Events Guide


Thursday 27th April – Monday 1st May 2017

(May Bank Holiday Weekend)

Events Guide

Thursday 27th April


7.30pm Presentation of Art Poster Prizes with Exhibition & Traditional Entertainment
Venue: Library, Abbeyfeale

9.30pm Gathering Sessions of Music, Song and Dance “Oíche Gaelach Cheoil agus Caint”
Venue: Tom O’Connells Bar

Friday 28th April


7.00pm Traditional Street Busking Competition [Min 3, Max 6 participants]
Groups must provide Irish Traditional Entertainment.

Categories Prizes
9yrs. & under – Trophies
11yrs. & under – Trophies
13yrs. & under – Trophies
15yrs. & under – Cash prize
Senior, 15yrs. & over – Cash prize

Prizes awarded: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8.30pm Open Air entertainment –  Venue: Abbeyfeale Square

9.30pm  Ceili – Donie Nolan & Taylors Cross Céilí Band     Venue: Father Casey’s GAA Club

Saturday 29th April

Master Workshop Classes

10.30am Registration for Traditional “Master Workshop Classes” with classes beginning at 11:00 am.

Venue: Convent National School, Abbeyfeale.

Objectives: Improve technique & skills in Improvers & Advanced categories

(Students are advised to bring recording devices)
Master Workshop Classes Terms & Conditions
Entry with fee €10 is permissible on the day, however advanced booking is advised.
Send your name and address with fee to: Mary O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. 087-7419343

Open to all ages, Junior & Senior, but is unsuitable for beginners. Spectators are not allowed in classes.

Master workshop Classes Tutors

Banjo tutor: Adrian McAuliffe
Accordion tutor: Conor Moriarty
Bodhrán tutor: Eamon Rooney
Concertina tutor: Paul Clesham
Fiddle tutors: Tara Breen / Niall Murphy
Flute tutor: Garry Shannon
Singing tutor: Elle Marie O'Dwyer

2:00pm – 4:00pm   Youth Trad Session in Donal & Ann’s Bar

8.00pm Traditional Entertainment with Templeglantine Comhaltas & “The Rising”
Venue: Gig Rig

Sunday 30th  April


3.00pm       Storytelling with Daisy Kearney & Friends Venue: St. Ita’s Hall, Main Street

3.30pm     Traditional Entertainment with  “Fugazi”         Venue: Gig Rig

3.30pm     Under-18 Junior All-Ireland Bone Playing Competition plus Traditional Entertainment.  Venue: Gig Rig

4:00pm    Polka/Slide recital – Tribute to Dan Murphy in DJ Murphy’s Bar


Frankie G Band

Traditional Celebrity Concert 2017 featuring

Frankie Gavin & DeDannan

with Coláiste Íde agus Iosef music group.

Fleadh By The Feale 2017 are pleased to announce that our headline act for this year’s concert is world renowned “Frankie Gavin & DeDannan” on Sun 30th April.

Band Members are: Frankie Gavin – Fiddle

                                    Barry Brady – Accordion;

                                    Bernadine Casserly – Vocals

                                    Dan Bodwell – Double Bass & Vocals;

                                    Colm O’Caoimh – Guitar & Vocals

Concert Date & Venue: Sunday April 30th 2017 at 8.00pm in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef in Abbeyfeale.

The Committee is once again delighted to announce that KOSTAL Ireland GmbH is sponsoring the show and it promises to be a most memorable night of entertainment.

Tickets now on sale from the following;

Slice of Life Main Street Abbeyfeale 068 32655,

Mary O’Connor on 087 7419343

Abbey Tiles Main Street on 068 31109,

Celine McNally on 087 7697672.

Sponsored by: KOSTAL GmbH

Monday 1st May


7.30pm Open Air Traditional Entertainment with Scoil Mhathair De followed by Tournafulla Comhaltas Venue: Gig Rig

8.00pm Open Air “All-Ireland Senior Bone Playing Competition”

Seniors over 18 years. Venue: The Square

1st PRIZE €300 – 2nd PRIZE €200 – 3rd PRIZE €100 Plus Trophies

Bone Playing Competition Terms and Conditions
Entry For Bone Playing Competition must be received with fee €10.
Send your name and address with fee to: Mary O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. 087 7419343


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