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Abbeyfeale
Mainistir na Féile
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
52.3814° N 9.3025° W
Irish Grid Reference
R111268
Statistics
Province: Munster
County: County Limerick
Elevation: 127 m
Population (2002)
 - Town:
 - Rural:
 
1,683 
2,263

Abbeyfeale (Mainistir na Féile is a historical market town in County Limerick, Republic of Ireland near the boundary with County Kerry. . The town is in the midwest of Ireland, some 21 km (13 miles) from Newcastle West on the N21 - the main road from Limerick to Tralee. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Image File history File links Ireland Map with County Limerick Magnified. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS) is currently the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 24,607. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Limerick Code: LK Area: 2,686 km² Population (2006) 183,863 (including Limerick City); 131,303 (without Limerick City) Website: www. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Limerick Code: LK Area: 2,686 km² Population (2006) 183,863 (including Limerick City); 131,303 (without Limerick City) Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... The N21 road is a National Primary Route in Ireland, forming part of the overall route from Limerick to Tralee. ... A directional road sign in the Republic of Ireland on an other road (not a national road) at Portlaoise, County Laois, including patches for national roads and advance warning of bridge height restrictions. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ...

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Geography

The town is situated on the banks of the River Feale in the foothills of the Mullaghareirk Mountains. The Mullaghareirk Mountains are a range of montains that stretch about twenty miles in diameter between the towns of Abbeyfeale and Dromcolliher in County Limerick and include along its route the villages of Mountcollins and Rockchapel. ...


The Town

The main feature in Abbeyfeale's Square is a statue of Father William Casey. Fr. Casey was the parish priest from 1883 to 1907 who helped the tenant farmers fight against their landlords. The local Gaelic football team is named in his honour. Recently the town celebrated the centenary of Fr. Casey's influence by having a Fr. Casey themed St. Patricks Day Parade. 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The May Bank Holiday weekend sees the town host the "Fleadh by the Feale" traditional music festival. The 2007 festival was the thirteenth of these annual events. The International Bone Playing Competition is the highlight of the festival and is held on the Bank Holiday Monday evening on the open air stage in the town square. A Fleadh is an event of Irish traditional music, many of which take place across Ireland and parts of Britain and the US each year. ... Bridge over the River Feale at Listowel The River Feale (Abhainn na Feile in Irish) rises near Rockchapel in the Mullaghareirk Mountains of County Cork in the southwest of Ireland and flows northwestwards through Abbeyfeale and Listowel in County Kerry before finally emptying into the Mouth of the Shannon by... The bones are a musical instrument (more specifically, a folk instrument) which, at the simplest, consists of a pair of bones, human or animal, or pieces of wood or a similar material. ...


There was a cinema in the town up until the early 1990s which has since closed.


Virtually no trace remains of the abbey, the only identifiable remnants of being those used in the construction of the Roman Catholic church. The Geraldine Portrinard Castle is situated about 2.5 km northwest of the town, on the northbank of the Feale. Fitzgerald or FitzGerald is a Hiberno-Norman surname, meaning son of Gerald. It may refer to: People Barry Fitzgerald (1888–1961), Irish actor. ...


Abbeyfeale has the same latitude as Norwich, England. Norwich (IPA: //) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...


See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

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Abbeyfeale (263 words)
Abbeyfeale (Mainistir na Feile in Irish meaning 'Abbey of the River Feale') is situated on the River Feale, in the foothills of the Mullaghareik Mountains.
The main feature of the square in Abbeyfeale is the statue of Fr William Casey.
Nine miles northwest of Abbeyfeale is Listowel (a thriving town) and nine miles west is the well-known Kerry seaside resort of Ballybunion.
Abbeyfeale (294 words)
Abbeyfeale (Mainistir na Féile in Irish) is a historical market town in County Limerick, Republic of Ireland near the boundary with County Kerry.
Abbeyfeale was first settled in 1188 when Brien O'Brien founded a Cistercian abbey on the banks of the River Feale.
In 1209, the abbey became a cell of Monasternanagh in the barony of Pubblebrien.
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