Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale’s Colaiste Íde agus Iosef planning open and enrollments days.

Open Night at Colaiste Ide agus Iosef

The open night for sixth class students of Íde agus Iosef  will be held  on Tuesday, October 8.

By Marian Harnett

Parents and students are welcome from 6.50 pm and tours of the school will begin at 7pm. The principal will address parents at 7.45 pm and this will cover all the relevant topics about enrolling in school. You can enroll that evening or further enrollment will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 9.30 – 11.30 am, To enroll you will need to provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate and proof of their PPSN number.

Hospice Coffee Morning on Friday 13th

Abbeyfeale’s Wednesday Club is hosting a coffee morning in Steve Smith’s Ploughman from 11-1pm on Friday, September 13 with all proceeds to Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Fundraiser for UHL Cancer Units

An American style Tea Party Fundraiser for the Cancer Breast and Chemotherapy units in University Hospital Limerick is being held on Friday, September 20 in Fr Casey’s GAA Club, Abbeyfeale. 4 course meal & dancing to Paddy Quilligan. Tickets €25. Further details from Mary on 0876377310.

Ara na Féile

Abbeyfeale Active Retired Group will re-convene on Wednesday, September 11 at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre – the Old Tech at Mountmahon.  New members welcome.

Josephine’s Set Dancing Classes

Autumn has arrived and set dancing classes at the GAA are starting on Wednesday September 18 with Josephine.

8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 087 9267037.

Upcoming Ceili In Tournafulla

Friday, October 4 with the Striolan Céilí Band and Friday, November 8 with Taylor’s Cross Céilí Band.  9.30pm – 12.30am.  Refreshments served.  Admission €10.  Raffle.

Poker Run

Shannon Gleeson was in touch about a poker run on Sunday,  September 29 in aid of the Hope Foundation.

“I am going to Kolkata in March 2020 and in order to go we have to fund raise roughly €3,000. The Poker run is starting in Jack O’Rourke’s Bar Abbeyfeale,” Sharon explained.

Registration is at 10:30am and there is a prize for the best hand . €10 per bike.”

September at The Glórach

First up on Thursday, September 12 is Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford.

Emma received widespread critical acclaim for her debut album Quiet Giant in 2017 and last year won the RTÉ Radio One ‘Best Emerging Artist’ award at their inaugural folk awards.

A concert not to be missed, Emma will be ably supported on the night by Trevor Sexton.

Two days later, we switch genres, but the level of high quality musicianship will remain constant as Leroy Troy and his Hillbilly Trio come to town.

Having wowed international audiences, they make their debut at the Glórach and suffice to say it’s rare a bluegrass group of this calibre come to Abbeyfeale so make sure to mark Saturday, September 14 in your diary.

National Culture Night at An Glórach

Our National Culture Night is slated for Friday, September 20.  Glórach will play its part by hosting a Scoraiocht, which we’re describing as an opportunity for local people to meet up, make merry and be entertained by the cream of local entertainers and performers.

All events start at 8 pm, keep up to date with events on our facebook page,(and check out the very impressive video made by Linda for the September events) and for bookings or enquiries please contact 087 1383940.

School Of Music And Drama

Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened at Main St where Annette’s Boutique used to be.  All ages are welcome. Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 / or look them up on Facebook.

Classes in the Old Tech, Mountmahon

The following courses are starting up the middle of September: Beginners Computers for all ages, cookery, sewing, Childcare QQI Level 5 & 6, Healthcare QQI Level 5, Beginners Woodturning, Woodwork, Furniture Making,  Upcycling Furniture, Beginners Art, Payroll Manual & Computerised, Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised, Excel for beginners, Beginners Sign Language.

If you wish to register for any of the above, please call Mary in the office: 06831198.

Set Dance Classes

Set dancing for beginners with Timmy Woulfe has commenced on Monday nights in the Marian Hall, Moyvane at 8pm.  Individual attention will be given where required.

Creating Confidence Through Performing Arts

Theatric Theatre School of drama, dancing, singing and prop making classes will begin in Abbeyfeale on Monday, September 16 from 4-5pm.

Performance of Oliver Twist will take place on the week of December 2. Suitable for ages 4 to 16.

Places available.  Now enrolling. Call Jo Jordan on 087 6104224.

Digital Skills for Citizens Course

If you are interested in learning basic computer skills such as Introduction to the Internet, Emails, using Online Services i.e. Motor Tax, Banking, Use of Apps, Social Media and Online Shopping, then this FREE course could be for you. Digital Skills for Citizens Course will run over 5 Wednesday afternoons, in Newcastle West Community Centre, 2pm to 4pm. Contact Adrienne on 087 277 3294 to register.