DEATH: "Relax and refuse to let worry and stress rule your life. There is always a solution to every problem. Things will work out for you when you take time to relax, refresh, restore and recharge your soul."
Lailah Gifty Akita.

DEATH: We offer our sincere sympathy to the Harnett family on the recent death of Gerard. May he rest in peace.

EXAM TIME: We wish all students who are beginning the Leaving and Junior Cert Exams this week every success in their exams. Essentially faith informs us that we are not alone. Our God resides in the depth of our human experience, even in the stress of getting ready for the Leaving and Junior Cert exams. Over the coming weeks pray for young people that the good Lord will bless them with strength, happiness and peace. A prayer for students – HOLY SPIRIT, SEND YOUR POWER, HELP ME TO REMEMBER ALL THAT I HAVE LEARNT, INSPIRE ME WITH THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE,

WEDNESDAY CLUB FUNDRAISER; A tea dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, June 9 with dancing from 3-6pm to Paddy Quilligan. Proceeds to Recovery Haven and Kerry Hospice Foundation. Admission €5. There will be a raffle and refreshments will be served.

KNOCK: The Perpetual Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, June 16. Bus will leave the Church at 7.15am sharp. Tel 087/2673663 or 087/7758503.

LOCAL ARTIST ON RTE 1: Brian O’Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018. He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE’S upcoming documentary focusing on preparation and Artistic process for Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA)open call show. The documentary is called Exhibitionists: Road to The RHA and will be shown on

RTE1 on June 27 @10.15pm.

GENETIC BASIS FOR THE ETHNICITY OF THE TRAVELLING COMMUNITY:Professor Gianpiero Cavalleri, Associate Professor of Human Genetics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate of the Genetics Department of Trinity College Dublin, will give a presentation on the above on Friday, June 7, at 8.30pm, in the Community Centre Rathkeale. Ráth Caola Le Chéile, in association with West Limerick Resources, are happy to present this unique opportunity to inform ourselves on what is currently known about the origins of the Travelling Community in Ireland. Professor Cavalleri’s research on the small genetic differences between the Travelling population and the wider Irish population, demonstrates that the Travellers began diverging from the Irish population during the 17th Century. This is the first real scientific evidence on the origins of our Irish Trvellers. We look forward to welcoming you to this unique presentation and to Rathkeale.

UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S ANXIETIES & WORRIES: This FREE workshop will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7pm in the Newcastle West Library, in association with West Limerick Resources’ SICAP programme. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the workshop, which is being delivered by Carina McEvoy, qualified clinical hypnotherapist & psychotherapist. To register your place for the workshop please contact Dearbhla, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 6750869 or email dconlon

MENS HEALTH WEEK: Men’s health week will run from Monday June 10 -16. The overall aims of MHW are to: Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages. Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities. Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.

UPCOMING CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Adapt who run the largest refuge in the country providing emergency accommodation for women and children who have to leave their homes because of domestic abuse will hold their annual collection this weekend.

SURGERY OVER THE BORDER: Are you on a HSE waiting list? Know someone who is?
Visit for more information. Do not forget that Nenagh General Hospital offers cataract operations.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED: Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17 .

CLEAN UP: Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm. More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large. In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE: Having given an impressive performance on his Abbeyfeale debut at the Glórach Theatre in 2017, Steo Wall returns to the esteemed venue with fellow musicians Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell under the collective name, Hearts of Men. Combining folk, traditional and original numbers, as well as three very distinctive vocal styles, Hearts of Men will be playing at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm. A concert not to be missed, be sure to book at 0871383940 to guarantee a seat on the night. Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.

BREAKING TRAD: Back by popular demand Irish Music 3 piece Breaking Trad are returning to St Johns Arts Centre, Listowel on Thursday, June 6, doors 7:30, admission €15, ph 068 22566 for bookings. The band features Abbeyfeale accordionist Donal Murphy, Armagh fiddle maestro Niall Murphy and amazing Mike Galvin on guitar & vocals. This promises to be a great night of music & song. A night not to be missed.

SUMMER CONCERT: The Annual Broadford Summer Concert takes place on Friday, June 7 at 8.00 p.m. preceeded by a wine reception from 7.15 p.m.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The Legion of Mary annual Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, June 9. Bus leaving the Church of The Assumption Abbeyfeale at7.00 am sharp. €20, must be paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565, Sean Broderick 068 31213, Michael Lane 068 32757, 087 298084, Gerard O’Callaghan 087 2980841 and David Davy 087 0994272.

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: Two weeks left of our campaign and, thanks to our funders and supporters, we have reached 161% of our funding target. At this point our focus is on honouring Liam’s memory by distributing Fluid Forms widely. We anticipate launching Fluid Forms on December 5 at Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin. You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site (40 euro/copy) @

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1. We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

HARNETT REUNION: 5 weeks to go. Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories. You can contact her on harnettreunion2019

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us. Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn. Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing. Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE: A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.

COMMUNITY ALERT: There have been several alerts about vans calling to yards and houses offering to sell gates, power washers, paints, etc. We are always advising people to only purchases these goods from your local creamery or hardware shop as there is no guarantee following purchases such as these. When you shop local, you keep money in circulation, you keep your area vibrant and most of all you are protected from ending up with faulty goods. Drop the phone if you answer the phone and it’s an automated message, it seems if they can get you to stay on the line it gives them time to either place a trace or to search through your personal details. Do not employ causal labour to do jobs around the house or yard without consulting with family members or neighbours who will put you in touch with reputable people. 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 €72. Please note that this fee has increased by €6 and is payable in a lump sum each year after year one. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Michael 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.

SUMMER CAMP:The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for Children between 6 and 15 years will take place from July 15-25 next.

ANAM CARA KERRY – the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday. June 11 at 7.20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please note there are no events in July or August. Please contact us on info or 085-2888888.

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for people of all age on Saturday, June 15 from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066 7123055 to make an appointment.

WATCH RTE1: on Thursday June 6 at 10.15pm for story of Knockanure girl Maureen Flavin Sweeney whose weather forecast delayed D Day landings.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND. Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday, August 31 in Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until May 31. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380.

CALLING PARENTS: Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group: 11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.

MASS TIME: Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale – Saturday 6e.30pm and Sunday 9.15am & 12noon. Athea – Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins – Sunday 11am. Templeglantine – Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.00 am. Tournafulla – Saturday 7.30pm.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH: Fr Tony Mullins PP 087/2600414. Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674. Fr Denis Mullane 087/2621911. Fr Shoji Vargihese 089/4431922 Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office; Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo Aware (Depression & Anxiety) 1980 303 302 National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247 Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people effected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560 . Counselling Appointment 061/314213. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm. Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon. Mass Intentions: Friday is the First Friday of the month, confessions following 10 am Mass Thursday. Saturday 11am Bridget & Timothy Harnett, Ballaugh 6.30pm Joan McCarthy, New Street . Neil O’Mahony, Collins Park. Mary Ita & Sean Leahy. Sunday 9.15am Margaret & Thomas Enright and deceased family members.

Mass cards are available in the sacristy during Mass times 068/ 51915. An Evening of reflection & prayer for Abbeyfeale Parish will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday, November 26 from 7.30 – 10.30pm. Contact is Rita Horgan 086 3738626.

MASS ON INISFALLEN ISLAND AND ABBEY: Friday, June 14 at 6.30 p.m. Boats leave from Ross Castle from 4.30 p.m. onwards. It is open to all and is a lovely opportunity to join our prayer now with the rich tradition of the monks of old. Thanks to the organisers, the NPWS and the boat operators for their support.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE AND SAN GIOVANNI Leaving Dublin September 15 for 6 nights (3 nights at each shrine). Contact Michael Clifford (085 1309835) or Marian Pilgrimages (01 8788159).

RAMBLING HOUSES: Monagae 2nd. Monday of the month. Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: Meet every First Friday in Philip Enrights The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm and next Friday is the first Friday of June.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES Tuesday, July 9 – Thursday July 11 or Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11. Fare €140 including coach, boat and island. To book you seat contact Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel on 087 3966399 (9am to 6pm).

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND led by Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch. September 24—October 2. For further details contact Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch on 087 220 0114.