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‘WIDOWS PARADISE’: That’s the name of the play currently in rehearsal by the Abbeyfeale Drama Group. I hear that the actors are getting it very hard to keep in the laughter so that’s a good recommendation for the rest of us. First night, Tuesday, February 26 all proceeds go to the Abbeyfeale Sagart Lourdes Invalid Fund. The play is also on Thursday, February 28 and the following Saturday, March 2. It continues its run on Sunday, March 3, Tuesday, March 5, Thursday, March 7 and Saturday, March 9. The play takes place in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse at 8pm sharp each night.

‘WIDOWS PARADISE’: That’s the name of the play currently in rehearsal by the Abbeyfeale Drama Group. I hear that the actors are getting it very hard to keep in the laughter so that’s a good recommendation for the rest of us. First night, Tuesday, February 26 all proceeds go to the Abbeyfeale Sagart Lourdes Invalid Fund. The play is also on Thursday, February 28 and the following Saturday, March 2. It continues its run on Sunday, March 3, Tuesday, March 5, Thursday, March 7 and Saturday, March 9. The play takes place in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse at 8pm sharp each night.

PERPETUAL ADORATION: There are just a few more hours that need covering so please put your name down on the chart at the back of the Tabernacle.

CONFIRMATION: We wish the boys and girls who are being confirmed in Abbeyfeale parish church next Friday at 11am a wonderful day.

PASTORAL AREA MEETING: Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm in St. Ita’s Hall.

LECTIO DIVINA: Meet in the Sacristy every Monday evening during Lent from 7-8pm to reflect on the gospel for the following Sunday. See how the gospel is speaking to you in your life today.

LENTEN SERIES OF TALKS:; Wednesday nights at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse from 7.30pm. Wednesday, March 6 ‘Handing on the Faith’ what are we handing on? Wednesday, March 13 ‘ Make good life choices in this year of faith’ Wednesday, March 20 ‘What did Jesus teach us about Heaven and Hell’. All welcome.

ARA NA FEILE;:Next meeting Adult Education Centre (Old Tech) at 2pm this Wednesday, February 20. New members always welcome.

‘A WAKE IN THE WEST’: I saw this done up at home in the West and can vouch for its being hilarious. Feohanagh/Castlemahon will present it in the Con Colbert Hall, Athea next Saturday, February 23 at 8pm. Sharp in aid of the Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

WORK ACCESS: Anyone with a disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty can avail of our service. People wishing to use the service do not need to be on a disability payment. We can offer support also to those already in employment. We can meet anyone for an informal meeting to discuss his/her needs and to clarify any questions about the service we provide. We are currently based on Little Ellen Street, Limerick but we also have outreach offices in Newcastlewest and Kilmallock. Contact Harry Bugler 061 493095 or email

MASS FOR DECEASED STAFF MEMBERS: There will be a Mass on Saturday, February 23 at 8am in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale for all the deceased employees of Kostal. Every one welcome.

OPEN DAY: An Open Day will be held in Montessori Pre School, Killarney Rd., Abbeyfeale on Thursday, February 21 @3p.m. All are welcome.

ABBEYFEALE YOUTH CLUBS: There will be no clubs on Friday due to the confirmation ceremony taking place Friday morning. On Saturday Teens Cois Feile are in the church preparing for the First Friday Passion and Teens Unite are in St. Ita’s.

INTRODUCTION TO GENEANOLOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY: Munster Ancestors will run a class at the Kerry Flyer, Castleisland for four Thursday nights starting on Thursday, February 28 from 7.30-9.30pm. This course will enable you to research your family history online. Contact 087 1527050 for the details.

ABBEYFEALE AND WIDER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A Tidy Towns Committee, a St. Patrick’s Day Committee and a Gathering Committee have been set up. The newly formed Abbeyfeale Community Development Association launched a Facebook page which will help to keep the wider community and the diaspora all over the world in touch with all developments planned for the town and hinterland over the coming year. A meeting of the St. Patrick’s committee took place on Monday night; anyone interested in helping out should contact Cllr’s Galvin 087 9850435 or Foley 087 6391305. Meetings were also held on Monday night last of the Tidy Towns and Gathering committees and again anyone interested in getting involved and helping should contact 087 7763792. Well done to Norette and the O’Riordan family on hosting the first fundraiser last weekend to raise funds for the Abbeyfeale Community Development Association. The Men in Black/Ladies in Red night was a huge success and a very enjoyable night was had by all.

OPEN DAY: “Listowel Community College are holding an Open Day, Wednesday, March 6 from 2 -7pm. All welcome to talk to the staff about all the courses on offer at Listowel Community College, from Post Primary Education, Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses and VTOS. Complimentary tea/coffee. Ring the school 06821023 or for further details.

WEST LIMERICK CONNECTS: West Limerick Connects is a free phone call service operating out of three Day Care Centres in West Limerick (Abbeyfeale, Glin and Newcastle West). Through this project, phone calls are made to older people who may be living alone, at a fixed time every week to check on their wellbeing and inform them of local events and services. If you or anyone you know, would like to receive a weekly phone call, please contact Feale Connected, c/o St. Ita’s Daycare, Abbeyfeale. Phone: 068 51888 or 087 1184160.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE: East Kerry Reaching Out are hosting a talk on “How to Research your Family Tree” in St. Pat’s Secondary School, College Rd.,Castleisland on Thursday night next, February 21 from 7.30 - 9.00pm. On the night, Irish Ancestors Direct will be explaining how best to start the process of ancestral research. They will explain how to use freely available resources to research your own family tree. Cost for the night is €5. All are welcome

THE GATHERING/ ABBEYFEALE SCHOOLS REUNION: We now have a Facebook page and as details are finalised for the various events planned for the schools reunion July 15-21 next they will be put up on it. In the meantime all the community are encouraged to spread the word to our emigrants that we are planning this huge celebration and that they will be heartily welcomed back to Abbeyfeale for a week long series of happenings. Local scribe James Harnett – a man of many talents - penned the following piece recently “One may ask “Why come to Abbeyfeale of all places for The Gathering?”

There are hundreds of answers to that question.

First and foremost, The Gathering committee consists of a group of people dedicated to making the week of July 15- 21 next a memorable festival for everyone who attends. Whether you come from across the world or from just down the road, a warm welcome awaits you and you will enjoy the best of local talent and entertainment, with activities across a wide range of musical, sporting and other cultural events, set in a modern, good-looking, vibrant town.

Abbeyfeale is the gateway to the Mid-West region. If you base your summer holiday in Abbeyfeale, we guarantee a brilliant and varied itinerary, full of interesting places to see and things to do. The weather is never a problem in Abbeyfeale because of the range of activities on offer.

On a rainy day, for instance, one can visit the world renowned Crag Cave in Castleisland; or explore to wonders of the Foynes Aviation Museum in Foynes where the first commercial trans-Atlantic flights landed; or examine the treasures of the Hunt Museum and King John’s Castle in Limerick.

On a sunny day it is hard to resist the fabulous blue flag beaches of North Kerry; Ballybunion, Ballyheigue and Banna, each a short drive away.

Day trips to Killarney, Dingle, West Kerry and the Ring of Kerry are also very popular; while not forgetting the National Park in Curraghchase and a trip on the Tarbert car ferry to view the Cliffs of Moher.

Why not take a relaxing stroll by the River Feale in the beautiful Abbeyfeale Town Park or take a walk or a cycle on the Great Southern Trail which is now open from the Kerry border all the way as far as Rathkeale! For the trekking enthusiast, the Glanageenty Forest Trail is just ten miles down the road. This trail has been recently developed by world champion hill runner John Lenihan. It consists of three loops and has spectacular views over County Kerry.

Perhaps a day on the golf course would appeal to you. Abbeyfeale is within thirty minutes drive of Newcastle West Golf Club, Castleisland Golf Club and the famous Ballybunion Golf Club, which is ranked among the top ten links courses in the world.

Please come and join us in Abbeyfeale from July 15- 21st and experience The Gathering with us. Enjoy exploring the Mid-West region. Partake in all of the special events in Abbeyfeale during the week. We will put a smile on your face and you will leave with many happy memories of Abbeyfeale.

PARENT & TODDER GROUP: The Abbeyfeale Parent and Toddler group has now restarted. Open to all parents with young children who are not in school yet. Children play with toys that are chosen to promote their development and do an activity (painting, play dough etc) while parents chat and have tea. Parents must stay. Contact Linda @ 087-9382883.

PILATES: A Pilates programme is running in the VEC Centre Abbeyfeale from 10am-11am on Wednesdays for 7weeks. Cost €10. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back


ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: A decision was made recently to proceed with setting up a text alert system for the parish of Abbeyfeale. We hope to set up a group text alert which will require each person on the system to keep an eye out for suspicious activity in the area and if they see something then they will text a dedicated number. That information will be immediately shared with everyone on the system and with the local Gardai. Should you be interested in joining this alert system then you are invited to give your mobile no. to any of the following committee members: Phil O’Kelly Killarney Rd, Micheal O’Kelly Killarney Rd, Sean Broderick New St, Mossie Gleeson Kilconlea, Marian Harnett Knockbrack, Kathleen Collins Convent St, Mary Jo O’Connell Knocknasna, James Stack Cahir, John O’Sullivan Meenkilly, Brenda Barry Meenkilly, Denis Collins Knockbrack.

GRAND OPENING: The official opening by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar T.D. of the Abbeyfeale/Kilmorna section of the Great Southern Trail will take place on Saturday next at the Old Railway Car Park at 11am.

WRITERS GROUP: New members are always welcome to join the writers group who meet weekly at the Adult Education Centre. For further information contact Madeline on 06832444.

COUNTRY KINGDOM: Joe’s Country Kingdom - an internet radio programme. It’s on every Tuesday 8 - 11pm (Irish Time) (New York, Ottawa etc 3-6pm) (West Coast USA 12noon-3pm) (East Coast Oz 7am-10am Wed) (NZ 9am-Noon Wed) and every Saturday 9pm - Midnight (Irish Time) (Add one hour to Tuesday times). It features Irish Country Music, humorous stories and Cowboy Corner and is presented by Joe Harrington. Wl102’s own Ann O’Halloran is also a presenter with a show every Friday afternoon. Listen on onwww.irishcountrymusicradio.

WL102FM AWARDS NIGHT: Mick Flavin will provide the backing band at this year’s awards ceremony to be held at the Devon Inn on Monday, March 11 next. Some of the award winners include Jason Travers, Trudie Lawlor, Gary Gamble, Micheal Collins, Crystal Swing and Sean Brennan. That’s only a flavour of the talent that’s being honoured on the night. Doors open 7.45pm; show starts 8.30pm, admission €15.

COME DANCING: Classes have resumed at the Community Centre, New Street, Abbeyfeale from 8.30pm every Friday night. Learn the waltz, quickstep, and jive, shoe the donkey and much more. Please note earlier start.

VISIONARY MARIJA FROM MEDUGORJIE: visits Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Friday, February 22. Adoration from 12 o’clock, Confessions: 3.30pm, Rosary: 4pm, Concelebrated Mass5pm followed by a talk by Marija.

DANCE IN AID OF CHERNOBYL KIDS 2013: Noreen Ashe, Mike Condon and

Noel Hartnett will provide the entertainment at the Fund Raising dance in aid of the Chernobyl Kids 2013 programme to be held in the Grand Hotel, Denny St., Tralee on Friday, March 1 next from 9.30pm. Organiser Bridie Courtney 087 3127736 promises

a wonderful night of fun, and entertainment, with loads of spot prizes and raffles.

Tickets are €10 on the door.

SUE RYDER; Donations of recycling material always welcome ie hoely socks, torn sheets, dish clothes past their use by date, grey underwear etc etc. This can be sold for €5 per black bag.

BEREAVMENT INFORMATION: Milford Care Centre is holding a bereavement information evening on Tuesday, February 26 in seminar rooms 1and 2 on the first floor of the new day care building, from 7 to 8.30pm.

Grief is how we respond when we experience significant loss or change, such as bereavement. It can be powerful and feel overwhelming. Some people may feel lost amidst conflicting and intense emotions. The death of one person can send ripples throughout the community. Bereavement not only affects the family, but also friends, work colleagues, teachers, neighbours and even acquaintances at clubs, and other social organisations. The session is designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family and friends. Bereavement counsellors are present in case there are specific questions, but not for counselling on the night.

The information evening is free.

For further information contact Mary O Sullivan: (061)485800 or or a member of the Social Work Department.

THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or at €15 each.

NEW SOCIAL DANCING VENUE: Sunday night dancing from 9.30-12 has started in the Grand Hotel, Tralee with dancing to The Lisdoonvarna 3 piece Country Band on Sunday, February 24.

BOWLS CLUB: The West Limerick Indoor Bowls Club meets every Thursday night in Halla Tadhg Gaelach in Tournafulla at 7.30pm. A junior section for people over 14 years is also available. New members are welcome at any time, and visitors are welcome to view the game and enjoy the proceedings. The contact number is 069-81936 for further information.

CARERS COURSE: A carer’s course will commence in St. Ita’s Hospital on Thursday, March 7. Further information 061 469313.

OLD STAMPS; Used stamps wanted by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Castleview Gardens, Clancy Strand, Limerick and the Kiltegan Fathers, St. Patrick’s Missionaries, Kiltegan, Wicklow.

GROW IT YOURSELF; Limerick West GIY with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its February meeting on Thursday, February 21 @ 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Rachael O’Grady who will speak about fruit trees. With the new growing season starting to get into gear this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be a small piece about potatoes with the emphasis be on taste, disease resistance etc. GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from .

CHURCH NOTES: Mass every weekday morning at 10am. Saturday morning Mass 11am followed by confessions. Vigil Mass 7pm. Sunday Masses 9.30am and 12 noon. Adoration resumes on Tuesday from 8am – 10pm. Novena to St. Anthony every Tuesday during 10am Mass. Mass Intentions : Wednesday 10am Daniel O’Donoghue, Convent St., Friday 11am Confirmation. Friday 7pm Catherine Sheeran Graigue 1st Anniversary. Saturday 8am Kostal Deceased members. 11am Micheal Kelliher Ballaugh. 7pm Mossie Regan, Meenkilly, Padraig Ó Cleirigh, Killarney Rd. Sunday 9.30am Juliann Morrissey, Celarville Bob Browne, Church St. 12noon Mary Foley, St. Ita’s Road. Margaret Rosie O’Brien, Hillview Drive Months Mind.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Next meeting on Wednesday, February 20 at the Desmond Complex 8.30 – 10.30pm. New members welcome. Further information from Bill on 087 9079223.

WALK FOR MOTOR NEURONE: A 5km Charity Walk in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association will take place in Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00pm. The walk will commence from Pallasgreen Community Centre. Cllr. Mary Harty who has recently been diagnosed with this disease will be in attendance on the day together with her family.

FEALE FIT TRAINING: Couch to 5k training every Saturday 11am @ The Railway bar in preparation for the Tournafulla 5k on March 31st..Check out for all the details on Tournafulla 5K run and Non Competitive Walk in Support of TLC4CF (Cystic Fibrosis) and Limerick Dialysis Unit. Make sure to register and support - contact Shane 087 2891015 or Kadie 087 7771552. Training is free of charge. Teen Tone starting February 28, get your Teenagers Active.

RAMBLING HOUSE: The very popular Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a special night of storytelling, music, singing etc at Kilfinny Community hall on Friday March 1. at 8pm. There is no admission fee. All are welcome.

JOBSEEKERS ROOM: A Jobseekers’ Resource Room has been opened in Abbeyfeale Community Education Centre (open Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30am-1:30pm & 2-5:30pm and Thursdays: 12:30-5pm). Users can: search the web for jobs; write and print CV’s; and take away relevant literature on work and training and education opportunities. An Information Assistant will be on hand to assist you, should you request assistance. For further information, please phone 087 3290483. The service is free. This is a West Limerick Resources initiative.

STUDYING THEOLOGY: The Dominicans are offering affordable distant learning programmes in theology which can be followed either for academic credit or for personal enrichment. People study from home, with occasional study days at weekends, and with the support of on-line academic tutors. Hundreds of people have completed some or all the programme. Contact: The Priory Institute, Tallagh Village,Dublin 24 or Telephone(01) 4048124.

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE: The Rural Employment Service (R.E.S.) works with individuals who are long term unemployed and who want to make a positive change in their lives and who see employment as a central part in that change. This service is free & confidential. The service also provides information on training & education opportunities and support in creating a career plan. You can contact Dearbhla in the Abbeyfeale Education Centre in Mountmahon on 068 32444.

ADULT SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A support group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm at Console House, 114 The Grange, Raheen. Family, friends, work colleagues and community bereaved by suicide all welcome. You do not need an appointment to attend. Further information 061 306792.

SEAN NOS AND SET DANCE CLASSES: Sean Nos dancing classes continue each Thursday night in Ardagh Hall at 8pm, with classes for children at 7pm. Adult set dancing classes take place in the Community Centre, Ballyhahill on Monday nights 8.30 – 10.30pm and in the Ballintemple Inn Newcastle West and the Con Colbert Memorial Hall Athea, on Tuesdays at 8.30pm. A great way to exercise while having a good laugh. All are welcome to the classes.

TALK IN LYRE COMMUNITY CENTRE: The first in a series of Lenten talks by the Diocese of Kerry will deal with ‘Coping with Suicide’. It will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm.

ST. JOHN BOSCO RELIC; The relic will be in Pallaskenry on Friday, March 1 next.

THOUGHT;Live simply so that others can simply live. What are you giving up?

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday, February 2.30-5.30pmMusic by the well known entertainer Marie Griffin from County Clare. The organizers would welcome more support for this fundraiser as the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Community Centre.

LEGION OF MARY NEWS; The Legion of Mary are celebrating over forty years of service in Kerry. The celebration begins at 2.30pm in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Rd. Killarney on Saturday, February 23. The guest preacher will be Fr. Eamonn

Mc Carthy, Cork. This will be followed by tea and an ‘Open Forum’ discussion on “Where is the Church going today?” .Everyone very welcome.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: will take place in Cork on March 8-10. This is a weekend to enrich your marriage. For more information phone; - 021 4381511.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH’S ABBEY, ROSCREA: The Cistercian Monks welcome people from very varied backgrounds to their Guesthouse, a place of peace and serenity. Some may just want a quiet time to reflect and rest, away from the stress of everyday life, while others may be seeking solace in distress or trying to discern the Lord’s will for them. Why not avail of the experience that the serenity of the place and the calm of the Guesthouse gives to nourish you during your stay and, hopefully, stay with you when

you leave and return to your everyday life. There are also many fine walks around the grounds, giving the visitor time and space to enjoy the peaceful landscape of this area. If interested phone 050525600 or Email

BROSNAN FAMILY REUNION: The Brosnan Family Reunion, as part of the East Kerry Roots Festival 2013 will take place on July 25-28, An invitation is being extended to all Brosnan clan members locally, nationally and internationally to join this ancient clan and celebrate their proud heritage. This four-day gathering gives Brosnans from around the world, and anyone with Brosnan ancestry, the chance to rediscover their roots. For more information see:

SOUP KITCHEN available every Saturday between 12.00 - 2.00 pm at Teach an Solais, St John’s, Ashe St, Tralee. Soup, sandwiches etc - free of charge. All very welcome.

WORKSHOPS IN HOSPITALITY: There are five upcoming off the job practical workshops in the Training Centre, LEDP, Roxboro, Limerick:-

Excelling at Customer Service: Going the Extra Mile (GEM) – Wednesday, February 20 -- 2pm-5pm. Wine Service Programme – Wednesday, February 27 -3pm-5pm.

Pastry Workshop for Chefs (2 x 1 Day Workshop) – Day 1 – Tuesday, March 5, Day 2 – Tuesday, March 12 - 10am-3pm

Refresher Programme for Chefs (4 x 1 Day Workshop) Thursday, March 7, Thursday, March 14, Friday, March 28 & Thursday, April 4 - 10am-3pm. A series of off the job practical development workshops designed to refresh and update skills and knowledge for practicing chefs currently working in the hospitality industry. Basic Cocktail Skills (Tutorial & Practical) – Wednesday, March 13, 3pm-5pm .

These programmes are currently fully subsidised by Fáilte Ireland For Bookings: Contact or 061-400610

PUBLIC TALK: ‘From Heartbreak to Hope: Coping with Loss in the Community’: - Compassionate Communities invites you to attend this public lecture by Christy Kenneally which will take place next Friday, February 22 at 8pm. in the Desmond Complex, NCW. Christy Kenneally is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and author of several books including ‘Life After Loss - A Guide to Helping the Bereaved’. He has championed healthy grieving in talks and workshops for over thirty years. This will be an enlightening and enriching experience for all who attend. Tickets at the door are just €10.

DAY TRIP TO ATHLONE: Now that the weather is looking up a day out in Athlone might be just the ticket. Maureen Finnegan has the first outing of the year organised for next Sunday, February 24 leaving from NCW at 8.45am. She says” We will be visiting a castle that featured on Nationwide a few weeks ago with Mary Kennedy. We have a guided tour arranged. Our first stop will be for a full Irish Breakfast in Dooley’s Hotel, Birr to set us up for the day. On our homeward journey we will be having a four course dinner in the hotel with delicious choices from the menu. For more information and booking don’t hesitate to ring 087 9845102.”

FILM SHOW: Newcastle West Film Club will be hosting ‘Women on the 6th Floor’ by Director Philippe Le Guary- a 100 minute film made in France in 2010 at the Desmond Complex on Friday, March 1 starting a 8pm. Admission €7.00 . Refreshments are available before and after the film. For more information contact: 087 687 7970.

COMMUNITY HEALTH MATTERS: The West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers have begun broadcasting their new programme entitled Community Health Matters on West Limerick 102fm this February. The programme will be broadcast on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am to 11.30am straight after the news and will examine a range of topics including children’s health and safety, men’s health, tanning, diabetes, addiction and mental health. Those interested may text their health-related questions or ideas to 087 9915873 or email

TALK ON ARCHAEOLOGY: The Archaeology of Mills and Milling in County Limerick from the early medieval period to c. 1900. This talk examines the development of water-powered milling in County Limerick, from the early medieval period to the end of the 19th century. Beginning with a consideration of early and later medieval mill sites at Knocknagranshy and Ballyine, the archaeological evidence for the evolution of milling plant, architecture and the water supply systems associated with the traditional water-mills of the county will be re-evaluated in light of more recent studies.

Dr Colin Rynne is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology UCC. He has published widely on industrial archaeology, on water power in medieval Ireland and Europe and on the post-medieval and industrial archaeology of Ireland. His book titles include The archaeology of Cork city and harbour (1993), At the sign of the cow: the Cork Butter Market 1769-1924 (1998); The industrial archaeology of Cork city and its environs (1999), A life of usefulness: Abraham Beale and the Monard Ironworks (2001) and Industrial Ireland 1750-1930: archaeology (2006). He is currently working on an interdisciplinary research project called ‘The Colonial Landscapes of Richard Boyle, Ist Earl of Cork, 1602-1643. February 26 at 8pm, County Hall, Dooradoyle .Admission Free.