PROLOGUE: “When you are stressed you eat ice cream, cake, chocolate and sweets – stressed spelt backwards is desserts!

MANY YOUNG MEN OF TWENTY; A musical play using humour to deal with the themes of emigration and lack of opportunities in the late 50’s, the corruption of politicians, the who you knew and not what you knew and the hypocrisy that abounded where young women were blamed and left carrying the baby and the father fecked off. You couldn’t pick one over the other because all the actors were great but the night was carried by Jackie Harnett whose heartbroken longing for the lad that left her had us all rooting for her suitor/s. All nights this week are booked out and no wonder – they have put on an extra night Tuesday, February 28 and 30 seats were booked immediately so get on the phone asap. Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale. Doors open 7.15pm. Tickets €10. Raffle on the night. Booking 087 1383940.

DRAMA WORKSHOP IN ABBEYFEALE: Lorcan Curtin PRO of the Glórach Theatre reports: “ Drama of the right kind is in the air at the Glórach Theatre at the moment, with the Abbeyfeale Drama Group half-way through their sell out run of Many Young Men of Twenty, and the comedy Tearing and Dragging coming to the stage in March courtesy of The Abbeyside Players. Another dramatic offering will be coming to the Abbeyfeale Venue at the end of next month, which should appeal to both actors and non-actors alike. The Drama League of Ireland (DLI), through the support of the Arts Council, will be bringing a drama workshop to the Glórach on Saturday, March 25, with well known stage and screen actor Diarmuid de Faoite acting as tutor. Known for his roles in Ros na Rún, Corp agus Anam and the film Black 47, Diarmuid will be giving tips in both acting and directing. Co-ordinated by John Nelligan and Joanne Keane, the workshop takes place from 10 am to 5 pm and the cost is €20. For further information and booking simply email Paul Breen in the DLI Office at:dliworkshops2023”

TOURIST OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Work has started on bringing a Tourist Office to Abbeyfeale and you can help make it happen! Are you a proud Abbeyfeale person? Do you have 2 hours or more per week to welcome visitors to our beautiful town and give them some information that will help them enjoy their visit? We have hours to suit your lifestyle. The new Tourist Office will be in the WorkBase E-Hub building on Abbeyfeale’s main street. Full training will be provided Contact abbeyfealetouristoffice if you are interested.

LOOKING FOR LOVE AND WEDDING NIGHT BLUES: The Spike Players, Knocknagoshel present two one act plays in Knocknagoshel Community Centre on Wednesday February 22, Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 next. Tickets €10. Reserve your seat on 0877050670. On March 4 they move to Ratheenagh Community Centre for one night only Admission €10. Raffle.

INVITATION FROM OUR NEIGHBOURING PARISH: Tournafulla GAA club are now taking names for boys – beginners to U1- that are interested in beginning to learn hurling with Tournafulla . Make new friends, have great fun, stay healthy, learn basic movements along with the basic skills of Hurling. Our Training will commence from March/ April – date TBC on Wednesday/Fridays at our pitch facilities at Tournafulla GAA Club. Beginners are those aged 5-7 (or those having started school since September 2022). Any older kids that are living in the parishes Tournafulla , Mountcollins, and Abbeyfeale are also more than welcome .to join us and see if GAA may interest them. All are very welcome and we look forward to shortly seeing our new GAA Beginners for 2023.Club Contacts: Dan Horgan 087 6410894 or Seamus o Sullivan 086 8263454- once contact has been made (Txt Msg/Call) you will be added to the relevant Whats App for 2023 training sessions. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Dan/Seamus.

“TEARING AND DRAGGING” : Abbeyside Players present a comedy by John Hank Regan at the Glorach Theatre on Thursday, March 9, Friday, March 10, Sunday, March 12, Thursday, March 16, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19. Booking 0871282930.

ABBEYFEALE ICA: The local branch has resumed meeting at the Adult Education Centre Mountmahon usually the first and third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday March 7 at 7pm. New members welcome.

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 26th February, at 12.00 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, by Fr. Bernard Healy. More info from LatinMassTralee

ADULT IRISH SPEAKING CLASSES: Abbeyfeale branch of Conradh na Gaeilge has recommenced their very successful ‘ Coiral Comhrá on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the LCETB located in the Old Tech, Mountmahon. The main aim is to promote advanced level ( Ardchúrsa).. The classes will run for six weeks and cost €30. Further information or to book your place from Donal Murphy on 068 31661 (9am – 5pm.)

JOBS: Kerry Group are currently recruiting for General Operatives in Listowel.

It is a full-time, seasonal position. The shift will depend on a team you join, and it can be either 12 hours a day, 4 days on 4 days off or 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Overtime is available.

SIAMSA TIRE: Kerry Civil War Conference runs from February 23-25 and features over twenty historians, experts and academics, also film on the Ballyseedy killings will be shown. Contact Siamsa Tire to book your seat.

COLLEGE of Further Education and Training Open Week from Monday, February 20th- 24th at its campus in Tralee and Listowel. Admissions office on 066 7149696 or email openweek.

AUTHORS VISIT; A Night with Thomas Keneally the author of Schindler’s List at River Island, Hotel on Friday, February 24th at 8pm.

GLÓRACH BINGO: Every Monday at 8pm. Over 18’s. All welcome.

FATIMA: Fully escorted pilgrimage ex Dublin airport, May 9th-15th’23, Spiritual Director Fr. Noel Spring, Contact Premier Travel 021-4277700, email norardy or Maureen Harty 066-7131328 .

ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUB: Delighted to report that the 1st. year youth club is up and running. Organiser Noreen Flynn Culhane 087 2353306 would like to thank the parents who helped to get club back up and open.

COINS: Mary’s Meals – Coin Collection, we are appealing to you for your old coins that are in jam jars, vases and odd pots around the house. We are using these to translate into food to feed the children in Mary’s Meals School Feeding Programmes. Because Mary’s Meals can provide a meal for 11c, your generosity can make a massive difference. You don’t need to count it! If you are willing to donate Irish, sterling or foreign coins/notes, please contact Angela Moore at 089-4339592 or angela.moore.

TINTEAN THEATRE: Legend of Like Kelly on Saturday February 25th.

ST. ITAS DAY CARE: Open to visitors every Tuesday. Morning Coffee and scones. Lunch, card game, music and dancing. Contact Jane on 068 51850. Meals on Wheels available Monday to Friday (except for Bank Holidays etc) Soup €1; Main Course €7,Dessert €2.The menu is put on the St Ita’s Day Care Abbeyfeale Facebook page on Friday for the following week. Call 068 51850 for enquiries and booking. Call before 10.30 am on the day.

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.

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

ABBEYFEALE’S NIGHT AT THE OSKARS: The DVD’s and the USB sticks are on sale at the Day Care Centre, Toddy Mc Mahons, Batt’s in the Square and An Siopa Milsean . The DVD’s will retail at €10 each and the USB sticks at €15. Contact Jane at the Day Care Centre on 068 51850.

ACCORD ARE NOW RECRUITING Are you an excellent communicator with an enthusiasm for supporting couples as they prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage and future family life? Formal training will be provided in presenting and facilitating our Marriage Preparation Programmes. Please contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or email: marriagepreparation

NATIONAL TREE WEEK! Sunday 19th March to Sunday 26th March 2023.

FR. TIM GALVIN RIP: Timothy Galvin, popularly known as Tim, was born on the 3rd. of July 1952 at Kilmanihan, Brosna, Co. Kerry to John Galvin and his wife Birdie(nee O’Connor). He attended Feale View NS from 1956 to 1964 and had his secondary education in St. Brendan’s, Killarney, from 1964 to 1970. In September 1970 he joined the Spiritual Year in Kiltegan. From 1971 -1974 he studied for his B.A. in University College, Cork and then proceeded to Kiltegan for theology studies from 1974 – 1978. He was ordained with his classmates for St. Patrick’s Missionary Society by Bishop John Mahon on June 10, 1978.

After ordination, Tim was appointed to Kitui Diocese, Kenya where he ministered in the parishes of Migwani and Kavisuni. In 1983 the Society opened a new Mission in Sudan, in the diocese of Torit. Tim was one of a team of 6 who entered Sudan via Lokichoggio Northwest Kenya on August 15 just as civil war came to Kenya for a 2nd time. Initially Torit Diocese was unaffected by the war and Fr. Tim with the others immersed themselves in the language and culture of the people. The war however did soon spread to the diocese. Tim was determined to stay on with the people come what may and went wherever the Bishop sent him. Road travel was always treacherous with mines, ambushes and the bad state of the roads made it physically very demanding. From 2009 until his death Fr. Tim worked in the ‘Toposa West’ area moving from Narus, to Kapoeta and then to his final parish in Riwoto. Over his almost 40 years in South Sudan the provision of high quality education for both boys and girls was an important focus of his Mission . Fr. Tim was a proud Kerry supporter and was particularly proud of his nephew Anthony who played with Kerry for 12 years. He also had a great interest in spirituality and poetry with a favourite poem being Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘The One’in which Kavanagh writes that “God is down in the swamps and marshes, That beautiful beautiful God was breathing His love by a cut away bog”.( Abridged from the Mass booklet.) The memorial Mass for the late Fr. Tim took place on last Friday night in the Church of the Assumption, and was concelebrated by 20 plus priests from Kiltegan, the Bishop of Kerry and priests from the neighbouring parishes so in total there were approx. 35 priests on the altar. His first cousin Fr. Tom O’Connor the chief celebrant, gave the eulogy and talked about how Fr. Tim had such a deep and unshakable faith –the centre of his life, the driving force of all he achieved . Threats of violence, rumours of war, wars, disappointments, setbacks, sickness did not deter him, his daily time spent with the Blessed Sacrament gave him the spiritual strength to continue his mission. As Mass drew to an end the beautiful Recessional Hymn “Go, Tell Everyone” told the story of Fr. Tim –“ God’s Spirit is in my heart. He has called me and set me apart, this is what I have to do, What I have to do. He sent me to give the Good News to the poor, tell prisoners that they are prisoners no more, tell blind people that they can see, and set the down trodden free’ and go, tell everyone the news that the kingdom of God has come, and go, tell everyone the news that God’s Kingdom has come.” Farewell Fr. Tim and until we meet again may you rest in peace.

ANOTHER MESSAGE FROM MAUREEN FINNEGAN: Please keep all those old candles that are of no further use to you but can be used to melt down to make new candles for the people in Ukraine, you can leave any unwanted candles into the Community Centre, NCW there is a box under the table in the entrance. Also the lady who has the shop across the road from the church in NCW on the corner will be delighted to accept them. Thank you.SMART VILLAGES/STRONGER COMMUNITIES: The North Kerry, West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities project addresses the unique challenges facing Ireland’s rural regions. This project aims to unlock innovative new solutions for the sustainable growth and development of rural communities within the North Kerry – West

Limerick region. The final event is scheduled for Wednesday 1st March – 6.30pm to 8.30pm at The ListowelArms Hotel, Listowel, County Kerry. This event will present findings from the ‘North Kerry, West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities’ project and will launch the regional and local plans developed as part of this process for Abbeyfeale, Athea, Glin, Ballyhahill, Loughill, Shanagolden, Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Templeglantine, Tournafulla and Mountcollins. It will also highlight important ongoing initiatives and projects across the North Kerry and West Limerick region which present further potential

opportunities for the roll out of the smart villages project. Speakers will include Veronica O’ Connor (Failte Ireland); Paraic Rattigan (Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce); and Liam Cronin (RDI Hub). Register: Smart Villages – North Kerry and West Limerick (

SOCIAL DANCING IN THE ROCK: Rockchapel community centre committee have started adult dancing classes in the community centre every Thursday night from 8.30 – 10pm. If you are interested in learning to jive, waltz or quick step or just want to come to enjoy a nights dancing please text or ring Breeda 087/6818113 or Philomena 087 6809249. . Come alone or bring a partner.€10 per person – pay as you go.

.CITIZENS ADVICE HELPLINE: You can contact them Monday – Friday between 9.30 -4.15pm on 076 1075780 or email limerick

WALKING: Operation Transformation – Ireland Light’s Up. The weekly walks in Athea continue on Thursday evening at 7pm.

MESSAGE FROM MAUREEN FINNEGAN: “We are collecting used stamps to help Servite Sisters look after 120 girls in St. Marys Home, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The Sisters were providing food, shelter and education to the students up until the military coup 2020 when all schools were shut. They live in a regime that is very controlling and dangerous, the prices for rice, oil and food have risen so the Sisters and their students are struggling as are all the poor in Myanmar. The used stamps collected are given to a stamp collector who pays €5 per kilo, so the more stamps we can collect the more funds we receive and with your help we can do this. Our priests in Marley are Servite priests so that is the connection between Ireland and Burma.” Maureen continues;
“Thank you to all those people who were collecting stamps pre Covid you can now either drop them into a box which is in the church porch side entrance near the Sacristy side of NCW church or give them to me, Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102. Stamps cut from envelope with just one inch around it please – no envelopes. Thank you.”

PILGRIMAGES: Two pilgrimages to Medjugorjie travelling from Cork.
19th July 2023 with Aer Lingus. Full daily programme which includes a visit to all the apparition siteswhere Our Lady first appeared to the six children in June 1981.Our 4star hotel isconveniently located close the village centre and the St James Church. Coach transfer to Medjugorjie on arrival. 7 nights 4* hotel accommodation. Half board:breakfast & dinner each day. Coach transfer from your hotel to airport for return flight. Check-in assistance at airports. 1 x 20kg check-in bag & 1 x small cabin bag. For further information and details please contact Jim Keogh 021 4885371you will be most welcome, but please note that our places are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. September 6 – 13 Return flights from Cork to Dubrovnik, for details & bookings contact: Group Leader – Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee),Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

VOCATIONS SEMINAR:Vocations Seminar, Evangelisation & Vocations Conference, Diocesan Priesthood in a Synodal Church, 25th April 10am-4pm, Renehan Hall, Maynooth, Keynote Speaker Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Pro-Prefect of the Vatican, Dicastery for Evangelization, with a panel of expert speakers. Further information & registration visit, spaces limited, free event.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE: Monday, March 20. €599.00 per person sharing. Price includes return bus to Knock, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full board. All entertainment and excursions included. Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum. Single supplement €100.00. Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email knockpilgrimages

FESTIVAL: THE Wander Wild Festival, at Killarney from March 24th-26th. Many events are free, See for more.


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

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 9Iam -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.


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: Wednesday 10am and 7pm.
Friday 10am For the Sick. Saturday 6.30pm Denis Murphy, The Hill. Sunday 12 noon Tom and Mary Flynn and deceased family members.
Season of Lent Desert Day – Time Apart with God Saturday 25th February , 10.30am – 5pm. Venue: Limerick Diocesan Centre, St. Munchin’s, Corbally, V94 9250. Donation: €20
Booking is essential as places are limited.Contact Phyllis at: 087 963 6893.
Trócaire 2023: This year, the focus of the Trócaire Lenten campaign is on Somalia in East Africa andhighlights how climate change, drought and conflict are severely affecting families andcommunities there. An unprecedented humanitarian crisis is unfolding, and almost 8.3
million people are facing unbearable hunger. Trócaire has been working with our partners in
Somalia for 30 years and so is in a unique position to offer support to those affected. Trócaire Boxes are available at the entrance to the church. We encourage you to take one home and to bring one to a neighbour. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Next Wednesday 22nd of February is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent. Over
the years there has been a great tradition and spiritual practice in Abbeyfeale parish of
parishioners giving an hour of their time during Lent in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
This weekend we are inviting people to take up the challenge of giving 1 hour a week of their
time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The Adoration will take place in the Blessed
Sacrament Church on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week during Lent beginning
after the 10.00am Mass and continuing until 8.00pm. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus asks his disciples to sit with him while he prays, but they fall asleep. He asks them “Can you not sit with me one hour?” This is where the concept of a “holy hour” comes from. Jesus asks us ifwe can sit one hour with him. During that hour, you can sit with Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament praying, meditating, sitting in silence, reading, etc. If you would like to take on this challenge for Lent, and you are interested in spending some time in prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, you are encouraged to select a time on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, a time that is practical for you. Write your name on the timetable.
Make a promise to the Lord that you will do your best to be faithful to your hour of prayer.
Adorations begins on Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is a 40-day season marked by repentance, fasting, Prayer and almsgiving. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks Christians to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection. Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Stations of the Cross: Beginning next Friday 24th of February, there will reflections on the Stations of the Cross
every Friday morning at 9.30am.

DAY OF PRAYER: The Annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of abuse
The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of abuse will take place on Friday 24th
February 2023. The Day of Prayer has been marked in Irish dioceses and parishes since 2017.

Take the TRIP of a LIFETIME to the HOLY LAND, 29th August-8th Sept. 2023.
Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman
(Scripture Scholar). In association with Premier Travel, Cork
Contact Mícheál at 086-8337681 or email info

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

KERRY FLEADH in Ballybunion: Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th June 2023, and Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th June. Comhairle na Mumhan CCÉ has announced that Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2023 will take place in Tralee from July 10th to July 16th. Sult na nÓg 4th & 5th March 2023. Munster Ceol an Gheimhridh Finals will take place on Sunday 12th February 2023 in Brú Ború, Cashel.

SET DANCING: Set dance classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 8.30pm in Monagae Community Centre. Everyone is welcome including beginners and those that have not danced in ages. Come along and have a fun night of dance, exercise and friendship. For more information call 0863510774.

.RAMBLING HOUSES: Every 1st Thursday of each month there is a Rambling House in the Community Centre in Knockanure.. All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend. Knockalougha on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.. Ita McQuinn’s Rambling House is on the third Friday of the month at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West at 8pm. Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanachai Centre.

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

LEARN TO DANCE: Social dancing classes in the Plaza Hall, Listowel every Monday night for beginners 7.30 – 9pm. Waltzing Jiving, Quick Step, Foxtrot. Everyone welcome.

PRAYER MEETING: Janice Carrig holds a prayer meeting in the Desmond Complex on the last Sunday of the month.

GREENWAY: Limerick Council will start work on a new Greenway car park at Station Road, Newcastle West in early 2023. Design teams have been appointed to design Greenway Hubs at the Ardagh Stationhouse and the Abbeyfeale Railway Goods Shed.

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

COMMUNITY ALERT: FAST is the checklist for a stroke.. Face – Check to see if one side of the face droops. , Arms – Raise both arms, see if one drops down. Speech- check for slurring. Time – if the answer to these is yes call 112/999 immediately. Five ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keepi Learing. Give. www. mentalhealth If you have medical equipment that requires electricity, ensure that your electrical supplier is aware and that you are on the ‘Special Services Register’ so that they can prioritize your house. Layers are the best choice for staying warm in cold weather. Not only do the winter clothes themselves act as insulation, but the air between the layers insulates, too. If you have to drive in the frost leave plenty of time to reach your destination and to defrost the windscreen. I was at a meeting recently where the Garda made a presentation and they emphasised that road accidents caused by speed, drink and drugs are a problem as well as on line scams and romance frauds.
Leave a low energy light on at night time, preferably one with a high light output..Use a non-slip shower or bath mat. Make sure wires or cords, such as from lamps or telephones, do not trail where you walk. Arrange furniture so that you can easily move around all your rooms. Keep the floors clear from items such as papers and books that could cause you to trip, Remove rugs or use non-slip tape or backing so rugs will not slip. Consider installing hand rails on both sides of the stairs. Ask your relatives and neighbours for help if you need it. Keep their phone numbers on a list beside your phone. 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: HSE Mental Health Information Line 1800111888. Senior Line Friendly Listening Service 1800 804591. If you are feeling vulnerable contact Pieta House 061 484444/ Samaritans 116123/061 412111. Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland alex Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm. 01 2107906. Jigsaw support line is now up and running on freefone 1800 JIGSAW (544 729). It will provide free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland. Text 50808 to receive support from a volunteer. Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support 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. Mental Health Ireland – Helpline 01 2841166. Alzheimers Society, Information and Emotional Help – 1800341341.AMEN( male victims of domestic violence) 0469023718. 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