June 8

GOOD LUCK: Adare wishes the very best of luck to all the students sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations.

GOOD LUCK: Adare wishes the very best of luck to all the students sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations.

THANK YOU: Adare & Ballingrane Methodist Circuit would like to thank everyone who supported the recent Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival. The weekend event, which was a celebration of 250 years of Methodism in the village, raised almost €7,000 for church funds.

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.

ADARE LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL CONGRATULATIONS: The Club would like to congratulate Lauren Ryan & Sophie O’Callaghan on their Under 14 Munster “B” Final appearances – Limerick were narrowly beaten by 2 points by Waterford, Sophie O’Callaghan for taking part in the All Ireland U 14 Blitz where she was outstanding and Shannon Parbat on being selected for the half-time game in Gaelic Grounds at the Limerick v Cork Munster Senior Football Championship Match.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN THROUGH BEREAVEMENT: The Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (located upstairs at the NCW Community Centre) will be holding a workshop on Wednesday June 12 on supporting children with bereavement or coping with a dying family member. Running from 7.30-9.30pm, the session will be led by Child Psychologist and Play Therapist Tina O’Brien and funded by the Compassionate Communities Project with the support of West Limerick Resources.

GARDEN FETE: The annual Garden Fete in Adare takes place this year on Sunday June 16. The Garden Fete has been a great community building activity in the parish for a number of years. Every year we are looking for new people with fresh ideas so if you would like to volunteer to be part of this fantastic annual event please contact the parish office, 061 396172.

GARDEN PARTY AT ADARE MANOR: Adare Manor is hosting a special ‘Garden Party’ in the formal gardens on Sunday, June 30. The event promises to be one of the highlights of the Adare Weekend of Welcomes Festival taking place from June 27–30 in Adare Village. The Formal Gardens will be styled in a Victorian theme full of mirth and whimsy. Guests will enjoy Afternoon Tea on the lawn from Vintage China with Champagne, live entertainment, games of croquet and Historical Tours of the Manor House. Tickets are €30.00 per person and can be purchased from Adare Manor on 061 605200.

GARDEN OPEN DAY: Open day at Terra Nova Garden, Dromin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick on Sunday 9 June fro 12 to 6pm. Three gardening experts will be here to help you with all your problems 2-4pm. Well signposted, a mile from Banogue on N20. See www.terranovagarden.com for full details and directions or phone Deborah or Martin on 063 90744. Teas and yummy cakes available on the day.

MASS READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Readers Saturday, Catherine Noonan, Sunday, 9.30am Joe Hannon, 11.30am Linda Keane. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Pat Hogan and Chris Guiney, Sunday 9.30am Anna O’Donnell, 11.30am John Moore and Margaret Clifford. Altar servers, Saturday Team G, Sunday, 11.30 Team B.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Starts on Wednesday 5 June and every Wednesday thereafter following the 10.00am mass and continues up to 10.00pm. All are welcome.

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.

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.

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT IN ADARE: One of the top entertainment artistes in the country is on the way to Adare in the person of Michael English who will appear in concert at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel on Saturday night, 8 June. Tickets are now available from the hotel at 061 – 605100.

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 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.

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