Retreat Centre: Sat. 17th Nov. Healing Day of Support & Reflection for the bereaved, 10 am - 4.30 pm. Facilitator: Geralding Buckley, Bethany Support Group.

Fri.30th Nov.- Sun.2nd Dec. Advent Weekend Retreat with Fr. Philip McShane OP. Residential and non-residential places available.

Booking: 066-7134276. E.mail:


Held their Open Sports Day on Sunday 28th October at An Ríocht, Castleisland. The following St Brendan's Athletes achieved top 3 placings. U10 Girls 60m sprint - Ciara McCarthy 3rd U-12 Girls 60m sprint - Kate O'Shea 3rd U12 Boys 60m sprint - Fergal O'Brien 2nd U13 Boys 80m sprint - Niall Marley 1st U12 Girls Long Jump - Kate O'Shea 3rd U9 Speed Bounce - Katie Hussey 2nd U12 Girls 600m - Ciara McCarthy 3rd U12 Boys Long Jump - Darragh Courtney 2nd U11 Boys Ball Throw - Gavin Raggett 3rd U13 Boys 600m - Niall Marley 1st U12 Girls Ball Throw - Ciara McCarthy 3rd U11 Boys Speed Bounce - Gavin Raggett 1st U14 Girls Long Jump - Sally O'Mahony 2nd & Lauren O'Grady 3rd U13 Boys High Jump - Darragh Courtney 1st & Aaron Malik 3rd U11 Girls Speed Bounce - Clodagh Kirby 3rd U14 Girls 600m - Sally O'Mahony 1st , Lauren O'Grady 2nd & Riadh Malik 3rd U10 Boys Long Jump - Brendán Walsh 2nd & Gavin Raggett 3rd U13 Girls Shot Putt - Kate O'Shea 3rd U13 Boys Shot Putt - Darragh Courtney 2nd Mixed U10 Relay - Gavin Raggett, Danny Jeffers, Brendán Walsh & Katie Hussey 1st U12 Boys Relay - Fergal O'Brien, Conn Marley, Aaron Malik & Gavin Hussey 1st U12 girls Relay - Gráinne Raggett, Kate O'Shea, Ellen Wallace & Ciara McCarthy 2nd Mixed U13 Relay - Lauren O'Grady, Sally O'Mahony, Riadh Malik & Kate O'Shea 3rd Congratulations to St Mary's AC for winning The Best Overall Club, and well done to all athletes who took part. Thank you to all athletes and clubs who attended, as the weather wasn't the best. A big big thank you to all the St Brendan Committee members & parents who helped.

ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: FIT FOR LIFE in Sandy Lane, Banna on Saturdays from 1.30-2.30pm. Come and join in the fun. With the Tralee Marathon taking place next March 16th St. Brendan's Fit 4 Life decided to branch out & star t up a new group called the Couch to 5km. This group is only just starting with the basics & it includes both walking & running to get you started. Sessions in Ardfert Community Centre Tuesdays 8-9.15pm, €2 towards cost of hall rent, and again on Thursdays 8pm, meeting at Na Gaeil car park. More information from St. Brendan's blog at or contact Club secretary Orla Fitzgerald.

INDOOR TRAINING for juveniles on Wednesday nights in Ardfert Community Centre. 6-7pm for 7, 8 & 9yr olds, 7-8pm for 10,11 & 12yr olds. Cost: €3 per child, €4 for two children, €6 for three children, Any enquiries please contact Club secretary Orla Fitzgerald @ 086-8727498.


To raise funds for Ardfert village enhancement projects will be held in the Abbey Tavern on Friday 9th Nov at 8pm. €20 per table of 4, raffle and spot prizes. All welcome - come along and have some fun and you will also contribute towards helping the village look good in the future.


Please call the following numbers in confidence if you need some help. 0876437196 or 0876042524.


Registration for junior and Adult set dancing will take place in Ardfert Community Centre on Thursday November 8th from 7 to 7.30. Classes will be held on Thursday nights, Juniors at 7.00 and Adults at 8.15. Beginners welcome. Further details 087-6129097


We have 2 vacancies through the Community Employment scheme as childcare assistants. For further information contact the centre on 066 7134067.

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

COMHALTAS CLASSES. Continues every Monday from 5-7.30pm.

ZUMBA. Zumba Fitness class starts Friday November 9th from 6-7p.m.

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 returns on Tuesday Oct 23rd 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.

ARDFERT SINGERS: Continues every Wednesday from 7.30 to 9pm at Ardfert Community Centre. New Members welcome. Email: ardfertsingers@gmail.comSENIOR CITIZENS: Continues every Tuesday from 10-2pm (usual bus routes). For further information contact Mary O Halloran on 0872247746 or Bernie in the office (7134067)

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

CRECHE. Please contact Julia or Lorraine for information on 7134066.

ARDFERT INDOOR MARKET: Ardfert Indoor Market takes place in the Community Centre every Sunday from 10am to 1pm.BINGO: Join us every Monday night at 8pm for bingo. It might be your lucky night!GYM: The gym is open until 9pm every evening.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. regardsMary


Our AGM last Thurs 25th of October was unable to go ahead due to lack of numbers attending also because there was no one willing to take the Chair from the outgoing Chairperson. We propose to try again on Friday the 16th of November at pm in Cul Mhuire Ardfert.

Please contact Colleen 086 8954632

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