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Monthly Archives: August 2021

PROLOGUE: Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.

GLÓRACH BINGO: Glorious weather ensured a large turnout at the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale last Sunday for our weekly drive-in Bingo. The effervescent Tom Madigan took up the mantle once again of calling out the numbers, and any despondency felt by our Kerry contingent after the match on Saturday quickly receded over the course of a memorable afternoon. Once again, thanks to all involved who have ensured the safe and smooth running of this event, and to our loyal patrons. Familiar faces and newcomers all welcome at the usual starting time of 2 pm each Sunday.

PAT FEELEY ON LYRIC FM: With obvious distractions for many Limerick people over the last few weeks, some may have missed the compilation of some of Pat Feeley’s memorable programmes that appeared on Lyric FM. If you did, simply go to the RTE Lyric FM Player site; the three programmes broadcast can be accessed under ‘The Lyric Feature’.

WELCOME HOME FR. TIM AND SORRY FOR YOUR TROUBLE!: Delighted to have Fr. Tim Galvin home from his Mission in South Sudan for a few months but how well Kerry had to lose to Tyrone at the weekend. The Kilmanahan native will have to pray for Mayo on Saturday week at 5pm and use all his influence with the Man Above to get that curse called off.

FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTRE, MOUNTMAHON, ABBEYFEALE (THE OLD TECH):

The following free courses still have some spaces left: Sewing for Beginners, Beginners knitting, Payroll Manual & Computerised (Level 5), Bookkeeping manual and computerised (Level 5), Childcare Level 5, Healthcare Level 5, Sign Language, Winter window box gardening, making a podcast, Upcycling Furniture, Local history.

Please call the office on 06831198 for more information, Email: fetabbeyfeale or register at www.learningandskills.ie.

ST PIO DEVOTIONS: Devotions in Listowel every first Friday beginning with Evening Mass at 6.45pm.

BALLYHEIGUE PATTERN DAY: This year Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate Mass in Our Lady’s Well and Grotto, Ballyheigue on Wednesday, August 8 at 12 noon, Mass will be streamed live on www. dioceseofkerry.ie facebook page. In the interests of safety and fairness there will be no congregation present on the day. The Well and Grotto will remain closed for the duration of the Mass and will reopen at 1.30pm after which you are most welcome to come for private prayer.

INVITATION: You are invited to attend Abbeyfeale Community Council AGM on Thursday, September 16 at Fr. Casey’s G.A.A. Clubhouse @7.30 p.m. ACC has secured the investment of over six hundred thousand euro for our community in the past five years. Projects include The new Business Hub, walkways in Abbeyfeale Town Park, heritage signage, provision of defibrillators and many more. Abbeyfeale is about to undergo momentous changes with the implementation of the new traffic management plan, the development of the Greenway and the proposed Abbeyfeale bypass.

Have your voice heard now. Join the ACC – at the heart of Abbeyfeale. Stronger together!

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, beginning after the 10.00am Mass – 6.00pm. Entrance through the front door of the church. Please note that when there is a Wedding Mass celebrated on a Friday, adoration will be from 4 to 6.00pm.

LIMERICK WOMEN’S MARATHON: The Virtual Limerick Women’s Marathon will take place on September 25/26.

CHARITY Cycle on the Limerick Greenway on Saturday, September 11 in aid of Little Blue Heroes Foundation.

VEHICLE RUN: Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Vehicle run, begins at the Mart in Castleisland at noon on Sunday, September 5.

TRAINING: Cycle Against Suicide are working to train and deploy a network of ‘Community Buddies’ into communities in Kerry and all across Ireland. The Community Buddy programme is peer to peer support and is centred around a structured but supportive conversation in a safe and non-judgemental space. It allows an individual to discuss how they are coping or not coping and working with the Buddy to discuss (and co-produce) ways of moving forward to overcome the challenges. The training to become a Community Buddy is 2 full days or four evenings currently being delivered via zoom. Full details are available at: https://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/community-buddy-club/

DIP IN THE NIP: This unique fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven will be held on Saturday, September 18 at a secret location. Registration is vital through Evenbrite, tickets €40 plus booking fee. Music, entertainment, raffle. Contact Recovery Haven, Tralee on 066 7192122 for further details.

COURSE: Recovery Haven Kerry are starting a six-week course titled ‘Building Better

Caregivers’. This course starts on Tuesday, September 14 and is an online

programme for those supporting a loved one with cancer. If you are interested

in this course, please contact Reception on 066 7192122 for more details.

RADIO MARIA: broadcasts Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Hour etc daily. It has many interesting programmes.. The easiest way to tune in is via the television, Saorview channel 210, (if you go forward one channel from RTE1 you get RTE2, if you go back one from RTE1 you get Radio Maria). There is also a mobile App. For info visit www.radiomaria.ie.

FOOD FAIR: Listowel Food Fair will be held from Thursday, November 4 until Monday, November 8 – Family & Children, Festivals, Food & Drink. Since its inception in 1995, the Listowel Food Fair has continued to develop successfully and is now an established event in the calendar of Kerry festivals.

ARTS FESTIVAL: Ballybunion Arts Festival September 9 – 12 will host a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance Art, Music, Visual Art & workshops for artists and audiences. Kerry Writer in Residence Máire Holmes will host an Irish language poetry workshop on September11in Ballybunion Community Centre. More details (https://kerrycoco.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b3755ab5575cb711eac9566f8&id=30cb5eab5e&e=57e387efec)

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ABBEYFEALE TOWN PARK: A box for donations to help keep Abbeyfeale Town Park open has been affixed to the wall of the public toilets in the park. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up.

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Priest on Call during the summer months Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. To book a |Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 0668 51915.

COMMUNITY RADIO: WL102fm are relying on tickets sales for their weekly draw to keep them on air as this is the only fundraiser that they can hold at the minute. Tickets are available in Kathleen’s Food Store, Convent St., Mikey’s stall in the Square, Moss the Farmers’ and also in the Siopa Nua. Fr. Tony is very thankful to the volunteers who make it possible to broadcast Mass to the people of West Limerick every Sunday morning at 10am from Abbeyfeale.

BALLYBUNION STAGE SCHOOL: If you want your children to develop self-confidence and self-esteem, put them on the stage, details from 087 1303 325.

ACCORD FACILITATORS NEEDED: Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Those interested should have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or email info

PATRICK O’KEEFFE YOUNG MUSICIAN AWARD: Applications are now open to all musicians in the 13 – 23 age bracket. Please note that any videos submitted by minors must be submitted by the child’s parent/guardian and the deadline is Sunday, September 12. Email applications to: patrickokeeffefestival

STORYTELLING: Listowel International Storytelling Festival returns in-person to Listowel from Friday, September 17 – 19. Now in its 3rd year the festival will feature a packed programme of events including storytelling sessions & workshops, story & history walks, music sessions and children’s storytelling. We are especially thrilled to have acclaimed storyteller Maria Gillen as our Artistic Director for the festival. Our full programme will be available soon, but follow our Social Media pages or visit www.kerrywritersmuseum.com/storytelling-festival/ for updates on special guests and events.

BALLYLONGFORD BLACKSMITHING FAIR: A new event will take place in Ballylongford on the weekend of Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 next. Blacksmithing displays in the Creamery and grounds from Forged in Ireland , hand forged and old wares for sale, food and refreshments on sale and roving musicians. It will be a family friendly weekend with admission only €5 and under 16’s free.

NOTICE TO PUBLIC:As a result of the Coronavirus, the offices of West Limerick Resources remain closed to the general public. Staff are available to respond to clients and community groups by email or phone in relation to West Limerick Resources work and projects. Please check our Website on www.wlr.ie or Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/WestLimerickResources for further updates or contact the main office landline 069 62222 with any queries and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

BUGGY BUDDIES: Join our 4-week ‘Walk and Talk’ programme. A chance to get out and about with babies & toddlers, keep fit and have a chat with other parents, caregivers & expectant mothers. Starts 11am, Tuesday, September 7, at the Demesne, Newcastle West. Registration essential. Contact Stefanie 087 398 2925.

DIGITAL MARKETING PROGRAMME: West Limerick Resources in partnership with West Limerick Tourism are delighted to be able to offer you/your business the opportunity to attend the West Limerick Digital Marketing Training Programme, starting Monday, September 6. Do you struggle to see a return on your digital marketing activity? Do you want to know how to streamline processes and get a better return for your time and money? Register for this free initiative and you will: be able to create a robust integrated digital marketing strategy that will earn you a high return; know what channels are best for your business and be able to use them more effectively; get advice that is specific to your business and your business goals; be able to create digital campaigns using channels that best suit your business and your customers; discover what works by measuring and optimizing social media campaigns; make the businesses website visible to larger audience thanks to Search Engine; optimisation (SEO) techniques; learn by doing – this course is very practical and hands-on. Please be advised this course is limited to 12 participants as it includes intensive training sessions for you with the trainer. Register today by emailing Elaine at edillon

NORTH KERRY, WEST LIMERICK: SMART VILLAGES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES:This initiative is jointly led by NEWKD and West Limerick Resources in association with KPMG Future Analytics and University College Dublin and addresses the unique challenges facing Ireland’s rural regions by unlocking innovative new solutions for the sustainable growth and development of rural communities within the North Kerry – West Limerick region. The project will involve a combination of detailed data analysis, extensive public consultation and capacity-training workshops will be used to co-produce an integrated development plan for the North Kerry – West Limerick region. Over the course of the project, the team will seek to engage with communities across Causeway, Ballyduff, Ballybunion, Ballylongford, Tarbert, Duagh , Moyvane, Brosna, Knocknagoshel, Listowel, Ballydonoghue, Lixnaw, Finuge, Abbeyfeale, Turnafulla, Mountcollins, Templeglantine, Athea/Carrigkerry, Glin, Loughill/Ballyhahill, Ardagh and Shanagolden. The project will officially launch with an online event entitled “Co-Developing Smart Villages – Towards Stronger Rural Communities” which will take place over two morning sessions on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1. A conference programme and registration page will be launched shortly.

LEADER OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: The LEADER Transition Programme is now open for applications for eligible community and enterprise projects. Grant aid for capital works is currently available to all at a rate of 75% to a maximum €200,000 however funding is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Funding is also available for eligible training and A&D projects. Please note conventional retail, agriculture, childcare, healthcare and on-going running costs are among the areas ineligible for LEADER funding. For more information or to discuss your ideas please contact one of our development officers: Caitriona Scully (Tourism and Food Projects) – cscully Elaine Dillon (Community Projects) – edillon Suzanne Rowley (Enterprise Projects) – srowley Further information on all our activities and projects is available on www.wlr.ie or check out our Facebook page: www.wlr.ie/facebook

COMMUNITY ALERT: There is not a day but the phone rings and it’s an automated message urging you to press button 1 or to divulge your PIN number for your bank account or your PPS number. Ignore everything, ring the Garda Station if you are concerned but whatever you do tell your business to no one on the phone. If you’re on Face Book don’t be telling people you’re going on holidays either. If you are 65, you 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 or if you spend long periods of the day on your own 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. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. 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 with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

.HELPLINES: If you are experiencing domestic abuse, jo Aware (Depression & Anxiety 016617211. National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. 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 affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213.

DO YOU HAVE NEWS: If there is something you’d like covered in the Abbeyfeale notes please contact me on 087 6866450 or email me on marianharnett1


PROLOGUE: Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.

DEATH: We offer the sympathy of Abbeyfeale parish to Mrs. Foley and all the Foley family on the death of Fr. Joe last weekend. Fr. Joe was a well-loved curate here from 2013 to early 2017. His empathy, warm personality and sense of fun endeared him to us all. Old and young felt at ease with him and loved him for his sincere interest in them. His reverential Masses said with such conviction were a blessing to those of us lucky to be present. We can assure you, Mrs. Foley and family, that Fr. Joe is held in the highest esteem and will never be forgotten here in Abbeyfeale. May he rest in peace.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE: An upcoming foundation course in personal development this autumn will take place this Autumn. The Mid-West SCPD Application Form is now available on the website for downloading: .https://www.socialandhealth.com/scpd-application-form-mid-west-region/

INVITATION: You are invited to attend Abbeyfeale Community Council AGM on Thursday, September 16 at Fr. Casey’s G.A.A. Clubhouse @7.30 p.m. ACC has secured the investment of over six hundred thousand euro for our community in the past five years. Projects include The new Business Hub, walkways in Abbeyfeale Town Park, heritage signage, provision of defibrillators and many more. Abbeyfeale is about to undergo momentous changes with the implementation of the new traffic management plan, the development of the Greenway and the proposed Abbeyfeale bypass.

Have your voice heard now. Join the ACC – at the heart of Abbeyfeale. Stronger together!

GLÓRACH BINGO: Thanks to all the patrons who turned up for our drive-in Bingo, held earlier to facilitate viewing the All-Ireland Final. Comhghairdeas to the Limerick Hurlers on their terrific triumph, similar to John Kiely’s men we strive to run our drive-in Bingo and all Glórach events as professionally as possible. Unlike the Limerick team, we don’t mind an odd rebel win, as evidenced by winners who travelled to the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale from Macroom and Buttevant last Sunday. We will be starting at the normal time of 2 pm on this Sunday, August 29th and hopefully the good weather predicted will extend to the weekend.

CELEBRATING PAT FEELEY ON LYRIC FM: Throughout the month of August, The Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm will celebrate the documentary work of Pat Feeley, formerly of Mountcollins and the Boys National School Abbeyfeale. Pat travelled the hills, mountains and roads of Ireland capturing ordinary stories of Irish life and culture in his own inimitable way. This Sunday at 6pm in The River Men, a documentary originally broadcast in 1981, Pat Feeley meets with people from all walks of life as he travels along the banks of the River Feale which has its origins in Co. Cork.

All of these features on Pat Feeley can be listened to again on the RTE Lyric FM Player.

CAR BOOT SALE: There will be a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, August 28 from 8am on the grounds beside Aldi and on the road to the GAA pitch and the entrance to the Demesne in NCW .

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, beginning after the 10.00am Mass – 6.00pm. Entrance through the front door of the church. Please note that when there is a Wedding Mass celebrated on a Friday, adoration will be from 4 to 6.00pm.

TRIATHLON: The annual Triathlon in Glin cancelled again this year.

LIMERICK WOMEN’S MARATHON: The Virtual Limerick Women’s Marathon will take place on September 25/26.

CHARITY Cycle on the Limerick Greenway on Saturday, September 11 in aid of Little Blue Heroes Foundation.

VEHICLE RUN: Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Vehicle run, begins at the Mart in Castleisland at noon on Sunday, September 5.

TRAINING: Cycle Against Suicide are working to train and deploy a network of ‘Community Buddies’ into communities in Kerry and all across Ireland. The Community Buddy programme is peer to peer support and is centred around a structured but supportive conversation in a safe and non-judgemental space. It allows an individual to discuss how they are coping or not coping and working with the Buddy to discuss (and co-produce) ways of moving forward to overcome the challenges. The training to become a Community Buddy is 2 full days or four evenings currently being delivered via zoom. Full details are available at: https://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/community-buddy-club/

COURSE: Recovery Haven Kerry are starting a six-week course titled ‘Building Better

Caregivers’. This course starts on Tuesday, September 14 and is an online

programme for those supporting a loved one with cancer. If you are interested

in this course, please contact Reception on 066 7192122 for more details.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION: Wednesday, September 1. Opening Prayer & Event in the Town Park, Tralee at 3pm.

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday next, August 29 at 1.00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee, by Fr. Martin Hegarty. For more information contact LatinMassTralee

LEGION OF MARY: To celebrate the 100 years of the Legion of Mary on Tuesday, September 7th there will be an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary on September 8, preceded by 33 days of preparation nightly at 8 p.m. on Zoom. ID: 8114083503. Password: 876433.

RADIO MARIA: broadcasts Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Hour etc daily. It has many interesting programmes.. The easiest way to tune in is via the television, Saorview channel 210, (if you go forward one channel from RTE1 you get RTE2, if you go back one from RTE1 you get Radio Maria). There is also a mobile App. For info visit www.radiomaria.ie.

FOOD FAIR: Listowel Food Fair will be held from Thursday, November 4 until Monday, November 8 – Family & Children, Festivals, Food & Drink. Since its inception in 1995, the Listowel Food Fair has continued to develop successfully and is now an established event in the calendar of Kerry festivals.

CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to info. Closing date is Friday, August 27.

FESTIVAL: Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance will be running the 2021 Park Festival at Pearse Park in Tralee over August 19-29. Details are now available on www.festivaltralee.com

OLYMPICS: Paralympian from Killarney, Jordan Lee will compete in Tokyo 2021 on Sunday, August 29 at 11am Irish Time.

ARTS FESTIVAL: Ballybunion Arts Festival September 9 – 12 will host a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance Art, Music, Visual Art & workshops for artists and audiences. Kerry Writer in Residence Máire Holmes will host an Irish language poetry workshop on September11in Ballybunion Community Centre. More details (https://kerrycoco.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b3755ab5575cb711eac9566f8&id=30cb5eab5e&e=57e387efec)

NEWSLETTER: For the month of August the Parish Newsletter will not be published. The Newsletter will resume again in September. Our thanks to all the shops and businesses in the parish who over the past few months have helped to distribute the Newsletter. We are grateful for their assistance.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ABBEYFEALE TOWN PARK: A box for donations to help keep Abbeyfeale Town Park open has been affixed to the wall of the public toilets in the park. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up. The park which has proved to be such a godsend during the lockdown is struggling because the usual fundraising activities it depends on for support have had to be curtailed. It is used daily by hundreds of people and takes a lot of upkeep so funds are urgently required.

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Priest on Call during the summer months Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030 fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. The parish office will be closed for the next week. To book a |Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 0668 51915. Chy4 forms 2020: If you intend to fill in and sign the CHY4 form you received in the post before Easter this year, you may return it to Fr Mullins . We thank all of you who have already completed the form and returned it. We expect to get up to €24,000 this year all because of your generosity. If you have lost the form contact Fr Tony. Thanks to all who contribute to the parish collections.

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. A special word of thanks to the committees/ volunteers who take great care of the graveyards. There is an account in the credit union for donations to assist in their work.

COMMUNITY RADIO: WL102fm are relying on tickets sales for their weekly draw to keep them on air as this is the only fundraiser that they can hold at the minute. Tickets are available in Kathleen’s Food Store, Convent St., Mikey’s stall in the Square, Moss the Farmers’ and also in the Siopa Nua.

DIPLOMA : in Theological Studies from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. This one-year, on-line blended learning Level 8, 65 ECTS credits programme gives a foundation in Theological Studies to students who hold a primary degree in another discipline. It meets all the Teaching Council of Ireland’s requirements for the teaching of Religious Studies at post-primary level. Further details visit admissions Tel: 01 7083964.

WEST LIMERICK DIGITAL MARKETING TRAINING PROGRAMME: West Limerick Resources in partnership with West Limerick Tourism are delighted to be able to offer you/your business the opportunity to attend the West Limerick Digital Marketing Training Programme, starting Monday, September 6. Do you struggle to see a return on your digital marketing activity? Do you want to know how to streamline processes and get a better return for your time and money? Register for this free initiative and you will: be able to create a robust integrated digital marketing strategy that will earn you a high return; know what channels are best for your business and be able to use them more effectively; get advice that is specific to your business and your business goals; be able to create digital campaigns using channels that best suit your business and your customers; discover what works by measuring and optimizing social media campaigns; make the businesses website visible to larger audience thanks to Search Engine; optimisation (SEO) techniques; learn by doing – this course is very practical and hands-on. Please be advised this course is limited to 12 participants as it includes intensive training sessions for you with the trainer. Register today by emailing Elaine at edillon

LEADER OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: The LEADER Transition Programme is now open for applications for eligible community and enterprise projects. Grant aid for capital works is currently available to all at a rate of 75% to a maximum €200,000 however funding is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Funding is also available for eligible training and A&D projects. Please note conventional retail, agriculture, childcare, healthcare and on-going running costs are among the areas ineligible for LEADER funding. For more information or to discuss your ideas please contact one of our development officers: Caitriona Scully (Tourism and Food Projects) – cscully Elaine Dillon (Community Projects) – edillon Suzanne Rowley (Enterprise Projects) – srowley

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: As a result of the Coronavirus, all West Limerick Resources events, Training Courses, Workshops and Face-to-Face Meetings are postponed until further notice. Staff are available to respond to clients and community groups by email or phone in relation to West Limerick Resources work and projects. Please check our Website on www.wlr.ie or Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/WestLimerickResources for further updates or contact the main office landline 069 62222 with any queries and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

Further information on all our activities and projects is available on www.wlr.ie or check out our Facebook page: www.wlr.ie/facebook

COMMUNITY ALERT: A lady from Abbeyfeale lost the bones of €1,000 recently to a scam caller, purporting to be the Fraud Officer from her bank. It seems he had so much information that the woman, described to me. as a very astute person was persuaded to allow access to her bank account. I, myself fell for a friend request from a local man this week on Facebook and the following day got a message about the great financial opportunity he could organise for me. I rang him only to be told that his account had been hacked and that all his 70 plus contacts had received the same great offer. Gardaí have received reports of persons receiving phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be members of An Garda Síochána. The number calling appears to be the phone number of a genuine Garda station.

An Garda Síochána will never make contact with members of the public in this fashion.

There are several stages to these scam calls:

1. The person receiving the call is subjected to a pre-recorded or automated message that prompts them to select an option.

2. The person is then put through to a person alleging to be a member of An Garda Síochána.

3. The scammer either looks for personal information or informs the person that their details have been involved or linked to a crime.

4. After giving over personal details the victim receives a follow up call from another scammer seeking more details on behalf of An Garda Síochána (This call appears to be coming from a genuine Garda station number)

On receipt of these call, the advice of An Garda Síochána is as follows:

• Do not engage with the caller.

• Do not return the call.

• Do not follow the automated instructions – Do not press 1 etc.

• Never transfer money.

• Never disclose personal or financial information.

• Hang up and end the call.

• Consider installing a Video Doorbell. These are becoming very affordable and allows you to remotely answer a caller to your door; which again gives the impression someone is at home.

If you are 65, you 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 or if you spend long periods of the day on your own 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. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. 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 with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

.HELPLINES: If you are experiencing domestic abuse, jo Aware (Depression & Anxiety 016617211. National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. 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 affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. .

DO YOU HAVE NEWS: If there is something you’d like covered in the Abbeyfeale notes please contact me on 087 6866450 or email me on marianharnett1


PROLOGUE: Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters. Think about it.-Alfred Brendel.

DEATH: Sincere sympathy is offered to Betty and all the Sheehan family, Knocknasna on the death of Paddy. May he rest in peace.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE: An upcoming foundation course in personal development this autumn will take place this Autumn. The Mid-West SCPD Application Form is now available on the website for downloading: .https://www.socialandhealth.com/scpd-application-form-mid-west-region/

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, beginning after the 10.00am Mass – 6.00pm. Entrance through the front door of the church. Please note that when there is a Wedding Mass celebrated on a Friday, adoration will be from 4 to 6.00pm.

POEM IN HONOUR OF THE LATE TERESA: Teresa Riordan was in her 98th year when she died on June 23rd. last. She was a native of Abbeyfeale and when she married lived in Barnard. This poem, written by a young relation, was read at her funeral:

Nana Teresa lived to ninety seven,

a place she got above in heaven,

always a lady for the rosary,

evenings she’d say a decade or three.

She loved her holidays in Ballyagran,

down with her sister Joanie’s clan.

Or down to Anna in lovely Croom,

it was a good house for a lovely tune.

Eliah’s daily visits for a run down on the farm,

Teresa loved his craic and his charm.

She loved TV and radio Kerry,

her dog Shizzy and a wine to make her merry.

Teresa was a noted baker,

& very little time it would take her.

famous for her bread and her scones,

a serious operator when in her zone.

Nicola would call for a cup of tea,

In her kitchen Shauna and Caoimhe learned their one, two, threes.

Teresa loved an Irish tune,

Caoimhe on the concertina could be heard in the room.

Teresa had a great circle of friends,

on the phone to them for hours on end.

Neighbours in Banard from above and below,

would always stop by to say hello.

In her early years she milked many a cow,

It isn’t something you’d often see now.

We are living on the farm for 26 years,

Nana Teresa always treated us with love and great cheer.

A trip to Cissy for Saturday mass,

This is something she’d never pass.

First to the hairdresser and dress up in style,

up to receive from the centre aisle.

Years ago Dan and Teresa’s was the only house with a phone,

rarely were they in the house alone,

She’d always have a huge welcome for anyone who’d call,

adults and children both big and small.

Paud Woulfe and Mike Leahy would call every night

Teresa’s flowers and garden was a wonderful sight.

Jim Ahern used to call to fix everything,

while the nieces and nephews would drop by after a quick ring.

Teresa’s home help were super to her in Banard,

she’d love to see them pull into the yard.

A weekend away with James and Katherine in the Sheen Falls in Kenmare,

it was almost as good as a day with Dan at the fair

Her last six weeks were spent in the hill,

with Norette and Nana Riordan she got to chill.

She loved her drives to BallyB,

sitting in the mobile looking out at the sea,

On Wednesday you said goodbye to us,

like everything in life it was with little fuss.

We are sure you are reunited with your darling Dan,

Cissy, Ita and the rest of the Fam.

Rest in Peace Nana Teresa

VINTAGE: Knockanure Vintage Club are holding their Annual Tractor run on Sunday August 15th. Registration time 12 noon. Proceeds in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation, Listowel Branch.

TRADITIONAL NIGHT IN THE ROCK: The Seisiún” is on in Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel every Tuesday during August. Due to restrictions, it is essential to book in advance by phoning 087 9921 119.

ABHAILE SCHEME: If you’ve fallen behind on your mortgage payments, you may be able to get help under the State – funded Abhaile scheme( a service to help home owners find a resolution to mortgage arrears). If your debt appears unmanageable, you may need to seek a debt deal – such as a Personal Insolvency Arrangement (PIA). You can find more information on PIA’s and other debt solutions from the Insolvency Service of Ireland at 076 1064 200 or online at isi.gov.ie

SAILING: A Limerick man Peter Lawless aged 52 who lives in Annascaul, wants to be the first Irishman to sail non-stop, around the world on his own, starting from Kilrush harbour later this month.

RACING: There will be racing on the beach at Ballybunion on Saturday, September 11. Time to be confirmed.

HERITAGE: West Limerick 102 fm will broadcast a series of programmes to mark this year’s Heritage Week from Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 22. People interested in participating this August are asked to get in contact with Shirley at 102fm, on 069-66200.

POETRY: On Thursday, 12 August, at 7pm, Moll in partnership with the Embassy and Consulates General of Ireland in the UK, presents the online launch of A History of Irish Women’s Poetry, a ground-breaking and comprehensive account of Irish women’s poetry from earliest times to the present day.

100 YEARS OF THE LEGION OF MARY: 33 DAYS FOR OUR LADY: To celebrate 100 years of the Legion of Mary there will be an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning on August 5th. Tune in nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom. ID: 811 4083
3503. Code: 876433.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to info. Closing date is Friday, August 27.

LEADER OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: The LEADER Transition Programme is now open for applications for eligible community and enterprise projects. Grant aid for capital works is currently available to all at a rate of 75% to a maximum €200,000 however funding is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Funding is also available for eligible training and A&D projects. Please note conventional retail, agriculture, childcare, healthcare and on-going running costs are among the areas ineligible for LEADER funding. For more information or to discuss your ideas please contact one of our development officers: Caitriona Scully (Tourism and Food Projects) – cscully Elaine Dillon (Community Projects) – edillon Suzanne Rowley (Enterprise Projects) – srowley

NOTICE TO PUBLIC:As a result of the Coronavirus, all West Limerick Resources events, Training Courses, Workshops and Face-to-Face Meetings are postponed until further notice. Staff are available to respond to clients and community groups by email or phone in relation to West Limerick Resources work and projects. Please check our Website on www.wlr.ie or Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/WestLimerickResources for further updates or contact the main office landline 069 62222 with any queries and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

ARTS FESTIVAL: Ballybunion Arts Festival September 9 – 12 will host a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance Art, Music, Visual Art & workshops for artists and audiences. Kerry Writer in Residence Máire Holmes will host an Irish language poetry workshop on September11in Ballybunion Community Centre. More details (https://kerrycoco.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b3755ab5575cb711eac9566f8&id=30cb5eab5e&e=57e387efec)

NEWSLETTER: For the month of August the Parish Newsletter will not be published. The Newsletter will resume again in September. Our thanks to all the shops and businesses in the parish who over the past few months have helped to distribute the Newsletter. We are grateful for their assistance.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ABBEYFEALE TOWN PARK: A box for donations to help keep Abbeyfeale Town Park open has been affixed to the wall of the public toilets in the park. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up. The park which has proved to be such a godsend during the lockdown is struggling because the usual fundraising activities it depends on for support have had to be curtailed. It is used daily by hundreds of people and takes a lot of upkeep so funds are urgently required.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER RETREATS: This year the summer retreats for Youth 2000 are back. For the Munster Area there are three retreats happening this summer all during the same weekend from 13th-15th August and they take place in Limerick, Cork and Waterford. Places need to be booked through the Youth 2000 office atoffice or 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

GLÓRACH BINGO AT FR. CASEY’S: Welcome back to PRO Lorcan Curtin and sincere sympathies to him on the death of his father Kieran recently. He reports: Drive-in Bingo continues each Sunday at 2 pm at Fr. Casey GAA grounds. Gender equality is well established in terms of the Bingo callers, with duties alternating between Tom Madigan and Mary Smith, whilst the prize money remains consistent as ever. Once again, we would like to thank all volunteers and patrons for their continued support.

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES: Blended learning combines online modules with some on campus learning, allowing theparticipant the flexibility to fit in learning around their other life commitments. This course is from St Patrick’s College Maynooth. Interested? Find out more online at maynoothcollege.ie/courses/
higher-diploma-in-theological-studies. Programme content: Systematic,
Christian Ethics, Scripture, Foundations of Worship, World Religions,
History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion & Secular Belief System.

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Priest on Call during the summer months Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030I. fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. The parish office will be closed for the next two weeks .To book a |Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 0668 51915. Chy4 forms 2020: If you intend to fill in and sign the CHY4 form you received in the post before Easter this year, you may return it to Fr Mullins . We thank all of you who have already completed the form and returned it. We expect to get up to €24,000 this year all because of your generosity. If you have lost the form contact Fr Tony. Thanks to all who contribute to the parish collections.

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. A special word of thanks to the committees/ volunteers who take great care of the graveyards. There is an account in the credit union for donations to assist in their work.

COMMUNITY RADIO: WL102fm are relying on tickets sales for their weekly draw to keep them on air as this is the only fundraiser that they can hold at the minute. Tickets are available in Kathleen’s Food Store, Convent St., Mikey’s stall in the Square, Moss the Farmers’ and also in the Siopa Nua.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Gardaí have received reports of persons receiving phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be members of An Garda Síochána. The number calling appears to be the phone number of a genuine Garda station.

An Garda Síochána will never make contact with members of the public in this fashion.

There are several stages to these scam calls:

1. The person receiving the call is subjected to a pre-recorded or automated message that prompts them to select an option.

2. The person is then put through to a person alleging to be a member of An Garda Síochána.

3. The scammer either looks for personal information or informs the person that their details have been involved or linked to a crime.

4. After giving over personal details the victim receives a follow up call from another scammer seeking more details on behalf of An Garda Síochána (This call appears to be coming from a genuine Garda station number)

On receipt of these call, the advice of An Garda Síochána is as follows:

• Do not engage with the caller.

• Do not return the call.

• Do not follow the automated instructions – Do not press 1 etc.

• Never transfer money.

• Never disclose personal or financial information.

• Hang up and end the call.

Unoccupied properties are being targeted, so if you are going away on holidays please consider the following crime prevention advice:

• Ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.

• If possible leave a car in the driveway, this gives the impression someone is at home.

• Cancel delivers such as milk and ask someone to collect your post.

• Lock away wheelie bins, ladders and other tools that could be used to climb or force an entry.

• Keep your garden tidy, and if you’re away for a prolonged period ask someone to cut your grass.

• Secure any garden sheds with good quality locks, and independently secure bikes and other high value items. Consider marking high value items with your Eircode or other property marking system.

• Cash and Jewellery remain the targeted items. Don’t keep large amounts of cash at home, and either take your jewellery with you or invest in a good quality safe.

• Consider installing a Video Doorbell. These are becoming very affordable and allows you to remotely answer a caller to your door; which again gives the impression someone is at home.

If you are 65, you 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 or if you spend long periods of the day on your own 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. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. 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 with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

.HELPLINES: If you are experiencing domestic abuse, jo Aware (Depression & Anxiety 016617211. National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. 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 affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. .

DO YOU HAVE NEWS: If there is something you’d like covered in the Abbeyfeale notes please contact me on 087 6866450 or email me on marianharnett1


DEATH: Sincere sympathy is offered to Máire and the Curtin family, Mona Reulta, Ballaugh on the death of Kieran. May he rest in peace.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE: An upcoming foundation course in personal development this autumn will take place this Autumn. The Mid-West SCPD Application Form is now available on the website for downloading: .https://www.socialandhealth.com/scpd-application-form-mid-west-region/

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, beginning after the 10.00am Mass – 6.00pm. Entrance through the front door of the church. Please note that when there is a Wedding Mass celebrated on a Friday, adoration will be from 4 to 6.00pm.

HERITAGE: West Limerick 102 fm will broadcast a series of programmes to mark this year’s Heritage Week from Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 22. People interested in participating this August are asked to get in contact with Shirley at 102fm, on 069-66200.

POETRY: On Thursday, 12 August, at 7pm, MoLI, in partnership with the Embassy and Consulates General of Ireland in the UK, presents the online launch of A History of Irish Women’s Poetry, a ground-breaking and comprehensive account of Irish women’s poetry from earliest times to the present day.

100 YEARS OF THE LEGION OF MARY: 33 DAYS FOR OUR LADY: To celebrate 100 years of the Legion of Mary there will be an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning on August 5th. Tune in nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom. ID: 811 4083
3503. Code: 876433.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to info. Closing date is Friday, August 27.

LEADER OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: The LEADER Transition Programme is now open for applications for eligible community and enterprise projects. Grant aid for capital works is currently available to all at a rate of 75% to a maximum €200,000 however funding is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Funding is also available for eligible training and A&D projects. Please note conventional retail, agriculture, childcare, healthcare and on-going running costs are among the areas ineligible for LEADER funding. For more information or to discuss your ideas please contact one of our development officers: Caitriona Scully (Tourism and Food Projects) – cscully Elaine Dillon (Community Projects) – edillon Suzanne Rowley (Enterprise Projects) – srowley

NOTICE TO PUBLIC:As a result of the Coronavirus, all West Limerick Resources events, Training Courses, Workshops and Face-to-Face Meetings are postponed until further notice. Staff are available to respond to clients and community groups by email or phone in relation to West Limerick Resources work and projects. Please check our Website on www.wlr.ie or Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/WestLimerickResources for further updates or contact the main office landline 069 62222 with any queries and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

ARTS FESTIVAL: Ballybunion Arts Festival September 9 – 12 will host a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance Art, Music, Visual Art & workshops for artists and audiences. Kerry Writer in Residence Máire Holmes will host an Irish language poetry workshop on September 11 in Ballybunion Community Centre. More details (https://kerrycoco.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b3755ab5575cb711eac9566f8&id=30cb5eab5e&e=57e387efec)

DOGS: Irish National Sheepdog Trials – three day national championship takes place in Fossa, Killarney from Thursday, August 5 to August 7.

NEWSLETTER: For the remainder of July and for the month of August the Parish Newsletter will not be published. The Newsletter will resume again in September. Our thanks to all the shops and businesses in the parish who over the past few months have helped to distribute the Newsletter. We are grateful for their assistance.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ABBEYFEALE TOWN PARK: A box for donations to help keep Abbeyfeale Town Park open has been affixed to the wall of the public toilets in the park. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up. The park which has proved to be such a godsend during the lockdown is struggling because the usual fundraising activities it depends on for support have had to be curtailed. It is used daily by hundreds of people and takes a lot of upkeep so funds are urgently required.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER RETREATS: This year the summer retreats for Youth 2000 are back. For the Munster Area there are three retreats happening this summer all during the same weekend from 13th-15th August and they take place in Limerick, Cork and Waterford. Places need to be booked through the Youth 2000 office atoffice or 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

GLÓRACH BINGO AT FR. CASEY’S: Outdoor Bingo continues at Fr. Casey’s on the Duagh Road every Sunday at 2pm.

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Priest on Call during the summer months Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030I. fealechurch Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. The parish office will be closed for the next two weeks .To book a |Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 0668 51915. Chy4 forms 2020: If you intend to fill in and sign the CHY4 form you received in the post before Easter this year, you may return it to Fr Mullins . We thank all of you who have already completed the form and returned it. We expect to get up to €24,000 this year all because of your generosity. If you have lost the form contact Fr Tony. Thanks to all who contribute to the parish collections.

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. A special word of thanks to the committees/ volunteers who take great care of the graveyards. There is an account in the credit union for donations to assist in their work.

COMMUNITY RADIO: WL102fm are relying on tickets sales for their weekly draw to keep them on air as this is the only fundraiser that they can hold at the minute. Tickets are available in Kathleen’s Food Store, Convent St., Mikey’s stall in the Square, Moss the Farmers’ and also in the Siopa Nua.

COMMUNITY ALERT: There are numerous scams on the go at the moment all aimed at getting you to part with your hard earned money. Use the Scam Test; an acronym of SCAM: a. Seems too good to be trueb. Contacted out of the blue c. Asked for personal details d. Money requested. Don’t enter competitions which look for a lot of personal details, these are frequently hacked. If you go away for a few days wait until you come back before you post details on FB. When 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 or if you spend long periods of the day on your own 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. There may be some confusion over the word free – the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring. I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. 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 with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly. Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

.HELPLINES: If you are experiencing domestic abuse, jo Aware (Depression & Anxiety 016617211. National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444. 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 affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222. ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331. Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560. Counselling Appointment 061/314213. .

DO YOU HAVE NEWS: If there is something you’d like covered in the Abbeyfeale notes please contact me on 087 6866450 or email me on marianharnett1