President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

President Donald Trump has been invited to watch 'Finding Dory' at the Glorach Cinema - if he's around at the time of screening on August 20th.
President Donald Trump has been invited to watch ‘Finding Dory’ at the Glorach Cinema – if he’s around at the time of the screening on August 20th.

Glórach takes a lead from President Trump

The Glórach committee has invited President Donald Trump to attend its special screening of Finding Dory at 2.30pm on Sunday August 20th.

If he happens to be nearby at his golf club in Co. Clare and can attend – he’s welcome. No Fake News here.

During his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, his hosts put on a traditional, male-only, sword dance in his honour; it has been reported that President Trump participated in the dance. Not to be outdone, Glórach, as a salute to his Scottish ancestry, will host a competition of Tossing the Caber in which he can, also, participate. Mr President: Céad Míle Fáilte to Glórach.

Although it has already grossed US$1,071,000,000 at the box office, which makes it the fourth highest grossing animated film of all time, its distributors won’t be holding their breath for their share of the Glórach door-take.

To book call 087 1 38 39 40 or just turn up on the day.  For Information call John Nelligan 087 65 58 649.

Glórach Cinema will be hoping for a bumper turnout as it needs your support and patronage to maintain its Summer Season of Matinee Magic.

Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Dory, as voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so, sets out on an epic voyage to find the parents from whom she became separated as a child.

Good Luck to Shauna Finn (left) with Mai Quinlivan and Amy O'Connor who are representing Abbeyfeale in the Community Games Finals in Abbotstown.
Good Luck to Shauna Finn (left) with Mai Quinlivan and Amy O’Connor who are representing Abbeyfeale in the Community Games Finals in Abbotstown.

Best Wishes to Shauna, Mai and Amy in Games Finals

Abbeyfeale has three competitors in the National Community Games Finals in Abbotstown next weekend. Shauna Finn, Mai Quinlivan and Amy O’Connor

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish them the very best of luck in their various disciplines.

We look forward to the celebrations when they come home.

Abbey Classic Charity Cycle

A fundraising 60 k/110k cycle for Abbeyfeale Day Care Centre and Mid Western Cancer Foundation will leave from Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, August 20 at 10am.  Registration at 8.30am.

Pilgrimage To Knock For Novena

Thursday, August 17.  Fare is €20.  A bus will travel and leave the The Square Listowel at 7am, The Church Bus Stop, Abbeyfeale at 7.20am and The Bus Stop NewcastleWest at 7.35am.  Book your seat on 087 39 66 399 from 9-6pm.

Graveyard Clean-Up

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.

Heritage Week In Abbeyfeale

‘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. Sunday August 27 at 2 pm sharp! Meet and Greet at Town Park.  2.15 Depart on Bus. 2.30 Arrive at Old Railway Station – Talk on Old Railway Station – Talk on Purt Castle / Earl of Desmond – Q & A. 3.15 Depart on Bus. 3.30 Arrive in Square – Talk on Old Abbey / Thatched Chapel / Fr Casey – Talk on Leahy’s Inn / Daniel OConnell / Princess Belgiojoso – Q & A .  4.15 Depart on Bus.  4.30 Arrive in Town Park – Talk on Town Park – Talk on Ellis Estate – Q & A .5.15 Refreshments.

Launch Of World Meeting Of Families Programme In Knock

Families representing each diocese will travel to Knock for this special day on Monday, August 21.

A newly commissioned Icon of the Holy Family will be unveiled and anointed in the Basilica following which, the Icon will travel to each diocese around the country as part of the WMOF2018 celebrations.  Would you and your family like to join us on pilgrimage to Knock for this special day?

Please let us know immediately – if we have enough interest, we will organise a bus! Call us on 061 315856 if you are interested -. It is also hoped to have a special ‘Witness Walk’ at 7pm, prior to the Novena evening Mass. This is to remember the witnesses and follows a route around the village and Shrine grounds followed by a special blessing in the Apparition Chapel. Very Rev Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin will highlight family life with ‘When Plates Fly! Pope Francis on the joys and challenges of family life’ and workshops will be facilitated by Fr Timothy Bartlett on how to make technology more family friendly.

Free Computer And Internet Training Course

Digital Skills for Citizens computer and internet training at Abbeyfeale library began recently and the course will run every Friday for five weeks.  It will then start up again and hopefully, if enough people show interest, will run continuously.  It aims to give beginners the confidence and skills required to benefit from the internet so farmers who need to register with the Dept. of Agr should be doing this, elderly people who are not used to banking on line will find this useful when our local branch stops providing counter services and as there will be only 8 people on each course you will get plenty of one to one help.   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.

Self Employment Supports

If you are considering Self Employment and would like to know more about the process involved you should contact our Enterprise Officer Brenda Heath. We are currently rolling out a series of FREE Enterprise Training Workshops for all those considering this route including workshops on Steps to starting your Business, Book-keeping, Marketing and Health & Safety. If you wish to find out more please contact Brenda Heath at West Limerick Resources on 069 66297 /  or our support Worker Dee Collins on 069 62222 /

Training Opportunities

If you’ve experienced a personal setback, long-term illness, have a disability or are an early school leaver one of National Learning Network’s full-time Courses will give you the confidence to open up new opportunities for further training or employment.

If you wish to pursue a career in I.T./Admin we currently have vacancies on our I.T. Office Skills Programme which is suitable for beginners or those wishing to advance their current skills. Nationally recognised awards available on completion of programme. To find out more: ring Val or Trish at 061 22 97 77, email or visit our stand at the Department of Social Protection in Newcastle West on Tuesday or Wednesday next.

Seisiún In Templeglantine

The summer is nearly gone and there’s only two more nights left 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.

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

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