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Going Strong

The Going Strong committee would like to thank all the people who attended their annual Dinner & Dance at the Top of the Town Bar, Athea on Wednesday, December 11th and a very special thank you to all the ladies who came to help on the day and our local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. Music was provided by Jim Connery and plenty of spot prizes were given out on the day. Thanks to all who sponsored the gifts (some of whom gave numerous prizes). The dinner was provided by Ann’s Diner, Abbeyfeale and the deserts, buns and cakes for afternoon tea were done by Ann, Mary, Kit, Bernie and Colleen. The wine for the meal was provided by Ted Murphy, Nash’s, Newcastle West. Bridie O’Shea, who is retiring this year, was presented with a gift for her 15 years of service as treasurer of the Going Strong, by Mary Kelly.

Bridie has done Trojan work down the years and will be greatly missed by all.

The committee members would like to wish Bridie all the best in the years ahead and thank her sincerely for all the time and effort she put into the organization.

A great day was had by all and sincere thanks once again to all who contributed or helped in any way to make this happen


Athea & District Credit Union A.G.M.

The Credit Union AGM will take place on Friday, December 20th at 7pm at their offices. All are welcome to come along.


Con Colbert Community Hall Church Gate Collection

Will take place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th December at all Masses. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Athea & District Credit Union

Will close on Sat. December 21st for the Christmas holidays. They will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd 2014 with normal working hours.

We would like to wish all our Customers a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.


Abbeyfeale Notes        By Marian Harnett



An updated version of “One More For The Road” by Raymond Fennelly has now been launched in paperback by Amazon. It contains all the old favourites as well as a new collection of articles and short stories first published on the Abbeyfeale On Line website. The book is also available as an e-book and might make a suitable Christmas present, particularly for those living overseas, Further details from Amazon or the local Abbeyfeale On Line website.



The winter wonderland that is Tullig, Templeglantine continues to set the hillside ablaze.  Follow the signs and anything you can give will go directly to Brothers of Charity NCW and Foynes, Acquired Brain Injury, Castleisland,  Adare Alzheimer’s Branch and Milford Hospice.

TOASTMASTERS: Next meeting of West Limerick Toastmasters Wednesday, January 15 at the Desmond Complex from 8.30pm – 10.30pm. This will start off the new season and people thinking of joining are made especially welcome on that night.  For further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.