Tag: Abbeyfeale

Upgrades will transform Limerick’s Great Southern Greenway

Upgrades will transform Limerick’s Great Southern Greenway

| May 30, 2017

Works are to begin on the Great South Greenway Limerick (GSGL) in the west of the county following the signing of contracts between Limerick City and County Council and Roadbridge Ltd. The works involve the replacement of 20 farm crossing gate sets along the 39 kilometre route, which originally catered more for walkers than cyclists. […]

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Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

| May 7, 2017

ABBEYFEALE physiotherapist Brid Aherne has won a top prize at a conference for aspiring surgeons in the UK for her e-learning tutorial that helps medical students train in orthopaedic surgery. Brid (35), who went back into education to become an orthopaedic specialist, helped develop software which has since been accepted as part of the curriculum […]

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Council seeking site for new Abbeyfeale cemetery

Council seeking site for new Abbeyfeale cemetery

| April 13, 2017

LIMERICK City and County Council are actively looking at four potential sites for a new graveyard in Abbeyfeale. Senior executive engineer Ben Noonan told council members at this week’s Newcastle West Municipal District meeting that the local authority was “actively progressing” this issue. Four parcels of land have now been identified, which might be suitable […]

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Gardaí investigating fatal road accident at Abbeyfeale

Gardaí investigating fatal road accident at Abbeyfeale

| March 25, 2017

Gardai are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N21 at Wards Cross on the Limerick side of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick at approximately 7.40pm yesterday evening. A 19 year old male was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a truck. The 18 year […]

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Local small businesses receive huge funding from EU

Local small businesses receive huge funding from EU

| March 13, 2017

Businesses from Limerick and Shannon have been awarded a share of €10 million funding awarded to five small Irish companies with big ideas. The companies are DP DesignPro Ltd of Abbeyfeale create affordable and reliable HydroKinetic turbines which utilise the huge potential of clean, predictable energy in the world’s rivers, canals and estuaries, and Altratech, based in Shannon, make portable battery-operated kits […]

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Search for Abbeyfeale cemetery site goes  on

Search for Abbeyfeale cemetery site goes on

| March 4, 2017

LIMERICK City and County Council have intensified efforts to find suitable land for a new cemetery in Abbeyfeale. With 20 graves left at Reilig Íde Naofa cemetery in Limerick’s second biggest county town, councillors at Wednesday’s Newcastle West Municipal District meeting of Limerick City and County Council once again pressed home the urgency of the […]

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Abbeyfeale is running out of room to bury the dead

Abbeyfeale is running out of room to bury the dead

| February 24, 2017

WITH a population of 5,000, Abbeyfeale is faced with a situation where it could be without a graveyard by the end of the year as the current burial site Reilig Íde Naofa nears full capacity. Reporter Alan Jacques visited the West Limerick town to investigate this grave issue. by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie THE dwindling burial space in […]

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Abbeyfeale’s young scientists hope to make it third time lucky

Abbeyfeale’s young scientists hope to make it third time lucky

| January 8, 2017

EIGHT post primary pupils from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef in Abbeyfeale are preparing to flex their muscles at the 53rd BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin next week. This is the third year that the West Limerick school has entered the competition. The three projects from Abbeyfeale have been worked on over the last few months […]

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Limerick man charged with possession of ammunition

Limerick man charged with possession of ammunition

| February 24, 2016

A Limerick man has been brought before the Special Criminal Court  tonight (Wednesday) for possession of more than 700 rounds of ammunition. John Costello (59), of Glenashrone, Abbeyfeale was charged with the possession of 450 rounds of .38 special calibre ammunition and 329 rounds of 9mm calibre ammunition at Main Street, Abbeyfeale on February 21. He is also charged […]

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‘Eyesore’ social housing estate in West Limerick to be completed by next March

‘Eyesore’ social housing estate in West Limerick to be completed by next March

| May 22, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie AN unfinished €2.6 million social housing development in Abbeyfeale, without public lighting or a footpath, has been deemed an “unholy mess” by local councillors. Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin told the council executive at a special housing meeting in Newcastle West this week that the 12-unit Cois na Feile site is […]

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