CHRISMAS CARD SALE: Adare & Ballingrane Methodist Church are holding a Christmas Fair/ Charity Christmas card sale in the Village Hall on Saturday 23 November from 10 30am to 2 pm. Christmas cards, books, homemade cakes, bottles, crafts and gifts for sale. Relax and have a tea or coffee while browsing the stalls.
ADARE VILLAGE HALL AGM CHANGE OF DATE: The Adare Village Hall AGM will now be held at the hall on Thursday 21 November at 8pm. All welcome, please come along and help us to continue to maintain this beautiful building in the centre of our village or contact Valerie for further details 086 2221746.
ADARE VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES: December 1 Furniture Auction, please contact Patrick O’Donovan, Office: 069 - 62713 mobile 085 1389114, December 6 Rambling House, December 14 - Christmas Craft Market from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. We have a number of indoor and outdoor stall spaces available. Please let us know as soon as possible whether you are interested, as we have only a limited number of spaces available. If you have any questions regarding the market please contact us: Phone: 087 – 2582973 (preferably text rather than call during working hours), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lizzie’s total body workout every Monday night 8-9pm. Keen to get lean, fit and have fun. New to fitness or fitness fanatics. All fitness levels welcome. €5.50 per night pay as you go, contact Liz Buggy, 087 6112721, Tuesday 9.30am - 10.30am Zumba with Catriona 087 2666060, Tuesday 11.30 am - 12.30 pm ladies badminton, Wednesday 7-8pm twin dragon karate with Matt 086 8744423, Tuesday 7-8pm Herbalife with Kristy (front room) 086 1561847, Thursday 6pm -7.30pm Hopkins school of Irish dancing, all ages welcome, 087 6451656.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR ADARE ALZHEIMERS CENTRE: Tony Noonan’s fabulous Christmas lights in Templeglantine will be turned on in a special ceremony on 22 November at 7.00pm. One of the recipients of this year’s fundraiser will be the Adare Alzheimers Centre. Do visit this wondrous display and make a contribution to charity.
ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement will hold their Christmas Party in Glin on November 21 and Bingo on 5 December at Embury Close Hall at 7.30pm. There is also Bowling every Tuesday 3pm to 5pm at Embury Close Hall.
ADARE CAMOGIE CLUB AGM: Adare Camogie Club will hold its AGM on Friday 15 November at 8pm in the Woodlands House Hotel. Please come along on the night. Nominations for the positions of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer to be forwarded to Helen at 087 7795199 by Monday 11 November.
CHESS AT THE HERITAGE CENTRE: Chess is resuming at the Adare Heritage Centre from Tuesday 12 November, every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: As and from Wednesday November 6 Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in the Sacristy. Access to the Sacristy after 11am will be from the outside door – use the bell on the door if the door is closed. We are also looking for new people to join our Adoration Team, particularly to cover the period from 5pm to 8pm. If you are interested, please contact Rita in the Parish Office 396172. Thank you.
MASS READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Readers Saturday, Francesca Maxwell, Sunday, 9.30am sue Foley, 11.30am Marie Murphy. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Breda Healy and Margaret Lane, Sunday 9.30am Carmel Collins, 11.30am Mary Moore and Liam Woulfe. Altar servers, Saturday Team F, Sunday 11.30, Team B. The parish is looking for new readers who would like to read at our weekend masses. If you are interested, please contact the parish office, 061 396172.
MASS AND SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE: Tuesday 19 November there will be a Remembrance Mass at 7.30pm for all who died and in particular those who died and were buried from Adare church in the past year. We remember them by name.
CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT: The Holy Trinity Abbey Choir ‘Christmas Carol Concert’ with mulled wine and mince pies in Adare Manor will be held on Thursday 5 December at 7pm. Tickets €20 each from the Manor or the Parish Office. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.
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 find the 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.
ADARE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: The Adare Parent and Toddler group is held upstairs in the Heritage Centre every Friday 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.
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 email@example.com. Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events.
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 AA can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.