Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

An appeal for hotel and B&B accommodation has gone out in the Abbeyfeale area covering a ten mile radius for the end of February when the Irish Rally Forestry Championship comes to town. 

Urgent Request for Hotel / B/B Accomodation for February 29

Abbeyfeale is to become the Administration and Media HQ for the second round of the Irish Rally Forestry Championships on Sunday, March 1.

By: Marian Harnett

There is an urgent need for hotel and B&B rooms within a 10 mile radius of Abbeyfeale Town.

All owners with available B&B rooms for Saturday, February 29 are being asked to email location and availability details to asap.

Crafty Corner

If you would like to pass away a couple of hours in the company of friends, why not join us on Tuesday’ nights in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.

We are a group of ladies who meet there each week for knitting and crochet practice. If you have never done any before don’t worry we have many experienced people more than willing to get you started.

It’s a great social occasion and there is plenty tea and coffee and dainty stuff on hand.

We return after the Christmas break on , February 11th from 7 – 9pm.

Why not drop in any Tuesday night to meet us or call Madeline 087 9707989.

Car Boot Sale

A car boot sale and sale of pre loved clothes will take place at The Grove on Saturday, February 29th. from 8 – 1pm.

This is part of the Misery Team effort to fundraise for St. Ita’s Day Care Centre. Sellers 8am, Buyers 9am. Large vans €15, small vans and large cars €10, small cars €7. Public admission €2.

No unaccompanied children, no animals or fowl for sale. Further information 087 6866450.

Bottle Tops

The adult education centre in Mountmahon is collecting bottle tops for an art project. 

The organisers would appreciate if you would drop yours into either the centre or into St. Ita’s Hall over the next few weeks.

Love Knots At Fr. Casey’s

The latest offering from the Abbeyfeale Drama Group is a comedy by Jimmy Keary.

It will be staged on Tuesday, February 4, Thursday 6, Saturday 8, Sunday 9, Tuesday 11, Thursday 13, Saturday 15 and Sunday February 16 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Doors open 7.15pm, Show 8pm sharp.

The Athea Drama Group have also chosen a play on the Luv theme which is also by Jimmy Keary.  They will be going on stage with ‘Looking for Love’ on February 6,8,9,13, 15,16 in the community centre, Athea.

Autism Friendly

West Limerick Resources SICAP programme in association with SuperValu and Abbeyfeale Community Council is looking to explore the option of Abbeyfeale becoming an Autism Friendly Town and Community.

To understand and hear about what is involved in this a public meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5, in St Ita’s Day Care Centre – opposite Glorach at 7:30pm.

A member of AsIAm, Ireland’s national Autism charity and advocacy organisation will be in attendance on the night.

If you would like to attend, then please contact Dearbhla, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 67 50 869 or email to register your interest and book a seat.

Community Substance Misuse Team

A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm. Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

Abbeyfeale Harriers

The annual hunting festival takes place from Sunday, February 9 to Friday, February 14th Further information from Paddy O’Grady 087 62 58 933.

Glórach Notes

We had the privilege of hosting the Abha Bhán Drama Group on Friday and Saturday last for two memorable nights of drama, with the group reprising their award winning production of Sive to a fine crowd each night.

No resting on our laurels, and plenty of varied talent coming in February to satisfy the most eclectic of tastes.

On Friday 21st, gifted singer Daoirí Farrell makes his debut at the Glórach, followed on the 22nd by the Limerick Workshop Big Band who’ll be bringing jazzy delights to the fabled venue.

Rounding off the month will be the legendary Jon Kenny, who brings his one man show Crowman to town.

For bookings for any of these events, don’t hesitate to call 0871383940.