ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Paul Montgomery, B.A.Theol., M.A.Chap., Grad Holocaust Ed. Monday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management.
Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 8.30pm. We celebrate our faith in the Sacraments.
Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Roger Casement: the man 1864 – 1916. Speaker: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair on Thursday, 13th October from 8.00pm to 10.00pm.
Contact: or 066 713 4276.

ARDFERT HISTORICAL LECTURE SERIES / Sraith Léachtaí Staire Ard Fhearta 2016 / 2017: 
All lectures are held at Ardfert Retreat Centre and while there is no formal charge, all those attending are requested to make a donation at the door to go towards the upkeep of the Retreat Centre. All lectures commence at 8.00p.m. Beidh fáilte roimh ghach éinne. Please note some date changes from previous notice. 
Thursday, 13 October: Roger Casement: the man 1864 – 1916
Thursday, 3 November: Ardfert references in the Military archives
Thursday, 8 December: Ardfert video archives
Thursday, 19 January: Stone upon stone: buildings in the Ardfert district
Thursday, 2 February: Agriculture on the Crosbie Estate
Wednesday, 8 March: to be confirmed

ST. BRENDAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB: First event of the 2016/2017 cross country season took place last Sunday, in Killarney, in excellent weather and ground conditions.
St. Brendan's AC had boys and girls competing in even age categories. The first race for our athletes and the most attended was Boys U10 race 1000m distance. We had Matthew O'Sullivan, Zach Walshe, Aaron Horgan and Darragh O'Flaherty. Aaron took the lead midway through the race and held on to win. There was more good news at the finish line as Zach Walshe finished very strong to take 3rd place and bronze medal. Thanks to an outstanding performance from Matthew (just outside top 6) and Darragh – St. Brendan’s AC were declared team winners!
Next at the start line was Lilly Nowak competing in Girls U12 category. Lilly had a good race, finishing in the middle of the pack and she was happy with her effort competing out of her age.
In Boys U12 we had Tom O'Flaherty competing over 2000m distance and it was another good performance from our young athlete. In the last race of the day with St. Brendan's AC athletes, Girls U14 we had Eimear O'Sullivan and Daisy Nowak taking part over 3000m distance. Eimear finished in excellent 3rd position and Daisy in few places below, passing a good few runners on the last lap. Unfortunately, we had no one representing St. Brendan's AC in any of the older age categories (U16, U18, U23) or adults in Novice category. We are hoping for better turn out next week for Intermediate and Masters competition. 

GLOW WOMEN'S GROUP: Walking group will meet Wednesday evenings @ 7 pm at An Tóchar for walk 25/45 minutes at your own pace. If you’re not feeling so energetic why not come along and learn to knit or just have a chat and cup of tea.  GLOW Room open from 7 till 9.30 pm. All ladies welcome to join GLOW. New members welcome.

JOHNNY SILLES MEMORIAL COMMITTEE is raffling a fantastic Vintage Car with all proceeds going to the Silles Family, Lixnaw.  The draw will take place on Sunday 30th October in The Railway Bar, Lixnaw. Tickets are €5 each and are available from Mikey Leen 087 2438665, Tommy Molyneaux 086 1658791, Barry Perfect 087 7698297, Sharon O’Keeffe 087 6233426 or businesses in Lixnaw. Please support – great cause, fabulous car!!
CAUSEWAY BADMINTON: Causeway badminton started back on the 27th of September and will be on every Tuesday in Causeway sports hall @9pm. All ages & levels welcome.
Local notes 3/10/16
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