Abbeyfeale Prepares for Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge

The Remembering Zoe 2017 information leaflet. Click to enlarge.
The Remembering Zoe 2017 Cycle Challenge information leaflet. Click to enlarge.

Remembering Zoë Cycle on May 14th. 

The third Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge around the eight parishes which surround Abbeyfeale will be held on Sunday, May 14th. There are three route options available to participants: 110 km, 75 km or 40 km and online registration is now open – you can register by clicking on:

By registering on-line you are automatically entered in a draw for the following spot prizes:  €100 voucher for O’Sullivan’s Cycles, Killarney and a €100 voucher for iBikes Cycle Shop, Killarney.  All participating cyclists will receive a specially designed finisher’s medal.

Alzheimer Tea Day

A tea day on behalf of the Alzheimer’s society will be held at the Adult Education centre (old tech) on Wednesday, April 26 from 11am to 2pm. Raffle will be held also. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Knock

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration will travel to Knock on Sunday, April 30th. Bus leaves church at 7.30am.  Contact 087 77 58 503 or 087 65 42 685.

Spinathon Fundraiser For Special Olympics

Friday, May 5th is Special Olympics Ireland National Collection Day. Fealefit Strength and Conditioning, Mountmahon will hold a Spinathon on the day from 7am to 10pm to help raise funds. We need people to fill slots and keep our stationary Spin bikes going for 15 hours.  No level of fitness required, just need to keep those pedals turning at your preferred pace.

It is €5 for a 15 minute slot and you can do as many as you wish. Contact Shane 087 28 91 015 or Kadie 087 77 71 552 for further details.

West Limerick Heritage Network

A meeting of the network will take place at the Boardroom of West Limerick Resources on Wednesday, May 3rd. at 7.30pm. New members always welcome.

Launch Of Community Facilities Report

West Limerick Resources will launch the results of a comprehensive report of Community Facilities in the West Limerick area on Thursday, April 27th. at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along to hear about the results of this survey which provides a wealth of information and points for consideration for communities in the area. For further information please contact Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 90 42 477.

May-day for Rambling House

Benny Thade McCarthy’s Rambling House on Bank Holiday Monday May 1 at 9pm in Fr Casey’s Club-house, Abbeyfeale. All musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers are welcome to attend.

A donation will be made on the night to Pieta House Suicide prevention and awareness. All welcome.

Free To Be – Personal Development Course

Part one of the West Limerick Resources Free to be’ Personal Development Course will begin in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale on Monday May 8th from 10am to12 noon, for six weeks up to June 19th.

This course is free to anybody in receipt of social welfare payments, those who feel they would like to be part of a group, parents, parenting alone, people living in a disadvantage area or who have children with learning difficulty.

This programme is about well-being which benefits you and your family. If you are interested in attending please book a place with Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 93 82 883 or contact Nora at West Limerick Resources on 068 31198. Booking is essential.

Food Cloud Information Evening

West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the FoodCloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area.

FoodCloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food.

We would like to hear from community groups or charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community.

Please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293 or email:

Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group

Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall In Abbeyfeale from 11am to 12.30pm.  New people always welcome. Contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 93 82 883.

Community Natters Monthly

West Limerick Resources are now producing a monthly community newsletter entitled Community Natters.

With this newsletter, we hope to reach out to the many community groups in our area and communicate some useful hints and information as well as highlighting some new and interesting projects happening around us.

As always, we are hoping to engage with as many voluntary organisations as possible. Please feel free to get in touch with any member of the team at West Limerick Resources if you have any events/projects currently happening in your community. Please let us know by emailing us at or

To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please log onto our website and enter your email address in the subscription box.

Darkness Into Light

This year’s walk/run takes place in Newcastle West on Saturday, May 6 at 4 am, starting at The Desmond Complex at Gortboy. Seniors, Students (aged 16 & upwards) and unwaged €15. Children under 16 can register free but if they want a T-shirt it will cost €3.50. Groups of five or more can avail of a 20% discount.

You can also register online at  Registration will take place at Feale fit Mountmahon on Saturday, April 29th from 12am – 2pm.  For further information contact Breda 087 77 15 734

The Big April Ask Youth Survey

The Big April Ask is a national survey prepared by Youth Leaders throughout Ireland. It needs to be completed by the end of April 2017.

The Diocesan Youth Ministry team of Fr. Chris and Aoife recently invited young people to participate in a survey with questions from Pope Francis to young people.

This new national survey has now also been created and we are inviting young people to complete this too.

It will take you two minutes to complete and the answers will be seen by Pope Francis himself because he wants to know what you think.

If you are aged between 16 and 29 then please take the two minutes to complete the survey over the next couple of days by clicking the link here:

Padre Pio Devotions

There will be Padre Pio Devotions on the first Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm.  Blessing with first. class relic.

West Limerick Toastmasters

Next meeting Wednesday, May 3 in the Desmond Complex NCW.   Further information 087 7972855. 

Social Farming Support

West Limerick Resources is delighted to support the development of Social Farming in the region – Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and parts of Kerry and Cork.  Calling interested farmers and farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming or participate in our training please contact Stefanie on 087 3663842 or email This two-day training is free and essential if you wish to participate in Social Farming.

Training will take place on Wednesday April 26th from 2pm – 8pm and on Thursday April 27th from 10am – 5pm in the Rathkeale House Hotel. Booking is required. We look forward to hearing from you.

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