Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Donie Lyons, Glin will launch his new CD The Lovely Banks of Blain at The Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale on Friday, August 4th. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Donie Lyons, Glin will launch his new CD ‘The Lovely Banks of Blain’ at The Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale on a date to be announced later.  ©Photograph: John Reidy

Launch of Donie’s New CD

Glin singer and musician, Donie Lyons has a CD on sale in Ann Lyons, Main St. Abbeyfeale.

The CD, The Lovely Banks of Blain will be officially launched at the monthly singing night at Philip Enright’s Ramble Inn on a date to be announced.

The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday night of every month.

Table Quiz for Lights

A Table Quiz to help fundraise for the Christmas Lights will take place at the Winners’ Circle Pub on Friday, June 23 at 9pm.  There will be plenty of spot prizes and loads of craic so please turn up and help make Abbeyfeale look festive next December.

Parish Outing With Community Alert

Tickets at €35 are now on sale for a day trip on Wednesday, July 26 to Dingle which will include a trip around Slea Head and a four course Early Bird dinner in Jim McCarthy’s award winning restaurant Chart House. Jim is originally from Feale View and his restaurant has been named one of the 100 best Irish restaurants by The Sunday Business Post for 2017. The bus will leave at 9am from Convent St. and return at 9pm.   Please drop the ticket money to Kathleen’s Foodstore, Convent St. before July 22.  There are just 6 seats left so if you would like a seat please ring Mary 0876377310, Kathleen 0876253154 or Marian 0876866450.

Glórach News

There are plans to hold a Musical Theatre Summer Camp with Jo Jordan of Theatrix Theatre School August 21-25 from 11am – 1pm.  Places are limited so book today on 087 6104224.  The Cinema Club is launching its Summer Matinee Season with a free screening of The Lion King on Sunday next June 25 with two shows 2pm and 4.15pm.  Thereafter matinees will take place every second Sunday with The Jungle Book screening on Sunday, July 9 at 2.30pm.  The next Wednesday Film Night will be on Wednesday, July 5 at 8pm with John Wayne’s The Quiet Man.

Annual Novena

Limerick’s Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help takes place from June 16 – 24 with 10 sessions each day. The theme of this year’s Novena is ‘Home isn’t a Place, It’s You and Me.  The focus will be on Family Life. Check out times of Masses, healing service, children’s Mass etc. on

St. Ita’s Faith Camp

The annual St. Ita’s Faith Camp takes place from Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 2017 Confirmation children especially welcome. We are also asking families to host our visiting volunteers this year. We need bed and breakfast accommodation for the volunteers who come from afar – all other meals will be supplied at the School.  We welcome any person who is 15 years or over to volunteer for the camp as much help is needed during our 4 days.  Contact Martina 087 2788834 or Lorraine 086 3765751.

Meet Under Fr. Casey

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

Graveyard Clean

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

First Aid Course

A First Aid course will take place on Saturday from 12 noon to 4pm in Rathkeale Community Centre covering all aspects of First Aid including CPR.

€20 per person with all proceeds going to WL102fm. Further information 069 66200.

Summer Camps 2017

West Limerick Resources summer camps are open to children aged 6 to 12 years.  Participants must have completed senior infants.  Activities include Sports, Games, Dance, Arts & Crafts.  All camps are free of charge and healthy snacks and drinks are also provided.   Priority is given to those in receipt of Social Welfare. Abbeyfeale Camp on July 5 and 6, 10am – 2.30pm.  All children must be pre-registered.  Please contact Niamh, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 4477338 or Mary on 087 9382883 for details.

Abbeyfeale Horse And Pony Races

The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2. Jim’s Bar Duagh along with Donal and Anns Bar Abbeyfeale and Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Races commitee are now accepting entries for the 2017 Queen of the races. Interview night Saturday, June 24 in Jim’s Bar Duagh.

Contact Martina for details on 086 3573069.  Girls aged between 18 and 26 who are single and have not previously participated in the Rose of Tralee are invited to enter.  Every participant will receive a professional photograph and a sash with name of business they represent. Queen of races will be presented with a tiara sash, champagne and entry to Rose of Tralee qualifiers.

Training In Use Of Defibrillator

It is planned to train up a group of people in the use of defibrillators.  If you would be willing to receive the training please email with your details and contact number to

Abbeyfeale Community Alert

If you are travelling in Europe this summer be sure to apply to the HSE for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

You can apply by post or online, further details on the HSE website.  The card entitles the carrier to the same access to healthcare as locals when travelling in an EU or EEA country.

Defibrillators in Abbeyfeale are located at the Search and Rescue Headquarters and also at Fr. Casey’s, the Rugby Club and the Soccer grounds.

Should you require one in an emergency contact Christy Kelleher 087 74 52 110.

You can also log complaints on the 24 hr free phone no 1800 283064. Low level nuisance crime needs to be reported so that the Gardai can be made aware that it is happening.

So, if someone walks out in front of your car, or you see someone in your garden or on your wall make the call.

We have been asked to remind people that once they reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 then they are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system.  The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert but there will be a monitoring fee to be paid yearly to the installing company which is currently in the region of €65.

If you do not have a land line the company will organise a sim card for a mobile phone for a monthly fee of approx. €12 on top of the monitoring fee.  If you are a victim of or have witnessed domestic abuse then log onto

We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that. Committee members are: Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly, Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke, Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Neily Lyons, Marian Harnett and Garda Roger O’Donoghue.

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