Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale Community Alert group on the summer outing to Killarney.

Summer Outing an Unqualified Success

The second annual summer outing organised by Abbeyfeale Community Alert was an unqualified success.

By Marian Harnett

We had 47 people travelling on Independence Day July 4 to the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney town and finishing up with Celtic Steps the Show on the beautiful scenic surrounds of Killarney Racecourse.

A huge thank you to Emma Flynn who brought her concertina and entertained us all on the journey home, thanks too to Billy and Tess Lane and Celine McNally for their singing and all who travelled for their company.

We’ll see you all the last Sunday in November for our Christmas lunch followed by dancing to Paddy Quilligan.

John Spillane at The Glórach

The musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller and poet from Cork with the fine line of banter plays the Glórach on Friday, July 27. Tickets at €15 can be reserved on 087 1383940.

Sale Of Produce

The annual sale of the produce from Abbeyfeale Parish Community Garden will take place on Sunday July 22.  It will be held in the grounds of the church following the 9.15am and 12 noon Masses.

Proceeds will go to Fr. Tim Galvin for his Mission in South Sudan. Fr. Tim who is currently on holiday in Ireland may attend provided Kerry aren’t playing!

Seisiún at the Devon Inn

The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm. These shows of traditional entertainment have proved very popular over recent years and are really enjoyed by all who attend, both local and visitor alike. A memorable night of top class song, music, dance and story is guaranteed comprising of a formal show in the first half and an informal second half where members of the audience are welcomed to join the performing group and provide a tune, song or step. Sometimes the night finishes with a set or a céilí dance.

Parent and Toddler Meeting

Parent and toddler group meeting from 11am – 12.30pm every tuesday and thursday at st ita’s hall. New people always welcome. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.

Graveyard Clean Up

Clean up at  Reilig Ide Naofa on every Tuesday evening   for one hour,  it is beautiful to see your family grave well maintained. Your help is greatly appreciated. Notice the hedge at the side is being cleared. Help with this would be great.

Cromwell’s Fort Outing

The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society have organised an evening outing to Cromwell’s Fort, Limerick on Wednesday, July 11. Contact John Elliott 086 3117161.

Bruach na Carraige

The Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel Summer programme starts with our highly acclaimed Seisiun each Tuesday night during July and August starting on Tuesday, July 3 at 9pm.

Our Summer Camp for children between six and 15 years runs from July 23 – August 3.

Children attending this camp who have not played music before will learn a few tunes on the whistle, those already playing will learn new tunes.

They will learn some traditional songs and four or five ceili dances, all mixed with much fun and games.

Our Sliabh Luachra Summer School will run on August 8-10 with advanced music classes, for information contact 087 22 05 566 or Email


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