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Scam Alert! Live Line Gutter Cleaning Shock

Live Line on RTE 1 would shock you with all the scams that are on the go especially now coming up Christmas.

There was a lot of talk during the week about men calling to estates offering to clean gutters.

By: Marian Harnett

Can I make a suggestion to those of us who are over 60, there’s a not for profit company based in Newcastle West called RCCN, Housing Ltd and its provides a cost effective housing maintenance, small repairs and adaption service principally for the over 60’s or disabled in West Limerick.  Services offered include; roof maintenance, outside maintenance, carpentry and flooring, painting etc. For further information contact Kathleen on 069 69315.

Support Our Own

Just a timely reminder that in order to keep money circulating in the local economy we need to shop locally, socialise locally and eat out locally over the festive season.

Christmas Carol Service

The annual Carol Service in The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale takes place on Sunday, December 3 at 7pm.  Everyone welcome.

Cookery Demonstration At Toddy’s

Are you tired of overcooking or under cooking your Christmas dinner?

Not sure how to properly cook a roast to the exact temperature to achieve maximum results every time. Well don’t worry, come and join us for formal information evening in our premises on Convent St. Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30pm. Everyone will receive a digital thermometer probe worth €25, gift bag for everyone plus a draw for a free €50 voucher. The evening will cover all aspects of the Christmas dinner. Cost of the evening will be €20 each. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To reserve a place, phone or text 087 20 29 395 or just call in and let us know.

Light Up Abbeyfeale

Secretary of the Christmas Lights committee Hilary Collins reports; “Our great switch on is at 5.45pm on Friday, December 1. We have 2 young local high achievers doing the honours for us – Kori Goad and Chris Smith. After that, Santa will arrive and he and Mrs. Claus will meet local children in the Grotto. That night, in Mick’s Local, there will be a big Christmas Party to start everyone off for the festive season.”

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 and can be left at Batt Harnett’s, The Square.  Otherwise contact any of the committee to arrange collection; Lorcan Curtin, Mairead Daly, Carina Prendeville or Marian Harnett.

Glórach News

After a successful opening night on Tuesday, our comedy, The two loves of Gabriel Foley by Jimmy Keary plays for a further six nights at the Glórach, with further shows on this  Saturday 25th., Sunday 26th., Tuesday 28th. and Thursday 30th. Booking at 087 13 83 940. Bingo continues every Monday at 8.30pm at the Glórach. Great crowds have attended so far, and once again, thank you all for your support. The classic film screening returns on Wednesday, December 6 with our showing of the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet.  Rated by many critics as one of the finest film adaptations of the Shakespearean classic, the film starts at 8 pm and all are most welcome.

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.

Rambling House

The last Rambling House at Fr. Casey’s for this year takes place on Monday, December 4 at 9pm. MC Benny Thade McCarthy has issued an invitation to all singers, dancers, musicians etc to attend.

Support Group For Bereavement

Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

Christmas Raffle

Tickets are on sale for a mega raffle in aid of Recovery Haven at Esther’s Main St. and Ann Lyons’s, The Square.  Prizes include tickets for Nathan Carter at the INEC, Afternoon Tea for two at the Hayfield Manor Cork, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in the Silver Springs, €50 fuel voucher from Moloneys and much, much more.  Tickets €10 each or three for €20.

Fr. Liam Lawton In Concert

Newcastle West and District Lions Club present Fr. Liam Lawton in concert (with Desmond College choir) in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, on Thursday, November 30. Doors open at 7.30pm. concert at 8pm.

Adult Sign Language

A class in Adult sign language class has commenced in St. Ita’s Hall and will continue every Tuesday from 7.30pm – 9pm. This is a basic course for beginners to be followed by Level 1. For further information contact Breda on 087 77 15734.

Ladies Required for Dance Classes

There are classes in jives, 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 09267037.

Fourth Annual Connie Harnett Memorial Swim

The fourth annual swim takes place in Ballybunion on Monday, January 1 at 1pm.  Funds raised will go to the Cardiology Unit in Crumlin Childrens’ Hospital with donations being made to the Hope Foundation and the Lourdes Youth Group.  There will be a raffle on the day and hot food will be served in Thomasins, Lisselton.

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.

Christmas Retreat

Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat invites all young people between the ages of 16-35 to a Catholic Weekend Retreat in the Newbridge College Co. Kildare from December 8-10 next.  Free meals and accommodation on site. Free buses will also be picking up from various areas throughout the country. For more information or to book your place go to www.youth2000.ie or call 003523 (01) 6753690.

Chrismas Market in The Square

There will be stalls in the Square from 6pm on Friday, December 1 with mulled wine, Christmas decorations, cakes, puddings, jams, marmalades and much more so hopefully if the weather obliges we will create a real Christmas atmosphere with a special Market while people wait to meet Santa and his Missus.


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