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Published 31/07/2013 | 10:11

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Whist Results 24/07/2013. Raffle; 1st Micheal Rohan. 2nd Noreen Walsh. 3rd Thomas Maunsell. 4th Gerry Curran. 5th Joan Sayers. Ladies; 1st John Mc Enery. 2nd Noreen Lynch. 1st Interval; Jemma Havernan. 2nd Interval; Catherine Lyons. Gents; Thomas Maunsell. 2nd Bridie Lyne. 1st Interval; Marcia Ganter. 2nd Interval; Frances Falvey. Mystery; Martin Courtney & Eileen Galvin. Annascaul Parish Summer Mass Schedule 2013. There will be a Mass in Annascaul Church from Sunday 28th July to Sunday 18th August incl. at 9.30am. Mass was celebrated with our new Bishop on 26th July at the Saggart Mass Rock. A huge amount of people turned up and thanks to Fr. Buckley for organising this event.

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Congradulations to Micheal Casey who celebrated his Birthday recently.

A FAMILY NIGHT OUT AT TRALEE GREYHOUND RACING!

A Fundraising night for Annascaul Walks and Annascaul Tidy Towns will take place on Sat 17 Aug. First prize is €500. Also a draw on the night with lots of spot prizes. Bouncing castle, face painting and other activities for the kids. €10 for a single ticket and €20 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children(under 12). Tickets are available from local shops and pubs in Annascaul. For more info call Noel Spillane on 0872184757.

ON THE MOVE

Best of luck to Josephine & Peter Mc Cormack & family who are moving away from Annascaul. We wish them the very best of luck in the future and will be sadly missed from the community.

POLE TO POLE 10KM ROAD RACE

Pole to Pole Annascaul 10km Road Race & 5km Fun walk/jog/run, Saturday morning August bank holiday weekend 10am(10k)/10..30(5k). Tshirt for first 100 people across the line in the 10k Race! Registration fee €20, children accompanied by adults welcome on the 5k fun run ( No dogs/bikes) Registration cost €10. Both events will be time chiped, look for Annascaul roadrace on Facebook!!

MEN'S SHED

Men's Shed are becoming very successful with their Car Boot Sales. Next one is on the Sunday 4th August in the Crean/Connor Center 10am-3pm. All Welcome. Bring or Buy! or just browse.

THE ANNASCAUL BEERFEST

The Annascaul Beerfest is a charity event run by the people and publicans of Annascaul in West Kerry. Every August Bank Holiday Weekend we come together and try to put on the best party that we can. Good beers, good music and good company - and all in aid of a good cause! We are very proud of our fundraising and have donated almost €20,000 over the last five years. However our event is growing and we want to donate for many years to come! All profits from the sale of beers and drinks - as well as the proceeds from the raffle and the sale of T-shirts and other Annascaul Beerfest merchandise go into our fundraising pot. Last year we donated €5,020.12 to Kerry Respite Care and this year with your help we would very much like to break this figure.

ARDFERT

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: The Irish Cancer Society wishes to thank everyone who contributed to last weeks Church Gate collection. The amount raised at Ardfert was €500, and in Kilmoyley €364.58. We also wish to thank everyone who assisted with the collection.

BOTTLE BANK

An observation from the Tidy Towns Group. What is it about the Bottle Bank that some people don't understand? The clue is in the title, it's a bottle bank, it is not a convenient dumping ground for old computers, kettles or curtains. Electrical items can be taken to Dillons in the Kerries for a small charge and curtains and the like are accepted by Kingdom Care at the Cattle Mart Yard in Tralee. Please do not leave anything that isn't a bottle or a can at the bottle bank.

ST. BRENDAN'S AC

Road Race and Fun Run this Bank Holiday Sunday beginning at 9.30am in Banna. There will be some traffic disruption and possible delays along the route and we hope for co operation on the day and we would ask that people please obey the Gardai and traffic stewards. We wish all athletes a safe run and we hope everybody enjoys the day.

ARDFERT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Join us on Saturday August 3rd at 9pm in Kirby's bar for a fundraising barbecue and Karaoke. A fantastic night of food and entertainment is guaranteed. The funds raised will be used in a number of projects aimed at enhancing the village.

ARDFERT COMMUNITY CENTRE

WEIGHTWATCHERS: Every Wednesday at 6.30pm in the Community Centre.

FIT KIDS: Fit kid's class every Tuesday from 3.30- 5pm. Enquiries to Pat on 0879209673.

IRISH DANCING: Ceili and set dancing class for primary school children on Thursdays from 7 to 8pm.

KICKBOXING: Continues every Thursday from 5.30 to 6.30pm for children and 6.30 to 7.30pm for adults. Enquiries to Pat on 0879209673.

JUDO: Every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm.

DRAMA: Sonya's drama group continues Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.30pm.

STAGE SCHOOL & DANCE: Join Joe Burkett's Stage School and Dance Wednesdays from 4-5p.m. Enquiries to Pat on 0879209673.

PARENTS & TODDLERS: The parent and toddler group takes place every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm.

CRECHE.Creche places almost full,please contact Lorraine or Tara for information on 7134066. Checkout 'littlevoyagers.ardfert.com' website and Facebook page 'Little Voyagers Childcare' for updates.

PRESCHOOL

Some preschool places still available. Enquiries to Tara or Lorraine on 7134066.

SUMMER CAMPS

Camps are running throughout July & August at €10 per day from 9.30 to 1pm, filled with lots of fun activities to suit all ages and interests.

BINGO

Join us for bingo every Monday at 8pm.

GYM: The gym is now open until 8pm every evening from June till Sept 1st .

LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING SERVICE

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm.

SUNDAY MARKET

Indoor market every Sunday from 10am to 1pm. Home-baking, vegetables, garden products, bric a brac and lots more available.Stall holders please contact Pat on 0879209673.

DIY: Pat and his team are happy to look after anything from lawn cutting to painting and much more. Call Pat (087 9209673) or Bernie in the office (7134067).

ASDEE

GATHERING: The most eagerly awaited event of the year takes place next weekend when the community hosts the Asdee Gathering.

Asdee people from all over the country and from distant shores will be making it home for the unique occasion and it will be a trip down memory lane for everyone that attends.

Many old friendships will be rekindled over the weekend as friends and neighbours from the past will meet up again.

A lot of hard work has gone into the preparation for the big event and a great weekend is anticipated.

The official opening takes place at the community centre on Friday evening August 2nd with Paddy Kennelly officiating. It will also mark the official launch of Asdee on My Mind DVD

The DVD will be on sale and is excellent value at 5 euros. This is a limited edition so early purchase is vital to secure a copy.

A Media Gallery will be on view on the night and it will be followed by music by Stephen Donegan.

On Saturday there will be a walk from Cnoc an Fhomhiar to Tullahinell with Danny Houlihan and Declan Downey.

There will be a GAA Fun Day at Jack Walsh Park at 3pm.

The official Gathering Mass will be celebrated at St Mary's church at 7 30pm.

At 9pm On The Couch will be screened at the community centre and it will be hosted by Pat Moore which features interviews with some of the great characters of the area

This is a ticket only affair and they are on sale priced 5 euros.

This is for over 16's only.

On Sunday there will be a historical walk from Littor to Beale beach and there will be fun and games added in and a talk from Bill Hannon.

There will be a soccer fun day at Craughdarrig Park at 4pm while at 7pm there will be a Literary Walk through the local national school hosted by past and present teachers at the school.

There will be a Masters Stories Competition and Time Capsule at 7pm.

There will be live musical entertainment in the bars over the weekend and it should be a great occasion for the entire community with a lot of Asdee people coming home for the big event.

ON THE COUCH

Tickets for "On the Couch" with Fr Moore on Saturday the 3rd of August now on sale.€5 each. This is a ticket only event and strictly over 16's.

Please call 083 3262493 between 4pm and 7pm daily for tickets. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

ON RADIO

Locals were tuned into Radio Kerry in large numbers on Sunday night when the launch of the Asdee Journal was broadcast of the Kerrywide Show.

Everyone that was interviewed and performed were excellent so well done to all concerned.

ST PIO: The local St Pio Prayer Group will hold their monthly Prayer Meeting at St Mary's Church on this Thursday evening August 1st at 7pm followed by Mass at 8pm.

BALLYBUNION

FESTIVAL: The Atlantic sessions will be held in Ballybunion this weekend with most pubs in town organising sessions . The big name acts are new Irish band Walking on Cars and will be an all age gig from 10 to 12 in Golf Hotel on Monday next . Admission is only €5 as we at the festival decided to let tickets off cheap . Friday Night we will see the Ballybunion Bachelor Festival reunion Gathering with Sean o Dowd and Hanora in Rorys bar and a Foam party for the Teenagers . On Saturday we have the Wolfe Tones live in the Red room vip club in the Hotel and on Sunday night atlantic sessions bring you Charlotte of Geordie Shore , There will be Bands on the main street all weekend and a family day in the Park sunday , The fun fair continues in the Atlantic car park and the Shreelaoine Ceili Band will be in the Golf Hotel Saturday week the 11 th August to finish off 10 day event . There will be a feature in this weeks Kerryman so check it out .

BINGO

A huge Bingo will be held in the Tintean This Monday next as part of the Atlantic Session Its the atlantic Festival Bingo and as usually a pay out of €1,500 is guaranteed and the lotto stands at €1,000 .

SHOWS

Alone it Stands and the new Jon Kenny show have both been confirmed to play dates in August and September in the Tintean ,call 06828003

ATLANTIC WAY

Destination Ballybunion will hold a public meeting of all business and tourism interest to discuss the Wild atlantic way Next Monday evening at 7pm in the Tintean Theatre . We propose to appoint our own ambassadors and not have ones selected on us who do nothing for our town , Please can all people attend as this is a vital meeting for the future of tourism of our town ,

SOCCER

Ballybunion and Lisselton Soccer Clubs team will have their AGM next week the team LB rovers intend to put Two teams into the League this season .

OFFICE

The New Ballybunion tourist office and arts and crafts center is proving to be a huge success and is currently opened daily in the Golf Hotel. On the 15 August we will hold a big farmers market and stalls in the back of the Arts and crafts section as part of Ballybunion pattern day.

WOLFE TONES

return to Ballybunion as part of the Ballybunion Atlantic sessions for a once off appearance at the Golf Hotel

The Wolfe Tones have been playing ballybunion for 40 years and every year they get a great response

Its like home away from home for the Irish band who have had scores of number 1 hits

BALLYMACELLIGOTT

CEMETERY MASSES: Clogher, Tuesday, Aug 6 at 7.30pm.

Nohoval, Monday, Aug 12, 7.30pm.

Ballyseedy, Tuesday, Aug 13, 7.30pm.

All these masses will be preceeded by the recitation of the Rosary at 7.10pm.

Causeway

The Causeway GAA fund raising golf classic on this coming Saturday August 3rd in Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club has had to be cancelled due to the clash with Quarter Final of the County Hurling Championship which has been fixed for the same day between Causeway and Ballyduff. We thank John & Marian Barrett of Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club and Marian Harty who was sponsoring the prizes for their cooperation in the cancellation. We hope to rearrange a date for the classic in the coming weeks depending on the availability of suitable dates.

Kerryman

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