SHOUNTRADE QUIZ WINNERS: The Shountrade NS quiz team of Orlagh McNamara, Seán Connolly, William Cahill and Kevin O’Flaherty are the overall winners of the Credit Union Quiz Competition. They received wonderful prizes from Rathkeale & District Credit Union and were presented with the Perpetual Shield on Friday, May 3rd. Many thanks for Rathkeale & District Credit Union’s very generous cash sponsorship which financed a new sound system in their Halla. Shountrade NS are also delighted to have won the shield in the Coláiste na Trócaire Hurling Blitz.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Best wishes to all the children of the parish who are making their First Holy Communion this Saturday.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The Society of African Missions annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Knock, will take place on Sat 25 May. A bus will leave the Village Hall at 8am sharp, if you are interested please contact Rose Brennan on 0871238590.
VARIETY CONCERT FOR HOLY TRINITY ABBEY CHURCH RESTORATION FUND: Following on from the success of the concert last November, there will be another variety concert in Holy Trinity Abbey Church on Friday May at 8.00pm in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Your support is much appreciated. Tickets are €10 and are available from the parish office.
SUMMER CAMPS AT DUNRAVEN ARMS HOTEL: Bookings are now being taken for the summer camps at the Dunraven Arms Hotel Leisure Centre. The camps run from Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July and Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August. For further details please contact them on 061 605995.
MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT IN ADARE: One of the top entertainment artistes in the country is on the way to Adare in the person of Michael English who will appear in concert at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel on Saturday night, 8 June. Tickets are now available from the hotel at 061 – 605100.
MASS READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Readers Saturday, Victoria Treacy, Sunday, 9.30am Kevin Cribben, 11.30am Joan Walsh. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Gerry Clifford and Bernie O’Halloran, Sunday 9.30am Margaret O’Doherty, 11.30am Mary Moore and Sean Fitzgibbon. Altar servers, Saturday Team D, Sunday, 11.30 Team B.
ADARE COMMUNITY OFFICE: The Adare Community Office is now up and running and currently updating its data base of clubs and services in the village. Opening hours at present are 10am to 4pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If your club or organisation would like to be included in this data base or your details updated please call in or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events.
ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement hold Bowling every Tuesday 3pm to 5pm at Embury Close Hall. On May 16 there will be a talk on Gardening and on May 23 Nancy White, Chairperson of Mid West Active Retirement, will attend. All at 7.30pm at Embury Close Hall.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY, with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food, will hold its May meeting on Thursday 16 May at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be all about foods that may benefit your health (Let food be your Farmacy). We will also continue our seed / plant swaps so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. For June, July and August we will be on the road visiting gardens at our usual meeting time. More details at next meeting and in local press over the coming weeks.
UNISLI M IN ADARE: Unislim takes place in Adare Heritage Centre every Wednesday from 8.00 - 10.00am. Follow our fabulous ‘Forever Free’ plan - reach your ideal weight and “love life more”! Jenny 086-8390949.
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 especially Dads, childminders and grandparents minding children in the afore mentioned age group. If you are expecting your first baby and would like some advice and a chat please do come along. The cost is €3 per family and includes tea, coffee, biscuits and treats for the toddlers! For further information please contact Tina on 087 9189459.
LIMERICK COUNTY A.A. MEETINGS:There is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) in the C.B.S National School,Rathkeale Rd, Adare every Sunday night at 8:30 for anyone who might think they have a problem with alcohol or who need help to stop drinking. Limerick County A.A can be contacted at email@example.com or on 087- 9313134.
PARISH WEBSITE:www.adareparish.ie has news of the parish, schools, marriage information, etc. It is a very comprehensive website with a lot of local parish information. There will also be a virtual tour of the church upon completion of the restoration project.
ADARE MARKET: Adare County Market is held every Saturday from 10am to 2pm in front of the Village Hall. There are a wide variety of artisan, homemade goods for sale which including Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Home Baking, Handknits, Handmade Greeting Cards and Jewellery, Free Range Eggs, Homemade Jams (Seasonal), Handmade Crafts including an Alterations Service. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Hugh Doherty at the fresh Fruit and Vegetable stall where he will give you an application form.
ADARE VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES:Monday: Full work out with Liz, 087 6112721, 8 - 9pm. Tuesday:Zumba with Catriona, 9.30- 10.30, Female Badminton, 11.30 - 12.30, Male Badminton 9.00 - 10.00. Wednesday: Twin Dragon Karate with Matt 086 8744423 7.00 - 8pm, Twin Dragon Karate for Adults with Matt 8.00 - 9pm, Unislim with Lynda 087 9934489 6.30 - 7.30pm. Thursday: Men’s Badminton 9.00 - 10.00. Saturday Mornings - Local Market - Hugh Doherty 087 2791525.