Scene from last year’s Vintage Rally

This Sunday, August 28th sees the annual Vintage Rally taking place in Athea.

It is expected to be a fun day out with loads of attractions including Bouncing Castle, Face Painting, Amusements,  Entertainment and the added attraction of a Best Groomed Dog Competition.

Big Maggie and Ivan will be entertaining in the field from 1pm.

The presentation of the Jimmy Dee Memorial Cup takes place at 4pm followed by a parade of all the Vintage vehicles through the Village.

So a good day out in store for young and old and hopefully the weather will be fine for the event.

Church Gate Collection


In aid of The Irish Wheelchair Association at all Masses this weekend August 27th/28th. Your support would be appreciated.

Knockfierna Heritage Society Events

Don’t forget Knockfierna Heritage Society presents an evening of Gramophone Music on Wednesday, August 24th in The Rambling House, Knockfierna. Hear the songs of John McCormack, Christy Lynch, Delia Murphy and many more.

Wed. 24th August at 8pm. Free Admission.



Sunday, August 28th a walk to Knockfierna Hill from The Rambling House at 5pm followed by a night of music, song and story at The Rambling House, Knockfierna. All welcome.

Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour

(Time is running out)

Francis Brennan, star of RTÉ’s At Your Service, wants to take YOU on an escorted holiday by coach across Europe.

Flying from Dublin you will travel to Barcelona, Carcassonne, Cannes, Lake Maggiore, Tuscany and Rome.

This 12-night trip, leaving in September, will be filmed for RTÉ’s new series, Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour.

The coach is booked and Francis is raring to go. All he needs now are some holidaymakers! We want to hear from couples, families, colleagues – anyone who wants to celebrate a special milestone, anniversary or birthday in style. Perhaps you have taken early retirement, or maybe you are recovering from a life changing experience? Whatever your special reason, get in touch and let us know why you, or your friends, should join Francis on his grand tour.

Experience Barcelona’s amazing architecture, the medieval walled City of Carcassonne and the glitz and glamour of Cannes. Take a boat trip to visit the islands of the Italian Lakes, go olive oil and wine tasting in Tuscany and explore Ancient Rome, including St Peter’s Basilica and The Colosseum. You will, of course, also have time to shop and explore on your own.

To apply to take part in this exciting new series email [email protected]

Or alternatively call Laura on 00 44 2890 427646 to receive an application form by post.

The special price for this unique trip including flights, transfers and accommodation on a B&B basis is €800 per person (inc taxes and charges) based on two people sharing (single room supplement applies).

Booking terms and conditions apply.

You must be 18 years of age or over to apply, and available to travel on Monday 12th September to Saturday 24th September 2011 inclusive. Places are strictly limited, so get in touch now and let us know why you should come along on this unforgettable journey!


West Limerick Resources Ltd.



West Limerick Resources is pleased to announce that it has received new funding under the Equality For Women Measure 2010 – 2013 to roll out a new part-time training programme starting in September. The programme will be based in Tournafulla delivering a FETAC Level 4 Certificate in Information & Communications Technology Skills (4M0855). Modules include Communications, Maths, Information Technology Skills, Computer Applications, Web Design, Work Experience, Photography, Painting & Drawing. An expression of interest form is available from Dearbhla / Nora in the Abbeyfeale Office (Tel: 068 32444) or from Michelle or Marie at Reception at the main WLR office, St. Mary’s Rd, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick (Tel: 069 62222).



Rainbows – the Peer support programme for children grieving, is due to roll out this autumn, supporting children from age 4yrs – 12yrs. If you would like more information please contact Mary or Dearbhla on 068 32444 or call into our Abbeyfeale office for an application form.

Volunteer Computer Tutors Sought


Volunteers, over 18, are being sought to provide basic email and internet training to over 65’s and others with no computer experience in a number of West Limerick locations for 1½ hours per week over a 4 week period. It is expected that these classes will begin in September.

Training will be provided beforehand so tutors will know what to expect. Volunteers do not require any specific qualifications but must have a working knowledge of computers. Training material will be supplied and each tutor will be limited to a maximum of 3 students at a time ensuring that individual learners get plenty of personal attention.

If you are a confident computer user and have a few hours to spare please contact Irene at West Limerick Resources on 069 66298 or email [email protected]


Are you interested in learning or improving your knitting or crochet or showing others your skills? If so interested individuals are invited to come together one evening per week for two hours and share their skills in a creative setting.

The classes will be informal and relaxed. Contact Dearbhla or Nora in WLR Office, The Square, Abbeyfeale on 068 32444 to register your interest.

Car Boot Sale

A car boot sale with a furniture liquidation sale and craft fair will take place every Saturday at the Clieveragh Industrial Estate in Listowel.

For further information contact