ADARE COMMUNITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICE: Adare Community Council are currently in the process of setting up a Community Resource Office to be located in the Village Hall. It will be of benefit to the entire community and will be a centre for community information and upcoming events. It will be staffed by an administrator and voluntary personnel from the parish who have some free time to spare. A database of local services, clubs and organisations will be established as one of the first roles of the office. They need office equipment to start the process, so if anybody has office equipment in working order that they no longer need, could they please contact Anthony Murphy on 087 2582973. Office furniture, Computer, Printer and Scanner needed initially.
SHOUNTRADE N.S ENROLEMENT WEEK: Shountrade N.S. is now enrolling Junior Infants for September 2013. Open Night Monday, February 11 at 7pm. All welcome.
ITALIAN COOKERY CAMP AT ADARE HERITAGE CENTRE: An Italian Cookery Camp, designed especially for Bambini with Favourite Italian Recipes will take place over half term at the Adare Heritage Centre. Lunch will be provided for Little Chefs and an Information and Recipe Pack is also included. It will be held on the 14 & 15 February from 10am – 1pm. Suitable for Boys & Girls 8 to 12 years, the cost is €20 per Child/ per Day. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Closing date and prepayment by Wednesday February 6. Enquiries 061 396666 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR LADY’S ABBEY ENROLMENT: Enrolment for Our Lady’s Abbey, www.ourladysabbey.com, will take place from February 4 to February 8. Anyone wishing to enrol their child should contact the school at 061 396753 or at email@example.com.
DRAMA IN THE VILLAGE HALL: The Feohanagh/Castlemahon Players present the hilarious comedy ‘A Wake In The West’ in the Village Hall on February 15 at 8pm sharp. Tickets are €10 and available from all hall committee members.
ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Bowling continues every Tuesday at 3pm at Embury Close Hall. There will be a Speaker on Foot Massage and care of the Feet this Thursday 31 January at 7.30pm at Embury Close Hall.
MASS READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: The Mass Readers for this weekend are Saturday, 7. Ann Marie Connolly, Sunday, 9.30 Padraig Flanagan and 11.30 John Hanna. The Eucharistic Ministers are Saturday, 7, Jerry Clifford and Chris Guiney, Sunday, 9. Margaret O’Doherty and 11.30 Ann Keohane and Liam Woulfe. The altar servers are Team D on Saturday and Team B on Sunday at 11.30.
WASTE CLOTHES COLLECTION IN ADARE: A fundraiser for Adare & Ballingrane Methodist Churches. We would welcome unwanted clothes – towels, curtains, handbags, shoes, mobiles. Collection point is Adare Methodist Church on Friday, February 1 from 3pm to 4pm or 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday, February 2 from 9am to 11am.
UPSKILLING IN BROADCASTING TRAINING: Those interested in becoming a volunteer broadcaster at West Limerick 102 Community Radio are now invited to take part in a dedicated 12 week training programme to develop the skills to produce and present high quality programming for the community station. Topics will include Role of Community Radio, Radio Presenting, Researching for Radio, The Role of the Producer, Technical Skills and News & Current Affairs. Course Free of Charge. Limited Places Available. Open to those living in the West Limerick area and interested in volunteering with the community radio station. For further information and an application form please contact Connie Broderick, WL102 on 069 66200.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 087- 9313134.
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.
Adare Methodist church: is holding a collection of unwanted clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags and belts, curtains, towels and mobile phones for recycling this coming weekend. People are asked to drop off their unwanted items at Adare Methodist Church on Friday February 1 between 3pm and 4pm or 6pm and 8pm or on Saturday February 2 between 9am and 11am. All proceeds will go towards staging the Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival which will be held on Friday 10th – Sunday May 12.