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Community notices 27th Nov 2019

PROLOGUE:  “Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.”

– Kevin Hart

ARIES:   Advancing Recovery in Ireland Education Service serving the Mid-West region. If you have an interest in mental health, well-being and recovery, please make a note of  our free workshops in St. Ita’s Community Hall, Convent St., Abbeyfeale, on Thursday, November 28  and  December 5 from 2pm – 5pm. To book places contact Mike O’Neill on 085-8768517 or at [email protected] For more information visit www.hse.ie/mwaries

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA CAKE SALE:  The annual cake sale to support Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 8 at St. Ita’s Hall from 9-1pm.  Calling all our usual bakers and supporters.  Home baking can be left into Batt’s in the Square for collection or delivered to the Hall on the morning of December 8.  As always we appreciate your continued support for our local man.

ARA COFFEE MORNING:  Abbeyfeale’s Active Retirement Group are hosting a coffee morning on Friday, December 6 with the proceeds being donated to the Christmas Lights.

NIGHT AT THE OSKARS: Casting night for Abbeyfeale’s Night at the Oskars will be on Tuesday, December 3 from 7 – 10pm in St. Ita’s Day Care Centre.   We would hope to have between 70 and 100 people turn up on the night to allow the casting director a good choice of people willing to take part in the films which will be chosen by Kevin Rowe Events.   This will be a major fundraiser for St. Ita’s Day Care and Sheltered Housing which provides care for the elderly in our community and we would appreciate everyone’s help.  We’ll all be old some day and some of us a lot faster than others!

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH MICHEAL ENGLISH: Micheal English will give a Christmas themed concert and will also sing a selection of his own popular songs on Friday, December 6. We’re expecting a capacity attendance so get your tickets asap.   All proceeds will go towards the ongoing maintenance of St. Ita’s Hall – the Hall on Main St. that provides a warm comfortable convenient meeting place for up to 20 groups including the youth club, crafty corner, writers group, Wednesday club to name but a few. Tickets at €25 are available by ringing the dedicated ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, The Coffee Pot, Ann Lyons. O’Donoghues Spar and Kathleen’s Foodstore in Abbeyfeale,     Around the county, Ardagh where our  pastor Fr. Tony comes from tickets are available at Greaney’s Butchers, in NCW they can be purchased at the Zip Yard and in Hayes’s Newsagent.  Tickets are also available in Pat Buckley’s Templeglantine, Templeglantine PO, the PO in Duagh, the parish office in Listowel, Collins’s in Athea and Daffys in Kilmallock and Lisselton.   If you’d like to dine before attending the concert Leens Hotel are offering an Early Bird Dinner and Ticket for the concert for €45,  reservations to be made directly with the hotel at 068 31121.  Doors open at 7pm and there will be a raffle for giant hampers.

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

FEALE CRAFTERS:  Annual Christmas Craft Fair in St. Ita’s Hall on Friday, November 29 from 11 – 3.30pm.

GATE CLOSED:  The church gates will be locked each evening at 8pm for the winter months.

YOGA CLASS:  Wednesday from 7 – 8.30pm Abbeyfeale Rugby Club.  Ring Mike on 087 2732591.

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  Official switch on will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 4pm.  Tipperary’s All Star Brendan Maher will do the honours – he will also be joined by a host of County Champions .  Santa will be there, so bring your letters and he’ll take them back to the North Pole.

SENIOR PARISH CHOIR CELEBRATE 40 YEARS:  The choir under the direction of Dee Dennison has been there on the good days and the not so good days providing a soundtrack to our celebrations and our grieving.  The sound has aged like good wine and with Riona on the organ and Dee with the baton the choir just keeps getting better and better.   Congratulations to all the members and thank you for enhancing our Masses – we are blessed to have ye.

GLÓRACH NEWS: The supremely talented O’Leary sisters, Ruth and Joyce, who go under the name of Sephira, will be bringing their impressive live show to the Glórach Theatre on Friday, November 29.  Tickets are at present sold out.  Friday, December 5 provides an opportunity to see the Active Retired Ladies new choir and African Drumming Group.   All welcome, there will be light refreshments served.  For any enquiries about these events, please don’t hesitate to call us at 0871383940 or email at [email protected]

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

ANNUAL VISIT OF SANTA TO ABBEYFEALE: Santa will arrive in the Square on Friday, November 29 around 6pm.   There will be great excitement with the Christmas Lights turned on, sweeties for the children and Mrs. Claus and the elves directing operations.  It is a matter of great regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the usual stalls will not be present this year.

COMMUNITY ALERT: In the region of 90 people sat down to a beautiful meal last Sunday at our 4th annual Christmas Lunch which was catered by Conor McCarthy of the Kitchen Table. Chairman James Stack welcomed our new Super, Aileen Magnier who made herself available to anyone who wished to have a quiet word. We received some pertinent advice on fire safety from Fire Officer Jerry Lyons and  as always Community Garda Roger O’Donoghue was on hand to offer advice and to make sure that elderly members of the community know that he is only a phone call away.  We were also joined by Sgt. Ber Leetch who is the crime prevention officer for Limerick with a presentation on Staying Safe around Christmas.   Tips included:  Plan nights out, leave word where you’re going and what time you’ll be back, park your car in secure well lit areas and always lock it.  Don’t leave Christmas presents in view, drive with the doors locked and do not put your handbag on the seat and always turn on your alarm when leaving home.  The day which was most enjoyable concluded with dancing to Paddy Quilligan and a presentation to our new curate Fr. Shoji .  Tesco Abbeyfeale have given us their blue token collection for eight weeks so please place your tokens in the container as you leave the store. At the recent crime prevention meeting in the Glórach we were asked not to flash oncoming cars if we pass a Garda roadblock because we may be alerting the criminal who is around checking out easy targets and who turns and takes a different road when he get the beck. At least if he comes through the roadblock the Gardai are alerted to his presence in the area.  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 provided that you are over 65.  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 of €72.  Please note that this fee has increased by €6 and is payable in a lump sum each year after year one.  Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one.  Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx.  Committee members are Sean Broderick, Michael 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.

BAPTISMAL TEAM MEETING:  Templeglantine Sacristy Tuesday, December 10 at 8pm.

MEMORIAL MASS:  In honour of the deceased members of Kerry Ingredients a Mass will be held in St. Micheal’s Church, Lixnaw on thisWednesday night at 7.30pm.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights, The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Annual church gate collection on the weekend of December 7 and 8.

FIRST FRIDAY REFLECTIONS WITH FR.  SHOJI:  On the First Friday of each month, Fr Shoji will lead an hour of Praise and Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel beginning at 9am.

HARNETT MAGAZINE:  Some Harnett Reunion magazines are still available at Ann Lyons Shop and from James Harnett, also the final items of Harnett merchandise are available at Heavenly Gifts.

KNOCK ALL NIGHT VIGIL:  Pro-Life Vigil on Saturday, December 7 Saturday midnight to Sunday morning departing Dero’s Main St at 3pm on December 7.  Contact Deros  064 6631251.

GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm

KNOCK SHRINE 2019 NIGHT VIGIL; Saturday, December 7.   With Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel. Vigil programme 10pm.  Confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation, 12am vigil in Basilica, 4am concelebrated mass. Fare €30. Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm. Phone (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399.

FR. CASEY’S CARD GAME:  Cards have resumed on Friday nights in GAA Clubhouse @ 9pm.  Friday, November 22:  Winner 14 games each were :Joan Murphy, Jerry O’Connor, Bill Blair.  Runner up after play-off were; Frank Curtin, Curly Harnett, Toddy O’Connor. Table prize winners were; Nora Lyons, John Lyons, Dan Brosnan.  Door prize winner was; Seamus Lane. Raffle prize winners were;  Jamsie McEnery, Gobnaith Scannell, Trish Murphy, JD Foley, Joan Patman, Tom Murphy, Maura Scannell, Mickie O’Connor, Jerry O’Connor, Sean O’Connor.   Cards have also resumed on Tuesday nights in Meenkilly N.S. at 9pm.

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: 11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Suitable for parents/care givers and children aged birth to 4 years including children attending pre-school. This group is an opportunity to meet other parents and play time with your baby/toddler. This is a free service and priority is given to those in receipt of social welfare payment or living in social housing. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills and your self confidence at West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Charles 087 7972855.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St .  All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /[email protected] or look them up on Facebook.

ABBEYFEALE BOOK CLUB:  St. Ita’s Hall, the second Wednesday of each month September – June from 7.30 -9pm.   All welcome.  Refreshments served.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email [email protected] or go to www.cancer.ie for more information.

HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE:  A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.   Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

MASS TIMES IN THE PASTORAL AREA UNIT:  Abbeyfeale – Saturday 6.30pm   and    Sunday   9.15am & 12noon.    Athea -   Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins   – Sunday 11am.  Templeglantine – Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.00 am.  Tournafulla    -   Saturday 7.30pm.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH:  Fr Tony Mullins PP 087/2600414.  Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674. Fr Denis Mullane 087/2621911. Fr Shoji Vargihese      089/4431922 Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office; Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133    Email: [email protected]   Limerick Social Services:  061-314111.    AA    061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019.  Accord NCW 069/61000.   Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email [email protected] Aware (Depression & Anxiety) 1980 303 302 National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247 Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people effected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 A  l-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203    068/ 31262    068/51984    St Vincent De Paul    Tel 087/1213560 .  Counselling Appointment    061/314213.  Masses:   No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Daily Mass 10am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday except in the event of a funeral when Mass will be at 11am.   Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm.  Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon..  Mass Intentions: Thursday 10am  Dan Cronin and deceased family members Kilmanihan West.  Friday 10am John and Susan O’ Brien and Patrick Horgan.  Saturday 6.30pm Sonny McCarthy Caherlane.  Jackie and Annie Lyons,  daughter Noreen and deceased members of the Donoghue and Lyons family.  James O’Grady, Meenkilly.  Sunday 12 noon James Lane, Meenkilly 1st anniversary.  William Flynn  and deceased family members.  Paddy and Lena Flynn, Creggane.

SAFEGUARDING MEETING:  All church volunteers are asked to attend an important meeting in the Glórach Theatre on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm on safeguarding procedures.  Members of the public are also welcome.

NEWS FROM KERRY WRITERS’ WEEK:  Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will host Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday December 1st from 11 am – 5 pm.  Crafts on sale will include knitwear, pottery, jewellery, wood crafts and seasonal treats.  Admission is free.  Christmas Storytime and Singalong for children aged 4 to 10 years will also take place on Sunday December 1st from 2 to 4 pm.  Admission is €5 per child and booking is essential to 068 22212 or email [email protected]  Historian Vincent Carmody will give a talk entitled ‘A Photographic Journey of Old Listowel 1870 to 1970’ in Kerry Writers’ Museum on Thursday December 5th at 8 pm.  The evening will include stories of local characters and places with photos from Vincent’s vast archive.  Tickets are €5 and can be purchased at the door.  Details of all Christmas events at Kerry Writers’ Museum are available on its website www.kerrywritersmueum.com or Facebook page.

RAMBLING HOUSES:   Monagae 2nd. Monday of the month.   Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

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