NEW YOGA TERM: The new Yoga term is starting on April 8 for both beginners and intermediate for 7 weeks. Intermediate starts at 10 am to 11.30am and the Beginners at 12.30 pm to 1.30pm. For further enquiries please contact Carmel 087 2311841 or Mary 087 8504137.
CEREMONIES FOR HOLY WEEK, HOLY TRINITY ABBEY CHURCH: Holy Thursday – 28 March, 8.00pm - Solemn Mass of the Last Supper & Washing of Feet, Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 9.00pm – 11.00pm, Watch & Pray with Parish Choir from 10.00pm to 11.00pm. Good Friday – 29 March, (Day of Fast and Abstinence), 3.00pm - Passion Liturgy (Collection for Holy Places), 7.00pm - Stations of the Cross in the Church . Holy Saturday – 30 March, Confessions – 11.30am to 12.30pm, 8.00pm - Easter Vigil – Mass of the Resurrection & Blessing of Easter Water. Easter Sunday – 31March, 6.15am - Dawn Mass of the Resurrection at Franciscan Abbey Ruins - (Limited seating available, please bring your own collapsible chair), 9.30am and 11.30am – Mass of the Resurrection, Parish Church.
MASS READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Holy Thursday, 8pm. Helen Gleeson and Trish Canty. Good Friday – 3pm Francesca Maxwell, Rose Brennan, Karin Fleming, Kevin Cribbin and Catherine Noonan. Saturday Easter Vigil– 8pm Caroline Mullane. Easter Sunday, 6.15am Dawn Mass TBC, 9.30am Chris Curley, 11.30am Laura Casey. EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Holy Thursday 8p.m. Mary O’Connor and Jim Gallivan, Good Friday, 3pm Siobhan O’Connell and Mary Ryan, Saturday Easter Vigil – 8pm Pat Hogan and Margaret Lane, Easter Sunday, 9.30am Anna O’Donnell, 11.30am Sean Fitzgibbon and Liam Woulfe.
ADARE/BALLINGRANE METHODIST CHURCH: Holy week services, Wednesday 27 March, Ballingrane at 8 p.m., Good Friday 29 March, Adare at 8 p.m., Easter Sunday 31 March, Ballingrane at 11 a.m.
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. No joining fee for the 3rd and 10th April, just pay the normal weekly fee. Jenny: 086-8390949. www.unislim.com
ADARE LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: The Ladies Gaelic Football Season for 2013 has started and Adare is actively looking for players of all ages from Under 8 to Under 16 to join its ranks. Players are welcome from Adare and its surrounding areas. There is no requirement for players to live in the parish of Adare. If you are interested in further information please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.adarelgfc.ie or call the relevant team manager (numbers on the web-site). Training for U12 / U14 / U16 has already started. Please check our website for details or contact the team manager. Training for U8 and U10 will commence on Monday 8 April 2013 in the Manor Fields (time TBC). Congratulations to Sophie O’Callaghan and Lauren Ryan who recently represented Limerick at Under 14 level in the opening rounds of the Munster “B” Championship against Waterford, Tipperary and Clare. Congratulations to Kate McSweeney and Rebecca Toomey who are representing Limerick at Under 16 level this season. Their first match was against Waterford last week-end. A FUNdamentals Coaching Course will be run by Limerick Ladies Football on Saturday 13 April in a Limerick venue (yet to be confirmed). Please contact Barry O’Halloran (087 966 2000) if you are interested in attending. A Church Gate Collection took place last weekend in Adare in aid of the Adare Ladies Gaelic Football Club. We would like to thank all who contributed so generously.
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 email@example.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 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.
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.