By Marian Harnett

GLORACH BINGO:  After donning the glitzy red jacket and matching shoes on stage with the Newcastlewest Musical Society over the weekend, Tom Madigan was back to wearing more prosaic clothes on Sunday as he took up the number-calling mantle at our drive in Bingo on Sunday.  His voice wasn’t affected by his vocal exploits over three nights, and with the dry, cold weather present on the day, a large crowd ensued.  Hopefully our charmed relationship with the climate will continue into December, see ye all next Sunday at the GAA grounds at the starting time of 1.30 pm.

MOLL: a comedy by John B. Keane, presented by St. John’s Theatre, Thursday, November 25 to Monday, November 29 at 8pm.

SEÁN KEANE: will visit the Glórach on Friday December 3rd at 8pm. Tickets are probably booked out now but it’s worth  ringing the booking line on 087 1383940 and asking to be put on a waiting list..

MARKET AT THE BARNAGH HUB: There will be an evening Market at the Barnagh Hub on the weekend beginning Friday. December 3 – Sunday, December 5 inclusive and the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The final market will be on the weekend of Friday, December 18 -19 inclusive.

To book a free pitch contact Eileen from 9-2pm on 085 2552890.

CHURCH NEWS: Mass Intentions:  Wednesday 10am Cornelius & Lucy O’Rourke and deceased family members.   Thursday 10am Deceased members of the McCarthy and Lane family.   Friday 26th @ 7pm Memorial Mass for all who died in the Parish in 2021. Saturday No Morning Mass.  6.30pm Tom Doody and deceased members of the Doody Family Kilconlea Upper, Joe Leahy, Cratloe 1st Anniv and deceased family members Nick Cotter and Eleanor Cotter Upper Purt/ Cratloe, Bridie & Sean Leahy, Bogmount and deceased family members Sunday 10am Bridget Fitzgerald and son Gerard Fitzgerald Anniv. 12noon Anne O’Connor Keating Dublin late of Main Street. Dan Cronin, Kilmanihan West, Brosna and deceased family members.  Supporting the bereaved: November is a time when we stand in solidarity with all who are bereaved and grieving the death of someone they loved. We pray for those who are broken hearted, those experiencing loneliness or emptiness, those for whom the joy has gone out of life. May the presence of Jesus, who wept with Martha and Mary on the death of their brother Lazarus, comfort those who most need it at this time. May Mary, the mother of Jesus, who stood at the foot of the cross as Jesus died for us all, give us strength in moments of sadness and grief whenever we mourn for those who have departed this earthly life and made their home with God. Bereavement Support Services . Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 485 800 Email: [email protected] Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick. Tel: 061 224 627 Email [email protected] National bereavement support services: Freephone 1800 80 70 77 available from 10am to 1pm, Anam Cara Tel: (0)1 4045378. Mobile: +353 (0)85 2888 888.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, 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. Pope Paul VI: “Eucharistic adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond”

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  On Friday next there will be a Christmas Market from 3-6pm in the Square followed by Santa’s visit at 6pm and the big switch on of new light subject to Covid regulations.   “Buy a Bow” for our Christmas tree lines on sale at all business outlets in town with some interesting prizes for Christmas.

NORTH KERRY, WEST LIMERICK: SMART VILLAGES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES – ONLINE WORKSHOP  1 “INTRODUCTION TO THE ‘SMART VILLAGES’ CONCEPT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECT CONTEXT”:  The first workshop for local communities and businesses was to take place in person, however this has been moved online. This workshop – entitled “Introduction to the ‘Smart Villages’ Concept” – will now be held online on Thursday, 25th November 2021 and is scheduled to run from 7:00-8:30 pm. To register for the event, please visit The aim of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the ‘Smart Village’ concept and how this concept will be applied to help support growth and address challenges in the North Kerry – West Limerick Region. The workshop will provide a clear, example-based explanation of the Smart Village concept as it is emerging today and will provide an overview of the goals and structure North Kerry, West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities so that attendees have a clear understanding of the ethos behind the project, what is being done and how local communities can participate.  In West Limerick the areas covered under this initiative include the Western periphery of the catchment along the Kerry border including the communities of Abbeyfeale, Tournafulla, Mountcollins, Templeglantine, Athea/Carrigkerry, Glin and Loughill/Ballyhahill, Ardagh and Shanagolden. For further information contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email [email protected].

TIDY TOWNS: Congratulations to Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns on being awarded 293 Points in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. Abbeyfeale has been awarded an increase in Points every year since 2013. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been in existence since 1958 and Ennis, was judged to be the best from a number of 847 entries to the competition this year.

Funding of €1.5 million to directly support the TidyTowns committees. In total, 1,022 TidyTowns groups across the country will be eligible to benefit from this investment.

CONCERT: Wednesday 24th November 2021 @ 8pm. Award winning Pianist, Finghín Collins  will return to St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre to perform his Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy Tour. The concert will include Bach, Gerald Barry’s, John Field’s Midi, Liszt, Bartok Chopin and Amy Beach’s Hermit Thrush at Eve.