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Cancer Le Cheile is a group of friends who support each other and chat about their journey through cancer. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30p.m. in The Courtyard, Ferns. All Cancer Survivors are welcome. Call in for a chat.
Ferns Castle & Visitor Centre Open 7 days a week. Free admission and guided tours of the Castle and Visitors Centre which houses the renowned Ferns Tapestries - all are welcome.
Free guided tours of other heritage features in Ferns Contact the Heritage Officer on 9367223 - tours available Mon - Fri between 10a.m and 1p.m.
School Book Initiative Forrest's Cafe have in place a community initiative by providing a service in which school books for both Primary and Secondary schools can be accessed for any given school year. This service which is well established is a user friendly means of sourcing school books. For further information contact Mark on 053-9367594
Ferns Tidy Towns Judging for the national Tidy Towns competition can take place anytime from the first week of June to the end of July with 2nd round adjudication taking place in August. Ferns Tidy Towns (FTT) has made a huge effort to present Ferns at its best. We would ask that residents and business owners would help by making a special effort to keep outside their premises, especially pathways and kerbs, tidy and free of litter. FTT would like to thank all those people who have helped during the year on the various projects undertaken. Visit our webpage http://www.fernsvillage.ie/ferns-tidy-towns-page.html to find out what we do.
Tombrack Ladies Club outing takes place on Tuesday, July 5th. The bus departs from the Square in Ferns at 9.15a.m Their first stop is Huntington Castle followed by the Arboretum, Home and Garden Centre, along to Kilkenny city for some shopping and a meal afterwards. Anybody wishing to travel and have not given their names please do so, by contacting the Secretary as soon as possible on 087-6806726 after 6p.m.
Second 2 New Shop - Opening Soon Upper Main St., (opposite Post Office). Selling: Furniture, Rugs, Shoes, Boots, Duvet Bumper Set, Garden Furniture, Clothes and Bits and Bobs!. Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9a.m. to 7p.m. Sunday - 11am - 4p.m.. Closed Mondays.
Ferns Dramatic Society Annual Golf Classic at Blackwater Golf Course on Saturday, July 14th. Team of Four - €100. Prizes for the first three teams plus special prizes for the nearest pin, Best non GUI score etc. Prize giving and refreshments later in Peter Doyle's Bar, Ferns. Contact Bartie 087-2664650 or John 086-2499599.
St. Aidan's Boxing Club will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection on July 14th & 15th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Song for Console Sean Mythen has written and produced a song ‘Life’s Song’ which can be bought online with all proceeds going to Console. Sean hopes to raise €5,000. Console is a nationwide suicide prevention, intervention and gives support and counselling to those in crisis. This is obviously a very deserving and necessary project and can do with all the support we can give it.
You can buy the song online using a credit card and it’s quite simple. Go to Sean's website and scroll down to the bottom of the homepage and you will be brought to CDbaby where you can buy the song for 99cents. Well done Sean and best of luck with this worthy initiative.
GROW is a mental health support organisation which helps people to help themselves through mental health difficulties and illness. Using a 12 Step Program for recovery and growth, anyone can learn how to cope, how to improve their own self-worth and confidence with the support of the Group. Click the following link for more information and details of regular GROW meetings in Gorey, New Ross and Taghmon Grow_Mental_Health_support_organisation
Water Butt Promotion Bolgers Hardware are running a special promotion on water butts. Visit the Ferns Tidy Towns' Waste Minimisation page on this website for details on the special promotion price.
Ferns St. Luke's Sportive This charity cycle in aid of St. Luke's will take place on July 22nd. Enjoy a leisurely round trip cycle, starting from the GAA pitch. Following last year's success this promises to be a fantastic event combining fun, fitness and fundraising. Along with the traditional 100km route this year will also see the introduction of a 60k course. Registration will take place on the day of the event so get on your bike and get training to be part of a great day. For further information log on to www.mysport.ie or contact Ger Leacy on 087-7923917
Tombrack United Pub Five a Side This year the club is holding a Pub Five a Side Men's Soccer Tournament in mid July, kick off on Sunday 15th, finals on Friday, 27th. For further information contact Peter Doyle on 087-2697074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams must be entered under the name of a licensed premises. Closing date for entries - Friday, July 6th with the draw being made on Monday, July 9th - so enter early to ensure you are in the draw.
Ferns & District Active Retirement group has organised a lovely day out on Tuesday, July 24th when they travel by Coach to Johnstown Castle, the Heritage Park and a meal in The Maldron Hotel followed by entertainment. They will eave the Catholic Church car park at 10a.m. sharp. Contact Betty Byrne 053-9383326 for more information
Ferns Castle - Special Summer Event. Sunday, July 29th for one afternoon only, staff at Ferns Castle wil host a special summer event from 2p.m. to 4p.m. Make a mosaic to take home - space is limited so telephone for bookings 053-9366411.
Clologue Patron & Field Day on Sunday, July 29th. Patron prayers in Ballymore at 1p.m and mass in Clologue at 2p.m. Include Dog Show, Auction, Bottle Stall, cakes etc. Organisers would appreciate unwanted gifts/items of a good saleable condition for the auction, bottles for the bottle stall, cakes etc. For further information contact Mary Skelton.
Doran's Bridge Horseshoe Club will host the Leinster Open in July - date to be announced.