Harnetts Gathering in Abbeyfeale from all Over the World

Calling all Harnetts / Hartnetts: James Harnett was one of the main organisers of the first Harnett / Hartnett  Reunion in Abbeyfeale in 2012. ©Photograph: John Reidy 22-7-2012

Harnetts from all over the world are travelling for this gathering, so please come along and show them a warm welcome.

This gathering is not confined to Harnetts but is open to everybody. We would like a good crowd at the various functions to welcome our visitors.  Genealogy Day, Devon Hotel, Friday July 12 from 10am. to 6pm. Free admission.

Patie Boy Harnett Historical Collection

See the Patie Boy Harnett Historical Collection. Harnett International Variety Show at Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla, Friday July 12 at 8pm. Doors open 7pm. Admission €10. Gala Banquet Devon Hotel on Saturday July 13. 7.30pm.

Banquet menu: Reunion cake, wine and live music with The Bansha Boys included.

Tickets €40 now on sale at Ann Lyons, Abbeyfeale and Batt Harnett, Abbeyfeale.

There will be a memorial Mass on Sunday afternoon in Duagh Church.  Please spread the word far and wide.

For further information 087 25 00 929.

Community Alert Summer Outing

Abbeyfeale Community Alert members are travelling to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Tuesday, July 16.

The bus will depart from the Church at 9.30am. Tickets at €40 which include soup and sandwiches in Durty Nellie’s and a stop in the Crescent and dinner in the Devon Inn will be  available in Ann Lyons’, The Square and Kathleen Collins’ Foodstore, Convent St. Abbeyfeale.

Tickets are selling fast so get yours asap.

St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing

I hope to have details shortly of the launch of a dog night fundraiser being organised by the board of the Sheltered Housing.

Graveyard Clean Up

Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large. In order to help with this, families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to.

We appreciate any help you can give.

Summer Concerts At The Glórach Theatre

We are delighted to announce that well known Irish soprano Regina Nathan will be appearing at the Glórach Theatre on Friday, July 5 at 8 pm.

Regina has sung at some of the most prestigious venues in the world and the Glórach will be soon added to that illustrious list.

Be it operatic numbers, sacred songs, or renditions of popular songs by artists such as Edith Piaf, Leonard Cohen and Janis Ian, Regina’s incredible voice has garnered her much critical acclaim throughout her career.

This was well captured by Declan Hassett in The Examiner, who commented that ‘Regina Nathan has all the star qualities.  A deceptively powerful voice, always under control and a stillness of delivery which stamps class on her entire performance.’

For bookings or enquiries, please contact 0871383940, message us on our Facebook page or you can email us at glorachabbeyfeale@gmail.com.

St. Ita’s Faith Camp

Registration will take place in St. Mary’s Boys School on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 from 7pm – 8 pm.

All children need to be registered before camp. We also need two single rooms to accommodate visiting volunteers, please ring 087 27 88 834.

Helpline For Men Suffering Domestic Abuse

A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800 81 6588.

Don’t Post Holiday Pictures – Community Alert

Don’t post holiday pictures on Facebook until you come back, turn off your location on your smart phone so no one can check if you are out.

If something sounds too good to be true then more than likely it is so be careful out there.

Take care on the roads and make sure that you are visible to other road users so if walking wear a high viz jacket and after dusk carry a torch . If driving turn on your lights if the wipers are on.

Monitored Alarm System

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.

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