DEATHS; The death has occurred in Aylesbury, England of Nancy D’Arcy (née Hennessy) wife of the late Terry, (Drogheda) and formerly of London and Old Church Street, Abbeyfeale. The death has also occurred of Connie Harnett (Cattle Dealer) Collins Park. Abbeyfeale. May they both rest in peace.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: Do you want to buy some of your Christmas decorations, presents, cakes and puddings and support your local radio station at the same time. The monthly fundraising indoor market and car boot sale will take place on Sunday, November 30 at the Community Centre, NCW with gates open from 7.30am. Sale 8-1pm.

DEDICATION OF MONUMENT: .A picnic area has been developed within the grounds of the Town Park. The Sisters of Mercy donated two high quality metal benches for the picnic area. In recognition, primarily of the charitable and educational works which have been carried out by the Sisters of Mercy within the locality, for the last 143 years, the picnic area has been dedicated in their honour. A dedication stone/monument has been erected within the picnic area to commemorate the Sisters of Mercy.

PUBLIC MEETING AT DEVON INN: The ICSA are hosting a meeting at the Devon Inn next Thursday, November 27 at 8.30pm to discuss issues including: The Beef Crisis, Rural Development including commonage issues, rural crime and mental health issues. Speakers include: Billy Grey ICSA Rural Development Chairman, Tom Egan Beef Vice President, Eddie Punch General Secretary and the Crime Prevention Garda. Contact Micheal Moore 087 2304432.

BEE KEEPING COURSE: The course with tutor Seamus Quinlan of the Kingdom Beekeepers has commenced and will run until Christmas. It is being held at the Adult Education Centre Abbeyfeale every Tuesday from 7-9pm and we welcome new students. Further information 087 6866450.

TOURNAFULLA CHRISTMAS MARKET: Helen Broderick sent the following: Tournafulla Christmas Market takes place on Sunday next, November 30 in Halla Tadgh Gaelach, at 1pm. It promises to be a wonderful day. Set in a Dickensian theme, people can enjoy the best of local crafts and produce, and get all their Christmas shopping in the certain knowledge that they are buying local and supporting their local communities. The various stands include the best of novelty cakes, local jams and chutneys, fresh farm eggs, gluten free products, pepper jellies, Christmas cakes, organic veggies, mulled wine and much more. Featured crafts include knitted and felted goods, natural soaps, jewelery, gift items, wreaths and flower arrangements for the season, health products, Fairy doors, patchwork items, beautiful quilting, crochet, woodturning, local pottery and ceramics, Christmas decorations, slatework and much, much more. A special feature this year is a master workshop in Arts and Crafts for children with Master craftswoman and Designer, Priscilla Sweeney, which takes place at 2pm. Santa arrives at 3.30pm, always to a great welcome. Enjoy a delicious luch or refreshments in the seasonal atmosphere of the Community Cafe in front of a roaring open fire. This is, once again, a community fundraiser and your support is greatly appreciated. Admission is free to all.

SUE RYDER: In Sue Ryder this week, we have an extensive array of winter clothing, including hats, scarves and children’s coats. We also have a limited selection of perfume and soap sets that make ideal stocking fillers for Christmas. We have just started to sell raffle tickets for our Christmas draw. The 1st prize is one of our fantastic doll’s houses (worth over €140) and the 2nd is a child’s building tool set. A strip of tickets costs €2 or get 3 strips for €5. We are always delighted to receive donations of clothing, footwear, bags, working toys and bric a brac. We regret that we are unable to recycle old duvets, pillows, broken toys or electrical items.Also we desperately need paper or plastic bags. so when you are doing your Christmas shopping over the next month, please remember to save the bags for us. Thank you for your continued support.

YOUTH CLUBS: All three clubs are heading to Thomond Park on Friday evening leaving the church at 5.15 and back 11.30pm approximately. Everyone should wrap up warm and bring rain gear.

I.C.A.: On Tuesday, November 18 we had a craft night when Rita Horgan introduced us to the mysteries of making collage pictures. Our next guild meeting will be on Tuesday, December 2. Our Christmas Dinner will be at the Seanchai Centre in the beautiful town of Listowel on Wednesday, December 10 which we are all looking forward to very much. Fans of the Brennan Brothers on television should look out in January for a programme on their visit to An Grianan, the further education Centre in Co. Louth.

FEALE FIT:Fealefit’s annual Festive 5k Run / walk on December 7th at 10.30am is fast approaching and is a great way to kick off the Festive season, it will be a first 5k for our latest Couch to 5k group and we want to wish the best of luck to them after all their hard work. Fealefit Xmas party December 13th in The Winners Circle at 8.30pm. Have you ever dreamed of completing a 10k / half / Full marathon or Triathlon, if so contact Contact Shane 087 2891015 for details, training commences in the New year and is free of charge. Check out for details on all Classes..

FEALE PINK FOR MOVEMBER: It’s finally here….this Saturday November 29th at 8pm we will finish Movember with a Pink themed Candle light walk from Fealefit to remember loved ones who’ve lost their battle with cancer. The Walk will be followed by a Pink Party Fundraiser in Abbeyfeale’s Newest Bar Micks Local with Modelling & the removal of the Mo’s. All proceeds will go to Mid-western cancer Research! If you wish to donate online go to All donations welcome no matter how big or small. Remember to bring your own candle on Saturday night for what’s guaranteed to be a memorable event!

DVD LAUNCH: The launch of a new documentary DVD on six North Kerry writers entitled ‘Rivers of Words – The Collection’ will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square, Listowel on Saturday November 29 at 8.00 pm.

HISTORY LECTURE: A lecture by Kay Moloney Caball on ‘Emigration & the Earl Grey Scheme’ will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Tuesday December 2nd at 7.30 pm. Admission free.

ENROLMENT DAY: For First Year Students 2015-16 in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef will take place on Saturday, November 29 from 10.00 -12.30 p.m. Those unable to enrol on that day may enrol by forwarding a completed application form to the school on or before the enrolment date. We look forward to meeting you.

CEILI: West Limerick 102fm are holding a Great Céilé Night on Friday December 5 in Knockaderry Community Hall. Music By: Donie & Maura Nolan. Tea & Coffee served. Admission €10.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA: The annual cake sale will take place in St Ita’s hall on Sunday December 14 from 10am– 2pm. Everyone welcome. Come early. Funds in aid of Fr. Tim Galvin`s mission. We hope all our usual bakers will support this worthy cause. New bakers always welcome.

THE TWELVE APOSTLES; If you missed Mairead Heffernan’s very interesting documentary on the death of Con Carey in Brosna in 1978 and his subsequent burial and reburial then log onto

COMMUNITY ALERT: We are all community and if each family took it upon themselves to help an elderly neighbour, think of the change that could make in someone’s life. We have also been asked to try and keep all our Christmas shopping local, do less shopping on line and keep money in our local economy. Spending money locally keeps it circulating in the area and everyone benefits.

WREN BOYS: King of the Wrenboys, Paddy Finnucane has issued an appeal for musicians, singers and dancers to join with St. Ita’s Wrenboys on their annual fundraising outing on St. Stephen’s Day. He can be contacted at McElligotts Furniture, Main St.

GLENGURT N.S. COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: Saturday, November 29 at 8.15pm in Halla Tadhg Gaelach, Tournafulla. Admission €10. Chef Deirdre Doody of ‘Lets get Cooking with Dee.’

RAMBLING HOUSES: Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday November 27 from 9.15 pm. Admission free, tea/coffee served. Ita McQuinn holds her monthly Rambling House on the 3rd. Monday of the month in Monagae Community Centre while Mick Sheehys Rambling House, Knockalougha is held on the 3rd. Tuesday of each month from 9pm.

MARIAN’S DANCING: There will be no further classes until after Christmas.

LISTOWEL FOOD FAIR: The Farming Seminar has been put back to Monday, December 8 in the Listowel Arms Hotel with Minister Simon Coveney as the guest of honour.

REILIG IDE NAOFA: Access to the graveyard will be pedestrian only for the next few weeks while the wall at the top of the graveyard is being built.

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL: Fealebridge and Headley’s Bridge Co-Op are holding their 45th Annual Social at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, December 5 at 8.30 pm. Music is provided by Heart and Soul, and there will be plenty of spot-prizes on the night. Tickets are available at both creameries and from staff and committee members.

DRUGS SEMINAR: There was a very disappointing attendance at the Seminar on drugs and alcohol arranged for parents of senior cycle students during Drugs and Alcohol Awareness week. A drugs task force Garda travelled out from Limerick as did a member of the Community Substance Misuse Team to be met by total indifference to the dangers faced by the young people of West Limerick. Those of us who did go were advised that if children were found with drugs they would receive a conviction which would come against them when they wished to travel outside the country or should they look for a job where they would be working with the public.

GUITAR LESSONS: Daniel Hannon Barry Guitar lessons every Saturday. Contact 0879978609.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH NOTES: Parish office 11-1pm Tuesday-Friday 068 31133. Parish Support Worker 068/31019. Counselling Appointment 061/314213.Church 068/51915, Canon John O’Shea P.P.: Tel: 068 – 31157 : 087 – 9708282, Fr Joe Foley CC: Tel: 087 – 2618412. 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: Saturday 11am Bridget, Mary and Tim O’Connell. 7pm Donal, Pat and Nell Fitzgerald. Larry Ward, Ballaugh, John Joe Broderick Purt. Sunday Nick and Eleanor Cotter, Upper Purt. Tom Lane, Knocknasna. 12 noon Johnny Lane, Kilconlea Upr. Dick Murphy, Knocknasna. Monday December 1 Norrie Canty, Fealesbridge 1st Anniversary. St Anthony Novena takes place each Monday at the 7pm evening Mass. Adoration on Tuesday and Friday from 10am – 10pm and on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm. 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.

CEILI CLASSES: Social Dance Wednesday 8-9pm. Ceili classes in the GAA Club Abbeyfeale on Wednesday @ 9pm. Beginner’s Top of the town Athea Monday 8.30pm. Learn how to dance in Athea. If you already dance come to Abbeyfeale.

LESSONS: Lessons on concertina and fiddle from beginners to advanced with Lisa. Contact 087 3182574.

ABBEYFEALE LABYRINTH: Dennis Daly from Caherconnell, Meenkilly has constructed a 7 circuit labyrinth this summer in Caherconnell , people are welcome to visit by appointment, his number is 087 6843070.

BINGO BUSSES: Eoin 087 2522402 leaves for Castleisland from outside Tuohig’s Supervalue at 7.40 pm every Tuesday and Dinjoe goes to Shanagolden.

BRIDGE: Abbeyfeale Bridge Club every Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Railway Bar. Visitors welcome. Anybody interested in Bridge Lessons contact 087 3344909.

BUS SERVICE: Cork Colleges Bus Service: Fitzpatricks of Listowel & Abbey Coaches. A bus will serve Abbeyfeale (5.20pm), Newcastlewest (5.40pm), Dromcollogher (6pm) each Sunday evening and will return on Fridays at 1.30pm and 6pm. €10 per seat, Call 087 3966399.

ADAPT: There is a support worker in Abbeyfeale each week to meet women one to one by appointment. The worker can listen to women and support them in keeping themselves and their children safe. Ring Sheila on 061 412354 for more information or to make an appointment.

DANCING IN BALLYHAHILL: Seamus O’Sullivan set dancing classes in Ballyhahill on Monday nights from 8.30pm – 10.30pm.

SEAN NOS DANCE CLASSES: Sean Nos dancing class in the Top of the town Athea Thursday evening with the Mc Cormack Kelly School of Dancing. There is a step dancing class at 6.30pm for children followed by the children’s Sean nos Class at 8.00pm. Adult Sean Nos Class at 9.00pm.

ABUSE OF STIMUNANTS: For support around drug and alcohol use the HSE Drugs & Alcohol Helpline is available Monday to Friday, 9.30am and 5.30pm. This confidential service has both a freephone Helpline helpline).

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Afraid you’ll freeze, choke or faint during a speech? Toastmasters is the best place to learn, to build your confidence, and to push yourself outside your comfort zone. It’s a safe place where there is no penalty for failure! If you would like to learn more then why not come along to the next Toastmasters meeting at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday, December 3 at 8.30pm. Further information from Bill on 087 9079223.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPPORT: The local group can be contacted at 068- 31230/51984 /31262.