Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Gary McMahon returns this week-end from 1st -3rd November, 2013.

MCMAHON SINGING WEEKEND: PRO Chris O’Shea says; “All roads lead to Abbeyfeale on the 1st weekend in November for the 5th annual Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend hosted by the West Limerick singing club, taking place on November1- 4 . A full calendar of events are guaranteed again this year with the official opening on Friday night in The Ramble Inn bar @ 8pm by our chairman Tom McKenna and Professor John A Murphy of UCC, this will be followed by singing and storytelling in both the Ramble Inn Bar and Leen’s Hotel.

Saturday will start with a free singing workshop from 10.30am to 1pm in St Ita’s Hall, the highlight of the weekend is the newly composed ballad competition @ 4pm in the Ramble Inn Bar – this is a very enjoyable event with an amazing variety of newly composed ballad’s competing for the 2013 title. Saturday night will feature a singing session in both the Ramble Inn and Leen’s Hotel.

Sunday begin with Mass @ 12 midday as composed by Garry McMahon RIP featuring the Abbeyfeale choir. At 3pm we will have a tribute to Pat Brosnan in Fr Casey’s GAA club, Pat, originally from Lyreacrompane, Co Kerry and now living in Athea, is a well known composer of songs and poems. Also on Sunday singing will continue in the Ramble Inn Bar all evening until late. All are welcome to come along to any or all of those events.”

Our next meeting of the Abbeyfeale Gathering Committee will be held at Leens Hotel on Monday 4th November, 2013 at 8pm.  All committee members are invited to attend.

Everyone is welcome to call to Fr. Casey’s on Thursday, October 24 from 7-10pm to visit the Expo which will have displays from over 120 businesses based in the Abbeyfeale area.

Are you up for meeting goulies, ghouls, witches and other outer world horrors in the Abbeyfeale Town Park on Halloween night.  Be prepared to be terrorised!

BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID: The committee and staff of the Town Park which by the way has just been awarded the prize for the best community park in Munster are looking for help and say “Do you dare to walk amongst the living dead? We need you all out in force on Halloween night between 7 & 10pm at the town park, it is imperative that the number of living people have to outnumber the number of zombies and deathly figures now roaming freely in our park! We need everyone in the community and surrounding areas to join us in battle on Halloween Night! Supervisor Jim O’Connor, who has fought many battles in the past and bears the scars of same has a special plea for all those who come to the rescue of the Park on Halloween “please be careful,” he said, “the zombies are out to reclaim their flesh by taking ours” Speaking at a news conference held recently Mr. O’Connor also divulged that there is merit in the strong rumour currently circulating that a chainsaw wielding manic has taken up residence beside the duck pond and he advises that people avoid this area on the night. This is a fundraiser to help with the continued maintenance of the Park and families of four will be asked for a donation of €15 or €5 per person. The Fright Nite has a dedicated Facebook page.

Register for Feale the Pink which takes place on Saturday, Oct 26 at the Business Expo on Thursday evening.