CONGRATULATIONS to the children of Ardfert NS who will be reciving their First Holy Communion this Saturday at 11am in Ardfert Church.

ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Boys interested  in U13 & U14 mixed distances races contact the Facebook page.  Closing date for competition is Sunday, May 15th.
Ardfert Kilmoyley Community Games big sports night will be held in Walnut Grove Sports field on Wednesday evening May 18th. Tag rugby continues Monday evenings 7-8 in Banna astroturf for the U11 & U14 Boys and girls. €2 per player to cover costs.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Mindful Parenting Workshop: Wednesday, 25th May 2016 – 7pm to 8.30pm in Ardfert Retreat Centre.
Would you like to learn more or be reminded about Self-Care and Mindful Parenting? On this evening you will be reminded of the importance of self-care, self-compassion and mindfulness which will help you as a parent.
There is no human that gets it right 100% of the time. The key is to being open to becoming 'Good Enough Parents'. You do your best as a parent with knowledge, awareness and experience. Let us support one another in this
important task. Spaces Limited so please contact Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276 email:  <>
or Contact Harriet Mc Guigan 086 2685916 email: <>

FLEADH CHEOIL CHIARRAÍ: 18th to 22nd May in Tralee. The Fleadh committee are asking for volunteers for stewarding during the weekend. Please contact Roisin Rice 087 2374255 or email Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí timetable is available on

ARDFERT GOLF CLUB: The Ardfert Golf Club Society held its joint Presidents prize at Killarney Golf Club on Monday the 2nd of May.
The winners were: Paula O' Sullivan winner of  Philomena Stacks lady Presidents prize. Sean O' Loughlin winner of  Gerard Hussey's Presidents prize. James O' Loughlin winner of Presidents prize to the Seniors.

ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: There will be no training sessions for the next 2 Wednesdays evenings, 11th & 18th May as the Primary School Sports and Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games area finals are being held. Both events start at 6:30pm. Primary School Sports are open from 1st to 6th class.
Please note that St.Brendan's AC Open Sports Day will be held on Monday, 6th June 2016.
MUNSTER JUVENILE & YOUTH PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Munster Juvenile & Youth Pentathlon Championships took place in Templemore on Monday 2 May.
Also known as "combined" or "multievents", this competition requires athletes to be able to sprint, jump, throw and distance run. This championships final results are based on a cumulative number of points gathered from each individual event. Each result is converted to points and the final standing is known after the last event.
St.Brendan's AC had 2 girls competing: Lilly Nowak in Girls U11 category competing in 60m sprint, long jump, turbo javelin and 600m distance running,
Daisy Nowak in Girls U13 category competing in 60m hurdles, long jump, shot putt, high jump and 800m distance running.
This was the first time experience for both our athletes in multievents and both showed great skills and determination over a long day of competition.

YOUTH MASS at WETHER’S WELL on Monday 16th May at 7.30 pm in honour of St Brendan.  The Mass has been organised by young people in the parish.  Everyone welcome.  (Mass will be held in Ardfert church if the weather is bad.)
ARDFERT PARISH OFFICE  Opening times: Tuesdays: 9.30 – 2.00; Thursdays: 9.30 – 1.30; Fridays: 9.30 – 1.30.  Telephone No: 7134131. 

Local notes 9/5/16
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