Awards for Abbeyfeale’s Town Park and Leen’s Hotel

Leen's Hotel in Abbeyfeale
Award Winner: Leen’s Hotel in Abbeyfeale.

Going For Gold

Huge congratulations to Abbeyfeale Town Park and Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns and to Leen’s Hotel who won the judges award, the Most Improved/Incentive Awards and the Overall Runner-up Award at the Going for Gold Awards last week in the Strand Hotel in Limerick.

By: Marian Harnett
As the chairman of the Abbeyfeale Community Council said: “Just Imagine it, Abbeyfeale’s first  time getting through to the final stages of Limerick Going for Gold Awards and 3 prizes are bagged on the night. Adare pipped us at the post to take the coveted first prize.”

B.A.G.S of Money at Abbefeale Bingo

Abbeyfeale will finally have a Bingo venue of its very own when Glórach launches its  Bingo At Glórach Service (B A G S) on Monday October 23 at 8.30pm and every Monday thereafter.

Choir Needs Singers

Do you like to sing? Would you like to be part of the Church Choir at Christmas? If the answer is yes, why not telephone Dori on 085 87 59 948 or Anne Maria on 086 83 03 774 for further information.

Learn To Dance With Josephine

Classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc have started on Tuesdays in the Railway and then on Wednesdays in Fr. Casey’s you can learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm.  Further information from 087 09 26 7037.

Eibhlín’s New Release

Eibhlín Broderick who is the daughter of Eileen and Mike Broderick, Craloe has released her debut CD, My Silver River Feale.  It is available to purchase in Ann Lyons shop, The Square Abbeyfeale and Pat Buckley’s, Devon Road Cross Templeglantine.  This could solve your Christmas gift dilemma in one fell swoop!

St. Vincent De Paul Shop

St. Vincent de Paul shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.

Abbeyfeale Vincent’s Shop is now under new management and is seeking the help of volunteers to help run the shop.

If you have an hour or two to spare why not consider volunteering your time to help the work of St. Vincent de Paul.

If you are interested contact Fr. Tony on 087 26 00 414. We wish the new shop manager and her team every success. The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 10-4pm.  Further information 087 12 13 560.

Dromtrasna Walks For Milford

On Saturday, October 21 the annual Walk/Run around Dromtrasna takes place. Registration at the school at 1pm.  Hot food served afterwards.  That night in the Winners Circle Pub, Bridge St. entertainment will be provided by Audio Circus and everyone is welcome.  Proceeds of the day go to Milford Hospice.

Youth Club News

Abbeyfeale Youth Club will be opening shortly for its current members. The Youth Club through its sporting and social activities provides a vital service for young people in our parish and for surrounding parishes. We acknowledge the excellent leadership of the club leaders and we thank them for their commitment over the years. Key to the success of the Youth Club is the support and involvement of parents. . For more information contact Kate on 087 62 10 490 or Fr Tony on 087 26 00 414.

Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group

Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler Group will host ‘Messy Hands Messy Play’ on Tuesday, October 24 from 11am to 12.30pm, in St. Ita’s Hall.

New parents and children are welcome on the day. The Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall In Abbeyfeale from 11am to 12:30pm.  New people always welcome.

This group is a great way to introduce your child to a pre-school environment, teaching them to play and share with other children and a fantastic way for parents to make new friends as well.  Activities each week include singing nursery rhymes, painting/colouring, table-top art and crafts, also messy play, which encourages children’s imagination and they learn about different textures & help develop their motor skills (hand eye co-ordination).  Parents have time to chat, with a cup of tea, sing and play also.  Please contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 93 82 883.

Award for Kearney’s Bakery

A huge congratulations to Kearney’s Bakery, Ballyhahill who got a bronze award at the Blas na hÉireann in Dingle for their Sliced  Brown Bread.  Kearney’s Bakery was founded by Daisy Fitzgerald’s daughters,  Daisy is originally from Knocknasna. Abbeyfeale Abú.

Abbeyfeale Crafty Corner

Abbeyfeale Crafty Corner meets every Tuesday evening in the West Limerick Resources Hub Room based in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, from 7pm to 9pm. New members are welcome. Contact West Limerick Resources on 068 31 198 or Madeline on 087 97 07 989,

Reunion of Class of ’84.

Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984 or were you part of that class along the way?  If so, do join us at our reunion celebrations on Friday night October 20 at 8pm, in The Winners Circle Bar.

Tickets are €10 to cover finger food and DJ. Please reply by text to any of the following numbers: Annette 087 20 25 359; Maura 085 84 73 160; Christiane 087 94 21 608 or Mary 087 27 24 388.

Street Life Food Bank Opens

The Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick.  The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am.  If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help.  Further information from 086 2157975.

Understanding Domestic Abuse

ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, Limerick, will run a 1-day course ‘Understanding Domestic Abuse’ in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, October 24 from 10 – 5 p.m.  The training is experiential and interactive and is suitable for anyone who works with women and families in a professional or voluntary capacity.  Please contact Deirdre at or 061 412354 for an application form.

Padre Pio Devotions

Devotions on the first Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm.  Blessing with 1st. class relic.

Men On The Move

A free Men’s exercise and activity programme runs every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks in Teach na Feile, New St, from 7-8pm in association with Limerick Sports partnership and the Men’s Shed.  For further information  ring 061:333600.

Clothes Collection to Help Light Up the town at Christmas

You are invited to do an autumn clear out of unwanted clothes, shoes and old bed linen and clothes. This collection will take place from Friday, October 20 to Monday, October 30.  Collection points include The Little Rascals shop and Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse.

Further details from Gerardine Mann on 087 77 29 690 and Denis Collins at 087 64 97 641.


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