Avoca notes – July 28

St. Pat’s Avoca Weekly 50/50 Draw for 21/7/ 2014

First Prize €80: Mary Burke, Shelton  2nd Prize €50: Luke Kearney 3rd Prize €30 Anne Brogan  Sellers prize €15: Ben Tuke Next Draw in Fitzgeralds

Avoca Community Play Group

Mothers & Toddlers every Friday from 10am to 12noon

€3 per adult which includes coffee & biscuits 

Avoca Bingo

Bingo is held weekly in Avoca Community Hall on Wednesday evenings from 8.30pm. All are welcome!

Avoca Active Retirement

All our usual activities continue weekly. Art, Bowls, Line Dancing, Crochet and social morning on Sundays. We hope to go to Turlough Hill in August. New Members welcome. Details 087 1334590.

Metal Collection

The Scrap Metal Collection which takes place at Avoca Recycling Bank is in aid of The Conary Pure Mile. 

Support would be very Welcome. All the following items are welcome: Bicycles, Gates, Galvinised sheeting, Meta, Girders, Barbeques, Any metal items, Radiators, Pots and Pans, Back boilers, pipes, swings, scrap cars, tractor parts etc.

For more details contact Patrick Nolan 087- 2334714, Mylie Doyle 0872288132, Henry Alexander 0866098850, Pat Cronin 0872328528

Avoca Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island, Wexford

On Friday 15th August 2014 there will be a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island, Wexford. The coach will be leaving the Church Car Park at 10.30am. Anyone interested please contact:

Mary Moules 0402 35439 or Evelyn Steward 0402 35851 before the 12 August 2014.



Thanks to Councillor Miriam Murphy for her kind donation to our new lawn mower appeal we are very grateful for the support.

Judging is currently under way for the Best garden competition, hanging basket & window box.

Judging is also under way for the National Tidy towns Awards and we are delighted to see the village looking so well, all of the bedding in the public areas have been kindly donated by Shelton Abbey Open Prison and we extremely grateful for all their support. Avoca is also entered into the Wicklow Co Co best main street category of their local authority competition and this year with the completion of the Red Kite Walk we were eligible to enter into the nature category. If you would like to support our efforts to purchase a new lawn mower donation boxes are in the shops locally. Thanks to our CE workers who have being working really  hard this year painting, sweeping and weeding, the efforts are noted and appreciated by everyone in the community.


Avoca Courthouse heritage Centre

A selection of old photographs are now on display in the old courthouse heritage centre also some genealogy records. Thanks to everyone who donated artefacts & photographs for the centre. Drop in and take a look around and take a trip back in time as you view some old photographs of the area.




The Committee is busy with the final preparations for the Food from our Farms Tent and looking forward to a great day on Monday 4th August. There will be a myriad of different foods on offer with something to suit all tastes and many samples available on the day. Why not bring home something nice for supper. All roads lead to Tinahely Show on Bank Holiday Monday,4th  August and the Food from our Farms Tent is an experience not to be missed.



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