Second Honeymoon in Abbeyfeale will Cheer You Up

Cllr. Francis Foley receiving a cheque from manager, Ramune Ziliene on behalf of Twohig’s Supervalu, Abbeyfeale who were the main sponsors of the Abbeyfeale St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Included are: committee members, Raymond Fennelly and Kathleen Collins.
Cllr. Francis Foley receiving a cheque from manager, Ramune Ziliene on behalf of Twohig’s Supervalu, Abbeyfeale who were the main sponsors of the Abbeyfeale St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Included are: committee members, Raymond Fennelly and Kathleen Collins.

Since I’m in this ‘Second Honeymoon’ play myself I can’t be telling you how good it is and what a laugh you’ll get to cheer you up this bad spring.

So you’ll just have to book your ticket on 087 1383940 and come along to the Glórach and see the capers for yourself.

By: Marian Harnett

There are four nights left; Thursday, April 5th Friday, April 6th Saturday, April 7th and finishing on Sunday, April 8th. Admission €10. Family ticket, two adults and two children, €25

Spring Garden Event

An event for garden enthusisasts and plant lovers at Sheehy’s Hardware April 14/15.  Bring and buy/swop stands, garden and spring related stands.  Further information Betty 087 6525816.

Abbeyfeale Community Alert AGM

Abbeyfeale Community Alert, set up in  January 15, 1998 is celebrating 20 years in existence this year. It is made up of volunteers, all of whom are giving their time voluntarily helping our community which is at the heart of who we are. We continue to provide this voluntary service so that the elderly in our community feel safe in their own homes.

The AGM will be held at Leens Hotel on Wednesday, April 11 at 8pm.  New members are very welcome.

Grand Celebrity Concert

This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3rd – Monday, May 7th.

The grand celebrity concert features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band on Sunday, May 6 with show from 8pm. Tickets and further information: Nora 086 2427003; Celine 087 7697672; Vincent 087 2443353 or Mary 087 741934.

Variety Concert

West Limerick 102fm is hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm.  It will feature: Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.  Tickets €15 available from WL102fm on 069 66200 and Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale.

It promises to be a great night of music and song and your support is earnestly requested.

Bingo In Tour

Tournafulla  Development  Association  are  holding a  fund-raising  Bingo on Sunday, April 15 at  3 pm  sharp.   € 2,100 in prizemoney. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Healthy Happy Baby/Toddler Bonanza

Limerick Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) in collaboration with West Limerick Resources will host a Happy Healthy Baby/Toddler Bonanza in Abbeyfeale Library on April 17 from 11am to 1pm. Mary Rockett will talk at 11am on Self-Care for Parents  & Developing Positive Parent/Child Relationships. Talk to be followed by Q & A session with Mary Rockett – a qualified psychotherapist.

Music Generation Limerick will follow with music and movement for toddlers. An art/craft activity will also take place and take home pack will be provided. Super Valu Abbeyfeale has very kindly come on board to support the event.

To book a place please contact Mary, Family Support Abbeyfeale, West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883. 083-8892137.

Johnny Barrett Special Tribute Show

A special tribute show to the memory of the late Johnny Barrett will be shown on a big screen in The Charleville Park Hotel, Friday April 13 at 8pm.  This is a two hour show with the very best of country and Irish music featuring Johnny playing in dance halls all over Ireland and bringing in the beautiful scenery of different parts of Kerry, Cork Limerick and Clare. The DVD of this show will be launched on the night with proceeds going to erecting a monument which will be unveiled on the 10th anniversary of his death next December in Charleville.

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Adoration will resume after Easter on Tuesday April 3 after the 10 o clock Mass and continue until 10p.m. It will continue then as usual every Tuesday and Friday. New adorers are always very welcome.  We thank you all for making our Perpetual Adoration such a success. Because of your commitment to an hour per week we are able to continue this wonderful gift we have in our parish.


Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018

The Lourdes office, is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St.  Office Hours are: 10.00 – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. All details concerning the Pilgrimage may be had from the office or from Fr. Tony. The fares for this year will be the same as last year, Pilgrims – All Hotels €719 except The Alba €709 and for a Hospital Pilgrim €609, this is inclusive of travel insurance and coach transfer to and from Lourdes Airport.

Ashford Community Resource Centre Fundraising Dances

Fundraising dances for the redevelopment of the former Ashford Tavern to the Ashford Community Resource Centre will take place on the first Friday of the month in the Ashford Tavern.  Doors open 9pm with dancing from 9.30pm.  Forthcoming Attractions:  Friday April 6 Dave Lawlor.  Friday, May 4 P.J. Murrihy.  Friday, June 1 Muriel O’ Connor and.Fran Curry.  Friday July 6 T.R.Dallas.  Admission €10.

Holy Spirit Prayer Meeting

There will be no meeting on Sunday, April 8 as Divine Mercy Sunday is being celebrated at Abbeyfeale’s Church of the Assumption from 2.30pm.  Otherwise, Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

Abbeyfeale Farmers’ Market

Now that the weather is improving ? and the days are getting longer Helga Henn with her home grown vegetables will be in The Square every Friday.  Our home baking stall will also return.

Parking At Mass In Abbeyfeale

Parking in the church area. Please co-operate with parking regulations. Parking is not allowed where there are double yellow lines. Parking while at Mass on this roadway is causing traffic congestion. Members of the Men’s Shed are volunteering in the Church Yard to assist with parking for a few weeks. Please adhere to their advice and make the best possible use of the church car park. From now you are liable to get a ticket if you park incorrectly. Also keep the centre by the main gate free in case of emergency.

Advice From Community Alert

Extract from the website for those who are aware of domestic violence which can happen to men as well as women;   “Before you get involved, ask yourself if it’s safe and legal to intervene. If the situation is already violent or looks like its escalating quickly, don’t directly intervene. Call the Gardaí on 999.

The only effective bystander intervention is a non-violent one. If you try to “rescue” a victim or fight off an abuser, you’ll not only endanger yourself, but the abuser may take out their anger on the victim later.

The victim could end up more isolated and less likely to seek help later on” Someone experiencing abuse may seem: Anxious to please their partner, Afraid of their partner, talking about their temper, possessiveness, or jealousy, Restricted from seeing family and friends, Limited in access to money or a car,  Depressed, anxious, or suicidal.

Follow your instincts. If you’ve noticed these warning signs and expect that someone you know is being abused, don’t wait for them to approach you. Look for a private moment where you can express concern and let them know you’re there to support them.



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