ADARE GIRLS’ SOCCER REGISTRATION: U12,14 & 16 Girls soccer registration will be held on Friday 23 August at 6.30pm in Chawkes’ Bar, Adare. Registration cost is €35 per person. If you are unable to attend the registration evening but would like to join please text 087 8108210 before the 23 August. New players are always welcome.
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 email@example.com or on 061-605100.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY, with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food, goes on the road again and this month we will pay a visit to Chris Enright’s growing area in Morenane, Kilcornan on Thursday 15 August with meeting time for the garden tour for 7pm. Chris has a garden that is just over two years old and has both fruit and vegetable areas. Although it is mid season in his garden with many of the crops now being harvested for winter storage Chris grows all year round so there will always be some produce to view with cabbage, potato and different varieties of pumpkin among the many crops sown. This year he has sown a number of varieties of potato from Sharpe’s Express, the blight resistant Sarpo range and a midlands variety called Black Bog. A tasting session of these varieties among others will take place later in the evening. Chris is an organic grower and is always willing to share his knowledge. All are welcome and as with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in. If you plan to attend and need directions please text your name to Chris on 0879918956.
DESMOND CASTLE GUIDED TOURS: The guided Desmond Castle tour is running daily until September. Details from Adare Heritage Centre 061 396 66.
5-A-SIDE SOCCER: 5–a-side soccer is held every Thursday 8-9pm in the Manor fields, Adare. All players and levels welcome. If interested text Conor, 0872871436.
MASS READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Readers Saturday, Bridie Collins, Sunday, 9.30am Pat O’Connell, 11.30am Eileen O’Byrne. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Mary O’Connor and Helen Gleeson, Sunday 9.30am Anna O’Donnell, 11.30am Mary Moore and Sean Fitzgibbon.
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.
AUTUMN FAIR: Desmond Complex Newcastle West are holding an “AUTUMN FAIR” from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday 25 August on the grounds of Desmond Complex. There will be many attractions on the day including stalls, music, games for children and a draw with some valuable prizes. This fair is intended as a fundraiser, but it will also provide information to the people of the local area on the facilities we provide for various groups of people from far and wide. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 069 62757. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
CLIONA’S FOUNDATION CYCLE: Cliona’s Foundation Cycle, now in its 6th year, will take place on Saturday August 31 from the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur, just 20km from Limerick city. With three routes including an 8km for family and funsters, the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route and a 40km less arduous route for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and a bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. So popular is cycling that Cliona’s Foundation has founded it’s own cycling club which is affiliated to Cycling Ireland and is gaining new members each week. Cliona’s Foundation 6th Annual Charity Cycle was launched in Limerick last weekend by three well known celebrities who were delighted to be part of the event. David Wallace, Leanne Moore and Joy Neville have carved national and international fame in their own right and have supported Cliona’s Foundation over the years. Register on line by logging onto www.eventmaster.ie or on the day with registration starting at 8.30am in the Honeyfitz Theatre. Family Cycle starts at 9.45 a.m., Experienced Cycle starts at 10am & Leisure Cycle starts at 10.30 a.m. Entry is €30 for the Experienced and Leisure Cycles and €25 for the Family Cycle. Entry fee includes insurance, BBQ and entertainment on the day. Sponsorship cards are available by contacting Cliona’s Foundation on 061 400640 and or 087 188 7700. Cards with €100 or more raised will be included in a draw for a €500 cycling voucher.
KILCORNAN PLATFORM DANCING GATHERING: The Kilcornan ‘Platform Dancing Committee’ has chosen Sunday September 1 for the next session outside the gates of Curraghchase, to be held between 3.00 and 6.00 pm. As usual Pat O’Connell will be calling the dances to the very popular musician Michael Sexton. The opportunity to involve local balladeers and artists will be given and all for free.
DONKEY DERBY AND DOG SHOW: Barrigone/Robertstown Community Group are holding a Donkey Derby and Dog Show at Barrigone, Askeaton on Thursday 15 August at 4.30 p.m. A great family day out. For further details please contact Eric Fitzsimons on 087 9245100.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.