Donie Lyons presenting a cheque for €3,550 to the Friends of St. Ita’s proceeds from the recent Mock Wedding . Included are some of the people who took part in the fundraiser. Videos of the Mock Wedding are now on sale at Donie’s Bar & Brouder’s Shop.



Good Luck Athea Utd

Best of luck to Athea Utd A’s who are playing Ballingarry in the Desmond League Div 1 Cup Final on this Sunday 29th in Clonreask at 12.30.

First Communion in Athea last Saturday

Nicola Scanlon

Jack Hunt & Family

Luke Gleeson & Family



Kathleen Broderick & Family


Michael Tierney & Family

Molly Pepper Carr

Aidan Curry & Family

Thomas McEnery & Family

Eoin Sheahan & Fr. Bowen

Athea First Holy Communion Class 2011 Pictured with Canon Kelly, teacher, Michelle Kearney and Fr. Bowen P.P.

Tournafulla Camogie Club

Tournafulla Camogie Club have recently set up underage teams and are currently seeking U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s to join. Any girls welcome regardless of experience or not. As ye already know it is hard to get numbers in rural areas and we would appreciate your support. If your daughter is interested, we are training every evening at 6.30 in Tournafulla field so feel free to drop in.


Church Gate Collection

In aid of Rehab Foundation at all Masses this weekend May 28th/29th.


West Limerick Resources



The next Group meeting will be on Wednesday June 8 at 2:30pm in Abbeyfeale Rugby Club. The Committee meeting will take place on Friday June 3 at 11am in West Limerick Resources Abbeyfeale Office. There will be an outing to Cobh and Fota Wildlife Park on Monday June 13. The coach will leave from outside the church at 8am on the day.


The Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has this week announced a Rural Broadband Scheme for areas where people cannot get a broadband service either through private operators or the National Broadband Scheme. The time limit for applications is very short – the closing date is Friday July 29, 2011. Those interested in the scheme can contact the Department’s Rural Broadband Scheme line on 1850 678 100 to apply.


Participants are sought for a new Certificate in Tourism which will be offered by Glin Development Association in association with the FAS Local Training Initiative (LTI).  To be based in St Paul’s Heritage Centre, Glin, the free course offers FETAC level 5 accreditation and is open to those aged 16-35 years who have less than leaving certificate or did not go to college.  Some places may be available to those outside these criteria.  Register before June 17. Contact Dearbhla on 068 32444 or Adrienne on 069 66296.


The office based in the old CDP office in Abbeyfeale provides support and services to people in Abbeyfeale, Athea, Mountcollins, Tournafulla, Strand, Monagea and Newcastle. For more information on the above or on Citizen’s Information, the Rural Employment Service, the weekly FÁS Jobs Club and Job’s Lists, please phone us at 068 32444 or call into our centre in the Square, Abbeyfeale.

Micheál & Shane Ambrose, Athea who would like to thank sincerely everyone who supported them on the 10k run in Limerick on May 1st in aid of Athea National School. They have collected €850 to date. Well done boys!

Abbeyfeale Notes

by Marion Harnett

The annual summer hooley in aid of WL102fm will be held at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Monday, June 6.  Dancing from 9.30pm – 1am to Noel Glynn and Glen Flynn.  Admission €10.  Raffle on the night.

This, the first Parish Fete will be run in conjunction with St Mary’s Boys school.  A  a large portion of the money raised  will go to  support the young people travelling to Madrid for World Youth Day. The Fete will take place on Sunday, June 12 in Fr Casey’s GAA Club from 2-6pm. We are looking for people to kindly donate the following items.
Cakes (collecting from 8th June onwards).  Items for auction ( antiques, furniture, ornaments etc.) Bric– a –brac, Books Clothes in good condition, Turf, Timber, groceries etc. Details of collection contact the Sacristy during Mass times. 068/51915

The first pilgrimage of the 2011 Season will take place on Saturday, June 4-6.  Bookings with Peg on 068 31232.

Dr. Nyjon Eccles, a Harley St. Cancer Specalist and T.V. Presenter Emma Buckley who is a Consultant Nutritionalist will both present papers at a Conference on Nutrition and Health in U.L on Saturday May 28 at 10am.  Free admission by ticket only.  Contact 086 3062478 for further information.