Tuesday, 18 September 2018


Limerick Ladies Football Team celebrate in Croke Park

Congratulations to Limerick on winning the junior All Ireland Ladies Football Championship on Sunday.

Not many people get to play in Croke Park and climb the steps to the Hogan Stand afterwards to collect an All Ireland winners’ medal. It is a memory that these girls will surely treasure for the rest of their lives.

Limerick has a bit of history in Gaelic Football. We won the very first All Ireland title, way back in 1888. They can never take that away from us.

It may be a long time ago but we have been dining out on it ever since!

And when the Kerry lads pass through town after winning yet another All Ireland title, tooting their car horns and waving their flags, we remain suitably unimpressed.

“Been there. Done that.” we remind them.

It drives them mad!

*There was double gold for Ireland at the end of an historic weekend at the world rowing championships in Bulgaria where Sanita Puspure and the O’Donovan brothers finally reached the top of the podium and booked their places in the Tokyo Olympics.

*Meanwhile, Irish Show Jumping horses and riders had a stunning day at the World Championships for Young Horses at Lanaken in Belgium, by winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in the 5-year-old final.

DEATHS:  We offer our sympathy the family of Maurice O’Flaherty, Kilmorna and Mountmahon whose funeral took place on Thursday and to the family  of J J Broderick, Ballybehy whose funeral took place on Saturday.  May they rest in peace.
ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH:  Fr Tony Mullins PP 087/2600414.  Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674.  Parish Office:  Parish Church 068/51915 Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. - Fri. (068) 31133    Email: fealechurch@eircom.net   Limerick Social Services:     061-314111    Accord NCW 069/61000 Masses:   No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm.  Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm.  Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon.  Mass Intentions: Sunday 9.15am   Jackjoe & Bridget Foley & Son Mossie.   12noon Connie, Eilish & Bridget Harnett,   Kilconlea Upper.  James, Teresa & Bill Harnett, Knocknasna  Monday 7pm  Joe & Mary Moloney,  Knocknasna . Prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass.  Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass.  Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment.  A basket for the collection of stamps for Peru is at the back of the altar.  If you know of someone in hospital please notify Fr. Tony.
SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ABBEYFEALE:  Plans for the proposed Social Housing in Colbert's Terrace/New Street are now available (on request) for viewing in Abbeyfeale Library. Deadline for submissions on Part 8 Development is October 10.

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS:  A Speech and Language Workshop for Parents of Autistic Children will be held in St. Ita's Hall, Abbeyfeale on September 27 from 6.30 - 8.30pm. The Speech and Language Therapist will deliver workshop on Managing Anxiety, Sibling & Peer Social Inclusion, Teaching a child to understand, Teaching a child to express themselves and Teaching conversion.  Booking essential Contact West Limerick Resources Nora on 068 30849 or Mary on 087 9382883.

WEDNESDAY CLUB COFFEE MORNING:  Friday, September 21 at the Ploughman Bar from 11-2pm.  Proceeds to Kerry Hospice.
PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.  Donations to Street Children of Calcutta.
YOUTH CLUB:  Leaders needed to start up new youth clubs for present 2nd year students.   A meeting will be held at St .Itas hall on Thursday, September 20 at 7pm   We need a considerable number of parents to volunteer to be able to start this club. Contact Kate 08706210490 or Anthony 0872264023   Congratulations to all the students who received their examinations results during the week. Keep up the study for the years ahead. May God bless you always.
CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op will resume in St. Ita's Hall on Thursday September 20 at 11am to 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363. 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:   On this Friday, September 21st we will be screening the documentary film 'The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro'.  The film looks back at the six Limerick men who fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), including Jim Woulfe from Athea.  Woulfe, who was born on the Main Street in Athea also fought in the Irish War of Independence and Civil War before emigrating to Canada.  Find out more about his story and that of his Limerick comrades this Friday at the Glórach Theatre.  The film starts at 8 pm and as with all culture night events, admission is free.  Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne.

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.
 ARA NA FEILE: Ara na Feile Meeting Wednesday, September 19 @ 2pm in the Adult Education Centre.
SOCIAL DANCING:  Johnjoe Herilihy will host dancing in the Kerins O’Rahilly Clubhouse in Tralee every Wednesday night from 9 – 11.30pm.  Further information 087 9735113.

FREE WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend a free workshop in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Invasive Species’ identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register Elaine edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All welcome.

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.
KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Cost: €20 paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.
YOUTH MINISTRY LEADER TRAINING 2018: This year the Limerick Diocesan Youth Ministry Team delivered youth ministry training to 29 people from 13 parishes. This training was one of the key actions arising from the Synod process and the subsequent Pastoral Plan. The feedback from participants and clergy was very positive and we will be running another course beginning in September 2018.  Please get in contact with Aoife at 061-350000 or email awalsh@ldpc.ie if you are interested in taking part in this year's training.
ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities on Tuesday night last at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month (except September). Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with
Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced  classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) inTeach na Féile Community Centre, New St.  Some of the benefits of Irish dancing include:
Increased physical Skills - Developing body control, muscular strength, endurance and energy levels. Motor Skill Development - Increased agility, balance and co-ordination.
Increased mental skills - Listening, following directions, increasing attention span, memorizing steps.  Weight Management - High burn calorie workout.  Term Fee: 5 weeks €40 (second family member €30).  Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

.ADVICE FROM COMMUNITY ALERT: Abbeyfeale Garda Station 068 30010 (if station unattended the call will automatically be forwarded to NCW station 069 20650.) Contact any member of the committee should you wish to join our Text Alert Scheme.  This was set up to immediately alert the community that an incident has occurred.   The hope is that by raising awareness, people would keep a watchful eye out, contact the Gardai if they see something and thus help to deter criminal activily in our area.  Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day 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 €66.  Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month.  Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one.  Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.
MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA:  Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment.   The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass.
OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale.  If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.