By Marian Harnett

DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to the family of Eileen Cahill, Dromtrasna Collins whose funeral took place on Saturday. May she rest in peace. We also offer sincere sympathies to the family of Michael Flaherty, Mountmahon..May he rest in peace.

PUBLIC PRESENTATION:  West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a Public Presentation by Psychologist Dr. David Coleman on Maintaining Communication with children and teenagers. It takes place at the Ballroom of the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Tuesday, October 11 with doors open from 7.30pm. Booking not necessary and admission is free.  All are welcome, there’s a saying that every day is a school day and this could be yours so don’t miss out.

OSKARS:  The launch of the Oskars  will be taking place in Steve Smith’s Ploughman Bar in the Square on Wednesday, October 5 at 8.30pm, Steve played a starring role as the Sherrif in the film Misery.  This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020 to Friday, October 21, 2022.   All previously purchased tickets will be honoured and if you were involved in the filming contact your producer.  This will be a real Oscar moment (as in Holywood!)  for the people who took part in the various films with presentations to those deemed to be the best actor, best comedian etc. etc. so start thinking about making your hair and beauty appointments and not forgetting limo reservations because this is your night to shine. 

YOUTH CLUBS 2022:  A message from Noreen Cullinane to all parents of young people in Abbeyfeale.  “We are hoping to get youth clubs back up and running in the coming weeks and months after the long break due to covid. We are calling on all parents/guardians of current first/second/third year students or previous youth club members who are now over the age of 18 who would be willing to give a helping hand weekly for an hour and a half at our youth clubs. We need the help of you, the parent/guardian so the youth clubs can go ahead and allow the youths to meet their friends in a safe, supervised facility. If anyone is willing to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me Noreen Cullinane on Messenger or privately on 087 2353306. “

FREE: Musical, dance and poetry performances at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West  each Sunday evening at 6pm during the month of October, For more phone 069-77408.

GLÓRACH NEWS: They came from Offaly, Cork, Derry and from the Cavan/ Meath border and were highly entertained last Friday by Andy Martyn, John Carty, Gino Lupari and Matt Griffen the four musicians who are currently on an All Ireland tour.  Of course we all knew Gino Lupari who was a founding member of Four Men and a Dog  with our own Donal Murphy and who has played at manys the session and concert here in Abbeyfeale.  I had forgotten he had such a wonderful voice, so good in fact that when he sang Nancy Spain I was transported  to the land  of Nod and was only awoken by the rapturous round of applause he received.  It was a wonderful night and will go down in the annals of the Glórach.  Bingo at the Glórach, every Monday night starting at 8 pm.  There are exciting plans for Glórach over the winter but it will need the support of all of us to keep it open, fair dues to the Bingo players whose constant attendance every Monday night helps to keep the cash flowing.

SINGING CLUB: The West Limerick Singing Club meet on the first Friday of the month at Philip Enrights, Church St. from 9pm and so, this is the week that it’s on.  Everyone welcome.

SET DANCING with Timmy Woulfe Monday night sat 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, newcomers especially catered for.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2022:  The Dromtrasna Challenge will take place on Saturday, October 22 in aid of Milford Care Centre.Register for the 2k Kids run, 4 k walk 5k and 10k chip times runs at Your support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated

CD ON SALE FOR ST. ITA’S:   A CD in aid of St Ita’s Hospital now available; 15 songs on the CD all from local artists. The artists include Siobhán Doody, Theresa Doyle McMahon,  Michael Enright, Brian Hartnett, Emmet Scanlon, Michael Nash Fr. Tim Curtin,  Canon Tony Mullins, Fr. Liam Enright.  The songs include Paper Roses, Whispering Hope, You Raised Me Up,  The Old Rugged Cross,  Golden Rose,  Some Enchanted Evening,  Panis Angelicas,  Softly and Tenderly, South Of The Border,  The Dying Rebel,  I Fall To Pieces,  The Rose,  Bendemeer ‘s Stream,  Crazy, and White Rose Of Athens.

WELL DONE TODDY: Congratulations to Toddy McMahon and staff, Convent St., who won a Bronze medal for Whiskey Ribs at Dingle Food Fair. Toddy, already noted for his award winning Black pudding, is a community activist who will be starring in the Oskars on October 21 in the Devon Inn and will be worth checking out in the Christmas Calendar this year. All I can tell you about that is that he won’t be wearing his butcher’s apron.

CLASSES IN THE TECH:  The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check out our website or call us on 06831198.

GARY MCMAHON SINGING W/E: The Gary McMahon Singing Weekend will take place in Abbeyfeale from October 14 -16.

Newcastle West Film Club An Cailin Ciuin (The Quiet Girl).  In rural Ireland 1981 a quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer.  She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one. Presented in association with “The 23rd “Eigse Michael Hartnett Literary Festival”.  This Friday 7th October 8pm. in the Desmond Complext Taille €8.  Great nights entertainment.   For further
information: phone 087 6877970; email [email protected]