ARDFERT LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES / Sraith Léachtaí Staire Ard Fhearta 2015 / 2016 [Venue: Ardfert Retreat Centre] – REVISED SCHEDULE This Thursday, 19th Nov. – Memoirs of Olive Trench – daughter of an Ardfert land agent [Tommy O’Connor] Thursday, 3rd Dec. – By the Fountain at the Crossroads: songs of Irish people and places [Peter Kelly] Thursday, 28th Jan. – Ardfert witnesses at the Casement trial [Helen O’Carroll] – bookings taken at lectures on 19th Nov. & 3rd Dec. – limited to 50 persons Thursday, 18th Feb. – Ardfert Placenames [Ciarán Dalton] Thursday, 31st March – Ardfert video & photos from the archives [Steve Baker] All commence at 8.00p.m. / Donation at door in aid of Retreat Centre. SECOND HAND BOOK SALE will take place on Sunday December 13th at Ardfert Community Centre during the Christmas Indoor Market. Proceeds from the book sale will go to Kerry Parents & Friends Association who support adults with learning disabilities & their families. All support greatly appreciated. ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Indoor Soccer Training for Girls U10 and U13 and Boys U10 will commence this Friday 20th November in Ardfert Community Centre. Girls U10 & U13: 5 – 6 pm, Boys U10: 6 – 7 pm. Cost €2 per session. Shin guards are compulsory. Contact Kirstie 087-9847639 for further information. The Draughts training continues this and every Friday night for the U10’s, U 12’s & U14’s in the Ardfert Community Centre 7-8pm. This is in preparation for the 2016 Draughts Community Games competition event. Training is open to both boys and girls and previous experience is not necessary. Cost is €1 per player per night. The Draughts training is very popular, so bring along a Draughts board and compete in this exciting game. For more information contact Siobhán on 087-2041283. ‘Like’ the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games Facebook page for updates. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 1. “More than Believing.”The reality of Faith in Paul, Mark and Luke” by Fr. Seamus O Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Theology in Maynooth. Saturday 14th November and Saturday 28th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm. 2. Historical talk by Tommy O Connor: Memoirs of Olive Trench – daughter of an Ardfert land agent. NORTH KERRY HURLING BOARD will host it’s annual juvenile awards night this Friday 20th at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. St. Brendan’s U10’s & U14’s were successful at NK competitions this year. ARDFERT PARISH OFFICE: Opening times: Tuesdays: 9.30 – 2.00; Thursdays: 9.30 – 1.30; Fridays: 9.30 – 1.30. Telephone No: 7134131. Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards & a selection of other Mass cards are available from the parish office. BALLYHEIGUE BEARD FEST Beardtake place on Saturday 28th Nov in Kirby’s Bar. Please support us in raising funds for the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and The Road To Recovery Fund. We have just over a week to go. If you would like to donate online please following the “My Charity” link which you can find on our Facebook page, Ballyheigue Beard Fest. On the night there will also be a monster raffle and some signed sports goods to auction. I would like to sincerely thank everyone for the support ye have given to the Beard Fest since 2009. Outside of this year we have raised just under €43000 euro. It is a credit to everyone who has helped out and contributed in any way.
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