ADARE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Adare Active Retirement will hold Christmas Card making on October 24 and 31, a talk on first aid on November 7, Bingo on November 14, Christmas Party in Glin on November 21 and Bingo on 5 December all at Embury Close Hall at 7.30pm. There is also Bowling every Tuesday 3pm to 5pm at Embury Close Hall.
ADARE SENIOR CAMOGIE TEAM:The Adare Senior Camogie team are looking for sponsorship as they are climbing Mount Brandon in Kerry on Saturday 26 of October. This effort is to raise funds for the Club which looks after teams from U8s up to Senior. All support is welcome and contributions can be made to any of our Senior players and Committee members. Anyone interested in doing the climb can contact Tony Dunne 086 1659978 for a sponsorship card.
ADARE GATHERING OF ARTISTS: The Adare Gathering of Artists 2013 paintings are now on display for all to see at Adare library.
ADARE AUTUMN FÉILE NA MAIGHE: This year, for the first time, there will be an Autumn Féile na Maighe festival program. The festival will run from Saturday 26 – Thursday 31 October with events taking place in numerous venues throughout the village. The Féile is designed to celebrate traditional Irish music and literature. Activities include Spooky Tours of Adare Castle [departing from Adare Heritage Centre] €5 p/person, live music in the pubs and hotels, Poetry Reading in George Stacpoole Antiques, a Teddy Bear picnic and craft demonstration in the Adare Heritage Centre. For further information please contact the Heritage Centre, 061 396666, www.adareheritagecentre.ie.
MATCH REPORT – DESMOND LEAGUE LADIES U12 DIVISION 1: Adare United 0, Askeaton 2. On an Autumnal afternoon, Adare U12’s hosted Askeaton in a very entertaining game cheered on by large numbers of supporters of both sides in Deer Park. Playing with the slope, Askeaton attacked from the kick off and Adare’s goal remained under sustained attack with the defence holding firm under sustained pressure with Adare’s goalie stopping anything that got past them. Askeaton played some lovely football and eventually their winger broke through and chipped a shot into the top of the net. Akeaton led 1-0 at half time. Adare introduced a substitute at half time and went on the attack. Some fine inter-play between the Adare midfield and forwards was, however, thwarted by a very strong Askeaton team. Askeaton had a fine move down their left and scored a second with another unstoppable shot high into the net. Adare introduced four more substitutes during the second half giving game-time to the maximum number of players permitted by the Desmond League. Adare’s squad for the match – 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, Louise Butler, Megan Cable-Norris, Kate O’Donnell, Marie Butler, Grace Curtin. Trainer: Trevor Moroney. Manager: Dawn Quinn.
LAUREL HILL FCJ SCHOOLS 2013 GATHERING: Calling all Laurel Hill FCJ past and present pupils and their families, why not join us for the biggest past pupil gathering and family fun night at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday the 8 of November in aid of school development fund. Tickets €10 each family pack ticket 2 adults 2 children €25. Tickets available at both school receptions Laurel Hill FCJ Secondary School 061 319383 or Laurel Hill FCJ Colaiste 061 313636.
MASS READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Readers Saturday, Helen Gleeson, Sunday, 9.30am Seamus Toomey, 11.30am John Hanna. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Jim Gallivan and Margaret Caulfield, Sunday 9.30am Anna O’Donnell, 11.30am John Moore and Mary Ryan. Altar servers, Saturday Team F, Sunday 11.30, Team A. The parish is looking for new readers who would like to read at our weekend masses. If you are interested, please contact the parish office, 061 396172.
FASHION SHOW: Limerick Ladies Football are presenting a Gala fashion show in The Woodlands Hotel on Thursday Oct 24 in association with Ursula Stokes Model Agency. Tickets are only €15 including cheese and wine and free entry to the grand draw which has a main prize of €1,000. Supporting shops include The K Boutique, Aisling Maher, Bella Sola, Catherine McCormack, Gretta Gibbs, Annettes, Abbeyfeale and Tony Connolly etc. Models include local celebrity guest models. This promises to be a very enjoyable evening. Tickets can be bought by texting Adare Ladies Football Club on 087 9662000.
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.
SCOUTING IRELAND: Call to get involved in all the fun and adventure of Scouting. Are you interested in assisting with your local scout group? There are over 200 reasons to get involved and all add up to adventure, fun, challenges & life long friendships. Scouting is open to both male & female members and runs different programs from ages 6 upwards. If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer please contact Judy O’Sullivan your local scout group facilitator on 086 0203038 , email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Adare Group Leader, Diana Duggan on 085 7371501.
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 email@example.com . Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events.
AA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.