Abbeyfeale is a historic market town in on the River Feale, in County Limerick, near the boundary with County Kerry.
The Abbey from which the town gets its name was founded in 1188 by Donal O’Brien, King of Limerick, Thomond, and Munster. It has now all but disappeared, with the remnants of it used in the construction of the Catholic Church in the 1840s.
In the town square is a statue of Father William Casey, the local parish priest from 1883 to 1907. Fr Casey was an active member of the United Irish League, renowned for helping tenant farmers fight against their landlords.
The town hosts the annual “Fleadh by the Feale” traditional music festival on the May Bank Holiday weekend each year.
There is a waymarked heritage trail running through the town for anyone looking to explore the local history.
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