By Marian Harnett

DEATH:  Sincere sympathy is offered to Máire and the Curtin family, Mona Reulta, Ballaugh on the death of Kieran. May he rest in peace.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE:  An upcoming foundation course in personal development this autumn will take place this Autumn.  The Mid-West SCPD Application Form is now available on the website for downloading: .

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, beginning after the 10.00am Mass – 6.00pm. Entrance through the front door of the church. Please note that when there is a Wedding Mass celebrated on a Friday, adoration will be from 4 to 6.00pm.

HERITAGE: West Limerick 102 fm will broadcast a series of programmes to mark this year’s Heritage Week from Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 22. People interested in participating this August are asked to get in contact with Shirley at 102fm, on 069-66200.

POETRY: On Thursday, 12 August, at 7pm, MoLI, in partnership with the Embassy and Consulates General of Ireland in the UK, presents the online launch of A History of Irish Women’s Poetry, a ground-breaking and comprehensive account of Irish women’s poetry from earliest times to the present day.

100 YEARS OF THE LEGION OF MARY:  33 DAYS FOR OUR LADY: To celebrate 100 years of the Legion of Mary there will be an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning on August 5th. Tune in nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom. ID: 811 4083
3503. Code: 876433.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to [email protected].  Closing date is Friday, August 27.

LEADER OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:  The LEADER Transition Programme is now open for applications for eligible community and enterprise projects.  Grant aid for capital works is currently available to all at a rate of 75% to a maximum €200,000 however funding is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Funding is also available for eligible training and A&D projects.  Please note conventional retail, agriculture, childcare, healthcare and on-going running costs are among the areas ineligible for LEADER funding.  For more information or to discuss your ideas please contact one of our development officers:  Caitriona Scully (Tourism and Food Projects) – [email protected]  Elaine Dillon (Community Projects) – [email protected]  Suzanne Rowley (Enterprise Projects) – [email protected]

NOTICE TO PUBLIC:  As a result of the Coronavirus, all West Limerick Resources events, Training Courses, Workshops and Face-to-Face Meetings are postponed until further notice. Staff are available to respond to clients and community groups by email or phone in relation to West Limerick Resources work and projects. Please check our Website on or Facebook on for further updates or contact the main office landline 069 62222 with any queries and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

ARTS FESTIVAL: Ballybunion Arts Festival September 9 – 12  will host a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance Art, Music, Visual Art & workshops for artists and audiences.  Kerry Writer in Residence Máire Holmes will host an Irish language poetry workshop on September  11 in Ballybunion Community Centre. More details (

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ABBEYFEALE TOWN PARK:  A box for donations to help keep Abbeyfeale Town Park open has been affixed to the wall of the public toilets in the park. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up. The park which has proved to be such a godsend during the lockdown is struggling because the usual fundraising activities it depends on for support have had to be curtailed.  It is used daily by hundreds of people and takes a lot of upkeep so funds are urgently required.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER RETREATS: This year the summer retreats for Youth 2000 are back. For the Munster Area there are three retreats happening this summer all during the same weekend from 13th-15th August and they take place in Limerick, Cork and Waterford. Places need to be booked through the Youth 2000 office [email protected] or 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

CHURCH NEWS:    Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219. Priest on Call during the summer months Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays.

Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030I. email [email protected] Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. The parish office will be closed for the next two weeks .To book a |Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 0668 51915. Chy4 forms 2020:   If you intend to fill in and sign the CHY4  form you received in the post before Easter this year, you may return it to Fr Mullins . We thank all of you who have already completed the form and returned it. We expect to get up to €24,000 this year all because of your generosity.  If you have lost the form contact Fr Tony. Thanks to all who contribute to the parish collections.

COMMUNITY RADIO: WL102fm are relying on tickets sales for their weekly draw to keep them on air as this is the only fundraiser that they can hold at the minute. Tickets are available in Kathleen’s Food Store, Convent St., Mikey’s stall in the Square, Moss the Farmers’ and also in the Siopa Nua.

GLÓRACH BINGO AT FR. CASEY’S:  Outdoor Bingo continues at Fr. Casey’s on the Duagh Road every Sunday at 2pm.