By Marian Harnett

PROLOGUE: “Make peace, create peace, be an example of peace in this world.”  Pope Francis.

DEATH: We offer our sincere sympathy to Mary C and family on the death of Jeremiah McCarthy, Knockbrack.  May he rest in peace.  We also offer our sympathy to Martin and Mary(Harnett, Knockbrack)  O’Mahony,  Ballyvourney on the death of Martin’s mother Mary O’ Mahony.  May she rest in peace.

TURN THE GREENWAY YELLOW ON SATURDAY MARCH 26:  We all know someone who is or has been affected by cancer so a unique fundraiser plans to  turn the Greenway yellow from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale and make lots of money along the way!

So dress in yellow, wear yellow ribbons, paint your face yellow, dress your dog in yellow, or even be a daffodil and let’s do this! The event starts 12 noon at the Rathkeale Greenway car park. You may walk as much or as little as you like. There will be a bucket for donations, music by Conor O’Shaughnessy  and snaps taken by Eamon Doody along the way!

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB:  The club reopens in Philip’s, The Ramble Inn, on Friday, April 1 at 8pm.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC:  On Friday, March 4th and on every second of Friday of the month thereafter (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm.  The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDP.

A CHANCE TO WIN TWO GARTH BROOKS CONCERT TICKETS:  PRO of the Christmas Lights committee Wioleta Kelly has been in touch:  Hi, I’m Wioleta and I’m messaging you on behalf of the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights Committee. We have a raffle where you are in with a chance to win  2 tickets for the Garth Brooks concert this September. All money from the raffle will go towards buying more lights for our town.  Here is a link to our Facebook page

GLÓRACH NEWS: Bingo every Monday evening at 8pm.

CLOCKS SPRING FORWARD ON SUNDAY, MARCH 27 which is also Mother’s Day.

MAINISTER NA FÉILE COFFEE MORNING: Abbeyfeale ICA will be hosting a Coffee Morning at Leen’s Hotel on Wednesday, March 23 from 10-12.30pm in aid of Ukraine. All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Red Cross. Your support will be most welcome. Ni neart go chur le céile.

ABBEYSIDE PLAYERS:  Abbeyside Players under Director Merce Hobson are pleased to present ‘The Righteous Are Bold’ in The Glórach Theatre. March 31st and April 1,2,3,7,8,9.

CHOIR OF SIAMSA TÍRE: will sing at the 11.30 Mass on Sunday next, March 27 in Listowel.   They will sing “Aifreann na nDaoine” by Fr Pat Ahern, and pieces by Irish composers John Jones and Ronan McDonagh. The choir was founded by Fr Pat Ahern in St. John’s Church Tralee in 1957.

JOBS ON LOUGH DERG: A number of Seasonal employment opportunities at Lough Derg for this summer. Application Forms are available: or contact us on +353 7198 61518 / email [email protected].

FUNDRAISING CONCERT IN KILLARNEY:  The Moriarity School of Music & Dance are hosting a concert in aid of Ukraine which will take place on Saturday, April 2  in the Killarney Avenue Hotel commencing at 8pm. Fear an Tí for the night will be none other than the legendary Seán Ó Sé.  Performers include Patrick O’Sullivan, his son Conor, Elle Marie
O‘Dwyer, Alan Finn and friends, Conor Moriarty and the Kilcummin Set and Irish Dancers. Tickets are €20 per head & are on sale at the Killarney Avenue Hotel on 064 6632522.  Raffle on the night.

VINTAGE RUN: Knockdown Vintage Club Annual Charity Vintage Run on Sunday, March 27. This year the proceeds are in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance. Registration for Vintage will commence at 12 noon at the Knockdown Arms. The Vintage Runs begins at 1pm. Big Maggie & Billy will provide the entertainment.

CANCER SUPPORT: Daffodil day takes place on March 25th.  Collections will take place outside Tesco and Super Valu.

WALK: Welcome to Wild Work in West Limerick!  The Knights Walk in Glin has been chosen as a location “Would you like to explore biodiversity in the Irish landscape. Our trainers will bring you into nature to experience West Limerick wild spaces first-hand. Here you can learn through seeing, touching and interacting with the natural world. With our approach, your outdoor learning will be supported by online interactive learning and tailored virtual reality experiences, to ensure a fun and fulfilling programme.” Open to all ages.  Fill out the application on the link below.  Knights Walk Glin. Every second Saturday in Glin starting 14th May – 23rd July 2-4 pm, limited spaces –

SIVE: The Lartigue Theatre Company new production of John B. Keane’s Sive at St. John’s from April 7-12.

RING OF KERRY CYCLE:  It’s back – the Ring of Kerry Cycle and will take place on Saturday, July 2.

LOUGH DERG:  Sunday 1st May this year’s Pilgrimage season opens with a full Pilgrimage programme and booking is now live on our website!  This includes the One Day Retreats, the Three Day Pilgrimage from 1st June – 15th August and the new Pilgrimage experience along the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASS:  Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse every Tuesday from 8.30 – 10.30pm.. Further information from 087 7206449.  Timmy Woulfe has resumed classes in Moyvane Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm.

HOT DESK:  WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is now open for Business. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

CITIZENS ADVICE:  They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email n[email protected]