CHURCH NEWS: Mass Intentions:Wednesday 10am Cornelius & Lucy O’Rourke and deceased family members. Thursday 10am Deceased members of the McCarthy and Lane family. Friday 26th @ 7pm Memorial Mass for all who died in the Parish in 2021. Saturday No Morning Mass. 6.30pm Tom Doody and deceased members of the Doody Family Kilconlea Upper Joe Leahy, Cratloe 1st Anniv and deceased family members Nick Cotter and Eleanor Cotter Upper Purt/ Cratloe Bridie & Sean Leahy, Bogmount and deceased family members Sunday 10am Bridget Fitzgerald and son Gerard Fitzgerald Anniv. 12noon Anne O’Connor Keating Dublin late of Main Street Dan Cronin, Kilmanihan West, Brosna and deceased family members. Supporting the bereaved: November is a time when we stand in solidarity with all who are bereaved and grieving the death of someone they loved. We pray for those who are broken hearted, those experiencing loneliness or emptiness, those for whom the joy has gone out of life. May the presence of Jesus, who wept with Martha and Mary on the death of their brother Lazarus, comfort those who most need it at this time. May Mary, the mother of Jesus, who stood at the foot of the cross as Jesus died for us all, give us strength in moments of sadness and grief whenever we mourn for those who have departed this earthly life and made their home with God. Bereavement Support Services . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info National bereavement support services: Freephone 1800 80 70 77 available from 10am to 1pm, Anam Cara Tel: (0)1 4045378. Mobile: +353 (0)85 2888 888.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, 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. Pope Paul VI: “Eucharistic adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond”
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: On Friday next there will be a Christmas Market from 3-6pm in the Square followed by Santa’s visit at 6pm and the big switch on of new light subject to Covid regulations. “Buy a Bow” for our Christmas tree lines on sale at all business outlets in town with some interesting prizes for Christmas.
NORTH KERRY, WEST LIMERICK: SMART VILLAGES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES – ONLINE WORKSHOP 1 “INTRODUCTION TO THE ‘SMART VILLAGES’ CONCEPT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECT CONTEXT”:The first workshop for local communities and businesses was to take place in person, however this has been moved online. This workshop – entitled “Introduction to the ‘Smart Villages’ Concept” – will now be held online on Thursday, 25th November 2021 and is scheduled to run from 7:00-8:30 pm. To register for the event, please visit https://nkwlsmartvillages.ie/community-capacity-building-workshops/
The aim of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the ‘Smart Village’ concept and how this concept will be applied to help support growth and address challenges in the North Kerry – West Limerick Region. The workshop will provide a clear, example-based explanation of the Smart Village concept as it is emerging today and will provide an overview of the goals and structure North Kerry, West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities so that attendees have a clear understanding of the ethos behind the project, what is being done and how local communities can participate. In West Limerick the areas covered under this initiative include the Western periphery of the catchment along the Kerry border including the communities of Abbeyfeale, Tournafulla, Mountcollins, Templeglantine, Athea/Carrigkerry, Glin and Loughill/Ballyhahill, Ardagh and Shanagolden. For further information contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email srowley.
SICAP FAMILY SUPPORTS: For free support and guidance for parents and caregivers contact Mary O’Connor 087 938 2883 or email moconnor (Abbeyfeale) and Stefanie Jaeger Liston (NCW/ Askeaton/ Rathkeale) 087 3982925 or email sjaeger
VOLUNTEER: Do you have a full clean driving license and access to a car? Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, North Kerry in conjunction with Local Links Kerry are seeking volunteer Drivers for their volunteer Social Car Scheme. For further information please contact Molly at Ard Chúram Day Care Centre on 068 22986.
TIDY TOWNS: Congratulations to Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns on being awarded 293 Points in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. Abbeyfeale has been awarded an increase in Points every year since 2013. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been in existence since 1958 and Ennis, was judged to be the best from a number of 847 entries to the competition this year.
Funding of €1.5 million to directly support the TidyTowns committees. In total, 1,022 TidyTowns groups across the country will be eligible to benefit from this investment.
GLORACH BINGO: After donning the glitzy red jacket and matching shoes on stage with the Newcastlewest Musical Society over the weekend, Tom Madigan was back to wearing more prosaic clothes on Sunday as he took up the number-calling mantle at our drive in Bingo on Sunday. His voice wasn’t affected by his vocal exploits over three nights, and with the dry, cold weather present on the day, a large crowd ensued. Hopefully our charmed relationship with the climate will continue into December, see ye all next Sunday at the GAA grounds at the starting time of 1.30 pm.
MOLL: a comedy by John B. Keane, presented by St. John’s Theatre, Thursday, November 25 to Monday, November 29 at 8pm.
SEÁN KEANE: will visit the Glórach on Friday December 3rd at 8pm. Tickets are probably booked out now but it’s worth ringing the booking line on 087 1383940 and asking to be put on a waiting list..
CONCERT: Wednesday 24th November 2021 @ 8pm. Award winning Pianist, Finghín Collins will return to St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre to perform his Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy Tour. The concert will include Bach, Gerald Barry’s, John Field’s Midi, Liszt, Bartok Chopin and Amy Beach’s Hermit Thrush at Eve.
CHRISTMAS MARKET IN BALLYBUNION; A Christmas market will take place on Saturday, November 27 from 11am to 3pm in Ballybunion Community Centre.
MARKET AT THE BARNAGH HUB: There will be an evening Market at the Barnagh Hub on the weekend beginning Friday. December 3 – Sunday, December 5 inclusive and the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The final market will be on the weekend of Friday, December 18 -19 inclusive.
To book a free pitch contact Eileen from 9-2pm on 085 2552890.
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2022 -Fr. Dan O’Riordan will be the spiritual director for this pilgrimage. It takes place from August 7-13 and will include category 1 Passion Play tickets. Flights from Dublin direct to Munich. For details contact Premier Travel on 021 4277700 or email norardy .
FARMING NEWS: The new scheme for suckler farmers in the next Common Agricultural Policy will be called the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme. It comprises four mandatory actions, which must be undertaken each year by participants. Action 1: A replacement strategy; Action 2: A genotyping programme; Action 3: A weighing measure and Action 4: Data recording.
Bulls for Libya being sought, they are required to weigh in the region of 300kg and 500kg – 4,928 head of cattle shipped to Libya so far this year. More information from Curzon Livestock contact: 021 489 7881.
ALDI COMMUNITY GRANTS : programme has given 850 donations to local charities to date. By Dec 2021, the programme will have donated over €450,000 since 2016 when it began. ALDI is commitment to planting 100,000 native hardwood trees over the next five years. The Government’s aim to plant 22 million trees a year until 2040.
COMMUNITY ALERT: I’m re posting this again just to remind people that you could not be half careful enough: A friend of mine advertised an item on Done Deal and within 5 minutes received a message on WhatsAp from a "Mary Donovan." She asked if she could arrange for AnPost courier delivery and said I would receive money before sending. I said OK and she sent me a link, which appeared to be An Post but wanted my card details. Got son to check site – he said malware. Told "Mary" I was not comfortable with giving card details and could we do PayPal. No response! The name "Mary Donovan," and the lovely avatar of a mother and daughter had both disappeared from the WhatsAp personal info, leaving only the number, which I rang….no reply. So beware folks! Baddies lurking in the undergrowth. This week the Gardai once again received a number of reports of online scams resulting in the loss of savings. Please, please ignore and delete texts containing links purporting to be from the Bank of Ireland. The bank will never ask for personal details over the phone or by text or email. Please share this post and spread the word as despite the fact many of us know this already if the scammer tries it a hundred times and succeeds once it’s one victim too many. Housing Aid for Older People Scheme which is used to improve the condition of an older person’s home is aimed at people 66 years of age and older and is means tested. People with a disability or who are elderly can apply for a grant to purchase grab rails, a level access shower, access ramps or a stair lift. Contact 061 496000 for further details. There is a not for profit company based in NCW which provide a cost effective housing maintenance, small repairs and adaption service principally for the over 60’s or disabled in West Limerick. Services offered include; roof maintenance, outside maintenance, carpentry and flooring, painting etc. For further information contact 069 69315. If someone does call to your door or drive into your yard then give the Gardai a ring on 06830010 and alert them that these people are around – this is an integral part of our community helping the Gardai to keep us all safe. 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. .
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