Adare Feb 1

ADARE 10K: The 20th annual 10k road race, fun run and non competitive walk takes place on Sunday February 23 at 1pm. Online Entries at . For more information contact 0874149782.

ADARE 10K: The 20th annual 10k road race, fun run and non competitive walk takes place on Sunday February 23 at 1pm. Online Entries at . For more information contact 0874149782.

OUR LADY’S ABBEY ENROLMENT: Our Lady’ Abbey ( is now enrolling for September 2014. Anyone wishing to enrol their child should contact the school at 061 396753 or at The school will hold an Open Night on Monday, February 3 from 7pm for anyone wishing to see the school or meet the teachers. All are welcome.

SCOIL NAOMH IOSAF ENROLMENT: Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Adare Boys National School will hold an enrolment week at the school from Monday 10th to Friday February 14 from 2.15 to 3pm each day. Parents who are interested in enrolling their son in September 2014 are welcome.

ADARE VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES: Pilates With Weights starting Monday 20 January at 10am, 5 week class €60. Clients must ring to confirm place. For more information contact Pilates Instructor Nicola Brennan, 086 8140593. Lizzy’sTBW (total body workout) is back in Adare Community Hall every Monday 8pm, pay as you go. Contact Liz on 0876112721 for more info or see you there.

ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement will hold Bowling every Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm at Embury Close Hall, Dr Edward Sordillo Chiropractor on January 30, Rev Dr Heather Morris President of the Methodist Association of Ireland February 13, Bingo February 20 and the AGM will be held on March 6. All events will take place at Embury Close Hall at 7.30pm .

ADARE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Adare Mother and Toddler Group is held in the upstairs room in the Heritage Centre. They meet at 10.15 until 12.15. They would like to issue a special invitation to all parents of children from 0-5 to come and join us on Friday mornings.

ADARE RED CROSS: Adare Red Cross would like to thank the teachers and pupils of Shountrade School for their generous contribution of firelogs at Christmas. These will be distributed during the winter.

ADARE SHELTERED HOUSING: One unit of accommodation of Sheltered Housingin Desmond Drive, Adare is now vacant. Applications are invited from eligible persons, who are in need of housing and approved by the local Housing Authority. Application forms are available from Mrs. Anne Mordan, Secretary Adare Sheltered Housing Ltd, Clonshire More, Croagh, Co. Limerick. All applications already on file will also be considered.

MASS READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Mass Readers: Saturday, Leanne Butler, Sunday 9.30, Sue Foley, 11.30 Marie Murphy. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Mary O’Connor and Helen Gleeson, Sunday 9.30am Gabriel Higgins, 11.30am Siobhan O’Connell and Sean Fitzgibbon. Altar Servers, Saturday Team E, Sunday 11.30, Team A. The parish is always looking for new readers who would like to read at our weekend masses. If you are interested, please contact the parish office, 061 396172.

KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: On Saturday next 1February, Minister for Arts, Culture & Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenehan will visit Knockfierna at 2.30pm. Mr. Deenehan will launch a guide brochure of Knockfierna which shows famine roads and potato ridges which are still intact since the famine of 1847. All are welcome for this very unique occasion. The afternoon will be followed by entertainment at the Rambling House. All are welcome.

‘THE HONEY SPIKE’ IN GRANAGH: ‘The Honey Spike’ by Bryan MacMahon will take place in the Community Centre, Granagh, 8pm nightly on January 31 and February 1 and 2. Shop and Raffle each night. Admission. Adults €10, Students €5.

PARISH RADIOS: For those parishioners who are unable to come to mass and would like to listen to mass from the parish church in their homes, we now have a new stock of Radios here in the Parish Office. Many people findthe Parish Radio helpful in praying the Rosary and the Mass at the start of the day. If you are interested or know somebody who might find it helpful, please contact Rita on 396172.