Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Castleisland RFC Car Boot Sale organiser, Brian O'Sullivan with his son, Conor flagging the June Bank Holiday Monday event at The Crageens. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Castleisland RFC Car Boot Sale organiser, Brian O’Sullivan with his son, Conor flagging the June Bank Holiday Monday event at The Crageens in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy

End of West Limerick Radio Car Boot Sale

The Board of Management of West Limerick Radio would like to advise all stall holders and customers that the car boot sale has been discontinued due to its rapid decline over the past 12 months.

By: Marian Harnett

They would like to thank all those who supported it over the past 12 years.

Castleisland Car Boot Sale

However, Car Boot Sale addicts can still have their fix of wheeling and dealing in Castleisland on the June Bank Holiday Monday from 11am to 2pm. Castleisland Rugby Club will host the event on its grounds.

Stands for traders and sellers will be charged at €10 each and buyers’ admission fee is €2 while children go in free. Traders/sellers are advised to be there between 9am and 11am depending on their setting up time and the gates will open to the in-rushing public from 11am to 2pm. More information from Brian O’Sullivan on: 086 83 77 832.

Last of the Afternoon Tea Dances

The last of the tea dances for this season takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, May 21 with dancing to Noel Cronin.  Funds raised go to Abbeyfeale Parish Community Garden.

Dog Show At Abbeyfeale Town Park

The annual Dog Show takes place at the Town Park from 2pm on Sunday, May 21. Twelve classes, twelve winners compete for best in show. €2 per class. Enjoy the new zip line, freshly painted playgrounds, river side and woodland walks.  Bring all the family, maybe not the cat though.

Abbeyfeale Certs May 2017
Computer class students celebrate end of term with teacher Rosemary Bradley in Leens Hotel: Seated on left of table; Marian Harnett, Rita Citorz, Catherine Horgan, Julie O’Connor, Ann Broderick. The other side Patricia Brady, Eileen O’Sullivan, Rosemary Bradley (teacher), Ann Eggliston and Gerard Moloney.

Meet Under Fr. Casey

Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns will be meeting in the Square this Wednesday from 7pm-8pm. We are looking for new members and would welcome anyone who has an hour to spare to come and join us.

Ryan’s Daughter at The Glórach

The newly formed film club at the Glórach presents Ryan’s Daughter on Wednesday, June 7 at 7.30pm.  Admission €7 inc. complimentary tea/coffee in the foyer.  Bookings on 087 1383940.

Final Rambling House At Fr. Casey’s

Benny Thade McCarthy’s final Rambling House of the season will take place on Monday night June 5 at 8.30pm.

This is a fundraising night for Dromcollogher Respite Centre which was recently renovated.  All singers, musicians, dancers and storytellers welcome, doors open at 8.30pm and show begins at 9pm.Please come along and show your support. For more information contact Benny on 0879918546. The Rambling House will return on the first Monday in September. Dromcollogher & District Respite/Care Centre is a purpose-built single storied centre incorporating a three-unit twenty-bed residence. It was established by huge voluntary local community effort in conjunction with various statutory bodies and many generous donors to help meet a growing need in our society at the present time. The centre provides short-term care for senior citizens within the general catchment area of Limerick and North Cork.

Welcome To Abbeyfeale

The new signage on the windows of the vacant Furniture Showroom in Mountmahon sends out a very positive message to everyone who enters Abbeyfeale. Well done to ACC for suggestion and to James Harnett for design and implementation.

Kileenagh Holy Well

The Rosary will be recited at the Holy Well in Kileenagh each Friday evening during Mary’s Month – May. If it’s too far for you to travel to – there is also a rosary recited every weekday evening at 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel all year round by the Legion of Mary and in the main Church every Saturday evening at 6.30opm before the Vigil Mass.

Funding Opportunities and Successful Applications

West Limerick Resources will host a free workshop for community groups on how to make a successful funding application and current funding opportunities open to groups on Thursday, May 18 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West. To book a place or for further information contact Damien at West Limerick Resources on 0879042477 or email

Graveyard Spring Clean

Reilig Ide Naofa spring clean is on every Tuesday from 7-9pm.More help always welcome. Bring gloves.

SVP Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the new St. Vincent De Paul shop in the town. The shop will be open from Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 5.00pm. The shop will have two shifts, 10am to 1.30pm and 1.30 to 5pm.

If you have some time to give and would like to be part of our team or need more information please contact us on 087 1213560. We would love to have you work in our shop.

The work and time you will give to the Vincent de Paul as a volunteer in our shop will be invaluable. By this work you will be making a huge difference in the lives of so many people.  Volunteering is a gift to the community.

Fr. Casey’s Ladies GAA Feile Fundraiser

Please donate your unwanted clothes and textiles to raise funds for Fr. Casey’s Girls U-14 team who have qualified for the Feile finals in Cavan in June. Any re-wearable clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen, soft toys are accepted. Please drop off bags at the GAA complex on Sunday mornings, 10.30-11.30 am between now and the end of May. Contact Mike 087 22 79 922, Ha 086 10 71 620, Laura 087 16 51 529 or Pat 087 90 30 745 if you need any assistance.

Remembering Zoe Help Needed

Volunteers wanted for Remembering Zoe Fun day 2- 4pm at Fr. Casey’s GAA Club on Sunday, May 28th. Contact Shane 087 28 91 015.

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