Mock Wedding Fundraiser

‘The Blushing Bride’ Dickie Dalton with his ‘horse outside’!!!!

The organisers of the ‘Mock Wedding’ which took place at Donie’s Bar recently would like to thank sincerely all who supported the event. It proved to be a fantastic success with approx €3,500 collected to date. A cheque will be presented to the Friends of St. Ita’s in the near future.


Community Games  Sports Day

The sports day takes place on Sunday next May 15th in Pairc na nGael starting at 2.30 p.m. Registration takes place at 2 p.m.  (See Kathleen’s Corner for more details)


Athea Coiste na nÓg

Church Gate Collection this weekend Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of May. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Going Strong

The next session of the Going Strong will take place at the Top of the Town on Wednesday,  May 18th from 3-6 p.m.


Nano Nagle Special Needs School Listowel

Thank You

“The staff and students of Nano Nagle Special Needs School Listowel would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraising night at the Top of the Town on Friday, April 29th.

We would like to thank everyone who donated spot prizes as well as Betty and Johnny Cotter, Leo Geoghegan and Pallas Foods who all donated food for the barbecue. Thanks to Johnny Matthews who was Quizmaster on the night and also to Jack Quaid who prepared and cooked the food for the barbecue.

Your help, support and kindness is very much appreciated. €860 was raised on the night. Thank you.


The monthly Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 9-2pm at the Community Centre, NCW.  Murt Downes and Eddie Carey are presenters at the station and they and  their friends are going to perform some tunes in the yard from 11am if the day is good and inside if not.  Gates open at 7.30am. Contact 087 6866450 for further information.

Abbeyfeale’s St. Joseph’s Secondary School is closing in June and will be demolished to make way for the new college. Before that happens, an Afternoon Tea Dance is planned to  help fund the youth trip to Madrid to meet the Pope for World Youth Day.
Dancing to Peter Lane from 3-6pm. Admission €7. Teas served. Raffle and spots. Your support will enable young people to travel and experience a once in a lifetime event


Top Class Traditional

Talent Competition

With €2,000 in Prize Money

This fantastic competition takes place at the Top of the Town, Athea on Friday May 20th.

The Entry Fee is €10 per person per entry.

To enter Dial 087-9546759 a.s.a.p.


West Limerick Sinn Féin

Knockanure Commeration

The annual commemoration in Gortaglanna will take place this Friday evening at 7.45pm at the monument. All are welcome to pay tribute to our patriots. Speaker on the night will be Toiréasa Ferris.

Hunger Strike 30th Anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Hunger Strikers and to commemorate this the National Exhibition will be coming to West Limerick. This will be a unique opportunity to see personal artefacts belonging to the men of Long Kesh, this includes personal letters to family members, who have kindly donated these precious memories to this wonderful exhibition of Irish history.  Also we hope to have a talk on the night from many key speakers, who can speak first hand about the Hunger Strike. Our local TD Martin Ferris will be in attendance. This date is to be confirmed in the coming weeks and more information will be available.

Bobby Sands Diary:

As this is the 30th Anniversary the diary of Bobby Sands has been re-published and is available for sale in the Abbeyfeale Sinn Féin office. Also available is a small book on te history of Hunger Strikes in our country. Both are wonderful reads for as little as €6 each. If anyone would like a copy of these books and cannot make the office please ring 087 7537192 and we will gladly get one for you.

Leaving Cert Students

This year the Hunger Strikes have been included in the Leaving Cert exam, we as a local Cumann are more than willing to speak with students undertaking this subject. Some times it’s easier to hear the facts than read them. Also the books previously mentioned would be a fantastic aid to study. Please feel free to call 087 7537192 to arrange a time and we will try to help in any way possible.

Office Hours

Just a quick reminder that the office is open everyday from 10.30am in Abbeyfeale, no issue is too small. Martin Ferris is in attendance on Saturday mornings at 11am.


Ballybunion Holiday Villa

June 18th to 24th 2011

There are 4 vacancies available. Those interested in going please contact Bridie O’Shea or Mary Collins or any member of the Saint Vincent de Paul before June 1st.


Athea CCE

A meeting of Athea Comhaltas Branch will take place next Monday night May 16th at The Gables at 8 p.m.


New York based cop Anne Marie Casey (daughter of Peggy & Bill) celebrating with Marielle Mullane (Finucane) in New Jersey N.Y. on the occasion of Marielle's 40th Birthday. Marielle is daughter of Kathleen and Paddy Mullane.

Athea Foróige Youth Club out for the day in Tralee last Friday






Kieran Flavin presenting Sandra Behan winner of the Hamper at the Fundraising Concert in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Fund