June 1

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Abbeyfeale coursing club: Are holding there big 600 confined draw in fr caseys Gaa club on Saturday night the 8th of June. A fantastic night is guaranteed for all with music provided by the joe o keeffe band free finger food and free entry on the night. Doors open at 9 pm. Special guest on the night is Micheal o muircheartaigh. A total of over €16000 prize money will be won on the night wit a €10000 ,€3000 ,€1000 and 4 * €500 prizes plus 2 bonus prizes. A few remaining tickets are still available from club members Ticket cost is €100. See you on the 8th of June.

Abbeyfeale coursing club: Are holding there big 600 confined draw in fr caseys Gaa club on Saturday night the 8th of June. A fantastic night is guaranteed for all with music provided by the joe o keeffe band free finger food and free entry on the night. Doors open at 9 pm. Special guest on the night is Micheal o muircheartaigh. A total of over €16000 prize money will be won on the night wit a €10000 ,€3000 ,€1000 and 4 * €500 prizes plus 2 bonus prizes. A few remaining tickets are still available from club members Ticket cost is €100. See you on the 8th of June.

SUPPORTING FARMERS IN CHALLENGING TIMES: Farming communities and families have faced and endured what seems like a never ending series of crisis and hardships. Key organisations have come together to plan four information nights to support Farm Families through these challenging times. These events will take place in the following locations in the coming weeks; Tralee; Kerry Co. GAA Hall, Austin Stacks Pk. Thursday, May 30. Castleisland ; An Riocht Sports Centre, Tuesday, June 4, and Dingle; An Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne, Thursday, June 6. All events at 8pm.

ADORATION: A special invitation is extended to all students; come and visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. He is there to help with all your needs only waiting to be asked. He is your inspiration. Our Holy Father Pope Francis, as part of the Year of Faith, has

requested the Church throughout the world to join him in and hour of silent Adoration on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday June 2 from 4-5pm in the Blessed Sacrament Church.

FARMERS MARKET: It’s the last day of May so we’ll have homemade Nettle Soup to clean the blood and get your system into good order. The community garden has cabbage plants for sale, in trays and hardened off for the past few weeks so ready to get growing. Helga will have rhubarb and free range eggs and Morgan will have the ultimate power food – spinach - loaded with iron, vitamin A, E, beta carotene, calcium and several other beneficial antioxidants which can be served with John’s selection of fish. Then, because we all need a reward we’ll have a selection of Abbeyfeale made chocolate alongside lemon drizzle slices and ginger bread. Where else would you get it?

HAY FOR SALE: Maurice Kennelly, Knocknasna 0872514487 is currently importing bales of hay from England.

EXCITING NEWS: Our Buffalo friends have put in an application to twin with Abbeyfeale and will get the result of their request in the next few months. If it works out it will be a coup for Abbeyfeale and hopefully lead to tourist busses stopping to visit as they pass through the Gateway to the SouthWest.

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.

BIOBLITZ IN TOWN PARK: On Saturday June 8, wildlife recorders will be looking for plants, birds, insects and mammals in the Town Park, in an attempt to find as many different species before 5 pm. Everyone is welcome to join in - you don’t need to be an ecologist to enjoy the day! At 10 am Tony Kennealy will lead a bird walk through the park. At 11 am real birds of prey can be viewed in action when Animal Magic comes along with a barn owl, a kestrel and other birds from their sanctuary in Kilmallock. From 1 - 2 pm Anneke Vrieling will lead a mini-beast hunt, followed by a pond-dipping session by Geoff Hunt from 2 - 3 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about your local biodiversity.

CYBER BULLYING: T.D Patrick O’Donovan writes “I would like to invite you to an information evening on cyberbullying and its effects, which I will be holding in conjunction with the Newcastle West Lions Club on Thursday, May 30 at 8pm in the Courtney Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West. The groups that will participate at the event are Facebook, the Limerick Youth Service and the Samaritans. This event is aimed at parents, teachers and students and making them aware of the issue as well as informing them of the supports that are available. Further information 069-77998.

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 29 from 7-9pm. Further information 087 6866450.

ROSARY AT KILLEENAGH BLESSED WELL: The annual Mass will be held on Friday evening at 8pm.

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

TIDY TOWNS: There was a great turn out for the third clean up of the town last Saturday, you can see the great improvement it has made as you walk around and it has to have a positive effect on encouraging people to stop and maybe have a cup of coffee or call into one of our shops. The planting of flowers in the beds in the square is also happening and should brighten up the centre of town. Well done to Kevin Kennelly, Marie McElligott and their team.

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 FUNDRAISERS: 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. The Devon Inn will host the inaugural search for Miss West Limerick 2013 on Friday, July 5 next with businesses and community groups in West Limerick being asked to put forward a candidate aged between 18-28. Further information 069 66200.

MIND OUR MEN: This campaign is calling on the women and men of Ireland to look out for the men in their lives. Together we can help reduce the rate of male suicide. For every 10 suicides in Ireland, 8 of them are men - we want you to reach out and look out for the men closest to you. Spot the signs. Save a life. Check out www. mind our men. ie for more details of how you can get involved. This is a Pieta House initative.

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

CROAGH PATRICK: Pilgrimage Walk to Croagh Patrick will be on Saturday, June 22. Bus leaving the church yard on Saturday morning at 5am. Names to Peg Murphy 068/31232 Parish Office 068/31133 or the sacristy 068/51915 Cost of Bus €20.

MOBILE SCREENING: Breast check mobile screening unit located in Croom Orthopaedic Hospital, Freephone - 1800454555 or visitwww.breastcheck.ie

NEW YOUTH CLUB: Registration for first year youth club members is on Thursday, May 30 in St. Ita’s Hall from 7-8. Anyone wishing to join must present themselves with a parent/guardian on the night. A registration fee of €10 is payable on the night. Numbers are limited.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN THROUGH BEREAVEMENT: The Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located upstairs at the NCW Community Centre) will be holding a workshop on Wednesday June 12 on supporting children with bereavement or coping with a dying family member. Running from 7.30-9.30pm, the session will be led by Child Psychologist and Play Therapist Tina O’Brien and funded by the Compassionate Communities Project with the support of West Limerick Resources.

RAINBOWS SUPPORT SERVICES: A workshop of Rainbows volunteers and those interested in volunteering with the project in West Limerick this September will take place in the Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located at the Community Centre) on Wednesday June 19 from 7.30-9.30pm. “Rainbows” is a peer support programme for children aged 6-10 years grieving as a result of a loss or separation and is managed locally by West Limerick Resources. Run by trained volunteers, the programme is positive, gentle confidential and encouraging however it is not counselling or therapy service. It is instead a safe, confidential setting where children can share their grief associated feelings with each other and with these trained facilitators.

COMMUNITY HEALTH MATTERS: The next edition of “Community Health Matters” on WL102 is dedicated to the topic of tanning injections. There is a recent trend in Ireland where people are injecting an illegal, unregulated and unlicenced product called Melanotan to get a tanned look. Produced by the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project team, the programme will feature interviews with Tim Bingham, National Liaison Pharmacy Worker with the Irish Needle Exchange Programme and Liz McGrath, Community Health Worker at Cork’s Traveller Visibility Group about tanning injections. The programme will be broadcast after the 11am news on Wednesday June 4 on West Limerick 102fm.

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK: Men’s Health Week will run from June 10- 16. The theme for 2013 in Ireland is: “Action Men - Turning Words into Actions”. This year, staff of the Primary Health Care Project for Travellers will be calling to men in Newcastle West and Rathkeale to give them men’s health information packs. The men can also enter a draw for a “Men’s pamper pack”. The draw will take place on the radio programme, Community Health Matters, on West Limerick 102fm on Wednesday July 3 just after the 11 O’clock news. The July programme is dedicated to men’s health with the team interviewing John O’Sullivan, Men’s Health Worker at Cork’s Traveller Visibility Group and John Collins, Men’s Health Worker at Pavee Point. For more information, contact the Primary Health Care Project at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316

BIG TODDLE FOR BARNARDOS: The Big Toddle for Barnardos followed by the Teddy Bears Picnic hosted by Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler Group takes place in the Town Park on Tuesday, June 18 from 10 - 1pm. Please support our Toddlers 1st toddle. All welcome. Supported by West Limerick Resources and Limerick Sports Partnership.

BOXERCISE CLASSES: Stress Buster- Boxercise Classes for parents of children with disabilities, intellectual, physical or emotional needs starts May 28 for 6 weeks. Running from 7.30 - 8.30pm in Room 14 of the The Adult Education Centre Abbeyfeale, it is supported by West Limerick Resources and Limerick Sports Partnership. Contact Mary on 087 9382883 or 068 31198.

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

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 srowley@wlr.ie for a registration form.

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 required. To arrange a pick up contact Trevor at West Limerick Resources on 069 77752.

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: We are working on setting up a texting system so that any one with a mobile phone could text or ring a nominated committee member if they see anything happening in the community – that would then be passed on to the Gardai, checked out and then if deemed necessary a text alert would be sent to everyone on the system. This would provide early warning that there was suspicious activity in the area. This is a free service. 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.

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.

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.

DOG SHOW: The Abbeyfeale Town Park Annual Dog Show took place recently and was attended by huge crowds in glorious sunshine. The Town Park Committee would like to thank the following: Jim O’Connor, park supervisor and the FÁS employees who prepared the park so beautifully for the show, all our voluntary committee members and other helpers who gave of their services on the day, the agility demonstration team who entertained us so well, our show judge Elma who travelled from Charleville, our chief organizer Norma Healy, and all those who donated prizes for our raffle. Finally, most important of all, we thank all of you for coming and supporting Abbeyfeale Town Park. The park is available to you free of charge 365 days per year and every euro profit from the dog show will go to the maintenance and development of this wonderful facility. We hope you enjoyed your day and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

GATHERING: ‘’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. Check out all the latest news of the Gathering July 15-21 on our Facebook page; Abbeyfeale Gathering Schools Reunion, our blog; http://gatheringabbeyfeale.blogspot.ie/

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. www.rathkealehousehotel.ie Return transport to Abbeyfeale courtesy of Coach House Travel. www.tours.ie

VIGIL FOR LIFE: Gathering in Merrion Square on Saturday, June 8 from 3 to 4pm. Caroline Simons of Pro Life Campaign writes: “Thousands of pro-life people are working hard to oppose the Government’s destructive abortion proposal. We simply must keep up the effort to stop this appalling legislation. As things stand, two psychiatrists, with an obstetrician on the sidelines, will be able to sign away the life of a child of a healthy mother. This is a travesty of good medicine—abortion on request in fact. I am urging you to do all you can to make the National Vigil for Life on June 8 a big success. This Vigil comes at the key moment with the Government producing the actual legislation. There will be other pro-life events which you will want to support. But early June is a critical time and we need you to do everything that you can—now. Please get involved by attending yourself and also bringing as many others as possible. To organise a bus or to get information on buses from your area please telephone Denise on 087 2668702 or Theresa on 085 8711100.”

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. Mass Intentions;

Friday 10am Mary Hughes, Died recently, Saturday 11am Hannah Mai O’Connor nee Broderick, Bogmount, Saturday7pm Thade Heck and Mai Collins, Cratloe, Jim Lane, Knockalougha, Sunday 9.30am Mary Ita McCarthy, Shanbally, Margaret Finucane, St Ita’s Terrace., 1st Anniversary. 12noon Niall O’Mahoney, Collins Park, Jerry Healy,

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART MAY 30 - JUNE 7: O Divine Jesus who said “Ask and you shall receive, seek & you shall find, knock & the door shall be opened to you. I kneel at Your feet. From whom shall I ask if not from You, whose heart is the source of all blessings. O Divine Jesus your Heart was moved by compassion for the men & women who came to you in need. You healed the sick, you forgave sinners. You are the Way, the Truth & the Life. O Divine Jesus your Heart is still full of compassion for us today in our many needs. Assured of Your love, we turn to You and ask..... (pause here & mention your request). I admit I am most unworthy of Your favour, Jesus, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged. You are the God of mercies and You will not refuse a contrite Heart. Look with pity on me, I beg You so that Your compassionate Heart will find in my weakness a motive for granting my request. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart pray for us. 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 mary.danaher@issc.ie

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 westlimericktoastmasters@yahoo.ie

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.

ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUBS; Great fun was had by all on Friday night at the Town Park with even the sun coming out to play. Leaders night out July 6. All leaders and young people would like to wish Fr.Micháel a speedy recovery.

CEILI: West Limerick Set Dancing club ceili in Courtney Lodge Hotel, Newcastlewest on Friday, May 31 at 9.00 pm. Music by Johnny Reidy Ceili Band, everybody welcome.

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. Closing date for entries is fast approaching, June 7 next so make sure to register your child for what is guaranteed to be the best camp of the summer.

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 sacredspace102@gmail.com

Blog @ sacredspace102.blogspot.com

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.

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

DANCING BREAK: Maureen Finnegan writes; “ Dancing Week End from Friday 18 - Monday 21 October. Taking in various places of interest on our way to the Great Northern, Bundoran. We will have dancing in the fabulous ballroom each night to well know bands. Everyone who went last year thoroughly enjoyed the John Hogan celebrating 25 yrs dancing week end. He is currently booking entertainment for us once names have been confirmed. On the Sunday night we will board our bus for the famous Rainbow Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim were we always receive a very warm welcome. This year we will be dancing to the music of Country Sensations. During the day we will be out and about. On Saturday we will go to beautiful Dungloe and anyone who wants to visit Daniel O’Donnell’s Heritage Centre can do so. This is a great week end. We have a good number of names already. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.”

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.

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.

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.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Saturday, June 88 2 - 6 pm, Afternoon with Eddie Stones, Emmanuel House, Clonfert. Booking essential - places limited. Tel. 066-7134276. E.mail: ardfertretreat@eircom.net

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.

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 July 6 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!

THE IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER: Founded in 1888, this year the Irish Catholic newspaper is celebrating its 125th anniversary and as part of these celebrations is hosting a conference entitled Horizon of Hope on June 8 at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The speakers on the Church and change will include: John Waters, Nuala O’Loan. Sarah Carey, Mary Kenny, David Quinn and Breda O’Brien.

The registration fee (which includes tea/coffee) is €25.

In order to reserve your place call Geraldine at (01)6874020 or email events@irishcatholic.ie.

Seats are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

The website is www.irishcatholic.ie

Course in Pastoral Ministry 2013 - 2014

KERRY NEWS: The Diocese of Kerry will run a certified training programme for people involved in parish ministry e.g. Parish Pastoral Councils, Parish Liturgy Groups, Safeguarding Children, pre-sacramental preparation, RCIA and baptism teams etc. The course aims to nurture the personal, spiritual and ministerial growth of leaders for ministry in today’s church, and to develop the confidence and competence of those involved in parish ministry. The course will be taught in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney and in Ardfert Retreat Centre, Ardfert, over 20 nights,10 nights before Christmas 2013 and 10 nights in Spring 2014. For further information, contact: Frances Rowland @ 064 6632644, or email: francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie or check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie