Security Cameras for Abbeyfeale’s Main Street and The Square

Princess Cristina Belgiojoso (1808 – 1871) – a notable visitor to Abbeyfeale in days of yore and the present day Plaque for a Princess in Abbeyfeale.
Princess Cristina Belgiojoso (1808 – 1871) – a notable visitor to Abbeyfeale in days of yore and the present day Plaque for a Princess in Abbeyfeale.

 Heritage Plaques

A number of plaques were erected on Friday, July 14th around The Square in Abbeyfeale and their impact was almost immediate.

On Sunday an Italian couple stopped to stretch their legs while passing through and were amazed when they saw the plaque detailing the visit of Princess Cristina Belgiojoso to Batt Harnett’s which in times past was Leahy’s Inn.

They got talking to the man who applied for the grant for the plaques – the chairman of ACC and told him that they couldn’t believe their eyes as their daughter who is a teacher had done her thesis on the Princess and they were now ringing her to tell her that the Princess had been in Abbeyfeale in the dim and distant past.

CCTV for Main Street and The Square

Following a meeting on Wednesday, July 19 with officials from Limerick City and County Council, we are pleased to announce that Abbeyfeale is now included in a county-wide pilot scheme which will see four CCTV cameras installed along the Main Street and The Square. Work is scheduled to start before the end of the year.

Sale Of Produce From Parish Community Garden

We will sell whatever is ready to harvest as well as jams, cakes, breads and scones on Sunday, July 30 outside the church after the 9.30am and 12 noon Masses and donate the proceeds to Trocaire.

Abbeyfeale Produces Another Winner

Well done to Gavin Dillon Power Lifter who competed at the International Powerlifting Federation – IPF in South Africa recently. He’s a son of Patricia and Bernie Dillon and Bridie Cotter Weir’s grandson from Collins Park. His grandfather Joe is a blow in from Offaly but we won’t hold that against him!

Pool Tournament in Duagh

A pool tournament will take place at The Elm Bar, Duagh over the weekend of August 5/6.  It is a fundraiser for Karla Stack who has Lyme disease.  It will start at 8pm, entry fee €10 per player with €100 for the winner.  A raffle will also be held.

80s Night At Fr. Casey’s

Put it in the diary.  A back to the 80’s Disco will take place as a fundraiser for facilities development at Fr. Casey’s GAA clubhouse on Saturday, August 12 beginning 9.30ish.  Leg Warmers are optional, mini skirts are a given , glitter and glam, velour, big earrings and spandex can be resurrected if you want to win a prize for your get up.  Finger food will be served and there will be loads of spot prizes.

Summer Time Is Competition Time

The Tidy Towns committee in conjunction with Abbeyfeale Community Council are running a competition this June and July for Best Shop Front and Most Improved Shop Front.  Trophies have been sponsored by Fitall/Sigma Signs and Sheehys Hardware.  There will be a voucher for the overall winner in each category sponsored by Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns with the winners

Kellogg’s Cúl Camp

Calling all 6-13 year olds again this year for the Kellogg’s sponsored GAA Cúl Camp which is taking place at Fr. Casey’s GAA Club in Abbeyfeale on August 14-18.  Bookings are done on-line, just google Cúl Camp and follow instructions thereafter.

Free Computer And Internet Training Course

Digital Skills for Citizens computer and internet training at Abbeyfeale library beginning on Friday, July 21 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. The course will run every Friday for five weeks and it aims to give beginners the confidence and skills required to benefit from the internet. The course will cover internet security, emails, search engines and websites, accessing government services, conducting everyday transactions, shopping, banking and security, and voice and video calls online. Digital Skills is free to all participants and beginners are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablet PCs if available. Call Iolar Training on 089 420 7708 for more information or to book a place.

Cinema Nights At The Glorach

Next cinema night is August 2nd when Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will be the classic film offering.   Reserve your seat on 087 1383940.

Croagh Patrick

Reek Sunday takes place on the last Sunday in July each year. In 2017 Reek Sunday takes place on Sunday July 30.  Please note that there are changes in the Mass times this year, with Masses being celebrated on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are travelling, please note the following:  All pilgrims should heed the instructions of the Mountain Rescue Teams, Order of Malta and An Gárda Síochána at all times.Pilgrims should follow the instructions and guidelines issued by Mayo Mountain Rescue

Charity Céilí

A Charity Ceili is being held in Knockaderry Resource Centre on August 11 at 9.30pm.  Music is by the Striolan Ceili band. A raffle will be held with spot prizes galore. Tea will also be served. All profits will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society.  Contact Teresa 0879427259 or Deirdre on 0861630201. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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 every 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

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.

Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week will take place this year from July 24- 28. The campaign will focus on a different risk each day. Farmers will be encouraged to take some time during the week to assess the safety of routine tasks. The message for Farm Safety Week is that farm safety is a lifestyle not a slogan.

Graveyard Clean

Reilig Ide Naofa Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday, August 17 at 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.

SVP Opening Hours

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


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