habitat for wild bees in green spaces on Thursday April 10, 11am – 1pm at University of Limerick grounds (meet at Concert Hall Entrance) Outdoor workshop: managing and creating habitat for wild bees in gardens and urban areas on Thursday, April 10, 2.30pm – 4.00pm meet at the Hunt Museum entrance on Patrick Street. Pollinator Monitoring Workshop on Wednesday 8th May (time to be confirmed) at University of LimerickThese events will inform people about wild bees, many of which are in decline locally. Simple and practical advice will be provided for people to be able to help wild bees by providing food and homes for wild bees in their local area. Full details of all events are attachedTraining is free of charge. Places on courses are limited. Contact Veronica Santorum veronicael 063 91576 or 087 264 5952. Website:

C.D. FOR SALE: Singer Maura Nolan’s new c.d. Am le Cheile is available at Ann Lyons, The Square and Margaret Riordan’s, Main St. A portion of the sale price of €15 will go to St. Ita’s Hospital, N.C.W. Maura collected some of the songs featured on the C.D from residents of St. Ita’s and this is her way of thanking them for sharing them with her.

LANGUAGE AND PLAY ABBEYFEALE: The Abbeyfeale Language and Play group runs every Tuesday morning in St Ita’s Hall from 11am-12.30pm. This is an opportunity for parents to develop friendships in a safe and friendly environment, while their children play and socialise together. The groups is supported and facilitated by West Limerick Resources with professional Language and Play facilitators also attending some sessions. New members are always welcome.

FLOOD RELIEF FOR ST. MARY’S PARISH, LIMERICK: A fund, jointly administered by St. Mary’s and the Vincent de Paul has been set up to help with the provision of food, fuel, clothing and bedding to parishioners who were affected by the recent flooding. Cheques can be made payable to Flood Relief c/o St. Mary’s Parish, Athlunkard St., Limerick.

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: Due to popular demand a second Parent and Toddler Group will now meet on Thursdays from 11am to 12.30pm in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale. The Parent led group provides children with an environment in which they are able to play independently with other children, while still having the security of their parents close by. This can be a great help in building a child’s confidence. The group is supported by West Limerick Resources. New members are always welcome.

ARA NA FEILE: Our next meeting is on Wednesday, March 12 @ 2pm in the Adult Educational Centre. The Aqua Aerobics classes are re commencing back on Friday,March 14 in the Killeline Leisure Club Newcastlewest. We will meet in the Churchyard at10.30am and travel from there.

FAMILY FUN DAY: The Seanchai Centre, Listowel will host a St. Patrick’s Family Fun Day on Monday March 17 from 2- 4 pm. Includes storytelling, drama, music & dance. Suitable for children age 6 to 12 years. Admission €5.00. Tel. (068) 22212

.DRAMA WORKSHOPS: West Limerick Resources will be offering a series of drama workshops across the West Limerick area this spring. The short courses will include acting, directing for stage and technical skills. Courses are free of charge and open to anyone living in the West Limerick area. To apply for a place please contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email srowley

TABLE QUIZ: Ince Bán Macra Club are holding a table quiz at the Devon Inn on Friday, April 4. The club continues to go from strength to strength and welcomes new members aged 17-35. PRO Sean Cunningham reports; “We are currently selling tickets for the Easter ball which is on in the Castle Troy Court Hotel on Easter Sunday night. It’s open to members and non-members and is said to be a great night, with tickets in high demand. If interested contact our Facebook page.Our club is currently very active taking part in lots of activities including: Basketball, Volleyball, Farm skills competitions, club trips and plenty of social events. Anyone interested in joining are very welcome, you can get in contact with us by our Facebook page or come along to the table quiz.”

AL ANON: The Al Anon Family Group will have its weekly meeting in the Reparation Convent, Laurel Hill Ave, Limerick from Thursday March 6 at 8pm. Old and new members welcome. Details from Carmel (061-379849) or Frank (087-2059092).

LEARN IRISH: Irish classes for Adults every Wednesday night in Duagh. Contact Paul 087 937 8663.

ABBEYFEALE MALE VOICE CHOIR; Practice every Thursday @ 8pm in St Mary’s Boys NS. New members welcome from all over West Limerick and North Kerry.

BEE KEEPING CLASSES: The classes will commence on Wednesday, March 12 at the Education Centre (Old Tech) from 7.30-9.30pm pm under tutor Seamus Quinlivan. There are no places available but should you wish to put your name on a waiting list then contact 068 31198.

ICA NEWS; The Mainistir na Féile Guild of the ICA has resumed for the season and meets again on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Community Education Centre, Mount Mahon. All members are invited to attend. New members very welcome – if you would like to make new friends do come along.

"ONE FOR THE ROAD" NOW ON SALE: The newly updated edition of "One More For The Road" by Raymond Fennelly is now available to purchase from Ann Lyons shop in The Square. Price €8.00. The book is also available from Amazon and Kindle. For more details check the local Abbeyfeale On Line website at;

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR COMPUTER CLASSES IN ABBEYFEALE: Volunteers required to teach basic computer skills in Abbeyfeale. Volunteers do not require any specific qualifications or experience. Course will run from 3- 4pm on Wednesdays for six weeks. (starting date to be confirmed). Contact Nora on 068 31198.

HUMOUR: “ I’m the man of the house” the Duagh/Lyre man said to his long suffering wife “ and from to-day on when I come in from cutting logs I want a hot delicious dinner ready for me the second I walk through that door,. Then, while I relax in my chair watching Fair City I expect you to bring my slippers and then run my bath. And when I am done with my bath guess who is going to dress me and comb my hair?” His wife replied “James Hartnett or Danny Lyons”?

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‘COME AND SEE’ – THE STORY OF LOURDES; Fr. Micheál Liston’s book ‘Come and See’ is for sale in several shops around town.

CRAFTY CORNER: Knitting and crochet class on Tuesday nights 7.30 pm in the Adult Education Centre. New members welcome – just come along on the night.

ITA’S SET DANCING CLASSES: Learn to set dance in Monagae every Thursday night from 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.

GATHER BY THE FEALE 2014: Gather by the Feale (July 16-20,) 2014 festival will be based on the arrival of the Vikings and their routing by Brian Boru. Next meeting Tuesday March 18 at the Search and Rescue, Killarney Road at 8pm. A little taster of what’s in the planning includes: Art workshop, Heritage Walk of town, Sheaf Tossing and Tug of War, Story of the Vikings with Éamon Ó Liátháin, Feale’s Fittest Family – an inter parish event, Glorach concert, Rambling House, workshops for Teens, Viking Hooley, Family Fun Day,Teenage Disco and loads more. We have been given a weekend of bagpacking in Tuohigs Supervalue on April 4/5 next gr to help with the cost of running the festival as there are no grants to fall back on this year and we are looking for help, please contact any of the committee if you can give us an hour or two – Jim O’Connor, Dee Dennison, Bridget Harnett, Kathleen Collins, Pia Scannell, Erin Sugrue or Orla Dennison. See our website: for regular updates

COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO: Our own Ann O’Halloran is broadcasting to the world three days every week Wednesday 5-7pm, Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 10-1am. Log onto studio and leave a request for her.

SUE RYDER: Manager Maria Moloney says “At last Spring is here and if you are spring cleaning, please remember that we would be grateful for any donations of clothing, bric-a-brac, shoes, bags, bedding, curtains and toys to sell in our shop in Abbeyfeale. We have recently received a generous donation of bedding pots and are currently selling the small pots at €1 for 20.Our summer range of clothing is increasing by the day, so feel free to pop in and have a browse.Have a great weekend and Happy St Patricks Day to all our customers, volunteers and all of you who so generously donate to the Sue Ryder Foundation Ireland. Thank you for your continued support.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Athletes and Volunteers meet every Tuesday at 7pm. in the Community Centre, NCW. If you would like to become a volunteer please contact Rose McMahon (087 9845102) who will be pleased to give you all the details. Well done to Abbeyfeale’s Sean Healy who has been chosen to go forward to the All Ireland Games.

MARIAN’S DANCING: Classes have resumed every Friday night in the Community Centre, New St. at 8.30pm. Learn to waltz, jive, foxtrot, siege of Ennis, slosh and much more.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH NOTES: ‘The place where we all feel valued, welcomed and can take our place’.

Parish office 11-1pm Tuesday-Friday 068 31133. A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425, Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984Console 061-306792. Parish Support Worker 068/31019. Counselling Appointment 061/314213.Church 068/51915, Accord 069/61000 NCW, John O’Shea P.P.: Tel: 068 – 31157 Mobile: 087 – 9708282, Fr Joe Foley CC: Tel: Mobile : 087 – 2618412 C.M.A.C. Counselling: 069 – 61000 – Limerick 061 – 313287, Cura: Limerick 061 71318207 Tralee: 066 27355. Mass Tuesday – Saturday at 10am except in the event of a funeral when Mass is 11am. Mass Monday at 7pm, Mass on Saturday 11am followed by Confessions, Vigil Mass 7pm, Sunday 9.30am and 12 noon. Mass Intentions; Wednesday 10am Michael Naughton, Thursday 10am John Joe & Batt Walshe. 7pm Eve of St. Patricks Day Kitty Fitzgerald, Railway Bar and deceased family. Monday St. Patricks Day 9.30am Patrick Tumulty, Collins Park Month Mind. 12noon Pro Populo. No evening Mass St. Patrick’s Day. First Holy Communion will take place on May 17, 2014. Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent after the 10am Mass.

With the data protection laws, priests no longer have access to the patient lists in any of the hospitals. Priests have no way of knowing when someone from their parish is in hospital. It is now the responsibility of family members and relatives, if they require a visit to let the priest know when people are in hospital.

MEN’S SHED: A fundraising card game will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Friday, March 21 at 9pm. Tickets €5. Table, spot and door prizes. Meetings take place every Monday from 6-9pm. The group would welcome donations of paint, wood etc. Contact Chairman Dennis Collins for further information on 087 6497671.

BODYCARE WELLNESS CENTRE: The Bodycare Wellness Centre has moved to 3 Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale.. Telephone Chris O’Shea 0872293636.

BUS: Contact Eoin on 087 2522402 re bus leaving from outside Tuohig’s Supervalue at 7.40 pm every Tuesday for Castleisland Bingo.

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler Group has resumed on Tuesday mornings from 11- 12.30pm in St. Ita’s Hall. Safe play environment is provided; baby/toddler social skills improve. Language and play skills develop. This is also an important time for Mom and Dad’s to meet, have a cup of tea and chat. Music and movement facilitators will visit the group. New Parents are made especially welcome. Contact Mary on 097 9382883 with any queries.

TOASTMASTERS: Toastmasters meet twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday of each month from September to May. Next meeting Wednesday, March 19 at 8.30pm. This is a competition night where members will compete for the honour of representing the club when they meet the other two clubs in the district – Tralee and Killarney. Everyone welcome. For further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.

ADULT SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A support group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9 pm at Console House, 114 The Grange, Raheen. Family, friends, work colleagues and community bereaved by suicide all welcome. You do not need an appointment to attend. Further information 061 306792.

GROW MOVEMENT: Grow – the community mental health movement – meets on Thursday’s at 8pm, in the Station Room in The Desmond Complex Newcastle West.

LIVING LINKS: Living Links provide practical help, information and support to persons bereaved by suicide. Phone 061-400133 /087-7998427.

USED STAMPS: Please send all your used stamps to either St. Patrick’s Missionaries. Kiltegan Fathers, Kiltegan, Wicklow or the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Castleview Gardens, Clancy Street, Limerick. Both these orders can sell the stamps and thereby use the money for the missions.

HOLIDAY BREAKS: Maureen Finnegan says; “Would you like a week end away? We are going to one of the most picturesque places in Ireland and steeped in history. Leaving NCW on Friday, May16 at 10am. We will have dancing on Friday and Saturday nights to the music provided by Micheal English and his band and stepping it out to Locklin’s Bar! Dancing again Sunday night and returning home after a hearty breakfast on Monday 19. We will be based in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway the home town of the famous Sam Maguire who is well known to all who follow G.A.A. We will be out an about during the day. This is a giveaway price for this great break. Contact Maureen 0879845102 for more details and booking.

TEA DANCING: Granagh tea dance will be held on Sunday, March 16 from 2.30pm – 5.30pm, music by Pakie Moloney and Seamus Sheehy. Carrickerry will hold theirs on Sunday March 23.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes June 2014:- The Annual Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes -June 21-26 is now open for booking. The flights will be from Shannon and the fare is €709. If you are interested please contact the Lourdes Office at 061-314111. Any incapacitated person who would like to go and stay in the hospital in the Lourdes Demesne should contact the parish office. The fare for the latter is €599. People staying in the hospital will be brought to all ceremonies.

CHERNOBYL CEILI: The 14th annual charity ceili in aid of Chernobyl Children International will take place at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine on Friday, March 21 at 9.30pm. Music by Taylor’s Cross Ceili Band raffle and spot prizes. Admission €10.

SCHOOL ENROLMENT: Primary School Enrolment will take place in the Parish Primary Schools; Scoil Mhathair Dé, St Mary’s Boys, Dromtrasna, Knocknasna and Meenkilly on or before March 15 by applying to the Principal.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME: “Be My Witness” starting on Monday, March 10 after the 7pm Mass.

MOYVANE 5/10 K RUN: This is a fundraiser for the Moyane Youth Club. Entry fee €10. Denis 086 2556491.