PROLOGUE: "If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world." Joseph Addison .

DEATH: Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Micheal Walsh, Dromtrasna whose sudden death occurred last week. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: This fundraiser for WL102fm will be held once a month for the rest of the year at the Community Centre, NCW. Next one Sunday, March 22. Gates open 7.30am.

HOLY PLACES: A collection to support associated with the Holy Places associated with the Bible should be taken up on Good Friday. We will have that collection on Sunday, March 22.

ENROL IN SCOIL NAOMH PÁDRAIG: The country, co-educational, catholic primary school located at Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick is now accepting enrolments for September 2015. Come and visit us to meet our teachers and see our facilities. Arrange an appointment for a time convenient to you. Tel: 068 32121 Mobile: 087 9601506 Email: knocknasnans Website:

WL102FM: The station is having a fundraising race night on Friday, March 20 in Cleary’s Bar, Newcastle West. The main reason for this fundraiser is to raise funds for the upgrade of the transmission equipment in Abbeyfeale. This is of vital importance to ensure that the transmission is constant in the area and not sporadic.

FAMILY FEVER: There will be will be two shows this week on Saturday next, March 21 and Sunday 22 at the Glorach Theatre, Convent St. The show, which is suitable for all ages, starts at 8pm, and tickets can be booked by ringing 0871383940. Your support as ever is always appreciated.

PAMPERING DAY AT THE DEVON: Sunday next, March 22 from 3-6pm. Champagne and canapés, Demonstrations on hair and makeup, Most Stylish Lady sponsored by Esther’s, Most Stylist Mother & Daughter sponsored by Billy & Annette Mann, Best Accessorised Lady sponsored by Norette @ Heavenly Gifts, Most Stylish Hairstyle sponsored by Rock Hair Scissors. Glamorous Gals sponsored by Leen’s Hotel. Glamorous Granny sponsored by Tangles. Most Stylish Nails sponsored by Domonika’s Beauty Rooms. Best Bag brought to us by Marelles. The afternoon will be M C’d by Caroline Ryan of Style by Caroline who will do live demonstrations and give plenty of advice to all attending. Tickets at just €10 are available from the Festival office at Mary Dan G’s, the Devon Inn and Leens Hotel. Follow us on Gather by the Feale facebook page, twitter @GatheringAfeale, our blog or our webpage

ONE OFF DANCING LESSONS: The Gather by the Feale have Rebecca Ward booked for next Friday, March 20 to give us a few pointers in dancing to Mama Mia, the class will take place at the Railway Bar from 7-8.30pm, will cost €5 per person and should be a bit of craic. It might even put a bit of gloss on our moves when Abba Delicious – the Tribute Band hits town on Easter Sunday night. All welcome.

TOWN ENHANCEMENT PLAN: A public meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 31 at Fr Casey’s GAA Club at 8pm. It will be hosted by Tom O’Leary, consultant engineer who will present his draft Town Enhancement Plan. It follows from a well-attended public consultation meeting held in late 2014.

ADULT EDUCATION: North Kerry College of Further Education formerly Listowel Community College are holding an Open Day, Wednesday, March 25 from 2pm-6pm. All welcome to talk to the staff about all the courses on offer here at the College such as Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses and our VTOS programme. The college has many courses such as Hairdressing, Animal Care, Business, Nursing, Art Pre-University Arts, Horsemanship, Music Technology Web App Development & many more at both Level 5 & 6 .Apply online now – Ring the school 06821023 for further details.

CARERS ASSOCIATION: Patient Moving and Handling Training March 19. QQI Fetac Level 5 Care Support training in Limerick March 31. Contact 057 9322920.

MEENKILLY N.S. RESULTS: Winners with 14 games; Pat Curtin, Julia Murphy, Catherine Collins. Runners up with 12 games; Jer Roche, Mossie O’ Donnell, Pasty Kelly. Door prize; Dick Fitzgerald. Table prizes; Noreen O’ Callaghan, Liam O’ Connor, Jamsie McEnery
Raffle; Willie Woulfe, Mossie Gleeson, John Lyons, Betty Daly, Michael O’ Kelly, Joan Audskey

PERMANENT TSB VISIT: The staff of Permanent TSB,Newcastle West will visit Abbeyfeale on Friday March 27. Staff will be available to discuss all aspects of day to day banking from 10am to 5pm in New Street, Abbeyfeale. For enquiries or to make an appointment please phone Deborah, Risteard or Karen on 087- 3931193.

WALK TO THE WELL; The annual walk to the well takes place on Sunday, March 29 – Palm Sunday- from Dromtrasna N.S. to Killenagh Holy Well.

FEALE FIT: Well done to all the Fealefit crew that took part in Killarney Adventure race last Saturday! Best of luck to Abbeyfeale United Ladies who play Ballingarry Fc in the Premier League Cup Final on Sunday! I’ve had the pleasure of coaching this great group of girls all year! Fealefit Easter Midterm Kids Camp is fast approaching March 3 – April 2. .Fealefit Running / Adventure race & Tri Athlon training every Saturday, all the training is free of charge and geared towards enabling people achieve goals they never thought were possible! Contact Shane 087 2891015 or Kadie 087 7771552 for details. See for all details on training / classes & Upcoming Events.

FUND FOR TIMOTHY O’NEILL LANE MEMORIAL: If you wish to make a donation to the memorial bank contact details are as follows; . :IBAN No:IE09 BOFI90413011389816 BIC No. /Swift: BOFIIE2D.

FIGHT NIGHT: Michael O’Brien from the Six Crosses just outside Listowel is a qualified IABA Boxing Coach with a Black Belt in Korean Kickboxing. He is holding an International Kickboxing fight night at the Devon Inn on Saturday, April 11 next. Michael who won a Silver Medal with the Irish team at the 2008 WKA World Championships in Florida and went on to win a Gold Medal in the WKC 2011 World Kickboxing Championships in Cadiz had worked with Zoe Scannell and has offered the proceeds of the night to the Remembering Zoe weekend. Tickets are on sale now in the Devon Inn @ €20 or €25 on the night. VIP tickets also on sale @ €100 per head including a ringside seat, 4 course meal and champagne. This is the first event of its type ever held in the Abbeyfeale area and will be a must for all sporting enthusiasts. For further details contact Michael on 0879154209.

DANCING QUEEN: We will have another chance to experience the music of Abba when Abba Delicious perform their tribute show at the Railway Bar on Easter Sunday night.

CLEAN UP LIMERICK: The big clean-up for Limerick city and county will take place on Good Friday between 9 -1am. Team Limerick Clean-up (TLC), is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, and supported by Limerick City and County Council.

The scheme will be urging all members of the public to get together on Good Friday, April 3 to collect and recycle litter in their local area in an effort to tidy up the city and county.

That’s also a fast day so this will help take your mind off your rumbling tummy!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CARD PLAYING: Bridge lessons can be arranged? Tel: 087 3344909

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Toastmasters hold their meetings in the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from September to June from 8.30 – 10.30pm. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 18. Further information from Bill on 087 9079223.

REMEMBERING ZOË: Huge congratulations to John Collins, Clash who is the principal mover behind the events to remember Zoë in May. He came third over the weekend in his class in the Killarney Adventure Race. If you would like to participate in either the 8 parish cycle or the shorter circuit of Abbeyfeale on Saturday, May 16 please contact John (087) 2258808 or Tom O’ Shaughnessy (087) 6820506. Later that evening, Michael Collins and his band will provide the entertainment for a benefit dance in Fr. Casey’s and then on the Sunday a family fun day encompassing a dog show, athletics, kiddie disco, basketball and camogie blitzes as well as loads of surprises will bring the weekend to an end. All proceeds will go to Bru Columbanus and FirstLight, both of these organisations have been of inestimable help to Alisha and the Scannell family. A donation has already been made to the Hope Foundation.

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: Wednesday 8.15 am Margaret McNamara nee Collins recently deceased. Wednesday 7pm Paddy and Kit Donovan and daughters Stasia and Catherine. John Brennan Snr and Jnr. Thursday 8.15am, Peg Leahy. 10am Tim, Nora, Christy and Eileen Cronin. Friday 8.15am Myles Kehoe, 10am Peg Leahy. Saturday 11am Gerard and Bridget O’Donnell.

Perpetual Adoration has commenced and will continue for the duration of Lent. If you are unable to commit to your hour for some reason then please organise a friend or failing that contact Fr. Joe 087 2618412. St. Anthony Novena takes place each Monday at the 7pm evening Mass. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena each Friday morning at 10am. Stations of the Cross every Friday morning. 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.

BEE KEEPING COURSE: The course with tutor Seamus Quinlan of the Kingdom Beekeepers will take place on Tuesdays at the Adult Ed. Centre, Mountmahon from 7-9pm. Further enquiries 087 6866450.

HISTORICAL LECTURE: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society will hold their monthly talk on Monday, March 30 on ‘Ritual Animal Sacrifice in Irish Folk Tradition by Dr. Billy Mag Fhionn at Room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick at 8pm Further detail contact Pat O’Donovan PRO, Key House, Newcastlewest 087 9977340 / 069 62713. All are welcome. No admission charge.

MEN’S SHED: The Men’s Shed is open every Monday evening from 6-9pm. New members are always very welcome. Please donate your Tesco Blue Tokens to our container in the Abbeyfeale store.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPPORT: A support programme for Adults will commence in St. Ita’s Hall on Thursday, March 26 from 7.30-9pm. The local group can be contacted at 068- 31203/31262/31741/31322 or 51894.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NETWORK: The nomination process for the PPN Secretariat is now open. Further information on ppn or Sinead Doody on 061 407127. The next meeting for this area will be at the South Court Hotel for city and county plenary Wednesday, March 25.

SPACES FOR JOBSEEKERS: ‘Spaces for Jobseekers’ in Abbeyfeale meet on a weekly basis. Activities include training, information sessions etc. The group meets in the Old Tech, Room 10 on Mondays at 2.30pm. If you are interested, please contact Ivana at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316, or simply come along and check what it’s all about.

DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICE: ADAPT has a 24 hour Freephone helpline 1800 200 504 and 24 hour access to safe refuge in Limerick. Services ADAPT offers are available to women over 18 years of age and their children and are free of charge.

PRESCHOOL: Teach Mhuire Montessori Pre School have part time places for immediate start. They are also taking bookings for the free preschool year for 2015.

SUE RYDER! Donations for the shop and recycling are always welcome and appreciated. We can recycle clothing, shoes and bags. Unfortunately we are unable to accept electrical items and duvets or pillows. Thank you for your continued support.

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MAUREEN’S TOURS: Day Trip to the Mansion House on Wednesday, April 1, leaving NCW at 8.30am. Mansion House is home to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke who was elected on Friday, June 6, 2014 and is the three hundred and forty fifth Lord Mayor of Dublin. We will be having a guided tour of the Mansion House. Breakfast at 11am in Naas and we will be returning to the hotel in the evening at 5pm. for choice of dinner menu. Early booking is recommended. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

.RAMBLING HOUSES: 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.

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

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.

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).

LIMERICK BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: Membership details can be found on

ACTION ON ALCOHOL WEEK: If you would like to organise an event in your community for Action on Alcohol Week 20-24 April then register on