Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Farm Safety should be a way of life - not just a slogan.  ©Photograph: John Reidy
Farm Safety should be a way of life – not just a slogan.
©Photograph: John Reidy

Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week will take place this year from July 24- 28. The campaign will focus on a different risk each day. Farmers will be encouraged to take some time during the week to assess the safety of routine tasks. The message for Farm Safety Week is that farm safety is a lifestyle not a slogan.

Summer Time Is Competition Time

The Tidy Towns committee in conjunction with Abbeyfeale Community Council are running a competition this summer for Best Shop Front and Most Improved Shop Front.

Trophies have been sponsored by Fitall/Sigma Signs and Sheehy’s Hardware. There will be a voucher for the overall winner in each category.

Summer Visitor

Delighted to welcome home Bishop Micheal Lenihan for his summer break. He said mass in Abbeyfeale recently and, in a pithy sermon, talked about hospitality and how you know when you’re welcome to a house – when they open the door fully rather than half way and if they turn off the television in the corner!

Cinema Nights At The Glorach

The Quiet Man was shown to a nearly full theatre last Wednesday night and everyone there was full of praise for the venue and the massive screen and the sound quality and more especially the ambience.; Next cinema night is August 2nd when Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will be the classic film offering. Reserve your seat on 087 1383940.

Welcome Home

The town was en fete on Wednesday evening when 14 year old Kori Goad and her father Damien returned home from the World Kickboxing Competitions in Italy with a Gold Medal for Kori and a Silver one for her father.; Kori’s mom Maria is the proprietor of the hairdressing salon Tangles on Main St. and her grandmother Nell Mae O’Grady is from Meenkilly.; Well done to you both.; It was a great achievement more especially for a 14 year old girl and Abbeyfeale and environs are so proud of you both.

Charity Ceilí in Knockaderry

A Charity Ceili is being held in Knockaderry Resource Centre on August 11 at 9.30pm. Music is by the Striolan Ceili band. A raffle will be held with spot prizes galore. Tea will also be served. All profits will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society. For more details contact Teresa 0879427259 or Deirdre on 0861630201. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Seisiún In Templeglantine

All those in the locality who enjoy a good night of Irish traditional entertainment will welcome the return of the weekly Comhaltas; Seisiún show at the Devon Inn every Thursday night at 8.30pm., The show consists of top quality music; song; dance and story provided by a talented group of artistes; many of whom have won All Ireland honours.; The traditional show is aimed at both locals and visitors and is very enjoyable.; Towards the end of the programme of entertainment there is an informal segment where members of the audience may perform if they so wish.

Graveyard Clean

Reilig Ide Naofa Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday; August 17 @ 7.30pm. Clean up takes place every Tuesday; if you are available some evening please call; all help is greatly appreciated as the graveyard is quite large and needs constant weeding. So come along and join the group. All are welcome.

SVP Opening Hours

The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday; Thursday; Friday and Saturday each week between 10-4pm. Further information 087 1213560.

Youth Ministry Training

The Youth Ministry Team in the diocese will be delivering a Youth Ministry Training Programme beginning in September 2017. This course is aimed at adults (aged 21+) volunteers or professionals who have an interest in working with children or young people in a parish or school setting. The aim of the training is to train people to deliver youth ministry programmes and events within their own parishes to empower and encourage people at local level to take on leadership roles in the area of youth ministry.

To offer practical support and resources as well as grounding people in the theory and theology of youth ministry. The course will be held on Thursday nights from September to December 2017 beginning on September 21.

Weekend Residential Retreat October 14/15. There will also be one day of Safeguarding Training on November 11.The Course Content will include: Introduction to Youth Ministry, Prayer and Worship, Pilgrimage and Residential, Children’s Liturgy and Sacramental Preparation, Altar Servers, Special Liturgies and Youth Masses, Confirmation Retreats, Pastoral Care and Mental Health,  Music, JPII Awards and Justice Projects.  For more information please contact: Aoife Walsh, Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St. Limerick 061-400133

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

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