Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

The Quiet Man - at the Glórach on Wednesday night.
The Quiet Man – at the Glórach on Wednesday night at 8pm.

Wednesday Film Night At The Glórach

John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara star in The Quiet Man on Wednesday, July 5 at 8pm. Reserve your seat on 087 13 83 940.

By Marian Harnett

Upcoming classic movies to watch out for include: Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on Wednesday, August 2nd

Citizen Kane starring Orson Welles and Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

Bank Of Ireland Branch Will Be Self Service

There will no cash services offered in the Branch from August 16.  Self-service banking and financial advice will be on offer each week day.

If you need coin, cash exchange or foreign exchange you will have to go to a neighbouring branch ie Newcastlewest or Listowel between 10am -12.30pm or to Tralee or Killarney for service from 10am – 4pm. Foreign exchange is available at the Post Office and the Credit Union.

Glórach News

There are plans to hold a Musical Theatre Summer Camp with Jo Jordan of Theatrix Theatre School August 21-25 from 11am – 1pm.  Places are limited so book today on 087 6104224.  The Cinema Club launched their Summer Matinee Season with a very successful screening of The Lion King on Sunday last, thereafter matinees will take place every second Sunday with The Jungle Book screening on Sunday, July 9 at 2.30pm.

The More Money That’s In The More You Win

West Limerick 102fm will be holding a fundraising 50/50 Draw with the raffle taking place weekly live on air in the West Limerick 102fm studios.

Each week the pot from the sale of the raffle tickets will be divided equally between the person whose ticket is drawn and the station.

Tickets only €2 each on sale now in local shops and West Limerick 102fm offices, Pat O’Donovan offices, North Quay, Newcastle West, Ann Lyons Abbeyfeale and Beauty Bliss Rathkeale.

Call us on 069 66200 for further information.  Our winner this week was Martin Sutcliffe Templeglantine who received €332.

Launch Of New CD

Donie Lyons, singer and musician has a CD on sale in Ann Lyons, Main St. The official launch will take place in Abbeyfeale in the autumn.

Seisiún In Templeglantine

All those in the locality who enjoy a good night of Irish traditional entertainment will welcome the return of the weekly Comhaltas Seisiún show at the Devon Inn on this Thursday night at 8.30pm.

The show consists of top quality music, song, dance and story provided by a talented group of artistes, many of whom have won All Ireland honours.

The traditional show is aimed at both locals and visitors and is very enjoyable.

Towards the end of the programme of entertainment there is an informal segment where members of the audience may perform if they so wish.

St. Ita’s Faith Camp

Registration for Faith Camp is taking place in St. Mary’s Boys’ School on Tuesday, July 18 from 7- 8pm and on Wednesday, July 19 from 8-9pm.  The annual St. Ita’s Faith Camp takes place from Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 2017.  Confirmation children especially welcome. We are asking families to host our visiting volunteers this year. We need bed and breakfast accommodation for the volunteers who come from afar – all other meals will be supplied at the School.  We are very grateful for your generosity.  We welcome any person who is 15 years or over to volunteer for the camp as much help is needed during our 4 days.  Contact Martina 087 2788834 or Lorraine 086 3765751.

Limerick Social Services Collection

The Limerick Social Service wish to thank you for your generosity towards the recent counselling collection which amounted to €625 . Counselling is available in Abbeyfeale Tel 061 314213 for an appointment.

West Limerick Heritage Network

The monthly meeting of West Limerick Heritage Network takes place on Wednesday, July 5 at Newcastle West Community Centre @ 7 .30 pm. All members encouraged to attend. Members are requested to submit, in writing, Places of Interest / Heritage etc in their own locality which they want included for discussion in the forthcoming agenda. This is an important  meeting. It is in everyone’s interest to attend. Please take note of change of venue.

Graveyard Clean

Reilig Ide Naofa Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday, August 17 @ 7.30pm. Clean up takes place every Tuesday,  if you are available some evening please call, all help is greatly appreciated as the graveyard is quite large and needs constant weeding. So come along and join the group. All are welcome.

 First Aid Course

A First Aid course will take place on Saturday, July 8 from 12 noon to 4pm in Rathkeale Community Centre covering all aspects of First Aid including CPR.  €20 per person with all proceeds going to WL102fm.  Further information 069 66200.

Summer Days In Newcastle West

Sharon Noonan, presenter of the Best Possible Taste radio show and podcast on WL102fm, has put together a very interesting (and tasty!) walking food tour of Newcastle West.   The next date for her tour is the Thursday, July 20. Bespoke tours are available on request.

 Sharon can be contacted directly on M: +353 (0) 87 099 5741  or

Abbeyfeale Taking Part In Heritage Day August 27

A Park, a Monk, an Earl and a Princess is an intriguing look at Abbeyfeale’s Natural Heritage of today as well as having a look into the past and those who walked our streets 200-800 years ago.   Starting at Abbeyfeale Town Park, August 27th at  2pm sharp.

Summer Camps 2017

West Limerick Resources summer camps are open to children aged six to 12 years.  Participants must have completed senior infants.

Activities include Sports, Games, Dance, Arts and Crafts.  All camps are free of charge and healthy snacks and drinks are also provided.

Priority is given to children of people in receipt of Social Welfare. Abbeyfeale Camp on July 5th. and 6th. from 10am – 2:30pm.  All children must be pre-registered.  Please contact Niamh, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 4477338 or Mary on 087 9382883 for details.

 SVP Opening Hours

The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 10am and 4pm. Further information 087 1213560.

Training In Use Of Defibrillator

It is planned to train up a group of people in the use of defibrillators.  If you would be willing to receive the training please email with your details and contact number to

Singing Night In Philip Enright’s

The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

Abbeyfeale Community Alert

A waiting list will operate for the Summer Outing on July 26 as the bus is fully booked at the moment.

All those who booked seats are asked to pay joint treasurer, Kathleen Collins, Convent Street at their earliest convenience.

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