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Monthly Archives: January 2016

PROLOGUE: "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
Rumi.

DEATHS: Sincere sympathy is offered to Vincent O’Connor and family Knockbrack on the death of Vincent’s father Jim in Broadford. We also offer our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Lily O’Keeffe Ballaugh and Hill Road, whose death occurred last Friday. Her huge removal and funeral, with people returning to pay their respects from all over, was a fitting testament to a woman who lived a quiet and humble life dedicated to her church, her work, her employers, family and friends. Lily was a loyal friend to many people in the community, a great supporter of local businesses, and was a regular theatre goer. She loved her annual trip to Lourdes with her friend Mary and made many trips to Knock and also on the parish outings with Tony and Peg. At her funeral, her nephew Tom said, that a man he met recently told him that Lily was a legend and a real lady. She never left a person without telling them she’d be praying for them or lighting a candle for an intention confided in her. Principal Celebrant of her Funeral Mass Fr Joe Foley said she was a danger with the holy water as a sprinkle was not in her vocabulary and you’d be liable to get a drenching! Mother Teresa wrote a guide to daily living called The Joy in Loving and in it she said; “These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.” The late Lily O’Keeffe practiced those precepts over her 88 years on this earth and is now reaping the reward that she so richly deserves.

DIOCESE SYNOD CULTURE NIGHT: This evening of culture will incorporate elements of poetry, music, Gaeilge and local historymarking the tercentenary of the birth of Tadhg Gaelach Ó Suilleabháin. The poet Tadhg "Gaelach" O’Suilleabhain was born in Tournafulla in 1715. Most of his well-known poems were of a religious nature and he wrote these poems while he was living in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

From about 1760 on, his life changed and he became a pilgrim and it was at this time that Tadhg began to write his religious poems. He died in Waterford Cathedral in 1795 and after his death, the first edition of his poetry was published in Limerick.

The evening will be hosted by Neilus de Róiste. Input will be given by Salvador Ryan. Poetry readings by Canon Micheál Liston and a traditional music session will follow with music provided by local musicians.

Dr. Salvador Ryan is Professor of Ecclesiastical History in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth since 2008. Alongside Bishop Brendan Leahy he has co-edited two volumes of Treasures of Irish Christianity. The evening takes place at the Devon Inn Hotel next Friday, January 29 and will begin at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited.

CONCERT: Traditional fundraising variety concert by West Limerick traditional singing club on Saturday March 12 in Fr Casey’s GAA club, Abbeyfeale. The concert will include a variety of Traditional Musicians, Singers, Storytellers and dancers all for just €10. Please support. West Limerick singing club are also hosting a night of songs in remembrance of 1916 on Friday April 1 in the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale at our monthly singing session which takes place on the 1st Friday of every month.

TOWN PARK NOTES: James Harnett PRO of the Town Park committee writes “February approaches and with it longer days and a touch of spring. Right now is a good time to visit Abbeyfeale Town Park to watch some of the largest river birds in Ireland. The best viewing point is along by the railings directly in front of the picnic tables and early morning offers the best opportunity of enjoying the spectacle of these great birds fishing in the Feale. The most common of these birds is the heron, a large grey bird with a long neck. It stands upright in the water, quite still, until it spots its prey. It then darts its head into the water and catches a fish. The cormorant is another large bird that frequents the river. It swims in the river with just its head and neck appearing over the water. It then dives under the water and surfaces several metres away having caught a fish. The little egret, a very large white bird, has also been spotted flying in the vicinity of the town park recently. So, if you are a twitcher why not come along to Abbeyfeale Town Park – you might find something to tweet about.”

GLÓRACH YOUTH THEATRE: Preparations are well underway for an upcoming production, and even if you don’t fancy threading the boards, there is always lots of work offstage, be it with props, prompting, curtains or light and sound, and who knows, you may even surprise yourself by taking a small part on stage. To paraphrase the old Northern Ireland Tourist board ad from the 1990’s, "you’ll never know unless you go." Youth theatre classes take place at the Glórach on Thursdays from 7 to 8.30pm , for further enquiries call 0871383940.

KNOCKNASNA N.S. CALLING: Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Pádraig is a country primary school for girls and boys located at Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick which is now accepting enrolments for September 2016. If you wish to come and visit the school, see the facilities, meet the pupils and teachers at a time convenient to you, then please contact the school principal Billy Quirke @ 087 9601506. Alternatively you can visit the school website www.knocknasnans.ie. Enrolment Application Forms can be downloaded from the website or collected at the school.

ARA NA FEILE: The active retirement social club hold their next meeting at the Adult Education centre on Wednesday, February 3 at 2pm.

PAINT WITH WATERCOLOURS: Classes at Shakti and Wellness Centre, Hill Road with Denise Joy 087 1538884. Start Thursday, February 4 at 6 weeks.

FEALEFIT NEWS: Couch to 5k training continues this Saturday January 30 at Fealefit @ 9am along with Adventure Race Training at 10am!!!Our Couch to 5k training is building towards a Charity 5k in Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day at 10am with a Green theme, €10 to register, write your chosen Charity on your race bib & at end of the run we will collect all race bibs & pull a random bib from our drum & all money raised will be donated to that charity! This is a fun community event to help raise money for charity so we ask people to help in any way they can with stewarding the course, bring your own water & whatever you can for refreshments, baked goods etc. anything left over will go to homeless. All event training is free of charge and open to all levels of fitness…see www.Fealefit.com for all details on training & Upcoming events or Contact Shane 087 2891015 Kadie 087 7771552.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Applications are currently being taken for security systems for those 65 or older, living alone or with someone aged 65 or over. Contact Community Garda Roger O’Donoghue at the Garda Station or any member of the committee including Chairman James Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Joint Treasurers Kathleen Collins and Marian Harnett or committee members James Joy, Neily Lyons, Mary Jo O’Connell, Mary McArthur, Micheal Kelly, Brodie and Brenda Barry, Denis Collins and Sean Broderick.

ABBEYFEALE DRAMA GROUP ‘SIVE’: The annual production of the Abbeyfeale Drama Group is John B. Keane’s Sive and will be staged on February 16/188/20/21/23/25/27 and 28 next in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: A new year brings new opportunities to improve oneself so why not check out West Limerick Toastmasters at the Desmond Complex, NCW on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8pm. A club with a difference where you get the opportunity to practice the art of public speaking in a supportive caring environment. Everyone welcome. Further information from Charles 087 7972855.

FR. CASEY’S U6-U16 REGISTRATION NIGHT: All Parents / Guardians please note that the annual registration for all underage players will take place next Friday, January 29 @ 7.30pm at Fr Casey’s Clubhouse. €25 per Child or €40 max for two or more from same family. New players being registered to please bring copy of birth certificate.

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: Parent Coach Joan Barrett will attend the Parent and Toddler Group in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, February 26. Joan will endeavour to answer parent’s question regarding their toddlers and parenting. The parent and toddler group meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall from 11.am to 12.30pm. New Mum’s, Dad’s and toddlers are always welcome.

ART CLASSES ABBEYFEALE: Art classes start back this Thursday, January 28 in the Further Education and Training Centre (Old Tech) Abbeyfeale from 10am to 12pm. This educational programme has a relaxation and social aspect. This is a time out space to enhance mental and emotional health. If you are interested in joining this class please contact Mary on 087 9382883. Supported by West Limerick Resources and Limerick Clare Education & Training Board.

SUE RYDER: The shop in Abbeyfeale offers a large selection of low priced women’s and men’s clothing, bric a brac, toys, handbags and a fantastic choice of bestseller books.
We welcome donations of all of the above but at the moment we especially need bed linen and curtains, towels etc. Unfortunately we are unable to accept electrical items and duvets/pillows.
Thank you for your continued support.

LIMERICK DIOCESAN SOCIAL SERVICE: Counselling provided on Mondays in Abbeyfeale. Ring 061 314213 for appointment.

SUPPORT GROUP: Bereavement Support Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

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. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Tuesday – Saturday at 10am except in the event of a funeral when Mass is 11am. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10am John Moore, Shanbally. Thursday 10am Tom and Ellen O’Connell, Friday 10am Daniel Sheehy. Saturday 7pm Peggy Woulfe nee Ward Month’s Mind and her husband and son’s anniversary. David Ward Ballaugh. Sunday 9.30am Rico Kelly Radharc Na Feile. Jim Coffey, Hillview Drive. Sunday 12 noon Paddy and Nancy Fitzgerald, Meenahala. Mike O’Connell Dromtrasna. Monday 7pm Mary Flynn Banard 1st Anniversary. Church Webcam is now officially switched on and broadcasting live. Almost anyone in the world can now view live broadcasts of events in Abbeyfeale parish church by logging onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish. A direct link from the parish website has been set up. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard. Ash Wednesday February 10. The chart for perpetual adoration for the Lenten period is at the back of the altar and you are asked to sign up for one hour a week. Trocaire boxes are available to be distributed by usual volunteers. Pastoral Council meeting Tuesday, February 2 at 7.30pm in the Sacristy. Baptismal Meeting Athea church in the sacristy Tuesday February 9 at 7.30pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square on Thursday, January 28 from 9.15 pm. Admission is free to this informal evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling.

DOMESTIC ABUSE GROUP FOR MEN WHO ARE BATTERED: AMEN is based in Navan at St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Railway St. and provides a helpline on 046 9023 718, Email: info@amen.ie

AUCCREATIVE WRITING: Children’s creative writing classes commence on Saturday January 30in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel from 9.30 to 10.30 am. Suitable from children age 7 to 12 years. To book tel. (068) 22212.

GROUP TREATMENT PROGRAMME FOR THOSE WHO MISUSE CANNABIS: A free programme will commence on Thursday, February 11 at a venue in Limerick city for persons over the age of 18 who feel that their use of cannabis is out of control. This is a free confidential service, for further information contact Mark Campbell 086 3847075 or Justin Sherin 087 2051958.

WEEKEND FOR MEN DISCERNING A VOCATION: St. Patrick’s College Thurles on Friday, February 5 starting with dinner at 6.30pm followed by prayer and overnight stay. Saturday breakfast, short talk on discerning a vocation, Mass, lunch followed by discussion. To book 061 414624 / lesliemcnamara@eircom.net

MEDJUGORJE 35TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER: Sunday, February 7 at Montenotte Hotel, Cork, 10am—5pm. Tickets €12 phone Sean 086 2959380.

AUCTION OF CONTENTS: An auction will take place of the contents of Adare Manor on Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29. Further information Aidan Foley 086 8290680.

LONDON KERRY ASSOCIATION AGM: Wednesday, February 3 AT 7pm sharp in the 7pm sharp in the Kingdom Bar, 229 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JG.
Nominations will be taken from the floor for all positions.

MAUREEN’S OUTINGS: Panto on Sunday, January 31 2016. This is the 53rd Panto performed by the Killorglin Players Madame Butterfly alia Mrs Aladdin starting at 6pm. in the INEC. A bus will be leaving Newcastle West at 3pm. and we will pick up in Abbeyfeale at the Church. By leaving on time we will be able to have some refreshements before the show starts. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

Spring Break; April 24-27, 2016. We will be staying in the Cavan Crystal 4 star Hotel, Cavan. On our way up we will stop off in Longford to see St. Mel’s cathedral that was destroyed by fire 5 years ago and reopened last Christmas. We have a full and interesting itinerary, touring by day and dancing after dinner in our hotel. On Monday we will go to Armagh where we will visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Church of Ireland Cathedral also we will go and see the Cardinal Tómas O’Fiaich Memorial Library. We intend going to Monaghan to see the Cavan Crystal premises. All those who have already given in their names must confirm their booking with a deposit of €25 to secure our hotel booking. Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

UPDATE FROM FR. PAT MOORE: Approaching the anniversary of my first caring bridge entry isn’t it great to be in the position to highlight a change in focus. What a precious resource caring bridge has been to me! I have been able to connect with people in comfort and I want to express my gratitude to everyone who read, shared and sent supportive comments to the blog. Also thanks to all who copied and shared the posts like my friends in Lyre. All much appreciated .I’m finding recovery very, very slow with low energy and a low immune system. My short ten minute trip to the crib in Duagh cost me dearly!! But things are moving the right way and I am blessed in the care and support I have….and the evenings are getting bright already! I will no longer post on this site. However I have chanced setting up my own new site. Everyone is welcome to visit that site. All you need to do is go to www.frpatmoore.com and it should bring you there. On my last visit to Mary Keane, Billy gave me a copy of John B. Keane’s book "The Street, poems and ballads" edited by Joanne. From it I pass on to you John B’s Kerry Blessing: "That the frost may never affect your spuds/ That your cabbage may always be free from worms/That the crows may never pick your stack,/That your she-goat may never dread the puck/ And should you by good fortune, come into The possession of a female donkey,/ May she be in foal."

VOCATIONS AFTERNOON: “Come and see” 2.00 – 4.30 p.m. Saturday, February 6. For women discerning a religious vocation Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. vocationspoorclarescork

ADAPT: Support is available in Newcastle West each week and there is a new survivors group called ‘Let’s Talk’ which is open to women. A 24 Hour Freephone Helpline is available 365 days a year at 1800 200 504. Court accompaniment and many other supports are also available.

SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am till 1pm 365 days a year.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Bishop Ray Browne, October 30, 2016, 8 nights. Direct Flight from Shannon, coach transfers from Kerry. Cost €1,575 sharing. Enquiries: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219 or email joskdp Limited availability.


PROLOGUE: "To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
Nicolaus Copernicus.

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES: Local girl Mary Curtin who is a member of the Abbeyfeale branch of slimming organisation Unslim is on the cover of their magazine this month. She has lost nearly 5 stone with Unislim since joining up just over a year ago.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: The monthly car boot sale and indoor market – proceeds of which go to help keep West Limerick Community Radio WL102fm on air- will run every month beginning Sunday, January 24 at the Community Centre, NCW. Prices for spaces remain the same – €7 for cars and €10 for car/trailer or any size of a van. Gates open 7.30am.

VARIETY CONCERT: Traditional fundraising variety concert by West Limerick traditional singing club on Saturday March 12 in Fr Casey’s GAA club, Abbeyfeale. The concert will include a variety of Traditional Musicians, Singers, Storytellers and dancers all for just €10. Please support. West Limerick singing club are also hosting a night of songs in remembrance of 1916 on Friday April 1 in the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale at our monthly singing session which takes place on the 1st Friday of every month.

EXCITING TIMES IN ABBEYFEALE: Tea & Tales opened in the Square last Saturday to huge acclaim. Sports Therapist and Fitness Instructor Kadie Colbert from the Killarney Road saw an opening for a coffee shop and set about getting it off the ground with her usual energy and enthusiasm. It’s a coffee shop with a difference – open Monday to Saturday from 9-6pm – where you can enjoy a cup of barista style coffee or tea while spending time browsing book shelves loaded down with inspirational and self-help books.

Another first for the town this year are art classes being provided in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, St. Ita’s Hall and Teach Mhuire Montessori School in Colbert Terrace. These along with the children’s theatre classes based at the Glorach should provide an outlet for people who are not sports orientated. Further information on the art classes for children from 0877551900/ or adults 0879932549 and the children’s theatre classes 0871383940.

BREAKING TRAD: Our own Donal Murphy, son of Maureen and the late Dan, Main St., continues to make a name for himself. Last week he appeared with his group Breaking Trad on RTE’s Today Show where they entertained Daithi with a few tunes.

A DATE FOR THE DIARY: Abbeyfeale Drama Group are rehearsing at present for their production of John B Keane’s play SIVE. It will be staged at Fr. Casey’s on February 16/18/20/21 /23/25/27 and 28 next so mark it down.

ART CLASSES IN THREE VENUES: A qualified and experienced art teacher will be providing the following art classes in Abbeyfeale: 8 weeks starting Wednesday, January 20 at Colaiste Ide agus Iosef from 7.30 -9pm for teenagers/adults. Cost €60. A beginner’s guide to drawing and painting. Emma will guide you through the basics of fine art and illustrative techniques…. To book a place or for more information please call 068 30631 or Ryan Kennelly 087 90 69 245. There will also be classes for children aged from 5-12 years in St. Ita’s Hall starting Saturday, January 23 for 4 weeks. Class 1 (5-7years) 9.30-10.30amClass 2 (8-12yrs) 11-12pm. Qualified and experienced art teacher. Garda vetted. Classes are fun and sociable utilising a variety of arts and crafts mediums and processes. Cost €35 payment in advance to secure a place. All materials provided. Call Emma on 0877551900 to make a booking or for more information. Classes will also take place at Mary Barrett’s Teach Mhuire, Colbert Terrace beginning Monday January 25 from 7-7.30pm- 10.30pm. Total beginners welcome step by step instructions on how to paint skies, water, trees, and bushes. ..Contact Ellen on 0879932549.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HUMANISM:A group of humanists from West Limerick and North Kerry are holding a gathering for inquiring people on Saturday morning February 6 at 11am at the Seanchai in the Square of Listowel. If you are interested in humanism we would love to see you there.
Humanism is an ethical life stance that concentrates on human values.

We rely on scientific inquiry and reason to guide our behaviour. We campaign so that Ireland will become truly secular. If you have queries regarding the meeting or just want reassurance please give Denis Hobson a call on 087 9481031.

GLÓRACH CHILDREN’S THEATRE CLASSES: After three memorable shows just before Christmas, all the kids involved have had a well-earned break and can look forward to the resumption of children’s theatre classes at the Cliabhán on Wednesday, January 20. Classes for 5-8 year old’s take place between 7 and 8 pm, and for 9-14 year old’s between 8 and 9 pm.

SALE TIME AT SUE RYDER: Manager Maria Moloney says: “Here at Sue Ryder Abbeyfeale, everything costing €2 and over is HALF PRICE. That’s right, ladies and men’s wear, shoes, bric a brac, toys and DVDs, all HALF PRICE. Books are 50 cent each and children’s books are 10 for €1……Don’t miss out, come in and have a browse!
Happy new year to all our volunteers and customers. Thank you for all your support over that last 4 years.”

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: A brief meeting will take place in the boy’s school this Wednesday, January 20 at 7.30pm. All volunteers will have to fill out a new Garda Vetting Form and copies will be available on the night.

RAG RUG MAKING CLASSES: Classes on making rugs from waste material will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef every Wednesday for 7 weeks beginning January 20 from 7.30-9pm. Class will cost €50. To book a class call 30631.

GLÓRACH YOUTH THEATRE: Preparations are well underway for an upcoming production, and even if you don’t fancy threading the boards, there is always lots of work offstage, be it with props, prompting, curtains or light and sound, and who knows, you may even surprise yourself by taking a small part on stage. To paraphrase the old Northern Ireland Tourist board ad from the 1990’s, "you’ll never know unless you go." Youth theatre classes take place at the Glórach on Thursdays from 7 to 8.30pm , for further enquiries call 0871383940.

KNOCKNASNA N.S. CALLING: Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Pádraig is a country primary school for girls and boys located at Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick which is now accepting enrolments for September 2016. If you wish to come and visit the school, see the facilities, meet the pupils and teachers at a time convenient to you, then please contact the school principal Billy Quirke @ 087 9601506. Alternatively you can visit the school website www.knocknasnans.ie. Enrolment Application Forms can be downloaded from the website or collected at the school.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Applications are currently being taken for security systems for those 65 or older, living alone or with someone aged 65 or over. Contact Community Garda Roger O’Donoghue at the Garda Station or any member of the committee including Chairman James Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Joint Treasurers Kathleen Collins and Marian Harnett or committee members James Joy, Neily Lyons, Mary Jo O’Connell, Mary McArthur, Micheal Kelly, Brodie and Brenda Barry, Denis Collins and Sean Broderick.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: A new year brings new opportunities to improve oneself so why not check out West Limerick Toastmasters at the Desmond Complex, NCW on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8pm. A club with a difference where you get the opportunity to practice the art of public speaking in a supportive caring environment. Everyone welcome. Further information from Charles 087 7972855.

FEALEFIT NOTES: Couch to 5k training continues this Saturday, January 23 at Fealefit @ 9am along with Adventure Race Training at 10am. Our Couch to 5k training is building towards a Charity 5k in Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s day morning March 17at 10am..more details to follow in coming weeks. All event training is free of charge and open to all levels of fitness…see www.Fealefit.com for all details on training & Upcoming events or Contact Shane 087 2891015 Kadie 087 7771552!!

LIMERICK DIOCESAN SOCIAL SERVICE: Counselling provided on Mondays in Abbeyfeale. Ring 061 314213 for appointment.

SUPPORT GROUP: Bereavement Support Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

THE HILLS OF OLD KILCOLMAN: This traditional music C.D., proceeds of which are going to Milford Hospice is for sale in Ann Lyons, The Square and Philip Enright’s Ramble Inn.

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. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Tuesday – Saturday at 10am except in the event of a funeral when Mass is 11am. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10am Leah Harnett, The Belfrey. Thursday 10am Tim O’Connor, St. Ita’s Terrace (died in Sydney last week). Friday 10am Mary Harnett, Knockbrack. Saturday 7pm Christy Leahy and Patrick Sheehan, Knockbrack. John Broderick Knocknasna. Sunday 9.30am John Dunne USA, Denis McEnery, Dromtrasna Collins. 12 noon Catherine Murphy, Clash Road. Patie Broderick Mountmahon and deceased family members. Sean Sheehan Month’s Mind. The church Webcam is now officially switched on and broadcasting live. Almost anyone in the world can now view live broadcasts of events in Abbeyfeale parish church by logging onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish. A direct link from the parish website has been set up. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square on Thursday, January 28 from 9.15 pm. Admission is free to this informal evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling.

DOMESTIC ABUSE GROUP FOR MEN WHO ARE BATTERED: AMEN is based in Navan at St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Railway St. and provides a helpline on 046 9023 718, Email: info@amen.ie

UNDERTHEWEATHER.IE: A new website developed by the HSE who say “We want to help you to know how to deal with common illnesses like colds, flu, earaches, tummy bugs and more. And, we want to make sure that the advice you get online is from trusted sources of good quality and correct health information. Undertheweather.ie was developed using health information and advice from the HSE and the experience of GPs and Pharmacists from around Ireland. Learning how to manage common illnesses with confidence and common sense is a great life skill. It’s something that we learn from our parents, from visiting our doctors, and from our own experience. It’s also something that lots of people are now learning from the internet. We all need good, sound advice to develop the confidence and skill to take care of ourselves and our families, and this website aims to give you that advice.” Topics include colds, coughs, earaches, ‘flu’s, rashes, raised temperatures, sore throats and more. Click for more on undertheweather.ie

CALLING ALL PARISH CHOIRS: Fr. Liam Lawton will present a workshop for parish choirs. Based on his new collection, Eternal, the workshop will be held on Thursday January 21at 8pm in Church of the Resurrection, Park Road. Killarney. Admission is €10 per person and will include a book of the new music. To book please email pastoralcentre or phone 064 6632644

GROUP TREATMENT PROGRAMME FOR THOSE WHO MISUSE CANNABIS: A free programme will commence on Thursday, February 11 at a venue in Limerick city for persons over the age of 18 who feel that their use of cannabis is out of control. This is a free confidential service, for further information contact Mark Campbell 086 3847075 or Justin Sherin 087 2051958.

WEEKEND FOR MEN DISCERNING A VOCATION: St. Patrick’s College Thurles on Friday, February 5 starting with dinner at 6.30pm followed by prayer and overnight stay. Saturday breakfast, short talk on discerning a vocation, Mass, lunch followed by discussion. To book 061 414624 / lesliemcnamara@eircom.net

MEDJUGORJE 35TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER: Sunday, February 7 at Montenotte Hotel, Cork, 10am—5pm. Tickets €12 phone Sean 086 2959380.

MAUREEN’S OUTINGS: Panto on Sunday, January 31 2016. This is the 53rd Panto performed by the Killorglin Players Madame Butterfly alia Mrs Aladdin starting at 6pm. in the INEC. A bus will be leaving Newcastle West at 3pm. and we will pick up in Abbeyfeale at the Church. By leaving on time we will be able to have some refreshements before the show starts. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

Spring Break; April 24-27, 2016. We will be staying in the Cavan Crystal 4 star Hotel, Cavan. On our way up we will stop off in Longford to see St. Mel’s cathedral that was destroyed by fire 5 years ago and reopened last Christmas. We have a full and interesting itinerary, touring by day and dancing after dinner in our hotel. On Monday we will go to Armagh where we will visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Church of Ireland Cathedral also we will go and see the Cardinal Tómas O’Fiaich Memorial Library. We intend going to Monaghan to see the Cavan Crystal premises. All those who have already given in their names must confirm their booking with a deposit of €25 to secure our hotel booking. Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

VOCATIONS AFTERNOON: “Come and see” 2.00 – 4.30 p.m. Saturday, February 6. For women discerning a religious vocation Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. vocationspoorclarescork

ADAPT: Support is available in Newcastle West each week and there is a new survivors group called ‘Let’s Talk’ which is open to women. A 24 Hour Freephone Helpline is available 365 days a year at 1800 200 504. Court accompaniment and many other supports are also available.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Wednesdays January 20/27 from 7-8.30pm ~ A Course on Faith: Resources: The Holy Bible and the Catechism. All Welcome.

SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am till 1pm 365 days a year.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Bishop Ray Browne, October 30, 2016, 8 nights. Direct Flight from Shannon, coach transfers from Kerry. Cost €1,575 sharing. Enquiries: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219 or email joskdp Limited availability.

ABBEYFEALE’S FR. CASEY’S CHOSEN AS A HOST CLUB: Calling all Under 14 Football Panel for the 2016 season and their Parents / Guardians. A Registration and Information Evening takes place at 7.30pm at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Thursday, January 21 . The U14 football team will be taking part in the 2016 Féile Peil na nOg National Competition and Fr. Casey’s has also been chosen this year to take part as a Host Club. There will be a Group Photo taken of all the U14 Panel and their Mentors on the night which will then be sent to GAA Headquarters for their records. This is expected to be a major event for the Under 14 Team, Fr. Casey’s as a Club and Abbeyfeale as a town. We encourage everyone to please turn up on the night in order to be part of the Photoshoot and to be given full details of the Event. Don’t forget – Thursday night @ 7.30pm Sharp.

HOW TO BUILD A TOWN: This was in the Living section of the Farmers’ Journal recently and is the advice from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo who have formed a co- operative movement.

Sell local crafts to support local artists. Grow your own bedding plants in your community garden and sell window boxes to local businesses to raise funds. Engage with owners in relation to doing up derelict buildings.


PROLOGUE: Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin – it should make you jump up and do something. E.L. Simpson.

NEW BUSINESS OPENS: Tea & Tales will open its door for the first time this Saturday, January 16 at 4pm. It’s a coffee shop with a difference where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while browsing book shelves loaded down with inspirational and self-help books. Cheese and Wine Reception. All Welcome.

ART CLASSES: A qualified and experienced art teacher will be providing the following art classes in Abbeyfeale: 8 weeks starting Wednesday, January 20 at Colaiste Ide agus Iosef from 7.30 -9pm for teenagers/adults. Cost €60. A beginner’s guide to drawing and painting. Emma will guide you through the basics of fine art and illustrative techniques…. To book a place or for more information please call 068 30631 or Ryan Kennelly 087 90 69 245. There will also be classes for children aged from 5-12 years in St. Ita’s Hall starting Saturday, January 23 for 4 weeks. Class 1 (5-7years) 9.30-10.30am
Class 2 (8-12yrs) 11-12pm. Qualified and experienced art teacher. Garda vetted. Classes are fun and sociable utilising a variety of arts and crafts mediums and processes.
Cost €35 payment in advance to secure a place. All materials provided. Call Emma on 0877551900 to make a booking or for more information.

AN INTERGRATED APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: Professional photographer Marie Keating in association with West Limerick Mental Health Association is running a two hour course for amateur photographers in the Desmond Complex on Wednesday, January 13 from 7-9pm. It must be pre booked so text Photography along with your name and number to 0857722475. All participants must bring a camera with a manual function.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: The monthly car boot sale and indoor market – proceeds of which go to help keep West Limerick Community Radio WL102fm on air- will run every month beginning Sunday, January 24 at the Community Centre, NCW.

GLÓRACH CHILDREN’S THEATRE CLASSES: After three memorable shows just before Christmas, all the kids involved have had a well-earned break and can look forward to the resumption of children’s theatre classes at the Cliabhán on Wednesday, January 20. Classes for 5-8 year old’s take place between 7 and 8 pm, and for 9-14 year old’s between 8 and 9 pm.

SALE TIME AT SUE RYDER: Manager Maria Moloney says: “Here at Sue Ryder Abbeyfeale, everything costing €2 and over is HALF PRICE. That’s right, ladies and men’s wear, shoes, bric a brac, toys and DVDs, all HALF PRICE. Books are 50 cent each and children’s books are 10 for €1……Don’t miss out, come in and have a browse!
Happy new year to all our volunteers and customers. Thank you for all your support over that last 4 years.”

GLÓRACH YOUTH THEATRE: Preparations are well underway for an upcoming production, and even if you don’t fancy threading the boards, there is always lots of work offstage, be it with props, prompting, curtains or light and sound, and who knows, you may even surprise yourself by taking a small part on stage. To paraphrase the old Northern Ireland Tourist board ad from the 1990’s, "you’ll never know unless you go." Youth theatre classes take place at the Glórach on Thursdays from 7 to 8.30pm , for further enquiries call 0871383940.

KNOCKNASNA N.S. CALLING: Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Pádraig is a country primary school for girls and boys located at Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick which is now accepting enrolments for September 2016. If you wish to come and visit the school, see the facilities, meet the pupils and teachers at a time convenient to you, then please contact the school principal Billy Quirke @ 087 9601506. Alternatively you can visit the school website www.knocknasnans.ie. Enrolment Application Forms can be downloaded from the website or collected at the school.

COMMUNITY ALERT: The following is downloaded from the Met Éireann website. It’s called Be Winter Ready and contains advice for homeowners in winter time: Have a small supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare foods. Keep extra supplies of essential medication in case it is difficult to get to the pharmacy. Have an adequate supply of fuel for heating/cooking and if possible a suitable alternative should the main supply fail. Have a shovel and bag of salt to keep paths clear and safe. Have batteries for torches in the event of power cuts. Have candles and matches. Candles should always be placed away from draughts in proper candleholders. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Have a water container to ensure a supply of drinking water. Have emergency contact numbers to hand. Leave a key and contact details with neighbours or family if you are going away. Check that loft insulation is thick and in good condition. Fit your water tank with an insulation jacket or alternatively, wrap the top and sides with suitable insulation material. Repair any leaks at taps or valves. Know how to turn off the water supply (usually under the kitchen sink). Fit draught excluders to your doors and windows. Make sure heating equipment is well-maintained, vented correctly and working properly. Ensure chimneys are cleaned at least once a year.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: A new year brings new opportunities to improve oneself so why not check out West Limerick Toastmasters at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8pm. Everyone welcome.

FEALEFIT NOTES: Couch to 5k training continues this weekend at Fealefit @ 9am along with Adventure Race Training at 10am!!! All event training is free of charge and open to all levels of fitness…see www.Fealefit.com for all details on training & Upcoming events or Contact Shane 087 2891015 Kadie 087 7771552!! The best of luck to Kadie who is currently involved in setting up a new business. Further details over the next few weeks.

‘ST. ITA’S NIGHT: Kileedy Parish is named for St Ita – one of the patron saint of our diocese. There is always a great celebration of St Itas feast in her home parish! St Ita was born in Waterford, but came to Kileedy where she led a community of sisters. She is sometimes called "the white sun of the women of Munster" or the "Brigid of Munster". Ita is also known as the "Foster Mother of the Saints of Ireland" because she was a mother figure to some of Ireland’s early saints. St Brendan was in Killeedy for five years under the care of St Ita in the monastery at Killeedy from the time when he was a year old. Mass in Ashford Church 11am and in in Raheenagh Church 7.30pm. The annual celebration in honour of St. Ita culminates with dancing in Raheenagh Hall on Friday, January 15. A great night always with tea and sandwiches and goodies served.

LIMERICK DIOCESAN SOCIAL SERVICE: Counselling provided on Mondays in Abbeyfeale. Ring 061 314213 for appointment.

SUPPORT GROUP: Bereavement Support Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

THE HILLS OF OLD KILCOLMAN: This traditional music C.D., proceeds of which are going to Milford Hospice is for sale in Ann Lyons, The Square and Philip Enright’s Ramble Inn.

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. Thursday 10am Christina Morgan. Friday 10am M. Curtin. Saturday 11am Paddy Walsh, Dromtrasna. 7pm Nora O’Keefe Graigue, Maurice and Nora O’ Connor Knocknasna. Sunday 9.30am John Gardiner Purt, Mary Foley, St. Ita’s Road. 12 noon John O’Connor, Knocknagoshel, Tom O’Brien, Collins Park, Months Mind. The church Webcam is now officially switched on and broadcasting live. Almost anyone in the world can now view live broadcasts of events in Abbeyfeale parish church by logging onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish. A direct link from the parish website has been set up. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard.

THE BIBLE EXPOSED: Join us for a crash course in the Bible and see the bible brought to life in the Limerick Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, Limerick. Commencing Monday 18 January, for 10 consecutive Mondays 7.30pm to 9pm. For further details, contact Sharon Clohessy 087 9027217 or Eilish Carter 087 8170420 (after 6pm). Fee: €10 per night.For further details contact the College on 063-83604 or check out our website: www.organiccollege.comChristmas is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate than to support local community enterprises and come home with some unique Christmas gifts. Money spent locally will recycle within the community as well as giving the buyer top quality food and crafts.

DOMESTIC ABUSE GROUP FOR MEN WHO ARE BATTERED: After discovering that I know a man who is battered by his wife I thought I’d investigate to see if there is a support group for him and the many other men who find themselves in this situation. AMEN is based in Navan at St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Railway St. and provides a helpline on 046 9023 718, Email: info@amen.ie

GROUP TREATMENT PROGRAMME FOR THOSE WHO MISUSE CANNABIS: A free programme will commence on Thursday, February 11 at a venue in Limerick city for persons over the age of 18 who feel that their use of cannabis is out of control. This is a free confidential service, for further information contact Mark Campbell 086 3847075 or Justin Sherin 087 2051958.

MAUREEN’S OUTINGS: Panto on Sunday, January 31 2016. This is the 53rd Panto performed by the Killorglin Players Madame Butterfly alia Mrs Aladdin starting at 6pm. in the INEC. A bus will be leaving Newcastle West at 3pm. and we will pick up in Abbeyfeale at the Church. By leaving on time we will be able to have some refreshements before the show starts. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

Spring Break; April 24-27, 2016. We will be staying in the Cavan Crystal 4 star Hotel, Cavan. On our way up we will stop off in Longford to see St. Mel’s cathedral that was destroyed by fire 5 years ago and reopened last Christmas. We have a full and interesting itinerary, touring by day and dancing after dinner in our hotel. On Monday we will go to Armagh where we will visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Church of Ireland Cathedral also we will go and see the Cardinal Tómas O’Fiaich Memorial Library. We intend going to Monaghan to see the Cavan Crystal premises. All those who have already given in their names must confirm their booking with a deposit of €25 to secure our hotel booking. Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

ADAPT: Support is available in Newcastle West each week and there is a new survivors group called ‘Let’s Talk’ which is open to women. A 24 Hour Freephone Helpline is available 365 days a year at 1800 200 504. Court accompaniment and many other supports are also available.

SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am till 10.00pm, 365 days a year.


PROLOGUE: Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life and don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."
Steve Jobs

CORN NA FEILE COURSING DANCE: The annual coursing dance with dancing to the ever popular Joe O’Keeffe band will take place Saturday, January 9 from 9.30pm. Admission €10. Finger food will be served on the night.

AN INTERGRATED APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS: Professional photographer Marie Keating in association with West Limerick Mental Health Association is running a two hour course for amateur photographers in the Desmond Complex on Wednesday, January 13 from 7-9pm. It must be pre booked so text Photography along with your name and number to 0857722475. All participants must bring a camera with a manual function.

CONNIE HARNETT MEMORIAL SWIM: They are a hardy bunch around Abbeyfeale when you see the crowd who turned out in such numbers for the second annual Connie Harnett Memorial Swim in Ballybunion on New Year’s Day. This is a fundraiser organised by Connie’s wife and family in honour of the popular cattle dealer from Abbeyfeale who died in 2014. So far over €2,000 has been raised and will be divided between the Sagart Lourdes Fund, Nano Nagle Listowel and St Joseph’s Unit Listowel community hospital.

COMMUNITY ALERT: The following is downloaded from the Met Éireann website. It’s called Be Winter Ready and contains Advice for the Elderly and their Families and Neighbours: “In winter it can be difficult for everyone to get about and conduct day to day activities. It is even more difficult for the elderly and other vulnerable people. Advice for the elderly or infirm: Keep warm, eat well and avoid unnecessary travel. You should eat regular hot meals and drink plenty of fluids, this will keep you warm and will give you energy to keep active. Ensure you have sufficient supplies of food and of any prescription medicine you may need. Keep active indoors. Have sufficient fuel supplies to maintain adequate heating in your home. .Ask your relatives and neighbours for help if you need it. Keep their phone numbers on a list beside your phone. Personal Safety – Staying Safe: In icy weather, wear well-fitted shoes with non-slip soles if you have to go out but try to limit walking outside during the cold weather. Consider wearing a personal alarm so that family or neighbours are alerted if you fall .If you have a fall, even a minor one, make sure you visit your doctor for a check-up. Fall prevention in your home. Leave a low energy light on at night time, preferably one with a high light output. Use a non-slip shower or bath mat. Make sure wires or cords from lamps, telephones etc. do not trail where you walk. Arrange furniture so that you can easily move around all your rooms. Remove rugs or use non-slip tape or backing so rugs will not slip. Consider installing hand rails on both sides of the stairs. Keeping an eye on the elderly and infirm: Try to call on elderly relatives and neighbours, and offer to assist them in severe weather. Ensure that they have sufficient supplies of food and medications. Ensure that they have sufficient fuel supplies to maintain adequate heating in their homes. If you have any doubts about the safety of an elderly or infirm person seek the assistance of the Garda Síochána or local social services.

FEALEFIT NOTES: AHapp New Year to everyone from Fealefit, We’re looking forward to 2016 and another year full of Events, Health and fitness! Couch to 5k training starts this weekend January 9 at Fealefit @ 9am along with Adventure Race Training at 10am!!! All event training is free of charge and open to all levels of fitness…see www.Fealefit.com for all details on training & Upcoming events or Contact Shane 087 2891015 Kadie 087 7771552!! The best of luck to Kadie who is currently involved in setting up a new business. Further details over the next few weeks.

‘ST. ITA’S NIGHT: The annual celebration in honour of St. Ita culminates with dancing in Raheenagh Hall on Friday, January 15. A great night always with tea and sandwiches and goodies served.

PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MEDIA RESEARCH PROJECT: Memories of Growing Up with Popular Media. What is the project about and who can participate?

When you look back on your life, do you have specific memories of watching, or listening to, or reading particular media, either regularly or occasionally? Examples might include certain films, or television or radio programmes, newspapers, magazines, comics etc. Do you remember when and where you were, who you were with, what you thought or how you felt? When you remember these experiences, do you also think about what it was like growing up with your family, or in your neighbourhood? Do you remember specific events, and where and when you first heard about them through the media? If you have answered “yes” to the questions above, would you be interested in taking part in a research project that will explore memories of growing up with popular media, focusing on how media consumption contributes to people’s sense of identity, individually and as members of social groups?

Who is conducting the research?

My name is Marcus Free and I am a lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

What is involved in participating in this project?

The project is seeking a wide range of people of different generations and social backgrounds. The only condition is that participants are aged 18 years or older. Interested participants would be asked to meet for a one-to-one conversational interview with the researcher at a convenient location, agreed upon in advance of the meeting. Where appropriate, the participant may be asked to meet for a follow-up interview if they are happy to do so. The participant’s involvement is entirely voluntary and they are free to leave the study at any time if they wish. The interviews will be recorded on an audio recording device and recordings will be strictly confidential and kept securely. Additionally, no real names will be used in transcripts of the interviews or in any subsequent publications.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in taking part in this research project, please contact the researcher via the details given below.

Name: Marcus Free

Telephone: 061-204544/ 086-2017877

Email address: marcus.free@mic.ul.ie

Postal address: Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, South Circular Road, Limerick.

If you have concerns about this project, you may contact:

MIREC Administrator, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick

Tel: (061) 204515 email: mirec

FEALE FIT NOTES: If you wish to join Fealefit for Running / Tri – Athon or adventure race training in the New Year please don’t hesitate to contact us. All event training is free of charge and open to all levels of fitness…see www.Fealefit.com for all details on training & Upcoming events or Contact Shane 087 2891015 Kadie 087 7771552!!

LIMERICK DIOCESAN SOCIAL SERVICE: Counselling provided on Mondays in Abbeyfeale. Ring 061 314213 for appointment.

SUPPORT GROUP: Bereavement Support Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

THE HILLS OF OLD KILCOLMAN: This traditional music C.D., proceeds of which are going to Milford Hospice is for sale in Ann Lyons, The Square and Philip Enright’s Ramble Inn.

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. Wednesday, January 6 is a Holy Obligation Masses Tuesday 7pm and Wednesday 9.30am Hannah and Timmy Cronin, Main St. 12 noon. Saturday 11am Micheal O’Shea Coolanelig. 7pm Patrick O’Connor Main St and Joan Leahy Ballybehy. Sunday 9.30am Micheal and Dan McCarthy, Purt, Bridie Moriarity, The Hill. 12 noon James Smith, Collins Park and Timmy and Ellen Spillane and deceased family Mountcollins. Baptismal Meeting Templeglantine Tuesday January 12. Adoration will resume again on Friday January 8.. The church Webcam is now officially switched on and broadcasting live. Almost anyone in the world can now view live broadcasts of events in Abbeyfeale parish church by logging onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish. A direct link from the parish website has been set up. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle

For further details contact the College on 063-83604 or check out our website: www.organiccollege.comChristmas is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate than to support local community enterprises and come home with some unique Christmas gifts. Money spent locally will recycle within the community as well as giving the buyer top quality food and crafts.

ST. ITA’S WRENBOYS; The Wrenboys would like to say a sincere thank you to all who welcomed them into their homes over Christmas. €1630 was raised and donated to Fr. John Moloney and Fr. Tim Galvin.

MAUREEN’S OUTINGS: Panto on Sunday, January 31 2016. This is the 53rd Panto performed by the Killorglin Players Madame Butterfly alia Mrs Aladdin starting at 6pm. in the INEC. A bus will be leaving Newcastle West at 3pm. and we will pick up in Abbeyfeale at the Church. By leaving on time we will be able to have some refreshements before the show starts. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

Spring Break; April 24-27, 2016. We will be staying in the Cavan Crystal 4 star Hotel, Cavan. On our way up we will stop off in Longford to see St. Mel’s cathedral that was destroyed by fire 5 years ago and reopened last Christmas. We have a full and interesting itinerary, touring by day and dancing after dinner in our hotel. On Monday we will go to Armagh where we will visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Church of Ireland Cathedral also we will go and see the Cardinal Tómas O’Fiaich Memorial Library. We intend going to Monaghan to see the Cavan Crystal premises. All those who have already given in their names must confirm their booking with a deposit of €25 to secure our hotel booking. Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

ADAPT: Support is available in Newcastle West each week and there is a new survivors group called ‘Let’s Talk’ which is open to women. A 24 Hour Freephone Helpline is available 365 days a year at 1800 200 504. Court accompaniment and many other supports are also available.

SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am till 10.00pm, 365 days a year.