Celebrating the arrival of spring the concert at the Glórach on this Friday night, March 31 will feature a mélange of acts.
Those on the bill include: the harmonious local group, The Lost Souls; the soulful jazz duo The Mysterious Mr. Valentine and the sweet songs of Philip Enright.
By Marian Harnett
Add in Bella Ciao with their powerful ballads, Dinny Keogh with his mix of songs and the radical compositions of Stephen Wall and you can be guaranteed a brilliant night of entertainment. Doors open 7 pm, curtains up at 8 pm.
Check out the window in The Square, which local artist Evelyn Murphy has decorated, for more information. Tickets at €10 can be booked at 087 13 83 940 and are going fast so book your seat asap.
Saturday Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market
The new monthly sale in aid of West Limerick Community Radio takes place on Saturday, April 1 at the Community Centre, Newcastlewest. Further information 069 66200.
Abbey Heritage at St. Ita’s
The local training initative based at St. Ita’s Hall offers second chance education to early school leavers and this year their ‘Fresh Start’ programme is offering three Major Awards :QQI Level 4 Retail Skills QQI Level 4: Information and Communication Technology, and QQI Level 4 Pathway to Employment. Contact Claire from Monday to Friday on: 068 51790 / 087 42 12 459 for further information.
Rambling House for Butterfly Club
Benny Thade McCarthy’s next rambling house will take place on Monday, April 3rd. at Fr .Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale.
Doors will open at 8.30pm and the show will begin at 9pm. All story tellers, singers, musicians and dancers welcome to attend.
This is a charity night for the Butterfly Club in Rathkeale – which now has a Saturday Club branch in Abbeyfeale.
The Butterfly Club is a voluntary run social club for children and young adults with special needs. The aim of the club is to provide leisure activities in a safe fun filled environment whilst providing respite for parents/guardians.
Epilepsy Workshop At Tech
A workshop on Epilepsy will be held in the Further Education and Training Centre on Wednesday April 5 from 7 – 9pm. The workshop is free to those living and working with children in the West Limerick Area. The workshop is suitable for Parents, Creche and Pre-school Staff, Healthcare workers Teachers and SNA’S & concerned family members. Early booking is essential West Limerick Resources 068 31198.
Collection For World Meeting Of Families
Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held next weekend April 1st and 2nd. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated.
Best Wishes to Buddy and Brenda
Congratulations to Abbeyfeale Community Alert Committee members, Buddy and Brenda Barry who celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary on Saturday.
The couple celebrated by renewing their marriage vows with mass at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale at 3pm.
Then they heading off to The Devon Inn for a celebratory dinner where they were joined by up to 40 family members and friends from both Abbeyfeale and from Buddy’s native town, Castleisland.
We wish them both continued blessings and many more years of wedded bliss.
Abbey Heritage at St. Ita’s
The local training initative based at St. Ita’s Hall offers second chance education to early school leavers and this year their ‘Fresh Start’ programme is offering three Major Awards :QQI Level 4 Retail Skills QQI Level 4: Information and Communication Technology, and QQI Level 4 Pathway to Employment. Contact Claire Monday-Friday on: 068 51790 /087 421 2459 for further information.
The second annual charity ceili in aid of Down Syndrome Limerick is due to take place in the Rathkeale House Hotel on Friday March 31with music by Mountain Road. It was a great night last year with a mix of sets, two hands and other dances, something for everyone. Admission €10.
Meenkilly Card Game
Last week’s card game was in aid of the Men’s Shed, Abbeyfeale. The winners on the night were Paddy Sheehan, Seán O Connor and Gobnait Scannell. Runners-up were Mossie Gleeson, Tom Nelligan and Maurice Collins. Table Prize: J.J. Lenihan, Betty Curtin and Ann Cahill. Door Prizes: Maureen Roche and Marian Quirke. Raffle Tickets: Kathleen Lenihan, Donal O Connor, Liam O Connor, Eileen Finnegan, Dixie Quirke, Marian Quirke.The card game comtinues for a few more Tuesday nights commencing at 9.15 sharp.
Dog Warden Visits Abbeyfeale
Limerick City and County Council wishes to announce that its Dog Wardens are commencing a programme of inspections of dog licenses throughout Athea, Abbeyfeale and Carrigkerry over the coming weeks. Dog owners will be required, on request, to produce a dog licence for their dog.
Good Friday Clean Up
The clean-up, will take place again this year on Good Friday, April 14. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 061496200.
Fleadh By The Feale
This year Abbeyfeale will celebrate the twenty-third Fleadh by the Feale traditional music festival, which takes place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1. We are delighted to announce that the headline act for this year’s “Celebrity Concert”, is one of Ireland’s finest traditional ambassadors, the maestro fiddle player “Frankie Gavin & De Dannan”. This band has toured Ireland extensively and Countries world-wide exciting their audiences with their energetic style of playing. This is a concert not to be missed. It will take place on Sunday, April 30 commencing at 8 pm in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, support will be provided by the talented music students attending the College. Tickets will be on sale from Slice of Life 068-32655, Abbey Tiles 068-31661 and Celine McNally 087 76 97 672.
Afternoon Tea Dancing
The Wednesday Club – a women’s group based in Abbeyfeale – are hosting an Afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, April 9 from 3- 6 pm with dancing to Paddy Qulligan. All funds will go to the Air Ambulance service. The Air Ambulance service is based at Cork Airport and can reach any part of Munster within 30 minutes or less. It will cost €2,000,000 to run annually. Tickets are now on sale from committee members including Mary McArthur and Madeline O’Connor 087 97 07 989.
West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the FoodCloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. FoodCloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. To enable the roll out of FoodCloud WLR would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. To find out more please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources 069 66293 or email email@example.com
West Limerick Toastmasters
It’s competition time at West Limerick Toastmasters and the meeting of March 29 will be the regional contest. The three local clubs Killarney, Tralee and Newcastle West will compete to go forward to the district finals next month. Further information 087 79 72 855. Every one welcome on this special night.
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