Apr 20

Helen Murphy 0872419

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Helen Murphy 0872419

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. If your club or organisation would like to be included in this data base or your details updated please call in or email adarecommunityoffice@gmail.com . Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events. We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank Barry O’Halloran and his BBnet team who generously installed and provided the community council with wireless broadband for the office. A fantastic service by a local business.

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. If your club or organisation would like to be included in this data base or your details updated please call in or email adarecommunityoffice@gmail.com . Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events. We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank Barry O’Halloran and his BBnet team who generously installed and provided the community council with wireless broadband for the office. A fantastic service by a local business.

WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: There is a new Weight Loss Challenge coming to Adare commencing 23 April at 7pm at Adare Community Hall. Limited availability - Reserve your place now! Shed those pounds and inches the healthy way for the Summer. Excellent results to be seen. Call or Text WLC Adare to Kristy on 086 1561847

TAX REFUND/RECEIPTS:If you are a PAYE taxpayer and have received a receipt from the parish office for your contributions to the church for 2012, please sign the form and return if you have not already done so. Your co-operation is much appreciated. Last year our church benefited by €17,564.86. Thanks to all PAYEworkers who returned their forms.

FASHION SHOW IN AID OF LIMERICK YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: A Fashion Show will take place in Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Tuesday, 16 April 2013, commencing at 8.00p.m. Shops taking part are Bella Sola and Kimono, Newcastlewest, Mike O’Connell Menswear and Dress Hire, Limerick. MC on the night will be Richard Lynch of ILOVELIMERICK.com Hair will be by Marys Hair Salon, Croom. A Cheese and Wine Reception will precede the show. On the night there will be a prize for Best Dressed Woman and Trendiest Man. Some of the young people will perform Live Entertainment at the interval. Every year 90 young people from all over Limerick travel to Lourdes as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. The young people go as volunteers and spend the week working as helpers; bringing patients to and from the various ceremonies, as well as talking, listening and getting to know them. The generosity of the young people ensures that the Diocese can bring lots of Limerick patients and know that the young people who travel will make the experience memorable for the patients. Monies raised from this fashion show will all go towards the Limerick Youth Pilgrimage. Your support would be very much appreciated. Tickets, €20 are available from Maria Bucke, 0862619955, Diarmaid Bucke, 0851418012 and Philip Desmond, 0851434644. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY, with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food, will hold its next meeting on Thursday 18 April at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Chris who will speak about companion planting and it’s benefits. We will also be our second seed/plant swap of the season 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. From June/July we will be taking Limerick West GIY on the road visiting some of the many interesting gardens of other members. If you would like to host a meeting at your garden let us know at the next meeting and a month that would suit.

MASS READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Readers Saturday AnneMarie Connolly, Sunday 9.30am Sue Foley, 11.30am Ann Noonan. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Jim Gallivan and Margaret Caulfield, Sunday 9.30am Carmel Collins, 11.30am Mary Moore and Sean Fitzgibbon. Altar Servers, Saturday 7.00pm Team E, Sunday 11.30 Team A. Please remember to return your Trócaire Boxes as soon as possible after Easter. It would be very helpful if you could change the coins to notes.

CHARITY 5 KM RUN/WALK: On Saturday April 27 at 7.20 pm Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. Runners €10 and walkers €5 with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. A special aspect is our “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer, Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it we are competing with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game which commence at 5.00pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should you wish to get here early. We can stall the start to 7.20pm . We ask you to make a special effort to attend and thanking you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Regular updates on our Facebook page.

UNISLIM AT ADARE HERITAGE CENTRE: Unislim has a new venue and leader. From 3 April Jenny will start at the Adare Heritage Centre on Wednesdays, 8-10am. Use the fantastic “Forever Free” plan and get on track to lose 1stone or more for the summer, contact Jenny: 086-8390949. www.unislim.com

ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement hold Bowling every Tuesday at 3pm at Embury Close Hall, everyone is welcome to attend.

ADARE COMMUNITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICE: The Adare Community Council have now set up a Community Information Office based in the Village Hall. Opening hours at present are 10am to 4pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Currently a Data base of all local services, clubs and amenities as well as a Community Event Diary are being developed, so if you would like to submit up to date information about your organisation please ring 0894348105 or email adarecommunityoffice@gmail.com

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 limerickcountyarea@gmail.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.