Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

The late Fr. Pat Moore dressed for his part in the Hillsiders Wrenboy group during the 2005 Listowel festival.
©Photograph: John Reidy 23/09/2005

Fr. Pat Moore’s Memorial Evening on May 5th.

There will be an unveiling of a memorial bench to the memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore after evening mass on Saturday, May 5th.

By: Marian Harnett

This will be followed by a candle lighting ceremony with night lights in glass jars. There will then be some refreshments and entertainment in the marquee at the front of the church with people who may like to reminisce about their own memories or stories relating to the late Fr. Pat.

There will be music and some singers and story tellers, there will also be a photographic slideshow going on in the background on one of the walls of the marquee.

So if you or anyone has any photos of the late Fr, Pat maybe at a christening, communion, confirmation etc. the organisers would be very grateful we would just scan them and hand them straight back to the owner.

The organisers are also requesting people from the parish to donate some home baking or make sandwiches for this evening as they have just a handful of committee members. All foods can be dropped off to any member on the day. Further information from Sandra on 087 6718377.

Church Gate Collection

The annual church gate collection in aid of Abbeyfeale Community Alert will be taken up at all Masses this coming weekend.

Attention Farmers

A seminar entitled ‘Planning for a Successful Farm Business’ takes place at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Tuesday, May 1 at 8pm.  It is organised by Bank of Ireland in conjunction with IFAC and Teagasc and booking is essential on 076 6240711.

Seán Keane at An Glórach

One of the most impressive features of the Glórach Theatre is the acoustics, with many musicians who have played there commenting on it.  A good sound and the intimate surrounds of the Glórach should make for a great night on Friday, May 4 when Seán Keane brings his unique vocal style to town, and hopefully, will make the Glórach ‘A home away from home’ for the night.  The show starts at 8 pm and we hope to bring other prominent musicians to the venue in the following months.  There are a limited amount of tickets available for Seán Keane and these can be booked at 0871383940.

Alzemheimers Dance at The Railway

There will be a dance at the Railway on Wednesday, May 2 with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Dancing to the Tom Healy Band.  Your support would be appreciated.

AGM:  Please be advised that the AGM of West Limerick Tourism will take place on Thursday, May 3 at 7.30pm at the Dunraven Arms.

Great Southern Trail Mayo Day Trip

Contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (5-6pm) if you wish to participate in the day trip to walk/cycle the Achill Greenway, Co.Mayo on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. Coach departs Market Yard, NCWest at 7a.m. Cost €60 includes coach, breakfast and evening dinner at Ard Rí Hotel, Tuam (but not bike hire). Beidh fáilte romhat.

Jubilee Booklet

The final draft of the publication will be ready this week.  If you have an article for inclusion then you need to email it to Feale church in the next few days.  It is up to each ministry group to include their article. The launch will take place in May and it would be helpful if you could book a copy of this production in advance to estimate printing numbers.  Text 089/4356981. The Jubilee celebration Mass will take place on June 16 @ 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Adoration will continue from 10-10pm every Tuesday and Friday and from 6-8pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Office Move

Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale. If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.

Limerick Social Service Council

The Limerick Social Service Council (LSSC) is a leading voluntary service, working in communities in Limerick for over five decades.  We deliver our services at the LSSC Centre in Henry Street, Limerick and at different locations throughout Limerick City and County.  Our Mission is to promote the dignity and growth of individuals, families and groups. Further details of our services can be found on our web-site or by contacting the numbers below.   Limerick office: 061-314111.Abbeyfeale Office: 068-31019/ 0863514700.  Web:

Stay Safe

If casual traders call to your door or drive into your yard then why not give the Gardai a ring on 068 30010 and alert them that these people are around – this is an integral part of our community helping the Gardai to keep us all safe.

Darkness Into Light

Pieta House walk/run takes place at The Desmond complex Newcastle West May 12 at 4.15 am.

Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes

An autumn pilgrimage to Lourdes will go direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27. Full pilgrimage programme. Booking forms available from Fr.Tony Mullins. Fr. John O’Shea and Fr. Willie Fitzmaurice.

Rambling House on Summer Break

The next Rambling House will be held in Fr Casey’s Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale will be in early September. Due to commitments beyond his control, the host, Benny Thade McCarthy has to postpone the monthly event until September.


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