Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Author and poet, Gabriel Fitzmaurice will be the guest at the Glórach Theatre for the Michael Hartnett Film Special on September 30th. Photograph: John Reidy

Glórach Celebrates Micheal Hartnett

Although born in Newcastlewest, the late, great poet Michael Hartnett had an almost spiritual link with the area west of Barnagh and was no stranger to the town of Abbeyfeale.

The Glórach Theatre look forward to celebrating his memory by screening the Pat Collins film Muince Dreoilín at 10.30 am on Monday, September 30.

Renowned author and poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who was a close friend of Hartnett, will be present for a question and answer session afterwards.

This event will be held as part of Éigse Micheal Hartnett, admission is free and for any enquiries please ring 087 13 83 940.

New Season Classes

After the summer break, September sees the return of classes at the old tech for the coming months.

On September 27 the creative writing group begins their new season. We are lucky to be assigned a tutor for a six week course.

The first meeting will be held in the old vocational school – after that we return to the usual venue in St. Ita’s Hall.

We need new members to join us. As well as writing it is a great social occasion with tea and dainty treats on offer. If you are interested just come along on the day or call Madeline 087 9707989.

Crafty Corner

If you would like to practice your knitting and crochet or are a beginner willing to learn the craft  then come along to our classes which resume Tuesday October 1 at St Ita’s hall from 7 –  9pm.   It’s a lovely social occasion as well. The painting group is also back on October 1 from 11am – 1pm. in St.Ita’s Hall, it’s a very relaxing hobby. All welcome.

Abbeyfeale Book Club

St. Ita’s Hall, the second Wednesday of each month  September – June  from 7.30 -9pm.   All welcome.  Refreshments served.

Abbeyside Players

New members welcome.Contact Merce on 087 2053051.  Rehearsals of Frank Carney’s The Righteous are Bold will commence shortly.

Josephine’s Set Dancing Classes

Autumn has arrived and set dancing classes at Fr. Casey’s  have started on Wednesday nights with Josephine. 8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 0879267037.

Shannon Poker Run in Abbeyfeale

Shannon Gleeson’s Poker Run will be held on Sunday, September 29 in aid of the Hope Foundation.

Shannin is going to Kolkata in March 2020 and in order to go she has to fundraise roughly €3,000. The Poker run is starting in Jack O’Rourkes Bar Abbeyfeale and registration €10 per bike is at 10:30am.

Dromtrasna Challenge 2019

Dromtrasna Challenge 2019 in aid of Milford Care Centre and St. Ita’s Day Care Centre Abbeyfeale takes place on Saturday, October 19. The event consists of a 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk, 5K and 10K chip timed runs. Finisher medals for participants in all events.

Save the Date in English

Micheal English will perform a concert with a Christmas theme on Friday, December 6 in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale.