26. The brightly painted buildings of Abbeyfeale
A historic market town
SCENES from IRELAND - County Limerick
The pictures suggest a quiet village BUT the main road through the town of Abbeyfeale is extremely busy, but its a useful stopping of place to have a driving break, a snack and shopping at the local supermarket. However, what captured my attention was the way people had made an effort to brightly paint all the business premises on the main street. So, I strolled down the road snapping here and there, and below is the resulting set of photographs.
Abbeyfeale: The statue to the Father William Casey, parish priest from 1887-1903 who helped tenant farmers fight against their landlords.
Abbeyfeale: The main shopping and pub street - Main Street
Abbeyfeale: The monument erected to the memory of the Rev. William Casey. The plaque reads "His grateful fellow countrymen at home and beyond the seas have erected this monument to the memory of Rev. William Casey. For a quarter of a century prior to his death, the parish priest of this parish. He found his people struggling in the toils of landlordism. He left them owners of the soil and freemen. By his death religion lost a shining light. The cause of temperance a strenuous advocate: The poor without distinction of creed. An ever helpful friend and Ireland a devoted son. But his memory, which will live for ever in the hearts of the people is a rich ennobling inspiring inheritance". Indeed, a good man.
Abbeyfeale: The Golden Scissors hair salon near the handy TESCO supermarket.
Abbeyfeale: The architecturally attractive building of Kenneally & Murphy (Architecture Engineering Surveying) Ladbrokes (betting office)
Abbeyfeale: Details of the above building
Abbeyfeale: The pink painted FUCHSIA hair ? ? Studio
Abbeyfeale: The neatly black and white painted O'Sullivans Bar and Restaurants, next to Noel O'Connor Memorials
Abbeyfeale: Superbites - family restaurant for homemade chips!
Abbeyfeale: Donal & Ann's Pub
Abbeyfeale: The coats of arms of Kerry and Limerick on the front of Donal and Ann's pub
Abbeyfeale: The (unusual for Abbeyfeale) shabby looking Abbey nite club and Andy Roche the butcher
The Coffee Pot shop and coffee shop and deli - a handy cafe on the high street
Abbeyfeale: The Coffee Pot cafe with handy parking and all day breakfast or lunch and freshly baked scones and bread.
Abbeyfeale: Jack Foleys restaurant bar and Kathleen's Quik Pick Foodstore and newsagent, grocery and lotto etc.!
Abbeyfeale: McEnery's Guinness Bar next to Roche's Butchers
Abbeyfeale: Matt Mcoy's Bar for live music
Abbeyfeale: The AIB Bank next to Daly's seafoods
Abbeyfeale: The Orchid House Chinese Restaurant and Whytes Bar
Abbeyfeale: EBS Abbeyfeale DNG STACK
Abbeyfeale: The Ploughman pub for 'stout & spirits', and on the right Daly's Seefoods - Daly's Fish Shop
Abbeyfeale: Charity workers braving the traffic collecting for Pieta House
The end of my 2 hour stop in Abbeyfeale with its attractive brightly coloured houses and friendly people on a lovely summer's day in 2012
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