Ardpatrick Jan 25

CHURCH READERS: The following are the readers at masses this weekend, Freddy Ward the 7pm on Saturday evening, and Aileen O’ Dwyer at the 10am on Sunday morning.

CHURCH READERS: The following are the readers at masses this weekend, Freddy Ward the 7pm on Saturday evening, and Aileen O’ Dwyer at the 10am on Sunday morning.

CYCLE TRACK: Parking facilities at the local mountain bike track were tested to the limit on last Sunday, Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club had 3 walks, there was a big hill running event with over 100 athletes, and the usual number of weekend bikers, all were catered for over the vast area of trails and looped walks and all at our doorstep. Refreshments were available for the runners afterwards at the Greenwood Inn, and the walkers travelled to Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock for refreshments.

T. V. PROGRAMME: The Mountain Bike Trails featured on TV on last Sunday night, “at your service” with the Brennans visited the area recently, met with Fergal Somers of Ballyhoura Failte Ltd. and showed some great footage of the action on the trails. In the region of 50,000 people availed of the trails in 2013 this figure is set to grow in future years as new developments will commence this month.

BIRDWATCHING EVENT: On this Saturday January 25th, the Limerick and Clare branches of Birdwatch Ireland invite people to Lough Gur near Bruff, meet at the car park at 2pm, a good variety of water birds to hear and see. The group will later visit Ballingarry to see murmuration of Starlings at 5pm, all welcome.

PLAY: The Hillside Players Drama Group enter the 20th year of productions, their new play, “Second Honeymoon” by Sam Cree opens in the Community Centre on this Thursday night January 23rd at 8pm sharp, it will run through to Sunday. Also the following week Thursday to Sunday. Booking available Wednesday to Sunday 5.30 - 7.30pm 087-765 5771.

WALKS: Ballyhoura Bears have an “A” walk on the Galtys on this Sunday January 26th, meet Clydagh Bridge at 10am, 087-926 7948. The “B” walk on Sunday also starts from the same point but at 11am, 087-638 5290. Thursday night walk from Glenanaar car park at 7.30. and Saturday walk from Ardpatrick Community Centre at 11am.