Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Nicky and Anne McAuliffe are on the invitation list for the Bruach Na Carraige celebrations in Rockchapel from next weekend. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Bruach Na Carraige Celebrations

 Bruach Na Carraige Cultural Centre in Rockchapel is in operation for twenty years this June. 

To mark the occasion there will be mass in the centre on Friday, June 14 at 8pm followed by a rambling house session.

On Saturday, June 15 there will be a concert featuring: Bryan O’Leary on accordion; Áine O’Connell on fiddle; Francis O’Connor on flute; Brian Mooney on bouzouki; Nickie and Ann McAuliffe; Ceoltoirí Sliabh Luachra and others. All welcome.

West Limerick Mental Health Association

Next meeting Tuesday, June 18 at 8pm in Maple Lodge NCW.  Further information Mary Danagher 086 3514700.  New members welcome.

Local Artist on RTÉ One

Brian O’Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018.  He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE’S upcoming documentary focusing on preparation and Artistic process for Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA)open call show.  The documentary is called Exhibitionists: Road to The RHA and will be shown on RTE One on June 27.  at10.15pm.

Understanding and Managing Children & Young People’s Anxieties & Worries

This free workshop will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7pm in the Newcastle West Library, in association with West Limerick Resources’ SICAP programme. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the workshop, which is being delivered by Carina McEvoy, qualified clinical hypnotherapist & psychotherapist. To register your place for the workshop please contact Dearbhla, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 6750869 or email

Men’s Health Week

Men’s health week will run from Monday June 10 -16.  The overall aims of MHW are to:  Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.  Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.  Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.

Graveyard Clean Up

Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.   More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large.  In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

Concert At The Glórach Theatre

Having given an impressive performance on his Abbeyfeale debut at the Glórach Theatre in 2017, Steo Wall returns to the esteemed venue with fellow musicians Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell under the collective name, Hearts of Men.  Combining folk, traditional and original numbers, as well as three very distinctive vocal styles, Hearts of Men will be playing at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm.  A concert not to be missed, be sure to book at 0871383940 to guarantee a seat on the night.  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.

Harnett Reunion

Press Launch Leens Hotel 7pm. Four weeks to go. Carina Prendiville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.You can contact her on

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.

Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing.  Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

Helpline For Men Suffering Domestic Abuse

A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.

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