ADARE TO SURVIVE WITH CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Adare to Survive is a 7.5km military style obstacle course taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday 29 September. Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children is the charity partner and participants are invited to Endeavour | Endure | Enjoy a unique physical and mental challenge, individually or part of a 4 person team, to raise funds for a charity or club of their choice. Full details, including registration is on the event website www.adaretosurvive.com
NIALL MELLON DRAMA FUNDRAISER: Rated as “Must See” by The New York Times, supporters of high quality drama will have an opportunity to see this unique show when Pat Kinevane brings his one man play “SILENT” to The Woodlands Hotel on Thursday, September 4. Pat is kindly giving his performance free gratis to support The Niall Mellon Project, which this year will see a school and health centre being built in one of the most deprived parts of Kenya. Including a cheese and wine reception, tickets cost €20 with all proceeds raised going to this worthy cause. A show not to be missed. Tickets can now be purchased through firstname.lastname@example.org or on 061-605100.
ADARE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The Adare Parent and Toddler group will start back on Friday 13th of September, upstairs in the Heritage Centre at 10.15am. They meet at 10.15 until 12.15 to facilitate those who have to collect children from playschool. 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 this 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 Caroline on 061 602878.
GROW YOUR OWN FETAC COURSES: Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, (formerly County Limerick VEC) are now enrolling for FETAC 3 Grow your own Vegetables and FETAC 4 Grow your own Fruit courses in West Limerick. Both courses will take place in Ardagh, on Blackhill Organic Farm, and run one day per week from September 2013 to June 2014. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn how to grow a wide range of delicious foods using organic methods with an emphasis on practical skills and an opportunity to gain certification. To apply for a place on the course please contact the course tutor Marie Tuttle on 0863132969.
LINE DANCING CLASSES: Line Dancing classes are starting in Kilcornan Community Hall on Monday 9 September at 7pm.
WLCR AGM: The AGM of West Limerick Community Radio will be held on Tuesday 24 September at 8p.m. in the Desmond Complex. Any Submissions/Questions should be handed into the station in a sealed envelope by the 17 September, to be answered on the night.
BALLINGARRY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Ballingarry Family Resource Centre, the Old Library, Main St. Ballingarry will host a Coffee Morning Thursday the 5 and Friday the 6 of September. All are Welcome From 10.00am to 12.00pm in the Old Library Building Main St. Ballingarry.
CROOM COMMUNITY CENTRE: Croom Community Centre now taking bookings for clubs and groups for the autumn season for indoor sporting activities, centre facilitates sports such as indoor soccer, indoor hurling, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Rooms also available for meetings and classes. For Details Contact 061 397412 or email@example.com
MASS READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Readers Saturday, Karin Fleming, Sunday, 9.30am Padraig Flanagan, 11.30am Trish Canty. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Barry Keohane and P.J. Hall, Sunday 9.30am Carmel Collins, 11.30am Siobhan O’Connell and Margaret Clifford.
KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday 29 September. Previous outings have proved to be most enjoyable occasions. Mr. Philip Lynch of Kilkenny will be tour guide for the day. Those interested in travelling on this outing please contact Pat O’Donovan Newcastlewest & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387, Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20 per person.
ORAL HISTORY TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Recording Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TIDY TOWNS NETWORK TRAINING: Communities taking part in Tidy Towns or environmental activities in the West Limerick area are invited to take part in a one day training session on Invasive Species which will take place on this coming Saturday September 7 as part of on-going training and support being offer by West Limerick Resources and An Taisce through the West Limerick Tidy Towns Network. Training is free of charge and new members are always welcome. To register interest contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email email@example.com
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.
FR. MICHAEL MURPHY APPEAL FOR UNUSED SECOND HAND LAPTOPS: Fr. Michael Murphy (Kilcornan and Nigeria) would like to express his thanks to all those who donated their unused laptops for his school in Nigeria in 2012.He has an on-going requirement for a quantity of unused second hand laptops which can be used for training purposes in his school in Nigeria. He would gratefully appreciate it, if any such laptops could be donated so that he can take them to Nigeria on his return at the end of August. Anyone with a laptop and wishing to donate same, please call 087 7072664.
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, Saturday Mornings - Local Market - Hugh Doherty 087 2791525.
ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement hold Bowling every Tuesday 3pm to 5pm at Embury Close Hall.