May 25

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EXCITING NEWS: Just heard that Abbeyfeale emigrants living in Buffalo, N.Y are working on an application to twin with Abbeyfeale. Will have more details next week. Any one with historical or cultural details please email them to me in the first instance and I’ll pass them on to help with the application

EXCITING NEWS: Just heard that Abbeyfeale emigrants living in Buffalo, N.Y are working on an application to twin with Abbeyfeale. Will have more details next week. Any one with historical or cultural details please email them to me in the first instance and I’ll pass them on to help with the application

IFA FODDER DISTRIBUTION: Well done and a huge thank you to Co. Chairman Aidean Gleeson, Development Officer Denis Griffen, Mart Manager Denis Lane and local officials Noel Woulfe and Seamus Lane all of whom organised and facilitated the delivery of two loads of bales to hard pressed farmers in the locality last Thursday.

PRAYER FOR GOOD WEATHER: All – powerful and ever-living God, we find security in your care and love for us. Give us the fine weather we pray for and need. May the harvest be secured and the hard work and efforts of so many of our people come to fruition. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

GET WELL WISHES: The very best of health and a speedy return to Abbeyfeale is wished to Fr. Micheal Liston who is currently a patient in the Galway Clinic.

DEATHS: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the late Jerry Herlihy, Henry McGill and Nancy Noonan all of whom died recently. May they rest in peace.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Jennifer Quirke, Killarney Road and Patrick Daughton, Duagh on their recent marriage. We wish them both a long and happy life together.

COFFEE MORNING: Abbeyfeale Ladies Group are holding a Coffee Morning at the Ploughman Bar on Friday, May 24 in aid of Multiple Sclerosis from 11-2pm. All welcome.

WEEKEND AWAY: Abbey Heritage staff, students and voluntary board members are actively selling €2 lines for a weekend away at the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, €100, a hamper or a bottle of brandy. Abbey Heritage is a LTI – a local training initative and every year offers 14 early school leavers a second chance at education. It is based in St. Ita’s Hall every day from 9-5pm, any funds raised will be used to upgrade equipment. Tickets are on sale at the Abbeyfeale Farmers’ Market and from Board members Carina Prendeville, Mary Leahy, Dearbhla Conlon Aherne, Nancy Wall and Denis Hobson locally.

TIMES GONE BY: There are just a few copies left of the book ‘Times Gone By’ which was recently produced in conjunction with Abbeyfeale and District Initative and launched at St. Ita’s Day Care Centre. Pupils from Scoil Mháthair Dé and St. Mary’s Boys School interviewed people attending St. Ita’s Day Care Centre and with the help of the TY students at Coláiste Íde agus Iosef put together this wonderful publication with stories of the lives of our older residents. The book is for sale from Mary on 068 31019 or the local schools. Price €5.

BEE KEEPING COURSE: The class in bee keeping continues at the Adult Education Centre on Wednesday, May 22 from 7-9pm. Further information 087 6866450.

ROSARY AT KILLEENAGH BLESSED WELL: The rosary will be recited every Friday evening at 8pm.

ARA NA FEILE: Our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 29 @ 2pm in the Adult Educational Centre.

TIDY TOWNS: Our next Tidy Towns clean-up is scheduled for this Saturday, May 25. Volunteers are invited to meet up in The Square at 11am. Again, if you have your own hi-vis vest, gloves or picker please bring them along on the day. We are looking forward to another good day and we welcome all new volunteers! Your input is greatly appreciated. If anyone has any queries, please contact Kevin Kenneally on 068 30969 / 087 7772770.

ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUBS: All clubs are in the Town Park on Friday at 7pm. We would like to thank all our sponsors during the year and all the leaders for their help and support. Abbeyfeale Youth clubs would like to wish Alising O’Connell all the best when she plays for the Ireland u16s basketball team in Portugal during the summer. Leaders night out will be on July 6 next.

LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE: Sunday, June 9. Fare €20. Tickets from Sean Broderick 068 31213m Bernard Broderick 31565 or Peg Murphy 31232.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: West Limerick 102FM will hold a fundraising Race Night at Murphy’s Bar, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, June 8 at 8pm. A horse can be purchased for €10 or a 50% share for €5. This promises to be a very entertaining and enjoyable night – where you will get a good run for your money. Tickets/ Horses can be purchased at the radio station, from any one of the volunteers or at Murphy’s Bar, Abbeyfeale. For further information: Contact the station at 069-66200.

TEA DANCE: There will be an afternoon tea dance in the Community Centre, Monagae on Sunday, June 2 from 3-6pm. All welcome.

SUE RYDER: We still have a shop full of bargains, and we are now selling summer clothing and shoes. Come along and have a browse! Donations for the shop and recycling always welcome and appreciated. Thank you for your continued support.

END OF SEASON CEILI: Ita McQuinn is hosting an end of season ceili on Thursday, May 23 next in Monagae Hall with music by Micheal Sexton. Dancing will start at 9pm and everyone is welcome.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: If you are aged 65 or over, living alone or with someone aged over 65 then you are entitled to apply for a security system (panic button). We have two forms left in this round of funding so it will be first come, first served. Contact any committee member or Garda Roger O’Donoghue. We are also working on setting up a texting system so that any one with a mobile phone could notify a central number if they see anything happening in the community – that would then be passed on to the Gardai and to everyone on the system and would be an early warning alert that there was suspicious activity in the area. Again contact any of the committee if you would like to join – Micheal and Phil O’Kelly Killarney Road, Mossie Gleeson Kilconlea, Seamus Stack Cahir, Buddy and Brenda Barry Cahir, John O’Sullivan Meenkilly, Sean Broderick New St., Mary Jo O’Connell Knocknasna or Garda Roger O’Donoghue.

THANKS FROM THE RAILWAY: Tom and Carol would like thank everybody who supported their recent dance in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society which raised €545.

The Railway Bar darts team would also like to thank everybody who supported the Neilus Healy Memorial Darts Tournament that raised the fantastic sum of €5,463 which was recently presented to Pieta House. Community Dancing continues tonight, Wednesday May 22 with the fantastic PJ Murrihy and Declan Aungier providing the music.

MESSAGE FROM LIMERICK IFA: If anyone has spare fodder to sell please sell it to people who don’t have any fodder or contact your local Teagasc Office or IFA County/Branch Officer.

DANCE FOR LIAM’S LODGE: Kadie Colbert of FealeFit has been in touch to say; “We will be holding a Dance on Friday, July 19 in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse with music by Michael Collins. Tickets €10 available from Kadie :087-7771552 Sharon on: 087-7805961 or Paschal on: 087-6844132.” She goes on to say “We are raising money for a new project called Liam’s Lodge. Located outside Tralee and close to Kerry General Hospital, phase one will see an initial ten specially designed units of Liam’s Lodge constructed to provide a week of much needed respite for 520 families each year. In the longer term it will grow to thirty units on our site, supplemented by a number of satellite Lodges around Ireland. They hope to be helping over 1600 families a year in the near future.Liam’s Lodge will cater for medical, educational and recreational needs of the families during this special week. Families can also receive training in the extra skills required to care for highly dependent children. Siblings will enjoy quality time with family outings arranged and the on site “Dino” clubs with facilities to entertain teens and younger children.Irish parents with children who suffer from Cystic Fybrosis, Marfan Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome and many other lesser known conditions will get much needed help from Liam’s Lodge. It will provide a home away from home in a relaxing supportive environment, it will also allow parents to meet and talk with others in a similar position, knowing that we are looking after their loved ones.”

ALL IRELAND NUNS’ RACE: As part of the Gathering celebrations in Abbeyfeale July 15-21 the All Ireland nuns’ race will commence at 7.00pm on Monday, July 15 and travel from FealeFit in Mountmahon down to the Square. Organiser Shane O’Connell says “Keep the Faith and run the Race” and tells us that the race will be followed by a world record attempt of most nuns doing the Harlem Shake! Entries welcome. Entry fee €5 or produce a Feale the Gathering band. Contact Shane on 087 2891015.

GATHERING UPDATE: ‘’Feale the Gathering’ bands are currently on sale around town at €5 each. These can be used to gain admittance to some of the many attractions during the Gathering and the money raised will help to fund the week of celebrations. The drama ‘Widows Paradise’ will now take place on the Saturday night and continue on Sunday night because some of the cast are planning to compete in the Nun’s Race and Mary Murphy says bilocation just doesn’t work! There will be a ceili on Sunday, July 14 at the Railway – music by U Bhrians . Monday morning depending on the level of interest we will take a bus to Lyreacompane to do a walk around the bog there. Then the All Ireland Nuns Race from FealeFit in Mountmahon to the Square takes place at 7pm followed by an attempt to get into the record books for the most people dressed as nuns doing the Harlem Shake. The entry fee to take part in the race is a band or €5. Tuesday the Feale Fit Games will be held in the Square with teams from local businesses competing against each other. Kick off at 7pm in the Square; compete in Sumo Suits, Gladiator Arena and Barman’s relay for the Fealefit Games Title. We will also have a nature walk in the park and pub drama. Wednesday is Heritage Day with an Open Day at the Day Care Centre, Sr. Delia will do a presentation on the Workhouses of Abbeyfeale, Éamonn Ó Liatháin will discuss the Origins of the Irish, Marian Quirke will teach the basics of Irish dancing, and the Genealogy group at the Adult Education Centre will talk about their work on mapping the graveyards. All the above will take place at the old Tech/ Adult Ed. Centre. The Rambling House will take place in The Ploughman and we are issuing an open invitation to all singers, dancers, musicians and storytellers to join Ita by the fireside. The fun fair will also open and continue for the remainder of the week. The football tournament will get underway. It is also hoped to have a heritage walk around the town with the final item for Wednesday the Gathering Dance at the Railway. Thursday we have the Welcome Home night in the Glorach with drama, music, song and dance, the football tournament continues and there will also be sheaf tossing and a Tug of War at the Grove as well as the carnival in the car park. Friday will be the highlight of the week with the Open evening at Colaiste Ide agus Iosef with all the local national and secondary schools displaying roll books, photographs of students and artefacts from the past. There will be entertainment and refreshments on the night at the Colaiste and pub drama down town. Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse will host a fundraising dance for Liam’s Lodge, the Bee for Battons charity with music by Tournafulla’s Micheal Collins. The food and craft fair will take place in the Square and continue on Saturday. We will also have the semi finals and final of the football tournament and a special singing club in Philip Enrights . Saturday we will have Fly fishing with the Abbeyfeale Anglers followed by a paella evening. A day long Tag Rugby event in memory of the late Noel Roche will take place at the Grove. There will be a special Mass for all deceased students and teachers at 7pm. The Fitzy Chicks and No Direction will perform on the open air stage and there will be a 50’s Disco in the Grove. Sunday we’ll have the Family Fun Day from 1-5pm which will include the Teddy Bears picnic and inflatable tracks. The Battle of the DJ’s in the Square will be followed by the Ballroom of Romance at Fr. Casey’s. That brings to an end a hectic week of celebration and welcome home to our many emigrants. Check out all the latest news on our Facebook page; Abbeyfeale Gathering Schools Reunion, our blog;

And our twitter@gatheringafeale

AA PUBLIC MEETING: An open public meeting of Alcoholic Anonymous will be held in Duagh N.S. on Bank Holiday Monday, June 3 at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.

RAMBLING HOUSE: This will be held at the Hall in Monagae on Thursday, May 30 from 9pm. Singers, musicians, recitation(ers), storytellers and everyone else welcome.

GATHERING WALK ON GST: Assemble at the Old Station, Railway Road, Abbeyfeale, on Saturday, June 22 at 10.30am. Optional evening meal at 6.30p.m. in Rathkeale House Hotel. Return transport to Abbeyfeale courtesy of Coach House Travel.

LIMERICK IN BLOOM; The Limerick in Bloom Competition is to encourage community involvement in the improvement and enhancement of the visual impact of settlements by means of flower, tree and shrub planting. The judging will take place from mid-July to mid-August. An Awards Ceremony will be held in the autumn where cash prizes will be made to each category winner and to the overall winner. Application forms and details are available from Environment Department, Limerick County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle, Co Limerick. Phone 061-496386. Email under the Environment Department. The closing date for entry is Wednesday, May 22 next.

BODYCARE WELLNESS CENTRE: The Bodycare Wellness Centre has moved to 3 Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale.. Telephone Chris O’Shea 0872293636.

NAOMH IDE SUMMER CAMP; A summer camp for 5-12 year olds will be held in Abbeyfeale from August 6-9 next. Drama, Music, Team Games, Arts and Crafts and plenty of fun while experiencing the love of Jesus for each of us. Volunteers are needed to assist with the camp. If you can help in any way contact Martina 087 2788834 or Lorraine 086 3765751.

CHURCH NOTES: Mass every weekday morning at 10am. In the event of a funeral then Mass will be take place at 11am. Saturday morning Mass 11am followed by confessions. Vigil Mass 7pm. Sunday Masses 9.30am and 12 noon. I missed out on Mass leaflet this week as I was away and so do not have the list of Mass Intentions.

Novena to St. Anthony every Tuesday during 10am Mass. Rosary is recited every evening in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 7.30pm. Clerks collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend May 18/19. Parent Support Worker in Abbeyfeale contact Mary on 068-31019 or

TOASTMASTERS: Next meeting 1st Wednesday in September in the Desmond Complex. Whether you want to become proficient in public speaking or just have the courage to stand up and give your point of view at a meeting this is the club to help. For further information contact Mie at 087-2272788 or Bridget at 0878-4146732 or email

TRANSPORT SERVICE: The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive transport service is available for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. This service is completely free to the patient—a driver will pick you up at the door of your home and bring you to the hospital and then, after treatment, bring you home. If you are having trouble getting to and from the hospital for your chemotherapy treatment, please speak to your oncology team in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital or call Gail on (01)2310566.

FEALE FIT NOTES; FealeFit are undertaking a Hike & Bike challenge on July 20/21 to raise money for Children’s charity Bee for Battens. For more information on our challenge and on our fund raising event Man vs Food in O Riordans Bar on Sunday, June 2 contact Shane 087 2891015 or Kadie 087 7771552 or O’Riordans Bar. This Saturdays couch to 5k training will be in The Town Park at 10.15am. FealeFit will also be running Abbeyfeale Uniteds Summer Soccer camp where we’ll be bringing the fun side of football & fitness to the camp.

PILGRIMAGES TO LOUGH DERG 2013; This is the Year of Faith. Why not journey to Lough Derg, where pilgrims have been gathering for over 1,000 years, and celebrate your faith with people from every parish in Ireland. Saturday, June 1-3, Tuesday, July 2-4, Friday, July 26-28. Price as per last year all inclusive €120. Full amount payable 5 days in advance. Contact Peg 068/31232.


RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMING: Sacred space is broadcast each Sunday morning on Westlimerick102fm - 10am to 11am each Sunday and repeated at 11pm each Sunday night. Email at

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SAGART PILGRIMAGE: 21st Anniversary of Sagart Pilgrimage to Lourdes on September 22 for five nights cost €699. Contact Fr John O’Shea or the Sacristy.

LISTOWEL RAMBLING HOUSE;. Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre, Listowel on Thursday May 23 from 9 pm. A great evening of traditional Irish music, song & story is guaranteed. Free admission, tea/coffee served. Tel. (068) 22212.

TOWARDS OCCUPATION: Are you looking for some new skills, new experiences, perhaps a new start? If you’ve been out of work for a long time, for whatever reason, West Limerick Resources is offering you a unique opportunity to sample a range of skills with the Towards Occupation Training Programme. The programme will begin in Abbeyfeale this May on two mornings per week from 9.30am to 1.30pm for 10 weeks. It is broken into short modular workshops in subjects to include health, fitness and nutrition, personal development, confidence building, and craft-based workshops. For more information contact Finn Fitzgerald on 087 759 1951 (please leave message if unattended) or 069 61316

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: The Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler group for parents and children under 4 years runs every Tuesday during school term in St Ita’s Hall starting at 10am. Activities include songs, stories, arts and crafts lots of toys and fun. Open to all families. Contact Linda Hassett 087-9382883

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE: The Rural Employment Service (R.E.S) works with individuals who are long term unemployed and who want to make a positive change in their lives and who see employment as a central part in that change. This service is free & confidential. The service also provides information on training & education opportunities and support in creating a career plan. You can contact Dearbhla or Finn in the Round House, Newcastle West on 069 61316 & Brenda in W.L.R main office N.C.W. on 069 62222.

MEDJUGORJE: A trip to Medjugorje has been arranged for this coming autumn September 14-21, with flights from/to Shannon Airport. Bed and breakfast and an evening meal are included in the cost. People are invited to join the organizers for a relaxing and a reflective week. More details from presenter of WL102fm’s Sacred Space John Keily 069-76253 or 087-6751795.

OLD FURNITURE WANTED: Old & old fashioned furniture (excluding sofas & mattresses) & old/ broken tiles & plates are wanted for a new Newcastle West based furniture up-cycling training course for people who are unemployed. This new training course will restyle old but solid furniture so that it can be re-used & sold on, with money reinvested into the training project for materials. Pick-up of the furniture can be arranged at a cost of €5 per trip. To arrange a pick up contact Trevor at West Limerick Resources on 069 77752.

TRIP: Barcelona and Monserrat: September 4– 11. Spiritual Director Mons. Dan O’Riordan. Malta: September 10 – 17. Spiritual Director Fr. Brendan Walsh. Contact Premier Travel Cork 021 4277700 or 066 7131328.

TRADITIONAL LIME MORTAR TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be offering a one week training programme (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm approx) on the use of traditional lime mortar to members of local communities who are interested in undertaking simple conservation and repair work at historic sites (such as graveyards) subject to the necessary permission and guidance of Limerick County Council Archaeologist. This hands on training initiative is free to those interested in becoming involved in conservation and enhancement work. Limited places available. Registration essential. Venue and dates of training to be confirmed. Contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email for a registration form.

Holy Cross Pilgrimage.

HOLY CROSS PILGRIMAGE: The annual Saint Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles will take place on Sunday,May 26. A coach will leave from the Market Yard Newcastle West at 9.30am and will pick up passengers along the way. For more details and bookings contact Pat Dalton at 069-62306.

MAY CEILI: A ceili will be held at The Top of the Town Athea, on this Friday,May 24 at 9.30pm. There will be one hour’s workshop with Timmy Woulfe from 8.30pm to 9.30pm and music by Ken Kelleher.

ADHD/ADD: Parent Support Group has reconvened on Tuesdays evenings @ 7pm - 8.30 pm in St. Ita’s Hall. Support Group Coffee evening Free and open to parents with children who have ADD/ADHD.


BUS: Leaving Abbeyfeale Square at 7.40pm every Tuesday for Castleisland Bingo. Contact Eoin Stack 0872522402.

CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR; We are planning to hold a huge craft and food fair during the Gathering to celebrate the crafts and local food of the area and would welcome input from local craftspeople and artisan food producers. We are also celebrating 10 years of the Abbeyfeale Farmers Market this year so if you would be interested in taking a stand over the weekend of July 19/20 next please contact 087 6866450.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Bookings are now being taken for the pilgrimage from June 21-26. Contact the parish office.

WEST LIMERICK CONNECTS: West Limerick Connects is a free phone call service operating out of three Day Care Centres in West Limerick (Abbeyfeale, Glin and Newcastle West). Through this project, phone calls are made to older people who may be living alone, at a fixed time every week to check on their wellbeing and inform them of local events and services. If you or anyone you know, would like to receive a weekly phone call, please contact Feale Connected, c/o St. Ita’s Daycare, Abbeyfeale. Phone: 068 51888 or 087 1184160.

ALONE WE STAND: Social evening for men and women. Are you separated, divorced, widow/widower or single and over 40. Why not come and join us on Friday, May 24 @ 8.30pm. Venue: Spotted Dog, Janesboro, Limerick. Music by One to One Martin Moran. Admission €5. Finger food served on the night. Contact: Maria 086 0620596 Margaret : 085 8289039.

COUNTRY KINGDOM: Joe’s Country Kingdom - an internet radio programme. It’s on every Tuesday 8 - 11pm (Irish Time) (New York, Ottawa etc 3-6pm) (West Coast USA 12noon-3pm) (East Coast Oz 7am-10am Wed) (NZ 9am-Noon Wed) and every Saturday 9pm - Midnight (Irish Time) (Add one hour to Tuesday times). It features Irish Country Music, humorous stories and Cowboy Corner and is presented by Joe Harrington. Wl102’s own Ann O’Halloran is also a presenter with a show every Friday afternoon. Listen on onwww.irishcountrymusicradio.


ADULT SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A support group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm at Console House, 114 The Grange, Raheen. Family, friends, work colleagues and community bereaved by suicide all welcome. You do not need an appointment to attend. Further information 061 306792.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES; Social dancing classes Ballyhahill Community Hall every Monday 9-11 pm for the summer where you can learn to waltz, slow waltz, foxtrot, quick step and more.

DAY OUT WITH MAUREEN: Day Trip to Inis Moir on Sunday, June 23. If you have a free bus pass you can travel for free on the ferry otherwise it will cost you €20 return by going with a group if you go as an individual it will cost €25 return. If you are interested in travelling it is necessary to book your seat in advance for a place on the ferry. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

FOUR PEAKS CHALLENGE: Kerry Four Peaks Challenge 2013, in aid of the Kerry Hospice takes place on July 26/27. Please come and join 30 hikers as we hike 4 of Kerry’s highest mountains in two days, the mountains are Carrauntoohil and Mangerton on the Friday and on Saturday we will hike Caher and Mount Brandon, all in aid of a great Kerry charity, the Kerry Hospice. This is our third year doing the challenge. The Mount Brandon hike on July 27 is open to whoever wants to join us, help and support us up the last peak. Donations can be made on the day of the hike. For more information call Kevin on (086)3943508 and like us on our Facebook page. Kerry Four Peaks Challenge 2013 Bring it on:

POKER RUN: a motorcycle poker run takes place next Saturday starting in Raheenagh and finishing in Ashford Co. Limerick with the aim of raising money for Pieta house - The Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide. Killeedy M.C. charity group would be very appreciative if you could make a contribution to this poker run by way of cash donation, or spot prize of your choice or by purchasing tickets for the raffle which will take place in the Village Inn, Ashford on the night of the run. Tickets are €5.00 each or a book of three for €10.00. A poker run is an organized event where participants, using motorcycles, and paying an entry fee of €10, must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. The event has a time limit, however the participants are not timed—winning is purely a matter of chance. If you have any queries please contact Richie on 0868308893.”

NANO NAGLE CENTRE: The birthplace of Nano Nagle outside of Mallow is a centre for spirituality, ecology and heritage and will be hosting the following workshops and retreats over the next few months: Bog Oak Workshop with Tim Mulchinock next weekend Friday 24 from7pm - 9.30pm and then on Saturday from 10 - 5pm, €60 plus materials. Body Mind Spirit, Healing Weekend, Friday, June14/15, €175 residential, €135 non-residential including meals. The Spirituality of Nano Nagle, 6 Day Retreat, Saturday, July 6-12 €450 residential, €300 non residential.

ALL IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE DUBLIN:. From the Rally for Life Committee: This summer, the most important date on the pro-life calendar is July 6. That’s when we hope you join with thousands of others to speak up for the right to life. Meet us at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin City Centre on 6th July at 2pm!

That’s why it’s so important we show our opposition to abortion. On July 6 let’s do that! Buses will travel to the Rally from all over Ireland. To book your place on a Rally Bus, or to volunteer to help out with the rally, please call/text us on: Katie (Dublin) on (01)8730463 / 087 7020255.Bring family and friends to stand up for Life!

BEREAVEMENT INFORMATION EVENING: Milford Care Centre will host its next Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday,May 28 from 7 to 8:30pm.

Grief is how we respond when we experience significant loss or change, such as bereavement. It can be powerful and feel overwhelming. Some people may feel lost amidst conflicting and intense emotions. The death of one person can send ripples throughout the community. Bereavement not only affects the family, but also friends, work colleagues, teachers, neighbours and even acquaintances at clubs, and other social organisations.The Bereavement Information evenings are designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family and friends. Bereavement counsellors will be present in case you have specific questions. The evening will consist of a short talk by a bereavement counsellor, some descriptions of different experiences of grief, an outline of services available, with time for questions at the end. Counselling will not be available on the night. For further information contact Mary O Sullivan: (061)485800 or or a member of the Social Work Department in Milford.