PUBLIC MEETING: An important public meeting will be held in the Boat House in Banna Car Park on Monday 8th June at 9pm re the challenges to the public rights of way at Banna & Akeragh. All welcome. ARDFERT LADIES GOLF CLUB RESULTS: 23rd & 26th May. 18 Hole Stroke Competition Sponsored by K.Houlihan, Mary Whelan, C. Mitchell ​. Overall Winner Michele Moore Nett 70. Cat. A Sharon Cahill net 77, Cat B Paula O’Sullivan nett 71. Grateful thanks to our sponsors. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 1. Preached Retreat: July 6th – 12th ‘The Human Journey – a way of relating to oneself, other and God’ with Fr Michael Rodgers. Cost €420 residential or €40 day rate. 2. 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 or phone 066 7134276. Booking: 066-7134276. E.mail: Further detaiuls see ARDFERT TIDY TOWNS: It will soon be time for the Tidy Towns adjudicator to be around. We have been told that this year the judging will begin in mid-June, Ardfert is usually at the beginning of the process and therefore the man with the clipboard could be walking around quite soon. The report last year was very positive and the adjudicator praised the efforts of the community groups, businesses and residents in the village – here’s looking forward to another year of positive feedback ARDFERT MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL: On ​ ​this ​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. In conjunction with the one day festival St. Brendan’s U14 hurlers will be serving ​ teas/ coffee/ ​ cakes/ ​ buns/ ​ tarts etc. as part of their fundraising efforts for their Féile na nGael trip. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Local notes 1/6/15
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