By Marian Harnett



Two cups of patience,

One heart full of love,

Two handfuls of generosity

A dash of laughter,

One handful of understanding.

Sprinkle generously with kindness,

Add plenty of faith and mix well.

Spread over a period of time.

Serve to everyone you meet.
DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of Myra Flynn, Convent Road whose funeral took place on Monday last.  May she rest in peace.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Congratulations to Carmel Fitzgerald, N.T. Dromtrasna and her twin Brian O’Connor, Duagh who celebrated a birthday with an O. last weekend.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  The Abbeyfeale Eucharistic Adoration Committee are planning a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday, June 18. If you are interested in making this pilgrimage please contact Kathleen Kennelly or Theresa O’Connor.  Interested parishioners from Athea, Mountcollins,Tournafulla and Templeglantine are very welcome to join with us.
FATHERS’ DAY:  Sunday, June 19.
PLAQUE UNVEILING: A plaque acknowledging the pivotal role Maureen Sweeney (nee Flavin), now aged 99 played in the “D Day Landing” World War 2 will be unveiled in Knockanure village on Saturday June 18th at 2pm. All are welcome to attend the occasion. (Maureen Sweeney, forecast an impending storm from Blacksod station in 1944 which changed the timing of the D-Day landings and ultimately secured victory for the Allies.Aidan Lonergan- June 06, 2019).  Maureen Sweeney may look like your ordinary pensioner, but this retired Irish postmistress played an extraordinary role in the timing of the D-Day landings 75 years ago – saving the lives of thousands of Allied troops in the process.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee say “In our town, we believe in Christmas.  With this in mind, we started 5 years ago to provide new lighting.  Every year we work very hard with volunteers to fundraise so that we can add to our stock.  We need to raise a lot of money to finish our task “  Log onto I donate and you can enter a raffle for two Garth Brooks tickets for his concert in September with all monies going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights committee


LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL:  The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.  My late father in law Willie, Maurice and I went back after it opened because he remembered summer outings as a child to Ballybunion and trips on the monorail and he was delighted to get a spin and talk about having to balance the load and pony and traps racing the train.

SCEILG MHICHÍL: The Unesco site reopened on May 14.  The landing boat tour departs daily between 8.30 – 9.30am from Portmagee and costs approximately €140. A non landing boat tour also leaves from Portmagee every day and costs approximately €50.

WRITERS WEEK BOOK LAUNCH:   Ballylongford native Mary Sweeney née Kennelly a niece of the late Brendan Kennelly has written a book called “Into the Grey” which explains the emotional strains when caring for a loved one with Dementia which  is available in all good bookshops.

AIB COMMUNITY FUND: AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022.