ALZHEIMER THANK YOU: The Alzheimer Society Adare branch would like to thank everyone who was involved with either helping out on their recent Tea Day or baking or volunteering their time for collections or donating financially, it was a huge success. Thank you to all of our volunteers for all your support and time on the week leading up to and after the event.
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 HERITAGE ART GALLERY: The Adare Heritage Art Gallery is proud to present two very versatile Artists during the month of May. Therese O’Keeffe has exhibited in the Heritage Centre a number of times and her vibrant Oil Paintings are well loved by Locals and Visitors alike. She enjoys painting the Irish landscape and is well known for her interior scenes. Therese enjoys painting on location in County Kerry and Limerick. Thomas Cahill is new to the Adare Heritage Art Gallery. He is a native of County Cork, where he works as a civil engineer. He always wanted to paint, but only picked it up three years ago as a balance to his demanding work life. He finds inspiration in the Irish landscape and enjoys working with Acrylic paint, Pastels and Watercolours.
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.
VARIETY CONCERT FOR HOLY TRINITY ABBEY CHURCH RESTORATION FUND: Following on from the success of the concert last November, there will be another variety concert in Holy Trinity Abbey Church on Friday May 24 at 8.00pm in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Your support is much appreciated. Tickets are €10.00 and are available from the parish office.
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.
SUMMER CAMPS AT DUNRAVEN ARMS HOTEL: Bookings are now being taken for the summer camps at the Dunraven Arms Hotel Leisure Centre. The camps run from Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July and Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August. For further details please contact them on 061 605995.
MASS READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Readers Saturday, Francesca Maxwell, Sunday, 9.30am Seamus Toomey, 11.30am John Hanna. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Mary O’Connor and Margaret Caulfield, Sunday 9.30am Gabriel Higins, 11.30am Siobhain O’Connell and Mary Ryan. Altar servers, Saturday Team F, Sunday, 11.30 Team A.
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. There is a meeting in the Church on Thursday 30 May at 8.00pm (entrance via the Sacristy). During the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 2 June (Corpus Christi) we come together to ask God’s blessing on all who have volunteered to spend time with the Lord.
ADARE CAMOGIE: Our U8 Camogie team played their first Blitz of the season in Ahane on Saturday 25 May. Our girls played three excellent games against Ahane, Murroe/Boher and Newport. There were great skills on display and great fun was had by all on a lovely sunny morning. Thank you to Ahane for hosting the blitz, it was very well organised. Our u14 camogie team had a comprehensive win over Bruff last week in the A Plate semi final. The whole team played really well with lots of determination and skill. They now face neighbours Croagh-Kilfinny in the final - good luck to Barbara Parbat/Manager and her team.
ADARE UTD GIRLS UNDER 14 SHIELD FINAL: On 18 May, Adare United’s Ladies U14 team played Askeaton in the U14 Division 1 Shield Final. The match was played in overcast weather punctuated by rain showers which make it very tiring for the players. The match was enjoyed by a large group of spectators from both teams. Askeaton – having won all but one of their ten games during the regular season – provided formidable opposition and played some great football. They took an early lead in the first half before adding a second. An attack, started from their own half by Adare, involving a number of players led to Adare’s only goal scored by Lauren Ryan to bring the score back to 2-1. However, two more goals before half-time left Askeaton leading 4-1 at half time. During the second half, Adare defended doggedly but Askeaton remained dominant, running out deserving winners at full time. Kate O’Farrelly was named Adare’s “Player of the Final”. This was the first year in which Adare Utd fielded an U14 Ladies team and reaching the Shield Final was a great achievement. A special word of thanks to Eoin Ryan (Trainer) who coached the team throughout the season giving willingly of his time for the many training sessions and matches and Eithne O’Riordan (Manager) worked tirelessly organising all the training sessions and matches and kept the parents informed at every turn. The medals will be presented to the squad at the Adare United Awards Night which is due to be held in June. Adare’s Squad : Kerry Fitzgerald, Sive O’Halloran, Maeve O’Halloran, Aisling Smyth, Aoife Molyneaux, Lauren Ryan, Noirin Lenihan, Aoife Hickey, Hazel Alfred, Kate O’Farrelly, Ciara Moroney, Jessie Shire Williams. Also pictured – Eoin Ryan (Trainer) and Eithne O’ Riordan (Manager).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out our website http://adarecommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/ for regular updates and current events.
ADARE GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL: On Sunday 19 May, an under-strength Adare U14 team played Murroe-Boher in the “C” Semi Final at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. The match was played in close weather which made it very tiring for the players. The match was enjoyed by a large group of spectators from both teams. Murroe-Boher got off to a great start scoring freely throughout the first half. Adare made the most of the opportunities they had but trailed 2-6 to 0-2 at half-time and the game seemed over. Adare’s girls – showing great heart and commitment – picked away at the lead and managed to pull the game back to within two points. With Adare bearing down on Murroe-Boher’s goal again, the referee blew the final whistle. Final score was Murroe-Boher 3-10, Adare 4-5.
Adare now play St Patrick’s in the “C” Shield Final. Adare’s Squad : Kerry Fitzgerald, Sive O’Halloran,Danielle Grehan, Maeve O’Halloran, Aisling Smyth, Kristina O Brien, Áine Tangney, Shannon Parbat, Aoife Molyneaux, Noirin Lenihan, Laoise Shanahan, Julianne Grehan, Sophie O Callaghan, Emily Armstrong, Katie Boylan, Aoife Hickey, Hilary McGrath, Kate McCarthy and Megan Richardson.
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.
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 Dads, childminders and grandparents minding children in the afore mentioned 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 Tina on 087 9189459.
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 email@example.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.
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, Twin Dragon Karate for Adults with Matt 8.00 - 9pm, Unislim with Lynda 087 9934489 6.30 - 7.30pm. Thursday: Men’s Badminton 9.00 - 10.00. Saturday Mornings - Local Market - Hugh Doherty 087 2791525.