PROLOGUE: "Never regret being a good person, to the wrong people. Your behaviour says everything about you, and their behaviour says enough about them."
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Savanah O’Brien and Patrick Doolig who celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage on Thursday, June 20. We wish them every happiness in their married life together.
TABLE QUIZ FOR MILFORD: Jack O’Rourkes Bar Saturday, June 29 at 9pm.
DEATH: Another of the cattle dealers who came to Abbeyfeale for the calf market died last weekend in Kilkelly, Co. Mayo. Tommy Duffy and his brothers Paddy and Eddie travelled down from a few miles outside Knock every Sunday evening from January to July during the fifties to the late eighties and stayed with Madge and John Griffen on the Main Street. They loved coming to Abbeyfeale and were well known and respected by the farming community in West Limerick. Tommy was the last of the brothers to die and is survived by his wife Kathleen and eight children. May he rest in peace.
HARNETT REUNION 2019: Meeting of the committee Thursday 7pm in St. Ita’s Hall. Harnetts from all over the world are travelling for this gathering, so please come along and show them a warm welcome. This gathering is not confined to Harnetts but is open to everybody. Genealogy Day, Devon Hotel, Friday July 12 from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Free admission. See the Patie Boy Harnett Historical Collection. Harnett International Variety Show At Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla, Friday July 12 at 8pm. Doors open 7pm. Admission €10. Gala Banquet Devon Hotel Saturday July 13. 7.30 p.m. Banquet menu, Reunion cake, wine and live band (The Bansha Boys) included. Tickets €40 now on sale at Ann Lyons, Abbeyfeale and Batt Harnett, Abbeyfeale. There will be a memorial Mass on Sunday afternoon in Duagh Church. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody. Further information 087 2500929.
SUMMER OUTING: Abbeyfeale Community Alert are travelling to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Tuesday, July 16. The bus will depart from Church at 9.30am. Tickets €40 which include soup and sandwiches in Durty Nellies, a stop in the Crescent and dinner in the Devon Inn will be available in Ann Lyons’s, The Square and Kathleen Collins’s Foodstore, Convent St.
AGM: Abbeyfeale Community Alert will hold their AGM in Leens Hotel on Wednesday, June 26 at 8pm. New members are always welcome.
LOCAL ARTIST ON RTE 1: Brian O’Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honours 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 at 10.15pm.
‘THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: The Scoil Mháthair Dé Annual show takes place at 7pm in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef on this Wednesday June 26.
BOOK LAUNCH: Pat McLoughlin from Newcastle West is about to publish his second book of short stories ‘From Head to Tale’. The book will be launched by Patrick O Donovan TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, on Friday, June 28 at 7.30 in the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West. His first book ‘To Weave with Words’ was launched in 2018 and sold out within weeks. The proceeds from this book, like the previous one, will go to Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital. It will be available at Ann Lyons’s Shop, Abbeyfeale – all welcome.
GST: State funding of €3.5 million for a 10.5km extension of the GST from the Limerick/Kerry Border to Listowel plus a further €3m for the 10km Tralee to Fenit Greenway has been announced. There is also recognition that the Tralee to Listowel old railway will be incorporated into the GST in the future.
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.
SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE: We are delighted to announce that well known Irish soprano Regina Nathan will be appearing at the Glórach Theatre on Friday, July 5 at 8 pm. Regina has sung at some of the most prestigious venues in the world and the Glórach will be soon added to that illustrious list. Be it operatic numbers, sacred songs, or renditions of popular songs by artists such Edith Piaf, Leonard Cohen and Janis Ian, Regina’s incredible voice has garnered her much critical acclaim throughout her career. This was well captured by Declan Hassett in The Examiner, who commented that "Regina Nathan has all the star qualitites. A deceptively powerful voice, always under control and a stillness of delivery which stamps class on her entire performance." For bookings or enquiries, please contact 0871383940, message us on our facebook page or you can email us at glorachabbeyfeale.
NEW CLUB: A Tuesday Club is starting in Knocknagoshel Community Centre on Tuesday, June 25 and every other Tuesday from 11am – 3pm. Join us for some Memory Games, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Information Sessions, Outings, Social Interaction, Classes, and Interaction with the local gym. Transport will be provided to and from your home. Lunch Tea/Coffee all for the cost of €7 per day. Contact Betty on 087 2153796 or Breda on 087 9447674 or turn up on day.
ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Registration will take place in St Marys Boys School on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 3rd July from 7pm – 8 pm. All children need to be registered before camp. We also need 2 single rooms to accommodate visiting volunteers, please ring 087-2788834.
HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE: A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.
COMMUNITY ALERT: AGM this Wednesday in Leens at 8pm, new members welcome. Don’t post holiday pictures on FB until you come back, turn off your location on your smart phone so no one can check if you are out. If something sounds too good to be true then more than likely it is so be careful out there. Take care on the roads and make sure that you are visible to other road users so if walking wear a high viz jacket and after dusk carry a torch and if driving turn on your lights if the wipers are on. 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.
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 Eventbrite.ie . 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: Saturday 11am William & Julia Madden. 6.30pm Marie & Michael O’Donnell, Kilconlea Upper. Tom & Anne Moore, Kilconlea Lower. John Michael Kennelly 20th Anniversary. Sunday 9.15am David Leahy, Rebecca Leahy, Nick Collins & Maurice Griffin. Eileen Chris Foley, Dromtrasna .
SCHOLARSHIP: The Danaher Trust is making number of scholarships available to students of the parishes in this area for studies at third level. The students must be of limited means. The Danaher McGrath Trust is seeking applications for a scholarship. In order to apply for the scholarship students must meet certain criteria. For information email www.woulfemurphy.com closing date for applications is August 31.
THE HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: The Killarney St. Pio Prayer Group are organising a 9 Day Pilgrimage visiting Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Cana, Garden of Gethsemane, Dead Sea and Mount Tabor. Departing November 7. Contact Michael Clifford 086 1309835.
SUPPORT WORKER: Mary Danaher, the parish parent support person, works from the parish office building 4 day a week Monday to Thursday. She is always available to help, listen, encourage or support parents. Tel her office on 068/31019 and leave a message if she is not in.
COLLECTION: Peters pence collection July 6/7.
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.
VOCATIONS AFTERNOON Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Saturday June 29 from 2 – 4.30 pm, for young women considering a vocation Email: vocationspoorclarescork www.poorclarescork.ie
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.