Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Benny Thade McCarthy – hosting an event in aid of the Kerry, Cork, Limerick Health Link Bus.

Kerry, Cork, Limerick Cancer Link Bus

A fundraising dance will take place in Fr Casey’s Club house Abbeyfeale on Friday, July 6 in aid of the Kerry Cork Limerick Cancer Health Link Bus. 

Music is to the Premier Blue Boys with special guests Mike Mini Moore McCarthy, Marian Kirby, the Diamond sisters and Norah Hickey. Dancing is from 9 – 1am, finger food will be served and a raffle will take place. Contact: Benny Thade McCarthy 087 9918546.

Glórach Summer Solstice Concert

We are actively preparing for the visit of Mike Hanrahan and Eleanor Shanley on Friday, June 22.  Mike Hanrahan, a past member of Stockton’s Wing has an extensive biography, but will be best remembered by many for being a member of the group, Stockton’s Wing and penned their most well-known hit, Beautiful Affair.  Joining Mike on the night will be renowned Irish folk singer Eleanor Shanley came to prominence with De Danann and also recorded with U2, the Dubliners and Sharon Shannon.  A wonderful night of music and song is guaranteed with doors open at 7.15, concert starts at at 8.30pm, to book tickets at a very competitive €15 please contact 0871383940.

Moladh Go Deo Le Dia

Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the church. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment.

The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ and at the church after Mass.

Youth Ministry Training

Contact Aoife Walsh on if you would like to participate in the new round of training with the diocese beginning in September.

Post Office Move

The post office is now located in Tuhoig’s SuperValu on Bridge St., Abbeyfeale.

Social Enterprise Study

West Limerick Resources are currently conducting a survey and needs analysis of Social Enterprise in West Limerick. The purpose of this study is to identify gaps in community services and facilities

across the West Limerick area and also to identify the supports needed by existing Social Enterprises and Groups. All information collected from the survey will be treated in the strictest of confidence. The link to the survey is

IWA Bag Packers Sought

Irish Wheelchair Association is holding its National Bag Pack in Tesco Abbeyfeale on July 6/7. Can you volunteer just two hours? Register to volunteer at or call 046 9072539. Thank you.

Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27.  Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr. Tony Mullins. Fr. John O’Shea and Fr. Willie Fitzmaurice.

Ballyhahill Social Dancing Classes

Classes have resumed for the summer months in Ballyhahill Community Centre in social dancing on Monday at 8pm. All are welcome.


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