Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Benny Thade McCarthy, Duagh (right) presenting a cheque of €8,025 to the Friends Of St Ita's Community Hospital Newcastle West for the purchase of a new mini bus. The money was raised at benefit dance at the Railway Bar in Abbeyfeale on St Patrick's Night. Included are: Kay Moloney, Josie Ahern John Joe Nash, John Maura Tom and Cora Collins.
Benny Thade McCarthy, Duagh (right) presenting a cheque of €8,025 to the Friends Of St Ita’s Community Hospital Newcastle West for the purchase of a new mini bus. The money was raised at benefit dance at the Railway Bar in Abbeyfeale on St Patrick’s Night. Included are: Kay Moloney, Josie Ahern John Joe Nash, John Maura Tom and Cora Collins.

Show Stoppers at Coláiste

Scoil Mháthair Dé Performing Arts Society presents Show Stoppers at Coláiste Íde agus Íosef on Friday night, May 5 at 7pm.  Admission Adults €10, children €5.

 Kileenagh Holy Well

The Rosary will be recited at the Holy Well in Kileenagh each Friday evening during Mary’s Month – May. If it’s too far for you to travel to there is also a rosary recited every weekday evening at 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and in the main Church every Saturday evening at 6.30opm before the Vigil Mass.

Graveyard Spring Clean

Reilig Ide Naofa spring clean is on every Tuesday  from 7-9pm.   More help always  welcome.

Nine Day Novena To Our Lady Of Fatima

The  Legion of Mary and the Adoration Committee are inviting you to join them in a 9 day Novena of rosaries  to Our Lady of Fatima beginning on Thursday May 4 and ending on Friday May 12 .  Rosary begins each evening at 7.30pm in Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Fr. Tony will celebrate Mass in honour of our Lady on her feast day Saturday May 13 at 11am. Please encourage others to come as we pray and place our petitions before our heavenly Mother.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

Eileen O’Brien, Bridge Street will host her annual Tea Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland on Monday, May 8th from 2pm to 6pm. All are welcome. Goodies Galore!!!

Table Quiz on Goat Street

A table quiz will be held in Cleary’s Bar, Goat Street, Newcastle West Friday, May 5 at 9 p.m.  €5 per person.  Spot prizes galore! Proceeds in aid of local community radio West Limerick 102fm.

Change Of Venue

The West Limerick Heritage Network is now meeting at The Red Door, The Square, Newcastle West at 7.30pm on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market

WL102fm will hold its monthly Saturday market on May 6th. Gates open at 8am.  Car €5, Van €10, Large Van €15.  Further information Bernadette 069 66200 or email

Abbeyfeale Community Alert

Our annual Church Gate collection will be taken up at all Masses on May 6/7.  We appreciate your support.  Advice re Cyberbullying of young people.  Don’t reply, the bully wants to know they have caused upset – if they get a response it feeds them and makes them worse.

Keep all messages so that there is a record if the Gardai or school gets involved.  Block the caller by contacting the service provider.

Sites like Facebook have reporting tools so use them.

We have been asked to remind people that once they reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 then they are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system.

The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert but there will be a monitoring fee to be paid yearly to the installing company which is currently in the region of €65.

If you are a victim of or have witnessed domestic abuse then log onto We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that.

Committee members are: Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Brody and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Neily Lyons, Marian Harnett and Garda Roger O’Donoghue.

Spinathon Fundraiser For Special Olympics

Friday, May 5 is Special Olympics Ireland National Collection Day.  Fealefit Strength &Conditioning, Mountmahon are holding a Spinathon on the day 7am – 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 0872891015 or Kadie 087 77 71 552 for further details.

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Volunteers For Abbeyfeale Shop

We are recruiting volunteers for our new St. Vincent De Paul shop in the town. The shop will be open from Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 5.00pm. The shop will have two shifts – 10am to – 1:30pm and 1:30 to 5pm. If you have some time to give and would like to be part of our team or need more information please contact us on 087 12 13 560. We would love to have you work in our shop. The work and time you will give to the Vincent de Paul as a volunteer in our shop will be invaluable. By this work you will be making a huge difference in the lives of so many people. Volunteering is a gift to the community.

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 (new venue) 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 5 or more can avail of a 20% discount. You can also register online at  You can register on Friday, May 5 at The Red Door Newcastle West from 4 pm to 9 pm.  Late registrations also taken at the Complex on the night.  For further information contact Breda 087 7715734.

Remembering Zoe Dart Tournament

A darts tournament will be held at the Ballintemple Inn, NCW on Friday, May 5th to raise funds for Remembering Zoë.  Entry €10.  Contact Caroline on 087 25 69 050.  The third Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge around the eight parishes which surround Abbeyfeale will be held on Sunday, May 14 – there are 3 routes:  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.

Fr.Casey’s Ladies GAA Féile Fundraiser

Please donate your unwanted clothes & textiles to raise funds for Fr. Casey’s Girls U14 team who have qualified for the Feile finals in Cavan in June. Any REWEARABLE clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen, soft toys are accepted. Please drop off bags at the GAA complex on Sunday mornings, 10.30-11.30 am between now and the end of May. Contact Mike 087 22 79 922,  Laura 087 16 51 529 or Pat 087 90 30 745 if you need any assistance.

Parent and Toddler Group

Abbeyfeale Parent and 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.

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