Adare Jan 25

SHOUNTRADE NS ENROLMENT: Shountrade N.S. is now enrolling for Junior Infants for September 2014. All are welcome to our open night on Monday, January 27at 7pm. For further information please call 061 396 765 or log on to

SHOUNTRADE NS ENROLMENT: Shountrade N.S. is now enrolling for Junior Infants for September 2014. All are welcome to our open night on Monday, January 27at 7pm. For further information please call 061 396 765 or log on to

CONGRATULATIONS TONY MACKESSY: Congratulations to Tony Mackessy on being awareded the Bene Merenti medal for 40 years of “worship of the Lord” in flowers.

ADARE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT: The objective of setting up a Community Text Alert system in Adare village is now underway. Representatives from the Text Alert group have been visiting houses in the village area to explain the system and to leave forms for householders to complete in order to become part of the scheme.It is expected that this canvass will be completed within the week. Any householder who has not yet signed up may do so by returning the completed form to the person named on it. A general meeting of householders in the village area will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday, January 28, at which an up-date will be given on the progress of setting up the scheme. All householders are welcome. Completed forms for joining the scheme may also be handed in at this meeting.

ADARE 10K: The 20th annual 10k road race, fun run and non competitive walk takes place on Sunday 23 February at 1pm. Online Entries at . For more information contact 0874149782.

OUR LADY’S ABBEY ENROLMENT: Our Lady’ Abbey ( is now enrolling for September 2014. Anyone wishing to enrol their child should contact the school at 061 396753 or at The school will hold an Open Night on Monday, February 3 from 7pm for anyone wishing to see the school or meet the teachers. All are welcome.

SCOIL NAOMH IOSAF ENROLMENT: Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Adare Boys National School will hold an enrolment week at the school from Monday 10th to Friday 14th February from 2.15 to 3pm each day. Parents who are interested in enrolling their son in September 2014 are welcome.

ADARE SHELTERED HOUSING AGM: The AGM of Adare Sheltered Housing Ltd. will take place in the Adare Day Care Centre, on Thursday, January 23 at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

ADARE VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES: Pilates With Weights starting Monday 20 January at 10am, 5 week class €60. Clients must ring to confirm place. For more info Contact Pilates Instructor Nicola Brennan, 086 8140593. Lizzy’sTBW (total body workout) is back in Adare Community Hall every Monday 8pm, pay as you go. Contact Liz on 0876112721 for more info or see you there.

ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement will hold Bowling every Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm at Embury Close Hall, 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 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

MASS READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Mass Readers: Saturday, First Holy Communion Parents, Sunday 9.30, Pat O’Connell, 11.30 Declan Keane. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Jim Gallivan and Chris Guiney, Sunday 9.30am Carmel Collins, 11.30am Ann Keohane and Margaret Clifford. Altar Servers, Saturday Team D, 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.

HOST FAMILIES REQUIRED: Kind, responsible families are wanted to look after Spanish, French and German teenagers during the summer holidays. For more information please contact Jane O’Regan 0876576427.

‘THE HONEY SPIKE’ IN GRANAGH: ‘The Honey Spike’ by Bryan MacMahon will take place in the Community Centre, Granagh, 8.00pm nightly on 24, 25, 26 January and again the following weekend 31, 1 February and 2. Shop and Raffle each night. Admission. Adults €10, Students €5.

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 . Check out our website for regular updates and current events.

Fun Pub Quiz Night – Scoil Naomh Iosaf: Scoil Naomh Iosaf boys national school will be holding their annual Fun Pub Quiz in Pat Collins Bar on Friday 7th February 2014 at 8.30pm. All funds raised on the night go directly towards the funding of the boys annual school musical which will take place in the Village Hall in April. Every year a fun, sociable night is guaranteed and the event is always very well supported by the whole community. So, its time to get your teams together and come along for a very enjoyable night.

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.