PROLOGUE: The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket. Anon

DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of John Bowen, Shanbally. May he rest in peace.

MARTY MORRISSEY TO OPEN ABBEYFEALE EXPO: Coláiste Íde agus Iosef is booked to the gills next weekend with a full component of 120 stands from businesses, artisan producers, and farming and community organisations. There will be loads happening on both days with poetry and photography competition prize giving’s for the local primary and secondary schools, demonstrations and presentations on both days, a business panel of Abbeyfeale people on the Friday night on stage along with music, song and dance and of course Marty Morrissey keeping the whole thing going. There will be complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits available on both days compliments of Bank of Ireland. Saturday will be for the whole family with a sports panel featuring Sean Kelly MEP, Seamus Dennison and others, demonstrations from local medal winners, tours of the fire engine, spot prizes, goodie bags and much much more. So mark the Abbeyfeale Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Expo into the diary for Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 and don’t miss out on a wonderful community event.

TABLE QUIZ: A table quiz to raise funds for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in the Cryle View Bar on Friday, March 3 at 9pm.

FASHION SHOW: Limerick Desmond School Boys/ Girls League – U14 girls squad are holding a fundraising Fashion Show at the Devon Inn on Friday, March 3. Great style on the night from Top Boutiques in West Limerick. Show being hosted and modelled by the Holman Lee Agency. Door Prize; 2 tickets to Rep of Ireland vs Wales match and B&B at the Moran Red Cow Hotel on March 24.Raffle on the night with great spot prizes. Also Best dressed Man and Best Dressed Lady, admission €10.Ticket enquiries to Maria 087 2222467.

MOCK WEDDING: You are all invited to a Mock wedding at the Railway Bar @ 7.30pm on Friday, March 10. Proceeds in aid of Nicole Prendiville Doyle who is travelling to Uganda in June with Nurture Africa. There will be a raffle, spot prizes for the most appropriately dressed guests, largest hat, snazziest man, highest heels and more. The groom and his groomsmen are just back from his stag and he has had to be booked for a fake tan to try and cover up unexplained marks on his visage. Unfortunately the tattoo he got done while under the influence will be harder to hide and the bride and her mother are now beyond demented. €10 available locally includes entertainment, finger food and DJ Tiny (!). Phone 087-6657154.

CHILDCARE COURSE: A two year part time course in Early Childhood Care and Education will be held over 2 years in the Old Tech, Abbeyfeale and runs on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from March 7 next. Marie Shorten 069 77639 for further information.

ACC UPDATE: Expo, Expo, Expo is what it’s all about this weekend – Friday,March 3 starting @ 6pm and Saturday starting @ 11.00am! Well done to Colaiste Ide agus Iosef for working with Bank of Ireland in allowing the Enterprise and Community Expo to be held at the magnificent Secondary School in Abbeyfeale. Everyone is urged to come out and see for themselves the huge display of various Products and Services from both the Enterprise and Community sectors of the greater Abbeyfeale Area. And let’s not forget that RTE’s Sports Presenter Marty Morrissey has been booked to do the official opening on Friday evening at 6pm and if that wasn’t enough there is a great line-up of Entertainment in place to keep everyone of all ages happy. All are Welcome – Bring your Friends!!!

Abbeyfeale Community Council would also like to thank Darragh Murphy of The Cellar Bar and Tomás O Connell of Tomás TJ’s Bar for their donations on the evening of Friday, February 24 following their respective Pool Night and Quiz Night fundraisers which kick-started the month long Community Fundraiser Initiative. Bank of Ireland have confirmed that they will match the first €1,000 raised. The Great Southern Trail reopened last week-end following work by Limerick City & County Council and their Sub-Contractors to repair the collapsed section of Track 1.5Km from Abbeyfeale Railway Station. It was very much to the delight of all the Walkers / Hikers / Runners / Cyclists who had for the previous few weeks being unable to proceed beyond that point due to the dangers of the collapsed section. Very positive feedback from everyone following the re-opening! Our next monthly meeting will take place in Leen’s Hotel on Thursday, March 9 at 7.30pm.

COLÁISTE ÍDE AGUS IOSEF: A Transition year production of ‘Summer Night’ based on the musical GREASE is currently in rehearsal and will go on stage on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 at 7.30pm Adm. €10 Tel 068/30631.

FUNDRAISERS FOR COMMUNITY COUNCIL (ACC): Friday, March 10 Card Game in Fr. Casey’s. Sunday, March 12 Afternoon Tea Dance Fr. Casey’s with dancing to Noel Cronin. Friday, March 24 Texas Cards in the Cellar Bar 8pm. Sunday, March 26 Doubles Dart Tournament in the Ploughman 7pm.

DOOR SECURITY COURSE: A six week course commences at the Old Tech, Abbeyfeale on March 13. Contact Padraig O’Sullivan 061 487985 for further information.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: Preparations are continuing for the annual Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day Parade. Comhaltas Teampall An Ghleanntáin will perform in The Square before the parade which is set to leave from Mountmahon at 4pm, led by the Rathkeale Brass Band. The parade will proceed down Main Street and past the reviewing stand before disbanding by the council car park. Prizes will be awarded for Best Float, Best Youth Entry and Best Decorated Window. Participants are reminded that they are responsible for the insurance of their individual vehicles and will be asked to sign a waiver to this effect before being permitted to take part in the parade. Most insurance companies will add this to their cover, free of charge, when requested. A Table Quiz will be held in Cryle View Bar on this Friday, March 3 at 9pm to help with the cost of running the parade. Your support would be appreciated. A big thank you to all who donated so generously to the church gate collection last weekend.The next meeting will be held in St Ita’s Hall on Monday. March 6 at 7pm. All are welcome.

ABBEYFEALE: GATEWAY TO THE KINGDOM: Jim McCarthy, Kilconlea Upr was honoured this week in the Sunday Business Post guide to 101 Great Irish Restaurants’ for his Chart House Restaurant in Dingle. We also had another Abbeyfeale connection making waves on Sunday last when Ireland beat France in the ladies rugby. The Sheehans of Knocknasna were represented by their niece from Co. Meath on the team.

WAKE IN THE WEST’: The Abbeyfeale Drama Group production of the comedy ‘ A wake in the west’ which has drawn to a close took the place by storm over the past few weeks. Our very popular curate Fr. Joe Foley was the surprise turn of the evening with his stetescope , thermometer and black bag but it is his bedside manner and hands on diagnosing that could lead to a career change should he ever suffer a mid life crisis. Star of the show undoubtedly was the corpse himself. Pat Scannell who suffered through being assaulted, laid upon, straddled and manhandled and who didn’t blink as much as an eye for all the time he was the focus of attention. They say laughter is the best medicine and if that is so there won’t be a patient in any waiting room for the next month –blame Dr. Joe and Co for the downturn in business!

TOURISM ACCOMMODATION FUNDING: Expressions of Interest are now being sought for Tourism Accommodation Projects in the West Limerick area under the LEADER Programme 2014-2020. The purpose of this grant is to help tourism grow in rural areas through support for the development of niche tourism accommodation such as self-catering, camping, glamping and caravan parks. For more information see or email

WANTED: Volunteers needed with time and skills for community activities. More information will at the Christmas Lights/ Tidy Town Stand at the upcoming Abbeyfeale Expo.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: Congratulations to our assistant secretary Mary Mc Arthur on her performance in Tournafulla’s Strictly Come Dancing. Be sure and call to meet the committee members who have a stand at the Expo this weekend. Irish motorists have been urged to be on their guard amid a fraudulent motor tax scam. People paying motor tax online have been warned against sharing their details via email. According to the Irish Independent, some of those who had renewed their motor tax online, received emails afterwards claiming there was a problem. The publication reports that they are then asked to confirm the details about their car and provide their billing details. The email claims the payment for motor tax did not go through. The recipient is asked to confirm the vehicle registration number and owner information. The Motor Tax website urged customers to be aware of the scam, stating on their website:“ This Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have become aware of fraudulent emails purporting to come from the department seeking vehicle details and billing information from vehicle owners in connection with their last motor tax transaction.” “Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.”Like our Face Book page to receive regular updates on Abbeyfeale Community Alert.

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK: A meeting will be held on Wednesday,, March 1 at 7.30pm at the West Limerick Resources office. All those with an interest in the history and heritage of West Limerick are invited to attend.

LAUNCH OF NEW SONG: William Reidy, son of Big Ivan who along with Big Maggie played music all over West Limerick, has written a song about the late Murt Downes’s protégé Benny Thade, the DJ on West Limerick 102. He plans to launch it in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Monday, March 6 at Benny Thade’s Rambling House. Everyone welcome.

MEENKILLY CARD GAME: What nicer place to be on a wet and windy night than playing cards with your friends in Meenkilly! The winners on the night with thirteen games were Matt O Connell, Paddy Finucane and Seamus Collins. Two teams finished on twelve games: Bridie Collins, Kathleen Lenihan, Eileen Reidy and Mary O Connell, Breda O Connell, Mary Neligan. Table Prize: Jackie Harnett, Pat Fitzgerald, John Quirke. Door Prizes: Paddy O Sullivan, Christina O Donoghue. Raffle Tickets: Donal O Connor, Maurice Collins, Gobnait Scannell, Julia Murphy, Paddy O Sullivan, Marian Roche.

Come along next Tuesday night for a good game of 41 in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Card game commences at 9pm sharp

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: Traditional Concert on Saturday, March 11 in

Fr Casey’s GAA club, Abbeyfeale @ 8pm. Special guests; Singer’s; Elle Marie O’Dwyer. / Philip Enright. Story teller; Daisy Kearney. 2016 All Ireland winners

Darragh and Gearoid Curtin, Cailin O’Shea and the Sliabh Mish CCE group. Templeglantine CCE. Junior Wren Group, John Carroll and Friends plus a variety of other talented performers. €10 at the door. Spot prizes.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM AGM: The Annual General Meeting of local community radio WL102fm will be held at the Desmond Complex on Thursday, March 2 at 8pm sharp. All welcome.

FATIMA: Fr Michael Maher will give a talk on Fatima, power of Rosary, the

Importance of Family, and also explains the importance of the FATIMA message on this the Centenary year of the Apparitions. Come to Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale Monday, March 6 Mass at 7pm, Rosary at 7.30pm Talk at 7.45pm. Books and Dvd available Bring a friend.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: SVP Shop opening shortly. Staff required, must be in receipt of social welfare payment. Must be punctual, dependable and have the ability to work on own initiative. CV to SVP. Parish office. Abbeyfeale, employment through Tus and Ce schemes.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE: Taking place this year from April 27 – May 1, the lead act will be the world renowned fiddler Frankie Gavin and De Danann.

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm Grand Variety Concert at

Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday, March 8 at 8pm sharp.

Wonderful night of Music & Song Featuring: Emily Clarke , Ann Marie O’Riordan, Paddy McAuliffe, Cllr Michael Collins & Friends and many more.

Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets €10 from WLCR 069 66200, Pat O’Donovan 0879977340, Ann Lyons Abbeyfeale, and Rathkeale Post office.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: First Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm. Blessing with 1st. class relic.

sINTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge in Ballingarry is marking International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 with a special supper night. The menu has been created in collaboration with Sharon Noonan, host of West Limerick 102FM’s Best Possible Taste food programme. Originally from Co Antrim but living in Newcastle West for 11 years, Sharon has chosen some of her favourite ingredients and dishes including the Northern Ireland signature dish "Born and Braised." It will also feature "Yellowman" as it was a visit to the Mustard Seed that inspired Sharon to make her BAI funded radio documentary "Devlins’ Yellowman – A Taste of Childhood". The 5 course dinner with coffee and petits fours costs €47 per person and booking is essential by contacting the Mustard Seed on 069 68508 or email

SOCIAL FARMING: Calling interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming, Julette O’Flynn the new Social Farming Regional Development Worker with WLR can provide more information on 087 3663842 or by email to

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, March 15 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm. This will have a special St. Patrick’s Day flavour about it from the topics to the green sponge cake with the cup of green (!) tea. Further information 087 7972855. All attending are encouraged to dress up.

Toastmasters provide you with the tools to become a confident speaker in a safe caring environment where everyone is on the same path. Great for anyone who finds it hard to stand up in public and get their opinion across.

DANCE ON ST. PATRICKS’ NIGHT: A dance with music by the Premier Blue Boys and special guests will be held in the Railway Bar on St. Patricks Night. It is a fundraiser for the new bus purchased by the The Friends of St Ita’s Hospital, Newcastlewest . A great night is promised, music starts at 10pm doors open at 9. Finger food and light refreshments will be served and a raffle will take place.

LEADING SINGING AT MASS: We are hosting a workshop for new cantors – or leaders of community singing. If you would like to help lead the congregation in singing, but are nervous about how to choose music, or standing up in front of people, or of whether your voice is ‘good enough’, or strong enough … then this is the workshop for you. Limerick diocesan pastoral centre, Denmark St., 10 -1pm Saturday, March 25. If interested contact Fr Tony Mullins. Tel 087/2600414.

"LAST ONE FOR THE ROAD" the final collection of short stories and essays by Raymond Fennelly is again available at Ann Lyons Shop in The Square, Abbeyfeale.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB: West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

FREE PARENTS WORKSHOP ON INTERNET SAFETY: West Limerick Resources, in conjunction with the ISPCC, is running a free evening workshop on Children’s Internet Safety for parents, guardians and all other interested individuals, living throughout West Limerick. The workshop will take place in the Family and Community Hub in Newcastle West on Monday, March 20 from 7pm – 9pm. Pre- registration is essential. To book a place please contact Niamh, at West Limerick Resources, on 069 62222 / 087 447 7338 or email

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP meet every Tuesday & Thursday morning from 11am to 12:30pm in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. Great opportunity to meet other parents for cup of tea and chat, where children play in a safe environment. New parents and toddlers are always welcome. If you have any queries please contact Mary in West Limerick Resources on 087 938 2883.

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB IN LISTOWEL: If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry. The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, March 16 from 8 -10pm. Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room. Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

BORD NA nOG : Fr Casey’s Bord na nOg will be attending the Abbeyfeale Enterprise and Community Expo on Fri evening @ 6pm and Sat morning @ 11am and will try and answer any queries regarding new players wanting to sign up. We can also register players who have not yet registered for this season. If signing for the very first time with Fr Casey’s GAA, please bring along a copy of birth certificate. Fee is €25 for one player per family and €40 for two or more players per family. Girls going into the U12 age group will now be moving up the ranks and will need to contact Fr Casey’s Ladies Football. Remember that a fully completed Registration Form is required along with GAA approved Gum Shields before anyone is allowed to train or play. See you all at the Expo.

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ABBEYFEALE: Benny Thade’s Rambling House Monday, March 6 in Fr Casey’s Clubhouse @ 8pm.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES AT THE RAILWAY: Social dance classes at the Railway Bar on Tuesdays, beginners class at 8,30pm and advanced from 9.30pm to 11pm. New people are always welcome.

CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins 087/2600414. Fr Joseph Foley CC Tel: Mobile : 087 – 2618412. Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office: Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/51984. Parish Support Worker 068/31019 St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560

Counselling Appointment 061/314213 . Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans: 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-814342551984 Console 061-306792. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Mass Tuesday – Saturday at 10am except in the event of a funeral when Mass is 11am. Mass on Saturday 11am. Mass Intentions: Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on Wednesday. 8.15am 10am and 7pm. Mass Friday 10am Purgatorial. First Friday of the month. Confessions will take place here on Thursday after the 10am Mass. First confessions will also take on Thursday @ 10.30am. Mass intentions for next weekend Saturday7pm Eily & Johnny Lane, New Street . Vera Broderick, New Street. Rose Curtin, Killarney Road Sunday 9.30am Nora, Patrick & Betty Collins 12pm Ted Mulcahy, Dromtrasna. Monday, March 6 @ 7pm Lisa Doran, Luton

Novena prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. As due to data protection laws, priests can no longer go to the reception desk in local hospitals and get a list of parishioners who are patients, you are requested to contact either Fr. Joe or Fr. Tony if you wish them to visit.

To see the daily readings you may log on to and click on daily reading on the home page. Log onto for the church webcam. You can now watch all services from home if you have access to a computer. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard. The Adoration Chart is available behind the Tabernacle if you wish to commit for one hour a week in adoration during Lent. It is important to have a name down for every hour but could we have two or more names for every hour in case one couldn’t attend . Trocaire Boxes; We ask our usual distributors to collect the Trocaire boxes at the church this weekend to be distributed for Lent.

Baptismal Meeting will take place on March 14 in Abbeyfeale @ 8pm in the Sacristy. Parents from the Pastoral area intending to baptize their child are encouraged to attend this gathering.

MAUREEN’S TRIP: Curraghmore House, Waterford is the historic house of the 9th Marquis who died February 22, 2015. The Estate was owned by the de la Poer (Power) family over 500 years, during which time the family gained the titles Baron L Poer (1535) and Viscount Decies and Earl of ‘Tyrone). Curraghmore House is surrounded by 2,500 acres of formal gardens, woodlands and grazing fields making the largest private demesne in Ireland.

Gnarled pink Chestnut trees line the approach to the big house and orginal castle tower. St. Hubert’s Stag with crucifix between its antlers – genuine horns on the de la Poer family emblem – gazes across the large courtyard from atop of the old castle. Curragmore meaning great bog, is the last of the 4 castles built by the de la Poer family.

Shell House hidden in the shrubbery near the main house at Curraghmore is the most enchanting Shell House, created byCatherine Countess of Tyrone with ‘her proper’ hands in 1754. The decoration of the folly took her 261 days to complete with shells from all over the world which were provided by the various Captains who left the very important Georgian Harbour at Waterford. A recent scientific examination of the shells which adorn the walls of the Shell House has indentified many exotic and rare varieties from far flung regions of the world’s oceans. We will have a guided tour of the house, gardens and the Shell House. We will have our usual refreshments breakfast and dinner on Sunday, April 22. For more information and booking Contact Maureen 087 9845102. We will pick up in Listowel, Duagh, Abbeyfeale, Newcastlewest, Rathkeale, Adare and the South Court Hotel.

WEST LIMERICK TIDY TOWNS NETWORK: A meeting of the Tidy Towns Network with a talk and presentation by John Mc Loughlin, Chairman of the Tree Register of Ireland on ‘The History of Ireland’s Forestry will take place on Wednesday, March 8 from 7 -9 pm at the Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest. All welcome.

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL NEWS: On Bank Holiday Monday May 1 we hope to visit the Waterford Greenway again; all 46km/29miles of which will be open by then.
Coach from Newcastle West with breakfast and evening dinner included for €50. The option of walking various lengths or cycling the entire route will be provided (bike hire will be extra).
On Sunday, June 4, subject to sufficient interest, we will fly to Bristol and spend 4 nights in South West England; returning on the evening of Thursday, June 8. Visits to Powderham Castle, Exeter (home of the Courtenay family whose ancestors were landlords of Newcastle West), Agatha Christie’s home near Torquay, the Roman City of Bath, the bathing resort of Minehead and, of course, the historic City of Bristol will be on the itinerary. Cost, including B&B in hotels, flights and land transport (but not admissions to attractions) is likely to be around €550 per person sharing depending on the Sterling exchange rate.
If interested in either or both trips please contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (phone preferably between 5-6pm). Beidhfáilteromhat.

ANNIVERSARY OF FENIAN RISING: The 150th Commemorations will take place on the weekend of Sunday, March 5 in Ardagh. A visual history display will run all weekend in the hall. There will be an Irish Rambling House on the Saturday evening and then on Sunday the walk of the Fenians will be re-enacted and followed by a Historical Fair which will include Cross Roads Dancing, Pony and Trap rides, Skittles, Horse Shoe Throwing, Pitch and Toss, Sheaf Tosssing and a mini food and craft market. The St Kierans Heritage Association have published a commemorative booklet. Author Mary Kury €5.

LEARN SOCIAL DANCING: Eileen McDonagh from Tournafulla has started a social dancing class at the Parish Hall in Newcastlewest on Monday nights from 8-10pm. Everyone welcome.

JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE: Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockaloucca.

SET DANCE CLASSES: Set dancing classes in Ballyhahill Community Centre from 8.30-10.30pm every Monday.

MONAGAE RAMBLING HOUSE: The monthly rambling house in Monagae Community Centre takes place on the 2nd Monday of the month.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASS: Classes have commenced in Monagae Community Hall on Fridays from 9 – 10.30pm. All welcome.

FUNDRAISING AFTERNOON TEA DANCE in aid of Kerry/Cork health link bus, Sunday, March 5 at River Island Hotel, Castleisland 2- 6 pm. Cost €10. Ph: 086 3273908.

YOUTH 2000: A prayer group for young people meets at the Parish Office, NCW every Friday at 8pm. Contact Helena 087 9644516.

PARENTAL GRIEF RETREAT: Are you a Grieving Parent?: If you, or someone you know, have a child who died, at any age, by any means, no matter how long ago please join us for a One-Day Parental Grief Retreat Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 – 5:00pm. Ardfert Retreat Centre, Ardfert, Co. Kerry, Ireland Pre-Registration Required. . Retreat agenda includes prayer services, group presentations, spiritual reflections, breakout sessions, Emmaus Walk, and Mass. Use this retreat is to give yourself the gift of time to focus on your own individual spiritual journey. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged ~ please visit to learn about the ministry and to register. For more information, please contact or call 066 71 25129 and leave a message which will be returned.

MICHAELA CAMP: A camp will run on the week of July 17-21 at Knock Shrine for girls aged 11-13. It offers fun with a primary focus on faith, mental and physical well-being along with an expression of their talents and gifts from God. To book log onto www. or call 087 6297850.

ANNUAL STRICKEEN MOUNTAIN CHARITY EVENT: Registration at Kate Kearney’s Cottage from 10:00 -11:00am on Saturday, March 4. Dance that night in Kate Kearney’s. Contact Mary on 087-2227188.

CARMELITE PILGRIMAGE TO LISIEUX: Fr David Weakliam will lead a group departing from Dublin on Thursday, September 28 – Monday, October 2. Cost €668 & €25 Insurance. Contact Celine 01 8387281 E:info

TALKS SERIES: The Department of Theology & Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College Limerick presents a series of lectures on: Catholic Education. Thursday, March 9 @ 19.30 Bishop Donal Murray “The Identity of Catholic Education”. Thursday, March 23 @ 19.30 Dr. Thomas Finegan “Should the State Fund Denominational Education?”. Thursday, April 6 @ 19.30 Dr. Brendan O’Keeffe “Catholic Schools and Inclusion: Achievements and Challenges”.

WOMANS DAY LUNCHEON: IWD Luncheon March 12 to celebrate International Women’s Day in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Services Unit, University Hospital Limerick. The Rotary Clubs of Limerick Shannon and Limerick Thomond and the Soroptomist Club of Limerick are hosting a charity luncheon in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Services Unit University Hospital, Limerick on Sunday March 12 from 12.45 p.m. to the Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick.