ARDFERT LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES / SRAITH LÉACHTAÍ STAIRE ARD FHEARTA: The next of this season’s lectures at Ardfert Retreat Centre will take place this Thursday, 26 March. The title is now ‘The stranger in Ardfert – as observed by visitors and commentators, c. 17th -20th century’ and the speaker will be Ciarán Dalton. The lecture commences at 8.00p.m. and will last for around 90 minutes, with a break mid-way for tea and a chat. There is no formal admission charge to the talk but all attending are requested to give a donation at the door and all money received is given to the Retreat Centre to go towards its upkeep and maintenance. Further details from 087-9706162 or . KERRY SPORTSHALL INDOOR GAMES 2015: St. Brendan’s AC travelled to Killorglin this year for the Kerry Sportshall games. The club had 16 athletes taking part and all of them competed very well taking part in all events which included sprints, standing jump, speedbounce, shot & relays. For some of the athletes this was their very first time competing with many reaching semi-final & final stages. Medal winners on the day included: U9 Boys Sprint Aaron Horgan 3rd, U9 Girls Sprint Laura Falvey 2nd, U10 Boys Sprint Liam Óg O’ Connor 3rd, U10 Boys Relay Shane O’ Connor, Aaron Horgan, Oisín O’ Halloran, Rodrigo Pinho 2nd. Well done to all of the athletes who took part & many thanks to all of the parents who came & for their invaluable help on the day. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 1. Marks Gospel Performance Tuesday 31st March & Wed 1st April at 8pm in Ardfert Retreat Centre. Tickets €15 available from the Centre. 2. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series – ‘The Stranger in Ardfert – as observed by visitors and commentators C. 17th – 20th Century’ with Ciarán Dalton. Thursday 26th March at 8pm. 3. Dreams Weekend with Fr Eugene McCaffrey OCarm. Friday 1st May 7pm to Sunday 3rd May 2pm. Cost €180 residential €110 non-residential. Booking: 066-7134276. E.mail: ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Basketball: Well done to the U13 boys who competed in Duagh on Sunday. They were in a group with Rathmore/ Gneeveguilla and Kenmare. Everyone played very well but unfortunately they didn’t qualify for the semi-finals. This was our first time competing in this competition and most of the boys are under age again next year. A big thank you goes to their coach, Cyril. Tag rugby: Tag rugby for U11 & U14 will be starting soon. Please contact Trina on 086 4070253 if you are interested in getting involved. Swimming: Please contact Trina if you are interested in competing in a swimming event. Soccer: Girls U10 & U13 soccer training continues 5-6pm on Friday in Ardfert Community Centre. Boys U12 soccer training starts on Friday 6-7pm in the Ardfert Community Centre. A full list of upcoming events is on the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games facebook page. Any queries contact Trina on 086 4070253. DAFFODIL DAY EVENT March 27th: Coffee morning at Kerryhead/Ballyheigue family resource centre from 10am – 2pm on Friday 27th March. Please support our sale of official Daffodil Day goods. Raffle tickets on sale. Fantastic spot prizes. Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and home baked treats. All ages welcome.

local notes 23/3/15
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