Category Archives: Rockchapel

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Brosna, or rather its citizens, would appear to have found another musical niche for the village. Another, I say with great care and a high awareness of the late Con Curtin’s place in the folklore and musical history there and in the Sliabh Luachra area in general. Blessings in Abundance The resurgence of ‘Country Music’… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Honour for Musician Maura Congratulations to concertina player, Maura O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale on being selected on the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert group which will be starting off on a fourteen venue concert tour to the four provinces. Nineteen year old Maura is daughter of Vincent and Mary O’Connor and she is a second year… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Meeting of Harnett Reunion International A meeting will take place in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, September 27 at 8.30pm to discuss plans for an International Harnett Reunion to be held in July 2019. Everyone welcome. By Marian Harnett Social Housing For Abbeyfeale Plans for the proposed Social Housing in Colbert’s Terrace/New Street are… Read more…

Men’s Shed at Abbeyfeale Market on Friday

Men’s Shed at Abbeyfeale Market on Friday

Abbeyfeale Farmers’ Market The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. By: Marian Harnett Jon, Morgan, Seamus, Helga and I as well as the members of the Men’s shed look forward to your welcome support. The Men’s Shed is a place where men can… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Sisters are All Ireland Fleadh Winners

Sliabh Luachra Sisters are All Ireland Fleadh Winners

There was an amazing sister act at the 68th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 last week. From the heart of Sliabh Luachra the Flannery sisters from Rockchapel scooped double All Ireland wins at the event in Drogheda. U-18 Duet Winners Éimhear Flannery who is just 14, won the whistle slow airs U-15 competition. To add… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Rural Social Scheme Recruiting Potential Participants West Limerick Resources is compiling a list of individuals interested in joining the Rural Social Scheme (RSS). Participants on the scheme work 19.5hrs per week and receive a top up payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. By Marian Harnett To participate on the scheme you… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale Heritage Event In The Planning The Spirit of Abbeyfeale is there to provide people with a rewarding experience and a chance to share our homeland heritage with others. By Marian Harnett This exciting start-up process is being put together now. The end product will be presented later on at a time to be decided, here… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

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… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Summer Outing an Unqualified Success The second annual summer outing organised by Abbeyfeale Community Alert was an unqualified success. By Marian Harnett We had 47 people travelling on Independence Day July 4 to the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney town and finishing up with Celtic Steps the Show on the beautiful scenic surrounds of Killarney Racecourse.… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) will take place in Aberdeen in Scotland from 11th to 15th of July. This is a major event in the world of traditional fiddle music and, at least, two of Sliabh Luachra’s finest exponents will be attending and participating. No Stranger Corkman, Matt Cranitch is no stranger to Castleisland or… Read more…

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Category Archives: Rockchapel

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Brosna, or rather its citizens, would appear to have found another musical niche for the village. Another, I say with great care and a high awareness of the late Con Curtin’s place in the folklore and musical history there and in the Sliabh Luachra area in general. Blessings in Abundance The resurgence of ‘Country Music’… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Honour for Musician Maura Congratulations to concertina player, Maura O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale on being selected on the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert group which will be starting off on a fourteen venue concert tour to the four provinces. Nineteen year old Maura is daughter of Vincent and Mary O’Connor and she is a second year… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Meeting of Harnett Reunion International A meeting will take place in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, September 27 at 8.30pm to discuss plans for an International Harnett Reunion to be held in July 2019. Everyone welcome. By Marian Harnett Social Housing For Abbeyfeale Plans for the proposed Social Housing in Colbert’s Terrace/New Street are… Read more…

Men’s Shed at Abbeyfeale Market on Friday

Men’s Shed at Abbeyfeale Market on Friday

Abbeyfeale Farmers’ Market The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. By: Marian Harnett Jon, Morgan, Seamus, Helga and I as well as the members of the Men’s shed look forward to your welcome support. The Men’s Shed is a place where men can… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Sisters are All Ireland Fleadh Winners

Sliabh Luachra Sisters are All Ireland Fleadh Winners

There was an amazing sister act at the 68th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 last week. From the heart of Sliabh Luachra the Flannery sisters from Rockchapel scooped double All Ireland wins at the event in Drogheda. U-18 Duet Winners Éimhear Flannery who is just 14, won the whistle slow airs U-15 competition. To add… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Rural Social Scheme Recruiting Potential Participants West Limerick Resources is compiling a list of individuals interested in joining the Rural Social Scheme (RSS). Participants on the scheme work 19.5hrs per week and receive a top up payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. By Marian Harnett To participate on the scheme you… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale Heritage Event In The Planning The Spirit of Abbeyfeale is there to provide people with a rewarding experience and a chance to share our homeland heritage with others. By Marian Harnett This exciting start-up process is being put together now. The end product will be presented later on at a time to be decided, here… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

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… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Summer Outing an Unqualified Success The second annual summer outing organised by Abbeyfeale Community Alert was an unqualified success. By Marian Harnett We had 47 people travelling on Independence Day July 4 to the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney town and finishing up with Celtic Steps the Show on the beautiful scenic surrounds of Killarney Racecourse.… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) will take place in Aberdeen in Scotland from 11th to 15th of July. This is a major event in the world of traditional fiddle music and, at least, two of Sliabh Luachra’s finest exponents will be attending and participating. No Stranger Corkman, Matt Cranitch is no stranger to Castleisland or… Read more…

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