ADARE SENIOR CAMOGIE TEAM: The Adare Senior Camogie team are doing their biggest challenge to date as they are climbing Mount Brandon in Kerry on Saturday 26 October. This effort is to raise funds for the Club which looks after teams from U8s up to Senior. All sponsorship & support is welcome. Contributions can be made to any of our Senior players, Committee members & anyone interested in doing the climb can contact Tony Dunne 086 1659978 for a sponsorship card. In conjunction with the climb, there will be a Country & Western Theme night in Bill Chawkes on Friday 18 October so saddle up your pony & head to Chawkes for a good night out.
PLAYGROUND, ENTRANCE & CAR PARK WORKS START AT THE MANOR FIELDS: Works have started on an all-abilities playground, new entrance roadway, upgraded car park, footpaths and lighting at Adare’s Manor Fields. The facility which is currently closed is expected to reopen at the end of November. As you may know the ARCC are working to an overall plan which was developed from discussions with the community and these works are the first part of this plan. Over time it is planned to deliver multiple grass sports pitches catering for all codes, which includes championship grade GAA and Soccer pitches, large synthetic pitch, tennis courts, lighting, cricket playing and training areas, 2km of trim & exercise trails, changing facilities, spectator shelters & viewing areas, and pavilions. As well as keeping the facility open over the last 3 years, the ARCC raised in excess of €100,000, which has been used to secure Leader grant aid from West Limerick Resources. In fact this project would not have been possible if not for the support and funding from West Limerick Resources. The vision for this project is to see the Adare Community own and manage the best, all codes, sports & recreational facility in the country. West Limerick Resources have supported and helped develop this vision and now we intend to deliver on the rest of the plan. The playground which is included in this phase, has been carefully designed to cater for all abilities and includes, zip wire, large climbing units, trampoline, swings, junior building unit with sand digger and sand play area, fairytale shop, tunnel, swing basket, story telling area, Seesaw, slides, picnic benches, seating and much more. ARCC hope to use the opening of the playground and entrance as an opportunity to present the overall plan and the anticipated phases of development to the people of Adare and wider community. Financing will be difficult and the ARCC will be launching a fundraising plan to help deliver the next phases. Your support will be important. If you would like further information or would like to offer support please email TheManorFields@gmail.com
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, and performances will range from poetry reading to harp recitals, with music workshops, lectures and craft demonstrations running alongside a puppet show and kids picnic in the park. Full program of events will be launched next week.
DUNRAVEN ARMS HALFTERM CAMP: The Dunraven Arms Hotel Leisure Centre is running another one of our successful camps over half term. Children can take part in our Junior Gym, Exciting Treasure Hunt, Carve your own pumpkin, Fancy Dress party, Games, Movie Time with Pop corn, Home Baking, Learn to swim with Irish Water Safety and Fancy Dress Competition. The camp runs from Monday 28 to Friday 1, 9.15am to 2pm. Weekly Rate - Members €55, Non Members €70, Daily Rate – Members €12 Non Members €15. For further details please contact us on 061 605995.
LIMERICK WEST GIY: Limerick West GIY, with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food, is back indoors for the winter months as we return to D & M Garden Centre, Croagh on Thursday 17 October where the subject for discussion will be on Wild Foods along with all the usual topics. The meeting will start at 7.00pm sharp and all are welcome from the beginner to the experienced old hand. As with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in.
MASS READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND ALTAR SERVERS: Next Saturday we welcome the children and their families preparing for First Holy Communion next May to our 7pm Mass. Readers Saturday, Anne Mordan, Sunday, 9.30am Henriette Benson, 11.30am Ann Noonan. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, Barry Keohane and P.J. Hall, Sunday 9.30am Gabriel Higgins, 11.30am Mary Moore and Liam Woulfe. Altar servers, Saturday Team E, Sunday 11.30, Team C.
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.
MILFORD HOSPICE 5KM “WALK OF LIFE”: Milford Hospice 5Km “Walk Of Life” takes place on Saturday Oct 19 at 12 o’clock in 5 locations simultaneously, across County Limerick. The nearest location to Adare is in CurraghChase Forest Park in Kilcornan. This is an opportunity for young and old alike to show their appreciation for the fantastic work undertaken by Milford Hospice. This new initiative led by Martin Kiely has tapped into many of the local sports clubs to ensure that it will be a huge success and everyone is encouraged to make it along to Curraghchase for an enjoyable stroll in the forest park. Sponsorship cards have been distributed locally and donations can also be made on www.walkoflife.ie. If you would like a sponsorship card or if you can assist in any way contact the local co-ordinator John Hickey on 087 2665225.
CHANGE OF DATE FOR AUCTION AT THE HALL: Monster auction of House Clearance & Antiques will now take place on Saturday October 19 at Adare Village Hall at 11am. Viewing Friday 18, 6-9pm. Outside lots will be accepted. Please contact O’Donovan & Associates, North Quay Newcastle West 069 62713, 087 9977340, 085 1389114.
WEST LIMERICK 102FM, GREAT CEILÍ NIGHT: West Limerick 102fm, Great Ceilí Night on Friday November 22 at the Knockaderry Community Centre. Music by Donie Nolan from 9.30pm. Teas & Coffee Served. There will be a raffle on the night. Admission: €10.