The News of the Week in Abbeyfeale

Breaking Trad: Mike Galvin (left) with: Niall Murphy and Dónal Murphy.
Breaking Trad: Mike Galvin (left) with: Niall Murphy and Dónal Murphy.

Breaking Trad Concert

Irish Trad band Breaking Trad will play at the new music venue Mike the Pies in William Street, Listowel on Thursday, February 2nd. Doors 8pm. Admission. €15. Tickets contact 087 92 55 230.

Breaking Trad feature Abbeyfeale accordionist Donal Murphy, Niall Murphy on fiddle and Mike Galvin on guitar and vocals. The band is kicking off its 2017 tour at the fabulous Listowel venue. A great night not to be missed!

By Marian Harnett

Pastoral Area

A meeting of the local Pastoral Area will take place this Wednesday , January 18  @ 7.30pm in St Ita’s Hall.

Community Council – Played a Blinder

Chairman of Abbeyfeale Community Council Maurice O’Connell, secretary Trevor McCarthy and Tidy Towns sub committee chairman Kevin Kennelly recently played a blinder and applied for and received over €70,000 in grants from Limerick County and City Council for projects in the community.

Drama At The Glórach

John B Keane’s play The Highest House on the Mountain continues its very successful run at the Glórach Theatre this coming Friday, January 20, Saturday and Sunday. Curtains up at 8pm and tickets for this in-house production can be booked at 087 13 83 940.  The word around town is that it is a play not to be missed.

St. Mary’s Boys N.S. Fundraiser

St. Mary’s Boys’ School are having a clothes collection during the month of January. Bags of unwanted clothes can be dropped into the school during school hours. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

A Date For The Diary

Abbeyfeale Drama Group members are  rehearsing at present for their production of Michael J Ginnelly play A Wake in the West which will be begin its run at Fr. Casey’s on St. Valentine Night and continue through February on 16,18,19,21,23,25 and finishing up on Sunday, February 26.  Other upcoming events include a Mock Wedding at the Railway Bar on March 10 and the Bank of Ireland Expo on Friday, March 3rd. and Saturday, March 4th.

 News From the Adult Education Centre

A new Level 5 Childcare Course is starting Jan 2017.   Art Classes starting on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Computer Classes starting on Wednesday morning.  Contact 068 31198.

Social Dancing Classes At The Railway

Social dance classes have resumed at the Railway Bar on Tuesdays, beginners class at 8,30pm and advanced from 9.30pm to 11pm. New people are always welcome.

News Flash

The local conference of SVP would like to announce the opening of a shop on Main St. in the near future. Further information 087 1213560.

Come And See

A vocations event is being held in the Palatine House, Thurles on February 17th. and 18th. It is for men aged 18-40  thinking about the priesthood.  Contact Fr. Tony or Fr. Joe for further details.

Rural Employment Service (RES) / Youth Employment Service (YES)

If you need support job seeking and feel that you are a little lost in deciding what you want to do, then you should contact the RES / YES which offers 1:1 support and career planning to individuals around education, training and employment opportunities.  To find out more you can contact Finn or Lynne at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316 or Adrienne & Dee on 069 62222.  Make sure that we are one of your New Year’s Resolutions!  Looking forward to hearing from you in 2017.

Keep up to date with us on Facebook:  Phone us on 069 62222 or call in to see us on St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West.

Abbeyfeale Community Council

Our next monthly meeting will be held in Leen’s Hotel on Thursday, February 9 at 7.30pm.  This will be our AGM.

After School Service

From January, after-school care is available to pupils of Dromtrasna N.S. in the school hall every full school day. Enquiries to Deirdre 085 72 52 419.

Benny Thade’s Rambling House

This will be a fundraiser for St. Ita’s Hospital and will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Thursday, January 19 with doors open at 8pm.

Leader Funding Open

Contact West Limerick Resources if you are planning to look for funding. An information session on the above will be held in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, Co Limerick on Tuesday January 17 at 7.30pm and again in the Askeaton Community Centre on Thursday January 19 at 7.30pm.  For further information see:

Limerick Toastmasters

Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, January 18 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 79 72 855.

Toastmasters provide you with the tools to become a confident speaker in a safe caring environment where everyone is on the same path.  Great for anyone who finds it hard to stand up in public and get their opinion across.

Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group

Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group meet every Tuesday & Thursday morning from 11am to 12:30pm in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. Great opportunity to meet other parents for cup of tea and chat, where children play in a safe environment.  New parents and toddlers are always welcome.  If you have any queries please contact Mary in West Limerick Resources on 087 938 2883.

Abbeyfeale’s Singing Club

West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

 New Toastmaster Club In Listowel

If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday,  January 19 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

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