CULTURE NIGHT AT ADARE HERITAGE CENTRE: Enjoy a celebration of Irish music, song and dance in the Heritage Centre to celebrate Culture Night, Friday 20 September from 6-8pm, admission is free.
ADARE BRANCH CELEBRATES WORLD ALZHEIMER DAY: World Alzheimer Day is on 19 September. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a neurological brain disorder named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Adare Branch was established in 1994 by a group of volunteers in the Old Library, which was donated by Limerick County Council. Now an average of 12 to 14 clients use the day care from 10 am to 4 pm. Adare Daycare Centre opens Monday to Friday. The Bus departs Adare at 8 am to travel to different locations around the county to bring the Guests to the centre. The Guests will be accompanied by a trained care staff in the Bus. In the Day Centre the clients can avail of nutritious lunch, light exercise and reminiscence music therapy to stimulate their memory. During the afternoon there are certain type of activities will be carried out such as music, dance, entertainments, art classes, Musical Bingo, Bingo, cards paying etc. If the weather permits we go for a stroll around the village with those who are interested. The Adare branch of Alzheimer Society also has Home Care team which offers families the opportunity to access trained carers in their homes to offer additional support when needed. Following consultation with GP, Local Health Nurse and family the Home care Coordinator can assess the needs of the individual and family and can work out most suitable options available.The Adare Branch of Alzheimer Society involves very active Committee members and volunteers who help and promote the day to day service for the Daycare Centre. For more information about Daycare please contact, Tom Paul on 061 396917 or 0866006047 and for Home care please contact Mary B Hayes on 061 396917 or 0876601251 or visit www.alzheimer.ie.
ADARE YOGA SOCIETY: Yoga with Michelle Ryan resumes on Monday 23 September in the Heritage Centre and Beginners Yoga starts on Monday 30 September. Both classes will run until the 7 December. For further information please contact Carmel (087 231 1841) or Mary (087 850 4137).
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY, with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food, goes back indoors for the next few months as we return to D & M Garden Centre, Croagh on Thursday 19 September where the subject for discussion will be The Winter Garden and Perennial Vegetables. The meeting will start at 7.00pm sharp and all are welcome from the beginner to the experienced old hand. As with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in.
ADARE TO SURVIVE WITH CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Adare to Survive is a 7.5km military style obstacle course taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday 29 September. Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children is the charity partner and participants are invited to Endeavour | Endure | Enjoy a unique physical and mental challenge, individually or part of a 4 person team, to raise funds for a charity or club of their choice. Full details, including registration is on the event website www.adaretosurvive.com
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 VILLAGE HALL: Adare Village Hall has lots of new classes starting again, please keep checking back here for more details in the coming weeks. Monday 8-9pm Full Body Workout with liz 087 6112721- all welcome, 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 Herbelife with Kristy (front room) 086 1561847, Thursday 6pm -7.30pm Hopkins school of Irish dancing all ages welcome 087 6451656. Furniture Auction on Saturday 12 October, call Pat O’Donovan 087 9977340 for further details.
WEST LIMERICK COMMUNITY RADIO COFFEE MORNING: Hosted by Sheila O’ Regan this coffee morning is in aid of Milford Hospice and will be held on Thursday September 19 at the West Limerick community radio office, Enterprise Centre, Sheehans Rd Newcastlewest 06966200. 10am - 5pm, all are welcome.
WLCR AGM: The AGM of West Limerick Community Radio will be held on Tuesday 24 September at 8p.m. in the Desmond Complex.
WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12 from 9.30 am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS, that is ‘Suicide or Survive’, aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but pre-booking is essential on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday 29 September. Previous outings have proved to be most enjoyable occasions. Mr. Philip Lynch of Kilkenny will be tour guide for the day. Those interested in travelling on this outing please contact Pat O’Donovan Newcastlewest & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387, Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816. Cost €20 per person.
IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS: Want to improve your employment prospects or update your computer skills? Benefit 4 Computer Skills Scheme, part funded by the Department of Communication, Energy & Natural Resources, is a course of 10 hour’s computer training for €20.00. (5 days x 2hrs). Topics covered include email, using the internet, safety and security, using internet video communications (Skype etc) and online services such as online banking, motor tax online etc. Courses commencing in Mobile IT, Main St, Bruree, Co Limerick on Wed 25, Thurs 26 and Friday 27 September. Various times are available. For bookings please contact Anne Marie or Theresa in Mobile IT on 063 90952.
MATCH REPORT – DESMOND LEAGUE LADIES U12 DIVISION 1: Adare United 2, Kilcolman Rovers 1. On a glorious sunny Saturday morning, Adare U12’s hosted Kilcolman in a very entertaining first game of the season cheered on by large numbers of supporters of both sides in Deer Park. A large number on players were making their debuts for the U12 team having spent last year learning the basics of the game at U10 level. For them, it was their first introduction to competitive soccer on a full-size pitch. Playing with the slope, Kilcolman attacked from the kick off and Adare’s goal remained under sustained attack with the defence holding firm under sustained pressure. A number of clear-cut chances for Kilcolman were either saved by Adare’s goalie on cleared at the last minute by Adare’s defence. Mid-way through the first half, Adare managed to get on top of Kilcolman and scored a fine goal leaving Adare leading one to nil at half time. Adare introduced two substitutes at half time and continued to attack. Some fine inter-play between the Adare midfield and forwards led to a second goal for Adare early in the second half. Adare introduced three more substitutes during the second half giving game-time to the maximum number of players permitted by the Desmond League. Kilcolman kept attacking and their efforts were rewarded with a fine individual goal just before the final whistle. Adare’s squad for the match – Jessica Evans, Grace Feighan, Heather Alfred, Aileen Thomas, Siobhan Lowry, Mary Ann Canty, Annie Giltinane, Carla Griffin, Ava Kiely, Jean Morrissey, Amy Looney, Sally Smyth, Cara Quinn, Ciara Moroney, Martha Stack, Faye Morgan, Ella Curtin, Anna Mockler, Jennifer McGann. Trainer : Trevor Moroney. Manager : Dawn Quinn.