Local Groups

Please see below the current lists of both Abbeyfeale Parish and Abbeyfeale Community; Organisations and Groups. For more information, click on the respective Organisation or Group you are looking for. If you do not see your Organisation or Group on the following lists and would like it to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office or email us at [email protected]

Abbey United Soccer

Established in 1984, Abbey United has been very successful in its short history. Winning the Domestic Junior Treble in 2015 and the Ladies FAI Junior Cup in 2008 are only some of the overall achievements from across all age groups including an excellent record at SchoolBoys/Girls League Level.

Website: www.abbeyfealeunited.com

Secretary: Kathleen Broderick 087 6566009

Abbeyfeale Credit Union

Address: Bridge Street, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick

Phone: 068 31885
Fax: 068 32283
Website: www.abbeyfealecu.ie

Abbeyfeale District Search and Rescue

We are a search and rescue group and we provide 24hour SAR service in the parishes noted below (primary search area). If you have a report of a missing person in your area please call one of the committee below. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night it is. Also, if you even have suspicions that a person is missing, please do not delay contacting us, the earlier we are called in, the easier it will be for us to find that person.

Abbeyfeale – Templeglantine – Brosna – Knocknagoshel – Duagh – Tournafulla – Mountcollins – Monagea – Killeedy – Ashford – Newcastle West – Athea – Rockchapel – Meelin – Newmarket.

We are also available to assist in searches outside the primary search area, in an area within a 20 mile radius of Abbeyfeale (secondary search area). This may not be a 24 hour service. If you think that we can help, please call us.

Headquarters 068 30431

Jimmy Cahill 087 9425896

Helen Broderick 087 6472613

Christy Kelliher 087 7452110

Nicky Cotter 087 2538928

Johnny Lyons 087 6386442

Johnny Stack 087 2821858

Jim Carmody 086 8245648

Abbeyfeale Drama Group

Abbeyfeale Drama Group was founded in 1989 with its first production taking to the stage in 1990 with two one act plays by John B. Keane – “One Way Tickets” and “Backwater”.  Over the years many plays have been staged in halls throughout Counties Limerick, Kerry and Clare.

Our Group has grown from strength to strength and welcomes new and enthuastic members every year.  We have always been conscious to bring theatre to the community and our yearly production in the month February is eagerly awaited by everyone far and near.  Our plays are influenced by the demands of the local people and we have developed a special talent for interpreting the work of any author – serious or comedy.

The Abbeyfeale Drama Group has been a regular contributor to the Listowel Writers Week, where we perform a series of acts from various plays many of which belong to the late John B. Keane.

In appreciation of the valued support received every year we sponsor several local and further afield charities and groups from our proceeds.

Over these years our group has grown and bonded with special friendships and always has a warm welcome for new and past members.  We look forward to your valued and continued support and here’s to another 25 years of Abbeyfeale Drama Entertainment

Any queries please contact Joan O Connell  087 939 4026

Abbeyfeale Rugby Club

In October 1959,a group of rugby enthusiasts which consisted of Michael O’Mahony, Mattie Tobin, Maurice McElligott and J.J Donovan had an idea to start a rugby club in the town of Abbeyfeale. It was felt that boys’ who were learning to play the game at school and at College needed the opportunity to practice their beloved sport at home.

The first Committee included:

  • Captain: Con McMahon
  • President: Dr. George O’Mahony
  • Secretary: Matt Tobin
  • Treasurer: Michael Moloney

The Club’s first match was a friendly against neighbours Tralee on the 10th of April 1960. It was a game which resulted in a victory for the fledgling club who used a set of borrowed jerseys from another one of our neighbours Castleisland and also played with a ball that the Tralee team supplied.

In the clubs first full season, Con McMahon and his trusted able men began their quest for success when they overcame several Kerry teams to progress to the semi final of the Munster Junior Cup, where they lost to the eventual winners Shannon, on a score line of 3-0. Two years later they again qualified for the semi final but yet again were defeated by a powerful Young Munster team after a second replay.

Valuable experience was gained and the lessons learned were digested during those early years. The big break-through came in 1964, four years after the club had been founded when Bernard Broderick and his group of warriors led the club to victories over Castleisland and Killarney and proved too strong for Shannon in the semi final replay. In the final against Nenagh Ormond, it was a try by Jim Moynihan in the second half that gave Abbeyfeale their first Munster Junior Cup win after an emphatic encounter in Thomond Park. A week later after that monumental success, Abbeyfeale R.F.C captured its second trophy by defeating Bandon, 3-0,in the Cork County Cup final. A year later, the club were again in the final of the Munster Junior Cup but were defeated 6-3 by Old Christians. However, the Cork County Cup was retained. Joyful scenes were witnessed again in 1966,when a Cyril McMahon led team captured their second Munster Junior Cup in three years by again defeating Nenagh Ormond in the final in Thomond Park.

Mrs. Betty O’Mahony RIP was President of the club from 1972 (after Dr. George’s death RIP),until 1993.She was the first lady to become President of a rugby club in Ireland, an honour she duly accepted and a role where she brought great energy, dynamism and charisma. Dr. George O’Mahony and his wife Betty’s house on the Killarney Road was headquarters for the team and the principal centre of operations. Quirkes Pub (The Winners Circle) was used as a dressing room and the teams also dined there.

The Club played in Tobin’s and O’Connor’s fields in Mountmahon, Daltons Field in the Killarney Road and “The Mountain” in Knockbrack. The club purchased land 100 yards from the town centre and in October 1966,the new grounds, dressing rooms and the clubhouse were opened. In 1984 a further extension was added and in 1991 another extension was opened which was marked by a match against a Garryowen XV

Abbeyfeale Rugby Male and female Teams from all ages have continued to grow and excel in the game and are now proud winners of numerous competitions since those early days.

Website www.abbeyfealerfc.com

General Enquiries Email: [email protected]

Administration Email: [email protected]

Clubhouse Telephone Number: (068) 30665

Abbeyfeale Town Park

Abbeyfeale Town Park was developed on the banks of the river Feale. The park has meandering walkways adjacent to the river, which also takes in the idyllic views of the surrounding countryside. Also included in the park is a playground to entertain younger locals and visitors and a very popular All-Weather mini-pitch. The Town Park is continuously being developed and enhanced through the commitment and dedication of several locals and a Town Park Committee. For ideas and funding contact James Harnett.

Ara Na Feile

Ara Na Feile Active Retirement Group
Adult Educational Centre Abbeyfeale
*** Needs More Info ***

Ara Na Feile Christmas 2014

Ara Na Feile Active Retirement Group
We would like to wish all our members a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and Best Wishes and Good Health for 2015.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 14th January 2015 @ 2pm at the Adult Educational Centre and we look forward to meeting up after the Christmas break.

Butterfly Club

Rathkeale & Abbeyfeale

The Butterfly Club is a social club for children with Special Needs aged 3 years and up from all areas of Limerick. It is a totally voluntary run club.

Mission Statement

To provide leisure activities in a safe, fun filled environment for children and young adults with special needs while providing respite for parents/guardians

The Butterfly Club Ltd,

C/O Rathkeale Community Childcare,

New Line,


Co. Limerick.


Celtic Brothers Christmas Concert

Get into the Christmas Spirit

Parishioners are looking forward to the Celtic Brothers Christmas Concert which will take place in the parish church next Friday 15th of December. Ticket sales have picked up a pace this week, so we advise all those who wish to attend the concert to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.
The concert will include all our Christmas favourite songs and carols.  From ‘White Christmas’ to ‘O Holy Night’.
It will be good to get together once again and join in this community celebration in preparation for Christmas.
If you are not familiar with the Celtic Brothers, formally known as the Willoughby Brothers, you can get to see them perform at previous concerts by logging on to our parish website www.abbeyfealeparish.ie and click on any of the 4 links listed there of previous concerts. Katie O’Connor and Rebecca Stryker, Church Cantors along with Riona Curtin will also perform at the concert. Doors on Friday night will open at 7.00pm. The concert will begin at 8.00pm. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the Concert are available in Abbeyfeale at Siopa Milseán, Twohigs
Batt Harnett’s, Moss Harnett’s Gala Shop, O’Donoghue’s Spar Shop, Kathleens Foodstore Tickets are also on sale at Tournafulla Community Shop and at Watsons in Duagh, Shop in Athea Post Office in Brosna  The Zip Yard in NCW Tickets can also be purchased by calling 089- 2646772. All funds raised from the concert will go towards renovation works in St Ita’s Hall. It is hoped to have these works
finished in early spring.
All support for this important fundraising event is appreciated.

Fr. Casey’s GAA

Established in 1884 by Father William Casey, Fr. Casey’s GAA Club has been one of the most successful clubs in the history of Limerick Gaelic Games. Located in the West Limerick parish of Abbeyfeale, Fr. Casey’s GAA Club have won the County Senior Football Championship on a remarkable 8 occasions and contributed many great players to County teams over the years. In addition to their Senior triumphs Fr. Casey’s have also enjoyed numerous Intermediate, Junior, U21, Minor and Underage Gaelic Football successes during their proud history. Competing at the highest level at all age groups and having numerous county representatives, the future is looking very bright.

Website: www.frcaseysgaa.ie

Glorach Studios

The Glorach Theatre Group is affiliated to Abbeyfeale Folk Limited, a company limited by guarantee to which charitable status has been granted.

Glorach is the Abbeyfeale Community Theatre managed by the Glorach Theatre Group on a not for profit basis, promoting the performing arts.  In, addition, the Glorach Youth Theatre run their own programme catering for children and young adults.

Postal Address:  Glorach Theatre, Glorach Park, Convent Road, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick

Telephone Number:   (087) 1 38 39 40

Email: [email protected]

Web address: www.glorachabbeyfeale.wordpress.com


The aims of the ICA is to provide a welcoming and fun organisation which offers support, friendship, personal development, education and live long learning.

Our members regularly learn new skills, participate in local charity initiatives and get involved in their local communities. As a member of the ICA our structure means that your voice is heard locally, in your county and nationally as we work to ensure that women’s interests, family policies and community values are at the forefront of Government policy both nationally and in county councils locally. We build on 100 years of nurturing the Irish Language and culture and we ensure that through teaching and practicing that we preserve the long tradition of heritage crafts that we are so proud of in this country.

Website: www.ica.ie

Knock Pilgrimage 2013

Men’s Shed

Abbeyfeale Men’s Shed are opened in the Old Tech on Monday evenings from 6-9pm.

To learn a new skill, meet other men and share a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.

Red Cross

The Limerick Area of the Irish Red Cross was founded in 1940 with just a small number of members. Now we have more than 600 members actively volunteering for the Irish Red Cross in Limerick City and County. The organisation offers a range of services including first aid and ambulance cover at events, first aid training, health and social care support and a Red Cross Youth section.

Office (9am-1pm) on 061-468417

Website: www.limerickredcross.org

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