The News of Interest from Abbeyfeale and District

Bean a tí, Máire Begley-Ó Sé chats to singer Seán Keane before his concert at An Tínteán Ceoil at Loisnagroí in 2002. ©Photograph: John Reidy 10/1/2002

Breaking News

Sean Keane, singer and musician, known for his distinctive sean-nós style will be in concert at the Glórach Theatre in Abbeyfeale on Friday, May 4th.

Tickets at €25 must be pre-booked and pre-paid as demand is huge. Contact 087 1383940 for further information.

Second Honeymoon on Tour

Due to public demand, we are going on the road and taking Second Honeymoon to pastures new – Molly’s (our celebrity canine!) local stage in the Rock.  Tickets are now on sale for our final show in Rockchapel Community Centre on Saturday, 21st April.

The show begins at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. They can be booked by texting/calling 087 – 6818113. Booking is advisable.

At the Glórach for the Greenways presentetion were, from left: Damien Ó Tuama, Dublin,; David Judd, Swansea, Greenway expert; Seán Thornton, Lixnaw; Kathleen Leddin, Limerick; Michael Guerin, Listowel, GST North Kerry Convenor; Róisín Ní Ghaorbhith, Clare; John Grimshaw, Bristol; Liam O’Mahony, Newcastle West, Cathaoirleach GST and Brian Leddin, Limerick Cycling Campaign.

Large Attendance for Glórach Greenways Presentation

On Friday last there was a large attendance at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale for the presentation by Greenways expert John Grimshaw from Bristol.

Thirty years ago he carried out the initial study recommending the conversion into a Greenway of the former railway from Ballingrane near Rathkeale to Tralee.

This was his first time cycling the Great Southern Trail and he was accompanied by three fellow experts on their tour of several Irish Greenways.

His illustrated talk in Abbeyfeale which was organised by the Great Southern Trail Ltd. attracted an audience from near and far.

AfternoonTea Dance

Afternoon Tea Dance with Mike Condon at Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, April 22nd. Dancing 3-6 Admission €5. Raffle.

Tidy Towns Meeting

Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns will hold a meeting at Leen’s Hotel on Thursday, April 19th. at 7pm.

We are looking for volunteers to give a little of their time to help us this summer, either on the ground or behind the scenes. So if you have a little time to spare please come to the meeting as all help would be greatly appreciated.

Spring Garden Event

An event for garden enthusiasts and plant lovers at Sheehy’s Hardware April 14/15.  Bring and buy/swop stands, garden and spring related stands.  Further information Betty 087 6525816.

Bingo In Tour

Tournafulla Development Association is holding a fund-raising Bingo on Sunday, April 15 at 3 pm  sharp. € 2,100 in prize money. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Grand Variety Concert

West Limerick 102fm is hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm. It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.  Tickets €15 available from WL102fm on 069 66200 and Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale.

It promises to be a great night of music and song and your support is earnestly requested.

Glórach Bingo

Bingo continues every Monday night at 8.30 pm.

New Business Opens In Abbeyfeale

The Gateway Café at the Westering Inn offers fresh home cooked food served all day, ample parking and a warm welcome.  Further information 086 8745485.

Grand Celebrity Concert

This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3rd to Monday, May 7th

The grand celebrity concert will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Sunday, May 6th and features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band.

Doors open 7pm with show from 8pm. Tickets and further information: Nora 086 2427003, Celine 087 7697672, Vincent 087 2443353 and Mary 087 7419343.

Toddler Bonanza In Abbeyfeale Library

Limerick Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) in collaboration with West Limerick Resources will host a Happy Healthy Baby/Toddler Bonanza in Abbeyfeale Library on April 17th from 11am to 1pm. This is a free event open to all Parents and Toddlers but booking is essential as space is limited. To book a place please contact Mary, Family Support Abbeyfeale, West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883. 083 8892137.

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