Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

At the Jubilee celebrations in Abbeyfeale were Kathleen Carroll, Eileen Lane, Mary Jo Leahy and secretary of the Pastoral Council,Trish Roche.

Moladh Go Deo Le Dia

Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale.

The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment.

The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia – Praise be to God Forever. Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s.  There’s only around a hundred copies left so get yours as soon as possible.

Ten Tips For Summer Security From IFA

Don’t forget about home and farm security during the good weather, Limerick man and IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has advised.

“It is important to be vigilant about your home and farm security during the summer when homes are more likely to be unoccupied or accessible. Never assume that because you are at home or nearby, your farm or property is safe,” Richard advises.

Ten tips to keep your home and farm secure this summer

Lock windows on the ground floor level.

Ensure that, if you are opening windows on the first floor, they cannot be entered from a porch, drain pipe or a ladder left out.

Be clever about how you lock up and when going to bed at night; make sure that if you are leaving a window open, it is not accessible.

If you are working in the farmyard or garden, make sure you have locked all the doors and windows to your home as you may be easily distracted in your work

If you are working with power tools or gardening equipment be extra vigilant as you may not hear a person entering your property.

Carry a key with you; don’t be tempted to leave the key under a pot or stone near the door

If you are to the rear of the property your home may appear to be unoccupied which might draw a criminal’s attention

Consider setting the alarm if you feel that you may get distracted in your work or nod off while relaxing.

When you are finished working outside, make sure to put away the power tools and machinery. Take a few minutes to ensure the safety of your property.

Mark your property – overt and covert markings will deter criminals and can help to reunite you with stolen property if it is stolen and subsequently recovered

Kerry, Cork, Limerick Cancer Link Bus

A fundraising dance will take place in Fr Casey’s Club house Abbeyfeale on Friday, July 6 in aid of the Kerry Cork Limerick Cancer Health Link Bus.

Music is to the Premier Blue Boys with special guests Mike Mini Moore McCarthy, Marian Kirby, the Diamond sisters and Norah Hickey. Dancing is from 9 – 1am, finger food will be served and a raffle will take place.. Benny Thade McCarthy 087 9918546.

Adult Sign Language Class

A free Adult Sign Language Class will resume on September 18 at the Adult Education Centre in Mountmahon. Beginner’s classes on Tuesday nights with Level 1 on Wednesdays. Anyone interested please contact Breda 087 7715734.

Graveyard Clean Up

Clean up at Reilig Ide Naofa on every Tuesday evening   for one hour,  it is beautiful to see your family grave well maintained. Your help is greatly appreciated. Notice the hedge at the side is being cleared. Help with this would be great.

Duagh Graveyard Mass

Annual Graveyard Mass will be held at Duagh Cemetery on Thursday, July 26 at 8p.m.


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