Aughrim notes August 18


Busy Fingers Pre-school & Toddler Group

Busy Fingers will be re-opening on Monday September 1st. We have limited availability for all age groups, from 2-6 years.  For enrolments or any further information please ring 087 394 9867.

Community Games

Summer is coming to an end and where we took a break from training and community games locally there was activity on the National level for some of our local children.

This weekend in Athlone at the National Festival we had Padraig Stafford who took part in the U-10 Hand-writing boys competition and where he didn’t get a medal he did very well.

Next weekend 22nd-24th August is weekend 2 and we have U-8 60m Isabelle Doyle representing County Wicklow and we wish her all the best. In the U-14 Group Dance Ciara Shannon, Rebecca Lawless and Rory Shannon will represent County Wicklow and we hope they enjoy the experience and do very well.

Juvenile GAA

Aughrim Juvenile club hosted a football blitz in the Community field on Saturday morning last. Tinahely and Coolkenno attended. Well done to all the children who took part, it was great to see Aughrim fielding two U8 teams and playing some great football. The U10’s did well, however they are not playing to their full potential at present. The Club would like to thank our referees, John, Frank and Pauric, and the ladies, June, Dot, Aine and Majella for helping out and the host of parents who made sandwiches, cakes and buns for the occasion.

Congratulations to U12 star, John Toomey who represented the school, club and county as he played at half time in the Cork v Tipperary game in Croke Park on Sunday last. Hopefully, John will see a lot more days on the playing surface in Croker over the coming years.

 Public Information Meeting

South Wind Action Group will hold a Public Information Meeting in Annacurragh Community Hall at 8.00 p.m. on Friday August 22nd. to discuss the threat posed to residents of Aughrim, Annacurragh, Tinahely, Ballycoog, Ballymanus and surrounding areas by plans to install upwards of fifty wind turbines in the Croghan Valley area.

“New to You” Charity Shop
End of season Half Price Sale on all summer stock in the charity shop on Rednagh Road, Aughrim, from Tuesday August 26th to Friday August 29th.  Please “Like” New to You Charity Shop on Facebook for more information.

Photo Appeal

Aughrim Business Association is looking for your photos! The closing date is Monday September 1st, so time is ticking for both locals and visitors to capture pictures of the award village of Aughrim and its environs. A new initiative this year will be the opportunity for competitors to enter either by email [email protected] or print form with 8″ × 10 prints.  The competition is open to adults (over 18) The association is looking for photos that depict the award winning town in all its glory, from landscapes, to streetscapes, portraits, festivals, sporting events and everything in between. The pleasant task of judging the entries this year falls to actor Pat Nolan a resident of nearby Conary and local photographer Ann Egan(Wicklow Times). The work of the overall winner together with that of the eleven runners up will feature in the 2015 Aughrim Business Association Calendar.  Prizes include 1st place €350.00, 2nd place €100.00, 3rd place €50.00.  The 2015 calendar will be launched at a prize giving reception in early October which will include a photo exhibition of all the entries. Details and entry forms can be found on or local or local retail outlets


The numbers2, 8, 11 and 19 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Tuesday August 11th.  The jackpot was not won. Match three winners were: Kirsty & Teresa, Vanessa Moules, Daithi Doyle, 5 St. Martin’s Drive, Dick Doyle, Coolboy, John Keenan and Willie Kavanagh Snr.  The jackpot is €12000.


Aughrim Town & Country Market continues every Saturday morning, from 10am to 2pm. If you have , not visited before you will be pleasantly surprised, we have a butcher, some bakers, even a candlestick maker! with talented craftspeople providing woollens, jewellery, jams, preserves and prints. The Pavilion, Rednagh Road, on Saturday morning. For more information contact 0860865838.

 Notes Deadline
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