Finbar Wright to Sing at Abbeyfeale Church Jubilee Concert

Finbar Wright will appear in concert in Abbeyfeale on February 9th to mark the jubilee of the opening of the parish church there.
Finbar Wright will appear in concert in Abbeyfeale on February 9th to mark the jubilee of the opening of the parish church there.

It’s 50 years next year since the Church of the Assumption was opened and to celebrate the Jubilee Year we are having Finbar Wright in Concert on Friday, February 9th. 2018.

By Marian Harnett

Tickets are available at the following outlets in Abbeyfeale: Moss Harnett’s Spar Shop; Twohig’s SuperValu; O’Donoghue’s Spar Shop; Ann Lyon’s, The Square; Sean Broderick’s New Street and Kathleen’s Foodstore on Convent Street.

Tickets are also on sale in Templeglantine at Pat Buckley’s shop and at the Post Office. And in Newcastle West at All Seasons Ladies Fashions, Bridge Street and the Butcher’s Shop in Ardagh. Contact 089 43 56 981 and leave a message if you wish to order tickets.

Tony Noonan pictured with his Charity Christmas Lights at his home in Templeglantine. ©Photograph:  John Reidy
Tony Noonan pictured with his Charity Christmas Lights at his home in Templeglantine. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Noonan’s Winter Wonderland

Christmas is coming and from Friday, November 17th to Sunday, January 7th the annual Noonan family charity fundraiser will illuminate the hills over Templeglantine with twinkling lights and Santa’s, sleighs and reindeer will mysteriously appear out of the gloaming. The crib, will as always, take centre stage on the lawn with the Blessed Mother gazing, in rapture, at the Saviour of the world while Joseph stands protectively by her side.  The true meaning of Christmas is to be found in these hills.

Youth Club Opening Shortly

Abbeyfeale Youth Club will be opening shortly for its current members. The youth club through its sporting and social activities provides a vital service for young people in our parish and for surrounding parishes.

We acknowledge the excellent leadership of the club leaders and we thank them for their

commitment over the years. Key to the success of the Youth Club is the support and involvement of parents. For more information contact Kate on 087 62 10 490.

Public Order / Anti Social Behavior

Should you be affected by or witness an anti-social event – on the street, in your property, at your business,  in the Town Park etc. –  it is recommended that you call the 24 hour line in Newcastle West on 069 20650 to log your complaint.   This type of low level nuisance crime needs to be reported so that the Gardai can be made aware that it is happening.  So, if someone walks out in front of your car, or you see someone in your garden or on your wall make the call.  Limerick County Council also operate a 24 hour free phone number 1800 283 064 dedicated for Anti Social Behaviour reporting.

Nimble Ladies Required

There are classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc every Tuesday in the Railway –  there are any amount of men attending but quite a shortage of women so ladies please come along and show the men the one, two, three.  Wednesdays in Fr. Casey’s you can learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm.  Further information from 087 09 267 037.

Fealebridge and Headley’s Bridge Social

Fealebridge and Headley’s Bridge Co-Op will hold their 48th Annual Social on Friday, December 1 at The Devon Inn, Templeglantine. A great night is in store as always. Music will be provided by Ui Bhriain, and there will be plenty of spot prizes to be won on the night. Tickets are available at both creameries and also from staff and committee members.

Community Alert Christmas Social

Keep Sunday, November 19th  free for Community Alert’s second annual Christmas Party which will be held this year in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse from 1-6pm. Tickets at €12 are on sale at Kathleen’s Quick Pick, Convent Street and will cover lunch and dancing to Mike Condon.  There will also be a talk on fire safety from the local fire officer and on keeping safe from our Community Garda Roger O’Donoghue. Tickets will be on a first come, first served basis as there will be less than 100 spaces available at Fr. Casey’s. Tickets are also available at the Garda Station and from Cllr. Francis Foley, Mossie Gleeson, John O’Sullivan and Mary McArthur.  We need to have numbers for the caterer by November 12 so please purchase your ticket this week.

Glorach Bingo and Play on the Way

Bingo continues every Monday night at 8.30 pm, with our next night being on November 13. Great crowds so far, nice to meet new acquaintances and old faces.

Rehearsals for our upcoming play are simmering nicely, the only worry now is making sure we peak during the opening week!  Our production is The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley by Jimmy Keary, a hilarious tale of a bachelor farmer struggling to find love, and having to choose between two very different women, family friend Chrissy or the sassy, if slightly snobbish, Hazel. The play opens on Tuesday, November 21st and continues on Thursday 23rd Friday 24th Saturday 25th Sunday 26th Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th.

Abbeyfeale for Africa Cake Sale

The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 10 from 10-1pm at St. Ita’s Hall.  All donations of home baking are very much appreciated.

Afternoon Tea Dance

It will soon be time to light up the town for Christmas and the afternoon tea dancers in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse are holding a fundraiser for them on Sunday, November 26 next.  Music by Noel Cronin, teas served, mega raffle.  Dancing 3-6pm.  Admission €5.  Hope to see you all there.

Boxexercise Class For Children

A boxerercise class for children aged from 6 upwards will take place at FealeFit, Mountmahon every Saturday morning from 9.30am.  Contact Shane 0872891015.

Light Up Abbeyfeale

The lights will be switched on in the Square on Friday, December 1 so keep that evening free as there will be loads happening like stalls, mulled wine, Santa and much more.

Complaints Re: Dog Fouling

There has been a number of complaints recently about dog fouling on footpaths and on the Great Southern Trail.  We have also been told that a number of dogs are being walked without a leash on the trail.  The authorities at Limerick Co. Council have been informed.

Short-Term Abstinence for November

Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise!

Mass For Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is on Saturday, November 18 and Mass will be celebrated for all those who have lost their lives on that evening at 7pm.

Card Game on Tuesday Nights

Meenkilly school card game every Tuesday 9pm sharp.

St. Ita’s Day Care Centre

The Day Care Centre located near the Church and beside the Glórach Theatre hosts two open days every week.  An open invitation has been issued to anyone who would like to join them for a four course lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays followed by dancing, bingo, cards and afternoon tea.  The cost is just €10 per person.  They also say that the Day Care Centre Bus and care are available to provide transport where possible.

West Limerick Heritage Network Journal

The Networks second journal is now on sale in local shops and pubs.  This Journal would make an ideal gift, especially for family members, far from home this Christmas.  It comprises 32 articles relating to local history and local people. A good read is guaranteed.

November Mass For Dead

The annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church on Friday, November 24 @ 7pm.

Names of parishioners, deceased during the past 12 months will be read out during Mass. Names of deceased relatives from outside Abbeyfeale Parish may be submitted to the Church prior to November 19th by calling 068 51915 during Mass times.

“The life of one we love is never lost… its influence goes on through all the lives it ever touched” The late Donal Walsh’s mother, Elma will speak at the Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul Shop

If you have an hour or two to spare why not consider volunteering your time to help the work of St Vincent de Paul.  If you are interested contact Fr Tony on 087 26 00 414.

The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 10-4pm. Further information 087 12 13 560.

Abbeyfeale Crafty Corner

Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 97 07 989.

West Limerick Toastmasters

West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 15 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

If you feel unsure about speaking in public, this is the club for you. Practice among your peers in a safe learning environment.

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