DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to the family of Nell Lane, St Ita’s Housing whose
funeral took place on Monday. Sincere sympathy too to the family of
Maurice McElligott, Grove Road on his recent death. May they both rest in peace.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations and best wishes to Julie Moloney, Killarney Road and Patsy Browne, Athea on their recent wedding in Killarney. We wish them many years of health and happiness.

CLASSES IN THE TECH: The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check out our website or call us on 06831198.

CHANGES IN THE DIOCESE: Bishop Brendan Leahy has made the following Clerical changes, with effect from September 10. Fr Tony Mullins, continuing as Vicar General and Co-Parish Priest in the Pastoral Unit of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla/
Mountcollins, appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Ministry and Mission
in the Diocese. Fr. Willie Russell, Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Rathkeale, Ballingarry/Granagh, Knockaderry/Cloncagh to be Co-Parish Priest of the Unit made up of parishes of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla/Mountcollins. Fr Russell will reside in Abbeyfeale. As the news breaks about the changes in the Diocese we thank God for our priests: “Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests. Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments. Help our priests to be strong in their faith and vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people. Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need
to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to become instruments of your divine grace, and to bring fresh heart to the parish, the Church, and the world. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest, forever and ever”. Amen.

QUIT MID WEST: Quit Mid-West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area. “This month we want to let you know that FREE support is available by phone call, video chat or face to face at a clinic near you”. To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid-West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS BUS TO KNOCK: A bus will leave the Community Centre, Lixnaw and travel via Abbeyfeale to Knock on Sunday, July 24 at 7am. Anybody interested in going please get in touch with Margaret (066) 71 32515 or Mary (087) 950 1929.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan September 21-28.

Return flights from Cork. For details & bookings contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee) Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

OSKARS: The Oskars will be taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, October 21. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020.

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS: Voluntary service Community First Responders. Provide a quick response to certain types of emergency callouts. The North East Kerry CFR Group covers, Abbeyfeale, Glin, Athea, Duagh, Knockanure, and Listowel, Parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping contact 087 6863 726.

GLÓRACH BINGO; The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

HOT DESK: WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY: The Cancer support group will have a Bereavement Coffee morning at the house 7 Haigs Terrace, Tralee, Monday, July 25 at 10.30am. This support group is for people who are bereaved through cancer. Just drop in on the day for a cuppa and a chat.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas. With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting. Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock. We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “ Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On the second of Friday of each month (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE: Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contacts Fr. Tony. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance cost €789. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month.

TINTEAN Theatre Ballybunion on July 24. Three legends of traditional Irish music will perform at Ballybunion Arts Festival. Dermot Byrne is on the button accordion, Steve Cooney is on guitar and Dezi Donnelly will play fiddle.

DANCING Ballybunion every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre.

SWIM: The Glin Estuary Swim takes place on Saturday, July 23 and this year’s chosen charity is Fighting Blindness. Sponsorship cards can be collected from Marie at Geoghegans Bar.

WATER SAFETY: Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors).– Registration August 14 at 12p.m at Glin Pier.

KNOCK: A Journey in Hope: National Novena at Knock Shrine from 14 – 22 August

A unique feature of this year’s Novena will be the ‘Synod Tent’, where members of the public will be invited to learn more about the Synod and what it means for all of us.

DR. MURPHY’S RETIREMENT FUNCTION: Sunday, August 28 has been chosen for Athea and District celebration, of Dr. Kieran and Val Murphy’s contribution to the local community since 1984.

BUS TO KNOCK: The following trips to Knock are taking place: On Sunday July 24 to mark Grandparents Day. Then on the weekend of Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel. Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

FARM ACCIDENTS: There is a help line for those affected by farm accidents:

BIKE HIRE: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

TRADITIONAL TRADES FAIR: Ballylongford July 30/31.


PUCK FAIR: August 10 -12 Killorglin.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick. Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm. Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet:

CITIZENS ADVICE: They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email limerick

CHURCH NEWS: Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. 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. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10am Jim White, Killarney Road. Friday 10am Stephen O’Sullivan , Railway Road Months Mind.
Saturday 6.30pm Joe O’Connor and his daughter Michelle 3rd Anniversary. Pauline (sport) Murphy , Ballybehy Months Mind. Eileen Leahy, Bogmount Month Mind.
Sunday 10am Fionnuala O’Donnell, Caherhayes Anniversary.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday