Abbeyfealegood review: No bad hair days in the town with 16 barbers and hairdressers

A warm, gentle, sumptuously shot gem about hair-cutting in a country town

Chrissie, Ann and Tim in Abbeyfealegood, which makes you think hairdressers should have been deemed essential services

Chrissie, Ann and Tim in Abbeyfealegood, which makes you think hairdressers should have been deemed essential services

“Have you ever seen a bad hair day in Abbeyfeale?” asked the woman having her do coiffured in one of the 16 barbers and hairdressers in the Limerick town. And with that many premises serving a population of just 2,023, nobody in Abbeyfeale had any excuse for having a bad hair day. 

Well, until now, that is, the lockdown forcing the closure of all 16 establishments and no doubt leaving the residents, no more than ourselves, looking much like Wurzel Gummidge.

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