Aughrim notes September 8


Community Games

It’s September and its back to school time and for most Parents and children back to daily activities of some kind.
Community Games is no different and after a break of the Summer months we are getting our heads together as a committee and gathering our coaches and volunteers to set up our plans for the new year. We hope to be back on Monday September 29th at 7pm in the Aughrim Community Sports Field and Complex for all children of four years and upwards preferably school going. We are always asking for more help so please if your child is taking part in the games and skills and running we would love to have you help and don’t worry there are always on going courses available to all interested people who help out to teach and guide you in the Coaching skills of running, games and skills.
We look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks. Any queries see our Facebook Page Aughrim/Annacurra Community Games and our sister page Aughrim Athletics.

Active Retirement

Our first meeting after the summer break was held on Tuesday, September 2nd at which we had a very interesting talk on Whaley Abbey given by Irene Parsons.  Thank you, Irene!
Monday Coffee Mornings resume on Monday, September 15th at 10.30am. Why not come along for a chat and a cuppa?  Thursday, September 11th sees us off on our first trip of the new season to Festina Lente Sensory Gardens in Bray, courtesy of the Garda Community Bus. Departure from Pavilion at 12 noon – booking essential as places are limited.  A light lunch will be followed by a Soap Making Demonstration and a tour of the gardens after which we will get some soap to take home.  Sounds like a nice day out!
Our next Spa Day will be on Tuesday, October 21st – cost is €60.  Have you booked your place?  Please have your fee in an envelope at our October meeting.
During Positive Ageing Week – on Sunday, October 12th at 3pm – we will be having an afternoon of music and fun.  Watch this space for further details!!!
Our Christmas Party will again be in Brooklodge – by popular demand – on Thursday, December 11th – be sure to book your place.
Articles and any items of interest for the next Magazine should be forwarded as attachments to [email protected] in the coming weeks.
At our October meeting we will be having a talk on Mindfulness which seems to be the ‘buzz word’ of the moment aand will of great interest to us all.
If you want further info on any of these items you can phone Margaret at 0402-36660 or Anne at 0402-36944.

Dance and Drama classes

Dance and Drama classes with Elevation School of Performing Arts return with a bang this Sept in the Sports Complex. Pre- registration will take place in the Complex on Thurs Sept 11th at 5pm with classes resuming on Thursday Sept 18th and Sat Sept 20th also. Classes available in Modern Jazz, Ballet and Speech and Drama for children from 3 yrs+ with opportunities for examinations and performances in all genres.  Contact Kate at [email protected] or on 086-825-6775.

Indoor Tennis

Indoor Tennis starts again in Aughrim leisure complex Monday September 15th from 4.30-5.30pm for juniors 7-12 yrs old. It will run as 5 wk term up to Halloween & cost €35 pp or €65  for 2 children same parent ) please text David Sheehan 0878166525 if you would like your child to attend  Also continuing on from last season two very popular adult classes will run on Monday mornings from September 22nd. 9.30-10.30 & 10.30-11.30. Places limited to 8 people. Cost €50 for a 5 wk course. Suitable for all standards. Again text David Sheehan  to reserve a place. 0878166525

Ann Devlin CCE

Classes will resume this Friday, 5th September, for all registered students.  All classes are now full for this term, however if you would like to express an interest in a place should one arise please contact Brigid on 0402 36325 after 4pm.  Beginners class begins at 7pm with a workshop for all others starting at 7.30pm.

Culture Night

Celebration of Culture Night 2014 will take place in the CCE room in the old school on September 19th at 7.30pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing Classes with Paddy and Yvonne will start back on Thursday September11th at 8.30pm in the Community Hall. This is a very enjoyable night with a break for a cup of tea and a chat. So why not come along and see for yourself. Beginners welcome.

Annual Sheep Show and Sale

The 47th Annual Aughrim Sheep show and sale will be held in Carnew mart on this Friday September 5th.  There will be the presentation of cups and a cabaret in Joe O’Toole’s on Friday night. Proceeds in aid of charity.

Repair Cafe
What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Have started to fix something and got stuck?  Toss it? No way!  You can repair it at the Repair Café!  Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together): clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, jewellery, toys etc. Come along on September 20th 10- 2. at the market in the Pavilion, Rednagh Road.  Reuse and repair.  Give it a second life!  FREE event, donations welcome

Vintage Tractor & Car Run

Aughrim Hall committee will hold a vintage tractor & car run and static show on Sunday September 28th starting in the Community Field, Rednagh Road, at 12 noon. Registration of vehicles from 11.30.  Sponsorship cards are now out seeking support for this event to raise funds for the upkeep of the Community hall.


This weekend is a huge weekend for our footballers as our Intermediate team take to the field in the semi-final of this years championship. This will be 5 semi-finals in 6 years for the granite village but that will far from guarantee victory. Donard/the Glen are the opponents and although Aughrim beat the same side at the semi-final stage last year, Donard ran out easy victors in this years group stage match. It will no doubt be a cracker so get down to the county grounds on Saturday at 5pm to cheers on Suzie’s lads.
Any females willing to take part in Aughrim GAA’s “white collar boxing fundraiser night”. Two would be of huge benefit for the club on the night. Full boxing training is provided so boxing knowledge is not required. Contact Liam Keenan on 0862368702.
The club extends sympathy to the Bracken family and Murphy family one their recent bereavements.

Juvenile News

Aughrim Juvenile club had a very busy week last week. On Wednesday night the U12 Derry Gaels footballers but in a spirited display to see off Emmet Bhre in the D Championship.

On Friday night the U8 and U10 hurlers travelled to Carnew for a well run blitz. the U8’s with their two teams aquitted themselves very well and had some very good wins, while the U10’s after a slow start won their final two games against Kilcoole and Askamore of Wexford. On Saturday morning the focus turned to football and again the U8’s with two teams and the U10’s played some great football at the Arklow Gers blitz, Pride of place must go to the U6 footballers who also played in the Arklow blitz, they have trained away all year and they really enjoyed their first competitive outing.

 On Saturday afternoon the U12 hurlers hosted St Pats from Wicklow and again they came away with a good win on a scoreline of 6-13 to 0-01. The team have gelled together very nicely over the past few months and are playing a very good brand of hurling lately.

The club has also been busy hosting the U-Can Awards in hurling and football and we would like to thank all the kids for taking part and showing off their skills, there was a few very close run competitions to add to the excitement, but if one thing is to be learned from the skills competition, is that the kids and coaches need to work a bit harder on the weaker side.

The Juvenile club would like to wish the Aughrim Intermediate team the best of luck in the Intermediate Championship semi-final v Donard and we would encourage all the juvenile players and parents to come along and see the team in action on Saturday evening in Aughrim County Grounds.


The numbers 1, 8, 13 and 16 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday September 1st.  The jackpot was not won. There was one luck match three winner Amanda Fitz, Carnew.  The jackpot is €1200

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.

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