Abbeyfeale Oct 5

DEATHS: Sincere sympathy is offered to the family of the late Minister Micheal J. Noonan from Crean, Bruff and to the family of the late Patsy Brynes, London and Duagh both of whom died recently. May they rest in peace.

DEATHS: Sincere sympathy is offered to the family of the late Minister Micheal J. Noonan from Crean, Bruff and to the family of the late Patsy Brynes, London and Duagh both of whom died recently. May they rest in peace.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Afternoon tea dancing resumes at Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, October 13 from 3-6pm with music by the Seamus Sheehy Band. Admission €5. Teas served. All welcome. This is a fundraiser for the AAA.

SEMINAR: ‘OUR YOUTH MATTERS’ Elizabeth Culhane has written the following piece “The Abbeyfeale & District Initiative in conjunction with Limerick Social Service Council wish to invite you to their next seminar; OUR YOUTH MATTER: Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, Co Limerick, admission is FREE! We highly recommend at least one person per family comes; let’s protect the up and coming generation, the next leaders and inspirations to our country. As we know West Limerick has shaped some prominent influencers so let’s keep this trend going by supporting Our Youth in Our Community. Bear in mind as a Parent, Grandparent, Aunt &/or Uncle even a close family friend we can help others by broadening our knowledge. You never know we may even help ourselves as knowledge is power. We have 30+ exhibitors for example: LIT, Tralee IT, Listowel Community College, Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Desmond College, Local, Regional and National Organisations focussing on Health and Wellbeing. The evening will commence with an entertainment piece delivered by the Transition Year students from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, the Chairperson Michael O’Mahony Dip Psych., M.I.A.H.I.P., I.C.P., E.A.P. will introduce each speaker, Michael is based in UL as Student Support Counsellor, Speaker (1) Dr. Jennifer McMahon BA Phd, Lecturer from UL in Special Education Needs (SEN) in the Dept of Education & Professional Studies – Topic: Understanding Youth Mental - What youth mental health is and how we can support it. Speaker (2) Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald BA PhD, Lecturer from UCD School of Psychology – Topic: Youth Mental Health - What helps and what hurt’s? Speaker (3) Aidan Murphy Project Manager & Clinical Coordinator of JIGSAW Kerry along with his colleague Ciara Moriarty Clinical Support Worker qualified Social Worker and has worked with the Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health service – Topic: Youth Mental Health – The importance of reaching out. The evening will close with another entertainment piece delivered by the Transition Year students from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef. The floor will be opened up for a Questions & Answers session. There will be Tea & Coffee available at the end of the night allowing time for visitors to walk again around the exhibits and mingle. We really look forward to meeting you on the night.”

WINTER FLU VACCINE: The flu injection is available from all doctors surgeries in the Abbeyfeale area.

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES: Abbey Heritage Project’s Awards Night for the FETAC Level 5 Radio Production Course 2012-2013 took place last week with 14 students receiving Fetac Level 5 awards. Tutor Clare O’Mahoney welcomed the voluntary board of Managment and thanked Fr. O’Shea for the continued support he provides to Abbey Heritage Project in allowing the use of the Community Hall and its facilities and Parish Secretary Ann O’Meara without whom the course could not possibly go ahead. She also thanked caretaker Owen O’Rourke and the employers who provided the students with work placements and in particular Billy Mann of the local Business Trade Association, West Limerick 102, The Parish Office, East Limerick Community Radio Station, West Limerick Resources, sound engineering store FSV in Limerick City and finally the local businesses in Abbeyfeale. Claire also thanked FAS, and in particular, Senior Development Officer Evelyn O’Keeffe Sheehan. Claire said” it is Evelyn who looks after us and ensures we have what we need to make the course the success that it is”. The students were then presented with their awards by chairman of the Voluntary Board of Managment Carina Prendeville.

ICA NOTES: The Mainistir na Féile Guild of the ICA have resumed activities after the summer break. The Guild has twenty four members and would welcome new members, from the Abbeyfeale area and surrounding parishes. If you are new to the area or looking for friendship, then ICA is for you. The Guild meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Adult Educational Centre (formally The Vocational School) in Mount Mahon at 8pm. Craft and physical fitness will feature in the forthcoming Guild activities and an International night is also in the planning. The Officers and Committee for the 2013/1024 year are: President Kathleen Leahy, Vice President Elizanne McMahon, Secretary Peggy O’Neill, Treasurer Anne Broderick, PRO Anne Maria Dennison, Contest Secretary Mary Cahill, Craft Officer Eileen Lane, Art Officer Rita Horgan, International Officer Peggy Jones, An Grianán Teachta Joan Murphy and Timire Mary Boston. For further information contact Peggy at 068 32270.

ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUBS: PRO Anthony Scannell says the Abbey Legends are in St. Ita’s on Friday from 8-9.30pm. The Teens Unite club are in the Sports Complex from 7.45-9.15pm. The new club was named by members Niamh Harnett and Emma Woulfe and is to be called the Yolo Cub. They will meet on Saturday evening at St. Ita’s Hall from 7.45-9.15.

CRAFTY CORNER: Would you like to learn the craft of knitting, crochet or embroidery. If so come along to Adult Education Centre, Abbeyfeale (old tech) on Tuesday, October 13 at 7.30pm where the new season of classes begin and are conducted by experienced tutors. If you have already mastered the art of the above crafts you might like to volunteer with us a tutor. Classes are free and are conducted in a friendly atmosphere while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Further information call Madeline 087 9707989.

COMMUNITY ALERT NOTES: Since writing this last week I’ve heard of a local person receiving a call and having his computer shut down remotely so whatever you do don’t give any information to anyone cold calling on the phone. You may receive a phone call from a supposedly reputable company informing you that your computer has a virus. The person will offer to remote access your computer to remove the virus for you and will ask for your bank details. This is a scam, do not give remote access to your computer to people you don’t know (once a person has remote access, they can access your files and personal information and destroy your hard drive). Never give out your bank details over the phone. Always lock both doors when you’re in the house, if someone comes to the front door then at least no one can come in the back door while you’re otherwise occupied.

BEE FOR BATTENS: Dance at the Railway with Micheal Collins on Friday, October 18. Tickets €10. Contact Kadie Colbert 087 7771552 for further information.

IRISH RAMBLING HOUSE SHOW IN ST. JOHN’S: The Irish Rambling House show is back in St John’s Theatre, Listowel again this year on Saturday, October 5 prior to departing on its annual trip to England to entertain the exiles. The show starts at 8pm and as usual, the hallmark of the night will be the humour of the stories intermingled with some great Irish traditional music, song and dance – and all for €5. Readers are also encouraged to let their friends and relatives in England know that the Irish Rambling house Show is on its way to them. The details are; Wednesday Oct 16 Leamington Spa, Thursday Oct 17 Birmingham Irish Centre, Friday, Oct 18 Camden Irish Centre (Afternoon show) and Saturday Oct 19 Salvatorian College Hall, Harrow. There is also a show in the Foilmore Community Centre near Cahersiveen on Friday October 11. All other info from Kay at 068 48 353 or

MONTHLY CEILI: West Limerick Set Dancing Club Ceili in Devon Inn Templeglantine on Sunday, October 6 at 4pm. Music by Star of Munster Ceili Band from Clare ...teas served etc...everybody welcome.

FEALE FIT NEWS: NEW ‘Couch to 5k’ training starting Friday, October 4 at 6.30pm at the Railway, get off that Couch and get running, anyone can do it, suitable for all fitness levels and the best part is, its FREE!!! So NO EXCUSES, see you all Friday evening. Contact Shane 087 2891015 or Kadie 087 7771552 for details. Fealefit will be running a Halloween Mid-term Kids Activity Camp for national school Kids aged 5-13 yrs of age from October 30- November 1st from 11am - 3pm, Fancy dress party on the last day.. Contact Shane 087 2891015 for for all our current and up coming events in October ie Fealefit-Kids, Teen tone, The new Biggest Loser Campaign & much much more...

SERVICE OF HOPE AND COMMEMORATION: A Service of Commemoration and Hope will take place on Thursday, October 3 at 7pm in St. Augustinian’s Church on O’Connell Street. It is organised by the Northstar Family Support Project - a community based project providing non-judgemental, confidential support to families who are affected by, and trying to cope with, a family member’s addiction to drugs & alcohol. The theme for this year’s service is Building Bridges and there will be an opportunity on the night for people to include personal messages and participate in the event.

NIGHT CLASSES: Listowel Community College classes will commence on Monday, October 7. For further information please contact 0860289958 /06821023 or email

CHANGE IN MASS TIMES: The 8.15 Mass on Saturday morning has changed to 9am. There will be no Mass at 10am on Monday mornings but instead an evening Mass at 7pm.

MEN’S SHED: The Shed has reopened and meetings will take place every Monday from 6-9pm.

NEW MACRA CLUB: A new Macra club is being set up in Limerick to serve the areas of Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Ballagh, Tournafulla, Monagea and surrounds. If you are living in or know anyone in the area aged 17-35 who would be interested in getting involved spread the word. Activities include everything from sports to social nights, drama and travel, agriculture, meeting people and lots more. There will be an information meeting in Templeglantine Community Hall on Thursday, October 3 at 8:30pm. All are Welcome!

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler Group has resumed after a Summer Break on Tuesday mornings from 11- 12.30pm in St. Ita’s Hall. Safe play environment is provided; baby/toddler social skills improve. Language and play skills develop. This is also an important time for Moms and Dads to meet, have a cup or tea and chat. Music and movement facilitators will visit the group. New Parents are made especially welcome. Contact Mary on 097 9382883 with any queries.

ARA NA FEILE: Our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 2 at 2pm in the Adult Educational Centre. New members are always welcome. The Aqua Aerobics classes are re commencing back on Monday, October 7 in the Killeline Leisure Club Newcastlewest. We will meet in the Churchyard at 10.30am.

IN THE MOOD AND ALL THAT JAZZ: As part of the Arts w/e in October we are planning a night of Jazz and songs from the musicals with a sprinkling of bluegrass and country and even a touch of gospel. Local artistes including Helen Hausenfus, Riona Curtin, Rebecca Stryker, The Dr. Mick O’Donnell Group, Mike Guinane and Laoise and Deana Morrissey will be joined by a Jazz Quartet called Take it Jazz from Limerick. It’s all happening at the Glorach on Friday night, October 17 starting at 7.30pm with a cheese and wine reception to get us all ‘In the Mood’. Admission just €10. Tickets are in high demand and a limited only number of tickets will be on sale from Ann Lyons, The Square and Batt Harnett, The Square. Telephone reservations to 087 6866450.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA NEWS: Local girl, Helena Quinn daughter of Tadgh and Kathleen Quinn, Purt travelled from her home in London to spend two months working with Fr. Tim Galvin on his mission in Sudan. She plans to keep us updated on her blog and in her latest posting says; “The rain fell against the tin roof completely drowning out every word Fr. Tim said. And the wind added to the drama. Gusts blew great torrents of water through the ventilation space in the roof of the church drenching us all. So we moved to the other side of the church and continued. Life is back to normal now after the rain….but my Daddy was (as always right)….I should have packed my wellies! You can follow her adventures on

AMERICAN TEA PARTY: The annual American Tea Party will take place in Rockchapel Community Centre on Friday, October 18. A hot meal will be served at 9.00pm sharp. Dance into the early hours of the morning to the wonderful music of Gerry McCarthy and Autumn Gold. Lots of spot prizes. Tickets are £20. Please contact Breeda O’Callaghan at 087/6818113 or 069/81156 after 6.00pm to book your ticket. Your support will be very much appreciated.

ABBEYFEALE ARTS ASSEMBLY: This is nearly the complete programme for the arts weekend celebrating the making of the film Back Home 21 years ago here in Abbeyfeale with a youth group who for the most part have scattered to the four corners of the earth. The most of them are coming back for the weekend and we’re planning a great weekend of celebrations and getting to know one another again. Thursday, October 17; Launch of weekend at Abbeyfeale Library with Art/Photography/Craft Exhibition 8pm. Free admission, finger food, all welcome. Friday, October 18; 10am – 2pm Food and Craft Fair in the Square. 7.30pm Musical Soiree at the Glorach featuring Jazz, ragtime and songs from the musicals performed by the cream of Abbeyfeale musical talent. Cheese and wine reception at 7.30pm. Admission €10. Saturday, October 19. 3pm Transition students from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef will perform a Mime and Street Theatre at 3pm in the vicinity of Leen’s Hotel. 7pm ‘Back Home’ special Mass for all those who have died since with Gospel music from the Mick O’Donnell Group. 8pm; All welcome to the Winners Circle to the 21st anniversary showing of ‘Back home’. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. Sunday 8pm; Let us entertain you Comedy, prose, drama & poetry evening in the GAA clubhouse featuring a variety of Abbeyfeale poets and players.