PROLOGUE: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111 Accord NCW 069/61000. . Parish Church 068/51915. 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. 087 – 2618412. 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 061-306792. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm. Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon. Mass Intentions: Saturday 11am John Horgan, Killarney Road 2nd Anniversary. 6.30pm Mary & Maurice Nash and daughter Rita and son Micheal. Ann Fitzgibbion, Caher. 5th Anniversary. Prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment. A basket for the collection of stamps for Peru is at the back of the altar. If you know of someone in hospital please notify Fr. Tony.
NATURE WALK: West Limerick Resources, in conjunction with Living Limerick and Feale Biodiversity, are hosting a nature walk on Saturday, August 11 at 11am. The starting point is Halla Inse Bán, Templeglantine, and it will be carried out by local biodiversity expert Anneke Vrieling. All are welcome to attend!
ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter who composed the song "Only A Woman’s Heart" will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.
Her new album "The Thomas Moore Project" was launched in Ireland’s National Concert Hall and features 21st century adaptations of the songs of the 18th/19th century Irish poet Thomas Moore. It became RTE 1’s album of the week the week it was released and received rave reviews in Ireland, Hot Press magazine saying “McEvoy has re-established the relevance of one of Ireland’s most important yet most besmirched national artists” and the Irish Times describing it as “a highly evocative collection” Tickets €20. Bookings on 087 1383940.
MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA: Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment. The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass.
RAMBLING HOUSE: The monthly rambling house in Fr. Casey’s organised by Benny Thade McCarthy resumes on Monday, September 3 with proceeds to the Abbeyfeale Chernobyl Fund.
SUPPORTING ABBEYFEALE: Please support the small businesses in our town so as to enable them to stay open. Don’t forget that they are the shop owners that support us when we are out looking for sponsorship to keep our sports clubs and youth facilities open. They are the people who are always willing to come up with a voucher or a bottle of wine for a spot prize but if we don’t support them they’ll all be gone. So the next time you want to buy an outfit or something for the house see what’s available in town first before heading for the city. Buying the basics like toilet rolls, milk, bread, newspapers, soap etc. in a small shop means a lot to them and helps keep the money circulating in the area.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: A Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 9 from 3 – 6pm. Music by The Billy O Brien Band and guests Big Maggie and Mike Mini Moore. Teas served, raffle, proceeds to Space for Shane.
BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH: Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.
ADVICE FROM COMMUNITY ALERT: Abbeyfeale Garda Station 068 30010 (if station unattended the call will automatically be forwarded to NCW station 069 20650. Helpline for crime victims is 116006. Opening hours are; M! onday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 – 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 – 6.30pm, Saturday 2 – 4pm.Sunday- Closed. Never, ever give banking details to anyone on the phone or at the door. Lock windows and doors even if you are only going out for a few minutes. Put handbags in the boot not the passenger seat and lock the door when you’re in the car. Wear sunscreen, have the container beside the Holy Water and apply both on your way out the door Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €66. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month. Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one. 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.
GRAVEYARD: Clean up at Reilig Ide Naofa on every Tuesday evening for one hour, it is beautiful to see your family grave well maintained. Your help is greatly appreciated.
CLASS: A free Adult Sign Language Class will resume on September 18 at the Adult Education Centre in Mountmahon. Beginner’s classes on Tuesday nights with Level 1 on Wednesdays. Anyone interested please contact Breda 087 7715734.
ST PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy from September 21-28, which will include two nights in Assissi, three nights in San Giovanni Rotondo and two nights in Rome. For more information or to obtain a booking form contact Fr. Pat on 087 6709491.
COMMUNITY ALERT: There is a new campaign on staying safe on the Internet. Its http://www.gov.ie go to the search box and write in Be Safe Online. There’s loads of tips available.
‘THE PRESIDENT’S GLASSES’ LIBRARY EVENT:An interactive book reading session of Peter Donnelly’s ‘The President’s Glasses’ will take place in Newcastle West Library on Wednesday, August 15. The event is free and suitable for parents and children aged 6-8 years and will run from 11am to 1pm, in connection with the West Limerick Resources SICAP programme, Newcastle West Library and the Desmond Credit Union. The morning will include an interactive story time, an art and craft activity and a surprise activity. Places are limited and registration essential. For more information, and to register for the event, please contact Damien on 087 9042477 or Niamh on 087 4477338 or West Limerick Resources CLG on 069 62222.
PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes. The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services. West Limerick Resources is now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone is available. All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and training will also be made available. If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you so call Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.
BACK2NEW FURNITURE POP UP SHOP NOW OPEN! Re-designed and re-imagined furniture available. Now open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am-4.30pm at Market Place (previously Citizens Information), Market Yard, Newcastle West.
SEISIÚN: The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the month of August starting at 8.30pm. These shows of traditional entertainment have proved very popular over recent years and are really enjoyed by all who attend, both local and visitor alike. A memorable night of top class song, music, dance and story is guaranteed comprising of a formal show in the first half and an informal second half where members of the audience are welcomed to join the performing group and provide a tune, song or step. Sometimes the night finishes with a set or a céilí dance.
OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale. If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.
BRUACH NA CARRAIGE: The popular Rockchapel Seisiun continues at Bruach Na Carraige each Tuesday night at 9pm. You can hear some of Ireland`s oldest music being played, some of it going back to before 1850 and much of which has vanished over the last hundred years. You will also see some of Ireland`s oldest solo traditional step dances that have also almost vanished being performed. Bruach Na Carraige is the only venue in Ireland where you will hear this music, and see these dances performed. Bring your instrument or dancing shoes as there will be an opportunity for audience participation. Our Sliabh Luachra summer school is on from August 8-10 starting at 10am. The emphasis will be on music from the old manuscripts some dating back to before 1850. At 2.30pm each day there will be solo traditional step dancing workshops with Sarah and Maurice O Keeffe, the dance being taught will be "The King of the Fairies". Further Information from 087 2205566. Email email@example.com
RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME RECRUITING POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS: West Limerick Resources is compiling a list of individuals interested in joining the Rural Social Scheme (RSS). Participants on the scheme work 19.5hrs per week and receive a top up payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. To participate on the scheme you must fulfil the following criteria: Be actively farming over 1 hectare of land; Have a valid herd number; Proof of application for the EU Basic Payment Scheme for the current year and be in receipt of Farm Assist, Jobseekers Allowance or other qualifying payments. Spouses, children, brothers and sisters of the herd owner can also join the scheme if they meet relevant criteria. Only one person allowed per herd number. For further details contact Tom or Michelle at West Limerick Resources on 069-61316 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful eligible candidates will be placed on a panel from which vacancies will be filled.
TIPS ON CONSERVING WATER: Place a full litre bottle of water in the cistern in the toilet which will reduce the volume of water at each flush. Have shorter showers – an average shower uses 10 litres of water per minute, turn off the tap when washing your teeth. Use a basin to wash the ware and then use the water for watering the flowers. Washing up liquid will do no harm to the plants and vegetable water will add nutrients to the soil. Pour the cold tea out of the pot on the vegetables. Only do a wash when you have a full load. Invest in a water butt under the down pipe.
PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: 11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.
TOUR OF WEXFORD: Why not join us for a 4 day tour of Wexford taking place from Monday, September 3, staying in a four star hotel. We will visit New Ross (including the famous Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre), Johnstown Castle Agri museum, Our Lady’s, Bunclody, Ferns, Loftus Hall, Ballyhack, the Father Murphy, Hook Head, the Kennedy homestead, 1798 rebellion centre, Enniscorthy Castle, Tintern Abbey and Kilmore. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340 (Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society).
VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY: Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day’s outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.
TARBERT HOUSE: is now open for visitors and will remain open until August 31. The house is open Monday –Saturday, book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.
PARISH OFFICE HOSTS MEETINGS: Narcotics Anonymous meet every Monday night @ 8pm in the parish Office. Al-anon meet on Tuesday evening @ 8pm. A.A. Meet every Wednesday afternoon @ 3pm, Friday night @ 8pm and Sunday mornings @ 10am. These organisations are a great voluntary support to many people and we are happy to host their meetings in our parish office.
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MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES – Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm ;
Tuesday 7th August Knockanure at 8pm and Wednesday 8th August Murhur at 8pm.
SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th August. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.
RAMBLING HOUSE: Knockalougha, Duagh on Tuesday, August 21at 8.30pm – the third Tuesday of every month.
FAIR DAY: The annual Fair Day takes place in Kenmare, Co. Kerry on Wednesday, August 15 from 7am. It’s always a great day out.
ANNUAL PADRE PIO CEREMONIES: commemorating his Ordination to the Priesthood in August 1910 will be celebrated in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork at 2.30pm on Sunday August, 12th.
HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING: Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex. Further information on 087 6174639.
BALLYHAHILL SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: Classes have resumed for the summer months in Ballyhahill Community Centre in social dancing on Monday at 8pm. All are welcome.
COMMEMORATION: To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Shannon Drowning of 1893, Tarbert Historical Society will stage a living history enactment of the tragic event in the green area at the Bridewell. This will involve the participation of boys and girls from Tarbert National School and will take place on Wednesday, August 15 at 7pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the newly designed Memorial Plaza. Officials from Kerry County Council and Councillors will attend.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.
LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE: Join us on Friday, August 24 for a magical trip around Co Limerick and a guided tour of places associated with the poets of the Gaelic tradition: Michael Hartnett; Daithi O Bruadair; Sean O Tuama and many more, taking in Newcastle West, Broadford; Ardagh/Athea; Bruree and Croom, – home of The Maigue. €15 per person. Contact
Contact Dominic at 087 2996409 or email email@example.com
ST PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ASSISI: on the 50th Anniversary of the death of St. Pio, with the Killarney St Pio Prayer Group September 21-27. For more information visit michaeldgclifford.
VINCENT DE PAUL 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. The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 10-4pm. Further information 087 1213560.
MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17. Contact Annemarie Tydings, 0871013804.
ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Monday, August 13 – 19. Information/booking contact: Helen – 0861678027 firstname.lastname@example.org
KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by Bishop Ray Browne will take place from September 2-7 ex Kerry Airport cost €785. To book call Janice O Sullivan on 064-7758219 or email joskdp@eircom.
ARDAGH COMMEMORATIONS: On Thursday August 23 a talk by Dr Bill O’Brien U.C.C. will be held in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. The title is Ballylin Hill Fort the Bronze Age Capital of Limerick and it will be followed by tea and cake. This event is in association with Heritage week.
YOUTH 2000—CATHOLIC SUMMER YOUTH FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. August 16 -19. A weekend
of Fun, Faith and Friendship for 16 to 35 year olds. Live music, prayer and reconciliation, inspiring talks, workshops, drama and a chance to meet new friends. Donation only and free buses. To book your place or for more information contact office, phone 01 675 3690 or visit www.youth2000.ie
STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: Flexible and Accessible Courses. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or online from the comfort of your own home and build modules towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology. Application deadline September 25. Call 01 404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.com.
CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE: Will be held on September ½ in All Hallows, Dublin. It is a weekend event, organised by the Legion of Mary at which large numbers of young adults attend. Last year over 230 attended and enjoyed the event. The programme includes workshops, testimonies, discussion. The young people come together to share and discuss their faith. On the Saturday night, there is music and entertainment. The Legion of Mary in Kerry are sponsoring two young adults between 20 to 40-year-olds to come to Dublin for the conference. Contact: Patricia O’Donoghue 087 9048659.
KILLARNEY LIBRARY will host a workshop (using filmmaking techniques to bring an image of a book to screen) entitled From Page to Green Screen for children age 9-12 on Saturday, August 11 at 11am. Free admission but prior booking essential on 064-6632655.