Presentation of cheque to Breda Cahill, General Manager, Aislinn, Denny Mulvihill Cyclist (Athea),

Mizen Head to Malin Head

 Fundraising Cycle For Aislinn

Cheque Presentation of €14,280 

Cyclists and Back Up Team who cycled from Mizen Head to Malin Head over 5 days to raise funds for Aislinn Addiction Centre in Ballyragget, Kilkenny.  This residential care centre that caters specifically for adolescents from 15 to 21 years who are addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling.  Their contact number is 056-883777 or email them at

[email protected] for further information.   Their web site is

In the picture from left to right front row….. Breda Cahill, General Manager, Aislinn, Denny Mulvihill Cyclist (Athea), Mary T Mulvihill (Athea) Fundraiser and Back up for Cycle, Betty Cotter (Athea) Fundraiser for Aislinn, Second Row: Paddy O’Sullivan (Carrigkerry) Back up and Lead Van Driver for Team,  Catriona Drennan, Fundraising Co-ordinator for Aislinn & Back Up, Seán Murphy (Annacotty) Cyclist, Justin Campbell (Athlone) Cyclist and Counsellor for Aislinn, Celia Thornton (Moyvane) Cyclist,

John McDermott, Chairman Board of Management, Aislinn, Margaret Canty (Listowel )Cyclist .

Missing from the picture the other cyclist  Fintan Leen, from Kilkenny Counsellor for Aislinn ,cyclist.


Con Colbert Hall Concert

This Saturday night  October 16th sees the first staging of the Fundraising Concert   featuring the best of local talent drawn from Athea Church Choir, Athea Drama Group, Foroige Youth Club, Wren boys, Irish dancers and many more individuals never before on stage. A raffle will also take place on each night. Children welcome. A night not to be missed!!! It starts at 8:15pm and will be staged again on Saturday 22nd and  Sunday 23rd October.


Traditional Music Classes

Classes commence at the Hall (kitchen) on Tuesday night next, October 18th beginning  at 6.45pm For further information call Domhnall de Barra on  087 675 8762


Going Strong

Wed. October 19th,  Top of the Town 3pm


Parish Journal

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again and once more we are appealing for articles, photos etc for the Journal. The deadline for material is  Friday, October 28th.  There is an amount of work putting this production together and if we want to be out in good time for the Christmas post we have to  start ASAP.  If we don’t have enough by the closing date we will not be in a position to go ahead with the journal.  We will have a new format which we hope you will like.


West Limerick Resources Ltd.


There was a large turnout for the West Limerick Resources Horse Sport Information Evening which took place on Thursday last in the Courtenay Lodge Hotel Newcastle West.  Open to those currently, or interested in becoming, involved in the Horse Sport Sector (excluding the race horse sector) it was designed to provide information on the funding and supports available.  Speakers on the night included RDP Coordinator Joan Casey, Enterprise Officer Morgan Boohan and Renewable Energy Development Office Tim Coffey of West Limerick Resources, Mark Bolger of Horse Sport Ireland and Teagasc  Equine Specialist Wendy Conlon.  Aoife Cowman and Oonagh Kelly of Shannon Development were also present. For further information on the supports and possible funding available to the Horse Sport Sector contact Morgan Boohan at West Limerick Resources  on 069 66290 or email [email protected]



West Limerick Resources (in co-operation with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) is seeking local community stakeholders in developing local sustainable energy projects or parking part in sustainable energy training with a view to identifying energy efficiency and renewable energy collaborative opportunities. The objective of the initiative is to assist the move towards sustainable energy best practice in the West Limerick Region.  Community groups or businesses interested in participating should contact Tim Coffey, Renewable Energy Development Officer, West Limerick Resources on 069 66296 or email [email protected]



Volunteer computer tutors are sought in Abbeyfeale & Tournafulla to provide simple computer lessons to older people & people who are unemployed. Training material will be provided.  In particular tutors in Abbeyfeale are required after 5pm, and in Tournafulla from 3-5pm. Contact Irene in West Limerick Resources at 06966298.



An eight week Personal Development Course with Con O’Sullivan will start on Monday October 10 from 7-9pm in the West Limerick Resources office in The Square, Abbeyfeale. Course content includes: managing stress; unlocking the secret of energy; achieving balance; boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Booking is essential. Contact Mary on 087 9382883 or Clare on 068 32444.  For those who want the best in Life.



Tir na nOg Parent and Toddler group meets each Thursday from 9.30am to 12pm in An Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale (Beside Daycare Centre). THE Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler Group resumes on Tuesday October 11 in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale and runs from 11.30am to 1pm. It will continue every Tuesday at these times. New parents and toddlers are always welcome.



The ‘IT and Health Information’ classes which were due to start in Tournafulla on October 5th had to be postponed. We apologise to those who turned up on the day, we are still recruiting people for the programme and hope to have the classes begin in the next couple of weeks. We will be in touch to confirm a start time with those who did register. Thank you for your patience. If there are others who wish to register for these free computers classes, please contact Dearbhla or Nora on 068 32444



Last call for participants! West Limerick Resources is rolling out an innovative training programme for people who are unemployed and who would like to develop skills in the areas of furniture restoration and sewing. These two projects will run in Abbeyfeale starting mid October for 10 weeks and are free. The focus is to teach skills in both areas while up-cycling old furniture and garments, giving them a new lease of life. Application forms are available from Dearbhla in the Abbeyfeale Office on 068 32444 or from Irene on 069 66298 or call into either office. Places are limited to 12 per programme. This project is supported by County Limerick VEC. Some places are still available but please contact the office as soon as possible



Rainbows is a free support group for children between the ages of 4 to 12 years that is designed to assist children and youths who are grieving a death, separation or any other painful transition or change in their family. The new application forms for the autumn 2011 programme are now available from Dearbhla or Nora in the WLR Abbeyfeale office on 068 32444.   If you have an application form completed but not yet returned please do so as soon as possible



Burnt out-from looking for a job? Interested in joining a group of people going through the same thing? The Newcastle West Jobseekers Network was set up last year to provide a peer support network. In the past year, members have taken part in horticulture classes, personal development sessions and a fitness  Bootcamp.  We are now working on ideas and suggestions for activities over this coming Autumn and Winter. Anyone interested in joining or looking for more information about the group can contact David on: 069 61316 or 087 9109309.  We are also planning to set up a similar group in the Abbeyfeale area.   Contact Ed on 068 32444 or 087 329 0483



West Limerick Resources Office in Abbeyfeale provides a comprehensive range of information on supports & services in the West Limerick area; we also provide Citizen’s Information support, access to the Rural Employment Service, FAS Jobs Club and West Limerick Resources supports. Please call in or phone us in confidence on 068 32444.