Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

At the Knocknasna National School  book launch were: Maria Woulfe , Mary Jo O Connell, Mary Jo Healy, Cllr. Liam Galvin, Ita Barrett, Ita O' Connor, Dolores Keane, Kathleen Kennelly and Bill Quirke.
At the Knocknasna National School book launch in December were: Maria Woulfe , Mary Jo O’Connell, Mary Jo Healy, Cllr. Liam Galvin, Ita Barrett, Ita O’Connor, Dolores Keane, Kathleen Kennelly and Bill Quirke.

Knocknasna N.S. Book –  Extra Copies Available

Due to popular demand, further copies of the Knocknasna National School Book Caoga Blian ag Fás have been printed.

By: Marian Harnett

The final ten copies are available to purchase from Anne Lyons sweet shop Abbeyfeale or Scoil Naomh Pádraig – Knocknasna 087 9601506. The book contains nearly a hundred photos taken over the last fifty years at Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Knocknasna.

Jubilee Concert

What a great start to our Jubilee Year celebrations.

The success of the Finbar Wright Concert was a team effort. Thanks to the members of the pastoral council and all who helped organise the event.

We thank all who sold tickets and who donated prizes for the raffle. Your support is very much appreciated.

Thanks to all our stewards, all who supervised the car parking, sold raffle tickets, prepared the church and provided the catering.

Sincere thanks to all parishioners who attended the concert. It was a memorable night and we look forward to other events in the coming months.

Great Southern Trail Meeting

Beidh fáilte romhat on Thursday, February 15 at Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale at 8pm to meet and discuss the latest developments along the Great Southern Greenway.

Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome to a survivorship meeting in the Clayton Hotel, Cork on Thursday, February 15 at 5.30pm.  This meeting is to discuss the health concerns and long-term follow-up of survivors. For more information contact Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819.

Christmas Lights Financial Report

The Christmas Lights Committee has placed a copy of the financial report for viewing at the Library and Pia Scannell’s window on Church Street. Everyone is welcome to read it and to contact the any committee member if they have queries or concerns.

Abbeyfeale Harriers Annual Hunting Meet Card

The Abbeyfeale Harriers will begin their annual charity hunt on this Wednesday, February 14th at Lyons’ Bar, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry with a memorial meet for John O’Connor and Anthony Cronin with the Carraigshane Harriers.  Thursday, February 15, there will be a joint meet between Rooves Bridge Harriers and Rockfield Harriers at Shanahan’s Bar, Strand, Co. Limerick.

The final meet will be on Friday, February 16 at O’Connor’s Bar Knocknagoshel between Tory Harriers and Mullinavat & District Harriers.

All meets at 11am. Food kindly sponsored by publicans. Hunting is on foot and the quarry is fox. Cap €10 per meet. Please show respect to landowners and their property at all times. Enquiries: Doug McGuinness, Hon. Sec. Abbeyfeale Harriers on 087 68 29 044or Paddy O’Grady 087 62 58 933.Supported Charity The Irish Cancer Society.

Pastoral Council Meeting

There will be a meeting at the Desmond Complex of the pastoral councils in the Ide Naofa and Our Lady’s Pastoral Area on Wednesday, February 21 at 7.30pm. The focus of this meeting will be on furthering the Synod proposals in the Pastoral Plan on Team Ministry.

Transition Year Musical

The Transition Year in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef are proud to present this year’s musical Back in the Habit a comedy based on the hit musical Sister Act.

This not to be missed musical will tale place in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef on Thursday  March 1 & Friday March 2nd. Doors open at 7pm and the curtains will be drawn at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets are only €10 and can be booked at reception during school hours or by calling (068) 30631. Don’t miss this Holy show or you’ll be nun the wiser.

Hunt For A Hound

Abbeyside Players are in rehearsal for their production of Second Honeymoon which will be staged in the Glorach Theatre around Easter. The play is now fully cast with 12 local actors, fully cast that is – except they still need a drama dog.

Over the last few weeks 17 dogs have been considered for the role from shiatsu’s to bloodhounds, terriers to Kerry Blue’s and every breed in between but now, as in the best beauty contests, numbers have been reduced to just three.  ‘Wham’ from NCW who is young, energetic and cute. ‘ Dingo’ from Abbeyfeale – a handsome mongrel with great personality but an unfortunate independent streak which could cause trouble during the performances.  ‘Molly’ from Rock chapel is the third option and current favourite as she is pretty and calm – seriously overweight though!   Will ‘Wham’ learn that there is more to life than chasing pussies?  Has ‘Dingo’ the self-discipline to concentrate on a part in a play.  Will ‘Molly’ resist the dog biscuits and shed a few pounds.  A decision will be made shortly.

Nobody’s Talking To Me

This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group is a comedy by Tommy Marren. This is a hilarious play based on a couple that are 50 years married but haven’t spoken for the past 10 years! The story unfolds with a few twists and ends happily ever after. It will start its run in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 13th. and continue on February 15, 17.18,20,22, 24 and 25 next.  Doors open 7pm.  Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.

Glórach Notes

Bingo continues on Monday evenings at 8.30 pm at the Glórach Theatre, we would like to thank you for your continued support into the New Year and it has been great to see new faces as well.

Pretend Sick

Athea Drama Group will perform their new play in the Community Hall, Athea on February 15, 17,18,22,24,25.  Doors open 7pm.  Show 8pm.

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