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Monthly Archives: October 2022

DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of the late Kathleen Healy, The Hill whose funeral took place on Monday. May she rest in peace.

ABBEYFEALE’S NIGHT AT THE OSKARS: There was glamour, there was glitz, red carpet and champagne at the Devon Inn last Friday night in a grand culmination to a coming together of a community determined to raise funds to keep St. Itas Sheltered Housing and Day Care Centre at the heart of Abbeyfeale. A wonderful night was had by all and if you missed out there will be a DVD on sale shortly that will tell the story of what can be achieved when people of all ages have the passion to help and assist the elderly to remain in their local environment.

ALL SOULS DAY: Parishioners will find purgatorial lists in their weekly box of envelopes. These lists should be brought to the church next weekend so that all names can be included in all Masses on All Souls Day. Mass will be offered on Wednesday, November 2 at 10.00am and at 7.00pm. During the year each priest in the diocese is obliged to offer 15 Masses for the Holy Souls, all those listed on the purgatorial list.

BRIDGE CLUB: Abbeyfeale Bridge Club meet at St. Ita’s Day Care Centre every Thursday from 7.30pm. New members welcome.

CARA: Cara are all about the Creative Arts Raising Abbeyfeale – a dedicated group set up to promote and showcase Abbeyfeale through the arts. The idea is to use the arts to lift the profile of Abbeyfeale on a local, regional and national level. The calendar “Abbeyfeale – The Bare Essentials” is their first project. The official launch of the 28 page glossy calendar which showcases Abbeyfeale in a way you’ve never seen before takes place on Saturday, October 29 in Fr. Casey’s GAA Club House with doors open at 7.30pm. This is an over 18 event. Sales will not only benefit the Irish Cancer Society but will enable CARA “to create a dedicated fund for future artworks and creative projects in the Abbeyfeale streetscape”.

GLÓRACH NOTES: First up, congratulations from the Glórach to all of those involved in the Abbeyfeale Oskars night at the Devon Inn on Friday, it was a fantastic night of entertainment and a magnificent embodiment of the tremendous community spirit of this town and parish. Lots of excellent acting talent on display in the films on the night, and hopefully some of those involved may have caught the bug and take to treading the boards with local drama groups. Until then, we’ve two very interesting one-act plays coming up this weekend at the Glórach. Limerick based collective Tiger’s Eye Theatre Company present ‘It’s always the quiet ones’, a drama mixing black humour, intrigue and questions of morality, and got very positive reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Our near neighbours in Knocknagoshel take up the baton in the second half of the show, with the Spike Players presenting ‘Purple Mountain Heather’, a humorous and at times, poignant story of an old woman’s life spent in the Black Valley. Don’t miss a chance to support new writing, the plays take place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October, with curtains up at 8 pm. Tickets can be booked at www.glorachabbeyfeale.com or by calling 0871383940. Look forward to seeing you there.

FAMILY CINEMA NIGHT: Duagh Sports Complex on Saturday, October 29 at 7pm – a family cinema night with popcorn and prizes for the best dressed. Admission €5.

MEN ON THE MOVE: This a six week programme open to men who want to get back into physical activity in a fun, social, group environment. It focuses on improving functional fitness through strength, aerobic, flexibility and mobility and will run from Thursday (7-8pm), October 27 until Tuesday (7.30 -8.30pm), December 6 inclusive at Abbeyfeale GAA Sports Complex. The six week programme costs a total of €10 per person.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: : Currently Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from after the 10.00am Mass until 7.00pm. We are grateful to all those who give of their time to this devotion. The Parish Adoration Committee are now establishing a second day of Adoration in the parish beginning on All Souls Day Wednesday, November 2. If you are willing to give some of your time to this devotion we ask you to sign the schedule which is located on a table at the rear of the sanctuary area. Adoration can only take place if there are enough people (at least 4) in the Blessed Sacrament.

CHRISTMAS MARKET: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3rd at Tomáisín’s Function Room, Lisselton. To reserve a space for the Market, please call or text 086 845 1263.

FREE musical, dance and poetry performance at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West on Sunday evenings in October at 6pm.

GOOD NEWS FOR LIMERICK: Plans are in train by biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to create over 300 new jobs and spend €400m in a major manufacturing facility at Raheen, Limerick.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC – THE MUSICAL: Castlemahon Hall over the next two weekends.

ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUB: We are hoping to have the Parish Youth Club up and running very shortly. There is a need for parent volunteers to help with the running of the club. If you have some time and are willing to help contact Noreen Cullinane on
Messenger on 087-2353306.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: The dates for Confirmation and First Communion were announced this week. Confirmation will be celebrated by Bishop Leahy on Friday 10th March and First Communion will be celebrated on the 13th and 20th of May.

REOPENING OF ABBEYFEALE MART: A sale will be held every Saturday so please support. For further information 087 6903172/ 087 9480484.

SET DANCING:With Timmy Woulfe Monday nights at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, Fr. Casey’s Club house Wednesday nights.

A DATE FOR THE DIARY: The Lost Souls will be in concert in the Glórach on Saturday night November 12. Book your seat on 0871383940.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Keep Sunday, November 27 free for our annual Christmas Party in Fr. Casey’s Club House with dancing after lunch to Paddy Qulligan. Tickets are just gone to the printer and will cost €25. There will be goodie bags for everyone in the audience and talks from the local Fire Station Officer and our new Community Garda Tommy Commane.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Graveyard Church gate Collection will take place on the weekend of November 5/6. Your support is greatly appreciated.

ST. ITAS DAY CARE: Open to visitors every Tuesday. Morning Coffee and scones. Lunch, music and dancing. Contact Jane on 068 51850. Meals on Wheels are available and can be booked in advance.

CHURCH NEWS: Abbeyfeale is part of the parish pastoral unit that consists of Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla and Mountcollins. Contact numbers are as follows:
Fr Willie Russell Tel 087/2272825. Fr Tony Mullins Tel 087/2600414 Fr Denis Mullane Tel 087/2621911. Fr Dan Lane Retired Tel 087/2533030. There is always a priest from one of the other pastoral areas on emergency call on Sundays and his name and number is published on the parish website and also on the weekly newsletter. Mass Intentions for the coming week: Thursday 10am James O’Sullivan and Parents. Friday 10am Frank Woulfe, Knocknasna. Saturday 6.30pm John Leahy, Bogmount Month Mind and his wife Eileen Leahy died June 21. Eileen Cahill, Dromtrasna Collins Months Mind. Margaret & William Meehan and their daughter Catherine Main Street. .Tom Lou Ahern and deceased members of the Ahern Family. Sunday 10am Eileen & Patrick Roche, Killarney Road. James J and Margaret Collins Convent Street and their son Mossie. Peggy and Michael Tattan Killarney, Sunday 12noon Jacques Collins & Jim Collins & Rebecca Leahy. Joan White & Maureen Creamer Catherine Dillane, Kilmanihan 30th Anniverary. Confessions on Saturday evenings at 6.00pm and also after Mass on the Thursday before the First Friday. A priest will be available after Mass on weekdays if a parishioner wishes to celebrate the sacrament. Fr Mullins and Fr Russell would like to thank all who contributed to the
recent Autumn Dues collection. Your continued support is very much appreciated. If you are interested in either being a Reader of the Word or an Eucharist Minister contact Fr Tony Mullins or the sacristy before or after Mass. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of eachmonth at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Contact the Sacristy 068/51915 during Mass Times.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: It was Indian Summer weather on Saturday and contributed to a very successful Dromtrasna Challenge. Well done to the organisers and participants.

DUAGH: From the First Sunday in Advent (November 26th/27th) St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh will have just one weekend Mass. Saturday, November 19th will be the final Saturday Vigil Mass. There will be Mass every Sunday morning at 11.30am and in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane at10.00 a.m.

BODHRAN Competition, Will take place on October 29th at 6p.m. in the Top of the Town, Athea.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: An Afternoon Tea Dance will be held on Sunday, October 30th in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.

SOCIAL: Comfort for Chemo Hope Social will be held on November 12 in Tralee Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Contact 087 175 7885 or email info

ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY AUTUMN SCHOOL IN BRUFF: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Friday 28th – Monday 31st October. A festival celebrating Irish culture and diaspora with a focus on Bruff’s connection with the Kennedy family and in particular, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/festivals/rose-fitzgerald-kennedy-autumn-school

LISTOWEL BINGO: Bingo is back Sunday night in the Plaza, Church St, at 8.30pm. Welcome back to all old and new players.

ATHEA FAIR DAY: FAIR: There will be a Fair in Athea on Saturday, November 5t.h.

VOLUNTEER WITH LIMERICK WEST SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB: Limerick West Special Olympics club are seeking volunteers to accompany adult athletes on a bus from the Abbeyfeale area to Bocce training in Newcastle West and home again on Tuesday evenings. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with bocce training (similar to bowls) each week. Our athletes have competed at both regional and national level so you could learn a fun new game with a great group of people! If you have some time to spare on a Tuesday evening we would be delighted to hear from you. Drop in to the Community Centre, NCW at 7pm to meet us or ring Deirdre at 0863628629 for more information.

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.

45 CARD DRIVE: The 45 Card Drive continues in Raheenagh Hall every Tuesday at 8.30pm. All welcome.

HOT DESK: Work Base 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.

DUAGH: From the First Sunday in Advent (November 26th/27th) St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh will have just one weekend Mass. Saturday, November 19th will be the final Saturday Vigil Mass. There will be Mass every Sunday morning at 11.30am and in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane at10.00 a.m.

ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY AUTUMN SCHOOL IN BRUFF: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Friday 28th – Monday 31st October. A festival celebrating Irish culture and diaspora with a focus on Bruff’s connection with the Kennedy family and in particular, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/festivals/rose-fitzgerald-kennedy-autumn-school

LISTOWEL BINGO: Bingo is back Sunday night in the Plaza, Church St, at 8.30pm. Welcome back to all old and new players.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT: Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group is a space where Carers can discuss their caring role, source information, and provide support for each other. Meetings take place at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month Nov, and Dec.’22 at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridie Mulvihill 086-8556431.

FOOD Fair Listowel, October 28 – http://www.listowelfoodfair.ie/

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT W/E: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November 2022.
Venue: The International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

WITCHES WALK ON RATHKEALE GREENWAY: Join witches, ghouls and others for bonfire, storytelling and a scary walk on Monday, October 31st at 6pm. Check out the kids disco in Rathkeale House Hotel earlier, admission to the disco €5.

JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER THE TRIBUTE SHOW: It’s all happening at the Tintean Theatre on Friday, October 28. Doors open 7pm. Contact for details 068 27972.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Learn your Eircode – if you have to call for help it will take the services straight to your door. Write ICE before your next of kin’s number in your phone so if you cannot communicate the services will be able to contact your next of kin. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584. 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 feeling vulnerable contact Pieta House 061 484444/ Samaritans 116123/061 412111. Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. 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 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. 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. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre. TeenTxt-Text: TEEN to 50101.

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


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DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of the late Batt Fitzgerald, Knocknasna. Sincere sympathies are also offered to the Healy family on the death of their mother Kathleen, Hill Road and to the O’Connors of Knocknagoshel on the death of Ciara. May they all rest in peace.

CHURCH WEB CAM: The Web Cam is out of order at the moment. We are waiting for a new piece of equipment to be delivered. Hopefully it will be live streaming very shortly.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: : Currently Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from after the 10.00am Mass until 7.00pm. We are grateful to all those who give of their time to this devotion. The Parish Adoration Committee are now establishing a second day of Adoration in the parish beginning on All Souls Day Wednesday, November 2. If you are willing to give some of your time to this devotion we ask you to sign the schedule which is located on a table at the rear of the sanctuary area. Adoration can only take place if there are enough people (at least 4) in the Blessed Sacrament church during each hour of Adoration. Perhaps parishioners would consider taking on this commitment for the month of November the month of prayer for the Holy Souls.

THE BIG PINK BREAKFAST: John Mike’s Bar, Church St. will be hosting the Big Pink Breakfast in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. They will be serving a selection of home baked treats, teas and coffee from 11am and every one is welcome.NATIONAL DAIRY SALE RETURNS TO THE GREEN GLENS ARENA: The National Dairy Show will take place at its original home venue of Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co Cork on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of October 2022. The 2022 edition of The National Dairy Show will be the 40th anniversary showcase with special celebrations to mark this ruby milestone and celebrate the growth of the show into Ireland’s premier dairy event.

RESHEDULED PUBLIC PRESENTATION: West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a Public Presentation by Psychologist Dr. David Coleman on Maintaining Communication with children and teenagers. It will now take place at the Ballroom of the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Tuesday, October 25 with doors open from 7.30pm. Booking not necessary and admission is free. All are welcome.

OSKARS: This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020 to Friday, October 21, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will be honoured and if you were involved in the filming contact your producer. There are a small number of tickets left so contact Jane on 06851850 if you need some. This will be a real Oscar moment (as in Holywood!) for the people who took part in the various films with presentations to those deemed to be the best actor, best comedian etc. etc. so start thinking about making your hair and beauty appointments and not forgetting limo reservations because this is your night to shine. There will be a raffle on the night for a hotel voucher and some other prizes. It’s going to be a great night of glitz and glamour and something totally out of the ordinary so please rock up and support our efforts to look after the elderly in the community – after all, we’re all on the same path.

YOUTH CLUBS: A message from Noreen Cullinane to all parents of young people in Abbeyfeale. “We are hoping to get youth clubs back up and running in the coming weeks and months after the long break due to covid. We are calling on all parents/guardians of current first/second/third year students or previous youth club members who are now over the age of 18 who would be willing to give a helping hand weekly for an hour and a half at our youth clubs. We need the help of you, the parent/guardian so the youth clubs can go ahead and allow the youths to meet their friends in a safe, supervised facility. If anyone is willing to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me Noreen Cullinane on Messenger or privately on 087 2353306. “

FREE: Musical, dance and poetry performances at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West each Sunday evening at 6pm during the month of October, For more phone 069-77408.

KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Celebrating its 23rd edition, this year’s festival will take place from October 20 – 23 in Killarney.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The Church gate Collection in aid of the upkeep of the Graveyards will take place on the weekend of November 5/6 We thank all who maintain all three graveyards in the parish. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

MARY MCARTHUR SAYS THANKS:” To everyone who supported my recent Coffee Morning, held in aid of Recovery Haven Cancer support and Milford Care Centre. The final figure isn’t available at the moment as there are a few promised donations outstanding. As soon as these are in, the presentation to both charities will be made. Should anyone wish to make a donation please feel free to contact me on 087 6377310. “

FESTIVAL: Moyvane Village Festival October 28 -31 Cliona Hagan is the headline act for this year’s Moyvane Village Festival. She will take to the stage on the Saturday night October 29th in the Community Sports Hall. For ticket enquiries, please email mda.

Friday, October 28 a Variety Concert including the one act play; Sunday, October 30 Vintage Show at 12 noon. Dog Show 1.00pm; Monday, October 31 is hunt day. See facebook for more.

FAIR in Athea on Saturday, November 5th.

MASS: Invitation to Medjugorje Mass, people who have been on pilgrimage to Medjugorje or who are thinking of going, are invited to Sunday Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Milltown on Sunday, October. 30th at 11:15a.m. All welcome.

SET DANCING:with Timmy Woulfe Monday nights at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, newcomers especially catered for.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2022 : The Dromtrasna Challenge will take place on Saturday, October 22 in aid of Milford Care Centre. .Register for the 2k Kids run, 4 k walk 5k and 10k chip times runs at www.dromtrasnachalleng.com. Your support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated

REOPENING OF ABBEYFEALE MART: A sale will be held every Saturday so please support. For further information 087 6903172/ 087 9480484.

CD ON SALE FOR ST. ITA’S: A CD in aid of St Ita’s Hospital now available; 15 songs on the CD all from local artists. The artists include Siobhán Doody, Theresa Doyle McMahon, Michael Enright, Brian Hartnett, Emmet Scanlon, Michael Nash Fr. Tim Curtin, Canon Tony Mullins, Fr. Liam Enright. The songs include Paper Roses, Whispering Hope, You Raised Me Up, The Old Rugged Cross, Golden Rose, Some Enchanted Evening, Panis Angelicas, Softly and Tenderly, South Of The Border, The Dying Rebel, I Fall To Pieces, The Rose, Bendemeer ‘s Stream, Crazy, and White Rose Of Athens.

RAMBLING HOUSE AT THE SEANCHAI Listowel: T hursday, October 20 at 8.30pm will feature BRYAN MURPHY & JOHN McGRATH –

In this evening of storytelling, poetry, music & song, Bryan will be joined by his friend, poet John McGrath. John hails from Kiltemagh, Co. Mayo and is the author of three collections of poetry: Blue-Sky Day (2007) and Closing the Circle (2015) and After Closing (2021).. Then on Thursday, October 27 Daisy Kearney is featured.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH – 8.30 pm- THE SEANCHAÍ RAMBLERS FEATURING DAISY KEARNEY –

Daisy will be joined by The Seanchaí Ramblers led by Johnny McElligott and featuring musicians from Kerry, West Limerick and Cork. https://www.kerrywritersmuseum.com/the-rambling-sessions/

VOLUNTEER WITH LIMERICK WEST SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB: Limerick West Special Olympics club are seeking volunteers to accompany adult athletes on a bus from the Abbeyfeale area to Bocce training in Newcastle West and home again on Tuesday evenings. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with bocce training (similar to bowls) each week. Our athletes have competed at both regional and national level so you could learn a fun new game with a great group of people! If you have some time to spare on a Tuesday evening we would be delighted to hear from you. Drop in to the Community Centre, NCW at 7pm to meet us or ring Deirdre at 0863628629 for more information.

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 www.collegeoffet.ie/abbeyfeale or call us on 06831198.

ABBEYFEALE WRITERS GROUP: The above group has started classes in St Ita’s Hall on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.Contact Madeline 087/9707989.

45 CARD DRIVE: The 45 Card Drive starts in Raheenagh Hall on Tuesday, October 18 at 8.30pm. All welcome.

HOT DESK: Work Base 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.

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Morning Coffee and scones, Lunch, Music and Dancing. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

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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.

FUNERAL BEREAEMENT TEAM TRAINING: Two nights of training for Funeral/Bereavement Teams will be offered on October 18th and 25th from 7:30pm to 9pm in the Diocesan Centre. Thetraining will cover the practical steps involved in setting up and resourcing Funeral/Bereavement Teams in pastoral units/parishes. Following these initial two nights, additional supports and resources needed will be considered and further training sessions will be developed. Again, we would encourage people who have a sense of calling to this ministry area, as well as those already involved, to register for the two nights so we can learn from each other’s experiences.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area, support is available by phone call, video chat or face to face. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support. We are sharing the Good News that there are immediate benefits to quitting smoking and they start from the moment you quit. To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

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 and parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping to get a group set up in Abbeyfeale contact 087 6863 726. There has been a lot of talk recently about the wait time for ambulances and if there was a group of first responders locally they could provide much needed reassurance to people who are having a medical episode.

TABLETOP SALE: Tables supplied for a tabletop sale in Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday, October 23. For further information contact, Rosemarie on 087 3848680 or Mary on 087-6328104.

AMERICAN TEA PARTY AT THE ROCK: Rockchapel Community Centre committee are delighted to announce we are hosting our tea party on Friday night, October 21. A hot meal will be served at 9pm sharp. Dance the night away to Jerry McCarty and Autumn Gold. A great night of food, fun and dancing guaranteed. To book your tickets please contact Breeda 0876818113 or any member of community centre committee. Eucharistic Adoration: Currently Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from after the 10.00am Mass until 7.00pm. We are grateful to all those who give of their time to this devotion. The Parish Adoration Committee are now establishing a second day of Adoration in the parish beginning on All Souls Day Wednesday 2nd of November. If you are willing to give some of your time to this devotion we ask you to sign the schedule which is located on a table at the rear of the sanctuary area. We plan to introduce the second day of Adoration on All Souls Day, Wednesday 2nd of November. Adoration can only take place if there are enough people (at least 4) in the Blessed Sacrament church during each hour of Adoration. Perhaps parishioners would consider taking on this commitment for the month of November the month of prayer for the Holy Souls. Eucharistic Adoration: Currently Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from after the 10.00am Mass until 7.00pm. We are grateful to all those who give of their time to this devotion. The Parish Adoration Committee are now establishing a second day of Adoration in the parish beginning on All Souls Day Wednesday 2nd of November. If you are willing to give some of your time to this devotion we ask you to sign the schedule which is located on a table at the rear of the sanctuary area. We plan to introduce the second day of Adoration on All Souls Day, Wednesday 2nd of November. Adoration can only take place if there are enough people (at least 4) in the Blessed Sacrament church during each hour of Adoration. Perhaps parishioners would consider taking on this commitment for the month of November the month of prayer for the Holy Souls.

ATHEA FAIR DAY: FAIR: There will be a Fair in Athea on Saturday, November 5t.h.

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

CANCER BOWEL SCREENING: You can check if you are on the register online or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

.ONLINE RADIO STATION: NCBI is delighted to launch an online radio station for blind or vision impaired listeners that broadcasts 24 hours a day. The content covers all aspects of living with sight loss from technology available to issues affecting the sight loss community to individual’s sharing their own stories and experiences. https://www.ncbi.ie/

ACCORD TRALEE: offers counseling for couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their relationships. Contact 066 7122280.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT: Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group is a space where Carers can discuss their caring role, source information, and provide support for each other. Meetings take place at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month Oct, Nov, and Dec.’22 at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridie Mulvihill 086-8556431.

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING: The Desmond Complex prayer meeting with Janice Carrig takes place on the last Sunday of the month October 30.from 3pm. All welcome.

MISSION SUNDAY OCTOBER 23: Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday, the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support overseas mission and missionaries. October and World Mission Sunday is a time for the faithful of the world to show their appreciation towards the work of overseas missionaries. The generosity offered will be used to support missionary activities in over 1,100 struggling dioceses, mostly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Since the pandemic, there have been less people physically attending Mass, meaning less offerings in the basket. The implications for overseas missionaries and the communities they serve over the coming months will be very challenging. You can help right now by donating to the Mission Sunday Collection which will be held at all Masses next weekend. Please use the envelope provided in your box of envelopes or put your donation into an ordinary envelope and write Mission Sunday Collection on it and drop it into the collection boxes located at the entrance to the church.

FOOD Fair Listowel, October 28 – http://www.listowelfoodfair.ie/

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT W/E: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November 2022.
Venue: The International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

THE FIGHT OF MY LIFE: The book which chronicles the 350- day ordeal of Seamus Sherlock when faced with eviction from his West Limerick farm in farm in Feohanagh in 2012. Now available online via The Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Seamus-Sherlock-Marisa-Reidy/9781915662231

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. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 7pm every Friday. Mass Intentions:. Thursday 10am Myles Kehoe. Friday 10am John & Kitty O’Rourke, Knockbrack. Margaret & Jack Quirke, Timmy & Mary Broderick and deceased family members Main Street. Mass Intentions for next weekend 22nd/23rd 6.30pm Richie Roche 2nd Anniversary. Willie Maurice Harnett, Knockbrack Anniversary. Sunday 10am Mary Ann & Tom Moloney, The Hill. . P J Lane, Killarney Road . Michael O’Connell late of New York and Kilconlea Lower 1st Anniversary. 12noon Tom & Joan Murphy, Ballaugh. Connie Healy, The Hill .
Baptisms in Abbeyfeale contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Baptisms will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. You can now make a donation to the parish, through the parish website. Click on to the parish website at www.abbeyfealeparish.ie and you will see a Donate button on the right-hand side on the front page of the website. Just follow the instructions and you will be able to make a donation to the parish. World Mission Sunday Collection October 22-24 is the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support Missionaries.

COMFORT FOR CHEMO SOCIAL: Comfort for Chemo Hope Social will be held on November 12 in Tralee Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Contact 087 175 7885 or email info

MEMORY: Find out about memory loss and tips for coping with memory loss. Contact 1800 341 341. https://alzheimer.ie/about-dementia/i-am-worried/

DUAGH: From the First Sunday in Advent (November 26th/27th) St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh will have just one weekend Mass. Saturday, November 19th will be the final Saturday Vigil Mass. There will be Mass every Sunday morning at 11.30am and in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane at10.00 a.m.

ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY AUTUMN SCHOOL IN BRUFF: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Friday 28th – Monday 31st October. A festival celebrating Irish culture and diaspora with a focus on Bruff’s connection with the Kennedy family and in particular, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/festivals/rose-fitzgerald-kennedy-autumn-school

LISTOWEL BINGO: Bingo is back Sunday night in the Plaza, Church St, at 8.30pm. Welcome back to all old and new players.

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: www.radiomaria.ie

PATRICK O’KEEFFE FESTIVAL: Taking place in Castleisland over the October Bank Holicay with a showpicec Saturday night Sliabh Luachra 30th Anniversary Concert at the festival on 29th October in Castleisland.

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

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL: Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Keep Sunday, November 27 free for our annual Christmas Party in Fr. Casey’s Club House with dancing after lunch to Paddy Qulligan. There will be goodie bags for everyone in the audience and talks from the local Fire Station Officer and our new Community Garda Tommy Commane. Check out the Garda Website – loads of stuff on there worth reading. If you get a call and you are suspicious do not ring back on the same phone to check it, the scammer could be still on the line. Use a different phone or wait a while. To report fraud or suspicious calls ring AIB 0818 724 724 ( 24 hour helpline). Please be aware that, at times, fraudulent emails are circulated purporting to be from AIB. Please remember that AIB never asks customers to provide their AIB Internet, Mobile or Phone Banking Personal Access Code (PAC) through email or links contained in an email. In addition, AIB will never request codes from the AIB Card Reader through email or links contained in an email. Furthermore, AIB will never ask customers to provide Debit Card or Credit Card details through email or links contained in an email. Hang up, don’t answer. Delete, don’t click. Some of the scams that may arrive on your phone: Tech help scams -The caller offers tech help for a problem you weren’t aware of. This scam often targets senior citizens.Credit repair scams -These offer to fix or remove credit issues and debt in return for money.Charity scams – These calls will ask for urgently needed money today to help people in desperate need.The fraudsters are watching and waiting as people move bank accounts owing to two banks leaving the state. The advice is to click on no links if you get a text mar ya from your bank – they only ever look for a y/n as an answer and never, ever include a link. Check out the website Fraud Smart. Avoiding phone scams: 1.Hang up – Don’t let the caller know they reached a responsive phone number. By pressing buttons or trying to talk to an operator, you may be in for even more robocalls. 2. Use call blocking – Your phone carrier may provide a service to block known phone spam numbers or at least ID them for you when your phone rings. 3, Don’t rely on caller ID as proof – Phone scams have gotten better at making you think it is a legitimate number by “spoofing” an ID and displaying some type of official name. Some people even report seeing their own number calling them. An Garda Síochána would like to provide the following advice to the public in general when speaking with or intending to meet up with persons they have met online: Get a face picture from the person you intend to meet. Be very cautious of a person who doesn’t share a recent face picture with you, particularly after you have shared yours. If they don’t want to share a face picture, consider asking them to go on a live video call (many apps have this option built in so you don’t have to share your mobile number). Ask for their social media handles. Do you have friends in common on Instagram or Facebook? Be wary of new accounts with low follower count and few posts. Let friends know where you’re going – send a text to a trusted friend or in a group chat, include your live location so you can be found if you need help. Meet in a public place first. Take a few minutes to chat and feel confident you want to proceed before going somewhere private. Think before accepting food or drink. Unless you’ve seen them prepare it – it’s best not to accept to avoid being spiked. If an emergency unfolds, call 999. If something happens – report it! It seems that people are being contacted and threatened that pornographic content will be posted in their name. If you get a call contact the Gardai immediately. If you go to the beach leave nothing visible in your car and don’t put stuff in the boot after you park in case you are being observed – do it before you leave home. The best cure against ransomware remains diligent prevention. You are strongly advised to: Regularly back up data stored on your electronic devices. Watch your clicks – do you know where a link will take you? Do not open attachments in e-mails from unknown senders, even if they look important and credible. Ensure that your security software and operating system are up to date. Use two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your user accounts. Limit the possibility to export large amounts of corporate data to external file exchange portals. If you do get caught out report it immediately. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584. 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 feeling vulnerable contact Pieta House 061 484444/ Samaritans 116123/061 412111. Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. 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 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. 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. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre. TeenTxt-Text: TEEN to 50101.

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DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of the late Kathleen McCarthy, Clash Road. May she rest in peace. We also offer sympathies to the family of the late Batt Fitzgerald, Knocknasna whose funeral took place on Monday. May he rest in peace.

WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS: We wish Michelle Reidy, Shanbally and her new husband Darragh Walsh from Dunmore East a long happy life together.

NATIONAL DAIRY SALE RETURNS TO THE GREEN GLENS ARENA: The National Dairy Show will take place at its original home venue of Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co Cork on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of October 2022. The 2022 edition of The National Dairy Show will be the 40th anniversary showcase with special celebrations to mark this ruby milestone and celebrate the growth of the show into Ireland’s premier dairy event.

GLÓRACH THEATRE: We are delighted to have the wonderful Aoife Scott band, Damien O’Kane, Ron Block & more perform at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on this Thursday, October 13th, doors open 7:30, start 8pm, tickets on sale now from the glorach website or contact 087 1383940. Don’t miss this one, it will be a cracker.

Aoife Scott is an award winning folk singer and songwriter based in Dublin, Ireland. Born into the legendary Black Family, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, and has long enjoyed success as an established artist in her own right. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, her dynamic and profound vocals explore the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced. Aoife has a unique sound. Her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music. Following her highly celebrated debut album, Carry The Day, which was triumphantly launched at Temple Bar Tradfest in 2016 to rapturous acclaim, Aoife Scott released her much anticipated second album “HomeBird” in January at the Button Factory at Temple Bar Trad Festival 2020. Produced by 12 time Grammy Award winner, banjo and guitar virtuoso Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station, & ‘Oh Brother Where art thou), her second album is in many ways a turning point in her musical legacy. Recorded in Nashville and Dublin, “HomeBird” is an impressive collaboration featuring the best of Irish folk musicians and Grammy award winning Bluegrass musicians Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan and producer Ron Block. t’s only a few short years since Aoife’s single “All Along the Wild Atlantic Way” also hit the number 1 slot, knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot and was named “Song of the Year” at the Irish Folk Music Awards in 2017. While in America she received the award of Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards (US) in 2018. In 2019, her most recent song “The December Letter” won Single of the Year at the ALSR Celtic Music Awards (US) and was the most played Christmas song on RTE Radio 1 for December 2018. Her career successes have seen Aoife and her cousins, Róisín O & Danny O Reilly from The Coronas, release their single “Grace” which hit straight into the number 1 slot on iTunes in Ireland. Aoife launched her second album “HomeBird” at Temple Bar TradFest 2020. Already this year Aoife was awarded the ASLR Celtic Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year 2020, her album reached the iTunes No 1 – Ireland Album Charts and was Album of the Week – RTÉ Radio 1. ASLR Celtic Music Awards Female Vocal album of the Year 2021 October 2020, Aoife Scott released a new single, ‘Sweet October’ born out of the downtime of a summer festival season cancelled and looking forward to a brighter future, a collaboration across the Atlantic with the producer of her last album Grammy award winner Ron Block (Alison Krauss and Union Station) is now available. Featuring her co-writer Andy Meaney, with multiple award winning musicians Ron Block and Barry Bales (from O Brother Where art thou Soundtrack) and her Irish Band. The song is available across all platforms.

RESHEDULED PUBLIC PRESENTATION: West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a Public Presentation by Psychologist Dr. David Coleman on Maintaining Communication with children and teenagers. It will now take place at the Ballroom of the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Tuesday, October 25 with doors open from 7.30pm. Booking not necessary and admission is free. All are welcome, there’s a saying that every day is a school day and this could be yours so don’t miss out.

OSKARS: This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020 to Friday, October 21, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will be honoured and if you were involved in the filming contact your producer. This will be a real Oscar moment (as in Holywood!) for the people who took part in the various films with presentations to those deemed to be the best actor, best comedian etc. etc. so start thinking about making your hair and beauty appointments and not forgetting limo reservations because this is your night to shine. Tickets available from Jane at the Day Care Centre. Ring 068 51850.

YOUTH CLUBS 2022: A message from Noreen Cullinane to all parents of young people in Abbeyfeale. “We are hoping to get youth clubs back up and running in the coming weeks and months after the long break due to covid. We are calling on all parents/guardians of current first/second/third year students or previous youth club members who are now over the age of 18 who would be willing to give a helping hand weekly for an hour and a half at our youth clubs. We need the help of you, the parent/guardian so the youth clubs can go ahead and allow the youths to meet their friends in a safe, supervised facility. If anyone is willing to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me Noreen Cullinane on Messenger or privately on 087 2353306. “

FREE: Musical, dance and poetry performances at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West each Sunday evening at 6pm during the month of October, For more phone 069-77408.

KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Celebrating its 23rd edition, this year’s festival will take place from October 20 – 23 in Killarney.

SET DANCING with Timmy Woulfe Monday nights at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, newcomers especially catered for.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2022 : The Dromtrasna Challenge will take place on Saturday, October 22 in aid of Milford Care Centre.Register for the 2k Kids run, 4 k walk 5k and 10k chip times runs at www.dromtrasnachalleng.com. Your support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated

REOPENING OF ABBEYFEALE MART: A sale will be held every Saturday so please support. For further information 087 6903172/ 087 9480484.

CD ON SALE FOR ST. ITA’S: A CD in aid of St Ita’s Hospital now available; 15 songs on the CD all from local artists. The artists include Siobhán Doody, Theresa Doyle McMahon, Michael Enright, Brian Hartnett, Emmet Scanlon, Michael Nash Fr. Tim Curtin, Canon Tony Mullins, Fr. Liam Enright. The songs include Paper Roses, Whispering Hope, You Raised Me Up, The Old Rugged Cross, Golden Rose, Some Enchanted Evening, Panis Angelicas, Softly and Tenderly, South Of The Border, The Dying Rebel, I Fall To Pieces, The Rose, Bendemeer ‘s Stream, Crazy, and White Rose Of Athens.

VOLUNTEER WITH LIMERICK WEST SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB: Limerick West Special Olympics club are seeking volunteers to accompany adult athletes on a bus from the Abbeyfeale area to Bocce training in Newcastle West and home again on Tuesday evenings. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with bocce training (similar to bowls) each week. Our athletes have competed at both regional and national level so you could learn a fun new game with a great group of people! If you have some time to spare on a Tuesday evening we would be delighted to hear from you. Drop in to the Community Centre, NCW at 7pm to meet us or ring Deirdre at 0863628629 for more information.

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 www.collegeoffet.ie/abbeyfeale or call us on 06831198.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MUSIC AND HUMOUR: Big Maggie is celebrating 50 years in the music business on Friday, October 14 at the Devon Inn with music by Michael Collins. Adm. €10. Dancing 9.30 – 12pm.

ABBEYFEALE WRITERS GROUP: The above group has started classes in St Ita’s Hall on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.Contact Madeline 087/9707989.

GARY MCMAHON SINGING W/E: The Gary McMahon Singing Weekend will take place in Abbeyfeale from October 14 -16.

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45 CARD DRIVE: The 45 Card Drive starts in Raheenagh Hall on Tuesday, October 18 at 8.30pm. All welcome.

HOT DESK: Work Base 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.

TINTEAN ABBA SHOW: Tintean, Ballybunion Saturday, October 15. Tickets at www.tintean.ie

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Morning Coffee and scones, Lunch, Music and Dancing. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

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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.

FUNERAL BEREAEMENT TEAM TRAINING: Two nights of training for Funeral/Bereavement Teams will be offered on October 18th and 25th from 7:30pm to 9pm in the Diocesan Centre. Thetraining will cover the practical steps involved in setting up and resourcing Funeral/Bereavement Teams in pastoral units/parishes. Following these initial two nights, additional supports and resources needed will be considered and further training sessions will be developed. Again, we would encourage people who have a sense of calling to this ministry area, as well as those already involved, to register for the two nights so we can learn from each other’s experiences.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area, support is available by phone call, video chat or face to face. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support. We are sharing the Good News that there are immediate benefits to quitting smoking and they start from the moment you quit. To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

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 and parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping to get a group set up in Abbeyfeale contact 087 6863 726. There has been a lot of talk recently about the wait time for ambulances and if there was a group of first responders locally they could provide much needed reassurance to people who are having a medical episode.

TABLETOP SALE: Tables supplied for a tabletop sale in Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday, October 23. For further information contact, Rosemarie on 087 3848680 or Mary on 087-6328104.

AMERICAN TEA PARTY AT THE ROCK: Rockchapel Community Centre committee are delighted to announce we are hosting our tea party on Friday night, October 21. A hot meal will be served at 9pm sharp. Dance the night away to Jerry McCarty and Autumn Gold. A great night of food, fun and dancing guaranteed. To book your tickets please contact Breeda 0876818113 or any member of community centre committee.

ATHEA FAIR DAY: FAIR: There will be a Fair in Athea on Saturday, November 5t.h.

RAMBLING HOUSE : There will be a Rambling House in Kerry Writers Museum starting at 8.30pm on Thursday, October 13 with guests; Gabriel Fitzmaurice a poet, broadcaster, writer, translator, singer and raconteur. He has been called “poetry’s answer to John B Keane” (Books Ireland) and his poems have been described as “comparable to Burns for their insight and lyricism” (The Irish Times). Mickey McConnell is the youngest member of a musical family from Bellanaleck, Co. Fermanagh. He spent most of his working life as a journalist in Dublin with the Irish Press Group and The Irish Times. Despite the fact that he has been writing songs all his life – Only Our Rivers Run Free’ was written in 1965 – it was only when he moved to Kerry about 30 years ago that he seriously devoted himself to his music. https://www.kerrywritersmuseum.com/the-rambling-sessions/ Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month .

CANCER BOWEL SCREENING: You can check if you are on the register online or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

INFANT Loss; A Service of Remembrance will be held by Cork University Maternity Hospital on Friday, October 14 at 7.30pm In the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

.ONLINE RADIO STATION: NCBI is delighted to launch an online radio station for blind or vision impaired listeners that broadcasts 24 hours a day. The content covers all aspects of living with sight loss from technology available to issues affecting the sight loss community to individual’s sharing their own stories and experiences. https://www.ncbi.ie/

BEYOND LIMITS: An event for children with disabilities and their families taking place at The Sports Arena, University of Limerick, on October 15.

ACCORD TRALEE: offers counselling for couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their relationships. Contact 066 7122280.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT: Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group is a space where Carers can discuss their caring role, source information, and provide support for each other. Meetings take place at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month Oct, Nov, and Dec.’22 at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridie Mulvihill 086-8556431.

FOOD Fair Listowel, October 28 – http://www.listowelfoodfair.ie/

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT W/E: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November 2022.
Venue: The International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

THE FIGHT OF MY LIFE: The book which chronicles the 350- day ordeal of Seamus Sherlock when faced with eviction from his West Limerick farm in farm in Feohanagh in 2012. Now available online via The Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Seamus-Sherlock-Marisa-Reidy/9781915662231

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. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 7pm every Friday. Mass Intentions:. Wednesday 10am Ellen O’Connor, Knocknagoshel. Thursday 10am Mai Flynn, Main Street. Friday 10am Hugh Collins Birthday remembrance. Mass Intentions for next weekend 15th /16th Saturday 6.30pm Garry McMahon Mass .Teresa Fitzgerald , Dromtrasna. Sr. Anne O’Sullivan, The Hill. Ray Stryker. Sunday10am Fr Bill Lane and Sr De Pazzi. Mission Sunday October 23.
Baptisms in Abbeyfeale contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915. Baptisms will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. You can now make a donation to the parish, through the parish website. Click on to the parish website at www.abbeyfealeparish.ie and you will see a Donate button on the right-hand side on the front page of the website. Just follow the instructions and you will be able to make a donation to the parish. World Mission Sunday Collection October 22-24 is the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support Missionaries.

COMFORT FOR CHEMO SOCIAL: Comfort for Chemo Hope Social will be held on November 12 in Tralee Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Contact 087 175 7885 or email info

MEMORY: Find out about memory loss and tips for coping with memory loss. Contact 1800 341 341. https://alzheimer.ie/about-dementia/i-am-worried/

DUAGH: From the First Sunday in Advent (November 26th/27th) St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh will have just one weekend Mass. Saturday, November 19th will be the final Saturday Vigil Mass. There will be Mass every Sunday morning at 11.30am and in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane at10.00 a.m.

ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY AUTUMN SCHOOL IN BRUFF: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Friday 28th – Monday 31st October. A festival celebrating Irish culture and diaspora with a focus on Bruff’s connection with the Kennedy family and in particular, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/festivals/rose-fitzgerald-kennedy-autumn-school

LISTOWEL BINGO: Bingo is back Sunday night in the Plaza, Church St, at 8.30pm. Welcome back to all old and new players.

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: www.radiomaria.ie

PATRICK O’KEEFFE FESTIVAL: The Patrick O’ Keeffe Traditional Music Festival are seeking applications from musicians aged 16-25 for their Young Musician Award.To apply send a video in which you introduce yourself, talk about your musical influences and play two tunes, with at least one of the sets to be associated with the music of Sliabh Luachra. The winners (one male and one female) will be chosen by an independent panel of musicians. The winners will be invited to choose a musical hero of theirs from the Sliabh Luachra tradition. They will then be assigned this person as a tutor, and they will meet up 2-3 times before the festival. The winner and their chosen tutor will then perform in the showpiece Saturday night Sliabh Luachra 30th Anniversary Concert at the festival on 29th October in Castleisland.

Send your video to patrickokeeffefestival via WeTransfer. Put your name and ‘Young Musician Award’ in the Subject line. Any videos submitted by under 18’s must be submitted by the child’s parent/guardian. Closing date: 16th October.

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

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

HI DIGITAL: Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Keep Sunday, November 27 free for our annual Christmas Party in Fr. Casey’s Club House with dancing after lunch to Paddy Qulligan. There will be goodie bags for everyone in the audience and talks from the local Fire Station Officer and our new Community Garda Tommy Commane. Check out the Garda Website – loads of stuff on there worth reading. If you get a call and you are suspicious do not ring back on the same phone to check it, the scammer could be still on the line. Use a different phone or wait a while. To report fraud or suspicious calls ring AIB 0818 724 724 ( 24 hour helpline). Please be aware that, at times, fraudulent emails are circulated purporting to be from AIB. Please remember that AIB never asks customers to provide their AIB Internet, Mobile or Phone Banking Personal Access Code (PAC) through email or links contained in an email. In addition, AIB will never request codes from the AIB Card Reader through email or links contained in an email. Furthermore, AIB will never ask customers to provide Debit Card or Credit Card details through email or links contained in an email. Hang up, don’t answer. Delete, don’t click. Some of the scams that may arrive on your phone: Tech help scams -The caller offers tech help for a problem you weren’t aware of. This scam often targets senior citizens.Credit repair scams -These offer to fix or remove credit issues and debt in return for money.Charity scams – These calls will ask for urgently needed money today to help people in desperate need.The fraudsters are watching and waiting as people move bank accounts owing to two banks leaving the state. The advice is to click on no links if you get a text mar ya from your bank – they only ever look for a y/n as an answer and never, ever include a link. Check out the website Fraud Smart. Avoiding phone scams: 1.Hang up – Don’t let the caller know they reached a responsive phone number. By pressing buttons or trying to talk to an operator, you may be in for even more robocalls. 2. Use call blocking – Your phone carrier may provide a service to block known phone spam numbers or at least ID them for you when your phone rings. 3, Don’t rely on caller ID as proof – Phone scams have gotten better at making you think it is a legitimate number by “spoofing” an ID and displaying some type of official name. Some people even report seeing their own number calling them. An Garda Síochána would like to provide the following advice to the public in general when speaking with or intending to meet up with persons they have met online: Get a face picture from the person you intend to meet. Be very cautious of a person who doesn’t share a recent face picture with you, particularly after you have shared yours. If they don’t want to share a face picture, consider asking them to go on a live video call (many apps have this option built in so you don’t have to share your mobile number). Ask for their social media handles. Do you have friends in common on Instagram or Facebook? Be wary of new accounts with low follower count and few posts. Let friends know where you’re going – send a text to a trusted friend or in a group chat, include your live location so you can be found if you need help. Meet in a public place first. Take a few minutes to chat and feel confident you want to proceed before going somewhere private. Think before accepting food or drink. Unless you’ve seen them prepare it – it’s best not to accept to avoid being spiked. If an emergency unfolds, call 999. If something happens – report it! It seems that people are being contacted and threatened that pornographic content will be posted in their name. If you get a call contact the Gardai immediately. If you go to the beach leave nothing visible in your car and don’t put stuff in the boot after you park in case you are being observed – do it before you leave home. The best cure against ransomware remains diligent prevention. You are strongly advised to: Regularly back up data stored on your electronic devices. Watch your clicks – do you know where a link will take you? Do not open attachments in e-mails from unknown senders, even if they look important and credible. Ensure that your security software and operating system are up to date. Use two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your user accounts. Limit the possibility to export large amounts of corporate data to external file exchange portals. If you do get caught out report it immediately. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584. 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 feeling vulnerable contact Pieta House 061 484444/ Samaritans 116123/061 412111. Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. 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 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. 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. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre. TeenTxt-Text: TEEN to 50101.

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: In the entire circle of the year, there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October. Alexander Smith.

DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to the family of Eileen Cahill, Dromtrasna Collins whose funeral took place on Saturday. May she rest in peace. We also offer sincere sympathies to the family of Michael Flaherty, Mountmahon..May he rest in peace.

PUBLIC PRESENTATION: West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a Public Presentation by Psychologist Dr. David Coleman on Maintaining Communication with children and teenagers. It takes place at the Ballroom of the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Tuesday, October 11 with doors open from 7.30pm. Booking not necessary and admission is free. All are welcome, there’s a saying that every day is a school day and this could be yours so don’t miss out.

OSKARS: The launch of the Oskars will be taking place in Steve Smith’s Ploughman Bar in the Square on Wednesday, October 5 at 8.30pm, Steve played a starring role as the Sherrif in the film Misery. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020 to Friday, October 21, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will be honoured and if you were involved in the filming contact your producer. This will be a real Oscar moment (as in Holywood!) for the people who took part in the various films with presentations to those deemed to be the best actor, best comedian etc. etc. so start thinking about making your hair and beauty appointments and not forgetting limo reservations because this is your night to shine.

YOUTH CLUBS 2022: A message from Noreen Cullinane to all parents of young people in Abbeyfeale. “We are hoping to get youth clubs back up and running in the coming weeks and months after the long break due to covid. We are calling on all parents/guardians of current first/second/third year students or previous youth club members who are now over the age of 18 who would be willing to give a helping hand weekly for an hour and a half at our youth clubs. We need the help of you, the parent/guardian so the youth clubs can go ahead and allow the youths to meet their friends in a safe, supervised facility. If anyone is willing to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me Noreen Cullinane on Messenger or privately on 087 2353306. “

FREE: Musical, dance and poetry performances at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West each Sunday evening at 6pm during the month of October, For more phone 069-77408.

GLÓRACH NEWS: They came from Offaly, Cork, Derry and from the Cavan/ Meath border and were highly entertained last Friday by Andy Martyn, John Carty, Gino Lupari and Matt Griffen the four musicians who are currently on an All Ireland tour. Of course we all knew Gino Lupari who was a founding member of Four Men and a Dog with our own Donal Murphy and who has played at manys the session and concert here in Abbeyfeale. I had forgotten he had such a wonderful voice, so good in fact that when he sang Nancy Spain I was transported to the land of Nod and was only awoken by the rapturous round of applause he received. It was a wonderful night and will go down in the annals of the Glórach. Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm. There are exciting plans for Glórach over the winter but it will need the support of all of us to keep it open, fair dues to the Bingo players whose constant attendance every Monday night helps to keep the cash flowing.

SINGING CLUB: The West Limerick Singing Club meet on the first Friday of the month at Philip Enrights, Church St. from 9pm and so, this is the week that it’s on. Everyone welcome.

KERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Celebrating its 23rd edition, this year’s festival will take place from October 20 – 23 in Killarney.

SET DANCING with Timmy Woulfe Monday night sat 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, newcomers especially catered for.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2022 : The Dromtrasna Challenge will take place on Saturday, October 22 in aid of Milford Care Centre.Register for the 2k Kids run, 4 k walk 5k and 10k chip times runs at www.dromtrasnachalleng.com. Your support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated

REOPENING OF ABBEYFEALE MART: A sale will be held every Saturday so please support. For further information 087 6903172/ 087 9480484.

CD ON SALE FOR ST. ITA’S: A CD in aid of St Ita’s Hospital now available; 15 songs on the CD all from local artists. The artists include Siobhán Doody, Theresa Doyle McMahon, Michael Enright, Brian Hartnett, Emmet Scanlon, Michael Nash Fr. Tim Curtin, Canon Tony Mullins, Fr. Liam Enright. The songs include Paper Roses, Whispering Hope, You Raised Me Up, The Old Rugged Cross, Golden Rose, Some Enchanted Evening, Panis Angelicas, Softly and Tenderly, South Of The Border, The Dying Rebel, I Fall To Pieces, The Rose, Bendemeer ‘s Stream, Crazy, and White Rose Of Athens.

WELL DONE TODDY: Congratulations to Toddy Mc Mahon and staff, Convent St who won a Bronze medal for Whiskey Ribs at Dingle Food Fair. Toddy already noted for his award winning Black pudding is a community activist who will be starring in the Oskars on October 21 in the Devon Inn and will be worth checking out in the Christmas Calendar this year. All I can tell you about that is that he won’t be wearing his butcher’s apron.

VOLUNTEER WITH LIMERICK WEST SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB: Limerick West Special Olympics club are seeking volunteers to accompany adult athletes on a bus from the Abbeyfeale area to Bocce training in Newcastle West and home again on Tuesday evenings. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with bocce training (similar to bowls) each week. Our athletes have competed at both regional and national level so you could learn a fun new game with a great group of people! If you have some time to spare on a Tuesday evening we would be delighted to hear from you. Drop in to the Community Centre, NCW at 7pm to meet us or ring Deirdre at 0863628629 for more information.

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 www.collegeoffet.ie/abbeyfeale or call us on 06831198.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MUSIC AND HUMOUR: Big Maggie is celebrating 50 years in the music business on Friday, October 14 at the Devon Inn with music by Michael Collins. Adm. €10. Dancing 9.30 – 12pm.

ABBEYFEALE WRITERS GROUP: The above group has started classes in St Ita’s Hall on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.Contact Madeline 087/9707989.

GARY MCMAHON SINGING W/E: The Gary McMahon Singing Weekend will take place in Abbeyfeale from October 14 -16.

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HOT DESK: Work Base 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.

COASTAL ROSARY on Sunday October 9th, the annual Coastal Rosary will take place at 2.30pm in Ballybunion. Sign up a Rosary location at www. coastalrosaryireland.ie or text 087 278 6552.

TINTEAN ABBA SHOW: Tintean, Ballybunion Saturday, October 15. Tickets at www.tintean.ie

DAY CARE CENTRE: Now open to visitors every Tuesday. Morning Coffee and scones, Lunch, Music and Dancing. Contact Jane on 068 51850.

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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.

FUNERAL BEREAEMENT TEAM TRAINING: Two nights of training for Funeral/Bereavement Teams will be offered on October 18th and 25th from 7:30pm to 9pm in the Diocesan Centre. Thetraining will cover the practical steps involved in setting up and resourcing Funeral/Bereavement Teams in pastoral units/parishes. Following these initial two nights, additional supports and resources needed will be considered and further training sessions will be developed. Again, we would encourage people who have a sense of calling to this ministry area, as well as those already involved, to register for the two nights so we can learn from each other’s experiences.

HELP TO STOP SMOKING: “Quit Mid West is a Free Local HSE stop smoking service with clinics in your area, support is available by phone call, video chat or face to face. Quitting is much more likely to be successful with the right support. We are sharing the Good News that there are immediate benefits to quitting smoking and they start from the moment you quit. To request a call back from a stop smoking advisor phone Quit Mid West on 065 6865841 or email quit.midwest”

ST JOHN’S THEATRE, LISTOWEL: Folk Saloon with Steve Wall, Thursday October 6th @ 8pm, details from info or ring 068 22566.

TALK ON GAMBLING ADDICTION: Tony O’Reilly is the postman who stole €1.75 million from An Post which, he used to fund a gambling addiction. Tony will be sharing his experience of how his gambling addiction affected his life. Listowel Family Resource Centre 11th of October at 7pm. Tickets €10 each and must be purchased directly from Listowel FRC. Call (068) 23584 for further details.

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 and parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping to get a group set up in Abbeyfeale contact 087 6863 726. There has been a lot of talk recently about the wait time for ambulances and if there was a group of first responders locally they could provide much needed reassurance to people who are having a medical episode.

TABLETOP SALE: Tables supplied for a tabletop sale in Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday, October 23. For further information contact, Rosemarie on 087 3848680 or Mary on 087-6328104.

ÉIGSE MICHAEL HARTNETT: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award and €8,000 prize money, presented on the opening night of Éigse Michael Hartnett which takes place in Newcastle West, October 6-9. For full details go toeigsemichaelhartnett.ie.

AMERICAN TEA PARTY AT THE ROCK: Rockchapel Community Centre committee are delighted to announce we are hosting our tea party on Friday night, October 21. A hot meal will be served at 9pm sharp. Dance the night away to Jerry McCarty and his band. A great night of fun and dancing guaranteed. To book your tickets please contact Breeda 0876818113 or any member of community centre committee.

RAMBLING HOUSE KNOCKANURE; Rambling House on Thursday, October 6th at 8pm. All welcome. Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month .

CANCER BOWEL SCREENING: You can check if you are on the register online or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

ONLINE RADIO STATION: NCBI is delighted to launch an online radio station for blind or vision impaired listeners that broadcasts 24 hours a day. The content covers all aspects of living with sight loss from technology available to issues affecting the sight loss community to individual’s sharing their own stories and experiences. https://www.ncbi.ie/

BEYOND LIMITS: An event for children with disabilities and their families taking place at The Sports Arena, University of Limerick, on October 15.

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT|: Tralee Musical Society present ‘That’s Entertainment’ October 11-15 at 8pm – their first show since 2019. Phone Siamsa Tire on 066 7123055 to book tickets.

ACCORD TRALEE: offers counselling for couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their relationships. Contact 066 7122280.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT: Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group is a space where Carers can discuss their caring role, source information, and provide support for each other. Meetings take place at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month Oct, Nov, and Dec.’22 at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridie Mulvihill 086-8556431.

FOOD Fair Listowel, October 28 – http://www.listowelfoodfair.ie/

TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, are currently recruiting new foster carers, find out more about becoming a foster carer please call 066-7184513. Before you do it might be worthwhile to listen to the Joe Duffy Show recent podcasts.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT W/E: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November 2022.
Venue: The International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

THE FIGHT OF MY LIFE: The book which chronicles the 350- day ordeal of Seamus Sherlock when faced with eviction from his West Limerick farm in farm in Feohanagh in 2012. Now available online via The Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Seamus-Sherlock-Marisa-Reidy/9781915662231

BEREAVED PARENTS: Anam Cara Kerry Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents, further details email info

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:.Saturday 6.30pm Patrick & Kathleen Saunders |Lower Knocknasna and deceased family members .
Cornelius Flynn 20 The Belfry heights. Bill & Bridget & John Joe Collins, The Hill .
Dee Harnett, Kilconlea 5th Anniversary. Margaret Cullhane, Knockbrack. Sunday10am Eileen & Timothy O’Donoghue, Ballybehy .12noon Kathleen Spillane, St Ita’s Housing and deceased members of the Harnett family. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday. Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass. Baptisms in Athea will be celebrated on the third Saturday of the month during the summertime at 2.30p m and the third Sunday of the month in wintertime at 12noon. To book in a baptism in Abbeyfeale call to the sacristy after Mass at 10.30a.m Tuesday – Friday or after any of the weekend Masses or ring 068/51915 during Mass time. You can now make a donation to the parish, through the parish website. Click on to the parish website at www.abbeyfealeparish.ie and you will see a Donate button on the right-hand side on the front page of the website. Just follow the instructions and you will be able to make a donation to the parish

COMFORT FOR CHHEMO SOCIAL: Comfort for Chemo Hope Social will be held on November 12 in Tralee Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Contact 087 175 7885 or email info

MEMORY: Find out about memory loss and tips for coping with memory loss. Contact 1800 341 341. https://alzheimer.ie/about-dementia/i-am-worried/

LISTOWEL BINGO: Bingo is back Sunday night in the Plaza, Church St., 8.30pm. Welcome back to all old and new players.

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: www.radiomaria.ie

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

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day-to-day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her eoconnell

BACK ON TRACK: Debt Solutions: Debt Relief Notice – You may be eligible for a DRN if a. Your unsecured debts are €35,000 or less. b, You do not have a mortgage or own a property or other large asset. c You have €60 or less left after reasonable living expenses each month – the Approved Intermediary will go through this with you. d. You meet the criteria for having very little assets apart from some essential items of value. e. You have not been granted a DRN before. Approved Intermediaries (AIs) can be found on www. backontrack.ie

IRISH HEART CARDIAC REHAB PODCAST– A series bringing together experts in cardiac rehab and patients who have attended cardiac rehabilitation is available on podcast. Topics included are exercise, medication, healthy eating and the psychological impact of living with heart disease. If you have had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, coronaryartery stenting or coronary artery bypass surgery –log onto https://irishheart.ie/services-for-you/its-cardiac-rehab-podcast/ for information and support’

HI DIGITAL: Learn essential skills at Hi Digital. It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+). It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE. To register email hidigital @ activeir.ie or freephone 1800203030.

LIVING WELL: This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions. It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition. It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties. A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend. For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email philip.hennessy2 or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 liz.cox

DAY TRIP TO KNOCK: A bus is travelling to Knock from Killarney on Saturday, October 8 and will pick up at the bus stop across from the church at 9.20am. Contact 064 (0)64 6631095.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Keep Sunday, November 27 free for our annual Christmas Party in Fr. Casey’s Club House with dancing after lunch to Paddy Qulligan. There will be goodie bags for everyone in the audience and talks from the local Fire Station Officer and our new Community Garda Tommy Commane. Check out the Garda Website – loads of stuff on there worth reading. If you get a call and you are suspicious do not ring back on the same phone to check it, the scammer could be still on the line. Use a different phone or wait a while. To report fraud or suspicious calls ring AIB 0818 724 724 ( 24 hour helpline). Please be aware that, at times, fraudulent emails are circulated purporting to be from AIB. Please remember that AIB never asks customers to provide their AIB Internet, Mobile or Phone Banking Personal Access Code (PAC) through email or links contained in an email. In addition, AIB will never request codes from the AIB Card Reader through email or links contained in an email. Furthermore, AIB will never ask customers to provide Debit Card or Credit Card details through email or links contained in an email. Hang up, don’t answer. Delete, don’t click. Some of the scams that may arrive on your phone: Tech help scams -The caller offers tech help for a problem you weren’t aware of. This scam often targets senior citizens.Credit repair scams -These offer to fix or remove credit issues and debt in return for money.Charity scams – These calls will ask for urgently needed money today to help people in desperate need.The fraudsters are watching and waiting as people move bank accounts owing to two banks leaving the state. The advice is to click on no links if you get a text mar ya from your bank – they only ever look for a y/n as an answer and never, ever include a link. Check out the website Fraud Smart. Avoiding phone scams: 1.Hang up – Don’t let the caller know they reached a responsive phone number. By pressing buttons or trying to talk to an operator, you may be in for even more robocalls. 2. Use call blocking – Your phone carrier may provide a service to block known phone spam numbers or at least ID them for you when your phone rings. 3, Don’t rely on caller ID as proof – Phone scams have gotten better at making you think it is a legitimate number by “spoofing” an ID and displaying some type of official name. Some people even report seeing their own number calling them. An Garda Síochána would like to provide the following advice to the public in general when speaking with or intending to meet up with persons they have met online: Get a face picture from the person you intend to meet. Be very cautious of a person who doesn’t share a recent face picture with you, particularly after you have shared yours. If they don’t want to share a face picture, consider asking them to go on a live video call (many apps have this option built in so you don’t have to share your mobile number). Ask for their social media handles. Do you have friends in common on Instagram or Facebook? Be wary of new accounts with low follower count and few posts. Let friends know where you’re going – send a text to a trusted friend or in a group chat, include your live location so you can be found if you need help. Meet in a public place first. Take a few minutes to chat and feel confident you want to proceed before going somewhere private. Think before accepting food or drink. Unless you’ve seen them prepare it – it’s best not to accept to avoid being spiked. If an emergency unfolds, call 999. If something happens – report it! It seems that people are being contacted and threatened that pornographic content will be posted in their name. If you get a call contact the Gardai immediately. If you go to the beach leave nothing visible in your car and don’t put stuff in the boot after you park in case you are being observed – do it before you leave home. The best cure against ransomware remains diligent prevention. You are strongly advised to: Regularly back up data stored on your electronic devices. Watch your clicks – do you know where a link will take you? Do not open attachments in e-mails from unknown senders, even if they look important and credible. Ensure that your security software and operating system are up to date. Use two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your user accounts. Limit the possibility to export large amounts of corporate data to external file exchange portals. If you do get caught out report it immediately. If you suffer from a gambling addiction there is a counsellor/psychotherapist available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further information from 068 23584. 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: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland supportmail A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504. 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 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. 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. . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: info Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email info@childrensgriefcentre.

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