AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Afternoon tea dancing resumes at Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, October 13 from 3-6pm with music by the Seamus Sheehy Band. Admission €5. Teas served. All welcome. This is a fundraiser for the AAA.
FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR: In conjunction with the Arts w/e it is hoped to hold a food and craft fair in the Square, Abbeyfeale on Friday, October 18 from 10am – 2pm. Everyone welcome. Bookings 087 6866450.
‘IN THE MOOD AND ALL THAT JAZZ’: ‘In the mood…& all that jazz!’ concert will kick off with a cheese and wine reception at 7.30pm in the Glorach on Friday, October 18. This musical extravaganza features the cream of local musical talent with Riona Curtin and Helen Hasenfuss performing ragtime; Mick O’Donnell and friends with their take on gospel; and Rebecca Stryker and Laura Sheehy singing songs from the musicals. Members of the Abbeyfeale Youth Theatre will also perform. Mick Guinane will kick off the proceedings with his trumpet and the second half is crammed full of jazz, with a jazz quintet from Limerick that will close the show. MC for the evening is Marian Harnett. Tickets cost €10 and proceeds from this event will be used to support the Glorach Community theatre. The remaining tickets for this event which are almost sold out are available from Ann Lyons, The Square or by phoning 087 6866450.
‘LET US ENTERTAIN YOU’: The Arts Assembly weekend will draw to a close in the GAA clubhouse at 8pm on Sunday, October 20 with a special performance from a variety of Abbeyfeale’s premier poets and players. ‘Let us entertain you’ will feature choice snippets from the plays ‘the Chastitute’, ‘Dancing with Lughnasa’, ‘the Field’ and ‘Big Maggie’ – all performed by 16 members of the Abbeyfeale Drama Group. Dick Woulfe will take to the stage as a Sean chai, while Tom Lee becomes Hamlet. Be prepared for the hilarious antics of Katie Moloney in D’unbelieveables and the appearance of Nicky Cotter as a D-list superhero. Special appearances on the night will include a recital by local poet Jackie Harnett . MC for the evening will be Richie Roche and tickets are €5 each. Tickets are available from the Farmers’ Market, Batt Harnett and Ann Lyons or by phoning 087 6866450.
CHOIR PRACTICE RESUMES: The Adult choir practice will resume on Thursday next October 10 to prepare for Advent etc. Practice will be on the Thursday nights for the month of October.
COMMUNITY PUBLIC MEETING RE; GLORACH: A new constitution has been drafted for the community theatre. A meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 29 at the Cliabhan behind the Theatre to discuss this before its adoption. Any person in the community interested in the future of the Glorach should attend the meeting.
ST. ANTHONY RELICS: Visit the relics of St Anthony of Padua in St John’s Cathedral in Limerick on Monday, October 21. It is part of the tour of Ireland which begins in Dublin on October 17, where the relics will be greeted by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. The schedule in Limerick, which will see the participation of Bishop Leahy in the 7pm Mass is as follows: There will be Mass at 10am which will be followed by Veneration from 11am – 6.30pm which will be followed by Mass and veneration until 10pm..The relics are coming from Padua in Italy.
JOE HARRINGTON’S COUNTRY KINGDOM: Joe has been on to say “Just to let you know that Joe’s Country Kingdom is on www.irishcountrymusicradio.com – 7pm to 10pm (Irish time). Hope you can join me for a whole lot of country and Irish Music plus the popular Cowboy Corner and maybe a humorous story. Just click on the link to listen to the live broadcast. You can chat with other listeners on ICMR Presenters page on Facebook while the programme is on and you can let me know what you would like to hear by clicking on the Request a Song button on the homepage of www.irishcountrymusicradio.com “
ABBEYFEALE ARTS ASSEMBLY OCTOBER 17-20: The following is the finalised programme for the AAA ‘A celebration of local drama, film, music, arts & crafts, poetry, exhibition, mime and street theatre’. Organisers say; “What better way to crown a highly successful ‘Gathering’ year for Abbeyfeale, then a celebration of the best of Abbeyfeale on stage and on screen! Rather than curtailing the fun to one night, the celebrations have been extended to feature a range of local dramatic, artistic, visual and musical talent from the Abbeyfeale area on 4 successive days from Thursday, October 17- Sunday, October 20. Free events include the launch night exhibition in the Library, the food and crafts fair, the mime and street theatre, the Gospel Mass and the Back Home reunion. Tickets for ‘In the mood …and all that jazz’ (€10) and ‘Let me entertain you’ (€5) can be bought from: Marian Harnett, Abbeyfeale Farmers’ Market 087-6866450, Ann Lyons Shop or Batt Harnett, The Square. A warm welcome is extended to all, so come out and support your own community. Let’s make 2013 a year to remember in Abbeyfeale!
Programme of events; Thursday, October 17; The launch of the Abbeyfeale Arts Assembly weekend will take place with an exhibition of arts and crafts fashioned by talented local artists and artisans. All are welcome to the exhibition, which is free of charge and takes place in the Library at 8pm. A wine and cheese reception will toast the hidden talents of community members such as Rita Horgan, ……
Friday, October 18: The Farmers Market will include a food and craft fair in the square from 10am-2pm. There will be some lovely purties there so bring your baskets and brollies! The ‘In the mood…& all that jazz!’ concert will kick off with a cheese and wine reception at 7.30pm in the Glorach. This musical extravaganza features the cream of local musical talent with Riona Curtin and Helen Hasenfuss performing ragtime; Mick O’Donnell and friends with their take on gospel; and Rebecca Stryker and Laura Sheehy singing songs from the musicals. Members of the Abbeyfeale Youth Theatre will also perform. Mick Guinane will kick off the proceedings with his trumpet and the second half is crammed full of jazz, with a jazz quintet from Limerick that will close the show. Tickets cost €10 and proceeds from this event will be used to support the Glorach Community theatre.
Saturday, October 19: The transition year students from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef will treat the town to a display of their mime and street theatre skills. The action kicks off at 3pm so be sure to check out the shop fronts of Main Street or follow the painted people!
A gospel mass will be held at 7pm to remember all those who were involved in the making of the ‘Back Home’ film, who have since passed away. These include Aine Nic Gabhann, Eddie Mc Carthy, JJ Woulfe, Vera Broderick, JV Quartarola and Patsy Byrne. The Mass will remember all local artists and individuals who give of their time and talents to the Abbeyfeale community. Music will be provided by Mick O’Donnell and friends. The 21st year reunion of the making of the ‘Back Home’ film will be marked by a public viewing of the film in the Winners Circle at 8.30pm and a reunion party for ex-cast members and crew. The film was produced by Merce Hobson as part of a youth initiative in the summer of 1992. Over 220 local people were involved either directly or indirectly in the 40 minute film, which features many local faces and places. All are welcome to this event which is free of charge.
Sunday, October 20; The weekend will draw to a close in the GAA clubhouse at 8pm with a special performance from a variety of Abbeyfeale’s premier poets and players. ‘Let us entertain you’ will feature choice snippets from the plays ‘the Chastitute’, ‘Dancing with Lughnasa’, ‘the Field’ and ‘Big Maggie’ – all performed by 16 members of the Abbeyfeale Drama Group. Dick Woulfe will take to the stage as a Sean chai, while Tom Lee becomes Hamlet. Be prepared for the hilarious antics of Katie Moloney in D’unbelieveables and the appearance of Nicky Cotter as a D-list superhero. Special appearances on the night will include a recital by local poet Jackie Harnett. MC for the evening will be Richie Roche and tickets are €5 each. Refreshments will be served after the performances. The Abbeyfeale Arts Assembly has been organised on a not for profit basis by people who are interested in promoting the arts in Abbeyfeale. All activities have been organised on a shoe-string budget, with the help of a team of local volunteers and sponsors.
WINTER FLU VACCINE: The flu injection is available from all doctors surgeries in the Abbeyfeale area.
MARIAN’S DANCING: The class will commence shortly at the Community Centre, New Street on Friday night from 8.30pm.
ICA NOTES: The Mainistir na Féile Guild of the ICA have resumed activities after the summer break. The Guild has twenty four members and would welcome new members, from the Abbeyfeale area and surrounding parishes. If you are new to the area or looking for friendship, then ICA is for you. The Guild meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Adult Educational Centre (formally The Vocational School) in Mount Mahon at 8pm. Craft and physical fitness will feature in the forthcoming Guild activities and an International night is also in the planning. The Officers and Committee for the 2013/1024 year are: President Kathleen Leahy, Vice President Elizanne McMahon, Secretary Peggy O’Neill, Treasurer Anne Broderick, PRO Anne Maria Dennison, Contest Secretary Mary Cahill, Craft Officer Eileen Lane, Art Officer Rita Horgan, International Officer Peggy Jones, An Grianán Teachta Joan Murphy and Timire Mary Boston. For further information contact Peggy at 068 32270.
ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUBS: PRO Anthony Scannell reports; Abbey legends are in St.Ita’s from 8-9.30pm on Friday. The Teens Unite are in the Complex Saturday night 7.45-9.15pm. the Yolo club are in St. Ita’s on Saturday night 7.45-9.15pm. There is no more registration for the Yolo club. Leaders child protection training is on Monday 14 from 7-9pm and all leaders must attend.
CRAFTY CORNER: Would you like to learn the craft of knitting, crochet or embroidery. If so come along to Adult Education Centre, Abbeyfeale (old tech) on Tuesday, October 13 @7.30pm where the new season of classes begin and are conducted by experienced tutors. If you have already mastered the art of the above crafts you might like to volunteer with us a tutor. Classes are free and are conducted in a friendly atmosphere while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Further information call Madeline 087 9707989.
COMMUNITY ALERT NOTES: Don’t provide the means for someone to break into your house - store ladders, tools etc. in a locked shed or garage.
G.I.Y: Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food is back indoors for the winter months as we return to D & M Garden Centre, Croagh on Thursday, October 17 where the subject for discussion will be on Wild Foods along with all the usual topics.. The meeting will start at 7pm sharp and all are welcome from the beginner to the experienced old hand. As with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in.
BEE FOR BATTENS: Dance at the Railway with Micheal Collins on Friday, October 18. Tickets €10. Contact Kadie Colbert 087 7771552 for further information.
FEALE FIT NEWS: Great turn out at ‘Couch to 5k’ training last Friday, over 70 people turned out & you can still join us this Friday at 6.30pm at the Railway, get off that Couch and get running, anyone can do it, suitable for all fitness levels and the best part is, its FREE - NO EXCUSES. Contact Shane 087 2891015 or Kadie 087 7771552 for details. Fealefit will be running a Halloween Mid-term Kids Activity Camp for national school Kids aged 5-13 yrs of age from October 30to November 1 from 11am - 3pm, Fancy dress party on the last day..Contact Shane 087 2891015 for details..www.Fealefit.com for all our current and up coming events.
CHANGE IN MASS TIMES: The 8.15 Mass on Saturday morning has changed to 9am. There will be no Mass at 10am on Monday mornings but instead an evening Mass at 7pm.
MEN’S SHED: The Shed has reopened and meetings will take place every Monday from 6-9pm.
PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler Group has resumed after a Summer Break on Tuesday mornings from 11- 12.30pm in St. Ita’s Hall. Safe play environment is provided; baby/toddler social skills improve. Language and play skills develop. This is also an important time for Mom and Dad’s to meet, have a cup or tea and chat. Music and movement facilitators will visit the group. New Parents are made especially welcome. Contact Mary on 097 9382883 with any queries.
ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA NEWS: Local girl, Helena Quinn daughter of Tadgh and Kathleen Quinn, Purt travelled from her home in London to spend two months working with Fr. Tim Galvin on his mission in Sudan. She keeps us updated on her blog and in her latest posting says; “You can follow her adventures on http://soloinsouthsudan.com.