Category Archives: Rockchapel

60th Anniversary of ‘Brosna Town’ on Vinyl Celebrated

60th Anniversary of ‘Brosna Town’ on Vinyl Celebrated

The 60th anniversary of the vinyl pressing of Daniel J. Hannon’s My Native Brosna Town was celebrated at the recent festival in his honour. The weekend event took in everything from an U-10 Gaelic Football blitz to a poetry corner and music sessions. Here, organiser and Hannon family connected, Conor Doolan reports on the festivalRead more…

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

It’s a rare occasion indeed that a rendering of My Native Brosna Town isn’t sung in celebration or in sadness in the village for which it was so loving written and so clearly associated. Christenings, weddings, wakes and funerals are all ideal occasions on which to give vent to one of the finest local songsRead more…

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

Glórach takes a lead from President Trump The Glórach committee has invited President Donald Trump to attend its special screening of Finding Dory at 2.30pm on Sunday August 20th. If he happens to be nearby at his golf club in Co. Clare and can attend – he’s welcome. No Fake News here. During his recentRead more…

Rhyno Mills Scratch Cups Competitions at Castleisland Golf Club

Rhyno Mills Scratch Cups Competitions at Castleisland Golf Club

Castleisland Members Golf Club 2017 Scratch Cups sponsored by Rhyno Mills Castleisland will take place on Saturday, August 19th. The following are the details: Junior Scratch Cup Handicap limit: five to 11, Intermediate Scratch Cup Handicap limit: 12 to 18. Minor Scratch Cup Handicap limit: 19 to 26. Entry fees €7 for members €15 forRead more…

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Young people interested in getting involved in choral singing now have an opportunity of joining a group near them thanks to a Creative Ireland Kerry initiative. Creative Ireland Kerry is co-ordinated by Kerry County Council’s Arts Office. No Cost to Parents One of its early projects is the creation of opportunities for young people toRead more…

Abbeyfeale Community Defibrillator Hand-Over

Abbeyfeale Community Defibrillator Hand-Over

Abbeyfeale Community Council initiatives  Abbeyfeale Community Council under the stewardship of Chairman Maurice O’Connell and Secretary Trevor McCarthy have been credited with a number of initiatives in the Abbeyfeale area over the past while. The latest collaboration between the ACC, the church pastoral council, the Tidy Towns committee and the town park committee, along withRead more…

‘Kids Go Free Campaign’ Launched by Local Link Kerry

‘Kids Go Free Campaign’ Launched by Local Link Kerry

Local Link Kerry has announced its new rural transport initiative with the Kids Go Free Campaign from August 14th to 27th. Local Link is the National brand for Public Transport services in local and rural areas of Ireland.  There are 17 Local Link offices or transport co-ordination units nationally that operate as agents of theRead more…

Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup August 24th to 27th

Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup August 24th to 27th

The second annual Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup was launched in Leen’s Hotel in Abbeyfeale on Friday. The competition will be held at Castleisland Golf Club from Thursday, August 24th to Sunday 27th from 7am to 4pm. Mary Fitzgerald and her son, Richard cut short their attendance at the Galway Race Festival to be atRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale Community Alert Summer Outing Fifty people left Abbeyfeale last Wednesday morning heading for Dingle. By Marian Harnett We were blessed with the weather even though if you went by the forecast you’d be heading off in waders. First stop was Inch Beach for a bracing walk followed by morning coffee at Sammy’s then backRead more…

Security Cameras for Abbeyfeale’s Main Street and The Square

Security Cameras for Abbeyfeale’s Main Street and The Square

 Heritage Plaques A number of plaques were erected on Friday, July 14th around The Square in Abbeyfeale and their impact was almost immediate. On Sunday an Italian couple stopped to stretch their legs while passing through and were amazed when they saw the plaque detailing the visit of Princess Cristina Belgiojoso to Batt Harnett’s whichRead more…