DEATHS: Sincere sympathies to the families of the late Con Sugrue, Kilconlea Upper, Mark O’Connell, The Kerry Bar, Main St and Dublin and Sr. Marie Fitzgerald, Clash Road. May their souls rest in peace.
CONGRATULATIONS: Wedding Congratulations to Clare Sheehy and Michael Harnett & Edel Murphy and Patrick Irwin who celebrated the sacrament of Marriage here in Abbeyfeale recently . We wish them every happiness in their married life together
GLÓRACH: After a wonderful night of music with John Spillane last Friday, we are looking forward to a busy September schedule. First up on Thursday, September 12th is Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford. Emma received widespread critical acclaim for her debut album Quiet Giant in 2017 and last year won the RTE Radio One ‘Best Emerging Artist’ award at their inaugural folk awards. A concert not to be missed, Emma will be ably supported on the night by Trevor Sexton, who made a fantastic impression at the Hearts of Men concert at the Glórach in June. Two days later, we switch genres, but the level of high quality musicianship will remain constant as Leroy Troy and his Hillbilly Trio come to town. Having wowed international audiences, they make their debut at the Glórach and suffice to say it’s rare a bluegrass group of this calibre come to Abbeyfeale so make sure to mark Saturday 14th in your diary. On Friday, September 20th we will hosting our annual Culture Night event. This year is a Scoraíocht theme, with song, music, dance and drama, celebrating the culture and heritage of Abbeyfeale and the surrounding area. In a month in which we celebrate local, national and international talent, we are confident there is something to please everyone in our September programme. All events start at 8 pm, keep up to date with events on our facebook page and for bookings or enquiries please contact 0871383940
PPN REOPENS: The Limerick Public Participation Network (PPN) Secretariat is delighted to announce that the PPN’s membership registration/re registration process has re-opened, and they are inviting community and voluntary groups and across Limerick City and County to register or reregister to be part of a local structure that helps citizens take an active formal role in relevant policy development and representing the PPN on various committees of the Local Authority.
NATIONAL CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH; Glórach will host an event on +N
ational Culture Night on Friday, September 20, which we’re calling a SCORAIOCHT and describing it as an occasion for local people to meet up and make merry through Song, Dance, Music & Storytelling/Drama, with a little bit of gossiping thrown in! Our show will run for 90 minutes in total, with an intermission, and will provide an opportunity for local performers/entertainers to showcase their talents through song, dance, music and drama. With a cast of over 30, we will provide a broad range of entertainment and not a few surprises as part of the package!The show, which has free entry, will start at 8pm, but you may choose to arrive earlier and over a glass of wine or a beer or the even more dependable “cuppa”, enjoy a chat with friends and neighbours and also partake of a little light food for soakage, as guests of Glórach.As the show could, very easily, become a “hot ticket” event and as seating is limited, we recommend that you reserve your seat by calling the Glórach booking line on 0871383940. The performances and running order are almost finalized and more details will follow as the date runs down – so watch this space!
SET DANCE CLASSES: Set dancing for beginners will commence on Monday, September 2 in the Marian Hall, Moyvane at 8pm. Individual attention will be given where required".
SEISIÚN IN ‘GLANTINE: The last of the Comhaltas Séisiún weekly shows of traditional entertainment finishes at the Devon Inn on Thursday night, August 22 at 8.30pm. It provides an ideal night out for both locals and visitors and all who enjoy traditional music, singing, dancing and story. In the second part of the show members of the audience may join in with the performing group for a tune, step, song or story.
CONCERT IN DUAGH: The Conquerors, Shaun O’Dowd, Ronan Collins, Sandy Kelly, Declan Nerney in concert on Thursday, September 5 in Duagh Sports Complex. Tickets Geraldine 087 2684540.
FIRST FRIDAY REFLECTIONS WITH FR. SHOJI: On the First Friday of each month, Fr Shoji will lead an hour of Praise and Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel beginning at 9am.
HARNETT MAGAZINE: Some Harnett Reunion magazines are still available at Ann Lyons Shop and from James Harnett, also the final items of Harnett merchandise are available at Heavenly Gifts.
BINGO: Bingo continues every Monday evening at 8.30pm at the Glórach.
ANNUAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE: The 2019 pilgrimage will take place on Sunday, September 8 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. This annual pilgrimage is a special day for grandparents and families, and a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the great contribution that grandparents make to Church, to family, and to society in teaching and passing on the faith. Many Catholics can testify to the profound influence of a Grandparent and the development and nurturing of their own faith. The seeds your Grandparents plant in childhood may not seem to bloom for some time, but they go deep into the soil. This is the only purpose of The Catholic Grandparents Association, to help and support Grandparents in their great task. Grandparents were never as important as they are today at this critical time to the church, the family and society The pilgrimage begins with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm. The Pilgrimage Mass follows at 3.00pm with Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin. We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you personally in Knock so that Grandparents everywhere can be honoured and thanked. If we can be of further assistance to you in any way please contact Connie at catholicgrandparents – phone number 085 8704722 .
PLOUGHING: The 88th National Ploughing Championships will take place in Fenagh in Carlow from September 17-19.
BÉAL NA MBLÁTH: Michael Collins will be remembered at the Annual Béal na Bláth Commemoration, on Sunday, August 25 at 3pm. Guest speaker is Jim Power, Economist.
SICAP 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: The annual Mass in Reilig Ide will take place on Thursday August 22 at 7pm.
WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm.
BACK2NEW COMMUNITY UPCYCLING / RE-DESIGNED FURNITURE: Are you spring cleaning your home or workplace? We are currently looking for sound items of office & home furniture; large shelving units, large desks, under desk storage, storage cabinets, occasional tables, plant pots, garden benches, garden chairs, coat stands. Quirky items are welcome. Our re-designed and re-purposed furniture/community retail store is open every Monday (9.30-1.30pm), Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (9.30am-5.30pm) at The Weigh House, Market Yard, Newcastle West. We also provide a re-design service. For further information, please contact Michaela Donegan on 087 2727742
COMMUNITY ALERT: Do not give personal details over the phone to anyone and don’t engage with callers who want to fix your phone or your computer or sort out a difficulty with
your bank account. You’ve all heard the saying ‘a fool and his money are easily parted’, well if you give out personal details then expect to part. 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.
HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE: A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.
SESSION: The Bruach Na Carraige summer Seisiun is now on, and will run each Tuesday night during August at 9pm..
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.
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 A l-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. Daily Mass 10am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday except in the event of a funeral when Mass will be at 11am. Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm. Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon.. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10am Timme Brooks died recently. Thursday 10am Peg Colbert, Main Street. No Morning Mass on Friday Mass at 7pm Martin Collins, Glenashrone Month Mind. Saturday 6.30pm Margaret Barry Cragg and deceased family members. Sunday 9.15am Eily Mai Barry and Lane family. 12noon Jeremiah Foley, St Ita’s Road 12th Anniv. Ita Bowden ( Nee Harnett) . Jackie Thady Harentt, Dromtrasna . Monday 26 Nora ( Chawke) Quirke Months Mind.
LISTOWEL GUIDED WALKS: The Listowel Guided Heritage Walk will take place each Saturday at 11 am during July & August. The walk will depart from Kerry Writers’ Museum/Listowel Tourist Office in the Square. Admission is €5 per person and includes a complimentary tea or coffee at Castle View Café. Children 15 years and under are free.
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.
RAMBLING HOUSES: Monagae 2nd. Monday of the month. Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.