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Community Notices 4/12/17

PROLOGUE:  Hail and Blessed be the hour and moment in which the son of God was born of the pure Virgin Mary, at mid-night in a stable in  Bethlehem in the piercing cold.  At the same hour vouch safe O My God, hear my prayer and grant my petition.  Advent Prayer.

DEATH:  We offer our sympathy to the family of Eileen Whelan nee O’Brien whose funeral took place on Saturday. May she rest in peace.

SUPPORT OUR OWN:  Just a 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. Keep our money circulating in our community and help Abbeyfeale to become great again (to paraphrase Mr. Trump!)

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.

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 CAROL SERVICE:  There have been great reports from the annual Carol Service held in the Church of the Assumption last Sunday night and it seems it was, as always, a wonderful night.  Well done to all who took part – the five parish schools,

Riona and Helen, The Lost Souls (Soles?)  and the parish choirs.

HELP NEEDED:  It’s distribution time again when the parish deliver parish calendars, Christmas Cards and boxes of envelopes to each home!  Many hands make light work. It is hoped you can help again this year. Distributors may collect the material on Thursday evening at 7pm Mass, or on Friday the Holy day (9.30 and 12 noon Mass), or at the weekend Masses or contact Anne to make alternative arrangements. We thank you for your help with this ministry in the parish.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  Well done to the Christmas Lights committee who did such a great job of lighting the town this Christmas and to Doody Engineering for the wonderful Christmas tree which they made and which lights up the Square under the all seeing eye of Fr. Casey.  Thank you to Kostal who sponsored the tree which will be a focal point in the town for many a long year to come.  There was a huge crowd in the Square on Friday evening last to greet Santa who arrived on a sleigh to great glee from both the adults and children present.  The PRO of the Christmas Lights committee sent the following report:  “Thanks to Denis Collins, Jimmy Cahill, Marius Winncki, Maurice O’Connell, Paul Doody, Pakie Devine, Donal Murphy and his son Eoin Murphy who worked tirelessly to install the new Lights – all on their spare time and on a voluntary basis.  We would like to thank Fr Tony Mullins and Ann O’Meara for helping us on a weekly basis while we were promoting our Christmas Events.
To our team in the square, Kevin Kenneally, Jim O’Shea, Adam from Mick’s Local, Sheila, Ali, Wioletta, Marie McElligott, Esther O’Connell, Mai Quinlivan, Johnny Walshe, Kori Goad, Chris Smith, Maura O’Connor, Mikey O’Connor, The Gardai, The fire brigade , Tony Noonan, Hilary Collins, Richard Gleeson, -James Collins, our three councillors , the volunteers who manned our food stalls and who did security,  Paul Ward, anyone else who came and helped on the night and oh of course our special guests Santa and Mrs Claus !  We would like to thank all those who contributed time and money to our project. Thanks To all the businesses and organisations that hosted fund raisers for us also.  We are very grateful to all the shops and households who have allowed us to plug in our Lights to their premises!  We are still accepting bags of clothing and donations as this is a big expensive project needing a big budget to bring it to high standards!Finally on behalf of our Christmas Lights Group, Denis Collins, Hilary Collins, Marie McElligott, Kevin Kenneally, Gerardine Mann, Esther O’Connell and Jimmy Cahill — we would like to wish one and all a happy, peaceful and a safe Christmas and we’ll be back in the new year to begin again for 2018 !!!

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Chairperson of Maurice O’ Connell expressed his delight at the turnout and support of the local Community for the switching on the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights on a chilly but clear Friday night. “The excitement that emanated from the almost 2000 strong crowd of Children and Adults that packed the Square was so contagious you’d have to be made of ice not to get caught up in the enjoyment of it all” exclaimed Maurice. “The chorus of Wows that were heard from all age groups throughout the crowd when the lights were switched on and especially the newly designed Christmas Tree was a moment well worth waiting for” he said.  This was followed shortly afterwards by Santa arriving into town on his Sleigh, escorted by a Garda Car and Fire Engine.  Santa told Chairperson Maurice that the amazed look on children’s faces as he, Santa, pulled up and waved to everyone will be cherished by him for many years to come.  The Council would like to offer sincere gratitude to members of Abbeyfeale Community Council, Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights Committee, Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns, and Abbeyfeale Town Park. They also want to offer huge thanks to  Hilary Collins, Gerardine O’Brien, Esther OConnell, Kevin Kenneally, Marie McElligott, Denny Collins, Jimmy Cahill, Wioleta Kelly, Alison Rae, Mary and Michael Lane, The Gardaí, The Fire Brigade, Kostal Ireland Gmbh, The Doody family – especially Paul, Leen’s Hotel, Chris Smith, Kori Goad, the numerous volunteers who helped out, the owners of premises who have supplied power for the Christmas Lights and all the wonderful children and their families who braved the chilly air to support the Communities efforts and to spend a few minutes with Santa and Mrs Claus. .  “Again, it shows what can be achieved when various organisations and groups come together” Maurice added.

MEENKILLY CARD GAME:  Meenkilly school card game every Tuesday 9. 15pm sharp. The winners of last week’s game were Billy Broderick, Paddy O Sullivan and Sheila Breen.  Runners-up: Noreen O Callaghan, Liam O Connor,and James Mc Enery.  Table Prize:  Noel Murphy, Seamus Collins and Matt O Connell.  The winner of the Door Prize (a beautiful Spalted Beech Bowl turned by local craftsman Seamus Quinlan) was Paddy Sheehan.  Raffle Tickets:  Betty Curtin, Matt O Connell, Eoghan Lane, Con Lenihan, Noel Murphy, Pat Fitzgerald.  Proceeds on the night were given to West Limerick 102.  Just three more card nights before Christmas, see you in Meenkilly School on Tuesday night at 9.15pm.

GLÓRACH NEWS: The mood is buoyant here at the Glórach Theatre after finishing on such a high last Thursday with our production of The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley.  No rest for the wicked however, and it’s shoulders to the wheel once again with various events that will take up us to the holiday period.  The last Bingo session of 2017 takes place on Monday, December 11 at 8.30 pm and we will be resuming again on New Year’s Day.  On Wednesday, December 6, we will be screening the 1968 film, Romeo and Juliet.  Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey in the title roles, the film is regarded by many critics as the finest adaptation of this Shakespearean tragedy.  Many readers may have studied this drama in school, so here’s a chance to refresh your memories of one of the most enduring love stories of all time, a love that transcended the feuding between the Capulet and Montague families, and while ultimately ending in tragedy, it was a love that was not in vain.  The film begins at 8 pm and all are most welcome.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA:   Scoil Mháthair Dé will perform their Christmas Cantata in the Church of the Assumption on Thursday, December 14 at 7.00 p.m. All Welcome.

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.

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.

FUNDRAISER FOR FR. MARTIN MCCORMACK:  An Afternoon Tea Dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, January 14 to raise funds for Fr. Martin McCormack’s Projects in Swaziland.  Fr. Martin, who is from Ballydesmond is a member of the Salesian Missionaries based in Pallaskenry.  Music will be provided by Sheila Fitzgerald and Mike Sheehan, Ted McCarthy and also the Nightingales so a great afternoon’s dancing is assured to shake down the excesses of the Christmas.  Admission is only €5 and a raffle will be held.

MY SILVER RIVER FEALE:  The debut CD by talented local singer Eibhlin Broderick is available for sale in Ann Lyons’s The Square.

FINBAR WRIGHT CONCERT:  It’s 50 years next year since the Church of the Assumption was opened and to celebrate the Jubilee Year we are having Finbar Wright in Concert on Friday, February 9, 2018.  Tickets available at the following outlets in Abbeyfeale, Moss Harnett’s Spar shop,Twohig’s Supervalue, O’Donoghue’s Spar shop, Ann Lyon’s, The Square and Sean Broderick’s New Street. Kathleen Foodstore in Convent Street. Tickets are also on sale in Templeglantine at Pat Buckley’s shop and at the Post Office in Templeglantine. Tickets are also on sale at All Seasons Ladies Fashions, Bridge Street, Newcastle west and the butcher shop in Ardagh. Contact 089/4356981and leave a message if you wish to order tickets.  The tickets would make an ideal Christmas present and a special gift envelope is available.

RCCN (HOUSING) LTD:  This is a not for profit company based in NCW which provide 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.

NEWS FROM BRUACH NA CARRAIGE ROCKCHAPEL:  The Rockchapel  Comhaltas based group Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present “Pulses of a Thousand Years” at Siamsa Tire on Sunday, December 10 beginning at 8pm.  This is a traditional music journey through the history of Ireland from the arrival of An Tuaithe De Danann to the 1916 rising. It will present many old tunes starting with the first tune written in Ireland from the book of William Ballett published in 1583 and many of our old and forgotten dances. All proceeds will go to Brosna Parish Church renovation fund.  Then on Thursday, December 14 at 8pm. Bruach Na Carraige will host a night of Christmas baking with celebrity chef Frank Moynihan.

CHRISTMAS WALK:  The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Wednesday, December 27 at 12.30p.m.. Assembly is at the newly opened Longcourt House Hotel (formerly the Courtenay Lodge), St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West. The hotel is on the N21 and the public bus services stop alongside it. Walkers will be transferred by courtesy coach to Barnagh from where they will walk the 6 miles [10km], all downhill and mostly along the old railway, back to the Longcourt House where they can enjoy seasonal mince pies, whipped cream and tea/coffee at their leisure. All walkers must wear visibility vests as the final section is through the streets of Newcastle West and involves crossing the busy N21 which must be crossed at the zebra crossing close to the hotel. Cyclists, with visibility gear, helmets and lights, are also welcome and we suggest that they also meet at the hotel at 12.30p.m. and cycle outwards along the Greenway for approximately one hour to Barnagh or beyond and then return in time to enjoy the refreshments. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne ar an lá.

COMMUNITY ALERT:  If you have been a victim of crime call the crime victims helpline on Freephone 116 006 between 10—5.30pm Monday to Friday.  Several members attended the Community Alert Newcastlewest Garda District meeting in the Devon Inn this week.  Diarmuid from Muintir na Tire told us about the two forty foot articulated trucks full of stolen property that was recovered in Tipperary this summer and how only seven items were reunited with their owners because people had not recorded serial numbers.  It was emphasised that the minute we buy something in the line of electrical goods, machinery, bicycles, quads find the serial no. and record it even if it was only on a sticker on the inside door of a press.  Muintir Na Tire have a log book for sale for just a fiver that you can use to make a record of all you possess and they are available from any member of Abbeyfeale Community Alert.  If you see anything that makes you wonder if thieves are casing the area like a car that seems to be travelling around several times ring Abbeyfeale Station on 068 30010.  If the Gardai on duty are out on patrol the call will be patched through to NCW who will call the car back to town.  We would like to welcome our new Superintendent Eamon O’Neill to the NCW Garda District.  Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system.  The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company, this fee includes insurance against breakages and is currently €80.  If you do not want the insurance cover then the fee is €65.    If you do not have a land line the company will organise a sim card for a mobile phone for a quarterly fee of approx. €56.  This works out cheaper that the rent of a landline which is currently €25 per month.   The installing company are required to provide identification on their equipment, their vans and their staff and before you admit anyone to your house you should ask for this identification.  The company also offer a button which can be installed near the front and back doors for a once off payment – this is nothing to do with either Pobal or Abbeyfeale Community Alert and is just between the installing company and the client.  The idea is that it offers extra security when answering the door.  If you leave the house close windows, turn lights on and maybe invest in a timer for them.  Now is the time to prepare for winter so make sure you have draught excluders around windows and doors, outside lights working, a supply of batteries, a couple of hot water bottles, know where the stop cock is for the water supply and above all get your chimney cleaned. If you are going for a walk or cycle wear a hi viz jacket and bring a light – in this murky weather it makes the roads so much safer for everyone.  We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL HISTORY:  As Christmas is coming a nice gift to oneself or to family/friends would be the  Great Southern Trail Limited’s newly published “Limerick & Kerry Railway: Twilight Years” by Liam O’Mahony which is laden with information about the Greenway’s railway history. It is not alone a personal memoir by Liam of the 1950′s to 1980′s railway finale but also reproduces several historic documents. These include a list of the 300 or so shareholders (many of which names are still to be found locally) in the Rathkeale & Newcastle Junction Railway Company which built the line to those towns 150 years ago. Another historic gem which is included is a chapter from “Through the Green Isle”; a Victorian era travel guide which extolled the historic attractions of Adare, Askeaton, Foynes, Ballybunion and Ardfert along with the then newly operational Lartigue railway in Listowel. Liam’s book is very well illustrated with thirty of the photographs being in colour. Twenty full colour railway posters advertising  excursion trains to Dublin, Thurles, Cork, Killarney, Knock Shrine and Listowel Races during the 1950′s to the 1970′s will bring back memories to many.  Copies of the book will be delivered throughout all of Ireland for €15 (inc.postage). Orders from all of Britain will be £17stg and from all other countries €20 due to overseas postal rates. The book has 187 pages including a 32 page colour section. Enquiries to Liam O’Mahony, 9, Bishop St., Newcastle West, Co.Limerick V42HT66, Ireland to whom cheques should be made payable[or phone/text 00353876471956]. If payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is preferred please email your name and address to lomahony@hotmail.com and you will be provided with the bank BIC and IBAN. Please remind the bank to include your name on the EFT.  The book is also available for €15 at the following outlets: Sheehan’s(Post Office), Templeglantine;  Pat Buckley’s Shop, Devon Road; Ann Lyons’ Shop, The Square, Abbeyfeale;

SOCIAL FARMING: West Limerick Resources is delighted to support the development of Social Farming in the region – Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and parts of Kerry and Cork.  Calling interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Stefanie, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 366 3842 or 069 66290.  We look forward to hearing from you.

DESERT DAY:  You are invited to a quiet peaceful few hours away from your busy schedule to enter more deeply into the Advent season and to prepare for Christmas.

The day will consist of quiet prayer, reflection and will conclude with the Eucharist. Venue:  Westbourne, Ashbourne Avenue on Saturday, December 9 from 10 – 5.15.   Booking is essential as places are limited. For details and information contact Sr.Phyllis Moynihan at 0879636893 or Bernie at 0876803883 or Email: phymoy@yahoo.co.uk

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018  ‘The Gospel of Family’ as we look forward to the visit of Pope Francis and families from all over the world in August.  Limerick diocese invites you to visit the Gospel of families Icon which will be in Co Limerick from Monday, December 11th – 19.  It will visit St John’s Cathedral Monday December11-13, St Peter & Paul Kilmallock on Thursday December 14 – 16 and the Immaculate Conception Newcastle West on Sunday December 17 – 19.

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.

ONE 4 ALL GIFT VOUCHERS:  Be very careful when buying these vouchers from the Post Office, they need to be used within a time frame.   They start to reduce in value by approx. €1.50 per month after the first 12 months.

ST. ITA’S DAYCARE CENTRE:  The Day Care Centre located near the Church and beside the Glórach Theatre hosts two open days every week.  An open invitation has been issued to anyone who would like to join them for a four course lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays followed by dancing, bingo, cards and afternoon tea.  The cost is just €10 per person.  They also say that the Day Care Centre Bus and care are available to provide transport where possible.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SHOP: If you have an hour or two to spare why not consider volunteering your time to help the work of St Vincent de Paul.  If you are interested contact Fr Tony on 087-2600414.  The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 10-4pm.  Further information 087 1213560.

PUBLIC ORDER:  Should you be affected by or witness an anti-social event – on the street, in your property, at your business,  in the Town Park etc. -  it is recommended that you call the 24 hour line in Newcastle west  on 069 20650 to log your complaint.   This type of low level nuisance crime needs to be reported so that the Gardai can be made aware that it is happening.  So, if someone walks out in front of your car, or you see someone in your garden or on your wall make the call.  Limerick County Council also operate a 24 hour free phone number 1800 283 064 dedicated for Anti Social Behaviour reporting.

ABBEYFEALE CRAFTY CORNER:   Meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31198 or Madeline on 087 9707989.

FOOD BANK OPENS:  The Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick.  The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am.  If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help.  Further information from 086 2157975.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS:  Devotions on the first Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm.  Blessing with 1st. class relic.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin. A huge thank you from the Board and volunteers at WL102fm for the proceeds from last week’s game in Meenkilly N.S.

WEEKLY DRAW FOR YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO:  West Limerick 102fm are holding a weekly fundraising 50/50 Draw with the raffle taking place live on air in the West Limerick 102fm. Studios.  Each week the pot from the sale of the raffle tickets will be divided equally between the person whose ticket is drawn and the station. Tickets only €2 each are now on sale in Ann Lyons, The Square and Kathleen’s Quick Pick, Convent St.  Call 06966200 for further information.   Books of 12 tickets are available from the station for €20 so two free tickets to the seller.  Last week’s winning ticket was sold by Ann Lyons, the Square to Tom Cahill, Cregg, Abbeyfeale who won €538.

CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins 087/2600414.  Fr Joseph Foley CC Tel: Mobile: 087 – 2618412.  Parish Church 068/51915.  Parish Office:  Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch@eircom.net   Limerick Social Services:     061-314111.   A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/5198. Parish Support Worker 068/31019 St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560.  To book a Mass intention telephone the church 068/51915 during Mass times.  Counselling Appointment    061/314213. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans: 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-814342551984 Console 061-306792.   Masses:   No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm.  Mass Tuesday –Friday 10am.  Saturday 11am.  Vigil Mass 7pm. Sunday Masses 9.30am and 12 noon. Mass intentions: Wednesday 10am    William & Julie Madden-Dually.  Vigil of  Feast the Immaculate Conception  Thursday 7pm.     Vincent McNally. & Tony McNally R.I.P.    Present  & deceased members of the ICA.  Friday 9.30am   12noon Nick & Eleanor Cotter Upper Purt Saturday 11am  Julia & Gerard Kelly & Deceased Family Members.   7pm  Bridget Healy, Lower Knocknasna.  Ramey Leahy, New Street.   John E O’Connell and his wife Mary Joe  Sunday 9.30am    Paddy Barry, Caherlane.  Hannah Mai Scannell, Dromtrasna Collins.        John Shannon, Main Street.  12 noon Tom Dillane, Kilconlea.  Frank Foley, St Ita’s Road.. To book a mass contact the church 51915. Lectio Divina scripture meditation on the following weeks Sunday gospel will take place during the four weeks of Advent from 8.15 – 9pm. This is a good way to prepare for Christmas spiritually.

Novena prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass.  Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass.  Adoration takes place each Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6-8pm and on Tuesday& Friday from 8.30am to 10pm.  As due to data protection laws, priests can no longer go to the reception desk in local hospitals and get a list of parishioners who are patients, you are requested to contact Fr. Tony if you wish him to visit.  Faithcast is the new weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm,  Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland. It is published every Monday and is available on catholicnews.ie.   Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment.   To see the daily readings you may log on to www.abbefelaeparish.ie and click on daily reading on the home page.  Log onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish for the church webcam.  You can now watch all services from home if you have access to a computer. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard.

LECTURE:  Rathkeale & District Historical Society will hold its next meeting on Friday, December 8 at 8.30 pm, in the Community Arts Centre, New Line, Rathkeale. Topic: The Important Families of Lower Connello in the 1800s.    Speaker: Br. John Feheney, a Presentation Brother and a native of Ballysteen, Co. Limerick.  A former teacher and university lecturer, his publications include books on education, as well as on local and family history, which has earned him election as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.  All are welcome.  Admission free.

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION. Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday, December 10 in the church stables from 2pm to 5pm.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE:   Rose Hotel on Tuesday, December 12 at 7.30 p.m.  Guest Speaker Katie Ascough former UCD Student Union President.

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Listowel is on the first Friday of every month.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45 pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Thursday, December 7 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

KNOCK Night Vigil: December 7/8 departing from Dero’s, Main Street at 3pm on December 7, €33, Contact 064 66 31251

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL:    Liam Lawton and Special Guests, in aid of the Kilcummin N.S., on Sunday, December 17 at 7pm. Tickets €20 from Killarney Parish Office, Killarney Outlook, Kilcummin N.S, Kilcummin P.O. Also contact Tom 087 2890630.

TOMMY FLEMING CONCERT, The Friary Church, Killarney Thursday, December 14 at 8pm. Tickets at The Friary or www.tommyfleming.com

MAGICAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH THE THREE TENORS:  Tuesday, December 19 at 8pm in Castleisland Parish Church. Tickets €20.

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