Some of John Joe Tierney’s dancers giving a display at The Gables during the recent Awards night watched by parents and friends

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Corpus Christi Church Knockanure

“Queen of the May Procession”

A special afternoon of May devotions to Our Lady will take place this Sunday, May 22nd from 3 to 4 pm. The theme is “Community Well-being” also “Success to all exam students”

We invite all parishioners from our surrounding parishes and our clustering parishes to attend. Knockanure Church Choir will be taking part in the ceremony and everyone is welcome to participate in the singing.

This is a very special year for spiritual help, healing and well-being, so why not spend the afternoon in the presence of Our Lady, the one who has never failed to obtain favours from her Son for all of us.

All are welcome.



(The following is a letter from Caitriona Drennan of the Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Treatment  Centre in Co. Kilkenny seeking sponsorship for the upcoming Cycle by Denny Mulvihill & friends from Mizen to Malin Head)

Make it happen, it’s in your hands

To whom it may concern

I am writing from the Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Centre, a national charity that offers skilled and extensive drug counselling and treatments to young people (15 – 21), whose lives have been affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling. We also assist families by offering an addiction awareness programme and a respite/therapy for both parents and family.

To help with our fund-raising, Denny and Mary T Mulvihill from Co. Limerick are organising a cycle from Mizen to Malin Head and intend to stop at various parts of the country to raise money through a bucket collection.

So, what can you do?

As you can imagine there are a number of costs involved in organising a fund-raising event such as this e.g. van hire, petrol, t-shirts, printing, advertising etc. In order to get publicity we will be hoping to get the Ray D’Arcy show on Today FM to follow our journey where he would mention our main sponsors.

Please let me know if you can help us make this happen by sponsoring our cycle from Mizen to Malin Head. Every cent donated will go direct to care and counselling for teenagers who made one or two wrong decisions and now need another chance.

Should you have any further queries or wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities please don’t hesitate to contact me on 085-1055560.

Thank you and all the best from the team at Aislinn.


Catriona Drennan

Aislinn Centre


West Limerick Resources Ltd


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 call 068 32444 or drop in.


A six week programme for Parent and children aged 6 months to 5 years is running from Monday May 9th – June 20th in the West Limerick Resources Office Abbeyfeale.  Supported by the HSE, it is designed to help prepare children for preschool through socialising, playing and talking. Combining nursery rhymes, puppets, art and crafts, play dough to help you understand the way your children play and how playing can help children learn, children will get messy so don’t wear good clothes and please bring your own bottle/drinker for snack time.  Free to County Council Residents and those who receive social welfare.  Contact Mary on 087 9382883.


Organisers would like to thank all the people who supported the Alzheimer’s Tea Morning at West Limerick Resources Abbeyfeale Office on May 5th. Every cent raised will go towards the one-thousand-one-hundred families who do not have the support they need from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland due to insufficient resources. A big ‘thank you’ also to the Abbey Girls who did the catering on the morning.


As part of Limerick Intercultural Week “Africa United” will be screened in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Tuesday May 24th at 8pm.  It tells the story of three Rwandan Children and their bid to achieve their livelong dream – to be part of the 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg.  Supported by West Limerick Resources, Newcastle West Film Club and Limerick County Council.  Snacks and Refreshments will be served beforehand.   Contact 069 66298.


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.


West Limerick Resources will be offering a Start your own Business courses shortly, covering all aspects of self employment. Those interested in taking part should contact Eleanor on 069 66299.