Aughrim notes October 20


Bank Holiday Fishing Competition
There will be an angling competition at the NDAF “Fishing for All” Angling Facility, Rednagh Road, Aughrim on Monday October 27th 12pm – 3pm. Prizes – Plaques and Fishing Vouchers for heaviest Senior catch of the day and Junior catch of the day. Entry fee included in admission ticket. Please “Like” the National Disabled Angling Facility on Facebook for further details on events and promotions. For further information phone 0402 36552.
Thank You
Aughrim Sheep Show Committee would like to thank everyone who subscribed so generously to their very successful Cabaret in O’Toole’s in aid of St. Catherine’s Services (Children with Special Needs), Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. The total amount raised was €550. We would like to thank Byrne’s Londis and all the generous sponsors of the Raffle Prizes. We would like also to thank the O’Toole Family who sponsored the Music which was provided by “Citrus Sam & Miss Tangerine” and a very enjoyable night was had by all.


Last weekend Aughrim Intermediates travelled down to Freshford, Kilkenny to take on their Senior football champions in the Intermediate Leinster Championship. Unfortunately this trip was not a successful one for the Wicklow Intermediate Champions losing out on a score-line of 2-08 to 1-07. They will look back on this as a missed opportunity to get to a Leinster Quarter Final as the team will themselves confess they did not perform well on the day. This was not helped by the absence of key player and centre back Robert Lambert.
Although I will not go into details about the match what was noteworthy from the day was the huge support from the Aughrim community. It says a lot about the amount of support Aughrim have when we have a match over 2hours away and still have more supporters than the home team. Aughrim GAA would like to give a huge thanks to all these supporters and all of the other supporters who have supported us during the year.

The club would also like to thank all of the players who put in a huge effort this year. Last but not least the club would like to thank the management team of Eugene O’Brien, Willie O’Loughlin, Pat Bracken and Christy O’Brien. This defeat means the end of Aughrim’s championship campaign this year but not the end of their season. Aughrim GAA are in the Final of the Dawn Lacey Cup which is due to be played this coming weekend.

Please see Aughrim GAA’s Facebook page for more information regarding this. The club would like to wish Aughrim GAA member Liam Fanning the very best as he recovers in hospital following a serious operation last week. Get well soon Liam.

Community Games

Thank you to everyone that came to our AGM last Thursday. Would love to have seen more new faces but a committee is formed and will continue into 2014/2015.
There will be no Athletics on Monday 27th as its the Bank Holiday but we will resume the following Monday 3rd November at 7pm. We wish all or children a happy and safe Halloween and hope you have great fun “trick r treating”. Enjoy
Public Meeting

A Public meeting will be held in Ballycoog hall on Saturday October 25th 9pm. Guest speakers South Wicklow Wind Action Group. SWWAG will be discussing wind turbine developments and plans in South Wicklow and how to protect the area. Everyone welcome, no charge.”
Active Retirement

There will be no Coffee Morning on Monday next, October 27th as it is a Bank Holiday.
Tai Chi classes will commence on Tuesday, October 28th. in The Pavilion at 11am – have you registered for these classes – if not it’s not too late – just come along on the day!
Our Gaisce students will be giving tuition in mobile phone use at 2.30pm on Tuesday, October 28th in the Pavilion. Come along and bring your phone! At our November meeting Pauline Reid will be demonstrating her cosmetic products – ‘Nothing but Nature’ which are handmade using only natural ingredients. This might be an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping.

Pipe Band

Aughrim Pipe band is travelling to Birmingham next March 13th to 16th. The band will be taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Birmingham on Sunday 15th. As there are some seats left on the bus we would like to extend an invitation to the public to join us next March. If you are interested please contact May on 0868677147 before October 15th


The numbers 6, 13, 14 and 19 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday October 13th. The jackpot was not won. Match three winners were: Colm O’Byrne, Crownawinna, Aine Darcy, c/o Rednagh Stores, Philomena Byrne, c/o Ann O’Shea and Mary Culleton, c/o Kevin Mann. The jackpot is €1200
First Responders

Aughrim First Responders will be having their AGM Thursday November 6th in Sports Complex. The group would like to thank the association for the continued use of the hall for monthly training. We would also like to thank the Credit Union, Market Square, for allowing us locate the community defibrillator on their building, and remind the community that it is accessible at all times. As always we are looking for volunteers. There will be a training weekend October 11th & 12th. Please contact Sharon Keogh 0871255623 or Dolly Lee 0863843194.


Aughrim Town & Country Market continues every Saturday morning, from 10-2. 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, jam, preserve and prints. Café cois Tine is always present for your tea/coffee/lunch. Due to the success of Repair Café it will be back at the market on Saturday November 8th. For more information contact 0860865838.

Natural Processing Of Wicklow Wool

Aughrim Country Market features processing of Wicklow wool by washing and combing. Natural dyes can then be used to produce a variety of colours. The wool can then be used to make rugs, slippers, pictures, toys etc by felting. A Demonstration by Mary Harney will illustrate the non industrial processing of this locally produced, renewable fibre. The demo will take place at the market next Saturday.
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