PARISH FUNDRAISER – SALE OF RELIGIOUS PICTURES & OBJECTS from the Old Presbytery, Ardfert (also copies of ‘The Diocese of Kerry formerly Ardfert’ by Fr Kieran O’Shea) – Sunday 25 June after 11 am Mass in Cuil Mhuire Pastoral Centre (or Tues, Thurs or Fri mornings 9.30 – 1.30 from Tues 27 June).   After the renovation of both Ardfert and Kilmoyley churches the parish debt now stands at €371,422.  We hope you will support this fundraiser and take a little bit of Ardfert history home with you – no reasonable offers refused!
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Summer collection on next weekend on 24th and 25th. All money collected will be spent in the area.
ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: Munster u14-u19 T&F. What a fabulous weekend for our St. Brendan's AC athletes to be competing on at CIT track in Cork. 
Day 1 saw Rebecca Falvey, Lauren O' Grady & Aaron Malik taking part. Rebecca was taking part in her inaugural Munster competition in both the u15 Long Jump & 200m. A great display in both events by this very promising young athlete. We look forward to see what the future will bring her. Lauren u18 was 1st in the discus competition & placed 3rd in the shot. Aaron u17 was 4th in the javelin also qualifying for the All-Ireland competition in July. 
Day 2 saw Lauren & Aaron compete again with Darragh Courtney & Eimear O' Sullivan joining them. Lauren was up first in the hammer placing 3rd, she later placed 4th in the shot thus qualifying for All-Ireland's in each of her events. Aaron was 3rd in both the discus & 300m hurdles also qualifying for all of his events at All-Irelands. Darragh u17 was 1st in the 300m hurdles in a well run but close race. Eimear u15 also appearing at her first Munster competition came 4th in her 1500m which meant she also qualified for the National finals.
Congratulations to all athletes involved & well done on the great displays of athleticism over the weekend. Looking forward to the National finals which will take place in Tullamore, July 8th, 9th & 16th. Well done everyone.
CAMPA OG-OGRAS: Only a few places remaining on Campa Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí at Cumann Iosaef from July 17th to 21st and Campa Bhaile Uí Thaidhg at Ballyheigue
Community Centre between July 24th and 28th.  This is a great opportunity for young people aged 7 to 12 to enjoy a week of fun activities trí Ghaeilge.  A trip to Cork will take place on the Thursday.  €55 for first child and €50 for second.  Breis eolais from Risteárd Ó Fuaráin on 0872194992, mumhan@ogras.ie or www.ogras.ie .
IRISH WATER SAFETY swimming classes for school going children will be held in Ballyheigue July 10-15.  Enquiries to 087-7730320.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276) Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org
Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 0667134276.
Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.
FEILE PEIL NA nOG: Ardfert Football Club. On Wednesday evening the raffle took place (results will be printed next week) and the lads were presented with their Féile gear. They will depart by bus on Friday morning for Castlerahan in Co. Cavan. After meeting with their host families they will play 2 matches against Buttevent of Cork and local team Mullahoran.  Their final group game on Saturday morning is against their hosts, Castlerahan. Quarter finals take place on Saturday afternoon and should they progress, semis and finals are on Sunday in Latton or Castleblaney. Best of luck to the lads and their coaches.  Enjoy the experience. 
ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: County Athletics finals for Community Games will take place over the weekend of June 24/25. Best of luck to all our athletes who will compete over the weekend. For all updates please check out our facebook page ardfert/kilmoyley community games. 
ARDFERT YOUTH CLUB: We are hoping to get the Ardfert Youth club back up and running in the Autumn. We need new leaders and helpers. Training will be provided by KDYS if there are enough leaders. It would be fantastic if we could get the club back  up and running in Ardfert again. Please check out our facebook page Ardfert Youth Club for updates and also send message through FB with any questions. 
Local notes 19/6/17
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