Adare Jan 11

ADARE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Adare and District Historical Society will hold their next lecture on Wednesday January 15 at 8.00pm in the Heritage Centre.The speaker for this month will be Colman O Clabaigh OSB Glenstal Abbey. His subject is “Friary Architecture in Medieval Adare”. All are welcome.

ADARE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Adare and District Historical Society will hold their next lecture on Wednesday January 15 at 8.00pm in the Heritage Centre.The speaker for this month will be Colman O Clabaigh OSB Glenstal Abbey. His subject is “Friary Architecture in Medieval Adare”. All are welcome.

DRAMA AT THE VILLAGE HALL: Feonanagh Castlemahon players present “Barn Dance”. This side splitting comedy play by John Fraher will take place at the Adare Village Hall 10 January at 8pm sharp. Adults €10 and children €5. Tickets are available from the Village Hall Committee or at the door.

ADARE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT AREA: The establishment of a Community Text Alert Area has begun in Adare. The scheme will operate on the following basis: The phone number of the local district 24-hour Garda Station will be located on all newly- erected Community Alert signs. All members in the area are encouraged to report any activity that they deem to be of concern by using the phone number for the Gardai on the signs. Should the phone call be of interest to the Gardai, they will arrange for a Text Alert to be sent to the members of the Community Alert Group. The benefits of the system in areas where it has been introduced include: enhanced crime prevention, reduction in crime, Gardai are able to get information to the community instantly.Over the next few weeks, members of the Community Alert Group will call to each house in Adare to distribute forms for people to become members of the Community Alert group and to invite them to a meeting where the details of the scheme will be explained.

ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement will hold Bowling every Tuesday from 14 January, 3pm to 5pm at Embury Close Hall, a Social Evening on 16 January, Bingo 23 January, Dr Edward Sordillo Chiropractor on 30 January, Rev Dr Heather Morris President of the Methodist Association of Ireland 13 February, Bingo 20 February and the AGM will be held on the 6 March. All events will take place at Embury Close Hall at 7.30pm .

ADARE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Adare Parent and Toddler Group will re-open in the Heritage Centre on Friday 10th January 2014.

MASS READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Mass readers: Saturday Francesca Maxwell, Sunday 9.30am Seamus Toomey, 1130am Ann Noonan. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Gerry Clifford and P.J. Hall, Sunday 9.30am Margaret O’Mahony, 11.30am Mary Moore and Liam Woulfe. Altar Servers: Saturday Team H, Sunday 11.30 Team B. The parish is always looking for new readers who would like to read at our weekend masses. If you are interested, please contact the parish office, 061 396172.

PARISH RADIOS: For those parishioners who are unable to come to mass and would like to listen to mass from the parish church in their homes, we now have a new stock of Radios here in the Parish Office. Many people findthe Parish Radio helpful in praying the Rosary and the Mass at the start of the day. If you are interested or know somebody who might find it helpful, please contact Rita on 396172.

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 adarecommunityoffice@gmail.com . Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events.

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 AA can be contacted at limerickcountyarea@gmail.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.

Japa Yoga Mantra Meditation: We are delighted to announce that the very successful class in Mantra meditation is returning to County Limerick. Weekly classes will recommence in Adare, Heritage Centre from Thurs 16th January at 10.30am. Beginners are invited to on come along each week at 10am.

So what is Japa Yoga Mantra Meditation? It is a style of meditation that uses sounds and mantras to calm the mind and energise the body. Participants sit together and repeat powerful chants out loud that have been used over the centuries to increase the vibration of the body. This energising process allows healing within the physical, emotional and mental areas of your life to occur.

Why should you mantra? Reciting mantras can bring positive life changes. It brings awareness of your own behaviours and thought processes. This allows insights and understandings of the current problems in your life, giving tools to ‘Help You to a Newer and Better You’!

Japa appeals to all ages and our classes usually have a healthy mix of the young to the not so young, creating a fun community of like minded people. If you are interested in learning more about this form of meditation call Helen on 0862583324 or Tom on 0863141185.