Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Singer, song-writer and musician, John Spillane will appear be in concert at An Glórach in Abbeyfeale, on Friday, July 27th at 8pm. Tickets are now available.

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.

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with color and brilliance.

His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience.

In a world filled with strife and upheaval, a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light. The man and his music are pure magic.

You can bask some more on his site with a click on the link here:

On a Mission to Sell 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 Soudan.  Fr. Tim who is currently on holiday in Ireland may attend provided Kerry isn’t playing!

Supporting Abbeyfeale

Please support the small businesses in our town so as to enable them to stay open.

Don’t forget that they are the shop owners that support us when we are out looking for sponsorship to keep our sports clubs and youth facilities open.

They are the people who are always willing to come up with a voucher or a bottle of wine for a spot prize but if we don’t support them they’ll all be gone.

So the next time you want to buy an outfit or something for the house see what’s available in town first before heading for the city.

Buying the basics like toilet rolls, milk, bread, newspapers, soap etc. etc, in a small shop means a lot to them and helps keep the money circulating in the area.

St. Ita’s Faith Camp

The annual Faith Camp takes place at St. Mary’s Boys N.S. from Tuesday, August 7 to Friday, August 10 each day from 10 – 3pm.

It includes: Sport, Drama, Faith Lessons, Music, Art and plenty of fun.

All children must be registered by Tuesday, July 31 with registration taking place on Wednesday, July 18 and 25 from 8pm at the school.

First child €40 with subsequent children €25 each.   Further information from Martina 087 2788834.  Donations of food will be gratefully accepted.

Seisiún At The 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.

Tips On Conserving Water

Place a full litre bottle of water in the cistern in the toilet which will reduce the volume of water at each flush.

Have shorter showers – an average shower uses 10 litres of water per minute, turn off the tap when washing your teeth.

Use a basin to wash the ware and then use the water for watering the flowers. 

Pour the cold tea out of the pot on the vegetables. Only do a wash when you have a full load.

Invest in a water butt for under the down pipe.

Bingo At The Glórach

Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.


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