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Community notices 13th Oct 2023

PROLOGUE:  A lot of what weighs you down isn’t yours to carry.
OPEN DAY AT THE DAY CARE  CENTRE:  There’s always a welcome at St. Ita’s Day Care Centre every Tuesday to come along and socialise with your friends.  Join them for tea and scones, bingo, a card game or two, 4 course lunch, music, singing, poetry, a story or two before you head off sustained by more tea and some goodies.  Call Manager Jane 068 51850 for more information.    Chiropody Services restarting at St Ita’s Day Care Centre on Monday 20th November and every 6 weeks thereafter.  For appointments ring 068 51850.
TEA PARTY IN ROCKCHAPEL:  The Annual American Tea Party will be held at Rockchapel Community Centre on Friday, 20th October. Tickets €25 and music will be provided by Billy O’Brien. A raffle will also take place on the night. Doors will open at 7pm and the meal will be served at 8pm. (Please note change of meal time.) Vegetarian/Vegan/gluten free options are also available but must be requested in advance. To book your tickets, please ring 087-6818113. Tickets need to be booked by 15th October.

HALLOWEEN MARKET:  Abbeyfeale Town Square Saturday October 28 from 10am – 3pm.  Further details Val 087 6680879.

ROSARY ON THE BEACH:  Ballybunion Beach near Seaweed baths on Sunday, October 15 at 2.30pm.  All welcome.
PADRE PIO:   Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday, October 17th  at 7.30pm.
ABBEYFEALE BRIDGE HAS RESUMED:  Abbeyfeale Bridge is back on Thursday nights in the Day Care Centre at 7.30pm.  New Members welcome.
IN THE MOOD FOR MUSIC:  The Glórach Theatre hosted a charity concert on Saturday, October 8th in aid of Milford Hospice and Abbeyfeale for Africa.  Helen Hasenfuss, Riona Ní Churtáin and Scott Fitzgerald were joined by the church cantors, Aodhán Cotter and P.P. Fr. Tony. They played and sang a  selection of popular classics from Ragtime, jazz, swing, Latin, music from the films, light classical, a little traditional, some folk, some pop…Truth be told it was a magical night and the those of us who were lucky enough to get a seat in the full to capacity theatre will remember where we were on the second Saturday of October for many’s the year and I’m not thinking of the Rugby!
GARRY MC MAHON TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND OCTOBER 13-16: Official Opening Friday, October 13 at the Ramble Inn at 8pm with guest Labhrás Ó Murchrú Director General of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann and a retired member of Seanad Éireann for Fianna Fáil.  Saturday .  Concert in Fr. Casey’s from 11am.  Newly Composed Traditional Ballad Competition in the Ramble Inn at 2.30pm.  Aifreann na Ríocht composed by the late Garry McMahon – Mass for deceased members and friends of West Limerick Singing Club at 6.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Singing Session in The Ramble Inn from 9pm.  Sunday 2.30pm Grand Concert and Tribute to Senan Lillis and Matty Murphy.  Admission €10.  Farewell Singing Session at the Ramble Inn from 9pm.
BRUACH NA CARRAIGE ROCKCHAPEL:  ”Seán Moylan Irish Revolutionary” one man show last Sunday was a revelation – if you ever get the chance to see it, take it.  The story was brought to the stage by Newmarket actor Micheal Patric O’ Sullivan of Seán Moylan who following the War of Independence became a Fianna Fáil Minister.  It tells the story of the men who fought for freedom and was an eyeopener for those of us who have forgotten what our ancestors went throught to gain our freedom from oppression.

MARKET IN KNOCKNAGOSHEL:  Knocknagoshel Over 55′S Services annual Christmas Market on Sunday, November 19 at 12 noon in the Community Centre V92 WV70.  Contact Noreen to book a table 0863487298.
FILM: Kerry International Film Festival 2023 programme Celebrating its 24th edition, this year’s festival will take place from October 19 – 22. At venues across Killarney.
FESTIVAL: Moyvane Development Association are bringing you the 30th celebration of our Moyvane Village Festival this October bank holiday weekend. Opening night event on Friday, October 27th with a very special evening of stories about the great John Moriarty, late of Ahalanna, by international storyteller and author, Martin Shaw. ‘John Moriarty: Martin Shaw will be joined on the night by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Mary McGillicuddy, and Amanda Carmody. Tickets available at local outlets, including Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware & BD Agriparts, or email [email protected]. Price €15.

SET DANCING IN MONAGAE:  Fiona 086 3510774 has two classes in Monagae - Tuesday 8.30pm and Thursdays 9pm.

LISTOWEL KARATE CLASSES: Kerry Martial Arts School are continuing karate and self-defence classes in St. Michael’s College on Saturdays. 5-12 years old at 10:00a.m. and 13 years old to adults at 11:00a.m. Contact (087) 2636820 for further information.
GROW MENTAL HEALTH GROUP meets in Seanchaí Centre, Listowel every Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm. No referrals necessary. Just come along or telephone Jerry at 086-0271990.
ST. ITA’S HALL RENOVATION WORKS:  O’Callaghan Contractors have begun work in St Ita’s Hall. They were awarded the contract following a Public Procurement Process. All works are scheduled to be finished by the 31st January 2024.
DANCE CLASSES IN FR. CASEY’S:  Every Tuesday from 8-10pm.
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.   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 – 7pm. Synod /The Synodal Prayer. Pope Francis asks all of us to pray in a particular way to the Holy Spirit during this time, using this ancient
prayer.  Adsumus Domine Sancte Spiritus  (We are present before thee, O Lord Holy Spirit).  We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.  With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.  We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.  Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.  Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.  All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,  in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.  World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last  Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the  weekend of Sunday 22nd October. The theme for this year’s  celebration of Mission Sunday is: “Hearts on Fire, Feet on the Move” (Luke 24: 13-35). Mission Sunday is a time for the faithful of the world to show their appreciation towards the work of overseas missionaries. The generosity offered will be used to support missionary activities in over 1,100 struggling dioceses; mostly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. You can help right now. Please support the special collection for the work of missionaries. on Sunday, October 22 or donate €4.00 by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300.  Webcam Collection: Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the special collection for the Webcam service.The church webcam installed in 2016 has proved to be anessential service to parishioners, who are unable for one reason or another to attend Mass, or other liturgical services celebrated in the church. While we continue to livestream all our church services, we encourage all parishioners where possible to attend Mass in person. Live streaming of our church liturgies is an expensive service, costing just over €2,500 annually.  If you are viewing on the service you can donate though the parish website on www.abbeyfeale parish.ie Click on the parish website and you will see the donate button on the right-hand side of the front page of the website. Just follow the instruction and you will be able to make a donation towards the service.  Sincere thanks to for your generosity to the last weekend and to the parish each week.
Mass Intentions:  Saturday 6.30pm Gary Mahon Memorial Mass.  Teresa Fitzgerald Dromtrasna & Sr Ann O’Sullivan The Hill.  Mossie & Elisie Nolan Tournafulla and deceased family members.  Bill & Peg Colbert Main Street & Patrick Colbert Killarney Road.12noon Kathleen Healy, The Hill 1st Anniversary.
USED STAMPS: Your used stamps can do so much and it is worth taking the time to keep them cut approximately l” around them and drop them into a box provided in the Church in NCW under the table in the porch Sacristy side entrance.  There are 120 girls in St. Mary’s Home Mynmar the Servite sisters look after them providing food, shelter and education up until 2020 they were going to school but since then schools are closed.  They live in a regime now that is controlling, dangerous along with prices escalating for rice, oil and food, struggling as are the poor people in Mynmar.  We manage to get money out to Sister Salette in person from friends who are travelling home to their district where the sisters live.  With the used stamps we collected we give them to a stamp collector who gives us €5 per kilo so the more stamps we can get the more funds we receive.  If you wish to post stamps to me my name is Maureen Finnegan please give me  a call 087 9845102.   Thank you for helping.
CEILI RECALL DANCING:  If you are an older adult with an interest in teaching other adults on the greying spectrum there is a training course in St. John’s Pavilion Mulgrave St. on Mondays 10. 30 – 13.00 organised in conjunction with Limerick Sports Partnership to help set up Irish Ceili Clubs in local communities.  Contact Tracy on 061 524 975.

KEEP FIT:  classes in Athea every Tuesday morning at 11.30am. Details Ring 087 9459971.
MASS SCHEDULES FOR THE WINTER; Weekend Mass in Tournafulla is on Saturdays at 7.30pm and in Mountcollins on Sundays at 11am.
TOURNAFULLA CÉILÍ:  Returns Sunday, October 15 after 4 years.  Halla Tadgh Gaelach Music by Ger Murphy and Liam Healyfrom 3-6pm.  Admission €12.
ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIEST SOCIETY:The monthly meeting of the society takes place on the first Tuesday of the month in the parish office.
VOCATIONS: Monastic Vocations weekend for women at St Benedict’s Priory, Cobh, Co. Cork 28th-29th October. For more information contact Mother Prioress: 0214811354 [email protected]
SOCIAL DANCING:  ”Social dancing commencing in the Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex on Friday nights 8:30 to 10:30.   €8 entry fee. Complimentary teas and coffee. Door prize on the night”
PRO LIFE NATIONAL CONFERENCE:  The Pro-Life National Conference, will take place at the RDS Dublin, on Saturday October 14 beginning at 11.00a.m. The Pro-Life Campaign is a non-denominational human rights organisation, drawing its support from a large cross-section of Irish society. For moreinformation on the organisation and to register for the National Conference, log on to prolifecampaign.ie
ONLINE TRAINIG TO HELP PREVENT SUICIDE:  Log onto Ohana.ie where you will be able to register for suicide awareness training:  the training will provide you with the tools to enable you to identify the signs that someone may be suicidal, employ the correct language in asking the appropriate questions, and direct that person to the appropriate help.  You can also contact the Samaritans 24 hour service on 116123 or Pieta House 24 hour service 1800 247 247.
DANCING: Clounmacon Community Centre are offering social dancing classes from Monday, October 2nd with Norella Molyneaux.
MONSTER BINGO:  Mountcollins Community Centre on Sunday, October 15 at 3pm.  Prize money €2,000.
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.  I’ve also been asked to remind cyclists that they should not cycle on the footpaths when they come up town.

MEALS ON WHEELS:  Available from St. Ita’s Day Care, Convent St.  Collect or have delivered.  This week’s menu:  Monday October 9  Braised Steak or Turkey Burger.     Tuesday, October 10 Bacon and Cabbage or Lamb Chop.    Wednesday, October 11 Chicken Maryland or Beef Burger.   Thursday, October 12 Pork Chop or Turkey Steak.    Friday, October 13 Fish of the Day or Meat Alternative. Soup €1, Main Course €7, half portion €5.  Plate of Vegetables and Potatoes €3, Dessert €2.  Order before 11am.  Phone 068 51850.
DANCING Classes with Timmy Woulfe  in the Marian Hall Moyvane Monday nights at 8pm.

MAUREEN LOOKING FOR CANDLES:  ”Any unwanted or used candles would be greatly appreciated.  The candles are melted down and made into a new type of candle that can be used to heat hot chocolate and warm hands of the soldiers in the
trenches in Ukrainian.  Candles can be dropped into the Community Centre Newcastle West and Dressmaking shop opposite church on the corner of Boherbui, also to the Alterations shop in Church Street .

RAMBLING House in Tarbert on last Saturday of the month.  Listowel the last Thursday of the month.  Knockanure Rambling House first Thursday in the month.  Ita’s Rambling House at the Desmond Complex is on the 3rd. Friday each month.  Knocalucka is on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.

GRINDS:  Eimhear Flannery 086 8822215 is offering grinds to 5th years and Leaving Certs in Biology and Chemistry.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE:  Taking place on Saturday, October 21.    All proceeds to Milford Hospice.  Kids Run 2k, 4k Walk, 5K and 10K Chip Timed Runs.Online registration has opened on https:www.dromtrasnachallallenge.com/events

GREEN CARD: The US Department of State announced that the electronic enrollment period will roll out on Wednesday, October 6, at 12pm and will close on Tuesday, November 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.”

INVITATION TO LAUNCH OF BOOK ” MY SUPER POWER IS BEING ME” :  Emma Cullinanes book  of mindfullness activities for children is being launched at the Barnagh Hub on Saturday, October 7 from 2-4pm.  Further information from 083 8385857.  Emma writes;  ”Childrens mindfulness activity book it is for children aged between 3 to 8/10 years old. I have made this book inclusive containing children from different ethnicities and with different disabilities to empower them that being who they are is amazing.  The title is My Superpower Is Being Me, my goal of this book is to reach as many children, parents and teachers to bring mindfulness into the lives of children. To help them understand and regulate their emotions, breathwork, outdoor mindful activities, meditations, positive affirmations and more. This is an interactive activity book. It promotes connection and communication between children and the adults in their lives. This book follows the Aistear and SPHE framework enabling it to be utilised in primary schools across Ireland.  Books will be on sale next week on my website.They are also available in An Siopa Milsean, Tea and Tales, Eurosaver(poundshop) in Abbeyfeale.  Available also in Sonas, Hayes newsagents and Toy Master in Newcastle west.”
COMMUNITY ALERT: If something sounds too good to be true then more than likely it is so be careful out there. Warn your teenagers about how easy it is to become a money mule but if they receive a criminal record it could affect their chances of travelling or taking out a morgage. Take care on the roads and make sure that you are visible to other road users so if walking wear a high viz jacket and after dusk carry a torch and if driving turn on your lights if the wipers are on.  Lock the doors of your car when you are inside, do not leave a handbag visible on the seat.  When you are at home keep the two doors locked so that if someone calls a second person cannot enter the house through the back door while you are occupied at the front door. 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.  Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur,  John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Susan Daly, Catherine Daly, Marian Harnett

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