Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

1997 World Snooker Champion, Ken Doherty pictured with the late Timmy Broderick (left) and John O’Reilly during a series of exhibition games at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland in 2004.  ©Photograph: John Reidy 13-5-2004

Snooker Extravaganza

A match between former world snooker champions, Ken Doherty and Steve Davis at the Longcourt Hotel in Newcastle West on Thursday, January 10th is likely to attract fans from all corners of Munster and beyond.

By: Marian Harnett

The event is in aid of WL102 and Friends of St Ita’s and standard tickets are priced at €20.  Doors will open at 7.30pm, show will start at 8pm.

Limerick GAA DVD

The Limerick GAA DVD is for sale in Ann Lyons’s, The Square.

Youth Choir Practice

The Abbeyfeale Youth Choir will rehearse on Thursday from 4.15-4.45 in the church and we look forward to their performance on Christmas Day at Mass.

Charity Céilí

A céilí will take place in Moyvane Hall on Thursday, December 27 from 3 – 6pm with music by Donie Nolan.

It is a fundraiser for the Stack family, Moyvane. Further information from Marie 087 9542102.

Sunday Mass In Duagh

Fr. Jack O’Donnell is offering an extra Mass at the weekend in Duagh Church each Sunday at 11.30 am between now and Easter.

It was a great success last Sunday and we thank those who are availing and supporting it. We appeal again for volunteers who will do the readings, Eucharistic ministers and counters etc. to help with the mass.

Random Acts Of Kindness

Abbeyfeale parish invite parishioners to make a commitment to doing some act of kindness in the lead up to Christmas.

We have erected in the sanctuary of the church our Parish Random Act of Kindness Tree. We ask you to write your intended act of kindness on the cards provided and hang it on the tree.

In this way we will all draw encouragement from one another, and hopefully be inspired to carry out some act of kindness between now and Christmas.

Let us do our bit to make everyone a little happier.

Original Glórach Gift

The approach of Christmas is often accompanied by the usual dread of trying to think up of an original present for your loved ones. Here at the Glórach Theatre, we are marking the event by offering Gift Vouchers that will entitle the holder to entry to any concert/play/film/other event of their choice in the New Year.

With many events ahead of us in January and February, they will have immediate options, and best of all, they are visually, a beautiful voucher.

To purchase a Glórach Christmas Voucher, please call 087 1383940.

Bingo continues on Monday nights at 8.30 pm, with a break for Christmas Eve, thanks to all our loyal patrons, travel safely and we hope you continue to enjoy the night.

Shop Local

Vouchers are available this year in Abbeyfeale town to give as Christmas gifts and help encourage the shop local campaign. The Abbeyfeale Gift Voucher can be purchased at Abbeyfeale Credit Union in denominations of €10, €20 and €50.

Abbeyfeale Community Council kindly asks that everyone throughout the Abbeyfeale area keep our wonderful community in mind when thinking of shopping, doing business and/or socialising.

It’s a hugely important time of year for business survival and job retention throughout the Abbeyfeale area and every euro spent locally is a vote of support to keep our community alive.

A local, small shopkeeper is unable to sell popular boxes of biscuits this year because the price they can be bought at in the Cash and Carry is much more than they are being sold at in the multiples.

Never forget that if you need a few messages on tick there is no point in approaching a multiple so give everyone a turn and keep our town viable and vibrant.

Book On Sale

The Treaty Triumph celebrating Limerick’s All Ireland Hurling win is on sale at Ann Lyons’ in the Square.

Christmas Walk

The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Thursday, December 27. Assembly is at the large carpark behind Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co.Limerick between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

The hotel is on the N21 and the public bus services stop a few hundred metres from the hotel. The Bus Éireann services from Tralee via Listowel at 11.00 and from Limerick at 11.35 are recommended.

Walkers will be transferred by Coach House Travel courtesy shuttle coach from Leen’s Hotel car park to Tullig Wood/Devon Road from where they will have a choice of either a 5.75 miles or 4.5 miles stroll, mostly along the old railway, back to Leen’s Hotel where they can enjoy seasonal mince pies, whipped cream and tea/coffee at their leisure.

All walkers must wear visibility vests as the final kilometre is through the streets of Abbeyfeale and involves crossing the busy N21 which must be crossed at the zebra crossing close to the hotel. Cyclists, with visibility gear and lights, are also welcome and we suggest that they also meet at the hotel at 12.30 and cycle outwards along the Greenway for approximately one hour towards Barnagh or beyond and then return in time to enjoy the refreshments. We recommend that cyclists also wear a helmet for their own sake.

Afternoon Tea Dance

This will be a fundraiser for Fr. Martin McCormack’s African Project and takes place on Sunday, January 13 at Fr. Casey’s with dancing to Donie Walsh and Jer Enright.

Christmas Gifts Sorted

Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale.

The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment.

The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10.

The book is available in: O’Donoghue’s; Marguerite’s; Ann Lyons’ Shop; Moss Harnett’s and following mass.

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