Abbeyfeale and Disitict News Round-Up

The soon to be Kerry / Cork / Limerick  Health Link Bus  and, inset : Benny McCarthy getting the fundraising ball going in West Limerick. ©The Maine Valley Post.
Kerry / Cork / Limerick Health Link Bus is the focus of  Benny Thade McCarthy’s fundraising drive in Abbeyfeale on Monday, February 5th. ©The Maine Valley Post.

Date For The Diary

All roads lead to Abbeyfeale on Monday, February 5th for a variety concert in aid of the Kerry, Cork and Limerick Health Link Bus in Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse.

Artists on the night include:  Mike  Mini Moore McCarthy, Just William Reidy, Eddie Carey,  Frances Kennedy, Doris Shire, Chrissie Roche, Pat McCarthy, Eibhlin and Liam Broderick, Mary And Pat Bucke and Ray Lowe. Admission €10, tickets on the door.

Doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm sharp.  Raffle and spots.

Further information Benny Thade McCarthy  087 99 18 546.

Leen's Hotel in Abbeyfeale
Leen’s Hotel in Abbeyfeale – offering a special deal on Finbar Wright concert night.

Have A Bite Before Finbar Wright

Leen’s Hotel are offering a special deal for those attending the Jubilee concert with Finbar Wright in The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Friday, February 9th.

A three course meal and a ticket for the concert for only €40.  Dinner starts at 6pm.  Bookings 068 31121.

 Nobody’s Talking To Me

This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group will start its run in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 13 and continue on February 15, 17.18,20,22, 24 and 25 next.  Doors open 7pm.  Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.

Proposed Autism Unit

Dromtrasna NS, Abbeyfeale, are seeking enquiries from any interested parents/guardians of children with ASD, with regards to establishing a co-ed Autism Unit. Please contact the school, at your earliest convenience, on 068-31822 or

Tai Chi in Glantine

Classes start in Templeglantine on Tuesday, February 6 from 10-11. €90 for 9 classes. Booking essential ring John on: 086 83 82 221.

Healthy Abbeyfeale Pilot Project

Abbeyfeale Community Council has been awarded funding by Healthy Ireland towards the setting up of a 10 week Healthy Abbeyfeale – Spring 2018 pilot project.

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 or email

Charity Coffee Morning

A fundraiser for youth ministry travelling to Lourdes will take place at St. Ita’s Hall on Saturday, February 10 from11-1pm.  Please support.

West Limerick Singing Club

West Limerick Singing Club will hold its annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O’Riordan in Fr Caseys GAA Club Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10th at 8pm. Admission €10.

Glórach Notes

Bingo continues on Monday’s at 8.30 pm, while for all football, and in particular, Liverpool FC fans, we have a treat coming up on Wednesday, February 7th.

Then we will be screening the film Shankly: Nature’s Fire. This 2017 documentary looks back at the legendary Bill Shankly, who, in his period as manager of Liverpool from 1959-74 won many honours and laid the foundations for future success.The film starts at 8 pm and all are welcome.

Free Computer Classes

Iolar Training is running some more free Digital Skills for Citizens computer and internet training courses in Newcastle West beginning on February 19/20.

The courses are open to everyone and will run for two hours per week for five weeks. Training is aimed at beginners and new users and gives participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to use the internet.

Last year, almost 500 Limerick city and county residents completed our free Digital Skills for Citizens courses going from learning how to switch on a computer to booking flights and making video calls.

The core topics covered include: Safety & security, Using email, Using search engines and websites, Accessing government services online, Conducting everyday transactions, Using apps, Voice and video calls online.

Optional modules include: Online shopping, online banking and security, Social media, Video, TV and radio online, Digital photography, Using YouTube instructional videos and advanced government services.

Training is free for all participants.

An Eircode (postcode) is required to register. For more information, or to reserve your place on the courses, please call Iolar Training on 089 420 7708.


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