Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Grand-parents’ Day Celebrated at Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Knocknasna

Granparents’ Day was celebrated at Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Knocknasna on Wednesday, February 14th.

By Marian Harnett

A huge crowd gathered at 1pm to view the geography projects of the senior room.

Each child had explored a European county and had their work on display along with the foods and icons of the particular country.

Then the junior room performed Readers Theatre of Little Red Riding Hood and sang a song about appreciation of granparents.

Next, both parents and grand-parents engaged in a very competitive game of bingo. The day concluded with a cupán tae and a chat. A great day was had by all.

Horse and Pony Races AGM

After 12 successful years, the Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Race Committee is looking forward to this year’s races at Relihan’s Inch on Sunday, July 1.The committee invites new members to attend the AGM on Tuesday, February 27 at 9pm at Leens Hotel. Everyone welcome.

Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 Meeting

A meeting of the Abbeyfeale St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be held in St.Ita’s Hall on Monday, February 19 at 7pm. Anyone interested in helping out with the parade is invited to attend.   Also the annual church gate collection takes place on the weekend of February 24/25. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Nobody’s Talking To Me

This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group is a comedy by Tommy Marren.This is a hilarious play based on a couple that are 50 years married but haven’t spoken for the past 10 years! The story unfolds with a few twists and ends happily ever after.

It will continue its run at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Thursday, February, 22nd. Saturday 24th. and Sunday 25th. Doors open 7pm. Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.

Duagh Parish Mission

The Mission will run from Saturday, February 24 to Friday, March 2 in Duagh and Lyreacompane.  It will be led by the Redemptorists, Limerick.

Johnny Barrett Tribute

A special two and a half hour tribute show will be shown on the big screen in St John’s Theatre in Listowel on Friday, February 23 at 8pm. It includes footage of Johnny Barrett performing from the 1980’s in dance halls in Kerry Clare and Limerick where he entertained thousands of people.

It is hoped to raise enough funds to erect a monument in his home town of Charleville in his honour.

Pastoral Council Meeting

There will be a meeting at the Desmond Complex of the pastoral councils in the Ide Naofa and Our Lady’s Pastoral Area on Wednesday, February 21 at 7.30pm. The focus of this meeting will be on furthering the Synod proposals in the Pastoral Plan on Team Ministry.

Abbeyfeale Community Alert

If someone arrives into your yard or to your door wanting to sell you a power washer or the like take their registration and ring the Gardai on 068 30010 or in the unlikely event that you can’t get through then ring 069 20650.

Remember there is no such thing as a free lunch so how can you expect a bargain of a washer, more than likely it’s stolen.

Feeling Unsafe? – Ask for Angela!

If you are out in company and feel vulnerable there is a new initiative where you can approach a member of staff in a pub, restaurant, nightclub and ask for Angela.

The member of staff will recognise that you feel in danger and call you a taxi and see that you get home safe.

If you feel isolated and would like a friendly voice on the end of the phone ring the Farm and Rural Stress line any evening between 6-10pm for a chat.

An avalanche of scam calls are hitting some people, only answer a call you recognise and never ring back.Contact-banner

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