By Marian Harnett

PROLOGUE:  The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

DEATH: Sincere sympathy to Neilius and the Cronin family, Convent St., on the death of Michael in Swindon.  May he rest in peace.

GLÓRACH BINGO:  Another successful Sunday at the GAA grounds with a large crowd present and the weather playing ball at our drive in Bingo.  Important to note, this Sunday August 22nd, we will be starting at the earlier time of 1.00 pm in order to facilitate volunteers and patrons who wish to watch the All-Ireland Hurling Final.  Luimneach Abú!

CELEBRATING PAT FEELEY ON LYRIC FM: Throughout the month of August, The Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm will celebrate the documentary work of Pat Feeley, formerly of Mountcollins and the Boys National School, Abbeyfeale. Pat travelled the hills, mountains and roads of Ireland capturing ordinary stories of Irish life and culture in his own inimitable way.

This Sunday at 6pm in The River Men, a documentary originally broadcast in 1981, Pat Feeley meets with people from all walks of life as he travels along the banks of the River Feale which has its origins in Co. Cork.

All of these features on Pat Feeley can be listened to again on the RTE Lyric FM Player.

CAR BOOT SALE:  In aid of the Community Centre, NCW, there will be a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, August 28 from 8am on the grounds.

TRADITIONAL NIGHT IN THE ROCK:  The Seisiún” is on in Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel every Tuesday during August. Due to restrictions, it is essential to book in advance by phoning 087 9921 119.

SAILING:  Wishing  Limerick man Peter Lawless, who lives in Annascaul and hopes to be the first to sail non-stop around the world on his own, the best of luck.  He plans to leave from Kilrush harbour shortly.  His father also sailed around the world but not non stop.

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

RECOVERY HAVEN: Join us on Facebook for our virtual Celebration of Light 2021 on Thursday, August 19 at  8.00pm.  You can purchase candles to light with us in your homes during the ceremony at No. 5 Haig Terrace, Tralee.

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.

FESTIVAL: Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance will be running the 2021 Park Festival at Pearse Park in Tralee over August 19-29.Details are now available on

CONGRATULATIONS:  Our own Lisa Harnett, daughter of JD and Betty Harnett Shanbally and Old Church St. captained Tournafulla Ladies Camogie team to victory against St. Ailbes in Feenagh last weekend winning the County Final.  Well done Lisa.

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 087-2533030 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.


If you are 65, you live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out or if you spend long periods of the day on your own then,  because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65.  The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72.  There may be some confusion over the word free -the equipment which costs in the region of €400 is provided free of charge by Pobal as is the first year of monitoring but after that you will be charged by the installing company for the monitoring.  I have not included the phone numbers of the committee in this notice but if you want to get a panic button then ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station on 068 30010 and they will contact one of us. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one with a deposit of 6 months payable on the day of installation.  Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. If you wish you can arrange a direct debit and pay this amount off monthly.    Committee members are Michael O’Kelly N.T., Chairman Seamus Stack, Secretary Mossie Gleeson, Assistant Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Assistant Secretary Mary McArthur, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Catherine Daly, Maurice O’Connell, Assistant Treasurer Marian Harnett.

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.

23 YEARS: Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon which, will take place virtually over the last weekend of September.