ARDFERT LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES / Sraith Léachtaí Staire Ard Fhearta 2015 / 2016 [Venue: Ardfert Retreat Centre] – ​Thursday, 18th Feb. 2016 – Ardfert Placenames [Ciarán Dalton]. Thursday, 31st March 2016 – 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. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NATIONAL ANNUAL COLLECTION ​ takes place ​this​ weekend 12/13th at all Masses. All donations received will be spent in our area. If you require any help please call 087 6437196. MUNSTER INDOOR COMBINE INVENTS 2016 will take place on Saturday, 2 January 2016 for Juveniles Boys U11-U16 and on Sunday, 3 January 2016 for Girls U11-U16. Last year, St. Brendan’s AC was well represented and if anyone is interested going to this competition, please inform Club Secretary Moira 0877985557 or email: stbrendansac@gmail.com We are planning a few training sessions in Castleisland to cover all events: sprint, hurdles (only U13 up), long jump, high jump (only U12 up), shot putt (only U12 up) and distance running (600m/800m). If you need more information, please contact Head Coach Artur Nowak at training session. This is a great opportunity to try 4-5 events in one day (shot putt and long jump restricted to 3 attempts only). ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 1 Advent Reflection evenings Dec. 9th, 16th at 7pm. Time to reflect on the mystery of Jesus coming on earth. Conducted by Maire Stuart, Valentia Island. A Course on Faith: What is it? What are the different kinds? Where does it come from? Who has it? Why is it necessary to be fully human? Why can’t we ​ function without it? What does it do for us? How does it help us cope with suffering and death? How do we sustain it? What happens if we don’t have it? 12 one-and-a-half hour sessions starting on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00pm. Resources: The Holy Bible and the Catechism. All Welcome at Ardfert Retreat Centre. Tel: 066 713 4276. ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Indoor Soccer Training for Girls U10 and U13 and Boys U10 continues on Fridays in Ardfert Community Centre. Girls U10 & U13: 5-6pm. Boys U10: 6-7pm. Cost €2 per session. Shin guards are compulsory. Boys U13 indoor soccer training commencing in Kilmoyley Community Centre on Thursday, December 10th 6-7.30pm Cost €2. Shin guards compulsory. – Contact Kirstie for more details 087-9847639. Draughts training continues Friday nights for the U10s, U12s & U14’s in Ardfert Community Centre from 7-8pm. Training is open to both boys and girls and no previous experience necessary. Cost is €1 per player per night. For more information contact Siobhán on 087-2041283. Like the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games Facebook page for updates. ARDFERT FOOTBALL CLUB: JUVENILES: Ardfert Bord na nÓg concluded it’s year with the juvenile presentations last Thursday night in Kate Browne’s. A huge crowd gathered to hear Kerry star KillianYoung advise and encourage Ardfert’s young footballers. Presentations were made to Under 12, 14 and 16 teams. The Club wish to thank all the Bord na nÓg Club officers, mentors, sponsors, parents and players for all their hard work during the past year. A special word of thanks to Kate Browne’s staff for their wonderful hospitality, and to Kevin Lawlor for acting as Club photographer for the function. Happy Xmas and New Year to all our members and supporters. ARDFERT PARISH OFFICE: Opening times: Tuesdays: 9.30am – 2.00pm; Thursdays: 9.30am – 1.30pm; Fridays: 9.30am – 1.30pm. Telephone No: 7134131. ​Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards & a selection of other Mass cards are available from the parish office.

Local notes 7/12/15
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