REMEMBER SYRIA COLLECTION: A collection to support the people of Syria will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Your support will help to get food, water, clothing, shelter , medical and psycho-social supports to those most in need.
‘COME AND SEE – THE STORY OF LOURDES’: You are invited to the launch by Bishop Brendan Leahy of ‘Come and See- The Story of Lourdes’ by Canon Michael Liston on Monday, November 25 at Mary Immaculate College in the forum ( Enter by Courtbrack Gate, Ashbourne Avenue opposite Scotts Bar). Signing will take place from 6.45pm and the launch will be at 7.15pm There will be light refreshments at 7.45pm. All proceeds to the Limerick Lourdes Invalid fund.
REMBERANCE DAY: Sunday, November 17 is World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims.
NIGHT VIGIL: A bus will travel to Knock on Saturday, December 7 for the night vigil. Tickets €25 from Sean Broderick or ring Tim on 31232.
MEETING TO SET UP A RESIDENTS COMMITTEE: A meeting has been called at the Search and Rescue Building , Killarney Road on Monday, November 18 at 7.30pm for residents of the Killarney Rd. area. It is hoped to set up a residents committee and all those interested are asked to attend.
SYMPATHY AND GOOD WISHES OFFERED: We are aware that there are several residents of the Philippines living in the area and we wish them well at this difficult time for them and their families.
MEENKILLY RESULTS: Twelve tables took part. The result of the card game on November 5 were: Winners with 14 games each; Dan Joe Casey, Beth Collins , Paddy Sheehan, Jackie Harnett, Pat Fitzgerald, JohnQuirke. Door prize ; Noel Murphy
Table prize; Den lane, Mossie Gleeson, Tommy Nelligan
Tickets; Maurice Collins, Liam O’ Conner, Sean O’Connor, Mossie Collins, Fintan Quirke. Den Lane. PRO Jeremiah Roche says “This was our first card game. All monies raised went to Milford Hospice, we also held a coffee afternoon earlier in the day. Thank to each and everyone for supporting the card game. A big thanks to Murphy’s Bakery, Caherlane and Twohigs Supervalu for sponsorship. The amount collected was E1,100.”
FITNESS FOR MEN: West Limerick Resources, in cooperation with Limerick Sports Partnership, is running a six week course entitled “Fitness for Men” at Feelfit, Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale from 11.45am to 12.45pm each Friday until December 13. Contact Denis on 087 6497671.
SEMINAR FOR THE ELDERLY: Co. Limerick Community and Voluntary Forum (the representative voice of the active community & voluntary sector in the county at decision making level) are hosting an information afternoon at the Day Care Centre on Thursday, November 28 from 2-4pm with speakers including Denis Joy, Abbeyfeale Fire Station Officer and Muintir Na Tire’s James O’Neill and solicitor Orla Dennison. There will also be a crime prevention officer available to answer questions on how to keep safe. Tea, Coffee and Light Refreshments will be served. Fire alarms for the elderly will be available free of charge. All those over the age of 55 are invited from the West Limerick area. Further information 087 6866450.
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS: Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government will visit Newcastle West on this Thursday, November 14 to perform the official opening of the Red Door Business Incubation Centre (BIC). The centre is located in the Red Door Building, The Square, Newcastle West – where the 1st and 2nd floors have been suitably converted. The project, which is open to applicants from West Limerick, was initiated by Newcastle West and District Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with LIT and West Limerick Resources, and will offer successful applicants a chance to participate in the LIT Enterprise Start Programme, which will provide full training and business advice to potential entrepreneurs. The programme will be run over 6 weeks and offers a real market-place perspective on what is involved in creating a sustainable commercial enterprise. On completion of the programme, participants may be given the opportunity to continue developing their business concept on a full time basis – with the support of the Limerick Enterprise Acceleration Platform (LEAP) which is a year long programme. If you are interested, or if you know anyone interested in starting their own business, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the chamber office at 069-77751.
LET’S GET COOKING: West Limerick Resources will be running “Let’s Get Cooking” with Deirdre Doody on Fridays November 15 and 22 from 10 – 12 noon in The Cookery Room, Adult Education Centre (Old Tech) Abbeyfeale. Booking essential. Contact Mary on 087 9382883 or 068 31198.
SINGING NIGHT: West Limerick singing club host a special night on Thursday, December 5 with all funds raised going to Noonan’s Wonderland charities.
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: A special Remembrance Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 15 @ 7pm. We are invited to send in the names of family members who died outside of the parish that you wish to be remembered at the Mass. Please give in the names at the sacristy. Sr. Bridget Finnucane will speak at the ceremony.
REQUIEM MASS: A Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr. Bill Lane late of Abbeyfeale and Seattle will be held on Wednesday, November 15 next at 7pm.
ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA CAKE SALE: The annual cake sale will take place on Sunday, December 8 at St. Ita’s Hall from 10am - 1.30pm.
GRADUATES: Congratulations to Ray Fennelly Jnr., son of Breda and Raymond who graduated from Limerick Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Audio and Video Production recently. We also offer congratulations to Ailish McCarthy, daughter of Bud and Elizabeth, Kilconlea who was awarded a degree in Social Care from Tralee I.T.
KEVIN DUNDON: Tickets are now on sale for Twohig’s SuperValu Food Fair at the Devon Inn on Friday November 22 at 7.30 p.m. Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon will be demonstrating his skills on the night and tickets are selling like hot cakes. The normal ticket price is €20 but thanks to the generous sponsorship of Mr. Michael Twohig tickets for this event are just €10. All proceeds of this event go to the upkeep and development of our beautiful Abbeyfeale Town Park, which has just been declared winner of The Best Community Park in Munster 2013 competition. Tickets can be purchased at Twohig’s SuperValu Abbeyfeale, Shakti Hill Road, Eurosaver Bridge Street, any member of Abbeyfeale Town Park Committee or by phoning 087 2500 929. Many thanks for your support and we look forward to a great night out.
CEILI: West Limerick Set Dancing Club Ceili in Devon Inn, Templeglantine on Sunday, November 17 at 4pm. Music by Striolan Ceili Band...teas etc served, all welcome...enquiries to 087 6259340.
YOUTH CLUB NEWS: Abbey legends are in St. Ita’s, Friday 8-9.30 pm. Teens Unite are in the Sports Complex and Yolo club are in St. Ita’s, Saturday 7.45-9.15 pm.
BROTHERS OF CHARITY: James Keenehan tells us that; “St. Michael’s is the venue for a new and innovative development in association with the Brothers of Charity, Limerick. It aims to promote inclusion and participation of 5 people with intellectual disabilities into the local community. On Fridays we have a stall in the Limerick Milk Market where we sell art including recycled candles that we create here. We are looking for donations of old and used candles to continue with this project. Please contact James Keenehan at 087 9809662 or email@example.com Candles can be collected from you or you can bring them to us here at St. Michael’s, Pastoral Centre, Denmark St.”
NOONAN’S OF TEMPLEGLANTINE WINTER WONDERLAND: Tony, Hannah and Siobhan will be switching on the lights on November 22 next. Santa will visit on Saturday, December 7 at 5pm and will be led to his Grotto by Carrickerry Wrenboys and followed by Drom/Broadford County Seniors – after which the party begins. Funds collected go to Brothers of Charity NCW and Foynes, Acquired Brain Injury, Castleisland, Adare Alzheimer’s Branch and Milford Hospice.
GARY MCMAHON WEEKEND: Congratulations to Pat Brosnan from Athea, who received a presentation from the West Limerick Singing Club during the Gary Mc Mahon weekend in Abbeyfeale. The tribute event was to recognize Pat’s lifetime involved in singing and composing ballads, and in preserving our musical heritage and traditions. The three day event now in its fifth year was very successful again with many performers and music enthusiasts from around the country attending.
‘IN THE MOOD AND ALL THAT JAZZ’: The concert which took place during the Abbeyfeale Arts Assembly on Friday, October 18 at the Glorach will be broadcast on WL102fm on Sunday, November 17 from 6-7pm. The concert under musical director Riona Curtin featured ‘Take it Jazz’ the Limerick based group whose leader is saxaphone playing Helen Hausenfus from Clash. It also included gospel and blues, ragtime, the Cell Block Tango from the musical Chicago and much more and was a sell out so this offers an opportunity to people who missed out to hear it.
SUE RYDER: Manager Maria Moloney says; “The Sue Ryder Foundation is a not-for-profit charity introduced to Ireland in 1978. Our shop here in Abbeyfeale is proud to provide quality items at fantastic low prices. We currently have a large stock of winter coats costing as little as €5! However we urgently need donations of curtains, bed linen bric a brac and any Christmas items you no longer need. Remember, that we also raise funds through recycling clothing, shoes and bags. Unfortunately we are unable to sell or recycle electrical items or duvets. Thank you for your continued support and for helping to make our shop the success that it is.”
SET DANCING AT THE GAA CLUBHOUSE: Josephine O’Connor got in touch to say that the class which she runs on Wednesday nights in the GAA club will begin at the earlier time of 8.30pm for the winter months. Set dance classes for beginners will take place in the Con Corbert memorial hall Athea every Thursday night. Further information from 087-9267037.”
NEW WEBSITE FOR ABBEYFEALE FESTIVALS: Thanks to West Limerick Resources who provided a class over the past couple of months for organisations in the Abbeyfeale area to enable them to set up a website. The Gathering committee were lucky enough to be chosen to participate and the result is a new website to keep the community updated on all that is happening in the most happening town in West Limerick. http://abbeyfealefestivals.wordpress.com
CRAFT FAIR IN CATHERINE MCAULEY SCHOOL: Paintings, Ornaments, Aleo Vera Forever Living Products, Gifts, Handmade Cards, Jewellery, Plants, Tea Cosies, Woodturning, Cakes, Puddings and Jams. These are just some of the items available at the annual fair in aid of the Catherine McAuley school for people with special needs which takes place at Ashbourne Ave, Limerick ( turn right off the Dock Road up by Mary I) on Sunday, November 17 from 11-5pm. Do your Christmas gift shopping and help our special children at the same time.
€2000 MONSTER CARD DRIVE: Raheenagh Hall, Tuesday, November 19 at 9pm. Gigantic Raffle, Refreshments served, Supervised Car Park. Admission €10. All welcome.
THE THREE TENORS: Declan Kelly, Ray O’Hare and Dominic McGorian will perform Christmas Favourites and Classic Hits from Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, The Dubliners, Pavarotti and more on Sunday, December 1st at 8pm in the Resource Centre, Knockaderry. To book your ticket 086 06669676/0872381043/06977401.
RACE NIGHT: A Race Night in aid of the Butterfly Club (a social club for children with Special Needs with branches in Abbeyfeale and Rathkeale) takes place at the Rathkeale House Hotel on Friday, November 15 at 8pm. Free Admission. MC Liam Aherne Live 95 and nephew of Ann Lyons, The Square. Auction Race with commentary by Auctioneer and WL102 fm presenter Patrick O’Donovan. Best Dressed Lady award. Your support is requested for this fundraiser which funds a most essential service for our young disabled people here in Abbeyfeale and hinterland.
MILFORD HOSPICE: Thank you to all who supported the collection recently. The amount collected way €1,448.86.
CHANGE OF DATE: The talks on the purpose of life have been changed to Thursday night from 8 to 9 p.m in Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale. (Upstairs.) All welcome.