Abbeyfeale Ticket Line Available for Finbar Wright Concert

Finbar Wright will appear in concert in Abbeyfeale on February 9th to mark the jubilee of the opening of the parish church there.
Finbar Wright will appear in concert in Abbeyfeale on February 9th to mark the jubilee of the opening of the parish church there.

Tenor, songwriter and poet Finbar Wright has only two Irish concert dates in his diary for 2018 and the first one is here in Abbeyfeale at the Church of the Assumption on Friday, February 9th.

By Marian Harnett

He has sung before Popes, Presidents, Kings and Queens, with the Irish Tenors, appeared on Good Morning America, sung with Kiri Te Kanawa and the late Jerry Lee Lewis and now he’s coming to Abbeyfeale to celebrate the Jubilee year of the Church of the Assumption.  Doors open 7pm and show will commence at 8pm.

Tickets available in numerous outlets as well as on the ticket line 089 43 56 981 where you can leave a message if you wish to order tickets.

West Limerick Singing Club

West Limerick singing club annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O’Riordan in Fr. Casey’s GAA Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10th at 8pm. Admission €10 euro.

New Mass Times For 2018

Saturday evening Mass will now be at 6.30pm and Sunday morning Mass will be at 9.15am.  No change to the 12 noon Mass. Holy days morning Mass will be 11am and 6.30pm.  Daily Mass remains as always – 10am unless when there is a funeral.

Dance Classes

Social dance classes with Josephine, Tuesdays, The Railway 8.30pm.

Healthy Abbeyfeale

Abbeyfeale Community Council (ACC) are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by Healthy Ireland towards the setting up of a 10 week  Healthy Abbeyfeale – Spring 2018 pilot project. Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.

Fitness Instructor Joe Weir will take up the position of Activity Facilitator with responsibility for the implementation of a number of Activity Programmes for the Community. These Activity Programmes have begun on Monday, January 15 and run for approximately 10 weeks.

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone living in the Abbeyfeale area to join one of these free Activity Programmes. It’s so important to be able get out and about, meet new friends and have a chat while keeping fit and healthy.

Activities include: Teen Tone, Walk and Talk School Drop, Day Care Centre Session for the Elderly, Session for the Active Retirement Group in the Town Park and much more.  For more information, contact Fitness Instructor Joe Weir on 087 454 5434 ASAP or email

Towards Occupation Training Programme

There will be two open information mornings next week to provide more details and information to anyone interested in attending the 2018 Towards Occupation Programme: For Abbeyfeale, the information morning will be on Tuesday, January 23, from 10.30 – 12.30pm in the Adult Education Centre, Abbeyfeale. For Newcastle West, the information morning will be on Thursday, January 25, from 10.30 – 12.30pm in the Community Centre, Newcastle West. Both mornings will provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the course, and also for you to give feedback about modules or activities you might be interested in taking part in. The training will begin on two mornings a week from mid-February in both Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West. For more details please call Finn on 087 759 1951 or email:

Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group

Abbeyfeale Parent & 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 9382883.

World Meeting Of Families 2018

You can currently only book tickets for the three-day Congress (1 day or 5 day), but when booking a congress ticket you can register for the free weekend tickets. Every person attending each event must be registered to gain access to that event. You can book as an individual (over 18), as a family or group, or as a priest. Where a family wishes to register, a single family leader can register all members together. When part of a family/group, all children under 18 are free but each person must be registered in order to receive their ticket. Costs for adults: 5 day ticket €68, 1 day ticket €38. Book at

Community Alert

Given the increase in the numbers of people affected by influenza in recent weeks, it is opportune to remind ourselves of sensible practices. It is good to remember that those with ‘flu symptoms are dispensed from their Sunday obligation to attend Mass.

Those who are confined to home when ill can honour the Lord’s Day by praying along with the Mass broadcast by Parish Radio and on Parish webcams and diocesan website.

Protect Your Mobile Phone

Protect your mobile phone by downloading the IMEI Number – press star, hash, 06, hash, this unique no. will allow your phone to be traced if stolen.

Write ICE (in case of emergency) in front of your next of kin’s contact details so that if you are involved in an accident or incapacitated someone can check who to contact.

If you ever have eggs thrown at the windscreen don’t put on the wipers or attempt to wash them off as your view will be obstructed.

Drive to a safe place before stopping. It is so important to know your Eircode, if an ambulance is called to your home it makes it so much simpler for the dispatcher based in Dublin if they have the code.

Write it by your land line, store it in your mobile phone – it’s no load to carry but could save vital minutes and maybe your life.

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