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community notices 28/08/2023

PROL0GUE:  Sometime when you’re feeling important, Sometime when your ego’s in bloom, Sometime when you take it for granted, you’re the best qualified in the room.  Sometime when you feel that your going, would leave an unfillable hole, just follow these simple instructions, And see how they humble your soul. Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining, is a measure of how much you’ll be missed? You may stir up the water galore, but stop, and you’ll find in no time, it looks quite the same as before. The moral of this quaint example, Is to do just the best that you can, be proud of yourself but remember, there’s no indispensable man.
WEDDING BELLS:  Congratulations to Stephen Behan and Sophie Kennedy.  Darren Mc Alinden and Lisa Dalton.  Niall Harnett and Chloe Quirke all of whose weddings took place in the last month in Abbeyfeale. Also to Orla Moloney and Tom Cronin who celebrated the sacrament of marriage here on Saturday 26th August.We wish them all every happiness in their married life together.
ST. ITA’S HALL RENOVATION WORKS:  The Hall is now closed until February 2024 as its upgrade and refurbishment is funded under the Community Centres Investment fund.
NEW PRODUCTION AT THE GLÓRACH:  A new play called Katie by local playwright Thérese Prendiville is coming to the Glórach stage on Friday, September 8 and running for three nights.  Doors open at 7.30pm and show on stage at 8pm.  Katie tells the story of Tony and Maureen’s grief stricken loss as they mourn the loss of their only child Katie.  The play explores the themes of love, loss, hope and relationships and stars stalwarts of the local stage including Seamus Lane, Joan O’Connell and Tom Madigan among others.  Tickets available online http;//www.glorachabbeyfeale.com/events or ring 087 1383940.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LOCAL JOCKEY PADDY HARNETT:  Paddy son of Adrian and Louise, Ballaugh had a big win at Mallow last week for trainer Donnacha O’Brien.
CHURCH NEWS:  Contact numbers for the Parish Priests of the Pastoral Area: Fr Denis Mullane 087/2621911.Fr Tony Mullins 087/2600414. Fr Willie Russell 087/2272825.  Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030.  Fr James Ambrose (Retired) Tel 087/774075.  Mass Intentions:  Wednesday 10am Special Intention sudden death.  Thursday 10am Michael Griffin Anniversary.  Friday 10am Purgatorial.  Intentions for next weekend|; Saturday 6.30pm Hughie Mac Authur 5th Anniversary.  Mossie Lane, Carrigeen Brosna.  Jimmy Galvin, Ballaugh.  Sunday10am Mary B McEnery, Dromtrasna.  12noon Pro Populo.  Deaths during the month – We wish to express our sympathy to the families who lost a loved one over the last month here in Abbeyfeale.  Nuala Maher nee Fitzgerald.  Teresa McCarthy nee O’Sullivan.  Bridget Sorohan nee O’Donnell.  Betty O’ Sullivan nee Barrett.  Nora Walledge nee Moroney.  May they rest in peace Amen.  Baptisms in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00pm. Also, on the second Sunday of the month after the 12noon Mass.  Contact the Sacristy 068/51915 during Mass Times.  Parish office 086/8661651 Anne Secretary 11am to 1pm. Eucharist Adoration every Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from 10.30am (after daily Mass) until 7pm. Limerick Diocesan Adoration Committee is taking on new members to further the practice of Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese. You are welcome to attend a preliminary meeting in St. Nessans Parish Centre, Raheen V94 ED2C on Saturday Sept. 16th starting with Mass at 10AM. Refreshments served, please contact Tommie/Maureen at 086- 0401789 / 087-6497382 to book a place.
LOST AND FOUND:  A set of Mercedes keys were found by the traffic lights outside the church  last week, they’re in the sacristy.
RAMBLING HOUSES:  Listowel at the Kerry Writers’ Museum in the Square on Thursday, August 31.  Ita McQuinn will be hosting her Rambling House on the 3rd Friday of the month and starting back on September 15.
DO YOU NEED TO TALK: the Samaritans 24 hour service on 116123 or Pieta House 24 hour service 1800 247 247.
LEAVING CERT CLASS OF 2023:  Congratulations to all leaving cert students who received their exam results on Friday. Ahead of the results announcement, Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, said it’s important that the exams are put into perspective as they do not define people’s lives. Bishop Leahy continued, “These exams are, of course, academically important at this stage of their lives but there is no one I know who would look back thirty years or so later and say their life course was set just by their Leaving Cert weeks. So there does need to be a level of perspective put here, that if the exams don’t work out as the students hope, other doors can open.” We wish all students every success as a new chapter in their lives opens up for them
WALK FOR JIM:  A walk in remembrance of the late community activist and environmentalist Jim O’Connor, Kilmorna will take place along the Kingdom of Kerry Greenway from Abbeyfeale to Listowel on Sunday, September 24 at 11am.  All proceeds are in aid of the Cork Kerry Bus operated by Kerry Cancer Support Group.  Donations can be made online via www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/Walk for Jim or on the day.
CYCLISTS ON THE GREENWAY:  A request has  issued that  cyclists would ring their bells to signal their approach as walkers who can be engrossed in conversation or the scenery or listening to music  get a shock when they, the cyclists  suddenly whizz past and accidents could easily occur if walkers were not aware of cyclists about to pass them out.
CULTURE NIGHT COIS FEILE:  Takes place on September 22 this year.  To get involved with the local group contact James on 087 7997907.
DOLLY DAY CHEQUE PRESENTATION:  The presentation of the funds raised took place last weekend with a total of €74,670 being divided between Comfort for Chemo Kerry and Kerry Hospice.  Great credit has to go to Abbeyfeale woman Cora O’Brien and her committee for the phenomenal amount of time and effort that went into organising the whole Dolly Day attempt at creating a new World Record in the Guinness Book of Records.
WALK FOR JIM:  WEST LIMERICK SINGING SESSION:  The last session before the Garry McMahon Traditional Singing W/E which starts on Friday, October 13 will take place on Friday night next in Philip Enrights Ramble Inn, Church St. from 8pm.  There will be no session the first Friday in October before the Singing W/e.
TEMPLEGLANTINE FIRST RESPONDERS:  Official launch in the Devon Inn Sunday, September 10 at 2pm.  Everyone welcome. To help save a life in West Limerick please support their Go Fund Me page.
ARRIVE AND JIVE;  A four week jiving course starts in Brosna Hall on Friday next September 1.  Contact Tom 087 3995877.
FEALE CRAFTERS MARKET:  Saturday, September 2 in The Square.  Contact Val 087 6680879.
PICKLE BALL:  Kingdom Pickleball will be showcasing the latest health craze in the Community Centre, in Listowel on September 27 from 7 -9pm.  All equipment supplied and instruction provided.  Everyone wellcome.
MEALS ON WHEELS:  Available from St. Ita’s Day Care, Convent St.  Collect or have delivered.  This week’s menu:  Monday, August 28 Pork Chop or Turkey Steak.  Tuesday, August 29 Bacon and Cabbage or Fillet of Chicken.  Wednesday, August 30 Shepherd’s Pie or Sweet and Sour Chicken.  Thursday August 31 Chicken on the Bone or Lamb Chop.  Friday, September 1st Fish of the Day or Meat Alternative.  Gluten Free option available.  Soup €1, Main Course €7, Half portion €5.  Plate of Vegetables and Potatoes €3, Dessert €2.  Order before 11am.  Phone 068 51850.
MAUREEN’S TRIP TO MULLINGAR:  Fitzpatrick’s bus will be taking us to Mullingar on Sunday 10th Sept, picking up in Listowel at 8.30am at the Square, Abbeyfeale opposite the church at 8.45am. Newcastle West opposite the Longcourt House Hotel.  Will all those who have booked seat for trip to Mullingar visiting Belverdere Gardens, confirm by payment this week, by doing this we save precious time which allows us more time to enjoy our visit.
Thank you for your co-operation.
DANCING Classes with Timmy Woulfe will begin in the Marian Hall Moyvane on September 4th. Beginners in particular will be catered for during the month of September.

ACCOMODATION OFFICE: Open in the square, Listowel above Christy’s Well Bar from 11am until 4pm. The accommodation office is looking for anyone that is letting accommodation for race week or anyone that is looking for accommodation to please call into the office or telephone Maria on 0876652211.

CHOIR; Mary Culloty O’ Sullivan is starting a brand-new Adult Choir in North Kerry. Come along to an open evening on Tuesday 5th September 8pm in St Patrick’s Hall, William St Upper, Listowel, to register your interest and hear all about classes, fees etc. Classes will begin on Monday 11th September at 1-2.30pm. All welcome.

BON SECOURS SISTERS Mass On Tuesday 5th September the 10am Mass will be offered for the Bon Secours Sisters who are leaving Tralee having given 144 years of service to health care and as a praying community in our midst. All are welcome to come and meet the sisters before they depart for Cork. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre, Tralee after Mass.

HOLY WELL: Pattern Day Mass in Ballyheigue – Friday 8 September 11 am. Bishop Ray Browne will once again celebrate Ballyheigue’s Pattern Day Mass at 11.00 am on Friday 8 September at our Lady’s Well and Grotto. All are welcome.

IRISH MEN’S ROSARY: Will take place on September 2nd at 1pm, The Square
Tralee. All welcome. More details contact John 087 6951298.

DAY OF PRAYER FOR HEALING:  Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Scartaglen on Sunday afternoon, September 17.

TOURS OF GLIN CASTLE on Sunday, September 3 from 12 -6pm.  Admission €10.  Tickets available at the entrance gate.  Coffee, Cakes, Ice Cream, Refreshments and Raffle.

STORYTELLING Festival in Listowel from 14th to 17th of September 2023.

VOCATIONS: MOUNT ST. JOSEPH ABBEY, Roscrea, Co Tipperary: Monastic Experience Weekend for men aged 20 to 50 who may be discerning a monastic vocation, Friday 8th - Sunday Sept 10th.
Email [email protected] or text info to 085 8338503.

RACING: Harvest racing festival at Listowel from September 17th - 23th 2023.

VINTAGE:  Their annual vintage and Modern Tractor and Car Road run takes place on Sunday, September 3 at Athea.  Registration at 11am.  Proceeds in aid of Sophie Mulligan for Ronald McDonald House and Mid West Parkinson Association.

KARATE CLASSES: Kerry Martial Arts School are commencing karate and self-defence classes in St. Michael’s College on Saturday 2nd September. 5-12 years old at 11:30a.m. and 13 years old to adults at 12:20p.m. Contact (087) 2636820 for further information.

GREEN CARD: On Friday, the US Department of State announced that the electronic enrollment period will roll out on Wed, Oct. 6, at 12pm and will close on Tues, Nov. 9 at 12pm, the Miami Herald reports. Those interested in immigrating legally to the United States must submit their applications electronically only through dvprogram.state.gov.
Officials warned that those planning to apply for the lottery “do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter as heavy demand may result in website delays.”

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