All from Hillside Drive – the Wall twins being minded on first day at school by Aisling Sweeney and Kelly Murphy.
Photo by Lizzie Murphy

Athea N.S. Collection

This collection takes place at all Masses this coming weekend, September 29th and 30th. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and necessary for the smooth running of our school.


Vintage Rally

 The Vintage Rally had to be cancelled once more last Sunday due to the bad weather during the week. We will keep you posted regarding any new developments.


Comhaltas Music Class

The class will resume in the hall kitchen on Tuesday next at 6.45pm. Tuition in all traditional instruments. Beginners welcome as well as improvers.


Top of the Town, Friday October 5th with Sliabh Luachra



County Final

Feale Rangers (Athea and Mountcollins) minors play Kildimo-Pallaskenry, next Saturday evening 29 September in Foynes at 5pm. This is the county minor A final. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Abbeyfeale Area Notes


Irish television is going digital in 4 weeks.  If you receive your TV signal from an aerial you must take action now or your screen will go blank on October 24th.  West Limerick Resources Digital Switchover Programme is available to offer information and guidance to those who need further information on the steps required and it will be holding a series of information sessions across the West Limerick area from September 17th-23rd.  For further information contact Clint on 069 62222


Volunteer computer tutors needed in Abbeyfeale, NCW & Glin to teach beginners computers to older people & others in receipt of social welfare payments including the Internet, Email, Skype, downloading photographs etc. Contact Irene in West Limerick Resources if you are interested in being a volunteer at 069 66298 or email [email protected]


West Limerick Tourism in conjunction with SuperValu is currently running a schools photography competition for students of secondary schools based in the West Limerick area. There are 5 entry categories including SuperValu Tidy Towns & Villages, History Culture & Heritage, Landscape Natural & Built, Adventures Attractions and Activities and  Sport.   Maximum of 2 entries per category per student allowed. Overall prize of an iPad with category prizes of an iPod Nano and Schools Prize also on offer. Entry to the competition is free.  Please note that all entry forms and photographs will be collected through the participating schools in September (Scoil Ide & Iosef Abbeyfeale, Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton, Hazelwood College Dromcollogher, Desmond College & SMI  Newcastle West, Salesian Secondary College Pallaskenry, Colaiste Na Trocaire Rathkeale and Cresent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle)  Terms and conditions apply. For more information and entry form see:




The Athea Tidy Towns committee have been short listed from hundreds of organisations that applied to receive grant money from the ‘Coca Cola Thank You Fund’. 45 organisations from all over Ireland have been short listed and out of that 45 one organisation will receive a grant of 25,000 and ten runners up will receive grants of 10,000 each. The public vote went live from last Saturday the 1st of September and will close on 30th of September 2012. The public vote will count for 50% of the total vote with the judging panel awarding the remaining 50% of votes available.

To vote
1. Log into your facebook page
2. Visit the Coca Cola Ireland Website
3. Click on the ‘Thank You Fund’

As we are up against National Organisations we need as many votes as possible! We are urging everyone to spread the word through Facebook , Email, Text etc.

If we are granted funding by Cola-Cola Ireland, we plan to develop a river walk along the bank of the River Gale. This safe walking area, free from traffic and other pedestrian dangers, would help to highlight the large variety of wildlife and would also enhance the educational environment of the local national school.

So please get voting!!!!