Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Entertainer, Mike Condon is due to play at Fr. Casey’s GAA Club for Laura O’Donoghue’s  Zambia volunteering fundraiser. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Afternoon Tea Dance at Fr. Casey’s

There will be an afternoon tea dance in Fr. Casey’s GAA Club on Sunday, May 19th with dancing to Mike Condon.

By Marian Harnett

All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.

There will be refreshments and a raffle.

Town Park Dog Show

The Abbeyfeale Town Park Dog Show will take place in the Town Park on Sunday May 19, with Judging commencing at 2pm.

We will have 12 classes- with Rosettes for 1st , 2nd, 3rd and 4th  place per class.

The classes are as follows: Best Big Dog; Best Small Dog; Dog with the Waggiest Tail; Best Dressed Dog; Judges Favourite; Best Rescue Dog; Best Small Puppy; Best Child Handler U-14; Best Female; Best Male; Best Puppy and Best Doggy Trick.

The organisers have received a donation of beautiful silver trophies for the 12 first place winners. All proceeds from this show will go towards the upkeep of our wonderful town park.

Many dog owners bring their dogs to the park on a regular basis. It’s a great place to exercise the dogs. The dogs love it and the people love it and the park is available free of charge 365 days per year.

Meeting For Harnett Reunion

A committee meeting has been called for Thursday, May 16 in St. Ita’s Hall at 9pm.

New members always welcome.  They’re coming from the four corners of the world for the second reunion of the Harnett clan from July 11th to 14th.

Carina Prendiville is currently working on the magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories and histories.

You can contact her on

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  We will have booking details shortly.

There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry.

Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody, whether Harnett with a T or without.

Conradh Na Gaeilge/Gaelic League

A branch of Conradh Na Gaeilge/Gaelic League has been re-established in Abbeyfeale.

Members welcome.  Further information from Éamonn on 086 3903244.

Diocesan Pilgrimage

Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the Leadership of Bishop Brendan Leahy will leave Shannon on Thursday June 20 and returning on Tuesday June 25.

A limited number of sick or assisted pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes.  For more details please contact the Lourdes Office, Limerick Social Services Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Telephone: 061 314111

Community Alert Notes

Thanks to everyone who supported our recent church gate collection – the monies collected go towards the summer outing and Christmas lunch.

Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system.

But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65.

The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €66.

Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one.  Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one.

Committee members are: Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly, Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke, Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins and Marian Harnett.

Medjugorje Conference And Day Of Prayer

with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday, August 31 in Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until May 31st. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086 2959380.

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