Men’s Shed at Abbeyfeale Market on Friday

Members of the Abbeyfeale Men’s Shed group with recently completed projects. Included are, seated: Conor Enright (left) and Paddy O’Sullivan. back from left: John Romain, Tom Enright, Peter Coker, Maurice O’Connell, Abbeyfeale Community Council; John Morris, project tutor and Dee Dennison

Abbeyfeale Farmers’ Market

The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods.

By: Marian Harnett

Jon, Morgan, Seamus, Helga and I as well as the members of the Men’s shed look forward to your welcome support.

The Men’s Shed is a place where men can get together have a chat and get information about what is going on in the community.

While working on community projects or learning a new skill, the participants all help each other.

In the Abbeyfeale Men’s Shed they have a computer, a pool table and a dart board and information on day/ night classes

“The most important thing in the shed is the tea/coffee pot so why not call in Monday evening 6pm to 9pm at the ‘Old Tech’ building,” said spokesman Dee Dennison.

Breaking News – Harnett Reunion Mark II

There is going to be another Harnett Reunion and this time it’s going International!  It will be based at the Devon Inn Hotel on the weekend of July 11-14 next year and a programme of events is currently being put in place.

There will be rooms to book, travel arrangements to make, connections to re-establish, so spread the word to everyone you know who has left these shores over the years.

We want to make it the biggest and best family re-union in Abbeyfeale next year.

Legion of Mary Knock Pilgrimage

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Cost: €20 paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 099427

Free Workshops On Zero Waste Invasive Species

West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. 

Zero Waste is a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.

A workshop on Invasive Species will deal with identifying and combating these species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage

Catholic Grandparents Association Knock Shrine 2.30pm on Sunday, September 9. Everybody welcome to honour and thank grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the ages.

Chief celebrant Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio and the Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – The Tuttle Family – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.  A bus will leave the Cathedral in Killarney on Sunday, September 9 at 7am via Tralee and Listowel.  Hope to pick up in Abbeyfeale at 8.15am.   Enquiries to O’Shea’s 066 7180123.

Afternoon Tea Dancing

The Wednesday Club is hosting a fundraising tea dance in Fr.Casey’s Club House on Sunday September 9 from 3- 6pm. This event is being held on behalf of four year old Shane Enright from Athea, Co Limerick.

Shane was born with a number of serious health problems including cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, kidney problems.

He is in constant leg pain as his spine is not growing properly. All money raised will go towards the extension of the family home to meet Shane’s basic needs. This little boy needs all the help he can get to make life a little more comfortable for him.

Tickets for this event can be had from or donations can be made to members of the Wednesday club care of St Itas hall or from Madeline O’Connor. Convent St. Your support would be greatly appreciated by the family of this lovely little boy.

A raffle will also be held on the day. Music will be by the Billy O’Brian Band with special guest, Big Maggie.

Tickets can also be got from Benny Thade McCarthy who is helping to organise the event.

Adult Sign 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.

Dromtrasna National School Challenge

The fifth annual Dromtrasna National School Challenge will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at the school. The challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through a 2K Children’s Run; a 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

There is something for everyone in this year’s event.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund.

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