Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Rev James Canon Neville R.I.P. having his hair cut by Barber Florrie O’Connell in Abbeyfeale on 27th July 2018 – two days before he passed away. Still from the recently screened RTÉ One documentary Abbeyfealegood. Click on the image above to see the full chat between Florrie and the late Canon Neville courtesy of RTÉ.

RTÉ’s Abbeyfealegood Documentary Shared on Facebook Page

The diocese contacted the film makers and they have agreed to make the full interview available to the diocesan website.  We have also shared it onto the various Abbeyfeale FB pages.

By Marian Harnett

Trocaire Contribution Boxes

Now that Lent is over, you can forward your contribution to, or to Trocaire, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, or keep the box and contribution until the current restrictions cease and return to the parish office.

Pieta House Fundraising

Electric Ireland and Pieta House have launched urgent a ‘Darkness Into Light Sunrise’ appeal for funds.

As the walks cannot now take place as planned on May 9th, an appeal will be held on that day. This special appeal encourages people to donate what they can to this vital charity and to come together while remaining apart by getting up at 5:30am to watch the sunrise and to show community and solidarity with those impacted by suicide.

The organisers are also asking people to spread the message and offer hope by sharing their sunrise moment using the #DIL2020.

Message For Those Who Are Cocooning

If you are living alone and need assistance or advice you can phone one of Abbeyfeale Community Council Helpline numbers any day from 9am to 5pm on 068 31169, 068 32080 or 087 7571144.

The Gardai are also available on 06830010 and they too will pick up medicines, messages etc.

Age Action & Red Cross Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Age action has launched a Covid 19 Hardship Fund in conjunction with the Red Cross to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland.

People experiencing additional hardships at this time can apply for a once off grant payment to the max of €500.

Those who can apply includes: older people in need of assistance; family members supporting an older person; carers of older people; social workers and local voluntary organisations; and community groups providing direct assistance to individuals within this target group.

To apply: The COVID-19 Hardship Fund Application Form is available at: or you can contact our offices to request a form – Email:

Phone: Irish Red Cross at 01 6424600 or Age Action at 01 47 5 69 89.