ARDFERT MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL: On Sunday June 7th Ardfert village will hold a Medieval Festival to celebrate the Feast of St Brendan. Residents will awake to see part of the village green transformed into a medieval village thanks to the members of Waterford Viking Historical Re-enactment Society. A poultry show organized by the local gun club will take place in the morning. In the afternoon there will be the Parish Pride Championship. Neighbouring parishes will participate in challenges such as jousting, tug of war, pie eating, and log throwing. Live music will be performed during the festival. Finally there will be a concert in Ardfert Cathedral that evening at 7.30pm Kerry Choral Union along with the junior choir, some 80 singers in all, will be performing in the open air nave of the cathedral. A Great Family Fun Day is promised. ST. BRENDAN’S OPEN SPORTS are due to be held on bank Holiday Monday June 1st at Walnut Grove field. Check out our Facebook page for more details of races etc. FUNDRAISING NIGHT AT THE KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM TRALEE: Please come along and support Glenderry National School, Ballyheigue at the Greyhound Track on Saturday night May 23rd. A great night of greyhound racing to be enjoyed. First race at 7.45 p.m. There will be a prize for the best dress lady,family fun with bouncy castle, face painting, music with DJ Ray and lots more. Tickets €10 available from the committee members and the school on 066 7133827. Your support would be greatly appreciated. ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics & long puck: Our area athletics and long puck competitions took place on Thursday evening, 14th May, in Walnut Grove. We had some very exciting races and field events. Well done to all the kids that turned up to compete. Congratulations to everyone who qualified for the county finals. The long puck will take place on Tuesday 16th June and Athletics finals are on the weekend of 20th/21st June. Thanks to St Brendan’s Athletics Club for helping organise the event and to all the parents who helped on the evening. Skittles: Well done to the U14 skittles team which came a respectable 3rd. Best of luck to our U16 skittles team which will be competing on Friday 22nd May. Tag rugby: Best of luck to the U11 tag rugby team which will be competing on Sunday May 24th. ​ A ​ RDFERT LADIES GOLF CLUB: 9-12th May Eileen Murphy Qualifier Sponsor by Dan Fitzgerald. Winners Angela Enright & Kathleen Finnegan 32 points. 16th May 18 hole Stableford Sponsor C.H. Chemist.Winner Michele Moore 33pts. Grateful Thanks to our Sponsors. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 1. ‘At Home with the Bible’ an opportunity to become familiar with the Bible. May 19th 7pm – 8.30pm. 2. Preached Retreat: July 6th – 12th ‘The Human Journey – a way of relating to oneself, ​ o​ther and God’ with Fr Michael Rodgers. ​ 3. Certificate in Spirituality – This course which will be run in the Autumn is designed for adults to share the Word of God in family life, parish life and the wider community. On successful completion of the course, the participants will have a deeper understanding of their own faith and a willingness to share it with others. Application forms and details available at www.ardfertretreatcentre.org or phone 066 7134276. Booking: 066-7134276. E.mail: ardfertretreat@eircom.net . Further details see www.ardfertretreatcentre.org

Local notes 17/5/15
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