Aidan and Evan Curry, Lower Dirreen pictured with Kerry football legend Eoin “The Bomber“ Liston at the 2012 Ballybunion 10k/ Half Marathon Race

Canon Patrick Kelly pictured with Margaret O’Connor, Lower Athea on the occasion of Margaret’s grand-daughter Kate-Lyn’s Confirmation on March 9th. 2012 in Athea

Pub Quiz

In aid of the Irish Cancer Society

Organised by Athea Fianna Fáil Cumann in the Top of the Town on this Friday, April 13th. Spot przes on the night. All are welcome.

Irish Wheelchair Association

Head & Beard Shave & Wax in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association including BBQ, Raffle & Spot Prizes in the Top of the Town this Saturday night April 14th. Your support would be appreciated.

County Fleadh Cheoil

The County Fleadh Cheoil is in UL this year and if anyone intends to take part they should forward their names to the branch secretary, Noreen Barry, or drop them into  Domhnall at the C.D. office.

 Notes from West Limerick Resources Ltd.



Please note that West Limerick Resources is moving premises from The Square to the Adult Education Centre, Mountmahon (Old VEC Technical School) effective from Friday March 30, 2012.

Please note that all existing supports and services will not be affected and we hope that the move will be carried out with the least disruption to individuals and groups we are supporting. All room bookings for group activities will transfer as normal. It is envisaged that the move will give people in the community greater access to locally based co-ordinated supports and services. If you have concerns or queries please call into us or phone us on 068 32444.


The Stepping Stones Project (Equality for Women Measure) will hold an art exhibition in Abbeyfeale Library on Thursday April 19th from 7 – 9 pm. Local photographs and paintings produced by the ladies from the project based in the community centre in Tournafulla, will be on display.  The exhibition will be opened by the renowned local potter, John Sherlock.   All are welcome.



Participants are being sought for a new FETAC Level 4 Sewing Course which will begin in Newcastle West on Monday April.16th.  Aimed at those on the live register it will run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. If you are interested contact Irene in West Limerick Resources at 069 66298



West Limerick Resources has recently launched the first in a series of new Community Information Points in Carraigkerry Community Centre.  The free service is available four days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) from 9am to 2pm and will offer internet access and support to find information on a wide range of subjects. Information literature on benefits and vital services are also available. The Information Point is supported by an Information Assistant. No appointment necessary. Supported by Carraigkerry/Old Mill Development Association and the local FÁS Scheme.


This five week course is open to existing craft businesses in the West Limerick Area and will cover a wide variety of topics including How to identify potential customers, Idea generation for new products, Product pricing, Routes to market, Sales Techniques and Marketing & New Media.  A tailored mentoring session for each business is also included.  This evening training commences at 7pm on April 11th in The Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West and is free of charge. To register contact Morgan at West Limerick Resources on 069-66290 or email: [email protected].  This course is funded under the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013


A ten week Furniture Restoration Course open to people on the live register takes place in Abbeyfeale each Wednesday & Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm.  If you are interested phone Irene in West Limerick Resources at 06966298 or email [email protected].



Those currently involved with community drama or those interested in getting involved are being invited to take part in a short acting and performance skills training workshop which will take place in Askeaton on Saturday May 12th and 19th from 10am-4.30pm each day.  Supported by West Limerick Resources the training is free of charge and will cover a wide range of acting and on-stage skills.  All levels of experience catered for. To book a place contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email [email protected].  Open to over 17’s only.  Limited places available



The Abbeyfeale craft corner group meets each Wednesday evening from 7pm – 9pm in the new West Limerick Resources office Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale. If you are interested in learning craft skills such as knitting & crochet, then this is the group for you. All are welcome and new members are encouraged to come along.



Learn four basic skills to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide & connect them with suicide helping resources. This is a half day programme facilitated by the HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Office and it will run from 10am-2pm on Tuesday April 24 in St Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale. Open to everybody over 18 years who want to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become suicide alert. 26 places available. Booking essential.  Contact: 068 32444 or 087 9382883. This is a HSE and West Limerick Resources Initiative.