PROLOGUE: Protect your spirit from contamination. Limit your time with negative people. Thema Davis.

DEATH: The death has taken place of Jonathan Irwin, Knocknasna. His funeral Mass is on Thursday, October 26 at 11am. Sincere sympathy is offered to his parents and family. May he rest in peace.

BOXEXERCISE CLASS FOR CHILDREN: A boxerercise class for children aged from 6 upwards will take place at FealeFit, Mountmahon every Saturday morning from 9.30am. Contact Shane 0872891015.

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH: Bingo continues Monday, October 30 at 8.30pm and every Monday night thereafter.

PRAYERS IN THE GRAVEYARDS: Sunday November 5 in St Mary’s 2.30pm, The Square 2.45pm and St. Ita’s at 3pm. The annual collection for the Graveyards will be taken up this weekend at all Masses.

LEARN TO DANCE WITH JOSEPHINE: Classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc have started on Tuesdays in the Railway and then on Wednesdays in Fr. Casey’s you can learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm. Further information from 087 09267037.

THE TWO LOVES OF GABRIEL FOLEY: Rehearsals are continuing for the Glorách players autumn production which will be staged from Tuesday, November 21.

ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER: Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education& Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex. If you feel unsure about speaking in public, this is the club for you. Practice amongst your peers in a safe learning environment.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Danaher McGrath Trust is seeking applications for a scholarship for third level students. In order to apply for the scholarship students must meet the following criteria: Applicants must reside in Abbeyfeale, Athea, Mountcollins, Tournafulla or Templeglantine. The scholarship is provided on a means test basis and is for students of limited means. Students who are undertaking courses of study in Irish language, Irish literature or Irish Music will be given preference in the application process. Application forms are available at local Secondary Schools in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Tarbert and upon request from Woulfe Murphy Solicitors, Abbeyfeale Tel 068-31106. The minimum award will be €2,000 per annum. The maximum award will be €5,000 per annum. Students are entitled to apply for the award each year. No student will be awarded the scholarship for more than 4 years in duration.

UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC ABUSE: ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, Limerick, will run a 1-day course ‘Understanding Domestic Abuse’ in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, October 24 from 10 – 5 p.m. The training is experiential and interactive and is suitable for anyone who works with women and families in a professional or voluntary capacity. Please contact Deirdre at or 061 412354 for an application form.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SHOP: St Vincent de Paul shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community. Abbeyfeale Vincent’s shop is now under new management and is seeking the help of volunteers to help run the shop. If you have an hour or two to spare why not consider volunteering your time to help the work of St Vincent de Paul. If you are interested contact Fr Tony on 087-2600414. We wish the new shop manager and her team every success. The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 10-4pm. Further information 087 1213560.

NOVEMBER MASS FOR OUR DEAD: The annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church on Friday, November 24 @ 7pm. Names of parishioners, deceased during the past 12 months will be read out during Mass. Names of deceased relatives from outside Abbeyfeale Parish may be submitted to the Church prior to November 19 by calling 068/51915 during Mass times. “The life of one we love is never lost… its influence goes on through all the lives it ever touched”

‘STORY & RHYME TIME’: Story time in Abbeyfeale Library on Tuesday, October 31, from 11am to 1pm. Children from 2 years to 7 years, & parents, are welcome. This is a free event in conjunction with West Limerick Resources. Booking essential either with Abbeyfeale Library on 068 32688 or contact Mary, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 938 2883.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS: A free course is being provided by West Limerick Resources at the Desmond Complex, NCW on the Wednesdays in November covering all aspects of starting a new business. Contact Breda Heath on 06962222.

C.D. LAUNCH: Our own songstress Eibhlín Broderick from Cratloe will be launching her first C.D. on Saturday November 4in Fr. Casey’s GAA clubhouse. A session will follow so all musicians are invited to bring their instruments. A mighty night of music, song and dance is promised.

YOUTH CLUB NEWS: Abbeyfeale Youth Club will be opening shortly for its current members. The Youth Club through its sporting and social activities provides a vital service for young people in our parish and for surrounding parishes. We acknowledge the excellent leadership of the club leaders and we thank them for their commitment over the years. Key to the success of the Youth Club is the support and involvement of parents. . For more information contact Kate on 087-6210490 or Fr Tony on 087-2600414.

ABBEYFEALE PARENT& TODDLER GROUP : The Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall In Abbeyfeale from 11am to 12:30pm. New people always welcome. This group is a great way to introduce your child to a pre-school environment, teaching them to play and share with other children and a fantastic way for parents to make new friends as well. Activities each week include singing nursery rhymes, painting/colouring, table-top art and crafts, also messy play, which encourages children’s imagination and they learn about different textures & help develop their motor skills (hand eye co-ordination). Parents have time to chat, with a cup of tea, sing and play also. Please contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883.

ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER: Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education& Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989.

FOOD BANK OPENS: The Sreet Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick. The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am. If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help. Further information from 086 2157975.

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

MEN ON THE MOVE: A free Men’s exercise and activity programme runs every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks in Teach na Feile, New St, from 7-8pm in association with Limerick Sports partnership and the Men’s Shed. For further information ring 061:333600.

CLOTHES COLLECTION TO HELP LIGHT UP THE TOWN THIS FESTIVE SEASON: You are invited to do an autumn clear out of unwanted clothes, shoes and old bed linen and clothes. This collection will take place from Friday, October 20 to Monday, October 30. Collection points include The Little Rascals shop and Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Further details from Gerardine Mann 087 7729690 And DenisCollins at 087 649 76 41.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

WEEKLY DRAW FOR YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO: West Limerick 102fm are holding a weekly fundraising 50/50 Draw with the raffle taking place live on air in the West Limerick 102fm. Studios. Each week the pot from the sale of the raffle tickets will be divided equally between the person whose ticket is drawn and the station. Tickets only €2 each are now on sale in Ann Lyons, The Square and Kathleen’s Quick Pick, Convent St. Call 06966200 for further information. Books of 12 tickets are available from the station for €20 so two free tickets to the seller.

COMMUNITY ALERT: If you have been a victim of crime call the crime victims helpline on Freephone 116 006 between 10—5.30pm Monday to Friday. There are a number of scam phone calls on the go at the moment. I met a man today whose phone began to ring as we talked, it was a long number starting with +21, if he had answered it all his phone credit would be taken and the same would happen if he rang it back later. He told me that these calls have been constant since last August and sometimes wake him during the night. So the message is to not answer any call whose number you don’t recognise, ring back later if you can be assured that it is not coming from a foreign country and how you know that, is by the plus sign. Now that the nights are longer than the days it’s time to think about home security. . Make sure that you have a sensor light that comes on if someone comes into the yard and lights around the house. Check the battery in your flash light and have it to hand rather than candles which can be dangerous. Expect loud bangs this weekend so keep dogs and cats inside so that they are not frightened. If you have a panic button from Community Alert this is a good time to check its battery. Wear it on your wrist – if you trip and fall or feel dizzy or sick or are frightened by a caller press the button. The monitoring company will answer immediately and get one of your nominated contacts to go to you if necessary. Don’t worry about pressing the button by mistake, that’s the service you are paying for and if you only want to hear a friendly voice that’s ok too. If you have a security system in place from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, contact the committee member who organised it, for a free carbon monoxide alarm courtesy of Airtricity. Keep Sunday, November 19 free for our 2nd. Annual Christmas Party which will be held this year in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Tickets at €12 are on sale at Kathleen’s Quick Pick, Convent St. and will cover lunch and dancing to Mike Condon. There will also be a talk on fire safety from the local Fire Officer and on keeping safe from our Community Gardai Roger O’ Donoghue. Tickets will be on a first come, first served basis as there will be less than 100 spaces available at Fr. Casey’s. Tickets are also available at the Garda Station and from Cllr. Francis Foley, Mossie Gleeson, John O’Sullivan and Mary McArthur. We have been asked to remind people that once they reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 then they are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert but there will be a monitoring fee to be paid yearly to the installing company, this fee includes insurance against breakages and is currently €80. If you do not want the insurance cover then the fee is €65. If you do not have a land line the company will organise a sim card for a mobile phone for a quarterly fee of approx. €56. This works out cheaper that the rent of the landline which is currently €25 per month. There are new terms and conditions recently announced and we will bring you news of them as soon as they are to hand. If you are a victim of or have witnessed domestic abuse then log onto We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

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: Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/5198. Parish Support Worker 068/31019 St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560. To book a Mass intention telephone the church 068/51915 during Mass times. 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 –Friday 10am. Saturday 11am. Vigil Mass 7pm. Sunday Masses 9.30am and 12 noon. Mass Intentions; Wednesday. 10am Denis Keane Kilmanihan . Thursday 10am Francis Woulfe, Knocknasna. Friday 10am Timmy & Mary Broderick & deceased Family. Mass Intentions for next weekend; Saturday 7pm Margaret & William Meehan & daughter Catherine Main Street. Tom Lou Ahern & the Ahern family. Jackie & Ann Lyons, Knocknasna & daughter Noreen and deceased members of Lyons & O’Donoghue family. Jimmy & Julie Ann Browne, Main St. & deceased members of the Browne & Lane family. Sunday 9.30am Jacques Collins, Jim Collins & Joan Griffin. Johnny & Maureen Joy &deceased family members, The Square. Eileen & Patrick Roche, Killarney Rd., James J & Margaret Collins & Michael & Peggy Tattan, Killarney Rd. 12 pm Connie Healy The Hill Anniv. Bridget McLoughlin

To book a Mass intention telephone the church number 068/51915 during Mass times. Novena prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. Adoration takes place each Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6-8pm and on Tuesday& Friday from 8.30am to 10pm. 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 Fr. Tony if you wish him to visit. Faithcast is the new weekly podcast from, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland. It is published every Monday and is available on Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment. 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. Invitation from Fr. Mullins: “I want to extend an open invitation to all parishioners, particularly young people to share their God given talents with the community. We are always in need of Musicians, Singers, Readers of the Word, Altar Servers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Flower arrangers, Collectors and Stewards. You may have IT skills which we need to help us use social media in bringing God’s message to parishioners. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

SHEP Growing Still Course, Wellbeing & Empowerment for Older Adults (over 45’s), Killarney. Wednesday, October 25 from 10am to 12.30 pm. Ph: 087-7728089.

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES AND VOLUNTEERS: Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Next meeting which takes place on Thursday, October 26 at 7.00pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. For more info email jim.farrell or phone/text 083 8422468.

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK AUTUMN TALK In Killarney House, Thursday, October 26 @ 8pm,on “The Innisfallen Crosier a National Treasure from Ireland’s Golden Age”. Free Admission.

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is October 31 . Further information at 086 1030740or 087 2809833 after 5pm

HALOWEEN PARTY NIGHT – A FUNDRAISER: This is a fundraiser not to be missed for Milford Hospice and The Mid Western Cancer Foundation at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday, November 3. A night full of good food and wine, music, craic, fun, games and lots of prizes and surprises. There will be competitions for best dressed, best masquerade mask, best Halloween outfit and much more. Dance the night away to Keep in Touch band and DJ. Special guests on the night are Elma, Fionnbar & Jema Walsh of Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation. All proceeds going to Milford Hospice and The Mid Western Cancer Foundation, two worthy cancer charities in the Mid West. Tickets are €55 per person. Please contact Joan O’Sullivan 069 82166/ 086 1625960, Geraldine Mulvihill 087 2036112 or Lisa Ruttle 087 9544848.

KNOCK HOUSE HOTEL: A Weekend with Marian Carroll at Knock House Hotel ‘I was Cured at Knock’ taking place on Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5 at Knock House Hotel. Call Karen (094) 93 88088 for more information.

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Good Seed, Fertile Soil’ Volume 2 by Brother John Feheney on Sunday, November 12 at Help of Christians Church, Milford, Castletroy.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH AT KNOCK: Saturday, November 18 at 7.30pm sees the return of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to present Handel’s ‘iconic’ Messiah at Knock Basilica. Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn with soloists, Soprano Claudia Boyle, Alto Anne Marie Gibbons, Tenor Julian Hubbard and Bass Christopher Cull together with Our Lady’s Choral Society, Cór Mhaigh Eo and Ballina Chamber Choir. Presented by Liz Nolan, RTE lyric fm. Tickets available now at and at the Witness to Hope office Knock Shrine and Downtown Records Castlebar & Westport.

PADRAIG POTT’S GUIDE TO WALKING AT ST. JOHN’S: A play written and performed by Seamus O Rourke on Wednesday, October 25. Set in seventies and eighties rural Ireland when rural folk lived in the auld house prior to bungalow bliss. The black and white bush t.v. brought changes as well as Charles Mitchell, Steve McGarett and Ironside. A story of nostalgia and innocence as well as happiness.

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Listowel is on the first Friday of every month. The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45 pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

CARTOON CAPERS: Listowel Library will host a ‘Cartoon Capers’ workshop with author and iIllustrator Alan Nolan for children aged 8-12 on Thursday, November 2 (Mid Term) at 10.30 am. The workshop is part of the Children’s Book Festival which runs in Libraries all over Ireland in October / November this year. Advance booking is necessary by calling Listowel Library on 068-23044. This is a free event.

PARKINSON’S CONFERENCE Sunday, October 29 in the Malton Hotel Killarney, 10.15am. – 3.30pm. Guest speakers. Registration essential 1800359359 all welcome, free to attend and feel free to bring along a family member or carer.