Report: Marian Harnett
The annual Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge takes place in Abbeyfeale on Sunday, May 15th. The Cycle, in memory of eight year old Zoë Scannell from Abbeyfeale who died tragically in June 2014, will raise much needed funds for child focussed charities and facilities.
This year’s beneficiaries are: Make a Wish Foundation; Abbeyfeale Community Games; Hope Foundation and Abbeyfeale Town Park Playground.
This year’s challenge consists of three cycle routes: 110Km, 75Km and 40Km. Routes and distances to suit all cyclists from beginners to advanced.
All participants will receive a special edition finishers medal. Catering facilities before and after at Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale GAA Clubhouse, food stop/refreshments on all routes, parking onsite/close by and shower facilities available.
Registration for the three routes will take place at Fr. Casey’s on Friday May 3 from 6-9pm and on Sunday, May 15 from 7.30am. Further information from John 087 22 58 808 or Tom 087 68 20 506. The Remember Zoe Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, July 3rd. Then on the August Bank Holiday weekend runners are sought for a once in a lifetime experience when The Remembering Zoë Relay run to Dublin for Make a Wish Foundation will take place.
Fealeside Strictly Come Dancing
Abbeyfeale is looking forward to the extravaganza that is the Fealeside Strictly Come Dancing.
On Sunday night, May 8th up to 13 couples from Abbeyfeale and environs including: Tournafulla, Duagh, Knocknagoshel, Mountcollins and Rockchapel have come together under the umbrella of Fealeside Strictly Come Dancing and have spent the last few months rehearsing and preparing for this night.
It’s all happening in the Devon Inn with doors opening at 6.15pm and show beginning at 7.30pm sharp.
Tickets at €20 are available all over town from: The Hair Company; Cryle Dry Cleaners; Leens Hotel; Betty’s Hair Salon; Moss the Farmers; Eurosavers; Esther’s Boutique and more. There will be a mega door prize, entertainment at the interval and it will all be followed by a Disco with music from the 60’s to the present day.
It all promises to be a great night. Chief Judge Micheal Healy Rae will be joined on the judging panel by Mayor of Limerick Cllr. Liam Galvin, Anglela O’Rourke, The Square and yours truly. All funds raised will be shared between Abbeyfeale Town Park, Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns and the town’s Christmas Lights so it’s a real community effort and your support is kindly requested.
Fleadh by the Feale
The annual Fleadh is an full flight since Thursday night and will continue until Tuesday, May 3rd.
Highlights this year are the Sunday night celebrity concert with Mary Black. There will be: storytelling with Daisy Kearney; All Ireland Bone Playing competitions for U-18 and adults; Busking on the Main Street., the gig rig in the Square with free entertainment Mary Black is currently on the road with her ‘Down the Crooked Road Tour’ and will take in ‘The Fleadh’ at 8pm in Coláiste Ide & Iosef in Abbeyfeale for what will be a great night’s entertainment.
Full details of this unmissable weekend are available on the Fleadh website: www.fleadhbythefeale.com