By Marian Harnett

FUNDRAISING DANCE FOR MILFORD HOSPICE AT THE WOODLANDS: Music by the Micheal Collins Band with early dancing to Mossies Country Roadshow from  8pm and band on stage from 9.30pm -11.30pm.  Admission €15.

OSKARS:  The Oskars will be taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, October 21. This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020.

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS: Voluntary service Community First Responders. Provide a quick response to certain types of emergency callouts. The North East Kerry CFR Group covers, Abbeyfeale, Glin, Athea, Duagh, Knockanure, and Listowel, Parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping contact 087 6863 726.

GRAVEYARD MASS:  Mass will be celebrated in Relig Ide Naofa  on Thursday 14th July at 7.00pm.All are welcome.

GLÓRACH BINGO: The signs on the approach roads to Abbeyfeale seem to have done the trick with large crowds attending our indoor Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.

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

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

DAY CARE CENTRE:  Now open to visitors every Tuesday.  Contact Jane on 068 51850.

NEW MABS OUTREACH CLINIC:  On the second of Friday of each month (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 GDPR.

MEALS ON WHEELS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ST. ITA’S DAY CARE CENTRE:  Meals on Wheels are available from the Centre – to book a delivery ring 068 51850.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contacts Fr. Tony.  Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, complimentary group insurance cost €789.  Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

ARTS: Ballybunion Arts Festival is now taking submissions for both of these competitions- The Shahidah Janjua Poetry Competition (English) and Chomórtas Filíochta ‘An Trá’ (Irish). Closing Date Friday, July 8. More details (

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month so in July it will be held on Tuesday 19.

BUS TO KNOCK:  The following trips to Knock are taking place:  On Sunday July 24 to mark Grandparents Day.  Then on the weekend of Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel.  Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

BIKE HIRE:   Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

SUMMER CAMPS AT ST JOHN’S LISTOWEL: Youth Theatre Summer Camps, Monday 18th, Fri. 22nd, Mon 25th, and Fri 29th, contact Jo at 087 610 4224.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, July 31st at Croagh Patrick.  Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

CHURCH NEWS:   Fr. Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr. Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr. Denis Mullane 087/26219.  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.  Confessions every Saturday evening at 6pm. To book a Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 068 51915.  Intentions: Wednesday 10am:   Noel Lynch, Railway Road.  Thursday 10am Norbert Henn & deceased members of the Farmers

Friday 10am  James & John Bennis & Catherine Ahern
Mass Intentions for Next Weekend:  Saturday 6.30pm Nora, Patrick & Kathleen Quirke, Ballaugh.  Sunday 10.00am John & Daisy Fealy, Knockbrack, 2nd Anniversary.
Nell & Francie Healy & deceased family members.  12 noon Hugh Collins, Banard.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 8pm every Friday.

ORCHARD FOSTERING: Ireland is experiencing a shortage of foster carers, and we need your help. If you would like to help support a child or young person in need, contact Orchard Fostering today on(021) 2038332 or visit

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with a full programme, daily of catechesis, prayer, daily Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, Angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet:

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 [email protected]