VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA FUNDRAISER:  Josephine & Patrick O Riordan would like to extend a very warm & sincere thanks to all who supported last Sunday's Vintage Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Kerry Parents & Friends Association. The event was an overwhelming success & over €2000 was raised. Thanks to the 100 very generous & gracious people from near & far who called to be served Afternoon Tea from vintage china & silver ware. A very dedicated & industrious group of ladies spent their Sunday catering, washing up & serving & we are so grateful to: Brenda & Katie O Riordan, Mary Dowling Knockenaugh, Phil Carmody Sackville, Philomena Stack Banna Cross, Siobhan Hussey Sackville, Mary Marley Tubrid, Christina McCarthy Carrahane, Caoimhe Marley Tubrid, Bridie Dineen Killeacle, Joan Griffin Liscahane & Breda Collins West Commons. Our thanks also to all who donated the great variety of lovely cakes, buns etc., to all who called with financial donations & food towards the event, to the many people who offered items for the hampers & to the people who brought along vintage items for display. A special mention of thanks to these people who made the event possible: Brendan Horgan Horgan's Centra Ardfert, Pat Murphy & Ardfert Community Centre, Lee Strand Milk Tralee, Eilish Coakley & Rathmore Pantomine Group, Ned Horgan Kilmoyley, Barry's Tea Cork, Jeremiah Clifford Banna South, Declan Raggett Banna West, Richard O'Flaherty Tubrid & a special thanks to our friends in St. Brendan's Hurling Club for their support. 
HOLY WEEK and EASTER CEREMONIES.  At a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council it was decided that this year Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be held in Kilmoyley church on Holy Thursday 13 April at 8pm.  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will take place on Good Friday at 3pm in Ardfert church.  The Easter Vigil will take place in Kilmoyley church on Holy Saturday at 9pm.  (Note: For next year these three ceremonies will be reversed ie Holy Thursday and the Easter Vigil will take place in Ardfert church and the Good Friday ceremony in Kilmoyley church).  There will be Mass on Easter Sunday morning in Kilmoyley at 10am and in Ardfert at 11am.
BOTTLE BANK: Another plea from the Tidy Town Group to respect the bottle bank and its environs. Most people appreciate these bottle bank facilities and the contribution they makes to recycling and protecting the environment. However, over recent months the bottle bank in the Abbey Car Park has begun to attract people who appear to believe that it functions as a general waste facility. In addition to the recent appearance of redundant electrical items, a double mattress, broken mirrors and coal and ashes from a domestic grate, the most regular dumping is of household waste. Mouldy bread, empty potato skins, filthy clothing and plastic waste make regular appearances. The volunteers in the Group clear this rubbish weekly but if the facility continues to be abused by a few individuals in this way we will look seriously at asking the Council to remove it.
ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: The boys u10 indoor soccer  team were in action in Duagh on Sunday 9th April. The boys played really well and won their match against Brosna but unfortunately lost out to Duagh and Moyvane in their other matches. Thank you to their coaches Richard and Johnny and to the parents who travelled and supported them in Duagh. Training continues on Sunday evenings 6-7 in Ardfert Community Centre for Girls u10 & Girls u13 indoor soccer with competition due to take place on Sunday 23rd April (TBC). Cost €2, shinguards compulsory. Hurling training is due to commence very shortly and updates will be posted on our Facebook page – ardfert/kilmoyley community games. 
ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: No training on Wednesday 12th or Wednesday 19th April.
Local notes 10/4/17
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